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

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VirtualBox: Network Sharing

I'm trying to set up normal network sharing between my virtualbox host and guest. When I use NAT networking, I can get internet on my guest, but I heard network sharing is not possible. I heard to do ...
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Virtualbox host and guest reversed when setting up port forwarding?

In Virtualbox I have a fedora guest and a windows host. I was pulling my hair out configuring IP forwarding and I eventually just decided to switch the IP addresses when I noticed the port I was ...
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How to convert a VHDX file to VHD?

I made an image with disk2vhd and unfortunately I chose VHDX instead of VHD. I didn't see any information about what to choose. Anyway, now that file is all I have, the original PC is trashed. So I ...
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VirtualBox/Ubuntu mouse disappears

I just created an Ubuntu 14.04 VM in VirtualBox (the host is Windows 7) and have noticed a strange "bug" occurring with the mouse. And yes I installed guest additions. About 50% of the time, when I ...
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VirtualBox/Ubuntu full screen mode resolution

I created an Ubuntu 14.04 desktop VM using VirtualBox, and installed guest additions. By default, at startup, VBox wants to present the guest's GUI in a parrticular size that is smaller than my actual ...
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Can't get Gopro studio to work in a windows 7 guest on a Ubuntu 14.04 host

I am running windows 7 guest on a ubuntu 14.04 host and am having problems trying to get the latest version of gopro studio to run. It seems to install fine, but everytime I try execute it, it ...
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VirtualBox: USB hub not detected on Linux Guest - MacOS Host

I am trying to connect multiple USB devices to my Linux guest through the use of a USB hub, however, it seems that the hub is not detected on the guest. In my tests I have noted the following: The ...
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VirtualBox - sharing folders between the host and the guest (Host: Win 8.1, Guest: Win XP)

I want to get a direct access from my host to my guest machine. I'm using windows 8.1 as a host, and windows xp as a guest (virtual box). With the "Guest Addition" feature, I have access from guest ...
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Is it safe to use “raw access”-.vdmk for a VM on the same physical disk as the host?

Main question: On a dual boot configuration with Ubuntu and Windows 8, can I use a .vdmk with "Raw Access" to the Ubuntu-Partions as a disk image for VirtualBox on Windows safely? (Safe in principle, ...
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Does VirtualBox support guest hibernation?

Currently I am experimenting with hiberfil.sys file on Windows 7 and to not break my major system, I decided to install Win7 in VirtualBox. As turned out, hibernation is disabled and cannot be enabled ...
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Having trouble installing Linux Live CD on to a VirtualBox Hard Drive (install option is not working)

I've built several Ubuntu ISO images using Ubuntu Builder which will run in VirtualBox as a Live CD, I have run into a problem trying to Install the ISO to the VirtualBox machine as the Install option ...
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Modern.ie Windows keep shutting down in VirtualBox

I run VirtualBox and and a VM from www.modern.ie (Win 7). It runs fine but after tabbing away from it for a while it seems to shut down. Is there some automatic shutting down option in VirtualBox ...
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Allocating Virtual Ram in Oracle VirtualBox

I need to install one of the Ubuntu 64 bits with at least 32 GB Memory, unfortunately I don't physically have 32 GB RAM, so what I am intending to do is allocate some of my RAM (let's say 2-4 GB) and ...
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Is it possible to restore an ubuntu guest vm but keep home directory data untouched?(on Virtualbox or other virtual machine solution)

Is it possible to restore an ubuntu guest vm to an earlier snapshot and keep home directory data from restoring? Or to say keep the user directory out of the system vdi to prevent data loss after ...
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How to change resolution of CentOS 6.5 Resolution on virtualbox (Host: Win7)

So I'm trying to configure the resolution of my CentOS 6.5 virtualbox. Here are the steps I have taken: Installed guest additions Changed virtualbox preferences > Display > Maximum Guest Screen Size: ...
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Trouble setting up more than 4 network adapters in VirtualBox (XP Guest)

I've been trying to setup the 8 network adapters that VirtualBox is supposed to support, through the command line. I need them as bridged networks (because I use them to forward ports from a server ...
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How to increase disk space in linux

I searched but can’t find a simple solution and easy to implement. I have a VM with two disks, one with 50Gb and other with 20Gb, and I need to increase 10Gb in the disk of 50GB so that you have ...
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Running Windows install on real HW through Linux VirtualBox Host

Assume a box with both Linux and Windows installed on real hardware. Is there any way of booting the Linux and starting the Windows system via VirtualBox or some other virtualization framework from ...
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Where does virtualbox store installed applications?

