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

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Read Leap Motion tracking data from guest VM on host machine using WebSockets and VirtualBox

Ok, so I am trying to get the tracking data from my Leap Motion from inside a Virtual Machine and use the tracking data on my host machine. Guest OS: Ubuntu, using VirtualBox Host OS: Windows 8.1 I ...
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How to avoid CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION errors with VirtualBox inside VMWare

I have the same setup as described here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17175696/running-vagrant-inside-vmware-vm Now I'm frequently getting BSOD with a CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION error and ...
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How to use Virtual Box with a Disk image created with Norton Ghost?

I was given a file with "sv2i" extension and a couple of "v2i" files. According to my search, it is a disk image created with Norton Ghost. I converted the sv2i file to a vmdk file, which apparently ...
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Unable to connect to internet with VirtualBox?

Earlier, I was using multiple instances of Virtual Machines running Linux Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox. They were working fine, with internet connectivity, etc. However, I then created a new Virtual ...
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Setting up networking Ubuntu on VirtualBox with Host-Only networking

I'm having difficulty getting host-only networking working right on Virtual Box. My intention is to have all my VMs on 192.168.1.x and my host on 192.168.0.1. On my guest machine, I am unable to ...
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Not able to acces internet in an Ubuntu Guest in a Windows host using Oracle VIrtual Box

My Machine is a WIndows 7 enterprise edition. The network in my institution is setup in such a way that Mac Addesses have to be registered in the system to work. I installed the plain and vanilla ...
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Should I compress the harddisk file in a virtual machine?

I have a virtual machine with Windows 7 32-bit installed, and the host is Windows 7 64-bit. I have chosen dynamically resizeable VDI disk image. After installing Windows on the disk image, it is about ...
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Recover files from differential virtualbox image file

I have a virtual machine managed by VirtualBox, I've created 3 snapshots. after a hard problem, I can't run the virtual box and it's debian os didn't boot anymore. I tried to backup files using ...
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init.d control script for virtualbox VM

I have an Ubuntu server on which a Virtualbox virtual machine needs to be running at all times. The VMs are administered by a specific user VMAdmin which has no admin privileges. I need to create a ...
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How can I make Time Machine back up my virtual machines?

It seems Time Machine only checks the size of a file and not the date modified to back up. I have a Windows Virtual box and it does not back it up even though the date modified has changed since the ...
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virtualbox connecting server and client

so I want to finally set up my home virtual environment.. basically just a Windows server machine and a client Windows 7. I tried to do it couple of times already, but after setting up the server I ...
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Xampp error, port 80 in use with PID 4 in virtualbox

I noticed there is a lot of information about port 80 errors with xampp, however, there is not much information about this error on virtualbox. On my main computer, xampp works perfect. On my ...
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Static IP received from ISP, want to assign it to my OpenBSD VM

I have a virtual machine setup with OpenBSD that I am using to for playing around with and I wanted to assign one of the static IPs from the block I received from Comcast to the machine. I have a ...
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Sharing a VirtualBox image … clone, export, or copy?

I'd like to share a VirtualBox image with other developers, similar to this question: How to share a VirtualBox image? There seem to be three basic answers to that question: Copy the entire VM ...
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How to rename a VirtualBox virtual machine (VM)?

How can I change the virtual machine's display name (displayed at the left-side pane of VirtualBox QT gui)? I can't see any "rename" text in right-click menu. I am using VirtualBox 4.3.14 on Linux.
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.DSK to .vdi or other Virtual box supported format

Is there any way to convert dsk files to any usable format for virtual box? Is this type of conversion possible or not?
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Ubuntu virtualbox host connection issues

im very new to the server world and trying to follow a book which i should be learning about Magento with but it describes a way of setting up a virtual machine using oracles Virtualbox and installing ...
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How much RAM should I put aside for ubuntu virtual machine

I currently have windows 8 in my laptop with 4 gb RAM.. I recently installed the virtual machine of ubuntu. Now I need to run a tool whose memory requirements are as follows : 1) Atleast 5 gb RAM 2) ...
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Route traffic from local network to VirtualBox host-only adapter

