virtual OS solutions?

Larry Hartman larryhartman50 at
Sat Jun 2 13:12:20 UTC 2007

On Friday 01 June 2007 12:47:23 pm Kevin Kempter wrote:
> Hi List;
> I've installed Kubuntu 7.04 and I have needs to also have access to a
> Redhat based distro for working with RPM's & building custom RPM's for my
> clients.
> I wonder which of the virtualization options bmight be the best in terms of
> : a) ease of install
> b) ability to copy/backup the VM
> c) ease of administration
> I've tried vmware and it's ok but my machine runs hot as hell when I'm
> running a guest OS.
> Anyone have experience with Xen, Virtual Box, other options?
> Any advice, tips, etc? Any how-to's that would help me to install a Fedora
> or CentOS guest on a kubuntu host ?
> Thanks in advance...

I used Virtual Box for a while.  It worked good, some things that may present 
difficulties.....I could copy/paste files to shared folders between the vm 
and the host os, but could not do a save as directly to the folder via the 
vm--Win XP Pro.  Another op reported USB issues...did not have any of these.  
The other issue I had was Virtual Boxes inabilities to write to CDR/RW 
DVDR/RW, this is a limitation of the software and not a bug.  Virtual Box was 
fairly easy to install.


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