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

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Windows 10 VM Virtualbox on host Ubuntu 22.04, opacity of menus, bars, etc is transparent and very difficult to see anything

How do I fix that? I also had a problem of typing in the magnifying glass hanging until I moved the taskbar to the right from the bottom. I allocated 8GB ram out of 20GB total available and 150GB ...
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Enable virtualization on Lenovo AMD Ryzen 5 so I can install WSL2 on Windows VM on host Ubuntu 22.04

I have a Windows 10 VM on Virtualbox running on host Ubuntu 22.04. I want WSL2 on the VM Windows just for the terminal as I don't like Cmd and Powershell compared to Bash. I tried following WSL ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 On startup is showing command/info on login screen

Showing weird information/command at login. This is a local Ubuntu installation in a virtual box. How can I fix this?
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Setup Linux VM on router

I'm picking up a project that is somewhat out of my depth and expertise so I'll try to lay it out simply. We had a system of sensors that were connected by ethernet to a router, this router had been ...
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How can I upgrade my Windows 10 running in Virtualbox?

The VM is based off of a Windows 10 .iso file and inputted the product key and called Microsoft for them to override so I could use the same key for the VM Windows 10. But I am not getting in Windows ...
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How to run application with only secondary GPU without restarting?

With default Windows 10 sandbox GPU the application can be run, but whit vGPU it can't. To run it with vGPU I have to configure rendering settings in application, the sandbox with vGPU contains ...
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How to read contents of a crashed virtualbox image?

I have a Windows 10 guest on a Linux host, which completely failed. It cannot be restored, or fixed or even reset by the Windows rescue tools (both built-in and from a Windows 10 ISO). I do still have ...
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Virtual machine with status aborted : VERIF_FILE_NOT_FOUND

I have a Windows virtual machine that worked fine until I went to Setting and shared a directory then the machine changes its status to aborted and when I try to launch it with this status "...
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Virtualbox Ubuntu Guest on Windows 10 is very slow at rendering graphics

I have a good Windows 10 gaming computer. Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10750H CPU @ 2.60GHz, 2592 Mhz, 6 Core(s), 12 Logical Processor(s) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti I frequently (only) develop in a Ubuntu VM (...
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VirtualBox guest additions update got error missing SELinux target policy file

While updating VirtualBox guest additions on a Red Hat Linux 7 (RHEL7) virtual machine, we got the below error about missing a target policy file of SELinux. We checked the virtual machine: We tried ...
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Directx version is 11 but DDI version is 9Ex?

I am using windows 7 as my VirtualBox VM. So today I do a clean install of Windows 7 on my VM. Set up browsers, install extra software, etc... Then I tried to install the Directx End-User Runtime, but ...
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VDI size error on Oracle VirtualBox 7

I copied a large 100Gb file into VDI successfully using the shared folder option on Linux guest OS. But the VDI size on Windows host OS doesn't enlarge as expected. It remains at 2048kb the size it ...
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Ubuntu guest (running in VMware player) freezes on Windows Host

I am trying to run Osboxes Ubuntu 20.4 guest image on Windows 10 Home 22H2 (both 64 bit) host using VMware Workstation 17 Player. My host configuration is Core i7 1065G7, 16GB RAM and 1TB NVMe SSD. ...
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Cannot resize Hard disk on Oracle Virtual Box 6.1

I cannot resize the Virtual Hard Disk I created when setting up my Virtual Machine on Oracle Virtual Box 6.1. I'm running Ubuntu Server 22.04 on Oracle Virtual Box 6.1 that's installed on a Windows 10 ...
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Run Win7 disk partition image with Virtualbox

So, i cat'ed my windows partition into a file (plain cat /dev/sdx > win7.bin). mount -o loop -t ntfs mounts the image correctly and lets me read/write everything. Now the question is: could i run ...
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VirtualBox - Can you have internet active only within VM?

Is there anyway to run, for example, Ubuntu within VirtualBox, and Windows 10 on the outside, but Windows 10 is not connected to the internet, while the virtual machine, is? I am using a USB wireless ...
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Multiple RDP running in parallel and limit resources for each user

I'm trying to create multiple users on windows with the possibility of running them in parallel and limiting the resources for each user to take an equal portion (or even determine specific resources ...
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How to make a no-gui virtual machine on a server?

