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

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How to use Virtual Box with a Disk image created with Norton Ghost?

I was given a file with "sv2i" extension and a couple of "v2i" files. According to my search, it is a disk image created with Norton Ghost. I converted the sv2i file to a vmdk file, which apparently ...
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Not able to acces internet in an Ubuntu Guest in a Windows host using Oracle VIrtual Box

My Machine is a WIndows 7 enterprise edition. The network in my institution is setup in such a way that Mac Addesses have to be registered in the system to work. I installed the plain and vanilla ...
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VirtualBox Mac - Is it possible re-map a key for a VM

I am running Windows inside VirtualBox on Mac OSX. However, I am frequently copying and pasting/undoing etc using keyboard shortcuts. Because Mac is dumb and tries to be different, common shortcuts ...
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Unable to connect to internet with VirtualBox?

Earlier, I was using multiple instances of Virtual Machines running Linux Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox. They were working fine, with internet connectivity, etc. However, I then created a new Virtual ...
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Setting up networking Ubuntu on VirtualBox with Host-Only networking

I'm having difficulty getting host-only networking working right on Virtual Box. My intention is to have all my VMs on 192.168.1.x and my host on 192.168.0.1. On my guest machine, I am unable to ...
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Shared clipboard in Virtualbox with command line only Debian guest

I have a Debian guest installed on a Windows 7 host using Virtualbox. The installation included virtualbox-ose-guest-utils by default, so I should have everything I need. How can I turn on the shared ...
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Error 0x000000C4 when booting Windows 8.1 ISO 64bit

I am trying to install the Win8.1 64bit in VitrualBox. My PC is Win4 64bit. I've tried to use the bellow solutions with no results. Any suggestions? Windows: "c:\Program ...
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Should I compress the harddisk file in a virtual machine?

I have a virtual machine with Windows 7 32-bit installed, and the host is Windows 7 64-bit. I have chosen dynamically resizeable VDI disk image. After installing Windows on the disk image, it is about ...
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Recover files from differential virtualbox image file

I have a virtual machine managed by VirtualBox, I've created 3 snapshots. after a hard problem, I can't run the virtual box and it's debian os didn't boot anymore. I tried to backup files using ...
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init.d control script for virtualbox VM

I have an Ubuntu server on which a Virtualbox virtual machine needs to be running at all times. The VMs are administered by a specific user VMAdmin which has no admin privileges. I need to create a ...
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Unable to ping guest from host and vise versa in Oracle Virtual Box

This is my Oracle Virtual Box Version 4.2.18 r88780 Details of my host machine Operating System : Scientific Linux 6.4 I am using static ip root@localhost ~]# ifconfig eth0 eth0 Link ...
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Can't ping between two guest OS in Virtualbox

Host OS: Ubuntu 13.04 VMM: Virtualbox Guest OS1: Kali Linux Network Setting: Adapter 1 attached to NAT Guest OS2: Windows XP Network Setting: Adapter 1 attached to NAT Issue: can't ping ...
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VirtualBox bidirectional clipboard sharing stops working after some time

Clipboard sharing starts working fine, but it stops working after some time (until I reboot the machine). From what I understand sometimes the guest additions stop working. I read that I should see ...
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How can I make Time Machine back up my virtual machines?

It seems Time Machine only checks the size of a file and not the date modified to back up. I have a Windows Virtual box and it does not back it up even though the date modified has changed since the ...
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VirtualBox guest has no network

I have openSUSE 12.1 x64 host and I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 x86 as guest. My problem is that Ubuntu sees no network at all. I have both tried NAT and bridge setup but I have no interface on the VM. ...
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Route traffic from local network to VirtualBox host-only adapter

For a test I need to allow routing from my local network to a guest inside a VirtualBox. The guest already have outside access. So far I enabled ip forwarding on my local machine (OSX 10.9) and added ...
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How to recover previous “current state” from VirtualBox *after* restoring from snapshot

Details: Win 8.1 (host OS) Laptop running Virtual Box. Ubuntu 10.04 Guest machine inside Virtual box. 6 month old snapshot of guest machine and "current state" in use. User was having problems with ...
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virtualbox connecting server and client

so I want to finally set up my home virtual environment.. basically just a Windows server machine and a client Windows 7. I tried to do it couple of times already, but after setting up the server I ...
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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 Intel's VT-x be virtualized?

My CPU doesn't support VT-x. Can this technology be virtualized? I mean in a guest machine. Like VMware Workstation or Oracle Virtual Box. Or do you have to buy a new CPU that supports it?
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Static IP received from ISP, want to assign it to my OpenBSD VM

I have a virtual machine setup with OpenBSD that I am using to for playing around with and I wanted to assign one of the static IPs from the block I received from Comcast to the machine. I have a ...
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Why is SLiM stuck at the login screen?

I've recently installed X and SLiM but when I wanted to login it wouldn't let me. It keeps asking for username. (virtualbox) My /.xinitrc: DEFAULT_SESSION=ck-launch-session dbus-launch ...
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Xampp error, port 80 in use with PID 4 in virtualbox

I noticed there is a lot of information about port 80 errors with xampp, however, there is not much information about this error on virtualbox. On my main computer, xampp works perfect. On my ...
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“connect: Network is unreachable” in VirtualBox VM

Host: WinXP, guest: Ubuntu 12.10, connection type: only NAT. Kernel IP routing table (route -n) contains only header ifconfig: eth2 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 08:00:27:c6:86:82 ...
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Ubuntu virtualbox host connection issues

im very new to the server world and trying to follow a book which i should be learning about Magento with but it describes a way of setting up a virtual machine using oracles Virtualbox and installing ...
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.DSK to .vdi or other Virtual box supported format

Is there any way to convert dsk files to any usable format for virtual box? Is this type of conversion possible or not?
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Sharing a VirtualBox image … clone, export, or copy?

