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

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How to increase a virtualbox' disk size?

The title says it all. I created the disk and now I would like to increase its size. I know I could add a new one, but I don't want to. The guest os in question is Ubuntu 11.04
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xkb key remaps not applied in virtualbox

running Ubuntu 14.04 (xfce) I have the following problem: since my left arrow key is broken, I remapped it to PageUp (prior) and PageUp to right shift, by modifying /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc. ...
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How to install Virtualbox Guest Additions in Kali Linux:

I have a problem with my Kali Linux, I am getting an error while installing virtual box guest addition. I have Windows 8.1 64-bit and I have installed virtual box latest version 4.3.28 in my windows. ...
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VirtualBox Disk Image (VDI) is larger than content but --compact doesn't work

I have a dynamic VDI image with 12 GB of data: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 2.0G 4.0K 2.0G 1% /dev tmpfs 404M 1.1M 403M 1% /run /dev/sda1 ...
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Virtual Machine (VirtualBox) — How to access files from the hosting machine?

I have a PC with Windows 7 Ultimate (A) running on it. From within that OS I have VirtualBox running another Windows 7 instance (B). Is there any way for the Windows 7 (B) to access files from ...
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How can I transfer files from a Windows 7 host to a Windows 8 guest in Virtualbox without internet?

I have a Windows 8.1 dev preview running with VirtualBox on a Windows 7 machine. The virtual machine has it's virtual network interface cable "unplugged" so it's never been online. I've installed ...
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VirtualBox can't start any VM

I have VirtualBox v.5.0.16 r105871 running on Windows 7 Professional x64. And it can't start any virtual machine (I've tried Win7, WinXP, Ubuntu). I get same errors: And then: The only thing I ...
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Are there advantages to EFI for Linux guest in Virtualbox

I want to install guest Linux (Arch Linux to be exact) through Virtualbox. Virtualbox has optional EFI support, I'm wondering if enabling it provides any pros for linux guests or not.
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Two network cards, one directly to internet, other in LAN

I need some insight in my thinking so that I don't do something completely stupid. I have two physical network cards on my computer, one card/interface offers a handful of services and the other is ...
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Troubleshooting Virtualbox shared folders as it relates to Linux headers/kernel

Trouableshoot Host: Windows 7 Guest: Debian Linux Tried: Installing Guest Additions, installing headers, re-installing headers, installing DKMS, creating vboxsf group/users Problem: Guest ...
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How to select paravirtualization interface in virtual box

Given a windows 8 host system (Intel Core i5) and a Linux Fedora host, I would like to determine the optimal setting for the paravirtual interface. Options are none Default Legacy minimal Hyper-V ...
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How can I resolve the error “Callee RC: REGDB_E_CLASSNOTREG”?

I wonder what cause this error, I just run VirtualBox after installation, I tried re-installing, repairing, upgrading version, downgrading version. But this error keeps coming up.
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Installing Mavericks in VirtualBox

I would like to install Mavericks in VirtualBox. I tried different solutions but I can’t get this work. First I downloaded Mavericks from the app store. Then I converted the InstallESD.dmg to an ISO ...
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Windows 10 VirtualBox - Ubuntu 14.04.4 disk space capped at 1GB

I have a Windows 10 machine, with VirtualBox v5.0.16 r105871 installed. Over this, I am trying to host an Ubuntu 14.04.4 OS so that I can install and run the Robot Operating System (ROS). Here are ...
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Make virtual box run with better rendering options (preformance should not be an issue)

I have virtual box running on my gaming laptop ASUS G75vw (Intel i7 3630QM, Nvidia GTX670M). I'm using Ubuntu now a days. But I need photoshop, thus I have windows 7 on my virtual box. Everything ...
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Use Host VPN in Guest VM

I have a host Windows 7 OS running a guest Lubuntu OS in VirtualBox and I'm trying to configure it so that the Guest OS will use the Host VPN. So a couple quirks, when the VPN is turned off the guest ...
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Moving an OS from a virtual box to the hard disk

I want to install arch linux on my laptop which currently has Elementary OS in it. I was wondering of it is possible to setup the arch linux in a virtual box and when I'm satisfied with its ...
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Virtualbox won't start after recent windows 10 update

After upgrading to Build 14295.rs1_release.160318-1628, virtualbox won't start. Got this in the Event Viewer: (1): Faulting application name: VirtualBox.exe, version: 5.0.16.5871, time stamp: ...
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How to network between two Ubuntu VM's, then bridge VM1 to local machine, without VM2 having direct access to network?

