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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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What's the recommended way to move a VirtualBox VM to another computer?

I use VirtualBox 4.1.x on my Ubuntu machine and I’ve set up several virtual machines. Since there are several ways one can move a virtual machine in VirtualBox to another computer, I was wondering ...
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Why does virtualbox only have 32-bit option, no 64-bit option on Windows 7?

I have downloaded and installed the newest virtualbox 4.3.20 for my Windows 7 (64-bit OS), but when I want to install 64-bit Linux, the New->Create Virtual Machine only displays 32-bit option, no ...
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Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions on Windows 10?

I am trying to install VirtualBox guest additions on Windows 10 technical preview, and am getting the following error: I imagine I am not the only one having this issue, is there any way to force ...
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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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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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Host and guest suddenly cannot communicate in bridged mode after working fine before

Up until a few hours ago, my VirtualBox setup worked perfectly, Windows 10 Host, Ubuntu 15.04 Server and Linux Mint 17.2 guests. Both guests set to bridged networking mode and every device on my home ...
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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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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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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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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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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't set manual IP to Virtualbox Host Only adapter in CentOS 6.5

When I configure the IP address of VirtualBox 4.3.2 (running on Windows 8.1) host only adapter, it changes it back to some other IP. Guest OS is CentOS 6.5. I tried to set the IP in network ...
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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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How do I change the snapshots directory in VirtualBox on Windows?

I have a SSD Hard drive representing C:\, which is only 30GB. Therefore, I install all my (non-critical) apps on my large G:\ drive. My VirtualBox installation is on G:\, as well as the hard ...
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How do you add more space to a Fedora (LVM) partition?

In a nutshell, i have a VM that ran out of space. I increased the size of the VM's harddrive to be 4 times bigger but the OS partition is still only using 1x the space. I need to change the LVM ...
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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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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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Use VirtualBox to boot a physical drive/partition

I have two partitions on my hard drive, one for Windows and one for linux. I would like to use VirtualBox in Linux to boot the Windows partition as a virtual machine. How can I acheive this?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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VirtualBox guest OS accessing local server on host OS

On my Ubuntu host I have my local webserver. I installed VirtualBox and Debian as a guest. I would like the Debian guest to be able to hit my webserver running on my Ubuntu host (for example, I just ...
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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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How to run a VirtualBox VM from command line?

I want to know how to start a VirtualBox Virtual Machine (VM) from the command line (using Windows 7) as well as shut it down with the operating system. What is an easy way to achieve this?
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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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VirtualBox - XP guest does not see multiple cores/multiple processors

Environment: Host OS: Win7 Pro 64bit Guest OS: WinXP 32bit VirtualBox version: 4.1.4r74291 Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM with virtualization enabled The Problem: I need the guest system to use ...
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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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How to open existing VMs in VirtualBox?

I recently got a new workstation and I moved my VirtualBox and VMWare Player VMs from the old PC to the new. The VMWare Player VMs are a snap: you go to “File -> Open a Virtual Machine…”, find 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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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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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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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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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 ...