[ubuntu-us-nm] VirtualBox

Eric Krieger grammatoncleric at ubuntu.com
Tue Feb 17 16:03:15 GMT 2009


The VirtualBox Guest Addon is very much like the Vmware VMware-tools.
It provides better hardware communication/sharing between the vm guest
os and the host.

- Eric 

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On Tue, 2009-02-17 at 08:58 -0700, David Thomas wrote:
> Oh what does the guest agent do?
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Eric Krieger" <grammatoncleric at ubuntu.com>
> To: ubuntu-us-nm at lists.ubuntu.com
> Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 8:50:23 AM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-us-nm] VirtualBox
> 
> Sorry that we have not responded to you question and we do promote linux
> and open source but the issue that you are having is with VirtualBox and
> not linux parse.  Have you found the VirtualBox irc channel (#vbox) on
> freenode.  That is an excellent forum to ask questions about Virtualbox
> and usually there are several developers of VirtualBox manning the
> cheannel.  One thing that I would install on your guess OSs is the
> VirtualBox guest agent.  
> 
> http://maketecheasier.com/share-files-in-virtualbox-between-vista-guest-ubuntu-host/2008/11/12
> 
> 
> 
> - Eric 
> 
> ----------------------------------------
> Eric J. Krieger
> Ubuntu Member and Altruistic Network Ninja.
> 
> Email: grammatoncleric at ubuntu.com
> Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GrammatonCleric
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> 
> 
> Random Quote:
> 
> "We want to make you
> feel at home!"
>         -L. Borgia
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, 2009-02-17 at 07:39 -0700, David Thomas wrote:
> > Where all about promoting Linux to new users, I did not respond cause
> > I did not know the answer. Next time I'll be sure and respond even if
> > it's just to let people know I'm listening, and yo make a good point.
> > 
> > Sounds like your getting to know Virtual Box pretty well, care to give
> > a presentation at our next release party or at LinuxFest?
> > 
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Michael Lowery" <micklskot at yahoo.com>
> > To: ubuntu-us-nm at lists.ubuntu.com
> > Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 7:35:16 AM GMT -07:00 US/Canada
> > Mountain
> > Subject: Re: [ubuntu-us-nm] VirtualBox
> > 
> > Well, for a group that wants to promote Linux to new users, I really
> > can't understand why no one has responded with any
> > comments/suggestions about my question.  I guess we're just all too
> > busy.  I was finally able to figure it out on my own, but that's only
> > because I'm not a complete newbie.
> > 
> > Just for information, the fix was to install the Virtual Box
> > 'additions' to get the mouse to work properly.  I now have Windows XP
> > SP3, and Solaris 10 running as guests.
> > 
> > Thanks.....
> > 
> > --- On Thu, 2/12/09, Michael Lowery <micklskot at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >         From: Michael Lowery <micklskot at yahoo.com>
> >         Subject: Re: VirtualBox
> >         To: ubuntu-us-nm at lists.ubuntu.com
> >         Date: Thursday, February 12, 2009, 7:28 AM
> >         
> >         BTW, this is the latest version of VirtualBox, so I follwed
> >         the instructions from their website to install.  From what I
> >         understand, the one in the repository is outdated.
> >         
> >         --- On Thu, 2/12/09, Michael Lowery <micklskot at yahoo.com>
> >         wrote:
> >                 From: Michael Lowery <micklskot at yahoo.com>
> >                 Subject: VirtualBox
> >                 To: ubuntu-us-nm at lists.ubuntu.com
> >                 Date: Thursday, February 12, 2009, 7:27 AM
> >                 
> >                 I've installed Virtual Box on my Acer Aspire laptop
> >                 and have successfully installed XP SP3 as a guest
> >                 operating system.  From what I can tell, everything
> >                 works except the mouse when I click in the XP window.
> >                 I've searched around, but haven't found any
> >                 instructions on a fix.  I was up till 2:00 am last
> >                 night trying to get it to work.
> >                 
> >                 If you all have any ideas, I certainly appreciate the
> >                 help.  I'm running Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.
> >                 
> >                 Mike
> >                 
> >                 
> >                 
> >         
> >         
> > 
> > 
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> > dthomas at metrocourt.state.nm.us
> > 505-841-9807
> > 
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