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

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Windows 8.1 Task Manager network usage and Virtualbox

My question is related to this question: How to make windows task manager to show network usage? but I can't post there, because my reputation is 1. I have Virtualbox 4.3.16 (Latest) installed on ...
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import Virtualbox disc with snapshot

I have a VirtualBox discimage and a snapshot of the current state. How do I import them to my current Installation? I tried to create a new machine, creating a snapshot and replacing this to files ...
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Unable to connect VirtualBox VM

I have a MAC hardware running Darwin OS with 5 virtual box VMs installed on it. Today I have checked the xymon monitoring as I do everyday when I start my shift and found one of the virtual boxes is ...
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One-sided ping between two HostOSs in vbox

I am running HostOS Win8 which is 192.168.1.3. I also have two other devices connected with .1 and .2. On my HostOS there are 2 Virtual Machines. GuestOS WinXP which is 192.168.1.11 and GuestOS Linux ...
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How do I mount a shared folder on a virtual maching running from an external hard drive?

I have installed a virtual machine running ubuntu 12.04 on my external hard drive (detected as F:\ on windows 7 host where virtual box manger is installed). I would like to share a directory on ...
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Use Virtual Machine as Proxy in VirtualBox

I would like to network 3 VMs in VirtualBox. One will be running a proxy. Two will be unable to connect to the Internet directly, but be able to connect through the proxy VM. How should I go about ...
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Can I run Windows Phone 8 emulator (hyper-v) under an os in virtualbox/vmware?

My computer has Windows 8.1 Single Language, but I need at least Pro to enable Hyper-V. I have a Windows Embedded 8.1 Industrial Pro ISO and a Dreamspark key, but I have all my data on my hard drive ...
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Copy/paste and drag/drop does not work from host to guest in Ubuntu Virtual Box

I have just set up Ubuntu 12.04 in a VirtualBox (v. 4.3.15) under windows 7 host. I set clipboard and drag-and-drop to be directional. I can copy and paste from the Ubuntu to the windows side. ...
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Qemu within an ubuntu image(virtualbox) cannot ping the host

Im running QEMU within an ubuntu image (of virtualbox). This virtualbox is installed in a windows 7(host). The problem is QEMU cannot ping the host but it can ping the ubuntu image. Here's some of ...
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When using VirtualBox, is the host OS 100% protected from security issues in the guest OS?

More specifically, if I intentionally install all kinds of viruses and malwares on a Windows installation running inside VirtualBox on Mac OS X, can I cause any damage to Mac OS or even to the ...
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With Centos 7 as a Virtualbox guest on a Mac Host, how can I change the screen resolution of the console / command line?

I am using the minimum install of CentOS 7 with command line access only (no graphic support installed). After spending hours reading online about editing grub files, installing guest additions, and ...
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Can my virtual machine connect to the host's network?

I have the VirtualBox installed on my Ubuntu 14.04 (this is what I call the "host machine") and, into this VirtualBox, I have a Xubuntu based distro named Honeydrive (this is what I call the "guess"). ...
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How to create image in virtualbox?

I am running Mac. I installed recently VirtualBox to run an Ubuntu distro. I configured Ubuntu in VirtualbBox and installed all the software I need. Now I want to make it available to some colleagues ...
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System ERASED 2000 files suddenly without any user action. Can recover part of it but some files of importance are corrupted

On a Virtualbox WIN XP SP3 guest machine, the following situation occurred While I was working I had 3 opened windows as usual - Browser, notepad for writing notes in a txt file, and a PDF (thats ...
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Firewalling VirtualBox: restrict host inbound connections to guests only

I have Windows7 + Cygwin and VirtualBox. I would open a listening port on the host accepting only inbound connections from the VMs. Note: In many case the server services running on the host can be ...
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Visibility of application menu and menu bar in Ubuntu with Unity

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 i386 on virtualbox (4.3.15 on windows 7 host). Uses Unity :-( The applications menu is set on the system menu. The app only has the top bar with the little buttons to close, ...
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Access website on one VirtualBox guest OS from another VirtualBox guest OS

I'm using VirtualBox on a Mac. I have a virtual machine running Linux on which I'm developing a website. Its hosts file has: 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 my-test-site.gyford.com I can then access ...
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VirtualBox RAM memory issue

Host PC: Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64 Processor: 3.4 GHz Intel Core i3-4130 RAM: 4 GB DDR3 I'm creating a virtual PC which will run Kubuntu 14.04 LTS. I lost the ISO but have a bootable USB stick ...
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Any reason why not to share my whole user folder in VirtualBox?

