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

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can't reach domain controller when internet interface is enabled

What I want: -Windows Server 2008 R2 guest acting as Domain Controller, internet access optional -Windows 7 guest joined to the domain, with internet access. My setup is this: Server network adapter ...
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Access my own Virtualbox' services?

Basic newbie question and I did search a bit. I have Windows 7, installed Virtualbox, installed Ubuntu 14.04 in it. It runs fine and I can sudo apt-get just fine. What I want it for is its LAMP ...
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VirtualBox host key does not work on different keyboards

My Host key is Pause. When I setup Host key value I press the key and VB shows me a right key name. Seems like it can recognize the key! Then when I try to control my vm it does not work at all. When ...
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How to convert .img to usable VirtualBox format

I have a .img file for Windows 1, and I need to turn it into something which I can use in VirtualBox, such as an ISO, or turning it into a bootable virtual disk for an ICT project. If you need any ...
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VirtualBox bidirectional clipboard sharing stops working after some time

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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Oracle Virtual Box connecting USB Device

Oracle Virtual box (v 4.3.4 r 91027) installed on a Windows 7 x64 throws a Failed to attach USB device STMicroelectronics STM32 STLink[0100] to the virtual machine .. .. is busy with previous ...
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using Virtual box VDI as usb stick

I have ubuntu installed on a virtual box , I installed a software named XYZ on it, Now I want to make this VDI file burn on a USB so I can install it on any PC, is this possible? my main goal is that ...
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What are the differences between OVF-Version 0.9, 1.0 and 2.0?

I have Virtualbox 4.3 and want to export different VMs because I'm recover my computer. When I want to export a VM I can choose between OVF-Format-Version 0.9; 1.0; 2.0 But what are the differences ...
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Connect to external VPN from an Ubuntu Guest machine on Virtual Box

I have the folding VirtualBox setup: My host machine running a Kubuntu 14.04. My guest machine is running Kubuntu 14.04 as well. My host machine is connected to office A’s LAN and has access to ...
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How to open .VHDX files in virtualbox?

I used disk2vhd by microsoft so I tried to create a new virtualbox using it and I got this error Failed to open the hard disk C:\Users\user\Documents\Virtual Box Images\win7vir.VHDX Could not open ...
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Execute Virtual Box Shared Folder Mount on Startup on Cent OS 7

I try to execute a mount command on startup in Cent OS 7. With FSTabs it did not work, so I tried the following: Creating the folder vbox-shared-folder-mount.service with the following content: ...
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Kernel panic from Linux Mint guest in VirtualBox: “Attempted to kill init!”, “Some program might be trying to access hardware directly”

I have a Asus X201E netbook with preinstalled Windows 8 64 bit. I wanted to install there Linux on Virtual Machine. I installed Virtualbox 4.3.0, downloaded newest Mint - Mint 15 32 bit. So, my host ...
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How to change fixed size VDI with modifyhd command in Windows?

I'm trying to figure out how to change the size of a VDI file. I'm new to VirtualBox, and I got a lot to learn. But I think I got the hang of the basics. I have already installed Windows 7 as my first ...
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How to simulate network attacks in GNS3 installed in guest OS

I need to simulate network attacks in simulated network created in GNS3 software. From what I heard I could host linux kali in virtual box and than get GNS3 to use it. The problem is the GNS3 itself ...
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Why Virtual Box won't give me option to create 64 bits guests?

My host is x64 bits Windows 8.1. I downloaded the latest Virtual Box (4.3) and I'm trying to create a VM with a 64 bits Ubuntu OS (ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-amd64). When I go to New VM wizard, it ...
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Virtual Box fail load virtual machine E_FAIL (0x80004005)

I have Xubuntu VM on VirtualBox 4.3.18 on Windows 7 Service pack 1 with some updates. Error message is: Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005) Component: Machine Interface: IMachine ...
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How to create a VirtualBox guest install of Windows 7 Ultimate that connects directly to my router

I’m trying to get my Oracle Virtual Box machine running a guest Windows 7 Ultimate to connect directly into the router that I have connected to my host machine which is also running Windows 7 ...
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How do I access Virtualbox internal IP from host machine?

