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

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Minimize and restore all VM VirtualBox windows simultaneously (as a group)

I do all of my development in virtual machines, which has numerous advantages. I've found that I like VM VirtualBox the best for this, and I love supporting free software. But I can't get any work ...
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thinkpad middle click in a VMWare doesn't work (guest: Ubuntu and host: windows 7)

problem: when i try to paste with middle click, the middle mouse button is ignored. in other cases middle click is also ignored. my set up: VMWare workstation 7.1.3 Host: windows 7 64-bit Guest:...
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How do I recover files from a corrupt VDI file?

Is it possible to repair a corrupt VDI file? The OS on the VDI (XP) doesn't boot at all, it just hangs at a black screen. I was getting file errors before on its last boot, but now its not working at ...
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Debian VM will not longer bring up the host-only interface

I've set up a Debian7 VM for PHP development, according to this guide: https://jtreminio.com/2012/07/setting-up-a-debian-vm-step-by-step/ It worked great, initially. But after restarting my Windows 7 ...
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Mount an external SATA disk on a Virtualbox Guest

I have an external EXT3-formatted hard disk attached via SATA to a Windows machine running a Linux Virtualbox guest. I'd like to mount the disk in the Linux environment, but can't figure out how to ...
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How to set up a NAT and and a Host Only adapter using Vagrant?

I am trying to make a NAT connection (for yum downloads) and a Host-Only connection (for talking with host) at the same time on my CentOS box when using Vagrant. I CAN do it by SSHing and checking /...
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How do I automatically gain root access with Putty?

Putty is set up to run like: putty.exe -load mysession -l myuser -pw mypass But it logs me in as myuser. For root access I need to type in the console: sudo -i Then it asks for my password again....
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What causes windows 7 activation requests?

The statement: "You must activate windows within 3 days to continue using all windows features." often pops up in my notifification area on Windows 7. My windows are legal and I have activated them ...
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Setting up Apache + PHP web server in Virtualbox on Win 7

Running Apache and PHP on Windows with XAMPP or WAMP sucks, because installing new PHP extensions on Windows is very hard. Most binary releases for Windows don't work :( So I was thinking to run ...
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Can I save a VM Image on an SD Card?

I'm working with a VM Image in VirtualBox. Can I save it to an SD card and boot it from there? Can I save two machines on the SD Card? Will VirtualBox put all files, related to the Images on that SD ...
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Microsfot Virtual PC 2007 running 3 windows XP VMs on Dual monitors. VM screens freeze on each screen after twenty minutes

I am currently running three VMs on Microsfot Virtual PC 2007. After about twenty minutes the screen freezes where it is at and will not continue until I move the window the the other monitor. But ...
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How can I increase disk space allocated to my VirtualBox VM?

The basics: I'm running windows and have a VritualBox VM running Ubuntu 12.04 on top of that. I need to increase the disk space allocated from 8 GB to 12 GB. I'm trying to follow along with these ...
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Accessing dumped hard drive using Virtualbox

I have dumped a Windows XP partition from another computer's hard drive using dd over the network. Now I have the .img file, but I need further instructions if I can boot into that hard drive using ...
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How can I get the terminal in full resolution when running Ubuntu CLI in VirtualBox?

I've installed Ubuntu (latest version) with CLI only, inside VirtualBox running in Windows 7 x64. Switching to fullscreen (CTRL + F in my setup) works, but of course the terminal windows has a low ...
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How to get file ubuntu to virtual box installed windows 7

My original os is ubuntu 12.0.4 , i installed oracle virtual box in it . Then i installed windws 7 . now i need to get a file from ubuntu to windows 7 . how can i get file from ubuntu to windows
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How to remove virtualbox VM with snapshots?

I have a VM with many snapshots. I don't need this machine anymore, and I need disk space. Snapshots eat a significant amount of disk space. But when I try to delete it by VirtualBox means - there is ...
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macbook pro windows boot and virtualize off usb drive

I want to raid two usb3 flash drives install windows onto it this new volume and be able to virtualize it or boot off of it. Any thoughts? I've heard parallels can run a bootcamp install virtually. ...
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VirtualBox and group policy in Windows 2008

I have some batch files that start and save virtual machines on a Windows Server 2008 box. I am using gpedit.msc to fire the bats... I have added lines to write to a logs. There is a line written, ...
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My vbox shared mount will not auto mount and is only ready only?

My vbox shared mount will not auto mount and is only ready only? I am using scientific linux host and centOS guest and I am trying to share a folder I have in both accounts but the folder is only ...
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CentOS 6 does not show any desktop icons or anything in the panel

I was using CentOS 6 in VirtualBox fine for a couple of days. Now, when I login via the GUI user prompt, all I get is the background screen, no icons, no menubar, nothing. I am not terribly familiar ...
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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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Allow multiple users to simultaneously access different Virtual Machines created in Virtual Box installed in Ubuntu

I want to setup a Ubuntu Virtual Box having different Windows version, and allow multiple users to remotely access the desired window machine from their own Ubuntu Installation simultaneously. I've ...
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Migrating a Computer to a VHD

A client of mine has a computer running applications for roughly 10 machines. They need a real server to handle all of this and I'm going to make some recommendations and install/migrate everything. ...
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Unable to install Visual Studio 2010 Professional on my virtualbox

I have tried so many times to install Visual Studio 2010 Professional Edition on my Virtual machine in Windows Server 2008 Environment.I have find following error log file. [01/07/11,22:42:55] ...
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Forward port from guest to host

How can I forward port from Guest (OS on virtual box) to Host (my actual machine)? Guest - Windows 7 Host - Ubuntu 12.10 On my host, I run a web-server on port 3000. I want to be able to open a ...
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Drag'n'Drop doesn't work in VirtualBox

