[arch-general] Why move LTS to 5.10 when VirtualBox guests Kernel Panic with 5.10?

Bennett Piater bennett at piater.name
Thu Feb 18 10:01:27 UTC 2021

On 2021-02-17 19:50, Ralf Mardorf via arch-general wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Feb 2021 12:59:51 -0500, brent s. via arch-general wrote:
>> Unless you have a very specific need, I'd instead recommend using
>> something like KVM
> It's exactly the other way round. Virtualbox is a painless out of the
> box solution satisfying a lot of needs. Only if you have a very
> special need, consider to migrate to something less comfortable such as
> KVM.
> And if virtualbox performs adequate you gain absolutely nothing from
> those performance gains, but you'll lose all the out of the box 
> features
> virtualbox provides, such as file sharing without any effort.

Hi Ralf,
I think you may be confusing technology suggestions with specific 
software suggestions.

You don't need to use KVM, QEMU or libvirtd  directly, there is plenty 
of nice GUI software which uses KVM under the hood. virt-manager is a 
good starting point.
If you want something *more* high-level than virtualbox, have a look at 
GNOME Boxes, which uses KVM [1] and is the most streamlined VM 
application I have ever seen.



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