Casey Bralla on 17 Dec 2009 03:01:26 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] VirtualBox questions

I haven't tried this (I run 64-bit Linux), but have never had a "slow" problem 
with VirtualBox.

Maybe you're giving it too much memory?   Is your swap growing too large?   
VirtualBox always seems to want to suggest the the client have (what seems to 
me) a ridiculously small RAM allocation.

On Wednesday December 16, 2009 1:52:57 pm Art Alexion wrote:
> Running VBox OSE on 32-bit Linux on an AMD-64.
> Just installed Win7-64-bit guest.  VBox did not complain.  Running without
> error. I gave it 1.6 GB (half the host total) RAM.
> It is painfully slow as compared to [32-bit] XP with 512 RAM on the same
>  Linux host.
> I don't have a frame of reference for Win7, and am just starting with VBox.
> Is Win7 just that much slower, or is it some 64-bit on 32-bit host
>  translation layer problem?


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