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

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can't boot dd'ed and VMDK'ed Linux image in Virtualbox

i've been trying to recover a lnx install (Debian 4.0) from bro's old notebook. i've dd'd the drive over ssh to my puter, but after i made an vmdk image for use in virtualbox, i got this error during ...
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Virus on vdi files dangerous for host machine? [duplicate]

I want to use the preinstalled vdi files from virtualboxes.org because it saves me time having it already built for me (what's not to like?). I don't know if they have viruses on them (they very well ...
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How to PuTTY into a VirtualBox VM with a NAT network adapter?

So, I am not sure what IP address to put in PuTTY so that I can SSH to the guest vm from the host; the VM is configured with the connection type NAT.
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Webm video flashes compression artefacts

Doing som testing on capturing video from VirtualBox for a screencasting project. VirtualBox uses webm for video and it works sort of OK. However, it has "flashes" of heavy compression artefacts. ...
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Virtualbox Graphics Passthrough with GTX 760

So I've been reading a lot about passthrough graphic cards as I'm interested in running Windows inside Linux and still being able to game. The documentation I'm seeing is a few months old at least and ...
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Create new VM based on existing .vhd with command line

I created an Ubuntu Server .vhd with Virtualbox and would like to boot it on another Ubuntu Server instance using kvm. How can I boot the .vhd and have it used bridged networking?
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Oracle VirtualBox networking - Can I make a network that doesn't use any of the host computers?

I'm planning to test viruses, and I don't want it getting to my other computers on my network, so nobody else will be mad. Is there a way to make a network like that? I've been watching danooct1 and ...
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Is there a way to use Windows 3.11 in Virtual box with more than 256 colors?

I switched from VirtualPC to VirtualBox and I'm recreating from scratch my virtual machines. I would like my Windows 3.11 in 1024*768 with 24 or 32 bits colors (16 bits colors would be OK too). So ...
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How do I decrease the resolution on a Virtualbox client at fullscreen?

I'm running Virtualbox v4.3.8 (I just downgraded from .10 thinking that was the issue) with guest additions installed. Host: Windows 8.1 (latest updates) Client: Windows 7 Pro History. I just ...
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How to connect from guest to host keeping proxy/VPN connection at Guest?

I have WIN7 system that is connected to Local network devices acts as host. And i have WIN7 system acts as guest VM that is sharing the LAN through bridged adapter configuration. I enable the proxy ...
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initializing network connection in Virtual Box

I have installed Win 7 in Virtual Box I don't know how add network connections in windows 7. My Win7 Network Configuration: My Host OS: Edit: My network details in Ubuntu and ...
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Setup Internal Network in openSuse Guest OS Fedora Host OS Virtual Box

I am trying to set up an Internal Network with the following Guest and Host OSs on a Virtual Box Guest OS 1 : openSuse Guest OS 2 : openSuse Host OS : Fedora The Guest additions have been ...
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How to Prevent Host (Windows 7) from Sleeping while running Guest VMs (Virtualbox)

I've been trying to run several VMs in my Windows 7 machine, but it keeps going to sleep without regard to the working VMs. Is there something I can do to prevent this from happening?
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Change number of CPUs in VirtualBox is disabled

I'm using virtualbox with Kali and it's working fine, however I currently only have it using 1 cpu and I'd like to add more. However when I go to Settings → System → Processor the fields ...
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VirtualBox: Network Sharing

I'm trying to set up normal network sharing between my virtualbox host and guest. When I use NAT networking, I can get internet on my guest, but I heard network sharing is not possible. I heard to do ...
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Virtualbox host and guest reversed when setting up port forwarding?

In Virtualbox I have a fedora guest and a windows host. I was pulling my hair out configuring IP forwarding and I eventually just decided to switch the IP addresses when I noticed the port I was ...
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How to convert a VHDX file to VHD?

