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

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cannot run tgz file in windows 7 virtualbox

I'm doing a project for school, and I wanted to create an active directory domain on Windows 7 through rktools and other files, but nothing worked, so i'm trying openLDAP. Now, I've downloaded the ...
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How do you set up a VirtualBox CentOS 6.3 VM . . . in order to access it via SSH from a remote host (not host to guest)?

What should I do? I installed VirtualBox 4.2.6 I installed CentOS 6.3 It's powered on # ip addr 1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 16436 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN link/loopback ...
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I need to SSH into VirtualBox Ubuntu, but I'm an idiot noob [closed]

I'm running a basic Ubuntu 12.10 server with LAMP and OpenSSH packages installed in VirtualBox. The reason I did this is because my school's server breaks connection when I need to FTP my projects ...
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(Virtualbox) Move seamless guest windows between XFCE worksapces

Is there any way to move windows ,running inside Virtualbox in seamless mode, to different workspaces? Host os: Fedora 18 XFCE Guest os: Windows 7
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How to optimize performance for Virtualization?

My PC has 2 GB of RAM and runs Windows 7. I installed VirtualBox with Fedora and set-aside 1 GB RAM in VirtualBox for this virtual environment. I want to know how to improve the performance of Fedora ...
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XP expired under Virtualbox

I was running XP VHD images in Ubuntu with Virtualbox. But the 30 day trial is over (actually it's well over 90 days now), so XP keeps complaining of expiry and will not allow me to log on. I ...
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Does NAT in VirtualBox (Ubuntu guest) require connection sharing in windows 7?

Is "connnection sharing" necessary in windows-7 host to allow VirtualBox's Ubuntu guest connect to internet through (default) NAT interface? My network administrator (on the machine at work) has ...
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Emulating 64 bit OS in a 32 bit host using VirtualBox

Is it possible to emulate a 64 bit operation system (such as CentOS 6) in VirtualBox in a Linux Mint 32 bit host?
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Why can't I install VirtualBox-guest additions on my fedora 17 system?

I am trying to install the Virtualbox-guest additions, and get an error: # yum install VirtualBox-guest Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit Resolving Dependencies --> Running ...
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Sharing Internet connection on a virtual machine

So I'm running VirtualBox and have Linux running on there. However, I don't have any Internet access on the virtual machine. I believe this is why: The host machine is Windows XP, and it's ...
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Create cloud-like VM with minimal configuration

On Amazon EC2 or other cloud/IaaS services, I can easily create a new machine without much installation required. Basically, I just select RAM/HDD/CPU and provide a public SSH key and get a brand-new ...
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VirtualBox: Installing Guest Additions on Ubuntu 12.10 as guest OS

I use Windows 7 as host, and Ubuntu 12.10 Remix (Ubuntu with pure Gnome) as guest. Everything working ok. I installed VBoxAdditions in regular way - using corresponding command in VirtualBox VM ...
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Virtualbox existing (physical) Ubuntu guest clears Windows 7 entry on update-grub, no single solution for both scenarios

I have successfully booted an existing Ubuntu 12.04 physical partition installation under a Windows 7 host, as explained here. I use a grub rescue disk .iso to manually boot the kernel, get to the ...
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VirtualBox Kernel panic

I have been running VirtualBox for some weeks with no problems. Now when I start it up I get this Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill the idle task! atkbd serio0: Spurious ACK on ...
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Drag and drop isn't working in Virtualbox, despite being enabled

I'm running a Linux Mint guest OS inside a Linux Mint host OS in Virtualbox, and I've noticed that dragging an icon from the guest OS desktop onto the host OS desktop simply pushes the icon to the ...
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which Virtualization Software work best on AMD? [closed]

Which Virtualization Software has been optimised for AMD Phenom II X4 945 Processor? AMD Phenom II processors support Virtualization Technology. I have tried Oracle VM VirtualBox and installed ...
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VMWare VM's network card not working after VirtualBox installed

I use VMWare workstation and have had no problems with my virtual machines and bridging the network card. However, I installed Virtualbox to check it out and ever since I can't establish a network ...
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Arch - VirtualBox - Use mounted ISO

I've an *.img file, that can't be converted to *.iso, because its a multi-session disk. So I simply changed the file ending to .iso. Now, I am able to mount it using the following command: mount -o ...
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How to connect to PPTP VPN from VBox Linux guest?

My VBox guest is Ubuntu, and the network mode is NAT. I cannot use Bridge Network mode. I tried to connect to my VPN from the guest, but failed. I can connect to the VPN on another VBox guest, which ...
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Is Tor reliable on a Windows running in Oracle VM VirtualBox

A friend lent me her netbook, it runs ubuntu but fortunately she has VirtualBox where I can use Windows XP, something that I'm familiar with. In a few weeks when I give it back I don't want there to ...
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How can I use Oracle's virtualbox listpartitions command on Windows 7

I'm using Oracle's VirtualBox (4.2.6r82870) on Windows 7 and I'm trying to list the partitions on my uSD card which is inserted in the computer as drive "E". I pulled open the Window's Computer ...
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Ubuntu in Windows [duplicate]

In my computer I have two operation systems Ubuntu and Windows. Usually I working in linux, but sometimes I should working in windows. Can I start in emulator my Ubuntu from another hard drive in ...
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How to merge arbitrary snapshot into base vdi in Virtualbox

I botched a transfer of a VM from one harddisk to the other. Now I'm left with the base vdi and a whole bunch of snapshots. My steps Copied old VM directory over to new HDD Deleted old VM and ...
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VirtualBox add existing installation [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu installed alongside windows 7. Is it possible somehow to add the existing Ubuntu installation as a virtual machine in windows 7?
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Good places to download .vhd images with different operating systems? [closed]

I'm running virtualbox and have found it slightly inconvenient to have to create a new VHD and perform an OS install for every single *nix flavor (or other operating systems) that i want to use. Is ...
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restore password in ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm learning UBUNTU. I'm using virtual box with ubuntu image, i created my user name as joe no password. now that i try to execute any command that requires the sudo stuff it asks me for a ...
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Should I be using snapshots or clones for my purposes?

