Posts Tagged ‘VirtualBox’

Enable Gnome-shell 3D Desktop Effects in Virtualized Fedora 16

Enable Gnome-shell 3D Desktop Effects in Virtualized Fedora 16

Due to a bug Gnome3 doesn’t load by default and only the failsafe Gnome 2 loads everything. However to enable Gnome3 or the Gnome shell with 3D effects in Fedora 16 guest installed using Virtualbox, you need to do the following: 1. After installing Fedora 16 Verne, install the  guest additions as described here....

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VirtualBox Guest Addition Installation Fedora 16 Verne

VirtualBox Guest Addition Installation Fedora 16 Verne

If you installed / virtualized Fedora 16 using VirtualBox then you need to install the following packages before installing the guest additions for Fedora 16 guest OS. Installation of guest additions is a must to get 3D video acceleration required to enable Gnome 3 that is shipped with Fedora Verne. 1. Install kernel headers...

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Remote Access to VirtualBox Guest OS Via RDP

Remote Access to VirtualBox Guest OS Via RDP

VirtualBox has a built in RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) Server which allows one to access the virtual machines remotely. Here is how to get this working (I am assuming you have VirtualBox installed and Virtual Machine created): 1. Download and install VirtualBox 4.0.8 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack. 2. Enable Remote Display setting by...

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VirtualBox Guest Addition Installation Fedora 15 Lovelock

VirtualBox Guest Addition Installation Fedora 15 Lovelock

If you installed / virtualized Fedora 15 using VirtualBox then you need to install the following packages before installing the guest additions for Fedora 15 guest OS. Installation of guest additions is a must to get 3D video acceleration required to enable Gnome 3 that is shipped with Fedora Lovelock. 1. Install kernel headers...

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Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Guest

Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Guest

VirtualBox 4.0.4 is not fully compatible for Ubuntu 11.04 Natty as guest OS. The problem is in compiling the guest additions, which fails and therefore one can’t get 3D acceleration support for the guest OS. Solution lies in two steps: 1. You need to upgrade your VirtualBox installation in the Host OS (Windows host...

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Update / install Virtualbox 4.0.8 on Ubuntu 11.04 or 10.10

Update / install Virtualbox 4.0.8 on Ubuntu 11.04 or 10.10

VirtualBox 4.0.8 was released on May 16, 2011. If you are still stuck with old version of VirtualBox or if you want to install it for the first time, I would suggest you upgrade or install the latest version by adding the Virtual box repository. VirtualBox 4.0.8 comes with some critical fixes, especially for...

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TurnKey: Ready to Use Specialized Virtual Appliances

TurnKey: Ready to Use Specialized Virtual Appliances

If you are a Web 2.0+ user you might want to host a WordPress blog or may be a Joomla or Drupal powered Website or build a NAS server, or may be a torrent server interests you. If you have needs like these and you are looking for a no nonsense off-shelf solution, then...

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Install or Update Virtualbox 4.0 on Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10

Install or Update Virtualbox 4.0 on Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10

VirtualBox 4.0 was released on December 22, 2010. If you are still stuck with old version of VirtualBox or if yor are going to install it for the first time, I would suggest you upgrade or install the latest version as per your case. VirtualBox 4.0 comes with a bunch of new features which...

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Build / Install VirtualBox (vbox) Guest Additions in Fedora 14

Build / Install VirtualBox (vbox) Guest Additions in Fedora 14

Installing the guest additions for Linux guests can be a hassle for VirtualBox. The steps involved for Fedora 14 Laughlin is as follows (this installation used Fedora 14 Live CD and VirtualBox 3.2.10) 1. Install kernel headers for the kernel you are running with, as a super user (root) do the following yum install...

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VirtualBox Remote Display Using RDP Protocol

VirtualBox Remote Display Using RDP Protocol

Getting your Virtual Machine Ready for Connection VirtualBox is the state-of-art cross platform Virtualization software which makes life easier by allowing you to run several operating systems simultaneously. Among its other outstanding features is the capability to let you view / access / control your virtual machines remotely. To enable this feature all you...

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Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04: Dual Boot vs Wubi vs Virtualization

Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04: Dual Boot vs Wubi vs Virtualization

It can be a big question for some, “to Wubi or not to Wubi” ? So what is Wubi? It is an officially supported Ubuntu installer for Windows users that can bring you to the Linux world with a single click. Do you really want to install Ubuntu inside Windows? Let me list out...

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How To Install Jolicloud on VirtualBox

How To Install Jolicloud on VirtualBox

Jolicloud is a cloud based OS (sweet combination of Chrome OS concept and Ubuntu distro) and as per the developers “Jolicloud is not a traditional OS. It was build for netbook users to leverage the Cloud and make their life easier”. Well, I don’t have a netbook but the prospects of cloud computing look...

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Build / Install VirtualBox (vbox) Guest Additions For Ubuntu Lucid / Fedora 13

Build / Install VirtualBox (vbox) Guest Additions For Ubuntu Lucid / Fedora 13

Installing the guest additions for Linux guests can be a hassle for VirtualBox. The steps involved are the following For Fedora 13 Goddard: This installation used Fedora 13 Live CD and VirtualBox 3.2. 1. Install kernel headers for the kernel you are running with, as a super user (root) do the following yum install...

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Clone VirtualBox Virtual Hard Drive (.vdi file)

Clone VirtualBox Virtual Hard Drive (.vdi file)

If you want to make a copy of your existing virtual box virtual hard drive (.vdi) file, you cannot just make a copy and expect VirtualBox to add it via the Virtual Media Manager. If you try doing so, it is going to throw and error saying that the UUID of the drive being...

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Install Hackintosh (Mac OS X Snow Leopard) Using VirtualBox on Windows or Ubuntu

Install Hackintosh (Mac OS X Snow Leopard) Using VirtualBox on Windows or Ubuntu

If you have been intrigued by the hype surrounding Snow Leopard but could afford buying a Mac to check it out. Here is you chance to do it, that too without having to mess with your existing system as we are going to install it using VirtualBox which now with its v 3.2 offers...

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Install VirtualBox 3.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

Install VirtualBox 3.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

VirtualBox 3.2 offers major improvements over the older 3.1 version. Key highlights include native support for Mac OS X server guests, support for latest Intel hardware including core i7, i5, i3 etc and in general improved overall performance. For details look here. You would have already noticed that it doesn’t get updated to the...

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