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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Use bootable vhd with Virtualbox

I want to create a bootable Windows 7 vhd using the steps mentioned at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=80ede31d-3509-407b-a896-0beea8705589&displaylang=en However, I ...
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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 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 ...
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How to use a data like a image and song in android on Virtual Box from my computer?

I installed Oracle Virtual Box on Windows 8. Then I downloaded Android-x86. After I installed Android-x86 on Virtual Box from the ISO, and it working good but how to use a data like image and song ...
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What disk image should I use with VirtualBox, VDI, VMDK, VHD or HDD?

Latest versions of VirtualBox supports several formats for virtual disks, but they forgot to provide a comparison between them. VDI VMDK VHD HDD Now, I am interested about a recommendation or ...
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VirtualBox guest OS accessing local server on host OS

On my Ubuntu host I have my local webserver. I installed VirtualBox and Debian as a guest. I would like the Debian guest to be able to hit my webserver running on my Ubuntu host (for example, I just ...
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Share VirtualBox folders in reverse? Guest-Host?

I'm familiar with the process of installing Guest Additions and sharing host folders with the guest, but is there a way to do the reverse? I have an XP host and Ubuntu 10.10 guest, with VBox 4.0.2. ...
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Mount VirtualBox VDI disk

I have a virtual Windows 7 computer using VirtualBox on a Linux host. How can I mount this virtual pc's harddisk (VDI file) in Linux? It's a dynamic file, meaning that it only takes up as much space ...
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Resizing a Virtual Machine in VirtualBox

How can I resize my Virtual Machine, it is only 10GB and I need probably 50GB for this. Is it easy to resize the image?
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How can I run a VirtualBox machine as a service on Windows XP ?

I have a VirtualBox machine with Windows XP on a Windows XP Host. How can I start VirtualBox as a service, so I can get a virtual machine under the hood, and I don't have to start VirtualBox in order ...
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How do I change the snapshots directory in VirtualBox on Windows?

I have a SSD Hard drive representing C:\, which is only 30GB. Therefore, I install all my (non-critical) apps on my large G:\ drive. My VirtualBox installation is on G:\, as well as the hard ...
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What does “auto-mount” do in VirtualBox shared folder setup?

In VirtualBox, Ubuntu guest, Windows 7 host, I click this "Auto-mount" box, but it doesn't seem to have any effect. I have to edit fstab to get it to mount. So what is it for?
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Vagrant ssh fails with VirtualBox

vagrant up fails when it gets to the ssh part: myterminal$ vagrant up [default] VM already created. Booting if its not already running... [default] Running any VM customizations... [default] Clearing ...
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How can I get VirtualBox to play nicely with dual monitors?

I use VirtualBox to run a Ubuntu x64 guest under a Vista x64 host with a 19" and 15" monitor. I enable seamless mode in VirtualBox, but the windows don't actually move anywhere other than the ...
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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 does VirtualBox's memory usage work?

I've been running several VM's with VirtualBox, and the memory usage reported from various perspectives, and I'm having trouble figuring how much memory my VMs actually use. Here is an example: I ...
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How do I set the Apache2 DocumentRoot to a “vboxsf” VirtualBox Shared Folder? (permissions issue?)

I setup Ubuntu 11.04 desktop 32 bit on a VirtualBox VM with a shared folder to the host. The shared folder is /media/sf_Dev/ I want to change Apache2 to point the DocumentRoot to that folder, so I ...
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Using virtual box is it possible to set your virtual machine time to be different from host time

Using virtual box is it possible to set your virtual machine time to be different from host time. Say 1 year into the past. If I wanted to run the windows XP images provided by Microsoft from here. ...