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

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No IP adress in virtualbox, Ubuntu and metasploitable vm

I am trying to set up a lab environment with virtual box - Ubuntu, Metasploitable2 and Kali. When I run ifconfig in Ubuntu, I get the following output: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet ...
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import Virtualbox disc with snapshot

I have a VirtualBox discimage and a snapshot of the current state. How do I import them to my current Installation? I tried to create a new machine, creating a snapshot and replacing this to files ...
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If you are running a VM, but are hardwired, doesn't it still show your ip?

I have a friend who said that as long as you are running a virtual machine it's hard to get your ip. Not impossible, just harder. Say you are trying to bruteforce a password on a website through VM ...
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One-sided ping between two HostOSs in vbox

I am running HostOS Win8 which is 192.168.1.3. I also have two other devices connected with .1 and .2. On my HostOS there are 2 Virtual Machines. GuestOS WinXP which is 192.168.1.11 and GuestOS Linux ...
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How to share VMFusion's vm?

I have the VM in an external drive. Some times I develop in iMac, sometimes with MBP. Every time I load it in a different machine, it asks if I'd moved or copied it. I choose copied, is that the ...
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Upgrade a Mac, can i keep old OS?

I need to upgrade an old PowerMac 10.4 buying latest version of imac or mac pro. But first i need to know if there's a way to keep alive old software such as Photoshop CS2, Free Hand MX, Quark ...
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Can I run Windows Phone 8 emulator (hyper-v) under an os in virtualbox/vmware?

My computer has Windows 8.1 Single Language, but I need at least Pro to enable Hyper-V. I have a Windows Embedded 8.1 Industrial Pro ISO and a Dreamspark key, but I have all my data on my hard drive ...
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vmware player - vm has no network connection, static host ip

Host: Windows 7 x64, static IP. VM: VMWare Player Windows XP/IE8 from http://modern.ie. A bridged connection doesn't work, and, as far as I understand, it is a no-go anyway, because it tries to get a ...
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Can a host get a virus from a USB device if the guest has control of the device?

For example, if running Windows with a Linux guest, is it safe to stick in a USB to scan for viruses with Linux, or can it infect the host OS as well?
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Is it possible to run a virtual machine inside an emulator?

From what I gather a virtual machine makes use of a technology provided by the CPU; a technology called V.T., or "Virtualization Technology" in certain designs of Intel processors. I don't know how ...
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VirtualBox RAM memory issue

Host PC: Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64 Processor: 3.4 GHz Intel Core i3-4130 RAM: 4 GB DDR3 I'm creating a virtual PC which will run Kubuntu 14.04 LTS. I lost the ISO but have a bootable USB stick ...
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Lost VirtualBox Snapshots When Moved to a New Machine

I had VirtualBox running on my old Windows Vista machine. I was upgraded to Windows 7 on a new machine, and so I have VirtualBox re-installed fresh. I had copied all my VM's from my old machine to a ...
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VMNET0 is missing from virtual network editor of vmware workstation 10

I have installed VMware-workstation-full-10.0.3-1895310 on windows 8.1. Although VMware bridge protocol is enable in my LAN adapter but still I am unable to add and switch VMNET0 to bridged mode. It ...
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Why does my Hyper-V suspend all its VMs once a day?

I experience a very strange problem when using Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2. Every day, around 10.30pm, all of my virtual machines become unreachable for a few minutes. I have found out, that ...
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Template Delivery to local machines

I have a VM or Template and a set of physical machines(PC). I don't want to use some pool of processors but instead of that I want to use these computers to deploy this VM or temlpate. Can you ...
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Create RAM disk on the VM, or on the host?

