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Does VirtualBox support basic networking in XP? I'm running a default vanilla XP Corp in it and can see my local workgroup but don't see my local shares listed. This is essential for what I'm doing right now and I can't seem to drag&drop to/from like in VMware. If it's currently not implemented that's fine. I can go back to VMware until it is. Just wondering, though. :hello:


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crap, i dont think it installs on xp x64, can anyone else confirm this?

edit: according to their site, "Support for Mac OS X and 64-bit operating systems is currently in the works."

Edited by ripken204, 19 January 2007 - 09:38 PM.


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not bad, but it doesnt seem to support shared networking, or am i wrong?

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See the Closed-source features there : http://virtualbox.org/wiki/Editions

Edited by Camarade_Tux, 20 January 2007 - 04:03 PM.


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I've had AutoPatcher fail (CRC error) in VirtualBox, anyone else had that happen?

MD5 checksums match too, so perhaps VirtualBox doesn't like it?

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Does anyone know how to make a link to start a VM directly? I'd rather not have two windows open when I want to just run my single VM.

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not a direct solution but fyi you can close the first window or what i am calling the "vm mananger" and just leave the running VM window open.

unrelated but figured it might help someone currently the only way I know of to get files into the vm is by creating an iso file and mounting it or through a shared network folder but you must connect by ip ex "\\192.168.0.4"
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Yea Dig - I know I can do that, but I'd prefer to have a single shortcut to open just the VM.

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just checking because I was afraid to close the window at first :P

found a solution using VBoxManage make a shortcut to it like follows:
"\Program Files\InnoTek VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe" startvm XP_PRO_SP2

I named my vm "XP_PRO_SP2" btw its case sensitive.

Have a look at the VirtualBox User Manual:

Chapter 6. Alternative VirtualBox frontends

Due to VirtualBox clean, modular design, it is relatively painless to create an alternative frontend to
the complex virtualization engine that is the core of VirtualBox. If VirtualBox, the graphical user
interface described in Chapter 3, Starting out with VirtualBox,does not suit your needs, VirtualBox
comes with several alternative frontends for certain scenarios. These are:

1. VBoxManage, which allows you to control all aspects of VirtualBox from the command line --
including those that the VirtualBox graphical user interface does not expose. This is described
in the following chapter.

2. VBoxSDL, an alternative graphical front end based on SDL. This is described in Section 6.2,
“VBoxSDL, the full-screen interface”.

3. VBoxVRDP, another frontend that produces no visible output on the host at all, but merely acts
as a VRDP server; see Section 6.3, “VBoxVRDP, the headless VRDP server”.


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Isn't Virtual PC Free anyway?

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@Digerati - Thanks for that info. I'll have a deeper look into their possibilities. :)

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FrozenBlade- Yes Virtual PC is free, but it can be bloatware at times. also some people like to use more than 1 VM to test their ISO files before burning them to disk.

Also Virtual PC can be a bit complex for people who have never used a VM before (must add Additiona components to allow mouse to escape VM window withjout having to remeber the escape key)

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(must add Additiona components to allow mouse to escape VM window withjout having to remeber the escape key)


Yes ;), though rather faint, you can sometimes hear the screams of the poor cursor, hopelessly trapped inside the VM window..... :whistle:

....the horror of it all.... :w00t:

...how cruel were the Connectix/Microsoft guys.... :no:

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Also Virtual PC can be a bit complex for people who have never used a VM before (must add Additiona components to allow mouse to escape VM window withjout having to remeber the escape key)

Yes, or simply press right alt as they tell you to.

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Tarun -

without having to remeber the escape key)

was stated above. It doesnt have to be the right ALT key, this can be changed

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It doesnt have to be the right ALT key, this can be changed

Yes, the same thing can happen with your login password on most system.

The point I was trying to make is that there is no actual need to change the default key, and if you go on and change it and your memory is so bad that you cannot remember it, you can stick a Post-it™ near your screen with the "new" key written on it or just try the few keys that can be assigned the function.

All in all, I don't see this as a major problem or as a reason to prefer another VM to Virtual PC (size of install, speed and compatibility with different booting methods appear to me as a more accurate comparison area).

