Virtual Box with Win 7 possible at *Ubuntu running at a laptop with 2GB RAM?
Bas Roufs - message in English
basroufs at gmail.com
Sat Apr 14 20:50:19 UTC 2012
Recently, I installed Windows 7 inside Virtual Box at a laptop with Kubuntu
11.10, 4 GB RAM and 1,66 GhZ processor. So far it seems to work fine.
I am considering to create the same virtual environment at another laptop
running with the same host OS and with a similar 1,66 Ghz processor. However,
the RAM memory in that other laptop is 2 GB.
When creating the virtual environment at this 4 GB RAM laptop, Virtual Box
suggested me to use 512 MB RAM for this virtual environment. With 4 GB RAM,
this is no problem. But as far as I know, it is not possible to have more than
2 GB RAM in the other laptop. That's why, I have two questions in this
is it possible at all to run Win 7 inside Virtual Box at the 2 GB RAM laptop?
if so, is it possible to limit in one or more ways the usage of RAM memory?
It's important to know that I use Windows in less than 1% of my working
sessions. The very limited number of Windows working sessions I do carry out,
are are not very intense: eg. checking websites I am working at via Internet
Explorer. That's why, I am wondering whether Virtual Box also uses this 512 GB
RAM when the guest OS is "powered off" and Virtual Box not in use. Or is it
possible to shrink the RAM usage till 250 to 300 MB at the at of each virtual
working session: with a view to expanding it tot 512 MB at the start of each
Windows working session?
Thank you very much for each input that might be possible.
Bas G. Roufs MA
Van 't Hoffstraat 1
NL-3514 VT Utrecht
E. BasRoufs at gmail.com
Mob. +31 6 446 835 10
Tel. +31 30 785 40
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Open source OS: Linux Kubuntu 11.10.
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