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grant123
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:54 am    Post subject: Virtualization without a kernel patch Reply with quote

Any recommendations for virtualization without a kernel patch? Looking for something as simple as possible so I can run untrusted software from time to time.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You never needed a kernel patch... it just runs slowly (if specifically you needed the KVM options enabled so you can use the CPU virtualization extensions)...

You could run QEMU/BOCHS with full CPU emulation, be forewarned the emulation speed would be a small fraction of native speed.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deja vu
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-1017540.html

Gentoo sources is alreadry patched enough to run several hypervisors and containers. If you don't have any personal prefference, just roll a die. It doesn't matter what you pick. And whatever you pick you will have to learn to setup and run it before you can use it to your advantage
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is LXC a good choice? Or OpenVZ? I don't need high performance but I do need security, the ability to run GUI apps, and ease of setup and maintenance would be nice.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grant123,

Virtual Box is easy to set up and get started.
It will use hardware support if you have it and work without it if you don't.

I use that for quick and dirty and KVM othewise.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VirtualBox does look easy. Is it secure? Does the difference between it and LXC come down to ease of setup vs. performance?
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