:blink:

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Bsplayer pro,ghost 8.3 (dos) not working.Bs player closing like debugger active.Kaspersky antivirus 6 freezing machine,
Virtualbox very high speed but sometimes locking keyboard.But i'm still using
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Great App thnx :yes:

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I find VPC very easy to use :S VMWare looks more confusing to me.

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its nice
i did an howto to get it install on linux
the one they got is nice
but i found it was a tab eeek

but its looks and feels like VMware to me
about 10 mins quicker to install than VMware workstation on windows n linux
and a heap quicker to download

running speed : i found was about the same : but im not sure on the network speed yet i haven't had time to test it due to my linux box is without an monitor at the time .. :)

but its an nice program :)

link to my howto for linux install of it on centos / fc / suse
about 4 pages :) about 1.2 mb of pics in total of them pages :)
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1.3.4 is now available.

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Can you drag and drop files between host and guest yet?
This would be a good area to add a signature

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"Over 800 improvements"! :thumbup

Little warning: when I installed this it locked up my mouse and I had to restart.
Also drag and drop between host and guest is not supported yet, I tried.
Performance is much better than VMWare 5.5.3.34685

VirtualBox 1.3.4 (released 2007-02-12)

* General: fixed unresolved symbol issue on Windows 2000 hosts
* General: added warnings at VirtualBox startup when there is no valid Linux kernel module
* General: fixed problem with unrecognized host CDROM/DVD drives on Linux
* General: fixed compatibility issue with SELinux
* GUI: improved USB user interface, easier filter definitions, menu to directly attach specific devices
* GUI: added VM settings options for VRDP
* GUI: fixed GDI handle leak on Windows hosts
* GUI: worked around issue in the Metacity window manager (GNOME) leading to unmovable VM windows
* GUI: show an information dialog before entering fullscreen mode about how to get back
* GUI: several fixes and improvements
* VMM: fixed occasional crashes when shutting down a Windows guest
* VMM: fixed crash while loading Xorg on openSUSE 10.2
* VMM: fixed problems with OpenBSD 3.9 and 4.0
* VMM: fixed crash while loading XFree86 in SUSE 9.1
* VMM: fixed Debian 3.1 (Sarge) installation problem (network failure)
* VMM: fixed crash during SUSE 10.2 installation
* VMM: fixed crash during Ubuntu 7.04 RC boot
* VMM: fixed crash during ThinClientOS (Linux 2.4.33) bootup
* ATA/IDE: pause VM when host disk is full and display message
* ATA/IDE: fixed incompatibility with OpenSolaris 10
* VDI containers: do not allocate blocks when guest only writes zeros to it (size optimization when zeroing freespace prior to compacting)
* CDROM/DVD: fixed media recognition by Linux guests
* Network: corrected reporting of physical interfaces (fixes Linux guest warnings)
* Network: fixed IRQ conflict causing occassional major slowdowns with XP guests
* Network: significantly improved send performance
* Audio: added mixer support to the AC'97 codec (master volume only)
* Audio: added support for ALSA on Linux (native, no OSS emulation)
* iSCSI: improved LUN handling
* iSCSI: fixed hang due to packet overflow
* iSCSI: pause VM on iSCSI connection loss
* Linux module: never fail unloading the module (blocks Ubuntu/Debian uninstall)
* Linux module: improved compatibility with NMI watchdog enabled
* Windows Additions: fixed hardware mouse pointer with Windows 2003 Server guests
* Linux Additions: compile everything from sources instead of using precompiled objects
* Linux Additions: better compatibility with older glibc versions
* Linux Additions: when uninstalling, only delete the files we put there during installation, don't remove the directory recursively to prevent unwanted data loss
* Linux Installer: added support for Slackware
* Linux Additions: added support for Linux 2.4.28 to 2.4.34
* RDP: fixed sporadic disconnects with MS RDP clients
* RDP: fixed race condition during resolution resize leading to rare crashes


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I wonder if AutoPatcher will work in this yet.

The AutoPatcher team has zero interest in even attempting to resolve the issue.

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I wonder if AutoPatcher will work in this yet.

The AutoPatcher team has zero interest in even attempting to resolve the issue.

I've had too many problems with autopatcher on real hardware before (and other annoyances I won't bother getting into), I've LONG given up on it. So problems on nearly experimental virtual hardware with a nearly non-existent user base...
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