F15 / VirtualBox

Mike McGrath mmcgrath at redhat.com
Fri Jun 17 01:07:26 UTC 2011

On Thu, 16 Jun 2011, Adam Williamson wrote:

> On Wed, 2011-06-01 at 20:42 -0500, Mike McGrath wrote:
> > I've seen some reports of F15 not working in Virtualbox.  There's a few
> > notes online about possible fixes.  Is there some way we can better test
> > this in the future (I'm thinking about QA but that might not be the right
> > place).
> >
> > Smolt has virtualbox rated as pretty common:
> >
> > http://smolts.org/static/stats/stats.html
> >
> > Just seems like we're potentially missing a lot of potential users there.
> > It's preventing the default live CD from running.
> I haven't heard this, in fact I heard the opposite - F15 was working
> well in VBox and it was the only virt environment capable of running
> Shell. Where are you seeing these reports?
> QA does test virtualization - we test each pre-release as both host and
> guest - but using Fedora's supported and packaged stack,
> qemu/kvm/virt-manager, not VirtualBox, which is not a part of Fedora and
> cannot be for policy reasons.

This was someone who pinged me on IRC using the Live CD (gnome) to
install.  We found similar issues on google but (and I'm sorry for this) I
can't remember who pinged me :)  If the person who pinged me on IRC is on
devel, speak up!


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