A virtual machine.
Before this, I used VMWare
2016-03-23 - 4.3.36_Ubuntu r105129 ∞
Tested on Lubuntu.
The "about" screen vanishes when I switch to another window, so something as simple as recording the version is a pain in the ass.
- There is no
vitualbox --versionat the commandline.
- There is no
- Removing a virtual machine is
Ctrl-r, which is dumb.
- Right-clicking and pressing a key to activate that item on the menu moves the cursor there. I am expecting it to activate that item as though I left-clicked on it.
- When removing an item, the default selection is to 'ok' the removal. It should instead be to cancel it. For safety.
- When creating a new virtual machine, and the configuration is set to an invalid location, it should prompt for a new location.
- Preferences is
Ctrl-gand should instead of
- The "available memory" selection for a virtual machine suggests it will use all of that memory. Is it dynamic, like how a dynamically allocated hard drive container could be?
Automatically pauses when I run out of local drive space. This is awesome.
I used this for ArchiveTeam, and it was automagical.
Much earlier ∞
I had used this a little bit in the past. I did not record notes.
Cannot detect a USB device ∞
I couldn't see a USB stick I had installed.
The following was tested and works on Lubuntu as of 2016-03-23:
\sudo \adduser YOUR_USERNAME vboxusers
- log out
log back in
Booting from a USB stick ∞
2016-03-24 - Tested and works.
1) Create a virtual disk:
2) Edit your user's permissions:
_user=USERNAME \sudo \usermod -a -G vboxusers $_user \sudo \usermod -a -G disk $_user
You must reboot. Don't just log out, reboot.
4) Edit Virtualbox settings
Add this new
usb.vmdk disk into your list of disks.
5) Boot into it
- Start VirtualBox
- Insert your USB stick into your machine.
- Start up whatever existing linux distribution you have a VirtualBox container for.
- Press F12 at the initial boot scren
Select the drive you connected your