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

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BSOD when hibernating while VirtualBox is open

I have a recurring problem where I get a blue screen of death when I hibernate my computer while I have VirtualBox open. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit with a xubuntu on Ubuntu 14.04 (trusty) guest. I'm ...
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Can't access host-only network when on two interfaces

I'm trying to use a host-only connection with my VirtualBox VM. My VM is set up and can ping the host (192.168.56.101) on vboxnet0. If I disconnect the host from my local network (internet access) I ...
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How do I install the VirtualBox guest tools on Xubuntu?

I am relatively new to Linux and have installed VirtualBox with Xubuntu on my computer; however the screen resolution is low and stays that way. I found that installing Guest Additions should solve ...
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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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Virtualize Windows 8.1 using a product key used for the real installation on the same computer [closed]

I have bought new SSD, then I've installed Windows 8.1 with a given product key. Now I would create a new virtual machine with Windows 8.1 as testing environment: could I install the virtual OS using ...
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Using Windows 10 in a virtual machine. Can it be done?

I am currently running 8.1. I'm like to try out Windows 10 and if I like it upgrade. If not I'll keep running as I am. I've never used a virtual machine before: can win 10 be used from a virtual ...
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High resolution option not present in Win-7 virtual machine at Mac Retina

I have a 13" inch Mac Retina which has high resolution. I have installed Virtual Box then used windows-7 .iso file to configure windows-7 virtual machine. While the native resolution of Mac Retina is ...
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Two monitors in VirtualBox Ubuntu guest fails

The host is Windows 8. The guest is Ubuntu Gnome 15.04. My problem is that when I start the machine with two monitors, the right one is black, and the left one shows image but is unresponsive. I can ...
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VirtualBox shared folder hangs on read in guest OS

I'm running VirtualBox 4.2.18 with a Windows 7 host and Ubuntu 13.10 guest. I'm trying to set up a shared folder, but attempting to read the folder from the Ubuntu VM appears to hang indefinitely. ...
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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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VirtualBox : renaming a VDI disk causes snapshot to fail loading

I have a machine which I installed using VirtualBox. Its VDI disk was named "Name1.vdi". After a while, I resized it, renamed it to "Name2.vdi", moved it to another disk, and so on. But now I need to ...
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Buggy display when using Ubuntu 15 on virtualbox

things just sometimes stick and dont display correctly. Ubuntu 15.04 with unity. examples of faulty screens / displays that just don't seem to refresh correctly: first picture should have looked ...
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Viewing Xubuntu desktop in full screen under Virtualbox on Windows 8

I have Virtualbox 4.3.12 installed on Windows 8. I have installed XUbuntu 14.04 as guest OS under Virtualbox. It runs fine. However, I faced some issues: How to share files between the host and ...
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How to move VirtualBox files?

By default VirtualBox stores all data in a directory below the home directory. I know how to change it but how can I change the location of existing images (without editing VirtualBox.xml manually)? ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 guest cannot detect second virtualbox monitor

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit) VirtualBox setup on VirtualBox 4.3.30. As I understand it, this setup should permit the use of Dual Monitors by the guest OS. The host OS is Windows 7. I have the guest ...
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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 ...
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virtual box issues and concerns - configure to use hdd rather than ssd?

I decided to give arch a go, first in a virtual machine. I had an issue with only getting 32 bit options but I checked my uefi bios and fixed that. I have installed virtual box on an ssd but I want to ...
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Modprobe vboxdrv failed centos

I am trying get Virtual box running in Cent os7 So far the vbox kernel compiles but will not start I'm just told "modprobe vboxdrv failed, please use dmesg to find out why" I have looked at "dmesg" ...
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Windows XP guest virtual machine: (vhd) Gives no display in Normal mode, Ok in safe mode

I'm trying to use my old Windows XP system on Ubuntu 15.10 Host. After having copied the hard drive to a vhd file, I'm trying to boot it: 1) in Normal mode: the windows XP login appears normally for ...
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VirtualBox vdi cannot be read (after clone and copy)

I am trying to run a Windows XP VM using Oracle's VirtualBox. On my Windows 8.1 PC (at home) this works great. Then I: * cloned the VM to a 64Gb SD card (formatted with the exFAT file system, if ...
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Ms-dos 6.22 not letting me save a file via edit program

I can't seem to save a file from the edit command on MS-DOS I have 3 directories: A B R I am running MS-DOS from VirtualBox (Could this be affecting it?) When I attempt to save the file on the A ...
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Mac - VirtualBox - VPN issue

I installed VirtualBox on Mac OS X 10.10.4. At work I use that VirtualBox named "u64" [Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit]. However when I came home and started the VirtualBox, the ubuntu was not able to resolve ...
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How to access router from virtualbox guest windows system?

