Creating a Windows VM Inside Ubuntu

silver.bullet at zoho.com silver.bullet at zoho.com
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.

Upshot:

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.

Regards,
Ralf




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