Windows XP on Ubuntu using VirtualBox



I got my Compaq Presario V6211AU, preloaded with Windows Vista Basic. As I have never used a legal version of Windows and this is the first time getting a legal version for me, I decided to stick with the troublesome Vista. Most of you would have heard of the compatibility issues that would arise with Visa, I had much trouble in installing many software.

Recently I had to MatLab to do an assignment at university. But after reading something around online I understood that it is not going to work as only the MatLab R2007a only works ‘properly’ on Vista.


Running Windows XP inside Linux using VirtualBoxThought the problem is so long, solution is just simple. As I’m running a Ubuntu Studio as a dual-boot on my laptop, I decided to install Windows XP SP2 on VirtualBox, and install MatLab on it.

I followed the instructions on this page, and it worked perfectly for me. So some of you might have similar needs, so can give it a try when needed…!

By Nimal

I am a grounded nomad. I love a bit of art and science. #thappillai