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

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Proper way for changing MAC address in a linux VM?

I tried to change the MAC address in a ubuntu VM (virtualbox), but after that it threw lots of errors during boot, and then I had no internet connection. Then I saw that the interface was renamed to ...
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Dedicated Mouse and Keyboard on VirtualBox VM

Currently I am trying to run VirtualBox on my second monitor, with a dedicated mouse and keyboard. However, doing so has not proven easy. There has been times where the mouse works, but not the ...
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Ubuntu Server VM: copy paste?

I've installed Ubuntu Server under Virtualbox just to get a nice little shell. I've also installed the VirtualBox "Guest Additions" and set "Shared Clipboard: Bidirectional". I still can't seem to ...
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How do you add more space to a Fedora (LVM) partition?

In a nutshell, i have a VM that ran out of space. I increased the size of the VM's harddrive to be 4 times bigger but the OS partition is still only using 1x the space. I need to change the LVM ...
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Is there an optimal setting for the number of CPU cores exposed to a VM?

VirtualBox, and possibly other VM software, allows the user to specify the number of CPUs exposed to the VM. In my particular case, I have a dual core CPU, with Windows 7 64-bit running natively, and ...
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exporting a virtualbox VDI to a harddrive to boot it natively

I have a VirtualBox 3.1.2 image of Debian 5.0.2 running on Windows XP SP3. I would like to export that Debian image to a USB harddrive such that I could boot to that drive and run it natively. Is that ...
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What is the best way to hide a command prompt window

I'm running the headless interface of VirtualBox (VBoxHeadless.exe) with Ubuntu Server running on it. Every time I run VBoxHeadless, it starts a command prompt window which just sits on the taskbar ...
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How to mount a VirtualBox .vdi disk on Linux?

I am running Fedora on a VirtualBox. Sometimes to allow for performing some real hardware testing, I need to run my development environment on a physical machine. So I need the hard disk of the ...
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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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VMWare vs VirtualBox …what I should use [closed]

what I should using to work with linux on windows ... I don't know ! ... but I tried VirtualBox and VmWare what's the differents and which are the feutures
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mount gives unknown filesystem type 'vboxsf'

I'm getting an error message mount: unknown filesystem type 'vboxsf' when trying to mount a shared folder on my guest Ubuntu machine. I have a Windows 7 machine running 4.1.22V Oracle VM VirtualBox. ...
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Convert Parallels VM to Virtual Box VM?

The question describes well what I need but here are some more details about the circumstances. With Parallels Desktop 4 running under Linux, I have a number of Windows 7 Virtual Machines. Sadly, ...
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How to reduce VM size?

I have a Virtualbox VM, with a .vdi that is taking 49gb in the host machine. I may have used that much space inside the VM once, but now I'm only really using about 6gb. I tried this command for ...
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Resize partition of Windows 7 running on VirtualBox with dynamically allocated storage

I run Windows 7 inside VirtualBox. I resized the disk of Windows 7 from 25 GB to 50 GB: VBoxManage modifyhd Windows\ 7\ Pro.vdi --resize 50000 ...
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installing on a physical drive with virtualbox/Windows

How can I install a guest system on a physical drive/partition in virtualbox running on a Windows host ?
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Run Windows inside a virtual machine on Linux for gaming

Since making the full time move to using Linux (Fedora) from Windows, I've found the migration fairly easy and haven't had much disruption in how I do my work. However, there are some games I like to ...
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What Virtualization Servers support Windows Clients with Direct X?

In advance I'd like to state this question is similar to its predecessors here and here but, those questions are old and I would like an up to date answer based on current technology. I want to host ...
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How do I convert a VirtualBox VDI file to a VMware vdmk?

I'm using VirtualBox 2.1.4 and want to convert a VDI file to load it in VMware Player (3.0.0 build-197124 on Vista Home Premium). I think I can change the VDI format to vmdk with a tool provided by ...
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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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How to run an encrypted virtual machine?

I wonder what is the best practice for storing the virtual machine encrypted. I tried putting the image it a TrueCrypt volume, but it doesn't work nicely: With the volume unmounted the VirtualBox ...
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Which virtual machines exist for Linux besides VirtualBox? [closed]

What virtual machine software is there for Linux besides VirtualBox?
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virtualbox - Why can't I create a 64-bit virtual machine inside another virtual machine? [duplicate]

I am trying to create a new 64-bit Windows 7 virtual machine inside a 64-bit Debian 7.3.0 instance running in VirtualBox. I am allowed to run 32-bit machines, but I can not create 64-bit machines, as ...
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fullscreen VirtualBox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Screen resolution only displaying 800x600 in Xubuntu I recently created a virtual machine of Windows XP for a host computer running Mac OSX 10.6.8 However i find that ...
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Not getting 1366x768 screen resolution in LUbuntu installed as a guest on VirtualBox

My laptop supports 1366x768 resolution but, even after installing Guest Additions on my lubuntu-11.10-alternate-i386 virtual machine I have as available resolutions only (from xrandr): 1024x768 ...
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How do I create a wifi network bridge with qemu on OS X?

I grabbed a small FreeBSD live CD and QEMU, and I'm trying to bridge my Mac OS X 10.8 wifi connection so that the guest OS is available on my LAN. However, the guest OS never gets a DHCP lease. This ...
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Teamviewer and Virtualbox issue: some keys don't work

I use Teamviewer on a laptop to connect to a desktop computer running Debian Linux. On this desktop computer I run Windows inside a VirtualBox VM. I have no problems interacting directly with Linux, ...
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Creating VM in VirtualBox from existing Ubuntu installation

I already have Ubuntu set up as a dual boot with Windows 7 x64. Is there a way to install VirtualBox and create a virtual machine that points to the installed Ubuntu, so I don't have to reinstall ...
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What happen if I install VirtualBox Guest Additions on a host?

