A virtual machine is an emulation of a guest operating system, running on virtualized hardware within a host operating system.

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virtual box stuck at “starting virtual machine” 0%

After upgrading to virtualbox 4.2.16 all of my VMs get stuck at launch. I tried downgrading to 4.1.26, but I still get the same problem. Screenshots: (not enough rep to post images) When I ...
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VMware: Shared VM on portable disk, multiple .vmx files

Using VMware, I want to use a VM on two separate development machines and carry it around on an USB drive. I found this answer, but it's not quite what I'm looking for. I think I cannot just share ...
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ping using mac addresses or link local ipv6 addresses

I have 4 Virtual Machines (Ubuntu 12.04) running on a host that is also running Ubuntu 12.04. The Virtual Machines are named: switch-vm vm-1 vm-2 vm-3 Below are the network settings on switch-vm: ...
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Mac Users - Bootcamp, VirtualBox, or something else to use Visual Studio and SQL Management Studio?

I'm taking a computer science class that requires students to use Visual Studio and SQL Management Studio for programming assignments. I have been using Macbook Pro, so i'm considering getting either ...
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Trigger a host command on VirtualBox guest shutdown

Superusers-- Doing some webdev using a VM. Guest is Ubuntu Precise, host is Windows 8.1, VirtualBox 3.4. My dream scenario: I gracefully shut down the Ubuntu guest. Windows detects the shutdown ...
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Citrix Xen Server VDI does not exist after VM reboots

I installed Citrix Xen Server on machine and Xen Center console on my windows box. I made some virtual machines on the server but for some reason when I reboot the VM, it would become unavailable. I ...
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Sharing connection between Linux Mint 17 and Porteus RC 3.0

How can I connect to Porteus RC 3.0 VM guest via Mint 17 Quiana 64 bit as host? I am trying to share folders between VM and host, but I am always getting modprobe vbox error. This is why I am trying ...
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Can I upgrade parent VM and have all linked clones updated too?

Is there any VM and OS combination that can support this scenario? I want to create a base OS image and lots of child linked clone images that share the parent's disk. This way I'm not duplicating the ...
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VirtualBox OSE: Install Guest OS On Headless Host Via VNC?

I've remotely installed VirtualBox OSE on my Gentoo box at home. I have everything set up and ready for the OS. However all the documentation I've read seems to say that you can only use the PUEL ...
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Reducing cache waste in Windwows VMs

At Is there a way to reset Windows file cache? we learnt how to use RamMap to free up the all-you-can-eat Windows file cache, which was nice. Am I the only person to think that reducing cache sizes ...
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Create disk image of C drive and run on VMware virtual machine

I run Windows XP SP3 Pro on my desktop PC and I want to create an image of its C Drive. I'd like to run this image in a virtual machine on VMware. How can I do this? Install XP in VMware first – ...
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How can I access a VMware client that's located on a remote host?

I use VMware Fusion at work to test my websites in different versions of IE by running multiple copies of Windows on my Macbook Air. At home, I use VMware Workstation to do the same thing. My desktop ...
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can't share internet connection with virtual machine

I've received a cloud test-server and i'm trying to test virtualization (i dont have any experience with virtualization whatsoever) ... I have a windows server 2012 standard, and have a vm running. ...
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Show Aptana Studio website/code preview in Virtual Machine's browser

Using VirtualBox on a Windows 7 host I have set up a Windows 7 guest and made several snapshots/linked clones with each having the next version of IE on them starting at 8 going up to 11. Yes I know ...
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How to add an existing encrypted vHDD to a new virtual machine?

I am using VMware workstation with encrypted virtual hdd-s. I tried to use one of the vmdk files as an hdd on another virtual machine, but when I try to add it as an existing disk, I get the following ...
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Mac OS X Server 10.6.6 “disables” CPU in VMware Fusion

I installed Mac OS X Server 10.6.0 in VMWare Fusion the other night and it worked perfectly, until I ran Software Update. I upgraded to 10.6.6 through the combo updater, and now when I start the VM it ...
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Azure Virtual 1280 x 800 and can't change

My Azure virtual is 1280 x 800, and on my laptop when I RDP in, it's really cramped on space as my apps are blown up really large. I don't know why this happened all of a sudden; the only difference ...
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How do I get out my embedded Windows 8 key from a Linux environment?

