[ubuntu-uk] run Windows XP in Ubuntu

Michael G Fletcher michael at ilovemylinux.com
Sat Jul 12 12:38:25 BST 2008

On Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 12:30 PM, Mac
<Ammonius.Grammaticus at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Michael G Fletcher wrote:
>> ...don't forget you can
>> also try the binaries directly from Sun (free as in beer)
>> http://virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads (they appear to have a gutsy i386
>> version in deb format)
> Michael >>> Thanks for this suggestion.  I just installed VB using the
> Sun gutsy-i386 .deb, and it's working fine.  Many thanks for your help.
> Mac
Cheers Mac, no worries, glad that you got it running.  need to track
down who looks after the VB repos and see why the kernel modules have
not been updated to the new kernel version in Gutsy :-)

Quick word of advice, when you have your virtual windows installed,
install the guest additions (found in Devices ->Install Guest
Additions) as this will give you improved video driver functionality
(the windows display resolution will adjust to your window size) and
the ability to run "seamless mode".

Michael Fletcher

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