Monthly Archives: January 2019

building physical machines v building virtual machines

building physical machines v building virtual machines

just take a look at the intsallation process / sequence for a DELL notebook and how many different HW combinations there are then look at a virtualbox vm or vmware vm spec


virtualbox @zabbix appliance #sysadmin #netadmin

virtualbox @zabbix 4.0 LTS appliance #sysadmin #netadmin


extreme virtualisation with @hp #elitebooks and @oracle @virtualbox 6 running @linuxlite 4 and @microsoftuk #windows10 vms


extreme virtualisation with @hp #elitebooks running @oracle @virtualbox 6 and @linuxlite 4 and #windows10 vms

first lets use a HP8560 EliteBook with 16G ram running virtualbox 6 to build and clone linux lite 4 into 3 vms

then lets remote desktop to a HP8440 EliteBook with 8G ram running virtualbox with a windows 10 vm

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oracle #virtualbox 6.x and @linuxlite 4.x

oracle #virtualbox 6.x and @linuxlite 4.x

uninstall (preinstalled) virtualbox-* packages

ignore SCARY warning

Accept this solution? [Y/n/q/?] y
The following packages will be REMOVED:
linux-modules-4.15.0-34-generic{u} virtualbox-guest-utils 

then mount virtualbox iso then

# cd /media/virtualbox
# ./

finally reboot

note there is a bug with virtualbox 6.x and linuxlite 4.x screen does not autoresize so you have to manually change display size in the guest then resize your virtualbox window

stop press

auto screen resize now works after an

# aptitude safe-upgrade