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

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Add another monitor to VirtualBox while running?

Is it possible to add another monitor to a VM running in VirtualBox without shutting down the VM? I work on a laptop during the day and go between having a second monitor and not having one. What's ...
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How do I install a bootable partition for Virtualbox on OSX

I'm trying to install Virtualbox to run Windows XP on my OSX box. I used the supplied configuration wizard which asked some questions about a disk partition. I allocated a 10GB partition to Virtualbox ...
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Can you run one virtual machine inside another?

Is it possible to, say, run VirtualBox on Windows 7 with a Linux guest, and inside that Linux machine run Bochs? The reason is that I'm interested in starting OS development, and I've found that all ...
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How to enable VT-X when its hidden in BIOS

I have a Gateway LX6810-01 with a Intel Core TM2 Quad CPU Q8200 processor. I would like to enable VT-X so I can have 64 bit virutalization but the BIOS has hidden the option. I checked for a BIOS ...
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Transfer image clipboard between host and VirtualBox guest?

Is there anyway to transfer clipboard content of image format, JPEG, bitmap or whatever, to or from the VirtualBox guest instances?
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Cannot connect VirtualBox guest to the internet

I have a Windows 7 host and Ubuntu guest in VirtualBox. Ubuntu cannot connect to the Internet when my laptop is connected directly via wire to the modem, but when I connect via wireless to the router ...
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How can I access my XAMPP vhosts from a test browsers running inside Virtual Box?

Currently I'm doing development using XAMPP on OSX Snow Leopard. For Windows IE testing I want to use Virtual Box. How can I configure Virtual Box to let me access my local machine and various Apache ...
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( Oracle VirtualBox 4 on Windows 7 64-bit ) + ( CentOS 5.6 64-bit ) = “ Your CPU does not support long mode. Use a 32bit distribution ”

VM: Oracle VirtualBox 4.0.10 r72479 Host OS: Windows 7 64-bit Guest OS: CentOS 5.6 64-bit Downloaded a ready-made image of the guest OS from here. When running, CentOS tells me: Your CPU does ...
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Connect to the host machine from a VirtualBox guest OS?

I'd essentially like to access my host computer from the guest in VirtualBox. Is there an IP address given for my host which I can use from the guest? Are there extra steps required to set this up? ...
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How to get my virtual machine (VirtualBox) accessible on a company network?

I created an Arch Linux VM guest using VirtualBox on my Windows desktop at work. I'm planning to use it for Django development because there are no Unix machines available to use as a workstation at ...
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Reserve screen space for just one program?

I'm running Windows 7, and I've been working on the issue of reserving screen space for only one program for ~3 hours now. I need to reserve it for the Linux Mint taskbar running under VirtualBox in ...
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Using VirtualBox for testing different application installation scenarios

I have an app that I want to test under several different installation scenarios. In particular, I need to validate the behaviour when the app is installed over the top of previous installations of ...
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Use NIC and WiFi at the same time with VMware on a laptop

Normally on a laptop if you plug in a LAN cable the WiFi Internet connection will be disabled. The specific laptop in question is a Dell XPS 15 Core i7. I would like to: Plug a LAN cable in and ...
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Permission denied when accessing VirtualBox shared folder when member of the vboxsf group

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 (guest) on Windows 7 (host) with the guest additions installed. I have an auto-mount folder that maps to my D: drive on the host which I can access using sudo ls ...
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Should I run Windows Virtual Machines on a Windows or Linux host?

I have currently have a PC with 16GB of RAM. I will be running multiple virtual machines using VirtualBox. Would I get the best performance from running the VMs on a Linux host, or a Windows host? ...
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How to convert a VirtualBox virtual machine to QEMUwto image?

