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

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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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How do I trap the mouse pointer within a VirtualBox Guest OS?

I'm on a Mac Mini 2011 with VirtualBox installed. I have Windows 7 running as a Guest OS. My question: How do I "trap" my mouse pointer within Windows? In other words, I don't want my mouse to move ...
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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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What is the best way to hide a command prompt window

I'm running the headless interface of VirtualBox (VBoxHeadless.exe) with Ubuntu Server running on it. Every time I run VBoxHeadless, it starts a command prompt window which just sits on the taskbar ...
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Linux Mint 14 seems to Randomly Change Workspaces on Laptop

I am running Linux Mint 14 (Cinnamon) in a VirtualBox VM on Windows 8 host using an HP Envy 17" laptop. It seems like it randomly decides to show the workspace selection screen while I'm doing ...
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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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Sun Virtualbox: Cannot Install Windows 95 or 98

I'm running XP and I've tried to install Windows 95 and 98 with the official CDs in Virtualbox. Both of them give the error: FATAL: no bootable medium found! System Halted I've mounted the CD ...
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VirtualBox - guest Ubuntu loses DNS when host connects to VPN

I have Ubuntu guest OS in VirtualBox using default NAT for eth0. Works fine at the office and at home EXCEPT when on office VPN from home. When the host OS (Windows 7) is connected to the VPN, DNS ...
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How to temporary turn off seamless mode of VirtualBox?

I use Deskpin to nailed the virtual machine to be on top by using hotkey Ctrl-F12. But in seamless mode, I cannot do that since every time I click the guest machine's window, the mouse go inside the ...
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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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How can I import an existing .vbox virtual machine in VirtualBox?

How can I import an existing .vbox virtual machine in VirtualBox? The instructions say I can only do this if I have an .ova or .ovf file, but I don't understand this as VirtualBox machines are .vbox ...
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Run Windows inside a virtual machine on Linux for gaming

Since making the full time move to using Linux (Fedora) from Windows, I've found the migration fairly easy and haven't had much disruption in how I do my work. However, there are some games I like to ...
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Why do I get “this CPU is not compatible with 64-bit mode” on a 64-bit processor?

I have a 32-bit Ubuntu 10.10 as a host OS, VirtualBox 4.0, Windows 7 64-bit Professional as a guest OS. The laptop processor is 64-bit. When I try to load Windows 7 64-bit in VirtualBox, the error ...
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Unable to uninstall virtualbox network drivers

Last time I tried to uninstall virtualbox, it failed with a BSOD. Since then, I am unable to install any version of virtualbox. The uninstaller seem's to fail to. When i look in my network drivers ...
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How to access my local server on my VirtualBox virtual machine?

Here's my setup: I have a local server running on my machine (Mac OS, Snow Leopard). I can access it via my browser by doing localhost:3000 I have a virtual machine using Virtual Box running a ...
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VirtualBox command line error

I can run VirtualBox just fine, but when I run anything from the command line I get: VBoxManage.exe: error: Failed to create the VirtualBox object! VBoxManage.exe: error: Code ...
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How can I clone a hard drive directly to a vdi image

I would like to make a VirtualBox .vdi image out of my hard drive. I've found howto's online that describe doing this by first usind DD to create a .raw image, then using VBoxManage to convert the ...
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How to use Oracle VirtualBox' remote display feature?

I can't use Oracle VirtualBox remote display feature. I have host OS of Fedora 15 PAE. This OS is running Virtual Box with the same guest OS (Fedora 15). The network driver of virtual box is in ...
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Convert Parallels VM to Virtual Box VM?

The question describes well what I need but here are some more details about the circumstances. With Parallels Desktop 4 running under Linux, I have a number of Windows 7 Virtual Machines. Sadly, ...
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Newly upgraded Ubuntu 11.04 VM not booting

I have just upgraded to 11.04 on my VirtualBox VM, and after I start it, it begins to load, but it stops at the line * Checking battery state... [ OK ] I have tried the recovery mode, but to no ...
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Virtualbox in Headless mode

I used the virtual machines in virtualbox in a "headless" mode instead of a GUI mode. what are the advantages of using it in a headless mode?? by headless does it mean that the server doesnt have a ...
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Why would my Windows 7 inside VirtualBox not see other computers on network?

I installed Windows 7 inside VirtualBox on Windows 7. Host Windows 7 can see virtual Windows 7. Other computers on the network can see Host Windows 7 and virtual Windows 7. But virtual Windows 7 ...
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Shared clipboard in Virtualbox with command line only Debian guest

I have a Debian guest installed on a Windows 7 host using Virtualbox. The installation included virtualbox-ose-guest-utils by default, so I should have everything I need. How can I turn on the shared ...
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Norwegian keyboard keys don't work with Ubuntu in VirtualBox

I just installed VirtualBox (from Oracle) in Windows 7, and created a virtual machine with latest Ubuntu. Here in Firefox I can use the left Ctrl key, while the right one doesn't have any effect. ...
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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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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 NAT port forwarding on Ubuntu 64?

