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

Conclusion:

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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