- May 29, 2011
Squares? You mean cubes, at least. And the paths that can lead to pain are many. That's why I've carefully documented both the pitfalls and ways to be successful in these threads, but they are not a beginner's guide to virtualization. Just like most people don't belong messing around under the hood of a car: I can discuss how to hack in a turbocharger, but that does not mean that my discussion is suitable for the average car driver to do the mod. It's intended for other people who routinely work under the hood of a car and feel comfortable disassembling and putting back together an engine. Those people will find the guidance I've given useful, probably even obvious in hindsight once they hear the reasoning. Those people are likely to install the turbocharger and have it work great. And if it doesn't, they understand that it's their own fscking fault. But when some guy who has never even changed a car battery out gets in there and tries to install a turbocharger, then there's some/lots/total risk...This +1. The point we are trying to make is that while there may be a guide for setting it up, there is not a guide for resolving problems that may crop up later. Adding a hypervisor squares the solution space. While it is definitely navigable, you (@messerchmidt, not @pirateghost) must have the tools to find your way back to a working setup without data loss.