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

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How to rename a VirtualBox virtual machine (VM)?

How can I change the virtual machine's display name (displayed at the left-side pane of VirtualBox QT gui)? I can't see any "rename" text in right-click menu. I am using VirtualBox 4.3.14 on Linux.
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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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Move “XP Mode” from Windows Virtual PC to VirtualBox?

I installed "XP Mode" in Windows 7 (which uses Windows Virtual PC to host XP). I have now discovered that VirtualBox, which I have installed on the same Windows 7 machine, refuses to run at the same ...
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VirtualBox - VT-x is being used by another hypervisor

OS: Windows 7 x64 VirtualBox: 4.3.14 & 4.3.15 CPU: i5-3570 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77M-D3H I receive the error below when I try to run a virtual machine with Enable VT-x/AMD-V on. With this ...
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VirtualBox: Odd behaviour after updating the host to OS X Mavericks

I've just updated my Mac to OS X Mavericks. However, after doing so, I'm facing a couple of issues with my VirtualBox program including the following: 1 - The virtual machines (guest OSes) fail to ...
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Error “VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration not available on your system” while trying to run Virtualbox

I have to run Mac OS on virtual box for a class and it keeps giving me errors stating "VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration not available on your system. Certain guests (e.g. OS/2 and QNX) require this ...
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Are virtual machines performant enough to be a primary workstation?

I have a MacBook Pro through my employer, but I prefer to spent most of my day in Linux. Will running Linux in a virtual machine (e.g. VirtualBox) in full-screen mode be enough slower than running it ...
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How should I virtualise my workstation?

Soon my fancy new 120GB SSD will arrive for my laptop workstation I use for PHP development and other misc tasks. I really don't want to bog it down with heaps of software, so my current plan is to ...
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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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can a VirtualBox VM run on different hardware?

I have created a VM using VirtualBox on 'A' hardware configuration. Can I expect correct working of this VM if I copy the VM hard drive image and use it on a different hardware configuration 'B'?
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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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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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Premade Virtualbox images

Long story short, I am trying to find a pre-made Linux development environment for VirtualBox so I don't have to worry about installing a distro, getting all packages installed, and so forth, since ...
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How to add a 'Host-only Adapter' to a VirtualBox machine via Vagrant file configuration?

A lot of answers out there are only applicable version 1 of Vagrant file configuration. e.g. config.vm.network :hostonly, :adapter => 2 The new public network does not support this feature. e.g. ...
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How can I cause a VirtualBox VM (running Ubuntu) to run a command upon resuming its state?

I am running a few Ubuntu VMs on a MacBook Pro host. Whenever I pause a VM or save its state to disk, the next time I restart it, the system clock goes out of sync. Is there a way for the VM to know ...
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Bridged vs. NAT: a Virtualbox and VMWare Comparison

I installed VMWare Workstation 7.1.x and Virtualbox 4.0.8 on two different hosts, so I could compare. I set the virtual network adapter on both to NAT, which was successful for both. The result: ...
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exporting a virtualbox VDI to a harddrive to boot it natively

I have a VirtualBox 3.1.2 image of Debian 5.0.2 running on Windows XP SP3. I would like to export that Debian image to a USB harddrive such that I could boot to that drive and run it natively. Is that ...
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Virtualbox 3.0 is very slow, any way to fix it?

I upgraded to Virtualbox 3.0 and then 3.0.2. I use Vista as a host and Ubuntu as the guest. In Virtualbox 2.0 I was able to run Ubuntu with standard desktop effects. After upgrading I noticed that ...
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Oracle VirtualBox - Unable to update to Windows 10

I'm using Oracle VirtualBox 5 and my virtual Windows offered an Update to Windows 10 today, but it stops saying: VirtualBox Graphics Adapter The display manufacturer hasn't made your display ...
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Wireshark cannot see traffic from a VirtualBox guest on Windows 7

I have been trying to use Wireshark to capture some traffic that comes from a virtual machine. The setup is: Windows 7 host Ubuntu guest VirtualBox 4 I send some packets from the guest to the ...
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Vagrant VirtualBox VM is initializing new instead of loading the existing VM after VagrantFile change

I setup a Vagrant Ubuntu 12.04 box (VirtualBox as the provider) on Windows and it's been working great for the past few months. Yesterday, I added another forwarded port to the VagrantFile and did ...
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Convert VirtualBox dynamic VDI disk image to static, fixed VDI

I've originally created my VDI to auto-expand to 20GB of virtual capacity. For performance reasons, I would like to convert them to linear, that is, to have a single, non-sparse, 20GB file sitting on ...
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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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Can I move a VirtualBox vdi from Windows to OS X?

