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CRC error happens with Autopatcher 2k on VirtualPC 2007 for me too.. Time to try the latest version of Autopatcher just in case this was updated in the last few months.


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wow VirtualBox is better than Ms Virtual PC 2004 imo :thumbup its fast & it supports usb like vmware.
hoping for drag and drop support! :rolleyes:

Edited by slimzky, 18 February 2007 - 01:18 PM.

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wow VirtualBox is better than Ms Virtual PC 2004 imo :thumbup its fast & it supports usb like vmware.
hoping for drag and drop support! :rolleyes:


Only thing I miss is com port support.. I tried to use a USB/Serial adapter through VirtualBox.. That was a no go.. USB Pen drive worked though..


Virtual PC 2007's direct access to the com port from the host works. :thumbup

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Hmm.. I know what was triggering CRC errors for me in VirtualPC 2007 (well, at least turning this off did the trick)..

Hardware Virtualization.. Turned it off for a boot.. Ran Autopatcher fine. Just going to re-enable it when I am done. :)

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hi! i've tried this recently & it's good! perhaps i won't even be enticed to use the freely offered VPC2007! it just takes a while to get used to this as i'm a VMWare user ;) btw, there is a new release:

New Feb 20, 2007
VirtualBox 1.3.6 released!
InnoTek today has released an important update to VirtualBox featuring numerous improvements.


Edited by Kiki Burgh, 24 February 2007 - 01:30 PM.

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Thanks for the heads up! :)

VirtualBox 1.3.6 (released 2007-02-20)

* Windows installer: perform installation for all users instead of just the current user (old behavior still available)
* Linux installer: fixed license display to not block installation
* Linux installer: added RPM for openSUSE 10.2
* GUI: fixed problems with several keyboard layouts on Linux hosts
* GUI: added online help on Linux hosts (using kchmviewer)
* GUI: fixed handle leak on Windows hosts
* Graphics: increased VRAM limit to 128MB
* BIOS: fixed CD/DVD-ROM detection in Windows Vista guests
* VMM: fixed incompatibility with OpenBSD 4.0
* VDI: fixed issues with snapshot merging
* Network: fixed incompatibility between Vista UAC and Host Interface Networking
* Network: fixed issues with Windows NT 4.0 guests
* Audio: fixed problem with ALSA on Linux before 2.6.18 causing system reboots
* RDP: added support for MS RDP 6.0 clients
* RDP: fixed issue with PAM authentication on certain distributions
* RDP: fixed sporadic disconnects with MS RDP clients
* RDP: fixed memory leak
* iSCSI: improved behavior when pausing a VM with iSCSI connections
* iSCSI: improved read timeout handling


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Thanks for the heads up! :)

glad to be abe to share some update! ;)
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Mar 14, 2007
VirtualBox 1.3.8 released!
InnoTek today has released a maintenance update to VirtualBox featuring numerous improvements.

VirtualBox 1.3.8 (released 2007-03-14)

* Windows installer: fixed installation problem if UAC is active
* Linux installer: added RPM for rhel4 and Mandriva 2007.1
* Linux installer: remove any old vboxdrv modules in /lib/modules/*/misc
* Linux installer: many small improvements for .deb and .rpm packages
* Linux installer: improved setup of kernel module
* GUI: Host-Fn sends Ctrl-Alt-Fn to the guest (Linux guest VT switch)
* GUI: fixed setting for Internal Networking
* GUI: show correct audio backend on Windows (dsound)
* GUI: improved error messages if the kernel module is not accessible
* GUI: never fail to start the GUI if the kernel module is not accessible
* VMM: fixed occasional crashes when shutting down Windows TAP device
* VMM: fixed issues with IBM's 1.4.2 JVM in Linux guests
* RDP: fixed color encoding with 24bpp
* BIOS: zero main memory on reboot
* BIOS: added release logging
* USB: fixed parsing of certain devices to prevent VBoxSVC crashes
* USB: properly wakeup suspended ports
* USB: fixed a problem with unplugged USB devices during suspend
* Audio: fixed crashes on Vista hosts
* NAT: allow configuration of incoming connections (aka port mapping)
* Network: hard reset network device on reboot
* iSCSI: fixed a hang of unpaused VMs accessing unresponsive iSCSI disks
* Linux Additions: support Xorg 7.2.x
* Linux Additions: fixed default video mode if all other modes are invalid
* Linux Additions: set default DPI to 100,100
* Linux Additions: fixed initialization of video driver on X server reset


