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Getting Started with Oracle VM VirtualBox by Pradyumna Dash

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Starting the virtual machine

The guest VM can be started using various methods; you can choose any one of the following options:

  • Double-click on the name of the guest VM in the VirtualBox Manager window
  • Select the name of the guest VM and click on the Start button at the top of the window
  • The VBoxManage command can also be used

We will talk about the guest VM's installation in the next chapter.

When you close the guest VM window, the following screen with three options appears:

Starting the virtual machine

The difference between these three options are very important.

  • Save the machine state: When you select this option, VirtualBox "freezes" the VM by saving its state completely to ...

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