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

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Get an error with apt-get trying to install pidgin

I'm running this as a debian wheezy inside a vm with NAT networking with a win7 host. When I try to install pidgin using sudo apt-get install pidgin I get following error Err ...
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Need to install VirtualBox Guest Additions 4.3.8 in CentOS 6.3

My host system is OSX 10.9.2 and I'm running VirtualBox 4.3.8. In a Hadoop class I took recently, we were provided with a VM disk image preloaded with CentOS 6.3 and a lot of Hadoop-related ...
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Debian Desktop working inside virtual machine [closed]

I installed debian wheezy on a virtual box hard disk but I don't see any desktop icons and things like desktop shorcuts don't work. I have the latest updates. How do I fix this?
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How shadow a file to point to something else?

Case: VirtualBox doesn't support Windows' symlink to be shared with host (Linux). actually a physical folder which contains the link is share. Everything except the symlink can be accessed. Have a ...
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LiveCD “Remembers” Earlier Partitioning

Whenever I use VirtualBox to install a Linux distro, I usually install the LiveISO onto the hard drive instead of just using it as a live CD. However, sometimes the ISO doesn't install fully (usually ...
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Wireless bridged networking in KVM. Why is it so complicated?

I've been using VirtualBox (and sometimes VMWare) for years and I've never had any problem with the virtual network adapters, no matter if the physical ones were wired or not. I also played some time ...
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subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 1

Here is the virtualbox-4.3.prerm script. apt-cache policy virtualbox-guest-additions-iso virtualbox virtualbox-4.3. I was trying to install virtualbox-guess-additions-iso, and got the following ...
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Linux Debain Squeezy Distro: Weakerth4n, Kconfig && make issues

I am running the Weakerth4n linux operating system on my old dell d600 laptop I got at Defcon for $80 USD. Anyway I had a question about making certain programs (like Virtual Box) this may be as ...
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Does a Virtual Machine Server Have a Web address? [closed]

Hi I'm trying to set up a server for my moodle virtual programming lab. It has something named a jail server that is used to run code remotely. I have a Ubuntu server set up with all the correct ...
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Left control key not working in virtualbox

I'm having an issue. I'm trying to install Gentoo in virtualbox. I can't use nano because when I press Ctrl + x, I see, I have written x letter. Something's wrong with Ctrl key in virtualbox. I've ...
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CentOS 6.5 in virtual box : can't install any package

I have just installed CentOS 6.5 on my virtualbox. I wanted to install the GUI, using this command : yum groupinstall -y 'X Window System' but it gave me the following error message : "couldn't ...
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Virtualbox complains that I don't have headers

I've installed Virtualbox (on Debian testing amd64)according to the wiki. But I get this error: $ virtualbox WARNING: The character device /dev/vboxdrv does not exist. Please install the ...
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What is the appropriate kernel for the i7-4770K CPU? [duplicate]

I'm attempting to install Centos 6.5 and Ubuntu 13.10 via VirtualBox and I seem to be getting conflicting issues. I first tried installing the x86_64 version, which notified me that I needed the i686 ...
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Error when installing Oracle VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.04

I got the following error and couldn't find any solution on Google: apt-get -f install VirtualBox-4.3 dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/virtualbo ...
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Virtualbox under Proxmox

On a Jenkins Master-Slave configuration and need to run on the slaves Kitchen tests on several jobs. Kitchen for those who do not know it, runs infrastructure on demand using Vagrant and VirtualBox ...
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How to properly set up 2 network interfaces in CentOS (running in VirtualBox)?

I have a VirtualBox machine running CentOS 6.5. I've created 2 network adapters for it in VirtualBox's networking settings for the machine. The first is NAT which I want the guest to use to connect to ...
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Running minix3 in virtual box [closed]

My host OS is Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit.I want to run Minix 3 in the virtual box from live CD. I followed their instructions to install it, and faced the following error: Warning:1 module failed to ...
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Why are my two virtual machines getting the same IP address? (Oracle virtual box)

I have following set up on my machine. Windows 8 operating system first Ubuntu as virtual machine. I configured two network adapters for Ubuntu 1) NAT 2) Host only. after that I was able to ping ...
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Pentesting from a virtual machine, hiding the host

I want to install Kali Linux as a virtual machine in VirtualBox for pentesting wireless routers and network hosts. I want to hide my host OS, which is Windows 8, so that other machines see my computer ...
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Can VirtualBox run under Xen Dom0?

I'd like to turn my Linux Mint desktop into Xen host. Will I be able to use VirtualBox inside Dom0, just like without Xen? What the limitations would be (if any)? I believe, that this might not be ...
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sharing folders in virtual box

I'm trying to run a Linux Mint guest inside a Linux Mint host(both 64-bit). I've installed Guest Additions etc. But I'm not able to access the shared folder. sudo mount -t vboxsf kernel ...
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VirtualBox: Same IP address for both network interfaces on same machine (scientific linux)?

When booting up the VM (Scientific Linux 6.4) in VirtualBox (4.3), I'm getting the same ip address for both network interfaces. VirtualBox has NAT for the first network adapter, and Host-Only for the ...
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Resize vdi size doesn't work as supposed [duplicate]

I just installed the new one Debian xfce via VirtualBox, but decided to increase the vdi size from 8GB to 20GB (because it requires 42% of all disk space at this moment): VBoxManage.exe modifyhd ...
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VirtualBox Package to DL for Linux Mint

I am trying to decide which edition of VirtualBox to download. I am currently running Linux Mint 16 Petra MATE and am wanting to install Windows 8.1 to a VM to use Visual Studio for some of my course ...
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How to log into network in linux?

I am using a custom version of OpenWRT linux that is used as a dev enviroment for a a graphic library. I am using it as a Virtualbox image. The distro contains a proxy module that needs to access the ...
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WebGL support on VirtualBox guest

I've managed to install a Debian 7.3 as guest on virtualbox 4.3.6 VM with guest additions, and I'm not able to make work webGL. While I'm able to see openGL working (tried with glxinfo and glxgears ...
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Web server seems to keep serving old images, issue with Apache & VirtualBox?

I'm asking this here because I'm pretty sure it's a Linux issue. I'm running Apache server locally on Ubuntu Server 12.10, which runs inside a virtual machine (VirtualBox) on Windows 7. The "www" ...
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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 ...