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Re: Virtual Box



On Friday 20 March 2009 17:18:21 Paul W. Frields wrote:
> 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'

Thanks Paul, I have also been looking for an alternative to VirtualBox, it 
being non-free has been bothering me a lot!

-- 
Armin Moradi


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