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

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Prevent libvirtd from modifying file attributes

I have a .vdi disk file that is shared between libvirtd and VirtualBox. Each time I start a program with libvirtd, the owner of the .vdi file is set to root. I'm wondering if it's configurable? I ...
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Why can't I install Debian amd64 in VirtualBox?

I'm trying to install the Debian ISO, debian-live-7.2-amd64-standard.iso into a virtual machine in VirtualBox but it just hangs. I'm running this version: $ virtualbox -h Oracle VM VirtualBox ...
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Ubuntu: how do you swap eth0 and eth1? (Ubuntu 13.10 server in a VirtualBox VM)

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 server (64-bit) in a VirtualBox 4.3.6 VM (Windows host) with one NAT adapter assigned. The only non-default software selected during installation was OpenSSH. So far so ...
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Virtualbox user home directory

I have a tiny problem. I want to avoid VirtualBox from creating /home/$USER/.VirtualBox directory and create another directory like /home/$USER/DIR instead to put the log files etc there. I tried to ...
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Upgrading VirtualBox Guest Additions

I have been running a Debian (Wheezy) guest on a Window 7 host with Oracle VirtualBox. I was recently prompted to upgrade the VirtualBox and did so to version 4.3. Now I cannot get the guest ...
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Run Windows program on Linux in a secure way

I am trying to find a way to achieve a secure execution of Windows programs inside a Linux installation. I suppose that a Windows malware should not do any damage (infect the machine), if executed ...
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How to connect to a guest VM from the host system?

I have a VM webserver setup and I have installed and started Apache. The VM has a bridged network interface and can be pinged from the host using 192.168.0.2. However, if I type that same IP address ...
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Does my VM need to be on the same LAN IP range to ping?

I have a home LAN where all internal IP addresses are in the rang 192.169.0.0-254. However, on one of those computers I have setup a CentOS VM, which currently seems to be set to 10.0.2.1. So the VM ...
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How to forward port by (sub)domain name?

I have this setup: a (Host) FreeBSD 9.2 host server running VirtualBox with another (Guest) FreeBSD guest server. I have set up port forwarding on the Host to the Guest like this: VBoxManage ...
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host only ip address: can it be 10.*.*.*?

My router is set to have computers IP range from 10.1.1.1 to 10.1.1.60 I'm trying to run Linux in virtual box in a host computer with windows 7. The host computer has 10.1.1.5 currently, which is ...
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Virtualbox 4.2.18 Ubuntu guest — unable to access shared folder

I'm using virtualbox 4.2.18 with Windows 7 host and a Ubuntu 13.10 guest. I've shared a folder from Windows host to the guest OS using the Virtualbox settings for shared-folder. At first, there was a ...
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Centos 6.3 on Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.6 GUI flickering after startup

My CentOS 6.3 installation in Oracle Virtual Box 4.3.6 was working fine until this morning when the UI would not startup properly and started flickering. In the UI there is a white box (3x2 size) ...
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Windows 7 guest fails to boot on Fedora 20 host

In virt-manager Windows boots (in safe mode) up to loading classpnp.sys. CPU usage then stays at 100%. In VirtualBox I get a blue-screen-of-death right after loading classpnp.sys and then it reboots. ...
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Having issues installing Kali Linux in Virtualbox

Trying to install Kali Linux in VB and it freezes. I believe I have the correct version and a good ISO because it comes up and allows me to navigate to "install" Once I press enter, all that happens ...
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How to connect to a virtualbox guest?

