I want to set up Oracle VM Virtual.
I can get so far but I seem to lose it.
I have created the Vm and then when I try to Run it for the first time I get lost.
I would like to get this working and get rid of Win 7.
PS I will sleep on it and see what happens in the morning with a fresh look.
You need to configure the VM, so that it has access to the CD drive of the host (done in the config menu of the VM while it’s not running). Or, if it’s not a Win7 CD, and it’s an ISO image instead, just choose the ISO image instead of the CD drive in the settings.
When you “power up” the VM, it should boot from the CD, and providing you’ve set the VM’s hard drive big enough (again, in the settings menu for the VM), you should be able to install Windows. It’s just like having a PC in a PC (don’t try and stack them though, it doesn’t work!)
The only difference is that you’d point the CD/DVD ROM at the “Host CD/DVD drive” rather than the ISO image file.
Remember, after installing you’ll need to either change the boot order, or eject the Win7 DVD … or the VM will boot the DVD again
(exactly as it would on real hardware)
Oh, and be sure to give the Win7 VM access to at least 1GB of Memory (pic shows 512, that’s nowhere near enough for Win7) … if you have 4, I’d give it access to 2GB.
(this 2GB will only be borrowed from Linux whilst the VM is running … then handed back once the VM is closed)
Something to be aware of … if you’re running 32bit Linux, you probably can’t install Win7 64bit in a VM, only Win7 32bit)
Worth stating that the Celeron M doesn’t support VT-x (vitualisation technology) - this might be required for Windows 7 meaning it won’t work, and even if it’s not required, it means performance in Windows will be horrendous (like, click to open something, make a cup of coffee, wait for it to cool, drink it, then your application might have opened)
I don’t need a VB as I am using DraftSight and no longer have a need to use Autocad.
My partner uses Win 7 and Autocad and we can read and work on the .dwg files without a problem.
I think I can put this thread away now and close it.
Thanks all for your help.