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

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Norwegian keyboard keys don't work with Ubuntu in VirtualBox

I just installed VirtualBox (from Oracle) in Windows 7, and created a virtual machine with latest Ubuntu. Here in Firefox I can use the left Ctrl key, while the right one doesn't have any effect. ...
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Using Samba to share a folder from a Linux guest with a Windows host in VirtualBox

I would like to share a folder from a Linux Guest with a Windows host (with read and write access if possible) in VirtualBox. I read in these two links: here and here that it's possible to do this ...
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Can I install Windows 7 64 bit on VirtualBox running on a Windows 7 32 bit OS?

Is it possible to install Windows 7 64 bit on VirtualBox running on Windows 7 32 bit?
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Move “XP Mode” from Windows Virtual PC to VirtualBox?

I installed "XP Mode" in Windows 7 (which uses Windows Virtual PC to host XP). I have now discovered that VirtualBox, which I have installed on the same Windows 7 machine, refuses to run at the same ...
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VirtualBox NAT port forwarding on Ubuntu 64?

I have an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop 64-bit guest OS running on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop 64-bit host OS (yes, the same OS). I'd like to run a web server on the guest and make it accessible through NAT on the ...
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Is it possible to use a Vista Boot Camp partition inside Virtual Box on Mac OS X

I've got windows Vista installed inside Virtual Box on my Mac OS partition. I've also got it installed under boot camp and I occasionally boot to it when I want to run windows with better performance ...
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Virtualbox Linux host: Pass non-recognized USB device through to Windows guest

I'm running Virtualbox 4.1.2 (with the corresponding extension pack) on an up-to-date Ubuntu 11.10 host with Windows XP as a guest. I have a National Instruments USB-6251 device which I would like to ...
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how to extend Virtual Box harddrive?

I run WinXP SP3 on my Virtual Box (3.2.10) under OSX 10.6.2 and the harddrive of the virtual box is getting too small. Can I extend exiting hdd somehow? create new Virtual Box from a running ...
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Setup FreeDOS in VirtualBox to access shared folder on Novell Server

Where I'm at we have an a few people still using an old program that requires dos/win98 to run, and so we still have a few windows 98 pcs scattered around. Long term I will get rid of the program, ...
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XP / Vista License on virtual box

My laptop came with vista and XP licenses. I since removed them and installed ubuntu instead. I have a piece of software that is known not to run on crossover or wine. When i try to install windows ...
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Using Virtual box to practice malware removal?

I have Windows 7, and installed virtualbox on it with a copy of Windows XP pro sp3 with all updates. I want to use the virutal environment to practice removing malware....in other words, I want to ...
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Start VirtualBox Headless VM On Boot

I am running two VirtualBox headless VMs on an Ubuntu 12.04 host. I would like these VMs to start automatically when the system boots. I have two crontab entries set like this (under the user which ...
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Connecting to a VirtualBox machine from the host, using an ip address

In a macbook host, I run VirtualBox having a guest ubuntu server, with a NAT network setting. In the virtual machine application "Parallels", I would get on the host an IP address of the guest, to ...
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How to permanently disable mouse integration in Virtualbox?

The "mouse integration" feature in Virtualbox is pretty handy in most cases, but I need to have it disabled. Unfortunately, it looks like I have to press Host+I at every boot of the virtual machine. ...
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Convert VMDK to ISO

I have a disk image that is in VMDK format, and I would like to convert this to an ISO so that I could use this outside of a virtual environment. I know that, at first impression, these formats don't ...
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Add custom Virtual Machine icons to VirtualBox

I'd like to use custom icons to better distinguish machines running the same OS from each other, in VirtualBox. is this possible? If so, what file(s) do I need to add/edit? Examples: I've got two ...
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On windows, connect to a Virtual PV VM running Ubuntu for things like memcached, etc

I am on Windows 7, building an ASP.net web application. There are a few services that I need to connect to, and don't want to go through the hassle of installing them on Windows. I also run ...
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Virtual OS using same Wallpaper as Host

Greetings, I'm running a guest Linux OS on top of Windows XP, which rotates its wallpapers using the PowerToy Wallpaper Changer. I'm hoping for a way for my guest OS to somehow detect which wallpaper ...
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VM portability between VirtualBox versions (2.2.4/4.x)

I know that a VirtualBox VM can run on different hardware, but this doesn't help me because in my case the platform doesn't change (Linux). I'd rather like to upgrade VirtualBox from 2.2.4 to 4.x. ...
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How do I make VirtualBox start when Ubuntu Server starts?

