Oracle Virtual Box




Windows 8.1 on VirtualBox, you should run this command to let it run properly. First create the VM in the console.
Go to the directory where VBoxmanage resides and run:   VBoxManage.exe list vms
You will see your Windows 8.1 VM, now you should edit this line: 
VBoxManage.exe setextradata "Windows8" VBoxInternal/CPUM/CMPXCHG16B 1

Common problem:
Resultaat Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005)
Component: Console
Interface: IConsole {1968b7d3-e3bf-4ceb-99e0-cb7c913317bb}

Resolution: Remove directory Oracle in:  C:\Users\ben.THEBEN\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files


VBoxManage.exe: error: Cannot register the hard disk 'C:\VMs\MyVM.vdi' {601b44ed-a301-45a7-8b17-9b2185040a1e} because a hard disk 'C:\VMs\MyVM1.vdi' with UUID {601b44ed-a301-45a7-8b17-9b2185040a1e} already exists

Resolution:  Open command prompt, go to vboxmanage command. Defautl location: C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox>vboxmanage.exe
example command:  C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox>vboxmanage.exe internalcommands sethduuid c:\vm's\Windows7test-lokaal\Windows7.vdi

Reply from system: UUID changed to: b0d17103-d375-4211-8869-dbdce37ef471

Error in Windows 10 with Hyper-V enabled,   Call to WHvSetupPartition failed: ERROR_SUCCESS (Last=0xc000000d/87)
Resolution >> run as admin command:     bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off

Convert a VDI file to VHD or VMDK???
It requires invoking a command prompt window, navigate to Virtualbox install folder and enter a command like this:
vboxmanage clonehd d:\android\android4.vdi d:\android\android4.vhd --format VHD
It is one command. The resulting file android.vhd can be used in VMware Player/Workstation.

Convert from vmdk to vdi
path to vboxmanager.exe --format VDI path from path to --format VDI
C:\temp\VirtualBox\vboxmanage.exe clonehd --format VDI C:\temp\VM's\test4conversion\Windows8.vmdk c:\temp\VM's\convertedW8.vdi --format VDI

Results in:
Clone hard disk created in format 'VDI'.
UUID: 7377ddc3-a916-4fe6-8874-3b426177c9bc

Oder methode is by GUI:
1.Launch Oracle VM Virtualbox Manager (or VMLite workstation Ė also Virtualbox portable fits).
2.Press Ctrl+D or open the Machine menu and select Manager for virtual media (see above in background).
3.In virtual media manager select the .vdi file to be converted. After selecting a file, press Ctrl+C or click the Copy button.
4.In the conversion wizardís dialog box confirm the media to copy and click Next.
5.Select the target disk output format and click Next.
6.If you selected .vmdk for a virtual machine file, the next dialog box allows you to set the parameter for the target file.
7.After confirming the disk type using the Next button, select the target folder and adjust the target file name.
8.Click the Next button and confirm the Copy button in the next dialog box.
   Virtualbox copy wizard creates a new target disk and convert the source content to the required target disk format.
   Afterward, the target folder contains the converted virtual disk, that may be associated to a VMware Workstation or Virtual PC VM
   (depending on output format).

Change the disk controller type in VMware
In some cases itís sufficient to change the type of disk controller for VMware player or workstation. This change must be done manually, editing VMware .vmx configuration file with a text editor. In most cases something like this will be present in the .vmx config file:
scsi0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"
scsi0:0.fileName = "I:\VMs\Android3.2\Android-v4.vhd"
The command lines shown above must be changed to something like the commands below:
ide0:0.present = "TRUE"
ide0:0.fileName = "I:\VMs\Android3.2\Android-v4.vhd"
After modifying the configuration settings, the VM can bee bootet, to see, if it went well.

Install ESX5 i  on Oracle VirtualBox

Create VM with Linux, version RedHat 64bits. RAM 2048mb and disk size 8Gb.

          IO APIC option
          2 CPUís
          2048mb memory
          De-select PAE/NX
          No video acceleration
          Controller = SATA
          NO sound
          Activate NIC and select Intel NIC or NAT
          De-activate USB and other ports
          No shared maps

Install Windows 8 in VirtualBox