Install Korora as Guest on Windows Host

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Install Korora as Guest on Windows Host

Postby OraOra » 13. Jun 2015, 20:52

I would like to try and see how Korora feels in a VM and install that on a Windows host.

Could I approximately follow this guide but use the Korora ISO instead?

How much space as VDI would I need for a typical Korora install? Any other settings, numbers or processors etc I need to tick to get this going or can I more or less choose similar settings to a Windows guest?

Any help welcome, kinda tired of the Windows UI and would like to give something new a shot, just for fun and trying out how it feels.

No don't wanna run it from a USB stick like they say on their website, want in a VM, yes.

Any guide or heads up or things to look out for, I am all ears.

Using VB version 4.2.16 r86992.

Thank you.

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Re: Install Korora as Guest on Windows Host

Postby loukingjr » 13. Jun 2015, 23:33

Korora is based on Fedora. Most likely one of the latest versions such as Fedora 22. Your version of VirtualBox is not new enough to support the recent versions of xorg servers included with most current versions of Linux.
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Re: Install Korora as Guest on Windows Host

Postby OraOra » 14. Jun 2015, 01:27

Thank you!

Is it worth it upgrading VB?

Would really like to give this a shot with VB.
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Re: Install Korora as Guest on Windows Host

Postby loukingjr » 14. Jun 2015, 02:05

OraOra wrote:Thank you!
welcome
Is it worth it upgrading VB?

I told you in your seamless thread you should update
Would really like to give this a shot with VB.

Well you can't unless you update.
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Re: Install Korora as Guest on Windows Host

Postby OraOra » 14. Jun 2015, 02:18

Is the latest version of VB OK to use for a working/production/development environment?

Besides Korora I use the Windows Guests to test websites with various versions of IE, use image and graphics editing, run Office there too and so on. So that would have to keep running stable with the latest version. The Seamless thread taught me to also look for a backup/image solution for VMs, it is just one folder but I would be bad to loose all this setup and VDI again in the future.

Once I updated VB and GA can then the wikihow guide be applied?

How much space does Korora need for a VDI? What is recommended?
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Re: Install Korora as Guest on Windows Host

Postby noteirak » 15. Jun 2015, 10:45

OraOra wrote:Is the latest version of VB OK to use for a working/production/development environment?

Yes but watchout for the new hardening that tool place on Windows Hosts. It typically conflicts with Antivirus and the likes. You can easily update, try it out, revert it back if it fails. Just update virtualbox at first, not the ext pack or the GA.
You can see the typical error messages for hardening in this dedicated topic.
If everything works fine, update everything.

OraOra wrote:Once I updated VB and GA can then the wikihow guide be applied?

If you means the Korora one, yes.

OraOra wrote:How much space does Korora need for a VDI? What is recommended?

Same as what Korora needs on real hardware. You'll need to check it out on their website.
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Re: Install Korora as Guest on Windows Host

Postby OraOra » 15. Jun 2015, 18:15

Everything worked fine. Updated VB and GA.
Only thing happening was what is lined out here, but hey if you run a firewall nothing to care about really.

Now installing Elementary OS and after that Korora.
Just had to move the ISO file to the VM CD/DVD drive, start the VM and install started, bang that was easy.
Loving the Elementary install routine so far!
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Re: Install Korora as Guest on Windows Host

Postby emiblack159 » 10. Dec 2018, 14:14

loukingjr wrote:Korora is based on Fedora. Most likely one of the latest versions such as Fedora 22. Your version of VirtualBox is not new enough to support the recent versions of xorg servers included with most current versions of Linux.



so, what is the best one?
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Re: Install Korora as Guest on Windows Host

Postby mpack » 10. Dec 2018, 14:56

A question about VirtualBox versions circa 2015 is hardly going to be relevant when we have almost reached 2019. Locking this.
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