How do I convert a VirtualBox virtual machine to a QEMUwto image?
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How to make Virtualbox serial work on Windows 7 guest

I have a Ubuntu 10.10 (64bit) hosts with a physical serial port, now I want to connect that physical port into virtual serial port on windows 7 guest, so I can transfer data from the win7 guest to the ...
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Bridging two internal VirtualBox networks

I'm attempting to test out a piece of networking software that simulates delay between different network segments. In order to simulate the delays the software creates a bridge between two of its ...
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How can I run Ubuntu on VirtualBox in full screen on Windows 7?

I use Windows 7 and use VirtualBox to run Ubuntu Desktop 11.04. I would like to run Ubuntu in full screen. But when I switch to full screen in VirtualBox, a lot of space around Ubuntu isn't used. Is ...
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How can I make my Virtualbox Vista see my USB device (iPad)?

I have the latest VirtualBox. I have filters for the iPad. But it does not show up in my virtual Windows vista My Computer screen or virtual iTunes. When I try to right click the little USB icon and ...
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How to take the screenshot in windows XP on virtualbox?

i have installed windows xp on macbook pro using virtual box. I need to take the screen shot. How to take this in windows xp on virtualbox?
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How to increase a virtualbox' disk size?

The title says it all. I created the disk and now I would like to increase its size. I know I could add a new one, but I don't want to. The guest os in question is Ubuntu 11.04
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Can I install Ubuntu on a USB stick when running it in a virtual machine?

Can I create (for example) an Ubuntu virtual machine, plug in my USB stick and then install Ubuntu on the USB stick from the Ubuntu running in the virtual machine?
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How anti-virus on the host machine affects performance of virtual machines?

I'm diagnosing some issue with Oracle virtual box where virtual machine sometimes perform terribly slow (much slower then notebook with worse configuration): Notebook i7 (2 cores with HT = 4 ...
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VirtualBox: make host and guest OS talk between each other

As I said in the title, I want to access via ssh my VM from the host OS and the other way around (both OSes are ubuntu; 10.10 on the host, 9.10 on the guest) To do so, I've configured a bridged NIC ...
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VirtualBox Stops Wifi working

I have a Toshiba Satellite which has a Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11b/g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter. Whenever I start a Virtual Machine in Virtualbox my wireless connection stops working. It is ...
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How to run chromium OS under virtual box on MacOS?

I'm trying to make Chromium OS running under VirtualBox on MaxOS. I downloaded image from http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/ and virtual box. But on start, chrome OS does not boot: just black screen.
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Syncing or version controlling virtualbox VMs

I recently set up a handy Arch Linux development environment inside a VirtualBox VM on Windows 7. How can I keep this development environment in version control so I can simply "check out" the ...
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VirtualBox on Wubi Ubuntu can't start VMs due to incorrectly handling absolute paths

Maybe what I'm trying to do doesn't make sense, if so please bear with me, I am not a Unix guy at all. I mostly do .Net development in a Windows 7 virtualbox. I use the host for simple things such as ...
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How to mount a pen drive in Red Hat inside VirtualBox?

I am running VirtualBox on a Windows XP host. Red Hat Linux 5.2 GUI is running inside VirtualBox. I want to use my USB pen drive inside Red Hat - it is visible from Windows XP but not from Red Hat. ...
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How to install Mac OS X Snow Leopard server on any virtual machine with DMG?

I'm trying to install Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server on VirtualBox. I know this is duplicated question, however another questions have no fine answer. I'm trying to install on VirtualBox on iMac. So ...
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How to install OSX into VirtualBox on a Macbook Air using Apple's Reinstall USB

I'm currently dual-booting OSX and Ubuntu on my Macbook Air, but it'd be nice to run OSX within Ubuntu via VirtualBox. This seems possible using VirtualBox and is legal - there's even a post on an ...
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Strange corruption saving from Textpad 5 within Windows 7-64 VirtualBox VM to shared folder with Mac host

I have a fairly new Window-7 64bit install running in Virtual Box on a MacBook Pro. I'm using TextPad 5 within that environment to edit source files that live on a shared folder that is on the Mac ...
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Difference between Mac and Windows Host for XP Guest in VirtualBox

Here's the setup: I have an older piece of remote monitoring equipment, known as a Badger. The GUI control software that runs on Windows is a Java app, the CD has a date of 2003 but I think the ...
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Can I connect to VirtualBox via an IP address from my parent Windows o/s that has a .net app on it?