I have Ubuntu and I've installed VirtualBox in the desktop and installed CentOS but how would I go about connecting to it remotely via SSH as if I type my IP in? When I do this it just loads the ...
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Cannot open shared folder under Debian (VirtualBox)

There is a virtual machine under Debian 7.1.0 Wheezy i386 (guest). Host is Linux Mint 12. The shared folder is set up with auto-mount, but it doesn't appear in /media directory, as said in the user ...
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Error running Virtual Box on Arch Linux

I installed Virtual Box regularly on Arch Linux using pacman: pacman -S virtualbox When i run virtualbox from the terminal, the GUI of the program is loaded but I can't use a virtual machine and I ...
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Extending/resizing Fedora Guest-OS root-drive in VirtualBox

I hope you can help me with that: My VirtualBox Guest-OS (Fedora 19) told me, that there is not enough free disk-space availabe, so I first increased the .vdi-file by using the Windows-Commandline: ...
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VirtualBox abnormal behavior when mouse focus from iMac Maverick to vm running Debian wheezy

I am experimenting this really annoying behavior. I never had this problem with other platform combination. In this combination: Hardware OS Host: iMac Maverick Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.2 r90405 Vm ...
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CentOS 6.5 installation hangs on first screen

I'm trying to install CentOS 6.5 in Virtual Box. The problem is, the installation hangs on the first screen after waiting about 10 seconds. How can I pass this screen? The steps I installed: 1) ...
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Mounting another VM's .vdi in VirtualBox

I have two VMs in VirtualBox. For exmaple, VM 1 runs Red Hat, and VM 2 runs Ubuntu. For the Red Hat VM I have redhat.vdi and redhat2.vdi, and for the Ubuntu VM I have ubuntu.vdi and unbuntu2.vdi. ...
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How to use VNC for gaming?

I was just wondering if it's possible to set up a windows 7 VPS/VNC server to be used for gaming on my local network. I have a macbook pro as my main computer, it doesn't quite have the horsepower ...
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Fedora and Samba on VirtualBox

I have Linux Fedora 18 installed as a VM Guest. Trying to share directories from the Linux VM Guest box to the Windows 7 Host. (NOTE: VirtualBox is installed on Windows 7, and the Linux virtual ...
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Change executable reference for app icon in in GNOME 3 launcher

I've created a custom script to launch VirtualBox that replaced the original script in ¸/usr/bin/¸. So running VirtualBox in a terminal launches my script. However, pressing super key and type ...
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Virtualize Windows on Fedora and let Windows see real hardware

My question may be weird. I want to know if there is some virtual machine that lets me install Windows 7 under Linux and lets Windows use, as a virtual device, the same device that is really installed ...
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Transferring Operating System from VM to Physical System

I have Ubuntu 13.04 running in a VM in VirtualBox. Originally, I was just trying it out, but now I've started using it a lot, and I have many of my programs and files in it. Is it possible to transfer ...
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Installing Android-x86 on a USB (not creating a Live USB)?

I want to carry around an Android OS install on a USB so I can have a Google Authenticator with me everywhere I go since I don't own any mobile devices. The idea being that I can run Android through ...
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Startx Segmentation fault error after installing VirtualGuest Additions for Virtualbox

I have been using my backtrack version 5 on the Virtualbox for some time now but I had a resolution problem and after searching found out I better install VirtualGuest additions. However after ...
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Debian console size in VirtualBox

I installed Debian 7.2.0 as a guest operating system on VirtualBox 4.2.18 (host OS is Windows 7). I installed Debian without any graphical user interface. When I start up Debian, the console size is ...
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Linux Mint 15 unable to install on VM VirtualBox

Appears that something maybe up with my VM set-up as it wouldn't install Fedora either. Problem will be I load up the VM and hit F12 to boot from the CD/DVD which is pointed to the mounted ISO file ...
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Open VirtualBox GUI?

I've installed VirtualBox and I would like to create a VM now. I prefer to use the GUI rather than the command line interface, and I know that VirtualBox comes with such a GUI. However, I can't seem ...
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Unable to unregister vms

I have the following command to extract the name of virtual machines currently available in the host system. vmslist=$(vboxmanage list vms | awk '{print $1}') I pass this list to a for loop in ...
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How to make use of a real PCI modem in a Virtual Machine?

