Installing VirtualBox on Hardy

Soren Hansen soren at
Tue Jul 1 21:33:26 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 03:48:13PM -0500, Michael Hipp wrote:
> VB has their feature known as "headless" that says it does allow full
> remote control with no control software on the host. Can't find any
> explanation other than in the pdf manual in section 7.4.1:

Indeed. However, looking at,
you'll see the following under the "Closed-source features" heading:

  * Remote Display Protocol (RDP) Server 
	This component implements a complete RDP server on top of the
	virtual hardware and allows users to connect to a virtual machine
	remotely using any RDP compatible client.

> That's 3 or so votes that I look at Xen or KVM. But I thought these
> technologies only worked with Linux guests and you need one of the
> very new processors with some extended instruction set for this.

If you have the cpu support for it, both Xen and KVM will run any OS
unmodified. If you don't have the cpu extensions, you can run
specialised Linux guests inside Xen.

Soren Hansen               | 
Virtualisation specialist  | Ubuntu Server Team
Canonical Ltd.             |
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