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

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Windows Virtual Machines will not run

I'm trying to setup a few virtual machines to use for testing websites in the various old versions of IE. I had Microsoft Virtual PC working on an older machine using XP mode and 2 other VHD's from ...
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VM running Wireshark using USB wireless card for network is not displaying data correctly

I have BT running in a VM on windows 7. I just setup my Alfa wireless card with the VM. I'm able to connect to my wireless network correctly but having issues with wireshark data. When i go to capture ...
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Failed to fetch security.debian.org on Windows host

I am using 64-bit Debian 6.0 (squeeze) from a Windows 7 64-bit VirtualBox host, but I'm unable to successfully ping security.debian.org from both the guest or the Windows host. E.g., from the ...
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VirtualBox Host ssh to Guest

I have a mac host, and a VirtualBox Linux guest, currently using Bridged mode. I need to be able to easily SSH into the guest from the host. It would be nice to use a hostname, but a never-changing ...
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Installing VirtualBox on BackTrack 5

I'm getting this error when running VirtualBox's installation script: $ sudo ~/Downloads/VirtualBox-4.1.14-77440-Linux_x86.run Verifying archive integrity... All good. Uncompressing VirtualBox for ...
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VirtualBox crashes with Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit

I've tried it with many different configuration changes. Eventually I'm using now the stock config with 3D support and 128 MB graphics memory. The installation of Ubuntu crashes and I get the ...
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Enabling Network on VirtualBox with Mobile Broadband

I have set up a Windows7 VM on Virtual Box. Host OS is Ubuntu Oneiric. I am connected to internet on host OS using mobile connection. I want to use this connection on my VM as well. But I am unable to ...
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Evidently I've lost my HAL… - Can't start up VM - HAL.dll missing

I recently went and dug out one of my old HDs (the PC it was mounted in is no longer in existence...) I mounted it in my PC and used DVD2VHD to convert the whole drive to a VHD. It's an old XP drive ...
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How do I share external hard-drives between host and guest in VirtualBox?

I'm running VirtualBox 4.1.14, host is iMac OS X 10.7.3, guest is Ubuntu 12.04. I want to share folders between the two, ideally access to external hard-drives that are my storage for the Mac. Have ...
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VirtualBox host OS fake IP for apache

I have apache installed on the guest machine. But in many scripts I have following condition: if (!in_array(@$_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'], array( '127.0.0.1', '::1', ))) { header('HTTP/1.0 403 ...
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VirtualBox - multiple CPUs with Linux guest

I have just installed a 64-bit Ubuntu guest on a quad-core 64-bit Windows XP host in VirtualBox, and I am trying to get the guest to use multiple cores. However, when I go to Settings -> System -> ...
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Virtualbox Ubuntu 12.04 OS is Guest Mac OSX (Lion) is Host, share folder

Ok I have the guest additions installed and setup. I have the shared directory all setup under the devices in virtualbox. In the Guest OS I can open a terminal go to /media and type ls and see the ...
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Mount physical disk with swap included

I'm using VirtualBox and a virtual hard disk, formatted as a swap partition, for booting a virtual machine with a USB key. The guest machine is Ubuntu 10.04. I realized that there's no swap partition ...
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Cannot boot after vhd hard drive is resized in VirtualBox

In Windows 7, I set up another Windows 7 VM in VirtualBox. It worked great. Then, I needed to increase the vhd HD size. So, I used VBoxManage utility to do that with the following comment: VBoxManage ...
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Incorrect keyboard mapping on Ubuntu under VirtualBox

I installed Ubuntu under VirtualBox on my Windows 7 machine. All is working okay, except that when I type a hyphen - I get an apostrophe ' instead. This happens on the command line, in the browser, ...
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Ubuntu VirtualBox guest not showing wireless extensions in iwconfig

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed on my Mac using Oracle VirtualBox. My machine is connected to Wi-Fi and am able to browse the internet from within Ubuntu as well. However, iwconfig does not give an ...
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Virtualbox headless: How to join and convert segmented vmware images into vbox?