I have a Windows 7 machine with VirtualBox 4+ installed. It runs a couple of virtual machines (Windows XP, Ubuntu, ...) and some of them have a few shared drives (No two machines with shared drives ...
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Ubuntu on Oracle VirtualBox: Shared folders

I looked at this question, but it didn't help. I'm running Windows 7 as a host with Ubuntu 10.10 as a guest with VBox 4.0. I want to have a shared directory between the two. I have installed Guest ...
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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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Cannot run setups from a vboxsvr mapped network drive on Windows within VirtualBox

I'm trying to run an application setup by double-clicking the setup.exe from within Windows Explorer. The file is located on a mapped network drive, and I'm using Windows 7. This results in the ...
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What is the world's smallest-footprint LAMP stack? [closed]

What is the world's absolute smallest known VMWare/VirtualBox image supporting basic Apache/PHP/MySQL functionality? Before or after compression.
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VirtualBox: have higher guest resolution than host resolution

Is there any way to have a guest machine have a huge resolution (like 3000x2000 or something) in VirtualBox? I'd like to be able to move around the desktop by scrolling around. It seems like it would ...
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Setting up networking on Virtualbox Guest to access Host VPN

Im trying to get this setup going but am having quite a bit of trouble. Host OS: Windows 8 64bit Guest OS: CentOS 6.5 64bit I'm using the Cisco VPN Client on my host to connect to a number of ...
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How to get IP address assigned to VM running in background?

I run my Ubuntu instance out of Virtual Box in the background using the following command: VBoxManage startvm ${VM_NAME} --type headless The main difference between that and running it through the ...
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Windows 8 Screen Resolution in VirtualBox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add a display mode to a VirtualBox VM? I am using VirtualBox to run windows 8 while I test it out. All of my other virtual machines (i.e. Windows XP a Ubuntu) ...
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How to transfer files from Host OS to guest OS running on VirtualBox?

I am trying to transfer files from my Host OS (Windows 7) to Guest OS (CentOS) running on VirtualBox. I tried using pscp but it gives the error: More than one remote source not supported I tried ...
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Using Windows as a VirtualBox Host, how I can get AltGr behavior on linux guest?

I'm having an issue using a keyboard which is not an English US keyboard. It seems that when it's the case, pressing AltGr key will simulate CTRL + ALT on Windows. I have verified that fact using ...
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Linux Virtual Machine runs Slow depending on the Network

At work I use a VM running Linux Mint 13 under Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.2.16 on a Windows7 machine. The laptop is connected to a network cable and the wireless connection is turned off. The network ...
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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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Installing Windows 8 Dev Preview on a Macbook Pro

Is it possible to install Windows 8 Developer Preview on a Macbook Pro. I'm trying to do this using the WindowsDeveloperPreview-64bit-English-Developer.iso file with VirtualBox but fail during the ...
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Issue with VirtualBox USB passthrough

I have Backtrack 5 R3 setup as a guest OS in VirtualBox. When i try running my USB wireless card, the Alfa AWUS036NHA with the AR9271 chipset, I see this error. ath9k_htc 1-1:1.0: ath9k_htc: ...
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VirtualBox and Wireless interface Bridging?

Can anyone please tell me how does VirtualBox 4.1.4 OSE version bridges the connection with the wireless Interface (wlan0). Yes! It was working fine in my guest :) . I read the Documentation at their ...
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How to update to latest VirtualBox and backup files?

I want to update to the latest version of VirtualBox. How can I do it without losing the OS I installed and the files inside? How can I backup everything I have on VirtualBox? I currently have ...
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Can I “Speed Up” a VM to emulate the passage of time?

I'd like to put a VM into "fast forward" so that I can see several days (or weeks, or months) worth of logs and temp files build up and analyse them. Is that possible with virtualbox & ubuntu ...
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My guest Ubuntu in VBox loses internet connectivity under NAT but not under Bridged Adapter- why?

I am running Ubuntu Linux via VirtualBox as a guest on top of a Win 7 Home Premium host. Everything was fine until a few days ago when my Internet connectivity started failing in Ubuntu. The default ...
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Add another monitor to VirtualBox while running?

Is it possible to add another monitor to a VM running in VirtualBox without shutting down the VM? I work on a laptop during the day and go between having a second monitor and not having one. What's ...
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VirtualBox: How to restore a deleted configuration file?

Somehow a lot of things went wrong with VirtualBox. The configuration-file (which is an xml-file) was cleared, because there was most probably no space left on the disk. The harddisk file was lost in ...
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Vagrant Reports Different Installed GuestAdditions version

I've seem posts on the Internet about similar issues like this one, but I couldn't get it to work. Host OS: Mac OS X 10.11.1 (El Capitan) Guest OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Virtualbox 5.0.8 Vagrant 1.7.4 $ ...
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How to solve “The installed support driver doesn't match the version of the user” issue in VirtualBox so an instance can be booted again?

Booting an instance in VirtualBox fails due to: RTR3InitEx failed with rc=-1912 (rc=-1912) where: supR3HardenedMainInitRuntime what: 4 VERR_VM_DRIVER_VERSION_MISMATCH (-1912) - The installed ...
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Custom resolution in VirtualBox Windows 8 with Guest Additions

I installed Windows 8 as a guest operation system, and I set custom resolutions with this command: VBoxManage.exe setextradata "Win 8 dev" CustomVideoMode1 1366x768x24 After installing guest ...
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VirtualBox does not start on Mac OS X

Suddenly and without notice, VirtualBox application doesn't start. First, it just didn't do anything. Not even an error message. I looked in the system log (/var/log/system.log) and I found these two ...
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How to recover Virtual Machines in Virtualbox?

For some reason, all of a sudden, all virtual machines are gone from the User Interface in virtual box. I suspect CCleaner has something to do with it, but that's not the point. Both the virtual ...
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Fixing a guest screen resolution in VirtualBox

I was required to develop a Windows app UI for a fixed resolution - it doesn't matter if it makes sense or not, the customer requires it. I'm using a Windows Server 2003 VirtualBox VM as the ...