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VirtualBox network cards

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on September 23, 2008 04:46 PM
You get some choices when you setup your VM. Try clicking on *all* of the pretty buttons.

Under networking, one of them is "Adapter Type", and a couple of Intel PRO/1000 cards are available.
(They've been available since 1.5.7.)

Once you tell your Guests what the Host has to offer, life gets nicer re: graphics and shared folders.
(Guess how? Hint, you have to *add* the info to the guest's OS.)

It's not about understanding the tech you're dealing with, really. I don't expect someone to grok virtual device space or be able to geek about how faking resources into an environment using networking hooks that can handle the volatile nature of the operation gracefully. Just be honest about what you did and didn't look at ("I didn't have time to go into all the options networking or guest additions offer, but they seem fairly detailed.") and that will at least give the reader a better picture of what's there.


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