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

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VirtualBox Bridged Network Port Forwarding Issue

I currently have a development environment setup on a Windows 7 PC running Ubuntu 11.04 inside of a VirtualBox on the same box. I am using the "Bridged Network" option within VirtualBox, and inside ...
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How to get data from a VirtualBox .vdi file?

I have wrongly removed the parent snapshot of a virtual machine so that I cannot recover the latest environment. VirtualBox shows me info similar to below: Parent hard disk with UUID ...
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Why is VirtualBox using so much host memory?

I have a quad-core Ubuntu (Lucid) laptop with 16GB RAM running VirtualBox OSE. I have a Windows 2003 Server VM running on VirtualBox which has been allocated 1.5GB. Once the virtual machine is ...
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What Mac Pro Would I need to run 2 Virtual OSs simultaneously

If I were to run Ubuntu, W7 AND Mac OS X via VirtualBox (or Parallels) on a Mac Pro, what would I need to make them run perfectly fine in seamless mode? And I mean, no hiccups, no laggy windows, etc. ...
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Moved existing XP installation to Virtualbox, but mouse and keyboard not recognized

I have a dualboot system, Ubuntu and WinXP. I wanted to run my existing XP installation as a virtual machine under Ubuntu, so I installed Virtualbox, and followed the instructions on this page: ...
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How to prevent VirtualBox VM crashing into “Aborted” when resuming it from a snapshot with running OpenGL application inside?

When I try snapshot/restore-state in VirtualBox 4.0.4, it works. Hovewer, if I try restoring snapshot when some OpenGL-enabled application is running inside VM, VM crashes immediately after starting. ...
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“Invalid argument” or “No such file or directory” during mounting a shared folder between Win 7 Host and Ubuntu 10.10 Guest

Host is Windows 7 and has e:\uShared as a folder to be shared with VB Guest Ubuntu 10.10 Guest is Ubuntu 10.10 and has home/darius/shfolder to be used to share files with host OS. I have gone to VB ...
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Installing existing Ubuntu 11.04 (guest) in VirtualBox on Windows 7 (host)

I have successfully installed existing Ubuntu 10.10 on Windows 7 host as explained in this blog post. Everything worked. I did a clean install of Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Then I tried to follow the same ...
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VirtualBox on OSX Host: Signal 6 Error, can only run headless

I am unable to start any of my VMs interactively. They work when run headless however (--type vrdp) If I try to run normally I get: $ VBoxManage startvm Kubuntu Waiting for the VM to power on... ...
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Virtualbox: Connecting Host-Only networks on separate hosts

If i create multiple ubuntu guests on the same host (windows 7), all with a network adapter configured as "Host-Only" the result is that all guests in the host can ping each other On windows 7 host, ...
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How to download a file properly with a proper hash check? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: EXE file package repair I'm trying to download the Oracle VM with Enterprise Linux and database tools from here. It's an appliance that can be imported with VirtualBox ...
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Mac OS X Virtual Box Windows XP F Keys

A general work day for me consists of 50% mac, 50% windows virtual box usage on the mac. When I use the mac side of things, I love how the F keys interact, when I am on windows, I rely heavily on the ...
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Convert VirtualBox guest into main OS

Is it possible to somehow convert my guest OS to the Host OS? I have a PC and would like to physically install my current Ubuntu VM into my new notebook. Is it possible?
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Virtual Box CD/DVD-ROM

I'm trying to install Virtual Box under Ubuntu 10.10, but I had the following problem: When trying to install Windows XP from CD, I went into the settings of my VM, but I can't see the CD/DVD-ROM ...
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If my company can buy a copy of Virtual Machine on the Mac, which should I buy?

I think VirtualBox might be too troublesome and slow to use. My company is willing to buy a copy of Virtual machine for me I think, is VM Ware, Parallels, or other products (for Mac) the best in your ...
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How to “activate Windows XP the virtual disk version” on VirtualBox?