I got VMware image in 4 files: image.vmdk image-s001.vmdk image-s002.vmdk image-s003.vmdk The 1st (image.vmdk) is only an small XML file, and the actual images are in the 3 segments. I want run ...
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Does Oracle VirtualBox have any power management features?

I'd like to control VM guest's virtual power to provide me with a way to totally turn off a VM, or restart it. Does VirtualBox support IPMI or any other power management schemes? I want to remotely ...
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Routing USB devices to VirtualBox virtual machine when host OS does not have device drivers

I'm considering changing my host OS from Windows to Ubuntu and virtualizing Windows in VirtualBox, instead. But I'm worried that there will be issues with some of my devices, such as my USB devices ...
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VirtualBox - Guest Addons as a security risk to the Host PC?

I'm setting up a Windows virtual machine in VirtualBox with the intent of using it as a sandbox for testing unknown or potentially dangerous applications. My question: would installing the Guest ...
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Virtual PC - power consumption

I would like to know, how power consumption works. I have a windows 7 host and a ubuntu desktop guest. When running, does it consume power for both systems? Or just for windows? Does reducing virtual ...
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“Permission denied” error when accessing shared folder between Ubuntu guest and OS X host

I use Ubuntu 12.04 as a guest and OS X Lion on a 2011 MacBook Pro as the VM host with VirtualBox. They are both fresh stock installs. I walked through the settings for the Ubuntu guest to have a ...
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Execute PHP files in mounted directory from VirtualBox host system is not working

I've set up a VirtualBox with a Debian 6.0 to act as a webserver. The host machine is my PowerBook running OS X 10.7.3. Under /User/cb0/Sites I have a webproject in symfony that I used to develop ...
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What is the most minimal setup I can use to run VirtualBox?

I have an older Dell C521 computer with a decent processor and 8GB of memory. I no longer use the machine but would like to have it available for testing operating systems using VirtualBox. When ...
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Android Internet connectivity

I've recently downloaded Android x86 (Android 4.0) and installed it in VirtualBox using using android-x86-4.0-RC1-eeepc.iso. Everything is working fine except the Internet connection. I've tried ...
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Install of VirtualBox 4.1.14 hangs on Windows XP host

I'm trying to upgrade from VirtualBox 4.1.8 to 4.1.14 on a Windows XP host. The installation prompts a couple of times about installing network drivers ("Continue anyway") but then hangs. At this ...
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How could I create a VirtualBox or Bochs VM containing an ancient Linux Kernel version like 0.9x or 1.0?

I am trying to use VirtualBox or Bochs to create a Virtual machine that will run an old version of linux. I am unable to find a reasonable set of distro "floppy disk images" from the distributions of ...
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Re-clone a Oracle Virtualbox machine but to keep Windows 7 license?

My linked-clone machine is down for now and I need to re-clone it from the original machine. The problem is that I have use a Windows 7 license key on this machine, ie. if I delete it and clone the ...
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Cannot install Virtualbox's Extension Pack 4.1.14

I've just updated my VirtualBox and cannot install the latest associative extension pack. My Virtualbox version My Extension Pack version My error Please help.
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What causes Windows 8 Consumer Preview to lock-up / freeze / hang in Oracle VM VirtualBox?

I've installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview to a virtual machine using Oracle VM VirtualBox (4.1.14). It works well except for occasional temporary lock-up / freeze / hang interruptions. It will freeze ...
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How to move Oracle VirtualBox linked-clone machine to a new location?

My linked-clone machine stop working after I move them from default location, eg. C:\Users\Nam Gi VU\VirtualBox VMs, to my usb hard-disk. Please help me to move them out of there. Thank you! I got ...
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Virtualbox Linux host: Pass non-recognized USB device through to Windows guest

I'm running Virtualbox 4.1.2 (with the corresponding extension pack) on an up-to-date Ubuntu 11.10 host with Windows XP as a guest. I have a National Instruments USB-6251 device which I would like to ...
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How to fix broken VirtualBox VM?

