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

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Is it possible to live-boot VirtualBox from a USB flash drive?

To clarify, I'm not asking if you can boot from USB from within VirtualBox. I would like to make a portable version of Windows 7 that I can run from a USB drive on any machine. I'm putting a distro ...
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Virtual machine network configuration

My host OS is Ubuntu 12.04 and I am running a LAMP stack there. I have several Windows virtual machines (XP and Windows7) running in Virtual Box so I can test IE6, IE7, etc.. I frequently move this ...
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Why is my virtual Ubuntu IP address “10.0.0.x”, but everything in my networks is “192.168.1.x”?

I installed Ubuntu in VirtualBox and its IP is 10.0.0.x. But everything in my network is 192.168.1.x. Why is that? And it looks like Ubuntu is configured for dynamic IP?
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Accessing guest (Ubuntu) localhost from host (Windows)

Is there any way to access guest's localhost through a browser inside the host? I am running Ubuntu with Virtualbox on Win7.
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Ping outputs “destination unreachable” on CentOS guest under Windows host

This is my VM setup: Host: Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit Guest: CentOS 6.3 i386 Oracle VirtualBox 4.1.22 Networking: Bridge I can't ping any IP except the router's IP. ping 4.2.2.4 output: ping ...
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Access a folder inside my VirtualBox from outside

I am running Ubuntu in my VirtualBox on Windows 7. How can I access a folder inside the virtual Ubuntu? All I found out is the other direction: shared folders, but they are all Windows folders ...
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Why is showoff.io unusably slow on my computer?

I'm attempting to use either Showoff.io or localtunnel on my Macbook Air, to make a Rails app running on a Vagrant VM available for testing on external devices. Other uses with identical hardware on ...
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Increase cpu usage in virtualbox without VT

I am using Virtualbox to virtualise a Windows server on my Debian box. My computer neither has VT nor AMD Virtualization technology. When I look with top the virtualbox process never goes over 100% ...
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Network Bridge in Windows 8

In Windows 7 i bridged my ethernet connection and the Host Only Adapaters of my VirtualBox VMS to gain access to the Internet through the Network Bridge and the VMS were part of my LAN. My Setup was ...
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Virtualbox: print from Windows XP guest in Xubuntu host, using NAT

I have several network printers at work and at home I'd like to access in a Windows XP guest, under a Xubuntu 12.04 host. I have networking set to NAT, since I take my laptop back and forth to work ...
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Bottom panel missing on CentOS on full screen VirtualBox

I am running CentOS as guest on VirtualBox from Windows 7 host. When I switch my resolution to a lower one, the bottom panel looks fine: But when I use the max resolution of my monitor (1600x900), ...
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Developing with Rails on localhost:3000 in Windows VM?

I am trying to test our Rails app--served on http://localhost:3000 -- in a Windows VM. I have read numerous articles out there about setting up my VM with shared networking, and opening ports on ...
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Virtualbox SSH from Windows 7 (host) to CentOS (guest)

My network adapter is set to "Bridged Adapter". My CentOS (guest) IP is 192.168.0.4 and I am able to view Apache web server (port 80) from Windows 7 (host) but I am unable to SSH (port 22). I get ...
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Disc not found when installing CentOS in VirtualBox

On Windows 7, I am trying to install CentOS (CentOS-6.2-i386-netinstall.iso) using VirtualBox however it says Disc not found after language selection. Here's exactly what I'm getting: ...
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Web server not loading pages in VirtualBox

I'm using VirtualBox. I had two Windows Server 2003 PCs (SRV1 and SRV2), one for DNS(SRV1) and one as a webserver (IIS)(SRV2). I put some HTML page under the default website. But when browsing I'm ...
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Is it possible to run KVM from a virtual installation of RHEL 6?

I am currently studying for the RHCSA exam that requires me to practice with KVM. Is it possible to run for me to run KVM on an RHEL 6 virtual machine before I go to the trouble of partitioning my ...
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Is there a way to speed up a Virtual Box VM?