Is there a way where I can use my PCI modem in a virtual machine on an ubuntu 12.04 host box? I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on the host and I want to use my PCI modem on a guest virtual machine. Can ...
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Ubuntu warning. W: Duplicate sources.list entry

After installing Oracle VirtualBox, when I do sudo apt-get update, I get the following warning W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/ raring/contrib i386 ...
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Debian/kfreebsd VirtualBox guest additions

I'm trying and failing to install the virtualbox guest additions for a unstable Debian/kfreebsd virtual machine running in VirtualBox. Without the guest additions, the idle process pegs one of my CPU ...
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Share an external IP with several virtual hosts

For a centos server hosting a few LAMP virtual machines (using VirtualBox), I have a single external IP. I would like to be able to use this single host external IP to address the virtual machines. ...
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Starting rng-tools in SLES guest in VirtualBox

I am trying to start rng-tools in a SLES 11 SP3 installation inside of VirtualBox. vagrant@sles11sp3x64:~> uname -a Linux sles11sp3x64 3.0.93-0.8-default #1 SMP Tue Aug 27 08:44:18 UTC 2013 ...
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Can't boot properly after moving all files off then back on my VM drive

I have created an Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit VM in VirtualBox with a .vdi disk. I then mount this disk with qemu-nbd and move all the files off it; then back onto it. When I boot the VM again I get varying ...
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Centos VM network configuration problems [closed]

Hi I am new to this stuff and confused. I have a CentOS VM and I cannot get it to see the outside world. I have a bridged adapter. I have tried NAT and a host only network. /etc/sysconfig/network: ...
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retrieve the host interface name used by a VirtualBox interface in “bridged mode”

I need to retrieve the tuntap interface name used from my the VM interfaces in "bridged adapter" mode. I found that this information resides in the xml file of the VirtualBox VM under: val ...
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User-specific virtual machines in VirtualBox

Is it possible to start many VMs created by different users on the same Linux host? I want to start four virtual machines with my own user name and start four with another user name at the same time ...
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Virtualbox export appliance

I have an Ubuntu OS installed using virtualbox. Inside the Ubuntu OS, I have installed QEMU, GCC for ARM and GDB for communicating between ARM and QEMU. My question is, if I export this image using ...
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VirtualBox Guest Additions causes problems with X server in Fedora 18. How to solve without reinstalling?

I've installed VirtualBox (and it's Guest Additions), and after updating the kernel to the latest and also updating VB accordingly, I can not boot normally . (X server doesn't start, but I can login ...
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Does Debian guest need linux headers to install Virtualbox guest additions?

**Disclaimer, I'm fairly new to Linux ~2 years at home and, mostly, have only used ubuntu. I have salix (14.0) installed as host and would like to setup a debian(Squeeze) guest. In the process of ...
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DNS issues when using VPN in Linux Mint

I'm using Windows8 as my host OS, and are running a Linux Mint VM on virtualbox, with its network being virtualized as NAT. I'm using Ciscos AnyConnect VPN to get access to a certain network. The ...
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how to transfer port in virtual box

I am running a Debian guest VM on Oracle VirtualBox on my Windows machine. I have a DNS server (bind) on the guest that I'd like to see externally from outside the guest OS. How do I give this access ...
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Resizing root partition in LVM broke Grub

I'm using Debian Wheezy hosted on W7 in Virtualbox. I needed to enlarge root partition then added a new virtual disk to virtual machine. Doing the steps mentioned below brings me to grub prompt. I: ...
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Access VirtualBox Debian Apache Guest on Windows Host

I am running Oracle VirtualBox with Debian as guest OS on a Windows 7 host. I have installed Apache and specified the following two network adapters in VM: Bridge Host-only w/ the same IP set as ...
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Can't do chown/chgrp/chmod on shared dir in VirtualBox Ubuntu 10.04

I installed Guest Additions on my Ubuntu 10.04 VM running out of VirtualBox in order to enable directory sharing, following these instructions. Set the shared folder in the VirtualBox GUI and it ...
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Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions on Ubuntu Server 10.04

I am trying to install Guest Additions on my Ubuntu 10.04 VM running out of Virtual Box. The problem starts when the instructions call for some menu feature that I cannot find, specifically: Go ...