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Old 06-15-2009, 02:01 PM   #1
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Fedora 6 virtual server


hello

I'm wondering how difficult / how long it takes / to create a Fedora 6 virtual server.

any guidance would be helpful

thanks
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Old 06-15-2009, 02:36 PM   #2
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You've not said anything about what virtualization software you're using or what host platform you wish to run on. In general though, it's nothing too complicated.
 
Old 06-15-2009, 03:09 PM   #3
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Hi Chris

sorry about not giving you more info...it would be a fedora 8 or 10.0 virtual machine running on a fedora 6 virtual server
 
Old 06-15-2009, 03:42 PM   #4
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running on a virtual server? you can't do that as the virtual server is already, by definition, virtual... and you've still not said what virtualization software you want to use.
 
Old 06-15-2009, 04:10 PM   #5
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I guess that would be quite ridiculous....having a virtual machine inside of another virtual machine. What I was referring to, is a web hosting company that provides virtual private servers that only support Fedora 6.0, and they don't allow any upgrades. So i guess there's no way to "run" a later release server inside the 6.0 server so that answers my question. Can you by chance recommend a hosting solution that supports root access and Fedora 8 or 10? thanks!
 
Old 06-15-2009, 04:15 PM   #6
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there is a way to run 8 9 10 etc inside 6
is that what you mean?
but it would be virtual....and portable too
meaning there is a way to do it, but have no idea how fast/slow it would depending on ram and especially processor speed...
 
Old 06-15-2009, 04:19 PM   #7
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Hmm, ok. well virtualization would require a new kernel and other modules which, if a hosting company is still flogging an obsolete version of a test / development distro, I wouldn't expect them to give you any leeway to do the necessary work to run a VM on any system. If the goal is really to not be stuck with FC6, then you should go elsewhere, they sound awful.
 
Old 06-15-2009, 04:26 PM   #8
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acid kewpie's knowledge far outweighs my own in Linux period.
however, portable-qemu does work as long as the host system has sdl library, which most distro's have...
but, as I said it's performance is directly related to ram limit and especially processor speed.
it does not use kqemu; which you could compile for it if you choose...
it's portable cause it runs out of a folder on usb/desktop,etc and plays on both Dindows and Linux.
But, as acid kewpie said, best option is most likely finding better company.
 
Old 06-15-2009, 05:43 PM   #9
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very helpful thank you.....will look for a better company!
 
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See VMware virtual appliances. Bet there is already a few made.
 
  


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