I have a VirtualBox machine representing a "clean" install of my OS. I would like to use this VM for several types of machines - one for simple games, one for programming, one for my audio editing. ...
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Which Windows version should I install as guest OS on VirtualBox? [closed]

I want to install Windows on VirtualBox on my Ubuntu laptop to be able to run some Windows applications. However, I'm not sure which Windows version I should install to get the best performances. I'd ...
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VirtualBox - USB Devices don't install correctly using Windows 7

I am trying to install the drivers for my HTC Magic (2.1) and my iPod Touch 3G 8GB (4.1), but when I plug them in, neither of them successfully install their drivers. They work perfectly fine when ...
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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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VirtualBox USB 3.0 Storage Settings

I'm taking a college course where we are using VMs to safely work with the Linux kernel, and as such, we've been told that it would be useful to have our VM stored on a flash drive (if we want to work ...
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Virtualbox command line

How do I start Virtualbox from the command line and start a Ruby script on the guest and after the script is done close the guest? What could be easiest way to do this?
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Ubuntu in Virtualbox crawling

My brother has a Macbook Air and recently decided to try Ubuntu, so we set up Virtualbox and installed 12.10, it works fine but there definitely is a lag in visual effects, I know a MacBook Air is a ...
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From DMG to VirtualBox VM

I have a partitions with older versions of OS X and I'd like to put the contents of the partition as a VirtualBox VM so I don't have to reboot in order to test my apps on previous versions. At the ...
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expose GPS device to virtualbox VM

Is it possible to expose a GPS device to a VM running on virtualbox? I hae found there are Android apps that can expose a GPS signal via Bluetooth to the computer, I was wondering if for a computer ...
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Bash script to wait for Virtualbox VM shutdown?

Virtualbox has the ability to issue a command to a running vm: vboxmanage controlvm NameOfRunningVM acpipowerbutton However this command returns immediately which results in non-graceful shutdown ...
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Disabling instruction set in VirtualBox

How to disabling a particular instruction set in VirtualBox? A modern host computer should have the latest instruction set, such as AVX. I want to emulate the situation without AVX in the guest OS, ...
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How to attach ATMEL development board to VirtualBox VM?

I have an ATMEL QT600 development board. I used VirtualBox to create a virtual machine with Windows XP SP3 and installed all the development tools provided by ATMEL. In order to program the board, I ...
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Mountain Lion VirtualBox VM on Windows 8 Host: Can't Mount iPad

I'm trying to set up an environment for iOS development. My Mac OS X VM is working excellently, but I can't seem to mount my iPad. The iPad does not show up under My Computer with iTunes installed. ...
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How to Create Virtual USBs on Ubuntu host connected to machines in virtualbox

Two steps to do: I want to create virtual USB drivers on my Ubuntu host Then, I want to connect every virtual machine in the virualbox to one of those virtual USB drivers for copying things between ...
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Awesome WM: Goodbye UI

Sometimes some of my UI's disappear, but the processes they belong to lives on. So far it has happened to gnome-terminal, emacs, eclipse and evince. I've only experienced this behavior with the ...
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Access Host and VirtualBox from systems on external network

Ok here's the situation. I am running an Ubuntu Operating System as a VirtualBox instance in Windows 7. The main system, Windows 7, and the Ubuntu OS have Apache installed. Now my main system ...
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how to disable blinking cursor in opensuse 12.2 kde virtualbox

I have just installed the newest OpenSUSE 12.2 with KDE into my VirtualBox. I have one problem. When my cursor is animated (watches and other), it's blinking. How can I disable it? Thanks
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Trying to run Mac OSX Mountain Lion in a Virtual Machine [closed]

I am trying to run OS X Mountain Lion in a virtual machine inside Windows 7. I have set virtualization to true in the BIOS and I have successfully virtualized Windows 8. Are there any other settings ...
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What 64 bit Linux distro will work in Virtual Box on a 32 bit Windows host?

I'm trying to install a 64 bit version of Linux in Virtual Box so I can do some development work. I tried the 64 bit version of Ubuntu 12.10, but it was causing the computer to restart randomly. I ...
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why can't I umount /home?

I'm trying to create a new partition on my Linux system, my intent is to take a small amount of my /home filesystem and change the type for experimentation. I'm using OpenSuse 12.1 in a virtual box. ...
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Dropbox - no lan sync on a virtual machine

Is there any way of making dropbox's lan sync working on a virtual machine ? Another "dropboxed" machine in the LAN is a standalone PC running *buntu 12.04 amd64, not a VM. detailed info: host OS: ...
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Make FTP Server on virtualbox work in passive mode

I have an ubuntu server installed on a virtual box. I installed proftpd in it and forwarded the port 21 (ftp port) from the network settings of the virtual box. The problem is the ftp client is using ...
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VirtualBox - Disparity between host system hard drive and VDI

I was working on a VirtualBox (4.2.4) VM (Debian Linux 64 bit, using ext3 filesystem, host drive is NTFS) and had a BSOD on the host system while the guest was operating normally. I had changed a ...
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How do I use VirtualBox if my processor does not support Hardware Virtualization?

I just checked, and my processor does not support hardware virtualization: Is there a way to still use VirtualBox even if my processor does not support hardware virtualization? I was planning to ...