9front is not something I'm familiar with, but Plan 9 legacy is trivial to install (I still use VMware ESXi as the host) and you can rebuild the entire system with a handful of commands once you've got that far.
Naturally, you may prefer a different approach, but do you need that to be your first step? It becomes easy once you have one Plan 9 host. No insult meant, but it seems to me you have not tried the obvious and easy route. Lucio.