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

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Xlib error “extension ”GLX“ missing on display” on VirtualBox guest OS

I have a remote build-machine with Jenkins and I'm trying to run GUI application. In Jenkins I installed Xvnc plugin, which uses TightVNC Server, but each build has failed. Earlier, there was a ...
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simulate the read only environment without the users realizing it in VirtualBox

I have configured the Virtual Box in my machine. Now, I have the original Virtual Box images available under the folder /home/original_vbox_images. Now, the Virtual Box, as per the configuration, ...
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AltGr keys don't work with Ubuntu in VirtualBox

I just installed VirtualBox (from Oracle) in Windows 7, and created a virtual machine with latest Ubuntu. Here in Firefox I can use the left Ctrl key, while the right one doesn't have any effect. ...
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Unable to ping CentOS virtualbox

I have created a virtual machine for CentOS in VirtualBox using an NAT connection (It wont work under Bridged). Now the problem is I can ping from CentOS to my IP on Ubuntu with no problem but I ...
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Domain Name problems in CentOS hosted under VirtualBox

When I ping www.google.com I get: [root@ryanPC ~]# ping www.google.com ping: unknown host www.google.com Also, when I run ping -n 8.8.8.8, I get: connect: Network is unreachable So I have ran the ...
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virtualbox keeps showing error “Kernel driver not installed”

I'm trying to install a Windows7 guest on a Linux host with Virtual box. I've set my guest up but when I hit start, I keep getting the message: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox ...
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Localhost Path Location in Debian [closed]

I'd installed KOHA Integrated Library System using pre-made image through a Virtual Box. I want to find the path location of my localhost so that I can manipulate/modify the files for my ...
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Accessing file from the Windows host in a VirtualBox virtual machine

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 as the guest operating system in a VirtualBox virtual machine. The host runs Windows 8 (24GB). I want to access a folder of the host inside the guest. Since the source is ...
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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 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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Increasing Command Line Resolution Centos 6.4 VirtualBox

I running CentOS 6.4 in just CLI mode. However, I have a 1080 monitor and the resolution from the CLI interface is horrible. Do I still have to install Guest Additions in order to increase display ...
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What are some suggestions for using hdiutil (or other tools) to assist in recovery of files from dmg image?

Background I am attempting to recover information from a USB using GNU ddrescue 1.18.1. I have completed the rescue operation output from the /dev/disk2s2 partition to a disk image file on a ...
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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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Having issues installing Kali Linux in Virtualbox

Trying to install Kali Linux in VB and it freezes. I believe I have the correct version and a good ISO because it comes up and allows me to navigate to "install" Once I press enter, all that happens ...
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How to make use of a real PCI modem in a Virtual Machine?

Is there a way where I can use my PCI modem in a virtual machine on an ubuntu 12.04 host box? I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on the host and I want to use my PCI modem on a guest virtual machine. Can ...
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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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Get an error with apt-get trying to install pidgin

I'm running this as a debian wheezy inside a vm with NAT networking with a win7 host. When I try to install pidgin using sudo apt-get install pidgin I get following error Err ...
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Run AVD and VirtualBox at the same time

I'm developing for Android so I have the Android SDK installed and in it the program that runs virtual machine. Also, from the same reason, I'm running a oracle virtual box to host myself a redmine ...
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Scientfic Linux slate wiped clean on VM after restart

I have installed Scientific Linux on VirtualBox. After every restart, I get this: Which is fine, I suppose. But if I press a button, I get this: I am not sure if that is a common occurrance, I ...
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I cannot login in phpvirtualbox using Debian Wheezy

I am trying to install phpvirtualbox on debian. following steps from a page that i will give in comments. i already install apache and php on debian, modify the user and pass. then unzip php on ...
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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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virtualbox mail server postfix+dovecot

I'm setting up a mail server(ubuntu14.4 serverX64) for development/testing purposes (using virtualBox bridged-mode) and I just finished this tutorial and everything seams to work. Now I'm not able ...
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Unable to start Virtual Box in Cent OS

[root@localhost sysadmin]# /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules [ OK ] Uninstalling old VirtualBox DKMS kernel modules [ OK ] Trying to ...
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How to achieve higher display resolution for Ubuntu under VirtualBox?

In this setup, Ubuntu under VM only achieves low resolution at 640 * 480 while host is 1920 * 1024. How to, (I believe is to configure X server), achieve higher resolution? I have set in VirtualBox ...
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How do I create a VM from an existing FreeBSD 8.2 PreRelease server?

