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

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Windows 7 and bind DNS for private use not resolving

I am a web developer and I run a personal DNS server (linux, bind) within Virtualbox on IP 192.168.0.3 to test web sites. I have configured a test domain www.olympias.dom within bind and I have ...
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Why do some applications run faster on a 32-bit guest VM than on the 64-bit host machine?

I have a Windows 7 x64 laptop with a Windows XP x32 guest virtual machine installed using VirtualBox. Once I ran an app on the guest and found that it ran noticeably faster than it did on the host. ...
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How can i setup a guest-guest network connection with virtualbox?

I have setup multiple guest hosts with NAT networking. On each hosts i have some portforwards so i can connect from my host (like 2222 to 22 host 1, 2223 to 22 host 2, ...). How can i setup a ...
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Load Windows 7 image created by Windows (not Acronis, Ghost, etc.) to Virtualbox VM

I made an image, and used Windows 7 "Create system image" in Windows Backup and Recovery. I load it just fine on many other computers, it is a good image with many steps in creating it. How can I get ...
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Cannot access Internet from Windows 8 on VirtualBox

I recently installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on Oracle VirtualBox on my Windows 7 laptop. All's well, but I am unable to access Internet from Windows 8. Any ideas?
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How do I correctly assign graphics memory in VirtualBox?

I've gone over to a Mac primarily for Garageband and logic. I'm not that competent with computers but was very happy to get VirtualBox an Windows 7 up and running. I'm a bit stuck though in how to ...
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Virtual Box Pen Test Lab Set Up

So I’m trying to set up a pen test lab in virtual box on my windows 7 host. I have 3 guest OS's installed: BackTrack5 CentOS 5 Server/Snort (My Snortbox) Windows XP (Unpatched) I have 3 ...
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Scroll wheel causes browsers + Windows explorer to go back

I use Windows 7 on a VirtualBox VM on a Mac. Lately, when I'm using any browser (IE9, Chrome or FireFox or even Windows Explorer), use of the scroll wheel followed by any movement of the mouse cursor ...
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Linux Mint VM in VirtualBox freezes with DISKFULL error

Disk partitioning guide for Linux Mint Debian This guides shows me how to partition my HD for Linux Mint. I'm trying to install Mint as a guest client on Windows 7 hosted VirtualBox. I used to let it ...
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Virtual Box fails my OSes :( [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux Mint VM in VirtualBox freezes with DISKFULL error I have a little problem with Virtual Box latest version in which i have installed Mint (also latest ...
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Keyboard mapping issue in Virtualbox on Mac OS

I run Windows 7 as a VM in VirtualBox on my MacBook Air (using OS X 10.7). If I do not shutdown the VM but save its machine state. The keyboard will behave strangely after resuming. It seems the ...
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Is there really no way to set up Backtrack or any virtual machines in VirtualBox to recognize a wireless interface?

I can't find a solid answer anywhere. Can you just not do wireless interface specific stuff in a virtualized Backtrack? All it ever comes up with for network interfaces in backtrack is the ethernet ...
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Sharing internet connection from host to virtualized Ubuntu with Virtual Box

I have Ubuntu 11.10 in Virtual Box installed on Windows Vista. I am having a Broadband(PPPoE) internet connection. I would like to use my internet connection inside Virtual Box in Ubuntu. I tried with ...
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How to give more RAM to a VirtualBox VM on a Mac

I have around 16GB of RAM on my Mac, and I'm running VirtualBox. I'd like to give the VM more than the 4GB of RAM it's limited to – say, I want to give it 8 GB or more of my available RAM. Is it ...
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How can I connect Ubuntu Server 10.04 VM without router from my local computer?

I installed VirtualBox and installed Ubuntu Server 10.04 on it. I want to connect from my Windows 7 desktop with PuTTY to my server. I don't have a router, just a modem. On the settings in my VM I ...
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Mounting .vdi image of a Virtual Box

Is there any way to mount the .vdi image that is running on a Virtual Box in the local drive.
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How to configure SSH on Ubuntu VM with a Dynamic IP?

