virtualbox rules

Nothing much to say here, but with absolutely minimal pain and suffering, I have 64-bit linux virtual machines running on top of my 32-bit windows XP install. This pleases me.

The recipe:

  1. Compatible CPU with VT-x/AMD-V enabled in the BIOS
  2. Innotek/Oracle/Sun VirtualBox (a current version) with hardware virtualization enabled
  3. Profit!

The one downside to this? 64-bit VM’s running on 32-bit host OS can’t see multiple cpu’s. Boo. Hoo. I’ll just run more VM’s!

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2 thoughts on “virtualbox rules”

  1. I’ve also had good luck with Virtual Box. I need to install Ubuntu Server with encrypted file systems. It is my habit to write a procedure on the project’s internal wiki before configuring the server. The Ubuntu procedures out there are for older versions, so I need so modify for current. Doing this on my Mac in a coffee shop beats the heck out of doing it on a scratch box. Thanks for the reminder!

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