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Re: Virtual hardware

Quoting Geert Stappers (stappers@stappers.nl):
> Op 12-11-2007 om 17:18 schreef Debian Bug Tracking System:
> > From: Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl>
> > To: Rick Thomas <rbthomas@cs.rutgers.edu>, 450661-done@bugs.debian.org
> > Subject: Re: Bug#450661: Installation report Debian Lenny under VMware takes a long time looking for nonexistent disks
> > Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 18:08:38 +0100
> > 
>  <snip/>
> > 
> > I have stopped using vmware myself
> > since version 5 no longer works with recent kernels.
> Did I understand correct that Virtualbox[1] 
> does work with recent kernels?

Yes. However, it needs kernel modules and the relevant package may lag
behind the Debian kernel.

Fo rinstance, unstable kernel is currently 2.6.22-3 while
avail. package of virtualbox modules only provide 2.6.22-2

So, that means building your own virtualbox modules package, thus have
kernel sources, etc, etc. Blah. I sometimes want to be just lazy...

This is of course a problem without real solution unless virtual
machines software don't use kernel modules..:-)

Anyway, apart fro mthat, VirtualBox is currently a very good solution
for D-I testers.

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