I'm on Mac OS X 10.8 and I'm using VirtualBox with Ubuntu 12.4 as guest. After install "Guest additions" Drag'n'Drop was working. But since I install "additional drivers" and reboot the system, it ...
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Installing Windows 8 on virtual machine giving error

Well I've a pretty complicated hardware and software combination, so I am explaining the background first. I have a Macbook pro mid 2012 model with OSX Mountain Lion. I am dual booting it with Windows ...
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Increase of virtualbox disk size

I need to increase my disk space in my guest Mint Linux, on a Mac OS host. First I increased the virtual disk in the host with: VboxManage modifyhd Mint.vdi --resize 20480 The GUI of VirtualBox ...
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Virtual Box keeps crashing with message virtual box has stopped working

I have Virtual Box 4.2.12 and while doing guest installation (Oracle Linux), virtual box keeps crashing with these message oracle vm virtual box has stopped working Application event log has the ...
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VirtualBox, multiple OpenVPN connections and network config

We are setting up a system for software acceptance testing. The test computers will run Win7 or Win Server 2003 R2. The test computers will have multiple VirtualBox VMs on which the programs under ...
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Starting Guest OS slows down computer

I have virtual box 4.2.4 installed in Windows XP SP 3 and Oracle Linux is installed in Virtual box. When I start linux on Virtual box, I have noticed that both my host and guest machines becomes ...
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Allocation of memory to guest os [closed]

I have 6gb memory on my host OS (Windows 7 64bit), I am planning to install Oracle Linux as guest using Virtual Box. How much memory should I allocate to guest OS? In guest OS I am planning to ...
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How do LVM Snapshots work on the PE level?

How do LVM Snapshots work on the PE level? What is stored where? What data is lost when the snapshot runs out of COW space? (description + explanation below) I was experimenting with LVM and ...
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How do I setup DNS names and static IPs for an Ubuntu virtualbox?

I have Ubuntu installed on VirtualBox, on top of a Windows 8 host. How can I setup a static IP and DNS name for this virtual machine that other virtual machines will see?
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How do I set permanent IP for my VirtualBox using Bridge adapter?

I'm running a web (development) server on my Virtualbox (Ubuntu 11.1). I'm moving around a lot and thus I get various IP addresses on my computer. Each time I get a new IP adr I have to change ...
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How do I switch to a higher resolution in Centos 6 installed on a virtual machine (VirtualBox)?

I have installed Centos 6 on a virtual machine (virtualbox). Maximum available screen resolution is 800x600. How do I get higher resolutions?
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Does QEMU's performance (still) lag VirtualBox's and is there a way to improve it without the hardware support+kvm kernel module?

I've noticed several articles that have claimed that QEMU is slower than VirtualBox (without hardware assistance) but several are years old, and the newest seemed to be from last year. Is it true ...
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How to import existing Linux partition into VirtualBox as guest?

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 (from Windows Vista). I assumed, unwisely, that because it was an upgrade it wouldn't need to screw around with the MBR. However, it apparently did, with the result ...
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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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Windows 8 trackpad gestures along with scrolling stops working after running virtualbox or vmware player

I have an AMD A8 based HP laptop, Pavilion G6 2201AX running Windows 8. It has a Synaptics touchpad. My problem is whenever i run Virtualbox or Vmware player all the gestures on trackpad stop working, ...
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VirtualBox windows guest can't connect to bluehost email smtp

I have a Windows Server 2008 guest on Windows 7. I can receive emails from all my accounts. I can send email from all of my accounts EXCEPT my bluehost account (personal email). Can't connect to ...
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Network access virtualbox linux guest from linux host

I've tried countless settings, read Virtualbox forums and googled for more hours than I'd like to admit. What I want to accomplish is simply to be able to ssh into the guest and be able to view ...
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Is it possible to boot a single Linux installation from both inside a VM and as host?

What I am thinking about is, that I'd install a linux on a hard drive to boot it normally. In addition to that, I'd create a VM on Windows, that would use the same raw mapped hard drive. That way I ...
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How do I run a virtual machine using the host IP address?

I want my VM to be assigned the IP address of the host. My VM (Ubuntu OS 12.04 LTS) is installed inside my Windows 7 host machine. When I connect the host to the network, it is assigned an IP address ...
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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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IE9/IE10 loads webpages but doesn't update the display until the window is scrolled

So I click a link in IE9/IE10 and nothing appears to happen. I notice that the tab icon updates and spins as well as the tab text says the usual things. I open Fiddler and click another link. ...
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Fedora 18 in Oracle VirtualBox on Windows Vista

I want to install Fedora 18 [Desktop] in Oracle VirtualBox 4.2.10 r84104. [My system is Windows Vista 32 bit] I have followed the following steps while configuring the Virtual Machine. Memory Size ...
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Unable to connect to Internet in OEL5 guest even though I can ping machine from host machine

I have Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 as Guest on VirtualBox running on Windows 7 host using Bridged Network. I have being trying to configure a static IP on OEL5 VM Guest at work, as previously the VMs ...
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wireshark: how to capture traffic between guest and host OS?

I'm trying to set up a lab to demonstrate ipv6 attack and detection mechanism on my Macbook. This is my set up with virtualbox: Host OS: OS X 10.8.2 IPv6 automatically, wireless connection Geust OS: ...
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Run virtual machine at startup

I have a Windows server that runs in a virtual machine on Linux Mint. I have a command in the "start up apps" to start it when I log in, but I'd like it to start when Linux starts, before anyone logs ...