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Anyone Using Virtualbox?


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#1 cybormoron

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 11:23 PM

hey guys, i was wondering if anyone has tried virtualbox. i have and i think it's a great way to explore distros. i also wanna show off some screenshots with this post. i hope y'all don't think this is spam because i ain't making money from this, i'm just sharing some images. i just made these for entertainment but they may be helpful. i hope these are a good way to see about a distro if you're unable to download and test them yourself. i sometimes have problems with some of the distros but i'm able to solve most of the probs. that's the fun of exploring linux, right? hehe. use the "view as slideshow" feature because i put these pics in sequential order and they make better sense that way. they show the process of installing a distro in virtualbox.

my latest virtual machine is PCLinuxOS 2007. i don't think this distro likes virtualbox but i got it working well.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cybormorondoespclos/

here's freespire 2.0 in virtualbox showing a problem i had with the default browser. it's freespire's hacked up version of firefox. installing the real firefox solved the prob. it's a good distro.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cybormoron807/

here's damn small linux and slackware. with damn small i use the gnome partition editor to create partitions. for slackware i use cfdisk.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cybormoron707/

virtualbox will run on windows, mac, and linux. it is definitely the best way to run a different operating system without messing up your host system. i have 17 distros on top of mandriva spring 2007.1 host.
http://www.virtualbox.org/

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 11:42 PM

Thanks, i never used it but always wondered about it (very content with a Ubuntu7/Fedora6 dual boot right now) was always scared of trying it

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Posted 15 August 2007 - 11:47 PM

Yup, that's what I've been using on my Windows box to have as a testing installation. It works well.
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