7 Reasons Why You Should Use VirtualBox

In the dynamic landscape of computing, where versatility and efficiency are paramount, virtualization has emerged as a key player. Among the plethora of virtualization solutions available, VirtualBox stands out as a free, powerful and user-friendly option, offering a myriad of benefits for both individuals and businesses. Let us take a look at why you should be using VirtualBox. Cost-Efficient...

How To Boot From USB Drives In VirtualBox

VirtualBox by default has no clear option for booting from USB drives when creating Virtual Machines (VM). There is a workaround for this though. It requires mapping the physical USB drive as a Virtual Hard Drive (VHD) file and then setting it as the hard disk for the VM. Here is how to do this: Find the USB drive details: With the USB drive plugged in, open Disk Management by typing in the Run box:  diskmgmt.msc This...

How To Fix VM Errors In VirtualBox

While running virtual machines (VMs) in VirtualBox for Windows, it may happen that an error message like ” Failed to open a session for the virtual machine” pops up, and the VMs won’t run.   There are a couple of ways to fix this. Let’s take a look at them. Run as administrator: The simplest way to fix this error is to run VirtualBox as an administrator. To do that, right-click...

How To Record Virtual Machine Sessions When Using VirtualBox

It can be useful to record a virtual machine (VM) session when using VirtualBox right from the boot-up to shutdown. So, there is a useful feature in VirtualBox to capture video recording for virtual machines and it is simple to set it up. Here is how to do it in Windows and Linux: In Windows: Launch VirtualBox, then right-click on the VM to be recorded and choose Settings. Next, go to the Display...

How To Download And Use Preconfigured Linux Distros In VirtualBox

Using virtual machines can be a great way to get familiar with various operating systems and also test stuff. Rather than trying to install a new OS from scratch every time after configuring the virtual machine, using already existing images can be a timesaver. For pre configured Linux distros, VirtualBoxes is a useful resource to download various Linux flavors/open-source OSes. These images are for...