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Installing Debian Linux on Oracle VirtualBox

A few months back, I posted an article about setting up a small home server. I’ve been playing around with the setup of that machine lately, and rather than breaking the working system, I’ve been perfecting my setup in a virtualized environment.

The Five Minute How To Install VirtualBox 4.1 Guide

Have you tried VirtualBox 4.1 yet? I hope it isn’t because the latest packaged version for your OS is 4.0.12 and you feel as if you’re stuck there. You’re not stuck there. This short tutorial will guide you through the installation. This installation is for Debian-related Linux distributions.

Installing a Debian GNU/Linux test server with VirtualBox

VirtualBox OSE is a very easy-to-use virtualization tool. It has a GUI interface and installation wizards to help you through the process, so it really doesn’t feel like you’re doing anything as complicated as setting up a virtual host system on your computer.

Properly install VirtualBox 4 beta in Ubuntu/Debian/Linux Mint (and other Debian/Ubuntu derivatives)

I downloaded deb of VirtualBox beta 1 from the beta packages page of Oracle website and installed it. However, while launching Virtual Machines created with Oracle VirtualBox 3.x (closed source version), I got the following error

Installing VirtualBox 2 On A Debian Lenny Desktop

This tutorial shows how you can install Sun xVM VirtualBox 2 on a Debian Lenny desktop. VirtualBox is available as a package from the official Debian Lenny repository, but it’s very old (version 1.6.6), therefore I explain how to install the current version (2.1.4 at the time of this writing).

Configuring MacGDBp for Debugging a Local Debian Virtual Machine

In my current Drupal development environment, I run an entire Debian server stack (LAMP + Memcache + Varnish, etc) inside of a VirtualBox virtual machine. On those frustration-laden occasions when I need to fire up the debugger, I use MacGDBp to connect to the virtual machine.

How to add the VirtualBox keyring to Debian and Ubuntu

This blog post explains how to add the Sun and Oracle VirtualBox keyring to Debian and Ubuntu, to prevent apt-get update from complaining.

Base Debian Install on VirtualBox

I am determined to try out CouchDB 0.11. Since I don’t want to muck with the nice dev environment that I have going I will install that onto a VM. So I fire up VirtualBox and create a new VM:

Installing VirtualBox under Debian Lenny

After a fresh installation of Debian Lenny, I wanted to use a quite very recent version of VirtualBox. One solution is the Debian backports : Here are the VirtualBox packages available

Debian in VirtualBox for local web development

Have you ever wanted to develop your web application locally. Using VirtualBox you can develop with a near clone of your production environment. Giving you a personal sandbox where you can go crazy before you commit to your teams development server.

VirtualBox 3.1.2 in Debian Squeeze

A new release of VirtualBox is available in the Debian testing repositories. If already installed on your system, it will be automatically upgraded if you are using Debian testing.

How To Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Linux

VirtualBox Guest Additions, similar to Virtual Machine Additions for Virtual PC (VPC), is an application that installs into guest operating system running in virtual machine

Debian Sid/Unstable VirtualBox 3 Guest

I realize it is pretty straight forward but I think it might help other who are having trouble. VirtualBox is still not perfect in the linux guest arena but its gotten a lot better over the past year since Sun apparently threw a bunch of money into it.

Compact a VirtualBox Windows Guest on Debian

If you run Windows as a virtual machine in a dynamically expanding storage within Debian using VirtualBox, maybe You’re interested in compact the VDI to save space.

VBoxHeadless – Running Virtual Machines With VirtualBox 2 On A Headless Debian Lenny Server

This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with Sun xVM VirtualBox 2 on a headless Debian Lenny server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not have a desktop environment.

VirtualBox Solutions

As a Linux administrator or as as Desktop user, there are times when you would either like to try a different distribution or when you need several test machines that you can blow away when you are done with them..

Damn Small Linux, VirtualBox, Java

A week ago I was thinking about banks autentications, here in Brazil, you have to register your computer to get access to the bank site with your computer. Do this every time you format your hard disk is sux, so i thought, why don’t use a virtual machine with a Damn Small linux and use […]

VirtualBox: Installation on Debian Lenny

I have used virtualization in many different forms, OpenVZ, Xen, VMWare, for a number of years with great success. One thing I have been interested in doing is moving away from all applications that are not OpenSource.


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