[NBLUG/talk] Virtual System..

Steve Johnson fratm at adnd.com
Wed Jul 21 12:16:52 PDT 2010

Thanks for the info.. I have an ubunto box setup, I will try it out on


On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 11:54 AM, Troy Arnold <troy at zenux.net> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 11:35:43AM -0700, Steve Johnson wrote:
> > Hey nblugger's :),
> >
> > I was thinking about dedicating one of my spare boxes as a virtual
> server,
> > in that I mean I want it to run a very lightweight OS (linux I hope) and
> > then all it does is manage a bunch of virtual servers.. .Is there a linux
> > distro setup to do this?  I would need to be able to run pretty much any
> os
> > as a virtual box.. Anyone ever done this?
> You don't need a specialized distro.  Virtualization is pretty much all
> about the kernel these days.  Like any lightweight Linux box, just don't
> install services you don't need.
> For dead simple:
> Install your OS of choice
> aptitude|yum install virtualbox-ose
> pointy clicky your way to new vm's (guests)
> For free(er) speech and the future of hotness, look into kvm and libvirt.
> If you have specific/interactive questions, there are still a few of us
> idling away on #nblug.
> p.s. Welcome to the party :)
> -t
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