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

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VirtualBox XP host on Yosemite fails to connect to Mac share

Upon upgrade to Yosemite, my VirtualBox Windows VMs no longer connect to shares on the host Mac e.g. \\my-mac's-name\folder-name. It seems to see them (in Network Places) and either continually ...
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Use cloud-init with VirtualBox?

Cloudinit is used by many cloud images e.g. on EC2 to obtain their initial configuration, like IP address, ssh keys and the like. Is there a way of using it with VirtualBox in a similar way? I'm ...
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Direct traffic from host to one virtual machine then to another in Virtualbox

I have two services (firewall and DPI) running on two different virtual machines, and there is a server connected to the network which there are files on it to download. So I want VM2 to be able ...
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Uninstall last batch of windows updates [duplicate]

Last night my PC here at work automatically installed updates, I have it set to do that of course. This morning I tried to start Virtualbox and unfortunately it no longer starts due to the updates. ...
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How can I force removal of a linked CD image in VirtualBox?

I recently was installing Fedora in a VM. The install went fine, so I moved the CD image off of my desktop into my general Linux ISOs folder. The next time I opened VirtualBox, I got an error saying ...
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How to get a proxy working through Kali within Virtualbox?

So, I spun up a kali machine in virtualbox, I set the proxy within virtualbox to connect to our proxy (proxyurl:port). That wasn't working, so I played around with environment variables, did some ...
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VirtualBox suddenly eats gigabytes of memory

EDIT The original question had lots of speculation but it is all much simpler. See my own answer and this reported bug. I leave the original question in case someone is having similar issues and ...
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How to paste text from clipboard to the cygwin shell in VirtualBox VM running on OSX?

I have installed a copy of cygwin in a Windows Server 2012 which is hosted in a VirtualBox VM. The new cygwin terminal is not a simple DOS prompt anymore. From the option I will need to use ...
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Paste image from Centos Guest Clipboard to Windows Host on VirtualBox

Copy and paste bidirectionally is working for text: but not for images. I have tried from Libreoffice Draw and from Screeenshot to the guest clipboard: the Host can not see them. I am on VB 4.3.10 ...
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VirtualBox VDI's max size exceeds the host's hard drive size

I had a major oops moment that led to my VirtualBox guest VM's hard drive being larger than the host's hard drive. I rushed through reading the commands for resizing a virtual hard drive. As such, I ...
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Share a snapshot of a virtual machine state (virtualbox)

Think about the following scenario: An application developer figured out the library he is in use crashes. So he created a test project to isolate this problem, and have it sent to the library ...
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Convert Windows 8 VirtualBox to Bootcamp Partition

I have installed Windows 8 as a Virtual Machine in Virtual Box a while ago. For performance reasons, I want to create a bootcamp partition from the VDI to avoid re-installation. Is this possible? And ...
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Install an application on Guest OS in Virtual Box

I'm very new to Visualization. In my workstation I don't have admin rights. I just wanted to install SQL Server 2008R2. Fortunately I have Virtual Box installed. So I installed Windows Server 2008 as ...
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Hosting a 64 bit Linux guest on a 64 bit virtualbox guest. (Virtualbox nesting) [duplicate]

I have installed Virtualbox 4.3.10 on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit running on the metal. ➜ ~ uname -a Linux bluebox 3.13.0-32-generic #57-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 03:51:08 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Bitlocker and virtualbox 64bit

I have a new laptop in which i activated BitLocker without having a TPM chip. Prior to doing that I installed virtualbox and enabled VMM(?) in bios, I dont remember the exact name of it but it was ...
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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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How to propagate a server's host name on local DNS

I am asking this question because I don't know which network service should do this. I have a lightweight server on my LAN, and its host name is my_server. Now I would like every machine on my local ...
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Is it possible to convert .vdi or .vhd into OS cloning images?

