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

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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 ...
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VirtualBox: two network interfaces (NAT and host-only ones) in a Debian guest on Ubuntu

I created a Debian VM on VirtualBox with two interfaces: a NAT one (for accessing internet) and a host-only one. However, I do not know how to make both interfaces work at the same time. If I the ...
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Installing centos server in a virtual machine

I have little Unix/Linux experience, so sorry if this sounds stupid. What I want to do is simple: I want to learn CentOs so that I can manage my own web server. I did so by buying a dedicated and ...
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No networking for Centos under VirtualBox

Running an Ubuntu desktop server. I installed virtual box, then installed CentOS as a virtual machine. Centos is not starting the eth0 network adaptor. When I start it manually, I cannot connect ...
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Self contained VirtualBox VM

I would like to create VirtualBox VMs which are entirely contained in a single directory (including various aspects that are normally kept in a configuration in the ~/ directory). The idea is to ...
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Configure a bridged Ethernet adapter in a VirtualBox guest running Scientific Linux

I installed Scientific Linux 6.2 x86 in VirtualBox on Windows 7 x64. The adapter is Adapter 1: Paravirtualized Network (Bridged adapter, Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller) ...
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Increasing serial baud rate within Ubuntu under VirtualBox

I'm debugging a kernel module under VirtualBox with a guest and host OS as Ubuntu 10.10. I'm using the virtualbox serial port but I'm maxing out at the baudrate 115200. My grub config looks like ...
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Is it a good idea to run freenas 8 (inside virtualbox) on a lamp server?

I am redesigning my home network setup (specifically my nas and server), and recently asked a question about running a lamp server and freenas 8 on two separate machines. However, in the spirit of ...
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VirtualBox Hangs when installing freebsd 9.0

When installing Freebsd 9.0 as virtualbox guest, it hangs. Freezes the guest OS, other VirtualBox windows works fine. Logs attached, hardware is pentium D, 4 GB ram, Asus p5ld2 deluxe mainboard, OS - ...
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small Linux host for virtual box

Does anybody know a small and simple Linux distribution that contains not much more than the "VirtualBox" program? I'd like to set up a machine that actually needs some kind of graphical display plus ...
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Multiple network adapters with Virtualbox guests?

I'm running VBox under Mac OS with multiple Linux guests (Redhat). Everything works fine except I want to test dual NICs in one of my guests. I'm using host-only adapters and would like to simulate ...
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Uninstalling default VBoxGuestAdditions on Debian

When I ran sh /media/cdrom/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run I got the following warning message: You appear to have a version of the VBoxGuestAdditions software on your system which was installed from a ...
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Command line friendly virtual machine

I've been using Virtualbox for a while now, but the only way I've learned to interact with it is through the graphical interface. Is there a way for me to send bash commands to the vm through the ...
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Booting the already installed Windows from the VirtualBox installed in Ubuntu

I want to boot the Windows which is installed in laptop's internal harddisk(/dev/sda1) from the VirtualBox installed in my Ubuntu. Can somebody tell me how to do this in VirtualBox.
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Printing from Linux guest with Windows host

I have a wireless printer set up on my Windows host, and I want to use it from my Linux guest. I got a "add a printer" window open, but when I click on "New", I get a few options, e.g. set up via ...
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Cloned VirtualBox CentOS disk is unbootable after cloning in GParted

I cloned and enlarged an existing virtual CentOS-6 disk by the following steps: Create 15GB virtual disk and mount the old and the new disks in GParted. In GParted copy boot, swap and ext3 ...
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How to access the data stored in guest operating system(i.e Virtual machine) from Host system [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Share memory between a virtual machine and the host I wanted to access the data stored in virtual machine from my host machine. I know that each VirtualMachine will have ...
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Shrink a Linux guest .vdi in VirtualBox?

I've seen instructions for shrinking the .vdi image for a Windows guest machine in VirtualBox 4.1.8. However, it used a tool to write zeroes to free space in the .vdi (nullfile-1.02.exe) that is for ...
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Virtual machines on different X servers

Is it a good idea to run virtual machine on a different X server? I can switch between them using Ctrl + Alt + Fx shortcuts. If my default X server hangs/crashes, I can still continue to work with the ...
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Why are my two virtual machines getting the same IP address?

I have two virtual machines both running on a Linux host (Fedora 16). I set both adapters as attached to NAT. When I boot them up they both have their default gateway set to 10.0.2.2. They also ...