Articles on the Internet have pointed to .virtualbox and VirtualBox VMs in my User folder (I'm using Windows 7), but they are so small that they can't store applications. Is there a full-fledged ...
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Virtualbox unable to wake from saved when network card no longer present

At work I plug my (Win8) laptop into a dock via the USB3.0 port. That dock provides, among other things, a network interface to the laptop. My VirtualBox (Linux) guest has an interface bridged to that ...
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Can't Access My VM Online

I've looked through another few questions but none seem to quite fit mine. I've got an Ubuntu 32 bit system running off of vagrant. It has a public interface (eth1) and a nat interface (eth0). The ...
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How to expose local loopback to (VirtualBox) VM connecting to host via NAT (VirtualBox NatNetwork)

I'm using the VirtualBox NatNetwork type to connect most of my VMs to the host (with the required ports set up for forwarding). I'd like to know how I can connect to the local loopback ("localhost") ...
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Steps to make native boot vhd boot in virtual box

Apologies in advance if this has been previously discussed, I did my best attempt at searching and could not find what I was looking for. My issue is that I have a windows 8 vhd I want to update to ...
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64-bit Windows guest in VirtualBox impossible without VT-x support?

I have successfully installed Windows Vista 32-bit in a VM with VirtualBox. Now I'm trying to do the same with Windows Vista 64-bit and it just isn't working. I have created the VM but it seems that ...
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Send special keys to virtual machine

I do most of my computer work in Ubuntu, when I need another OS I just use VirtualBox or VMWare Player. Sometimes when I'm in a Linux VM, I want to change to the console or use SysRq keys. I obviously ...
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BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 23s! [swapper/0:1]

I'm trying to boot off of an Ubuntu LiveCD (13.04) on VirtualBox but can't without getting the following: I was able to do it as late as yesterday but then my computer (Win7 host) restarted due to ...
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How to make a 2002 ISO image readable?

I have downloaded (via torrent) an image of a good old game for Windows XP released in 2002 and I am trying to run it with WinXP on VirtualBox on OS X 10.9. I have downloaded a WinXP image from ...
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virtualbox on WIN machine

I read about the virtual box , and I have some questions Before my question short snapshot about the virtual box Virtual box give the ability to work on Linux environment from the Win machine ...
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Where to find the permission or policy to allow installation of network adapter service in Win7

I am trying to install a VirtualBox VM on all of my colleagues machines, one of which is giving weird problems - The VirtualBox installer doesn't seem to have installed it's network adapter/services. ...
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Alocating Higher CPU and RAM to Virtual box

I am using Virtual Box. I have a real computer that has 4 cores and 4Gb RAM. Within it, I am trying to create a virtual computer with a specification, which is as similar as possible with the real ...
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Moving files between C: drive and virtual machiene

I have set up a shared folder to transfer files between my virtual machine and my desktop. The shared folder is set to everyone and under the Virtualbox - settings - shared folders I can see the ...
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Saving changes in Virtual Box

I am currently testing out Mac for the first time through VirtualBox on Windows 7. The VM successfully booted and installed, and I made it to the desktop and later shut down. I then rebooted and ...
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When I try to access a SMB mounted folder from inside a Vagrant CentOS Virtual box on a Windows 8.1 system, my shell locks up

I'm running Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.10 on Windows 8.1 and inside I'm running CentOS 6.5. I have a /windows mounted on my Windows machine through SMB. Normally I use the /vagrant vboxfs file system, but ...
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What is the different between sdelete -c and -z?

