Monday, 14 April 2008

Vista sp1 installed in Virtualbox on Ubuntu

Install the VirtualBox Additions

From the Devices menu, click “Install Guest Additions”

Get the Missing Network Driver

Microsoft decided to not include the network driver that VirtualBox
uses in Vista, so you will have to install it yourself. (Doesn’t
Microsoft claim that Windows has better driver support than Linux
….. ?)

cd ~/install_files
unzip -d driver
mkisofs -o driver.iso -R -J driver

In the VirtualBox window, mount driver.iso . Then go to:

Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Device Manager. Right click
on Ethernet Controller > Update Driver Software > Browser my

Navigate to the CDROM drive, and click ok.

Wait a minute… and congratulations, you have installed Vista


Cross Z said...
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Anonymous said...

You can also change the network adaptor in the VM settings to the Intel Pro/1000. Vista has the drivers for this.

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