KVM, qemu, and virt-manager versus VirtualBox
PhillW at Ubuntu.com
Mon Sep 16 15:54:53 UTC 2013
that should read "I do NOT have the extras package for Vbox"
On 16 September 2013 16:54, Phill Whiteside <PhillW at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Lubuntu Alternate AMD64 dated 15th Sept installed successfully into
> Virtual Box. Allocated 512MB RAM and 10GB of Disk Space.
> Host machine is running fully updated saucy and Vbox is version 4.2.16 I
> do have the extras package installed for VBox.
> The VM boots fine, I can access Firefox and the internet and it also
> closes down with no issues of hanging / slow speed etc.
> Will run a KVM install later this evening with the same iso, RAM and Disk
> Space allocations.
> On 16 September 2013 12:05, Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 2013-09-16 10:56, Nio Wiklund wrote:
>> > On 2013-09-16 10:40, Jörn Schönyan wrote:
>> >> I had Kubuntu Saucy installed on my machine, a normal install without
>> >> virtualization. After updating, LightDM failed at boot. Endless
>> >> Plymouth-screen. When I pressed Escape, I could read the boot messages
>> >> which stated that LightDM failed.
>> >> I reported that bug, but noone else seems to have the problem. My
>> >> temporary workaround was logging into tty1 and startx.
>> >> Am Montag, 16. September 2013, 10:19:59 schrieben Sie:
>> >>> Joern,
>> >>> I have the installed system in the vbox now. I can retry installing
>> >>> again. So please describe exactly what you want, and at what stage!
>> > I installed the same Lubuntu saucy daily desktop amd64 system into my
>> > Toshiba in CSM mode
>> > It worked better than vbox. It hangs in a different way. The screen with
>> > the message is closed, the graphical screen is shut down and it hangs at
>> > the text screen with one single message line:
>> > * Asking all remaining processes to terminate... [OK]
>> > And when I press Enter, it will reboot. So in the Toshiba, it seems to
>> > be the old bug, that there is no message to remove the boot media and
>> > press Enter, bug 966480.
>> > The installation was into a CSM system (not UEFI).
>> > The installed system boots and runs without any problem (that I have
>> > discovered yet).
>> > Best regards
>> > Nio
>> 1. I have installed a virtual machine using KVM, qemu, and virt-manager
>> according to a tip from Phill to use this wiki page
>> It is installed in the Lubuntu 64-bit saucy-daily system in my Toshiba
>> (describe above).
>> The KVM system can install Lubuntu 64-bit saucy-daily, and the installed
>> system works :-)
>> It is fast (and does not hang at the reboot button like the VBox system
>> does in my old Asus). It behaves very similar to installing and running
>> in a real system (only the old bug 966480).
>> 2. I don't know, but I suspect that the desktop installer for the 64-bit
>> systems needs more RAM than the corresponding installer for 32-bits.
>> Could it be that 1.25 GB is not enough, so that the installer hangs
>> because of low RAM? And this is what causes VBox to fail? (I have only 2
>> GB in that old Asus host, a it might be hard to give more than 1.25 GB
>> to the guest (it is already complaining about it). Or could it be a bug
>> specifically for VBox?
>> Can someone test with VBox and various amounts of RAM allocated, also
>> more than 1.25GB?
>> Best regards
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