Let’s assume that we need to setup VirtualBox VM with Windows XP and an old version of Microsoft Office. The machine must be used from everyone on a given number of Linux workstations. The workstations may work with LDAP and NFS/Cifs. The standard installation of the VM would be extremely space consuming and it would cost a lot of the personal life of the administrator.
I made an easy hack to solve this ( this is real setup in university labs).

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Let’s assume that we need to setup VirtualBox VM with Windows XP and an old version of Microsoft Office. The machine must be used from everyone on a given number of Linux workstations. The workstations may work with LDAP and NFS/Cifs. The standard installation of the VM would be extremely space consuming and it would cost a lot of the personal life of the administrator.
I made an easy hack to solve this ( this is real setup in university labs).

Continue reading
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Blagovest Petrov

An ordinary IT


DevOps Engineer


Sofia, Bulgaria