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Old 10-04-2009, 11:01 PM   #1
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Want to set up Virtual Machine on either Kubuntu 9.04 or Suse 11.1


Have read these forums many times and finally joined LQ.org. I have been using Linux for about a year now, have two machines that are Dual-Boot, one is xp/suse 11.1 and the other is XP/Kubuntu 9.04 kde 3.XXX. I am wanting to set up a safe learning environment that I learn more about linux without destroying the distro's I have running now. I have really screwed up before and although a learning experience I'd like to avoid that mistake again. Both systems and Pentium 4, the Suse system does have a Nvidia card added on, the other system is stock. I am looking forward to trying a virtual system but don't know which one to try and on which machine?? Some advice along these lines is much appreciated.
 
Old 10-05-2009, 05:56 PM   #2
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Have read these forums many times and finally joined LQ.org. I have been using Linux for about a year now, have two machines that are Dual-Boot, one is xp/suse 11.1 and the other is XP/Kubuntu 9.04 kde 3.XXX. I am wanting to set up a safe learning environment that I learn more about linux without destroying the distro's I have running now. I have really screwed up before and although a learning experience I'd like to avoid that mistake again. Both systems and Pentium 4, the Suse system does have a Nvidia card added on, the other system is stock. I am looking forward to trying a virtual system but don't know which one to try and on which machine?? Some advice along these lines is much appreciated.
I've been using the free version of VirtualBox for a while now, it seems stable and it is easy to set up. I can recommend it over VMWare.

VirtualBox

Try to avoid letting them sell you the professional version. The free version is perfectly adequate.
 
Old 10-05-2009, 06:00 PM   #3
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Virtualbox ... in either system.
 
Old 10-05-2009, 11:52 PM   #4
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Thanks for the quick reply's. Going to dl VB and try installing it. Appreciate the insight. I'm sure I'll be back as I start this voyage.
 
Old 10-06-2009, 07:30 PM   #5
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Ok I've dl Vbox for Ubuntu and installed it with "sudo Apt-get install virtualbox 3.0" It looks like it has set up a "users group" is that just on my local machine or have I dl'd the wrong version (not free)? Also as previous mentioned, if I install vbox on the Suse 11.0 machine do I therefore need to install the Nvidia drivers in vbox? Sometimes my learning curve is a hill, I know but they'll never stop me. Thanks in advance for you advice and patience.
 
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Ok I've dl Vbox for Ubuntu and installed it with "sudo Apt-get install virtualbox 3.0" It looks like it has set up a "users group" is that just on my local machine or have I dl'd the wrong version (not free)? Also as previous mentioned, if I install vbox on the Suse 11.0 machine do I therefore need to install the Nvidia drivers in vbox? Sometimes my learning curve is a hill, I know but they'll never stop me. Thanks in advance for you advice and patience.
The VirtualBox installation creates a vboxusers group, and all users of VirtualBox need to belong to it. This is just a security measure.

You don't want to install any video drivers in the client OS, but you do want to install the VB guest software once the guest OS is running -- go to menu item "Devices ... Install Guest Additions". This gives you a number of nice features.
 
  


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