VirtualBox 1.4?

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by GG, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. GG

    GG Guest

    Much better than VPC and VMWare and only getting better...oh and FREE...for
    Windows, Linux, and Mac. BTW, I am not a Linux or Mac fan boy...I'm
    actually a Gold Partner Consultant for Microsoft but when I see a better
    product I will gladly suggest it.

    The first thing you will love...only 15 MB!!!

    http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Migrate_Windows
     
    GG, Jun 30, 2007
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  2. Ignore VPC because it isn't an application I'm fond of but, as it appears
    you have taken some time to look at Virtualbox does it actually support USB
    as VMware does? If not then it is not much use to me or many others for that
    matter.

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  3. GG

    GG Guest

    Uhh yes...I am using my external hard drive right now on it which is USB!
     
    GG, Jun 30, 2007
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  4. GG

    Mac Guest

    I've had mixed experience with VB1.4 - worked fine to set up Ubuntu 7.04
    (after abandoning VPC), but I had to switch back to VPC for a Windows Server
    2008 Beta 3 install. I've been trying VMware & Parallels too with little
    success...

    Main problem I had in all cases was getting networking to function...

    So I use VPC for WS08 & VB for U7... Would love to figure out why I need to
    do this (probably just me being a bit thick with networking)...
     
    Mac, Jun 30, 2007
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  5. Windows Server 2008 works fine for me on VMware Workstation 6.0 The only
    'slight' problem I have is that I have no sound. However, I'm going to try
    another install on the VM to see if it locates the sound driver (maybe it is
    because I've designated WS 2008 as 'vista experimental'?)

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    John Barnett MVP, Jun 30, 2007
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  6. Well, GG, if that is the case then I will download it and take a look at it.
    As you are aware, VPC 2007 doesn't support USB, so if, as you say,
    VirtualBox 1.4 does then it is worth trying over VPC 2007.

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    John Barnett MVP, Jun 30, 2007
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  7. GG

    Mac Guest

    I couldn't get sound with VMware Workstation either. Or networking...
     
    Mac, Jun 30, 2007
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  8. GG

    WhoKnew Guest

    To back up GG, yes it supports USB and guests seem to run MUCH faster in it.
    So far for me it is much better than VPC.
     
    WhoKnew, Jun 30, 2007
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  9. Am Sat, 30 Jun 2007 20:31:30 +0100 schrieb Mark Rae:

    My experience with VB dates back 3 months to version 1.38. Yes, USB is
    supported. But adding or changing diverse USB cams and soundcards with a
    running Vbox-VM was very uncomfortable or simply not working at all. VMware
    Workstation 6 with USB 2.0 support is not working like a charm either, but
    it does what it promises - for USB by far the best solution available.
     
    Thomas Bliesener, Jul 1, 2007
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  10. GG

    roman modic Guest

    Hello!

    Can I install it on WIndows 98SE host PC like
    Connectix Virtual PC 5.1 ?

    Cheers, Roman
     
    roman modic, Jul 1, 2007
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  11. Networking was fine using the NAT option. I've re-installed again but still
    no sound.

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    John Barnett MVP, Jul 1, 2007
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  12. I'm planning on installing Virtual Box and attempting to run Longhorn Server
    2008 Beta so I'll see how things pan out. LS 2008 runs fine on VMware
    workstation 6.0. I also run Win XP on VMware and have no problems with the
    USB side or performance for that matter. The USB option is only important in
    that my current HP printer doesn't have a fully featured driver for Vista
    and, to be honest, I cannot rely upon it to print properly under the Vista
    operating system. Under the VMware copy of XP the printer works fine. I'm
    certainly not going to line HP's pocket by buying another printer especially
    when I was told three months ago that they were working on a fully featured
    driver for my printer. It still hasn't materialized, though:) Probably
    never will either:) but that's HP for you!

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    John Barnett MVP, Jul 1, 2007
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  13. Thomas I've found the USB facility in VMware more than adequate. I have no
    problems with my webcam, printer, card reader, etc. They all disconnect from
    the host and then connect to the guest without any problem, so I'm quite
    pleased with the result.

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    John Barnett MVP, Jul 1, 2007
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  14. Am Sun, 1 Jul 2007 12:47:20 +0100 schrieb John Barnett MVP:
    Good to hear that you are even more content with VMW WS 6 than me.

    As for Vbox, my attempt to replace version 1.38 by v1.4 lead into a BSOD
    due to its usb-driver.
     
    Thomas Bliesener, Jul 1, 2007
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  15. Thomas I'm not sure whether it has any baring on the situation or not but
    when I create a VM I always have the files stored on a second hard drive.
    For example, the VMware software is installed on my C: drive (windows Vista
    (drive 0)) then, when I create a virtual disk I put the virtual disk on to
    my second hard drive (drive 1) rather than storing every VM in the default
    Virtual Machine folder that VMware (and others) install. At least this way
    my Vista drive doesn't get bogged down with the various operating systems
    installed on the VM.

    I'm currently installing Longhorn Server 2008 onto the VirtualBox. A bit of
    a pain trying to tell it I want to install the operating system to another
    hard drive, but I finally managed it. One annoying thing so far is, once
    VirtualBox is installed, the CD, USB, Sound, etc are all disabled. You have
    to physically enable them. Bothe VPC and VMware have these option enabled by
    default.

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  16. GG

    Bo Berglund Guest

    I assume you mean that the file(s) VBox creates to hold the virtual
    hard disk are placed on a different host drive than C: ???
    And why is this necessary?????

    The fact that you store the VBox incantation of a virtual drive on the
    host PC D: or E: or whatever drive should not cause the operating
    install *inside* a virtual machine to have to go to that drive too,
    right? Inside the virtual machine the *only* drive available should be
    the C: drive (assuming a Windows install of course) and there would be
    no special case handling for the install.

    So please explain what you are doing, or if VBox introduces a new
    limitation we have not seen before (forcing the guest drive letter to
    be the same as the host drive letter holding the virtual disk drive
    files)......



    Bo Berglund
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    Bo Berglund, Jul 1, 2007
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  17. Why not go to the actual VirtualBox forums?
    http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Community
     
    noreply.-at-.essjae.com, Jul 1, 2007
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  18. Am Sun, 1 Jul 2007 17:14:01 +0100 schrieb John Barnett MVP:
    To keep the host small enough for partition images, I have the same habit
    to create my VMs at least on a different partition, most often even on a
    different hard disk.
    I'll report by the end of the week on further attempts to use USB in Vbox.
     
    Thomas Bliesener, Jul 1, 2007
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  19. GG

    GG Guest

    Yes it can.


     
    GG, Jul 1, 2007
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  20. Thomas I've installed on Vbox but, unfortunately, I have no networking
    facility. I even installed the Vbox additions twice but to no avail. In
    device manager it is registering the AMD networking driver which, apparently
    Vbox had to update because Vista didn't support the AMD, but no joy so far.
    I haven't gotten round to trying the USB yet as I really need to get the
    networking working first.

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