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

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Dreaded Failed to create the VirtualBox object error

My VirtualBox has gone loco. It crashed so badly, the entire machine (Ubuntu Linux host) crashed and required a reboot. Upon reboot, everything except for VirtualBox appears to run fine. Attempting to ...
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VirtualBox cannot find VM when executed from alternate context

I'm attempting to have a virtual machine running under virtual box start and stop with the host operating system (which is Windows). I've utilized Group Policy to name scripts to start the virtual ...
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Microsoft's Modern.ie VMs and OpenGL

I am a long time linux user, and have very little experience with Windows. However I wanted to try a Windows only application, Daz 3D. I downloaded the free Windows virtual machines that Microsoft ...
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Removing a disk from an Ubuntu mdadm RAID marks the array as inactive, instead of degraded

I'm setting up a mdadm raid 1 array on Ubuntu 14.10 under VirtualBox. Everything works fine: The raid 1 is set up with /dev/sdc1 and /dev/sdd1: Personalities : [linear] [multipath] [raid0] [raid1] ...
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How to set higher screen resolution on guest Windows 7 and Windows XP in Oracle Virtual Box?

In my guest operating system I can set maximal resolution of 800x600 if it is Windows XP and 1024x768 if it is Windows 7. Installing "guest additions" make situation worse: i.e. WITHOUT additions I ...
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How to shrink an VMWare multi volume disk?

I'm familliar about srinking the total space of a virtual disk of Oracle VirtualBox disks using their vboxmanage.exe comandline tool for shrinking, but now I have an VMWare multi volume disk (vmdk), ...
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Multiple internal networks on Virtual box (CentOS)

I have 3 NIC's (internal network) on one Virtual box Machine(CentOS 6.4) each NIC has its own network name intnet1,intnet2 and intnet3. So how I understand this is eth0 is connected to internal ...
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Access my own Virtualbox' services?

Basic newbie question and I did search a bit. I have Windows 7, installed Virtualbox, installed Ubuntu 14.04 in it. It runs fine and I can sudo apt-get just fine. What I want it for is its LAMP ...
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VirtualBox host key does not work on different keyboards

My Host key is Pause. When I setup Host key value I press the key and VB shows me a right key name. Seems like it can recognize the key! Then when I try to control my vm it does not work at all. When ...
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Existing Win7 machine: Install Ubuntu and convert existing Win7 to VirtualBox VM

I have a dev laptop with Windows 7 installed. I want to switch this to Ubuntu and convert the existing Win7 physical installation to use in VirtualBox running under the newly installed Ubuntu. I ...
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using Virtual box VDI as usb stick

I have ubuntu installed on a virtual box , I installed a software named XYZ on it, Now I want to make this VDI file burn on a USB so I can install it on any PC, is this possible? my main goal is that ...
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Interacting with VirtualBox Linux Guest: Guest Console vs Remote Console [on hold]

I need to develop some Python programs for Linux using PyCharm. I’ve installed Linux Mint 17 Qiana as a VirtualBox guest (host OS is Windows 7), and it’s running well. Would it be better to access ...
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Execute Virtual Box Shared Folder Mount on Startup on Cent OS 7

I try to execute a mount command on startup in Cent OS 7. With FSTabs it did not work, so I tried the following: Creating the folder vbox-shared-folder-mount.service with the following content: ...
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What are the differences between OVF-Version 0.9, 1.0 and 2.0?

I have Virtualbox 4.3 and want to export different VMs because I'm recover my computer. When I want to export a VM I can choose between OVF-Format-Version 0.9; 1.0; 2.0 But what are the differences ...
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Connect to external VPN from an Ubuntu Guest machine on Virtual Box

I have the folding VirtualBox setup: My host machine running a Kubuntu 14.04. My guest machine is running Kubuntu 14.04 as well. My host machine is connected to office A’s LAN and has access to ...
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How to simulate network attacks in GNS3 installed in guest OS

I need to simulate network attacks in simulated network created in GNS3 software. From what I heard I could host linux kali in virtual box and than get GNS3 to use it. The problem is the GNS3 itself ...
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Virtual Box fail load virtual machine E_FAIL (0x80004005)

I have Xubuntu VM on VirtualBox 4.3.18 on Windows 7 Service pack 1 with some updates. Error message is: Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005) Component: Machine Interface: IMachine ...
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How to create a VirtualBox guest install of Windows 7 Ultimate that connects directly to my router

I’m trying to get my Oracle Virtual Box machine running a guest Windows 7 Ultimate to connect directly into the router that I have connected to my host machine which is also running Windows 7 ...
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Is there a way to disable the start button in a Virtual Box VM?