I am running VirtualBox on a Mac OSX Host. For some legacy software I have only Windows licenses and would occasionally like to run Windows alongside my normal workflow. As some of the programs I am ...
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virtualbox increase cpu cores script wise

1x cpu core is not enough for an SMB filesharing Ubuntu box. How do we poweroff the VM at midnight, increase the cpu cores 1->2, and power on that box (script-wise)? (it's a windows host... but ...
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Lost VirtualBox Snapshots When Moved to a New Machine

I had VirtualBox running on my old Windows Vista machine. I was upgraded to Windows 7 on a new machine, and so I have VirtualBox re-installed fresh. I had copied all my VM's from my old machine to a ...
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VirtualBox on SSD - Macbook Air

I have a MacBook Air with a 256GB SSD. I want to use VirtualBox to run a Linux distribution alongside with OS X. If I create, say a 20GB virtual hard disk in which to install the Linux distribution, ...
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Kali Linux - Fast TSC Calibration Failed When Trying To Install 1.0.9 on VirtualBox

I'm trying to install Kali Linux 1.0.9 on VirtualBox, but upon selecting Install, I get a "Fast TSC Calibration Failed" error then the VM closes down automatically. Any help would be appreciated, ...
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Binary vs build Virtual box

Does the build version of Virtual box have better performance than the binary version for a Windows host? I have tried many binary versions, but their has always been some bar of performance it can't ...
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Mixed HyperV and VirtualBox network running across multiple pcs connected by a switch

I have access from time to time to 3 laptops (each of different age/spec) and would like to make use of the resources to setup a network/windows domain (or multiple domains) connecting the laptops to ...
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VirtualBox can't create 64-bit VM after reboot

Host: Windows 7, 64 bits. Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965, quad core, 64 bits Since I upgraded to VirtualBox 4.3.1.16 I am having this issue. After installing the VirtualBox exe I can create 64 bit ...
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Bridged Adapter in VirtualBox's guest OS not working

My problem is that Bridged Adapter doesn't work on my GuestOSs in VBox. I have two GuestOS, windows and Linux. Both have internet connection when using NAT and both can't connect using Bridged ...
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Fedora 20 on latest version of Oracle Virtualbox (Windows 7 host) pretty much doesn't work

Has anyone else tried to use such a config? I get this aggravating behavior where the VM window will repeatedly resize itself to a (about) 263x68 window. This makes the UI completely unusable, as ...
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How to connect to VirtualBox CentOS VM via FTP?

I am wondering how I can connect to my virtual centos server in VirtualBox VIA FTP so that I can upload and grab files. I dont really want to setup shared folders. Thanks
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How to run a OS installed in External HD in VM

I have Kali installed in my 1TB External Harddrive. I can't reboot system again and again to run Kali. Rather i want to run it in VirtualBox and at the same time i want to use Windows8.1. How can i do ...
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Windows 7 - Windows Vista compatibility layer software?

I've bought a dictionary which came with a software version of the dictionary. Unfortunately, while this installs on both my Windows Vista and Windows 7 PCs, it will crash when I run it on Windows 7 ...
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Linux terminal for virutalization purposes, no X windows

I was wondering if I could download a linux distro somewhere that just featured the terminal with no GUI. Would this be possible in a Ubuntu liveCD?
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Remapped keys (with xmodmap) in Linux host stopped working in VirtualBox Windows guest

I've used the following xmodmap script for years to swap my Left Ctrl and Caps Lock keys in Linux: remove Lock = Caps_Lock remove Control = Control_L keysym Control_L = Caps_Lock keysym Caps_Lock = ...
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Does Virtualbox support DMG files on non-Mac OSes?

