Portable VirtualBox

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Portable VirtualBox

#1 Post by GeddichNixan » Tue May 20, 2008 12:39 pm

Hi,

I've just found a portable version of the VB 1.6.0. Unfortunately there is no website with further informations. The developer is a contributor to the German n-Lite forum. Here the download link:

http://vbox.hubutz.de/1.6.0/

Readmes are in German and the user interface is also in German at the first start. Here how to change the default language:

Datei - Globale Einstellungen - Sprache - English from the drop down list

I thought it may be interesting for the community.

Greetings

Geddich

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#2 Post by tokicobrothers » Fri May 23, 2008 11:46 am

WOW!!! Just what I was looking for!

I haven't checked with RegShot, but I checked the sources and seems pretty portable to me... Hey, if you know who did this, thank him/her for me!

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#3 Post by GeddichNixan » Fri May 23, 2008 2:33 pm

Well, I am glad not being to only one to be happy about this one. Because I only learned about the prog from a blog, I don't know more about it except what I wrote in my first posting, but for the case that the developer reads this:

THANKS A LOT! Danke schön!

Geddich

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#4 Post by portackager » Fri May 23, 2008 2:43 pm

As stated in the sources the author is "michaelm_007".

Here's the readme.txt translated for the lazy :lol:

http://www.german-nlite.de/index.php?sh ... 950&st=229 view # for more information!


Description this version:

It needs only the portable VirtualBox.exe carried out and all settings are
automatically. There is no need edited by hand, as in the other
Version of Bollerkopp.

What has changed:

All unnecessary files were removed and the AutoIt script.
(removes: supinstall.exe, supuninstall.exe, usbinstall.exe and usbuninstall.exe)
There are no files, but only 4 services must be started.
This should happen by the AutoIt script. The source code is in the source folder.

Now man needs only the current version with UniExtract and unpack the files
app-in the folder

The 32-bit version is packed with UPX, the 64-bit version, I can not do.

Who the path of. VirtualBox folder wants to change, this may in the data folder in
DataDir.bat do the file

SET VBOX_USER_HOME datadir =%% \. VirtualBox

red = may not change
Blue = can be changed

%% = datadir drive and folder where the file Portable VirtualBox.exe running

for example: - instead datadir%% -> c: \ VirtualBox \ testVM
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#5 Post by m^(2) » Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:00 pm

It's much better than the version with batches, but has a huge bug - closes as soon as the main process quits, even if there are VMs running. in such case they loose internet connnection and cannot be closed.

Fortunately it comes with sources...
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#6 Post by g-force » Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:05 pm

Hi, this is g-force, admin @ german-nlite.

Link to the thread on german-nlite is:

http://www.german-nlite.de/index.php?sh ... ntry127493

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#7 Post by zikarus » Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:57 pm

A new version (1.6.2 starter 1.3.5) has been released.

Also michaelm_007 already had a look into your code m^(2)...

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#8 Post by Kosher-X » Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:16 pm

zikarus wrote:A new version (1.6.2 starter 1.3.5) has been released.
Where? Can't find it on the website.

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#9 Post by g-force » Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:24 pm

all the links are in the first post in the thread.

http://www.german-nlite.de/index.php?s= ... t&p=123928

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Admin Rights

#10 Post by akarmenia » Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:55 am

This portable version is great, but it needs admin rights. The readme says that this is because of Sun, but I asked them and they said that only the install requires admin rights, not running the program. Can anyone clarify the reason for the portable version requiring admin rights?

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#11 Post by m^(2) » Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:12 am

Because it has to install VBox in order to run it.
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Hmm

#12 Post by akarmenia » Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:23 am

m^(2) wrote:Because it has to install VBox in order to run it.
I see, so there is no other way? I have tried to Thinstall VirtualBox. It worked. All the settings were portable, but it gave me a kernal driver error when I ran the virtual machine. This occurs with everyone else, and I can't find a solution. Thinstall doesn't require an admin account, and nothing needs to be deleted on exit, so if I can get this to work it will be very handy.

Do you have any ideas?

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Re: Hmm

#13 Post by m^(2) » Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:28 am

akarmenia wrote:
m^(2) wrote:Because it has to install VBox in order to run it.
I see, so there is no other way? I have tried to Thinstall VirtualBox. It worked. All the settings were portable, but it gave me a kernal driver error when I ran the virtual machine. This occurs with everyone else, and I can't find a solution. Thinstall doesn't require an admin account, and nothing needs to be deleted on exit, so if I can get this to work it will be very handy.

Do you have any ideas?
It's impossible to do w/out rewriting VBox or running it inside another virtual machine. So you can give up.
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Re: Hmm

#14 Post by akarmenia » Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:22 am

m^(2) wrote:
akarmenia wrote:
m^(2) wrote:Because it has to install VBox in order to run it.
I see, so there is no other way? I have tried to Thinstall VirtualBox. It worked. All the settings were portable, but it gave me a kernal driver error when I ran the virtual machine. This occurs with everyone else, and I can't find a solution. Thinstall doesn't require an admin account, and nothing needs to be deleted on exit, so if I can get this to work it will be very handy.

Do you have any ideas?
It's impossible to do w/out rewriting VBox or running it inside another virtual machine. So you can give up.
Hmm. OK, I'll try some other things. I'm not giving up to early yet.

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#15 Post by akarmenia » Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:37 am

In the meantime you can use this one. It is from a german page. Thanks to the guy who made it. Works perfectly, but first copy (not cut) msvcp71.dll and msvcr71.dll from the app folder into the main folder for the launcher to work without error messages. It will still work without the dlls, but will give a few messages. You can only use on an admin accout though.

http://www.german-nlite.de/index.php?sh ... 14306&st=0

http://vbox.hubutz.de/

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