Key for this post
- os: operating system
- vbox: VirtualBox
- Host: the main os you installed vbox on
- Guest: any os installed inside vbox
Following on from this post about vbox click here I thought it great to add this extra tips. If you have a legal copy of Windows, (not in use on any computer) you can also install and run it in vbox along with Linux os. There are 2 additional things needed to make your vbox installs run at their best.
vbox Guest additions: this is necessary to get full functioning of the os inside vbox.
- setup and install your operating system
- boot into the operating system.
- click on the “Devices” menu in the virtual machine’s menu bar
- select “Install guest additions”
thats it Guest additions are installed. for more information in guest additions look in chapter 4 in the manual click here
usb 2.0 support: for usb 2.0 support in your guest operating system you need to install the “usb 2.0 extension pack”
- install the extension pack for your version of vbox click here
- click on the installed package and a Network Operations Manager window will appear, guiding you through the required steps.
I hope this helps you get the most out of vbox. this is by no means the end of vbox and what it can do. Will post more later.