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  1. Re: How to Find other Drives in Vbox Install ?

    First; please understand, I am just trying things that you're suggesting, not questioning your advice. OK, I really appreciate both you and Varun trying to help.

    I read the manual link you sent,...
  2. Re: How to Find other Drives in Vbox Install ?

    [QUOTE]So what I understand from above, combined with whatever you posted previously and in posts later to the above one, you are trying to kinda 'Move' (or Copy) the instance of your Ubuntu...
  3. Re: How to Find other Drives in Vbox Install ?

    Probably being dense here, but I'm not moving to a different host, just a different Volume on the same host.

    so: right now my installation of Vbox is /Users/me/Applications/VirtualBox.app

    my...
  4. Re: How to Find other Drives in Vbox Install ?

    I got you on that. But, why can't I use Clone, from the Vbox contextual menu (4.3.6) I did this before and it worked, but now I don't get an option of what drive to clone to. So, the clone ends up...
  5. Re: How to Find other Drives in Vbox Install ?

    I will review this. I'm sure I can get this right. I do see the .iso on the DVD in Linux, once I got my DVD drive recognized, thanks to you.



    This part, I get. I think I was just hesitant...
  6. Re: DVD problems. Not able to make bootable DVD.

    I agree, it is easier and less invasive it seems to me to run in a virtual desktop. VBox is free too! I'm also running, or was running Mint 16 in Vbox. But, I want to make a fixed hdd. Originally,...
  7. Re: DVD problems. Not able to make bootable DVD.

    Yes I am running Ubuntu in Virtual Box. I'm not trying to boot the DVD in Ubuntu however. When I first installed VBox and then went to install Ubuntu into it, following the instructions, I made a...
  8. Re: DVD problems. Not able to make bootable DVD.

    Thanks. I think I did exactly what you suggested, but not able to boot from that DVD. It shows up and has on it ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso, but when I try I get the error "no bootable media...
  9. Re: How to Find other Drives in Vbox Install ?

    Thanks both Varun and Bashiergui:

    I should have added certain details. I am running Vbox 4.3.6. I have installed guest additions which allowed for settings I did not have available before.
    I...
  10. How to Find other Drives in Vbox Install ?

    I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on Vbox and running well. I am not able to see any of my other drives, including DVD, HDD or USB sticks under any circumstances I can create? I've tried adding another...
  11. DVD problems. Not able to make bootable DVD.

    I have successfully installed Ubuntu on my Mac Pro, by downloading the .iso to my desktop, and re-directing the boot request to that file. Then installed 12.04 in Vbox without too many problems. ...
  12. 12.04 in Vbox Display Problems after Changing View Mode

    I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed via VBox 4.3x on a Mac, running OS X 10.7.5 with 16g Ram and 256mb NVIDIA Geo 7300. I have had no problems using and running this distro, as well as Mint 16. I may...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Build/buy a Linux dedicated machine?

    All my questions answered! Thanks. I'm realizing that my current, older MacPro is probably perfect for running Linux for my purposes. Maybe as good a way to just do another "lesser" Mac for my usual...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Let's Say I wanted to Build/But a Linux dedicated machine?

    Good point re; old hardware. My old office (work) is loaded with it.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Let's Say I wanted to Build/But a Linux dedicated machine?

    You probably already got it. I just want to learn shell commands, scripting and use it to interact over the internet. Never been a big gamer. I only use Facebook to look at pictures of my grandkids....
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    [SOLVED] Re: Let's Say I wanted to Build/But a Linux dedicated machine?

    Thanks for the tips. I'm not a big gamer, but just thought I would probably be using Linux and many of the free apps, to email, surf the web, and learn to use terminal commands. etc..

    Like I...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Boot Camp or Virtualization?

    Right. I tried to use a path, which seemed to make sense but now that you point it out, no. Thanks.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Let's Say I wanted to Build/But a Linux dedicated machine?

    I know it sounds...wrong, but just playing? Like I said, some people have hobbies. One of mine has always been messing with PC's. I'm looking pretty old here, but I'm recently : early retired, and...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Boot Camp or Virtualization?

    Understood. That's not it. The commands showed up in the terminal output. In other words: run; brew doctor etc..

    If you're a software developer you must be an expert in this general area. ...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Let's Say I wanted to Build/But a Linux dedicated machine?

    Thanks Adam33 . That's what I seem to be seeing. I run all Mac stuff here, so have not really been on the build your own thing for a long time.
    Any ideas about optimal ram, disk drives?
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    [SOLVED] Build/buy a Linux dedicated machine?

    Any suggestions on either building a desktop box? My local MicroCenter offers a couple cases and motherboards. How much ram? How big a drive? Is it worth doing OR, should I look at System 76? I...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Boot Camp or Virtualization?

    This did not work out for me? I do have my Vbox installations on a separate volume. This is what I got

    Alan-Shearers-Mac-Pro-2:~ alanshearer1$ ssh -X /Volumes/Tera_Drive/VirtualBox\...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Boot Camp or Virtualization?

    Great minds? A few minutes ago, I remembered I could list hidden files with the right argument in terminal command. I saw user/local

    Here I was able to run brew commands as instructed in the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Boot Camp or Virtualization?

    [QUOTE]All over your hard drive? No.

    All the files go to /usr/local/Cellar, and then are symbolically linked to /usr/local directories.

    Easy and clean uninstall if you don't like it. Read the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Boot Camp or Virtualization?

    Right, okay. So, I need to read and experiment and see what I've got here now. I just hope I have sprayed files all over my drive without any useable result. But, we'll see?
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