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Re: Virtual Box



2009/3/20 Paul W. Frields <stickster gmail com>:
> On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 03:21:24PM -0300, Martín Marqués wrote:
>> I'm trying to do some virtualization testing and I wanted to see
>> Virtual Box that everybody is talking alot about. The thing is that I
>> can't find the virtualbox packages in the fedora repository. Does it
>> have some strange name?
>
> VirtualBox is free as in free beer, but it's not entirely free as in
> free speech.  Its license prohibits some use, meaning it can't be free
> software.  (One of the key freedoms of free software is the freedom to
> use it for any purpose.)  That's why we don't carry it in Fedora.
>
> I'm surprised that more people don't just install the "Virtualization"
> group using yum, and use the Virtual Machine Manager (virt-manager) to
> create virtual machines.  I do this all the time on my Fedora 10 box
> and it works like a charm.
>
>  su -c 'yum groupinstall Virtualization ; service libvirtd start'
>
> Then run Applications > System Tools > Virtual Machine Manager.
>
> To install from a CD or DVD ISO image that you have on your hard disk,
> make sure you set its SELinux context properly:
>
>  su -c 'chcon -t virt_image_t /path/to/some-os-image.iso'
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That's just how I do it. I've installed a WinXp VM in my F10 box.
KVM and QEMU work just fine.
I think VirtualBox may be preferred because it appears more
manageable in the surface.

~af


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