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

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Using Samba to share a folder from a Linux guest with a Windows host in VirtualBox

I would like to share a folder from a Linux Guest with a Windows host (with read and write access if possible) in VirtualBox. I read in these two links: here and here that it's possible to do this ...
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Error while installing virtualbox

I am running debian 7 and trying to install virtualbox using: sudo apt-get install virtualbox and getting this output: Selecting previously unselected package virtualbox. Unpacking virtualbox ...
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Manual clone/recreate virtual disk

I am trying to clone a virtual disk image in a fairly manual fashion. The overview of my methodology so far is as follows: Create virtual machine in VirtualBox with 120GB HDD (hypervisor and HDD ...
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Transferring VirtualBox Virtual Machines to another computer

Is there any way to transfer VirtualBox VMs, with their operating system and all their files intact, to another computer?
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Change resolution from command line in virtual box

In virtual box, how can I change the screen resolution from the command line? (Or if there's one for any type of computer, that might work too).
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installing on a physical drive with virtualbox/Windows

How can I install a guest system on a physical drive/partition in virtualbox running on a Windows host ?
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How do I change the space I allocated to my virtual hard drive in VirtualBox?

I have a Windows 7 64-bit virtual machine running inside VirtualBox. When I first setup the system I gave the virtual hard drive 20GB of space to work with, but I also set it to dynamically expand (or ...
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How much hard drive space should I give my Windows 7 Virtual Machine?

I'm going to reformat my computer today and install Linux Mint on it. I developer on a .NET stack mainly for work and home, but I hate using Windows (go figure). What specs do I need for Visual ...
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Ubuntu in Virtualbox - WEBrick web server very slow when using local IP address

I'm using Ubuntu (Lucid Lynx) to learn Ruby On Rails. I'm running Ubuntu in VirtualBox (the host is Windows 7 Ultimate), using bridged networking. When I run my Rails app and point the browser at it ...
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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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Forcing monitor resolution in VirtualBox VM on Linux Guest

I am working in a VirtualBox 4 VM running Slackware-current. I have added an external monitor, and am attempting to set up both of them to run in their native resolutions, but am having no luck. I am ...
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Ubuntu Linux server - set file permissions for VirtualBox shared folder

I have Ubuntu server with Apache 2, PHP, and various DBMSs running in VirtualBox on my Mac host for my web development work. To easily create/edit the files I'm working on, I mounted a directory from ...
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How can I make my Virtualbox Vista see my USB device (iPad)?

I have the latest VirtualBox. I have filters for the iPad. But it does not show up in my virtual Windows vista My Computer screen or virtual iTunes. When I try to right click the little USB icon and ...
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Converting existing PC into a VM with Virtual Box

I'd like to convert my laptop (Windows Vista) into a VirtualBox VM. I think there is a utility for VMWare, but is it possible to do with Virtual Box? Also, do I need another (host) PC to run the ...
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How to permanently disable mouse integration in Virtualbox?

The "mouse integration" feature in Virtualbox is pretty handy in most cases, but I need to have it disabled. Unfortunately, it looks like I have to press Host+I at every boot of the virtual machine. ...
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VirtualBox running Ubuntu is slow (Mac OS X host)

My MacBook Pro is generally a fast machine (3.06 Ghz Core 2 Duo, 8GB of RAM, 7200RPM hard drive) but VirtualBox 3.2.6 running Ubuntu 10.04 is just too slow compared to VMWare. What can I fiddle with ...
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Configuring VirtualBox host only networking: OSX host, Ubuntu guest

SOLVED: I got this working by reconfiguring the vbox network settings to 192.168.21.19 (in VirtualBox -> Preferences -> Network) and commenting the line specifying a gateway as it's not needed (no ...
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How compatible are VMWare and VirtualBox?

At my workplace, everyone uses VMware Player (and some people have licenses for Workstation). We frequently share VMs to save time on development setup. However, I would really like to take advantage ...
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Slow speed with shared folders in VirtualBox

I'm using VirtualBox 3 on my Ubuntu 9.04 desktop, and I've got a VM with Windows XP sp3 mapping my ~/Documents folder as a shared folder. The virtualised Windows is mapping My Documents to the shared ...
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How can I lower the resolution on Windows 7 boot & login screen?

This may be an odd question to ask because usually it's the other way around. The reason to why I want to do this is because I want to use Windows 7 on Virtual Box in seamless mode, and I don't need ...
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Is there any performance difference between the VMDK and VDI virtual disk formats with Virtual Box?

In virtual box 3.0.2 is there any performance difference between using the native VDI virtual disk format and the VMDK virtual disk format?
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Multiple monitors with virtual machine

Is it possible to use multiple monitors with Windows Virtual PC 2007? If not, are there any other virtual machines that do support multiple monitors?
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virtualbox snapshot size

I've started using Windows 7 under VirtualBox on an Ubuntu 10.10 host. I took about 6 snapshots over the course of setting up the VM from the Windows restore image that came with the computer. My ...
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Windows Virtual Machines will not run

I'm trying to setup a few virtual machines to use for testing websites in the various old versions of IE. I had Microsoft Virtual PC working on an older machine using XP mode and 2 other VHD's from ...
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apt-get behind proxy on VirtualBox Ubuntu

how can I set apt-get to work behind proxy?
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Can't find the right Ubuntu Server ISO for VirtualBox

I have been trying all morning to find the right Ubuntu Server (12.04) ISO to use for installing an Ubuntu guest OS on my VBox VM. Here are the relevant stats: Host Machine: AMD 64-bit Host OS: ...
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Virtualbox, merging snapshots and base disk

I have a virtual machine with about 30 snapshots in branches. The current development path is 22 snapshots plus the base disk. The amount of files is seemingly having an impact now on IO and the dev ...
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Disable Windows Key hotkeys when using Virtualbox

I'm currently running a VirtualBox of Arch Linux with Windows 7 x64 as the host. In Arch, I use dwm for window management. As dwm is heavily dependent on hotkeys, I've used the Alt key as its META key ...
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Are virtual machines performant enough to be a primary workstation?

