Category Archives: Virtualisation

virtualbox auto start stop

http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php?topic=103651.0 I run VirtualBox on my office desktop to provide not only a Windows desktop environment for sticky Windows-requiring apps, but also to provide MS SQL Server for my web development stack of JRun, ColdFusion, and MS SQLServer. As such, … Continue reading

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Virtual machines – convert XP Physical to Virtual – P2V

HAL The hardware dependent portion of the Windows kernel is dubbed “Hardware Abstraction Layer” (HAL). While hardware vendor specific HALs have become very rare, there are still a number of HALs shipped by Microsoft. Here are the most common HALs … Continue reading

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Build a Virtual Machine Guest

This is a step-by-step guide to building a bootable virtual machine image using the grub boot-loader. It is primarily aimed at quick testing of custom kernels when it isn’t necessary to test the kernel on physical hardware. The basic steps … Continue reading

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