UserModeLinux ?

Craig M. Reece shade at jetcity.com
Thu Oct 12 09:23:36 PDT 2000


Okay, I'll bite... Where do I get more information about this?

On Thu, 12 Oct 2000, peter.wood at worldonline.dk spoke thusly:

> On Wed, Oct 11, 2000 at 06:36:17PM -0400, Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> > 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?
> > 
> 
> Hi
> 
> Apart from the $$$$, uml is free, as in speech.  In fact it is "just" a patch.
> Host kernels after 2.2.15 do not need to be patched to run a uml virtual
> machine, so you just have to patch the kernel you are going to run as a client.
> I am running 2.2.4t9 inside my lfs 2.2.16, on an lfs file system.
> 
> I have not used vmware, so I can't tell what else is different.  I have just
> finished compiling a kernel inside the virtual machine, and it went fine.  At
> the moment, I'm compiling gcc.
> 
> BTW, Gerard.  In one of yr mails on this thread you say vmware won't work after
> you started using 2.2.4 ...
> 
> <quote>
> "now that I run a 2.4 kernel, vmware doens't work anymore..."
> </unquote>
> 
> so how does "quite happy with it" fit in there?  I don't want to start an
> ideology war, but in general, I think Linux users should favour free software,
> if possible.  
> 
> Just finished compiling gcc and everything looks fine.  No errors at least!  
> 
> uml is cool.
> 
> Peter
> 
> 
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