Oracle VirtualBox: Auto start your virtual machines on Windows server

All you have to do is know where VirtualBox is installed, change the path to it below, then also change the name of the virtual machine (VM) you want to autostart below.  Here, upon boot up, I have one of my local development servers auto start "vm1", which is a Ubuntu web server with a…

Virtual Box: Adding new user to your dev server’s sudo users

Log in to your server as root.  At the server's command line, type "visudo". Scroll down file and add any usernames you want sudo access: "new_user    ALL=(ALL) ALL" Find out more about "sudo" here.

Virtual Box on Windows 10: New strange error causing failure to launch VM due to virus protection

Virtual Box on Windows 10 suddenly throwing new error "VERR_LDR_MISMATCH_NATIVE". If you encounter this, deactivate your virus protection and firewall and try to restart.  Seems to work fine after turning virus protection back on again but whitelisting all Virtual Box apps should prevent this from happening in the future.  It's confirmed that even though I…

Updating to Windows 10 with Virtual Box? You might need to reinstall Virtual Box

On one of my separate dev servers I figured it was as good of a time as any to upgrade to Windows 10.  It was a seamless update, kudos to Microsoft, but when I started up Virtual Box instance running on it, my network adapters were throwing strange errors.  I won't bore you with the…

Accessing your Virtualmin MySQL database from a local dev tool requires addition to “remote hosts” list

Keep your dev servers separate from your workstation Setting up a development server on your local network separate from the machine you write and crunch code is a great way to keep the machine you rely on to operate as fast as possible.  I never try to install any virtual machine on the same machine…