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Now Oracle @oraclecloud are providing bare-metal @NVIDIA #GPUs through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for @foldingathome #beatthevirus #curethevirus

Now Oracle @oraclecloud are providing bare-metal @NVIDIA #GPUs through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure for @foldingathome #beatthevirus #curethevirus

and YOU can join in at home with Oracle VirtualBox and VMware Photon VM

Oracle VirtualBox™ & VMware Photon OS™

Oracle VirtualBox™ & VMware Photon OS™

None of the VMware Photon OS™ OVA work on virtual box

instead use the VMware Photon OS™ for @foldingathome

Boot it and change root password by typing E etc as per (how to change gnu/linux root password)

You could also try the ISO

Once you get PH working it has avery clean install

$ cat /etc/passwd
daemon:x:6:6:Daemon User:/dev/null:/bin/false
messagebus:x:18:18:D-Bus Message Daemon User:/var/run/dbus:/bin/false
systemd-bus-proxy:x:72:72:systemd Bus Proxy:/:/bin/false
systemd-journal-gateway:x:73:73:systemd Journal Gateway:/:/bin/false
systemd-journal-remote:x:74:74:systemd Journal Remote:/:/bin/false
systemd-journal-upload:x:75:75:systemd Journal Upload:/:/bin/false
systemd-network:x:76:76:systemd Network Management:/:/bin/false
systemd-resolve:x:77:77:systemd Resolver:/:/bin/false
systemd-timesync:x:78:78:systemd Time Synchronization:/:/bin/false
nobody:x:65534:65533:Unprivileged User:/dev/null:/bin/false
sshd:x:50:50:sshd PrivSep:/var/lib/sshd:/bin/false
fahclient:x:999:100:Folding@home Client:/var/lib/fahclient:/sbin/nologin

cdarra@vghetto-photonos [ / ]$ ls -l
total 44
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 May 10 2019 bin -> usr/bin
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Mar 22 23:04 boot
drwxr-xr-x 15 root root 3480 Mar 29 09:47 dev
drwxr-xr-x 42 root root 4096 Mar 29 09:55 etc
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 May 10 2019 home
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 May 10 2019 lib -> usr/lib
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 May 10 2019 lib64 -> usr/lib
drwx------ 2 root root 16384 Mar 22 22:38 lost+found
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 May 10 2019 media -> run/media
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Mar 22 22:38 mnt
dr-xr-xr-x 94 root root 0 Mar 29 09:47 proc
drwxr-x--- 5 root root 4096 Mar 29 09:55 root
drwxr-xr-x 17 root root 480 Mar 29 09:49 run
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 May 10 2019 sbin -> usr/sbin
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 May 10 2019 srv -> var/srv
dr-xr-xr-x 13 root root 0 Mar 29 09:47 sys
drwxrwxrwt 10 root root 200 Mar 29 09:56 tmp
drwxr-xr-x 10 root root 4096 Mar 22 22:38 usr
drwxr-xr-x 12 root root 4096 Mar 22 23:02 var

Startup screenshot



how to install @virtualbox #guest tools on @mx_linux gnu/linux #distro

to install @virtualbox #guest tools on @mx_linux gnu/linux #distro first remove the broken pre-installed virtualbox packages

# aptitude remove virtualbox-guest-x11
# aptitude remove virtualbox-guest-utils
# aptitude remove virtualbox-dkms
# aptitude remove virtualbox-guest-dkms

then reboot and mount virtualbox guest additions cd and run VBoxLinuxInstall

oracle virtualbox oracle linux 8 requires elfutils-libelf-devel

if you have oracle virtualbox and want to run a red hat 8, centos 8 or oracle linux 8 vm you will need to install kernel-devel and elfutils-libelf-devel before you run VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

# dnf install kernel-devel
# dnf install elfutils-libelf-devel

# ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.sh

see also

Oracle VirtualBox 6 VGA video support

Oracle VirtualBox 6 VGA video support

VirtualBox now lets you choose between 3 video cards graphics controllers

  • VBoxVGA – use this for legacy guest OSes
  • VBoxSVGA – use this for new VMs that use Linux or Windows 7 or later
  • VMSVGA – emulate a VMware SVGA graphics device

Oracle VirtualBox 6 BIOS EFI UEFI support

Oracle VirtualBox 6 BIOS EFI UEFI support

Oracle VM VirtualBox includes experimental support for the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI), which is a new industry standard intended to eventually replace the legacy BIOS as the primary interface for bootstrapping computers and certain system services later.

By default, Oracle VM VirtualBox uses the BIOS firmware for virtual machines. To use EFI for a given virtual machine, you can enable EFI in the machine’s Settings dialog. See Section 3.5.1, “Motherboard Tab”.

oracle virtualbox 6.0.4 now available

VirtualBox 6.0.4 (released January 28 2019)

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • Virtualization core: support Shanghai/Zhaoxin CPUs.
  • User interface: handle command line arguments to VirtualBox correctly (bugs #18206 and #18197)
  • User interface: improvements to machine manager window, virtual optical disk creator, storage selector window and log viewer window
  • User interface: various small fixes and improvements
  • Audio: implemented time scheduling for the AC’97 device emulation to keep audio and video in sync
  • Graphics: basic support for VMSVGA graphics device in virtual machines using EFI
  • Network: fix occasional NATNet crashes (bug #13899)
  • Network: worked around problems in certain PCnet drivers on old operating systems
  • Serial: fixed connecting to pseudo terminals on POSIX hosts (6.0.0 regression; bug #18319)
  • Linux hosts and guests: fix for building kernel modules against Linux 5.0. Thank you Kyle Laker

why not browse the code or contribute to @oracle @virtualbox #virtualbox #virtualisation #sysadmin #webdev

why not browse the code or contribute to @oracle @virtualbox #virtualbox #virtualisation #sysadmin #webdev

if you sign up you might even get a mention on oracle.com