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Anybody, any experience with how to use existing vmware virtual machine in virtualbox? I tried, but without success. I'll retry using: http://liquidat.wordpress.com/2007/11/23/howto-transform-a-qemu-image-to-a-virtualbox-image/ and post my findings. -- [[User:Drakosha|Drakosha]] [[User talk:Drakosha|(talk)]] 08:38, 24 June 2007‎ (UTC)
 
Anybody, any experience with how to use existing vmware virtual machine in virtualbox? I tried, but without success. I'll retry using: http://liquidat.wordpress.com/2007/11/23/howto-transform-a-qemu-image-to-a-virtualbox-image/ and post my findings. -- [[User:Drakosha|Drakosha]] [[User talk:Drakosha|(talk)]] 08:38, 24 June 2007‎ (UTC)
 
: I'm currently rewriting/restructuring the article and I'm gonna add this information. I'm quite accustomed to use VmWare VMs on VirtualBox. -- [[User:wget|wget]] ([[User talk:wget|talk]]) 09:10, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
 
: I'm currently rewriting/restructuring the article and I'm gonna add this information. I'm quite accustomed to use VmWare VMs on VirtualBox. -- [[User:wget|wget]] ([[User talk:wget|talk]]) 09:10, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
 
== Removal of VBoxClient-all ==
 
 
Why is there no mention of /usr/bin/VBoxClient-all script? It is imporant for getting the final touches for an archlinux guest to work correctly.
 
 
== vboxusers group ==
 
It would be nice if someone explained why you might need to add your user to {{Ic|vboxusers}} group. I did not add my user to this group and everything worked as expected. --[[User:Bhobbit|Bhobbit]] 19:11, 12 April 2010 (EDT)
 
  
 
== vbox-service ==
 
== vbox-service ==
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:With ''systemd'', running ''sudo systemd enable vboxservice.service'' makes ''VBoxService'' run on every install. Or, running ''VBoxService'' as root at boot works too. --[[User:Meatcar|Meatcar]] ([[User talk:Meatcar|talk]]) 17:34, 17 October 2012 (UTC)
 
:With ''systemd'', running ''sudo systemd enable vboxservice.service'' makes ''VBoxService'' run on every install. Or, running ''VBoxService'' as root at boot works too. --[[User:Meatcar|Meatcar]] ([[User talk:Meatcar|talk]]) 17:34, 17 October 2012 (UTC)
 
== vboxnetflt ==
 
 
I had to modprobe vboxnetflt and add it in /etc/modules-load.d to be able to run the virtualbox GUI application.
 
-- [[User:erlhel|erlhel]] ([[User talk:erlhel|talk]]) 12:21, 25 September 2012 (UTC)
 
  
 
== vdfuse ==
 
== vdfuse ==
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:The best thing would be just link to [[Xinitrc]] without duplicating information. However the second best thing would be instructing to copy .xinitrc from /etc/skel first. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 04:07, 16 June 2013 (UTC)
 
:The best thing would be just link to [[Xinitrc]] without duplicating information. However the second best thing would be instructing to copy .xinitrc from /etc/skel first. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 04:07, 16 June 2013 (UTC)
 
== Arch as a guest ==
 
 
Added the {{pkg|virtualbox-guest-modules}} to the guest section, took me ages to figure out what I was missing. as it's been split out from {{pkg|virtualbox-guest-utils}}
 
Just noting this due to the outstanding edit tag on the page itself. --[[User:Psykar|Psykar]] ([[User talk:Psykar|talk]]) 13:06, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
 
: Thanks for adding this. I gonna add your modification to my (still offline) rewrite. -- [[User:wget|wget]] ([[User talk:wget|talk]]) 14:20, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
 
::Reverted the edit, {{pkg|virtualbox-guest-modules}} is a dependency of {{pkg|virtualbox-guest-utils}}, I think something wrong happened on your system. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 11:38, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
 
:::Ha, fair enough. I'm rather curious how it happened now :\ Was on a fresh install too! *investigates* -- [[User:Psykar|Psykar]] ([[User talk:Psykar|talk]]) 14:07, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
 
  
 
== Extension pack gui installation ==
 
== Extension pack gui installation ==

Revision as of 22:46, 28 December 2013

vmware

Anybody, any experience with how to use existing vmware virtual machine in virtualbox? I tried, but without success. I'll retry using: http://liquidat.wordpress.com/2007/11/23/howto-transform-a-qemu-image-to-a-virtualbox-image/ and post my findings. -- Drakosha (talk) 08:38, 24 June 2007‎ (UTC)

I'm currently rewriting/restructuring the article and I'm gonna add this information. I'm quite accustomed to use VmWare VMs on VirtualBox. -- wget (talk) 09:10, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

vbox-service

In section "Synchronise guest date with host" it should be noted that starting vbox-service is also required for the auto mounting feature to work. For example, creating a Shared Folder with the options Make Permanent and Auto-Mount selected will NOT auto mount in /media/sf_<SHARE_NAME> if vbox-service has not been started. --sjroe 19:13, 30 December 2011 (EST)

With systemd, running sudo systemd enable vboxservice.service makes VBoxService run on every install. Or, running VBoxService as root at boot works too. --Meatcar (talk) 17:34, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

vdfuse

The tool vdfuse (if it works with archlinux) could be suggested in the Mounting .vdi Images section instead of telling that it's impossible. -- Heinrich5991 (talk) 11:01, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

Since you use vdfuse and familiar with it, you can add these info yourself. See Help:Editing and Help:Style for a guide. -- Fengchao (talk) 12:17, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

USB on Win7 Guest

In my experience I have found that USB devices will not be detected/installed correctly on a Windows 7 guest without enabling the USB 2.0 (EHCI) Controller which requires the full blown VirtualBox Extensions available from here: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads AdmiralAkber (talk) 02:59, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Arch Linux Guests and .xinitrc

The Arch Linux Guests section directs users to create a ~/.xinitrc file if one does not exist. If a user has just setup his system, this will break X. Can we put in a note about that? Benash (talk) 00:13, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

The best thing would be just link to Xinitrc without duplicating information. However the second best thing would be instructing to copy .xinitrc from /etc/skel first. -- Kynikos (talk) 04:07, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

Extension pack gui installation

I had to install "gksu" to get rid of "https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/8473" when trying to install the extension pack from gui. Vvo (talk) 10:57, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. I'll try to reproduce that problem and add the tip to the troubleshooting section. -- wget (talk) 11:57, 21 December 2013 (UTC)