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

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How can I lower the resolution on Windows 7 boot & login screen?

This may be an odd question to ask because usually it's the other way around. The reason to why I want to do this is because I want to use Windows 7 on Virtual Box in seamless mode, and I don't need ...
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Resolution Issues running Ubuntu on VirtualBox

I have an Ubuntu 9.04 guest running on a VirtualBox VM hosted by MacOS X Tiger. I'm trying to increase the screen resolution as the guest by default unfortunately supports only 800x600 and 640x480. I ...
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Newbie OSX problem in terminal with running a command on a file in a different folder

I'm trying to run a command on a different folder. The command I'm trying to run is \Applications\VirtualBox.app\MacOS\VBoxManage modifyhd Windows98.vdi --resize 1000 Windows98.vdi i the the ...
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Finding out what hypervisor is running

I can't start Virtual Box because it says another hypervisor is running. How can I find out what this other hypervisor is?
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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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How can I configure a network interface to be available to a VirtualBox guest and be unused by the host?

On a host system with two physical network interfaces, how can I designate one interface to be used only by a VirtualBox guest OS? Both host and guest are Ubuntu 10.10 running NetworkManager. ...
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Howto boot directly into a VirtualBox image?

I have a running setup as following: Native OS: Windows 7 64bit, 3 Partitions: c: (System) d: (FAT32, here is my vdi file) e: (unformatted) VirtualBox: Fedora 14 running off the vdi file on drive ...
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VirtualBox guest not recognizing daylight savings transition

I want to test an app's behaviour during transitions in and out of daylight savings time. I therefore want to be able to set the date and time of a VirtualBox VM, (preferably from the Control Panel ...
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What's faster for web-server virtualization ? (Virtualbox or KVM)

I have a question. Has anyone tried to set up a webserver (debian) using Virtualbox (x64) ? Right now i have few servers in KVM (x64) but i think it works slowly... Can i get something more (faster, ...
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VirtualBox problems writing to shared folders (Guest Additions installed)

I am trying to setup a shared folder from the host (ubuntu 10.10) to mount on a virtualized CentOS 5.5 with Guest Additions (4.0.0) installed (Guest addition features are working ie. seamless mode ...
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Virtualbox in Bridged Adapter mode?

I have Headless VirtualBox set up on my Debian machine and windows xp as guest. It works well. My Network is set to "nat". It works also well but the upload speed is very low. I want to set the ...
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Secure Browsing, how [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to browse safely? What's the best way to browse "suspicious" sites safely. I know Firefox used to be "the thing", but now I don't think it is (IMHO). What I'm ...
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Windows 7 host with Ubuntu Guest and a performance hit, memory locks?

I have a brand new Lenovo T510 with Core i5 and 4GB of RAM with Windows 7 on it. I Installed Ubuntu 10.10 in a Virtualbox. For some reason system gets really slow on this setup which makes me really ...
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Two virtual computers using one laptop?

I have a laptop and an external display. I am able to use the external display either as extended desktop OR duplicate desktop. I also use a separate keyboard and mouse. So effectively, the laptop ...
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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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Keyboard in Oracle VirtualBox

My buddy is running Oracle VirtualBox, and everything works fine - except for the fact that the backslash ( \ ) key on a Swiss-German keyboard doesn't work - instead you're getting a vertical bar ( | ...
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Internet started working in VirtualBox Fedora but was not working on Ubuntu

I am using MTS MBlaze USB modem. I have a dual-boot option of Win 7 and Ubuntu. Ubuntu didn't recognize the USB device and the debian driver that came with modem, failed to run on Ubuntu. When I ...
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Mac OS X in VirtualBox

I want to buy the MAC OS X operating system from Amazon and wanted to know if it can be install in VirtualBox with Linux as the host machine?
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Ubuntu 10.04 runs on VirtualBox and I want to connect to it through SSH

The host operating system is Windows 7, the guest operating system is ubuntu 10.04(openssh installed). I have internet access on Ubuntu but I also want to access it from the same computer throught ...
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Is it possible to use another mouse for the virtual environment?

Is it possible to attach two mouse at the same time? My main working environment is Windows 7, whereas the Virtual Environment created using VirtualBox is Ubuntu Linux.
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Ubuntu giving error while installing in VirtualBox

I downloaded Ubuntu ISO and burned the image on a CD. I created a new Linux hard-disk in VirtualBox and while VirtualBox is installing Ubuntu from that CD, it generates following error after some ...
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I want to dedicate one USB port to a VirtualBox OS

I am specifically creating a VirtualBox environment to deal with malware files. When I connect my USB pen-drive, I want it to be opened in the virtual environment, but the main environment i.e., ...
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Which Linux variant to install on VirtualBox?

Answer to one of my previous post suggested me to use VirtualBox for Sandbox experiments with malware files. I installed VirtualBox and now it demands a bootable CD to install the OS. I want Linux to ...
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VirtualBox with Windows 7 No Sound

I've tried to search for solution to this, I've upgraded to the latest version of VirtualBox (3.2.6) I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. I've installed Windows 7, and it detects a "Multimedia Audio ...
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How to restore a VirtualBox image given the .vdi file

Background I have VirtualBox on Linux and recently the drive with the system files failed on me. I'm able to use the Live CD to view the files of the storage drive, and through this, I can copy my ...
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Unable to see a newly added virtual disk in Virtualbox

I am using virtualbox with Host: Ubuntu 9.10 Guest Win 7 My old virtual disk was filing up so I added a new virtual disk. After I restarted the guest, I can not see it in the My computer. I can see ...
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Virtualbox errors and missing snapshots

I really hope someone can help me here as otherwise I've lost a lot of files :( I thought I'd move my VDI to my SSD drive to gain better performance. Now it seems to have reverted to it's original ...
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VirtualBox on Mac OS; Archlinux as guest. How to prevent Mac OS shortcuts while using Arch in vbox?