I have seen other SuperUser questions on this topic: How to find Windows 8 product key? | How to find Windows 8 OEM product key? However, all of the answers assume you have Windows 8 running. I've ...
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PC to virtual machine [duplicate]

Currently I'm moving from old PC to new one. I have windows 7 installed. I'm planning throw away old PC, but before that I would like to have possibility to run old PC operating system just in case I ...
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How to move VirtualBox files?

By default VirtualBox stores all data in a directory below the home directory. I know how to change it but how can I change the location of existing images (without editing VirtualBox.xml manually)? ...
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How is a wireless network presented to an operating system?

I am wondering how is a wireless network presented to an operating system. If I'm not mistaken, Wi-Fi (802.11) is only the Physical layer of the OSI model. This means that, one layer up, we're ...
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Trafic of a VM through VPN (Viscosity)

I'm on windows 7 and I wanna use VirtualBox with a ubuntu inside. Let say that I use (as a client side) viscosity as tun on the host (win 7). How may I make the VM traffic (and only this traffic) ...
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Can I get to the host TSC counter from a guest using KVM? [on hold]

[posting the question from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/25058729/can-i-get-to-the-host-tsc-counter-from-a-guest-using-kvm here. I was not the original poster, but I do have exactly the same ...
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How to connect from a VirtualBox guest (XP) to a running JBoss server on the host?

First off, I'll say I'm not 100% certain this is the correct location for this question. I was contemplating stackoverflow, but I don't think there's much in the way of code that has to do with this: ...
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What are the differences between Cloud Virtual Machines and Virtual Machines on a computer?

Google has a service that allows you to create Virtual Machine on his Cloud. There are many Virtual Machine Types like Browsers (StackBrowsers), Mobile Phone, Operating Systems. You can use the Cloud ...
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VirtualBox in Win7: cannot acces external drive from guest Windows7

I have started using VirtualBox in Windows 7 out of curiosity and for testing purposes. (Mainly, I want to test Linux distros and to try and see how Windows works in this environment - so that I might ...
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Do virtual machines perform better on the host HDD or USB drive?

The question I'm asking is kind of general, and I'll give more specifics about my specific setup. Here's the main question though: Do virtual machines generally perform better on the host HDD or is it ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 VM shows a black screen in VMware Player

I have a Ubuntu Server 11.04 64 bit VM running on VMware Player 3.1.4 that only shows a black screen. No matter what I try, the screen remains black. The VM has worked the first time. When I reset ...
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Dual boot Linux / Windows 7 + Window 7 virtual machine under Linux + licensing

Is it legal to use single Windows 7 (home basic) license to install windows on host AND on virtual machine running under Linux on the same host? It will be physically different installations ...
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How to share a VPN connection in a VMWare Guest VM with the Host

The need - This question is relevant for all of those who want to bypass their corporate's annoying VPN, and access their work/corporate network from their private computer, especially if the ...
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Port forwarding remote traffic through physical router to go through pfsense VM, then to centos VM web server

I hope this makes sense, I'm completely self taught and planning on going for formal instruction. As I understand this is possible, however I haven't been able to find definitive answers to my ...
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VirtualBox and Websockets

I am using Virtualbox with Linux host and Windows guest. When I try to use websites that makes use of websockets it's not working properly (not getting messages). I believe this can be fixed with ...
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Oracle VM VirtualBox;Shared folder does not exist on the host?

I had installed Oracle VM VirtualBox version 4.2.10 r84104 on Windows 7.Then I create a Windows seven operating system(form an iso image file) as a guest on it with a shred folder.But when I try to ...
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No VT-X support for Intel i7-4702MQ as required by a virtual machine ? How to enable?

