Re: Laptops and Virtulization
On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 09:56:11AM +0200, Clifford W. Hansen wrote:
> On Friday 19 September 2008 09:38:04 Stephan Peijnik wrote:
> > On Fri, 2008-09-19 at 08:59 +0200, Clifford W. Hansen wrote:
> > > I would like to find out from the list what they use on there laptops for
> > > virtulization.
> > >
> > > I'm needing to run a vm on my laptop for using as a development server,
> > > and I need it to be able to access the network my wifi card is attached
> > > to.
> > >
> > > I have scoured the interweb and havn't found what I'm looking for (other
> > > then vmware which has some issues)
> > >
> > > I would prefer to run the latest etch-n-half kernel, possibly even lenny
> > > although I don't have lenny yet.
I had good luck with kvm, but I do have a new enough CPU which has
hardware support for virtualization. I usually don't bridge the network,
but I remember to do this sometime ago and everything work as expected
(there are hooks for bridging in //etc/network/interface, so that you have
the bridge as soon as you boot, then you can add the tap interface from
> > Personally I am using VirtualBox OSE for exact the reason you would like
> > virtualization.
> > After a quick check virtualbox-ose is either available within Lenny
> > (including the kernel module) or via etch-backports where you need to
> > build the kernel module yourself though.
> > For a list of packages available in Debian check
> > http://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=virtualbox-ose.
> > Regards,
> > Stephan
> I was using VirtualBox for a while, but could never get the bridged mode
> working due to my laptop connecting via wifi, but then again no one else
> needs to access my dev box anymore. Well DHCP wasn't working.
> Will give it a bash again, thank you...
> Thank you,
> Clifford W. Hansen
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