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

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On windows, connect to a Virtual PV VM running Ubuntu for things like memcached, etc

I am on Windows 7, building an ASP.net web application. There are a few services that I need to connect to, and don't want to go through the hassle of installing them on Windows. I also run ...
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Virtual OS using same Wallpaper as Host

Greetings, I'm running a guest Linux OS on top of Windows XP, which rotates its wallpapers using the PowerToy Wallpaper Changer. I'm hoping for a way for my guest OS to somehow detect which wallpaper ...
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VM portability between VirtualBox versions (2.2.4/4.x)

I know that a VirtualBox VM can run on different hardware, but this doesn't help me because in my case the platform doesn't change (Linux). I'd rather like to upgrade VirtualBox from 2.2.4 to 4.x. ...
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How do I make VirtualBox start when Ubuntu Server starts?

I have VirtualBox and I want to install MS Windows in it. How can I make VirtualBox start when Ubuntu Server does, so that I don't need to manually start Windows?
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What is the recommended way of cloning virtual machines in VirtualBox?

Is there any recommended way of cloning virtual machines in VirtualBox? I would like to install an Operating System and then make several clones of that one. I have tried with export and import ...
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Is using a Virtual PC on a RAM DISK super fast? (putting the .vhd file in a RAM DISK)

I wonder how or if any one tried to create a RAM DISK, and then put the 2GB (or sometimes 1.2GB) .vhd file into it, and then run the virtual PC using this image. It should be running super fast, as ...
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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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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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Booting a virtual machine non-virtually

I have a VirtualBox virtual machine that I use regularly. In order to use it on many computers, I carry it around on a USB drive. Sometimes, however, I come across a computer that doesn't support ...
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Utility to interpret BCD.LOG and BOOTSTAT.DAT binary files (W7 Boot hangs)

The main question is : "Are there any utility that can interpret these two binary files: BCD.LOG BOOTSTAT.DAT both of them updated during the Vista/W7 boot process ? I already know of EasyBCD and ...
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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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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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Using VMware/Virtual box to simulate a cluster of nodes, but actually using a single machine

I am developing a webapp using Cassandra database which works on a multi-nodes cluster. But I don't have multiple machines to create a cluster while development. How do I create a cluster using the ...
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Howto boot directly into a VirtualBox image?

I have a running setup as following: Native OS: Windows 7 64bit, 3 Partitions: c: (System) d: (FAT32, here is my vdi file) e: (unformatted) VirtualBox: Fedora 14 running off the vdi file on drive ...
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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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IIS in VirtualBox serving files from shared Ubuntu folder

Here's the problem: I want to use Ubuntu. But I need to develop ASP.NET (MVC) sites. So I setup VirtualBox with Win2003 and IIS6. But I would prefer my working files to be located in my Ubuntu home ...
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Why isn't VirtualBox restoring my saved machine state?

I'm using VirtualBox 3.1.2 (on Windows 7, as my host OS) to experiment with an ArchLinux install. I use the Save Machine State option when powering down my VM so that it can be restored as it was. If ...
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How to import VMware Workstation 7 VM into Sun VirtualBox (latest version)?

I am planning on installing the latest version of VirtualBox on my Windows 7 machine. I made about 6 VMs using Workstation 7.0 and want to import these into VBox. What is the best way to go about ...
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Using IPv6 with Virtualbox

I would like to test PNRP in an IPv6 environment under virtualbox. I have 2 XP VMs under virtualbox, and they only have IPv6 enabled. Firstly can I enable DHCP for IPv6 under virtualbox. If not then ...
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How to authenticate to a VM using Vagrant up?

Authentication failure during Vagrant Up, while vagrant ssh and ssh vagrant@localhost -p2222 works I would like to execute a shell script using Vagrant at boot. Vagrant is unable to Authenticate, ...
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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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How to get write access in guest os (linux) for raw disk (ext4) with virtualbox on Win7 host?

