How to make Virtual Box work to switch from Mac to Windows?

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How to make Virtual Box work to switch from Mac to Windows?

Postby Stuartp77 » 21. Aug 2009, 08:46

I bought a MacBook recently and installed XP on its own partition, then downloaded Virtual Box to enable me to switch from Mac to XP without re-booting which is what I'm doing now.

But I can't make it work and if somebody knows how I'd be most appreciative for help.

Thanks,
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Re: How to make Virtual Box work to switch from Mac to Windows?

Postby JimBushWhack » 21. Aug 2009, 16:03

See the numerous threads in this forum that talk about the failure of getting bootcamp partitions to work with VirtualBox. There is currently an active thread entitled:
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=19866
There is also an open ticket on this problem as well. See:
http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/1461
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Re: How to make Virtual Box work to switch from Mac to Windows?

Postby JimBushWhack » 21. Aug 2009, 16:12

Sorry to waste folks time and forum space. For some reason when I put in a URL path, only part of it comes out. It looked fine in a preview too. In any case, here is the title in text:
"Using Windows Bootcamp Partition with VirtualBox?"
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Re: How to make Virtual Box work to switch from Mac to Windows?

Postby Sasquatch » 21. Aug 2009, 19:57

Jim, the forum software removes the main part of the URL, like the domain path and all. If you hover your mouse on the link, you will see that the entire URL is used, only the text shown is different. Check my example below. I've also removed your duplicate posts.

Stuartp77:
Check the VirtualBox FAQ to learn more about virtualization. Also check the User Manual to learn a bit more about how VB works and what it offers.
Read the Forum Posting Guide before opening a topic.
VirtualBox FAQ: Check this before asking questions.
Online User Manual: A must read if you want to know what we're talking about.
Howto: Install Linux Guest Additions
Howto: Use Shared Folders on Linux Guest
See the Tutorials and FAQ section at the top of the Forum for more guides.
Try searching the forums first with Google and add the site filter for this forum.
E.g. install guest additions site:forums.virtualbox.org

Retired from this Forum since OSSO introduction.
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