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Re: Virtualization for Beginner



Alan Evans wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 8:07 AM, Erik P. Olsen <epodata gmail com> wrote:
>> Okay, maybe the piece of cake was a little larger than what I remember :-)
>> I actually went to http://www.virtualbox.org, downloaded the package for
>> Fedora and did a yum localinstall
> 
> And they don't have a pre-made version for F10 available at that site
> that I can find.
> 
Fedora 9 ("Sulphur") / 10 ("Cambridge") i386 | AMD64

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/2.2.0/VirtualBox-2.2.0_45846_fedora9-1.i386.rpm
http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/2.2.0/VirtualBox-2.2.0_45846_fedora9-1.x86_64.rpm

> In any case, the last time I attempted to install VirtualBox it was
> not a piece of cake. That was about a year or year-and-a-half ago, so
> I hope it has gotten much easier since then. After an hour of trying
> to set up a simple network bridge for the VM to use, I gave up. An
> hour of my time cost our company more than a new VMWare license. Got
> the license, installed the RPM, ran the (mostly automated) setup
> script, created the new virtual machine by clicking the big, friendly
> button, selected "Use Bridged Networking," done. Now that was a piece
> of cake.
> 
Setting up a bridging network connection is a matter of selecting it
from a menu. I have set up both bridging and NAT connections in less
then a minute.

The thing you are not going to find is a pre-built kernel module -
it will compile one for you, but you have to have the kernel
headers, gcc, etc installed.

Mikkel
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  Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

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