An x86 virtualization software package developed by Oracle (which bought Sun, which bought Innotek).

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Ubuntu installed from mini-ISO under VirtualBox doesn't boot

I installed the mini ISO of Ubuntu 11.04 in VirtualBox. After unmounting the ISO image and booting, I can see only black screen for about two hours? Is it normal? What can I do with it in virtual box ...
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Linux Mint won't run virtualbox

I installed Linux Mint 11 Katya with Virtualbox 4.1 once and all was running fine. Then I reinstalled system, and I have a lot of software installed too (including Wine). But when I went through the ...
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Can I get full video capabilities in Arch Linux guest on Virtual Box?

I'm trying out arch linux on my win7 host on a VB and I have it installed just fine, the problem is that when I try to use gnome-shell it goes back to fallback mode because it detects that my video ...
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Black Screen When Booting From .VDI Image

I have cloned a VirtualBox machine, which runs Ubuntu 11.04 32-bit as Guest OS. I now wish to transfer it to a new host machine running Windows Vista 32-bit. I’ve transferred the .vdi file and ...
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Accessing .VDI Image from Ubuntu VirtualBox [closed]

I have Ubuntu 11.04 installed in VirtualBox 4.0.10 on a Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit host. I have a hard disk that I have added to the SATA Controller on the VirtualBox (a .VDI image). My ...
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Slow response time with Gnome shell in Virtualbox fullscreen mode

Today I installed Fedora 15 in a VBox VM to try out Gnome 3. After installing the guest extensions almost everything works fine. Except for the slow response time in fullscreen mode (HOST+F). By that ...
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How to remove LiveCD after installing OS on VirtualBox?

After going through the process of installation of a Unix OS (in this case Mageia) on VirtualBox 4.08, the next step is to remove the LiveCD. Since the LiveCD is virtual, how should one proceed to ...
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Use cgroup to limit the memory usage of virtualbox

I am trying to use cgroup (Control Group) to limit the memory usage of virtualbox, but it does not seem to work. My machine is: $ uname -a Linux fc.bgi 2.6.40-4.fc15.i686 #1 SMP Fri Jul 29 18:54:39 ...
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How to resize a VirtualBox HDD image

I initially created a dynamically expanding VirtualBox image, and have tried to increase its hard drive space: VBoxManage modifyhd "VirtualBox VMs/JHBuild/JHBuild.vdi" --resize 16384 After that, I ...
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How to convert VMDK to VDI/VHD

It's said that VirtualBox's VBoxManage modifyhd --resize command can only be used on either VDI or VHD files. Sadly, I have a VirtualBox image that is in VMDK format, and I don't know how to convert ...
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How To Install Virtualbox Guest Additions On CentOS via Command Line only

Reading the Virtualbox user manual, I finally got [here], which explains how to install Virtualbox Guest Additions on a Linux guest via Command Line. But it's not clear enough for me (I just started ...
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“This is a 32 bit computer, you can't use 64 bit software on it”

anisha@linux-uitj:~> cat /etc/issue && uname -a Welcome to openSUSE 11.2 "Emerald" - Kernel \r (\l). Linux linux-uitj 2.6.31.5-0.1-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2009-10-26 15:49:03 +0100 x86_64 ...
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Why do I get this error installing virtualbox-4.1 on Arch?

I'm trying to install Virtualbox 4.1 from the .run file since Pacman had the 4.0 version only. But when I try installing the file using sh filelocation/filename.run, it gives me the following error- ...
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What are the cons of using VirtualBox guest additions?

