View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 10.10?

February 26th, 2011, 02:31 PM
I'm runnin Ubuntu 10.10, and i wold like to install virtualbox so i can install windows and play some games...:guitar:

February 26th, 2011, 02:36 PM
applications->software center->in quick search type VirtualBox OSE you will get it. but i wont recommend you installing windows in virtualbox for games as you will need to a alocate a lot of memory for this purpose to virtual box better go for dual boot

hope this helped

February 26th, 2011, 02:36 PM
Depending on the game, Virtualization isn't really the way to go about it, since the graphics horsepower isn't all that great.

In any case, you can install it from here (http://www.virtualbox.org).

February 26th, 2011, 02:37 PM
What sort of games do you want to run ?

You may not be able to play them.

Watch the videos on the virtualbox website, they should give you enough to get you started...


Basically, grab the current .deb package from the website and install, then you may want to install the extensions pack (again, downloadable from the virtualbox website).

February 26th, 2011, 02:52 PM
If you dont want to dual boot I recommend installing wine or PlayonLinux for games. VirtualBox is not a good solution for gaming.

February 27th, 2011, 09:45 PM
1st of all, thanks for the help. And i agree when you say that installing windows on virtualbox just to play isnt a really good thing to do... I installed GTA SA with wine, and it works perfectly, but, a cant say the same for Warhammer Age of Reckoning, the installation went well but, when a run the game i cannot see the characters/models as you can see [http://i51.tinypic.com/orou2f.png]... :confused:
I went to (http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=13139&sAllBugs) but i cant get it... Can you help me, one more time?

Thanks , all of you :KS