I've got this Ubuntu server I'm running, and it's really handy to take the load off of my laptop, but I'd like to know how to set up a virtual machine on it that I can ssh into. Obviously, this ...
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Why is 1024x768 the max resolution I can set in Windows 10 running in a virtual machine (host: Windows 10; hypervisor: Virtual Box)?

1024x768 the max resolution I can set in Windows 10 running in a Virtual Machine: I installed the Virtual Box guest additions: Why is 1024x768 the max resolution I can set in Windows 10 running in a ...
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How to connect an AWUS1900 to a Kali Virtual Box VM hosted on Windows 11?

I have done the following: On the host: Installed the driver Inside Kali: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -y sudo apt install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms On Virtualbox: ...
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VirtualBox VM fails with VERR_SUPDRV_COMPONENT_NOT_FOUND when starting with bridged adapter on Win11

Not sure what triggered this, but it started after I upgraded from 6.1.38 to 6.1.40. The error is similar on the GUI and commandline: VBoxManage.exe: error: Failed to open/create the internal network '...
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How to use ssh-copy-id with vagrant? It keeps asking for .pub

I have been trying to use add ssh key to vagrant VMs through this command. ssh-copy-id -f -i .vagrant/machines/workers/virtualbox/private_key -o PasswordAuthentication=no vagrant@192.168.5.30 The ...
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Accessing settings of an imported VM using VMWare throws "Could not get the dataFileKey" error

After experiencing a lot of issues regarding lack of snappiness and lagging with a VirtualBox Ubuntu 20.04 virtual machine, I decided to switch over to VMware. As per their official instructions I ...
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How to make a TCP/UDP connection between my Windows host and Ubuntu Virtual Machine?

I'm currently learning the basics of how the network/internet works, I have an Ubuntu 20.04.5 VM installed on my Windows 10 host, I've successfully established a simple connection within my localhost (...
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lsilogic did the trick for virtualbox to get rid of hardware detection issue how to do it for real system?

I wanted to try an old linux distribution , so i installed it on virtualbox got an error no device detected while partitioning my disk foun a solution to change controller type to lsilogic . Now I ...
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Unable to ping VirtualBox host only interface

On my macOS Monterrey machine I am running Ubuntu as guest on VirtualBox 6.1.30 r148432. In VirtualBox I've enabled the host-only adapter, and I see interface vboxnet0 on macOS: ifconfig vboxnet0 ...
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Host connexion to mobile Hotspot impossible using hypervisors

For a couple months ago, I can't connect to my mobile hotspot when I'm launching VMs on my laptop. Whether it is Virtualbox or VMWare Player, Guest Ubuntu/Kali, my host OS (Windows 11) it doesn't work ...
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How to use interchangeably virtuabox vm with vmplayer vm?

So basically being able to turn on the same vm on any. One at a time, without having to create a vm for each one.
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My inet doesn't appear when I use a metasploit VM

I downloaded metasploit VM for VirtualBox. When I use ifconfig in the VM, only the inet6 address appears. I don't get the inet address. Why is this?
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VDI to Hard drive [duplicate]

Goal: Transfer a virtual hard drive (vdi) to a real hard drive to use in a machine. Operating systems at my disposal: Microsoft Windows 7 64bit (with Oracle VirualBox 7.0 installed); Gnu-Linux debian ...
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Issue with VirtualBox Ubuntu Guest

Running Windows 10, have VirtualBox Ubuntu Guest using Bridged Adapter, gets assigned a local IP like 192.168.0.5. I have MySQL running on it and from Host can access it at 192.168.0.5:3306, but after ...
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Abusing the VirtualBox VM GUI for non-Oracle Linux machines

The current version of VirtualBox is able to display not only local, but also remote VMs if they are running in the Oracle cloud. Is ist possible to abuse this feature to display Linux VMs running on ...
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Windows freezes when formatting a USB as a virtual box

I'm trying to format a USB on Windows 10. When I try and format the USB Windows freezes? I'm also doing this on Windows in a Virtual Box, with a MacBook Pro (2015 intel i7) running Monterey as the ...
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Does the VirtualBox installer shutdown your Wi-Fi for everyone temporarily?

