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

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How to connect to VirtualBox remote desktop client using VNC?

I am using VirtualBox 4.0 on Ubuntu Narwhal with guest OS Windows XP. I've installed the VB extensions and enabled remote access through port 3389 as suggested on several sites. I am trying to ...
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How to Switch Some Basic Keys in Windows (Windows VirtualBox Guest on OSX Host)

I am going crazy switching between Windows XP in a VirtualBox and the host (OSX), mostly due to the use of control-c, control-v, control-x and that they are different between the two OSes. Is there ...
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Use the same VM wtih VMware player and Virtualbox

I have some problems with my VMWare player installation (possibly a bug). So, I want to try to run my VMs with VirtualBox, without converting them. So, is it safe to run my VMs with VirtualBox and ...
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How do I convert a VirtualBox VDI file to a VMware vdmk?

I'm using VirtualBox 2.1.4 and want to convert a VDI file to load it in VMware Player (3.0.0 build-197124 on Vista Home Premium). I think I can change the VDI format to vmdk with a tool provided by ...
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Virtual machine GPU passthrough with Windows 7 as host

Is it possible to do that with VMware or VirtualBox? I want to have Windows 7 as a host OS and Windows 7 or Windows 10 as a guest OS. I've seen a few guides, but they all assume I use Linux as a host....
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Windows .bat fails when running from Scheduled tasks; runs fine when running from command line

I am trying to start a virtual machine via a batch file. The .bat file runs fine when I run it from the Windows command line. But when I run it from scheduled tasks, it exits with error code 1. I ...
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Is it possible to convert virtual machines to physical environments?

Is is possible to convert a .vdi file into a .iso that can be burned to a cd or dvd and make it like an installer. Or Is it possible to convert virtual machines to physical environments?
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Backing up a custom Virtual box image before upgrading disc

I want to upgrade my HDD to a SDD. Before I do that, I was wondering if I have an Ubuntu virtual box image with tools etc and files that I have been using, before I install the the SDD could I ...
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Windows 8 32-bit won't boot on VirtualBox

I've been trying to install Windows 8 32-bit on the latest version of VirtualBox since yesterday. I run VirtualBox on my regular Windows 7 32-bit install. Win8 installs fine, then goes to restart ...
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Troubles with specific app in Bluestacks - tried some alternatives - are there more?

I am having troubles with Bluestacks Android. One specific app is not working, although it works on my phone. Could you tell me if there are better alternatives? I tried: Bluestacks (doesnt work) ...
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No Internet connection in genymotion on VirtualBox 4.3.34

i have problem with virtual box 4.3.34, when i install genymotion (win 10 64bit) i can't access internet enter image description here I had config: 1. file > preferences > network > host-only ...
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virtualized windows 7 from existing disk

I have a laptop that is non functional that had windows vista installed on it. Is it possible to virtualize its harddrive onto my mac?
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Setting up DHCP Server on Win2012 Server inside Virtual Box, along with a Windows7 machine inside Virtual Box

I have setup virtualbox on my laptop. Now, within virtual box, I have windows server 2012 R2 Datacenter Running, and also within virtual box I have Windows 7 Ultimate running. Now, I am simply trying ...
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Windows user on Netapp share always show up as nobody/nogroup

We just changed Netapp server (I'm not the admin) and since then I cannot work in my folders from Windows. More precisely, from a Win10 (and also WinXP) virtual machine (VBox) on an Ubuntu host (as ...
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Use Virtualbox to Build a Standard Image of Windows 7

SO I'm building a standard image of Windows 7 according to this documentation: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee523217%28v=ws.10%29.aspx However, my reference computer is a install of ...
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Why do I run out of disk space when I attempt to update a VirtualBox VM to Windows 10?

I have installed VirtualBox (version 5.22 with latest guest additions) on MacBook Pro (running Yosemite) and have one VM which is running Windows 7. I want to upgrade this to Windows 10. The Windows ...
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Maintain and sync a VirtualBox VM between two separate computers

I have a VirtualBox VM that has a project I'm working on. I'd like to be able to use this VM on two separate computers, so I can work on it where I happen to be at that time. I've seen answers on ...
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Change resolution from command line in virtual box

In virtual box, how can I change the screen resolution from the command line? (Or if there's one for any type of computer, that might work too).
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Why is Virtualbox start mode not detachable by default

Virtualbox has three start modes: normal (with a window for the VM but window cannot be closed) headless start (no window for the VM, but you can see a screenshot in VBox UI) detachable start (a mix ...
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Problems with FTP file access to VirtualBox guest running Windows 2008 Server R2 x64

I'm on OSX 10.11 and have a VirtualBox guest running Windows 2008 Server R2 x64 (with NAT networking) running IIS with FTP on port 21. My problem is: I can login to FTP from the host, but can't see ...
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Centos 6.4 in VirtualBox fail to start eth0

Two interface files are in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts, ifcfg-eth0 file: DEVICE=eth0 HWADDR=08:00:27:DA:52:FB TYPE=Ethernet UUID=... ONBOOT=yes MM_CONTROLLED=no BOOTPROTO=dhcp ifcfg-eth1 file: ...
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virtual box not connecting to internet on mac after shared folder creation

I have a virtual box(version 5.0.20) vm for centOS. By default Network adapter setting is Attached to NAT Name - Blank (nothing is written) Advance Type Adapter Type-Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop (...
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Creating a poor man's DNS/name resolution with VirtualBox NAT network

I am running VirtualBox 5.0.22 on Windows 10 Pro (mikaw10) as host and have set up the following systems all with one NIC and a NAT network called unix-machines: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32 bit (ubuntu1404) ...
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How to launch multiple instances of VM image in VirtualBox?

