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

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VirtualBox: How to sync host and guest time?

The time in my guest VM is faster than the host time by about 20-30 minutes. What can can I do so that the time in the guest is the same as on the host?
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Fedora 19: Changing runlevel 3 to 5 and it fails to start in GUI

I've installed Fedora 19 in VirtualBox. During the Installation I had choosed Minimal Installation. So its now working Runlevel 3 and not in GUI. So I did ln -fs ...
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VERR_ACCESS_DENIED error with Virutalised existing linux partition

I have installed both ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 on my harddrive but due to certain circumstances I need to virtualize my linux partition. I have been able to login successfully into it but then ... ...
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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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Scientific OS vm guest on Win 7 host doesn't full screen

It used to work perfectly buy all of a sudden it stopped working. I have reinstalled guest additions but this doesn't solve it. The "Auto-resize Guest Display" option in view is grayed out. Host: ...
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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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Windows 8 32-bit won't boot on VirtualBox

I've been trying to install Windows 8 32-bit on the latest version of VirtualBox since yesterday. I run VirtualBox on my regular Windows 7 32-bit install. Win8 installs fine, then goes to restart ...
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VirtualBox to use dual monitors

I am am running Kubuntu Hardy Heron, with a dual monitor setup, and have VirtualBox on it running Windows XP in seamless mode. My problem is, I can't get virtualbox to extend to the second monitor. ...
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IIS URL-rewrite doesn't work

I have an IIS setup with redirect rules that work perfectly fine on my Windows machine. However - I'm starting to use Mac - so I installed a VirtualBox VM with windows on it and used the exact same ...
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Cannot acces in centos 7.0 in virtualbox any pendrive

System is up to date, I did everything as answered here How to access USB pendrive on using VirtualBox? and have not any results. What could cause such behavior?
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Is it possible to use a storage disk (such as a USB drive) as RAM?

My motherboard (HP Pavilion s3000y) only supports 2GB of RAM max. Which means that I can only allocate 1GB for running VMs, and applications that use a lot of RAM are slow (such as games and Visual ...
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VirtualBox Network confusion?

I'm trying to adjust my VirtualBox guest network in order for my guest O/S traffic look like its coming from my Host. Can I do this with NAT? Here's a simpler outlook on what I am trying to achieve ...
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VirtualBox Networking does not work on Linux host?

My host OS is Fedora 18 (kernel: 3.11.10) and I am running VirtualBox 4.2.18. The only networking mode which is working is NAT and non of Bridged Adapter, Internal, and Host-Only works! By this, I ...
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Packer build of a virtualbox windows 7 ISO hangs

When I am building a win 7 box using packer, it hangs waiting for SSH to be available: ==> virtualbox-iso: Downloading or copying Guest additions virtualbox-iso: Downloading or copying: ...
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Virtualbox No suitable module for running kernel found

I use remote machine ubuntu 12.04 (console only) Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS i have some strange kernel uname -a Linux 2.6.38.2-grsec-xxxx-grs-ipv6-64 #1 SMP Fri Apr ...
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Use Raw Partition Image in VirtualBox?

Is it possible to somehow make VirtualBox directly use a raw partition image for a virtual machine? By raw partition image, I mean a file that contains a byte-by-byte copy of the partition that I ...
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Wildcard domain for virtual box in sbs network

I have a virtual Linux box, running on my Windows 7 computer, which is part of a MS SBS network. Since a while, I can't change my hosts file anymore, perhaps because of some internet security ...
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How to use independent, persistent disk à la VMWare in VirtualBox?

VMware has the concept of "dependent disk" (snapshots are made and used along with the virtual machine), "independent persistent disk" (disk has his own state, no snapshot), "independent non ...
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Windows 8.1 VirtualBox: Mouse cursor is black ugly graphics-error style box

I have installed Windows 8.1 on VirtualBox on Ubuntu 14.04. It works, however I have a problem with the mouse-integration feature of the guest additions (4.3.24). Whenever, the pointer transforms ...
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Where to put “VirtualBox VMs” folder and “iso” files for optimal performance

Just installed VirtualBox for the first time. The host is a Windows 7 OS machine with 8GB of RAM and i7 CPU. I bought an SSD drive (Samsung 840 EVO) specifically to have better performing VMs. My ...
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Problems using .cab with every installer

Using several installers, I get errors related to missing .cab files: The cabinet file 'product.cab' required for this installation is corrupt and cannot be used and The cabinet file ...
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Making a host-only connected virtualbox guest a part of the hosts apache or nginx network

I have an instance of Apache running that hosts a very basic web presence. like this. This URL is resolved to the server host where it serves some simple static content. On this host, there is a ...
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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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Wireshark - Browser software

I just touched wireshark yesterday from my class. I was told to run wireshark while browsing www.kompas.com, and there is this question that is quite ambiguous. "What browser software shown in ...
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How to do networking between virtual machines in VirtualBox?

