Posts Tagged ‘virtualization’

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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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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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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MythTV Frontend for Windows with Live TV!

MythTV Frontend for Windows with Live TV!

Update: read this post for using XBMC as MythTV frontend. You have setup a MythTV backend server with Ubuntu as the background or say Fedora, but to be able to watch live TV from all possible frontends you need to install Ubuntu or Fedora on all the machines, either as sole OS or via...

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Install Ubuntu inside Windows with VMware or Virtual Box

Install Ubuntu inside Windows with VMware or Virtual Box

This is probably the easiest and best way to get your hands dirty with linux without having to disturb your windows installation, and this has been made possible by the multi-core cpus that are now so ubiquitous. First, ahead download and install either VMware Player 3 or Sun VirtualBox, both of which are free...

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Features of Free VMware Player 3

VMware Player is a great and easy way to run multiple operating systems at the same time on your PC. Run Windows inside Linux or Linux inside Windows simultaneously without having to partition or multi-boot. The new VMware Player 3 is really good. The great new features are: 1. You can create new virtual...

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