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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. Rows marked with an asterisk (*) contain information reported by users and not verified by the VirtualBox team. (Page last updated 2009-06-12)

Guest OS Status Remarks
Windows family
Windows 7 RC Works, with Additions
Windows Vista Works, with Additions
Windows 2000 Works, with Additions
Windows XP Works, with Additions
Windows Server 2003 Work, with Additions
Windows NT
Works, with Additions 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. Kernels 2.6.18 to contain a race condition (which was unfortunately backported to the Ubuntu 6.06 Server and 6.10 kernels) that can cause boot crashes in virtual machines. Ubuntu 5.10/6.06 Desktop/7.04/7.10/8.04/8.10/9.04 Work, with Additions Ubuntu 6.06 Server/6.10 Works partially, with Additions The Ubuntu 6.06 Server and 6.10 kernels suffer from the race condition mentioned above. Debian 3.1/4.0/5.0 Work, with Additions SUSE 9/10.0 Work, with Additions openSUSE 10.2 Works partially, with Additions The openSUSE 10.2 kernel suffers from the race condition mentioned above. openSUSE 10.3 Works, with Additions openSUSE 11.0/11.1 Work, with Additions Mandriva 2008 Works, with Additions Mandriva 2008 has the guest additions for VirtualBox 1.5 installed by default. These should be updated after installation. Mandriva 2009.0/Mandriva 2009.1 Work, with Additions Mandrake 10.1 Works, with Additions *Mandrake 9.2 Works, without Additions Fedora Core 1/4/5/6 Work, with Additions Fedora 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Work, with Additions Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and 5 Work, with Additions * Red Hat Linux 9 Works, with Additions * Red Hat Linux 7 Works, without Additions * Linspire 4.5 Works, with Additions * Slackware 10.1 Works, with Additions * Conectiva 10 Works, with Additions * Xandros 3 Works, no Additions available Xandros 4 Works, with Additions ArchLinux Works, with Additions Installation has to be booted with the ide-legacy option. Solaris Solaris 10 5.08 and later Works, Guest Additions available No shared folder support yet. OpenSolaris 2008.05 and later Works, Guest Additions available No shared folder support yet. 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 DOS Works, no Additions available Only limited testing as part of system installation processes has been performed. OS/2 Works, with Additions Requires VT-x hardware virtualization support. Only MCP2 is reported to work reliably so far. QNX Neutrino 6.32 Doesn't work * Novell Netware 6.5 Doesn't work * BeOS 5 Doesn't work Syllable Works, no Additions available * Visopsys Doesn't work ReactOS Works, no Additions available * SkyOS Works, no Additions available
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