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[#] Wed Sep 02 2009 14:39:06 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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That's the one missing feature I'd want to see (although the page you cited comes up blank, I looked it up elsewhere). Have you used it? If so, how well does it work?

[#] Wed Sep 02 2009 14:45:01 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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I haven't used it personally. But I'd read the original Xen case studies / whitepapers / whatnot and I was pretty sure that live migration was there pretty much from the beginning.

[#] Wed Sep 02 2009 14:47:50 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Can I run xen in a vmware window and failover from one to the other in case my vm dies? :-)

[#] Wed Sep 02 2009 16:12:51 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I think you need a mainframe for that. (IBM nailed the VM-within-a-VM thing years ago.)

[#] Wed Sep 02 2009 16:37:42 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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So I installed ubuntu, with raid1 to start (I'm now all about the raid. for the cost of an extra hard drive ($60) I'll never have to worry about the drive dying on me.)

And I notice where the real problem lies with a linux machine being my main machine.
It's not windows. As in, at work I have windows, at home I have windows, wherever I go, the envinroment's the same.
Now it's not.

Redhat or whatever distro I used to use had a button that said "make it like windows." which was really damn handy.
ubuntu doesn't have one, and I can understand and agree with it, but the reality is that now I have to deal with two different environments, forget having to find, install and learn a new cd burner, and mp3 player and all the other crap I use on the machine.
Oh well, life goes on.
It even asked me to install the closed-source driver for my video card. Now it does really snazzy video things like I see other people can always do.

[#] Thu Sep 03 2009 14:17:32 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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should be able to run xen in vmware, as long as xen is in paravirt mode ;)

[#] Thu Sep 03 2009 16:26:10 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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It always seemed to me that if the vm application were truly emulating thre the machine, you should be able to nest any of these in any other of these repeatedly...

[#] Mon Sep 07 2009 23:47:11 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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True. But it's not perfect emulation and if you read the tech docs they say so. On a mainframe you can nest VM's, but on x86, even with hardware VT, they readily admit to having done ugly things to make virtualization work at all.

[#] Thu Sep 10 2009 03:44:41 EDT from Nite*Star @ Uncensored

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Aug 6 2009 3:17pm from LoanShark @uncnsrd

never buy hardware from these guys:

http://www.computechnologiesinc.com

totally incompetent and hiding behind an ineffective support website.


Not to mention both of their web sites suck. Neither provides any means of contacting them, and that's a clue right there...

[#] Thu Sep 10 2009 08:26:50 EDT from Nite*Star @ Uncensored

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Aug 11 2009 12:38pm from IGnatius T Foobar @uncnsrd
Ok, well in that case, at least get one of their package deals on a
motherboard pre-populated with the correct CPU and memory. It saves
the hassle of trying to match everything up.

These are usually billed as "bare-bones systems" so look for one of those, Ford ... if you're still looking (sorry for the late reply -- been a bit busy lately)

[#] Thu Sep 10 2009 10:27:54 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Not to mention both of their web sites suck. Neither provides any
means of contacting them, and that's a clue right there...

duh, that's why I said they were "hiding behing their support website." The only means of contacting them is (1) the ordering page, and (2) the technical support page, which is limited to a 300-char comment box, and IIRC is not revealed to you until after you place an order. and then they have these ridiculous terms and conditions that say "we will void your warranty if you use any foul language... buyer agrees to be professional at all times."

totally infuriating, on the whole, and their initial shipping was also VERY slow and exhibited the same sort of screwed up communication issues. but they did resolve my problem. eventually.

[#] Thu Sep 10 2009 12:50:35 EDT from Nite*Star @ Uncensored

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Aug 27 2009 10:44pm from LoanShark @uncnsrd

Absolutely. 2gig is enough for a single-OS machine, just barely enough

for a virtualized setup with one host and one guest, as long as the
words "Vista" and "Windows 7" are NOT uttered in the same sentence.
Strictly Windows XP. And even then, 2 gig is just the bare minimum and

your machine will start thrashing on occasion if you allocate a healthy

amount of RAM to the guest.

I'm running WinXP Pro and I used to have 1.5GB of RAM; I ran into memory issues all the time, running out of RAM. I now have 3GB and I can tell you that more often than I'd like, I end up with < 1GB of RAM free, meaning that the system is using more than 2GB of f'n RAM!

[#] Thu Sep 10 2009 14:06:04 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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ah damn.

why does the ram have to change that frequent? the old stuff idling arround over here doesn't work with my acer.



[#] Thu Sep 10 2009 14:25:14 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Yeah, I've got piles of memory for motherboards I've long since thrown away.
I still have 30 pin simms. :-)

[#] Thu Sep 10 2009 22:29:55 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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I still have 30 pin simms. :-)

size matters not.

[#] Fri Sep 11 2009 14:50:10 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I've got old memory too, but it isn't because I don't want to throw it away, it's because I no longer have any clue what kind of memory goes in what equipment, so I don't *know* if I still have the motherboard.

[#] Sat Sep 12 2009 01:42:58 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Bah. I hate computers. I brought home a couple of rackmount servers that had been left behind by a customer that moved out. A little old, but still better than what I'm running at home right now. I spent two hours meticulously prepping a clone of my system disk, replacing the drivers, assembling all of the parts and getting everything set up correctly in the rack (yes, I have a server rack at home) ...

... only to find that these servers are utterly incompatible with the card that connects my phone system to the outside world. Dead stop.

There's two hours of my life that I'll never have back. And now I'm too wound up to sleep.

[#] Sat Sep 12 2009 13:43:58 EDT from Nite*Star @ Uncensored

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Aug 27 2009 10:44pm from LoanShark @uncnsrd

Absolutely. 2gig is enough for a single-OS machine, just barely enough


LS, 2GB of RAM is NOT enough for a Windows-based single-OS machine. 3GB is enough. I have 3GBV and routinely end up with <1GB of free RAM!

[#] Sat Sep 12 2009 15:25:00 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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LS, 2GB of RAM is NOT enough for a Windows-based single-OS machine.
3GB is enough. I have 3GBV and routinely end up with <1GB of free RAM!


Works fine for me, running firefox, eclipse and an ~800meg virtualbox all at once, on an XP host. Or it would work fine if not for the virus scanner, which uses a ton of memory sometimes and drives the machine into swap with all that stuff running. If you think 2GB is not enough, uninstall your virus scanner, and you will probably be fine.

[#] Sat Sep 12 2009 15:50:26 EDT from Nite*Star @ Uncensored

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implement, and they have QA as good as or better than Linux's, the only

place they fall down is that you don't have the source so you can't
debug it yourself if it comees to that.

That, and the price-gouging....

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