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Running Fedora 23 on a Virtual Machine

asked 2016-04-01 09:46:58 -0600

shinikitty gravatar image

So I am trying to learn some skills with Linux by running the Fedora 23 release in a VM using virtualbox. I was able to launch the iso and install the OS to the virtual hard disk, but the system runs incredibly slow. I thought at first it was because I was running the system with just one processor so I bumped it up to 3. Now I am thinking maybe its due to the fact that I installed it on a USB device and read write times are causing the slow progress.

If anyone can confirm that this is my problem I would appreciate it. I am going to try again on an actual hard drive later today.

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Did you assign enough RAM to the vm? You can type free -h in a terminal to see how much you have free. If RAM is full and system starts swapping, it may becomes slow.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-04-01 13:16:43 -0600 )edit

Does your processor have support for virtualization (Intel VT-* stuff). If so, is it enabled in the bios?

vishalv gravatar imagevishalv ( 2016-04-01 15:18:21 -0600 )edit

how much your RAM

lamine-pacificatory gravatar imagelamine-pacificatory ( 2016-04-01 17:16:22 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-04-02 15:59:21 -0600

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Thank you for all your help, I am pretty sure the slow down was due to slow read write speeds on my USB drive. I assigned 4 gigs of ram and 3 processors on both the USB VM and then again when I installed it on my Hard drive. The only difference between the two installations was location of the virtual disk and the speed was increased dramatically when it was on my hard disk instead of the USB device.

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answered 2016-04-01 11:27:20 -0600

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updated 2016-04-01 11:28:15 -0600

No , I used Fedora 23 in a VirtualBox vm , as now I used Fedora24 alpha in a vm , to test it.
For use Fedora in a vm you may install VirtualBox-guest from RPMFusion which is the same of install VBoxGuestAdditions.iso or
Maybe you need VBoxGuestAdditions, to have graphics acceleration and is what you consider very slow .

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Well I just tried installing again on my HD instead of a USB and the install took about 30 minutes instead of the 4 hours it did yesterday. Slow for me was it took like 15 minutes to boot from the virtual hard disk, and clicking on my username to log in took like 3 minutes to show me the password field.

shinikitty gravatar imageshinikitty ( 2016-04-01 11:46:35 -0600 )edit

is very very slow , something is happening

sergiomb gravatar imagesergiomb ( 2016-04-01 19:11:26 -0600 )edit

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