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

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How to run OS X inside VirtualBox inside OS X inside VirtualBox [duplicate]

I want to have the following virtualization configuration: Real Apple Hardware: MacBook Pro 13" (2014) VirtualBox OS X 10.10 VirtualBox OS X 10.10 Why? A real reason, ...
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Strange behaviour when calling getty on Virtual Box

I am currently trying to get a shell script to run on a Debian 7, that replaces the initial getty call in /etc/inittab. The line in /etc/inittab looks like this: 1:2345:respawn:/bin/bash ...
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Ssh into ubuntu guest machine from mac os host as root user

So I have set up an ubuntu virtual machine in virtualbox and the user called dhruv and the hostname dhruvhadoop. I have set up a port forwarding rule from the network settings with name ssh, no host ...
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VirtualBox shared folder got permission denied on a vboxsf group

I got similar problem with this one Permission denied when accessing VirtualBox shared folder when member of the vboxsf group. Instead, I'm running ArchLinux. As it is also has mentioned in the ...
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Intel VT-x disappeared after upgrading to Windows 8

I've upgraded to Windows 8 some weeks ago (MSDNAA!) and today, while I was trying to run a VM, I've noticed that VT-x is disabled. Now, Hyper-V works without problems, as I've tried emulating Win7 ...
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Is virtualbox birdged adapter slower than NAT?

I use samba server to share files between ubuntu and windows 7. The samba requires the Windows 7 and Ubuntu must be in same net section (eg. 192.168.0.108 and 192.168.0.125) in this way the samba ...
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How to Switch Some Basic Keys in Windows (Windows VirtualBox Guest on OSX Host)

I am going crazy switching between Windows XP in a VirtualBox and the host (OSX), mostly due to the use of control-c, control-v, control-x and that they are different between the two OSes. Is there ...
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Changing the default network VirtualBox assigns to VMs attached to NAT

By default, VirtualBox assigns a 10.0.2.0/24 address to a VM attached to NAT. Is it possible to change NAT to a different network? This is not a duplicate question. I know it is possible to define a ...
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where is NAT adapter on virtualbox

On my Ubuntu 14.04 guest in Virtual Box when I set the connection type to “Host only Adapter” I can set the IP address of vboxnet1 to what I want. But I do not know where is NAT adapter? Or better to ...
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Is it possible to run Ubuntu in a virtual machine and be able to boot to it?

Say I were to install Ubuntu Linux onto a virtual machine (or the other way around, installing it to dual boot), and keep it's files on it's own partition. Is there a way the computer could also boot ...
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Does VirtualBox allow sharing between a host and guest in practice?

I'm having a heck of a time sharing data between a host and its guests in VirtualBox. The host is Windows 8.1, x64 (fully patched). Virtual Box is 4.3.30 r96997 (fully patched). The guests are listed ...
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How to play midi music in VirtualBox Windows 98?

I'd build a Windows 98 VM in my Mac with VirtualBox to run some old games, like "Z". It is running, but without the great soundtrack. When testing, I realize that the soundtrack is in midi files, and ...
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Disk Image to Virtual Box Virtual Machine

How do you take a disk image and turn it into a virtual machine in VirtualBox? For example, assume I have a physical machine and I run a dd command on the hard drive. Is there a way to turn that into ...
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Virtualbox: Physical host doing routing between host-only networks appears to do NAT by default, which is not wanted

Configuration: Ubuntu 14.04 host Virtualbox 4.3.18 (from http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian ) Ubuntu host functioning as a router - net.ipv4.ip_forward=1 Several host-only networks ...
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Mouse pointer in Android-x86 inside Oracle Virtual Box

Is it possible to see normal mouse operation in Android-x86 inside Oracle Virtual Box? There are few apparent options for mouse, but neither work well I can't find "Mouse Integration" option as ...
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Configure VM network settings to ssh into a mininet VM

I am trying to configure my VM (mininet vmdk) network settings in order to ssh into it from my host machine. I am using virtualbox as my hypervisor. Per the Mininet instructions ...
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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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crypt32.dll is broken for Virtualbox since patch Tuesday 9-Dec-2014?

