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

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xmodmap confusion betwen AltGR and Left Control

I'm having trouble making AltGr work on ubuntu so I can type 3rd level characters (@£§,{[],etc) it so happens that RCtrl+RAlt don't work either so I have no way of typing such characters. My RCtrl ...
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Network Access via Terminal

I have a weird problem. Here is my configuration. I installed VirtualBox on Windows 7 PC. I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on VirtualBox. I installed many programs via terminal and I can still install. My ...
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Cannot run native Ubuntu in virtualbox with a vmdk created using the -partitions specified

I have a Win7 x64 & Ubuntu 11.10 x64 dual boot setup on a single HDD. I wanted to run the native Ubuntu as a guest OS inside VirtualBox running on Win7 host. I used the following command to list ...
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Debug - How to Access virtual host from Virtual Box machine?

If I configure my virtual box with NAT I can access my localhost MAMP page with: 10.0.2.2 If I configure windows hosts file with: 10.0.2.2 mysite.dev I could then access that same information by ...
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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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How to figure out what VirtualBox did?

I'm trying to boot a custom made-in-ASM OS on my recent laptop. The OS is intended to be installed on a floppy and during make creates a bootable floppy. Since I don't have a floppy drive, I ...
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How do install of “Windows 7 Upgrade” on VirtualBox (for use on OS X) w/ minimal disk use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Clean Install Using Windows 7 RTM Upgrade I have a license for Windows 7 upgrade, and want to use it via VirtualBox on OS X. Because the Upgrade license doesn't work on ...
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How do I recover files from my Windows 7 VirtualBox partition?

I have Windows Vista Installed on my laptop. I ran and created a virtual OS from VMware. Inside that OS, I created 2 partitions and stored the files on the second drive. Now my Windows 7 installed ...
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How do I start my VirtualBox machine on login?

I have a Linux host with a Windows XP guest machine. I need that Windows XP machine starts after the user does login on Linux. So, how do I start my VirtualBox machine on login?
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virtualbox GUI in FreeBSD

I have a problem with virtualbox-ose port in freebsd. ns387352# make install clean ===> virtualbox-ose-4.0.12 is marked as broken: QT4 frontend requires X11 support. Run 'make config' again!. *** ...
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Portable VirtualBox kernel driver error

I'm using PortableVirtualBox for about a year with no problems. But from two weeks now -without upgrading or updating anything on Virtualbox or anything related on my PC- after running any of my VMs ...
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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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How do I switch to a higher resolution in Centos 6 installed on a virtual machine (VirtualBox)?

I have installed Centos 6 on a virtual machine (virtualbox). Maximum available screen resolution is 800x600. How do I get higher resolutions?
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Install virtualbox 4.1 - doesn't know about extension packs

I'm trying to get virtualbox set up in my Ubuntu 9.10 install so that i can use the windows images eg from this page: https://github.com/xdissent/ievms I have VirtualBox OSE installed already. The ...
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Virtualizing test operating systems for writing scripts

I'm often writing bash scripts for auto-configuration of servers, and I'd like to be able to test them on live machines, rather than just hoping that they'll work when I need them to. I thought of ...
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Configuring a virtual machine to use a different Internet connection

I have two Internet connections on my PC: one is through the local network and the other is wifi. The computer runs Windows 7, and I use VirtualBox to run Windows XP virtually. How can I configure ...
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Is there a way to make VirtualBox use a specific monitor when going full-screen?

I am running VirtualBox on a dual-monitor Windows 7 x64 system. When I put a VM into full-screen mode it always appears full-screen on my primary monitor even though the VM window was on the secondary ...
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Host system resets (crashes) when using VMWare or VirtualBox and 64-bit guest systems

I have been trying to install virtual systems on VMWare for a while now and encountered strange behaviour from my PC. The behaviour is as follows: On "automatic" virtualization mode it either ...
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How to change the screen resolution on an Ubuntu VM

I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 on VirtualBox and I can't change resolution It looks terrible. How can I change it?
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Oracle Virtualbox on statically compiled kernel

I can't seem to find any documentation on the subject. I'm working on putting together a linux install for a fairly "dirty" environment. Best practice there would be a statically compiled kernel ...
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How do I get my Linux servers accessible via http://hostname/

I have two Linux servers on VirtualBox Virtual machines. One is Ubuntu Linux and another is OpenSuse Linux. The hostname of Ubuntu server is "ubuntu-server" and hostname of open suse server is ...
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How do I setup a virtualbox server with a static ip?

I'm trying to get a Virtualbox instance running with a very specific networking setup. Here's what I have right now: I have a laptop running Ubuntu, hosting a Debian Virtualbox. My loptop regularly ...
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How to share gentoo folder (as guest host) with the host os (windows 7) in Virtual Box

I have windows 7 as host os and i'm running gentoo os as guest inside virtual box. I want a folder in the guest os to be shared with host os. The folder already exists in the guest os and has files ...
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Using Virtualbox Bridge Networking fails connection from Guest OS to Oracle XE running on Host

I am trying to make a JDBC connection from a VirtualBox Ubuntu Guest OS to an Oracle XE database running o Host. However, the connection is refused. Here are the details of my environment: ...
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Virtualbox access issue

I have program that sends RTP packets. But I don't know what IP to access. The ip shown in virtual box is 10.0.2.2 but i can't ping it from my operating system... My computer is under work domain, ...
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Strange row of red Asian characters on boot

When Chrome OS boots, there is blank screen with a row of red Asian characters at the top. Here is a reference to it: After doing this the default splash shows up and then boots to a black ...
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Transforming a Virtual Machine into a Real Machine

I have created a Virtual Machine in VirtualBox to test Ubuntu and I really like it. Since I've already made a great deal of customization on that virtual machine, it would be a pity to have to ...
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VirtualBox Host->Guest file sharing strategy

I am looking for a referential strategy to share files between a VirtualBox host and guest. For instance, in my setup, I have an Ubuntu Host and WinXP Guest. I use VBoxManage to create custom "Open ...
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Are there any issues with my plan to install Ubuntu [closed]

Ok, I have a PC with a Core i3 processor, 12GB Ram, 750GB Hard Drive and an adequate Nvidia graphics card and 2 24" monitors. I want to install Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit edition, install VirtualBox and put ...
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Is there a VirtualBox guest command to determine interface type?

