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

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Virtualbox does not pass windows XP logo testing - is there a solution other than to ignore the warning?

I have been providing a demo of some software as a virtual machine. By providing a virtual machine, it is very easy for users to evaluate - the software only runs in linux and has many dependencies. ...
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How to install linux to a disk partition and not affect windows boot and run Linux in VirtualBox

I've set up virtual box for being able to boot use the a partition I created on the hard drive. This isn't a virtual drive. Now before I install Linux Mint into this partition I want to configure it ...
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About IP adresses on virtual machines

Is there a way to create a private network and asign a ip from other country to a virtual machine. Is for multilingual site purpouses. I need the guest access to the host web site. Also, asign a ...
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About Virtual Box Networking

I've been reading online about networking with virtual box 4. I would like some advice. I have a guest Ubuntu with apache and a Windows 7 machine with IIS. I want to make the host and guest ...
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What happen if I install VirtualBox Guest Additions on a host?

I have a bootable USB drive with Ubuntu installed. This morning I Installed VirtualBox and booted my Ubuntu drive in a VM. I then installed the guest additions in Ubuntu. My question/curiosity is, ...
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Running Smoothwall in Virtualbox

Okay so here's my deal,I need to run Smoothwall in a VM using Virtualbox running on a host PC with two physical NICs. I have some roommates and we are all sharing one internet connection which ...
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Ubuntu VM pinging each other with Internet

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and installed the Virtualbox from the Ubuntu Software Center. Later on, I installed three (3) Windows XP Virtual Machines. I'm trying to get all of the three VMs to ping each ...
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Which option should I use to allow networking between virtual machines and Internet access?

I am currently using VirtualBox 4.1.8 on Windows 7 host if it matters ;) I want to connect 2 (or more) virtual machines together AND give them the access to Internet (so that I can get the packages ...
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access guest machine from host with virtualbox

I have a windows 2008 server running in VirtualBox and the host OS is Windows 7. From the host OS, I would like to be able to access the guest OS in explorer like this: ...
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Windows 7 running Virtualbox 4.1.12 with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS guest but no full screen

After a recent windows update (though may not be the issue), I am unable to run Ubuntu in the virtualbox with full screen mode. I can no longer stretch the window to any resolution. It is locked at ...
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Ubuntu's networking always stops working inside Virtualbox

Whenever I run Ubuntu inside VirtualBox, the networking works the first time I set it up, and then never works again. After a reboot, the network manager applet refuses to connect. For some reason, ...
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Virtualbox stopped working: Fatal: No bootable medium found. System halted

First, I read the other questions with similar titles and didn't find an answer. I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on an x86_64 machine. The guest is Windows 7. I've been running Virtualbox 4.1.12 daily since ...
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Virtual Box Virtual Disk not expanding

I have an iMac Core i5 host computer, 1TB Hard drive, 8GB Memory. I have created a Virtual Box VM to run Fedora 14 64bit with a 200 GB Dynamically allocated hard drive. Virtual Box version 4.1.6 ...
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Switching from Windows Virtual PC to VirtualBox without formatting

I have a Win7 virtual machine running on Windows Virtual PC where I'm currently developing. I found that I dislike WVPC, and installed VirtualBox, hoping for better performance. However, importing ...
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Chkdisk on a pre-boot authentication truecrypt drive via VirtualBox

2 drives: 150gb - Linux Mint (not encrypted) 300gb - Windows Vista 64-bit (truecrypt with preboot authentication) I need to repair my windows install (freezes trying to load a system dll, spinrite ...
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modprobe vboxguest failed

I am running an Ubuntu Server (12.0.4-beta2; kernel 3.2.0) in VirtualBox (host is Win7) and I want to use shared folders. I've followed the manual to set up vbox guest additions ...
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Adding Ubuntu hard drive to existing windows 7 system

I have a windows 7 computer that I would like to connect a second hard drive to that contains ubuntu. I plan on running that copy of ubuntu inside virtualbox while using windows. However, I can't ...
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vboxusers group missing after virtualbox installation

I try to install VirtualBox in my machine. I ran sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose-qt from the universe package. At the end of the installation the tutorial I'm following is highly recommending to ...
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virtualbox installing iso Error “could not find a valid v7 on sda”

I decided to try this suggestion to install Android x86 on Virtual Box. I'm following those steps and I'm at #4. I used the android-x86-4.0-RC1-amd_brazos.iso (because I have a ThinkPad that this ...
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How to install Windows 8 as Virtualbox's (Virtual) Machine?

