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

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Any way that internet through proxy server can act like a real internet connection on windows 7?

I have windows 7 on VirtualBox Virtual Machine using Host Only Adapter for network and CCProxy installed on the host operating system(Windows 7). I changed the Lan Settings on VM to use the host as ...
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How host name is translated to IP Address when the DNS server is turned off?

I have several virtual machines on virtual box with windows 7 installed and one has windows server 2012 which is acting as domain controller and DNS. When I turn that Windows Server off which was ...
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change 'dual boot windows 7 and linux' to linux host 'windows 7' virtualbox

I've setup the windows 7 32-bit and linux dual boot on a 4GB machine (same disk). In linux, I could get 4GB ram, in windows only 3.2GB. So, I'm wonder is it possible to let linux boot as host OS. And ...
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Autounattend.xml not being recognized in VirtualBox

Edit: If anybody comes across this in browsing for a solution to the same problem, the root cause turned out to be the USB drive I was using. You need to use one that is recognized as removable rather ...
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FreeBSD with Vagrant - don't know how to check guest additions version

On Mac OS X 10.9.3 Picked a box from the VagrantCloud Init the vagrant box $ vagrant init chef/freebsd-9.2-i386 A `Vagrantfile` has been placed in this directory. You are now ready to `vagrant up` ...
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VirtualBox and VMware is crashing in my computer

I am trying to install VirtualBox or VMware in my windows 8.1 PC but I encounter various problems. VirtualBox freezes my PC when installing it and I have to reboot. VMware froze my PC once or twice ...
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Flickering dual screens in Virtual Box Ubuntu 13.10 Guest

I have Ubuntu 13.10 x64 installed as a guest in VirtualBox (under a Windows 8.1 host) and have the settings for the virtual machine setup to run with a monitor count of 2, 128MB video memory and 3D ...
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CentOS ksoftirqd using CPU [duplicate]

I have a VirtualBox VM running CentOS 6.5 and "top" reports that ksoftirqd is using around 32% of CPU. The file /proc/interrupts reports: CPU0 0: 989646990 XT-PIC-XT ...
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Ghost Scroll on Virtualbox

I'm having a problem with a virtual machine I have in Virtual Box. From time to time it starts scrolling by its own and I don't even touch the wheel in my mouse, it happens regardless of the ...
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Mouse pointer not captured in virtual box

I've installed android x86 into my windows 7 OS via virtual box. Though I can see a small window saying "The Virtual Machine reports that the guest OS supports mouse pointer integration. This means ...
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Setup shared internet connection on virtualbox with fixed IP

I am a web developer and until recently I have been using ubuntu as my OS. For many reasons, I have switched back to windows. I still want to keep my server on linux platform, so I setup my local ...
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Delphi XE2 runs very slow in VirtualBox with Windows 8.1 installed

While the whole guest Windows runs normal, Delphi XE2 is really slow, especially with code completion. And CPU utilization is near 50% though the Delphi itself does not get more than 10% during ...
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How can I determine via command-line if VBox Guest Additions has been installed?

In particular, I need to know in order to write a bash script to prompt the user to install VBox Guest Additions on a Ubuntu client if it hasn't already been installed.
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how to install portable virtual box on LINUX HOST

I'm looking for info on Google. I can only find solutions on how to do it on a Windows host, but I want it done backward. I run Linux (Ubuntu) and I want to create a portable virtual machine to ...
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Installing Android OS into Windows

Is it possible to install android operating system into a 32-bit windows 7 system via virtual box? If yes please help me do that.
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Could Writing to External Window Drive from Virtual Machine on Mac Damage the External Drive?