I made an image with disk2vhd and unfortunately I chose VHDX instead of VHD. I didn't see any information about what to choose. Anyway, now that file is all I have, the original PC is trashed. So I ...
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VirtualBox/Ubuntu mouse disappears

I just created an Ubuntu 14.04 VM in VirtualBox (the host is Windows 7) and have noticed a strange "bug" occurring with the mouse. And yes I installed guest additions. About 50% of the time, when I ...
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VirtualBox/Ubuntu full screen mode resolution

I created an Ubuntu 14.04 desktop VM using VirtualBox, and installed guest additions. By default, at startup, VBox wants to present the guest's GUI in a parrticular size that is smaller than my actual ...
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Can't get Gopro studio to work in a windows 7 guest on a Ubuntu 14.04 host

I am running windows 7 guest on a ubuntu 14.04 host and am having problems trying to get the latest version of gopro studio to run. It seems to install fine, but everytime I try execute it, it ...
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VirtualBox: USB hub not detected on Linux Guest - MacOS Host

I am trying to connect multiple USB devices to my Linux guest through the use of a USB hub, however, it seems that the hub is not detected on the guest. In my tests I have noted the following: The ...
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VirtualBox - sharing folders between the host and the guest (Host: Win 8.1, Guest: Win XP)

I want to get a direct access from my host to my guest machine. I'm using windows 8.1 as a host, and windows xp as a guest (virtual box). With the "Guest Addition" feature, I have access from guest ...
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Is it safe to use “raw access”-.vdmk for a VM on the same physical disk as the host?

Main question: On a dual boot configuration with Ubuntu and Windows 8, can I use a .vdmk with "Raw Access" to the Ubuntu-Partions as a disk image for VirtualBox on Windows safely? (Safe in principle, ...
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Does VirtualBox support guest hibernation?

Currently I am experimenting with hiberfil.sys file on Windows 7 and to not break my major system, I decided to install Win7 in VirtualBox. As turned out, hibernation is disabled and cannot be enabled ...
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Having trouble installing Linux Live CD on to a VirtualBox Hard Drive (install option is not working)

I've built several Ubuntu ISO images using Ubuntu Builder which will run in VirtualBox as a Live CD, I have run into a problem trying to Install the ISO to the VirtualBox machine as the Install option ...
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Modern.ie Windows keep shutting down in VirtualBox

I run VirtualBox and and a VM from www.modern.ie (Win 7). It runs fine but after tabbing away from it for a while it seems to shut down. Is there some automatic shutting down option in VirtualBox ...
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Allocating Virtual Ram in Oracle VirtualBox

I need to install one of the Ubuntu 64 bits with at least 32 GB Memory, unfortunately I don't physically have 32 GB RAM, so what I am intending to do is allocate some of my RAM (let's say 2-4 GB) and ...
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Is it possible to restore an ubuntu guest vm but keep home directory data untouched?(on Virtualbox or other virtual machine solution)

Is it possible to restore an ubuntu guest vm to an earlier snapshot and keep home directory data from restoring? Or to say keep the user directory out of the system vdi to prevent data loss after ...
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How to change resolution of CentOS 6.5 Resolution on virtualbox (Host: Win7)

So I'm trying to configure the resolution of my CentOS 6.5 virtualbox. Here are the steps I have taken: Installed guest additions Changed virtualbox preferences > Display > Maximum Guest Screen Size: ...
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Trouble setting up more than 4 network adapters in VirtualBox (XP Guest)

I've been trying to setup the 8 network adapters that VirtualBox is supposed to support, through the command line. I need them as bridged networks (because I use them to forward ports from a server ...
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How to increase disk space in linux

I searched but can’t find a simple solution and easy to implement. I have a VM with two disks, one with 50Gb and other with 20Gb, and I need to increase 10Gb in the disk of 50GB so that you have ...
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Running Windows install on real HW through Linux VirtualBox Host

Assume a box with both Linux and Windows installed on real hardware. Is there any way of booting the Linux and starting the Windows system via VirtualBox or some other virtualization framework from ...
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Where does virtualbox store installed applications?