In the last 18 hours my Windows 7 Pro 64-bit machine has rebooted in response to the Windows Update applying patches. Now I find when I try to start the VirtualBox Manager (not the actual VM's which ...
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Virtualbox: VBoxDrv broken since windows upudate

I have seen similar posts stating that a crypt32.dll has been broken with recent windows updates, but I am having a slightly different problem. Mine is that NtCreateFile(\DeviceVBoxDrvStub) failed. ...
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Virtualbox Guest VM not capturing any mouse/keyboard input

Kind of a stupid question, but, I'm running a Kali Linux image from a VMWare .vmdk file inside Virtualbox, and I can't move the mouse cursor, and it doesn't appear that it's taking any input. It was ...
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Standalone EXE not running with Wine

So, I'm running a system with Lubuntu and a application that I developed on a windows PC needs to be able to run on Lubuntu. To clear a few things up, I'm having to run Lubuntu cause the system I'm ...
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Multiple VirtualBox instances [closed]

Can you tell me why one can start multiple VirtualBox Control instances? It should be a mutex program, yet I clicked it 12 times and I now have 12 VirtualBox instances. What does it mean? I can run ...
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VirtualBox mouse issue

I am using virtual box on ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have tried with it Ubuntu 4.10, 5.04 and android x86. With all of them I have the same problem: After it says "Yor guet OS support mouse indergration", ...
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Retrieving data from a virtualbox instance that refuses to boot

I have a Windows 7 VM in VirtualBox running on a Windows 7 host, but recently it no longer would boot. Is there a way to retrieve the data stored on the harddrive somehow?
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How can I trigger the touch keyboard in the guest in VirtualBox full screen mode on an Windows 8.1 Surface host?

Running VirtualBox on a Windows 8.1 Surface host, I am running a Windows XP guest with guest additions installed. When I have my Virtual Box machine in windowed mode I can tap the touch keyboard icon ...
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Can't attach VMDK to Virtual Machine (Thumb Drive mounted as Raw Disk)?

I'm trying to boot from a thumb drive in VirtualBox on Windows. The thumb drive has a copy of Windows 7, and its bootable. I created a VMDK using vboxmanage according to Boot your USB Drive in ...
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Boot a single Windows 7 on multiple PCs

I would like to make my Windows 7 installation bootable from VirtualBox inside Linux. The only problem is that Windows 7 does not boot inside VirtualBox because of the different "hardware" it ...
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How do I attach VHD file to Oracle Virtualbox?

Thanks to Update on Azure Storage Service Interruption | Microsoft Azure Blog, my VM's Windows is failed to start and Microsoft suggested me downloading System's .VHD locally for troubleshooting (VM's ...
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How can I run an application on my PC but isolated and portable so I can switch PCs when needed [duplicate]

I was looking at dongle mini PCs. I can't seem to find much information on them. What I would like to do is plug in a dongle PC and run an application on it. It would be perfect if it opens up a ...
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Remote Access over the Network to a Virtual Box Machine

I am trying to remotely access a machine on Virtual Box, which is on a terminal server, but I don't want to have to log onto the terminal server first. I have enabled the Remote Display Settings in ...
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Unable to ping between two virtual machines

I've two virtual machines in virtual box which I've configured with quagga. I'm trying to do a ping between them but I don't get response. Here are the zebra, ospf and bgp files: Router 1: ! ...
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How to fix extremely slow Virtualbox network download speed?

I'm using an Ubuntu 12.04 VM (hashicorp/precise32) via Vagrant/Virtualbox. It seems to have an exremely slow download speed compared to my host system. This is what I get with the host system (OSX) ...
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Unable to change IPv4 properties for a VirtualBox Host-Only Adapter

Keeps coming up with: In order to configure TCP/IP, you must install and enable a network adapter card. Using Vagrant and ScotchBox if that helps but also tried with a basic Vagrant box and same ...
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Can VMWare Workstation 7.x and Sun VirtualBox 3.1.x co-exist on the same Windows 7 64bit Host together?

