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

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What is the highest supported OpenGL version in Virtualbox 4.3 and VMware Workstation 10 guests?

This question is due to the fact that I can't afford a mac, but have a decent PC. I am planning to virtualize Mac OS X for developping on iOS, but I don't really know what is the minimum OpgenGL ...
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Unable to find linux-headers-2.6.32-amd64 for installing VirtualBox

I tried to install virtualBox on my Debian Server, but each time I try to start a virtual machine it tells me to do /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup. Whenever I try to use this command it tells me this: ...
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Boot USB Tails through VirtualBox?

So I have Tails 1.2 on my USB (Disk 5) and also on a partition (2) on an external hard drive (Disk 4). The USB shows up as 3.75GB and the partition is 6GB. I want to be able to boot either Disk 4 or ...
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Virtualbox guest state not restoring properly?

Running Windows 8 host. NOT Windows 8.1. Running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS guest. Guest has 64MB Video memory, 3GB RAM, 3 processors at a cap of 90%, 3D acceleration, guest additions, and a 64 bit ...
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How do I make host OS's (OSX 10.10) bluetooth available to guest OS (Ubuntu 14) on virtualbox?

I know one way is to use a dongle. I do have a bluetooth 4 dongle. I used it with my older mac and it worked just fine. I could connect it, make it available for my vitualbox. But now I have a new ...
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IE10: Website security certificate issue + “continue” button missing

I am developing a web app and am using self-signed SSL certificates. I'm trying to test my site on Internet Explorer 10 in a modern.ie VM (in VirtualBox). When I visit the site, ...
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Copy Paste on Command Line Ubuntu on Virtual Box with Cygwin Terminal

What is a command line tool that enables copy paste text on ubuntu, also Is it possible to paste on Host machine that is copied from a virtual box, on a Cygwin terminal.
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VirtualBox inaccessible

The following issue is stopping me from working in VirtualBox. I cannot start it, as you can see per image. The file VBoxGuestAdditions.iso is in the correct folder and does exist/is accessible. I ...
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Aborted Session (Virtualbox v4.3.18 / Host : Ubuntu 14.10 / Guest : Win7) [on hold]

I have installed Win7 as a Virtualbox Guest in a host which had Ubuntu 14.04 and everything was alright. But when I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10, the Guest Win7 session keeps aborting everytime I try to ...
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Cannot change resolution / Cannot use Seamless Windows feature on Lubuntu 14.10 running on VirtualBox 4.3.14

My two issues are not being able to change video resolutions. I am stuck at 640x480. Also I cannot use the Seamless Windows feature in virtual box as it's greyed out. I am stumped, I can use some of ...
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VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available - Windows 7 VirtualBox

I'm trying to run a Mavericks virtual machine on my Windows 7 PC using VirtualBox. However, every time I try to run it, it gives me the error message: VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not ...
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Cannot mount vbox shared folder without sudo: “unknown mount option `user'”

I am trying to set a VirtualBox shared folder mountable by any user, so this is the line I put in /etc/fstab: # mint shared folder mint /media/sf_mint vboxsf defaults,user,uid=1000,gid=999 0 0 ...
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Bluestacks running multiple in Windows7

I want to know how to install two bluestacks in a system and then run it. Is it possible to run bluestacks in Virtualbox
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UBUNTU In Virtualbox Error (Black Screen Boot) [on hold]

I am Going to install Guest Additions i accidentaly turned off them (The Virtualbox) after i turned on it. I got a black screen! I have no idea how this happens help me.
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Virtual box couldn't be installed

I tried to install virtual box using the following command: sudo apt-get install virtualbox-qt But this gave me the following errors Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have ...
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CentOS 7 on VirtualBox Using 100% CPU

I have CentOS 7 installed as a guest in a VirtualBox 4.3.18 virtual machine, with the latest guest additions installed too. The host operating system is OS X Yosemite running on my 2014 MacBook Pro ...
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Setting proxy on and off, including user agent, on Ubuntu Server in Virtualbox

I am setting up an Ubuntu Server VM in Virtualbox, which I plan to export/import into different environments, as follows: 1) No proxy 2) Behind a proxy server whose address is known, with no ...
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Windows 2008 licensing - reinstall in VirtualBox

When I install Windows 2008 server in Oracle's VirtualBox, and I need to re-install either or both, is there going to be a problem re-activating the Windows server? Must the VirtualBox version be the ...
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Switching from Lubuntu to Mac: how do I import existing virtual machines?

