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

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Changing the default network VirtualBox assigns to VMs attached to NAT

By default, VirtualBox assigns a 10.0.2.0/24 address to a VM attached to NAT. Is it possible to change NAT to a different network? This is not a duplicate question. I know it is possible to define a ...
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where is NAT adapter on virtualbox

On my Ubuntu 14.04 guest in Virtual Box when I set the connection type to “Host only Adapter” I can set the IP address of vboxnet1 to what I want. But I do not know where is NAT adapter? Or better to ...
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How to manage USB devices between host and guest with VirtualBox on Windows

I would like to make my host computer's webcam available to my guest OS under VirtualBox. Having never shared USB devices between the two before, though, I am a bit skittish about the language in the ...
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Is it possible to run Ubuntu in a virtual machine and be able to boot to it?

Say I were to install Ubuntu Linux onto a virtual machine (or the other way around, installing it to dual boot), and keep it's files on it's own partition. Is there a way the computer could also boot ...
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ubuntu server in a vm, can't connect to internet

I'm attemtping to host my own development web server in a virtual box guest, Ubuntu Server. I would like this virtual machine to be accessible from not only my home network, but outside the LAN as ...
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Does VirtualBox allow sharing between a host and guest in practice?

I'm having a heck of a time sharing data between a host and its guests in VirtualBox. The host is Windows 8.1, x64 (fully patched). Virtual Box is 4.3.30 r96997 (fully patched). The guests are listed ...
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How to play midi music in VirtualBox Windows 98?

I'd build a Windows 98 VM in my Mac with VirtualBox to run some old games, like "Z". It is running, but without the great soundtrack. When testing, I realize that the soundtrack is in midi files, and ...
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Disk Image to Virtual Box Virtual Machine

How do you take a disk image and turn it into a virtual machine in VirtualBox? For example, assume I have a physical machine and I run a dd command on the hard drive. Is there a way to turn that into ...
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Can’t SSH to Ubuntu guest from Mac OS X host

Brand new Ubuntu LTS 10.04.2 install (and updated), with sshd running. I added a host-only adapter. And configured it like this: auto eth1 iface eth1 inet dhcp I can ssh from the guest to itself ...
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Virtualbox: Physical host doing routing between host-only networks appears to do NAT by default, which is not wanted

Configuration: Ubuntu 14.04 host Virtualbox 4.3.18 (from http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian ) Ubuntu host functioning as a router - net.ipv4.ip_forward=1 Several host-only networks ...
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Mouse pointer in Android-x86 inside Oracle Virtual Box

Is it possible to see normal mouse operation in Android-x86 inside Oracle Virtual Box? There are few apparent options for mouse, but neither work well I can't find "Mouse Integration" option as ...
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Configure VM network settings to ssh into a mininet VM

I am trying to configure my VM (mininet vmdk) network settings in order to ssh into it from my host machine. I am using virtualbox as my hypervisor. Per the Mininet instructions ...
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VirtualBox 4.3.20 stops working after Windows Update [duplicate]

I have a current version of VirtualBox 4.3.20, but after the latest Windows 7 update on Dec. 11th, 2014, it cannot open any virtual machine. First, it would not open the program at all. After a ...
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crypt32.dll is broken for Virtualbox since patch Tuesday 9-Dec-2014?

In the last 18 hours my Windows 7 Pro 64-bit machine has rebooted in response to the Windows Update applying patches. Now I find when I try to start the VirtualBox Manager (not the actual VM's which ...
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Virtualbox: VBoxDrv broken since windows upudate

I have seen similar posts stating that a crypt32.dll has been broken with recent windows updates, but I am having a slightly different problem. Mine is that NtCreateFile(\DeviceVBoxDrvStub) failed. ...
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Virtualbox Guest VM not capturing any mouse/keyboard input

Kind of a stupid question, but, I'm running a Kali Linux image from a VMWare .vmdk file inside Virtualbox, and I can't move the mouse cursor, and it doesn't appear that it's taking any input. It was ...
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Standalone EXE not running with Wine

So, I'm running a system with Lubuntu and a application that I developed on a windows PC needs to be able to run on Lubuntu. To clear a few things up, I'm having to run Lubuntu cause the system I'm ...
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Multiple VirtualBox instances [closed]

Can you tell me why one can start multiple VirtualBox Control instances? It should be a mutex program, yet I clicked it 12 times and I now have 12 VirtualBox instances. What does it mean? I can run ...
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How to compact VirtualBox's VDI file size?

