Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by Az7, May 19, 2010.
Can't remember at the moment but can this be installed right over a previous installation??
Yes you can.
But this time you won't see SUN VirtualBOX...Now it is Oracle VM
Still no drag n drop feature.
And there is probably never going to be one. It's considered to be too difficult or insecure (or both, I forget) to implement with minimal benefits. That's the excuse they seem to have.
If you ask me however they are just lazy slobs that can't be bothered to add features that the users want and to clean their product of bugs.
Yep i bet they're lazy. I mean, look at the release dates, changelogs with zero fixes. And they never add any features... bastards
No need to be sarcastic. VirtualBox has had plenty of bugs that have either been fixed very late or haven't been fixed at all. A lot of people want drag and drop functionality but they have lame excuses not to do it.
The USB support on Windows XP host and guest is still buggy as hell and the shared folders aren't far behind. I have to spend some time turning the virtual machine on and off and keep repluging the USB device in order for the program to actually detect it correctly. I also keep getting errors that there is no access to a specified folder while I browse my shared folders. I have to close the opened folder and reopen the shared resource. Not to mention that for some reason copy/paste doesn't work here, and I have to use drag and drop via rightclick in order to copy the needed files/folders.
These are quite common bugs that are also quite major. It's not some obscure crash that occurs once in a full moon and only applies to Mac or Solaris systems.
I'm no rocket scientist but I still think that common and major bugs that occur on an operating system that is very widely spread should be of higher priority than more minor bugs that apply to a lot more obscure operating systems.
Instead of adding more features they should try to make the program stable first, and then continie with the adding of (mostly useless) stuff.
I dont really have any issues with virtualbox so i see no problem with them inplementing features. they have added some good features.
I have found it best to uninstall old version first.
Running flawlessly here (as usual)
My last install (v3.1.6) was to C:\Program Files\Sun\VirtualBox but now it wants to install to C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox. Will the upgrade install rename/remove the files at the old location?
I was running 3.1.8 and after installing 3.2 over it the folders and files at "c:\program files\sun" are gone.
If you got snapshot then problem upgrade the guest editions. Best to clean re install. Ok?
multi monitor support is great...
So, in order to upgrade...........
save the snapshots...........
reload snapshots (even if paths are changed?)
Thanks in advance
Aren't they in Documents and Settings somewhere? If they are, then i don't think you have to do anything, unless it tells you they're not compatible with the new version.
However, i haven't used it in Windows for a while. Someone please confirm this.
Pedro where are they located in debian?
They're at /home/username/.Virtualbox
update: I installed v3.2.0 to the new location "over" the old install (v3.1.6). It deleted/moved all the files from Program Files\Sun\VirtualBox to Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox automatically, except for two python scripts - (I assume they had become obselete? In any case, I deleted the scripts and the Program Files\Sun folder manually. VirtualBox is working fine.
3.2.2 out! Enjoy! http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
3.2.4 has been released.
This is just a maintenance release,no new functionality.Overall development is quite active though.
VirtualBox 3.2.8 (released 2010-08-06)
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