I want to run virtual box on my Windows 7 machine in order to connect to a mysql database. So I have a asp.net application running on the parent/main Windows 7 o/s. In my VM I want to run Ubuntu, ...
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Fixing a guest screen resolution in VirtualBox

I was required to develop a Windows app UI for a fixed resolution - it doesn't matter if it makes sense or not, the customer requires it. I'm using a Windows Server 2003 VirtualBox VM as the ...
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How compatible are VMWare and VirtualBox?

At my workplace, everyone uses VMware Player (and some people have licenses for Workstation). We frequently share VMs to save time on development setup. However, I would really like to take advantage ...
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Minimize VirtualBox Hard Drive disk

I have Ubuntu Server 10.04 TLS installed on a Virtual Machine in a VirtualBox. The size of the Hard Drive is dynamic growing hard drive and the maximum is 32GB. At the beginning i had 4GB on the Hard ...
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Configure mail account in Outlook in virtualbox

I am running Mac OS X and I have setup Windows XP in my virtualbox. I want to configure a Gmail account in outlook 2003. (don't ask me why) The connection of Windows XPp in virtualbox is set to ...
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How to access iPod in Win7 guest from OS X host?

I am running VirtualBox on an OS X host, running Windows 7 as a guest. When I connect my iPod, it is mounted by OS X, and recognized by iTunes. However, it appears in VirtualBox "USB Devices" menu as ...
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Getting kernel errors when manually mounting VirtualBox shared folders

Updated: I've rephrased this problem as I understand it a bit more now (and have encountered another problem). I'm using a Fedora 15 guest on a Windows 7 host using VirtualBox. I am trying to mount a ...
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Bridged vs. NAT: a Virtualbox and VMWare Comparison

I installed VMWare Workstation 7.1.x and Virtualbox 4.0.8 on two different hosts, so I could compare. I set the virtual network adapter on both to NAT, which was successful for both. The result: ...
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Can an OS inside Virtualbox work with devices not supported by the parent OS?

I'm trying to transfer from Windows to Debian. But, currently Debian just can't connect with my network printer device. Is it possible to install Windows XP inside a VirtualBox and get it to ...
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Rebooting Windows 7 in VirtualBox after Windows Updates hangs

I installed Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit with VirtualBox. The install went great. Now I'm trying to install the Windows Updates and when I do the suggested reboot from the Windows Updates applet it ...
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Share wireless connection for a Windows 7 host and VirtualBox guest

I am using a Windows 7 x64 laptop as my VirtualBox host. And I'd like my single-NIC Linux guest to share the wireless connection of host. I want my guest to be a network peer of the host, so using ...
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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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How to fix virtualbox startup error: “vboxadd-service … failed!”

I'm using VirtualBox 4.0.8 with Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit host and debian 6.0.1a amd64 guest (in CLI mode). I installed Guest Additions and it seems to work, at least partially, as I have ...
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Creating physical machine from a virtual one [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to convert virtual machines to physical environments? I've come across the question on creating a virtual machine in VirtualBox from a physical one. Is it ...
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Configuring GRUB to choose different OS when inside VM

On my laptop, I've got a dual-boot configuration with Windows 7 and Linux OSes installed. I am also using Linux via Oracle VirtualBox (through raw VMDK file) when working in Windows. Since I have ...
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Can Host Mac OS access web server located at Guest Windows 7 in VirtualBox

I wonder if it's possible to access jboss web server which I can access in virtual box windows 7 as guest using localhost:8080 on mac as host? The current network is NAT. Do I need to change it?