[Grml] OT: grml in remote VirtualBox

Darshaka Pathirana dpat at syn-net.org
Wed Jan 25 13:37:19 CET 2012


On 25.01.2012 00:52, T o n g wrote:
> Anyone has rdesktop to remote VirtualBox grml before?
> I want to run grml in remote headless VirtualBox, but also want to have a 
> local X env for other people who does not have local X, using rdesktop 
> connecting to grml. 
> So far I haven't been able to: 
> $ rdesktop & 
> ERROR: unable to connect
> Has anyone done that before, or knows how?

I created a Virtualbox-Machine ("grml") without a HDD and inserted a
grml.iso as virtual cd and did:

$ vboxheadless -s grml

On the VBox-Host I did:

$ rdesktop localhost

On a remote machine I did:

$ rdesktop $IP_OF_VBOXHOST

Works flawlessly!

How did you start your virtual machine? Are you sure you enabled the
remote display?

 - Darsha

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