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VirtualBox

VirtualBox┬áprovides a “virtual software platform” in which a variety of operating systems (client) in┬ávariety of operating systems (host), e.g. VirtualBox can be installed on a Linux platform and run Windows or another Linux variant, or on Windows and run a Linux distribution.

Here are some links to VirtualBox on Linux running Windows:

Install instructions

System76 – windows 10 in VB

Garmin pointers

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Submitted by Lambchopper (not verified) on Thu, 01/14/2010 – 10:16.
I use VirtualBox to run XP on my Ubuntu 9.10 laptop. The only reason I need XP is to use my Garmin GPS. I did run in to one issue, for some reason my Garmin gets detected by the Windows Guest, but the software won’t connect. I found that I had to restart the Hardware typically done through Device manager. Which was a royal pain in the a$$. I suspect this had to do with the Virtual Machine not starting the GPS USB device fast enough. Anyway, I corrected this by using microsoft’s Devcon utility (http://www.windowsreference.com/windows-xp/devcon-an-alternative-to-devi…) To script a new shortcut that would restart the hardware when I launched the GPS software.

Incidentally, I also had problems connecting to the Network once or twice for a similar reason via the VitualBox Guest OS. The above command placed in a batch file corrected that issue too.

I’ve only had this problem with WinXP as a Guest in VirtualBox, so I figured I’d post this in case any of your readers experience a similar issue.

Dave

Great Article

Submitted by Lambchopper (not verified) on Thu, 01/14/2010 – 10:16.
I use VirtualBox to run XP on my Ubuntu 9.10 laptop. The only reason I need XP is to use my Garmin GPS. I did run in to one issue, for some reason my Garmin gets detected by the Windows Guest, but the software won’t connect. I found that I had to restart the Hardware typically done through Device manager. Which was a royal pain in the a$$. I suspect this had to do with the Virtual Machine not starting the GPS USB device fast enough. Anyway, I corrected this by using microsoft’s Devcon utility (http://www.windowsreference.com/windows-xp/devcon-an-alternative-to-devi…) To script a new shortcut that would restart the hardware when I launched the GPS software.

Incidentally, I also had problems connecting to the Network once or twice for a similar reason via the VitualBox Guest OS. The above command placed in a batch file corrected that issue too.

I’ve only had this problem with WinXP as a Guest in VirtualBox, so I figured I’d post this in case any of your readers experience a similar issue.

Dave

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