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Running Virtual Machines With VirtualBox 3.1.x On An OpenSUSE 11.2 Server

Feb 12, 2010, 07:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Falko Timme)

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

"This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with Sun VirtualBox 3.1.x on a headless OpenSUSE 11.2 server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not have a desktop environment.

"Fortunately, VirtualBox comes with a tool called VBoxHeadless that allows you to connect to the virtual machines over a remote desktop connection, so there's no need for the VirtualBox GUI.

"I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!

"1 Preliminary Note

"I have tested this on an OpenSUSE 11.2 server (host system) with the IP address 192.168.0.100 where I'm logged in as a normal user (user name admin in this example) instead of as root.

"If you only have a root account, but no normal user account, create one as follows (user admin, group admin)...

# groupadd admin

# useradd -d /home/admin -m -g admin -s /bin/bash admin

"... create a password for the new user...

# passwd admin

"... and log in as that user."

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