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535Re: [ntb-linux] Share *nix Host directory with Windows Guest OS in VirtualBox

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  • Larry Hamilton
    Sep 19, 2010
      I am using the OSE version of Virtual Box. You can just install it on Ubuntu, and there is also a Windows install for it.

      Running Virtual Box on my Windows partition is a LOT slower than when I run it from Linux.

      Your very own mini computer could be run. Ought to be very fast with *nix on it.

      ~ Larry

      --- On Sun, 9/19/10, Al <acummingsus@...> wrote:

      > From: Al <acummingsus@...>
      > Subject: Re: [ntb-linux] Share *nix Host directory with Windows Guest OS in VirtualBox
      > To: ntb-linux@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Sunday, September 19, 2010, 12:37 AM
      > Larry Hamilton wrote:
      > > If anyone on the list wants to install the free
      > VirtualBox on *nix
      > I'm guess that you mean the "puel" licensed one?  It's
      > the only binary.
      > If I'm not mistaken, that (puel) is the one that is free
      > for a personal
      > use home user but that it costs money when used for
      > business/commercial,
      > etc.  And it is not 100% open source (has/uses at
      > least some closed
      > source code)
      > And then there is another, the "OSE" the Open Source
      > Edition  (contains
      > no closed source.  is 100% open source and is under
      > the GPL license)
      > http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
      > It looks like it must be compiled from the source code by
      > the end user.
      > I'm soon to install the latest puel 64 bit X86 onto my
      > Slackware 13.1 64
      > bit X86 machine.
      > BTW FWIW I've got something like a HP/UX box (not X86
      > architecture) a
      > friend gave it to me.  But I need ram to see if it
      > will boot.  If I find
      > a ram on Ebay cheap enough, I may try out this box. 
      > It originally ran
      > HP's own Unix.  But there is a port of Debian that
      > runs on it.  And I
      > could run everything else (Slackware, Win, etc.) in a
      > virtual machine
      > that virtualizes X86.
      > That HP box is about like having the computing power of
      > three X86 64 bit
      > boxes all wrapped up into one box (I guess).
      > --
      > Alan.
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