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

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Clicking on “install CentOS” on VirtualBox causes black screen to appear?

I have Lubuntu running on VirtualBox properly. I followed the same procedure for installing CentOS 7 on VirtualBox. However, once I bring up the image, I click on "Install CentOS", and then black ...
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How do I create a program shortcut that will start a specified virtual machine in VirtualBox?

I'd like to create a shortcut that will, if clicked, start a virtual machine, namely sage-6.6.ova (in my C:\Users\Brenton\Downloads directory), in VirtualBox. Is this possible and if so how do I ...
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Linux 64bit on Virtual Box with window 7 profession 64 bit

I have HP ProBook 450 G1 Laptop with Window 7 Professional. It is Intel Core i7 and it claim it has Virtualization Technology. But I can't find it in Bios to enable it. Now I installed Oracle Virtual ...
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How do I isolate a Windows Virtual Machine in Virtualbox running in Ubuntu

I have searched and searched but not found a way to do this. The answers I found said to get a second nic and dedicate that to the windows guest. My host is linux mint 16. I see how to specify a ...
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VirtualBox is unable to allocate cached memory on windows (not considering it as available)

Host: Windows 7 64x bit, 6 GB of RAM Guest: Red Hat 64x bit Host machine resources without running any VMs: Windows Resources [Case I] Guest machine with 2 GB memory When I run a memory ...
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Increase size of a vdi fixed disk, used for a virtualized ubuntu server

I have a fixed vdi disk in an ubuntu server (it's a virtual machine, i'm using virtualbox for handle this from my ubuntu desktop so). I installed a lot of things, and the disk is full (i wasn't pretty ...
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How to capture VirtualBox VM packets

I am currently running a series of three Ubuntu 14.04 VMs on my Windows 7 x64 host. The guests are all configured thusly: Host-Only Adapter Intel Pro/1000 MT Desktop Promiscuous Mode: Allow VMs Cable ...
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Accessing a local SQL server 2014 from within a VM running vista using VS2005 fails

My laptop is running Win 7 (x64) and is part of a domain. I've installed SQL Server 2014 Dev and VS2012 on it as I want to use the laptop for development. Since some of my development has to be done ...
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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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Why can't the VMs in my pen-testing lab ping each other?

I have setup Kali Linux and Windows XP in Virtual Box. My first problem is, these two systems are not being able to ping each other. Second is, they are not being able to connect to the Internet ...
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Linux Ubuntu 14.04 virtual box full screen

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox, and my machine is installed Ubuntu 14.04. I'm having problems with the resolution Fullscreen. I have already installed the Guest Additional, but still can not get ...
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A guest Linux system sees a text file as binary with ls

I am copying a simple text file to a guest Linux system on VirtualBox through shared folders, but after the copy, the VM seems to think that the file is a binary (it shows up green in ls): Is there a ...
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Go to Ubuntu localhost from Windows XP in VirtualBox

I using Ubuntu 14.04, but I want to test my website in Internet Explorer, I install VirtualBox, create image for Windows XP. I have a connection to Internet, but I cant go to http://localhost/. I try ...
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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 to recover from bad VBox Guest Additions build?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 (fully patched). Last week, the kernel took an update. So I [virtually] inserted the VBox Guest Additions CD and then proceeded to build it. I don't recall having any problems. ...
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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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Cannot restore Snapshot

Everytime I try to restore my VM from a snapshot I got My VM Freezing and I must shut it Down. When is shut down and I try to start the VM I got error: Code 'Exit: E_FAIL (0x80004005) Componente: ...
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What are the differences between OVF-Version 0.9, 1.0 and 2.0?

I have Virtualbox 4.3 and want to export different VMs because I'm recover my computer. When I want to export a VM I can choose between OVF-Format-Version 0.9; 1.0; 2.0 But what are the differences ...
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Allow device usage only in VirtualBox

I have an USB device, and I want to connect it to VirtualBox, but I don't want to allow any usage of this device on the host machine - it should only forward the device to the guest. How to do this?
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Files attributes in Vagrant (VirtualBox) Linux guest, with Windows as a host

By default Vagrant (via VirtualBox) has a share /vagrant, which is a perfect place for project source code, as this is a root directory where Vagrantfile is located on host. The problem is my host OS ...
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VirtualBox: How to sync host and guest time?

The time in my guest VM is faster than the host time by about 20-30 minutes. What can can I do so that the time in the guest is the same as on the host?
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How can I preserve content in shared/synced vagrant directories on exported / packaged box?

I am trying to export a machine I created with vagrant to either an OVA file for Virtualbox or a package to host in vagrantcloud. The machine exports successfully, but then when I start it up, the ...
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What is the equivalent of Port Forwarding command in Mac Os x Yosemite

ifconfig eth0:0 192.168.1.215 netmask 255.255.255.0 /sbin/iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE /sbin/iptables -A FORWARD -t filter -i eth0-m state --state ESTABLISHED,RELATED -j ACCEPT ...
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Installing Mavericks in VirtualBox

I would like to install Mavericks in VirtualBox. I tried different solutions but I can’t get this work. First I downloaded Mavericks from the app store. Then I converted the InstallESD.dmg to an ISO ...
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Virtualbox on windows, Mac OS X Yosemite, get stacked [on hold]

I have a windows 7 computer, and I installed oracle VM Virtualbox on it (4.3.26 version), and I have a Mac OS X Yosemite in it. It has worked well for a long time, but today, when I opened google ...
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Portable VirtualBox kernel driver error

I'm using PortableVirtualBox for about a year with no problems. But from two weeks now -without upgrading or updating anything on Virtualbox or anything related on my PC- after running any of my VMs ...
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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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Ip Addresses and VMware issue [closed]

So I am doing this lab which requires using VirtualBox. Problem: I need to make three different Ubuntu VMs with different IP addresses. The IP information I am getting for my three VMs are ...
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Where is Host-only Networks setting on VirtualBox 4.3.12?