I am interacting programatically between two programs (Matlab, and ISpice), where one program writes a file to disk then the other reads it and writes another file to disk, which is read by the first. ...
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Windows XP Mode on Windows 7

Is it normal to have a Windows XP Mode folder in a Windows 7 Pro, Program Files Directory? I see this key: K49H2-RPR94-QBGG4-DBCTM-YT64G. And I see the VXPEULA.txt file with EULA. Window XP Mode has ...
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Fedora 20 on latest version of Oracle Virtualbox (Windows 7 host) pretty much doesn't work

Has anyone else tried to use such a config? I get this aggravating behavior where the VM window will repeatedly resize itself to a (about) 263x68 window. This makes the UI completely unusable, as ...
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Operating System showing alerts on each time it is started and Virtual Machines are not starting

Yesterday my system showed that there is some internal memory error 0X00 some number in so many alert boxes,then it showed google chrome crashed.I restarted the system and then it was asking if it ...
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Copy & Paste in Vsphere 5.5

I tried the below recommended method to enable "copy & paste" within VMs, by adding into a desired VM's Configuration Parameters. Power down and restart VM but still can't copy & paste. I ...
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Does Virtualbox support DMG files on non-Mac OSes?

I'm trying to use a DMG as disc drive for a VirtualBox virtual machine, and I'm greeted by this very unpleasant surprise : This reads : Error opening optical disc file C:\Users... Could ...
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Single Massive VM or multiple VMs for Docker Containers [closed]

If you need to run Docker Containers for various databases and applications, is it better to: Run a single massive VM with a lot of memory/cpu allocated to it, or Run separate VMs for each ...
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will the size of the memory RAM using virtualBox be allocate on my host memory forever?

I'm trying to create a virtual machine with a 4GB RAM but I'm not sure if the space requested will be temporality borrowed by the virtual machine or it will be allocated forever. I would really ...
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Oracle VirtualBox Bridged Networking - The internet stops on host operating system

I have Windows 7 as the Host Operating System which is running two Virtual Machines in Oracle VirtualBox. Both VMs are also Windows 7. I have used Wireless Bridged Network Adapter on both of the VMs. ...
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How to defrag Virtual Box HDD files?

I am using Virtual Box on Windows 7 Machine. I have created several virtual machines of Ubuntu Servers on it. I store my all virtual hard drives on a dedicated NTFS partition. This partitions has ...
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How do I get my virtual machine to be recognized as host?

Just started using VirtualBox. Got Windows 7 on host and Lubuntu on guest. My internet provider has this thing where if you connect to internet using a new computer, you can only access their website ...
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Running Ubuntu 14.04 on Virtualbox at 1920x1080

I have created a Ubuntu 14.04 VM on Virtualbox 4.3.16 (running on Windows 8). I have installed all of the Ubuntu virtualbox-guest* packages. The highest screen resolution that I can set in the ...
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Cannot start any virtual machine from VM Player

I am using a Desktop PC with Windows 7 as Operating system. I am using VM PLayer to run a CentOS for me. I am going to use CentOS to setup an Asterisk environment for me so I can conduct studies on ...
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How do I connect to a Dedicated Server aside from using RDC?

I'm in a bit of a pickle. I need to connect to a Dedicated Server that I have just purchased to stream some video/audio content. The server has an on-board sound card, I confirmed that before ...
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How to copy file & text from VM ware to PC (Windows 7 )?

Previously I was able to copy the files & text from VMware to physical machine(PC with windows 7) by enabling or installing by double clicking vmuser.exe file present in - C:/Program ...
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Secondary SSD on Win7 - use for cache and VirtualBox VM (VDI)

Is there any problem with using secondary SSD for cache (pagefile) and one VM at the same time? Basically I only use secondary SSD for cache right now, but this leaves 40GB of unused space on it. Or ...
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AMD-V not available to nested VMs?

I'm using an Ubuntu 12.04 virtual machine as part of my personal development environment, which is run through VMWare Player on Windows 7. Now, from this Ubuntu machine I'm trying to use 'vagrant up' ...
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Setting up a completely virtual multiseat

I play an online game where, as in many computer RPGs, making changes to the build you committed to is possible but costy. Luckily, the game has a test mode where I can run a copy of my character and ...
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How secure is “un-firewalled” host-only virtual box adapter?

