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Ubuntu Core on VirtualBox

If you read the official Ubuntu Core docs, you’ll see that the recommended way to run Ubuntu Core virtually is with KVM. However, it’s probably even easier to use it in VirtualBox, and I’ve been getting some questions about that, so I wanted to devote a quick post to it. Prerequisites: A Linux machine (using Ubuntu 16.04 here). This guide will work on Windows as well, but the command invocations are a bit different and I don’t have a machine on which I can verify them before suggesting them....

November 21, 2016 · 2 min · Kyle
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VirtualBox: Internet Access With Host-Only Network

I ran into the need to access the internet from a VirtualBox VM via host-only networking. Of course, you’re saying “There’s a better way to do that!” And of course, I agree: with no other considerations, the best way to do this is to simply add another NIC to the VM configured as NAT instead of host-only. However, I’m trying to test out some new networking ideas for my OpenStack Network node, and it doesn’t have a NIC configured with NAT....

February 11, 2015 · 3 min · Kyle