How To Connect to a Local Directory on a Windows Host with a Linux Guest in VirtualBox

Recently I felt the need to retrieve files from my Windows host on my Linux guest in VirtualBox 4.2.6. This is an easy task with the VBoxAdditions installed on the guest OS and a simple change in the shared folders in VirtualBox. If VBoxAdditions are not installed on the guest host you must first get them installed. If you are running Fedora 17 or 18 look here for the instructions. Next make sure to power... read more

How To Install VBoxAdditions on Fedora 18

With the latest Fedora release now out it is time to get it installed as a VM in VirtualBox and get the VBoxAdditions installed. First make sure you have VirtualBox 4.2.6 installed and then install Fedora as a VM as you usually do. Once you have all the latest updates installed and a few added programs, you are ready to install the VBoxAdditions. First you will need to install gcc kernel-devel... read more

How To Set Your VirtualBox 4.2 VM to Automatically Startup

Being system administrators and tweakers we always like to make things automatically take care of themselves, right? Well of course we do and that’s where any auto starts we find are likely to get put in place. A new feature added in VirtualBox 4.2 is autostart, this feature is available in Linux, Solaris and MacOSX hosts only. Let’s say there is a VirtualBox VM you start everytime¬† you... read more

VirtualBox 4.1.20 Released

VirtualBox 4.1.20 Released !!! make sure to update your installation to get the latest bugfixes,! This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added: VMM: fixed a crash under rare circumstances for VMs running without hardware virtualization VMM: fixed a code analysis bug for certain displacement instructions for VMs running without hardware virtualization VMM: fixed an... read more

Create VM’s from the Command Line with VirtualBox 4

In an earlier post on creating screenshots using vboxmanage command in VirtualBox. Building on using vboxmanage command I discovered that I could create and modify a VM at the command line. This is an awesome feature if you are always building and deleting VM’s for testing an other purposes. So in this post I want to cover how to create an modify a VM in VirtualBox from the command line. So... read more

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