VirtualBox is a free, open source virtualization program from Oracle for the x86/x86_64 architectures.

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Is there a way to run a VirtualBox VM via hotkey or icon?

I am running VirtualBox on Windows and I wonder if there was a way to start a VM by clicking on an icon on my taskbar or something? I would like to make the VM screen to appear, showing the VM ...
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Why is my VirtualBox/LinuxMint ISO not prompting me for an install?

I downloaded the latest version of VBox. Then I downloaded an ISO of Linux Mint 16. I then created a VBox Linux (Other) VM and pointed it at my downloaded ISO. Then I started the VM, expecting to go ...
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VirtualBox network adapter blocking samba share

My host is Windows 8.1, my server is a Raspberry Pi (irrelevant). My server is giving all nodes on LAN a samba share, however my desktop has VirtualBox installed. I am unable to access my samba share ...
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Is it possible to get a Virtualbox VM always start from same time, if so how?

I am trying to use VB to set up a Windows 7 VM for use in a training course. I want the virtual machine always to start up from the same conditions, in particular: The VM always starts at the same ...
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How to install Mac OS on VirtualBox? [duplicate]

I maintain an application I wrote in pure C. Its multiplatform (windows/linux) application. But, unfortunately, my boss wants me to write a version for Mac OS. Since I don't have such computer, its ...
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Putty- Incoming packet was garbled on decryption

I am using putty (v 0.60) to connect virtualbox(v 4.2.16) CentOS. But i am getting the error "Incoming packet was garbled on decryption". When i connect to virtual box IP by SSH its asking me to ...
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“Install” virtual machine guest os on host os

I have a host OS running Windows 7 and guest OS running Ubuntu on Virtualbox. What if I want to "install" my image of Ubuntu virtual machine as ordinary Ubuntu installation. Is it possible and how?
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Virtualbox - Change virtual screen/host screen via command line

So, I've got two scripts to run a virtual machine in either single or dual monitor mode. I have two monitors, and occasionally want to dedicate both to a VM as opposed to 1-host/1-vm. Here are the two ...
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Is it possible to route all traffic on VirtualBox host adapters to guest?

I am upgrading Ubuntu 8.04 on a dedicated router/firewall/NAT/SMTP/SSH server with a current Linux (Debian Wheezy). I am using VirtualBox (4.2) with Ubuntu 8.04 as host and the new Debian build as ...
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VirtualBox: How can I add (mount) an ISO image file from command-line?

There was before in VirtualBox command-line a command with this syntax: VBoxManage controlvm <VM> dvdattach <filename> So attaching (inserting) a CD/DVD was as easy as: VBoxManage ...
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VirtualBox network print from XP guest in Win 8.1 host, using bridged network second physical NIC

I need some help to solve the network printing from guest XP. Windows 8.1 Pro host OS; VirtualBox 4.3.10 (latest, 14-apr-2014); Windows XP SP3 guest OS; Two physical NICs One used by host in first ...
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clone from bitbucket.org in command on guest linux virtual box through proxy in host

I am using an ubuntu virtualbox guest on a windows 8 host. I am going to clone a repo from www.bitbucket.org using git command in guest. BUT the problem: I realzied that I cannot connect to ...
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Create an ISO image from a virtual device image

Oracle VM -> ISO I am using Oracles VM VirtualBox to good effect and have created several ubuntu machines created from an ISO image. My question is that I now want to go from a VM machine to a real ...
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Mac spoofing for virtual machine to trick my university's IT system

I need help in setting up Oracle's VirtualBox port forwarding and/or mac spoofing. I feel it's important to add that my knowledge is very limited in this field and that my question could even be ...
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why do I have a syswow64 folder on my windows 7 x64 machine? [duplicate]

I have an error coming up when I try to launch an application inside a virtualbox machine running a 64-bit version of windows 7 ultimate now in order to fix that error for another application ...
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Windows XP MBR as a file [on hold]

I would like to start a Windows XP installation in a VirtualBox VM from a physical partition. For this I need the Windows XP MBR as a file. Can anybody read this out and upload it for me? If somebody ...
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Host cannot reach guest via VirtualBox host-only network

