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

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Unable to install guest additions in Ubuntu fresh VBox install

I have created a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10-desktop-i386 in virtualbox. Host is Windows 7. Virtualbox version is 3.2.8 I am trying to get the VBGuestAdditions to work, and I get errors Building ...
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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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Is it possible to install an guest operating system from usb on virtualbox

Oracle Virtualbox 4.0.4 Fedora 14 I have installed Oracle Virtualbox on my Fedora 14. Now I want to install windows as a guest. However, I have enabled usb support. But on the system menu there ...
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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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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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Using my OEM windows license in a virtual box image?

I just bought a new PC, I'd like to wipe windows and install Ubunutu, but I'd like to be able to run windows in virtual box. Rather than have to buy a totally new window's licence, is it possible to ...
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Why is Windows 7 running slowly in VirtualBox?

I am having performance issues with Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) in VirtualBox when I run a resource-intensive program like Adobe Illustrator. Performance is pretty slow, but given my specs and ...
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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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Virtual Box - not filling entire screen

I am new to VirtualBox and am trying to set up an instance of Windows 7 64. I have the virtual machine instance running with Windows 7 now installed, but it only fills up a small portion of my ...
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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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VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration not operational with VirtualBox on windows 8.1 [on hold]

I have VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration not operational with VirtualBox on windows 8.1 I've enabled Intel Virtual technology on BIOS, turned off Hype-V but still there is the error :(... I tried ...
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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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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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Cannot install or build virtualbox kernel driver in Ubuntu 11.10 64bit

I'm trying to install virtualbox-4.1 (from the virtualbox.org apt source) on Ubuntu 11.10 and it will not install the kernel driver: * Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules ...
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How to add files to SD card on Android-x86 under VirtualBox?

I installed Android-x86 on my PC using VirtualBox. I have many games with APK and SD card data. I want to install them in the virtual machine, but I don't have file access to the SD card data ...
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How to run Android-x86 4.2 iso on VM VirtualBox?

I installed oracle VM virtualBox on Win7,then I downloaded android-x86-4.2-20121225.iso from Android-x86 - Porting Android to x86.After I installed Android x86-4.2 on VirtualBox from iso and creating ...
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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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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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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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Vagrant vm stuck in aborted state, deleting it stuck in powered-off state

Recently I've been starting to use Vagrant v1.6.5 running on VirtualBox v4.3.14 for my PHP development. Following this tutorial of PhpAcademy, I was able to setup and run Vagrant on my Windows machine ...
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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 ...
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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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How to mount KVM virtual machine image to VirtualBox?

I have received a .img file of a server which is a Virtual Machine running in a KVM environment. The Virtual Machine has Ubuntu installed. I would now like to take this .img file and "emulate" the ...
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Trying to install Fedora 20 as a Oracle Virtual Box VM ; Installer launches to black screen

I'm trying to install Fedora 20 as a Oracle VM Virtual Box; shortly after the installer launches it just goes to a black screen. My machine is running Windows 7 and the Virtual Box install is the ...
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SSL sniff VirtualBox

I'm trying to sniff ssl traffic from a VirtualBox I created (Android). I'm using the build-in pcap system of VirtualBox to sniff regular traffic, but obviously that doesn't work for ssl. What I'm ...
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ubuntu server in a vm, can't connect to internet

I'm attemtping to host my own development web server in a virtual box guest, Ubuntu Server. I would like this virtual machine to be accessible from not only my home network, but outside the LAN as ...
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E_FAIL (0x80004005) when running Linux through Windows 8 Virtualbox

I wanted to run Linux through my Winows 8.1 machine using VirtualBox as hypervisor. After I tried adding Ubuntu (or Fedora, on another instance) to the list of virtual machines, I clicked Start, but ...
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How can I resolve the error “Callee RC: REGDB_E_CLASSNOTREG”?

