xhyve and Alpine Linux

A quick howto to get Alpine Linux running under xhyve on a Mac:

Install cdrtools to get isoinfo:

brew install cdrtools

Extract the kernel and initramfs from the ISO:

isoinfo -i alpine-3.2.3-x86_64.iso -J -x /boot/initramfs-grsec > initramfs-grsec
isoinfo -i alpine-3.2.3-x86_64.iso -J -x /boot/vmlinuz-grsec > vmlinux-grsec

Then boot the system:

xhyve -f kexec,vmlinux-grsec,initramfs-grsec,"alpine_dev=cdrom:iso9660 modules=loop,squashfs,sd-mod,usb-storage,sr-mod,console quiet console=ttyS0" -m 1G  -l com1,stdio -s 0:0,hostbridge -s 31,lpc -s 3,ahci-cd,alpine-3.2.3-x86_64.iso

Add -s 2:0,virtio-net in there if you want networking, but that means you need to be root to run xhyve.