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

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VirtualBox resource usage of guest machine

Is there any way I can measure CPU, RAM, DISK IO & other stats of Guest machine from any VirtualBox API? Means, the actual hardware stats. I run "top" in my Ubuntu guests to read stats in ...
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VirtualBox windows guest can't connect to bluehost email smtp

I have a Windows Server 2008 guest on Windows 7. I can receive emails from all my accounts. I can send email from all of my accounts EXCEPT my bluehost account (personal email). Can't connect to ...
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Missed scrolls in Gedit and nautilus

After I type anything in GEdit, it ignores the next 6 ticks of my scrollwheel in a direction. If I scroll 6 times up, it will then let me scroll up, but not down. To scroll down I will have to scroll ...
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@ and ~ symbols unavailable in Xubuntu on VirtualBox with Norwegian keyboard

I`m running Xubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint 14 in VirtualBox 4.10 with Windows 7 as the host system. My keyboard is a Logitech G110 with a Norwegian layout, and I have configured the host ...
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Virtualbox logon from commandline

My Virtualbox setup is as follows. I am running it on a Windows 7 Host and all of the VMs are Windows (XP through to windows 8). I am using this at work so a GUI logon to any of the VMs requires my ...
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ssh_exchange_identification: connection closed by remote host VIRTUALBOX scenario

On a virtual debian machine in VIRTUALBOX I type: ssh -R 2222:localhost:22 andrea@10.0.2.2, to make reverse tunneling and allow remote machine to see debian desktop. on the remote machine (ubuntu) ...
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(Virtualbox) Move seamless guest windows between XFCE worksapces

Is there any way to move windows ,running inside Virtualbox in seamless mode, to different workspaces? Host os: Fedora 18 XFCE Guest os: Windows 7
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Virtualbox existing (physical) Ubuntu guest clears Windows 7 entry on update-grub, no single solution for both scenarios

I have successfully booted an existing Ubuntu 12.04 physical partition installation under a Windows 7 host, as explained here. I use a grub rescue disk .iso to manually boot the kernel, get to the ...
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Ubuntu in Virtualbox crawling

My brother has a Macbook Air and recently decided to try Ubuntu, so we set up Virtualbox and installed 12.10, it works fine but there definitely is a lag in visual effects, I know a MacBook Air is a ...
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From DMG to VirtualBox VM

I have a partitions with older versions of OS X and I'd like to put the contents of the partition as a VirtualBox VM so I don't have to reboot in order to test my apps on previous versions. At the ...
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Mountain Lion VirtualBox VM on Windows 8 Host: Can't Mount iPad

I'm trying to set up an environment for iOS development. My Mac OS X VM is working excellently, but I can't seem to mount my iPad. The iPad does not show up under My Computer with iTunes installed. ...
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how to disable blinking cursor in opensuse 12.2 kde virtualbox

I have just installed the newest OpenSUSE 12.2 with KDE into my VirtualBox. I have one problem. When my cursor is animated (watches and other), it's blinking. How can I disable it? Thanks
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virtualbox 4.2.6 repeating key press on win 7 64 bit

When I turn on a virtual host with 2GB ram Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit, I found that it will affect the host system. The response of pressing keyboard is slower. Sometimes it will cause repeating keypress ...
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VM gets IP from DHCP, but can't ping router. Bridged mode and Virtualbox

Host: Windows 7 64 Guest: Ubuntu 12.04 I'm using two different wireless network. One at work and one at home. At work, VM gets IP, can connect to internet. Everything is OK. At home, VM gets IP, ...
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Metasploit scanners not working correctly

When I run db_nmap (or almost any scanner: ipidseq, syn, arp_swepp, etc.) from msfconsole I get this: msf > db_nmap -sS -A -v 192.168.0.13 [*] Nmap: Starting Nmap 5.61TEST4 ( http://nmap.org ) at ...
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Sendmail not working on ubuntu guest - unqualified host name

I have a win7 host running ubuntu guest through vbox. it is configured with a bridged network adapter and I am using DHCP to assign an ip of 192.168.0.5 which is mapped to smartstart.dev in my windows ...
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vboxnet shows wrong traffic count

