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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

23
votes
5answers
38k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Using USB-MIDI controller in VirtualBox

I want to use the Akai MPK 49 master keyboard in a VirtualBox 4.3.28 Windows 7 32bit guest running a Fedora Linux 22 64bit host with kernel version 4.0.4-301. However, Virtualbox doesn't seem to ...
1
vote
0answers
61 views

VirtualBox network interface with custom CIDR and internet access

I have an OpenStack setup running on VirtualBox. The host OS is Ubuntu, and the guest OSes are all Ubuntu. I use 3 VirtualBox VMs to setup and install OpenStack. My OpenStack setup further spawns ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views
+50

Modified keyboard layout under VirtualBox

I'm running VirtualBox on Linux. (The virtualbox 4.3.10 package on Ubuntu 14.04 if it matters, but I'd prefer a version-agnostic solution.) I have a tweaked keyboard layout on the host (under X11), ...
10
votes
3answers
11k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

How to send the Escape Key inside VirtualBox “vi” session?

When using a "vi" session within VirtualBox, how can I send the Escape Key to change modes from input mode to command mode? I have tried many combinations which do not work: Ctrl-Esc, Atl-Esc, ...
-1
votes
0answers
16 views

Connecting to company's Internet and VPN from OpenSuSe commandline(Zabbix appliance)

I have a Zabbix opensuse appliance running inside a virtualbox in a windows host.now for testing the appliance I need to connect to company's internet(which uses a authentication server with username ...
1
vote
1answer
670 views

Need to install VirtualBox Guest Additions 4.3.8 in CentOS 6.3

My host system is OSX 10.9.2 and I'm running VirtualBox 4.3.8. In a Hadoop class I took recently, we were provided with a VM disk image preloaded with CentOS 6.3 and a lot of Hadoop-related ...
7
votes
1answer
4k views

How to setup GParted video mode in Oracle Virtualbox?

I'm trying to boot GParted live 0.14.1-6 within Oracle Virtualbox 4.2.6 r82870 (Extension Pack installed). The host OS is Windows 7, the physical graphic card is an AMD Radeon HD 6900. The physical ...
2
votes
1answer
106 views

GParted LiveCD fails to start

I have a VM setup in VirtualBox (LinuxMint 17.1). But I'm trying to boot to GParted so I can resize a partition. I'm using gparted-live-0.22.0-2-amd64.iso and it boots correctly. I've tried every ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I get my wifi card TP-Link TL-WN722N to work in Kali-Linux Oracle VM Virtual Box?

I enter iwconfig and receive: I also enter in ifconfig and receive: I have already entered to make sure I have the updates apt-get update apt-get upgrade tl-wn722n is suppose to be plug and ...
1
vote
0answers
13 views

Can't access host-only network when on two interfaces

I'm trying to use a host-only connection with my VirtualBox VM. My VM is set up and can ping the host (192.168.56.1) on vboxnet0. If I disconnect the host from my local network (internet access) I ...
5
votes
3answers
819 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
18 views

VDI size increase not reflecting

I have a dynamically allocated virtual disk, which was initially 40GB. I increased the disk size from 40 GB to 100GB first and then also updated the partition using GParted as described here, ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Modprobe vboxdrv failed centos

I am trying get Virtual box running in Cent os7 So far the vbox kernel compiles but will not start I'm just told "modprobe vboxdrv failed, please use dmesg to find out why" I have looked at "dmesg" ...
1
vote
1answer
592 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
56 views

Is there any advantage to using the -j2 argument when building Linux systems in VirtualBox?

I'm using BuildRoot to build root filesystem images, from within VirtualBox. The builds are very slow. Is there any advantage to running "make -j2" in the virtual machine? The /proc/cpuinfo from ...
2
votes
1answer
32 views

How to get clipboard support on a Linux server without X11

I have a virtual Linux development environment running under VirtualBox and Vagrant. I use tmux and vim to setup multiple open vim instances. I'd like to be able to copy and paste between those ...
0
votes
1answer
185 views

Issues installing linux headers on Kali 3.18

So I've been trying to install virtualbox on kali-linux, but I ran into a few problems when trying to install linux headers. Before installing anything I ran: $ apt-get upgrade $ apt-get update ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

VirtualBox, Hyper-V and a Linux host

I created a Virtual Machine with Virtualbox - the host system is Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.2, the guest - Windows 8.1 Pro. I enabled all acceleration features in the VM settings. To run the WP8 emulator ...
1
vote
1answer
777 views

