Hi granny. Where did you find the driver for this?
I believe it was here:http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_1.0-9755.html
Installation instructions are there, too.
That might be something to look at as well. Any personal hurdles or problems you had installing that?
I downloaded and installed the full Windows version of VirtualBox. You want the full version, not the only-opensource version, because you really need the extras (Guest Additions, enhanced video and mouse drivers). The partly proprietary version is free for personal use.
I don't remember any problems. Once you get VL installed in the virtual machine, it's just like using VL on its own actual partition. I like to run the vm fullscreen because then it looks exactly like it does in a physical partition. All Windows stuff (including Taskbar) is hidden. But when you want to access something on Windows, you can get the virtual machine displaying in a window with just a keystroke.
The problems I've had in the virtual machine are:
* The CapsLock key doesn't work. If I want CapsLock, I have to click back into Windows, press CapsLock there, then click back into VL in the virtual machine and I'll now have CapsLock working. But when I want to get rid of CapsLock, I have to click back into Windows to do it. This is pretty annoying, so I don't use CapsLock unless I have more than a few letters to type.
* USB is unreliable. Sometimes plugging in a flash drive works like it does in an actual VL partition, but more often, it doesn't. What I do for USB drives is click back to Windows, plug in the drive and make sure it's recognized, then click back to the virtual machine and mount the drive as a temporary Shared Folder. From that point it's just like using it in a physical VL partition.
* It's probably no good for games. glxgears scores are poor (83 fps). I'm not a gamer, so it's not an issue for me.
Internet access has worked perfectly. (I have DSL and my computers are connected to a router, which is connected to a DSL modem.) I have a /mnt/win as a Shared Folder. /mnt/win is my entire 32-gig Drive D, which I formatted as FAT32 for easy sharing with Linux. I have not tried networking with any other computer. It looks complicated to set up--or it might just be that the instuctions are beyond my understanding.
Linux in a virtual machine under Windows has advantages and disadvantages. The main advantage is easy switching between both OSes. And of course, hardware that is troublesome with pure Linux will work in the virtual machine (the hardware does have to be supported by the host OS, in this case Windows). Backing up is extremely easy because you just have to copy the VL virtual machine file. The disadvantages include somewhat limited hardware support (USB is one example) and your awareness that the host OS is Windows, so the Linux experience is somewhat tainted. Some software doesn't work as well--example: Picasa for Linux. It was so slow in the vm as to be unusable. There would be serious performance issues if the computer didn't have a fast processor with loads of RAM.