I have VirtualBox and I want to install MS Windows in it. How can I make VirtualBox start when Ubuntu Server does, so that I don't need to manually start Windows?
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What is the recommended way of cloning virtual machines in VirtualBox?

Is there any recommended way of cloning virtual machines in VirtualBox? I would like to install an Operating System and then make several clones of that one. I have tried with export and import ...
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Is using a Virtual PC on a RAM DISK super fast? (putting the .vhd file in a RAM DISK)

I wonder how or if any one tried to create a RAM DISK, and then put the 2GB (or sometimes 1.2GB) .vhd file into it, and then run the virtual PC using this image. It should be running super fast, as ...
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How to transfer files from Host OS to guest OS running on VirtualBox?

I am trying to transfer files from my Host OS (Windows 7) to Guest OS (CentOS) running on VirtualBox. I tried using pscp but it gives the error: More than one remote source not supported I tried ...
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Boot from a VHD created by VirtualBox

I have used VirtualBox to create a VM, and installed the latest Windows 8 Consumer Preview on it. I have a .VHD file with the OS installed. I am wondering, since Windows 7 supports boot from a VHD ...
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Booting a virtual machine non-virtually

I have a VirtualBox virtual machine that I use regularly. In order to use it on many computers, I carry it around on a USB drive. Sometimes, however, I come across a computer that doesn't support ...
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Is there a way to “redirect” a click on a URL in a VirtualBox guest to open in the host OS browser?

I'm using VirtualBox OSE on Ubuntu 10.04. I have a Windows 7 guest VM which I use almost exclusively for MS Outlook to access my Exchange mailbox. If I click a URL in Outlook it obviously opens in IE ...
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Using VMware/Virtual box to simulate a cluster of nodes, but actually using a single machine

I am developing a webapp using Cassandra database which works on a multi-nodes cluster. But I don't have multiple machines to create a cluster while development. How do I create a cluster using the ...
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Wireshark cannot see traffic from a VirtualBox guest on Windows 7

I have been trying to use Wireshark to capture some traffic that comes from a virtual machine. The setup is: Windows 7 host Ubuntu guest VirtualBox 4 I send some packets from the guest to the ...
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Howto boot directly into a VirtualBox image?

I have a running setup as following: Native OS: Windows 7 64bit, 3 Partitions: c: (System) d: (FAT32, here is my vdi file) e: (unformatted) VirtualBox: Fedora 14 running off the vdi file on drive ...
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Has anyone managed to virtualize Windows 7 on a physical disk?

I have Windows 7 installed on a partition and running fine, but I want to access the parition from my Ubuntu installation with VirtualBox. I have created the virtual disk file and everything, but ...
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IIS in VirtualBox serving files from shared Ubuntu folder

Here's the problem: I want to use Ubuntu. But I need to develop ASP.NET (MVC) sites. So I setup VirtualBox with Win2003 and IIS6. But I would prefer my working files to be located in my Ubuntu home ...
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How to import VMware Workstation 7 VM into Sun VirtualBox (latest version)?