http://www.virtualbo.../wiki/Downloads

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Still no drag and drop support, and I had it lock up my logitech mx518 mouse while installing.
Runs Vista much better than VMWare 5.5, no mouse tearing, not choppy at all.
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OSX support and everything now :) but no 64bit support yet :( 64bit will be coming soon, they're working on it. they were prolly doing OSX first to get that out of the way.


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Version 1.4 is out.

Jun 5, 2007. innotek today released VirtualBox 1.4.0 for Windows and Linux. This new version brings hundreds of improvements, more than any update since the first official release in January 2007. Among the new features are full support for 64-bit Linux hosts, RDP session shadowing, clipboard synchronization, serial ports and easier Linux host interface networking. In the storage department, VirtualBox now supports VMware disk images (VMDK) natively and can give virtual machines access to physical disks and partitions ("raw disk support"). The graphical user interface has received more polish and has now been translated into 12 languages (German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Arabic, Russian, Japanese, Traditional Chinese and Chinese). Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL5) and Xandros Desktop 4.1 are now officially supported; support for FreeBSD and OpenBSD guests has been improved. For details, see the Changelog. As with its predecessors, VirtualBox 1.4.0 is available both as Open Source under the GPL as well as under a commercial license which, in most cases, allows you to use the product free of charge.


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Awesome thanks for the news :)
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I tried to start my VMware disk with VirtualBox and it just sits there with a black screen. Anyone else experiencing this?

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I tried to start my VMware disk with VirtualBox and it just sits there with a black screen. Anyone else experiencing this?

Um, sorry but am I the only one that doesn't find any hint about compatibility of the VirtualBox hdd image with the format VMware uses?

:whistle:

edit: oops, after reading the manual i found the part where it says one can use VMDK files.

Edited by bj-kaiser, 10 June 2007 - 02:51 AM.

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edit: oops, after reading the manual i found the part where it says one can use VMDK files.

Obviously I wouldn't try it if it didn't say it in the changelog... we're not all as dumb as door knobs...

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Has anyone gotten it to work with Ubuntu 7? there's no indication on their supported guest OS page whether or not it works, so I'll assume for now the answer is no, which is a bummer. :(

I had a BSOD and USB messup with a previous version, but it appears that's been fixed. :thumbup So far, I like this. However, they need a converter, to change MS VHDs to their type, since all my virtual hard disks are .vhd right now.
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However, they need a converter, to change MS VHDs to their type, since all my virtual hard disks are .vhd right now.


Hmmm, to be a little picky ;), it's you that are in the need for the converter, NOT them. :whistle:

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True. :rolleyes: I apologize. :P
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VirtualBox 1.5.0 (released 2007-09-03)

