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

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Virtualbox: How to access web server on guest OS from the host OS?

After a lot of RTFM'ing and reading forums, I am still having problems and need some advice. I use Virtualbox on Ubuntu and installed a Centos server as a guest. My problem is that I cannot access the ...
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How to install Windows 8 Developer Preview on VirtualBox in Ubuntu?

I have downloaded the Windows 8 developer preview ISO and I'm trying to get it running on VirtualBox 4.1 in Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit. Short story: it doesn't work. I see a message "Loading files..." ...
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How to merge arbitrary snapshot into base vdi in Virtualbox

I botched a transfer of a VM from one harddisk to the other. Now I'm left with the base vdi and a whole bunch of snapshots. My steps Copied old VM directory over to new HDD Deleted old VM and ...
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Sync Iphone in Windows XP running as Virtualbox guest under Ubuntu 9.10

I run (K)Ubuntu 9.10 as my main operating system, but I still have a valid XP license, so I've been running Windows XP as a guest operating system with Virtualbox 3.10. I cannot get Itunes (running ...
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VirtualBox shared folder hangs on read in guest OS

I'm running VirtualBox 4.2.18 with a Windows 7 host and Ubuntu 13.10 guest. I'm trying to set up a shared folder, but attempting to read the folder from the Ubuntu VM appears to hang indefinitely. ...
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How to copy VirtualBox VDI contents to a partition and dual boot the OS from it?

I'm a Linux user but I keep a compressed Windows XP ISO with me on a pen drive for the case I absolutely need Windows to do something. This works in VirtualBox most of the time. But now I want to ...
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Difference between Mac and Windows Host for XP Guest in VirtualBox

Here's the setup: I have an older piece of remote monitoring equipment, known as a Badger. The GUI control software that runs on Windows is a Java app, the CD has a date of 2003 but I think the ...
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How do I exit an SSH Shell?

I'm connecting to a server via ssh to send a message using a command like: ssh 181.169.1.2 -p 5566 After the connection is established and i write the message and send it i can't exit the text ...
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Can't install Guest Additions using VirtualBox, Ubuntu guest OS, Win7 host OS

I'm new to VirtualBox and Linux. I've set up VirtualBox 4.0.4 on Windows 7. Successfully created a virtual machine running Ubuntu server 10.10 64 bit. I'm trying to set up Shared Folders. Prerequisite ...
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Trying to open a VM config which has the same UUID as an existing virtual machine

When trying to add two VirtualBox virtual machines which have been originally copied (via simple file copy) from the same source, on adding the second one I get the message Failed to open virtual ...
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How do I setup a virtualbox server with a static ip?

I'm trying to get a Virtualbox instance running with a very specific networking setup. Here's what I have right now: I have a laptop running Ubuntu, hosting a Debian Virtualbox. My loptop regularly ...
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Connecting to VirtualBox guest (ubuntu) from host (osx) via NAT?

I have a VirtualBox guest (running Ubuntu) configured with NAT through my host laptop (running OSX). It was my understanding that with NAT configured, I could access the guest from the host (w/o any ...
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How to connect from Windows 7 to localhost on Ubuntu VirtualBox?

My host OS is Windows 7 I'm running a (Django development) server on Ubuntu 10.04 in VirtualBox. I want to connect to that server (through my browser) on my Windows host. How can I do that?
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How to connect to VirtualBox remote desktop client using VNC?

I am using VirtualBox 4.0 on Ubuntu Narwhal with guest OS Windows XP. I've installed the VB extensions and enabled remote access through port 3389 as suggested on several sites. I am trying to ...
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Cannot boot after vhd hard drive is resized in VirtualBox

In Windows 7, I set up another Windows 7 VM in VirtualBox. It worked great. Then, I needed to increase the vhd HD size. So, I used VBoxManage utility to do that with the following comment: VBoxManage ...
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Visual Studio Development on Virtual Box, Boot Camp, or VMWare Fusion

I currently have a Mac, 2ghz and 2 gigs of ram, running OS X Leopard and Virtual Box with a Windows 7 Pro 32bit virtual machine. Performance on the virtual machine is fine for minor tasks but is very ...
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How can I change the BIOS serial number in VirtualBox?

VirtualBox sets the BIOS serial number of every VM instance to 0. It seems to be possible to change some BIOS settings, but I haven't seen anything that directly references the serial number. Can ...
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Manual clone/recreate virtual disk

I am trying to clone a virtual disk image in a fairly manual fashion. The overview of my methodology so far is as follows: Create virtual machine in VirtualBox with 120GB HDD (hypervisor and HDD ...
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Change MacOS X guest screen resolution for VirtualBox

I have tried all alternatives and resources that I found on internet to achieve to change screen resolution in my MacOS X guest. I have the latest VirtualBox version (4.1.22) and I have MacOS X 10.6.3 ...
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Why can't I create soft link on vboxsf file system?

ln -s keeps saying me that file system is read-only, however it is not. ice@distantstar:~/virt ➜ touch file ice@distantstar:~/virt ➜ rm file ice@distantstar:~/virt ➜ ln -s ~/.bashrc ~/virt/.bashrc ...
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Does VirtualBox support line in and the microphone?

I am running windows 7 on my host which has the microphone working just fine but I cannot get the mic to work under any guest (I have tried Ubuntu 10.4 and Windows XP). I am beginning to think that ...
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installing on a physical drive with virtualbox/Windows

How can I install a guest system on a physical drive/partition in virtualbox running on a Windows host ?
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How can I get VirtualBox to run at 1366x768?

