I need to run an old version of Ubuntu Linux on my new server to support some otherwise obsolete software. It should have been easy but my ignorance made it take a few days of intermittent head banging. Here are few notes for my future self.
- When importing virtual machines into VirtualBox they change the MAC address of the simulated Ethernet connection. In my case this resulted in a non-working network. The simple fix (in the Ubuntu Feisty guest) is to edit the /etc/iftab to replace the MAC address with the correct one.
- Using the remote display requires installing the extension pack.
- Tunnel the remote display with
ssh -L3389:localhost:3389 host