Intro

Installation on MacOSX

Installation on Ubuntu Linux

$ sudo dpkg -i virtualbox_1.5.6-28266_Ubuntu_gutsy_amd64.deb
Creating group 'vboxusers'   

Users of VirtualBox must be member of that group in order
to have write permissions to /dev/vboxdrv. Otherwise starting
of VMs will not be possible.       
sudo adduser --system --home /var/lib/virtualbox --ingroup vboxusers --shell /bin/bash vbox

Creating vm-image on server

$ VBoxManage createvm -name "Ubuntu 7.10" -register
$ VBoxManage modifyvm "Ubuntu 7.10" -memory "512MB"  \
-acpi on -boot1 dvd -nic1 nat
$ VBoxManage createvdi -filename "Ubuntu710.vdi" -size 5000 -register
$ VBoxManage modifyvm "Ubuntu 7.10" -hda "Ubuntu710.vdi"
$ VBoxManage registerimage dvd /home/Shared/cd-images/ubuntu-7.10-desktop-i386.iso
$ VirtualBox

Start headless virtual machine

$ VBoxVRDP -startvm "Ubuntu 7.10"

mac rdp client