I need to create a VM (VirtualBox) out of an existing freebsd 8.2 pre-release i386 machine. I need to replicate the exact same environment and I can't rebuild from scratch because FreeBsd 8.2 ...
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Ubuntu under VirtualBox 4.3.12 r93733 run slow on Windows7 with AVG free 2011

Ubuntu VM speed is subjectively 5 to 10 times slow. Tried setting CPU number, PIIX3/ICH9, Display 3D acceleration. Still slow. Any pointers appreciated. VirtualBox installed with all default setting. ...
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Not able to SSH into VM

I want to SSH from my host into my guest VM (CentOS). I can Ping. SSH is running. Port 22 is open. Looks like firewall is off / IPtables are all open. (this is not normal?) When I SSH into my ...
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DNS works half of the time in Oracle VirtualBox and I can't even maintain /etc/hosts file

I have installed three Linuxes on same laptop and same VirtualBox and this is my success ratio with DNS: HortonWorks & CentOS. Worked for 5 minutes and never after that again. VM image ...
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Change IP address of a Virtual Machine running linux ubuntu on windows 8?

I currently have created two virtual machines in VirtualBox both running linux Ubuntu 14.04, and now want to have them have different IP addresses. (By default, they have the same IP address.) ...
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How to use Wireless Network in Virtualbox?

I'm trying to enable Wireless on VirtualBox in my Ubuntu 14.04. I use a Kali Linux as the guest OS, but this OS not show the wi-fi when I connect it. After starting the guest OS, it still does not ...
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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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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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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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How To Install Virtualbox Guest Additions On CentOS via Command Line only

Reading the Virtualbox user manual, I finally got [here], which explains how to install Virtualbox Guest Additions on a Linux guest via Command Line. But it's not clear enough for me (I just started ...
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Trying to SSH to local VM Ubuntu with putty

I have found similar questions in my searches here, but most of the answers are way above me at the moment, so here goes. I have set up a VM of Ubuntu server, have installed OpenSSH, and am now ...
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Unable to access website hosted on virtual machine

I'm on a mac (osx 10.9.3) running CentOS7 in virtualbox. I would like to access the website hosted on the virtual machine. Browsing to the Guest IP returns webpage not available. I'm able to ping and ...
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Linux: Recover files from .vdi file

Somehow my .vdi (Linux guest OS) file got corrupted. Now I have some files in it (Inside the vdi file) and I want to recover those files. How can I do that?
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Centos 6.5 from Desktop to basic server

I have already installed centos6.5 on a virtualbox, and I realized that I missed choosing the the basic server mode,can I change it now that the installation is over ?
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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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CentOS 6.5 in virtual box : can't install any package

I have just installed CentOS 6.5 on my virtualbox. I wanted to install the GUI, using this command : yum groupinstall -y 'X Window System' but it gave me the following error message : "couldn't ...
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Error running Virtual Box on Arch Linux

I installed Virtual Box regularly on Arch Linux using pacman: pacman -S virtualbox When i run virtualbox from the terminal, the GUI of the program is loaded but I can't use a virtual machine and I ...
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Fresh install of Fedora 20 on a VM, seamless mode seems to be broken

Previously when I installed Fedora, maybe 16 or so, in my VM and did seamless mode on my windows 7 box, I got the gnome 3 bar to show up at the top of my windows machine (so I could use it from ...
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Oh no! Something went wrong! Installing kali linux

I am trying to install a virtual machine running Kali (Formerly backtrack) 1.0.7 in 64 bit. My host machine is a 64 bit MacBook pro running 10.7.5. I am using Oracle VirtualBox version 4.3.12. The ...
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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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Is installing and configuring Arch Linux in VirtualBox going to be the same as installing it for real?

I want to learn how to install and configure Arch Linux on my MacBook. Since I'm just barely an intermediate Linux user (but with an intense desire to learn more), I will probably need a lot of ...
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Virtualbox delete vm ram

If I delete a VM in VirtualBox, what happens with the RAM I used to create that VM? Is it freed?
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VirtualBox with a transparent drive

I want to create a virtualbox VM for experimenting with Linux that uses a directory or some device that is completely transparent to the outside. Further, I do not want networking to work on this VM. ...
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Bridged TAP interface to virtualbox

I need bridged TAP interface on client side of my VPN to virtual machine. I use VirtualBox 4.3.12. But in Adapter Network options in Attached to: Bridged adapter I do not see my TUN adapter. I have ...
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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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Error installing arch Linux due to virtual box-guest-modules (despite not installing on virtual machine)

I'm installing Arch Linux, following the instructions at the Beginners' Guide, and got up to running pacstrap -i /mnt base base-devel. It finishes with the following error: resolving dependencies... ...