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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: 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)


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)


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: 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 "" 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)