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Old 03-23-2011, 08:28 AM   #1
tronayne
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Need to Install Slackware 32-bit 13.1 in VirtualBox -- Where to Write the Boot?


I need to evaluate PostBooks, an accounting packages that's 32-bit only, needs PostgreSQL and I only have Slackware 64-bit boxes available, I don't really want to install multilib, so I'm thinking VirtualBox for a quick and dirty (got the DVD, got 32-bit, got PostgreSQL, what the heck).

Then I got to wondering -- before I screw something up, do you write to the virtual drive MBR or is there a better way?
 
Old 03-23-2011, 08:34 AM   #2
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It will write to the virtual drive mbr. That's all vbox allows it access to. Once you get a virtual machine up and running, you can share other system resources - network, optical drives, shared folders.....
 
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:46 AM   #3
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Hey, thanks -- I kind of figured that but the only thing I've ever installed in VirtualBox is winders (O! What joy!) and I didn't what to assume and have to doit toit three or four times. Better to ask a dumb question than have computer parts flying all over the room.
 
  


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