View Full Version : [ubuntu] Crossover and the Optical Unit

July 22nd, 2009, 10:09 PM
Hi! I've got Ubuntu installed in Leopard through VirtualBox. I want to simulate the setup of another machine using Ubuntu instead of the Windows which has just crashed a 3000-users database today...

The thing is, the computer will mainly run two programs: the database one, and an image capture software. Both are installed from a CD, and are Windows-only applications. I want to run them on Ubuntu using CrossOver. The catch is that the database one uses the .NET framework. Will I still be able to run it?

I've tried simulating an installation using Ubuntu in VirtualBox, but apparently, it doesn't recognize the optical unit. I can't proceed with the Ubuntu installation on the end-machine without knowing exactly what I'm doing, so I'd like to know if there is any way I can enable the optical unit in VirtualBox, and if I will be able to successfully install both the two applications, and any additional software they might require...