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

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Boot Camp, Parallels, VirtualBox Or Fusion? [closed]

Boot Camp, Parallels, VirtualBox Or Fusion? In a recent article on Australian LifeHacker.com they discussed the following question, I trust the SU group more then the anonymous answers from ...
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How can I import an existing .vbox virtual machine in VirtualBox?

How can I import an existing .vbox virtual machine in VirtualBox? The instructions say I can only do this if I have an .ova or .ovf file, but I don't understand this as VirtualBox machines are .vbox ...
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VirtualBox bidirectional clipboard sharing stops working after some time on a Linux guest OS

Clipboard sharing starts working fine, but it stops working after some time (until I reboot the machine). From what I understand sometimes the guest additions stop working. I read that I should see ...
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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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Can't ping guest OS in VirtualBox, but guests can ping host

Host OS: Windows 7 Guest OS: Ret Hat Linux (RHEL 6) and Windows 7 I want to connect to both guest OSes. I tried to ping both guests, but it is not working. Both guests can ping my Windows 7 host ...
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How to input hash (#) symbol to terminal?

I'm running Ubuntu Server as a virtual machine (using VirtualBox) on my mac. Normally on the Mac, I'd press alt + 3 to input the hash (#) sybmol. However, if I do this in my Ubuntu Server's console, ...
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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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mount gives unknown filesystem type 'vboxsf'

I'm getting an error message mount: unknown filesystem type 'vboxsf' when trying to mount a shared folder on my guest Ubuntu machine. I have a Windows 7 machine running 4.1.22V Oracle VM VirtualBox. ...
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VirtualBox: How can I add (mount) a ISO image file from command-line?

There was before in VirtualBox command-line a command with this syntax: VBoxManage controlvm <VM> dvdattach <filename> So attaching (inserting) a CD/DVD was as easy as: VBoxManage ...
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Should I enable Intel Virtualization and VT-d?

I have an Intel Core Duo P8600 and use Virtualbox. Virtual box some settings about virtualization. My question is should I enable Intel Virtualization and VT-d? I found that they were both disabled....
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Why can't I connect to my VirtualBox using Remote Desktop?

Here is my setup: Everything in running on a single machine, under Mac OS X Snow Leopard. I am running Windows 7 in VirtualBox 3.0.10. In the VirtualBox settings, under Display, Remote Display, I ...
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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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Is there any easy way to copy from a VirtualBox Guest to the Host?

I have Windows 7 and use VirtualBox. I have installed Ubuntu Server as a Guest. Is there any easy way where I can copy text in the Ubuntu Server terminal to my Windows 7 host? And also doing the same ...
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why does Virtualbox use 15-20% CPU when VM is paused?

I run VirtualBox 3.1 on Ubuntu with a Win XP guest. I have noticed to my surprise that when I pause the VM (its screen grays out) VirtualBox continues using 15-20% of the host's CPU. Is this normal ...
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Virtualbox: How to access web server on guest OS from the host OS?

After a lot of RTFM'ing and reading forums, I am still having problems and need some advice. I use Virtualbox on Ubuntu and installed a Centos server as a guest. My problem is that I cannot access the ...
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Tuning Windows 7 for use in a VM

I'm running Windows 7 in a VirtualBox Virtual Machine, and would like to make it run in a more streamlined fashion. I'll be using the install primarily for testing web apps, and have no need for it ...
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Oracle VirtualBox - Unable to update to Windows 10

I'm using Oracle VirtualBox 5 and my virtual Windows offered an Update to Windows 10 today, but it stops saying: VirtualBox Graphics Adapter The display manufacturer hasn't made your display ...
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how to access samba on a guest Linux behind the VirtualBox NAT?

On my laptop, I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 under WinXP using VirtualBox 3.1.2. I want a setup where: The guest can freely access the internet. The host can access the guest files via Samba. The setup ...
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Can't access rails server on VM from host

I have a rails server on virtual machine and I need to access localhost from host. I've tried both NAT (by port forwarding - port 80 and 3000 on the guest side) and bridged adapter but nothing seems ...
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Virtual Box error after creating new VM

I have followed several tutorials thinking I was doing something wrong while installing virtual machines using VirtualBox. It is important to say that I'm running Virtual Box on Windows 8.1 The ...
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virtual box stuck at “starting virtual machine” 0%

After upgrading to virtualbox 4.2.16 all of my VMs get stuck at launch. I tried downgrading to 4.1.26, but I still get the same problem. Screenshots: (not enough rep to post images) When I ...
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SSH into VirtualBox Guest: Connection Refused

Setup Windows 7 64-bit host OS running VirtualBox 4.2, with Ubuntu 12.04 guest OS. OpenSSH server is installed and running (ssh -v localhost connects locally in the guest machine). Can SSH to ...
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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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VirtualBox: Host OS processor is spiked while guest OS virtual processor is idle?