I have two virtual machines in VirtualBox. I would like to do networking between them. For the moment I have the default configuration on both, but they seem to have the same IP-address 10.0.2.15. I ...
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virtualbox (osx host and linux guest), only shared folders with read/write work, those with read only permissions do not

I'm using virtualbox (with osx as the host and linux, debian 7, as the guest). Shared folders with read/write permissions set to automont work fine. But if I set the same folder as shared and ...
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Hyperthreading for virtualbox virtualization? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out whether or not I should buy an Intel CPU that has hyperthreading for a virtualization server I will be running. A quad-core Intel Core i5-4690 or a quad-core with ...
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Increase screen resolution in VirtualBox guest without VirtualBox guest additions?

Without VirtualBox guest additions installed, the only screen resolution is 640x480: $ xrandr xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 640 x 480, ...
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How do I create a hardlink in guest user in virtualbox

Apparently, VirtualBox does allow to create hard and soft links inside guest os on shared folders . Now the thing is I need to install a package that is creating hard links Hardlink("lib/abc", ...
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Keep VirtualBox vms running even after a logout/crash?

Recently, the nouveau driver crashed on the host system, so X was restarted and all running VirtualBox vms crashed along with it. Is it possible to run VirtualBox vms independent of the current X ...
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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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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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unable to access internet from client VM which is connected to another Ubuntu VM acting as a router

I setup 3 ubuntu VMs on virtual box with the following configuration VM1(acting as router with 3 interfaces): interface1: bridged to wireless interface on host system(ubuntu 14.04) for internet ...
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Virtual Box storage format error while installing Windows 10 tech. preview

I'm trying to install the Windows 10 technical preview via Virtual Box on my Windows 8.1 32 bit laptop. After following the normal process of creating a new virtual machine by "New", when I go to ...
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Which keys to use to copy and paste inside CentOS guest on MAC

Which keys to use to copy and paste inside CentOS guest on MAC. I am using VirtualBox on my MacBook Pro running CentOS 6.5 as a guest... I am trying to copy and paste some text in centOS (the guest) ...
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Can I stretch a Remote Desktop session to fill up the entire screen?

I have MS DOS 6.2 installed on a virtual box. Within the virtual box settings I have Remote Desktop enabled as a display output. The host machine is running Linux Mint 17. I access the DOS machine ...
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How to SSH into Red Hat Linux (virtual box guest) from Windows 7 (host)?

I have Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) running through Virtual Box, my native OS is Windows 7. From a purely educational standpoint, I want to be able to access RHEL from Win 7 over SSH. I downloaded ...
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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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Is using a Virtual PC on a RAM DISK super fast? (putting the .vhd file in a RAM DISK)

I wonder how or if any one tried to create a RAM DISK, and then put the 2GB (or sometimes 1.2GB) .vhd file into it, and then run the virtual PC using this image. It should be running super fast, as ...
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Virtualbox: getting guest to capture certain key presses

I am using Ubuntu as host system, and CentOS7 as guest system, how, can I send for example certain keypresses or keypresses combination like Alt+Ctrl+F2, but to switch between terminal session in ...
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How to avoid CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION errors with VirtualBox inside VMWare

I have the same setup as described here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17175696/running-vagrant-inside-vmware-vm Now I'm frequently getting BSOD with a CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION error and ...
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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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ssh into fedora inside virtual box over internet

I am running fedora server in a virtual box inside a windows 7 host. I can ssh into fedora from this windows 7 host. How ever, I stay out of my place most of the times with a laptop at my disposal, ...
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How can I import an existing .vbox virtual machine in VirtualBox?

How can I import an existing .vbox virtual machine in VirtualBox? The instructions say I can only do this if I have an .ova or .ovf file, but I don't understand this as VirtualBox machines are .vbox ...
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Why won't Metasploit open a Meterpreter session?

I'm running Kali Linux in a VirtualBox VM. After starting a malicious local web server using Metasploit, I try to access it on my other PC. But, after connecting to the local IP, my browser just ...
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Virtualbox and Vagrant network configuration Windows 8.1

I'm trying to access a website on a vagrant box (Laravel Homestead) through port 8000 on my host but it always gives the ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED error on Chrome and IE. I have tried multiple setups, ...
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running a virtual machine with Cent-OS but problems occur

I have a windows 7 OS on my desktop and I have VMware Player installed. I did not use easy install when I created a VM that has Cent-OS installed. When I reboot the VM, I tend to get stuck in this ...
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Static IP for Ubuntu server in VirtualBox using Bridged Adapter

How can I allocate a fixed IP address for an Ubuntu Server 12.04 guest OS running in Virtual Box? I've seen this question but it doesn’t address using a “Bridged Adapter.” The virtual machine is ...
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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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SSH from one Virtual Machine to another in VirtualBox

I am trying to run a server on one VM and a client on another; both VMs have ScientificLinux 6.4 as their OS, running on VirtualBox 4.2.10. The client should be able to communicate with the server ...