> Perhaps Slackware has something similar? > > Once you have the chroot, it is very simple to use: > chroot /path/to/chroot/root/directory > > Then do whatever compilations, etc. inside that > shell. When done, a > simple "exit" command will return you to the host system. I can get chroot set up on Slackware. Certainly would be faster than the virtual machine. I don't know why the VM is exceptionally slower with compiling but is reasonably snappy with basic usage.