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

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free virtualbox vm of windows 8

As a web developer I've used the free vm's microsoft provide for testing (doctored and configured for easy installation on Linux and OSX with virtualbox). Does anyone know if there's an equivalent ...
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How to install centos inside virtual box using iso image

I am using oracle virtual box manager I created the virtual hard disk In Setting -> System -> Boot order selected CD/DVD-ROM has the first priority And in storage I did this changes while ...
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Making hardware profiles for Linux installation

So, I've got a ArchLinux installation on /dev/sda11, and I've imported it into VirtualBox using raw host partitions. Right now, I can boot it both directly and through VirtualBox. The problem is the ...
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Unexpected access to \c$ share from windows virtualbox guest to host

I'm using VirtualBox 4.2.6 on Windows 7 host. I have Windows 2008 R2 guest using NAT. My host uses 192.168.100.115 IP address and is part of the domain. Guest is using two NAT adapters (10.0.2.15 and ...
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Medium for long-term virtualization

I purchased a Macbook Pro Retina 15in (with all the upgrades) and it is very common for me to fire up a virtual machine on it. I may need an application only designed for Windows, or I may need ...
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How to set up a NAT and and a Host Only adapter using Vagrant?

I am trying to make a NAT connection (for yum downloads) and a Host-Only connection (for talking with host) at the same time on my CentOS box when using Vagrant. I CAN do it by SSHing and checking ...
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Is a hard drive image of a virtual machines drive applicable on the host machines hard drive

I have installed Ubuntu on the hard drive of my desktop computer. In Ubuntu I installed VirtualBox to test some Distributions in a virtual machine. Lets say I like some Distribution while ...
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Make Ctrl-Page Up, Ctrl-Page Down work in VirtualBox guest

I'm on Windows VirtualBox use windows guests, seems like Ctrl-Page Up/Page Down don't work in them. Personally I need this for Far manager, it's a console app, but I checked this in gui apps ...
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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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Does a virtual machine realise that it is virtual? [closed]

I know that from a design point of view, the idea of a virtual machine is that the entire system environment is replicated so that the virtual machine is in outward appearance a full machine, but my ...
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Remote desktop to a VM on a machine with a single IP

I have a debian dedicated server with a VirtualBox VM with Windows 7 running on it. I only have 1 IP address. I want to connect to the VM using remote desktop and I'd prefer to not use VRDP. I figured ...
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expose GPS device to virtualbox VM

Is it possible to expose a GPS device to a VM running on virtualbox? I hae found there are Android apps that can expose a GPS signal via Bluetooth to the computer, I was wondering if for a computer ...
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How to solve issues with shader model in VirtualBox?

I have a virtualized Windows 7 (32bit) machine using VirtualBox software on a native Linux host. For some advanced software (ArcGIS Desktop 10.1) I need: OpenGL version 2.0 runtime minimum is ...
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Sharing VirtualBox machines across multiple OSes / Change directory VirtualBox stores virtual machine descriptors

As you see from the / in the title, this question can be asked in two different ways. I have a Windows installation and huge plenties of disk space in H:\ partition. I also have Linux that maps the ...
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Virtual Box Guest can't access the internet when host uses WIFI but can when host uses 100baseT

I have a window 7 VB host, with wired and wifi. Normally, it is connected to my home net via a wire. I have a a Debian guest with two adapters configured: one id bridged, and one is host only. When ...
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Monitor network traffic of my virtual machine through my CentOS Computer

In my CentOS 6.3 computer, I installed a MS Server 2008 through a VirtualBox. Is it possible to monitor the network traffic/activities of my MS Server 2008 in my CentOS? How can I do that?
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Accessing an application running in VirtualBox through Windows?

Hi in my Windows machine I have installed Virtual Box on which I am running Linux-Ubuntu, and in the Linux I have a web application running in tomcat(localhost:8080). I want to access this application ...
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Configuring bridging in Virtual Box to enable access from other computers in network

I have a Win XP installed on Virtual Box, and as suggested in different posts, i have chosen the bridged mode. When i look at the router logs, i can see that an ip address has been given to the VM and ...
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Virtualbox and laptop webcamera

I am using Win7 64bit Ultimate on HP's EliteBook 8560p and I am running Ubuntu 10.04 32bit in virtualbox. How do I access integrated notebook's webcamera from virtualized Ubuntu? I have installed ...
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VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available

I have a dell inspiron 1525 note book with Win7. I am trying to install Win8 on Virtualbox. But I am getting the error: VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on your system. Certain ...
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Does NAT in VirtualBox (Ubuntu guest) require connection sharing in windows 7?

Is "connnection sharing" necessary in windows-7 host to allow VirtualBox's Ubuntu guest connect to internet through (default) NAT interface? My network administrator (on the machine at work) has ...
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Why does VirtualBox show more CPUs than available?