I'd like to share a VirtualBox image with other developers, similar to this question: How to share a VirtualBox image? There seem to be three basic answers to that question: Copy the entire VM ...
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AndroVM-About WhatsApp settings and Background processes of the AndroVM

I'm using AndroVM on Virtual-box. And I have a question about WhatsApp and the emulator itself. In windows I use BlueStacks and there inside WhatsApp I have settings icon to customize WhatsApp such ...
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SSHing into a Ubuntu VM instance

I have an Ubuntu VM instance running on my laptop. Both Host and VM run the same OS - Ubuntu 12.04. I tried to ssh from host like ssh username@<VM-IP> It tries for some time and then says ...
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Getting “error loading operating system” when I start a VM. Worked fine prior opening with VirtualBox

I'm using VMware Workstation 7.x on Windows and I'm getting this error when I start my VM: error loading operating system That started to happen when I tried to load the VMDK file into the ...
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Grub cannot find root disk on VirtualBox

I've built myself a boot image of a variant of Arch Linux for writing to USB sticks. It uses grub with default values, and it works just fine when booting a physical box from USB. (This question ...
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How to rename a VirtualBox virtual machine (VM)?

How can I change the virtual machine's display name (displayed at the left-side pane of VirtualBox QT gui)? I can't see any "rename" text in right-click menu. I am using VirtualBox 4.3.14 on Linux.
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How I join my virtual machine into virtual domain using VirtualBox

I have a laptop on which window 7 is installed and I also installed VirtualBox. In virtual box I made a small network, which consists of window server 2003 domain and XP and they both ping each other. ...
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Virtual Machine and Virus

I have a requirement for which I have to get online without protection (firewall, anti-virus). At the same time, I don't want to risk getting infected with viruses. If I install a virtual machine ...
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Why Virtual Box won't give me option to create 64 bits guests?

My host is x64 bits Windows 8.1. I downloaded the latest Virtual Box (4.3) and I'm trying to create a VM with a 64 bits Ubuntu OS (ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-amd64). When I go to New VM wizard, it ...
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“Insert Ctrl+Alt+Delete” not working on VirtualBox

"Insert Ctrl+Alt+Delete" option from the Machine menu of the VM doesn't work and neither Host+Del, the VM is a Windows 7 x64 machine exported from a physical machine via "VMware vCenter Converter". ...
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How much RAM should I put aside for ubuntu virtual machine

I currently have windows 8 in my laptop with 4 gb RAM.. I recently installed the virtual machine of ubuntu. Now I need to run a tool whose memory requirements are as follows : 1) Atleast 5 gb RAM 2) ...
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Use host-only network adapter in VirtualBox

I'm using OSX 10.9.4 as host, VirtualBox 4.3.14 and Windows 7 as the guest VM. Using NAT network mode works fine. But host-only networking never worked. I'm fairly new to using VirtualBox and VM's. ...
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How to reuse VirtualBox disk “snapshots”

I have a "suite" of 5 VMs I'd like to make, all Ubuntu Server 12.04 guest OSes but with radically different software stacks on top of the OS (one server is a "build server" with Subversion, Hudson, ...
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Lenovo T400 virtualization fails despite set in BIOS

T400 virtualization fails despite set in BIOS I found this post http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Edge-S-series/Hardware-Virtualisation-on-E520-with-i5-2540M-2-6GHz/td-p/608633 when I searched on ...
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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 can I cause a VirtualBox VM (running Ubuntu) to run a command upon resuming its state?

I am running a few Ubuntu VMs on a MacBook Pro host. Whenever I pause a VM or save its state to disk, the next time I restart it, the system clock goes out of sync. Is there a way for the VM to know ...
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Virtualbox gives Error code: 0x000000C4 with Windows 8.1 or 2012

Trying to boot Windows 8.1 or Windows server 2012, either a previously installed VM or booting from CS/ISO on virtualbox gives Error code: 0x000000C4.
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Streaming video in Virtualbox jumpy

I am trying to get Netflix to work on my Ubuntu netbook. I know it will not run in Linux so I am trying it in my Win XP virtual machine. It streams the video but the sound and video are out of sync ...
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Developing within VMs across multiple machines(Virtual box)

Recently I've developed a need to work within a few virtual machines. If I want to work on a different machine I've actually been copying it back and forth and it is a pain to do and causes issues. ...
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Internet does on connect on Ubuntu as Virutalbox guest on Windows 7

I have ubuntu 12.04 running on virtual box on Windows host. I have been using it for last couple of months and internet was working absolutely fine until couple of days back. The internet speed within ...
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How to Use a Shared Folder in VirtualBox with AndroVM

I'm trying out AndroVM and cant figure out how to access a shraed folder with VirtualBox. The instructions say it needs to be called mysdcard, which I did. But I can't find it in the android. What do ...
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Extending LVM partition on Virtualbox/Ubuntu

I stupidly created a dynamic disk when I created a VM. The disk has been converted to Fixed and the size upped to 20GB. I booted into a GParted live CD and extended the partition up to the maximum. ...
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Cannot import .ova

I'm trying to import an .ova file into my VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bits), but when I do this I get the following error: Failed to import appliance /media/USB/Respaldo 11 (Armando)/SW/Maquinas ...
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ARCH boot error from USB:modprobe: FATAL: Could not load /lib/modules/3.15.5-2-ARCH/modules.deb, no such file or directory

I am following the (32-bit) ARCH installation tutorial on http://wideaperture.net/blog/?p=3851 This works fine on VirtualBox. No issues. However, when I repeat the process on a real hardware with ...