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

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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 ...
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Can't upgrade VirtualBox in Mint 12

I'm running Linux Mint 12 x64 and can't get the latest virtualbox-4.1 update through apt. I have the following line in my /etc/apt/sources.list: deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian ...
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How to install Gentoo with VirtualBox and use it as native OS later?

I'd like to try Gentoo (again...). I know that many steps require a lot of configuration and much more time. I'd like to do something else on computer during long waiting, because of that I would like ...
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VirtualBox with aMule - How to configure network, port forwarding… properly?

for security reasons I am running aMule inside VirtualBox. Guest and Host systems are Linux (to be more specific Arch 64 distro) Host system has public ip directly connected to internet (no router) ...
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How to mount ext3,ext4 sitting on VDI VirtualBox HDD?

How to mount ext3, ext4 partition sitting on "Fixed-Size VDI" VirtualBox HardDisk ? To be more specific, I ma interested in case when VM is not running.
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FATAL : No Bootable medium found! System halted

I just got a .iso of the linux distro Backtrack 5 R2. I set it up, using virtual box, and set it up to run using the .iso, and hard drive as a .vdi. Here's the setup: System: Base Memory: 1500 MB ...
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Start X in Debian Wheezy

I have been trying for several hours to get to the desktop in Wheezy (amd64 and i386) on Virtualbox but when I execute: startx i just get a slightly different looking prompt. Do I have to do ...
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Migrating a Virtualbox virtual machine into a physical dual-boot system

I'm running a Linux Mint 12 virtual machine in Virtualbox. I would like to move it into a dual-boot setup with my Windows 7 installation. I have lot of settings in there, and apps installed, and my ...
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How to configure VirtualBox to route through tor?

How can I configure VirtualBox to route all network access of a guest OS through TOR? My host system is running Linux, and I've already set up TOR on it.
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“mount: / is busy” when trying to mount as read-only so that I can run zerofree

I am trying to run zerofree on Ubuntu 11.04 so that I can compact the VirtualBox vdi image using: VBoxManage modifyhd Ubuntu.vdi --compact In order to run zerofree the disk image has be mounted as ...
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Convert image of a partition into image of a disk with partition table

I have an image of an existing partition generated with dd if=/dev/sdXN of=image.bin. Now I want to use this image as the basis for a virtual machine. I know how to convert the image into a format ...
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How to re-size virtual disk with installed Linux system?

I've got hard system configuration there and I don't want to re-install it again but I need more space now. Current system space is 30GB. Seems like it's not possible to re-size disk so what I need ...
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Cannot connect to my Virtual Box Ubuntu system

I have a VirtualBox running an Ubuntu OS. I'd like to access this Ubuntu machine using ssh or telnet. In order to do that I've performed the following steps: sudo apt-get install telnetd sudo ...
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Installing guest additions on Virtualbox 4.10 - Host: openSUSE 11.3 64 bit, Guest: Slackware 13.37 32 bit

The Devices menu -> CD/DVD Devices contains VBoxGuestAdditions.iso But ticking the above menu option doesn't show any menu to select anything from. The kernel-devel is already there. The host is ...
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Sharing folder from Windows Host to Freebsd Guest

First of all, let me say that though I use Linux (Red Hat, at work) regularly, I am a complete beginner when it comes to actually administrating it. What I am trying to accomplish: I have (at home) ...
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How can I run `hackxor` inside VirtualBox?

I've found hacking game hackxor, but it's made for vmware. I don't have any experience with vmware and I don't want to install it in my machine. So I'd like to run hackxor inside VirtualBox if it ...
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NAT (Internet connection sharing) switching between multiple public interfaces

My Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) laptop has three network interfaces: eth0: wired interface sometimes connected to the Internet wlan0: wireless interface sometimes connected to the Internet vboxnet0: wired ...
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How to share a tethered iPhone internet connection with VirtualBox guest?

I mostly connect to my Linux distros to the internet via a USB iPhone tethered connection (MyWi app). I have just installed an Windows XP guest OS via Virtualbox on Ubuntu 12.04. How do I connect ...
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My VirtualBox Virtual Machine doesn't detect my USB attached disk

I'm using the latest version of both Virtual Box (4.1) and CentOS (6.2). I would like my Western Digital USB drive to be recognized by my VirtualBox guest operating system. My host system, Windows ...
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VirtualBox guest: 16 CPUs detected but only 1 online

I am running VirtualBox (using the Qiime image http://qiime.org/install/virtual_box.html) The physical hardware is a 32 core machine. The virtual machine in VirtualBox has been given 16 cores. When ...
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Any reason NOT to run Linux in a VM all the time?

I've switched to using Arch Linux for most of my day to day work and don't need Windows for anything but gaming and the couple of apps that aren't ported to Linux like OneNote. My Linux distro is ...
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how to setup virtual box guest additions (drivers) on systemd system (exherbo)

The trouble is when I run ./VBoxLinuxA... I'm getting: Unable to determine your Linux distribution so there is build in script : check_system_type() { if [ ! "$ro_SYS_TYPE" = "" ]; then ...
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gparted live CD can't resize a partition?

I recently ran out of space on a VirtualBox VM (CentOS guest) managed by Vagrant. It was using a .vmdk image, so I couldn't dynamically resize it. Following these instructions, I cloned the old image ...
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How to solve “building the main Guest Additions module Failed”

I tried to install the VirtualBox Guest Additions module in a VM guest running CentOS but I get this error message when everything else was okay: building the main Guest Additions module Failed ...
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VirtualBox networking host-only: Linux host XP Guest

I'm having trouble connecting XP ( Guest system on VBOX ) to Debian Testing (host). The version VirtualBox 4.1.12 Relevant parts of the output of commands. ifconfig on debian: eth0 inet ...
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amd64 or i386? VirtualBox can't start client VM

My Debian kernel is linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64, and the command uname -m returns x86_64. However, apt-get does get i386 packages (those /var/cache/apt/archives/*_i386.deb), and never gets amd64 ...
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Qt based apps have wrong encoding?

I have Ubuntu 11.04. Yesterday I installed VirtualBox and the encoding was wrong (I couldn't read anything). I know its UI very well so I tried changing the UI display language but it didn't work as ...
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How can one switch to ttyX in virtualbox?

I run VirtualBox in Linux , running CentOS in it , and I can't switch to ttyX in the CentOS since I'll go to the ttyX in my Linux. Any solutions ?
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VirtualBox guest using Bridged networking unable to obtain DHCP address

I have a computer, called Loki, that works as a virtual machine host and DHCP server. The DHCP daemon is listening on port eth0. Part of /etc/dhcp.conf: subnet 192.168.13.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 { ...
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3D Acceleration/Compiz Failure

I've installed Linux Mint 12 & Fedora 16 in VB 4.1.10 on a Windows 7 Host which has a Intel i3 processor and Intel HD 3000 graphics card. For both Linux installations I've enabled 3D acceleration ...