Installing VirtualBox on Hardy

Michael Hipp Michael at
Tue Jul 1 20:54:50 UTC 2008

Soren Hansen wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 12:40:26PM -0500, Michael Hipp wrote:
>> I've read good things about VirtualBox so I'm hoping it will not have
>> the many deficiencies of VMWare Server. (If there are other "free"
>> server virtualization products worth trying, I'd like to hear of
>> them.)
> KVM is all the rage these days.

Thanks. But this appears to be an option only for the well-heeled whose fancy 
servers support the extended instructions. My P4 likely doesn't. :-(

>> But I don't want all that graphical X-Windows and Qt bloat 
> Then VirtualBox is not for you. At least not the free version. It
> doesn't have a headless mode. The non-free version... Well, we can't
> really help you with that :)

Actually they do have the ability to run headless as of v1.6. Otherwise it 
would be a no-go as you said.


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