08-07-2017 07:24 PM
I have got an issue with using virtual box. I am trying to run a virtual machine with Ubuntu on it. I am allocating GB of hard disk space and 1GB of RAM. Both of which I have to spare from my laptop. The virtual machine keeps crashing when I launch it. I have read and apparently a few people using the Think Pad have had this issue. I have followed the steps that were suggested to them. These include:
Re installing Virtual Box,
Disabling Hyper-V windows feature (Through GUI and Command Prompt)
Uninstalling and reinstalling did nothing. I do not have an option to disable or enable Hyper-V and the command failed. I need to be able to run a virtual box for one of my classes at university. I am quite close to restoring to factory settings but I want to avoid that at all costs. Any suggestions welcome.
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08-08-2017 03:20 PM - edited 08-08-2017 03:25 PM
What Thinkpad have you got?
What processor has it got?
How much RAM has it got?
What will you be running in the virtual machine(s)?
Are VT-x (and if you have it VT-d) enabled in your BIOS? (Or the AMD equivalents if you have an AMD processor. AMD-V if I remember correctly)
08-08-2017 06:43 PM
08-08-2017 07:13 PM - edited 08-08-2017 07:21 PM
09-03-2017 07:49 PM - edited 09-03-2017 07:50 PM
A further thought occurs to me:
When I said you'll almost definately need 2GB RAM I'm assuming you're using a full install of Ubuntu including a GUI.
If you're not using a GUI, and are only using the command line interface then 1GB of RAM would probably be fine.