VirtualBox

Version 69 (modified by klaus, 11 years ago) (diff)

added PC-BSD 8.1 to guest OS status list

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 2010-09-15)

Guest OS Status Remarks
Windows family
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) Works, with Additions Audio drivers must be manually installed.
Windows Vista (32/64-bit) Works, with Additions On x64, audio drivers must be manually installed.
Windows 2000 Works, with Additions
Windows XP (32/64-bit) Works, with Additions
Windows Server 2008 (32/64-bit, also R2) Work, with Additions
Windows Server 2003 (32/64-bit) Work, with Additions
Windows NT
Works, with Additions Some issues with old service packs. Recommended to install service pack 6a. Shared folders not implemented. * Windows 98 Works, no Additions available Slow because VirtualBox not optimized for it. Disable VT-x. 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 2.6.18.2 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/7.04/7.10/8.04/8.10/9.04/9.10/10.04 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 5.0 (64-bit) Work, with Additions Debian 4.0 (32-bit) Work, with Additions Debian 3.1 Work, with Additions Requires IDE Controller. SUSE 9/10.0 Work, with Additions Disable VT-x 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 2009.0/2009.1 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 Fedora 7 and 9 have problems with Additions. We recommend you upgrade before installing Guest Additions. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Oracle Enterprise Linux 5, CentOS 5 (32/64-bit) Work, with Additions 5.3+ Recommended if using VirtIO. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, CentOS 4 (32/64-bit) Work, with Additions 4.8+ Recommended if using VirtIO. Guest Additions don't work with 64-bit version. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, Oracle Enterprise Linux 3, CentOS 3 (32/64-bit) Work, with Additions Requires IDE Controller. Guest Additions don't work with 64-bit version. Sound broken. * Red Hat Linux 9 Works, without Additions * Red Hat Linux 7 Works, partially without Additions Requires VT-x, and text-mode only. * 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, with Guest Additions OpenSolaris 2008.05 and later Works, with Guest Additions Mac OS X Mac OS X Server (Leopard, Snow Leopard) Works without Additions See Manual for more information. Unices FreeBSD Works partially FreeBSD 6.2 is known to cause problems. Requires VT-x. * PC-BSD 1.3 Doesn't work * PC-BSD 7.1.1 Works, no Additions available Requires VT-x or AMD-V hardware virtualization support. * PC-BSD 8.1 Works, no Additions available Requires VT-x or AMD-V hardware virtualization support. OpenBSD Works, no Additions available Requires VT-x or AMD-V hardware virtualization support. 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 or AMD-V hardware virtualization support. Only MCP2 is reported to work reliably so far. * QNX Neutrino 6.32 Works, no Additions available Requires VT-x or AMD-V hardware virtualization support. * Novell Netware 6.5 Doesn't work * BeOS R5 Doesn't work Haiku Works, no Additions available Syllable Works, no Additions available * Visopsys Doesn't work ReactOS Works, no Additions available * SkyOS Works, no Additions available

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