I've recently bought a brand new machine from Clevo. It has the i7-4702MQ CPU from Intel and should be used for development, where sometimes a virtual machine is necessary. However, I can't seem to ...
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Centos running very slow in Virtualbox

I am running Centos 7 in Virtualbox 4.3.14. The VM is configured with 2 CPUs 4 GB RAM 3.10.0-123.4.4.el7.x86_64 kernel The host machine is running Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-bit Intel i7-4790 CPU, ...
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Connect to VM to VPN through another VPN

My current setup is: My work desktop connects to our corporate VPN. I have a VM (Linux Mint) in VirtualBox that I am attempting to connect to another VPN (Private Internet Access). The VM in ...
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Unable to connect to internet with VirtualBox?

Earlier, I was using multiple instances of Virtual Machines running Linux Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox. They were working fine, with internet connectivity, etc. However, I then created a new Virtual ...
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Multiple Instances of 1 Program

The project at hand that I am having issues with is that I need to run a set of program models on one computer. Each model has different file configurations, but in the C:\ drive the folders are named ...
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Exposing an USB device directly to a Virtualbox guest

I have an virtualBox VM with a windows guest system (Windows XP 32Bit). The Host is also a Windows (Windows 7 64Bit). Normally I just want to use known usb devices (which are known by my host and ...
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Bad Block on Virtual Machine (Virtual or Physical Problem?)

I am dealing with a virtual machine that is receiving the following entry in the event log: TIME OF EVENT: 7/30/2011 3:47:05 PM EVENT LOG: System EVENT SOURCE: disk EVENT ID: 7 SEVERITY: Error ...
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Virtual Box error after creating new VM

I have followed several tutorials thinking I was doing something wrong while installing virtual machines using VirtualBox. It is important to say that I'm running Virtual Box on Windows 8.1 The ...
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How do I access an IIS web server on a virtualbox from the network of host machine

I've a site running on IIS on a Windows 8 virtual machine. http://localhost/RTStreamer/Ticker.html How do I access that site from outside the host machine? The host machine ip is 168.192.42.1 I've ...
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Replacing original VDI file with the Snap Shot made from it

I have worked with Virtualbox extensively for the first time. I made a snapshot of an Ubuntu image I was working with. I have been experimenting with the VM for the last two months, and since things ...
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How do I virtualize my windows drive in ubuntu?

I am running a dual boot system. In parallels on my mac, I am able to view my bootcamp partition live in a virtual machine. Is there a tool to do this in ubuntu?
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Windows 7 VirtualBox image won't boot and I can't boot in safe mode

I am trying to load a Virtualbox VM using a VHD file that was provided to me. The VHD contains an image for our dev environment on a Windows 7 OS. The wrinkle is that when I try to start up the VM, ...
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Why doesn't windows properly report the RAM being used by VirtualBox?

So, out of curiosity I decided to take a look at my RAM usage with my windows 7 VM (3 GB RAM allocated) running. I was... surprised to see the results, and I'm wondering why these results are the way ...
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resize console font in virt-manager

How do I resize/change the font used by virt-manager in the console window? Searching the intarwebs or the documentation does not reveal any information related to changing the console font size.
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VMware blocked usb access from Physical Machine

The problem is I cannot access my usb stick from the real machine. If I insert the usb and i have "Removable Devices" turned ON on my virtual machine I have full access and functionality on it. When ...
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Read Leap Motion tracking data from guest VM on host machine using WebSockets and VirtualBox

Ok, so I am trying to get the tracking data from my Leap Motion from inside a Virtual Machine and use the tracking data on my host machine. Guest OS: Ubuntu, using VirtualBox Host OS: Windows 8.1 I ...
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Install VMPlayer on Ubuntu Live USB

I want to install VMPlayer or other virtualization software on a Ubuntu Live USB. How can I edit the image file so can write new image file to USB and can boot live usb image , and run VMPlayer ...