On Lubuntu 13.10 I had some virtual machines running in VirtualBox 4.2.26. While backing up, all I ever did was make a copy of VirtualBox VMs folder. I have now switched to OSX, and now I am curious, ...
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Recommended Partition Layout for a Debian VirtualBox Server

First I posted this on Unix & Linux, but got no response so I deleted my post there before moving it over here - so this is not x-posting. I understand the basics, but I have a few requirements ...
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Monitoring physical network traffic with a VM

How can I monitor the physical network's traffic through a virtual machine (VMWare or Virtual Box)? I'm running Wireshark in a Linux VM and I would like to monitor all the network traffic. However ...
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Cannot install Windows 10 Technical Preview as a virtual machine in Ubuntu

Using latest VB in Xubuntu 14.04. When selecting "other Windows" the installation was stuck at the first step with a black screen, but following instruction on the web I find that the proper option ...
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BridgedAdapter of VirtualBox on Red Hat 7 stopped working

I have a VirtualBox VM (running Red Hat 7) on my Red Hat 7, using a Bridged Adapter for its networking. It stopped working yesterday; the NetworkManager on the VM was unable to obtain a DHCP lease for ...
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How can I fix a Debian VM booting to a black screen?

I have a VDI file with Debian installed on it. When I start the VM, GRUB is run and after choosing the system's version (restore or normal boot) a black screen appears. How can I diagnose what the ...
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Symantec Endpoint Protection Prevents VirtualBox Guest From Starting

We were running VirtualBox 4.3.16 on a Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 host. A couple of days ago, our Corporate IT decided they were going to silently install a newer version Symantec Endpoint ...
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Why has my Debian testing VM suddenly stopped loading X Windows System?

I recently installed Debian testing (jessie as of writing) into a VirtualBox VM. After installing, I loaded make, gcc, and dkms so I could install the Guest Additions. After installing Guest Additions ...
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Fvwm: how can I make new windows stay in the parent's workspace?

I'm using Virtualbox with Fvwm. Every once in a while, I start a virtual machine and then switch to another workspace. When I do this, the new virtual machine window invariably appears in the ...
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VirtualBox single guest screen splits across two host monitors

I'm running VirtualBox 4.3.18 (and this has been happening since at least 4.3.16) on Ubuntu x64 host, with Windows 7 as a guest. Guest addons are up to date. My host machine has 3 monitors - two ...
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Intermittent VPN connection in VM

I have a Virtualbox VM running Ubuntu inside a Win8 host, using NAT for networking in the VM. I'm connecting to a Cisco AnyConnect VPN client on my host. The VPN connection works fine on my host ...
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How to convert a host Windows 8 into guest?

I have Windows 8 running as host along side Ubuntu on my laptop, I want to convert my Windows 8 installation into a virtual machine so that I can get rid of Windows as a host and just run it as a ...
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Vagrant taking up too much space

I switch between four projects on my local machine and I use vagrant for each on of them. $ vagrant global-status id name provider state directory ...
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Route all packets on port 80 from inside a vm to kali linux on another vm

I'm trying to route all packets on port 80 to kali linux so that I can ssl strip them but I cannot see to setup the iptables correctly to force all the packets to go to my other Vm. [ Virtual Machine ...
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Windows 8 Installation on VirtualBox Driver Issue

