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Old 06-30-2011, 09:56 AM   #1
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Question Running other linux in Ubuntu


I am using Ubuntu 11.04,
I also like Fedora, Opensuse and Mandriva.
How can I run these Linuxes in Ubuntu with Virtualization?
Which virtualization software is the best?
Can I download it?
 
Old 06-30-2011, 10:06 AM   #2
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I'd suggest using kvm. plenty of guides for ubuntu if you google it.
 
Old 06-30-2011, 10:10 AM   #3
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My favourite was virtualbox. It's the easier one. Just look it up in the software center. There's also an open source edition (virtualbox-ose) but it doesn't have native USB support. qemu is said to be faster, but too complicated for me.
 
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My favourite was virtualbox. It's the easier one. Just look it up in the software center. There's also an open source edition (virtualbox-ose) but it doesn't have native USB support. qemu is said to be faster, but too complicated for me.
If you're using libvirt / qemu / kvm there's nothing to learn if you don't want to. just clicking next next finish.
 
Old 06-30-2011, 11:25 PM   #5
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I've run Fedora, Arch, CentOS, Tiny Core, and Windows in VirtualBox on Debian and CentOS, Fedora, and Scientific Linux in VirtualBox on Ubuntu.

I have no complaints with VirtualBox (except for the Oracle thing).
 
Old 07-01-2011, 04:36 AM   #6
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virtualbox is good, i will try it.
 
Old 07-01-2011, 04:44 AM   #7
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You know KVM is the defacto virt mechanism under linux as is already preinstalled on your system?

http://www.ubuntu.com/business/server/virtualisation
 
Old 07-01-2011, 04:52 AM   #8
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You may also try vmware workstation for linux. it has multiple fetures.
 
Old 07-01-2011, 05:12 AM   #9
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Of off the solutions, I wouldn't suggest Workstation. Why would you not just use Server?
 
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Virtualbox does not give you full screen full resolution of the OS simulated.
 
Old 07-12-2011, 01:52 AM   #11
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Virtualbox does not give you full screen full resolution of the OS simulated.
it does after you install "Guest Additions", Devices>Install Guest Additions
 
Old 07-12-2011, 10:45 PM   #12
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My Ubuntu is 32 bit,
can I simulate 64bit OS in Virtualbox?
 
Old 07-13-2011, 12:43 AM   #13
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My Ubuntu is 32 bit,
can I simulate 64bit OS in Virtualbox?
Yes it is possible, if your CPU has Virtualization Extensions(VT-x or AMD-V), then once you enable the virtualization extensions for your processor in BIOS you'll see the option to create 64bit guests in VirtualBox, as shown in the link http://imagebin.org/162842
 
  


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