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Re: Virtual Box




Bill Davidsen wrote:
> Mike Cloaked wrote:
>>
>>
>> Kevin Kofler wrote:
>
>>> That said, AFAIK kqemu doesn't perform anywhere near as well as KVM,
>>> also
>>> because kernel code is still emulated entirely in software (there's an
>>> experimental -kernel-kqemu option which tries to use kqemu also for
>>> kernel-space code, but all I ever got out of that option is VM
>>> crashes).
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Thanks Kevin
>>
>> The machine I wanted to use to try things out does not have KVM support
>> which is why I asked.... but it seems just possible that a VM might work
>> with qemu/kqemu even without kvm though I will have to just try it
>> and see
>> what happens - and although slower than kvm maybe it would not so bad
>> that
>> it is unusable.  On the machine in question I am happy to play and if it
>> does not work then it is not a major loss - but worth learning on! 
>
> Slower, but it does work. I installed the 64bit FC10 in a virtual
> machine on a 32 bit system, and while it was a bit "leisurely" during
> the install, it did finish and will boot. I'm looking forward to FC11
> and a 64bit kernel on a 32bit install. Best of both worlds.
>
Beware VirtualBox and USB access.  It's flaky at best.  I tried using an
XP guest in VirtualBox to access an iTouch device and it "kinda" worked
but would often throw usb errors which would stop my sync between iTunes
and the iTouch.

Kevin


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