On a Windows 7 desktop, I've installed an Ubuntu virtual machine with VirtualBox. On the virtual machine, I've installed OpenSSH and can connect to it from other 'real' machines on the network ...
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VMware ESX or ESXi to run WIndows 7 and Ubuntu?

I understand now that a Type 2 (or hosted) hypervisor is the same as using VMware or VirtualBox within an existing operating system, so I want Type 1. Using a Type 1 (or native, bare metal) ...
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how to reach the network from CentOS vm in Virtualbox

I have a CentOS 5.6 VM set up in virtualbox running on Windows 7. I had the network configured to run on DHCP when the VM was built, and it worked fine with a public internet connection. However, I ...
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Hosting dynamic DNS website on Virtual Box with single open port - safe?

I am looking to host a website on my own machine at home with something like dynamic DNS purely to demonstrate it to a some friends for a few days over my ADSL connection. On my LAN are a few precious ...
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which file type to install my virtual hard disk in while installing a new machine on virtualbox?

I got some options like VHD, VMDK, HDD, and VDI is there a file type that is most commonly used and is supported by most other virtual disk software?
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fullscreen VirtualBox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Screen resolution only displaying 800x600 in Xubuntu I recently created a virtual machine of Windows XP for a host computer running Mac OSX 10.6.8 However i find that ...
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“FATAL: could not read from the boot medium! system halted”

I've a problem with Virtual Box, I cannot access to a CentOS virtual machine. I'm using a openfiler local server connected to my network.In addition, I can access to all the other LUN disks that I've ...
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Unable to mount VirtualBox share with Linux host and Windows guest

I am running Linux Mint 12 and have installed the latest version of VirtualBox. I have installed Windows 7 as a guest. I have also created a share with the name share. I attempted to run the command ...
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Is a .vdi file for VirtualBox Cross-Platform?

I have a .vdi file on a Windows 64 bit. Can I use the same .vdi file on a different machine like a Linux 32-bit, without problem?
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Change VirtualBox DHCP to issue 192.168.x.x adresses instead of 10.0.x.x adresses?

I have a VirtualBox (v4.1.8) VM that is automatically assigned with an IP in the 10.0.x.x range via DHCP. Can I change it to use the 192.168.x.x range instead?
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Virtualbox Guest memory limitation with 64bit guest on 32bit host?

I use Ubuntu 10.10 (32bit) as the host operating system. However I have enabled PAE so I can see the full 8GB of memory installed on my machine. I use VirtualBox 4.1.8 to create virtual machines ...
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Windows XP virtual machine hangs in VirtualBox

What i want to do: I'm trying to virtualise 2 different physical Windows XP systems which reside on one hard drive each to VirtualBox under Windows 7. What I did (once per drive): From a Linux ...
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Virtualbox two networks slow

I am running an Ubuntu server guest on Win 7 guest, and am running a webrick server (RoR dev). If I have just a host-only network, everything works fine and the browser response is instant. However, ...
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Virtualbox Ubuntu guest on Windows 7 host with ssd settings?

I recently switched my harddrive to an ssd. I am wondering, do I need to do anything when using Virtualbox and Ubuntu (guest) on a Windows 7 host? I know that for Windows 7 defragmentation and ...
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Installing windows software on Mac using Virtual Box

I need to install windows application on Mac using Virtualbox. I want to know is it required to install full Windows virtual machine or not, is there facility to run windows application without ...
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I want to take my windows 8 .vdi image and write it to a computer

I've looked through all the related questions and done some searches and couldn't find a duplicate, so I'm pretty sure this isn't one. I have a machine that has 512MB of RAM, and can boot from a CD ...
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Boot from a VHD created by VirtualBox

I have used VirtualBox to create a VM, and installed the latest Windows 8 Consumer Preview on it. I have a .VHD file with the OS installed. I am wondering, since Windows 7 supports boot from a VHD ...
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ISO on DVD differing across platforms?