I have a MacBook Pro through my employer, but I prefer to spent most of my day in Linux. Will running Linux in a virtual machine (e.g. VirtualBox) in full-screen mode be enough slower than running it ...
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Virtualbox - Install Guest Additions over again every time Linux kernel updates

I have Ubuntu running as a Virtualbox, and every time it upgrades the kernel, the Guest Additions stop working. The install process in Linux requires using a virtual CD, running scripts from the ...
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can a VirtualBox VM run on different hardware?

I have created a VM using VirtualBox on 'A' hardware configuration. Can I expect correct working of this VM if I copy the VM hard drive image and use it on a different hardware configuration 'B'?
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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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VMWare VM's network card not working after VirtualBox installed

I use VMWare workstation and have had no problems with my virtual machines and bridging the network card. However, I installed Virtualbox to check it out and ever since I can't establish a network ...
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VirtualBox: VPN networking test environment

I want to setup VirtualBox instances of Ubuntu guest to make a VPN test network. The host is Windows 7 Ultimate. My hope is to setup a VirtualBox instance which represents a gateway for the test ...
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Premade Virtualbox images

Long story short, I am trying to find a pre-made Linux development environment for VirtualBox so I don't have to worry about installing a distro, getting all packages installed, and so forth, since ...
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Why can't I chown a VirtualBox shared directory?

I'm trying to recursively chown a VirtualBox shared folder, but I can't get it to work: $ ls -lah total 16K drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4.0K Aug 1 2012 . drwxr-xr-x 23 root root 4.0K Jul 21 2012 ...
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Virtualbox Linux host: Pass non-recognized USB device through to Windows guest

I'm running Virtualbox 4.1.2 (with the corresponding extension pack) on an up-to-date Ubuntu 11.10 host with Windows XP as a guest. I have a National Instruments USB-6251 device which I would like to ...
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How can I cause a VirtualBox VM (running Ubuntu) to run a command upon resuming its state?

I am running a few Ubuntu VMs on a MacBook Pro host. Whenever I pause a VM or save its state to disk, the next time I restart it, the system clock goes out of sync. Is there a way for the VM to know ...
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Bridged vs. NAT: a Virtualbox and VMWare Comparison

I installed VMWare Workstation 7.1.x and Virtualbox 4.0.8 on two different hosts, so I could compare. I set the virtual network adapter on both to NAT, which was successful for both. The result: ...
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How should I virtualise my workstation?

Soon my fancy new 120GB SSD will arrive for my laptop workstation I use for PHP development and other misc tasks. I really don't want to bog it down with heaps of software, so my current plan is to ...
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exporting a virtualbox VDI to a harddrive to boot it natively

I have a VirtualBox 3.1.2 image of Debian 5.0.2 running on Windows XP SP3. I would like to export that Debian image to a USB harddrive such that I could boot to that drive and run it natively. Is that ...
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Virtualbox 3.0 is very slow, any way to fix it?

I upgraded to Virtualbox 3.0 and then 3.0.2. I use Vista as a host and Ubuntu as the guest. In Virtualbox 2.0 I was able to run Ubuntu with standard desktop effects. After upgrading I noticed that ...
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What are the differences between VirtualBox and VMware Workstation?

I am planning to download a virtual machine and I'm confused which to download. If any one know more about virtual machines please give me a quick solution. If there is other virtual machines better ...
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VirtualBox 4.3.20 stops working after Windows Update [duplicate]

I have a current version of VirtualBox 4.3.20, but after the latest Windows 7 update on Dec. 11th, 2014, it cannot open any virtual machine. First, it would not open the program at all. After a ...
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Ubuntu on Oracle VirtualBox: Shared folders

I looked at this question, but it didn't help. I'm running Windows 7 as a host with Ubuntu 10.10 as a guest with VBox 4.0. I want to have a shared directory between the two. I have installed Guest ...
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What is the world's smallest-footprint LAMP stack? [closed]

What is the world's absolute smallest known VMWare/VirtualBox image supporting basic Apache/PHP/MySQL functionality? Before or after compression.
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Windows 8 Screen Resolution in VirtualBox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add a display mode to a VirtualBox VM? I am using VirtualBox to run windows 8 while I test it out. All of my other virtual machines (i.e. Windows XP a Ubuntu) ...
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How to transfer files from Host OS to guest OS running on VirtualBox?

I am trying to transfer files from my Host OS (Windows 7) to Guest OS (CentOS) running on VirtualBox. I tried using pscp but it gives the error: More than one remote source not supported I tried ...
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Can I move a VirtualBox vdi from Windows to OS X?

I have a Windows 7 machine with VirtualBox 4+ installed. It runs a couple of virtual machines (Windows XP, Ubuntu, ...) and some of them have a few shared drives (No two machines with shared drives ...
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dual monitor linux guest in virtualbox

I read that the newer VirtualBox supports Linux guests with dual monitors. I'm able to get two monitors to start when I start my Arch VM, but I cannot get Xorg to span to the 2nd monitor. They ...