I wonder what cause this error, I just run VirtualBox after installation, I tried re-installing, repairing, upgrading version, downgrading version. But this error keeps coming up.
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Cannot set 16:9 resolution on ubuntu 12.04 run in VirtualBox

I recently installed virtualbox. I tried to run ubuntu 10.04 and it worked fine in fullhd resolution. Then I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and now when I to setup up any fullhd resolution UI becomes very ...
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My VirtualBox virtual machine freezes, when I try to use the webcam

I'm using a hp ElteBook 8540w with Windows 7 x64 as host and a Windows 7 x64 virtual machine running inside. I added the webcam to to the usb filter: carefully terminated Skype ( 1 off the 4 ...
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AltGr makes Ctrl stuck on Linux Mint running in Virtual Box under Windows 8.1

I have Windows 8.1 and have installed VirtualBox 4.3.14 to run Linux Mint 17 Xfce in it. Pressing AltGr in the virtual Linux Mint makes it think that the Ctrl keys is pressed down until I hit Ctrl ...
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Webshpere 8.5 with deployment folder on Virtual Box shared folder cause an “Operation permitted” error

I have a Websphere 8.5 on Centos 6.5 and I changed deployment directory by changing ${APP_INSTALL_DIRECTORY}. New path is pointing to place in Virtual Box shared folder (so it's pointing to vboxsf ...
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VirtualBox OSE: Install Guest OS On Headless Host Via VNC?

I've remotely installed VirtualBox OSE on my Gentoo box at home. I have everything set up and ready for the OS. However all the documentation I've read seems to say that you can only use the PUEL ...
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Virtualbox - cannot create COM object

I am getting the error Failed to create the VirtualBox COM object. Runtime error opening '/opt/VirtualBoxVMs/VirtualBox.xml for reading -38 (Access denied) for other users apart from root. If I ...
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Error while installing virtualbox

I am running debian 7 and trying to install virtualbox using: sudo apt-get install virtualbox and getting this output: Selecting previously unselected package virtualbox. Unpacking virtualbox ...
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VirtualBox - flash player performance on a linux guest (Windows host)

I have the following issue. I have windows 7 installed on my laptop and I am running virtualbox with a ubuntu virtual machine. The problem is that when I try to run flash .e.g. youtube the ...
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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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How to get IP address assigned to VM running in background?

I run my Ubuntu instance out of Virtual Box in the background using the following command: VBoxManage startvm ${VM_NAME} --type headless The main difference between that and running it through the ...
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How can I enable/disable a USB filter in VirtualBox from the command-line?

I'm running VirtualBox Version 4.2.0 r80737. I have a USB keyboard that I usually just want filtered to the VirtualBox, but occasionally I want to free it up so that I can use it in the host OS as ...
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Can't install debian header 3.12-1-686-pae

I'm trying to use virtualbox who need linux header but I can't found mine. sudo apt-get -y install linux-headers-`uname -r` Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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How can I change the resolution seen by a bootloader in VirtualBox?

I am using VirtualBox 4.3 (on Ubuntu) to take screenshots of various Ubuntu installer bootloader screens (eg. GRUB2, syslinux), and I would like to decrease the number of rows and columns that the ...
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NAT Port Forwarding in VirtualBox

I have enabled two adapters in my VirtualBox (running Ubuntu 12.10 Server Edition), with types as: Host-only and NAT. My main motive is to be able to connect two VMs running on two different hosts ...
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Fedora 20 guest shutdown does not close the VirtualBox window

I have a Fedora 20 guest OS in VirtualBox, and when I shut it down, it shows the usual shutdown screen, followed by "system halted". Nothing else happens, the VirtualBox window does not close ...
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VirtualBox consuming 100% CPU even when the guest is idle

I've tried all the solutions available on different forums. This is the configuration of my system. Pentium Dual Core T230 (1.73 + 1.73), 2gb RAM I'm using Oracle VM VirtualBox ver. 4.3.14 r95030 ...
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VirtualBox: Odd behaviour after updating the host to OS X Mavericks

I've just updated my Mac to OS X Mavericks. However, after doing so, I'm facing a couple of issues with my VirtualBox program including the following: 1 - The virtual machines (guest OSes) fail to ...
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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 ...