Whenever you download VirtualBox and it pops up the Wi-Fi warning and it says that it will shut down the Wi-Fi temporarily. But I'm wondering if it shuts it down for only you or for everyone using it ...
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On VirtualBox, how to to access the host CD drive from the virtual machine?

In VirtualBox (6.1) on macOS (10.12), I have Windows XP as a guest OS. I can't find how to access the physical CD drive from the guest OS. I've found on the web that in the storage settings of the ...
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VBoxManage gives error importing appliance

I was following along in a RHCSA labs course and ran into the following error I can not seem to get past. I know someone else who successfully ran through the installation so I am curious what is ...
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NS_ERROR_FAILURE in Pop!_OS/Ubuntu 22.04. No other solutions work

I've tried all solutions that I can find online, but the error (0x80004005) always appeared. Here's the solutions I tried: Disabling secure boot (Already was disabled, couldn't boot Pop without ...
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How to install a virtualbox guest over the network?

I'm used KVM and installing guests over the network (internet) instead of downloading an iso file and mounting it as the installation media. For example like described in https://computingforgeeks.com/...
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Network Unreachable Centos 7 VirtualBox

I can't set up my virtual machine, so i try a lot and nothing is helped. I need your precise eyes, guys. The first one is enable NAT nat settings "Network Address Translation (NAT) is the ...
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Install windows 11 on a physical disk thrught virtualbox, to use later as normal windows 11 boot

i will soon update my build from more than 10 years old. is possible to use virtualbox or any other VM software to format a real/physical disk and install windows 11 for later use this disk in the new ...
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try to install ubuntu 22.04

my laptop:Dell inspirsion OS: Windows 10 Ram:8GB I try installing in VBOX. I enable Hardware Virtualization in BIOS. My problem is that I can't open ubuntu 22.04. The result shows in the image below. ...
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make is giving execvp permission denied error 127 on shared folder after upgrade to virtualbox 7.0.2

I have an CentOS 7.4 virtual machine in Windows 10 host and recently I upgraded to virtual box 7.0.2. After upgrade, I am not able to run make commands (sh exec permission denied) in windows shared ...
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VirtualBox: Need example of MSDOS with IP stack to share folders with host machine

Does anyone have an example of the config.sys and autoexec.bat to setup an IP stack on a MSDOS virtual machine so I can share information between the virtual machine and the host? A downloadle VHD ...
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RawDisk VMDK has a virtual size of zero

Using VirtualBox on Linux, I have a virtual machine set up to boot from my physical Windows 7 partition on /dev/sdb1 through a VMDK file that I had created using VBoxManage internalcommands ...
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Can't open a terminal in Ubuntu 22.04, running in VirtualBox 7.0 on a Windows 11 host machine

I just installed VirtualBox 7.0 and made a new virtual Ubuntu 22.04.1 machine on my Windows 11 PC. I can run programs like libreoffice, etc, but I cannot open a terminal. I've tried to activate the &...
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Can’t set “vboxmanage guestproperty” values with double quotes within strings

I'm running VirtualBox 6.1.40 r154048 (Qt5.6.2) on Windows 10 and having a weird issue when trying to set a guestproperty in VirtualBox where there are double quotes in the string. The issue is that ...
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Not able to connect from Windows 11 to VMWare Linux VM

I am using windows 11 ( Host OS). I have VMWare Workstation Pro where Ubuntu VM was created. In that Ubuntu VM, there is web application which is running on port 19000. Inside VM(Ubuntu), the below ...
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Export or Convert Virtualbox VM so it can be used by an online cloud provider

Is there a way to export or convert a Virtualbox VM and then export it to a format that can be hosted online? Are there any online cloud providers that host these type of VMs?
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Can't activate Windows Sandbox in Windows 11 virtual machine

I'm trying to use VM to run a game and apparently I need to enable the GPU in the VM, and to do that I need to use Windows Sandbox (WSB) in the VM, but I can't get WSB enabled, the checkbox is grayed ...
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Kali Linux 2022 freezes on login on Mac

I recently downloaded Kali Linux 2022 on virtual box 6.1 on MacBookPro 32GB ram, everything was working fine until yesterday I notice that Linux slows down and lags when I use firefox, I tried to ...
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