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Join Date: Jan 2009
06-07-2009, 03:25 AM
The latest version of VirtualBox for some reason has the VTx enabled, which is not compatible with the Mini. You can turn it off, but I think it requires a hack. Not sure, haven't looked at it in a while. Probably the easiest option is to get an older 2.0.x version, use it to create the virtual machine, and then upgrade to the latest.
As for Boot Camp, it does not work. There are ways to multi-boot, you can look at my multi-boot guide which also has some links for threads on this forum about other multi-boot experiences. Not sure about grub to be honest.
Join Date: Feb 2009
06-07-2009, 11:07 AM
There is a way to turn off VT-x if you edit the virtual machine's .xml file in textedit, hang on i'll just get the ol' Mini 9 :P
If you make sure VirtualBox is closed, go to User/Library/VirtualBox/Machines then open the folder which has your machine in, then open the .xml file inside.
There should be a line which reads
delete the enabled="true" bit so it reads
This should turn VT-x off. I've got Windows XP running on my mini 9 through VirtualBox with no VT-x and its darn fast, about 90% speed i'd guess.
BTW found this in a forum somewhere I can't find so credit goes to them.
EDIT: Found it :P how to disable vt-x when checked marked and greyed out ? (View topic) • virtualbox.org
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