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technology is awful #3177.1

Yesterday updating a VM ruined being able to connect to it reasonably from Windows Hyper-V.

VirtualBox was refusing to install Arch, because it couldn’t verify PGP signatures that seemed valid when checked by other machines. It was also refusing to install Ubuntu due to “damaged CD/DVD media.”

I got the smart idea to get the free VMWare Player, because VMWare is obviously the best company in this space. VMWare absolutely required me to disable Hyper-V before I could start a VM, but then the networking wouldn’t connect.

Don’t be shocked, but after disabling Hyper-V I was able to get an Arch and an Ubuntu VM working without issue under VirtualBox.

So I mean, I’m not surprised, but the solution ended up being push Microsoft’s nonsense out of the way.

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