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

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Virtual Box is causing Windows' status tray icon to inaccurately report connectivity status

I recently installed Virtual Box 4.3.10 on my Windows 7 box. Since then, the system tray's network icon appears as if I am disconnected from WiFi when I am actually connected. I was able to isolate ...
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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 4.3.10 on Win 8.1 no usb for Win 7 VM

I have a new Asus laptop(64bit) running windows 8.1, installed virtualbox 4.3.10(latest) and installed a window 7(64 bit) VM with extentions(guest additions...). I have tried every combination from ...
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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 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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Setting a Static IP Running FreeBSD8 in VirtualBox hosted on Windows 7

I'm using VirtualBox on Windows 7 (host) to run a FreeBSD (guest) based web server. I`ve assigned a static ip of 192.168.80. 1 to the (virtualized) NIC which is run in bridged mode. The problem is ...
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Getting “error loading operating system” when I start a VM. Worked fine prior opening with VirtualBox

I'm using VMware Workstation 7.x on Windows and I'm getting this error when I start my VM: error loading operating system That started to happen when I tried to load the VMDK file into the ...
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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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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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Disable Windows Key hotkeys when using Virtualbox

I'm currently running a VirtualBox of Arch Linux with Windows 7 x64 as the host. In Arch, I use dwm for window management. As dwm is heavily dependent on hotkeys, I've used the Alt key as its META key ...
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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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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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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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Recover data from a corrupted virtualbox vmdk file?

The power went out while I was doing a build on a VirtualBox machine, when I restarted the vmdk for the disk the vm was using was corrupted, apparently irrecoverably. I have been able to grep the ...
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Cannot Share host directory with VirtualBox Guest Mint 16 64 bit

Problem When attempting to mount a shared directory from Linux Mint 16 VirtualBox guest OS, I receive the following error: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on hostshare, ...
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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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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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Make a clone of VirtualBox Machine that doesn't cause Windows Re-Activation after installing Windows

Most guides for installing Windows on VirtualBox to act as a template for quick Windows jobs tell you to take a few steps to prepare the Virtual Machine before installing Windows (the best guide I ...
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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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Streaming video in Virtualbox jumpy

I am trying to get Netflix to work on my Ubuntu netbook. I know it will not run in Linux so I am trying it in my Win XP virtual machine. It streams the video but the sound and video are out of sync ...
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VirtualBox NAT over proxy

I use VirtualBox 4.1.8 on a Ubuntu 10.04 host system. I have an HTTP proxy server on the host system. How do I configure the VirtualBox to NAT the virtual machine's network and use the HTTP proxy for ...
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How can I make Virtual Box sees my external hard drive

I have: installed Virtual Box 3.1.2 on Mac OS X 10.5 setup a Ubuntu 9.10 machine for Virtual Box have a new external USB hard drive My question is what can I format my hard drive and configure my ...
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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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VirtualBox: Odd behaviour after updating the host to OS X Mavericks

I've just updated my Mac to OS X Mavericks. However, after doing so, I'm facing a couple of issues with my VirtualBox program including the following: 1 - The virtual machines (guest OSes) fail to ...
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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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Portable VirtualBox kernel driver error

I'm using PortableVirtualBox for about a year with no problems. But from two weeks now -without upgrading or updating anything on Virtualbox or anything related on my PC- after running any of my VMs ...
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How do I exit an SSH Shell?

I'm connecting to a server via ssh to send a message using a command like: ssh 181.169.1.2 -p 5566 After the connection is established and i write the message and send it i can't exit the text ...
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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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How to connect to a VirtualBox guest via host console

Is there a way to connect to a VirtualBox guest OS without the use of vrdp? I have a VirtualBox test server that seems to halt somewhere during early boot, and I would like to connect to it from a ...
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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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Can I run Windows 7 in a VM on ARM Processor under Ubuntu/Xubuntu/Lubuntu?

I'm trying to run a Windows 7 virtual machine on this device, and I want to use a host OS that supports VirtualBox. I want to throw on the least resource-intensive (CPU and RAM, HDD space is not a ...
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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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How to Use a Shared Folder in VirtualBox with AndroVM

I'm trying out AndroVM and cant figure out how to access a shraed folder with VirtualBox. The instructions say it needs to be called mysdcard, which I did. But I can't find it in the android. What do ...
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Virtual Box - not filling entire screen

I am new to VirtualBox and am trying to set up an instance of Windows 7 64. I have the virtual machine instance running with Windows 7 now installed, but it only fills up a small portion of my ...
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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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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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Can you run one virtual machine inside another?

Is it possible to, say, run VirtualBox on Windows 7 with a Linux guest, and inside that Linux machine run Bochs? The reason is that I'm interested in starting OS development, and I've found that all ...
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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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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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Cannot install virtualbox-ose-guest-dkms on Ubuntu 10.04

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and kernel: 2.6.38-11-generic-pae. While using VirtualBox, i got this error: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) Please install the virtualbox-ose-dkms package and ...
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Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.04.1 (on [Samsung] Chromebook)

I have dual booted Ubuntu Linux 12.04.1 LTS on my Samsung Series 5 ChromeBook, and am trying to run/install Oracle VirtualBox (from the generic .run file downloaded from their website). However, every ...
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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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How to configure networking for two virtual machines on Virtualbox

I am launching two virtual machines on virtualbox. I want my virtual machines to have one interface for public access exactly like my host machine (blue link) and another interface for the internal ...
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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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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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How can I troubleshoot Virtualbox port forwarding from Windows guest to OSX host not working?

There are a plethora of questions about virtual box port forwarding problems but none with my specific details. I have a Windows install living in Virtual Box, hosted within OSX. I've got several ...
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Error while installing virtualbox

I am running debian 7 and trying to install virtualbox using: sudo apt-get install virtualbox and getting this output: Selecting previously unselected package virtualbox. Unpacking virtualbox ...