> Is there a "complete" virtualization product? I doubt it
Likely not, but my point was that VPC2007 is *intentionally* incomplete, if
Microsoft is unwilling to accept bug reports concerning OSes that they do not
I don't honestly know, but I would guess that, by now, lots of people have
run Linux 2.6.24 successfully inside of QEMU and VMware.
But the developers and distributors are generally willing to accept bug
reports, and fix the bugs.
Unless this breakage is caused by a Debian-specific kernel patch, then any
distro that ships Linux 2.6.24 will break similarly.
Granted, nothing is perfect.
The bug is a show-stopper for me.
There are likely many reasons why Microsoft does not officially support
Linux "in general". Politics aside, it is a moving target which they cannot
control, and there are many variations.
However, they must realize that many people want to run Linux and other OSes
that are not officially supported. If MS wants people to standardize on VPC,
they should strive to make it as universal as possible. To facilitate this,
they should accept bug reports concerning non-supported OSes, and make at
least some effort to resolve them.
I am about to drop VPC2007 because it is currently not working for me, and
from what I have been told today, it seems that MS is not at all interested
in resolving my problem.
Sure, there are hundreds of entries in that list, but from VPC's point of
view, most Linux distros of similar vintage are very much the same.
No, it works fine on physical hardware.
Nothing extraordinary. I installed the latest kernel package and attempted
to boot it.