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 Windows Virtual Machines In Linux

An earlier article described how to download and use any of the commonly used Linux distros in VirtualBox. There is something similar for Windows too. Microsoft provides free test images/ Windows virtual machines that can be used with various virtualization tools like VirtualBox, Virtual PC, VMWare and so on. This is meant for developing and testing software for Windows environment. All the commonly...

How To Download And Use Preconfigured Linux Distros In Virtual Box

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...

How To Install Virtual Box In Manjaro Linux

When using Manjaro Linux, Virtual Box along with it’s extension pack can be installed for testing or development tasks. Here is how : A. Installing Virtual Box host modules : First, check the kernel version of existing Manjaro distribution by typing : uname -r Next, Virtual Box host modules having compatibility with the current kernel should be installed (49 in this example). Install them using...

How To Delete Virtual Drives In Oracle VirtualBox

If you have used Oracle VirtualBox, you might have noticed that once virtual machines are deleted, the associated storage space allocated doesn’t get deleted automatically. What happens due to this is after a while when many virtual machines are created and deleted, the physical disk space on the host OS (the system on which Oracle VirtualBox is installed) continues to shrink as the virtual hard...