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

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virtualbox + image vhd + boot failure

I have Oracle Virtualbox 4.3.12. installed on Windows 8.1 pro. I attempt to launch a native image disk Microsoft VHD on witch there is win 8 standard. Unfortunatly , i have a fatal error : INT 18 boot ...
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Can I upgrade parent VM and have all linked clones updated too?

Is there any VM and OS combination that can support this scenario? I want to create a base OS image and lots of child linked clone images that share the parent's disk. This way I'm not duplicating the ...
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Sharing connection between Linux Mint 17 and Porteus RC 3.0

How can I connect to Porteus RC 3.0 VM guest via Mint 17 Quiana 64 bit as host? I am trying to share folders between VM and host, but I am always getting modprobe vbox error. This is why I am trying ...
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virtualbox: no TCP traceroute

I have VirtualBox running Ubuntu on an Ubuntu host. The networking mode I set is NAT. I noticed that TCP traceroute-like messages (i.e. with low IP TTL) never receive any ICMP reply. Is there some ...
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Shape virtual machine traffic on host

I have an Ubuntu box on which I need a virtual machine (say, VirtualBox or VMware) also running Ubuntu. If I had to shape the outgoing traffic of the virtual machine on the host operating system, for ...
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Show Aptana Studio website/code preview in Virtual Machine's browser

Using VirtualBox on a Windows 7 host I have set up a Windows 7 guest and made several snapshots/linked clones with each having the next version of IE on them starting at 8 going up to 11. Yes I know ...
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virtualbox and a cloned HDD = BSOD! virtualbox issue

good morning super users. 3:30 am , I'm sleepy and hungry, and I need to repair an old machine running windows 2000. The power supply is fried, so I just want to boot up from the hard drive using ...
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Linux Virtual Machine on VirtualBox suddenly running slow

I am running a VM using Virtual Box (version 4.2.26, but had same issue with v4.3.14) The VM was created using Vagrant. It runs headless, it just serves up websites and I use "vagrant ssh" to get to ...
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How to connect from a VirtualBox guest (XP) to a running JBoss server on the host?

First off, I'll say I'm not 100% certain this is the correct location for this question. I was contemplating stackoverflow, but I don't think there's much in the way of code that has to do with this: ...
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use windows version of cisco vpn client on linux and osx

I have tried wine, but it crashes before finishing the installation. So I switched to virtualbox, installed the cisco vpn client there, and ssh into the guest win7 os. My question is: Is there a ...
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What are the differences between Cloud Virtual Machines and Virtual Machines on a computer?

Google has a service that allows you to create Virtual Machine on his Cloud. There are many Virtual Machine Types like Browsers (StackBrowsers), Mobile Phone, Operating Systems. You can use the Cloud ...
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Host key results in stuck key in virtual machine. How to resolve?

Premises: Host OS: Windows 8.1 Virtual Machine: Debian 7.6 with Gnome 3 Oracle VirtualBox 4.3 Hi, Recently I have encountered below issue with oracle virtual box: Inside Virtual Machine, I often ...
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virtualbox VM host-only interface and vpn interplay issue

I'm having some weird connectivity issues when combining a masqueraded virtualbox VM with a connection over a VPN. The setup: - I have a virtualbox VM on my machine - This VM has connectivity issues ...
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virtualbox home testing lab

How would I go about setting up VirtualBox for this kind of environment? Just like real-life servers work. Have one server that receives the outside internet connection, has all the DNS, DHCP, ...
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Mac Users - Bootcamp, VirtualBox, or something else to use Visual Studio and SQL Management Studio?

