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Cryton
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Using a Virtual Machine

Hello everyone.

 

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.

 

Thanks

Chris

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BrianG61UK
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Re: Using a Virtual Machine

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)

 

Cryton
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Re: Using a Virtual Machine

I have a Thinkpad T550 with an i5 5200U @ 2.2GHz. I have 8GB of DDR3 RAM. I will be running a 64bit vertsion of Ubuntu. (I use windows 10 664bit). I have just enabled both VT-x and VT-d
BrianG61UK
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Re: Using a Virtual Machine

I'd give 64 bit Ubuntu 2GB of RAM.

If it works at all with 1GB it'll be really tight.

Give it 2 logical processors.

Try asking here:

https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewforum.php?f=1

or maybe here:

https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewforum.php?f=6

Apart from that I'm not sure.

BrianG61UK
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Re: Using a Virtual Machine

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.

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