Restore Virtual Machines using VirtualBox

Save your VirtualBox virtual machine to a .OVA file. It will be easy to restore back.

VMware Player

You can use VMware Player to simulate and run virtual machines on your computer. You can download it from here http://www.vmware.com/download/player/. You can also get virtual appliances (machines) from VMware at this link http://www.vmware.com/appliances. Depending on what kind of appliance you need, you can download, install it and run it off your desktop. This is . . . → Read More: VMware Player

Installation error VBOXGuestAdditions in VirtualBox Fedora 12/13

# cat /var/log/messages Use above to look for reason for error messages.

# yum install kernel-devel kernel-headers gcc dkms # export KERN_DIR = /usr/src/kernel/

dkms is needed if you get the modprobe error for guest Now install VboxLinuxAdditions

If in spite of all the above it still does not work, then you may have a . . . → Read More: Installation error VBOXGuestAdditions in VirtualBox Fedora 12/13

Convert to virtual machines

http://www.sysprobs.com/physical-virtual-virtualbox-virtualbox-p2v convert cloned image to virtualbox for reading. http://serverfault.com/questions/33603/creating-a-virtual-machine-in-virtualbox-from-a-physical-one

Use 2 network adaptors with Linux from 2 broadband service providers

You can use 2 network adaptors with Linux for using 2 ADSL connections. The first one, you can connect and use with the host operating system. After this is established and working, start your VirtualBox guest OS and choose the network adaptor as the other ADSL connection. It could be a different ISP. This should . . . → Read More: Use 2 network adaptors with Linux from 2 broadband service providers

VirtualBox restoration from Appliance file (*.OVF) reboots on and on

Virtualbox reboots on and on and on. To solve, do following: If you are seeing this problem repeatedly you can manually disable these drivers (with no negative side effect) by going to the following location in the registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet?\Services\Processor Or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet?\Services\Intelppm

And changing the ‘Start’ value to ‘4’.

Next is to disable . . . → Read More: VirtualBox restoration from Appliance file (*.OVF) reboots on and on

Blue Screen in Windows XP Virtual Machine in VirtualBox

This is due to the Guest Additions in the Guest OS being of older version. Install the new versions and then this problem should go away.

OVFTool and Virtualbox Export VMDK / OVF

This is an Open Virtual Format tool that allows you to export virtual machines as packages. Converts VMS from VMS to OVMFs. Virtualbox now has a feature to create an OVF i.e. export the installed virtual machine to OVF file. You get 2 files: *.vmdk and *.ovf. Use these to import the systems on the . . . → Read More: OVFTool and Virtualbox Export VMDK / OVF

Install VirtualBox Guest Additions (VBoxGuestAdditions)

Mount VirtualBoxGuestAdditions.iso as a loopback device. Install kernel-devel, kernel-headers # mount -o loop disk1.iso /mntdisk

You can also directly select Install Guest Additions from the Virtual Machine menu.

Coexist Linux on Windows

http://www.colinux.org I would still use VirtualBox. Easier to play with and use.

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