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Bas Roufs - message in English 04-14-2012 08:50 PM

Virtual Box with Win 7 possible at *Ubuntu running at a laptop with 2GB RAM?
Hello Everybody

Recently, I installed Windows 7 inside Virtual Box at a laptop with Kubuntu 11.10, 4 GB RAM and 1,66 GhZ processor. So far it seems to work fine.


I am considering to create the same virtual environment at another laptop running with the same host OS and with a similar 1,66 Ghz processor. However, the RAM memory in that other laptop is 2 GB.


When creating the virtual environment at this 4 GB RAM laptop, Virtual Box suggested me to use 512 MB RAM for this virtual environment. With 4 GB RAM, this is no problem. But as far as I know, it is not possible to have more than 2 GB RAM in the other laptop. That's why, I have two questions in this context:

is it possible at all to run Win 7 inside Virtual Box at the 2 GB RAM laptop?
if so, is it possible to limit in one or more ways the usage of RAM memory?
It's important to know that I use Windows in less than 1% of my working sessions. The very limited number of Windows working sessions I do carry out, are are not very intense: eg. checking websites I am working at via Internet Explorer. That's why, I am wondering whether Virtual Box also uses this 512 GB RAM when the guest OS is "powered off" and Virtual Box not in use. Or is it possible to shrink the RAM usage till 250 to 300 MB at the at of each virtual working session: with a view to expanding it tot 512 MB at the start of each Windows working session?

Thank you very much for each input that might be possible.

Respecgtfully yours,

Bas Roufs.



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