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

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VirtualBox state suddenly SEEMs to have been restored to an earlier time

I have CentOS 7 installed on my Windows 8.1 VirtualBox, and file-system sized 30Gb. It worked fine until this morning, then the storage became full (due to Downloads and Projects). I tried a tool ...
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Cloning a drive larger than your own

I made this nice backup system to turn drives into vdi's and put them on our network share. Then the next day my boss walks in with 20 new machines to replace our old ones, they have 2TB drives. How ...
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Installing elementaryOS

Can anyone tell me what is necessary to get elementaryOS installed in a virtualbox on a Windows7 host? I came across elementaryOS a few days back and I have been trying to install it in a VirtualBox. ...
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Installing VirtualBox in Fedora 21 using RPM Fusion is giving me problems

I've recently installed Fedora 21 Workstation and I want to install the VirtualBox package from RPM Fusion. But it is giving me problems. $ uname -a Linux a10-5800k 3.18.5-201.fc21.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon ...
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Automate a gratuitous ARP every x seconds

There may be another issue here, so any other questions or comments are welcome. I have a CentOS 6.6 VM running under VirtualBox. It is connected to a GNS3 topology using a UDPTunnel. Everything ...
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Unable to connect to internet from Centos VM

I am using VirtualBox 4.3, I have installed centos 6.3. I have two adpaters attached. 1) NAT 2) Host-Only I want to be able to setup a cluster of 3 machines which can talk to each other and also be ...
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How to pass local directory as drive in Windows+VirtualBox

Setup: Linux host + VirtualBox + Windows 7 guest. Currectly I use shared folders feature but it is too fragile, I see all phantom effects and on the other hand Windows have change file notification ...
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SSH to a virtual machine

I recently installed a Linux (Mint 17) virtual Machine on a Windows 7 PC. In order to be able to SSH to this virtual machine, I had to define a few rules and redirect ports as explained in other posts ...
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How to create a bootable hard disk image from an iso image?

I would like install a proprietary operating system onto my CentOS box using VirtualBox. There is a problem though, when I mount the install ISO image as a DVD, soon the installer complains of missing ...
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Can I exclude some key bindings in VirtualBox?

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 as my host system. Then I have Virtualbox with Windows 8.1 as guest OS. I am using workspaces in Ubuntu and I want to run Virtualbox in fullscreen in one workspace and at the ...
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terminal converts first letter to uppercase

After a $ vagrant ssh into a Centos 7 VM, - If I type a command in the VM terminal that uses zsh shell, the first letter gets uppercased. How can I stop this behaviour? I briefly looked at $ stty ...
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Why does VirtualBox spawn so many processes on Linux?

I am using VirtualBox version 4.1.12_Ubuntur77245. Following is a screenshot of the command htop. Why does virtualbox spawn multiple processes for a single VM?
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how to install the virtual-box on Linux Mint 17?

I need to install the virtual-box on my Linux Mint 17 machine, so please help me out. Also tell me if any prerequisites to install in the machine. Thanks in advance.
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Access network of PC2 from virtualbox installed on PC1

I am going to attend one seminar where I need to bring laptop with installed Virtualbox and Windows 7 running inside it. My laptop is too old to handle Virtualbox with Windows 7 and native Linux ...
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How to use a ChromeOS recent build artifact to boot with VirtualBox?

Given the build artifacts from a recent successful ChromeOS build, how can this chromiumos_base_image.tar.xz be converted for use with VirtualBox? An message board thread indicates this is possible, ...
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ubuntu Kernel panic while installing CentOS 7 in VirtualBox

I have a laptop with Xubuntu desktop 14.10 , and I installed VirtualBox and updated it to the latest version . I'm trying to install CentOS 7 (source downloaded from the official site) as a VM, ...
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Having trouble using pantheon-greeter-bzr and pantheon-session-bzr on virtualbox with ArchLinux

