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

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Accessing a guest OS's directory from the host OS in VirtualBox

With VirtualBox you can share a directory on the host machine with the guest machine. Can you share a directory on the guest machine with the host machine? In my setup the host is Windows 7 and the ...
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How to use CLEAR USB WiMax in Ubuntu (host) and Windows XP (guest) using VirtualBox

I'm trying to use CLEAR Motorola WiMax USB in Ubuntu as there is no support for Linux as yet. I've installed Windows XP as guest in Ubuntu and the version I'm using is 3.2.2. USB is connecting fine in ...
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Virtualbox for Mac OS X - using an external USB drive, which filesystem is ideal?

Assuming that I am NOT going to add NTFS drivers that allow read+write of NTFS partitions, I was wondering if the choice of filesystem when I partition an external USB drive matters. The choices ...
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How to specify a different ip address in virtual box guest os

I am using Windows 7 as the host. And xp as guest. I've already check out this site: http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17232 But the info is not complete. What do I need to set ...
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machine inaccessible in virtual box

Guest os: xp host: win 7 I suddenly cannot access one of my virtual machines in virtual box. And I don't remember having deleted one of the files necessary for it to run.
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Understanding an Application based on the OS interaction with a Hypervisor

Following I will ask a few specific questions but I will set the stage first. My goal is to monitor Applications in a very odd place - between the OS and a Hypervisor. If you have comments about this ...
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My virtualbox fstab will not auto-mount on reboot?

I am able to mount my drive manually like this (ubuntu): sudo mount -t vboxsf C_DRIVE /mnt/saga_c But when I try and add it to my fstab it does not mount when I restart the machine. Is there ...
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Virtualbox PUEL Interpretation

Sorry if this seems like a lame question but I want to be sure before making a decision. The Virtualbox PUEL license says “Personal Use” requires that you use the Product on the same Host Computer ...
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Easiest (free) way to get VM hosting Windows OS, on Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I'm a software developer and my workstation is running Win7 Ultimate, 64bit. I want to run a virtual PC on which I can deploy and run the web-software I create, as a virtual web-server PC. I want the ...
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virtualbox 2 vmware disk

I have a virtualbox disk I'd like to convert to a vmware disk. The disk is dynamic which makes it a lot more trickier. If I follow the instructions at ...
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Dedicated Mouse and Keyboard on VirtualBox VM

Currently I am trying to run VirtualBox on my second monitor, with a dedicated mouse and keyboard. However, doing so has not proven easy. There has been times where the mouse works, but not the ...
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VPN connection sharing for Ubuntu guest

I have Ubuntu 10.04 guest on Windows XP host. I need to use a specific VPN software that works only on Windows. How should I configure virtualbox/guest so that the VPN connection would be visible on ...
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Can I install Windows 7 64 bit on VirtualBox running on a Windows 7 32 bit OS?

Is it possible to install Windows 7 64 bit on VirtualBox running on Windows 7 32 bit?
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Virtual PC on Windows 7 doesn't have adjustment for video card size?

The current VirtualBox has a place where the video card RAM size can be set by the user. It seems that Win 7's Virtual PC doesn't have one? Will it auto adjust -- but what if the screen size is 800 ...
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Ubuntu on VirtualBox can only show resolution of 800x600 - how do I change it?

My monitor is 1920 x 1200 and the computer is running Windows 7. Using VirtualBox and Ubuntu 10.04, the screen of the Ubuntu can only be 800 x 600 or 640 x 480. Is there a way to change that. I ...
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VirtualBox recognise all threads as cores or only physical cores for dual core Core i7?

When I run VirtualBox (or other virtualisation software) it lets me select how many cores I like to allocate to a virtual machine. Since I have a dual core 2.66gHz Intel Core i7 with hyperthreading, ...
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How do you use the Internet and share files in a VirtualBox guest OS?

