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

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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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“A disk read error occurred” when booting XP disk image in VirtualBox

I'm trying to boot an XP installation cloned into VirtualBox from a real drive. I'm getting the message A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart whenever* I try to boot the ...
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Configuring a virtual machine to use a different Internet connection

I have two Internet connections on my PC: one is through the local network and the other is wifi. The computer runs Windows 7, and I use VirtualBox to run Windows XP virtually. How can I configure ...
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How to prevent VirtualBox VM crashing into “Aborted” when resuming it from a snapshot with running OpenGL application inside?

When I try snapshot/restore-state in VirtualBox 4.0.4, it works. Hovewer, if I try restoring snapshot when some OpenGL-enabled application is running inside VM, VM crashes immediately after starting. ...
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Home and end keys on USB keyboard recognized as left and right arrow in VirtualBox running Windows 7

I have got a Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 USB keyboard connected to my MacBook Pro. The keyboard layout is standard 104 keys. When I run Windows 7 in VirtualBox the keyboard gets recognized as ...
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virtual box networking with mobile brodband

I install ubuntu 11.10 64 in virtual machine using vmbox 4.1. My host machine also has ubuntu 11.10 64. I use mobile brodband. this is my networking details. eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr ...
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What version(s) of Windows 7 can run as guests in VirtualBox?

Back a couple years ago when Windows 7 was first rolling out, I recall some noise about all but the Super Galactic Ultimate editions being impossible to run in a virtual environment (like VMWare or, ...
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Vagrant complaining virtual box isn't installed when it is

I've installed virtual box 4.1.6 and vagrant-0.8.8 on my mac osx 10.6 box. When I run vagrant it complains that virtual box isn't installed. Any idea how I tell vagrant where virtual box is? This ...
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Use NIC and WiFi at the same time with VMware on a laptop

Normally on a laptop if you plug in a LAN cable the WiFi Internet connection will be disabled. The specific laptop in question is a Dell XPS 15 Core i7. I would like to: Plug a LAN cable in and ...
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Are two IP addresses necessary with VirtualBox and Bridged Networking?

I have a CentOS 6 server with eight physical network adapters. I want to run Windows Server 2008 R2 as a Guest OS in VirtualBox with a bridged network adapter. On my CentOS box eth2 (192.168.10.4) ...
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Forwarding port 80 of Windows 7 to virtual Ubuntu Server

I'm running a virtual instance of Ubuntu Server using VirtualBox in Windows. To access the site hosted in it, I want to forward port 80 to Ubuntu, so that I can simply go to localhost to mess around ...
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Can I run VirtualBox and VMWare Fusion on the same machine?

I have both VirtualBox and VMWare VMs on separate laptops. Can I run both of those VMWare Fusion and VirtualBox on my Macbook Pro, assuming that I don't want to run them at the same time? Has ...
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Virtualbox, Win 7 host and Win 7 guest share folder

I have Windows 7 as host and I am running VirtualBox with Windows 7 as guest. I have created share folder on my host but I do not know how to access it from guest. Any ideas?
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How can I exchange files between the virtual and physical drive in VirtualBox?

I've set up a VirtualBox running the Windows 8 Developer Preview. Windows 8 is running well even inside VirtualBox but somehow it doesn't support the guest service needed to exchange files between ...
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Running a macro in a windows VM while being able to do things on the host

Is it possible to simulate mouse and keyboard movements in a virtual machine (ie: running a macro) while still being able to work normally on my host. Reason I ask is because I currently run these ...
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Getting internet on Win XP guest with Win 7 Home Premium Host using VirtualBox

My Windows XP guest cannot browse the Internet. My host is Win 7 home premium. What are the possible causes for this?
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Transfer Windows 7 64-bit system builder to VirtualBox instance on same machine

Let's suppose I purchase a Windows 7 64-bit system builder license for a particular machine. Sometime next year (or the year after that) when Windows 8 comes out, I'd like to install it on the same ...
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Transforming a Virtual Machine into a Real Machine

I have created a Virtual Machine in VirtualBox to test Ubuntu and I really like it. Since I've already made a great deal of customization on that virtual machine, it would be a pity to have to ...
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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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Port forwarded Virtualbox guest dropping ~ 50% of http requests

Roughly 50% of all HTTP request are being refused/timing out when trying to access the guest OS from the host OS via NAT. Requests being called via http://localhost:8001 Below are some details: ...
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Routing packets from one application to a virtual machine?

I am trying to test an application running in windows 7, and I would like to send the packets it generates to a server VM (I am using virtualbox) on the local machine which will act as a simulation ...
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Headless VBox - VRDE not working

I have imported an existing machine on a freshly installed VirtualBox 4.1.6r74727, running on a Ubuntu Server 10.04 box. The guest OS is Windows Server 2003. Further, I have modified the VM as ...
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Is it possible to run my other partition inside of a VM?

