KVM, qemu, and virt-manager versus VirtualBox

Phill Whiteside PhillW at Ubuntu.com
Tue Sep 17 15:10:22 UTC 2013


Hi,

KVM install also went flawlessly (Remember to switch to VMVGA graphics when
installing [1]). Boots fine, Ffox can see the world, shuts down fine and
reboots fine.

Regards,

Phill.
1. https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=58574


On 16 September 2013 23:12, Phill Whiteside <PhillW at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> Nio,
>
> sorry, it will be tomorrow before I have a play with KVM and the ISO...
> Been building a new VM tonight, which using the new instructions for remote
> install has been 'stressful' (as they miss out the bit of how to choose
> which ISO you want to use when you have 10's of the little critters on your
> server).
>
> Regards,
>
> Phill.
>
> Phill.
>
>
> On 16 September 2013 17:01, Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Good that the alternate iso of Lubuntu Saucy 64-bit works well in VBox :-)
>>
>> Nio
>>
>> On 2013-09-16 17:54, Phill Whiteside wrote:
>> > Sorry,
>> >
>> > that should read "I do NOT have the extras package for Vbox"
>> >
>> > Phill.
>> >
>> >
>> > On 16 September 2013 16:54, Phill Whiteside <PhillW at ubuntu.com
>> > <mailto:PhillW at ubuntu.com>> wrote:
>> >
>> >     Hi,
>> >
>> >     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.
>> >
>> >     Regards,
>> >
>> >     Phill.
>> >
>> >
>> >     On 16 September 2013 12:05, Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com
>> >     <mailto: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
>> >         >
>> >         >
>> >
>> http://www.toshiba.se/laptops/satellite-pro/c850/satellite-pro-c850-19w/
>> >         >
>> >         > 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
>> >
>> >         https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KVM/VirtManager
>> >
>> >         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).
>> >
>> >         -o-
>> >
>> >         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
>> >         Nio
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >     --
>> >     https://wiki.ubuntu.com/phillw
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
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