I have a bootable USB drive with Ubuntu installed. This morning I Installed VirtualBox and booted my Ubuntu drive in a VM. I then installed the guest additions in Ubuntu. My question/curiosity is, ...
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Where can I download copies of a Windows XP ISO image with Internet Explorer 6 or Internet Explorer 7 for VirtualBox?

I have Windows 7 Professional hosting Ubuntu inside VirtualBox for my development machine. To test my site, I run Internet Explorer and hit my Ubuntu box. This works great for ...
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How to allocate more processor power to my (Ubuntu-based) Virtualbox system in Windows 7?

I have installed an 32-bit Ubuntu based Linux OS, Elementary, on a VirtualBox installed in Windows 7 (32 bit) , on a 64-bit laptop which has a 2-core Intel i3-2330 CPU @2.20Ghz, and 4GB RAM (2.45 ...
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Making the free Microsoft Virtual Hard Disk image work with VirtualBox's simulated network card

I have a Macbook Pro at work and installed the current VirtualBox (3.2.4) today. However, after using the free VHD image of IE 7 on XP SP3 from Microsoft, the Virtual Operating System (XP) just ...
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Can I safely ignore the windows logo testing warning when Installing VirtualBox on Windows XP?

When I download the xp version of VirtualBox from http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/3.0.12/VirtualBox-3.0.12-54655-Win.exe and run it, it alerts me about not being windows logo tested. It then ...
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How to add a display mode to a VirtualBox VM?

I am using my first VirtualBox VM in order to run Windows 8 Preview on my Windows 7 machine. It looks like only a few resolutions are available for me to choose. My physical display is 1600x900, so ...
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how to increase resolution of linux virtual box guest

I've got ubuntu installed on virtual box, on a windows7 host The default resolution for ubuntu is 800 x 600, how can I increase this? My windows7 resolution is high, this makes my virtual box ...
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In VirtualBox can't get max display resolution for guest OS

I'm using VirtualBox with Windows 7 as the guest OS. However the max resolution setting I can get in the control panel is only 1264x602. How can I get up to the full HD resolution that I have in the ...
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Anyone experiencing audio issues with VirtualBox on Linux and has a solution?

I've been using Virtualbox (now at 3.0.2) on Kubuntu (now at 9.04) for a while now, and I seem to have a problem when running Windows. Sometime after a while the audio will cut out in Kubuntu. The ...
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Hyper-V not starting Windows 8.1 formally had VirtualBox installed

I'm a Windows developer and I want to get started with Windows Phone 8. I previously had Oracle VirtualBox installed but was told that the Windows Phone Emulator needs Hyper-V, which doesn't work well ...
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Bridged adapter in Virtual Box - cannot obtain IP

I have virtual box with RHEL installed. My virtual box is running on windows 7 64 -bit. I configured bridged connection, but when I am restarting network interfaces, I receive following error: ...
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How to communicate between two VirtualBox VMs running on same host

I am running two VM instances of RHEL/CentOS on my VirtualBox instance running on host Windows 7. The problem is when I am executing VBoxManage list vms -l | more and then sunsequently VBoxManage ...
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How to reuse VirtualBox disk “snapshots”

I have a "suite" of 5 VMs I'd like to make, all Ubuntu Server 12.04 guest OSes but with radically different software stacks on top of the OS (one server is a "build server" with Subversion, Hudson, ...
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Windows Admin Privileges Required After Install

I installed VirtualBox on Windows 7 from an EXE without admin privileges, but now I can't do the following unless I provide admin credentials on my system: Change/disable Host-only adapter installed ...
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High Physical memory usage on windows 2008 after using virtual box

I have a 16 core machine having 8 GB of RAM running windows 2008 I installed a virtualbox on it and installed windows 2008 64bit os and allocated 4 GB RAM to it . A Mysql database was installed on the ...
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Linux Mint VM in VirtualBox freezes with DISKFULL error

Disk partitioning guide for Linux Mint Debian This guides shows me how to partition my HD for Linux Mint. I'm trying to install Mint as a guest client on Windows 7 hosted VirtualBox. I used to let it ...
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Is it possible to run my other partition inside of a VM?

So I have dual boot machine with windows 7 and ubuntu 11. I would like to, at times, run a vm from one partition to another. For example sometimes I would like to do certain things in windows while ...
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VirtualBox does not show my VM when launched from the menu

I have installed VirtualBox on Ubuntu 11.04. I launched it from the console and added a virtual Windows XP. Everything was working okay, but when I added VirtualBox as a shortcut to my menu it opens ...
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Creating physical machine from a virtual one [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to convert virtual machines to physical environments? I've come across the question on creating a virtual machine in VirtualBox from a physical one. Is it ...
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How to reduce or remove the need for filesystem checks

I am currently running windows 7 in a virtual machine. After several days of disk-intensive I/O, the virtual machine crashes and needs to run a filesystem check when booting the guest OS back up. (The ...
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virtual box shared folders

I'm running Windows XP in Virtual Box inside Windows 7. I selected a folder in Windows 7 for Virtual Box to share. However, when I'm in XP, I can't find the folder. Where is it?
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VirtualBox : 1366x768 resolution

My notebook native resolution is 1366x768, however i cant set up virtualbox vms to use that definition. I cant select from 800x600,1024x768,1280x1024,etc but cant select 1366x768 (native very wide ...
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virtual machine and client OS

I just adjusted my client OS to scale its display to fit the host Windows virtual box and things began to look warped. I want to undo this new setting and re-employ its display to be back to the ...