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raymccoy 25th January 2007 09:09

Anybody have a VirtualBox Tutorial
Hello has anybody written a tutorial for installation and konfiguration of virtualbox under ubuntu or centos?

It would be nice someone could do this

zcworld 25th January 2007 09:24

its looks like
downloading it nice

i will have a look
i should had a look by the end of the night :)

zcworld 25th January 2007 11:32

i got about 20 lines typed up so far
if you used VMware - workstation before you will right at home

to install type
sh install /home/name/vb/

or pick an place you want it to be installed to

than to load it up goto : on the gnome desktop its application -> system tools -> VirtualBox

i will try and get it done by tonight when its cools down a tab .. :)
im off to find some dinner n stuff for a while

i say i say maybe by 10 / 11 pm my time i may have it done and a vid as well on it booting and install ipcop in the VB
later :)

zcworld 25th January 2007 16:31

i found out how to install it
or where to

writen one : uploaded the images : about to submit it here ...
and wait to see if its gets posted :)

sh <> install sh install /opt/innotek/VirutalBox

add your username to the vboxusers group and see if thts works
i got it all in the howto but im not going to post half of it here .. tab too big

zcworld 27th January 2007 16:24

my howto on my blog :

happy reading

domino 28th January 2007 08:53

I have it installed on Ubuntu 6.10 host with CentOS and Windows XP guests. After adding user to vboxusers, it runs quite nice. The only problem i have is that it's running with beryl and it don't play nice with beryl.

few Q's:

- Have yo gotten bridge networking to work? (importnat for ISPConfig)
- Can you assign a static IP for your VM?
- What's the best way to run VB under Beryl/XGL?

zcworld 28th January 2007 09:15

not sure
sorry .. i only did the basic to get it to install and work

but i will have an look into that

Beryl/XGL? : don't know i have not tryed that yet : i need to find some free time to do an os install on my good pc ... so thats out of the windows i can find a week of non-tv time i want to play with on learning

if your pc picks up an IP address from an DHCP server / router than you should be able to set it one .. in them or
just set one like you normal do on any OS

bridge networking : havn't try that
i got an ip from my dhcp server and that as about as far as i went

raymccoy 30th January 2007 09:10

very nice tutorial you wrote but something interesting missing:

how to create a static TAP interface
how to use the Remote Desktop Support (VRDP)

For me its very easy to setup a vmware workstation with a static ip-adress and get it working on both windows/linux but with virtualbox it seems to be a bit more difficult to set up an static-ip adress and to use the Remote Desktop Support so these would be the things of interesting.

would be nice to have a continued tutorial from you

zcworld 30th January 2007 09:36

thanks for that

but a quick note on it
i was writing it as i was doing the install / learning to use it myself
but at the time i haven't had time to learn more on it yet

due to the fun fact im updating an heap of my IRC howto lol

so i hope to get some free time and will try to learn more on the VB .... so i can do an Part 2 on it :)

domino 30th January 2007 10:07

i'm impressed with the speed using winxp guest compared to vmware. VB is actually faster and the response is more fluid than vmware and paralells. i suppose it's because it's still limitted in functionallity compared to the two paywares.

I found a how-to with setting the guest a stitic IP using Host networking. It still has some quirks but I suppose if someone knows how to build a script for it shouldn't be a problem. I'm still struggling on how to be ble to run more than one guest without having problems with bridging.

VirtualBox Host networking:

I'm also having a hell of a time trying to get my USB dongle, Webcam, and PocketPC detected. I've done everything on the following link. just doesn't detect the devices under winxp guest.

VirtualBox USB problems:

PS, don't worry about Beryl/Compiz. it's really not worth it if stability is your first priority on your box :).

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