How can I install Windows 8 Developer Preview x64 as Virtualbox's (Virtual) Machine? When I try, the system shows me an error... I'm running a Windows 7 Home Basic x64 as host system. Thanks in ...
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virtualbox virtual machine on usb flash drive

In my Linux class, we created virtual machines on flash drives, and installed Lubuntu on them. We are supposed to be able to now run our virtual machines on any computer with oracle vm installed, at ...
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Display colorimeter support in Win-7 guest on Virtualbox

I'm currently running a dual-boot Linux Mint / Windows XP Pro setup. I plan to migrate to a Linux only PC that runs Windows 7 64bit as VM in Virtualbox. I use the Win-7 VM to run Photoshop and other ...
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Virtualbox Ubuntu 11.10 Server Guest + Windows 7 Host: Access Guest Files from Host

I have a Ubuntu 11.10 Server Guest machine on Virtualbox and a Windows 7 Host. I can use SSH to connect and use VIM to edit development files, but ideally, I would like to use a Windows text editor ...
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Unable to create files in a directory

I have created a directory in Virutalbox. Using VBoxManage, I am executing a script inside the Ubuntu VM directory I created above from Ubuntu host OS. But if the script in the VM contains commands ...
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Installing Windows server 2008 on not VT system

I have a Dell Inspiron 1440 laptop and it has no virtualization support, i want to install Windows Server 2008 on it using Virtual Box, i know that we can install Mac OS on not Virtualization ...
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Do I need to backup .sav files?

I have a Virtualbox virtual machine that I use on an almost daily basis. When I exit I usually save the state of the machine, but all important data has been saved. On the same machine I run ...
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VirtualBox running Ubuntu 11.10 in Win7 is suddenly way too slow

For two months I've been running Ubuntu 11.10 64bits in VirtualBox 4.1.12r77245 but today everything has been really slow, freezing all the time. I've had to restart the VM about 7 times already ...
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How can I boot directly to a VirtualBox (.vdi) image (possibly via hypervisor)?

I have a system image in VirtualBox as a .vdi file. I am aware of how to convert this to other formats of VM using VBoxManage. I'd like to boot this image locally on a number of clients which ...
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VirtualBox Windows 98 mount vbox net drive

I setup an working Windows 98 (first edition) installation within VirtualBox 4.1.12. Network and graphiccard works fine. But I have trouble with mounting VirtualBox net shares. First I tried ...
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Combine SPARSE disks for VMWare

I am trying to migrate my VMWare machine to Oracle VM Box. However, looks like VM Box does not understand multiple sparse files for my VMWare machine. I think to combine all vmdk's into single one, ...
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Change Virtualbox disk type from AHCI to RAID

I made have an image that was made on a Dell computer. This Dell had "RAID mode" set in the bios. If I load and then boot the image on any other computer set to AHCI or AHCI/RAID, I get BSOD. Same ...
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Virtual Box - not filling entire screen

I am new to VirtualBox and am trying to set up an instance of Windows 7 64. I have the virtual machine instance running with Windows 7 now installed, but it only fills up a small portion of my ...
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How to Maintain a small differential Virtualbox hard drive

I am trying to use a virtualbox hard drive over several computers using dropbox (a popular cloud tool) synchronization. I assume no two machines will open the same drive at the same time. To reduce ...
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Mounting external usb harddisk (ext4) in virtual box in windows

I would like to mount my external linux formatted usb harddrive in a virtual machine. The host is windows 7. Unfortunately virtual box doesn't enumerate the external harddrive in the options menu of ...
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Simulate / Emulate a computer to test linux in

So I am not foreign to linux and installing different distros on my Macbook Pro, but I was wondering if there was a less painful way of setting up and testing linux. I was wondering whether there was ...
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Windows 7 and bind DNS for private use not resolving

I am a web developer and I run a personal DNS server (linux, bind) within Virtualbox on IP 192.168.0.3 to test web sites. I have configured a test domain www.olympias.dom within bind and I have ...
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Why do some applications run faster on a 32-bit guest VM than on the 64-bit host machine?