I'm trying to use a DMG as disc drive for a VirtualBox virtual machine, and I'm greeted by this very unpleasant surprise : This reads : Error opening optical disc file C:\Users... Could ...
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VirtualBox disk resized, how to get last snapshot?

I am setting a complex environment in a Linux Vbox, running under Windows 7. VBox version 4.3.15 I had to install a large number of items, with very complex dependencies... something that I do not ...
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VirtualBox “Bridged Adapter” network doesn't show up in VM

ong story short, I'm trying to re-route information from an Android tablet into a CentOS VM on my Windows 7 host. I've set my Virtual Box manager to have two "Network" adapters (in Settings): ...
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will the size of the memory RAM using virtualBox be allocate on my host memory forever?

I'm trying to create a virtual machine with a 4GB RAM but I'm not sure if the space requested will be temporality borrowed by the virtual machine or it will be allocated forever. I would really ...
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Import virtualbox vhd to hyper v

I've been trying to import a VHD file created on VirtualBox to Hyper V, with no luck. Details: VirtualBox version 4.3, running on Mac OS X Mavericks Hyper V version 6.2.92, running on Windows 8 ...
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Running boot2docker within a Windows 7 64Bit Virtual Machine?

For a project my team is trying to set up a test/development environment including programs and services like different database-system as well as docker. To guarantee a working environment, we have ...
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Oracle VirtualBox Bridged Networking - The internet stops on host operating system

I have Windows 7 as the Host Operating System which is running two Virtual Machines in Oracle VirtualBox. Both VMs are also Windows 7. I have used Wireless Bridged Network Adapter on both of the VMs. ...
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Error 0x0000005D installing Windows 8 on Virtual Box

I'm trying to install Window 8 on a VirtualBox but when it starts I get an error message: You have to restart your PC Along with the errorcode 0x0000005D. After searching on the internet I ...
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How to defrag Virtual Box HDD files?

I am using Virtual Box on Windows 7 Machine. I have created several virtual machines of Ubuntu Servers on it. I store my all virtual hard drives on a dedicated NTFS partition. This partitions has ...
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Virtualbox VDI size to be increased

I have ubuntu installed in the orcal virtual box. To increase vdi size i used cloneVDI tool and increased the vdi size from 70GB to 150GB but when i see partition using gparted i see extended ...
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How a large virtual machine disk affects SSD life time

I've an interesting doubt. Since virtual machines create a file that represents a hard disk - the so-called virtual disk -, and it usually takes 20-40GB (and even more), how does this affect a ...
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How to open virtual box in full screen?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my virtual box with Virtual Machine config 3 Gb ram. My host OS is windows 8.1 pro. 64 bit. I am using 64 bit Ubuntu. Let me know if you need any more details as ...
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How do I get my virtual machine to be recognized as host?

Just started using VirtualBox. Got Windows 7 on host and Lubuntu on guest. My internet provider has this thing where if you connect to internet using a new computer, you can only access their website ...
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Debian 7 vs Ubuntu Server 14.04 for 32-bit VM “network nodes”

I plan to make a number of small VM's (virtualbox) that will serve as networking nodes for various VPS servers, local appliances, private domain servers (AD), and various other web services provided ...
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Can't access Apache2 running on Vagrant box

I'm trying to set up Apache2 on a Vagrant box, and otherwise it's working great, but I can't access the server via my external ip. The Vagrant box is running Ubuntu 10.04 on a VirtualBox provider, ...
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Running Ubuntu 14.04 on Virtualbox at 1920x1080

I have created a Ubuntu 14.04 VM on Virtualbox 4.3.16 (running on Windows 8). I have installed all of the Ubuntu virtualbox-guest* packages. The highest screen resolution that I can set in the ...
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No internet on Ubuntu server static IP running within VirtualBox after switching Internet Providers

I have switched Internet Providers recently and for some reason I now get no internet connection on my Ubuntu server 12.04.2 LTS VM running within VirtualBox. My host machine is Win7 64b. I do get an ...