VirtualBox 2.1

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by zort, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. zort

    zort MDL Expert

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  2. ciscokid

    ciscokid MDL Member

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    This looks to be much better than VirtualPC, it has full USB support as well. I've already installed it and will try an installation of Windows XP SP3 on my Vista x64 computer. It's always good to have an extra version of XP running somewhere. :)
     
  3. abogangster

    abogangster MDL Novice

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    I have a deployment using VirtualBox 2.1 with Ubuntu 8.04 as host OS and XP as guest OS, it just runs like a charm, the only problem was with USB, but easy to fix following instructions from VirtualBox website.
     
  4. tommy_vercetti

    tommy_vercetti MDL Member

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    Hi All,

    I know posting this thing in the wrong place

    The DMI data VirtualBox provides to guests can be changed for a specific VM. Use the
    following commands to configure the DMI BIOS information:
    VBoxManage setextradata "My VM" \
    "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSVendor" \
    "Host BIOS Vendor"
    VBoxManage setextradata "My VM" \
    "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSVersion" \
    "Host BIOS Version"
    VBoxManage setextradata "My VM" \
    "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSReleaseDate" \
    "Host BIOS Release Date"
    VBoxManage setextradata "My VM" \
    "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSReleaseMajor" \
    1
    VBoxManage setextradata "My VM" \
    "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSReleaseMinor" \
    2
    VBoxManage setextradata "My VM" \
    "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSFirmwareMajor" \
    3
    VBoxManage setextradata "My VM" \
    "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/DmiBIOSFirmwareMinor" \
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    If a DMI string is not set, the default value of VirtualBox is used. To set an empty
    string use “<EMPTY>“.
    Changing this information can be necessary to provide the DMI information of the
    host to the guest to prevent Windows from asking for a new product key. On Linux
    hosts the DMI BIOS information can be obtained with
    dmidecode -t0
    and the DMI system information can be obtained with
    dmidecode -t1

    Will this help in modifying the SLP ID so as to run a OEM install disc
     
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