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Windows 7: Creating VM in virtual box with Ubuntu

08 Jun 2012   #11
Bearcatrp

Win7 Pro 64
 
 

Not sure if this would work for me as I understand I make a disk image of Ubuntu and use that. I'm wanting to have the vm on my 2nd hard drive. Since Ubuntu is installed on the entire second drive, the disk image would have to reside on my C drive, or shrink it. Am assuming the vm has to be on a NTSF disk, right? Have read the manual last night to get an idea how to install and set up. Was hoping I could do similar to install boot camp on a Mac with Ubuntu, and point VMware to the partition where Ubuntu is installed and run under fusion.
Looks to be more work than needs to be trying to save current setup so will remove Ubuntu and reinstall.
Does Virtualbox support Ubuntu 12.4? I see reference to 11 and prior in the manual only.


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08 Jun 2012   #12
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes it does.

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08 Jun 2012   #13
Bearcatrp

Win7 Pro 64
 
 

Cool. Thanks for the info. Since I have a Ubuntu 10.4 disk already, was thinking to install this, then upgrade up to 12.4. Or should I download the 12.4 ISO and install?
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08 Jun 2012   #14
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bearcatrp View Post
Cool. Thanks for the info. Since I have a Ubuntu 10.4 disk already, was thinking to install this, then upgrade up to 12.4. Or should I download the 12.4 ISO and install?
Download the 12.04 disc and install for optimal results.
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09 Jun 2012   #15
kado897

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Download the ISO. I've had mixed results with Ubuntu upgrades.
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09 Jun 2012   #16
Bearcatrp

Win7 Pro 64
 
 

Downloaded 12.4 and installed after installing virtual box. Followed the tutorial from here. When the tutorial stated to unmount the iOS before restarting, I did and it locked up Ubuntu. Wouldn't allow proper shut down so clicked on X on window to kill it. After restarting it fired up ok. I did notice about 4 prompts from my UAC to allow about 4 files to authorize to download. Wasn't in the tutorial but allowed them.
Some issues came up though. Was streaming movies to my Xbox from the PC while checking out ubuntu. That got nuked. Total reset. And now my apple tv stops streaming about half way through the movie. Either one has never done that before installing virtual box. Any ideas as to why virtual box would interfere or screw up my network? Appreciate your help.
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