I am running Oracle VirtualBox on a Ubuntu 11.10 64-Bit Host with a Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS 64-Bit Guest Machine, with many snapshots. After a reboot of the host (while the VM was running) the VM ...
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How can I know the GUEST Windows IP under HOST Ubuntu?

I want the internet connection to the Virtual GUEST Windows when Ubuntu is the HOST, under Virtualbox. I use NAT but the only IPs are for port-forwardings. ipconfig under Windows returns /dev/null, ...
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Virtual machine sharing setup with Windows host and *nix guest that allows symlinks?

I'm using VirtualBox (and have tried VMWare) on a Windows 7 host with an Ubuntu server guest. I've set up folder sharing in VirtualBox so that my Ubuntu server home dir is a mount of my Windows 7 home ...
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Boot a debian linux installed on SD card from USB ram reader into VirtualBox

The title says it all! I need to boot a debian linux installed on SD card. I have a USB ram reader. I want to boot system in virtalbox.
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VirtualBox - flash player performance on a linux guest (Windows host)

I have the following issue. I have windows 7 installed on my laptop and I am running virtualbox with a ubuntu virtual machine. The problem is that when I try to run flash .e.g. youtube the ...
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Use VirtualBox to access site on host from guest?

I'm running VirtualBox on a Mac (host), the VM i'm using is windows 7 (guest). VirtualBox is setup to use the NAT network adapter, and I'm able to get to the internet just fine (google, msn, ...
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Virtualbox shared folder reading problems from Apache

I have a problem with files on a mounted share inside a Virtualbox machine. The problem is that even though I can see the content of the files fine enough from the shell, the same files turn out ...
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Virtualbox does not pass windows XP logo testing - is there a solution other than to ignore the warning?

I have been providing a demo of some software as a virtual machine. By providing a virtual machine, it is very easy for users to evaluate - the software only runs in linux and has many dependencies. ...
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How to install linux to a disk partition and not affect windows boot and run Linux in VirtualBox

I've set up virtual box for being able to boot use the a partition I created on the hard drive. This isn't a virtual drive. Now before I install Linux Mint into this partition I want to configure it ...
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About IP adresses on virtual machines

Is there a way to create a private network and asign a ip from other country to a virtual machine. Is for multilingual site purpouses. I need the guest access to the host web site. Also, asign a ...
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About Virtual Box Networking

I've been reading online about networking with virtual box 4. I would like some advice. I have a guest Ubuntu with apache and a Windows 7 machine with IIS. I want to make the host and guest ...
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What happen if I install VirtualBox Guest Additions on a host?

I have a bootable USB drive with Ubuntu installed. This morning I Installed VirtualBox and booted my Ubuntu drive in a VM. I then installed the guest additions in Ubuntu. My question/curiosity is, ...
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Running Smoothwall in Virtualbox

Okay so here's my deal,I need to run Smoothwall in a VM using Virtualbox running on a host PC with two physical NICs. I have some roommates and we are all sharing one internet connection which ...
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Ubuntu VM pinging each other with Internet

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and installed the Virtualbox from the Ubuntu Software Center. Later on, I installed three (3) Windows XP Virtual Machines. I'm trying to get all of the three VMs to ping each ...
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Which option should I use to allow networking between virtual machines and Internet access?

I am currently using VirtualBox 4.1.8 on Windows 7 host if it matters ;) I want to connect 2 (or more) virtual machines together AND give them the access to Internet (so that I can get the packages ...
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access guest machine from host with virtualbox

I have a windows 2008 server running in VirtualBox and the host OS is Windows 7. From the host OS, I would like to be able to access the guest OS in explorer like this: ...
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Windows 7 running Virtualbox 4.1.12 with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS guest but no full screen

After a recent windows update (though may not be the issue), I am unable to run Ubuntu in the virtualbox with full screen mode. I can no longer stretch the window to any resolution. It is locked at ...
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Ubuntu's networking always stops working inside Virtualbox

Whenever I run Ubuntu inside VirtualBox, the networking works the first time I set it up, and then never works again. After a reboot, the network manager applet refuses to connect. For some reason, ...