There's a number of advantages to installing Guest Additions in VirtualBox guests: one can copy-paste between host and guest one can run guest as fullscreen There must a whole lot more, so that ...
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TP-Link WN321G USB wlan in VirtualBox Ubuntu guest

I am trying wifi usb stick tp-link wn321g @ ubuntu 11.04 (in virtualbox), so far I was able to scan the air, connect to a wpa2 network and do some basic information gathering using airodump-ng Now ...
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What are some alternatives to virtualbox

I have a lot of trouble lately installing on a box that i can't reboot or change the kernel. Is there any other package that supports gre tunnels (if the os supports ) that i can run on linux? ...
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Virtual box for centos PAE

I am trying to get virtualbox to install on a very touchy box. It keeps complaining. /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup KERN_DIR=/root/linux-2.6.18.5 That runs and gives this error: Attempting to install ...
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Why is VirtualBox Bridged networking slow

When logged into the guest, data transfer (scp) from the host is very slow (<1MB/s). Is this expected? setup: VirtualBox host is Debian Unstable VirtualBox guest is Debian 6 (Squeeze) Bridged ...
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AES-NI not passed to guest in Virtualbox

I'm trying to use encryption inside a virtual machine. The problem is that the AES-NI doesn't seem to be passed to the guest virtual machine. I have Vt-x enabled. This is my host cpuinfo: processor ...
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Using a LVM partition as a Virtualbox drive

Is it possible to use a LVM partition as a Virtualbox disk? I can't find any option to use a device as a Virtualbox disk, only disk images.
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Virtual box machine, Created in windows run on linux?

Can a virtual box machine that was created in Virtual Box for windows run on Virtual box for linux? And if so do I just need to transfer the hdd files?
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How to transfer files from Windows to Ubuntu on Virtualbox?

How should I transfer files from Windows to Ubuntu installed on Virtualbox? When I plugged in a USB, it only pops up in Windows. How can I see it in Ubuntu?
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How to transfer Windows application to Ubuntu on Virtualbox?

I have Matlab on Windows 7 and I need to use it in my Ubuntu system installed on Virtualbox because I am working on files only compatible in Linux. How can I transfer Matlab into my Ubuntu system?
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How secure is Ubuntu in Virtualbox on Windows host?

I have the most recent version of Ubuntu in Virtualbox on Windows 7 host. How secure will that be? I mean if I get malware on windows how will that affect the Ubuntu system I am working on?
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Finding the right diplay driver for arch installation on a virtual box on Lenovo edge13''

I'm checking arch on a virtualbox (running on ubuntu) before I install it on my machine. I have followed the wiki up until the display driver section. lspci gives: VGA compatible controller: ...
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Adjusting Screen Size on Ubuntu Virtualbox

When running Ubuntu as a Vitualbox guest, with a Windows 7 64-bit machine as host, how can I maximize the screen so it fills up the whole monitor?
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How to access network without NetworkManager in Fedora 15?

I am running Fedora 15 on VirtualBox 4 and I am failing to reach the internet: $ ping 8.8.8.8 connect: Network is unreachable Firefox also refuses, telling me "Server not found". Running sudo ...
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VirtualBox guest hangs when starting vbox additions

I have a Fedora 14. I installed the Ubuntu 11.04 i386 mini.iso in Virtualbox. After install when I reboot it, and wanted to start it: it just hangs...for minutes... what can I do?
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Virtualbox, mounting guest directory on host computer

Is there a way to mount a directory residing on my VB guest (linux) on my host (linux)? I know I can do it the other way around with the shared folders feature on Virtualbox, but is there a way to do ...
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How to delete VirtualBox networking rule?

I add a rule: VBoxManage modifyvm "xp" --natpf1 "guestrdp,tcp,127.0.0.1,33890,,3389" I list it: VBoxManage showvminfo "xp" | awk '/NIC/ && /Rule/ {print}' NIC 1 Rule(0): name = ...
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How to reach a Vbox guest from host when using NAT networking

Using Fedora or Ubuntu for the host with firewalls turned off on each side (vbox guest&host), what do I have to do to reach the guest machine using a NAT interface just like it would be with a ...
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VirtualBox image from running VPS

I have an Ubuntu Server 10.04 VPS (Virtual Private Server) that hosts my website. I would like to clone this VPS and create a VirtualBox machine from it. How can I do this?
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VirtualBox bug[?] when Chainloading Grub2

Regarding this: How to install Fedora&Ubuntu with encrypted VG's on one disk? So booted into Ubuntu..and I run this script: #!/bin/bash # show the bootlist of grub when booting pc sed ...
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How to make ext4 filesystem sparse?