I'm taking a computer science class that requires students to use Visual Studio and SQL Management Studio for programming assignments. I have been using Macbook Pro, so i'm considering getting either ...
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Sharing Windows clipboard with i3 in Virtualbox VM

I'm running a Sabayon Linux VM inside of Virtualbox 4.3. I have the guest additions installed, and when I run a desktop environment such as XFCE, I have bidirectional clipboard support (via ...
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VirtualBox and Websockets

I am using Virtualbox with Linux host and Windows guest. When I try to use websites that makes use of websockets it's not working properly (not getting messages). I believe this can be fixed with ...
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VirtualBox virtual drive actual size not increasing

I have selected "dynamically allocated" mode when creating virtual drive. But it constantly has "actual size" of 10GB and does not grow to 20GB which is virtual size. Guest OS says it has no more ...
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No VT-X support for Intel i7-4702MQ as required by a virtual machine ? How to enable?

I've recently bought a brand new machine from Clevo. It has the i7-4702MQ CPU from Intel and should be used for development, where sometimes a virtual machine is necessary. However, I can't seem to ...
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Connect to VM to VPN through another VPN

My current setup is: My work desktop connects to our corporate VPN. I have a VM (Linux Mint) in VirtualBox that I am attempting to connect to another VPN (Private Internet Access). The VM in ...
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Error while trying to install the VirtualBox Extension Pack

I've already used the extract listed in the readme and it still cannot find the files. I tried to find the required files location in the .inf file, but I couldn't decipher it. This is the ...
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Multiple Instances of 1 Program

The project at hand that I am having issues with is that I need to run a set of program models on one computer. Each model has different file configurations, but in the C:\ drive the folders are named ...
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Centos running very slow in Virtualbox

I am running Centos 7 in Virtualbox 4.3.14. The VM is configured with 2 CPUs 4 GB RAM 3.10.0-123.4.4.el7.x86_64 kernel The host machine is running Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-bit Intel i7-4790 CPU, ...
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Cannot install anything in VitualBox/Windows 7

I want to test Linux distros in both Win7 and Mac using VirtualBox, and have done that for a while, it seemed a very smooth process, but all of a sudden I have this error in Windows 7, after making ...
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Install debian 7.6 onto USB drive

I'm looking to install debian 7.6 onto USB drive to use as emergency OS, this OS would be ran in case HDD failure. I using VirtualBox to install debian onto the USB drive but this is not working, the ...
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VirtualBox uses too much CPU on Windows 7

I was reading about http://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/22630/is-google-chrome-killing-my-laptop-battery and stumbled across the ClockRes App If I run this code: @echo off :AGAIN call ...
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Exposing an USB device directly to a Virtualbox guest

I have an virtualBox VM with a windows guest system (Windows XP 32Bit). The Host is also a Windows (Windows 7 64Bit). Normally I just want to use known usb devices (which are known by my host and ...
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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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Use Windows 8 Pro 64-bit OEM licence in VirtualBox [duplicate]

My notebook came with Windows 8 Pro. It never booted Windows, I erased it and installed Fedora on it. I have to use a Windows system now, and I'd like to run the Windows 8 Pro inside Virtualbox on ...
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Virtual networking using VirtualBox

EDIT 2: There's nothing wrong with the adapters. If I disable my two actual network adapters on the host machine so that the virtual adapter is the only one up, then everything works correctly. As ...
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How do I access an IIS web server on a virtualbox from the network of host machine

I've a site running on IIS on a Windows 8 virtual machine. http://localhost/RTStreamer/Ticker.html How do I access that site from outside the host machine? The host machine ip is 168.192.42.1 I've ...
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cant connect to internet in ubuntu using bridge adapter

My host OS is windows XP(SP3), guest OS is Ubuntu 14.04, and virtualBox is 4.3 I want XP and Ubuntu to talk to each other, so I choose to use bridge adapter network. XP: Windows IP Configuration ...
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Replacing original VDI file with the Snap Shot made from it

I have worked with Virtualbox extensively for the first time. I made a snapshot of an Ubuntu image I was working with. I have been experimenting with the VM for the last two months, and since things ...
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How do I virtualize my windows drive in ubuntu?

