How to enable the UEFI in VirtualBox for a Windows 10 virtual machine running on Linux

This is for those who missed checking the UEFI checkbox in the settings prior to installing Windows 10 in VirtualBox. Do the below at your own risk, take appropriate backup, First, check and confirm if BIOS Mode is Legacy, which means MBR is the partition and not GPT. To do this, press Windows+R and run:msinfo32.msc … Continue reading How to enable the UEFI in VirtualBox for a Windows 10 virtual machine running on Linux

Experience with upgrade of RAM memory on Dell Inspiron 5580 and Dell Inspiron 5570 laptops

If you are one of those who run Virtual Box and use any other OS in it, then the base memory of the Dell Inspiron 5580 of 8 gb DDR4 RAM and an NVME PCIe SSD will still not give near good performance of Windows or the other OS in Virtual Box. The simplest solution … Continue reading Experience with upgrade of RAM memory on Dell Inspiron 5580 and Dell Inspiron 5570 laptops

Error installing virtualbox downloaded from the virtualbox site

Downloaded virtual box .deb file for Ubuntu installation. Received error about unsandboxed installation. The solution to the error is to provide the _apt user the rights to write into the folder as shown below: $ sudo chown -Rv _apt:root /var/cache/apt/archives/partial/ <enter> $ sudo chmod -Rv 700 /var/cache/apt/archives/partial/ <enter>

Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to run Windows 10 Insider Preview

VirtualBox package in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS does not successfully install Windows 10 Insider Preview. To install, you need to install VirtualBox from the Oracle website at this link: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads As instructed on that site: Open a terminal window and add the following line to the /etc/apt/sources.list file: $ sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list <enter> deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian xenial … Continue reading Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to run Windows 10 Insider Preview

Error don’t have a product spec for: ‘cm_dogo’ when building Cyanogen Mod 12.1 for Sony Xperia ZR

Building cyanogen 12.1 for Sony Xperia ZR throws the following error (in red) when you do: $ breakfast dogo <enter> ** Don't have a product spec for: 'cm_dogo' ** Do you have the right repo manifest? This error can be overcome by: $ cd ~/android/system/.repo/manifests <enter> $ cp default.xml default.backup <enter> $ leafpad default.xml <enter> … Continue reading Error don’t have a product spec for: ‘cm_dogo’ when building Cyanogen Mod 12.1 for Sony Xperia ZR

Phone not detected with adb in the VirtualBox Ubuntu guest

If you create a Linux Virtual Machine using VirtualBox, then you will find that when an Android Phone is connected to the computer via USB port, it will not be detected in the Linux virtual machine. To overcome this, in VirtualBox select Machine->Settings->USB and check Enable USB Controller and also check Enable USB 2.0 (EHCI) … Continue reading Phone not detected with adb in the VirtualBox Ubuntu guest

Install kvm on Ubuntu Linux

Check if kvm can run on the computer $ sudo kvm-ok <enter> If it returns lines as follows, then it will work INFO: /dev/kvm exists KVM acceleration can be used Install qemu-kvmOpen a terminal window and enter the commands below.$ sudo apt-get install qemu-kvm libvirt-daemon-system libvirt-clients bridge-utils virt-viewer virt-manager <enter> $ sudo adduser <user> libvirt … Continue reading Install kvm on Ubuntu Linux

Things to do after Fedora Linux install

So you have now upgraded to the latest Fedora Linux Operating System? Congratulations. You will now need to learn how to use the Gnome 3 desktop environment and also customize your desktop and install additional software. Below is a list of things you can do after you have install Fedora 16 on your computer. Improve … Continue reading Things to do after Fedora Linux install