XP in VirtualBox in Feisty

Larry Hartman larryhartman50 at bellsouth.net
Tue Jun 5 22:08:54 UTC 2007


On Tuesday 05 June 2007 09:34:11 am Seakat wrote:
> I'm using VirtualBox in Ubuntu Feisty to run Win XP with Service Pack 2,
> and I'm reasonably satisfied with it.
>
> In the standard way, I have configured VirtualBox to recognise real
> partitions using the NAT protocol (as well as a couple of USB drives).
> Windows then recognises these partitions accessed through NAT as local
> drives (even one in ext format!), and it will read from and write to
> them for a while. However, when I do intensive work with reading,
> writing, or copying, after a few seconds to a few minutes, Windows
> inevitably crashes, and I get a Microsoft blue window, which you can see
> at http://assoc.orange.fr/acro/VirtualBox/Win_XP.jpg.
>
> It's in French, because my Win XP is a French version, while my
> VirtualBox and Linux Ubuntu are in en_US.
>
> Has anyone else had this problem, or know how to get around it (apart
> from copying dossiers via a USB drive)? I've configured VirtualBox with
> the default base memory size 196 MB, video memory size 8 MB and Hard
> disks: Primary master XP.vdi (/home/ian/.VirtualBox/VDI of 9.77 GB)

I followed these instructions for XP Pro Svcpak 2 on Feisty.  These 
instructions allowed me to setup a shared folder.  No blue screen crashes...

http://reachbeyondgrasp.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-to-install-virtualbox-in-ubuntu.html

Larry




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