I have a Windows 7 x64 laptop with a Windows XP x32 guest virtual machine installed using VirtualBox. Once I ran an app on the guest and found that it ran noticeably faster than it did on the host. ...
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How can i setup a guest-guest network connection with virtualbox?

I have setup multiple guest hosts with NAT networking. On each hosts i have some portforwards so i can connect from my host (like 2222 to 22 host 1, 2223 to 22 host 2, ...). How can i setup a ...
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Load Windows 7 image created by Windows (not Acronis, Ghost, etc.) to Virtualbox VM

I made an image, and used Windows 7 "Create system image" in Windows Backup and Recovery. I load it just fine on many other computers, it is a good image with many steps in creating it. How can I get ...
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Cannot access Internet from Windows 8 on VirtualBox

I recently installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on Oracle VirtualBox on my Windows 7 laptop. All's well, but I am unable to access Internet from Windows 8. Any ideas?
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How do I correctly assign graphics memory in VirtualBox?

I've gone over to a Mac primarily for Garageband and logic. I'm not that competent with computers but was very happy to get VirtualBox an Windows 7 up and running. I'm a bit stuck though in how to ...
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Virtual Box Pen Test Lab Set Up

So i'm trying to set up a pen test lab in virtual box on my windows 7 host. I have 3 guest OS's installed: 1.) BackTrack5 2.) Centos 5 Server/Snort (My Snortbox) 3.) Win XP (Unpatched) I have 3 ...
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Scroll wheel causes browsers + Windows explorer to go back

I use Windows 7 on a VirtualBox VM on a Mac. Lately, when I'm using any browser (IE9, Chrome or FireFox or even Windows Explorer), use of the scroll wheel followed by any movement of the mouse cursor ...
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Linux Mint VM in VirtualBox freezes with DISKFULL error

Disk partitioning guide for Linux Mint Debian This guides shows me how to partition my HD for Linux Mint. I'm trying to install Mint as a guest client on Windows 7 hosted VirtualBox. I used to let it ...
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Virtual Box fails my OSes :( [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux Mint VM in VirtualBox freezes with DISKFULL error I have a little problem with Virtual Box latest version in which i have installed Mint (also latest ...
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Keyboard mapping issue in Virtualbox on Mac OS

I run Windows 7 as a VM in VirtualBox on my MacBook Air (using OS X 10.7). If I do not shutdown the VM but save its machine state. The keyboard will behave strangely after resuming. It seems the ...
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Is there really no way to set up Backtrack or any virtual machines in VirtualBox to recognize a wireless interface?

I can't find a solid answer anywhere. Can you just not do wireless interface specific stuff in a virtualized Backtrack? All it ever comes up with for network interfaces in backtrack is the ethernet ...
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Sharing internet connection from host to virtualized Ubuntu with Virtual Box

I have Ubuntu 11.10 in Virtual Box installed on Windows Vista. I am having a Broadband(PPPoE) internet connection. I would like to use my internet connection inside Virtual Box in Ubuntu. I tried with ...
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How to give more RAM to a VirtualBox VM on a Mac

I have around 16GB of RAM on my Mac, and I'm running VirtualBox. I'd like to give the VM more than the 4GB of RAM it's limited to – say, I want to give it 8 GB or more of my available RAM. Is it ...
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How can I connect Ubuntu Server 10.04 VM without router from my local computer?

I installed VirtualBox and installed Ubuntu Server 10.04 on it. I want to connect from my Windows 7 desktop with PuTTY to my server. I don't have a router, just a modem. On the settings in my VM I ...