I would like to configure a machine image with all the bells and whistles and then be able to launch multiple instances of it in VirtualBox. However, it allows me to launch only a single instance of ...
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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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RAM memory allocated to Windows 7 64 bit guest machine in VirtualBox

I have a laptop with 12 GB of RAM running Xubuntu. Then I have Windows 7 64 bit running as a guest machine in VirtualBox. My question: I have allocated 6 GB of RAM to Windows 7 guest machine in the ...
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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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Virtual Box storage format error while installing Windows 10 tech. preview

I'm trying to install the Windows 10 technical preview via Virtual Box on my Windows 8.1 32 bit laptop. After following the normal process of creating a new virtual machine by "New", when I go to "...
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Accessing servers on Ubuntu VM in VirtualBox where host is offline

I have an Ubuntu VM running on VirtualBox and on this VM there are several servers running which I need to access from the host. The host needs to be disconnected from any network (offline). What ...
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OS X Mountain Lion - Cannot Select Disk to Install on when using VirtualBox

I want to install OS X Mountain Lion in VirtualBox, but I am having a problem: every time I run the install, I can't get past the "Select a Disk to Install" screen. I always hangs like this. What's ...
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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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Ubuntu, VirtualBox, RemixOS - endless boot loop

I tried to run RemixOS inside VirtualBox on Ubuntu, but RemixOS runs in an endless boot loop. It's the problem mentioned here too. These are my settings: Any ideas what could cause these endless ...
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How to press the middle mouse button in Xubuntu in VirtualBox on MacBook Pro?

I am running Xubuntu 14.04.4 LTS as a guest under VirtualBox Version 5.0.22 r108108 on a OS X El Capitan 10.11.15 host, on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013). In Xubuntu, I want to press 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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VirtualBox not reponding on Windows 98/ME ISO

I cannot install Windows 98 or ME on VirtualBox. It stops reponding. It works fine if I use a pre-made image folder, but not with the iso.
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What does Windows 7 'Diagnose Network' actually do (as opposed to “just check”)? [duplicate]

I have a Linux guest virtual machine under VirtualBox, on Windows 7 Professional, which exports its disk as a Samba share. When I connect to \\SHARENAME after booting, though, while the share does ...
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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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Virtualbox causing “Device Disconnected” sound

I just installed Virtualbox onto Windows 10, and whenever it is opening (not running any VMs), I get a constant "Device Disconnected" sound every second: YouTube - Screen & Audio Recording of the ...
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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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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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Virtualbox can not start virtual maschine rc=-5460

Just installed Virtualbox(VirtualBox-5.0.22-108108-Win.exe) on fresh win 10 installation, WIN 10 ENTERPRISE, AMD A8 PRO-7150B R5. After starting guest maschine got next error.Virtualbox error message ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 VM Guest - Boot on TTY

On my VM guest Ubuntu 16.04 (host Win10), X server seems to fail start. The tricky thing is that installation + 1st reboot are OK, it's only on the next ones that I always fallback on TTY and console ...
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Mount a VHD (VirtualBox) in OSX

How can I mount a VHD (created in VirtualBox) of a Ubuntu Server install on my Max OSX (Mountain Lion) and allow it to be found in Finder (so I can select a folder and view it's contents). If it ...
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DOS network-adapter driver compatible with VirtualBox

I'm migrating some DOS machines to VirtualBox. I use the common NetWare-style IPX stack. The problem is that VirtualBox doesn't emulate any of the network-adapters that I have drivers for. So, where ...
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Copying contents of an ISO to new folder and recreating it makes the ISO become not bootable?

I'm working on upgrading a system from RHEL6 to RHEL7 and in the meantime I need to do a few tests before I actually upgrade. My question is: I have a working RHEL7 stock ISO file downloaded from Red ...
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Packer build hangs on SSH when building Win 2012 Server + Virtualbox

I'm trying to use virtualbox+packer+vagrant to automate the provisioning of VMs. I've got the json template setup to show the VM UI (so headless=false), and configured the autounattend.xml with my ...
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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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Unable to install VIrtualbox, `“Specify KERN_DIR=<directory>”` — installing Virtual Box to Debian?

I am getting this error: Makefile:181: *** Error: unable to find the sources of your current Linux kernel. Specify KERN_DIR= and run Make again. Stop. Basically I'm doing: $ sudo /etc/init.d/...
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VirtualBox machine file extends another file [closed]

I need my Virtual Machine runs in many host OS like (macOS, windows, linux) and other custom configurations I want to create a base configuration file "Machine1.vbox" and another extends it for every ...
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VirtualBox: guest network reconnects frequently

I have a KaLi 2.0 Linux (debian based) virtual machine. The network disconnects and re-connects frequently (in an experiment using ping this happened after 870, 960, 1480, 1567, and 1770 seconds). I ...