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

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Does VirtualBox support guest hibernation?

Currently I am experimenting with hiberfil.sys file on Windows 7 and to not break my major system, I decided to install Win7 in VirtualBox. As turned out, hibernation is disabled and cannot be enabled ...
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Where to find the permission or policy to allow installation of network adapter service in Win7

I am trying to install a VirtualBox VM on all of my colleagues machines, one of which is giving weird problems - The VirtualBox installer doesn't seem to have installed it's network adapter/services. ...
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When I try to access a SMB mounted folder from inside a Vagrant CentOS Virtual box on a Windows 8.1 system, my shell locks up

I'm running Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.10 on Windows 8.1 and inside I'm running CentOS 6.5. I have a /windows mounted on my Windows machine through SMB. Normally I use the /vagrant vboxfs file system, but ...
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VirtualBox mounted with Vagrant reach maximum diskspace

Today my Windows build machine reached its disk space limit. It turned out that I had more than 400GB in the folder C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\VirtualBox VMs During the build process, ...
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Is it possible to route all traffic on VirtualBox host adapters to guest?

I am upgrading Ubuntu 8.04 on a dedicated router/firewall/NAT/SMTP/SSH server with a current Linux (Debian Wheezy). I am using VirtualBox (4.2) with Ubuntu 8.04 as host and the new Debian build as ...
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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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Does a VirtualBox/CentOs need two adapters to work properly ?

I have a Windows 7, 32bit, HP Laptop. I have CentOs 6.5 running on VirtualBox 4.3.10. Here is my eth0 config. Code: #vi /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 DEVICE=eth0 ...
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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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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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Hide Monitor form Host OS

I have Ubuntu 13.10 running as a guest OS in VirtualBox on Windows 8. I have two monitors set up on Windows, and I know I can run Ubuntu in full screen mode, but that still allows windows to be hidden ...
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Old Red Hat Linux 5.2 on VirtualBox

I am trying to install and run Redhat 5.2 on a VirtualBox VM. This is NOT RHEL; This is the old Redhat 5.2 from before the Fedora project and was first released in 1997. While going through the ...
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VirtualBox and Samba 4 on Linux Guest (NAT and Host Only)

Gentlemen, I really need a help from you to configure the "Samba 4" using the "Virtual Box". Here's the situation: In certain networks where I work, the Samba 4 works, in other does not. The guest ...
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Create an OVA in VirtualBox where the disk is immutable?

I need to distribute a virtual machine to salespeople to run demos for clients. I'd like for the machine to be pristine each time they start it. Currently I'm distributing a zipfile with the various ...
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Shared folder crashing Ubuntu VM (Mac OS Host)

I have managed to set up an ubuntu server VM (using Oracle VirtualBox) which will eventually be part of a small Hadoop practice cluster. I have followed along with various tutorials online and I'm ...
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Virtualbox VM not booting from separate hard drive

I have a bit of a problem with Oracle's Virtualbox. Before I upgraded my pc with an SSD I ran VB with 64-bit Ubuntu on my Win7 system, all worked good etc. Now I'm running my pc off the SSD which I ...
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VBoxManage: error: Cannot read the partition information from '/dev/disk0'

I'm trying to make a partition .vmdk file for Virtual Box. Basically I want to boot my bootcamp partition box up in Virtual Box. But I get the following error when I try to make the .vmdk file ...
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Is it possible to assign more than 256MB of video memory in VirtualBox?

