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

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Chromium Render SPU tab stuck above VirtualBox task in Win10

Background: I use Win10 and I run Ubuntu 15.10 on a virtual machine via VirtualBox. Each time I run the VM, after about 1 hour, another tab is being added to its icon in the Win10 taskbar: Note ...
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VirtualBox fails Media check in Oracle Linux installation

I installed Virtualbox 5.1 and its Extention on Windows 10 with administrator permission. Also I downloaded Oracle Redhat Linux 7.2 iso file from Oracle eDelivery cloud repo. everything looks fine ...
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Sharing internet connection from host to virtualized Ubuntu with Virtual Box

I have Ubuntu 11.10 in Virtual Box installed on Windows Vista. I am having a Broadband(PPPoE) internet connection. I would like to use my internet connection inside Virtual Box in Ubuntu. I tried with ...
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Can't route traffic to VM on corporate Network

For reference I am a web developer with only the most basic knowledge of networking. I don't even have the perspective to ask this question in an intelligent way so bare with me. I am trying to setup ...
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Virtualbox can't detect any network adapter after upgrade windows 10

I install virtualbox 5.0 in Windows 8.1 and running smoothly, but after I upgraded to Windows 10 my virtualbox could not detect any network adapter. I've tried to reinstall virtualbox with this way ...
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VirtualBox: USB device is busy with the previous request

I want to use my pendrive on Arch Linux that is currently on VirtualBox. My host system is Windows 10. I've already added a USB device filter, but Arch doesn't see any USB disk. When I try to connect ...
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How can I troubleshoot VirtualBox port forwarding from Windows guest to Mac OS X host not working?

There is a plethora of questions about VirtualBox port forwarding problems but none with my specific details. Details of setup: I have a Windows 7 Professional 64bit install living in VirtualBox 4.1....
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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 8....
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Does Family Safety record site visits on a virtualbox?

So my son has been seeing some very disturbing stuff lately. So I decided to setup family safety. But he uses his Ubuntu VM most of the time and I would like to know if the family safety can record ...
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Setting up Metasploiable 2 network [duplicate]

I've recently installed Metasploitable 2 and I would like to set up it's network in the following way: I'm running Metasploitable 2 on a VirtualBox on my PC, and what I'd like to do is to be able to ...
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How do I create an unattended Windows 8.1 install for building “throwaway” test VMs?

I do a lot of software development as a hobby, and in order to test changes, reproduce bugs, etc, I find that I frequently need a clean Windows environment to run my tests. I can fire up a VM in ...
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I want to enable VT-x (virtualization) and I can't find it in my BIOS

My processor is an AMD A6-6310 APU. I can't find any option for virtualization in the BIOS (version A2CN24WW(V1.06) ) I checked this particular processor's features, and found out that ...
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Issues building VirtualBox packer image of Windows Server 2012r2

Issue I'm following this great how-to and all goes well until packer needs to shutdown the newly provisioned which fails with Cannot unregister the machine 'packer-virtualbox-iso-1469510168' while it ...
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Not able to access internet fromubuntu vm when host is behind a proxy

I have a ubuntu VM(Vitualbox) on a windows Server 2008R2 host which is in my office network behind a proxy. I can browse the internet just fine from Win machine, but when I try to ping google.com, it ...
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Virtualbox 5.1.2 does not accept microphone input to Windows 7 guest

My host OS is Windows 10 64-bit, with Realtek/Intel audio drivers. I'm trying to get my microphone to work in my Windows 7 (64-bit) guest, but it's not working. My current configuration is AC'97. ...
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Ubuntu and Linux Mint only run in Software Rendering Mode on Virtualbox

I am trying to figure out why Ubuntu and Linux Mint only run in Software Rendering Mode on Virtualbox. My motherboard supports hardware virtualization and it is turned on, and I have installed the ...
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VirtualBox NAT over proxy

I use VirtualBox 4.1.8 on a Ubuntu 10.04 host system. I have an HTTP proxy server on the host system. How do I configure the VirtualBox to NAT the virtual machine's network and use the HTTP proxy for ...
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How to use arpwatch to detect an IP address conflict

Manually I detected an IP address conflict, which was caused by my mistake. I can solve this. But before solving I want to automatic detect an IP address conflict. So next time I do not have to search ...
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Virtualbox Bridge vs NAT (same setup, NAT works but bridge doesn't)

I installed CentOS 7 on a virtualbox machine. When I set the network to NAT, ping gets packets back, wget gets pages and yum also works. However, if I shutdown the machine and set the network to ...
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Virtual Box Security

I installed vb in my kubuntu, but I'm a little concern about viruses or other stuff infiltrating on my linux through the OS installed, such as Windos 7. So, how can I avoid any information coming out ...
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Virtual machine can be runned on only one system

I have created a virtual machine using Virtual Box. I installed windows xp and then some other softwares on it. But when I try to run .vdi file on another system, windows xp cannot start up there. It ...
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accessing website from virtual box guest as localhost as if on the host

On my host machine (dev pc) is a copy of IIS express hosting a load of sites. Is there a way I can forward localhost:28101 to localhost:28101 on the host. For example if I visit localhost:28101 ...
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Ubuntu server virtual machine on a Mac Mini can’t ping servers on the Internet

I’m attemtping to host my own development web server in a VirtualBox guest virtual machine running Ubuntu Server. I would like this virtual machine to be accessible from not only my home network, but ...
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Can I create Wifi hotspot from within virtual box?

I'm running Ubunutu 14.04 within VirtualBox on a Windows 8.1 host. I need to test Ubuntu's ability to share it's internet connection and create a WiFi hotspot, is this possible within this setup? ...
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How to get Alfa awus036nha to work with Kali Linux?