I've been trying to learn more about security by following http://www.pentesterlab.com/bootcamp/week2/, but I'm struggling to access my VM's internal IP localhost from the host machine. I'm able to ...
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Virtualbox not installing because of kernel version mismatch in fedora 20

I am using this answer to install Vbox,The only problem I have is with kernel version in the second part of that answer it tells output of uname -rm and rpm -qa kernel | sort -V | tail -n 1 ...
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Is there a way to disable the start button in a Virtual Box VM?

Anyone know of a way to disable the windows key from launching the start menu in a windows XP Virtual Box VM? I am in seamless mode and I keep pressing it by accident when I want my computer's start ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 in VirtualBox: disk performance drops with more than 1 CPU

I'm running VirtualBox 4.3.18 on OSX 10.9.5 . I install Ubuntu Server 14.04 64bit and performed this basic disk write test: dd if=/dev/zero of=bigfile bs=1024 count=5000000 Setup of host (MacBook ...
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Getting kernel panic on Mac OS Snow Leopard by Hazard.iso on Windows 8 and VirtualBox [closed]

I am trying to install Mac OS on Windows 8.1 Pro x64. And I am getting some error. My requirements for Mac OS on VirtualBox: Ram=1934 Mb Cpu=2 Gpu=128 Mb Acceleration=3B Sata=20 GB
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Will running a Virtual Machine on an SSD degrade its lifespan?

Since Virtual Machines tend to write their data to one specific virtual disk--therefore on one specific part of the disk--will running a virtual machine degrade the lifespan of the cells on the ssd? ...
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How to ensure that I will Not lose my wifi connection after installing Oracle Virtual Box?

I just installed Windows 7. I had installed genymotion for android development. It came with Oracle Virtual Box. I had installed it and after a few minutes of use, I lost wifi connection on the ...
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Getting an old USB device (projector) to work through a VM

I have an AIPTEK T20 Pocket Cinema projector (which I bought in 2009, and officially went out of production in 2012). It used to work back in the day when I had Windows XP installed on my computer. ...
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Virtualbox: getting host to capture certain key presses

I'm using VirtualBox on Ubuntu 9.10 with Windows XP as the guest OS. It's pretty annoying that when I in guest OS - I can't switch virtual desktops(workspaces) on the host(Ubuntu) by pressing ...
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Incorrect keyboard mapping on Ubuntu under VirtualBox

I installed Ubuntu under VirtualBox on my Windows 7 machine. All is working okay, except that when I type a hyphen - I get an apostrophe ' instead. This happens on the command line, in the browser, ...
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How can I create a vagrant virtualbox VM with a storage size of more than 8GB?

I've been trying all day to create a vagrant centos box with more than 8GB. It would be nice to know how to make my existing virtual disk bigger, but I would definitely settle for creating a ...
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Virtual Box Guest can't access the internet when host uses WIFI but can when host uses 100baseT

I have a window 7 VB host, with wired and wifi. Normally, it is connected to my home net via a wire. I have a a Debian guest with two adapters configured: one id bridged, and one is host only. When ...
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How can I get VirtualBox to run at 1366x768?

I'm trying to run Windows 8 in VirtualBox. My laptop's display is exactly 1366x768. Windows 8 disables some of its features if the resolution is less than 1366x768, so I need to run the guest OS ...
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Vagrant and docker no write access

I try to create a combination of vagrant and docker. But the config files that docker try to create are not created because there are not enough write permissions. Can someone help me solve this ...
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Unable to uninstall virtualbox network drivers

Last time I tried to uninstall virtualbox, it failed with a BSOD. Since then, I am unable to install any version of virtualbox. The uninstaller seem's to fail to. When i look in my network drivers ...
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Optimize Mac OS X Snow Leopard for Virtualbox host

I seem to work out of a Linux VirtualBox most of the time (portable USB SSD) on my Snow Leopard Macbook (~2008). How can I optimize Snow Leopard to be an optimal VirtualBox host? I don't mind reducing ...
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Guest in VM-Ware workstation is extremely laggy