I'm running Windows XP 32-bit on Windows Vista 64-bit with VirtualBox 3.0.6. Whenever I run the XP VM, Vista (host) reports 100% cpu utilization even though XP (guest) reports between 1-5% cpu ...
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Two internet connections on a single computer (host to ethernet, virtualbox to dial-up)

UPDATE 4: After trying what JohnnyVegas suggested, I connected the dongle to the host machine, it wanted to install it's drivers, I cancelled the installation. I removed all network connections from ...
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Fixing Command + Tab on Virtual Box

I've got Mac OS X 10.8 with VirtualBox installed. I'm running Windows 7 as a virtual machine. When I'm in Windows, I find that Command+Tab doesn't work, and I was wondering if I can fix it to still ...
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Capturing a window image or taking a screen shot in a Windows XP virtual machine running in Virtual Box on a MacBook pro?

I've got a MacBookPro (no external keyboard, just the built-in laptop keyboard) and I'm running Virtual Box. My virtual machine is Windows XP and I'd like to capture an image of a window (or the whole ...
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failed to start Virtual Device in Oracle Virtual Box

I was tired to do everything indicated on net. I am using Genymotion to start virtual device but when i start device it's gives me that error Note: When i start virtual operating System Linux it's ...
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How to connect from Windows 7 to localhost on Ubuntu VirtualBox?

My host OS is Windows 7 I'm running a (Django development) server on Ubuntu 10.04 in VirtualBox. I want to connect to that server (through my browser) on my Windows host. How can I do that?
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VMWare vs VirtualBox …what I should use [closed]

what I should using to work with linux on windows ... I don't know ! ... but I tried VirtualBox and VmWare what's the differents and which are the feutures
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Getting 1920x1080 resolution or 16:9 aspect ratio on Ubuntu or Linux Mint

I am running Ubuntu and Linux Mint in VMWare. In the display settings, none of the 16:9 aspect ratio resolutions are available, including the commonly used 1920x1080 resolution. How can I enable this?
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Virtualbox No suitable module for running kernel found

I use remote machine ubuntu 12.04 (console only) Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS i have some strange kernel uname -a Linux 2.6.38.2-grsec-xxxx-grs-ipv6-64 #1 SMP Fri Apr ...
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VirtualBox: How to sync host and guest time?

The time in my guest VM is faster than the host time by about 20-30 minutes. What can can I do so that the time in the guest is the same as on the host?
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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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Cannot boot after vhd hard drive is resized in VirtualBox

In Windows 7, I set up another Windows 7 VM in VirtualBox. It worked great. Then, I needed to increase the vhd HD size. So, I used VBoxManage utility to do that with the following comment: VBoxManage ...
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VirtualBox - VT-x is being used by another hypervisor

OS: Windows 7 x64 VirtualBox: 4.3.14 & 4.3.15 CPU: i5-3570 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77M-D3H I receive the error below when I try to run a virtual machine with Enable VT-x/AMD-V on. With this ...
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What is the different between sdelete -c and -z?

I've learned from this article to use sdelete as a step to shrink VDI file: sdelete -c c: But what does the -c ('Clean free space' as described by its help text) mean? Doesn't it write free space ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu VM doesn't automatically sync time with host even with Guest Additions installed

I'm running a Ubuntu VM with VirtualBox and I have both the dkms and virtualbox-guest-additions packages installed. I read in this answer that the system clock should sync with the host automatically ...
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Is there a way to simulate a network outage for running VMs VirtualBox?

I have several guest VMs configured to use internal networking. Is there a way to simulate a network outage on specific VM interfaces while the guests are running? Edit: I really need a command ...
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Network adapters in Virtualbox virtual machines

When setting up a virtual machine with Virtualbox, in the Network configuration section it is possible to select from various emulated adapters: The default one, automatically selected at the VM ...
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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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Does VirtualBox support line in and the microphone?

I am running windows 7 on my host which has the microphone working just fine but I cannot get the mic to work under any guest (I have tried Ubuntu 10.4 and Windows XP). I am beginning to think that ...
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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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How to run Android-x86 4.2 iso on VM VirtualBox?

I installed oracle VM virtualBox on Win7,then I downloaded android-x86-4.2-20121225.iso from Android-x86 - Porting Android to x86.After I installed Android x86-4.2 on VirtualBox from iso and creating ...
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How do I record the VirtualBox screen to a file?

I'm using non-OSE VirtualBox which seems to support recording the VM screen to a file. VBoxHeadless -c -f record.avi -s myvm But somehow it complains with the following message: Failed to load ...
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Use NVidia GPU from VirtualBox?

How do I make the VirtualBox guest use the NVidia graphics? Host setup: Windows 7 x64 NVidia Optimus In NVIDIA Control Panel, I explicitly selected High-performance NVIDIA processor for: C:\...
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Can't install Windows 98 SE in virtualbox - SUWIN caused a General Protection Fault in module <unknown>

I get this error when installing Windows 98 Second Edition on virtualbox. my host is Mac OsX. the guest settings are the following: Base memory: 64 MB Boot Order: Floppy, Optical, Hard Disk ...
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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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Unable to boot Ubuntu 64-bit in Virtualbox on Mac OS X

I have latest generation Macbook Pro 7.1 (Intel Core 2 Duo) running Mac OS X 10.6.6. I installed Virtuabox 4.0.2 and tried to boot Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit iso. The boot options screen from the live CD ...
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How to use Oracle VirtualBox' remote display feature?

I can't use Oracle VirtualBox remote display feature. I have host OS of Fedora 15 PAE. This OS is running Virtual Box with the same guest OS (Fedora 15). The network driver of virtual box is in ...