I have an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop 64-bit guest OS running on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop 64-bit host OS (yes, the same OS). I'd like to run a web server on the guest and make it accessible through NAT on the ...
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Is it possible to use a Vista Boot Camp partition inside Virtual Box on Mac OS X

I've got windows Vista installed inside Virtual Box on my Mac OS partition. I've also got it installed under boot camp and I occasionally boot to it when I want to run windows with better performance ...
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Installing Win7 on Virtualbox: “Select the driver to be installed” What?

I want to install Windows 7 32bit on Virtualbox (Win7 32bit profile) running on Ubuntu 2013.04 64bit on Lenovo Thinkpad T520. This usually works fine (and I have installed many Win7 that way with no ...
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Start VirtualBox Headless VM On Boot

I am running two VirtualBox headless VMs on an Ubuntu 12.04 host. I would like these VMs to start automatically when the system boots. I have two crontab entries set like this (under the user which ...
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How to get back true color mode in VirtualBox?

I have a Windows 7 x86 VM which I run in Virtual Box. Sometimes, when I play Alpha Centaurie, it ends with the VM only displaying 256 colors. When I go to Screen Resoltution, I only see: I tried ...
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how to extend Virtual Box harddrive?

I run WinXP SP3 on my Virtual Box (3.2.10) under OSX 10.6.2 and the harddrive of the virtual box is getting too small. Can I extend exiting hdd somehow? create new Virtual Box from a running ...
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Remove Virtualbox's lower machine configuration bar in a running VM?

I'm running a VM in VirtualBox 3.2.4 in Full Screen. At the bottom of my screen, there's a small toolbar from Virtualbox. When I'm using my mouse to change windows, sometimes this toolbar pops-up and ...
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Setup FreeDOS in VirtualBox to access shared folder on Novell Server

Where I'm at we have an a few people still using an old program that requires dos/win98 to run, and so we still have a few windows 98 pcs scattered around. Long term I will get rid of the program, ...
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Can I safely ignore the windows logo testing warning when Installing VirtualBox on Windows XP?

When I download the xp version of VirtualBox from http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/3.0.12/VirtualBox-3.0.12-54655-Win.exe and run it, it alerts me about not being windows logo tested. It then ...
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XP / Vista License on virtual box

My laptop came with vista and XP licenses. I since removed them and installed ubuntu instead. I have a piece of software that is known not to run on crossover or wine. When i try to install windows ...
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Using Virtual box to practice malware removal?

I have Windows 7, and installed virtualbox on it with a copy of Windows XP pro sp3 with all updates. I want to use the virutal environment to practice removing malware....in other words, I want 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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From my 192.168 box, how do I find 10.0 virtual machine on the same box?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and VirtualBox 4.1.12. I have created a Debian server under VirtualBox. For reasons I don't understand, DHCP grants my Ubuntu box 192.168.20.50 and my Debian VM 10.0.2.15. ...
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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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Is running a Windows 7 VM on an SSD a bad idea?

I'm using VirtualBox to run a 64-bit Windows 7 VM, with the guest drive being on an SSD for speed. Host OS is also 64-bit Windows 7. I know Windows 7 automagically tweaks some settings if it detects ...
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Connecting to a VirtualBox machine from the host, using an ip address

In a macbook host, I run VirtualBox having a guest ubuntu server, with a NAT network setting. In the virtual machine application "Parallels", I would get on the host an IP address of the guest, to ...
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What are the differences between VirtualBox and VMware Workstation? [closed]

I am planning to download a virtual machine and I'm confused which to download. If any one know more about virtual machines please give me a quick solution. If there is other virtual machines better ...
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How to map host PCI device to virtualbox?

In a virtual box it is possible to map host's USB device. But is it not possible to map host's PCI device to guest system? How is it possible to connect (map) a PCI device to guest OS? Our host ...
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VirtualBox Fatal: no bootable medium found! System Halted

I just download and then tried to add new virtual machine. But it gives me an error. I couldn't find the solution. it seems that VM can not find the OS. I do not know how to resolve. Error is: Fatal: ...
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Running VirtualBox on a Windows 8.1 host

I have a Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit machine, with an Intel Haswell i7 processor, and 8GB of RAM. I installed the latest VirtualBox (4.3.6) and I'm trying to install a Linux guest. I've tried several ...
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How to correctly sync time in linux running as virtual guest after host resumes from hibernation?

I use multiple virtual boxes for development and correct time and date is important for me when I push git commits. I do not shut down my host - it runs for months without restarting. I only hibernate ...
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Is it possible to setup host machine browser as default guest system browser

So I want to be redirected to my host system browser when I click some link in guest system. Note that I don't want to have browser on guest system at all. Host: Windows 7 Guest: GNU/Linux & ...
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Add custom Virtual Machine icons to VirtualBox

I'd like to use custom icons to better distinguish machines running the same OS from each other, in VirtualBox. is this possible? If so, what file(s) do I need to add/edit? Examples: I've got two ...
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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 ...