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

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How to convert vmware OS X Yosemite virtual machine to virtualbox?

First I've done vmx to ova : ./ovftool --acceptAllEulas /Users/madzohan/Documents/Virtual\ Machines.localized/OS\ X\ Fuse.vmwarevm/OS\ X\ Fuse.vmx /Users/madzohan/Documents/VirtualBox\ ...
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Is there a way to set the number of inodes in VirtualBox when creating a VDI?

Using VirtualBox 4.3.26 in a Windows 7 host to create Ubuntu 14.04 guest. One of my main reasons to do so is process large numbers of small files, taking advantage of a SSD drive on the host. I was ...
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port forward from host to libvirt guest virtual machine that is bridged to the host nic

I am having no luck getting access from the outside to a http server running on my network in a Debian virtual machine that was created through libvirt. This what my network looks like: PC1: running ...
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The disk image is invalid in vmware, however perfect when used in virtualbox

We have a vmware workstation with several windows virtuals and a single linux. There was a power cut and after system has booted up i noticed that windows are working good, however linux virtual ...
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Is it possible to restore a virtualBox with same files?

So I have a macBook Pro 13-Inch 8 GB RAM 500 GB hard drive with an intel i5 processor at 2.5GHz. I am trying work with Windows 8.1 on a Oracle virtual machine. I have already installed it but since ...
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Error When Resizing Windows 8.1 VM(Host is Macbook Air running OS X 10.10(Yosemite))

I need to resize my Windows 8.1 VM(on VirtualBox) hard drive on my Macbook Air(OS X 10.10) host computer. I did some research and I typed in the following command: VBoxManage modifyhd [UUID] --resize ...
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Stretch window across two screens in windowed mode

This question is specific to making one guest "screen", in windowed mode, wide enough to span two physical monitors on the host. I know how to get two guest screens in Virtualbox (easy!) or in VMware ...
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Failed to open VirtualBox with hosts Windows 8.1 and guest Ubuntu 14 (64bit)

I'm using Virtual Box v4.3.26.r98988 with an Ubuntu 14 guest. Up until yesterday, everything worked fine, but when I try and start it now all I get is an error message: The virtual machine Ubuntu14 ...
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Virtualbox guests are upsampled & blurry due to DPI scaling from Windows Host, and disabling it has no affect

I have 4k laptop, so DPI scaling is what Windows uses for apps that don't automatically scale. Rightclicking VirtualBox > Properties > Compatibility > Disable DPI Scaling should do the trick. ...
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VirtualBox is using more processors than allotted

I have a VirtualBox Windows VM configured to use 3 out of 4 processors (see screenshot), but when my computer froze (see description below) recently, I used top and discovered that the VirtualBox ...
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Windows 7 / VirtualBox / VMWare : DNS : local name fails - not even DNS lookup, FQDN works

My problem in short: Entering http://app01:8084/ into the browser does not find my server. Entering http://app01.my.domain.com:8084/ does work. With the localname Wireshark not even captures a DNS ...
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Running Mac in Full Screen in Vmware/Virtual Box in Windows

I need to test an application in Mac.Currently im running Mac in Windows using VirtualBox but it runs windowed and does not support guest additions,so full screen is not possible.Can VMWare player run ...
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Are virtual machine resources available to the host?

I know that when I dedicate HD space to the VM that it can’t be accessed by the host OS, but what about RAM and CPU cores/threads? I always thought that if I dedicate 2 cores and 8 GB of RAM to a VM ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop as local server - ext4-fs error

I have set an Ubuntu 14.04 as a local server. Also I have two identical hdds on RAID1, on md0. I have tested raid configuration and works ok. I installed virtualbox from the official website and keep ...
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can't ping from mac host to windows guest in virtual box

I am trying to ping to the windows 7 guest in virtual machine from mac host. but I get below message ping: sendto: No route to host Request timeout for icmp_seq 5 I set bridged-network in network ...
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Vagrant GUI non-alphanumeric key bindings incorrect