I have the 32-bit ISO of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and I burned it to a DVD (using Nero Express on Windows XP) to install in VirtualBox on my other computer (running Fedora 15). The problem ...
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Should I enable Intel Virtualization and VT-d?

I have an Intel Core Duo P8600 and use Virtualbox. Virtual box some settings about virtualization. My question is should I enable Intel Virtualization and VT-d? I found that they were both ...
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access debian guest from out side world

I Installed debian on a vbox with bridged networking on windows 2008 server my host configuration Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : ...
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Cannot install or build virtualbox kernel driver in Ubuntu 11.10 64bit

I'm trying to install virtualbox-4.1 (from the virtualbox.org apt source) on Ubuntu 11.10 and it will not install the kernel driver: * Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules ...
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VirtualBox image is trashed

I am using VirtualBox 4.1.8 on Windows 7 64-bit. Yesterday I was happily working on a VM. Today the VirtualBox Manager said the VM was "inaccessible" and that it could not find the hard disk image. ...
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VirtualBox VRDP server doesn't start on Windows

I've installed VirtualBox 4.1.8 on a Windows 7 Ultimate host system. I've set up an Arch Linux VM that starts just fine from the VirtualBox GUI. However, when I try to start it with VBoxHeadless ...
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Unable to access the internet from my VirtualBox CentOS VM via wireless connection

I have a VirtualBox CentOS VM setup on my Windows 7 machine. I can ping my router, however I am unable to access the outside world. In Windows I have three network connections setup: Wireless ...
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Slow network between host (Windows 7) and guest (Ubuntu 10.04 LTS)

I'm using VirtualBox on my Windows 7 (64-bit) laptop, in order to manage 3 Ubuntu 10.04 VMs for web development. One is 32-bit, the two others are 64-bit. For the past two days, when I try to reach ...
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Ubuntu Virtualbox Guest Is Responsive only to Mouse Click (on Win7 Host) in Full Screen Mode

The problem is that in full screen mode, the screen updates only when i click my mouse (as if other events such as moving my mouse or typing on the keyboard do not trigger a screen update). One ...
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VirtualBox to HDD Partition

I have created a virtual machine in Virtual Box which boots up Windows XP. Is there any way to transfer this system to a HDD partition (NTFS)?
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VirtualBox NAT over proxy

I use VirtualBox 4.1.8 on a Ubuntu 10.04 host system. I have an HTTP proxy server on the host system. How do I configure the VirtualBox to NAT the virtual machine's network and use the HTTP proxy for ...
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VirtualBox: using physical partition as virtual drive

Background: I am using VirtualBox installed on Windows 7. From within VirtualBox I am using Xubuntu as a virtual OS. The reason I chose this approach is so that I don't have to keep turning off ...
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Virtualbox on Ubuntu headless mode

I have some VMs that I get to by SSHing into my workstation and starting the VMs in headless mode and then connecting to them via RDP (they are windows VMs and I'm using the windows RDP access, not ...
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Windows Updates On Windows 7 in VirtualBox?

I am in the process of installing Win 7 Ultimate via Virtual Box on Mac OS X Lion. My question is simple - do I need to install Windows Updates on this virtual machine or will I be fine without them?
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Linux VirtualBox guest suddenly running extremely slow

Apologies for the very long post, I have posted this on the VirtualBox forums but the activity seems to be quite low and no responses yet so if I may, please bear with me here. Specs Host Linux ...
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Win7 VirtualBox Server with TeamCity keeps BSODing

I'm testing out TeamCity with a small project (one checkin per day or so, small code base) on a Windows 7 VM in VirtualBox. I've had many successful VMs on this host, some of which were also Windows ...
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Duplicating contents of a VDI file to a larger one?

My overall problem is that I filled my current virtual hard drive, so I want to move everything over to a larger VDI file and boot from that one instead. If it matters, I have XP host and Crunchbang ...