I'm using VirtualBox 4.3.12 r93733 (with Ubuntu as guest OS, and Windows 7 as host OS). Trying to configure a Host-only Network, I expected to see the following window (or similar): However, ...
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VirtualBox: Start tag expected, '<' not found

After restarting VirtualBox on a hard drive almost full, the VM I was using in "unaccessible", with this error message: Start tag expected, '<' not found
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Custom resolution in VirtualBox Windows 8 with Guest Additions

I installed Windows 8 as a guest operation system, and I set custom resolutions with this command: VBoxManage.exe setextradata "Win 8 dev" CustomVideoMode1 1366x768x24 After installing guest ...
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How can I shrink the disk INSIDE VirtualBox?

I created a virtual disk using WindowsXP inside VirtualBox, the host is OSX. Initially I created the disk 20Gb, in 2 partitions, each of 10Gb. Because I did not need it, I dropped the 2nd partition, ...
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Oracle virtualbox not allowing than one CPU - Hardware virtualization not available

I have the following hardware configuration: Processor: AMD FX-8120 (Zambezi) Board: ASUS M5A88-M OS : Windows 8.1 RAM : 4GB DDR3 I installed Genymotion which created a virtual machine for ...
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VirtualBox bridged adapter not working with one network

I have been using VirtualBox bridged adapter with some networks and it has worked right. But a few days ago I have tried it with a new network and this time it has not worked. The only difference in ...
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VirtualBox broke Fedora networking - how to fix it?

I was trying to install VirtualBox in my Fedora 21 machine. However, the cited machine has Secure Boot enabled and obviously VirtualBox startup failed miserably due to lack of signing in its modules. ...
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What are the mouse/keyboard sequences for cut-and-paste on Ubuntu VirtualBox?

I have a non-graphical Ubuntu installed inside VirtualBox under Windows. I've installed VBoxGuestAdditions (and enabled bidirectional Drag'n'Drop - for the hell of it). However, none of the following ...
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Is it possible to get a Virtualbox VM always start from same time, if so how?

I am trying to use VB to set up a Windows 7 VM for use in a training course. I want the virtual machine always to start up from the same conditions, in particular: The VM always starts at the same ...
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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 ...
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Can you make desktop shortcuts to Seamless mode Windows apps in VirtualBox on OSX?

Running the latest version of VirtualBox on OSX and hosting a Windows virtual machine. Is there a way to put shortcuts on your Mac desktop for the Windows apps that you run in seamless mode? I can't ...
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VirtualBox: killed by Windows Update

My VirtualBox environment on Windows 8 has suddenly died since I rebooted after a Windows Update overnight. Existing virtual machines that were working perfectly yesterday won't boot, either through ...
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Open raw drive without formatting

I have a disk from a laptop that died. The disk is functioning correctly and not broken, but it is in RAW file system format and I cannot open it from windows. I have tried mounting it in a virtual ...
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How to install latest virtualbox-dkms with latest virtualbox on Debian Stable Wheezy

It is possible to install the latest virtualbox and extension pack on Wheezy using the following: # su sh -c 'echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian wheezy contrib" >> ...
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Select a rectangular block of text in Word 2013

I'm pretty sure that older versions of Microsoft Word would let me select a rectangular block of text by holding down the Alt key while dragging the mouse from one corner to the other. When I try it ...
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How can I transport a file from my Windows ME using VirtualBox to the host?

I need to pick up a file located inside a Windows ME running from VirtualBox and put it in whatever else (e.g. the host system), but I'm being unable to do it thanks to a series of problems: The ...
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Using Virtual Box to install Ubuntu Server 14.04 on an external hard drive

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 onto a server hard drive. The server machine I have only supports booting to CD/DVD, not USB. When I've tried burning the Ubuntu 14.04 installer to a DVD for ...
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How to install wireless card on Kali Linux

I setup Kali Linux on VirtualBox. In terminal, airmon-ng command not showing up any wireless card. I've search for solving problem and here is the video that i follow: ...
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easy_install will not connect through proxy

I'm running Ubuntu Server 10.04 64-bit under VirtualBox, and it seems that everything except easy_install and pip can connect to the Internet. I have set and exported the http_proxy environment ...
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VirtualBox with Centos 7 minimal install, cannot connect to network

I just installed Centos 7 on a VM I'm running from VirtualBox on a windows machine. I installed the latest minimal release. I then went about setting up a static IP. When I try to access the machine ...
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Linux Mint - VirtualBox - Segmentation fault

I installed the latest version of Linux Mint I tried to install VirtualBox following several tutorials that exist on the Internet for this purpose went well, but when I try to run VirtualBox, ...