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

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Is Xfce supposed to run slowly on Virtualbox?

This is my first question, so I'm sorry in advance if my question is not good/descriptive enough. I'm having problems getting Xfce systems on Virtualbox to run smoothly. What I mean by slow is that ...
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Howto run a raw-disk Virtualbox VM when using UEFI

I have a dual-boot setup on my computer with Windows 10 and Linux (Arch, if relevant). I'm trying to virtualize my on-disk Linux install in Windows (and plan on doing the opposite direction once I ...
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VBoxManage: error: Cannot read the partition information from '/dev/disk0'

I'm trying to make a partition .vmdk file for Virtual Box. Basically I want to boot my bootcamp partition box up in Virtual Box. But I get the following error when I try to make the .vmdk 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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How can I troubleshoot VirtualBox port forwarding from Windows guest to Mac OS X host not working?

There is a plethora of questions about VirtualBox port forwarding problems but none with my specific details. Details of setup: I have a Windows 7 Professional 64bit install living in VirtualBox 4.1....
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VMWare Workstation 15: Chrome Crashing and Freezes VM

Sometimes the chrome browser on my ubuntu 18.04 box will have the UI crash, and then the VM becomes completely unresponsive. I have to restart the VM entirely to bring it back up. This has been ...
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Vagrant hangs on SSH auth method: password

I’m trying to load a VM via Vagrant. It’s my first time attempting anything like this. I'm using Windows 10 64bit and trying to run my MS Server 2016 standard. I created a new VM in VirtualBox and ...
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Linux windowed GPU passthrough

I've read that GPU passthrough on linux (ubuntu/mint) is possible with the correct types of hardware. I'm looking for a specific use case of passthrough and I'm wondering whether technology has ...
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Virtualbox host io cache applying scenarios

Virtualbox docs says that using host io cache for sata controller may be a risk of system performance. At the same time, on my case I see advantage of using host io cache - DisckCrystalMark reports ...
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Vagrant virtual machine automatically halting when laptop is put to sleep

I’m using a Vagrant box (running in VirtualBox) I got from a third party and it always automatically shuts down when I put my MacBook Pro to sleep. When I wake up my laptop I need to run vagrant up to ...
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Make Genymotion use a host VPN

I'm using Cisco's AnyConnect to connect to a VPN using my Windows 8.1 PC. When using the Genymotion emulator, I would like it to use the VPN too. However, although having Internet access from the ...
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Is there a list of keys and values for VBoxManage setextradata subcommand?

The setextradata subcommand of VBoxManage tool of VirtualBox 4.3.12 (and others) provides a lot of useful tweaks and even esential features, like activation of symbolic links with VBoxManage ...
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Is it possible to run Corona SDK on ReactOS or Wine?

I dumped Windows, I'm now using Xubuntu. Is it possible to run Corona SDK on Wine? On Corona forums, they say no, but I wounder how this guy did it? Is ZeroBrane a solution? What about ReactOS (or ...
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VirtualBox not allowing me to modify IPv4 Network Mask?

I use Oracle VM VirtualBox to run a web server on my machine. I had it set up and working perfectly for a while. For the past few months it's been prompting me to update, and I finally gave in and ran ...
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Why is virtualbox networking using virtio slow (bridged and host-only, Debian)

I'm currently installing a VirtualBox Server using Debian for Host and Client. I experience some trouble regarding network performance and CPU load especially using host-only networks and I've no idea ...
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Mac 10.8 Guest Multiple Monitors in Virtualbox

I've done a bit of searching and cannot seem to find an answer to my question. I have Mac OS X Mountain Lion guest installed on a virtual machine using Virtual Box with a Windows 7 host. I've found ...
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How do I create a hardlink in guest user in virtualbox

Apparently, VirtualBox does allow to create hard and soft links inside guest os on shared folders . Now the thing is I need to install a package that is creating hard links Hardlink("lib/abc", "/...
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How to overcome VirtualBox 256MB limit of video memory

My host machine has a 2GB graphic card (GeForce GT740M) but VirtualBox allows me to use just 256MB of memory. Because I would use CAD applications on Win7 (Guest) I would like to have more memory to ...
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How to enable virtio in Virtualbox?