I think I am not doing anything wrong, but to test our website on IE 7, 8, I am using VirtualBox 4.0.6 on Mac to run the VHD image from Microsoft: ...
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Virtualbox clipboard sharing

I am using virtual box. I tried to enable clipboards bidirectional option, but when I copy anything from host file to guest, the paste option is not activated. I have installed Guest Additions. Any ...
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VirtualBox: Set Network Adaptor for exclusive use of Guest VM

In a previous question I asked how to configure m0n0wall in a VM. Now I would like to set a network addaptor in my machine to be used for the guest VM only, that is, not allow any traffic from the ...
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How to share files from Ubuntu VM to OS X host

What is the best way to share files from an Ubuntu VM running on virtual box from OS X?
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How to know whether BIOS has turned on the processor's Virtualization Technology or not?

My BIOS does not have any option to show / modify virtualization technology (VT). Although my processor supports VT, I am not sure whether it is turned on in BIOS. Is there any utility which can ...
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Installing fedora, it want to destroy /dev/sda?

I'm installing Fedora 14 in a VirtualBox VM on my Windows 7 host. I've loaded the Fedora iso and am now running the "live CD". I've followed the steps in "install to hard drive" and receive the ...
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Virtual Box - Win 2K8 Guest cannot connect to Internet

Good Day, I am running Windows 7 as my host OS and running Win2K8 as my guest OS and am trying to get the guest to connect to the Internet. I can ping the internal IP address of the host from the ...
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apache server on virtual box ubuntu machine

I have a windows xp machine running ubuntu off of virtual box. I have an apache server running on the ubuntu machine. I have already setup the port forward on the virtual machine, so if i go to ...
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cheapest way to get MS Windows virtual machine on mac?

I have an occasional need for an MS Windows machine (a few times a year). My main machine is a Mac, and I'd like to get a cheap and legal MS Windows (XP or later) virtual machine that I can run on ...
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Guest OS in VirtualBox

How safe is the Virtualbox Guest OS assuming I have this setup. Host is Windows XP and Guest is another Windows XP? If the Host was infected by a virus or worm, will be the Guest OS be affected as ...
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How to get VirtualBox machine to show up as an “attached device” on home router?

I have Windows Server 2008 R2 running on a VirtualBox vm inside Mac OS X. I put it in "bridged mode" in hopes that it would receive an IP address through DHCP and become visible as an "attached ...
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What is the best way to configure an Ubuntu virtual machine to be shared (not copied!) between PC and Mac?

I know I can create and share a VM between both Mac and PC (same machine technically--my Mac Pro with both OS X and Boot Camp) using Parallels, VMware or VirtualBox (all of which I'm a paid user for ...
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Newly upgraded Ubuntu 11.04 VM not booting

I have just upgraded to 11.04 on my VirtualBox VM, and after I start it, it begins to load, but it stops at the line * Checking battery state... [ OK ] I have tried the recovery mode, but to no ...
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VirtualBox upgrade: E_ACCESSDENIED

I just tried upgrading VirtualBox from 3.1.something to 4.0.6 on my Windows Vista (ultimate, 64-bit) host. I did the installation under an Administrator account. Now I'm trying to use it from a ...
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Mount IMG file as CD on Mac?

I'm trying to install Windows on VirtualBox, but it's not recognizing my physical CD drive. So instead I want to mount the IMG file of the install disc as a CD (like you would with Daemon Tools or ...
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How to use hyperterminal of XP installed in virtual box?

I have installed XP in virtual box of my laptop. I installed it because I need hyperterminal for my application. I want to connect my nokia 7210 via usb to a port and to detect it as a COM port so ...
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How to run a game in VirtualBox

I use Ubuntu, and I want to play a Windows game, so I set up VirtualBox, and set up Windows XP SP3 in the VirtualBox. But, when I try to run the game, it shows this: This application cannot run ...
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How to create an image.dd file to be used in virtualbox?