I have an external drive that I use with my Windows laptop, and contains all my important files. The drive is in NTFS format. Now, on my Mac laptop, I have installed a Windows 7 virtual machine ...
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Virtual Box between differnt PCs

I am using Virtual Box machine (as .vdi) on external HDD drive so I can move it between different pcs. On each PC I have created new VM machine, attached that vdi and it seems working well. However, ...
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Routing inside Virtualbox Linux Guest on Windows Host connected to WiFI

How can I route a whole net traffic from a laptop (192.168.1.100) connected via WiFi to a router (192.168.1.1) to which I don't have access and cannot mofidy routing table, to other host in this same ...
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Unknown Filesystem Type vboxsf

I am trying to run the command sudo mount -t vboxsf SharedUbuntuWindows SharedUbuntuWindows but I get the error unknown filesystem type 'vboxsf' on my guest Ubuntu machine. I am following these ...
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Shift key doesn't work with teamviewer and virtual box

I use Teamviewer on Mac to connect to Ubuntu. On Ubuntu, I start Virtualbox and Windows 7 is running on it. When I want to login Windows 7 VM, I cannot press 'shift+2' to type '@' which is a ...
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Running OS image from Dell Laptop (set to RAID mode) in VirtualBox [duplicate]

I have two SSD images from two different modern Dell laptops that use the new BIOS that allows you to set your boot mode to "legacy" and then set your SATA mode to AHCI or "Raid mode" (Intel Rapid ...
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VirtualBox VM running web server not accessible via external IP

I have a Windows 7 machine running VirtualBox with an Ubuntu guest. The guest has a Bitnami LAMP stack installed. I have the guest configured for Bridged networking, and I can access the guest web ...
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Switching windows licenses during windows upgrade

I have a PC with a valid Windows 7 (box installation) license. On this PC, I have a virtualbox with a non-valid windows 7 license. I installed this for testing, but since I am going "productive" now, ...
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How does Windows use an ext4 filesystem in a VirtualBox?

I run Windows XP in a Virtual Box on my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop. I've set the shared folder access so I can access (read and write) the files on my ext4 /home partition. However, I've often wondered ...
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Behaviour of Caps-lock in Linux on VirtualBox, OSX Host

I'm running Ubuntu under virtualbox on a MacBook Pro and I'm trying to remap the Caps-Lock key to mod3 so I can use it as a replacement for the Alt key in Xmonad. I can remap the keysyms but the ...
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How can I specify which network to use for internet connection and which for viewing network computers

I have two Network Adapters on Windows 7 64 bit operating system which is installed on Oracle Virtual Box. I created those two adapters as follows: NAT VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter If I ...
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Oracle virtualbox networking via software router on host

I have installed Oracle Virtual Box and have two virtual machines running in it. Both have Windows 7 64 bit installed. I need internet connection on both as well as I need them to be on the Homegroup ...
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COSMOS: Exception Occurred While Running Kernel, Exception: ATA Error

This is the error I get when I boot up my COSMOS os in VirtualBox: COSMOS: Exception Occurred While Running Kernel, Exception: ATA Error I tried using the default code when you first create a ...
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Getting 1920x1080 resolution or 16:9 aspect ratio on Ubuntu or Linux Mint

I am running Ubuntu and Linux Mint in VMWare. In the display settings, none of the 16:9 aspect ratio resolutions are available, including the commonly used 1920x1080 resolution. How can I enable this? ...
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How does virtualizing differ from emulation, in terms of structure?

Someone told me that a virtualizing program like VirtualBox does not work like an emulator does in the sense that it doesn't emulate registers and uses the actual ones for the virtualized data that ...
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Why is clipboard sharing disabled by default on VirtualBox?

I installed a Lubuntu guest (Ubuntu+LXDE) in VirtualBox on Windows. I also installed the guest additions, however, the clipboard was not working. To my surprise, there was an option to enable it: ...
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How to enable Intel Virtualization if setting not found in BIOS but supported by CPU

I have the following CPU: http://ark.intel.com/products/75119 It supports Intel Virtualization, but it is disabled according to Intel software utility. How can I enable Intel Virtualization, if the ...
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No Linux variant works on my Virtual Box - System freezes after booting

No Linux variant works on my Virtual Box - System freezes after booting.. I'm currently running Windows 8 on a new laptop with Intel Haswell and Nvidia Maxwell architecture. Also the system has 8 ...
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Virtualbox menu hides task bar of guest os

I installed MintLinux as a virtual machine in windows 7. When I run Mint as fullscreen mode, virtualbox menu appears bottom of the display, and it hide Mint's taskbar. How can I disable this ...
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How to increase Virtual Machine disk space?

