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

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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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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 ...
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Can VirtualBox return IP address for launched VM?

I would like to start my VM from the command line and without the GUI using the following command: VBoxManage startvm <MY_VM> --type headless and the SSH into it from the next prompt. The ...
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Arch Linux on Virtualbox Internet Connection Issue on VirtualBox

I have successfully installed Arch Linux on VirtualBox but the internet is not working in it. There was no issue with the internet connection during the installation but when I boot from the virtual ...
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Weird graphics after fresh arch install on virtual box

I just installed arch on virtualbox to test it out but for some reason it's not displaying correctly ( here's how it looks: http://imgur.com/avbpxHE ) I'm using virtualbox version 4.2.16 Basically I ...
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How can I remotely run a Windows 7 application from host on a linux guest without showing up on host?

I have Ubuntu Linux guest running on a Windows 7 host using Virtualbox. I am wondering if I can remotely access the application from Windows 7 on my ubuntu install and not show up on the windows 7 ...
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Guest addition already installed in Linux mint

I have recently installed Linux Mint 14 on a VirtualBox VM and it seems that guest additions are already installed. I did not install them. How is this possible? Does Linux Mint know that it is ...
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SSH reverse tunnel works except when I use a VirtualBox instance at one end. Why does VB break SSH?

VirtualBox seems to break my SSH ProxyCommand... here are the details: I want to open an SSH connection from my laptop to desktop over an SSH (reverse) tunnel. I want to do that in one step using ...
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After installing VirtualBox to Fedora 17 the system won't boot (NVidia drivers)

My luck I had couple of older kernels, which work. The new kernel, probably somehow patched by VirtualBox fails to load. What fails is X-server, when it tries to start, here's the log: [ 14.284] ...
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How do I keep the .local TLD in my intranet

I use vagrant to launch VM's and bridge the network access to my local machine. Unfortunately exvery VM launch gives me a new IP address, and MAC address. I have a domain.local that I use and ...
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Should I use the VirtualBox Guest Additions from the host ISO or the Debian pool?

I'm running VirtualBox 4.2.16 on a Mac OS X 10.8.4 host. Inside a virtual machine, I'm running Debian Sid, up-to-date as of today (7/23/13). I want to install Guest Additions. Should I install them ...
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FreeBSD reboots during install and leaves invalid install

I just downloaded the most recent FreeBSD CD image, and put it in VirtualBox. It looks like it installs fine but then it reboots and boots from the CD image again. When I make it boot from the ...
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Connect two VirtualBox virtual machines through SSH

I have two VirtualBox virtual machines: one with SuSE Enterprise 10 and one with Red Hat Enterprise 5. I want to connect through SSH from RedHat to SuSE. Both are configured to use a bridged adapter ...
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How to set up interchangeable VM guest/hosts

I'm looking for a way to set up a computer so that the disk is partitioned for multi-booting to two operating systems: Linux and Windows. Whichever one is booted, I want the other to be accessible as ...
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Where do I find versions of Turnkey Linux made to run on 32-bit VirtualBox?

What I found on the main site turnkeylinux.org/core is the file turnkey-core-12.1-squeeze-amd64-vmdk.zip which I suppose is for 64-bit OSes (corrections accepted..).
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sendmail through virtual machine

I am successfully performing some very basic SMTP sending in my machine with a basic Python script: .... things ... try: smtpObj = smtplib.SMTP('localhost') smtpObj.sendmail(sender, recievers, ...
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Virtualbox: Find Windows host DNS name on Debian guest

I have a Debian Squeeze guest system running on a Windows 7 Professional host, a notebook computer. As a web developer, I need to mount my Windows project root folder into the Debian system. ...
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Can't connect through ssh?

I'm running two OSes, one (Backtrack 5) as a guest in VirtualBox and the other (Ubuntu 13.04) as the host. Now when I connect to my host through ssh (host-only connection): $ ssh 198.168.*.* -vvv ...
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lxc: running virtualbox inside a container

I've install virtualbox inside an lxc container. However when I try to start a VM I get the message: kernel driver not accessible (rc=1909) ....permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. This obviously ...
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kfreebsd ISO boot to grub menu

Having obtained the kfreebsd ISO image from here, I set up a VirtualBox VM to install from the ISO. When I boot up the VM, the session ends up with the grub menu instead of initializing the ...
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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 ...