[STICKY] How to install and setup VirtualBox

Re: [STICKY] How to install and setup VirtualBox

Postby SoftHeart » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:02 am

Uzi wrote:How complicated is Virtualbox :o

Got it set up with XP and got it to access my hard drives but I cannot get it to connect to the internet. I followed the instructions above. I have Guest Additions and I downloaded the Extension pack. I have my name ticked in vboxusers & I have the USB ticked but I have nothing - zero - nada in my Network connections. I have set Network to NAT and tried Bridged Adapter. Nothing.

Any ideas? If I cant get this set up then Virtualbox is a non starter. :(


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I found a way to get it to work, but it has to be done (best I can tell,) before you install your OS. (May just disconnect the virtual drive, and re-connect after you change this one setting!)
Follow with me now, 1st; open "Oracle VirtualBox" 2nd; Click "File" and then "Preference" 3rd; click "Network" and 4th; click the little ICON (on far right) that looks like a PCI card, (hold mouse over it, it should display a box in a few seconds that reads: "Add Host-only network (INS)".... At this point, you can install your OS like normal. (Or I suppose, you can re-connect the *.vdi, I would assume.)

These people at Zorin have been so helpful, I have decided to completely remove my dependency on "MS Win", it's like a smokers patch for me right now, but I am determined to get off the "MS habit" as fast as possible! THANK YOU ZORIN!

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Re: [STICKY] How to install and setup VirtualBox

Postby SoftHeart » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:43 pm

swarfendor437 wrote:HI SoftHeart, and welcome to Zorin! Thanks for the compliments and for the tutorial! 60 blue jewels to you sir (or madam!) :D


"Why, Thank you!" (And yes it's, "Sir".) Not sure what the 60 Jewels is for, but I like shiny! ;) :D
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Re: [STICKY] How to install and setup VirtualBox

Postby Swarfendor437 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:04 pm

SoftHeart wrote:
swarfendor437 wrote:HI SoftHeart, and welcome to Zorin! Thanks for the compliments and for the tutorial! 60 blue jewels to you sir (or madam!) :D


"Why, Thank you!" (And yes it's, "Sir".) Not sure what the 60 Jewels is for, but I like shiny! ;) :D


It's a little 'thank you' for your helpful input! We don't have 'buntu beans (would be nice to have some Zorin jewels or a 'Karma' ranking system for contributors!
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Re: [STICKY] How to install and setup VirtualBox

Postby BubbaBlues » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:04 am

It would be perfect if only I could use both of my DVD drives. But it will only allow the use of one drive. So it looks like I'm back to dual booting. ;)
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Re: [STICKY] How to install and setup VirtualBox

Postby Pierre » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:42 am

you can use both - it has to added in, under the settings tab.
- add new device ..
- right next <under> to where the existing DvD drive, is.
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Re: [STICKY] How to install and setup VirtualBox

Postby BubbaBlues » Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:57 am

Thanks, I couldn't find it but now I have it. You da man!
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Re: [STICKY] How to install and setup VirtualBox

Postby Swarfendor437 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:59 pm

60 blue jewels to PIerre! :D
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