So I have dual boot machine with windows 7 and ubuntu 11. I would like to, at times, run a vm from one partition to another. For example sometimes I would like to do certain things in windows while ...
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Can't get webcam working (VirtualBox Ubuntu 11.10 on Mac OSX 10.6.8)

I installed the Guest Additions, installed the isight-firmware-tools by using the AppleUSBVideoSupport file but I still can't get access to the iSight webcam. When I launch >vlc v4l2:///dev/video0 I ...
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Sudo can't resolve hostname

$ curl http://google.de # DNS resolution works fine ... $ sudo curl http://google.de curl: (6) Couldn't resolve host 'google.de' $ echo $http_proxy http://proxy:8080 $ cat /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 ...
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How do I convert a physical mac to a Virtual Machine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I convert my OS X Lion into a VMware virtual machine? Seems to be easy to do from Windows or Linux, but not finding much on how to do it with a mac. VMWare would be ...
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Cannot connect VirtualBox guest to the internet

I have a Windows 7 host and Ubuntu guest in VirtualBox. Ubuntu cannot connect to the Internet when my laptop is connected directly via wire to the modem, but when I connect via wireless to the router ...
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How to decrease the number of reads/writes to hard disk when running virtualbox?

I use an external disk to store virtualbox's hard disk image. I think if there is any way to decrease the number of reads/writes to the hard disk, maybe by using more physical memory, it may have ...
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Cannot connect to internet within XP virtual Image (Vhd file)

I have been using VirtualBox to boot into my XP image. I am using cable broadband (via LAN). I can browse the internet in my host but not in my virtual machine.
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Is there a VirtualBox guest command to determine interface type?

Is it possible for a guest to determine the an interface type (i.e., whether eth0 is NAT, host only, bridged or internal)? Something to be run from the guest like this: guest-vm ~# vbox-interface ...
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Running Android emulator inside a Virtualbox Vm

I'm trying to setup a VM with a complete android development stack (SDK, Platforms, Eclipse etc) for a Hackathon. I'm having real trouble getting the emulator to start in the VM. I realize that the ...
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Dedicated Mouse and Keyboard on VirtualBox VM

Currently I am trying to run VirtualBox on my second monitor, with a dedicated mouse and keyboard. However, doing so has not proven easy. There has been times where the mouse works, but not the ...
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F10 Key not sent to applications

I'm running Ubuntu in VirtualBox (XP host) and while my F10 key works, no keypress events get sent to running programs. I checked in compiz and the shortcut manager, and found one thing using it, ...
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Multi-hosts use of virtualbox vdi disk

Can Virtualbox's vdi disk used together by the virtualbox in Windows and linux host? In my case, i am using virtualbox in windows os, the vdi is on storage server which is let me say Guaranteed will ...
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Virtual Box and SSH

I have a production server off site and a development server as a virtualbox on my laptop. My question is how do I setup virtualbox's network before booting the image so that I can SSH between the ...
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How to find out why VirtualBox won't read my .vmdk files?

Some time ago I made virtual drives from a flash drive using this tutorial. The images (all 3 of them of a same drive) worked "fine", that is to say they did mount, and I was busy solving the problems ...
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xmodmap confusion betwen AltGR and Left Control

I'm having trouble making AltGr work on ubuntu so I can type 3rd level characters (@£§,{[],etc) it so happens that RCtrl+RAlt don't work either so I have no way of typing such characters. My RCtrl ...
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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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How do I get my Linux servers accessible via http://hostname/

I have two Linux servers on VirtualBox Virtual machines. One is Ubuntu Linux and another is OpenSuse Linux. The hostname of Ubuntu server is "ubuntu-server" and hostname of open suse server is ...
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VirtualBox or else programs to run Mac OS virtually on Windows 7 [closed]

VirtualBox or other programs to run Mac OS virtually on Windows 7? any idea will help me to enlarge the boundaries surround me nowadays.
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How do I start my VirtualBox machine on login?

I have a Linux host with a Windows XP guest machine. I need that Windows XP machine starts after the user does login on Linux. So, how do I start my VirtualBox machine on login?
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VirtualBox: Guest Addition for Mac OSX guest in Windows host? [closed]

I have Windows 7 host, and Mac OS X installed as a guest with VirtualBox. How can I install the Guest Additions? Do they exist for Mac OS X guest?
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null network connection for Windows 7 and VBox?

I have a VirtualBox instance running on Windows 7 for web development. When my laptop has a web connection, everything works fine. I can connect to the VBox instance via its IP address. However, ...
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Intellipoint settings not working when VirtualBox is active

I have Slackware 13.37 x64 installed as guest OS on VirtualBox 4.1.2. Gueast Addition are installed. Everything works fine inside Slackware. It uses my secondary monitor in fullscreen mode. [Just ...
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Debug - How to Access virtual host from Virtual Box machine?

If I configure my virtual box with NAT I can access my localhost MAMP page with: 10.0.2.2 If I configure windows hosts file with: 10.0.2.2 mysite.dev I could then access that same information by ...
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How do I recover files from my Windows 7 VirtualBox partition?

I have Windows Vista Installed on my laptop. I ran and created a virtual OS from VMware. Inside that OS, I created 2 partitions and stored the files on the second drive. Now my Windows 7 installed ...
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How do install of “Windows 7 Upgrade” on VirtualBox (for use on OS X) w/ minimal disk use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Clean Install Using Windows 7 RTM Upgrade I have a license for Windows 7 upgrade, and want to use it via VirtualBox on OS X. Because the Upgrade license doesn't work on ...
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How to figure out what VirtualBox did?

I'm trying to boot a custom made-in-ASM OS on my recent laptop. The OS is intended to be installed on a floppy and during make creates a bootable floppy. Since I don't have a floppy drive, I ...
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Oracle Virtualbox on statically compiled kernel

I can't seem to find any documentation on the subject. I'm working on putting together a linux install for a fairly "dirty" environment. Best practice there would be a statically compiled kernel ...
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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. ...