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Re: [OT?] a viable laptop for exploring virtualization on f11?



I have a lappy with a Turion TL-60 and as we speak I'm installing
OpenBSD in a virtual machine; I assure you it has the extensions you
need.

On 4/5/09, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday crashcourse ca> wrote:
>
>   one of my goals with f11 is to explore, as completely as possible,
> the varieties of virtualization available, and start documenting them
> for a possible virt seminar later this year.
>
>   at the moment, my laptops aren't adequate.  one is merely 32-bit
> with PAE, while the others are 64-bit AMD but without the AMD-V
> virtualization extensions; hence, no possibility of experimenting with
> KVM (right?)
>
>   to that end, i just wanted to clarify what would be an adequate
> system that would allow me to configure and test all manner of
> available virt solutions.  i don't need wicked cool graphics or
> blinding disk speed, so here's a possibility:
>
> http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=4006371&sku=S445-M1626&srkey=m-1626
>
>   quite simply, given an AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile TL-60
> 2.0GHz, i'm assuming that that processor comes with the AMD-V
> virtualization extensions since that's what it suggests here:
>
> http://www.chiplist.com/ChipList2/chiplist_display_section.php?id=2231&page_number=&chiplist_version_major=&chiplist_version_minor=&chiplist_version_revision=&chiplist_version_extension=&chiplist_version_release_date=&chapter_number=0&section_number=0&subsection_number=0&paragraph_number=0&view_mode=tree2a&expansion=2
>
> but sometimes, the online docs can be inaccurate.
>
>   in short, any guidance on whether this is an acceptable system for
> what i want to do?  would it have any crippling weaknesses in terms of
> virtualization?  or, if you're in canada, i'm open to alternatives for
> midrange laptops that would accomplish the same thing, without
> breaking the bank.
>
>   thanks for any feedback.
>
> rday
>
> p.s.  is there, in fact, a separate mailing list for discussion of
> virtualization on fedora for non-experts?  that would be *so* cool.
>
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>
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