I have an Intel Core i7 3930K with 6 CPU cores. Now, I understand that every of that cores can handle 2 separate threads. That makes 12 virtual cores - which I can see using my system monitor (see ...
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is this possible to share one network adaptor of host between many guests as bridge

on my system i installed one network adaptor for each guest which use bridge mode, and no there is no more available slot, is this possible to share one network adaptor between many gusets in bridge ...
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Execute a command with root permissions as normal user

I want to execute a command as if I am my normal user, but I want to have root certain permissions. In particular, I have created a phyiscal VirtualBox drive that I want to use as a normal user. I ...
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cant use any devices in USB port in virtualbox

I have installed VirtualBox under windows 8 operating system to use Windows XP. Everything seems great but i can't use any devices through USB port in virtualbox. I have enabled the VirtualBox ...
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Using virtual box is it possible to set your virtual machine time to be different from host time

Using virtual box is it possible to set your virtual machine time to be different from host time. Say 1 year into the past. If I wanted to run the windows XP images provided by Microsoft from here. ...
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Virtual box on windows

I installed Sun virtualbox in windows 7 as admin user. When I logged in as user i can run the virtual box but the installed vms are not visible. How can I solve this problem?
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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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Virtualbox strange issue

Here is what I've done: I created virtual HDD for windows 8 then I installed windows 8. After clean windows installation I installed virtualbox guest additions as first application. There was ...
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Serial com issue with virtual box

I have an issue in using the serial port with virtual box. My host system is Windows, my guest system is ubuntu. I have setup a serial connection between the local Windows and another distant PC, ...
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Windows 98 SE install screen on Virtualbox is a mess, how to fix?

I'm trying to install Windows 98 SE on Virtualbox, but the screen is messed up: Any idea how to fix this? Or perhaps could there somewhere be a complete guide, which displays every each screen one ...
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Security of virtualbox

I have windows xp installed in virtualbox (running on linux) that has the grdp remote display enabled. Is it possible, if one was to connect to my virtualmachine through rdp, to hack into my computer. ...
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Using VirtualBox with a local Windows 7 installed on the hard drive

I just discovered today that one can create VirtualBox VMDK files that simply reference real partitions on local disks and, needless to say, got pretty excited. "This means I can boot my Windows 7 ...
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Performance VHD Windows 7 native vs hosted

I have tried two ways of working with my 30-40 GB dynamically expanding VHD which contains a Windows 2012 Server install: VHD mounted as boot volume Windows 7 as host os with VirtualBox as ...
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What is the oldest operating system you can upgrade to windows 7 from?

Right now I have a mac and I downloaded virtual box and want to install windows 7 on it. I bought a windows 7 CD from my campus bookstore for a really cheap price but later found out it was upgrade ...
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Virtual Box - USB Mounting & Formatting Issue

I am trying to create a startup disk on a USB. I attempted to use the Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator but that failed. I then turned to UNetBootin. That seemingly worked but I still wasn't able to boot ...
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Automatically starting virtualbox on ubuntu startup

I am using windows on a virtual box in ubuntu.Is there anyway to automatically start windows in the virtual box when ubuntu boots and when i shut down the windows in virtual box , i want ubuntu to ...
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Guest OS not using allocated CPU in Virtualbox

I have a host machine running virtual box on Windows 7. I have 12 physical cores, and have tried to share them with my virtual machine (windows XP Pro SP3). When I look and compare the task manager ...
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Will a VirtualBox VM created on a Windows host run on a Mac host?

If I create a VM in Virtual Box on a Windows host, including installing a guest OS, will that VM run on a Mac OSX host?
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Linux Mint 14 seems to Randomly Change Workspaces on Laptop

I am running Linux Mint 14 (Cinnamon) in a VirtualBox VM on Windows 8 host using an HP Envy 17" laptop. It seems like it randomly decides to show the workspace selection screen while I'm doing ...
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VirtualBox bidirectional clipboard sharing stops working after some time on a Linux guest OS

Clipboard sharing starts working fine, but it stops working after some time (until I reboot the machine). From what I understand sometimes the guest additions stop working. I read that I should see ...
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In Windows 8, do I need to enable Hyper-V to get full performance from VirtualBox?

I'm tinkering with virtual machines on my new laptop, which is my first Windows 8 machine. In the "Turn Windows features on or off" section of the Control Panel, I noticed that the "Hyper-V" options ...
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what is the fastest way of sharing files between VMs?

I've got four guest OS (2 Window XP, 1 Ubuntu VM, 1 FreeNAS) with guest additions installed on each, hosted on an Ubuntu server (12.10) using a headless VirtualBox (4.2.6r82870) setup. Currently, I'm ...
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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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why can't I umount /home?

I'm trying to create a new partition on my Linux system, my intent is to take a small amount of my /home filesystem and change the type for experimentation. I'm using OpenSuse 12.1 in a virtual box. ...
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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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mounting local filesystems — failed

When I start guest OS which is Oracle Linux 5 running on Virtual Box 4.2, I am getting mounting local filesystems --- failed How can I resolve the issue? Thanks etc/fstab ...
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Starting Guest OS slows down computer

I have virtual box 4.2.4 installed in Windows XP SP 3 and Oracle Linux is installed in Virtual box. When I start linux on Virtual box, I have noticed that both my host and guest machines becomes ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 misnamed user account during setup

If I accidentally misnamed my user account during the initial installation, for example if I type "devdmin" instead of "devadmin", is there a way to change that account username? The reason I ask is ...