Using Ubuntu 64 bit server
labradley at mindspring.com
Thu Oct 21 15:47:05 UTC 2010
I now have the server working but have some questions.
1. Using Ubuntu 64 bit server 10.04 from a cd it took 5 hours for the
installation to finish. I kept getting a loading files message but the
estimated times varied wildly, sometimes reporting that it would take 1
day and so many hours to complete. Then another message would come up
and say something like 15 minutes to finish. Five hours seems overly
long since standard desktop Ubuntu takes 1/2 hour. When it finally
finished /dev/sda1 only had about 1/2 gig on it even though it took a
lot of time loading files from the web.
I ended up loading 10.10 64bit server but then it took another 3 hours
just deleting files from the original partition. Maybe I should have
just have deleted and re-established the partition. I'm about to try
loading the new cd and hope it won't take anothe 5 hours.
2. How are swap files handled? Does the server require it's own swap
and the various program modules (ubuntu, xp etc) require their own?
Or it is possible to just create one big swap and the KVM server takes
care of it? I have 16 gig of ram - does that suggest I need a 16 gig
3. Next comes the creation of modules. I think I need either virtfs or
some similiar named program. I've not found a step-by-step explanation
of how modules are actually created.
I'd appreciate any help because I'm a real newbie at this virtualization
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