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

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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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“No screens found” while starting Xorg with startx after installing Nvidia drivers in Virtualbox

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

I am installed Ubuntu on Virtual Box, and use xshell (a remote terminal application) to ssh to ubuntu. when I hibernate computer during night, after powering it on, the session is expired and I should ...
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How to force release of a keyboard modifiers

Sometimes, when I use synergy between my machines when one is using full-screen VirtualBox guest I get stuck with some weird key modifiers turned on. If they exist on my keyboard (like Shift_L) I can ...
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Installing virtualbox on Debian: dependency problems

I'm currently running Debian Wheezy (Testing). I want to install virtualbox but when I run the following: # aptitude install virtualbox ...I get the following result: The following packages have ...
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Certain keys (arrows, page-up, page-down) not working in rdesktop-vrdp

I start and stop my VM headless style. Start VBoxHeadless -s Windows -v on -e "TCP/Address=0.0.0.0" -e "TCP/Ports=3389" Stop VBoxManage controlvm Windows poweroff And I connect to it using ...
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Virtualbox seamless mode in Bodhi Linux

I just created a Bodhi virtual machine (Win 7 Host) and installed virtualbox-guest-additions but I'm still not able to activate seamless mode in virtualbox. Is this mode even supported for Bodhi Linux ...
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Screen resolution problem in Fedora 17 on Oracle VirtualBox 4.2

I have HP Pavilion dv6 6119tx system which has a screen resolution of 1366X768. But after installing fedora 17 on VirtualBox with Guest additions, the default resolution is 1280X768. Whenever I switch ...
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fix the virtualbox centos after vdi resizing or expand a LV group

I successfully resized my centos vdi in virtualbox with command VboxManage.exe modifyhd Centos.vdi --resize 12000 But when i started Centos i got error messages that gnome power manager not been ...
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Fedora in Oracle VM VirtualBox: installing guest additions

What are the pros and conses of two method of installing VirtualBox guest additions: via the Devices -> Install Guest Additions...; via su -c 'yum install VirtualBox-guest' from rpmfusion ...
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vboxpci: IOMMU not found (not registered)

I'm running Arch with 3.6.10 kernel, When vboxpci module is loaded, it tells me vboxpci: IOMMU not found (not registered), But I checked my kernel config, I have the INTEL_IOMMU set already (I uses ...
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Automate installation of VirtualBox Guest Additions via command-line

How can I install VirtualBox Guest Additions from a Bash script, in a unattended way? Whenever I run apt-get -y install dkms virtualbox-guest-dkms from the terminal I'm presented with a interactive ...
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Performance virtualbox diskfiles vs rawdisk

Pros and cons with this two ways to make disk for virtual machines on virtualbox $ vboxmanage createhd --format VDI --size ${SIZE} --filename /path/to/disk.vdi and # vboxmanage createrawvmdk ...
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small screen in virtualbox installed OSs

have installed two virtual OSs. The host OS is debian. Two virtual OSs are win XP and debian ( without graphical environment) . I have install guest additions too. The win XP one is displayed in ...
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Easiest way to install a Linux Desktop installtion on VirtualBox

I need a Linux Virtual machine (running on Windows with Virtual Box), and I need it run a desktop such as Gnome. Because it is running on a Virtual machine on a not particulary powerful machine I ...
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Remote GUI login from Windows machine to Linux machine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Accessing Linux server from Windows machine in graphical mode via SSH How I can login to a remote CentOS' GUI from my Windows 7 laptop?
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Enabling IOMMU in the kernel for graphics card pass-through

Short question: How can I turn on the intel_iommu setting in the Linux kernel? I run a Debian host, using the grub2 bootloader. Documentation I've seen says to edit /boot/grub/menu.lst, which seems ...
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is linux/compiler.h a userspace header?

VirtualBox is looking for this file in /usr/include but it's missing in gentoo linux-headers Does someone know if that is userspace header and gentoo is missing it? Or if that is not it, then if ...
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How to avoid 4 core limit for Ubuntu within VMWare?

I have Ubuntu installed as VM on my laptop. My laptop has quad core with HT technology making it 8 cores. Within Ubuntu VM I can only use max of 4 cores. What should I do so I can access all 8? ...
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Unable to install CentOS in VirtualBox

I am trying to install CentOS 5.6 in My VirtualBox but I got this error on boot screen. Your CPU Does not support long mode : use a 32 bit Distribution My CPU is 64 bit I checked that using uname -a ...
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VBoxManage: Error: Can't be used as the requested device

I used the soluton from this thread but always i get VirtualBox error: The medium 'lvol.vmdk' can't be used as the requested device type (0x80004005) I've tried all controllers SATA, SCSI, IDE and ...
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changing the partition of a linux

I have a ubuntu system as a virtual system on Virtual Box. It uses VHD as its hard disk. I manged to change the size of VHD using VHD resizer, now I want to expand the partition on vhd so it uses the ...
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Right way to start VirtualBox with shared folders mounted

Need of commandline to start VM with access to shared folder. Now if I run /usr/lib/virtualbox/VirtualBox --comment "win" --startvm "c252555c-bla-bla" I get VM running but shared folders not ...
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Trying to run Virtualbox under NX session: getting permission denied

I am running Nomachine NX server on my Ubuntu 12.04, and I'm connecting from a Windows 7 machine using NX client. When I try to start VirtualBox, I get a permission denied error. The same user that ...
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What does this message from kernel mean?