I created the vmdk-file as describe in Chapter 9. Advanced topics and added it to my guest vm. After it, I could mount the entire raw disk up in my linux guest vm. Now I can read the ext4 file system, ...
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Use VirtualBox to boot a physical drive/partition

I have two partitions on my hard drive, one for Windows and one for linux. I would like to use VirtualBox in Linux to boot the Windows partition as a virtual machine. How can I acheive this?
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VirtualBox shared folder write permission - Ubuntu 12.04

I'm using the following command to mount my folder in VirtualBox: sudo \mount -t vboxsf -o rw -o uid=1000 -o gid=1000 Dropbox ~/Dropbox/ However, the folder is read-only. I re-installed Guest ...
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How to change screen orientation in VirtualBox (Windows XP Guest OS) from Landscape to Portrait

I want to change the screen orientation in Windows XP running as Guest OS from VirtualBox from default(Landscape) to portrait. In my host OS, where it have access to graphics drivers etc, I see option ...
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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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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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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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VirtualBox freezes during runtime when running from Win7 but not from Linux

I have a virtual box disk on my NAS so I can use it from Windows as well as Linux. This works fine except on Windows (7) the VM sometimes freezes. The NAS (QNAP TS-109II) occasionally sends me an ...
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initializing network connection in Virtual Box

I have installed Win 7 in Virtual Box I don't know how add network connections in windows 7. My Win7 Network Configuration: My Host OS: Edit: My network details in Ubuntu and ...
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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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How to make VirtualBox window fit inside container?

I'm trying to get the OS Window to fit the VirtualBox container, but I've tried every option under the View menu to no avail. This is ridiculous. Please help!
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Host system resets (crashes) when using VMWare or VirtualBox and 64-bit guest systems

I have been trying to install virtual systems on VMWare for a while now and encountered strange behaviour from my PC. The behaviour is as follows: On "automatic" virtualization mode it either ...
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Do VMware, Virtualbox & Virtual PC play nicely together?

Lately VirtualBox has been a bit unstable and I want to try other VMs. If I install VMware and Virtual PC on the same host as VirtualBox will it cause problems (eg. crash the host)? What if I try to ...
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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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Installing then Running VMware or VirtualBox causes my Windows 7 PC to not boot up after shutting down?

At work I use a Windows 7 PC but I am a programmer and face problems in Windows while working on some types of development, so I want to have a virtual Ubuntu Linux machine that I can use when I ...
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VirtualBox: 4 serial ports

Is there any way in virtual box to have more than 2 serial ports? When I try to set a 3rd or 4th serial port I get "Argument slot is invalid. RT_ELEMENTS(mSerialPorts))". The documentation claims it ...
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Is it possible to launch GUI of headless VirtualBox' machine?

After I launch a virtual machine (Ubuntu 12.04) in headless mode on Windows 7 host C:\Users\XXX>VBoxManage startvm "ubuntu 12.04" --type headless Waiting for VM "ubuntu 12.04" to power on... VM ...
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What is a good (free) VM solution for windows 7

The obvious candidates are Virtualbox and Virtual PC. But I have not been paying attention to VM's the last year, have I missed a good alternative?
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VirtualBox/Ubuntu full screen mode resolution

I created an Ubuntu 14.04 desktop VM using VirtualBox, and installed guest additions. By default, at startup, VBox wants to present the guest's GUI in a parrticular size that is smaller than my actual ...
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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 ...
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VirtualBox: Set Network Adaptor for exclusive use of Guest VM

In a previous question I asked how to configure m0n0wall in a VM. Now I would like to set a network addaptor in my machine to be used for the guest VM only, that is, not allow any traffic from the ...
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How to input hash (#) symbol to terminal?

I'm running Ubuntu Server as a virtual machine (using VirtualBox) on my mac. Normally on the Mac, I'd press alt + 3 to input the hash (#) sybmol. However, if I do this in my Ubuntu Server's console, ...
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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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What would be optimal settings for a Windows 7 VirtualBox VM running on a Macbook Pro?

I am having a hard time coming up with decent performing settings to run my Win7 64-bit VirtualBox VM on my brand new Macbook pro. I've given it 2G memory (out of my 8G total), tried what feels like ...
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auto-mounting shared folders in VirtualBox

I am writing to ask what the effect of the auto-mounting process is in VirtualBox, and where the folders can be accessed within a guest Linux system if auto-mount is used. I have VirtualBox 4.0.4 ...
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Set password for root on virtualbox ubuntu

I loaded ubuntu into virtualbox. It all works well but it occurred to me that I was not asked (or did not setup) a root password. I want to use root on occasion, but I cannot seem to find out how to ...
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x64 Hardware Virtualisation support not detected on Windows 8.1

I get the following error (and yes I know this has been reported many times, but please read further): VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on your system. Your 64-bit guest will fail to ...