virtualising vbox

Ian Coetzee ubuntu at
Mon Nov 2 10:43:51 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 12:10 PM, Ian Coetzee <ubuntu at> wrote:
> I tried it once, I was playing around with VBoxHeadless (for use in a
> server environment). What I remember of my tests was that it worked
> (but that was like 4 months ago, and I dont remember that far back :)
> )
> If you want, I can fire up that ol' vbox on my laptop and test it again.
> Regards
> Ian

Only realised I top posted, after I clacked send, sorry about that

However, I just put this to the test:

start virtualbox (on windows)
start xubuntu virtualbox

install virtualbox on xubuntu
run kolibri in virtualbox on xubuntu virtualbox

wait for it to start up

approx 1-10 minutes (lost track of the time)

result, it works but VEEEEEERY slow in comparison kolibri natively in
a virtualbox take ~3seconds to be fully booted


> On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 12:10 PM, Karl Auer <kauer at> wrote:
>> Just for fun, I tried installing VirtualBox on an Ubuntu 9.04 VM. It
>> seemed to work, right up to when I tried to start it :-) At that point
>> it hung. After several minutes I decided it had no intentions of
>> returning to life and stopped it.
>> Before I spend anymore time on it, is it silly to expect VirtualBox to
>> run on a VirtualBox VM? Is there a trick?
>> I suspect it *is* silly, but it would be so cool if it worked :-)
>> Regards, K.
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