I am starting to use Vagrant to stand up a development environment(want to ensure all teammates are developing on same environment) and seeing as it will be a development environment, I need it to ...
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Can't install Guest Additions - (Missing 'Devices' Menu on host)

The top menu is wrong (Virtualbox 4.2, Windows 7) Shows: File, Machine, Help Expected: File, Machine, Devices, Help
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Slow internet connection speed compared to other hosts in the same network

My home network consists of an ADSL modem, directly connected to the Internet, and two laptops, connected to the modem using wireless cards. One of the laptops uses Microsoft Windows 7 and the other ...
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VirtualBox Windows XP has no local network

I’m trying to set up a Windows XP VirtualBox (with Oracle’s VirtualBox) yet it seems I don’t have drivers. In the guest Windows XP, the network section is empty, typing ipconfig in command prompt does ...
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Cannot connect to sql server express over host-only virtualbox interface

I have set up sql server express 2014 in a Windows 7 virtualbox guest, but I cannot connect to it using the jTDS JDBC driver from my Ubuntu host. I get a Could not retrieve database information error. ...
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oracle virtualbox problems in setup

I have windows 8 pro I was trying to install oracle virtualbox Version 4.3.12. for the genymotion emulator . While installing the installation bar goes till copying files and then suddenly it appears ...
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Cannot install Guest Additions on CentOS virtualbox

Windows 8.1 host, have previously successfully created a Ubuntu virtualbox on it. Now I wanted a CentOS box. Choose Redhat 64 bit and created a virtualbox. Downloaded an iso called ...
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Convert VMDK to LVM

I'm trying to migrate a VM from my laptop to my XEN server. First I used $ vboxmanage clonehd my-disk.vmdk -format RAW mydisk.img Copy to the server and do the following $ kvm-img my-disk.img ...
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How to connect to internet over VPN raised on virtual machine?

I have an PC running Ubuntu, that is connected to the network of my internet provider. To access the internet, one must make a connection using l2tp or ppp, which I have failed to configure on Ubuntu. ...
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Fedora 19: Changing runlevel 3 to 5 and it fails to start in GUI

I've installed Fedora 19 in VirtualBox. During the Installation I had choosed Minimal Installation. So its now working Runlevel 3 and not in GUI. So I did ln -fs ...
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VERR_ACCESS_DENIED error with Virutalised existing linux partition

I have installed both ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 on my harddrive but due to certain circumstances I need to virtualize my linux partition. I have been able to login successfully into it but then ... ...
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Cannot acces in centos 7.0 in virtualbox any pendrive

System is up to date, I did everything as answered here How to access USB pendrive on using VirtualBox? and have not any results. What could cause such behavior?
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VirtualBox Network confusion?

I'm trying to adjust my VirtualBox guest network in order for my guest O/S traffic look like its coming from my Host. Can I do this with NAT? Here's a simpler outlook on what I am trying to achieve ...
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Making a host-only connected virtualbox guest a part of the hosts apache or nginx network

I have an instance of Apache running that hosts a very basic web presence. like this. This URL is resolved to the server host where it serves some simple static content. On this host, there is a ...
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Wireshark - Browser software

I just touched wireshark yesterday from my class. I was told to run wireshark while browsing www.kompas.com, and there is this question that is quite ambiguous. "What browser software shown in ...
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virtualbox (osx host and linux guest), only shared folders with read/write work, those with read only permissions do not

I'm using virtualbox (with osx as the host and linux, debian 7, as the guest). Shared folders with read/write permissions set to automont work fine. But if I set the same folder as shared and ...
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Increase screen resolution in VirtualBox guest without VirtualBox guest additions?

Without VirtualBox guest additions installed, the only screen resolution is 640x480: $ xrandr xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 640 x 480, ...
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Keep VirtualBox vms running even after a logout/crash?

