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I just got it setup and I don't have a lot of experience in virtualization, so please bear with me! I have set up the RAM for the guest (ubuntu10.10) as 512 MB and hard disk space 8 gb. It runs very very slowly. Any suggestions on how I should go about bettering it? I have a Dell Inspiron, Intel® Pentium® Dual Core T4200 (2.0GHz/800Mhz FSB/1MB cache) machine with Vista.

thanks a lot -beanyblue

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We need to see the output of dmesg and /var/log/messages. Also, what's "slow" to one person might be different to someone else. –  atx Dec 29 '10 at 7:26
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Stop the VM , edit the xml file inside the VM folder and try to set "HardwareVirtEx enabled="true"", it should work like a charm.

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IIRC the T4200 doesn't support hardware virtualisation features, will this still work in that case? –  RobM Dec 29 '10 at 11:25
    
@Robert No, it won't and probably it's the reason why you have performance issues, but maybe others have some ideas. –  tmow Dec 29 '10 at 13:42
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