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

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NTP not syncing in a VM

I'm managing some VirtualBox developer environments. The time drifts out of sync when the box is suspended, so I want to use NTP to keep it in sync. NTP doesn't seem to be doing its job, though - the ...
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Locating and Installing a program (Heroku Toolbelt)

I'm new to Linux and Heroku. I downloaded the Heroku Toolbelt into my CentOS/VirtualBox setup using the following command: wget -qO- https://toolbelt.heroku.com/install.sh | sh However, according ...
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Out-of-the-box CentOS in VirtualBox (NAT): Network is unreachable [duplicate]

My host is a freshly installed Ubuntu 2013.04, wireless network access worked out-of-the-box so I don't have any strange network configuration. In VirtualBox 4.2.10, with default (NAT) settings, I ...
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Having Virtualbox disk images on /opt

Background After a recent HDD crash I did a clean install of Linux Mint 15 on a new disk. Seeing the potential problems with having backups of my documents and eclipse workspace, I realized that a ...
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64bit VM host environment for debian linux similar to VMware player on Wintel?

I have an Intel Core Duo i3-2100 running a flavour of Debian. I understand Virtual Box is x86-only so is there any similar open source Virtualisation environment that can host images like VMware ...
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Install Guest Additions CentOS 64 (guest), Win 8 (host)

I am attempting to Install Guest Additions CentOS 64 (guest), Win 8 (host) Oracle's VM Virtual Box quite unsuccessfully. I have tried to follow the method answered here. But, I get the "mount point ...
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CentOS no network interface after installation in VirtualBox

I have Ubuntu 12.10 on which i installed virtual box on which I setup centos 6.4 i386. On Ubuntu I have: 3.5.0-17-generic kernal running. On virtual box I install centos 6.4 and everything works ...
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Is it safe to run everything from VirtualBox?

E.g. I install Ubuntu as my main system without anything else but VirtualBox and maybe some programs that need to be installed to run VirtualBox. Then I install within VirtualBox Windows 7 (because I ...
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Changing permissions on an NFS mount + sharing directories with a guest VM

I'm building a development environment where folders from a host environment (OSX) are mounted in VirtualBox VMs running Ubuntu guests. Our experience is that straightforward VirtualBox shared ...
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Fedora 18 guest in VirtualBox 4.2: How to assign static IPv4 address to guest regardless of active ethernet interface on host

I have a Ubuntu 13.04 host running VirtualBox 4.2.12. This host has both a wired and a wireless network interface, but only one of which would usually be active at any given time. For example, at home ...
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Install postgresql 9.2 on debian wheezy (on virtualbox)

I have virtualbox with Debian Wheezy. I'm trying to install Postgresql 9.2 on it. When I trying do it by this instruction i have next: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Clipboard sharing between the host OS and a virtual console of a VirtualBox linux guest

I have a CentOS guest OS running without X11. Is there anyway I can paste text from the host clipboard into the virtual terminals or highlight text in the vt via the console mouse daemon and paste it ...
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Sniffing VirtualBox machine behind NAT

I have a VirtualBox machine with a single interface connected to VB's NAT mode. What I would like to do is sniff all traffic coming from/to any machine behind that NAT. (I don't think I will need to ...
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CentOS 6.4 as VirtualBox guest under Windows 8 host, fullscreen mode causes unresponsive cursor

I apologize in advance if this is an inappropriate place to post this question. I've installed VirtualBox 4.1.26 in Windows 8 6.2 (I don't think I have Pro) and got CentOS 6.4 installed with Guest ...
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Distributing Updates to VirtualBox Images with (Bandwith) Efficency

I'm currently responsible for a lab of machines that all need to run the same virtual machines. I want to automate my current setup of distributing VirtualBox virtual machines via rsync (erasing any ...
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Trying to install fedora 19 beta TC3 (lxde spin) in virtualbox

I am trying to install fedora 19 beta TC3 (lxde spin), iso image from here: https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/stage/19-Beta-TC3/Live/x86_64/ I have virtualbox running in my Lubuntu 13.04 raring ...
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Virtualbox NAT + Host-Only Adapter

My host is Ubuntu 12.04 and guest is a Debian squeeze (LAMP server). I want to allow the host to connect the guest. and allow the guest to connect the internet. The guest should not be enabled from ...
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How to find out UUID of a non-block USB device?

