View Full Version : [ubuntu] VirtualBox Guest Ubuntu Download Speed

December 18th, 2008, 01:16 AM
Hello, I hope you are doing well. I recently got a Toshiba Tecra A9 from my office. And there has been a constant itch to install intrepid on it. I have one installed on my Dell but, always experimenting on Ubuntu I sometimes make a mess of things and then I have to start all over. I cannot take that risk on this machine, I can make backups but that is a hassle I would like to avoid. So, I decided to install ubuntu using virtualbox. It is neat and working well (sort-off).

The problem is the download speed. It is very slow. I tried installing vlc and it has been at 34% for the past 5 minutes now. Give it two or three more minutes it will make it to 35%. Now I have been downloading stuff at a mb/sec on all operating systems.

I would really appreciate any help on this matter. I am using vista as the host. Thanks in advance.