[SOLVED] Want (or rather NEED to) install Window$ help diag problem... Need help

How stupid is that … what’s the point in checking if it’s a problem with Windows settings if you don’t use Windows … duh ::slight_smile:
(I think it’s safe to assume it’s NOT a windows setting issue)

If they NEED a Windows PC at your end, tell them to damn well provide one … or ask them to show you where in their T&C’s it said you had to provide a Windows diagnostics machine and do their job for them.
(blithering idiots)

They’ve done this before… Told me that as I am not running Win or MAC they can’t provide any tech support.

On another note, can I increase the size of a virtual Hd after creating it? (VirtualMachine, not KVM)

If you mean virtualbox - If you set the virtual HDD to “dynamic” when you created it (I’m pretty sure that’s the default) it will dynamically adjust its own size with no user intervention needed … the figure you put in to start with is only the “beginning” size.

The size of the virtual Hd is not increasing as I am trying to do a speedtest at speedtest.net and I cant as I do not have flash installed and when I try to install it I get ‘Not enough Hd space’

VBoxManage modifyhd </path/to/YOUR_HARD_DISK.vdi> --resize <SIZE_IN_MB>

or see here:

I’ve increased the Hd size to 1000000 Mb and the Flash install is still coming up with not enough disk space ???

I managed to do it by searching the same problem and found direct install links.
I then performed a speedtest at speedtest.net
XP first and got;
Ping 11
Download 160.57Mbps
Upload 9.81 Mbps

Ping 16
Download 108.34
Upload 12.14

I would attribute the max speed to lack of traffic but to have got speeds as low as 9Mbps is shocking.

You do realise that upload bandwidth is pretty much always more limited than download bandwidth ?

Where are you getting your 9Mbps from ?

Do you know what VM say your max upload speed is supposed to be ?

Just looked on the VM forum and as far as I can figure, upload speed is 10% of your download speed…
I am using VM Nottingham to do my speedtests from.

There is definitely up as I am getting much faster speeds when doing a speedtest in XP compared to Kubuntu.
Last speedtest was Kubuntu 24.69Mbps XP 155.72Mbps

Are sure you do not mix Megabits and Megabytes?
Those two speeds are roughly equivalent if Kubuntu 24.69 is expressed in MB/s and the XP 155.72 Mb/s
You can use Google’s simple MB/Mb converter

That’s weird, speedtest is just a website, it shouldn’t matter how it’s accessed at the client end. It should behave the same regardless of whether it’s XP, Linux, Mac, Android, or iPad. Do you get consistant results in a given OS if you run it repeatedly?

Check out this thread/msg…

Are these with an ethernet cable, or wireless ?

Cable as we’ve only got the one pooter ATM

More speedtest results; The latest at the top are good D/L speeds XP, bad ones Kubuntu.

This doesn’t make ANY sense…

If you’re in an XP VM inside Kubuntu, Kubuntu (as far as I understand it) still has control of the ethernet adapter.

Are there “real world” differences in the time taken to download a file ?

What’s the output from:



pooky2483@pooky2483-Kubuntu-1204-3:~$ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:24:8c:bc:10:83
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::224:8cff:febc:1083/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:2426557 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:768852 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:3237771862 (3.2 GB) TX bytes:260764196 (260.7 MB)
Interrupt:42 Base address:0x8000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:39531 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:39531 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:4356271 (4.3 MB) TX bytes:4356271 (4.3 MB)


Dont quite get what you mean by ‘Are there real world differences’

I mean, does it repeatedly take longer to download a “real” file in Kubuntu than windows … or are you solely relying on the numbers given to you by the speedtest site ?

Have yo tried disabling IPv6 ?