I'm a little bit confused in traffic count between virtual machine (using VirtualBox on Linux x86, 3.2.0). Internet access from virtual machine is through NAT (iptables). VM using host only adapter, ...
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Migrate Windows 8 from VirtualBox to partition

I had severe problems with installing Windows 7 and 8 which I didn't get fixed after a lot of research. So I am trying a new approach! I now have a Windows 8 up and running in a VirtualBox on my ...
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Bind user to virtual box os

I have Windows 7 Host and Windows XP guest in virtual box. Is it possible to somehow bind a particular user to that guest OS. I want to create some test environments for particular users. The idea is ...
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2-thread Perl program slower if run using a RAMdisk within a Virtualbox?

I run a perl script inside a Virtualbox (both the host and guest OS are Windows 7). The Virtualbox has been given 4 CPUs out of 8 (everything runs on a Intel i7) and 3 GB RAM (out of 8 available). ...
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Revert to “clean” or “saved” snapshot after executing malware in VirtualBox

I am using my virtualbox to dump the API calls for malware by using a tool. I did saved a "clean/uncontaminated" state before I executed the malware. However I did not find a way to revert back ...
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How to run Ubuntu Server VM as a internet (not local) web server through OS X host

I am running Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS VM on VirtualBox on a OS X 10.7.5 (Lion) host. The host has a static IP address, and I can use it as a web server, but I can't seem to figure out how to use the VM ...
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VirtualBox: Windows Host, Ubuntu Guest, and guestcontrol

I am using VirtualBox 4.2.4 on a Windows 7 host with a Ubuntu 12.04 guest. In Windows, I would like to launch Firefox in Ubuntu using the VBoxManage.exe guestcontrol command. However, it isn't quit ...
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Guest Additions not working on CentOS

I'm running CentOS 6.3 x64 in CLI. When I try to install guest additions, everything seems to work. Except "Installing the window system drivers" returns "[FAILED[ (Could not find the X.Org or XFree86 ...
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Poor VirtualBox performance on Windows 2008 R2

I'm running a Ubuntu Server VM on a Windows 2008 R2 host, and I'm getting very poor I/O performance. See the following screenshot that shows my processes are severely I/O bound (i.e. 96.0% wait) ...
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How to make SNMPv2 queries from Windows 7 to Ubuntu running on VirtualBox

I already have snmp installed on Linux and can do queries like snmpwalk, within Linux using command line. But I have no idea how to do queries from Windows to Linux via the CMD. My goal is to make a ...
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Windws 7 laptop may reboot while running Ubuntu Server 12.10 guest in VirtualBox

On my Windows 7 machine, I am running VirtualBox 4.2.4 with Ubuntu Server 12.10 as a guest. Sometimes, when I run the Ubuntu guest, my whole laptop reboots. Has anyone experienced this, and how can ...
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VirtualBox communication from Linux to/from Windows 7

VirtualBox is running in Windows 7 as the host. VirtualBox has the two modifications (one is called Guest Additions; don't remember the other). The Virtual machine has "bridged" networking selected. ...
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VirtualBox doesn't boot vmdk disk

I converted Windows XP mode using VMware Player and vCenter converter and it runs fine. But now I want to run it in VirtualBox and it says "FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted." I went ...
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MacOS host microphone not working on WindowsXP guest VirtualBox

I need my guest Windows XP to work with the host MacOS's microphone. It all seems to be configured properly, but no audio is captured by XP. Why is that? System Configuration: Host: MacOS 10.7.4 ...
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Virtual machine network speed issues

I'm running an Ubuntu 12.04 server x64 guest on Win7 x64 host with VirtualBox and I'm getting pretty terrible network speeds regardless of network mode or adapter. The best that I've got so far was ...
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How to create a Mountain Lion DMG image and load it into VirtualBox?

Basically, I just need to make a full copy of the Mountain Lion installer, but I have no flash, or any other removable medium available. Is it just possible to clone the system and mount the .dmg ...
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Portable VirtualBox with Ubuntu on two machines

I have VirtualBox Portable installed from vbox.me. I moved it on a USB drive and added a virtual Ubuntu. It works fine on the computer I created it, but moving the usb drive to a different the ...
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Is there any way to boot a .vdi file using VBoxManage without creating a new machine?