Will installing Sun Virtual Box bash or interfere with my VMWare installtion? I don't need to run VMs from both Virtual-Machine software packages at the same time but I do need to run some older ...
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VBOX_E_NOT_SUPPORTED on Dynamically Sized .vdi

I'm trying to resize a VM using the following: $ VBoxManage modifyhd ff2d9746-0c51-42f6-995b-611e0b3bcc05 --resize 15000 0%... Progress state: VBOX_E_NOT_SUPPORTED VBoxManage: error: Resize ...
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How do I exit an SSH connection?

I’m connecting to a server via SSH to send a message to a socket server using a command like: ssh 181.169.1.2 -p 5566 After the connection is established and I write the message and send it I ...
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Ping Global IPv6 address on Ubuntu VM

My setup is like this: Host: Windows 8 with Virtualbox VM: Ubuntu 14.04 with 2 network adapters, eth0 a Host-only Adapter and eth1 a bridged adapter connected to my Wireless. From my host to my VM I ...
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VirtualBox error after deleting snapshot

I have a Windows 7 Professional 64-bit virtual machine running on a Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I deleted an old snapshot of this VM. It took over 30 minutes to delete and exactly at the end of the process the ...
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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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How to run a VirtualBox VM from command line?

I want to know how to start a VirtualBox Virtual Machine (VM) from the command line (using Windows 7) as well as shut it down with the operating system. What is an easy way to achieve this?
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(How) can I use VirtualBox (linux guest) to unlock LUKS and EcryptFS on Windows 8 (host)?

I run Linux (Ubuntu 13.10 and Mint 16) most of the time both at work and at home. Occasionally I need to boot into Windows (I dualboot Windows 8 at home or Windows 7 at work). In Windows, I'd like to ...
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Vagrant up error: E_FAIL (0x80004005) with Laravel Homestead

I've recently did an update to my vagrant box as well as a composer update for laravel homestead and now I'm granted with an error when I use homestead up. Bringing machine 'default' up with ...
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Low TPS using Virtualbox + Ubuntu + Nginx + PHP-FPM + Silex

I am trying to understand why I get such a low TPS rate on my development environment. I am using the following: Mac OS X Mavericks VirtualBox Ubuntu 14.04 Nginx PHP5-FPM Silex I did not tweak ...
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Cannot run setups from a vboxsvr mapped network drive on Windows within VirtualBox

I'm trying to run an application setup by double-clicking the setup.exe from within Windows Explorer. The file is located on a mapped network drive, and I'm using Windows 7. This results in the ...
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Behaviour of Caps-lock in Linux on VirtualBox, OSX Host

I'm running Ubuntu under virtualbox on a MacBook Pro and I'm trying to remap the Caps-Lock key to mod3 so I can use it as a replacement for the Alt key in Xmonad. I can remap the keysyms but the ...
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Files on the virtual box hard drive disappeared, how can I get them back?

I have virtual box hosting arch linux. My Windows system crashed so I reinstalled Windows and everything on C: drive is gone. The virtual hard disk VDI file is on a external hard disk so it is kept. I ...
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Can anybody read running encrypted dvi disk without password?

I have a question about privacy. I have created the vdi disk via VirtualBox, install Windows 10 on it and turn on BitLocker. Can anyone get access to the files on this disk without my password (from ...
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VirtualBox: How to connect to Internet via wi-fi on Mac?

I installed VirtualBox with a Win XP VM on my Mac running OS 10.7.5. My Mac only has a wi-fi connection to the internet. On the settings for the virtual host, I set: Attached to: Bridged Adapter ...
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Oracle VM VirtualBox “instruction at 0x806d58e2 referenced memory at 0x00000000” error

When I start Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Windows 8.1 64bit, the below message shows. What is the meaning of this message and how to solve it? VBoxTestOGL.exe The instruction at 0x806d58e2 ...
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Virtualbox very unstable

For some reason on Linux, I've had a lot of problems with VMs running a gui. First it was with a windows vm freezing regularly, now I'm trying to install Kali linux and the install fails. As soon as I ...