In VirtualBox on Windows, I have a guest running Ubuntu Server, with the apache2 and openssh-server services running. The configuration file /etc/network/interfaces gives it a static IP of ...
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Virtualize an existing windows 8.1 installation on arch

I have the following setup: Intel i5 4570s SSD for os sda1: EFI boot partition sda2: ext4 with arch installed sda3: swap sda4: microsoft reserved sda5: ntfs with windows 8.1 installed HDD for data ...
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Virtualised windows 8.1u1 box always logs out on rdp disconnect

I have a fresh windows 8.1 install running inside virtual box. Active directory is not in use. I can remote desktop to it OK, but as soon as I disconnect it logs the user out. I've disabled the ...
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Apache runs locally but can't be accessed from other machine

I'm running Apache 2.2.3 in a VM for a test environment on CentOS 5. Apache is running and responding to requests on the VM itself. If I run "lynx localhost" on the VM I do get my test page. When I ...
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How to run Hitleap Viewer on Ubuntu VPS?

I want to run hitleap viewer on Ubuntu VPS. Someone please explain it step by step.
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virtualbox private networks, port forwarding, etc

I have a Virtual Box appliance that I imported for Testia Tarantula. The box is a CentOs install with a rails application running on it. All I want to do is set up the box so that I can access the ...
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Make an existing VM immutable

With XP security support coming to an end, but needing to use some software that will only run under XP (and some other software that just needs windows) I'd like to make my XP VM a bit more secure. ...
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Does Virtual Box contain openvswitch inside the hypervisor

Does Virtual Box have an OpenVSwitch (or something similar that supports OpenFlow) as a part of hypervisor to enable the customers to configure the network of the virtual machines remotely using ...
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Domain Resolving To Wrong IP Using DNSMASQ

I have two VMs, one with my application which talks to the other vm running asterisk (and centos). The config for the application server needs to point to the asterisk box. To avoid having to change ...
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Nested Virtualization

What I do: I want to write a kernel module that does stuff to the KVM data structures. But I don't want to run it on the real machine, so I run one guest, inside it I run another two guests, and want ...
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VirtualBox guest not acknowledging expanded drive; Win7 on Win7

I think I'm experiencing a wierd issue; I hope I'm not, and that I'm just somehow missing something consistently. Here's a quick breakdown: Running VirtualBox 4.3.10 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1) ...
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teamviewer virtualbox keyboard altgr key issue

My question is extremely similar to this one but the answer does not work for me. The host physical machine is windows 7. The guest VM is a Linux distro hosted in virtualbox. I access to the host ...
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Virtualbox Guest Additions Requires Virtualbox on Guest Machine?

I'm trying to install Virtualbox Guest Additions on a Debian system, but the manual says I need vboxdrv on the guest machine. Does this mean I need to install Virtualbox on the guest machine as well? ...
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Trying to share folder in CentOs after installing guest Addtitions

I have VirtualBox 4.3.10 running a Minimal CentOS 6.5 using NAT adapter in my Win 7 . I have installed Guest Additions and I am trying to share Drive E: as you can see in this picture. Next I ...
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Installing Another Virtual machine on a virtual machine using oracle linux 5.8

I am implementing Oracle RAC using 11.2. For shared disc option and low cost, we are planning to use Virtual Machines. I have installed one virtual machine (PARENT) Specifications: Oracle Linux 5.8 ...
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Your kernel headers for kernel 3.9.5-301.fc19.x86_64 cannot be found

I am using Fedora 19 and have recently installed Virtual Box directly from the repositories of the Oracle Virtual Box. It was installed successfully but when I try to start a virtual machine it gives ...
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set up (VirtualBox + CentOS) with (nginx + PHP + MySql) on MacOS

I'm trying to set up (Virtual Box + CentOS) with (nginx + PHP + MySql) on MacOS, the future I can coding on MacOS then throw file to the share folder with (Virtual Box + CentOS) and execute on ...
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How to share folders b/n VirtualBox and Win 7 using NAT adapter and Samba