I've learned from this article to use sdelete as a step to shrink VDI file: sdelete -c c: But what does the -c ('Clean free space' as described by its help text) mean? Doesn't it write free space ...
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Start the script with sudo

I am trying to start the virtual machine(ORACLE VIRTUALBOX) using this script(script name:start_vm001.sh). START_VM=`/usr/bin/VBoxHeadless --startvm testvm001` EXECUTE_VM=`exec ...
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Gentoo virtualbox X support

So i wanted to play around in gentoo to level up my linux knowledge. I've installed it on virtualbox, but i didn't add a few USE flags, and during core compilation i didn't select a few necessary ...
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High DPI VirtualBox

I use VirtualBox. I have a HDPI display (3200x1800 15.6"). I have the following problems: AFAIK VirtualBox doesn't understand fullscreen scaling. There's no way to run a fullscreen 1080p VM. It has ...
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unable to connect to network on ubuntu in virtualbox

When I do ping google.com on the host (Win7) I get 74.125.227.164 and am able to ping without issue. When I do ping 74.125.227.164 on Ubuntu (my VirtualBox guest OS) I get a connect: Network is ...
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How to add Graphic Card to Virtualbox using Windows XP

I'm using Windows 8.1, I have installed Virtualbox and Windows XP. But VirtualBox virtual machine does not recognize graphic card. I'm using: Windows 8.1 64bit Nvidia GeForce GT 630 Intel i3 How to ...
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virtualbox on windows: how to make virtualbox and vm separate taskbar icons

The virtualbox is one icon at the task bar, when I click it, it becomes 2, one is virtualbox application and the other is the vm. Somehow this is annoying to me, is there a way to make them separate ...
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Virtualbox Ubuntu Guest Internet Connection - Any Ideas

My issue is basically that I cannot access the internet from an Ubuntu VM. I'm trying to figure out how to do so, and would very much appreciate help in doing so. I realize that there are quite a few ...
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arch 64 attempting to create 64 bit win7, will only create as 32 bit

I am trying to install Windows 7 64-bit as guest OS in VirtualBox. My host OS is Arch Linux 64-bit. I have created a new VM and set it to 64-bit Windows, using vboxmanage. However, when installing ...
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Centos connect to virtualbox network

I have created a virtual network by using virtualbox and I would like to know how can I make Centos connect to it and have its own IP for example 192.168.1.102 because I have a windows 7 virtualbox ...
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Bare bones Windows? [closed]

I was just wondering if anyone knows what are the main or needed files to boot Windows 8 up to the login screen? I am asking this because I want to do some tests on Windows 8 in VirtualBox, to strip ...
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VirtualBox mounted with Vagrant reach maximum diskspace

Today my Windows build machine reached its disk space limit. It turned out that I had more than 400GB in the folder C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\VirtualBox VMs During the build process, ...
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Virtualbox SOCKS proxy

I'm using ssh to establish a SOCKS proxy within a Virtualbox guest machine (Debian). I've confirmed that it works within the guest system, but when I try to use it in my host system (Windows) via ...
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How to authenticate to a VM using Vagrant up?

Authentication failure during Vagrant Up, while vagrant ssh and ssh vagrant@localhost -p2222 works I would like to execute a shell script using Vagrant at boot. Vagrant is unable to Authenticate, ...
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Mount failed (unknown file system) in virtualbox in ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 as host after installing GuestAdditions

I am using virtual box 4.3.6 in Windows 7 PC. I am trying to run Ubuntu 14.04 . After installing ubuntu since the display was low resolution i tried to install VirtualboxGuestAdditions I downloaded ...
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How can I import an existing .vbox virtual machine in VirtualBox?

How can I import an existing .vbox virtual machine in VirtualBox? The instructions say I can only do this if I have an .ova or .ovf file, but I don't understand this as VirtualBox machines are .vbox ...
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VM refuses key on Windows

My Vagrant VM is up and running, but if i check netstat, it is just ESTABLISHED but not LISTENING. TCP 192.168.56.1:139 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING TCP 192.168.56.1:50973 ...