I am trying to test ArchLinux with Pantheon on a VM on VirtualBox. I am able to install ArchLinux and pacman -S the following packages succesfuly: xorg-server xorg-server-utils ...
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Persistent Virtualbox guest VM hardware configuration

I wish move to virtual Windows on my corporate laptop, rather to keep it as host OS. I will use this VM Windows on few laptops, but because this will be fully original OS version with Office and ...
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Enable 1440p on CentOS 6 (VirtualBox Guest)

I'm attempting to increase my resolution to 1440p on an existing CentOS VM. Currently, the display options only show up to 1080p under CentOS (guest OS, screenshot here), but I am able to run 1440p on ...
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How can I mount a subfolder of a shared folder?

I'm using this command to mount a shared folder inside my VM: sudo mount -t vboxsf vm_shared ~/shared/ Is it possible to mount a subfolder inside vm_shared to ~/shared/ ?
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Why does a linux guest consume 100% of the host CPU under VirtualBox when the guest appears idle?

I am using VirtualBox on a Macbook Pro running Yosemite. My linux guests sometimes consume 100% of the host CPU (viewed in Activity Monitor) even though the guest is idle. Why is the host CPU ...
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Virtualbox guest responding really slow over SSH, VBoxHeadLess stuck in 99.9% system time

I've been using Vagrant/virtualbox on a relatively new laptop with decent specs (16GB memory, Intel i7 4710HQ cpu, dual m-sata SSD). So far, with every guest I run, I encounter really high latency, ...
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Kali Linux: Cursor not showing

I downloaded Kali Linux 3 days ago so I'm pretty new with this program. I started the Kali Linux this morning and everything was like the days before; the cursor was there. Then I turned it off, ...
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guest owns NIC, host and other guests access via NAT

OK, this is a bit complicated. On my host OS, when Guest1 is running, I want any incoming connections to go to guest1. So from the outside the system looks like guest1. But I still need to access ...
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Setting IP address of choice for a Virtual Box

I've a service running on Amazon AWS which has restriction on inbound connections to my office machine IP address which are like 10.x.x.x When I'm at home, I connect to VPN and my IP address when I ...
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How to install UNIX In a virtual machine?

I got a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to install some abandonware in virtual machines with VirtualBox and I chose to begin with AT&T UNIX 4 Version 2.1. I allocated for this machine 512 ...
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Linux Apache VM Port Issue

I have a RHEL VirtualBox VM in bridged mode so it can be accessed from the LAN. RHEL hosts an HTTPD server configured to listen on ports 80, 8080 and 8181. netstat -an | grep :8 confirms that port 80, ...
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Can't access VirtualBox share from MediaTomb

I just installed Mint 17.1 Cinnamon as a virtual machine using VirtualBox. I want the VM to act as a media server running MediaTomb, however MediaTomb can't access my VirtualBox share. I know I'm ...
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Network through bridge in VM is pretty unstable

I install CentOS through VirtualBox and want to use bridge to use the network. But the network is pretty unstable and when I ping the gateway, the response is pretty slow. How can I improve this?
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Set storage size on creation of VM VirtualBox

Is there a way to set the storage size for the VM on creating it? I will be using Vagrant, but not sure if this is something that needs to be done in VirtualBox or a setting I can include in the ...
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Create disk space on Vagrant/VirtualBox guest

I am looking to expand my VMs storage space and have done it the following way: Moved Vagrant to an external hard drive Reformatted the box to .vdi, resized it, formatted back to .vmdk Re-added the ...
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SELinux ignoring configuration?

