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Install Slackware, and virtualize CentOS. 15 32.61%
Install CentOS/Fedora (just 1), and virtualize Slackware? 5 10.87%
Install Ubuntu, and virtualize both? 3 6.52%
Install them on different partitions, in a tri-boot scenario.(Slack, CentOS, Windows) 3 6.52%
Just Slack 9 19.57%
Just CentOS 3 6.52%
Just Ubuntu 5 10.87%
Something Else 3 6.52%
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:51 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by chrism01 View Post
Redhat & MS signed an agreement to help each other with virtualization
If you get Centos you'll get the benefit of this...
Was it signed in blood, and whose blood ? And stamped with a pentagram or hexagram ?
Old 01-19-2010, 08:32 AM   #17
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My 2 Cents

After trying a test install of Ubuntu 9.10 over the weekend I just replaced my primary workstation Centos 5.4 OS with it. I have to say I am mightily impressed with Ubuntu 9.10. I have run various RedHat/RHEL versions beginning with RedHat 6.2 up to RHEL 4.x and then Centos 5.x. I also tried various Fedora versions but they were all too experimental and buggy for me. I stuck with RHEL and Centos OS versions for the stability they provided, but the downside of that stability is getting locked out of using some applications that require more recent kernel levels. My working system was Centos 5.4 x86-64 w/ WinXP as a KVM vm guest OS

I'm hopeful that using Ubuntu will keep me closer to the most recent kernel levels without it becoming a buggy sandbox. The only obvious thing I give up is running a 64bit type OS, and I'm not sure it really makes too much difference for me. I also now have a WinXP vm guest running great under VirtualBox (better than WinXP under KVM on Centos 5.4).

Ubuntu 9.10 just seems to be a better balance of up-to-date kernel & OS stability with a quite usable VM solution for my taste.

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Old 01-19-2010, 08:39 AM   #18
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Something else..
Use ubuntu and virtualize ubuntu and within that install virtualbox and try to install ubuntu and so on.....
Old 01-19-2010, 08:52 AM   #19
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Hmm....I posted this 2 months ago.
I have Ubuntu and Arch in a dual-boot and have CentOS in a VM.
I'm very happy with this setup.
Why dig up old thread...I'm going to mark this as SOLVED.

I am very pleased with Arch and liked it a quite a bit more than Slackware...Ubuntu is a mainstay and CentOS/Fedora are fun to mess around with in a VM...

Thanks for those who helped, I must've not added proper closure to this thread.

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Old 01-19-2010, 08:57 AM   #20
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IMAO , the less "biased" Linux Distro nowadays, i.e. the more Unix Like is Slackware...

This means that, if you have no probl with Slackware, you should be just fine with any other Distro ( Exceptions made to "things" like BLFS... ), Ubuntu Lusty Lucifer, Red Hat, CentOS, Suse,... etc .

The opposite is not true... if you are fine with Ubuntu, does not mean you can do anything in Slackware...

If yo master KenJutsu, you have no problem with KenDo, mut it you master Kendo, you can probably be a n00b in KenJutsu...


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Hardware upgrade : quad-CPU with hardware virtualization, *max memory board can support*, 1-2 additional hdds/controllers for virtualized oses
Main OS : Slackware 13 x86_64
Virtualization : VirtualBox

install alien compat32 libs, wine, virtualbox puel

virtualize centos, you probably need a few instances of centos to test & learn

I'm running the same config myself, it's the most stable i've ever used. the memory and hdds make a difference in virtualization speed


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