For a test I need to allow routing from my local network to a guest inside a VirtualBox. The guest already have outside access. So far I enabled ip forwarding on my local machine (OSX 10.9) and added ...
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Use host-only network adapter in VirtualBox

I'm using OSX 10.9.4 as host, VirtualBox 4.3.14 and Windows 7 as the guest VM. Using NAT network mode works fine. But host-only networking never worked. I'm fairly new to using VirtualBox and VM's. ...
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SSHing into a Ubuntu VM instance

I have an Ubuntu VM instance running on my laptop. Both Host and VM run the same OS - Ubuntu 12.04. I tried to ssh from host like ssh username@<VM-IP> It tries for some time and then says ...
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Developing within VMs across multiple machines(Virtual box)

Recently I've developed a need to work within a few virtual machines. If I want to work on a different machine I've actually been copying it back and forth and it is a pain to do and causes issues. ...
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Lenovo T400 virtualization fails despite set in BIOS

T400 virtualization fails despite set in BIOS I found this post http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Edge-S-series/Hardware-Virtualisation-on-E520-with-i5-2540M-2-6GHz/td-p/608633 when I searched on ...
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Internet does on connect on Ubuntu as Virutalbox guest on Windows 7

I have ubuntu 12.04 running on virtual box on Windows host. I have been using it for last couple of months and internet was working absolutely fine until couple of days back. The internet speed within ...
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Extending LVM partition on Virtualbox/Ubuntu

I stupidly created a dynamic disk when I created a VM. The disk has been converted to Fixed and the size upped to 20GB. I booted into a GParted live CD and extended the partition up to the maximum. ...
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Cannot import .ova

I'm trying to import an .ova file into my VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bits), but when I do this I get the following error: Failed to import appliance /media/USB/Respaldo 11 (Armando)/SW/Maquinas ...
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Virtualize a server into a vm image for testing

I need to run some tests before deployment on an environment as close to my production server as possible. How can I virtualize the current installation into VM image to be able to run some of my ...
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ARCH boot error from USB:modprobe: FATAL: Could not load /lib/modules/3.15.5-2-ARCH/modules.deb, no such file or directory

I am following the (32-bit) ARCH installation tutorial on http://wideaperture.net/blog/?p=3851 This works fine on VirtualBox. No issues. However, when I repeat the process on a real hardware with ...
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Virtualbox, Windows 7, how do I remove “ATA Device” from msinfo32 and Device Manager?

In Virtualbox, you can change the hard drive or DVD name, manufacturer, serial, etc. (Virtualbox manual, 9.9.2.). However, the friendly name always ends with "ATA Device", after the normal formula of ...
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How to boot on linux partition from a windows xp partition with virtual box?

I have a local disk with 3 partitions. One is partitioned in windows xp while the other is partitioned in linux mint. I am running my system in windows xp. How can I boot in virtual box the linux ...
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Linux Mint Hostname Incorrect in Router Config?

I just setup my Linux Mint machine and am connected via Xfinity router (Comcast) via Ethernet connection. My computer name is set to "My-Name-Linux-Mint" but when I view "Connected Devices", the ...
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Linux 64bit on Virtual Box with window 7 profession 64 bit

I have HP ProBook 450 G1 Laptop with Window 7 Professional. It is Intel Core i7 and it claim it has Virtualization Technology. But I can't find it in Bios to enable it. Now I installed Oracle Virtual ...
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Not able to get network configuration on a Ubuntu guest running on Virtual Box on a Mac OS X host

I have VirtualBox 4.3.12 and I am trying to use a Ubuntu 13.04 guest on a Mac OS X Mavericks host. I used to be able to do Host-only networking on my VM till I tried to get Bridged Networking working ...
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Vagrant vbox 45-50% CPU usage

I am running a headless Ubuntu server box on my Windows 7 64 bit PC with Vagrant. My PC has 8 GB ram and Intel Dual Core 3.16Ghz E8500 processor and PAE. The problem is that VBox routinely uses btw ...
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Unable to find expand option in virtualbox

I have a ubuntu installed in my virtual box which is running out of space I am following this to solve my problem,the command given below worked fine VBoxManage.exe modifyhd ...
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Can't connect to Virtualbox web server (using Bridged Network)

The host is using CentOS 7 (from DVD ISO). I installed Apache (yum install httpd) and made sure the service is running. I've tried restarting the service and the guest machine itself, however I still ...
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How to use independent, persistent disk à la VMWare in VirtualBox?