I'm trying to run a game inside a VBox guest and it requires 256MB of memory. However when assigning 256MB of memory in VBox windows is using 3MB which leaves only 253MB as reported by DXdiag in ...
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using iptables to filter vboxnet (virtualbox host only network)

Im trying to use iptables to filter the traffic coming from a guest OS running on virtualbox. The guest is configured to use a host only adapter for the network, and my Ubuntu host is configured to ...
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Connecting to a second guest from a guest using NAT port forwarding

I'm having a bear of a time, using VirtualBox, connecting to a 2nd guest from another guest that is using NAT port forwarding. I've tried setting the second guest to the bridge adapter, but that ...
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Virtualbox - Route a VM through a secure proxy

I have Virtualbox 4.3.6 running on Windows 7 Pro. I have various Linux VMs, I'd like to know if there is any way I can configure virtualbox not to use the default internet access the laptop has (work ...
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Auto launching a PuTTY SSH connection to a VirtualBox Arch Linux guest once it loads

I have a Virtual Machine with Arch Linux under a Windows 8.1 host. I currently open the vm, wait until it boots (or until saved state is restored), and then connect through SSH so I can have ...
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Ethernet not working after PC start in Windows 8.1

Recently I installed Windows 8.1 x64 on my PC. Then I enabled Hyper-V in Windows and created a new external virtual switch. I have the latest LAN driver installed (my ethernet controller is Intel ...
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Running Xen with Virtualbox

I am researching building a new machine for software development. My requirements: Linux base OS Windows 7 VM for Photoshop CS5 Various Linux VMs for DB server, application server, etc No gaming ...
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Graphics card in guest system

My host system is Debian Jessie x64. I'm using VirtualBox 4.2+. Guest system is Win 7 x64. I enabled 3D acceleration. Also, installed guest drivers but any 3D app works really slow and Aero doesn't ...
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VirtualBox Networking does not work on Linux host?

My host OS is Fedora 18 (kernel: 3.11.10) and I am running VirtualBox 4.2.18. The only networking mode which is working is NAT and non of Bridged Adapter, Internal, and Host-Only do not work! By do ...
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Why is virtualbox networking using virtio slow (bridged and host-only, Debian)

I'm currently installing a VirtualBox Server using Debian for Host and Client. I experience some trouble regarding network performance and CPU load especially using host-only networks and I've no idea ...
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Access to guest network from host in Virtual Box

Suppose I have a host OS (Windows 8.1) and a guest OS (Windows 7), Now I want Windows 8.1 (host) uses the network already established in Windows 7 (guest), Is it possible at all? If so please point me ...
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Make virtual box run with better rendering options (preformance should not be an issue)

I have virtual box running on my gaming laptop ASUS G75vw (Intel i7 3630QM, Nvidia GTX670M). I'm using Ubuntu now a days. But I need photoshop, thus I have windows 7 on my virtual box. Everything ...
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Won't ssh to my debian virtual box

So I have the following setup: Let's give the following notations: M1 = Debian M2 = Windows M3 = Arch Where: M1 = nemexis@192.168.2.1 aka nemexis@ServerVM M3 = pi@192.168.2.101 aka pi@R1 If ...
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VirtualBox - Is it possible to connect to prioritise network cable over wifi?

We are working on a very old Windows machine that is connected to a secure private LAN network cable (sadly, it is not accessible through other common conventional methods) and we are unable to get ...
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Shell on my Vagrant box is slower than it should be

The shell on my vagrant box is incredibly slow, atleast at some things. For instance, if I press enter with nothing typed in, it takes about 3-5 seconds for it to be ready to take another command. ...
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Linux VirtualBox inside Windows VirtualBox doesn't boot

I'm trying to run a Linux VirtualBox instance inside a Windows 7 VirtualBox instance, but Linux (tried both Puppy and Mint) doesn't boot. My research says that this should be possible, see here for ...
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NumPy Matplotlib install error: ftheader.h: No such file or directory (Fedora/RHEL)

When I am trying to build matplotlib-1.3.1, I am getting the below freetype header errors. Probably it is not finding the ftheader.h Any idea on how to solve this problem. NOTE: I just installed ...
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Easiest Way to Convert Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VirtualBox VM (VDI) to TrueCrypt VM

I have an existing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VirtualBox VM (VDI) that I would like to convert to full disc encryption using TrueCrypt. My only experience with TrueCrypt comes from a fresh Ubuntu install, or ...
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DD-WRT login does not work on Linux in Virtualbox