My router has printserver (192.168.1.1:9100) My host system is linux (192.168.1.200) My guest system is windows How to access router's printserver from guest system? Should I use "bridged network"? ...
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Running an image created in clonezilla on Virtual box

I have created an image using clonezilla of my entire machine. THe image is on my external USB and is very big. I dont have enough space on my computer to copy the entire image. I need to find a way ...
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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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Virtualbox static ip setup windows guest

I installed Virtualbox on an Ubuntu host and created a windows guest. I set the network adapter to bridged and entered the ip, subnet and gateway along with google dns servers into the guest ipv4 ...
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Running another OS on company laptop

Here comes a description of my scenario, requirements and possibilities. Scroll down a bit for the actual questions. I want to run an another OS on my company owned laptop, no one else use it but ...
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How to switch between VM guest and host in Windows 10 with single keyboard shortcut?

I'm looking for simple solution for switching between host and guest on Windows 10 (build 10240) with VirtualBox (5.x). Let's say I have two virtual desktops open, one containing VM guest window in ...
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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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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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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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Virtualbox video memory setting problems with old PC game install

I just installed Virtual Box 5.0 on my Windows 7 laptop. I did this so I can play older PC games on it. Everything installed correctly and I am able to change settings for video memory to 30m and ...
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How to create an empty floppy image with VirtualBox Windows guest?

Is there a way to create empty floppy disk images, which I can use with VirtualBox? The client is Windows XP.
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VirtualBox fails to start on Windows Server 2003

For reasons I cannot disclose, I need to install a Linux server within a VirtualBox host running in Windows Server 2003. Unfortunately, VirtualBox fails to start, giving me an error that seems to ...
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platform to install 4 VM on my windows 7 family edition PC

I want to install 4 VM on my windows 7 family edition PC: 1 Linux kali 1 Windows 7 family edition 1 Windows 8 1 Windows server 2012 I've read that I can't use hyper V, because it's not available ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 VirtualBox guest unable to ping outside world

Asked on server fault: http://serverfault.com/questions/706488/ubuntu-14-04-virtualbox-guest-unable-to-ping-outside-world but put on hold as off topic: I have an Ubuntu 14.04 VM running on Ubuntu ...
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Pycharm on Linux: Scrolling has become suddenly very sluggish

I've a Linux machine with 4gb of RAM and 2 VCPUs on VirtualBox running on a Windows 7 host (Core i7 with 16 gigs of RAM). The Linux VM is my workspace for a project. I run Mobaxterm on my Windows ...
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wget through proxy in virtual box (cloudera quickstart VM - Cent OS)

I have installed the Cloudera Quickstart VM 5.3.0 running on virtual box for windows 7 and I would like to run a wget command but I have troubles with my company proxy (which needs authentification). ...
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Virtualized Mac OS sees only 7MB of VRAM

I run into a problem with virtualized Mac OS X 10.10. My virutal machine sees only 7MB of video memory, but I set 128 MB in VirtualBox configuration. I've tested on VirtualBox 4.3.10 and 5.0 and ...
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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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How to configure user -> OpenVPN -> Tor -> OpenVPN with Whonix

My question is as follows: I have host OS windows 7. What i want to configure such a connection: Host (with OpenVPN connected) - > VirtualBox - > Whonix-Gateway with Whonix-Workstation or with any ...
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Ubuntu on VirtualBox can only show resolution of 800x600 - how do I change it?

My monitor is 1920 x 1200 and the computer is running Windows 7. Using VirtualBox and Ubuntu 10.04, the screen of the Ubuntu can only be 800 x 600 or 640 x 480. Is there a way to change that. I ...
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Is it possible to lock the vm via shortcut key?

I am using virtual box Is it possible to lock the screen in virtual box via a shortcut key? If you do WIN-L it locks the windows operating system that i am on.
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VirtualBox Guest Addition failed to mount

I created a custom base box for Vagrant using packer and CentOS kickstart. After building the base box everything looks OK. ==> virtualbox-iso: Connected to SSH! ==> virtualbox-iso: Uploading ...
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How to port VirtualBox machines with the recent snapshot?

I've ported a 'hard disk' using the 'clonehd' advice given on How to easily port VirtualBox machines? But it's not at the latest state, it's probably before any 'snapshot' was taken. I have only ...
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Troubleshooting network connection with Ubuntu in VirtualBox (OS X)

I am setting up Ubuntu Server 14.04 using VirtualBox on an iMac running OS X Yosemite. I know very little about setting up network information, and cannot get Ubuntu connected to the internet (though ...
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VirtualBox command line error

I can run VirtualBox just fine, but when I run anything from the command line I get: VBoxManage.exe: error: Failed to create the VirtualBox object! VBoxManage.exe: error: Code ...
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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 4.3 installation error in windows 10 technical preview

When I try to install oracle virtual box in windows 10 technical preview, it smoothly till it gets to the point where it starts to roll back and then shows something like "Virtualbox ended ...
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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 ...