I've a .vdi file and I would like to boot it for some testing reason without actually creating a new virtual machine. Moreover, the user that has to boot it, do not have its own home, as he's a system ...
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How to set Virtualbox appliance as webdev portable sollution?

I just want to set a a Virtualbox virtual appliance to make it portable. Meaning that I'll enable a network config which will not need to be changed when I am using my laptop in a different network. I ...
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Virtualbox can connect to network but not when using vpn

I have a virtualbox running ubuntu on a Windows Host. I am over a wireless connection, when I start it up without being connected to my work VPN I can connect to the internet. When I start it up after ...
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Virtualbox: print from Windows XP guest in Xubuntu host, using NAT

I have several network printers at work and at home I'd like to access in a Windows XP guest, under a Xubuntu 12.04 host. I have networking set to NAT, since I take my laptop back and forth to work ...
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Web server not loading pages in VirtualBox

I'm using VirtualBox. I had two Windows Server 2003 PCs (SRV1 and SRV2), one for DNS(SRV1) and one as a webserver (IIS)(SRV2). I put some HTML page under the default website. But when browsing I'm ...
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Disabling OSX menu bar in VirtualBox fullscreen

I am trying to run Linux Mint/ubuntu using VirtualBox on OSX. My problem is that the OSX menubar keeps appearing when mouse gets on top of screen in fullscreen mode. I would like to stop this effect. ...
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Virtualbox Networking - Accessing VPN & Guest OS

I'm using VirtualBox 4.1.22 on a Windows 7 (64bit) host, with a Windows Server 2008 (64bit) guest OS. The VM is configured with 4 network adapters in the order of NAT, Bridged (LAN), Bridged (WiFi), ...
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Virtual Box Windows XP Image DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

I am running Oracle VM Virtual Box 4.1.18 on a Windows 7 Machine and trying to start a Windows XP image. When it starts up it immediately crashes with the error DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. I did a ...
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Suspected network performance issue on VirtualBox Ubuntu guest on Win7 host

I have narrowed down a performance problem in my Ubuntu guest on a Win7 VirtualBox host to the network, after comparing and equalising everything else to do with my slow-running Java app with a ...
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VirtualBox Linux Mint Refuses to Save to Hard Disk

Every time I start up Linux Mint and add some files to the Desktop, they disappear when I shut down and restart the OS. I could just save the state of the machine every time, but that's a bit ...
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Fedora VirtualBox Instance Suddenly Invisible

I'm running an instance of Fedora 16 under VirtualBox (on a Win 7 Pro machine) as a development web server. It's suddenly gone invisible. I have it set to an IP address of 192.168.1.80; I can't ping ...
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Using Windows Multipoint for gaming

I have a pretty powerful computer and graphics card, my specs are 16gb of ram, and a 3.6ghz quad core processor. I also have 3 monitors. I was wondering if I could set it up to run League of Legends ...
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Unable to connect DB on a remote server

I have an OpenSUSE OS running under VirtualBox. I can connect to Oracle 11g database with SQLDeveloper from localhost, but when I try to connect it from another PC I have either Io exception: Got ...
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Host DVD-ROM drive “eaten up” by Virtual Box

I'm running a Windows-7 host machine with Oracle Virtual-Box 4.1.18. I've created a guest OS - Ubuntu 11.10 in Virtual-Box for programming and testing. All things are working fine, however, except one ...
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VirtualBox connect USB device to guest

I have Virtualbox 4.1.18 installed in a laptop with windows seven pro 64 bits. As many others, I have been strugglying for hours..days sharing an usb device (alfa card) with the guest machine ...
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How can I connect to network in Debian through the bridge?

I'm Trying to connect to internet. I have Virtual Box and Debian in it. I'm not able to do it. When I try ifconfig lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ...
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Basic Access Authentication on IIS whose website root is on a Samba (Ubuntu) share

I've got this configuration: Ubuntu 12.04 hosting a directory tree full of files to be served by a webserver VirtualBox running WindowsXP Service Pack 3 with IIS XP and Ubuntu are connected to ...