Creating a Windows VM Inside Ubuntu

silver.bullet at silver.bullet at
Mon Nov 2 16:28:14 UTC 2015

On Mon, 2 Nov 2015 08:14:45 -0700, compdoc wrote:
>If you're running the VM on the same machine, then I think Virtualbox
>is better/faster for graphics.

The OP should take the kind of virtual disk and the kind of shared
folder into account.

I planned to switch from XP as a VirtualBox guest to Win 7 as a Virtual
Machine Manager guest, but dropped it, because only VirtualBox allows
sharing a folder without a more complicated networked solution, to
grant read and write access at the same time.

However, to be compatible to Virtual Machine Manager I choose QCOW for
Win 7 instead of VDI, that I use for XP. Idon't know if it's Win 7 of
QCOW, but I suspect the performance of QCOW is much slower, than the
VDI performance.


VDI seems to be faster than QCOW, but this might be different for QCOW2.
Shared folders are easier to realise using VirtualBox.

The reason I planned to go away from VirtualBox is VirtualBox's
broken USB support. For most usages the USB support works, but to
update iOS by USB I had to maintain VirtualBox 4.3.12. In the meantime
I dropped maintaining 4.3.12 and upgraded to 5.0.8, but update iOS now
by WLAN and not by USB using a Windows guest.

Regarding Adobe software it might be worth to test wine instead of
running a Windows guest.


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