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

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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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How can I fix this error with Virtualbox?

I keep getting this error when trying to create a VM in virtual box regardless of the ISO file I use or the amount of memory I allocate to it. Anyone have something similar?
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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

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 ...
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Do VMware, Virtualbox & Virtual PC play nicely together?

Lately VirtualBox has been a bit unstable and I want to try other VMs. If I install VMware and Virtual PC on the same host as VirtualBox will it cause problems (eg. crash the host)? What if I try to ...
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Minimalistic Linux or opensolaris HOST suitable for VM Guests [closed]

Question: Suitable Linux or opensolaris (minimum requirements/packages) as HOST platform, to run Virtualbox or VMware? Note: I would like a bare minimum installation of Linux or opensolaris as the ...
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I have windows 7 os installed in virtual box .I want to install software in this os .How to do that?

I have windows 7 os installed in virtual box .I want to install software in this os .How to do that? how to locate setup file in drive .
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set up (VirtualBox + CentOS) with (nginx + PHP + MySql) on MacOS

I'm trying to set up (Virtual Box + CentOS) with (nginx + PHP + MySql) on MacOS, the future I can coding on MacOS then throw file to the share folder with (Virtual Box + CentOS) and execute on (...
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Verify VTx Virtualization on XP

I have a Lenovo SL400 with a 2gHz Intel Core2 Duo P7370,the Intel specs show it may or may not have VTx installed. The BIOS do not show Virtualization on the BIOS Set Up page. Question how can I ...
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Can a Virtual PC emulate a mac address for the network card too?

Can a Virtual PC emulate a mac address for the network card too? It probably is possible but I think the Virtual PC / VirtualBox / VMWare / Parallel, all probably won't support it as the mac address ...
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Wondering why VirtualBox and VMWare's Player both “capture” the mouse inside the Virtual Machine? Virtual PC 2007 works quite well if doesn't

I wonder why VirtualBox and VMWare's Player both "capture" and bound the mouse pointer to the Virtual Machine and not let it come out, and needing to press RIGHT CTRL key or CTRL-ALT to come out. ...
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Grub boot loader installation fails after installing ubuntu server 16.04 on virtual machine

The host is Ubuntu 16.04 the virtual machine is created using VirtualBox 5.1. I have used the following command to create virtual disk which is using raw partitions from disk /dev/sdc (that how it ...
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VirtualBox 5.1 - Can not mount SATA device - a real partition (VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED)

The host is Windows 10. I am trying to mount partition as SATA device on one VM but when the VMDK file is attached it throws the following error: ws1-pt.vmdk is generated as explained here. I have ...
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How to install a program in a Windows 7 virtual machine?

I have a Windows 7 virtual machine setup on a Windows 10 host using Virtual Box. What is the best way to transfer and install a large (8GB file) on my Windows 7 virtual machine?
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how to pass hackintosh parameters to virtualbox [on hold]

People keep talking about: Try booting with nv_disable=1 http://www.hackintosh.zone/forums/topic/2421-virtualbox-amd-fx-8350-unknown-cpu-family/ But how on earth do you pass these sort of ...
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Convert VMDK to ISO

I have a disk image that is in VMDK format, and I would like to convert this to an ISO so that I could use this outside of a virtual environment. I know that, at first impression, these formats don't ...
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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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Virtual machine instance shows “bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off” after booting?

Since last few days the virtual machine instance shows the following message “bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off” after booting and enters (initrmfs) prompt
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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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How do I exit an SSH connection?

I’m connecting to a server via SSH to send a message to a socket server using a command like: ssh 181.169.1.2 -p 5566 After the connection is established and I write the message and send it I ...
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OSX Mavericks as Virtual guest on Apple hardware running Windows 7, 8, etc

Is it possible / legal to install Windows on Apple Hardware (macbook), and run OSX as a Virtual Guest using vmware or virtualbox? EDIT: 1/8/2014 -- I realize this question may not be as clear as it ...
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How to route all traffic from one vm through other vm on OS X

Challenge: to get one Debian VM (Virtualbox) to route all its traffic through another Debian VM (Paralles), both hosted under OS X 10.11.5. I've tried for days, I hope you can help here. Schema: vm1 ...
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How to run VMWare and VirtualBox on OSX with Bridged Networking

So here's the issue. I'm running OSX Mavericks as host OS. I've had VirtualBox for a while, and I typically use bridged networking for the VMs I run on Vbox. Had no problems there. I recently ...
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Why does VirtualBox show more CPUs than available?

I have an Intel Core i7 3930K with 6 CPU cores. Now, I understand that every of that cores can handle 2 separate threads. That makes 12 virtual cores - which I can see using my system monitor (see ...
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VirtualBox, why can't I use more CPU?

I have a six core, 12 thread processor. two virtual threads per one core. I have the option to allocate one to 12 CPUs. There are warnings about allocating more than six CPUs not doing anything. ...
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Any good Virtual Desktop programs that can fake the graphic card? [on hold]

I want one simply to play overwatch, but I don't know if you can set the graphic card for the vr desktop. Also if you know a simpler way to bypass the graphic check of overwatch that would be great. ...
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Unable to start Guest OS on Virtual Machine as Kernel driver not installed

I am using Virtual Box on Ubuntu Host machine and Windows 7 as Guest OS. I was able to run Windows before many times but recently after installing updates on my Ubuntu Box, it is showing error. Below ...
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Importing VMware drive into VirtualBox drive

I have VMware on my Mac and it crashed. I am unable to access the files used by the VMware. So I downloaded VirtualBox and when I try to add the .vmwarevm file to VirtualBox it says that its unable to ...