UserModeLinux ?

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Oct 11 15:36:17 PDT 2000


On Wed, 11 Oct 2000, you wrote:
> Hi
>
> I do not recall seeing user-mode-linux (uml) mentioned in the list.  If I
> am wrong, please correct me.  I bring it up because it is potentially very
> useful for building and testing (not only kernels).  I have tried running a
> "clone" of my lfs system inside my regular system, and it works like a
> charm (although I have not got networking between virtual and real machine
> working _yet_).
>
> Uml makes it possible to build (and boot) linux systems _without_:
>
> 1) rebooting the real machine
> 2) partitioning the hard disk
>
> It would be very convenient for testing new packages/scripts/startup.  What
> do you think?

I use vmware for such purposes and am quite happy with it... how does uml 
differ from vmware?

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