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Re: Recommendation for Virtual Machine and Instructions to set it up?




rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:

> What would you recommend for the software to run a VM under Jessie (that
> would probably run Ubuntu), and can you recommend a fairly simple set of
> instructions to first set up the VM, and then at least begin the install
> process to that VM.

Recently I am using headless or sometimes visual virtualbox. If you want it
headless virtualbox is better. There are packages to download. I don't know
if and which work on jessie.
I do not think you need a backup if you install the packages. If it
installes well, you do not risk anything as the VM you create is isolated
from the OS. You will need a netinstall iso image to create the OS. It
works also straight forward.

There are good howtos around. I saw the suggestion to use chroot, which is
cheaper, but it might be that you get only older versions of ubuntu and
debian.

regards