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

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Transferring VirtualBox Virtual Machines to another computer

Is there any way to transfer VirtualBox VMs, with their operating system and all their files intact, to another computer?
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VirtualBox multiple VMs bridged to one NIC

I want to run some VMs on my computer, and let those behave like physical computers to the network. I want my normal DHCP to give them IPs, and I want to be able to access them as if they were ...
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Virtualbox remote access on ubuntu server

I explain the problem, I have to connect via ssh tunneling enabling x11, to a remote machine with ubuntu server, in detail: Host: Windows 7, the software used putty Server: ubuntu server virtualbox ...
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How to Installthe newly released MS DOS OS on a Virtual Machine

Since Microsoft have released the source of 2 old versions of MSDOS for free, I downloaded the ZIP, converted the contents of the v20object folder to an ISO, created a new virtual machine with ...
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trying to SFTP into host from guest in virtualbox

I went to Devices -> Network Adapters.. -> Port Forwarding and added the following: Name: SSH Protocol: TCP Host IP: 127.0.0.1 (I also tried blank) Host Port: 22 Guest IP: 127.0.0.1 (I tried blank ...
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What are some good guidelines for CentOs beginners. [closed]

I just started using CentOs both in VirtualBox and and online, so I would like to know some good bullet proof points as to the DOs and DON'Ts abut security, configuration backup ... I followed this ...
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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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How to access a networked domain from Windows 7 on VirtualBox?

I am trying to set up Windows 7 on Virtual Box. There is one little oddity - I'm using an ISO image which we get given by our IT department to set up new PCs, so I don't have a local machine admin id ...
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Oracle Virtual Box connecting USB Device

Oracle Virtual box (v 4.3.4 r 91027) installed on a Windows 7 x64 throws a Failed to attach USB device STMicroelectronics STM32 STLink[0100] to the virtual machine .. .. is busy with previous ...
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Virtualbox 4.3.10 on Win 8.1 no usb for Win 7 VM

I have a new Asus laptop(64bit) running windows 8.1, installed virtualbox 4.3.10(latest) and installed a window 7(64 bit) VM with extentions(guest additions...). I have tried every combination from ...
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Virtualbox support 64bit images

After I've updated Oracle VirtualBox, I can't create anymore any 64-bit machine of Windows. Is it official? How is it still possible to create a 64-bit machine using VirtualBox? Also, I'm getting ...
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Shared Clipboard is not working

I have VirtualBox installed and shared-clipboard is enabled as bi-directional. But it does not work at all. How can I get it working?
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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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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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Windows 7 VirtualBox image won't boot and I can't boot in safe mode

I am trying to load a Virtualbox VM using a VHD file that was provided to me. The VHD contains an image for our dev environment on a Windows 7 OS. The wrinkle is that when I try to start up the VM, ...
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OS X Mountain Lion - Cannot Select Disk to Install on when using VirtualBox

I want to install OS X Mountain Lion in VirtualBox, but I am having a problem: every time I run the install, I can't get past the "Select a Disk to Install" screen. I always hangs like this. What's ...
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Virtual box Windows drivers

I have used emulation software on a Mac, and understand that software installs drivers for Windows software to run. What I am curious about is using virtual box within Linux. So if I were to install ...
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How can I learn how to manipulate files and directories in Sage using VirtualBox?

SuperUsers: I thought about posting this here and at StackOverflow, and decided that here was probably more appropriate. I'm not a computer person, and I rarely post either place. I could not find ...
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How to uncapture USB HID Device in Ubuntu VM on Windows 7 Box?

I'm working on an Ubuntu VM via VirtualBox on a Windows 7 machine. The device I'm prototyping seems to get captured, but not attached. If I hover over Devices >> USB Devices >> MY HID DEVICE, I see: ...
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VirtualBox does not start on Mac OS X

Suddenly and without notice, VirtualBox application doesn't start. First, it just didn't do anything. Not even an error message. I looked in the system log (/var/log/system.log) and I found these two ...
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Is it safe to browse inside from a virtualbox

Is there any potential risk in doing any transaction or browsing some secure pages inside from a virtual box?
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Why Ubuntu in a VM won't find my FPGA?

I use Ubuntu in a Virtual Box VM to run Quartus II to run programs with the Altera DE2 FPGA. Now I upgraded to Windows 8.1 and the guest os (ubuntu 10) won't find the DE2 board. I think that maybe ...
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VirtualBox - how to free up unused VDI disk place?

So if I have a dynamical storage in virtualbox guest, how can I reduce the VDI's size, if there are many unused place in the guest? So I mean I know the virtualbox guest in reallity is about ~3 ...
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Cannot set 16:9 resolution on ubuntu 12.04 run in VirtualBox

I recently installed virtualbox. I tried to run ubuntu 10.04 and it worked fine in fullhd resolution. Then I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and now when I to setup up any fullhd resolution UI becomes very ...
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what is the fastest way of sharing files between VMs?

I've got four guest OS (2 Window XP, 1 Ubuntu VM, 1 FreeNAS) with guest additions installed on each, hosted on an Ubuntu server (12.10) using a headless VirtualBox (4.2.6r82870) setup. Currently, I'm ...
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VirtualBox 64-bit guest

I'm trying to install Ubuntu (64 bit) as a guest operating system in VirtualBox. My setup is an Intel i3 machine with Windows 7 (64 bit) and VirtualBox 4.3.4r91027 (latest version). I went through the ...
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Virtual box split virtual disk to multiple files larger than 2gb?