I am trying to install Windows 8 from an ISO on VirtualBox 4.2.13 (on Win 7). After I click install, It starts processing before showing a message that it can't find some drivers. What drivers could ...
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Adding virtual interfaces (not VLAN) in linux

for some software testing, I need 12 different IP addresses to contact, each one with a unique MAC address. I just set up an Arch Linux VM but I can't figure out, how to configure virtual network ...
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Move VirtualBox My Documents “.VirtualBox” folder to different location

I want to move the VirtualBox ".VirtualBox" out of the My Documents folder in Windows 7. I looked in two places to determine where the setting is defined... First I looked in the Windows registry ...
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VirtualBox XP host on Yosemite fails to connect to Mac share

Upon upgrade to Yosemite, my VirtualBox Windows VMs no longer connect to shares on the host Mac e.g. \\my-mac's-name\folder-name. It seems to see them (in Network Places) and either continually ...
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Use cloud-init with VirtualBox?

Cloudinit is used by many cloud images e.g. on EC2 to obtain their initial configuration, like IP address, ssh keys and the like. Is there a way of using it with VirtualBox in a similar way? I'm ...
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Direct traffic from host to one virtual machine then to another in Virtualbox

I have two services (firewall and DPI) running on two different virtual machines, and there is a server connected to the network which there are files on it to download. So I want VM2 to be able ...
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Uninstall last batch of windows updates [duplicate]

Last night my PC here at work automatically installed updates, I have it set to do that of course. This morning I tried to start Virtualbox and unfortunately it no longer starts due to the updates. ...
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How can I force removal of a linked CD image in VirtualBox?

I recently was installing Fedora in a VM. The install went fine, so I moved the CD image off of my desktop into my general Linux ISOs folder. The next time I opened VirtualBox, I got an error saying ...
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How to get a proxy working through Kali within Virtualbox?

So, I spun up a kali machine in virtualbox, I set the proxy within virtualbox to connect to our proxy (proxyurl:port). That wasn't working, so I played around with environment variables, did some ...
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VirtualBox suddenly eats gigabytes of memory

EDIT The original question had lots of speculation but it is all much simpler. See my own answer and this reported bug. I leave the original question in case someone is having similar issues and ...
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How to paste text from clipboard to the cygwin shell in VirtualBox VM running on OSX?

I have installed a copy of cygwin in a Windows Server 2012 which is hosted in a VirtualBox VM. The new cygwin terminal is not a simple DOS prompt anymore. From the option I will need to use ...
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Paste image from Centos Guest Clipboard to Windows Host on VirtualBox

Copy and paste bidirectionally is working for text: but not for images. I have tried from Libreoffice Draw and from Screeenshot to the guest clipboard: the Host can not see them. I am on VB 4.3.10 ...
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VirtualBox VDI's max size exceeds the host's hard drive size

I had a major oops moment that led to my VirtualBox guest VM's hard drive being larger than the host's hard drive. I rushed through reading the commands for resizing a virtual hard drive. As such, I ...
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Share a snapshot of a virtual machine state (virtualbox)

Think about the following scenario: An application developer figured out the library he is in use crashes. So he created a test project to isolate this problem, and have it sent to the library ...
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Convert Windows 8 VirtualBox to Bootcamp Partition

I have installed Windows 8 as a Virtual Machine in Virtual Box a while ago. For performance reasons, I want to create a bootcamp partition from the VDI to avoid re-installation. Is this possible? And ...
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Install an application on Guest OS in Virtual Box

I'm very new to Visualization. In my workstation I don't have admin rights. I just wanted to install SQL Server 2008R2. Fortunately I have Virtual Box installed. So I installed Windows Server 2008 as ...
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Hosting a 64 bit Linux guest on a 64 bit virtualbox guest. (Virtualbox nesting) [duplicate]

I have installed Virtualbox 4.3.10 on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit running on the metal. ➜ ~ uname -a Linux bluebox 3.13.0-32-generic #57-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 03:51:08 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Bitlocker and virtualbox 64bit

I have a new laptop in which i activated BitLocker without having a TPM chip. Prior to doing that I installed virtualbox and enabled VMM(?) in bios, I dont remember the exact name of it but it was ...