* Major: Seamless windows
* Major: Virtual serial ports
* Major: Support for 64-bit Windows hosts
* Major: Intel PXE 2.1 network boot
* Major: Guest Additions for IBM OS/2 Warp
* GUI: sometimes two mouse cursors were visible when Windows guest additions became active
* GUI: added VT-x/AMD-V settings
* GUI: disable 'Show log...' menu entry to prevent crash if VM list is empty
* GUI: the log window grabbed the keyboard
* GUI: fixed error handling if Linux host clipboard initialization fails
* GUI: pass the Pause key and the PrtScrn key to the guest (Linux hosts)
* GUI: increased maximum guest RAM to 2 GB (Windows host)
* GUI: improved rendering performance (Windows host)
* GUI: status lights for USB and shared folders
* GUI: properly respect the DISPLAY environment variable
* GUI: download Guest Additions from virtualbox.org in case they are not present locally
* VRDP: support for multimonitor configurations in Windows guests
* VRDP: support for MS RDP6 and MS RDP Mac clients
* VRDP: added support for WinConnect RDP client
* VRDP: performance improvements
* VRDP: fixed sporadic client disconnects
* VBoxManage: never delete existing target during clonevdi
* VBoxManage: properly print the size of currently used hard disks
* VMM: fixed Xandros Desktop 4.1 hang
* VMM: fixed VT-x/AMD-V hang with newer versions of gcc (Linux hosts)
* VMM: improved stability of VT-x
* VMM: check for disabled AMD-V when detecting support
* VMM: fixed AMD-V issue when running OS/2 guests
* VMM: fixed application startup regressions (e.g. VideoReDo)
* VMM: fixed regression that broke disk access in OS/2 and OpenBSD guests (possibly much more)
* VMM: fixed crashes if memory allocation failed (Linux)
* VMM: fixed enabling of Local APIC on AMD hosts (fixed Ubuntu Feisty installation kernel hang during boot)
* VMM: fixed XFree86 4.3 (Debian/Sarge) segfaults when switching to text mode
* VMM: refuse to start when KVM is active (Linux Host)
* VMM: fixed bootup hangs with ReactOS
* VMM: fixed out-of-memory errors under certain environments with enough appropriate memory available
* API: fixed occassional crashes of the VBoxSVC server during VM shutdown (Linux host)
* API: some components were not notified when mounting a CD/DVD
* VMDK: improve geometry compatibility with existing VDMK images
* IDE/Floppy: optionally make non-available host device non-fatal
* IDE: improve emulation accuracy of the IRQ line between master and slave drive
* IDE: guest could freeze when unmounting the CD/DVD drive
* VGA: several text mode fixes in particular with Windows DOS boxes
* USB: fixed some issues with Windows hosts
* USB: fixed race condition between udev and USB filters (Linux host)
* Shared Folders: reversed network provider order to increase mapping performance (Windows guest)
* Shared Folders: browsable from Windows Explorer (Windows guests)
* Shared Folders: stability fixes (Windows guest)
* Shared Folders: case sensitivity fixes (Windows guest and Linux host)
* Audio: fall back to the NULL audio driver if no voice could be opened
* NAT: fixed crash
* Guest Additions: reworked the shared clipboard for Linux hosts and guests based on user feedback about problems with individual applications
* Guest Additions: don't allow to disable mouse pointer integration for Linux guests as an Xorg hardware mouse cursor cannot be turned into a software mouse cursor
* Guest Additions: Linux guests shipping Xorg 1.3 (e.g. Fedora 7, Ubuntu Gutsy) are now supported
* Guest Additions: added DirectDraw support to the Windows display driver

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Wow !

I had vmware server and never really cared about the difference.
However I recently formatted and didn't feel like downloading a 110MB installer which takes tens of minutes to proceed.
I installed windows without problems from a CD I and then set up shared folders with more ease then under vmware.
Finally I installed ocaml : mingw, msys and a big compilation which took the same time than outside the virtual machine !
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Edited by Camarade_Tux, 29 September 2007 - 12:19 PM.


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I made some tests : 7-zip is only 10% slower than native. I'd say this is caused by the memory, not the cpu.

Also, enabling amd virtualization support prevented both windows XP and slax from booting correctly.

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Until they support the .vhd format, I probably won't use it. It's nice and fast, but I can't run my current VM images in it without imaging them first or reinstalling completely, and that wasted time offsets the benefits of the additional speed for me.

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I wanted to create a universal file parsing library in ocaml.
VHD files should be good tests for it. :)

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@crahak - Sure... but for someone like me (and I'm sure I'm not alone here), VirtualBox does exactly what I need. I don't make use of scripts, remote administration, etc etc. I want something that I can test my latest XPlode config, or a new Linux distro, or something like that. A computer within a computer - nothing more - nothing less. Many people here like to use VMware to test out their nLite ISOs before installing them on their real PCs.

I don't think that anyone would argue that VirtualBox is a replacement for VMware, but it's a pretty good freeware alternative. :yes:


you took the words right out of my mouth :D i dont need all the advanced stuff, actually i hate it when vmware installs all of those services and virtual network connections. all i want to see is if my stuff installed correctly and go from there! i keep on forgetting to buy DVD-RWs for the final product, i gotta remember to buy them.




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