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

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VPN within a VM to allow for internet access on the host

I have a network connection (created under Networks and Sharing) that I use to connect to a customer's site. But when I use this to connect to the site, I loose all access to the public internet, and ...
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VirtualBox 64 bit guest VM stopped working after upgrade

I've been running a Windows Server 2012 VM on a Windows 8 64 bit host using VirtualBox 4.2.18 successfully. After upgrading to VirtualBox 4.3.0, the VM fails to start up because it stated that it does ...
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Kernel panic from Linux Mint guest in VirtualBox: “Attempted to kill init!”, “Some program might be trying to access hardware directly”

I have a Asus X201E netbook with preinstalled Windows 8 64 bit. I wanted to install there Linux on Virtual Machine. I installed Virtualbox 4.3.0, downloaded newest Mint - Mint 15 32 bit. So, my host ...
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Is there a way in IE9 on a Virtual Machine to do AD auth in IE9 without the machine being added to the domain but the host machine is?

I have a virtual machine that is running IE 9 and windows 7 Latest Updates that I want to use to test my intranet site (ASP.Net Application). I can't add the virtual machine to the domain and I don't ...
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Can I make a regular Windows 7 installation into a VirtualBox VM?

On my mac I am running Windows 7 in bootcamp. It works really well, but I would be interested in running Windows as a VM instead in virtualbox. I could of course just re-install, but it would be ...
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How are virtual machine integration packages implemented internally?

If I install a virtual machine additions package on a virtual machine, (e.g. Virtual Machine Additions for Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, Integration Components on Windows Virtual PC, and Guest Additions ...
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Mouse wheel suddenly scrolls 7 times faster than usual

I'm using a Windows XP image in VirtualBox. Then my scroll wheel suddenly began scrolling 21 lines at each tick instead of the usual 3. Why it does this and how can I reset it? It's very annoying and ...
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Having problems install win7 by using virtualbox in ubuntu

After installing ubuntu 12.10 on my notebook, I just tried to install Windows 7 64 bit with service pack by using virtualbox. By the time I run virtualbox ,the system said fail to boot. I'm pretty ...
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32 bit color in VirtualBox, cant install Mint/Xubuntu/Ubuntu

My host OS is Windows 8, I would like to have Mint15/Ubuntu 13.04/Xubuntu 13.04 as guest. I installed Virtualbox 4.3.0 in order to install Mint/Xubuntu/Ubuntu. But I cant even boot LiveCD, here's the ...
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Unable to install Windows 7/8 on VirtualBox

I am running a Debian-based linux OS called CrunchBang. I am trying to install Windows 7 or 8 (doesn't matter) on VirtualBox. However when I get to the installation phase sometimes copying files ...
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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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Unable to install ubuntu 64 on virtualbox windows 8 host

While trying to install ubuntu 13 on windows 8 host, it throws the error "this kernel requires an x86-64 cpu but only detected an i686". However, mine is a new dell xps 8700 with haswell i4770 and I ...
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How to switch between virtual machines that are in fullscreen mode?

I recently switched from VMware Workstation to VirtualBox. VMware allowed me to switch between virtual machines in fullscreen mode by pressing a button in the toolbar. Since I'm often using two or ...
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What happens if I install a virtual machine additions package on a host PC? [duplicate]

What happens if I install a virtual machine additions package (e.g. Virtual Machine Additions for Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, Integration Components on Windows Virtual PC, and Guest Additions on Oracle ...
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Routing loop: TTL expired in transit

I 'm trying to ping from my host PC (Windows 7) to Ubuntu 13.04 (VirtualBox). However, I get the error: Pinging 10.0.2.15 with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 78.87.2.210: TTL expired in transit. Reply ...
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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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Cannot remove nor reinstall Virtualbox on linux

I've have tried: apt-get update && apt-get upgrade Also apt-get clean And I still get output below: $ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Can I clone a Windows 7 virtual machine without having to reactivate it?

I'm using Virtual Box under Debian and want to create a Windows 7 virtual machine. I'd like to be able to clone it (in case I mess up something and need to reset it later), but have read that clones ...
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Ubuntu Server in VirtualBox — why do I have to reinstall after shutdown?

After I "send a shutdown signal", I find I have to reinstall Ubuntu Server inside VirtualBox. This doesn't seem right. I should simply have to restart an installed version of Ubuntu Server. What am I ...
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Accessing symbolic links in VirtualBox

How can you access files in folders that are links, on a shared folder in VirtualBox? For instance, I've got a folder named /home/mrlister/misc on my host computer, which is shared as ...
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How to manage USB devices between host and guest with VirtualBox on Windows

I would like to make my host computer’s webcam available to my guest OS under VirtualBox. Having never shared USB devices between the two before, though, I am a bit skittish about the language in the ...
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How to reach Windows filesystem from Virtualbox?

I have a VM running Ubuntu in Windows 7. Is it possible to open a file that a have on the windows filesystem in a program that is run in the VM? Or do it Have to use dropbox or something like that?
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Installing FVWM in Arch Linux

I recently successfully installed Arch Linux in VirtualBox, for the first time. I want to install FVWM, so I installed X Server, and then ran pacman -S fvwm. It says that fvwm has been installed, but ...
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Resize Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox Mac

I am using the Windows 8.1 Developer preview and running it through VirtualBox on my MacBook Air 2013 Model. I am wondering if anyone knows how to resize windows 8 to completely fit my screen, at the ...
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NFS from MacOS to Centos in virtualbox

I'm trying to share files from my Mac to a web server hosted in VirtualBox running Centos. Mac I've created the file /etc/exports. It has the following line /Users/jason/projects -alldirs -network ...
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How to change video mode in Debian Wheezy on VirtualBox 4.1.12?

