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

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Internet not working on a VirtualBox Linux machine

I installed VirtualBox on a Windows 7 PC and installed Xubuntu (Ubuntu with XFCE) on it. Now on the Windows, I am connected to the internet through a LAN which automatically authenticates to connect ...
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Cannot copy 'filename': The parameter is incorrect

I am running Ubuntu 11.04. I installed Oracle VM and made a VirtualBox. It's configured as: Windows XP 30GB 1024MB of RAM I insert a DVD and open it in the Windows XP VM. I have two files, about ...
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How large is the performance loss for a 64-bit VirtualBox guest running on a 32-bit host?

I have a 64-bit Virtualbox guest running Gentoo Linux (amd64) and it is currently hosted on a 32-bit Gentoo laptop. I've noticed that the performance of the VM is very slow compared to the ...
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Use VMWare Workstation or VirtualBox to emulate Windows 7 on Windows 7?

I've got a highly optimized Windows 7 for making music. Up until now I dual-booted into another copy of Windows 7. I use that for Photoshop, testing applications and regular work so the registry of ...
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How do you automatically detect a new network card in CentOS 6 / RedHat?

I'm using CentOS 6 in a virtual environment. When cloning a virtual version of CentOS, the old eth adapters are "removed" and replaced with new ones and net MAC addresses. However, the ifcfg-ethn ...
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VPN in VM -> Ubuntu

i'm running Ubuntu, and use VPN. i want to know, if my Virtual Machine (Windows 7) uses the same VPN Connection or if i have to use an vpn client in windows also? best regard
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Setting up Ubuntu in VirtualBox connecting to Windows 7 and the Internet

I've installed the latest VirtualBox 4.1.2 and Ubuntu Server 11.04. After playing around with the network settings, I found there's no IP address configured for eth1 and eth2. I think I used to have ...
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FTP LIST command fails between between host OS and guest OS

I'm having trouble setting up FTP between my host OS (Windows 7) and guest OS (Ubuntu 10.04). I used the network settings in VirtualBox to setup port forwarding on 80, 21, and 22. Accessing the ...
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Streaming video in Virtualbox jumpy

I am trying to get Netflix to work on my Ubuntu netbook. I know it will not run in Linux so I am trying it in my Win XP virtual machine. It streams the video but the sound and video are out of sync ...
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VT-x/AMD-V Work-Around For VirtualBox?

After converting a Parallels VM to VirtualBox, the converted VM still does not run. VirtualBox says: VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration has been enabled, but is not operational.... Please ensure ...
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How can I cause a VirtualBox VM (running Ubuntu) to run a command upon resuming its state?

I am running a few Ubuntu VMs on a MacBook Pro host. Whenever I pause a VM or save its state to disk, the next time I restart it, the system clock goes out of sync. Is there a way for the VM to know ...
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Convert Parallels VM to Virtual Box VM?

The question describes well what I need but here are some more details about the circumstances. With Parallels Desktop 4 running under Linux, I have a number of Windows 7 Virtual Machines. Sadly, ...
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Virtual Box networking options

I have virtual box installed on a laptop and am confused by the various networking option. I would like Whether the host is connected to a network or working standalone Connect using SSH, HTTP ...
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Could not find an open hard disk with UUID {…} on VirtualBox 4.1.2

Guest: Ubuntu Guest VM Name: WordpressThemeDevBox Host: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate VirtualBox Version: 4.1.2 r73507 I shut off my guest and removed the Current State snapshot using the Restore ...
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Did the .vbox file disappear in some version of VirtualBox before 4.1.2?

I keep seeing people in the forums refering to the *.vbox file of their VM, but I don't see the file anywhere within my own installations. My hunch is that they've changed the name of the file to ...
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Virtualbox relaunching the disk image instead of the server everytime

I am on OS X Lion, I am trying to install an ubuntu server (11.04) to a Virtualbox using an .iso disk image I have downloaded. Once I finish the installation (which includes the installation of GRUB ...
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Problems with virtualbox 4.1.2r73507

I have problem with starting virtualbox on my Windows7 desktop machine. Sometimes, Oracle VirtualBox manager just won't start. In task manager I can see processes VBoxSVC.exe and VirtualBox.exe, but ...
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startx script commandline to start VirtualBox VM on separate X server

I am trying to start a VirtualBox VM on a separate X screen (in fullscreen) so I can switch between Linux and Windows XP by doing Ctrl + Alt + F<. I am basically trying to do something like this: ...
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How can I make Virtualbox ignore specific keys?

