Win 10 as guest in virtualbox (with LinuxMint as host)

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

  1. Posts : 1,211
    Windows 10 Pro
       #11

    Can you describe the precise issues you are having including any error messages? Thisgreat deal.
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 31
    linuxmint
    Thread Starter
       #12

    LMiller7 said:
    Can you describe the precise issues you are having including any error messages? Thisgreat deal.
    Hope the image tells you everything.


    Daniel

    Win 10 as guest in virtualbox (with LinuxMint as host)-screenshot-2015-01-06-14-09-06.jpg
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 803
    10 Pro Preview x64
       #13

    Do you have VT-x enabled in your BIOS? Not in VirtualBox - on your host...

    Looks like this installation - How to solve the error "Code: 0x0000000A" while installing Windows 8 Developer Preview? - Super User
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 31
    linuxmint
    Thread Starter
       #14

    adamf said:
    Do you have VT-x enabled in your BIOS? Not in VirtualBox - on your host...

    Looks like this installation - How to solve the error "Code: 0x0000000A" while installing Windows 8 Developer Preview? - Super User
    Yes. I have that enabled in the BIOS. Thanks for your input

    Daniel

    Edited: it is being installed now. Not bad. Thanks guys.
    I would rather use it in the virtual environment instead of a physical drive
    Last edited by dtong22; 06 Jan 2015 at 14:41.
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 803
    10 Pro Preview x64
       #15

    dtong22 said:
    I would rather use it in the virtual environment instead of a physical drive
    I assume you mean the CD/DVD to install right? You can do this by going to settings then storage and browsing for an ISO file. Much easier than burning your ISO to DVD and then using that.

    Attachment 10121
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 31
    linuxmint
    Thread Starter
       #16

    I assume you mean the CD/DVD to install right?
    What I meant was that I would rather test drive Win 10 in a virtual environment. Previously I ran it in my computer with other Oss. That was a big mistake as Win 10 likes to shut down at will to update which cannot be turned off. A couple of time it even locked up my other harddrives/partitions (midway when updating I believe). That drove me crazy. Now with Virtualbox, I do not need to shut down my main system at all. I can leave it running 24/7 in the background
    I have it up and running and installing Chrome now.
    I love its "right click on the start button". Cool


    Daniel
      My Computer

  7. whs's Avatar
    whs
    Posts : 1,935
    Windows 7
       #17

    May I make a suggestion - rather than mucking around any more with vBox, why nor use VMware Player.

    https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/fre...are_player/7_0

    Here are 3 video tutorial I made on how to install and operate it.

    Virtual OS Tutorial - Install, Setup and Operate - Windows 7 Help Forums
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 803
    10 Pro Preview x64
       #18

    dtong22 said:
    I love its "right click on the start button". Cool
    Me too. You can press X to do the same as right clicking on start too.
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 31
    linuxmint
    Thread Starter
       #19

    whs said:
    May I make a suggestion - rather than mucking around any more with vBox, why nor use VMware Player.

    https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/fre...are_player/7_0

    Here are 3 video tutorial I made on how to install and operate it.

    Virtual OS Tutorial - Install, Setup and Operate - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Actually I was stuck way earlier at the "module not loaded in kernel" when loading vmplayer and workstation ( borrowed). That was before attempt in virtualbox which is so far so good.

    Daniel
      My Computer

  10. jimbo45's Avatar
    Posts : 10,474
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #20

    Hi there
    I'd recommend you use VMWARE PLAYER (rel 6 not the latest rel 7) instead and set the USB compatibility to USB 2.0

    W10 works absolutely fine on CENTOS rel 7 (Free version of RHEL 7 Enterprise - supported by RED HAT).

    CENTOS 7 takes a wee bit more configuration to get up and running but it's SOLID and as stable as a rock - enterprise class. Don't forget though to add package ntfs-3g to read and write NTFS files - other distros have this out of the box.

    Here's screenshot of W10 running under VMware on CENTOS 7 (KDE desktop --3d and hardware acceleration all work too).

    Note on LINUX Hosts ensure the kernel headers are the same level as the running kernel (as root run uname -r to get the actual running kernel) otherwise VMware will install OK but will error out when you try to run it.

    Usually you need to download something like kernel-desktop, kernel-develop, gcc (and other tools to compile / make / config). It's actually very easy --looks worse than it is - all the major distros have plenty of goole tips on how to install VMware player / VMware workstation with the correct kernel headers.

    If you create a VM on an external HDD or a drive that is used on both windows and Linux - then don't forget to add package ntfs-3g on CENTOS 7 --other distros probably have this straight out of the box. This package allows read / write of NTFS disks.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Win 10 as guest in virtualbox (with LinuxMint as host)-snapshot3.png  
    Last edited by jimbo45; 08 Jan 2015 at 13:33.
      My Computer


 
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:59.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums