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 qemu-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-bin ubuntu-vm-builder bridge-utils virt-viewer virt-manager qemu-system <enter> $ sudo adduser user … Continue reading Install qemu-kvm on Ubuntu Linux

Install Windows 8.1 Preview in VirtualBox

Windows 8.1 Preview cannot be installed and run directly in VirtualBox. It displays the following error message (some text like this): Error Code: 0x000000C4 Parameters: 0x0000000000000091 0x000000000000000F 0xFFFFF80238F5BA80 0x0000000000000000 After you have downloaded Windows 8.1 Preview from the Microsoft Website, set up a new Virtual Machine in VirtualBox. In my case, I named the machine … Continue reading Install Windows 8.1 Preview in VirtualBox

SliTaz – Tiny Linux Distribution that packs a lot of power

Full-blown Linux distributions like Fedora, Ubuntu are available on CD or DVDs and one needs to install them. Additionally, they also take up more space. They are the prime operating system for many of us. However, if you need something small for temporary use, you can try out SliTaz ( It is faster to download, … Continue reading SliTaz – Tiny Linux Distribution that packs a lot of power

VMware Player

You can use VMware Player to simulate and run virtual machines on your computer. You can download it from here You can also get virtual appliances (machines) from VMware at this link Depending on what kind of appliance you need, you can download, install it and run it off your desktop. This is … Continue reading VMware Player