I've installed Debian Wheezy on VirtualBox 4.1.12 (running in Ubuntu 12.04) and have troubles setting the video mode. vga=xxx isn't possible anymore, instead, the video mode should be set using GRUB. ...
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Genymotion: possible to create a shortcut to an Android virtual device?

I'm using Genymotion as Android emulator, but would like to be able to start a virtual device from the command line or with a Windows shortcut, instead of the Genymotion window. Because Genymotion ...
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Guidelines to build portable VirtualBox images

I'm the maintainer of PartKeepr, a GPL3/FOSS electronic component inventory management softwre. I've been asked to build a VM image so people can quickly evaluate the system in their environment. The ...
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How to launch multiple instances of VM image in VirtualBox?

I would like to configure a machine image with all the bells and whistles and then be able to launch multiple instances of it in VirtualBox. However, it allows me to launch only a single instance of ...
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My BIOS does not have option to enable the Intel Virtualization Technology, what can I do?

Laptop: Samsung NP300E5Z 64-bit capable: Yes BIOS: Phoenix Technologies Ltd. 05QB 29/3/2012 Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B950 @ 2.10GHz, 2100 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s) OS: Windows ...
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How to delete a VirtualBox HDD and snapshots from the Virtual Media Manager

I had a VM that no longer exists, and neither does its VDI file or snapshots folder (long story), but the VDI file still appears in the Virtual Media Manager (with yellow warning triangle). How can ...
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Possible network drivers for Windows PE PXE boot via WDS on Virtual Box

I need to run a WDS server on a VM using Virtual Box for my school, problem is Virtual Box is mandatory and it seems to face a lot of problems with PXE and especially Micrsoft technologies, I first ...
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How to increase actual size of hard disk in VirtualBox?

After i did steps shown here i've noticed in VM's settings that i only increased virtual size but actual size remain the same. How to increase it also?
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How to import a virtual machine to VirtualBox?

I have VirtualBox, and someone gave me a folder containing the following files: cOS.vbox cOS.vbox-prev cOS.vdi Logs I want to use this with VirtualBox, but I'm not sure how. I had created a ...
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Two VirtualBox VMs running in parallel assigned same IP

I had one VM in my VirtualBox and wanted to use it as a template/image so I cloned it. Then I launched both the original and the clone simultaneously (to simulate a server cluster for something I was ...
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VirtualBox VM's on a USB?

I need to use several different VM's, using Oracle VirtualBox. Unfortunately, my laptop has a 100Gb SSD, so I was thinking of hosting them on an external USB flash drive. My question is, would a USB ...
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How to Create a network connection between host and guest using static ip in Oracle Virtual Box

In host I am using Scientific Linux 6.4 In guest I am using CentOS 6.4 Oracle Virtual Box Version 4.2.18 r88780 I want a create a network between host and guest machine using static ip so in ...
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Virtual Box Networking; How to configure bridged networking on Windows 7

I have VirtualBox on Windows 7. I have two virtual machines running RHEL, that work fine when the network is set to NAT. However I want to change the network adapters for the VM's to bridged in stead ...
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Linux Mint performance issues in VirtualBox

I've recently installed Linux Mint 15 on VirtualBox on a Windows 8 host. Everything seems OK, but I have severe problems with performance of Firefox on it. Sites display with delay and the keyboard ...
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Setting up the metasploitable in virtualbox

I'm supposed to try and use kali to do exploits on metasploitable, but I'll burn that bridge when I get there. My question right now is: How do I set up a host only network on virtualbox? I heard ...
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Connecting to internet with an old ADSL driver from Virtual Machine

I have an old ADSL modem and I have just its Win XP driver. But I want to connect to internet from linux. My idea is using a Win XP running on virtualbox in linux. I should pass the USB port control ...
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How to create a virus isolating environment to run children games

I have a Linux Centos 6 server in the garage without a monitor or keyboard, and it does not hold any sensitive information. My wife has a Windows 7 laptop which she surfs the Internet, checks emails, ...
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SSH port on Virtual Machine is closed

I want to connect to my Arch linux virtual machine from my debian(host) by ssh, but connection is refused, I scanned 22 port on Virtual Machine and its closed, How can I open this port to enable ssh ...
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Trouble starting my Vagrant box after a Linux Mint Upgrade to 15

I recently upgraded my Linux Mint from 14 to 15 the apt way, and since then my vagrant box is not able to start up fully. Either the network interface or the /vagrant folder is not getting setup.. ...
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“No route to host”: understanding networking between Vagrant VMs

I'd like to have a pair of VMs with a network between them. I made the following Vagrantfile VAGRANTFILE_API_VERSION = "2" Vagrant.configure(VAGRANTFILE_API_VERSION) do |config| config.vm.define ...
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does virtualbox uses a network of 169.254.176.18/17?

My comodo firewall allerts me about a LAN network in the above ip range, however my system is running on wifi with no Lan connected so what can this be ? There are no virtualboxes running.
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What do I need to do to enable a user to push with Perforce/Git Fusion OVA?

I'm using the Git Fusion OVA running in VirtualBox to submodule a Perforce repository into a git repository. I've set up users to be members of the git-fusion-push group, and that group is a subgroup ...
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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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Cannot install Fedora 19 on Virtual Box

When I want to install Fedora Desktop 19 on Virtual Box, after boot, the following error appear: What is wrong? I'm using Microsoft Windows 7. On WMware Workstation every thing works great and ...
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Is it possible to use AWUS036H as bridged adapter in VirtualBox on OS X host that does not recognize the card?

I want to use my Alfa AWUS036H as a bridged adapter in VirtualBox. The problem is that my host OS is Mac OS X 1.18 and there are no drivers for the card available, so I cannot tell VirtualBox what the ...