Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by Pedro, Jun 6, 2008.
Thanks Pedro for the heads up.
VB is always been my favorite. Keeps getting better & better.
Shall look into these,maybe a decent free alternative to the paid VM.
BTW are there any using both ? What are the advantages of VM ?
i will try this hopefully this time it will work will my network card.
I don't understand, Virtual Box does not need to work with your network card does it? It just creates a network with your computer as a gateway doesn't it?
Yeh i use both mainly because i find certain distros of linux work better with VB than they do with VMWARE. I'm no linux guru so i'll use whichever one is the easiest lol.
For basic virtualisation needs VB is just as good as VMWARE imo. However for advanced needs VMWARE is currently far better.
It needs to be able to work with the host network card in order to have network access inside the guest. How it works depends on how you set it up. However i've used VB on a number of systems and never had any network problems. Perhaps lodore has his system setup in a unique way?
It never uses the host network card right? The host operating system controls that.
Are you referring to some of the enterprise features?
well when i right clicked on the properties of the virtual machine it didnt allow me to select any network card. hence my virtual machine had no internet access.
Well naturally it has to use the host network card in order to have network access. How VB uses it depends on how you have the VM setup.
I was referring to the workstation features, its has more advanced features than the current release of VB. To quote another wilders member, vmware workstation is like the rolls royce of virtualisation.
Forgot to post.
VirtualBox 1.6.6 (released 2008-08-26)
I wish they had auto-install over older versions - or at least a removal script prior to a new installation, similar to VMware Server.
Last time I updated, 1.6.2 to 1.6.4, it caused all sorts of havoc with my audio subsystems on my guests.
I went from having sounds to having "Clicks"
Did you try to update the guest additions? It may have something to do with that.
apt-get upgrade , or aptitude, or click click
Appears to be version 2 now.
Indeed, thank you huangker.
Perhaps it would be better for a new thread to get the attention? It's a major update after all.
Anyone if or when VB will extend their host support to beyond Windows, Linux and Mac? I'm dying to try the BSDs.
VirtualBox 2.0.2 (released 2008-09-12)
VirtualBox 2.0.4 (released 2008-10-24)
three of the problems i was having have been fixed. windows 2000 guest shutdown issue,memory leak of virtualbox on vista and gui startup delay.
Thank you lodore.
VirtualBox 2.0.6 (released 2008-11-21)
VirtualBox 2.1.2 (released 2009-01-21)
woot now supports windows 7 beta. plus no more random bsod's on my host
VirtualBox 2.1.4 (released 2009-02-16)
And i noticed this Sun Learning eXchange, which has among other things,
SW Webinar: Sun xVM VirtualBox Live! - Episode 1
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