I want to backup my Windows machine before I put Ubuntu on the hard drive instead. Following the instructions on the VirtualBox website it says to create an image.dd file using dd. I booted up from ...
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Installed VirtualBox from EXE, Requires MSI for Change/Repair

I downloaded and installed VirtualBox from an EXE file, but when I go to Change/Repair, it requires an MSI installer. Why is this?
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Windows Admin Privileges Required After Install

I installed VirtualBox on Windows 7 from an EXE without admin privileges, but now I can't do the following unless I provide admin credentials on my system: Change/disable Host-only adapter installed ...
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Ubuntu - Full screen mode not changing resolution

I'm running Ubuntu inside virtualbox. For some reason I can't get the window resolution to change. On my Windows 7 computer the resolution changes automatically just by adjusting the window. On ...
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VM cannot start because of the saved state in C:\

I have a problem regarding my Virtual Box guest OS. I'm using Windows XP, and when I start my Vbox I encountered this error` VM cannot start because the saved state in c:\ I followed the ...
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Which Linux distro to use as VirtualBox Host? [closed]

I've read a pile of suggestions both on this site and elsewhere, but they all seem to be a couple years old, or not quite my situation. A family member has got a windows PC (with a Pentium 4 w/o ...
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How to access guest server from the web

Ok, here's what I want to do: I want to connect to a webserver running on a virtual machine. I have an Apache webserver running on my host machine: Windows Vista, which can be accessed from the web. ...
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VirtualBox image from running VPS

I have an Ubuntu Server 10.04 VPS (Virtual Private Server) that hosts my website. I would like to clone this VPS and create a VirtualBox machine from it. How can I do this?
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Running guest Ubuntu in VirtualBox with a custom resolution

I know similar questions have been asked before about setting the VirtualBox guest resolution, but I haven't been able to find an answer to my custom case. I've installed VirtualBox on my Windows 7 ...
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How to clone entire VirtualBox OS to a new PC (real-hardware)?

The situation is; I am running a web server (Ubuntu 10.10 server) on virtualbox v.4 inside Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop and now I want to clone entire web server on my brand new PC. Please help me with this, ...
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How can I enable right-ctrl usage in VirtualBox?

I would like to be able to use right-CTRL inside the VM. I have the Guest Additions software installed, so I no longer need the right-CTRL feature to escape from the VM.
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VirtualBox: VPN networking test environment

I want to setup VirtualBox instances of Ubuntu guest to make a VPN test network. The host is Windows 7 Ultimate. My hope is to setup a VirtualBox instance which represents a gateway for the test ...
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Repairing a Windows 7 installation with different install disk

Can I safely use a Windows 7 Ultimate disk to repair an installation of Windows 7 Professional? The details: I'm trying to use Virtualbox to set up a Windows 7 Professional guest VM on a Linux host ...
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Virtualbox: get host IP address

How can one get host IP address from within vbox virtual machine? I'm trying to clone repository running on the host, so I need an address to perform hg clone.
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Best way to virtualize physical Windows 7 installation in Linux?

Ever since I saw a friend running Windows 7 inside Mac OS X with VMware Fusion, I've been trying to do the same on my laptop, in order to avoid having to reboot every time I have to use a Windows ...
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a 64 bit guest on a 32 bit host with 64 bit support

Can a 64bit Guest OS run on a 32bit Host OS if the processor is 64bit? i'm running virtualbox on ubuntu 10.04 32bit
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Host only adapter with guest external access

I want to configure my VirtualBox guest(s) (Fedora 13) to have connectivity to Internet through the host(also Fedora 13) with the same IP(for example: guest1 with IP 192.168.50.101 should appear to ...
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VirtualBox and missing packets in wireshark

I've been using virtualbox for some time for development purposes. Under the latest version of virtualbox 4.04 where Linux is the host, I'm noticing that I cannot see packets sent to the virtual ...