In a nutshell, the device I have is not a block device so blkid command doesn't suit me. But at least I can get some info about my device via lsusb -v command although it doesn't contain its UUID. ...
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How to enable Virtualization AMD-V Aspire one AO725 from BIOS or otherwise

I'm try to use the virtualbox to visualizer the system of 64bits but the error that get is: La aceleración VT-x/AMD-V ha sido habilitada, pero no es funcional. Su sistema invitado de 64-bit fallára ...
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Do I need acpid in a virtual machine?

I'm always wondering if power management facilities in a virtual machine is necessary? i.e acpid. And I'm not sure if they still function in a virtual machine.
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Virtualbox kernel modules not loading at boot

I have been running virtualbox on an Ubuntu 12.04 laptop for a while and it has all worked smooth, but suddenly, probably after a kernel upgrade, the vbox* modules are not loading at boot, if I ...
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VirtualBox under Archlinux can't connect to Internet after “pacman -Syu”

I have a windows 7 VM in virtualbox and I'm used to connect the Internet though NAT. But after the last system upgrade, the Internet can't be reached in the VM. I check the log at /var/log/pacman.log ...
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Do savestate before power off host (Virtualbox/OpenSUSE)

I was working on a old version of VirtualBox (3.2.6) in which I can edit /etc/sysconfig/vbox, there I can add as many VM to start when the host boots up. Now on the this new version 4.2.6 can't edit ...
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How to SSH apache user from a remote guest server on VirtualBox with host-only network?

I have two CentOS virtual machines on VirtualBox . one of them let's say CentOS-1 holds my Web application code. Second is CentOS2. I have two network connections between these two servers : Bridged ...
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How to install virtualbox guest addition in a guest machine with the latest Archlinux?

I want to install the virtualbox guest addition in a guest Archlinux machine. The vbox version is 4.2.10 r84104, and the Arch install media is the latest release 2013.04.01 with systemd as the ...
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no sound in fedora 18

I installed Fedora 18 Xfce Spin as a guest operating system on VirtualBox.It has no sound. The operating system settings are: Host Driver:Windows DirectSound Controller:ICH AC97 How can I solve ...
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Fedora 18 host cannot ping Windows XP guest

I have my laptop running Fedora 18. I want to run a Windows XP guest using VirtualBox 4.2.6. My configuration seems correct, here is my networking report. Fedora 18 host lo: ...
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switch network on and off of a virtual remote server

I need to perform a testing panel which disconnects a network cable and connect it again on a specific virtual server via a php web page. I found that ip & ifconfig can disconnect a network, but ...
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Error while mounting directory from host via NFS

I've been looking around the site but I couldn't find anyone with the same problem. On VirtualBox, I have a machine with IP *.28 and another one with IP *.20. The latter should mount a directory ...
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Using a bridge, an LXC container can't ping router, but the host OS can

I've got a virtual machine running under virtualbox, and in that virtual machine I've got an LXC container I'm trying to bridge to virtualbox's NAT interface: ------------- ----------- ...
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Error: invalid arch independent ELF magic, while loading a VirtualBox machine with Ubuntu Tinyos

I've created a virtual machine with Ubuntu (having TinyOS). The problem arises when I start the machine. I immediately get a black screen with written: GRUB loading. error: invalid arch independent ...
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Do USB emulators exist for Linux?

I'm looking for software that lets me have many virtual USB drives on my Ubuntu installation. I want them to be seen by virtual machines in VirtualBox so I can do backup operations. I need the drives ...
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fstab not mounting VirtualBox shared folder?

