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?
> 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 ...
> "now that I run a 2.4 kernel, vmware doens't work anymore..."
> 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.
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