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Status: Guest OSes

The following table gives an overview of how well VirtualBox supports various operating systems in its virtual machines.

Guest OS Status Remarks
Windows family
Windows Vista Works, with Additions Need to install networking driver in guest manually; see FAQ
Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003 Work, with Additions
Windows NT
Works, no Additions available Some issues with old service packs. Recommended to install service pack 6a. Windows 98 Works, no Additions available Linux family Generally, all 2.4 and 2.6 kernels work; however, we recommend 2.6.13 or above for better performance. 2.6.18 (and some 2.6.17) contain a race condition that may cause boot crashes in !VirtualBox. SUSE 10.0/10.2 Works, with Additions Mandrake 10.1 Works, with Additions Debian 3.1 Works, with Additions Red Hat Linux 7 Doesn't work Red Hat Linux 9 Works, with Additions Fedora Core 1 Works, with Additions Linspire 4.5 Works, with Additions Slackware 10.1 Works, with Additions Conectiva 10 Works, with Additions Xandros 3 Doesn't work Unices FreeBSD Works partially FreeBSD 6.2 is known to cause problems. PC-BSD 1.3 Doesn't work OpenBSD Works, no Additions available Others OS/2 Works partially Requires VT-x hardware virtualization support. Only MCP2 is reported to work reliably so far. DOS Works partially Novell Netware 6.5 Doesn't work BeOS 5 Doesn't work Syllable Doesn't work Visopsys Doesn't work ReactOS Doesn't work Solaris 10 (2005) Doesn't work

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