best way to connect to virtual box

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by Dreuzel, May 10, 2012.

  1. Dreuzel

    Dreuzel MDL Junior Member

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    I've installed virtual box on Win7 in a windows environment.

    The main reason was to open it for linux applications Ubuntu.
    I'm lost in virtual space now. All is working on the server ... but as I read I need to install Xming ...X11 to be able to access Ubuntu... This is a lot of overkill for unexperienced users that only want to access Ubuntu applications

    is there a way to do this straight forward (VDRE? on xp to Win7 server running virtual Ubuntu)


    all help welcome
     
  2. atreyu

    atreyu MDL Junior Member

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    Hi, Dreuzel

    Did you install a desktop or server version of Ubuntu?

    The best way to start is with a desktop version, then you start the vm and use it... like Windows ( or perhaps I am missing the point)
     
  3. Dreuzel

    Dreuzel MDL Junior Member

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    #3 Dreuzel, May 11, 2012
    Last edited: May 11, 2012
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    Did that installed desktop launch it using VirtualBOx localy and all happens correctly ...

    But from any other (not the server, i could use RDP Vrdp,.....????) but I can not access Ubuntu
    (ps defined network Bridge and fixed an IP address (not NAT)) Ping to the Ubuntu Virtual machine works ....
    I want to integrate applications hiding the fact that I'm using Ubuntu (set up x server ,,,,and work through a double emulated login .... the real virtual way ....)
    THis is what I miss and find no way how to handle it ....

    As I googled arround from Ubuntu it seems a lot easer .... but people do not have Ubuntu they have windows7 /xp