I want to create a VirtualBox VM for Fedora to run on an Ubuntu system.
I am trying to debug a TLS problem with connectivity to an API server I need to connect to. This connectivity is made through a Python-2.7 library that calls the
requests library. This connectivity has failed on two different versions of Ubuntu. I want to see if it would work on Fedora - on the other hand, this test wouldn't prove anything if the guest Fedora VM is relying on the host's ssl code. I just don't know. Am I wasting my time on this?
Be that at may, I can't even get a bootable USB drive for Fedora. I downloaded
Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-28-1.1.iso and then burnt it to the USB stick (after formatting) with the command
sudo dd if=~/Downloads/Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-28-1.1.iso of=/dev/sdb1
This supposedly succeeded, but when I tried to build a VM booting from this, the screen started to show but soon developed into graphical mush. I also tried to boot from the USB stick. I restarted the computer, pressed F12, chose the USB stick. The computer spun for a few seconds, then gave up and returned me to the choose boot device screen.
So two questions:
- Will a python app using requests library use the Fedora guest's networking code or the Ubuntu host's?
- Why won't Fedora boot off the USB stick?
Update: Issue 2 is answered. The dd command was wrong. Still not sure about Issue 1. I am going to open another issue about the installation into the virtual machine.