I am using Linux as guest OS in VirtualBox. I deleted huge number of files from its filesystem. Now i want to shrink the filesystem image file (vdi). The shrinking works by compressing filesystem ...
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I am failing to build VirtualBox driver for Linux 2.6.38

I am running Debian 6, and decided to install 2.6.38 kernel from Unstable. I also installed the headers so that I can later on : sudo apt-get install --target-release=unstable ...
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Qemu & AIX 6.1 - what am i missing?

I have a Fedora 14 i386 / T7100 C2D HP notebook. I need to run e.g.: AIX 6.1 on it for testing purposes. I installed a VirtualBox on this Fedora machine. I installed a guest os in the VirtualBox. ...
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Gnome trouble on a DisplayLink device in a Linux virtual machine

I have a virtual machine running Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit. Using the tools provided with VirtualBox, I have added a DisplayLink device to the VM and created the following xorg.conf file: Section ...
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linux distro that's lightweight & works in seamless mode for commandline use on VirtualBox

Currently, I'm doing web development on my windows machine. Some projects are just easier to run on Linux (like Node.js.) I only need the commandline, so I run Ubuntu in seamless mode. I don't need ...
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How to run a fresh version of AIX in a Virtual Machine with a Linux host?

I need to learn about AIX, and I only have a laptop with Fedora 14/VirtualBox on it. Is there any chance that I could run an AIX guest in my VirtualBox? My laptop has an Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU ...
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Can I get an 8-bit clean connection with 'socat'?

This question is mostly about "socat", but here's some background to go with it: I am trying -- for reasons having mostly to do with nostalgia -- to write a virtual modem driver for use with ...
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How to access a shared directory with Virtualbox OSE

I would like to share data between a VirtualBox OSE guest OS and the host. This location should be also writable by either of the two.
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How to transfer a VirtualBox OSE VM to the metal

I have a bunch of VirtualBox VMs (Linux and Windows) and would like to know how to transfer any of them to the metal.
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I'm failing to restore a VirtualBox VM

I am trying to restore a VM but I get this error message: I think this happened because, while the VM was live, I removed one snapshot. How do I fix this, short of restoring older snapshots? ...
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Wine vs Virtualbox?

I have used Wine before. I recently heard of VirtualBox. Do they do the same thing? What are the differences and relative merits of these?
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Installing CentOs 5.5-x86_64 kernel hangs with message NET: Registered Protocol family 2

The title pretty much says it all. I am attempting to install CentOS 5.5 on Oracle VM VirtualBox. I press enter for normal installation, things start to happen and then it hangs with the above ...
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What's causing VirtualBox OSE to hang my machine?

I'm using VirtualBox OSE and recently, when I run Ubuntu 10.10 on it, my machine tends to hang, forcing me to hard-reset it (not good). How do I start finding where the problem is? Here's the last ...
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Guest Additions in VirtualBox

I'm setting up a development server with VirtualBox. I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 Server. I want to use filesharing to setup the files that I need to develop on but it seems that the CD drive is not ...
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How to make a distro be fullscreen on VirtualBox?

I'm running Debian as host and I fail to get Debian, Ubuntu, and Fedora guests to be fullscreen. Changing video memory didn't help. NOTES: I haven't tried any other distro I didn't create WinXP ...
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Good distro for a VM?

I want a lightweight Linux VM that I can run with VirtualBox on Windows so I can test how to deploy PHP apps, Mono apps, etc. I don't need the UI and was thinking of going with the Ubuntu server ISO. ...