I have Ubuntu as the main OS. I installed VirtualBox with a Windows XP guest. How can I share files between the two OSs, and how do I connect to the Internet in the Windows XP guest?
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VirtualBox guest OS accessing local server on host OS

On my Ubuntu host I have my local webserver. I installed VirtualBox and Debian as a guest. I would like the Debian guest to be able to hit my webserver running on my Ubuntu host (for example, I just ...
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Port-Forwarding in Virtual Box

I have Virtual Box setup with the following commands: vboxmanage setextradata myVm "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcnet/0/LUN#0/Config/transfer/HostPort" 50000 vboxmanage setextradata myVm ...
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Problem virtualizing Ubuntu 10.04 32 bit on VirtualBox 3.1 on Windows Vista 64 bit

Software & Hardware Setup Host System : Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64 bit Guest : Ubuntu 10.04 (ubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso) 32 bit VM : VirtualBox 3.1.8 Hardware : Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 ...
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How to clone & restore virtual box hard drive

What I want to do is to clone my virtual box hdd with dual boot os. Xp and Vista. I'm using acronis and back it up on a flash drive. And end up with the flash drive that is partitioned. 2 partitions ...
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Why do I have only incoming traffic when copying from network source to network destination?

I have a VirtualBox VM that is located on a network share of my NAS. When I copy something from the VM's disk onto another of the NAS' network shares (so the data is visible outside the VM), the ...
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My Windows XP in VirtualBox doesn't read any pendrive. Why and how can I fix it?

I have installed Windows XP in VirtualBox and basic operating system is Ubuntu. In Windows XP, when I put any pendrive, it doesn't read that. How can I fix this problem so that the pendrive can also ...
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Has anyone managed to virtualize Windows 7 on a physical disk?

I have Windows 7 installed on a partition and running fine, but I want to access the parition from my Ubuntu installation with VirtualBox. I have created the virtual disk file and everything, but ...
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Is there a way to “redirect” a click on a URL in a VirtualBox guest to open in the host OS browser?

I'm using VirtualBox OSE on Ubuntu 10.04. I have a Windows 7 guest VM which I use almost exclusively for MS Outlook to access my Exchange mailbox. If I click a URL in Outlook it obviously opens in IE ...
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Not able to install minix in virtualbox in Ubuntu 10.04

i am getting an error msz..!! No Bootable medium found. System halted I have iso images of minix3 downloaded from here. i downlaoded book version
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Controlling VirtualBox internet access?

Host: Linux/Debian/Ubuntu/Mint (Helena/karmic koala) Guest: XP SP2 and SP3 Problem: Relatively new copy of XP migrated to vbox-virus free. To detect viral infection it is desired that internet access ...
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Dual Monitor difficulties (VirtualBox ubuntu host) - rdesktop sessions mirror

I am running ubuntu 9.10 host with a Windows guest and need to extend my guest windows desktop into the second monitor (otherwise I will have to convert to a dual boot situation because this is a work ...
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Is there a way to exclude a specific drive vdi from “snapshots” in VirtualBox?

...or is there another space-efficient way of dealing with the page/swap file of the Guest O/S? I've realised that its quite possible/likely that one of the things which "bloats" the snapshot/diff ...
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Screen resolution only displaying 800x600 in Xubuntu

I am running Sun VirtualBox on a Windows 7 64-bit machine. I have installed Xubuntu 10.4 as a virtual machine but cannot seem to find an easy way of altering the screen resolution. Any ideas?
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Advise on VMWare hardware requirements and host OS

I'm a newbie developer wanting to learn a bit about Virtualization (from the IT point of view, not theoretical/academic). What I'd like to do: Prepare a machine Install VMWare or VirtualBox ...
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Mount Windows share on Linux boot

I'm running VirtualBox in Windows. I have Ubuntu Linux 10.04 installed as a VM. Whenever I log in I have to run to following command to mount my shared Windows web dev folder: sudo mount.vboxsf ...
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how to connect virtual box os and local machine