Funny problem. I've been running VirtualBox on Windows and Linux before, this is the first time on mac. If it matters its an MBA 11.6. How can I make Mac OS not react to all its shortcut keys while ...
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help, i've lost my .vdi file for my virtual machine

i seem to have lost the .vdi file for my virtual box virtual machine. I am pretty sure i haven't just deleted it. Just to check no one else had i checked the recycle bin and it wasn't there. i don't ...
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How can i access my company's network from a Client Virtual Machine, when at home

Here i the scenario: I am using MacbookPro as host Using VBox for creating / using VM's Using ubuntu as VM , with the installed software which needs access to my work (over VPN, of course) Have VPN ...
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Understanding an Application based on the OS interaction with a Hypervisor

Following I will ask a few specific questions but I will set the stage first. My goal is to monitor Applications in a very odd place - between the OS and a Hypervisor. If you have comments about this ...
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Compiz gone with Ubuntu 10.10 upgrade on VirtualBox Win7-64 host

I just upgraded my Linux guest running on Win7-64 VirtualBox 3.2.10 from Ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10. I followed the usual steps to reapply guest additions, including installing build-essential and ...
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Solutions for virtualized Windows on Linux. Good performance needed

What are good solutions for virtualized Windows on Linux? I need good system performance. I use Xen for Linux virtualization on my work machines, can Xen be used for Windows as well? I also used ...
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Error trying to run VirtualBox - OSX guest on Windows 7 64bit host

I have just started using VirtualBox on a 64bit version of Windows 7. So far it has been running a Ubuntu for a few weeks with no problems. Today I tried to get OSX to work. I created a virtual ...
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Connecting to VirtualBox guest (ubuntu) from host (osx) via NAT?

I have a VirtualBox guest (running Ubuntu) configured with NAT through my host laptop (running OSX). It was my understanding that with NAT configured, I could access the guest from the host (w/o any ...
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VirtualBox VM as Man-in-the-Middle for Network Bridge

I have a wired Ethernet port and a wireless port. I have a device connected directly to my PC (running Windows 7) by means of the Ethernet port and the device connects to the Internet, which is ...
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Virtualbox's version number doesn't change after update (OSX)

If I check for updates I get this message A new version of VirtualBox has been released! Version 3.2.10 is available at virtualbox.org. You can download this version using the link: ...
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Screen doesn't repaint when visual effects are enabled in Ubuntu under VirtualBox

I got visual effects working in Ubuntu 10.04 running under VirtualBox 3.2.8 with a host OS of Windows XP SP3. I had to enable 3D acceleration in VirtualBox, and then I had to install the ...
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Connecting localhost from within virtual WindowsXP (hosted on Ubuntu 10.04)

My host machine is on Ubuntu 10.04. I installed WindowsXP on VirtualBox. In Ubuntu I'm running a server on 0.0.0.0:3000, and I would like to access it from within WindowsXP. Already tried to set VM ...
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VirtualBox Windows has USB driver but Ubuntu Host does not

My Virtualbox windows XP has drivers for USB device. But since Ubuntu host does not have the drivers, does not recognise the device, the virtual windows XP also cannot access them. The device which ...
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Has anyone managed to virtualize Windows 7 on a physical disk?

I have Windows 7 installed on a partition and running fine, but I want to access the parition from my Ubuntu installation with VirtualBox. I have created the virtual disk file and everything, but ...
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Virtualise with a certain processor speed

Is there a way to set the processor speed of a Virtual Machine? I'm currently using VirtualBox on a Mac OS X Host, but other options would also be interesting.
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How to make a VirtualPC boot again on VirtualBox?

It was quite strange that after the Macbook crashed one time, VirtualBox won't start up the Windows XP, claiming the following: Is there a way to boot it up again? I renamed the ...
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Virtual machine very slow after migrating hosts

I have just migrated 4 VMs from windows server 2003 R2 to windows server 2008 R3. 3 of the machines are working perfectly, but the fourth is running incredibly slow. Interactivity is mostly OK, but ...
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Forcefully run program in Vista RFM (Reduced Functionality Mode)

The idea is to use Vista RFM as a freeware version of Windows to allow Mac users running a Windows-based application via VirtualBox. Is there a way to make that possible (starting the program ...
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View specific virtualhost from within Virtualbox Windows XP?

I currently use 192.168.1.10:85 to refer to my localhost ip address, and I setup port-based virtualhosts because this seems like the only feasible/practical way to view this from within Windows XP on ...
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VirtualBox Sound is Skippy Under Windows 7/Windows 7

I've setup VirtualBox to run a Windows 7 Guest under a Windows 7 host. I get sound, but it's "skippy" and/or clackling when I listen to music on Winamp or Media Player Classic. Haven't tried other ...
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Is there a way to use a VirtualPC image from linux?

I have a nicely setup Windows XP image made on VirtualPC 2007. However, I currently need to use Linux (am using Lucid) for development. Is there a way in which I can use the VPC image from Linux - ...
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Are virtualization softwares allow guest Operating Systems to fully utilize host's drivers/hardwares?

I like to use linux distros except for the lack of drivers that can fully utilize the hardware. As an example, graphic card drivers for linux cannot perform equally with their windows' counterpart ...
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Accessing VPN resources in Windows guest from Linux host

I have a Ubuntu hosting a Windows XP box (using VirtualBox). The Windows XP box is connected to work using Check Point VPN-1. Essentially this enables me to go to my Windows box and do something like ...