When I start VirtualBox, I got warning: VirtualBox' uses 32-bit capabilities (legacy support in use) It seems harmless though, but I still would like to know what that means? And why did I get that? ...
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Why does VirtualBox crash when I finish the install of BackTrack?

I have a windows 7 64-bit machine in which I have installed VirtualBox and decided to install BackTrack. The installation finished fine, but when it asked me to "please remove installation media and ...
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Gedit won't save a file on a VirtualBox share: Text file busy

I have a text file that I can change using other applications (for example openoffice). But when I try to change and save it using gedit, I am getting error from gedit: Could not save the file ...
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How can I create labels in VirtualBox like this video?

In this video, I saw a fold-able label in the VM list, how was that created? I'm running VBOX 4.2 OSE as well, but didn't spot where to configure it. > SERVER // can be folded VM 1 VM 2 ...
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File permission issues with shared folders under Virtual Box (Ubuntu Guest, Windows Host)

I am using Ubuntu on Virtual Box and I have a folder which is shared between the host (Windows) and the VM (Ubuntu). When I open any file in the share folder in Ubuntu, I can not change it as its ...
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Installing VirtualBox inside of OpenVZ - missing sources

I'm attempting to install VirtualBox inside of an offsite OpenVZ instance I got a good deal on. The point being to run a small Windows XP box for some kind of Windows Server. Yes, it's an ...
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VirtualBox: mount a shared folder automatically in Gentoo

I'm currently writing a template (in veewee) to build a vagrant box running Funtoo x86_64. Currently, my box fails the last step for vagrant basebox validate, in which a shared folder has to be ...
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VirtualBox on Debian

I have two kernels installed, 3.5.0 and 3.6.0. For several reasons I have to run kernel 3.5.0. VirtualBox works perfectly on 3.6.0, but not on 3.5.0. After I booted kernel 3.5.0 I triggered a module ...
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What would be a light weight, memory non-intensive distro for virtual server use?

I have come across several posts talking about light weight distros from a general context, but none of them are really hitting the nail on the head for me. Specifically, I have PHP script that I run ...
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How to force Debian to wait for DHCP

I am running Debian squeeze in a virtual machine (VirtualBox). The machine has two interfaces: eth0 in "Host-only" mode so that the machine is accessible from the outside; and eth1 in "NAT" mode so ...
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Debian Wheezy, VirtualBox, HP DV6-7099EL problem with AltGr

I just bought a HP DV6-7099EL laptop (Italian keyboard). I'm going to install Debian in a week or two, I just want to test the computer without touching the partitions (just in case I need ...
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Running Linux kernel in Virtualbox

I just built a Linux kernel on Ubuntu and now I want to make it run on VirtualBox. I wanted it to be in an img format. I created a hard drive image by doing the commands: $ qemu-img create disk.img ...
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Fedora installation problem on virtualbox

I try to install Fedora as a guest operating system on VirtualBox in Windows7 64-bit.I download Fedora-17-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso first and when I begin to install everything fine until I see ...
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Fedora gives me a list of fedora installs at boot time

The following happens when I start up Fedora, I've installed it on VirtualBox, how can I stop it from doing this? Both of them take me to same installation of Fedora, I have no clue on how this ...
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Smallest Linux/BSD distribution for IPv6 testing?

I'd like to do some IPv6 testing at home, using VirtualBox. I could create a few VMs and leave it at that, but I feel that to really test IPv6 you have to scale up to many nodes. So I wonder: what's ...
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Virtualbox: OS cannot use the new extended disk space (.vdi)

I am running Virtualbox. I increased the size of my hard disk (.vdi) from 10G to 15G. Now when I start my Mint vm, the hard disk reports as 7.5g (df) even though i extended it (fdisk -l). I am not ...
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Install CentOS in a VirtualBox to a Compact Flash and use it on a mini PC

I got into a very specific situation and want to get to know your opinions. I have got a mini PC with Intel Atom processor which should run CentOS with an upgraded kernel to 3.x and some ...
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How to access my Mageia web server VirtualBox guest from my host system web browser?

I have installed and setup a guest Mageia 2 on VirtualBox which I plan to use as a development web server. My host is Windows 7 (64-bit) and I want to access the web sites from this host web browser. ...
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Can I setup a local webserver using ArchLinux and VirtualBox

I intend to create a local webserver using ArchLinux and VirtualBox for testing purposes. I just wonder if Arch Linux has what it takes to create a fully functional webserver?
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Lightweight VirtualBox Host OS for single guest

I'm thinking about replacing some PC's on our network, some win32 and some linux. I'd like to run the actual OS I want in a VirtualBox instance, only one per PC, so I want a mega-thin Linux ...
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good Ubuntu/Debian distro for a development/coding VM?

I have a Windows laptop, but I like to use Linux as a development/coding environment. Currently I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 as a guest OS with VirtualBox. Some of the issues with this setup ...