I'm using Vagrant and VirtualBox to run a CentOS 6.5 VM. In /etc/sysconfig/selinux I have set SELINUX=permissive. However, everytime I restart the VM, sudo getenforce shows SELinux as Enforcing. ...
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Can't boot Kali-linux in Virtualbox (Elementary OS host)

I'm trying to boot/install Kali Linux in Virtualbox under Elementary OS (based on Ubuntu 12) as host on a 64 bits computer. I build a "classical" virtual machine for Kali: name : Kali OS : Linux ...
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Import Image from X11 Screen dosent work in linux

A long story in short, trying to automate an ISO setup/installation process In server(SLES11 SP2) running the installation scripts and virtualbox also installed in the same server. using rdesktop to ...
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Xen error “No usable disk have been found”

I have install following Xen4 version on CentOS6.x but when i create VM and install OS it am getting following error before disk partition wizard No usable disk have been found I used following CMD: ...
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The issues of installing Ubuntu on Windows 7 through virtualbox

I am trying to install Ubuntu on Windows 7 using VirtualBox. I have created an Ubuntu instance, and am trying to launch the VM that can lead me to input the downloaded Ununtu image. However, this ...
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DHCP Kali Linux

I'm using VBox. I have got a Bridged Adapter. I need to get my network working. What I can already do is to set everything up manually, I mean: ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.33 netmask 255.255.255.0 route ...
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GParted doesn't recognize my newly resized vdi

Before I describe the problem, I'd like to specify that I'm not confused about the size of the partitions (they haven't been extended yet, so of course they haven't grown) but the size of the actual ...
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Windows XP Virtualbox Not Recognising iPhone

I have set up Windows XP on Virtualbox, and it's running fine. iTunes has been correctly installed, the extensions required are installed. I have navigated to the USB settings in the settings of the ...
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Linux host list virtualbox vrde (guest virtual kvm) clients

I have a GNU/Linux machine running virtualbox with VRDE access. I am looking for a way to count the number of rdesktop connections to an individual guest. Is this possible?
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Can I install on my PC an Arch Linux installed in VirtualBox?

I was wondering if I can install Arch Linux in VirtualBox, installing there all the apps I will use, and then make an ISO to install on my PC (I mean, as host and not as guest). Is there a way to do ...
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Wine or VirtualBox for Windows proprietary software installation?

I just bought a Windows proprietary software which appears to store license keys in their internet database right after installation. After purchasing, I was provided with 1 license key, and it is ...
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Install current windows system once replaced by Ubuntu

I would like to know if it is technically possible to virtualize a windows 8 operating system on a machine. Then completely replace windows by Ubuntu on the same machine And install the virtualized ...
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OpenVPN on Ubuntu VM

I am trying to create a VLAN Network from my home network for a web-dev platform. I am running Ubuntu servers in VirtualBox on a Windows 7 machine. I am running an Ubuntu DHCP/OpenVPN/Shorewall ...
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Use VirtualBox to access site on host from guest? the host and guest is linux

I'm running VirtualBox on a Ubuntu (host), the VM I’m using is fedora (guest). VirtualBox is setup to use the NAT network adapter, and I'm able to get to the internet. I use Port Forwarding to access ...
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VirtualBox Time Sync

I use Oracle Virtualbox 4.2.18 as a guest Linux environment on my Mac OSX so I can use it to host an Oracle DB (11G R2). The problem I have is that every day at various points the system time of the ...
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MacOS X Mavericks running VirtualBox cannot communicate with Linux VM

I have a MacOS X Mavericks host running Vagrant using VirtualBox as a provider. I have experienced several times that with different VMs (particularly Ubuntu Linux VMs) after the first time the VM is ...
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Linux Mint: Unable to uninstall / remove virtualbox

I'm using Linux Mint 17 and I have to uninstall virtualbox-4.3 from the system, but it's giving me the following error. $ sudo apt-get remove --purge virtualbox-4.3 Reading package lists... Done ...
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why I can't see the interface in Linux Debian [closed]

I set an eth1 interface in Linux Debian, and I rebooted after that, but I don't see it when I would like to use the sudo ifconfig, or ifconfig command (as root) only the eth0 interface. The settings ...
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“WARNING: The character device /dev/vboxdrv does not exist.” [closed]

WARNING: The character device /dev/vboxdrv does not exist. Please install the virtualbox-dkms package and the appropriate headers, most likely linux-headers-amd64. You will not be able ...