Anyone know of a way to disable the windows key from launching the start menu in a windows XP Virtual Box VM? I am in seamless mode and I keep pressing it by accident when I want my computer's start ...
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Getting kernel panic on Mac OS Snow Leopard by Hazard.iso on Windows 8 and VirtualBox [closed]

I am trying to install Mac OS on Windows 8.1 Pro x64. And I am getting some error. My requirements for Mac OS on VirtualBox: Ram=1934 Mb Cpu=2 Gpu=128 Mb Acceleration=3B Sata=20 GB
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How do I access Virtualbox internal IP from host machine?

I've been trying to learn more about security by following http://www.pentesterlab.com/bootcamp/week2/, but I'm struggling to access my VM's internal IP localhost from the host machine. I'm able to ...
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Virtualbox not installing because of kernel version mismatch in fedora 20

I am using this answer to install Vbox,The only problem I have is with kernel version in the second part of that answer it tells output of uname -rm and rpm -qa kernel | sort -V | tail -n 1 ...
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Will running a Virtual Machine on an SSD degrade its lifespan?

Since Virtual Machines tend to write their data to one specific virtual disk--therefore on one specific part of the disk--will running a virtual machine degrade the lifespan of the cells on the ssd? ...
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How to ensure that I will Not lose my wifi connection after installing Oracle Virtual Box?

I just installed Windows 7. I had installed genymotion for android development. It came with Oracle Virtual Box. I had installed it and after a few minutes of use, I lost wifi connection on the ...
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can't reach domain controller when internet interface is enabled

What I want: -Windows Server 2008 R2 guest acting as Domain Controller, internet access optional -Windows 7 guest joined to the domain, with internet access. My setup is this: Server network adapter ...
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Vagrant and docker no write access

I try to create a combination of vagrant and docker. But the config files that docker try to create are not created because there are not enough write permissions. Can someone help me solve this ...
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Guest in VM-Ware workstation is extremely laggy

I am using the VM-Ware Workstation 10 for some weeks now, with Ubuntu 12.04 x64 (ElementaryOS) as guest: My main system is Windows 8.1 x64. After I have an i7 and 8 Gbyte RAM, I gave the guest 4 cores ...
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Capture network traffic between VM's Virtualbox using Wireshark

I'm trying to capture all network traffic between VMs (and in the VMs to themselves) running on a single host using Virtualbox for the VMs and Wireshark for the capturing. VMs are Ubuntu 14.04 and the ...
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Vagrant windows 8.1 box timeouts - even though the machine boots correctly

I have a simple vagrant master box, that has Windows, drivers for it, and VB guest additions installed. I've added that machine as a box, and tried creating a simple vagrant vm with only the basic ...
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virtualbox stopped working error launching

hi I have 16 or so virtual machines runing in virtualbox on windows 7 64bit toshiba portege laptop. all ran ok until recently when i tried to create a windows 10 preview machine following the usual ...
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Create virtual network adapter redirecting traffic to my home computer

I have Fedora 19 with Virtual Box running some operating system (let's say WinXP). I also have connection to my home computer via SSH. Is it possible to create a virtual network adapter that redirects ...
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Virtualbox: run vboxmanage on windows host via SSH?

