Virtual Box and Vista on a Mac Pro


While at the Gartner show in Orlando I took an hour out one evening and installed Virtual Box 1.6.2 along w/ Vista (Business) on my MacBook PRO.  Virtual box was simple to download and it installed without any problem at all.  I received a copy of Vista from a M$FT developer friend of mine who has copies to spare.  I started VB, created a new virtual machine, assigned it 1.227 Gigs of memory (I knew that Vista is a memory hog so I gave it more than the 1 Gig minimum), gave it 16 Gig of my hard drive (although it is using much, much less than that) and started the installation.  It took probably 30 minutes or so to install Vista including several auto- restarts of the VM.  Then it was up and ... the network did not work. I could not get a connection so I checked the Intel Pro/1000 MT Desktop NAT under the networking options (it was setup for something else, but after RTFM I learned this is no longer supported in Vista)  and the networking lit up.  I was online in under an hour from start. I lit up IE and downloaded Crossloop so I can connnect to my mom's Vista box and that installed and seems to work great.


 The only issue is that I cannot resize the Vista window and get the Vista image to expand to full screen. The window will resize - but the Vista image that I work in remains the same - there is just more "grey" space around it.  Any ideas how to fix this are appreciated.


 Next, I'll update my mom's copy of crossloop and see if I can get them to connect again. 

Comments:

Did you install the guest machine additions? They're usually required for desktop auto-resize.

Posted by guest on June 11, 2008 at 08:23 AM PDT #

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