Running Linux on Sun Virtual Box

  • Basically there is no problem running Linux guest in Windows Host using Virtual Box.
  • Besides, Virtual Box also supports vhd used by Microsoft.
  • However, the cloning of hard disk is not straight forward; because each hard disk is assign a UUID. You cannot just do a file copy, instead you need to use its utility tool called “VBoxManage” Use the following command:

C:Program FilesSunVirtualBoxVBoxManage.exe clonehd “Hard Disk 1”.vdi “Hard Disk 2”.vdi


Although it is not very important but all Linux distribution recognize the emulate sound chip in Virtual Box.

As far as free virtual software is concern, I would prefer Virtual Box from Sun.


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