My VM (Ubuntu 12.04) has 2 network interfaces attached which is recognized as eth0 and eth1. Now I want to change the cards to virtio to improve the performance, so I open VM settings and change both ...
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KVM switch switches automatically on VirtualBox usage

I am using KVM switch Multico EW K1904U. The problem is that it confilcts with Oracle virtual box somehow. Particularly, if I am terminating virtual machine on computer 1, it switches to computer 2 (...
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VERR_VMX_IN_VMX_ROOT_MODE when running VirtualBox with libvirt installed

I'm running RHEL 6.4. I had been using a VirtualBox VM to run a simulator, but recently installed libvirtd for a different project. Now I want to run my VirtualBox VM again, but keep getting an error ...
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How to set network location for VirtualBox Host-Only Network adapter on Windows 8 between private/public?

I have configured a Windows Server 2008 guest on VirtualBox v5.0.10 on a Windows 8 host laptop. They work fine and ping each other on bridged mode, IP address are served by a wireless router. ...
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Cannot delete VirtualBox snapshot due to “insufficient space”

My disk is full because my VirtualBox snapshots are consuming a large amount of space. But, I cannot delete the snapshots because there's insufficient space. I would rather have my snapshots stored ...
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VirtualBox machine started after BlueStacks had been run causes OSX to crash

OSX (Yosemite, El Capitan) crashes and restarts every time I try to: 1) start a machine VirtualBox (5.0.6) and BlueStacks concurrently (no matter which is started first) 2) run BlueStacks, close ...
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Override localhost IP Adress in Windows 8.1

I'm trying to set up Windows 8.1 virtual machine through VirtualBox for testing a server running on my Mac (running Yosemite 10.10.3). VirtualBox sets up a the IP 10.0.2.2 to point to the host machine'...
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Getting Mac Docker client to connect to virtualbox via vagrant

I am trying to expose dockers tcp ip to my host docker client. I have the following setup Virtualbox 4.3.26 r98988 vagrant 1.7.2 Mac OSX Mavericks 10.9.5 Centos 6.6 vagrant box running (docker 1.5.0) ...
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Can't install Windows Updates - Error Code 800706F7 (No KB3004394 update installed)

Since the turn of the year, my PC hasn't been able to install any Windows Updates. It comes up with the following error 800706F7. Searching around suggests it's to do with the Windows Update KB3004394 ...
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Vagrant windows 8.1 box timeouts - even though the machine boots correctly

I have a simple vagrant master box, that has Windows, drivers for it, and VB guest additions installed. I've added that machine as a box, and tried creating a simple vagrant vm with only the basic ...
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Can't delete a read-only file on a VirtualBox (Vagrant) shared folder between Ubuntu (guest) and Win7 (host)

I have Vagrant running Ubuntu as a guest OS, on top of a Windows 7 host. When working on the shared folder between guest and host, if a file is read-only it can't be deleted. For example: vagrant@...
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VirtualBox Port Forward not working when Guest IP *IS* specified (while doc says opposite)

Trying to port forward from host (Mac OS X) 127.0.0.1:8282 -> guest (CentOS)'s 10.10.10.10:8080. Existing port forwards include 127.0.0.1:8181 and 9191 to guest without any IP specified (so whatever ...
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How to launch multiple instances of VM image in VirtualBox?

I would like to configure a machine image with all the bells and whistles and then be able to launch multiple instances of it in VirtualBox. However, it allows me to launch only a single instance of ...
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A fast modern network filesystem to replace VirtualBox's shared folder emulation

My work code repository is stored in host Linux system, and is accessed from Windows guest; currently, guest can access the repo via 'shared folder' which looks like a samba emulation. But, it just ...
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Use Biztalk training kit on a Virtual machine

I have a Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit laptop with 8 GB RAM. I am trying to get the Biztalk training kit() installed on a VM on this machine. I have used Oracle VirtualBox to create a windows 2008 64 ...
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Get Illegal Instruction error when booting Linux in VirtualBox, works fine when booted directly

