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Re: feedback wanted alternative Debian installation system

On Thu, 2002-02-28 at 12:57, Mark Eichin wrote:
> > Well, except that plex86 doesn't really work and the project is
> I thought "bochs" had recently become a viable option for this as
> well?

It depends.  Bochs, I believe, is a full emulator, while plex86 only
virtualizes.  The difference is that bochs will let you run an x86 OS
on, say, a PPC box, while plex86 requires an x86 box to run an x86 OS. 
Thus, bochs is great for testing on non-x86 architectures, but is a hell
of a lot slower than plex86 when on an x86, because it virtualizes every
single instruction, instead of just the hardware interface.

Or I may have mixed the two up... but the point is still the same.  ~,^

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