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

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Easiest Way to Convert Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VirtualBox VM (VDI) to TrueCrypt VM

I have an existing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VirtualBox VM (VDI) that I would like to convert to full disc encryption using TrueCrypt. My only experience with TrueCrypt comes from a fresh Ubuntu install, or ...
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DD-WRT login does not work on Linux in Virtualbox

I am running on Windows 8 and installed Lubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox. I cannot login to DD-WRT in Virtualbox. I can login to DD-WRT on Windows 8. I have used the same credentials and tried many times, ...
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Vagrant won't let me access Virtual Box's Guest window

I am a big Linux and Vagrant newbie, so please excuse my inexperience. So, I have a Slackware vagrant box. When I edit the Vagrantfile with this code: config.vm.provider "virtualbox" do |v| v.gui ...
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Trouble starting my Vagrant box after a Linux Mint Upgrade to 15

I recently upgraded my Linux Mint from 14 to 15 the apt way, and since then my vagrant box is not able to start up fully. Either the network interface or the /vagrant folder is not getting setup.. ...
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How to tell if time sync in VirtualBox is working

I have a VirtualBox setup like this: HOST: Windows XP GUEST : Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop without GUI (command line only) I had some problems with time sync as my guest was frequently going out of sync. ...
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Syncing a Vagrant box across computers (Mac/Windows)

I will be working on a Vagrant box across multiple computers, both Mac (10.8.5) and Windows (7/8). How can I sync the files so that I can always work on an up-to-date version of the box? I'm ...
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Simple networking: Hyper-V Internal Virtual Switch on Windows 8.1

I am running Windows 8.1. I have downloaded Windows Vista VM for IE7 testing from http://modern.ie I also have VirtualBox installed to use with vagrant. Since Hyper-V is not yet supported by vagrant. ...
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Running Windows 7 inside VirtualBox on OSX Mountain Lion breaks internet connection

I am facing the issue when I boot Guest Windows 7 inside VirtualBox and in a couple of minutes internet connection on host becomes very unstable, losing pings, then just remote addresses stop ...
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Problematic SSH to Vagrant virtual machine

I have a Vagrant guest VM running FC18 on a host running FC19. The guest vagrantfile includes public networking (config.vm.network 'public_network'). After a vagrant up, I can see (ifconfig) three ...
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Resolving Zeroconf hostnames on Windows 7 between Virtualbox machines

I have the following setup of VirtualBox machines on a Mac OSX host: several Ubuntu servers, each running a web server and Avahi, these are set up to use "host-only" networking one Windows 7 box ...
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NFS Sharedfolder in Vagrant (Virtualbox) syncs files extremely slow

I have my development system set up with a Ubuntu Vagrant box which includes a shared folder with all the code stuff. My Host system is Ubuntu 13.04 and the Guest is 12.04. At first all the changes ...
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How to setup portable shared folders in vbox?

I am trying to set up a vbox image that will be distributed to several people with several different types of OS. Namely, microsoft, apple and Linux. I want some folders to be shared between host ...
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How can I feed internet from guest (pfSense) to another guest (Linux Mint) on Windows 7 (Host)?

I found a good post from a guy who managed to install a firewall (pfSense) in a virtual machine (VirtualBox) on Windows 7 (Host) to protect his computer using "Microsoft Loopback adapter". You can ...
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Guest to Host Internet Sharing - Virtualbox

I connect my 3G dongle inside Virtulbox OS (Windows 7) and using it. Now i need to share that connection outside of Virtualbox on host environment (Windows 8). How can i do that ?
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ifup, ifdown on centos 6.3 guest on virtualbox

On a Mac OSX I'm running virtualbox 4.2.16 with a centos 6.3 guest. On the centos guest when I issue ifdown eth0 or ifup eth0 I get: usage: ifdown <device name> Same thing with eth1. What am ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu Gnome work properly in a Virtual Machine?

I've tried installing Ubuntu Gnome in VirtualBox and VMware Player. In both cases I end up with a weird graphical bug on the desktop. Everything else seems to be working as it should, although ...
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Run Android emulator and Developing IDE on separate Virtual Machines

I try to setup development enviroment for Android apps. Before all my development was performed in ubuntu running with virtual box. I have install adt plugin for my eclipse and download Android SDK in ...
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something wrong with mount in VirtualBox

I install Gentoo as a virtual machine in VirtualBox and I use Windows 8 as the host. I share a disk in my windows system and I use mount.cifs in Gentoo to mount the disk. Everything seems fine. But ...
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Unity Web Player Fatal Resolution Error

I am trying to play an online game, namely BeGone on Windows XP in VirtualBox. After the game loads I get a fatal error notification that says, Couldn't switch to requested monitor resolution. BeGone ...
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Reusing pre-installed Windows8 OS after installing Ubuntu Linux alongside it

I've bought a laptop which came pre-installed with Windows8 (UEFI enabled). I've read in many places that if I install Linux alongside it, I could run my Windows8 virtualized (instead of using dual ...
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Why won't VirtualBox allow me to set a base memory size over 4MB?

I am using CentOS 5, and have installed virtualbox 4.1 on it. When I try to create a windows XP virtual machine, the VirtualBox options only allow me to set a maximum base memory between 0 and 4 MB. ...
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Virtualbox loses USB connectivity with SmartCard Reader

I'm running VirtualBox inside Ubuntu 13.10 and having issues with USB connection stability. Guest operating system is Debian 7.0 and the USB device I'm trying to work with is a ACS USB card reader ...
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Using logitech mouse and keyboard with Virtualbox

Hi I've just installed Virtualbox and I've installed Windows 7 I have a Logitech K270 Keyboard and T620 Mouse, and the host system is Ubuntu 13.04. The Keyboard and Mouse lock each time I try and ...
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dd SCSI image into VirtualBox

I have a very old Linux box (actually dating from 1998) wich used to run a legacy system. The system was discontinued, but the data must be available for consults. My idea was to make a image from the ...
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Memory management with virtualbox and vagrant

I'm running vagrant with virtualbox on ubuntu 12.04. When the VM isn't running, the system's memory usage is around 2 GB. I've set swappiness at 10% and the VM's memory at 1 GB. When I fire up the VM, ...
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My vbox shared mount will not auto mount and is only ready only?

My vbox shared mount will not auto mount and is only ready only? I am using scientific linux host and centOS guest and I am trying to share a folder I have in both accounts but the folder is only ...
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Migrating a Computer to a VHD

A client of mine has a computer running applications for roughly 10 machines. They need a real server to handle all of this and I'm going to make some recommendations and install/migrate everything. ...
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VirtualBox, multiple OpenVPN connections and network config

We are setting up a system for software acceptance testing. The test computers will run Win7 or Win Server 2003 R2. The test computers will have multiple VirtualBox VMs on which the programs under ...
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Windows 8 trackpad gestures along with scrolling stops working after running virtualbox or vmware player

I have an AMD A8 based HP laptop, Pavilion G6 2201AX running Windows 8. It has a Synaptics touchpad. My problem is whenever i run Virtualbox or Vmware player all the gestures on trackpad stop working, ...
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Kernel panics in FreeBSD 9.1 virtualbox

I'm regularly encountering a kernel panic on my FreeBSD 9 laptop. I have installed virtualbox host and trying to run CentOS as guest. When perform "yum repolist" guest crash's my freebsd host. Here ...
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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). ...