I have a computer on which I am dual booting Windows 7 and Gentoo Linux (both 64-bit). I want to be able to load up my Linux installation in a VM while I am booted into Windows. I have installed ...
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VirtualBox NAT over proxy

I use VirtualBox 4.1.8 on a Ubuntu 10.04 host system. I have an HTTP proxy server on the host system. How do I configure the VirtualBox to NAT the virtual machine's network and use the HTTP proxy for ...
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Win7 VirtualBox Server with TeamCity keeps BSODing

I'm testing out TeamCity with a small project (one checkin per day or so, small code base) on a Windows 7 VM in VirtualBox. I've had many successful VMs on this host, some of which were also Windows ...
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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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Optimize Mac OS X Snow Leopard for Virtualbox host

I seem to work out of a Linux VirtualBox most of the time (portable USB SSD) on my Snow Leopard Macbook (~2008). How can I optimize Snow Leopard to be an optimal VirtualBox host? I don't mind reducing ...
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why can't I create directories in virtual box shared folder? Windows 7 host, arch linux guest

I'm mounting a shared folder in an arch linux guest on a windows 7 host in Virtual Box. The shared folder's filesystem is ext3 and is mounted in windows 7 with Ext2Fsd. I mount the shared folder at ...
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Access a printer through a virtualized XP instance running in Ubuntu

I have a printer which is incompatible with Ubuntu but works fine with XP. If i have XP running inside ubuntu with VirtualBox or some virtualisation solution will i be able to use my printer through ...
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How do I make VirtualBox's vboxnet interface show up in the OS X network configuration GUI?

I'm willing to do any amount of frobbing of settings in .plist and .xml files to make this work. The scenario is this: I have a nice Android based phone. The phone can do USB tethering. OS X 10.6 ...
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Check Point VPN client alternatives

On Windows I can connect to a VPN with the Check Point Endpoint Security client. However, since my main desktop is Ubuntu 18.04 I found an alternative client (SNX) which worked until some weeks ago. (...
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VirtualBox VERR_VMX_NO_VMX

I downloaded VirtualBox, knowing that my computer has VT-X, and I just created two VMs, but when I started them, I saw this error: VirtualBox - Error Failed to start the virtual machine ...
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Configuring GRUB to choose different OS when inside VM

On my laptop, I've got a dual-boot configuration with Windows 7 and Linux OSes installed. I am also using Linux via Oracle VirtualBox (through raw VMDK file) when working in Windows. Since I have ...
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Move VirtualBox VM to another host OS

I have created a VirtualBox VM Windows Server 2008 (32 bit version) on my Windows XP host. After that, I copied the VM on another host machine (also Windows XP), and it still worked fine. But when I ...
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VirtualBox guest not recognizing increased HDD space

I've increased the size of my VDI using VBoxManage modifyhd myHDD.vdi --resize 50000but I can't make the guest recognize and use the new space. GParted on guest (Linux Mint) VirtualBox Manager on ...
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Does VirtualBox's .ova appliance creator preserve port forwarding?

If I create a virtual machine in VirtualBox, set software on the machine to listen to port 1234, and configure VirtualBox to forward traffic on port 1234 to the guest, and then export it as an ...
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Oracle Virtual Box: How to access USB 2.0 device without using extension pack in windows

Is there any way to access an USB 2.0 device in Oracle virtual box without extension pack installed? I have USB2.0 device in host machine, can I access that device in Guest machine as USB1.1? I am ...
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What properties are available for `VBoxManage mediumproperty`?

I've tried a bunch of commands like VBoxManage mediumproperty get my.vmdk size and always get the same response: VBoxManage: error: Property 'size' does not exist VBoxManage: error: Details: code ...
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Virtualbox error (NS_ERROR_FACTORY_NOT_REGISTERED ) after Linux 4.20 and VBOX 6.0 update (Arch Linux)

After upgrading my Arch Linux system (Linux 4.20) and rebooting it, it fails to start VBox (now Vbox 6.0) Error message is: NS_ERROR_FACTORY_NOT_REGISTERED. Vbox kernel modules are loaded (see below)....