I run Windows 7 in a virtual box on a Mac OS X (MacBook Pro) - but the virtual machine is pretty slow. I really hope there's a way to speed it up somehow - like reallocating memory or something? - ...
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403 Forbiden on Apache (CentOS) Server

These are my VM setup: HOST: windows 7 ultimate 32bit GUEST: CentOs 6.3 i386 Virtualization soft: Oracle virtualBox 4.1.22 Networking: NAT -> (PORT FORWARD: HOST:8080 => GUEST:80) Shared ...
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Disabling OSX menu bar in VirtualBox fullscreen

I am trying to run Linux Mint/ubuntu using VirtualBox on OSX. My problem is that the OSX menubar keeps appearing when mouse gets on top of screen in fullscreen mode. I would like to stop this effect. ...
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VirtualBox in CentOS6 - Failure to create a new virtual machine

The following error appears when I try to install a virtual machine in centos 6, since i removed everything and install again, but I still get the error ... Failure to create a new virtual machine. ...
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Virtualbox Networking - Accessing VPN & Guest OS

I'm using VirtualBox 4.1.22 on a Windows 7 (64bit) host, with a Windows Server 2008 (64bit) guest OS. The VM is configured with 4 network adapters in the order of NAT, Bridged (LAN), Bridged (WiFi), ...
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Is it possible to setup host machine browser as default guest system browser

So I want to be redirected to my host system browser when I click some link in guest system. Note that I don't want to have browser on guest system at all. Host: Windows 7 Guest: GNU/Linux & ...
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Unable to SSH to a virtualbox Redhat

I am using a MAC and using virtualbox to start a Redhat instance. The instance is started with two adapters (first being NAT, and second being host-only-adapter). The problem is that I am unable to ...
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Does VirtualBox takes up a Windows license key? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does Windows 7 licensing work for running the OS as Virtual Machines? I have Windows 7, 3 cd-keys. I use one on this PC, but i want to have a win7 virtual machine in ...
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Make a clone of VirtualBox Machine that doesn't cause Windows Re-Activation after installing Windows

Most guides for installing Windows on VirtualBox to act as a template for quick Windows jobs tell you to take a few steps to prepare the Virtual Machine before installing Windows (the best guide I ...
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Install windows on virtual machine using raw hard disk access

I have followed answer from Linus from this question. I successfully install OS, but when I boot win I always get BSOD. There's note about creating a second hardware profile in Windows. I did, but it ...
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How to take full advantage of my CPU on VirtualBox?

I'm running Windows XP through VirtualBox on my i7-3610M laptop (Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit). I've already assigned 8 CPUs plus 100% execution cap plus 4 GB RAM to the VM, but I don't think it's ...
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Would I have virtualization issues with the new Ivy Bridge Core i3-3225?

The new processor does not support VT-d technology but I'm not sure if that would remove the ability to create a shared folder between the host(Ubuntu) and guest(Windows7). What effects would the ...
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Cannot assign more than 8GB RAM to VirtualBox Guest?

I'm using VirtualBox on a Windows Server 2008 R2 host system with 24GB RAM. I want to allocate 12GB of RAM to my 64-bit CentOS guest, but when I change the RAM slider to more than 8GB the VM will only ...
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ssh refuses to authenticate keys

So I am setting up a connection between my machine [fedora 17] and a virtual machine running in Virtual Box in which is running CentOS 5. I have installed openssh from the repositories on CentOS, and ...
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How do I reset Virtual Box window to native resolution of guest OS with Ubuntu 12.04 as host?