I am running on Windows 8 and installed Lubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox. I cannot login to DD-WRT in Virtualbox. I can login to DD-WRT on Windows 8. I have used the same credentials and tried many times, ...
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Vagrant won't let me access Virtual Box's Guest window

I am a big Linux and Vagrant newbie, so please excuse my inexperience. So, I have a Slackware vagrant box. When I edit the Vagrantfile with this code: config.vm.provider "virtualbox" do |v| v.gui ...
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Print on Ubuntu via Windows 7 printer share without additional printer drivers

i got a problem: i got a Shinko CHC-S2145 printer and have to print from Ubuntu 12.04 (x86) - i need some special features that are only aviable with a linux machine. I installed VirtualBox and ...
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How to tell if time sync in VirtualBox is working

I have a VirtualBox setup like this: HOST: Windows XP GUEST : Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop without GUI (command line only) I had some problems with time sync as my guest was frequently going out of sync. ...
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Simple networking: Hyper-V Internal Virtual Switch on Windows 8.1

I am running Windows 8.1. I have downloaded Windows Vista VM for IE7 testing from http://modern.ie I also have VirtualBox installed to use with vagrant. Since Hyper-V is not yet supported by vagrant. ...
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Running Windows 7 inside VirtualBox on OSX Mountain Lion breaks internet connection

I am facing the issue when I boot Guest Windows 7 inside VirtualBox and in a couple of minutes internet connection on host becomes very unstable, losing pings, then just remote addresses stop ...
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Resolving Zeroconf hostnames on Windows 7 between Virtualbox machines

I have the following setup of VirtualBox machines on a Mac OSX host: several Ubuntu servers, each running a web server and Avahi, these are set up to use "host-only" networking one Windows 7 box ...
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NFS Sharedfolder in Vagrant (Virtualbox) syncs files extremely slow

I have my development system set up with a Ubuntu Vagrant box which includes a shared folder with all the code stuff. My Host system is Ubuntu 13.04 and the Guest is 12.04. At first all the changes ...
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VT-x is Enabled, but is not operational ? Winows 8 unable to run 64-bit virtual machine

Vt-x is Enabled in Bios and it shows working in Intel Processor identification utility. but I'm not able to run 64-bit Guest OS on both VirtualBox & VMware Workstation. Virtual Box says ...
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Wildcard domain for virtual box in sbs network

I have a virtual Linux box, running on my Windows 7 computer, which is part of a MS SBS network. Since a while, I can't change my hosts file anymore, perhaps because of some internet security ...
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How to setup portable shared folders in vbox?

I am trying to set up a vbox image that will be distributed to several people with several different types of OS. Namely, microsoft, apple and Linux. I want some folders to be shared between host ...
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VirtualBox Guest Additions do not turn on shared clipboard and mouse

I have Windows 7 host with several Debian 7.1 guests installed via VirtualBox 4.2.14. I dont have X Window, or some other GUI addon on my Debian. I have installed VirtualBoxGuestAdditions with option ...
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How can I feed internet from guest (pfSense) to another guest (Linux Mint) on Windows 7 (Host)?

I found a good post from a guy who managed to install a firewall (pfSense) in a virtual machine (VirtualBox) on Windows 7 (Host) to protect his computer using "Microsoft Loopback adapter". You can ...
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Guest to Host Internet Sharing - Virtualbox

I connect my 3G dongle inside Virtulbox OS (Windows 7) and using it. Now i need to share that connection outside of Virtualbox on host environment (Windows 8). How can i do that ?
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ifup, ifdown on centos 6.3 guest on virtualbox

On a Mac OSX I'm running virtualbox 4.2.16 with a centos 6.3 guest. On the centos guest when I issue ifdown eth0 or ifup eth0 I get: usage: ifdown <device name> Same thing with eth1. What am ...