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

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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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Dedicated mouse and keyboard for a virtual machine, is it possible?

Let's say I have a PC with two monitors atached. I'm running e.g. Windows Vista natively, and start up a virtual Ubuntu PC. I change to fullscreen mode so that on one Monitor, I see my Windows ...
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Can you run one virtual machine inside another?

Is it possible to, say, run VirtualBox on Windows 7 with a Linux guest, and inside that Linux machine run Bochs? The reason is that I'm interested in starting OS development, and I've found that all ...
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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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Can a virus from a virtualbox vm affect the host computer?

Can a virus from a VirtualBox VM affect the host computer?
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How to do networking between virtual machines in VirtualBox?

I have two virtual machines in VirtualBox. I would like to do networking between them. For the moment I have the default configuration on both, but they seem to have the same IP-address 10.0.2.15. I ...
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Can't find the right Ubuntu Server ISO for VirtualBox

I have been trying all morning to find the right Ubuntu Server (12.04) ISO to use for installing an Ubuntu guest OS on my VBox VM. Here are the relevant stats: Host Machine: AMD 64-bit Host OS: ...
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Is it possible to use a storage disk (such as a USB drive) as RAM?

My motherboard (HP Pavilion s3000y) only supports 2GB of RAM max. Which means that I can only allocate 1GB for running VMs, and applications that use a lot of RAM are slow (such as games and Visual ...
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What causes windows 7 activation requests?

The statement: "You must activate windows within 3 days to continue using all windows features." often pops up in my notifification area on Windows 7. My windows are legal and I have activated them ...
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How to boot from a flash drive OS using VirtualBox?

I have two flash drive, one with Slax installed and another for Android x86 Live installed, but they do not boot in my laptop (in my work they boot perfectly). I can boot from some live CDs/DVDs or ...
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how to access samba on a guest Linux behind the VirtualBox NAT?

On my laptop, I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 under WinXP using VirtualBox 3.1.2. I want a setup where: The guest can freely access the internet. The host can access the guest files via Samba. The setup ...
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Ubuntu on VirtualBox can only show resolution of 800x600 - how do I change it?

My monitor is 1920 x 1200 and the computer is running Windows 7. Using VirtualBox and Ubuntu 10.04, the screen of the Ubuntu can only be 800 x 600 or 640 x 480. Is there a way to change that. I ...
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Can I install Windows 7 64 bit on VirtualBox running on a Windows 7 32 bit OS?

Is it possible to install Windows 7 64 bit on VirtualBox running on Windows 7 32 bit?
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Mac OS X as guest on VirtualBox with Ubuntu Host?

I have a legitimate copy of Mac OS X. I want to install Ubuntu on my new AMD computer as my host OS, then install Mac OS X as the guest OS via VirtualBox. Does anyone know if this will be an easy ...
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VirtualBox shared clipboard?

Where is the configuration option for sharing clipboards (copy & paste) between the host OS and the guest OS?
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How do I enable VT-X?

I'd like to provide a guest OS with multiple CPUs in VirtualBox. My host machine is a quad core HP Compaq and uses the Intel Core 2 vPro hardware. However, when I try to enable the setting in vbox, ...
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VirtualBox: using physical partition as virtual drive

Background: I am using VirtualBox installed on Windows 7. From within VirtualBox I am using Xubuntu as a virtual OS. The reason I chose this approach is so that I don't have to keep turning off ...
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Boot Camp, Parallels, VirtualBox Or Fusion? [closed]

Boot Camp, Parallels, VirtualBox Or Fusion? In a recent article on Australian LifeHacker.com they discussed the following question, I trust the SU group more then the anonymous answers from ...
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Where to find the Windows 8 ISO? [closed]

I'm on OSX and I've bought Windows 8. I'd like to run it in VirtualBox. I can't seem to find an ISO to download. Do you know where I could find it? (Or is there some other way to set up a vm?)
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Unable to access localhost & Internet using one adapter in CentOs

I have the below dev. environment. Hardware:- Windows 7, 32bit, HP Laptop. Software:- CentOs 6.5 running on VirtualBox 4.3.10. In a nutshell The problem is that I can't access the internet and ...
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Screen resolution only displaying 800x600 in Xubuntu

I am running Sun VirtualBox on a Windows 7 64-bit machine. I have installed Xubuntu 10.4 as a virtual machine but cannot seem to find an easy way of altering the screen resolution. Any ideas?
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How to share files/folders in Sun VirtualBox?

I'm running on Windows 7 and using Sun's VirtualBox, and I already shared my folders in the settings of my VirtualBox installation. The problem is I can't figure-out how I can access it. I also tried ...
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Run VirtualBox in background, without a window

I was wondering if it's possible to run an Ubuntu virtual machine using VirtualBox in background, I mean, without any window open. The idea is to connect via SSH to the Linux host, that would be ...
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Create Virtualbox image of a physical partition

I've a drive with Fedora and Windows 7 on different partitions with dual boot. Now, while running Fedora, I'd like to suck up the Windows partition and create an image I can run in VirtualBox - how ...
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Connecting to VirtualBox guest (ubuntu) from host (osx) via NAT?

I have a VirtualBox guest (running Ubuntu) configured with NAT through my host laptop (running OSX). It was my understanding that with NAT configured, I could access the guest from the host (w/o any ...
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How to open existing VMs in VirtualBox?

VirtualBox seems to lack the obvious "File -> Open" menu option. Frustrating! More details... I recently got a new workstation and I moved my VirtualBox and VMWare Player VMs from the old PC to the ...
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Limiting CPU speed in a virtual machine?