I think the question isn't so clear. I'm asking if it's possible to convert Virtual Hard Disk files (.vdi, .vhd, etc., including snapshots) into Acronis Images, so I could emulate the system, set the ...
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What's the difference between auto-mount and permanent on Virtualbox

When sharing folders in VirtualBox, what is the difference between checking "Make Permanent" and "Auto-Mount", my guess is the second one mounts it once the window closes, and the former one mounts it ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS stuck at bootscreen on Virtual Box 4.3.10

I had a running Ubuntu 12.04 VM on a Windows 7 host with Virtual Box 4.3.10 - until yesterday. Somehow, my host OS crashed and with it the still running VB. Now, when I try to start the VM again, it ...
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Using CERT Tapioca on VirtualBox

I'm attempting to use Cert Tapioca (http://www.cert.org/blogs/certcc/post.cfm?EntryID=203) in Virtual Box so that I can test the SSL/HTTPS security of all the sites I have browsed. What I did is, ...
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Converting Windows 8 to VirtualBox Virtual Machine

I'm working on converting a brand new Windows 8 install (came preloaded on a new laptop) into a virtual machine I can open with VirtualBox with Ubuntu as the base OS. I first installed Ubuntu onto a ...
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What to pick in Software Sources when installing Software using Linux Mint 17?

What to pick in Software Sources when installing Software using Linux Mint 17? For example, when I type Virtual Box, lots of results come out in long list, all having the keyword, I just find it ...
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Virtual Box storage format error while installing Windows 10 tech. preview

I'm trying to install the Windows 10 technical preview via Virtual Box on my Windows 8.1 32 bit laptop. After following the normal process of creating a new virtual machine by "New", when I go to ...
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Linux NTFS-3G General Protection Fault when using OS X in VirtualBox

I have an OS X virtual machine in VirtualBox on a Debian host. The disk image is located on an NTFS partition (which is not the system's root partition), mounted using NTFS-3G. The machine was ...
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How can I create a vagrant virtualbox VM with a storage size of more than 8GB?

I've been trying all day to create a vagrant centos box with more than 8GB. It would be nice to know how to make my existing virtual disk bigger, but I would definitely settle for creating a ...
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Vagrant failing on Booting VM

Update Found this post https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=63556 There are security issues with 4.3.16r95972. I upgraded to 4.3.17 r96342 and everything is ...
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Can't simulate 64-bit operating systems on VirtualBox [duplicate]

My solution I tried to use VirtualBox to simulate Windows 10 Technical Preview, but experienced problems (see below). My solution was to use Hyper-V (as answered in this comment). How to access ...
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Cannot copy to or from shared folders in AndroVM-VirtualBox 4.3.14

Here it is clearly said that shared folders are supported in VirtualBox starting from versions released in 2013. But when I try to copy any data from androvm to /mnt/shared/Androshared folder, the ...
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Installing Guest Additions on VirtualBox running Windows 10 TP

So I downloaded windows 10 TP and installed it on VBox and due to the bad resolution I mounted the Guest Additions Disk and ran the .exe from the run panel using "VBoxAdditions.exe /force" and also ...
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Installing VB Guest Additions for Windows 10 Crashes Windows 10

After successfully installing Windows 10 on Virtual Box, I tried to install VB Guest additions on Windows 10 (using the Windows 8 compatibility trick). Though this resulted in a crash midway the ...
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Virtualbox host key not working, can't get out of scale mode

I have up to date version of Virtual Box running on Windows 8.1. The host key isn't responding. Changing the host key in Preferences > Input dozens of times did nothing to resolve the issue. The issue ...
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VirtualBox kernal error in Windows 10 trying to run Vagrant

I installed Windows 10 on my computer like an idiot and now VirtualBox doesn't work trying to use Vagrant. The first thing I do is run "vagrant up" and I get this error... The guest machine entered ...
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Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions on Windows 10?