I have a virtual machine here which I use for development, so as not to mess anything up in my existing environment. I've made a share named "web" available to the guest OS (Ubuntu 12.10 Server) ...
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grub waits for user input when booting as guest in virtualbox

I have several ubuntu guests inside a Mac OS X virtualbox host. When I start them, about half of the time they correctly boot and get to their login screens/start all their services. The other half of ...
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CentOS doesn't see USB device

I'm running CentOS 6.3 inside of VirtualBox and am having trouble seeing my USB 2.0 thumb drive. In VirtualBox I go to Devices, USB drives and can capture my connected thumb drive. I've created a ...
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Virtualbox: Mount a shared folder in Guest FreeBSD from Host Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 12.10 as Host OS and FreeBSD 9 as Guest OS in Virtualbox 4.1.18. I have Samba installed in both Ubuntu and FreeBSD and shared a few folders from virtualbox, also ticking the automount ...
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Guest OS Ubuntu 12.04 no network connection

Recently added a new *.VDI image with Ubuntu 12.04 to my existing VirtualBox. The machine hangs with a "Waiting for network configuration" error, eventually times out after 60 seconds and boots in ...
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Can I install ubuntu on a Virtualbox image and use it anywhere?

I am wondering if I install ubuntu once on a virtual machine running inside virtualbox, could I then use it as a portable OS and launch it from virtualbox on any machine? Or would I have to match the ...
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Debian VirtualBox Guest - Common Files to Remove for Space Saving?

I have created a VirtualBox guest using debian-6.0.7-amd64. I am using it as a clone template to create Java work nodes, so my needs are pretty much limited to the JVM, networking, SSH and the basics ...
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Centos 6.2: Unable to open terminal after vbox save state

I'm experiencing this issue frequently. Usually, I work on my Centos 6.2 in VBox for a while and then close it by saving state (going to other machines or doing host work). Then, I resume my session ...
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What's technical difference between official virtualbox and VirtualBox-OSE?

What's technical difference between official VirtualBox and VirtualBox-OSE? My scenario: I'm using Debian sid, it uses a 3.2.0-4 kernel. When you want to download VirtualBox, you have 3 options: ...
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How to setup GParted video mode in Oracle Virtualbox?

I'm trying to boot GParted live 0.14.1-6 within Oracle Virtualbox 4.2.6 r82870 (Extension Pack installed). The host OS is Windows 7, the physical graphic card is an AMD Radeon HD 6900. The physical ...
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Virtualbox 64bit image on 64bit computer without virtualization support

I have a 64 bit image for VirtualBox (.vmdk file), and I don't have a 32 bit version. My computer doesn't support hardware virtualization. Logically VirtualBox says: This kernel requires an ...
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How to manage 2 vm using upstart?

I use an upstart script to monitor a vm and respawn it when it gets killed. I would like to simulate a failover by doing the following. Create a clone of the VM1 say VM2. When either of them is ...
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how to send CTRL-ALT-Fn to virtual box guest Linux?

This should be a simple question: Host OS: Arch Linux Guest OS: Arch Linux (GNOME) How can I send Ctrl+Alt+F1 to my Guest Linux OS?
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Fedora 18 VirtualBox Resolution Guest Additions

I've installed Fedora 18 64-bit guest into a VirtualBox VM running on a Max OS X host. Previously I've installed Fedora 17 and after installing guest additions from the RPM Fusion repo full screen ...
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Gedit cannot save in shared folder (Virtualbox)

I'm getting the "Cannot save _ Unexpected error: Error renaming temporary file: Text file busy" in Gedit 2 when I try to save in a shared folder with Virtualbox (Debian). I've searched and apparently ...
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Problem getting Fedora to run in VirtualBox

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit, trying to get Fedora 18 64-bit to run in the Oracle VM VirtualBox. I've got VirtualBox installed (via the .deb package available from the official site,) and I got the ...
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Add ipv4 support to CentOS 6.3

I've installed two identical versions of CentOS using VirtualBox. The first instance works fine and has ipv4 configuration automatically working, but the second instance doesn't; it only comes with ...
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Xorg not working on Arch Linux

I installed Arch i686 on a VirtualBox VM (I have an nvidia GT610). I ran the following commmand as root: pacman -S nvidia After installation and rebooting, I ran pacman -S xorg-server xorg-xinit ...