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VirtualBox 2.1.2 – missing tools?

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

I expect things to improve when I update/upgrade software – whether it is a commercial product OR if it is an Open Source product. Sadly, my VirtualBox installation is ‘broken’ after upgrading to version 2.1.2 (from version 2.0.6.)  Note that my VirtualBox VMs will still boot, but those that used Host Interface Networking no longer Continue reading →

Zena – Rails CMS & VDI Playground

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

CMS=Content Management System Rails = Ruby on Rails – a development framework using the Ruby language, Active Record, and Restful programming. VDI – virtual disk image (Sun Virtualbox virtual machine solution) Zena is described as a state of the art CMS “with a focus on usability, ease of customization and web 2.0 goodness (application like Continue reading →

VirtualBox, Vista, Open Solaris VDI = blue screen…

Friday, November 14th, 2008

While exploring VirtualIron I rebooted into Vista and decided to try Open Solaris under Vista/VirtualBox (version prior to 2.0.4) ; I assigned 2GB of RAM an started the same VDI that I used under Fedora 9/VirtualBox – Blue Screen resulted almost immediately.

I install the latest release of VirtualBox (2.0.4) and re-start the Open Solaris VDI again – I get messages about possible file system problems (i.e. inconsistent file system);  the VDI

Open Solaris (VDI) under Fedora (FC9) using VirtualBox

Friday, November 14th, 2008

I get vendor emails on a daily basis – I usually ignore the web links that they contain…

Today, I accepted the invitation to visit Sun’s Web site.  While there, I happened upon an Open Solaris VDI download (~2GB compressed image.)  After downloading just uncompress, import into your VDI disk image selections, create a new Open Solaris type virtual machine (VM) and

Virtualbox tools – cloning images

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Start by creating your virtual machine image (including installing your OS of choice) – in my example this is Source.VDI.

Duplicating a virtual machine (VM) image with Virtualbox is simple but requires using the command line:

VBoxManage clonevdi  Source.VDI  New_clone.VDI

The time required to clone a VirtualBox image (VDI) is  dependant upon the size of the your VDI image and the processing power of your computer system.  The cloning process  creates

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