Pre-Built Developer VMs for Oracle VM VirtualBox: Oracle DB, Solaris, …

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/community/developer-vm/index.html It looks rather, rather intriguing to run a ready-made VM with Oracle DB. Let’s see, how and wether it will work out! A ready-made VM with Oracle DB: That would trueyl be the easiest way to improve my Oracle DB, and SQL, and PL/SQL skills – together with the fine o’Reilly books on the related… Continue reading Pre-Built Developer VMs for Oracle VM VirtualBox: Oracle DB, Solaris, …

booting a VirtualBox VM on a MacBook Pro from a Win8.1 DVD: “FATAL: Could not read from the boot medium! System halted.”

I had tried in vain booting that DVD with changed parameters in the VM set-up. I searched the web for the error message “FATAL: Could not read from the boot medium! System halted.“. I did not simply try to navigate the DVD in the OS X Finder – but doing that at a rather early… Continue reading booting a VirtualBox VM on a MacBook Pro from a Win8.1 DVD: “FATAL: Could not read from the boot medium! System halted.”

Win8.1 as a VirtualBox VM on Apple’s Mac OS X

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Guest_OSes : regarding Windows 8 they say: “Requires AMD-V or VT-x. Guest Additions have small remaining issues.” https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewforum.php?f=2 : (Guest systems > Windows Guests) http://getintopc.com/softwares/operating-systems/windows-8-1-download/ http://www.heise.de/download/windows-8.1-1192088.html I want to run a UK-English Windows 8.1 in a VM. I purchased a DVD. VirtualBox 4.3.12 offers Windows 8.1 as a supported guest operating system. Creating the VM looks easy.… Continue reading Win8.1 as a VirtualBox VM on Apple’s Mac OS X

VirtualBox 4.3.8 released

This time I had difficulties updating the “extension pack” for my WinXP VM. The suggested double-clicking on the downloaded file did not work, there was no application associated. But the extension pack was also mounted to my D: drive. I “auto-played” that, and that got it going.

VirtualBox vs iSCSI

Richard Horwood on “Virtualbox, iSCSI targets and teleport” (2010) (somebody mentions there, that addiscsidisk got replaced and explains how) Johannes Schlüter on “iSCSI devices in VirtualBox” (2010) http://www.synology.com/us/solutions/iSCSI/ iSCSI supposes Gigabit LAN, so that’s a good reason to replace my last non-Gigabit FRITZ!Box by a Gigabit one. Somebody will get my last FRITZ!Box 7270 (non-Gigabit), and I will… Continue reading VirtualBox vs iSCSI