Articles on the Internet have pointed to .virtualbox and VirtualBox VMs in my User folder (I'm using Windows 7), but they are so small that they can't store applications. Is there a full-fledged ...
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Virtualbox unable to wake from saved when network card no longer present

At work I plug my (Win8) laptop into a dock via the USB3.0 port. That dock provides, among other things, a network interface to the laptop. My VirtualBox (Linux) guest has an interface bridged to that ...
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Can't Access My VM Online

I've looked through another few questions but none seem to quite fit mine. I've got an Ubuntu 32 bit system running off of vagrant. It has a public interface (eth1) and a nat interface (eth0). The ...
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How to expose local loopback to (VirtualBox) VM connecting to host via NAT (VirtualBox NatNetwork)

I'm using the VirtualBox NatNetwork type to connect most of my VMs to the host (with the required ports set up for forwarding). I'd like to know how I can connect to the local loopback ("localhost") ...
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Steps to make native boot vhd boot in virtual box

Apologies in advance if this has been previously discussed, I did my best attempt at searching and could not find what I was looking for. My issue is that I have a windows 8 vhd I want to update to ...
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64-bit Windows guest in VirtualBox impossible without VT-x support?

I have successfully installed Windows Vista 32-bit in a VM with VirtualBox. Now I'm trying to do the same with Windows Vista 64-bit and it just isn't working. I have created the VM but it seems that ...
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Send special keys to virtual machine

I do most of my computer work in Ubuntu, when I need another OS I just use VirtualBox or VMWare Player. Sometimes when I'm in a Linux VM, I want to change to the console or use SysRq keys. I obviously ...
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BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 23s! [swapper/0:1]

I'm trying to boot off of an Ubuntu LiveCD (13.04) on VirtualBox but can't without getting the following: I was able to do it as late as yesterday but then my computer (Win7 host) restarted due to ...
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How to make a 2002 ISO image readable?

I have downloaded (via torrent) an image of a good old game for Windows XP released in 2002 and I am trying to run it with WinXP on VirtualBox on OS X 10.9. I have downloaded a WinXP image from ...
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virtualbox on WIN machine

I read about the virtual box , and I have some questions Before my question short snapshot about the virtual box Virtual box give the ability to work on Linux environment from the Win machine ...
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Where to find the permission or policy to allow installation of network adapter service in Win7

I am trying to install a VirtualBox VM on all of my colleagues machines, one of which is giving weird problems - The VirtualBox installer doesn't seem to have installed it's network adapter/services. ...
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Alocating Higher CPU and RAM to Virtual box

I am using Virtual Box. I have a real computer that has 4 cores and 4Gb RAM. Within it, I am trying to create a virtual computer with a specification, which is as similar as possible with the real ...
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Moving files between C: drive and virtual machiene

I have set up a shared folder to transfer files between my virtual machine and my desktop. The shared folder is set to everyone and under the Virtualbox - settings - shared folders I can see the ...
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Saving changes in Virtual Box

I am currently testing out Mac for the first time through VirtualBox on Windows 7. The VM successfully booted and installed, and I made it to the desktop and later shut down. I then rebooted and ...
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When I try to access a SMB mounted folder from inside a Vagrant CentOS Virtual box on a Windows 8.1 system, my shell locks up

I'm running Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.10 on Windows 8.1 and inside I'm running CentOS 6.5. I have a /windows mounted on my Windows machine through SMB. Normally I use the /vagrant vboxfs file system, but ...
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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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Start the script with sudo

I am trying to start the virtual machine(ORACLE VIRTUALBOX) using this script(script name:start_vm001.sh). START_VM=`/usr/bin/VBoxHeadless --startvm testvm001` EXECUTE_VM=`exec ...
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Gentoo virtualbox X support

So i wanted to play around in gentoo to level up my linux knowledge. I've installed it on virtualbox, but i didn't add a few USE flags, and during core compilation i didn't select a few necessary ...