Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Oct 2009 12:07 UTC
Linux I'm in a bit of a pickle here. I have an Atom 330-based tiny computer which I use as my HTPC. It performed its job fine running Windows 7 and Boxee, and over the past few months, it ran Mac OS X Leopard with Plex. Now, however, I want to try Linux as an HTPC operating system, but I kind of ran into a roadblock there with Ubuntu 9.10 - so the question is: what is a good HTPC Linux distribution?
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RE[3]: In a similar place - interesting
by jabbotts on Fri 30th Oct 2009 14:28 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: In a similar place"
jabbotts
Member since:
2007-09-06

Seems like a little over kill of Boxee runs natively under Mandriva though. I'm also waiting for two developments in Virtualbox:

- True "bridged" network devices without scripting tunnel devices by hand. Bridged in addition to NAT networking should have been in the first draft on that one.

- Start at boot support for VMs. I run a groupware server VM guest under my workstation. I need that VM to autoboot when the host system reboots. This has to be possible without scripting and juggling between account priviledge.

Those are not impossible issues; they just keep me from being able to replace VMware with Virtualbox for my needs.

VMware Server on Debian Lenny has it's own issues related to the SSL enabled web interface. I'm able to use it an access my older VMs through the http:// interface but no https:// and the related service hangs shutdown and restart (system or VMware services).

Now, VMware Server under Mandriva never gave me issue. Should such a complicated setup be needed, VMware should play nice with your Mandriva and autostart a bridged VM for Ubuntu or one's preferred choice.

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kjmph Member since:
2009-07-17


- True "bridged" network devices without scripting tunnel devices by hand. Bridged in addition to NAT networking should have been in the first draft on that one.


Hi, I haven't touched that in ages with VirtualBox. It just works in recent releases. I can't comment about your other problem, but bridged mode is just a down arrow away!

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

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- True "bridged" network devices without scripting tunnel devices by hand. Bridged in addition to NAT networking should have been in the first draft on that one.


Hi, I haven't touched that in ages with VirtualBox. It just works in recent releases. I can't comment about your other problem, but bridged mode is just a down arrow away!
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It's called Host Networking, which might trip people up. But it's actually bridged, using the virtualbox network filter driver in the host, as opposed to a separate bridge interface.

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renatoriolino Member since:
2009-11-04

- True "bridged" network devices without scripting tunnel devices by hand. Bridged in addition to NAT networking should have been in the first draft on that one.

- Start at boot support for VMs. I run a groupware server VM guest under my workstation. I need that VM to autoboot when the host system reboots. This has to be possible without scripting and juggling between account priviledge.


Virtual Box already does both. I have 4 VMs starting on boot on a Ubuntu Server running Virtual Box. All of them connected with bridge networking (without scripts).

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