Recently, the nouveau driver crashed on the host system, so X was restarted and all running VirtualBox vms crashed along with it. Is it possible to run VirtualBox vms independent of the current X ...
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unable to access internet from client VM which is connected to another Ubuntu VM acting as a router

I setup 3 ubuntu VMs on virtual box with the following configuration VM1(acting as router with 3 interfaces): interface1: bridged to wireless interface on host system(ubuntu 14.04) for internet ...
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Can I stretch a Remote Desktop session to fill up the entire screen?

I have MS DOS 6.2 installed on a virtual box. Within the virtual box settings I have Remote Desktop enabled as a display output. The host machine is running Linux Mint 17. I access the DOS machine ...
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Installing laravel and homestead on windows 8

For the past few days I have been having a few problems trying to install laravel. I've finally made some bit of progress today when I figured out that I need to have vt-x enabled but I'm still having ...
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Why won't Metasploit open a Meterpreter session?

I'm running Kali Linux in a VirtualBox VM. After starting a malicious local web server using Metasploit, I try to access it on my other PC. But, after connecting to the local IP, my browser just ...
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running a virtual machine with Cent-OS but problems occur

I have a windows 7 OS on my desktop and I have VMware Player installed. I did not use easy install when I created a VM that has Cent-OS installed. When I reboot the VM, I tend to get stuck in this ...
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Virtualbox: getting guest to capture certain key presses

I am using Ubuntu as host system, and CentOS7 as guest system, how, can I send for example certain keypresses or keypresses combination like Alt+Ctrl+F2, but to switch between terminal session in ...
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Windows 8.1 VirtualBox: Mouse cursor is black ugly graphics-error style box

I have installed Windows 8.1 on VirtualBox on Ubuntu 14.04. It works, however I have a problem with the mouse-integration feature of the guest additions (4.3.24). Whenever, the pointer transforms ...
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How can I make a VirtualBox Guest read a SD card in the slot built-in to the laptop?

I’m running Kali Linux in VirtualBox. In order to plug in a device to the “Virtual USB Port”, you must select the “Devices” tab, hover over “USB Devices”, and select the device you require. However, I ...
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Bridging multiple networks with a tinc vpn in virtualbox, won't forward packets properly

I set up a network with some VMs in VirtualBox. It consists of: 1. The host, OS X. It is connected to the Arch VM described in 3. via a host-only adapter. OS X has the IP 172.31.2.100/16. 2. ...
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Distributing workspaces through VM images

I want to get a dev workspace up and running on a local VM and then save its state and distribute it to others to work on the same workspace. How is this possible with VMware or virtual box?
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“An invalid parameter was passed to a service or function” when using a flash drive with Windows 8 inside VirtualBox

How do you fix the error "An invalid parameter was passed to a service or function" when using a flash drive with Windows 8 inside VirtualBox
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Scientific Linux 5.5 hangs at the beginning

We are taking theses days a parallel processing course in college, we are working on scientific linux 5.5 version with MPI, I just imported .ova on the virtual box but unfortunately when am trying to ...
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Virtualbox bridged networking on OVH server

I can't get that working even thou I configured it few times on other machines. Probably it's problem with something ovh-specific, or maybe I just twisted myself hard enough by now. Clean install of ...
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Having trouble building Vagrant bash script

I'm trying to set up a bash script provision to help build my virtual machine with Vagrant, but I'm clearly doing something wrong. Unfortunately the Vagrant docs don't provide any examples more ...
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Network connection error. Data-link layer working. Static/DHCP ip assignment failing, with no connection

Trying to connect two virtual machines through a windows (host) tap adapter. One virtual machine is a pfsense router running on VirtualBox, the other an emulated rapsberry pi running raspbian on qemu. ...
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VM sharing over network

I have an HP ProBook 4530s laptop upgraded to 8GB of RAM. I also have a Pentium III PC with 1GB of RAM. On my HP ProBook I have VirtualBox installed with some virtual machines (Windows XP, PC-BSD and ...
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VirtualBox guest can be pinged fine but pings with high packet loss

I've got a VirtualBox guest Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server running on an OS X Mountain Lion host. The host is hooked up with both wired and wireless and therefore has two IPs; the guest is configured to use ...