I'm running virtualbox 4.3.16 on a Windows 7 64bit host with a few Linux guests. I need to be able to issue poweroff commands from one guest to another, but the vboxmanage command isn't working when ...
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Boot spare harddrive in virtualbox

I recently built myself a new computer. It is currently configured with two hard drives that boot two separate operating systems. My questions: Is it possible to boot hard drive B from within ...
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RDP on windows 8.1 Pro on A VM machine

I am trying to get RDP to work on my windows 8.1 virtual machines. I am running hyper v for the virtual machines and have set up 5 machines with virtual adapters. I have set Ip's on machines and on my ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 in VirtualBox: disk performance drops with more than 1 CPU

I'm running VirtualBox 4.3.18 on OSX 10.9.5 . I install Ubuntu Server 14.04 64bit and performed this basic disk write test: dd if=/dev/zero of=bigfile bs=1024 count=5000000 Setup of host (MacBook ...
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VirtualBox 4.3.12, Windows 7 as guest and host OS: host -> guest clipboard not working

I use VirtualBox 4.3.12 r93733. Guest OS: Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate Host OS: Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate I installed the VirtualBox Guest Additions and rebooted the guest OS. The host -> guest ...
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Mac OS X crahes during format USB to MBR, Mac Journalized in virtualbox

I am using OS X Yosemite in Virtualbox on Windows 8. The problem is when I try to format (1 Partition, Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and Master Boot Record) it crashes. What should I do?
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Virtualbox Windows 7 safe mode

I'm running OSX Yosemite. I have Virtualbox 4.3, and I use a Windows7 virtual machine for IE development. I am having an issue where every time the machine boots to safe mode it reboots to normal ...
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Create Linux swap on external USB 3 hard drive

I have an external USB 3 hard drive USB 3 port on Debian, and I would like to create a swap partition on that drive which drive also holds the partitions for databases and other high-volume stuff. ...
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Unable to find linux-headers-2.6.32-amd64 for installing VirtualBox

I tried to install virtualBox on my Debian Server, but each time I try to start a virtual machine it tells me to do /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup. Whenever I try to use this command it tells me this: ...
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Boot USB Tails through VirtualBox?

So I have Tails 1.2 on my USB (Disk 5) and also on a partition (2) on an external hard drive (Disk 4). The USB shows up as 3.75GB and the partition is 6GB. I want to be able to boot either Disk 4 or ...
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Virtualbox guest state not restoring properly?

Running Windows 8 host. NOT Windows 8.1. Running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS guest. Guest has 64MB Video memory, 3GB RAM, 3 processors at a cap of 90%, 3D acceleration, guest additions, and a 64 bit ...
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How do I make host OS's (OSX 10.10) bluetooth available to guest OS (Ubuntu 14) on virtualbox?

I know one way is to use a dongle. I do have a bluetooth 4 dongle. I used it with my older mac and it worked just fine. I could connect it, make it available for my vitualbox. But now I have a new ...
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IE10: Website security certificate issue + “continue” button missing

I am developing a web app and am using self-signed SSL certificates. I'm trying to test my site on Internet Explorer 10 in a modern.ie VM (in VirtualBox). When I visit the site, ...
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Copy Paste on Command Line Ubuntu on Virtual Box with Cygwin Terminal

What is a command line tool that enables copy paste text on ubuntu, also Is it possible to paste on Host machine that is copied from a virtual box, on a Cygwin terminal.
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VirtualBox inaccessible

The following issue is stopping me from working in VirtualBox. I cannot start it, as you can see per image. The file VBoxGuestAdditions.iso is in the correct folder and does exist/is accessible. I ...
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Aborted Session (Virtualbox v4.3.18 / Host : Ubuntu 14.10 / Guest : Win7) [closed]

I have installed Win7 as a Virtualbox Guest in a host which had Ubuntu 14.04 and everything was alright. But when I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10, the Guest Win7 session keeps aborting everytime I try to ...
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Cannot change resolution / Cannot use Seamless Windows feature on Lubuntu 14.10 running on VirtualBox 4.3.14

My two issues are not being able to change video resolutions. I am stuck at 640x480. Also I cannot use the Seamless Windows feature in virtual box as it's greyed out. I am stumped, I can use some of ...
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VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available - Windows 7 VirtualBox

I'm trying to run a Mavericks virtual machine on my Windows 7 PC using VirtualBox. However, every time I try to run it, it gives me the error message: VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not ...
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Cannot mount vbox shared folder without sudo: “unknown mount option `user'”

I am trying to set a VirtualBox shared folder mountable by any user, so this is the line I put in /etc/fstab: # mint shared folder mint /media/sf_mint vboxsf defaults,user,uid=1000,gid=999 0 0 ...