This question is in connection to this question asked by a user before: http://superuser.com/questions/73470/virtualbox-vdi-file-to-vmware On how to convert vdi to vmdk or vmx using vmware converter. ...
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How can I share data between operating system in Virtual Box and actual operating system ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu installed on my PC. I have also installed Virtual Box in which I have installed windows XP. I've given only 30 GB of space for my data (photos, music and videos) in the home folder of ...
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Converted VmWare Image does not boot in Virtual Box

I have a .vddx virtual image which boots in VmWare, but I'm having trouble getting it to work with Sun Virtual Box. In Sun Virtual Box, I created a new Virtual Machine and pointed it at the vddx file ...
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VirtualBox or else programs to run Mac OS virtually on Windows 7 [closed]

VirtualBox or other programs to run Mac OS virtually on Windows 7? any idea will help me to enlarge the boundaries surround me nowadays.
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Moving a VM from MS Virtual Server R2 to VirtualBox

I have a Windows 2000 Professional VM happily running under MS Virtual Server R2 on WindowsXP. I need to move it to a different PC and the only one available is a Mac with VirtualBox on it. ...
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Network routing between mac & virtual XP

I have a mac laptop running XP inside VirtualBox. The network is setup to be a "Bridged Adapter" so that the IPs for both the host & guest OS's are assigned by my wireless routed. My guest XP ...
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virtual box cannot detect webcam in ubuntu

I have installed virtual box for ubuntu 9.10. I installed a windows xp inside it. And I don't know why it does not make the webcam available for the yahoo messenger installed in xp. When I click on ...
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Top/left edges of screen, in Virtualbox, act like bottom/right edges

I have Virtualbox running on Windows Vista, and Debian running inside Virtualbox. Everything's running great, for the most part. Everything looks correct. But when I'm in full-screen mode, the top ...
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USB TV box and ultrasound machine is not recognised by guest OS in VirtualBox

I have installed VirtualBox on a Dell inspiron 1464 laptop with 64 bits Windows 7 Home Basic. I have installed Windows XP Home as guest OS in VirtualBox. But I cannot get my Gemini USB 2.0 TV Box and ...
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Run VirtualBox in background, without a window

I was wondering if it's possible to run an Ubuntu virtual machine using VirtualBox in background, I mean, without any window open. The idea is to connect via SSH to the Linux host, that would be ...
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Ubuntu resolution on Virtual Box(Mac OSX)

I'm running Ubuntu 9.1 inside VirtualBox 3.1.6 on Mac OS X 10.6.3. The screen resolution won't go beyond 800x600 and Ubuntu can't detect my monitor type. How can I increase the resolution beyond ...
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Can I use a .vdi file in a virtual box for Ubuntu?

Is it possible to use the Windows XP that I installed in a virtual box in Windows. To be used in Ubuntu 9.10 Virtual box? So that I won't install the whole thing again.
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Importing VMware drive into VirtualBox drive

I have VMware on my Mac and it crashed. I am unable to access the files used by the VMware. So I downloaded VirtualBox and when I try to add the .vmwarevm file to VirtualBox it says that its unable to ...
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Middle mouse click in VirtualBox (Vista host, Debian guest)

I'm running Virtualbox on Windows Vista. I have a Microsoft USB mouse (it says "Comfort Optical Mouse 3000") with left and right buttons, and a mousewheel in the middle. If I press down on the ...
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openSUSE on Virtual Box : Guest Additions

I am using openSUSE 11.0 guest in Ubuntu 9.10 host on Virtual Box. When I try to install Guest-Additions it doesn't really work as expected, the screen is not sized to fit the correct resolution, ...
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Why is Hard Disk Access Slow Through a Virtual Machine?

Why is throughput to an external hard drive from a virtual machine much slower than through the host? Access is generally 30MB/sec from the host and 4MB/sec frm the client. Is this normal?
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Why does VirtualBox want my attention every morning?

I'm running Vista 64-bit Ultimate on this PC. On it, I've installed VirtualBox, and in that I'm running Linux. Everything's working great. I leave it running all the time. When I come in in the ...
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Multiple monitors with virtual machine

Is it possible to use multiple monitors with Windows Virtual PC 2007? If not, are there any other virtual machines that do support multiple monitors?