I've a VirtualBox VM which configured a very large hard disk size (bigger than host). By my mistake, a program on the VM generated lots of log files and the VDI file size keeps growing until there is ...
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Installing Mavericks in VirtualBox

I would like to install Mavericks in VirtualBox. I tried different solutions but I can’t get this work. First I downloaded Mavericks from the app store. Then I converted the InstallESD.dmg to an ISO ...
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VirtualBox mouse issue

I am using virtual box on ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have tried with it Ubuntu 4.10, 5.04 and android x86. With all of them I have the same problem: After it says "Yor guet OS support mouse indergration", ...
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Retrieving data from a virtualbox instance that refuses to boot

I have a Windows 7 VM in VirtualBox running on a Windows 7 host, but recently it no longer would boot. Is there a way to retrieve the data stored on the harddrive somehow?
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gcc running out of memory in Ubuntu 12.10

I'm trying to compile my C project in Ubuntu (32bit) running in VirtualBox. Compiling the code in question requires quite a bit of memory, at least 3 gig. So I gave the VM 2 gig. Along with 2 gig of ...
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How can I trigger the touch keyboard in the guest in VirtualBox full screen mode on an Windows 8.1 Surface host?

Running VirtualBox on a Windows 8.1 Surface host, I am running a Windows XP guest with guest additions installed. When I have my Virtual Box machine in windowed mode I can tap the touch keyboard icon ...
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Can't attach VMDK to Virtual Machine (Thumb Drive mounted as Raw Disk)?

I'm trying to boot from a thumb drive in VirtualBox on Windows. The thumb drive has a copy of Windows 7, and its bootable. I created a VMDK using vboxmanage according to Boot your USB Drive in ...
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Boot a single Windows 7 on multiple PCs

I would like to make my Windows 7 installation bootable from VirtualBox inside Linux. The only problem is that Windows 7 does not boot inside VirtualBox because of the different "hardware" it ...
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How do I attach VHD file to Oracle Virtualbox?

Thanks to Update on Azure Storage Service Interruption | Microsoft Azure Blog, my VM's Windows is failed to start and Microsoft suggested me downloading System's .VHD locally for troubleshooting (VM's ...
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How can I run an application on my PC but isolated and portable so I can switch PCs when needed [duplicate]

I was looking at dongle mini PCs. I can't seem to find much information on them. What I would like to do is plug in a dongle PC and run an application on it. It would be perfect if it opens up a ...
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Remote Access over the Network to a Virtual Box Machine

I am trying to remotely access a machine on Virtual Box, which is on a terminal server, but I don't want to have to log onto the terminal server first. I have enabled the Remote Display Settings in ...
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Unable to ping between two virtual machines

I've two virtual machines in virtual box which I've configured with quagga. I'm trying to do a ping between them but I don't get response. Here are the zebra, ospf and bgp files: Router 1: ! ...
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How to fix extremely slow Virtualbox network download speed?

I'm using an Ubuntu 12.04 VM (hashicorp/precise32) via Vagrant/Virtualbox. It seems to have an exremely slow download speed compared to my host system. This is what I get with the host system (OSX) ...
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Unable to change IPv4 properties for a VirtualBox Host-Only Adapter

Keeps coming up with: In order to configure TCP/IP, you must install and enable a network adapter card. Using Vagrant and ScotchBox if that helps but also tried with a basic Vagrant box and same ...
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Can VMWare Workstation 7.x and Sun VirtualBox 3.1.x co-exist on the same Windows 7 64bit Host together?

