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Old 02-11-2008, 02:55 PM   #1
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Does 'Virtual Box Guide' Show Installation of XP or Ubuntu?


Does the following link to the 'Guide on Installing Virtual Box' show XP or Ubuntu being installed as guest? I'm not sure if the screenshots show Ubuntu is being installed as a guest or host. I got Ubuntu 7.10 and I want to use it as host and I want to use XP as guest. Can someone please tell me before I install Virtual Box. Again, I want Ubuntu as Host and Xp as Guest... Thanks!!!

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Vi...6676368ca69977
 
Old 02-11-2008, 03:09 PM   #2
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The text describes how to install and configure VirtualBox on Ubuntu 7.04. The screen shots show VirtualBox being used on Ubuntu 7.04 to install Ubuntu 6.06 in the virtualized environment. You could just as easily install winxp in VirtualBox instead.
 
Old 02-11-2008, 04:15 PM   #3
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Hi, keep in mind that the OSE versions do not have usb support.

And I've found that it works quite well.

Mandriva host, winxpsp2 guest
 
Old 02-12-2008, 11:14 AM   #4
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GlennsPref and kilgoretrout thank you for replying. GlennsPref, you mentioned that OSE doesn't offer USB support. Do you mean to say that under OSE, XP as guest won't be able to detect any devices via USB? If that's the case, I'd rather use closed source. What do you think I should use? What are the riska/advantages of using CSE versus OSE? Thanks!
 
Old 02-12-2008, 05:47 PM   #5
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In the eula, it states that OSE is for enterprise, and does not have all the functions of CSE.

CSE is free for personal use. and has support for usb.

I use mandriva, not ubunto, so I can't help there.

Cheers, Glenn

ps. the virtualbox.org site has a wiki and forum, where if you have time the developers and members may be able to give you more detailed advice.

There is also a large vbox community within the ubunto forums, I've read.
 
Old 02-13-2008, 04:02 PM   #6
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Hey Glenn, thanks man! I'll take a look at the forum covering vbox. take care!
 
Old 02-13-2008, 06:24 PM   #7
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Wink

Perhaps one more hint, All the rpm/deb files are, to the best of my knowledge, OSE.

The CSE (closed source edition) packages are .run files.
For i386/i586/i686
(http://195.34.175.98/download/1.5.4/..._Linux_x86.run)

You will need to have kernel-source installed for vbox to compile the modules, vboxdrv and vboxnet. see prerequisites/deps here, http://virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux%20build%20instructions

Cheers, see you 'round the posts.
Glenn

ps. The link you mentioned is installing Dapper on Gutsy. Your winxp will be very similar, you won't need your Motherboard, display and sound drivers because they are replaced with vbox virtual drivers, which you'll find in an ISO (/opt/VirtualBox-1.5.4/additions/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso, on my system) to be installed after winxp(and sp2) install is finished and rebooted.

Last edited by GlennsPref; 02-13-2008 at 06:44 PM. Reason: clarity
 
Old 02-13-2008, 10:07 PM   #8
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Glenn, take a look at this. Someone suggested the following way to installing Vbox. Please, tell me what you think because now I'm really confused as to what to do. I want to be sure of what I'm doing before I proceed. Please read the following:

To install the closed source version, add this line to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://www.virtualbox.org/debian gutsy non-free

In a terminal enter: wget -q http://www.virtualbox.org/debian/innotek.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

In synaptic, reload the package list, and search for virtualbox. Install it. Add your user to the vboxusers group as instructed on the wiki.


... Glenn, is this the same way of installing CSE as your way? Please let me know... Thank you !!
 
Old 02-13-2008, 10:30 PM   #9
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No.

This bit is true for my install.....

Add your user to the vboxusers group as instructed on the wiki.

I downloaded the file from vbox, as described in my last post, except I have a 64bit system (x86_64, not x86).

After I downloaded the file I changed to the directory and executed the .run script like this....

sh ./VirtualBox_1.5.4_Linux_amd64.run

add --help to the end of that line to see more options.

The file may need to be made executable first, check the permissions.

The manual within the file is current, 1.5.4 CSE.

As for ubunto, I don't know why you need to do all of that.

wget is a download manager for the command line,

and the synaptic (package manager) line is about adding vbox/inotec to your repo list.

(just how often do you think you will upgrade the package,) you certainly don't want auto-updates of a product like this, do you? I don't.

The .deb files are not CSE AFAIK but OSE. But, I conceed, that I have only tried the rpm packages and they were all OSE.

Only the .run files are CSE(with usb and remote desktop)

Hope this helps, it is difficult to explain, but only because of the different OS's (mandy, ubunto)

And as I said, The .deb files may well be CSE, I installed/uninstalled 3 (times) different ver.rpm to realise the CSE ver was not .rpm, then I had some better ideas about where I wanted the virtual drives and reinstalled 2 more times, till I was happy. And it all works.

Cheers, Glenn

Ps. I have just had another look at the link you gave for the .deb packages, and it does say "Non-Free", so I may be wrong about that.

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