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From: Harry Putnam <reader@×××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Again about a gentoo vm appliance for vbox
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 22:09:28
1 I've never yet managed to build a booting vm with gentoo. Probably my
2 own fault, but I don't want to wrangle and study and diddle around
3 endlessly. Which appears to be what it takes for me anyway.
5 This is a i7 64 bit system using semi newish and common sata disks (WD
6 500GB [black]), and I don't need trick raid modules or the like, so
7 should be easy enough to build a kernel for.
9 ( Setup: QuadCore Intel i7 820QM, 2648 MHz (20 x 132) - 8GB ram)
11 I've found that even a genkernel built kernel including the kitchen
12 sink will fail to boot.
14 Debian and Opensolaris installed in vbox vms with ease
16 I don't want to keep wasting time building the basic OS, only to have
17 it not boot.
19 I'm not speaking from real recent experience so it probably wouldn't
20 be much help to ask what error I'm having or such like. I just know
21 from oft repeated attempts from time to time, that it will be a pita
22 so would sooner just try a known working appliance ready made.
24 In case you are thinking, I'm lazy... well yeah, somewhat... but I
25 have put in extensive effort over time... Just want the easy route
26 this time. (I'm also older than dirt .. hehe)


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Again about a gentoo vm appliance for vbox Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Again about a gentoo vm appliance for vbox Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>