martyboy wrote:I set up virtual box on my machine, that went ok. then tried to install win 7 from iso image. all went well, until the end. Win 7 finished the install and then said it needed to reboot. so it rebooted in the vm box and then a blank screen with a message 'saying press any key for cd or dvd'; when any key was pressed the install process started again at the beginning. dont know what went wrong..any ideas?
aussieboykie wrote:I use VMWare Workstation for a variety of reasons - e.g. support for direct attachment of USB devices and switching USB devices between host and guest
Let us know if you get around to install the Guest Additions available for Virtual Box(see Chapter 4 in the VirtualBox manual ).
There are none listed for Windows 7 though given the similarity of Vista to Win 7 the Vista Guest Additions may be appropriate.
martyboy wrote:RDee wrote:cant figure how i run other programs in the vm box under win 7..I have IE there but nothing else so far..
martyboy wrote:I have not managed to install Ubuntu as well.
anandasim wrote:Surprising, Stephen, for you to leave the fold and embrace le Soleil. Does Virtual Box have more features than VirtualPC? I guess recognition of .vhd and vmare together is one. Any higher resource useage etc...? Any downsides?
Stephen wrote:Not that I can think of except if you are creating a VM to be shipped to a client you need to make sure the settings Audio/ACPI/IO ACPI/VT-x/AMD-V/NestedPaging/PAE-NW/3D etc are set to a compatible format the end VM will be happy with, thus 'sysprep' for MS VM's.
How do you install Word on a fake PC (vm?). You fire up your Virtual Box, you fire up Windows 7 inside it. Login to Windows 7. Now, there should be a menu on Virtual Box (not Windows 7) that says something like "attach real CD to this vm". You click that, voila, your fake PC's Windows 7 now sees the real CD with Word on it.
martyboy wrote:I cant find any menu in virtual box that says anything like ' attach real cd to this vm'..the nearest i can see is a menu that refers to mounting a cd drive, but as that is where the additions iso file sits, it doesn't seem right to change it..where is this menu?
martyboy wrote:ok, that seems ok. When i do that I can either have the additions iso image 'clicked' or the Host CD drive 'clicked' ie the buton is choice between the 2, but I dont know if that matters
martyboy wrote:I understand that I can only have one thing attached to the drive, real or fake. I wondered if i didn't have the additions iso attached to the drive , whether that would mean the additions weren't available, but it doesn't seem to matter. i guess its the the same as having a program cd in your drive, but not running, just sitting there..presumably the additions are written to the virtual hard drive
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