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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 InnoTek. (Page last updated 2007-03-05)

Guest OS Status Remarks
Windows family
Windows Vista Works, with Additions Need to install networking driver in guest manually; see [wiki:"User_FAQ" User FAQ]
Windows 2000 Work, with Additions
Windows XP Work, with Additions
Windows 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. Debian 3.1 Works, with Additions * SUSE 10.0/10.2 Works, with Additions Mandrake 10.1 Works, with Additions * Fedora Core 1 Works, with Additions * Red Hat Linux 9 Works, with Additions *Red Hat Linux 7 Doesn't work * 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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