I'm trying to run Windows 8 in VirtualBox. My laptop's display is exactly 1366x768. Windows 8 disables some of its features if the resolution is less than 1366x768, so I need to run the guest OS ...
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Tuning Windows 7 for use in a VM

I'm running Windows 7 in a VirtualBox Virtual Machine, and would like to make it run in a more streamlined fashion. I'll be using the install primarily for testing web apps, and have no need for it ...
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How much hard drive space should I give my Windows 7 Virtual Machine?

I'm going to reformat my computer today and install Linux Mint on it. I developer on a .NET stack mainly for work and home, but I hate using Windows (go figure). What specs do I need for Visual ...
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Ubuntu in Virtualbox - WEBrick web server very slow when using local IP address

I'm using Ubuntu (Lucid Lynx) to learn Ruby On Rails. I'm running Ubuntu in VirtualBox (the host is Windows 7 Ultimate), using bridged networking. When I run my Rails app and point the browser at it ...
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How do I change the space I allocated to my virtual hard drive in VirtualBox?

I have a Windows 7 64-bit virtual machine running inside VirtualBox. When I first setup the system I gave the virtual hard drive 20GB of space to work with, but I also set it to dynamically expand (or ...
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Resize partition of Windows 7 running on VirtualBox with dynamically allocated storage

I run Windows 7 inside VirtualBox. I resized the disk of Windows 7 from 25 GB to 50 GB: VBoxManage modifyhd Windows\ 7\ Pro.vdi --resize 50000 ...
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Configuring VirtualBox host only networking: OSX host, Ubuntu guest

SOLVED: I got this working by reconfiguring the vbox network settings to 192.168.21.19 (in VirtualBox -> Preferences -> Network) and commenting the line specifying a gateway as it's not needed (no ...
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How can I make my Virtualbox Vista see my USB device (iPad)?

I have the latest VirtualBox. I have filters for the iPad. But it does not show up in my virtual Windows vista My Computer screen or virtual iTunes. When I try to right click the little USB icon and ...
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Slow speed with shared folders in VirtualBox

I'm using VirtualBox 3 on my Ubuntu 9.04 desktop, and I've got a VM with Windows XP sp3 mapping my ~/Documents folder as a shared folder. The virtualised Windows is mapping My Documents to the shared ...
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How to run Android-x86 4.2 iso on VM VirtualBox?

I installed oracle VM virtualBox on Win7,then I downloaded android-x86-4.2-20121225.iso from Android-x86 - Porting Android to x86.After I installed Android x86-4.2 on VirtualBox from iso and creating ...
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How can I lower the resolution on Windows 7 boot & login screen?

This may be an odd question to ask because usually it's the other way around. The reason to why I want to do this is because I want to use Windows 7 on Virtual Box in seamless mode, and I don't need ...
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Virtual Box vmdk vs vdi?

In virtual box 3.0.2 is there any performance difference between the native VDI format and VMDK?
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How to decrease the CPU usage when running Virtual Box?

I am facing an issue with 100% CPU usage under my system when running VirtualBox. Here are some further details: My System Information: CPU 1 name: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2310 @ ...
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Multiple monitors with virtual machine

Is it possible to use multiple monitors with Windows Virtual PC 2007? If not, are there any other virtual machines that do support multiple monitors?
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How does bridged networking work in Virtualbox?

How does bridged networking work? I have looked through the VirtualBox manuals but nothing extremely technical came up (It was just a generic gloss over of the topic). How does it assign a ...
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virtualbox snapshot size

I've started using Windows 7 under VirtualBox on an Ubuntu 10.10 host. I took about 6 snapshots over the course of setting up the VM from the Windows restore image that came with the computer. My ...
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Installed minimal CentOS 6.4 in VirtualBox but have no internet?

I just started using the VirtualBox, but I don't seem to have any internet on the CentOS when I type yum update. Is there a solution to my problem? (it could possibly be a problem with misconfigured ...
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How to create an empty floppy image with VirtualBox Windows guest?

Is there a way to create empty floppy disk images, which I can use with VirtualBox? The client is Windows XP.
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How to (legally) get Windows virtual machine on linux via VirtualBox without buying Windows

My goal is to install Windows 7 on a virtual machine running on Ubuntu. The Lenovo machine came with Windows 7 installed, but did not come with a boot disk. What are my options? Should I ask Lenovo ...
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Convert VirtualBox guest into main OS

Is it possible to somehow convert my guest OS to the Host OS? I have a PC and would like to physically install my current Ubuntu VM into my new notebook. Is it possible?
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Why can't I connect to my VirtualBox using Remote Desktop?

Here is my setup: Everything in running on a single machine, under Mac OS X Snow Leopard. I am running Windows 7 in VirtualBox 3.0.10. In the VirtualBox settings, under Display, Remote Display, I ...
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Can't find the right Ubuntu Server ISO for VirtualBox

I have been trying all morning to find the right Ubuntu Server (12.04) ISO to use for installing an Ubuntu guest OS on my VBox VM. Here are the relevant stats: Host Machine: AMD 64-bit Host OS: ...
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micro linux distro for virtual box

Is there a tiny linux distro for running in virtual box or other VM, centred about running a single app, perhaps using the X-server installed on the host? I kind of imagine something that pretty much ...
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Are virtual machines performant enough to be a primary workstation?

I have a MacBook Pro through my employer, but I prefer to spent most of my day in Linux. Will running Linux in a virtual machine (e.g. VirtualBox) in full-screen mode be enough slower than running it ...
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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 - Install Guest Additions over again every time Linux kernel updates

I have Ubuntu running as a Virtualbox, and every time it upgrades the kernel, the Guest Additions stop working. The install process in Linux requires using a virtual CD, running scripts from the ...
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can a VirtualBox VM run on different hardware?

I have created a VM using VirtualBox on 'A' hardware configuration. Can I expect correct working of this VM if I copy the VM hard drive image and use it on a different hardware configuration 'B'?
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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 ...