Windows virtual machine on linux help

Lars Bjørndal lars.bjorndal at
Wed Jun 23 06:20:45 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 05:09:06PM -0700, Tom Masterson wrote:
> I made a copy of windows xp that was running as a dual boot on my
> machine and turned the raw image into a vdi image and set up a
> virtual machine in virtualbox.  It appears to come up running but I
> can't be sure as it does not talk or make any other sound
> indication.  Has anyone successfully set up a virtual winxp that
> works with speech ans sound on linux using virtualbox?

I have. I installed Windows from scratch. Windows has two or three
different kernel components, and I believe that VB can only use one of
them. Have you enabled sound from 'VBoxManager modifyvm' or similar?
Get sighted assistant and look in the device manager to see if there
are device drivers, like sound, that are not installed correctly.


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