I am trying to install VirtualBox guest additions on Windows 10 technical preview, and am getting the following error: I imagine I am not the only one having this issue, is there any way to force ...
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Installing Windows 10 in VirtualBox and in MBM

I want to be able to test out Windows 10 in VirtualBox so that I don't have to reboot to switch to my main computer, however, it would be nice if I could also, when booting, boot directly into Windows ...
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Using CERT Tapioca on VM

I have been attempting to get CERT Tapioca (http://www.cert.org/blogs/certcc/post.cfm?EntryID=203) running on my Mac so that I can test the SSL/HTTPS security of our Android app. Up to this point, I ...
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Linux VM for Web Development on Windows Machine [closed]

I currently do all my web development work in Windows using XAMPP. I am now looking to move this over to Linux because I'm finding it's more difficult to install / get hold of the correct tools for ...
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Unable to SSH into freshly installed debian VM, “Permission denied, please try again.” error

I just set up a Debian 7 VM. I can ping my VM from host OS, which is Ubuntu 14.1, but can not ssh into VM. Here is the output of ssh -v EDIT: I am using virtulbox. I am not using any command line ...
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No IP adress in virtualbox, Ubuntu and metasploitable vm

I am trying to set up a lab environment with virtual box - Ubuntu, Metasploitable2 and Kali. When I run ifconfig in Ubuntu, I get the following output: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet ...
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Live VM snapshot without pausing the VM

Which virtualization systems support taking a snapshot of a running VM without pausing the VM? As far as I know, both VMware and VirtualBox pause a VM while taking a live snapshot. Technically it ...
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Alternative way of converting physical disk to virtual

I have a hard disk (60 GB, about 20 used) with windows XP I want to convert to a VirtualBox hard drive. I followed the instructions in [https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Migrate_Windows] but the process ...
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Windows 7 host VirtualBox full-screen crash [closed]

I have installed VirtualBox on my main drive. When I run (host: Windows 7, updated) my virtual machine works fine until I try to enable full-screen*. Then it crashes with the following error: The ...
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Slow apache requests on Ubuntu Virtualbox VM with multiple network interfaces

I have configured a VirtualBox Ubuntu VM for PHP / Wordpress development. It has two network interfaces: a host only and a bridged network. The second one is to provide an internet connection to the ...
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Windows 8.1 Task Manager network usage and Virtualbox

My question is related to this question: How to make windows task manager to show network usage? but I can't post there, because my reputation is 1. I have Virtualbox 4.3.16 (Latest) installed on ...
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import Virtualbox disc with snapshot

I have a VirtualBox discimage and a snapshot of the current state. How do I import them to my current Installation? I tried to create a new machine, creating a snapshot and replacing this to files ...
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Unable to connect VirtualBox VM

I have a MAC hardware running Darwin OS with 5 virtual box VMs installed on it. Today I have checked the xymon monitoring as I do everyday when I start my shift and found one of the virtual boxes is ...
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One-sided ping between two HostOSs in vbox

I am running HostOS Win8 which is 192.168.1.3. I also have two other devices connected with .1 and .2. On my HostOS there are 2 Virtual Machines. GuestOS WinXP which is 192.168.1.11 and GuestOS Linux ...
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How do I mount a shared folder on a virtual maching running from an external hard drive?

I have installed a virtual machine running ubuntu 12.04 on my external hard drive (detected as F:\ on windows 7 host where virtual box manger is installed). I would like to share a directory on ...
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Use Virtual Machine as Proxy in VirtualBox

I would like to network 3 VMs in VirtualBox. One will be running a proxy. Two will be unable to connect to the Internet directly, but be able to connect through the proxy VM. How should I go about ...
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Can I run Windows Phone 8 emulator (hyper-v) under an os in virtualbox/vmware?

My computer has Windows 8.1 Single Language, but I need at least Pro to enable Hyper-V. I have a Windows Embedded 8.1 Industrial Pro ISO and a Dreamspark key, but I have all my data on my hard drive ...