VMware has the concept of "dependent disk" (snapshots are made and used along with the virtual machine), "independent persistent disk" (disk has his own state, no snapshot), "independent non ...
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E_FAIL (0x80004005) when running Linux through Windows 8 Virtualbox

I wanted to run Linux through my Winows 8.1 machine using VirtualBox as hypervisor. After I tried adding Ubuntu (or Fedora, on another instance) to the list of virtual machines, I clicked Start, but ...
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Making program installations on Win7 completely removable

So I'm pretty meticulous when it comes to Windows installations and I really like to know what exactly is installed on my computer and why it's there. However, over time, it seems that my every ...
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Seamless Mode and Auto Resize Guest Display are grayed out (disabled) - VirtualBox

I am using VirtualBox version 4.3.12 and I am using a freshly installed Windows 8.1 VM, but for some reason i cant get it to go into seamless mode. I have seen that some people have said that i need ...
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ScanDisk (ChkDsk) on shared folders on Virtual Machines: is it needed?

Scenario: Windows XP SP3 running on Virtual Machine (VM) guest (VirtualBox). A host's shared folder, say d:\VMSharing. The guest VM has some file(s) in use from that shared folder (so he is ...
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How to Change Resolution in Virtual Box for Ubuntu 14.04?

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 in VM Virtual Box but when I'm shifting to full screen I'm not getting full screen resolution ! is there any way that we don't feel any difference between real installed ...
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Puphpet, Vagrant and Nginx custom locations

I'm trying to add some custom Nginx locations to a Vagrant Puphpet config.yaml file and it seams I cannot find the correct format for that. I searched for it but no luck. Did anybody already did this ...
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AndroVM-About WhatsApp settings and Background processes of the AndroVM

I'm using AndroVM on Virtual-box. And I have a question about WhatsApp and the emulator itself. In windows I use BlueStacks and there inside WhatsApp I have settings icon to customize WhatsApp such ...
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Erratic PHPStorm file corruption in samba share after VM Ubuntu update

I have a Virtual Machine that I use constantly for my development projects. I work on Mac OSX, but have my development environment on a virtual Ubuntu. Before today, it was 12.04, but I just updated ...
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Is it possible to set the host's playback device with VirtualBox?

I'm using VirtualBox version 4.3.12r93733 on a Windows 7 host with a Windows 7 guest, and I'm wondering if it's possible to change the audio playback device for VirtualBox on the host? It doesn't ...
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VBoxNetFlt causes slow hibernation

Basically my pc used to be quite fast hibernating (10-14 seconds), but then it became VERY slow (3-5 minutes). Resuming from hibernation is as fast as ever though. I got tired and decided to use ...
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Missing Ethernet Adapter in ipconfig with VirtualBox

I have two web development environments, one on a laptop and one on a desktop. I have setup my laptop to use DHCP but also to maintain a static IP so that I can consistently connect to Samba with the ...
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Mac OS X Mavericks - IconServicesAgent memory usage started to grow (leaks?)

Recently I found that IconServicesAgent began to grow up to 130-200Mb but before it was max 6Mb.. As far as I remeber last things that I was installing were Vagrant and Virtualbox. Not sure that ...
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virtualbox cannot detect usb flash drive on a linux host

I have linux operating system and i installed virtualbox on it. The problem is when i insert a usb to my computer, the linux os detects it but not in the virtualbox. Does anyone knows how to fix this? ...