Does anyone know of a way to limit the CPU speed in a virtual machine? Or if there is even a virtualization software that allows you to do this? I am trying to find the minimum requirements for a ...
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Converting existing PC into a VM with Virtual Box

I'd like to convert my laptop (Windows Vista) into a VirtualBox VM. I think there is a utility for VMWare, but is it possible to do with Virtual Box? Also, do I need another (host) PC to run the ...
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How to turn a Windows XP partition into a VirtualBox virtual machine?

How can I turn a hard drive with XP into a VirtualBox virtual machine?
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Mac OS X for VirtualBox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run Mac OS X within Windows Virtual PC? How do I virtualize Mac OS X on Windows XP host with VirtualBox?
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Resolution Issues running Ubuntu on VirtualBox

I have an Ubuntu 9.04 guest running on a VirtualBox VM hosted by MacOS X Tiger. I'm trying to increase the screen resolution as the guest by default unfortunately supports only 800x600 and 640x480. I ...
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How to import VMware Workstation 7 VM into Sun VirtualBox (latest version)?

I am planning on installing the latest version of VirtualBox on my Windows 7 machine. I made about 6 VMs using Workstation 7.0 and want to import these into VBox. What is the best way to go about ...
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VirtualBox Fatal: no bootable medium found! System Halted

I just download and then tried to add new virtual machine. But it gives me an error. I couldn't find the solution. it seems that VM can not find the OS. I do not know how to resolve. Error is: Fatal: ...
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Is it possible to setup host machine browser as default guest system browser

So I want to be redirected to my host system browser when I click some link in guest system. Note that I don't want to have browser on guest system at all. Host: Windows 7 Guest: GNU/Linux & ...
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How to access Guest (Linux) Filesystem from Host (Windows) in VirtualBox

I am trying to synchronize my music between my desktop (Ubuntu 9.10) and my laptop (VirtualBox: Windows 7 host & Ubuntu 9.10 guest) I use Unison to perform the actual sync, which itself is not the ...
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VirtualBox - 64 bit OS on a 32 bit host - Pros and Cons

Is is possible to run a 64 OS in a virtual environment host that is 32 bit. Say for example, I am running Windows XP 32 bit. Would it be possible for me to run a 64bit OS using VirtualBox or VMWare. ...
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How to move VirtualBox files?

By default VirtualBox stores all data in a directory below the home directory. I know how to change it but how can I change the location of existing images (without editing VirtualBox.xml manually)? ...
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How to compact VirtualBox's VDI file size?

I've a VirtualBox VM which configured a very large hard disk size (bigger than host). By my mistake, a program on the VM generated lots of log files and the VDI file size keeps growing until there is ...
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VirtualBox to use dual monitors

I am am running Kubuntu Hardy Heron, with a dual monitor setup, and have VirtualBox on it running Windows XP in seamless mode. My problem is, I can't get virtualbox to extend to the second monitor. ...
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VirtualBox Host ssh to Guest

I have a mac host, and a VirtualBox Linux guest, currently using Bridged mode. I need to be able to easily SSH into the guest from the host. It would be nice to use a hostname, but a never-changing ...
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My virtualbox fstab will not auto-mount on reboot?

I am able to mount my drive manually like this (ubuntu): sudo mount -t vboxsf C_DRIVE /mnt/saga_c But when I try and add it to my fstab it does not mount when I restart the machine. Is there ...
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How do I press Ctrl+Alt+Delete in VirtualBox?

I'm running VirtualBox with Windows Vista as host OS and Windows Server 2008 as guest OS. To login to Windows Server I have to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete, but my host OS reacts on that so I can not send it ...
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How to easily port VirtualBox machines?

I have used VMware for a long time. VMware saves all information for one machine in one diretory. This means it is easy to zip and copy. Now I switched to VirtualBox. VirtualBox seems to save the ...
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How do I setup a virtualbox server with a static ip?

I'm trying to get a Virtualbox instance running with a very specific networking setup. Here's what I have right now: I have a laptop running Ubuntu, hosting a Debian Virtualbox. My loptop regularly ...
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Using Samba to share a folder from a Linux guest with a Windows host in VirtualBox

I would like to share a folder from a Linux Guest with a Windows host (with read and write access if possible) in VirtualBox. I read in these two links: here and here that it's possible to do this ...
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Proper way for changing MAC address in a linux VM?

I tried to change the MAC address in a ubuntu VM (virtualbox), but after that it threw lots of errors during boot, and then I had no internet connection. Then I saw that the interface was renamed to ...
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Dedicated Mouse and Keyboard on VirtualBox VM

Currently I am trying to run VirtualBox on my second monitor, with a dedicated mouse and keyboard. However, doing so has not proven easy. There has been times where the mouse works, but not the ...
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Ubuntu Server VM: copy paste?

I've installed Ubuntu Server under Virtualbox just to get a nice little shell. I've also installed the VirtualBox "Guest Additions" and set "Shared Clipboard: Bidirectional". I still can't seem to ...
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Is there an optimal setting for the number of CPU cores exposed to a VM?

VirtualBox, and possibly other VM software, allows the user to specify the number of CPUs exposed to the VM. In my particular case, I have a dual core CPU, with Windows 7 64-bit running natively, and ...
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How to mount a VirtualBox .vdi disk on Linux?

I am running Fedora on a VirtualBox. Sometimes to allow for performing some real hardware testing, I need to run my development environment on a physical machine. So I need the hard disk of the ...