Category Archives: VIRTUALBOX

[Rx] VM Virtualbox and AVIRA Antivirus Conflict

Merge02Virtualbox (current version 5.0.10)  is free software for  creating  virtual machines, VMs. These are other computer operating systems and programs running in a self-contained window on your operating system.

Avira 15.0.15 is a free antivirus software that I’ve used for years.

The long and short of this post is that there is a conflict with these versions causing error messages to pop up.

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[Rx] Install Vagrant Win7 Local Web Development

2015-08-23_203713The Vagrant tagline says, “Development environments made easy.” Install a couple of programs and run a few commands on the console. Maybe it’s just me, but once I type out DOS-like
commands, it never seems to go as advertised.

Vagrant is overkill for occasional development of WordPress sites. InstantWP is probably the software tool of choice for causal developers.

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[Rx] Error with VirtualBox Start-Up File

I downloaded an .iso of Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 LTS for a VM in VirtualBox. After applying all the settings for a new VM, I hit the green arrow Show icon to run on the top menu (with Ubuntu highlighted below). There was a list of OS iso files, but none were the right one. I pressed the little folder icon to select the file and got an error message.

The workaround is to go back into VirtualBox and hit the golden cog Settings icon.  Select Storage. There’s a little CD with a down arrow icon on the right. Click that and select you .iso file. Now, everything should work like a champ.