I am trying to increase the available disk space of the VM, but no use, tried many things written here and on other websites, mainly saying that this is possible through the Virtual Media Manager , I ...
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Mount external hard drive in virtualbox

I have virtualbox 4.3.12 extension pack installed on a windows 7 computer and am running a virtual machine with Ubuntu 12.04 on it. I have an external hard drive that I would like to access within the ...
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Error when booting Centos with CPU > 1: timer not connected to IO-APIC

I am running 64-bit Centos (cat /etc/centos-release comes back with "release 6.5 (Final)"). It is guest OS running under VirtualBox (v.4.3.10) on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit host. When my setting ...
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Is it possible to disable default /vagrant synced folder?

According to source code - it's not, but what if I'm wrong? So the final question: is it possible to run a vagrant VM (virtualbox-driven) without /vagrant synced folder?
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vbox windows 8 guest on a Mac book retina resolution [duplicate]

I'm using a retina Mac book pro, and using virtual box. How can I use the high resolution(2560*1600) in a windows 8.1 guest OS ? Thanks. EDIT: Be more clearly, I have already installed the guest ...
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Alt-gr not working in VirtualBox

I just installed the hortonworks sandbox on VirtualBox 4.3. Being used to azerty keyboards, I changed the file /etc/sysconfig/keyboard like this : KEYTABLE="fr" MODEL="pc105+inet" LAYOUT="fr" ...
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VLAN trunking with VirtualBox and managed switch

I am trying to set up a gateway server. Currently, I am running the thing in VirtualBox on my (strong enough) desktop PC with two network adapters. I configured a virtual machine with two network ...
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Virtualbox & network connections

I want to create server for controlling tv from outside of home. For doing this i had an idea like this: On ubnutu machine i will have VNC and using it i will connect from outside. On server i would ...
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How to resize VirtualBox disk?

To enlarge VirtualBox's vdi file, I tried like this. "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe" modifyhd "C:\Users\ironsand\VirtualBox VMs\Mint16Cinamon\Mint16Cinamon.vdi" --resize 8000 ...
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How to change host key of virtualbox on mac?

I'm trying to fix terrible key-mappings (I've lost my copy and paste with ⌘-c and ⌘-v in ubuntu. I'm trying to follow these guides but virtualbox 4.3.10 doesn't seem to have a place to change your ...
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kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:02

I'm studying kernel compilation for my operating systems course. Unfortunately I'm compiling Linux v2.4.20 and Red Hat 9(yes, they're making us use it and it drives me crazy but I've NO CHOICE ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 VM setup using Virtual Box

I am trying to create a Ubuntu 14.04 VM using VirtualBox. After reading the ISO, the VM completes copying the files and asks for a restart, then gets stuck at this message : I have tried it twice, ...
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can't boot dd'ed and VMDK'ed Linux image in Virtualbox

i've been trying to recover a lnx install (Debian 4.0) from bro's old notebook. i've dd'd the drive over ssh to my puter, but after i made an vmdk image for use in virtualbox, i got this error during ...
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Virus on vdi files dangerous for host machine? [duplicate]

I want to use the preinstalled vdi files from virtualboxes.org because it saves me time having it already built for me (what's not to like?). I don't know if they have viruses on them (they very well ...
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How to PuTTY into a VirtualBox VM with a NAT network adapter?

So, I am not sure what IP address to put in PuTTY so that I can SSH to the guest vm from the host; the VM is configured with the connection type NAT.
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Webm video flashes compression artefacts

Doing som testing on capturing video from VirtualBox for a screencasting project. VirtualBox uses webm for video and it works sort of OK. However, it has "flashes" of heavy compression artefacts. ...