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

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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 ...
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How do you set up a VirtualBox CentOS 6.3 VM . . . in order to access it via SSH from a remote host (not host to guest)?

What should I do? I installed VirtualBox 4.2.6 I installed CentOS 6.3 It's powered on # ip addr 1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 16436 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN link/loopback ...
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Dump a virtual machine to disk

Is it possible to take the contents of a VM disk and write them directly to a hard drive, so that I can boot off of it and essentially turn the VM to a regular OS installation?
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Preferred virtual domain / network setup for development lab [closed]

Given the following requirements: 1 - a virtual dev domain 2 - all VMs can access to the Internet (e.g. for Windows Update) 3 - other physical hosts cannot access the virtual network What is the ...
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Creating a Virtual Machine from a physical Disk

I recently added a 4th hard disk to my computer installed Windows 8 Pro with Microsoft development tools, all went fine, I'm happy. I have in my computer another disk with Windows 7 full of ...
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Failure to install VirtualBox 4.2.4 Guest Additions for Linux

Trying to install Guest Additions I see: sh ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run The headers for the current running kernel were not found. If the following module compilation fails then this could be the ...
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How do I use Bash in VirtualBox?

Just started using VirtualBox. I have an ubuntu iso image on my usb that I can boot from. I ran ubuntu in VirtualBox in Window7 with no problem. How can I go about using Bash with Linux in VirtualBox? ...
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How to install vboxnetflt and vboxnetadp kernel modules on Arch Linux guest?

I am attempting to create an Arch Linux Virtualbox 4.2.6 guest, and I have need of a Host-Only network. I have read in multiple places that I need to load the kernel modules vboxnetflt and vboxnetadp ...
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virtualbox windows 7 gui stretched on mac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Screen resolution only displaying 800x600 in Xubuntu fullscreen VirtualBox When I try and open Windows 7 in VirtualBox on my Mac OSX 10.7.5, the GUI is stretched 100% ...
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Migrate Windows 8 from VirtualBox to partition

I had severe problems with installing Windows 7 and 8 which I didn't get fixed after a lot of research. So I am trying a new approach! I now have a Windows 8 up and running in a VirtualBox on my ...
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Terrible multi-threaded performance in Kubuntu in VirtualBox in Debian machine

We have an unpleasant performance issue when running our multi-threaded rendering software inside a virtual machine. We are running Kubuntu 12.04 in a VirtualBox 4.0.10_Debianr72436 which runs ...
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Virtualbox: NAT networking suddenly stopped working for all Windows guests, Linux guests still OK

My host is an out-of-the-box Ubuntu 12.10 simply connected to Wifi. I installed VirtualBox, and then a few Linux and Windows 7 Pro guests on it, all with default VirtualBox options (NAT). I reboot ...
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VPN connection with VirtualBox

I am on a Windows PC running VirtualBox with Ubuntu installed. I have my networking setup as NAT. On my Windows PC, I am connected to a VPN, but I cannot access those VPN resources from VirtualBox (I ...
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Share hard drive between OS X (Mountain Lion) host and Windows 7 guest in VirtualBox

I recently bought a Mac Book Pro and repartitioned the drive to have three main partitions: one for Mountain Lion, one for Windows 7 and one for sharing data between the two. Through a lot of ...
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How to compact VirtualBox's VDI file size?

I've a VirtualBox VM which configured a very large hard disk size (bigger than host). By my mistake, a program on the VM generated lots of log files and the VDI file size keeps growing until there is ...
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Android x86 freezes on VirtualBox until mouse moved

While trying to set up Android x86 on VirtualBox on my Windows 7 laptop without VT-x as an alternative to the slow QEMU-based emulator and ARM image that ship with ADT, I noticed that Android was ...
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Arch Linux in Virtualbox keeps forgetting about my resolution

It's a fairly minor problem, but it's pretty annoying all the same. Whenever I start up Arch (DE is xfce) in VB, it always defaults to a small resolution after I login with slim, which uses the full ...
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how to allow nginx in guest vm access shared folders in host os?

My setup I want to setup a ubuntu vm to act as a web server for development. Reason I want to have a development environment as close to the actual production environment as possible. Problem ...
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Expected performance degradation when accessing ORDBMS within VM as opposed to natively?

Is there a significant increase in latency when accessing an ORDBMS (namely Oracle 11g) residing in the guest VM (from the host), as opposed to natively? The development environment will be used ...
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Can't connect to Virtual box remote screen on linux Fedora 17 host

I get trouble to use virtualbox remote screen on a linux host. I activated server in settings->display->remotedisplay and the port is 33333. Then on linux I do : $ rdesktop 127.0.0.1:33333 ...
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Bind user to virtual box os

I have Windows 7 Host and Windows XP guest in virtual box. Is it possible to somehow bind a particular user to that guest OS. I want to create some test environments for particular users. The idea is ...
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How to Lock CD/DVD Drive to VirtualBox Guest System?

