I have been experimenting with an OpenSUSE Linux VM running in Virtual Box.
This is new to me, and I actually had some problems in making an 11.4 image, and compiling the shared folders helper for 11.3.
I have found these links as part of my work.
- How To Install Software From the Command Line in SUSE (Like APT in Debian)
- openSUSE:Build Service Tutorial
- man zypper
I need to document the Guest Additions problem and the 11.4 install problem, which I document on the forums in this thread.
opensolaris, virtualbox, GNOME & RAM 20 Nov 2009
Having been inspired at the Open Solaris usergroup in London on Wednesday, I installed an Open Solaris Virtual Box VM on my works laptop. I came across the guest additions bug in VB 3.0.10 and so upgraded to VB3.0.12 and chose the defaults for the VM. This includes setting the RAM at 768 Mb. (I think it checks how much RAM the host has and makes a recommendation based on that, I am running Windows Business 32 bit and can ‘see’ 3.45 Gb of RAM. ) Anyhow, it seems if the VM has under 1024 Mb of RAM the window manager won’t start. Simple enough to solve. See this thread at http://forums.virtualbox.org