Will installing Sun Virtual Box bash or interfere with my VMWare installtion? I don't need to run VMs from both Virtual-Machine software packages at the same time but I do need to run some older ...
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Unable to ping guest from host and vise versa in Oracle Virtual Box

This is my Oracle Virtual Box Version 4.2.18 r88780 Details of my host machine Operating System : Scientific Linux 6.4 I am using static ip root@localhost ~]# ifconfig eth0 eth0 Link ...
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VBOX_E_NOT_SUPPORTED on Dynamically Sized .vdi

I'm trying to resize a VM using the following: $ VBoxManage modifyhd ff2d9746-0c51-42f6-995b-611e0b3bcc05 --resize 15000 0%... Progress state: VBOX_E_NOT_SUPPORTED VBoxManage: error: Resize ...
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How do I exit an SSH connection?

I’m connecting to a server via SSH to send a message to a socket server 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 ...
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How to get Alfa awus036nha to work with Kali Linux?

Im running Kali linux 64bit 1.07 as a guest os through virtualbox 4.3.12 r93733. Ive also installed the VirtualBox 4.3.12 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack. I have bridged my hosts network ...
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Can you make desktop shortcuts to Seamless mode Windows apps in VirtualBox on OSX?

Running the latest version of VirtualBox on OSX and hosting a Windows virtual machine. Is there a way to put shortcuts on your Mac desktop for the Windows apps that you run in seamless mode? I can't ...
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Ping Global IPv6 address on Ubuntu VM

My setup is like this: Host: Windows 8 with Virtualbox VM: Ubuntu 14.04 with 2 network adapters, eth0 a Host-only Adapter and eth1 a bridged adapter connected to my Wireless. From my host to my VM I ...
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VirtualBox error after deleting snapshot

I have a Windows 7 Professional 64-bit virtual machine running on a Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I deleted an old snapshot of this VM. It took over 30 minutes to delete and exactly at the end of the process the ...
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What is the different between sdelete -c and -z?

I've learned from this article to use sdelete as a step to shrink VDI file: sdelete -c c: But what does the -c ('Clean free space' as described by its help text) mean? Doesn't it write free space ...
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How to run a VirtualBox VM from command line?

I want to know how to start a VirtualBox Virtual Machine (VM) from the command line (using Windows 7) as well as shut it down with the operating system. What is an easy way to achieve this?
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(How) can I use VirtualBox (linux guest) to unlock LUKS and EcryptFS on Windows 8 (host)?

I run Linux (Ubuntu 13.10 and Mint 16) most of the time both at work and at home. Occasionally I need to boot into Windows (I dualboot Windows 8 at home or Windows 7 at work). In Windows, I'd like to ...
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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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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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Bridged networking to VirtualBox guest from OS X host

I'm trying to bridge my network connection from my OS X host to my Arch Linux guest. However for some reason the bridge network option in VirtualBox doesn't work for any traffic, yet NAT does. How can ...
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Vagrant up error: E_FAIL (0x80004005) with Laravel Homestead

I've recently did an update to my vagrant box as well as a composer update for laravel homestead and now I'm granted with an error when I use homestead up. Bringing machine 'default' up with ...
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Low TPS using Virtualbox + Ubuntu + Nginx + PHP-FPM + Silex

I am trying to understand why I get such a low TPS rate on my development environment. I am using the following: Mac OS X Mavericks VirtualBox Ubuntu 14.04 Nginx PHP5-FPM Silex I did not tweak ...
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Cannot run setups from a vboxsvr mapped network drive on Windows within VirtualBox

I'm trying to run an application setup by double-clicking the setup.exe from within Windows Explorer. The file is located on a mapped network drive, and I'm using Windows 7. This results in the ...
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Behaviour of Caps-lock in Linux on VirtualBox, OSX Host

I'm running Ubuntu under virtualbox on a MacBook Pro and I'm trying to remap the Caps-Lock key to mod3 so I can use it as a replacement for the Alt key in Xmonad. I can remap the keysyms but the ...