I am using virtual box with several large virtual disks of 3TB each. How can i split it to files of 200gb each and still use it as one virtual harddrive? The thing is that i am trying to setup backup ...
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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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Learning Puppet VM: Is it possible to mount a drive to install “Guest Additions” ISO on Virtualbox?

I need Guest Additions installed on VirtualBox. When I go to "options" and "insert guest additions cd" it complains that the machine cd/dvd drives. It doesn't seem possible to add cd/dvd drives in the ...
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How do I encrypt a VirtualBox VM? [duplicate]

I am running a server on a linux box and want to run some things for my other home computers in a virtual machine. I would like to encrypt the VM and shut it down when nobody is home, but keep the ...
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VirtualBox: Failed to perform an online medium merge (VERR_DISK_FULL)

I'm running a Windows VM on a 128GB SSD. I allocated a 127GB virtual disk to the VM, thinking it could take up all the room on the drive. What I forgot to account for is the disk space required by the ...
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Virtualbox -> Can't add 2nd adapter to network for VM

I have a Debian Wheezy VM running in virtual box with the 1st adapter being NAT. However I want to also add a Host-only network but I can't add 2nd adapter to network for VM, it is grayed out. Any ...
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VM running CentOS, can ping but can't access web server

I've been trying to set up a CentOS server for the first time (ever setting up a Linux server). The installation went fine, I installed LAMPP (and the required dependencies for x86), used the lampp ...
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How to make a 3TB virtual drive for virtualbox?

I need to make a large virtual drive for virtual box at 3TB, however, the max size in virtual box appears to be 2TB. How can i make a 3TB virtual disk/drive? thanks.
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A development machine in VirtualBox - (Debian-min vs Arch Linux vs recommend-one)

I have few years of experience on Linux, mainly Ubuntu (dual-boot). Now I am shifting to Windows, and installing Linux in VirtualBox, Personal Use and Evaluation License (PUEL). I am looking for a ...
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mounting viirtualbox shared folder on debian

i try mount VB shared filder (host is windows) mount -t vboxsf share ~/host /sbin/mount.vboxsf: mounting failed with the error: Protocol error 1) the operating systems on both host and guest ...
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Is it ok to use the same vHard disk on a dual boot machine

I have a funny situation where I want to use the same vHard disk on a dual boot machine. One running win7 and the other linux. Since the disk is in a seperate Hard disk booth OS will have a different ...
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Can I run ubuntu server 64 bit in a VirtualBox on a macbook host?

I have a macbook pro with Intel Core 2 Due (It's actually not Pro, but it's a January 2009 unibody macbook - when there were both a unibody macbook, and a unibody macbook pro). I'm a php developer. I ...
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VirtualBox host key stops working

I'm running an Ubuntu virtual machine on a Ubuntu host on my laptop. A majority of the time when I switch from my host to my virtual machine (full screen) the host key stops working. Now that I'm in ...
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VirtualBox - boot partition image

I have been trying to convert a Windows 7 partition to a VDI so I could boot it in Virtualbox and remove the partition. I'd previously been able to boot the raw partition within the host (Mac OS X). ...
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Why Virtual Box won't give me option to create 64 bits guests?

My host is x64 bits Windows 8.1. I downloaded the latest Virtual Box (4.3) and I'm trying to create a VM with a 64 bits Ubuntu OS (ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-amd64). When I go to New VM wizard, it ...
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Can you make a windows login end up directly in a virtual machine?

Is it possible to configure Windows 8 + VirtualBox so that a login to a specific account directly brings me into the virtual machine? The idea here is a guest account that does not only have fewer ...
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Assistance setting up an efficient vagrant system

first time on superuser; I'm a novice trying to move from humble local wamp development to a more professional and productive vagrant/linux environment At the moment I have a basic vagrant file which ...
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What is Hyper-V for

I've just wanted to install Ubuntu on a VirtualBox virtual machine. In response VirtualBox served me an error: VT-x is not enabled I googled that it may be caused by Hyper-V enabled on my ...
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How should I virtualise my workstation?

Soon my fancy new 120GB SSD will arrive for my laptop workstation I use for PHP development and other misc tasks. I really don't want to bog it down with heaps of software, so my current plan is to ...
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Remotely Access Developer Desktop Located At Home [closed]

I'm looking for a way to remotely use desktop computer located at home from a laptop from any location over Internet. The Setup: Windows with VirtualBox running several virtual machines (Linux for ...
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How to open existing VMs in VirtualBox?

VirtualBox seems to lack the obvious "File -> Open" menu option. Frustrating! More details... I recently got a new workstation and I moved my VirtualBox and VMWare Player VMs from the old PC to the ...
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can't acces virtual machine after plugging ethernet cable

I have virtualbox installed.My os is ubuntu 13.10. I configured a host only network at 192.168.56.1 I have 2 machines the first 192.168.56.20 the other 192.168.56.21. Everything worked fine before I ...
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VirtualBox in Win7: cannot acces external drive from guest Windows7

I have started using VirtualBox in Windows 7 out of curiosity and for testing purposes. (Mainly, I want to test Linux distros and to try and see how Windows works in this environment - so that I might ...
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Why should I use Vagrant instead of just Virtualbox?

I've been using Virtualbox for many years to create a development environment. A lot of my colleagues are talking about Vagrant and many people seem very excited about it but I just can't seem to ...