I am trying to complete a lab for one of my networking classes, and I think I need some assistance on a rather specific issue. I have two virtual machines: VM1 VM2 (Both running ubuntu 14.04 And ...
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Install Virtualbox on Linux Mint 17.3 with upgraded kernel 4.4

Fresh Linux Mint 17.3 install on a Thinkpad T460. Upgraded kernel from 3.19 to 4.4.0-15 to get WiFi working. Now can't get Virtualbox to run. I need Virtualbox to run Vagrant. Error! Bad return ...
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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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Can't install Guest Additions - (Missing 'Devices' Menu on host)

The top menu is wrong (Virtualbox 4.2, Windows 7) Shows: File, Machine, Help Expected: File, Machine, Devices, Help
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Cannot connect to VirtualBox internal network

I have been trying to connect two virtual machines on VirtualBox via the internal network that they have. I have done a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, and i have set up the DHCP server using the ...
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Can't launch Win 7 image from Windows 10 (“T-x is not available”)

I'm running Windows 10 enterprise 64-bit on a i7-5600U processor and try to launch a Windows 7 image in Virtualbox. I have chosen a 32 bit version of W7, as there was no option to select a 64 bit ...
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Use network adapter for VirualBox only

I currently have to set up a virtual machine to a public IP. I'm using a second Ethernet adapter for that. That adapter is directly connected to the wall socket with the public IP. Here's the thing: ...
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Why does virtualbox only have 32-bit option, no 64-bit option on Windows 7?

I have downloaded and installed the newest virtualbox 4.3.20 for my Windows 7 (64-bit OS), but when I want to install 64-bit Linux, the New->Create Virtual Machine only displays 32-bit option, no ...
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How do I copy and paste text from Mac Host to Ubuntu Guest in VirtualBox?

I cannot copy and paste text from my Mac (host) to my Ubuntu Server (guest) in Virtualbox. Solutions I tried: Enable Bidirectional in Advanced Settings for "Shared Clipboard" and "Drag'n'Drop". ...
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Solution Virtualization not Supported, BIOS missing virtualization option?

In my system BIOS virtualization option is missing. After research found that my system doesn't support virtualization. Laptop model : HP DV6-1152TX Processor : Processor type - Intel Core 2 Duo ...
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VirtualBox Seamless view

I've a brand new Fedora 23 Host that run VirtualBox 5.0.16 My Guest is Windows 7 64Bit. My setup is a laptop in docking station with another external screen. No matter how much I tried, I could not ...
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VirtualBox natnetwork start failed

I use VirtualBox 5.0.16_Ubuntu, Ubuntu 16.04. When I added a new NAT network and try to start natnetwork service, I got some error: ~$ VBoxManage natnetwork add --netname openstack --network ...
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convert El Capitan .app to .dmg

I want to install El Capitan in VirtualBox on my Mac already running El Capitan. I found a tutorial on installing Yosemite in VirtualBox on a host running OSX Yosemite here. The first thing was to ...
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Fedora failing to install on VirtualBox in Mac OSX

I'm trying to install Fedora on VirtualBox on my MacBook. I set up a VDI drive from the selection list and allocated 20gb hard drive space and 4gb of ram. Boot up the machine and load from the Fedora ...
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VirtualBox won't open. Error code 0x80040154

VirtualBox won't open. Here's what the error says: Failed to create the VirtualBoxClient COM object. The application will now terminate. Callee RC: REGDB_E_CLASSNOTREG (0x80040154) ...
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Virtualbox shared folders performance issues

I use Virtualbox for development and I share the codes between guest and host but this seems to cause performance gaps. What is a better alternative in stead of shared folders?
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NAT Port Forwarding in VirtualBox

I have enabled two adapters in my VirtualBox (running Ubuntu 12.10 Server Edition), with types as: Host-only and NAT. My main motive is to be able to connect two VMs running on two different hosts ...
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Can a hypervisor like VirtualBox be used to launch a virtualized OS which is also directly bootable?

