Virtualization: Gutsy-on-Gutsy ?

Magicloud Magiclouds magicloud.magiclouds at
Mon Nov 19 05:43:10 UTC 2007

	In my box (which is using a kernel that there is not a precompiled ko 
along with VMware), VMware is very hard to use. Because its code is not 
regular, some can not be compiled with new kernel like 2.6.22. While the 
modification to compilable is easy, too.
	While VirtualBox, I think the most hard thing is to use host interface 
(aka bridge). And VirtualBox also can run mutiple instances, using raw 
devices and interface-less.
	But it is a shame that the binary package requires QT. And as its 
document, it can use no GUI libs at all, if compiled it manually.


Bart Silverstrim wrote:
> Caleb Marcus wrote:
>> Try VirtualBox... it's free, easy to install (they have a .deb) and easy 
>> to use. The only issue you'll probably run into is that you have to add 
>> yourself to the VirtualBox group through System>Administration>Users and 
>> Groups, which is pretty simple, but not well-documented. However, in my 
>> experience, setting up VirtualBox is much easier than setting up any 
>> VMWare flavor.
> I don't know about that...I haven't had any trouble with VMWare, plus 
> it's super easy to run a couple VMs without having the interface running.
> I used to run VMWare from the repos, but after upgrading to Gutsy, it 
> appeared that no one was maintaining it.  I had to download the server 
> edition from VMWare directly and get the keys again from their website 
> (free).
> Ran the installer and I haven't had any problems with it (yet).  You can 
> run a couple VMs at a time, let them run in the background (if you're 
> playing with server edition Ubuntu, so you can close the management 
> interface and have it appear as if they were just servers on your 
> network).  I've had no problems with networking.  I don't think the 
> server edition supports sound, though, so if you're looking for that 
> you'd need the vmware player, but then you may have trouble generating 
> VMs because I think the free player doesn't create VMs, only uses 
> pre-existing ones?
> Doesn't hurt to try each one, though.  You can install virtualbox on 
> your system alongside VMWare and see which you prefer.

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