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

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How can I start a VM without getting a window?

VirtualBox has a window showing the display of the guest OS. I am connecting to VirtualBox with Remote Desktop, so I don't need VirtualBox to show that window in the host OS. Of course, I can ...
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Why can't I connect to my VirtualBox using Remote Desktop?

Here is my setup: Everything in running on a single machine, under Mac OS X Snow Leopard. I am running Windows 7 in VirtualBox 3.0.10. In the VirtualBox settings, under Display, Remote Display, I ...
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SSH from host machine Win7 to guest Fedora Machine in VirtualBox

I'm using VirtualBox on Windows 7 to run Fedora 7. I seem to have my SSH on, as /sbin/service sshd status tells me. When I do an /sbin/ifconfig, I get this: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr ...
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Sync Iphone in Windows XP running as Virtualbox guest under Ubuntu 9.10

I run (K)Ubuntu 9.10 as my main operating system, but I still have a valid XP license, so I've been running Windows XP as a guest operating system with Virtualbox 3.10. I cannot get Itunes (running ...
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Development Machine SetUp - shifting from Linux to Windows- Host-win7 guest-grml(debian)!

I am liking win7 (using, 7600-RTM), mainly coz of the window-snapping feature, esp the 50%-two windows on the desktop feature. It does increases productivity. Plus at-times have to use word'07 and ...
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Can a Virtual PC emulate a mac address for the network card too?

Can a Virtual PC emulate a mac address for the network card too? It probably is possible but I think the Virtual PC / VirtualBox / VMWare / Parallel, all probably won't support it as the mac address ...
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VirtualBox Guest Additions for Fedora 11

I have Fedora 11 on a VirtualBox. I installed the Guest Additions package following these instructions: http://www.toadz.dk/2009/07/installing-virtualbox-guest-additions-on-fedora-11-in-windows/ It ...
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LAMP/TURNKEY LINUX/VIRTUAL BOX: Manipulating Files on a Virtual Machine

I am running Ubuntu 9.10 and I want to install turnkey linux's LAMP server on my machine to test out my code. I installed Turnkey LAMP via VirtualBox and it seems to be working because I can access ...
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Windows XP x64, VirtualBox 3.0.10, Karmic Koala blue screen

Here's my setup: Widows XP x64 VirtualBox 3.0.10 Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Installation of VirtualBox works, and so does installation of Karmic onto a new virtual machine. When I try to boot into ...
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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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Does anti-virus work while working on a virtual machine?

I am running Ubuntu 9.1 on a Sun Virtual box and I use this virtual machine to browse the net. My host OS is Windows XP. I am running my anti-virus, anti-spyware application on the host OS only. Does ...
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What are good linux programming environments for windows?

Especially for Rails, I've found that development on Linux is generally a lot nicer than on Windows. However, I still prefer Windows as my main OS. So far I've tried 2 options. Dual-Booting with ...
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Can I use one virtualbox disk for multiple machines?

I'm not sure what search term to use and skimming through the VirtualBox manual didn't help me either, so I ask my two questions here... My setup is this: PC with dual boot into Windows 7 and a ...
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Can we Hibernate a Virtual PC, and then take that image and use it for “Super Fast Boot up (Wake up)”?

Since if we hibernate a PC, and "wake it up", it will be a super fast process (compared to Booting up XP from start, for example), so, can we Hibernate a Virtual PC, and then keep that image.vhd and ...
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I have a VirtualBox image of win-xp, need to let it connect to the internet. How?

I have a VirtualBox image of win-xp, need to let it connect to the internet. The host is Ubuntu 64bit. What are the necessary steps I should take?
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How does VirtualBox's memory usage work?

I've been running several VM's with VirtualBox, and the memory usage reported from various perspectives, and I'm having trouble figuring how much memory my VMs actually use. Here is an example: I ...
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How to import an Image for VirtualBox

I have VirtualBox installed on Ubuntu 64. I have a few Images I need to import into my Virtual Box. What I got is a file with *.ovf and a file with *.vmdk What am I suppose to do with those files?
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print screen doesn't work if VirtualBox is active window

My host system is Windows Vista home premium. I have setup a VBox environment to install slackware Linux, I'm trying to take screen prints of the various stages, but I can't seem to get the print ...
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Can you install Windows 7 on Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, VirtualBox on a mac, or on Windows 7's Virtual PC?

Can you install Windows 7 on Microsoft Virtual PC 2007, VirtualBox on a mac, or on Windows 7's Virtual PC? Using Virtual PC 2007 to install Win 7 is a bit weird... but in fact, it is just like ...
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Wondering why VirtualBox and VMWare's Player both “capture” the mouse inside the Virtual Machine? Virtual PC 2007 works quite well if doesn't

I wonder why VirtualBox and VMWare's Player both "capture" and bound the mouse pointer to the Virtual Machine and not let it come out, and needing to press RIGHT CTRL key or CTRL-ALT to come out. ...
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Is there a quick way to make VirtualBox running Win XP connect to the Internet?

Is there a quick way to make VirtualBox running Win XP connect to the Internet? If using Virtual PC 2007, then it is pretty simple: just choose the Network as "Shared (NAT)" and the Virtual PC ...
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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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If Virtual PC 2007 is about 30MB, how come VirtualBox is about 70MB, about double the size?

I wonder if Virtual PC 2007 is about 30MB, how come VirtualBox on Windows is about 70MB (the installation file), needing to be about double the size?
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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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If I have a .vhd file, can it be used by Virtual PC 2007, VirtualBox, and Windows 7's Virtual PC?