I have VirtualBox running on my Win7. The guest system is a Win2000. Now I want to test a DVD I got for Christmas with a software collection on it. Since I'm aware of autorun and other ...
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Use Ubuntu Server as web server on Mac OS X via VirtualBox

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 12.10 Server edition using VirtualBox 4.2.6. I have set up terminal SSH access to the Ubuntu guest from my Mac OS X (host) I have installed nginx, mysql, etc by ...
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colon and quotes show up as diamonds in ubuntu 12.10 server edition via virtualbox 4.2

i typed out the following bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/gist/4372049)" I get this in my ubuntu vm Inside the vm i also cannot scroll up and down like the way I can do so using ...
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virtualization with T2400 cpu, dell d620

I'm totally lost... I have a dell d620 with T2400 cpu and I emabled virtualization from bios. The microsoft utility confirms that intel-V is existing and active. However, I cannot install xp 64 bit ...
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Copy&Paste Ubuntu Server

I want to be able to copy and paste text into my ubuntu server which is just a terminal. I installed the virtualbox guest additions but it doesn't help. Everythign is instaleld successfully althought ...
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How to enable USB 2.0 in Virtualbox 4.0.10, option for enabling EHCI is missing

I'm using Virtualbox 4.0.10 under Debian stable with Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack 4.0.18r82821 to host an MS-Windows XP virtual machine for embedded software development. Unfortunately the VM ...
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2-thread Perl program slower if run using a RAMdisk within a Virtualbox?

I run a perl script inside a Virtualbox (both the host and guest OS are Windows 7). The Virtualbox has been given 4 CPUs out of 8 (everything runs on a Intel i7) and 3 GB RAM (out of 8 available). ...
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Access Apache server running in Fedora guest VirtualBox from host

I have trouble accessing Apache server from host. I’ve Fedora 15 VM VirtualBox installed on Windows 7. Within this VM I have Apache server running and working fine within the guest. Not sure what ...
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Printing from Windows XP as the guest OS

I have a canon lP800 printer for which there is no available drivers for Windows 7. It used to work well under Windows XP, so I was thinking about installing XP as guest OS in VirtualBox. Do you ...
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Revert to “clean” or “saved” snapshot after executing malware in VirtualBox

I am using my virtualbox to dump the API calls for malware by using a tool. I did saved a "clean/uncontaminated" state before I executed the malware. However I did not find a way to revert back ...
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/dev/ttyUSB0 missing in CentOS on VirtualBox

I'm trying to configure 3G USB modem in my CentOS 5.7 instance that I have installed on VirtualBox (Win7 x64 is my main system). First of all I'd like to configure a dialer in /etc/wvdial.conf ...
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How to install software in linux using windows?

I have windows 7 running, but I have the machine inside a domain, with Active Directory. I need to install likewise in a virtual machine running linux (Ubuntu), but unless I connect the VM to ...
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Traffic between VirtualBox guests not showing up in tcpdump

I have a test environment setup with 4 VirtualBox guests running CentOS 6. Each has one network device attached to a bridged adapter, which is my primary network connection on my PC, with a static IP ...
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How to get fullscreen in Virtual Box

I am using VirtualBox. I have also added an Operating system to it. Now i need to know how to get a fullscreen view from it. What i get now is a centered screen and i find it difficult to work with. ...
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Test PXE using VirtualBox

I have a Linux laptop running a PXE server. I run the PXE server on the wired port so I can connect computers to it directly. When the Ethernet port is connected I can use PXE to boot a VirtualBox ...
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OSX 10.7 + virtualbox 4.2 + Windows 8 + iSight webcam = awfully slow

I'm running Windows 8 on VirtualBox on Mac OSX. I wanted to enable iSight webcam and went to USB Devices, and ticked iSight cam. At this point the Windows becomes so slow it is virtually impossible to ...
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Limit VirtualBox Internet Speed and Max bandwith usage

I am running a virtual version of windows inside of another version of windows using dropbox. I would like to be able to limit the bandwith usage and internet usage of this virtual machine. How woold ...
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Using Linux as a Virtualbox guest on a Macbook Pro. Trying to paste into Vim, which is open in gnome-terminal

I am using XCFE Arch Linux as a Virtualbox guest on a Macbook Pro. Trying to paste into Vim, which is open in gnome-terminal. How can I do that? The usual suspects ("+P, Middle mouse click, etc) are ...
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Command-line tool to connect to a VirtualBox guest console

Is there a tool or library to connect to a VirtualBox guest console (such as XM console) for Xen? A few requirements include: Tools different than SSH Other than PHPvVrtualBox Not a GUI client (I’m ...
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How to reset Host Only Adapter Networking for Oracle VirtualBox VM Manager

My Host Only Networking stopped working, how do I reset it ? I tried disabling and re-enabling Local Area Connection and VirtualBox Host-Only Network but VirtualBox Host-Only Network is still ...
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USB device driver installed when mounting a pendrive in Virtualbox

Today I inserted a pendrive in my PC and decided to mount it inside Virtualbox. Everything worked, but a message popped up on my host machine telling the that the Virtualbox USB driver was succesfully ...
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Mac friendly file sharing from VirtualBox

I have set up Ruby on Rails on Ubuntu into a VirtualBox instance on my PC, I enabled Samba and I'm connecting to it via the home network from my Mac. All is fine except that I have some issues ...
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How to virtualize a qnap NAS with virtualbox?

I want to deploy an owncloud based cloud service at the qnap NAS TS-269L. And i need to test it before we can use it on the production system. there is a french site which made it possible to ...
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Can't ping guest OS in VirtualBox, but guests can ping host

Host OS: Windows 7 Guest OS: Ret Hat Linux (RHEL 6) and Windows 7 I want to connect to both guest OSes. I tried to ping both guests, but it is not working. Both guests can ping my Windows 7 host ...
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Unable to paste text into virtual box guest

I am running virtualbox 4.2.4 r81684 on an ubuntu 12.10 installation with cinnamon desktop I have just installed ubuntu 12.10 server in virtual box and I have guest additions installed virtualbox was ...