I use Virtualbox with Windows on Ubuntu host. I keep it on separate workspace (I use Xmonad). Xmonad uses Windows key as modifier. The problem is: when I press it, Windows machine opens start menu. ...
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What's the puporse of the VirtualBox Services?

I have installed VirtualBox on Ubuntu 11.04 and see the following services in BUM (Boot-Up Manager) Oracle VM VirtualBox (vboxweb-service) VirtualBox linux kernel module (vboxdrv) Oracle VM ...
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Lack of native laptop resolution into guest OS on VirtualBox (after installing Guest Additions)

After installing Guest Additions into my guest OS (latest Debian 6), I get much more available resolution to choose, but unfotunetly there isn't my native laptop resolution - 1440x900. There is ...
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VirtualBox Solid-State Drive setting ok for spinning disks?

So I noticed with 4.1 that VirtualBox added a "Solid-State Drive" option in the storage section. I also know that Win7 will report free space differently for a solid state disk so that the disk can ...
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Network cuts off when using Bridged mode on Virtual Machine

I have tried Parallels Desktop 6, VMWare Fusion and VirtualBox when trying to run a Virtual Machine with a Bridged network adapter. I simply select the adapter interface (en0) and then press on. When ...
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Mac OS X and Windows XP VM

I have a Windows XP VM setup in my Mac OS X Virtualbox. I am connected to the internet using a Cat5 cable and not via AirPort. I am trying to make it, so I can browse the internet on the Windows XP ...
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CentOS, Virtual Box, and Ping

Ok, long story... I have two VM's running in Virtual Box. Both are configured with an internal network adapter and a NAT'ed connection (for internet connection only). One VM is running CentOS 5 and ...
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How to run an encrypted virtual machine?

I wonder what is the best practice for storing the virtual machine encrypted. I tried putting the image it a TrueCrypt volume, but it doesn't work nicely: With the volume unmounted the VirtualBox ...
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VirtualBox and Security From Windows to Linux

If I have VirtualBox, hosted by Windows 7 and I install Linux Ubuntu on this, is there any security risk if I use the Linux OS for the internet but the hosted OS (Windows) has no Virus protection ...
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How do I use the PC 'delete' key when using VirtualBox on OS X, running Windows XP?

How do I use the PC 'delete' key when using VirtualBox on OS X, running a Windows XP guest? I tried every combination I could think of!
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VirtualBox Ubuntu target filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init

When I start my Ubuntu Guest OS in the VM, a stream of errors fly by and here's what I see at the end. mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No such file or directory mount: mounting /sys on ...
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How can I prevent a VirtualBox guest .vdi from getting released when I restart the host?

I'm using VirtualBox. My host and guest machines are both running Ubuntu. Every time I restart the host computer, one of my virtual machines becomes corrupted (the guest .vdi gets released). I've ...
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How to set up a serial port in VirtualBox?

I need to access a serial device in my VirtualBox guest (Windows XP). My host system is ArchLinux 64-bit. I configured the VirtualBox serial port as follows: Port: COM1 IRQ: 4 I/O Port: ...
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Installing an operating system to a USB drive and booting to it - all within VirtualBox

Is it possible to install an operating system onto a USB drive, and then boot to it, all within VirtualBox? Not like putting the virtual disk on the USB drive. Installing the entire OS there so it can ...
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Ubuntu virtualization with Virtualbox

On ubuntu 11.04 I created a virtual machine with Windows 7. Now at /home/username folder I have both ISO image of Windows and a folder with the system created by VirtualBox. The question is can I ...
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Booting a cloned VirtualBox VM on a different host

I have cloned a VirtualBox machine, which runs Ubuntu. I now wish to transfer it to a new host machine running Windows Vista 32-bit. I've transferred the .vdi file and adjusted the name and memory. ...
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Windows 7 slow web browsing while downloading at top speed, what could it be?