When I had my Adapter set to Host Only I followed this tutorial and was able to view the folder # \samba\share\ only buy typing \\192.168.55.444 in my windows start up. So, this means I could share ...
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Can't connect from winXP in Virtual Box to ftp on my linux host

I've try to connect to my host system (which is Xubuntu) that run ftp server, ftp://10.0.2.2/ I use default ftp built in WindowsXP: error (I only have Polish version): Wystąpił błąd podczas ...
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Oracle Linux VM on Virtual Box

I have downloaded 32bit Virtual Box version and 32bit Oracle Linux VM. This my basic settings: But then I'm catching: This kernel requires an x68-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU. Unable to ...
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Hyper-V not starting Windows 8.1 formally had VirtualBox installed

I'm a Windows developer and I want to get started with Windows Phone 8. I previously had Oracle VirtualBox installed but was told that the Windows Phone Emulator needs Hyper-V, which doesn't work well ...
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Resizing physical partition from Virtual Machine

I would like to use a GParted live CD to resize some partition on my laptop. Unfortunately I don't have an USB disk/CD to write the image on. Is there a way to boot gparted on a virtual machine and ...
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Hyper-V not starting Windows 8.1 formally had VirtualBox installed

I'm a Windows developer and I want to get started with Windows Phone 8. I previously had Oracle VirtualBox installed but was told that the Windows Phone Emulator needs Hyper-V, which doesn't work well ...
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Accessing VirtualBox with NAT adapter using SSH

I have a CentOs 6.5 running on a VirtualBox. I am using NAT adapter and my inet addr is 10.0.2.15 But, I can't access this host using ssh root@10.0.2.15 I get ssh: connect to host 10.0.2.15 port 22: ...
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Virtualbox causing weird behavior in Windows (keyboard issues, UAC popups)

After installing Virtualbox, whenever I run it, my PC (Windows 7 x64 SP1) starts doing a few things that make it unusable until I restart the PC: Clicking a shortcut or other button on the taskbar ...
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Using hard drive in virtualbox

I have a virtual-box virtual machine with Ubuntu OS. I have configured a vmdk virtual hard drive. I need to use a HD I added to my PC on my virtual machine. How can I mount this HD to my virtual ...
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Unable to access localhost & Internet using one adapter in CentOs

I have the below dev. environment. Hardware:- Windows 7, 32bit, HP Laptop. Software:- CentOs 6.5 running on VirtualBox 4.3.10. In a nutshell The problem is that I can't access the internet and ...
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VirtualBox Vista Guest can't see host network

I virtualized a Visa Ultimate machine and need to run it via Virtualbox on a Windows 7 host. Both are members of a domain administered by SBS 2011. For some reason the Vista VM would only see the ...
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Can Nero InfoTool work with Virtualbox?

I use Virtualbox 4.3.6. The guest and the host are both Windows 7 x64 SP1 Ultimate. I tried to use Nero InfoTool 11 to analyze one of my CDs but it always get stuck at the following screen: I tried ...
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virtualbox: new host key combination not saved after change

I want to change my host key combination in the Virtualbox that is currently alt gr. To do so, I go to: file -> preferences -> Input -> Virtual Machine , then clicking on the field beside ...
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How do I get Xen domU guests to have internet access?

How do I get Xen domU guests to have internet access? What tools can I use to diagnose the problem? Are there log files I can examine? (I'm new linux and networking and VMs. Please execuse me if I ...
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Accessing an unrecognized device in a VM from the host

I am running windows 8.1 and am using Oracle VM VirtualBox. My VM is running windows 7 because there is an even bigger issue with compatibility with fastboot and windows 8/8.1 . Anyways, my question ...
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A way to simulate slower pcs using my application [duplicate]

We are looking for a way to emulate a slow PC, using any virtualization technology. Our goal is to cap the network speed and simulate a CPU with fewer GHz.
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Shift key disabled using Windows 8 running in Virtualbox, with multiple monitors

I have windows 8 installed in VirtualBox - running on linux. I also have multiple monitors. When I extend my display over both monitors, my shift key stops working. I can still access capital ...