F20 in VirtualBox VM

Greg Woods woods at ucar.edu
Mon Dec 23 14:11:40 UTC 2013

On Mon, 2013-12-23 at 09:57 +0800, Ed Greshko wrote:

> The OP is not a newbie.  He has stated that he has run VBox "since forever" and that F20 works fine in virt-manager. 
> The last significant post from the OP would indicate he has it running under virt-manager and is not concentrating on trying to find a method to convert VBox VM's to run under virt-manager.

Just to clarify: I am not a newbie, I have been a Unix sysadmin for
almost 30 years, and been a Linux sysadmin for almost 15 years. I also
run Xen virtualization systems at work that implement critical services
such as DNS and authentication, so I am not new to the concept of
virtualization either. I use VirtualBox at home just to run a couple of
Windows VMs. All that said, it still often happens that someone else
will think of something that I have not, or have a piece of knowledge
that I lack, so even very experienced people may occasionally ask for
help on a mailing list. I am not afraid to do that and I have often
received very helpful advice.

I started this thread because I was trying to install an F20 VM under
VirtualBox on an F19 system.  I do know how to use VB to connect the DVD
ISO to the VM and install an OS. The problem is that when I do this with
the F20 ISO, syslinux boots and the first Anaconda selection screen
comes up. I select "Install Fedora", and I get nothing but a black
screen after that. I still have not solved this problem.

As a workaround, I attempted to install F20 on a VM under KVM. The
install works, but the VM runs dog slow (so slow that it's useless). 

So as of now, I still do not have a usable F20 VM. But I have moved on
to other projects, since this wasn't something that was critically
important. And this thread has now degenerated into something that is no
longer related to the actual topic.


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