I have the phenomenom, that whatever browser I take browsing is extremly slow. Downloading stuff however is fast with up to 1,2 MB/s. System is Windows 7 64-bit, Core i7, 16 GB RAM. When I start XP ...
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Why do I get “this CPU is not compatible with 64-bit mode” on a 64-bit processor?

I have a 32-bit Ubuntu 10.10 as a host OS, VirtualBox 4.0, Windows 7 64-bit Professional as a guest OS. The laptop processor is 64-bit. When I try to load Windows 7 64-bit in VirtualBox, the error ...
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Oracle Virtual Box — How To Connect Host OS To Internet Through Guest OS

I have oracle vm virtual box 4.0.12 installed on my fedora 14. In virtual box I have windows XP installed. The windows Xp is connected to internet through a Wimax adapter. How can I connect the ...
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How would I set up a Linux Virtual Machine in a similar way to a headless server?

I have an Ubuntu Desktop 11.04 virtual machine using VirtualBox on my Windows 7 system. Up until now I have been doing all my development within the Ubuntu environment but unfortunately, I don't ...
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Virtualbox: Is it possible to get a different public-ip on the guest system from host's public-ip?

i'd like to set my guest's public-ip (windows xp) undependent from the host's ip as a different one. Is it possible? If so, how do i do it? Please note that, it's about the public id, not the local ...
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Optimize Mac OS X Snow Leopard for Virtualbox host

I seem to work out of a Linux VirtualBox most of the time (portable USB SSD) on my Snow Leopard Macbook (~2008). How can I optimize Snow Leopard to be an optimal VirtualBox host? I don't mind reducing ...
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Unable to do Port Forwarding in Virtual Box

I'm using Mac OS X 10.6. I have installed Virtual Box 4.1.0 in it. My Guest OS is Ubuntu Server 11.04. I have added a rule in Port Forwarding in Virtual Box -> "guestssh" TCP 127.0.1.1 8080 ...
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High performance desktop virtulization / multithreading on the guest with linux 64 bit host

For over 3 years I have been trying to get similar guest performance in 64 bit windows as I have on my i7 870 at work in the tasks I do at work. My requirements are pretty taxing. I need fast CPU, ...
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run web server from virtual machine, how do I use port 80

I have a host system running Fedora 15 and I have a guest system running CentOS 5.5 in VirtualBox. I did set up a virtualmin install and added port forwarding to the virtual machine. When I forward ...
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How to connect to VirtualBox remote desktop client using VNC?

I am using VirtualBox 4.0 on Ubuntu Narwhal with guest OS Windows XP. I've installed the VB extensions and enabled remote access through port 3389 as suggested on several sites. I am trying to ...
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How can I open image of vmplayer in virtualbox

I have installed Ubuntu in vmplayer, as the vmplayer does not support Unity of Ubuntu, I want to be able to open the image in virtualbox. How can I do this?
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Deleting VirtualBox

I want to delete my entire VirtualBox, which I have been working on, because I am giving away my PC. How should I do that? I am working on Windows 7 64-bit. Thank you.
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How to access USB pendrive on using VirtualBox?

I'm using Macbook pro and I have installed VirtualBox for using windows xp. I can't access USB pen drive When i connect. The external drive is not showing in the workspace. How i can access USB pen ...
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Ubuntu Linux froze in VirtualBox

I am working on the newest version of Ubuntu Linux on VirtualBox under a 64-bit Windows 7 host. When I was working, VirtualBox froze, and I hadn't saved my work in Ubuntu. What should I do? (This ...
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Can I move a VirtualBox vdi from Windows to OS X?

I have a Windows 7 machine with VirtualBox 4+ installed. It runs a couple of virtual machines (Windows XP, Ubuntu, ...) and some of them have a few shared drives (No two machines with shared drives ...
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Transferring VirtualBox Virtual Machines to another computer

Is there any way to transfer VirtualBox VMs, with their operating system and all their files intact, to another computer?