I am planning on installing the latest version of VirtualBox on my Windows 7 machine. I made about 6 VMs using Workstation 7.0 and want to import these into VBox. What is the best way to go about ...
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Using IPv6 with Virtualbox

I would like to test PNRP in an IPv6 environment under virtualbox. I have 2 XP VMs under virtualbox, and they only have IPv6 enabled. Firstly can I enable DHCP for IPv6 under virtualbox. If not then ...
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Linux Virtual Machine runs Slow depending on the Network

At work I use a VM running Linux Mint 13 under Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.2.16 on a Windows7 machine. The laptop is connected to a network cable and the wireless connection is turned off. The network ...
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How to get write access in guest os (linux) for raw disk (ext4) with virtualbox on Win7 host?

I created the vmdk-file as describe in Chapter 9. Advanced topics and added it to my guest vm. After it, I could mount the entire raw disk up in my linux guest vm. Now I can read the ext4 file system, ...
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How to Maintain a small differential Virtualbox hard drive

I am trying to use a virtualbox hard drive over several computers using dropbox (a popular cloud tool) synchronization. I assume no two machines will open the same drive at the same time. To reduce ...
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How to change screen orientation in VirtualBox (Windows XP Guest OS) from Landscape to Portrait

I want to change the screen orientation in Windows XP running as Guest OS from VirtualBox from default(Landscape) to portrait. In my host OS, where it have access to graphics drivers etc, I see option ...
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How to update to latest VirtualBox and backup files?

I want to update to the latest version of VirtualBox. How can I do it without losing the OS I installed and the files inside? How can I backup everything I have on VirtualBox? I currently have ...
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Why do I have only incoming traffic when copying from network source to network destination?

I have a VirtualBox VM that is located on a network share of my NAS. When I copy something from the VM's disk onto another of the NAS' network shares (so the data is visible outside the VM), the ...
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Dual Monitor difficulties (VirtualBox ubuntu host) - rdesktop sessions mirror

I am running ubuntu 9.10 host with a Windows guest and need to extend my guest windows desktop into the second monitor (otherwise I will have to convert to a dual boot situation because this is a work ...
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Why does VirtualBox want my attention every morning?

I'm running Vista 64-bit Ultimate on this PC. On it, I've installed VirtualBox, and in that I'm running Linux. Everything's working great. I leave it running all the time. When I come in in the ...
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VirtualBox freezes during runtime when running from Win7 but not from Linux

I have a virtual box disk on my NAS so I can use it from Windows as well as Linux. This works fine except on Windows (7) the VM sometimes freezes. The NAS (QNAP TS-109II) occasionally sends me an ...
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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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Can I “Speed Up” a VM to emulate the passage of time?

I'd like to put a VM into "fast forward" so that I can see several days (or weeks, or months) worth of logs and temp files build up and analyse them. Is that possible with virtualbox & ubuntu ...
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How to make VirtualBox window fit inside container?

I'm trying to get the OS Window to fit the VirtualBox container, but I've tried every option under the View menu to no avail. This is ridiculous. Please help!
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VirtualBox and Wireless interface Bridging?

Can anyone please tell me how does VirtualBox 4.1.4 OSE version bridges the connection with the wireless Interface (wlan0). Yes! It was working fine in my guest :) . I read the Documentation at their ...
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Do VMware, Virtualbox & Virtual PC play nicely together?

Lately VirtualBox has been a bit unstable and I want to try other VMs. If I install VMware and Virtual PC on the same host as VirtualBox will it cause problems (eg. crash the host)? What if I try to ...
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Installing then Running VMware or VirtualBox causes my Windows 7 PC to not boot up after shutting down?

At work I use a Windows 7 PC but I am a programmer and face problems in Windows while working on some types of development, so I want to have a virtual Ubuntu Linux machine that I can use when I ...
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VirtualBox: 4 serial ports

Is there any way in virtual box to have more than 2 serial ports? When I try to set a 3rd or 4th serial port I get "Argument slot is invalid. RT_ELEMENTS(mSerialPorts))". The documentation claims it ...
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virtual box stuck at “starting virtual machine” 0%

After upgrading to virtualbox 4.2.16 all of my VMs get stuck at launch. I tried downgrading to 4.1.26, but I still get the same problem. Screenshots: (not enough rep to post images) When I ...