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!

	-Mike


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