I am using the VM-Ware Workstation 10 for some weeks now, with Ubuntu 12.04 x64 (ElementaryOS) as guest: My main system is Windows 8.1 x64. After I have an i7 and 8 Gbyte RAM, I gave the guest 4 cores ...
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Fixing a guest screen resolution in VirtualBox

I was required to develop a Windows app UI for a fixed resolution - it doesn't matter if it makes sense or not, the customer requires it. I'm using a Windows Server 2003 VirtualBox VM as the ...
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Capture network traffic between VM's Virtualbox using Wireshark

I'm trying to capture all network traffic between VMs (and in the VMs to themselves) running on a single host using Virtualbox for the VMs and Wireshark for the capturing. VMs are Ubuntu 14.04 and the ...
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Windows VirtualBox failed to attach USB device to Linux Guest

I have Windows 7 64bit Host system, and I am using VirtualBox 4.1.18 (r78361). I have an Arch Linux Guest OS. I have installed VirtualBox Extension Pack (to enable USB2 support) and added my USB ...
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Vagrant windows 8.1 box timeouts - even though the machine boots correctly

I have a simple vagrant master box, that has Windows, drivers for it, and VB guest additions installed. I've added that machine as a box, and tried creating a simple vagrant vm with only the basic ...
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Virtualbox: run vboxmanage on windows host via SSH?

I'm running virtualbox 4.3.16 on a Windows 7 64bit host with a few Linux guests. I need to be able to issue poweroff commands from one guest to another, but the vboxmanage command isn't working when ...
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virtualbox stopped working error launching

hi I have 16 or so virtual machines runing in virtualbox on windows 7 64bit toshiba portege laptop. all ran ok until recently when i tried to create a windows 10 preview machine following the usual ...
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Create virtual network adapter redirecting traffic to my home computer

I have Fedora 19 with Virtual Box running some operating system (let's say WinXP). I also have connection to my home computer via SSH. Is it possible to create a virtual network adapter that redirects ...
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Boot spare harddrive in virtualbox

I recently built myself a new computer. It is currently configured with two hard drives that boot two separate operating systems. My questions: Is it possible to boot hard drive B from within ...
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RDP on windows 8.1 Pro on A VM machine

I am trying to get RDP to work on my windows 8.1 virtual machines. I am running hyper v for the virtual machines and have set up 5 machines with virtual adapters. I have set Ip's on machines and on my ...
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virtualbox: new host key combination not saved after change

I want to change my host key combination in the Virtualbox that is currently alt gr. To do so, I go to: file -> preferences -> Input -> Virtual Machine , then clicking on the field beside ...
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VirtualBox 4.3.12, Windows 7 as guest and host OS: host -> guest clipboard not working

I use VirtualBox 4.3.12 r93733. Guest OS: Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate Host OS: Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate I installed the VirtualBox Guest Additions and rebooted the guest OS. The host -> guest ...
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Installing VB Guest Additions for Windows 10 Crashes Windows 10

After successfully installing Windows 10 on Virtual Box, I tried to install VB Guest additions on Windows 10 (using the Windows 8 compatibility trick). Though this resulted in a crash midway the ...
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Cant access into ubuntu server using putty in virtualbox

I have ubuntu server installed in virtualbox and the host os is windows 7.I need to access into that ubuntu server using putty.Now the way to access via putty is to, have two adapter in virtual box ...
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Mac OS X crahes during format USB to MBR, Mac Journalized in virtualbox

I am using OS X Yosemite in Virtualbox on Windows 8. The problem is when I try to format (1 Partition, Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and Master Boot Record) it crashes. What should I do?
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Virtualbox Windows 7 safe mode

I'm running OSX Yosemite. I have Virtualbox 4.3, and I use a Windows7 virtual machine for IE development. I am having an issue where every time the machine boots to safe mode it reboots to normal ...
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Cannot mount vbox shared folder without sudo: “unknown mount option `user'”

I am trying to set a VirtualBox shared folder mountable by any user, so this is the line I put in /etc/fstab: # mint shared folder mint /media/sf_mint vboxsf defaults,user,uid=1000,gid=999 0 0 ...