This question is rather theoretical: Suppose I have a PC with two different OS on two different partitions: OS1 on sda1 and OS2 on sda2. Is it somehow possible to set up a program like VMWare or ...
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PPTP VPN connection in a (bridged) virtualbox Kali Linux 2.1 VM

im a relatively new user to linux and virtualization software such as virtualbox, so im kind of confused as to how to configure my networking settings for the vm im using (kali linux 2.1), my host OS ...
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Git GUI on Windows not seeing .git folder from Samba share

THE SCENARIO I am using Vagrant,Windows environment and running Ubuntu inside the virtual box for my development work. I have setup an instance of Samba server and I run the I access the virtual ...
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how to install bitcoin-qt wallet on debian 7

WARNING: Complete noob to linux (somewhat noob - if something can be installed w/ a package manager, I'm ok, else completely lost). I loaded debian 7 on a VBox VM (took 2 days to get everything to run ...
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Error 0xc000035a when installing Windows 7 on VirtualBox [duplicate]

While installing Windows 8 on VirtualBox I got a strange error Error code 0xc000035a File:windows/system32/winload.exe How to proceed further ?
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Tiny font and elements in a Linux guest in VirtualBox

I'm running a Linux guest (Xubuntu 15.10 64bit) in VirtualBox 5.0.16 on a Windows 10 host. For unknown reasons, when I now boot into Xubuntu the resolution is extremely high making everything very ...
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What steps should I take after setting up an OS on a VM to be able to native boot it?

Right, so I downloaded the windows 10 ISO file, and have it installed on a external hard drive; I can run it from virtual box, but that's inefficient because you have two operating systems running, ...
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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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What are the limitations of Vmware Player for Personal Use vs. Pro?

I'm trying to decide between using VirtualBox or Vmware's free (for non commercial user) Workstation Player I can't find out what a "restricted virtual machine" is anywhere. I currently have Vmware ...
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Problem with Ctrl key in Virtual Box

Ctrl is not working in virtual box. When I use Ctrl+a/u/l/w etc., in Virtual Box Guests its acts as only a/u/l/w. any ideas regarding this. my Virtual Box Version is 3.1.2 running under Ubuntu 9.10. ...
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Cannot reliably automate xrandr settings in Debian 7 on VirtualBox

Although there are several existing questions on the matter (from which the most helpful answer is this) and various threads on other forums, I cannot reliably set my xrandr settings in Debian 7 on ...
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Is it possible to create a swap file for a Linux guest VM managed by Vagrant?

In my Vagrantfile I have the following provider defined: Excerpt from Vagrantfile: config.vm.provider :virtualbox do |vb| vb.gui = false vb.customize ["modifyvm", :id, "--memory", "4096"] end ...
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Is there any way to turn on virtualization without using BIOS?

In my Lenovo G-580 Laptop I've lost the interface to access the BIOS menus and before lost this interface I've turned off the virtualization from BIOS. so the main problem is there is no way to ...
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Run another Boot sector in a vm?

Most (if not all) V.M. engines that I have seen require that I'm using an ISO or other format and will not allow the use of separate boot sector on a separate drive. Admittedly, I'm a bit of a N008 so ...
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Physical console (screen+keyboard) dedicated to VM

I have a relatively powerful computer used for playing games in Windows, not too demanding games but with definite need of the GPU card (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760). I would like Windows to run in a VM, ...