Difference between revisions of "Various Windows techniques using VirtualBox"

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== /etc/hosts equivalent ==
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= /etc/hosts equivalent =
  
 
* The equivalent file is in C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts. You can have multiple hosts on a single line. However, if you want to test a host served by the Linux mother host OS, put your actual IP on a private network there (eg, 192.168.0.2), not 127.0.0.1 as it would not work with VirtualBox network bridging.
 
* The equivalent file is in C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts. You can have multiple hosts on a single line. However, if you want to test a host served by the Linux mother host OS, put your actual IP on a private network there (eg, 192.168.0.2), not 127.0.0.1 as it would not work with VirtualBox network bridging.
  
== Flushing the DNS cache ==
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= Flushing the DNS cache =
  
 
* This can be donw with the following command-line command:
 
* This can be donw with the following command-line command:
  
 
  ipconfig /flushdns
 
  ipconfig /flushdns
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= Adding a new hard drive =
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* Once you added it via VirtualBox, you must format it in Windows. Right click on "My Computer", then choose Manage. You will then have access to the GUI application for creating a partition and formatting it on the new drive.

Revision as of 14:19, 28 December 2008

/etc/hosts equivalent

  • The equivalent file is in C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts. You can have multiple hosts on a single line. However, if you want to test a host served by the Linux mother host OS, put your actual IP on a private network there (eg, 192.168.0.2), not 127.0.0.1 as it would not work with VirtualBox network bridging.

Flushing the DNS cache

  • This can be donw with the following command-line command:
ipconfig /flushdns

Adding a new hard drive

  • Once you added it via VirtualBox, you must format it in Windows. Right click on "My Computer", then choose Manage. You will then have access to the GUI application for creating a partition and formatting it on the new drive.