off topic : Parallels alternative : VirtualBox
psahores at free.fr
Mon Jul 28 08:32:57 CDT 2008
> Merci Pierre for all this info !
> Downloaded it , could see in the download pages,
> that VirtualBox for Mac isn't anymore in Beta ( on the
> screenshots's pages they still say it is ! )
> As a former user ( well, still yet ) I have Ubuntu 8.04 under
What about the server's administration tools under Ubuntu ? thanks for
the info !
> Do you know an easy way to convert my Parallels Hard Disk
> Image .pvs / .pvd
> to VirtualBox ? Seems there is a solution via QEMU, but is there
> something more simple ?
QEMU unneeded ! If you don't own VMWare Fusion at this time,
1.- just download it as a trial version
2.- download from the same VMWare site the VMware Importer.app
3.- drop the Parallels ".pws" virtual drive you want to convert to a
VirtualBox compatible virtual drive
4.- you will get a VMWare ".vmdk" virtual drive
5.- put this ".vmdk" where you want
/Users/pierre/Library/VirtualBox/VMDK/win2000.vmdk can be a good place
6.- and tell VirtualBox to use it as your new converted virtual machine.
7.- that's all !
> And second question, which put this thread in On Topic.
> Can we share folders from Rev running on MacOS and the second one on
> a virtual machine ?
Yes. After having setup the VirtualBox shared-folder tab, have an eye
on the "netwok favorites by right-mouse-click" to connect a shared
local folder (as X:, Y: or Z:, etc...) under WinXPPro. Take care not
to use networked folders instead (too slow).
> That would be great.... may be I'm again dreaming :-)
No ! Just do it :-)
> ps: I'm on MacBook /2 GB RAM / Tiger
Hope this help,
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>> Hello Thierry,
>> I'm running the GPL version of VirtualBox 1.6.2 under MacOS X
>> 10.5.4 - MacBook Pro 2 Ghz. At this time, 2 hosted OS are installed
>> - Win 2000 Pro packed inside a VMWare .wmdk partition (because i
>> used the VMWare Fusion's "VMware Importer.app" to convert it in
>> just two clicks from its original Parallels 3.xx ".pvs" format ;
>> - Win XP Pro SP2 packed inside a native VirtualBox .vdi partition.
>> Both are just working very well and fast. The RAM and processor's
>> time footprints of VirtualBox are the lowest i ever seen about
>> virtualisation !
>> Le 28 juil. 08 à 11:25, Thierry a écrit :
>>> Le 28 juil. 08 à 11:02, Pierre Sahores a écrit :
>>>> Hello There,
>>>> Just a quick note to recommand Sun's VirtualBox instead of
>>>> Parallels 3.xx i'm no more happy with...
>>>> Lots more stable and fast ; able to run natively VMWare VMDK
>>>> partitions ; free and commercial versions ;-)
>>>> Kind Regards
>>> Hi Pierre,
>>> Which platform are you working with VirtualBox ?
>>> On Mac, seems it's still a Beta version ?
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