Is it possible for a guest to determine the an interface type (i.e., whether eth0 is NAT, host only, bridged or internal)? Something to be run from the guest like this: guest-vm ~# vbox-interface ...
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DOS network-adapter driver compatible with VirtualBox

I'm migrating some DOS machines to VirtualBox. I use the common NetWare-style IPX stack. The problem is that VirtualBox doesn't emulate any of the network-adapters that I have drivers for. So, where ...
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Virtual box error: “FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted.” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: VirtualBox Fatal: no bootable medium found! System Halted This question has been asked few times before, but I am not able to find the answer. I had downloaded the .iso ...
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How do I avoid the popup box when closing a VirtualBox VM?

How do I avoid the popup box when closing a VirtualBox VM? It asks me if I want to save the state, send the shutdown signal or power off the VM. For any given VM, my choice will almost always be the ...
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What's the difference between an *.ova file and a *.ovf file when exporting from VirtualBox?

I'm trying to export a Virtual Machine I have on VirtualBox so I can back it up, and when I went to export it, I was prompted with a "Save As..." dialog that asks me if I want to save it as a .ovf or ...
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Can I rename a Vagrant box?

I misspelled the name of a box when I added it to my box list: vagrant box list debian ubnutu Can I rename the box without repackaging it?
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Issues with internet on Virtual Machine from different houses

The necessary information OS X Lion (10.7) running a VM of Windows 7. Tried both VirtualBox and Parallels and the problem is 100% the same between them. Require a VPN connection to work from Windows ...
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Why won't Metro applications start on the Windows 8 preview?

I have installed the Windows 8 Developer Preview edition on Oracle VM Virtual Box. After installation was complete I loaded the new O.S and was directed to the windows new Titled UI with all the ...
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Virtual-machine software with least overhead on a Windows host

Which virtual-machine software (i.e. VirtualBox, VMware Server, etc.) has the least overhead, with support for installation on a Windows host? The reason overhead is an issue is due to battery life ...
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What's wrong with this virtualbox machine

I've downloaded virtualbox, created a machine and installed a ubuntu image on it. Everything goes fine, until it's time to reboot the machine at the end of installation. It reboots into a blank ...
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Start a program in VirtualBox with command prompt error

I have a driver problem, the driver only works on 32 bit. I used XP mode but it isnt that good so I thought trying the same thing with virtual box in seamless mode. Now when i try to start a process ...
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Seeing other computers on network with VirtualBox over NAT

One of my colleagues is running Windows 7 in VirtualBox 4.08 on her Mac, and needs to be able to connect to other computers on the same network within Windows. Yet, whenever I look at the available ...
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VirtualBox: Guest Addition for Mac OSX guest in Windows host? [closed]

I have Windows 7 host, and Mac OS X installed as a guest with VirtualBox. How can I install the Guest Additions? Do they exist for Mac OS X guest?
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VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration not operational with VirtualBox

I am trying to install OS X with VirtualBox, on my Windows 7 laptop. I see the following error message: VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration has been enabled, but is not operational. Certain guests ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 Virtual-box Unity 3D not working

After struggling for four hours, I still cannot get Unity 3D of Gnome 3 to work on my VirtualBox - I have been pouring through Internet and forum posts but to no avail. Here's what I've done so far: ...
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Intellipoint settings not working when VirtualBox is active

I have Slackware 13.37 x64 installed as guest OS on VirtualBox 4.1.2. Gueast Addition are installed. Everything works fine inside Slackware. It uses my secondary monitor in fullscreen mode. [Just ...
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VirtualBox - XP guest does not see multiple cores/multiple processors

Environment: Host OS: Win7 Pro 64bit Guest OS: WinXP 32bit VirtualBox version: 4.1.4r74291 Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM with virtualization enabled The Problem: I need the guest system to use ...
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How does VirtualBox's new Network Adapter drivers affect the computer?

I am using a PC, and just trying the latest VirtualBox and Ubuntu 2011.10, and while installing VirtualBox, it actually installed Network Adapter drivers 3 times, and warned "during installation your ...
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Macbook Air Reboot after Wake when Windows 7 Running in VM

Is anyone who is running a Windows 7 VM on a new 2011 i5 Macbook Air (I have the 13" w/128 SSD) able to put their Macbook air to sleep for extended periods of time (like overnight) without manually ...
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Rails can't find public system files through shared folder through virtualbox

I've just set-up a new dev environment where I have a win 7 host and ubuntu running in virtual box. My rails application files are on the host system, and I shared the folder with the guest, and I ...
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Creating a Hot Spot - Vmware + Usb WiFi Adapter

I'm looking for a Linux build (to be installed on a low spec pentium 4 with usb wifi key or a VM) that will act as a wifi router hotspot... Looking for following functions - Splash page with terms ...