How do I reset Virtual Box window to native resolution of OS? I have stretched out my guest windows size and there is no menu to adjust it back to normal size.
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VirtualBox Bridged Networking only has limited access

I have a VirtualBox set up on a Windows 2008 R2 Standard Server (64bit). In the VirtualBox I run a CentOS 6.3. I have set up Bridged Networking with a static IP address. Things work fine, I can ping ...
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ubuntu server in a vm, can't connect to internet

I'm attemtping to host my own development web server in a virtual box guest, Ubuntu Server. I would like this virtual machine to be accessible from not only my home network, but outside the LAN as ...
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Virtual Box Windows XP Image DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

I am running Oracle VM Virtual Box 4.1.18 on a Windows 7 Machine and trying to start a Windows XP image. When it starts up it immediately crashes with the error DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. I did a ...
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Start VirtualBox Headless VM On Boot

I am running two VirtualBox headless VMs on an Ubuntu 12.04 host. I would like these VMs to start automatically when the system boots. I have two crontab entries set like this (under the user which ...
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VBoxManage: The given path [UUID] is not fully qualified

$ vboxmanage clonehd foo.vmdk bar.vmdk 0%...10%...20%...30%...40%...50%...60%...70%...80%...90%...100% Clone hard disk created in format 'VMDK'. UUID: f9dffd47-4907-44a5-b3f9-40eba3953d24 $ vboxmanage ...
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Error while importing VM in virtual box

I am trying to import Windows VM in virtualbox. My config is: Mac OS X 10.6.8, RAM - 2048 I am getting error Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Windows XP Professional With Firefox. ...
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VirtualBox: VBoxManage modifyhd hosting on mac os x resize not supported

I am a complete newbie. i'm hosting VM on OS X using virtualbox. I'm trying to resize the virtual hard drive by using the following command in the terminal. VBoxManage modifyhd "<absolute path ...
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Installing Windows 8 from USB Stick on VirtualBox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to boot from a flash drive OS using VirtualBox? so I've got a bootable USB stick with windows 8 on it, and I need to install it as the guest OS on VirtualBox. ...
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Tips on setting up a virtual lab for self-learning networking topics [closed]

I'm trying to self-learn the following topics on Linux (preferably Fedora): Network programming (using sockets API), especially across proxies and firewalls Proxies (of various kinds like ...
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Moving windows-2003 hdd into virtual machine - with HDD shrink

Before you vote to close as exact duplicate, please read the full question. I was already read: Can I make a virtual machine out of a Windows XP physical machine? Disk2vhd,convert my PC to Hyper-V ...
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How to make a VBox Windows XP guest from installation CD?

I have a sudden need to have a Windows XP guest machine (VirtualBox) and have both a Reinstallation CD (including SP3) as well as a valid Windows XP key that I purchased years ago and never used. So ...
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Windows 7 frequently crashes when running 64 bit debian on virtualbox

I've been having some hard times with Virtualbox. I use it to run 64-bit Debian guest on a Windows 7 host to be able to code for Linux systems. It generally crashes when I build my code in eclipse ...
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virtualized windows 7 from existing disk

I have a laptop that is non functional that had windows vista installed on it. Is it possible to virtualize its harddrive onto my mac?
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VirtualBox - reduce max-size of dynamic .vdi hard disk

I'm trying to reduce the maximum capacity of a .vdi file (hard disk) for one of my VMs. I set it as dynamically-allocated with a maximum capacity of 25GB. I want to reduce this to 10GB. NOTE: I do ...
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VirtualBox - split partitioned VDI into separate VDIs

I'm very new to VirtualBox. I set up an Arch Linux VM and a Ubuntu VM (Ubuntu host), both sharing the same .vdi like so (I had in my mind a dual-boot situation): VDI file (25GB) |- /dev/sda1: 5GB ...
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Suspected network performance issue on VirtualBox Ubuntu guest on Win7 host

I have narrowed down a performance problem in my Ubuntu guest on a Win7 VirtualBox host to the network, after comparing and equalising everything else to do with my slow-running Java app with a ...
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Is it possible to launch GUI of headless VirtualBox' machine?

After I launch a virtual machine (Ubuntu 12.04) in headless mode on Windows 7 host C:\Users\XXX>VBoxManage startvm "ubuntu 12.04" --type headless Waiting for VM "ubuntu 12.04" to power on... VM ...
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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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How to scale VirtualBox to fit the screen size?

I use VirtualBox OSE 4.0.4 r70112 I used to maximize VirtualBox before, it always works after installing Guest Additions. But I don't know why now it doesn't work. Just like this picture ...