I had to test some stuff under Linux (I'm still running Vista :-(), and installed Ubuntu "under" Sun xVM Virtual Box instead of VMWare Workstation. During my first test I installed opensolaris - now I had to map virtual drives and exchange some files. The whole installation again went without any problems - surprisingly smoothly (very comparable to VMWare Workstation). Even the installation of the additional Virtual Box tools was really simple - then I was able to set up higher screen resolution. The only, little bit tricky thing, was the access to the virtual drive. Instead of reading the help I googled for this - and lost about 1 hour. However the help is helpful in this case:
"In a Linux guest, use the following command:
mount -t vboxsf [-o OPTIONS] sharename mountpoint
sharename with the share name
mountpoint with the path where you want the share to
be mounted (e.g.
/mnt/share). The usual mount
rules apply, that is, create this directory first if it does not exist yet.
Beyond the standard options supplied by the
mount command, the following are available"
Virtual Box is really amazing, you can suspend, restart, "store" images, take snapshots, even configure the "seemless" mode - I'm still searching for shortcoming / caveats :-). Perhaps a small issue: I just tried to setup the ubuntu's fancy 3D stuff - but it didn't worked inside the Virtual Box....
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