PDA

View Full Version : Virtual Box for Windows.Anyone tried this program



Neil McC
29-04-2008, 06:40 PM
and how does it compare with Virtual PC? Want to try running Ubuntu on my XP Pro but it throws a wobbly on Virtual XP which is on Virtual PC. Virtual Box is meant to run Linux on Windows.Just wondered if someone here had tried it.

somebody
29-04-2008, 06:44 PM
Yes. Virtualbox doesn't like Vista, and is VERY crashy.

I've run Linux on Windows usinv Virtual PC 2007, and it's been fine. Setting up Ubuntu requires a bit of tinkering, as the default graphics settings wrecks havoc.

johnd
29-04-2008, 09:47 PM
I'm running VirtualBox on PCLinuxOS with Ubuntu installed - goes fine except the install of Ubuntu was a bit slow.

vitalstatistix
29-04-2008, 09:52 PM
You could probably try VMware or Parallels and see how they go. I think they do demo versions.

Neil McC
29-04-2008, 11:18 PM
Yes. Virtualbox doesn't like Vista, and is VERY crashy.

I've run Linux on Windows usinv Virtual PC 2007, and it's been fine. Setting up Ubuntu requires a bit of tinkering, as the default graphics settings wrecks havoc.

I'll have another go then and report back .Thanks.

somebody
29-04-2008, 11:25 PM
I'll have another go then and report back .Thanks.

The exact process is a bit complicated. Try this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToConfigureUbuntuForMicrosoftVirtualPC2004

Neil McC
29-04-2008, 11:31 PM
Thanks somebody.
Just had another at installing Ubuntu 8.04 into VPC and it keeps coming up with "An unrecoverable processor error has been encountered.The virtual machine will now reset".
And trying just to check the cd etc does the same. I actually have the iso on hd. And have checked that the hash is correct.
Think it would go better in VMWare?

Neil McC
30-04-2008, 12:04 AM
Well, just found this, so will try it tomorrow.
http://arcanecode.wordpress.com/2008/04/24/installing-ubuntu-804-under-microsoft-virtual-pc-2007/
:thanks

mejobloggs
02-05-2008, 11:17 AM
I run virtualbox on Vista. I have a XP virtual machine, and an Ubuntu one.

Runs good as, really easy to set up

somebody
02-05-2008, 05:09 PM
I run virtualbox on Vista. I have a XP virtual machine, and an Ubuntu one.

Runs good as, really easy to set up

What happens if you run it in "Seamless" mode? I found it to be very unstable when I did that, running XP on top of Vista Ultimate.