Here is my configuration using with Virtual Box: Windows 7 host; Mac OSX guest; Guest does not need internet connection; Guest needs to share a folder with host. Guest uses host-only Virtual Box ...
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How to virtualize windows already installed on the hard disk in Ubuntu?

I have a hd with windows and Ubuntu installed in dual boot, I'm wanting to virtualize the installation of windows in ubuntu. Is it possible?
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How can I run the Blackberry 10 Simulator (VMWare VMX) in a Windows Azure VM?

I'm having some issues running the BB10 Simulator in my azure vm, but before I give up, I thought I'd reach out to the experts. My vm in Windows Azure is Windows Server 2012. It has 2 gigs of memory ...
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Ubuntu virtual machine login on VirtualBox appears as a very narrow bar

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS guest running on virtualbox 4.3.14 on a Mac host. It was working fine until Ubuntu asked to install some updates. Since installing those updates and after a reboot, only ...
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Can't Access Static IP from VM on Different Network

I am running Parallels 10 on my MacBook Pro (Mav 10.9.4). The guest VM is windows 7. The network is set to be Bridged. I have installed a web server on the Windows Guest. I am using a static IP ...
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Run a VM on multiple machines

We have some developers who jump between a desktop machine and laptop depending on where they are working from. Desktop when at home or office for multiple monitor use and extra power for testing on ...
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Converting VirtualBox VM to Main OS? [duplicate]

I am running Windows 7 on my main machine, however I have installed Mac OS X Mavericks to a VirtualBox VM (on another hard drive) which I am tend to be using a fair bit. The VM is fully setup and ...
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Sending a non-maskable interrupt to a virtual machine with VMware Fusion

I'm using a virtual machine to do kernel debugging on Mac OS X because it's cheaper and more convenient than another computer. Unfortunately, contrary to the Windows equivalent, it's not possible to ...
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Windows XP virtual machine in VirtualBox fails to boot after disabling VT-x/AMD-V

I use VirtualBox 4.3.4 and i want to move a "Windows XP base VM" from my PC to my laptop. I have a 64-bit windows 8 in My PC so VirtualBox support CPU Acceleration and Hardware Virtualization. but ...
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How can I expose a dictd service to my local machine from a VM?

I have a dictd service running inside my VirtualBox server and I want to expose it to the machine that the VM is running on, I've set up the port forwarding in Vagrant and other services seem to work ...
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Cannot ping virtual machine (VMWare)

Here is the situation: I have Windows 7 on both host and VM. Network connection on VM is set to NAT, both machines are in the same workgroup, I have turned off password protection for shares, enabled ...
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Issue accessing Web service on Guest Win 7 VM (Parallels) from the Mac host

My Parallels Desktop 10 network configuration is set on Bridged network ->default adapter. I am trying to access a windows 7 guest OS from my Macbook Pro on Mav 10.9.4. I am able to access the guest ...
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Handling all files in windows7

I'm using Windows 7 at my home. I have a number of personal files. I want to share the files with my friends but they should not be able to modify or delete the files on my PC. Please guide me clearly ...
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Sharing virtualmachines between windows and linux hosts. What filesystem do I need?

In my current setup I'm using both Windows and Linux hosts, I've a bunch of VM in a partition and I need to use and access them from either hosts. I've tested a couple of filesystems with very poor ...
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Sleeping the host system while running a VM on VirtualBox

I've been using VirtualBox for a while now, and have always assumed that it must be unsafe, for the VM, to put the host system into sleep or hibernate while said VM is running. However, after learning ...
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Building failsafe system

As an assignment I have to realize failsafe webserver using Virtual machine. I have been trying it using a separate java program on host to monitor heartbeat of the vm and redirecting the http ...
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Increasing Java Heap Space causes IE 8 to freeze

I am running a large applet that performs better if the Java heap space is increased to 300m. I adjusted the heap space in the java control panel utility as I usually do and restart IE 8. This ...