If I have a .vhd file, can it be used by Virtual PC 2007, VirtualBox (open source), and Windows 7's Virtual PC (the newest Virtual PC)? Can you even run Virtual PC 2007 on a .vhd file, and then shut ...
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Is there any Official (Free of charge) XP version for browser-compatibilty testing (like XP on USB)

A friend told me that Microsoft issued an XP version that works on USB. It's minified and already has a browser included. In fact I doubted that!, Because he told me that it was Free of Charge and ...
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VirtualBox sound problem under Ubuntu

As I recently upgraded to karmic I started to see the following stuff in the logs when I run VirtualBox: Oct 30 18:14:34 apocalypse pulseaudio[2813]: alsa-source.c: Resume failed, couldn't restore ...
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How do I go back to a snapshot in VirtualBox?

I've made three snapshots on VirtualBox virtual machine (winxp). I want to go back to Snapshot 2. If I click on "Snapshot 2" and click Start, it goes back to the current state. I can click on ...
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PC reboots when trying to install Ubuntu 64-bit in VirtualBox

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 9.04 64-bit version on VirtualBox, running in Windows XP. My PC is Dell Precision M2400 with Core2 Duo P8600. After booting VirtualBox from Ubuntu ISO image and selecting ...
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VirtualBox running Windows on Mac OS X on its own partition

To try to speed up my Windows VirtualBox in a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X I intend to create a hard disk partition, same as for Boot Camp, and create a partition for Windows there. Would that speed ...
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Where can I download virtual machines for VirtualBox?

What are the alternatives to VMWare's Virtual Applicance Marketplace?
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backup virtualbox VM installations and migrate to windows 7

I'm currently running on vista 64 home premium, using virtual box 32bit (there isnt a win64 release to my knowledge) I'm soon upgrading my host system to windows 7 64 home premium, is there a way to ...
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Light weight Linux to go on Windows 7

I am looking for non gui based linux that I can set it up as guest os using Virtual box on Windows 7. Any ideas?
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Any way to install 32-bit Virtualbox on 64-bit Vista?

Virtualbox has a single installer for windows that installs 32 bit application on 32 bit os and 64 bit application on 64 bit os. Is it any way to install 32 bit application on 64 bit windows Vista? I ...
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Does VirtualBox support hard drives and USB portable drives?

I'm new to VirtualBox and just installed it in my Windows 7. I installed Windows XP in my VirtualBox installation, and I don't know how to import some of my stuff from my Windows 7 ...
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Linux in VirtualBox

I've got virtualbox, I've got a linux iso. and when I go to start my virtual machine and install linux, it says "This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU. Unable to boot - ...
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Will “Out of Memory Exception” thrown in a Virtualization OS Make the VirtualBox Out of Memory Also?

I have a Windows XP image, and I am using Sun VirtualBox. Recently the host machine seems to be running out of memory all the time, I suspect that one of the applications in the image OS is bringing ...
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Synchronizing a physical machine with a virtual machine…is it possible?

I have Ubuntu running in Virtual Box on Windows. I love the possibility to have both OSes running at the same time to quickly switch from one to another. But I would also like to have a physical ...
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Mac OS X for VirtualBox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run Mac OS X within Windows Virtual PC? How do I virtualize Mac OS X on Windows XP host with VirtualBox?
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Use virtual drive from samba source

I wounder how could I use virtual disk (*.vdi) file located under samba (LAN) - so many of users can use same virtual machine and all software installations and updates w/o any need to sync between ...
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Virtualbox - permanently map share drive?

I have to manually go to My Computer and do the 'Mount a network drive..'.. even if say I map it to X: and restart, the X: reference will stay intact however when I double click the connection is ...
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zfs setup question

Currently I have a linux storage box and server with 4x750gb harddrives in raid-5 with ext3. I have ordered 3x1.5tb disks to upgrade this. Here is my planned upgrade: Backup: Format the 1.5 tb ...
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How can I change the BIOS serial number in VirtualBox?

VirtualBox sets the BIOS serial number of every VM instance to 0. It seems to be possible to change some BIOS settings, but I haven't seen anything that directly references the serial number. Can ...
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Minimalistic Linux or opensolaris HOST suitable for VM Guests [closed]

Question: Suitable Linux or opensolaris (minimum requirements/packages) as HOST platform, to run Virtualbox or VMware? Note: I would like a bare minimum installation of Linux or opensolaris as the ...
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How to start Windows XP in Safe Mode when its a VirtualBox guest in a Mac OS X host?

I've tried tapping F8 as it boots up, but I just get the normal logon screen. I'm using a Mac Mini with an Apple keyboard, do I need to do something special to get it to recognise F8? I'm trying to ...
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Boot Camp, Parallels, VirtualBox Or Fusion? [closed]

Boot Camp, Parallels, VirtualBox Or Fusion? In a recent article on Australian LifeHacker.com they discussed the following question, I trust the SU group more then the anonymous answers from ...
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What's better Ghost or Virtualization?

I've a test environment with several machines using a mix of OSs and MS softwares, several developers use the machines on site and remotely. Recently I'd to downsize it to just one machine. What ...
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Virtual Machine and Virus

I have a requirement for which I have to get online without protection (firewall, anti-virus). At the same time, I don't want to risk getting infected with viruses. If I install a virtual machine ...
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Is it possible to shrink a VirtualBox dynamic image?

When you create a Virtual Box image you can choose to create a dynamic one, which will grow as needed so that even if your image is for 20GB, if you used only 4GB, only 4GB is taken from your hard ...
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What's better a better VM app: VMWare, Parallels or Virtual PC [closed]

From a Windows developer's perspective, which VM application is the best? Why?