Im running Kali linux 64bit 1.07 as a guest os through virtualbox 4.3.12 r93733. Ive also installed the VirtualBox 4.3.12 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack. I have bridged my hosts network ...
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Multiple issues resulting from USB use in VirtualBox on Windows 10

It has appeared recently that any time I try to pass a PNY USB 3.0 flash drive attached via a USB 2.0 hub to a guest in VirtualBox, the VM stops responding, and all USB ports on the host machine stop ...
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I can't update windows 8 to 8.1 under virtual box on my macbook pro

I installed windows 8 on my macbook pro under virtualbox. Now I want to update it to 8.1 with the store (free), but I get the error: You can't update because this doesn't support de CPU of your PC. ...
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How to stop encrypting medium in Virtualbox?

I accidently run encrypting medium in Virtubox and it tooks extremely slowly. I assume it will run a few hours. Is it possible to stop this process (and possibly roll back) without damage the data ...
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Nmap scanning Virtualbox Windows VM through static IP

I have a Windows 7 VM set up on a Ubuntu host with a static IP assigned to the VM (192.168.56.2) but when I tried scanning this IP with nmap I got strange results root@Host-PC:~# nmap 192.168.56.2 ...
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Problems using .cab with every installer

Using several installers, I get errors related to missing .cab files: The cabinet file 'product.cab' required for this installation is corrupt and cannot be used and The cabinet file 'disk1....
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CbsPersist, other files created and massive

I've never seen anything like this. I had a drive go bad, and ever since I replaced it, it seems that there are all kinds of permissions errors, to the point where I can't download anything or ...
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Host Website On Virtual Machine

I know how to set up a VM, and I know how to bridge the connection so that the VM can have outside access. However, is it possible to set the VM to a different IP address than the host machine? ...
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connect two consecutive proxy servers

According to this question: How to use two consecutive proxies? I can configure a proxy server(A) to route the requests into a second proxy server(B) only if proxy server(A) lets me to do this. I ...
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Android Studio Vitual Device on a Windows 7 VM not compatible

I have a VirtualBox VM on my computer, the VM is running Windows 7 64bit. I installed Android Studio on that VM. I only have the basic Hello World application. When I try to run AVD I get this message:...
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After adding Host Only Network to VirtualBox machine on Mac Host how to ssh into the Guest

I have added “Host Only Network” as the second network interface on VirtualBox 5.0.24 on Mac. the Guest OS is Centos6. Here are the relevant VirtualBox networks as seen via ifconfig on my Mac: ...
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Route between two private networks

I have a two private networks (home: 192.168.1.0/24 and virtual: 10.10.0.0/24) which I like to connect and have them to be reachable in both ways. Network home is managed by my home router which is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 HOST - Windows 10 GUEST - VirtualBox Resolution Issue

Running Ubuntu 14.04 as the host. Got version 5.0.26 of VirtualBox and I'm running a Windows 10 as the guest os. Like all of the other threads, the resolution will not go above a certain setting. I'...
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VirtualBox shows only 32-bit options - tried all solns referenced [duplicate]

I have the following Win 10 installed as 64-bit Hyper-V is unchecked BIOS setting enables Intel Virtualization Is there a way to diagnose this 'common' problem beyond the suggestions? The PC is ...
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Virtualbox - “Error After Install” snapshot

I had trouble with disk space recently and I think it affected my guest machine on Virtualbox with booting up and all. I keep seeing this Error After Install tag on my guest machine so I've been ...
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Windows Bash vs Ubuntu in VM and the SSH

i have been looking around for some time, but i have not been able find out what the difference is between the new Bash For Windows 10 and a ssh into a Ubuntu running in a VM (With the windows drives ...
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Host cannot reach guest via VirtualBox host-only network

In VirtualBox on Windows, I have a guest running Ubuntu Server, with the apache2 and openssh-server services running. The configuration file /etc/network/interfaces gives it a static IP of 10.10.10.2/...
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program runs in safe mode but not in normal mode for Win7 in a virtual box

I recently installed a program on Win7 (hosted on a virtual box that runs on a Linux machine). The program runs correctly in Windows safe mode (no network) but fails to start in normal mode (...
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Running Windows 7 Virtualbox on Ubuntu command Line

Is it possible to run a windows virtualbox and possibly control it using nothing but a command line from ubuntu? I will also need to access regedit.
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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't SSH into Vagrant (Ubuntu 12.04.5)

I just installed Vagrant into host - Ubuntu 12.04.5 The thing is that i am able to start the virtual machine but can't ssh into the machine everytime i trying ssh'ng into the virtual machine it just ...
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Change CPU reported name on Virtualbox or Vmware Guest OS

I want to find a way to change the name of the cpu on the Guest OS of a virtual machine (either virtualbox or vmware). For example, while my real pc has an intel i5-5200u I want the virtual machine ...
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Virtualbox, how to force a specific CPU to the guest

I have a XP guest in VirtualBox, windows 8 host. The guest shows the processor transparently same as the host (i5 2500k). However most of the installers don't recognize this processors and fail to ...
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Can Oracle Virtualbox open vmdk virtual disk created by VMWare?

I have a vmdk virtual disk that was created by VMWare. Can I option and load it from VirualBOX?
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The same keyboard layout on host and guest on virtualbox

I use both Windows and Linux and at times I find myself using the same VM on both platforms. The problem is that I used registry hacks on Windows to change my keyboard layout(setting the mappings of ...
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Can't access internet from inside Virtual Box

I have used Virtual Box on my system before and was able to access the internet. I just reinstalled Virtual Box and installed XP inside it. I cannot access the internet from within. When I look in ...