I am running a dual boot system. In parallels on my mac, I am able to view my bootcamp partition live in a virtual machine. Is there a tool to do this in ubuntu?
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Removed VirtualBox DHCP still offers addresses. Why? How can I make it stop?

I have VirtualBox installed on a Windows 8 host. I was using the VirtualBox DHCP server for a while, but now I'm trying to switch over to a DHCP server installed on one of the guests. The VirtualBox ...
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Wireless Network card Disconnection while running 4+ VirtualBox instances(bridged)

I am running several VMs with VirtualBox using Vagrant to configure and control my test env. Host box is Linux Ubuntu 14.04. I am using a WiFi connection to a Cisco WAP321 and I have the VM boxes ...
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Windows 7 reboot loop after migrating to VirtualBox

We used Windows 7 32bit in KVM before, but want to migrate to VirtualBox-ose: qemu-img convert Windows_7-KVM.qcow2 -O raw Windows7.img vboxmanage convertdd Windows7.img Windows7.vdi But when we ...
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Why doesn't windows properly report the RAM being used by VirtualBox?

So, out of curiosity I decided to take a look at my RAM usage with my windows 7 VM (3 GB RAM allocated) running. I was... surprised to see the results, and I'm wondering why these results are the way ...
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Read Leap Motion tracking data from guest VM on host machine using WebSockets and VirtualBox

Ok, so I am trying to get the tracking data from my Leap Motion from inside a Virtual Machine and use the tracking data on my host machine. Guest OS: Ubuntu, using VirtualBox Host OS: Windows 8.1 I ...
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How to avoid CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION errors with VirtualBox inside VMWare

I have the same setup as described here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17175696/running-vagrant-inside-vmware-vm Now I'm frequently getting BSOD with a CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION error and ...
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How to use Virtual Box with a Disk image created with Norton Ghost?

I was given a file with "sv2i" extension and a couple of "v2i" files. According to my search, it is a disk image created with Norton Ghost. I converted the sv2i file to a vmdk file, which apparently ...
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Unable to connect to internet with VirtualBox?

Earlier, I was using multiple instances of Virtual Machines running Linux Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox. They were working fine, with internet connectivity, etc. However, I then created a new Virtual ...
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Setting up networking Ubuntu on VirtualBox with Host-Only networking

I'm having difficulty getting host-only networking working right on Virtual Box. My intention is to have all my VMs on 192.168.1.x and my host on 192.168.0.1. On my guest machine, I am unable to ...
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Not able to acces internet in an Ubuntu Guest in a Windows host using Oracle VIrtual Box

My Machine is a WIndows 7 enterprise edition. The network in my institution is setup in such a way that Mac Addesses have to be registered in the system to work. I installed the plain and vanilla ...
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Should I compress the harddisk file in a virtual machine?

I have a virtual machine with Windows 7 32-bit installed, and the host is Windows 7 64-bit. I have chosen dynamically resizeable VDI disk image. After installing Windows on the disk image, it is about ...
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Recover files from differential virtualbox image file

I have a virtual machine managed by VirtualBox, I've created 3 snapshots. after a hard problem, I can't run the virtual box and it's debian os didn't boot anymore. I tried to backup files using ...
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init.d control script for virtualbox VM

I have an Ubuntu server on which a Virtualbox virtual machine needs to be running at all times. The VMs are administered by a specific user VMAdmin which has no admin privileges. I need to create a ...
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How can I make Time Machine back up my virtual machines?

It seems Time Machine only checks the size of a file and not the date modified to back up. I have a Windows Virtual box and it does not back it up even though the date modified has changed since the ...
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virtualbox connecting server and client

so I want to finally set up my home virtual environment.. basically just a Windows server machine and a client Windows 7. I tried to do it couple of times already, but after setting up the server I ...
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Xampp error, port 80 in use with PID 4 in virtualbox

I noticed there is a lot of information about port 80 errors with xampp, however, there is not much information about this error on virtualbox. On my main computer, xampp works perfect. On my ...