VirtualBox

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Added Fedora 15

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 2011-05-24)

Guest OS Status Remarks
Windows family
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) Works, with Additions
Windows Vista (32/64-bit) Works, with Additions
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 - 11.04 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 6.0 Work, with Additions Debian 5.0 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 11.0-11.3 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 7-15 Work, with Additions Fedora 7 and 9 have problems with Additions. We recommend you upgrade before installing Guest Additions. RHEL6, Oracle Linux 6 Work, with Additions 5.3+ Recommended if using VirtIO. RHEL5, OEL5, CentOS 5 (32/64-bit) Work, with Additions 5.3+ Recommended if using VirtIO. RHEL4, OEL4, CentOS 4 (32/64-bit) Work, with Additions Requires IDE Controller. 4.8+ Recommended if using VirtIO. RHEL3, OEL3, CentOS 3 (32/64-bit) Work, with Additions Requires IDE Controller. 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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