MacOS X Mavericks running VirtualBox cannot communicate with Linux VM

I have a MacOS X Mavericks host running Vagrant using VirtualBox as a provider. I have experienced several times that with different VMs (particularly Ubuntu Linux VMs) after the first time the VM is ...
2
votes
2answers
628 views

Extending/resizing Fedora Guest-OS root-drive in VirtualBox

I hope you can help me with that: My VirtualBox Guest-OS (Fedora 19) told me, that there is not enough free disk-space availabe, so I first increased the .vdi-file by using the Windows-Commandline: ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

How to enable Adobe Connect screen sharing

I'm using Adobe Connect 9.1 for the meetings and I often have to demonstrate something from my Linux Mint 17.2 machine. Unfortunately, Adobe Connect AddIn doesn't support screen sharing on Linux. It ...
1
vote
1answer
207 views

Metasploitable 2 on VirtualBox. Virtualbox Host Interface Networking Error

I get this message when I try to run Metasploitable 2 on VirtualBox VM 5.0.0 win.amd64: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Metasploitable 2. Failed to open/create the internal network ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Check if Ubuntu is being installed in VirtualBox VM

I am trying to automate the installation of Ubuntu from a network repository. I am now successfully able to configure the ISO image and it does the installation automatically. My requirement: I ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Installing VirtualBox in Fedora 21 using RPM Fusion is giving me problems

I've recently installed Fedora 21 Workstation and I want to install the VirtualBox package from RPM Fusion. But it is giving me problems. $ uname -a Linux a10-5800k 3.18.5-201.fc21.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon ...
-1
votes
0answers
65 views

VirtualBox Install Linux Guest Additions reduces screen size in Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu in Virtual-box (version 4.1.28). when i am trying to Install Guest Additions from Devices->InstallGuestAdditions and run VBoxLinuxAdditions.run it shows: Verifying archive ...
1
vote
0answers
31 views

Using raw physical hard disk in virtual machine, with smart capability and true model number seen

Is it possible to add an entire physical hard disk to a VM, and inside the VM see the hard disk for what it truly is? In VMware Workstation 11.1, if I add a hard disk choosing SCSI, with "Use a ...
1
vote
1answer
618 views

Windows XP Virtualbox Not Recognising iPhone

I have set up Windows XP on Virtualbox, and it's running fine. iTunes has been correctly installed, the extensions required are installed. I have navigated to the USB settings in the settings of the ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

Weird dropshadow in Linux Mint Cinnamon panel (VirtualBox)

On my Linux Mint VM I see some weird drop shadows in my panel. What's causing this and how do I get rid of them? I tried changing themes but both dark themes ("Cinnamon" and "Linux Mint") seem to be ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

Booting the already installed Ubuntu 14 from the VirtualBox installed in Windows 7

Like the Titles says, i was wondering if there is any way to start ubuntu System in VirtualBox from Windows 7 which is already installed on harddisk
1
vote
1answer
746 views

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 - ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Tiny Login Window for Mint Linux inside virtual box

I am running a virtual box 4.3 under Mac OS on a MacBook Air. I just installed a fresh copy of Mint Linux (Cinnamon 17.2). The installation went without a problem but upon restart the login window was ...
7
votes
2answers
5k views

How to make a distro be fullscreen on VirtualBox?

I'm running Debian as host and I fail to get Debian, Ubuntu, and Fedora guests to be fullscreen. Changing video memory didn't help. NOTES: I haven't tried any other distro I didn't create WinXP ...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

How do I allow other physical machines on my LAN to connect to a web server hosted within my local virtual box windows VM?

I am running Windows Server 2008 R2 within Virtual Box v4 with os x 10.6 as my host. Within Windows Server, I am running IIS and I have successfully been able to access my web server with Internet ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

Cloned server will only boot read-only

I have cloned one of my servers that is about the to be shut down into a virtualbox machine. I used rsync for that, remembering to keep the relevant attributes etc. I also modified fstab. I have ...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

ssh publickey authentication to a Ubuntu running inside VirtualBox

I have a Ubuntu running inside a VirtualBox inside my Windows 8 desktop. I am trying to communicate between the Ubuntu and another Debian server in the network. I have enabled Port Forwarding in ...
3
votes
1answer
533 views

Can't boot properly after moving all files off then back on my VM drive

I have created an Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit VM in VirtualBox with a .vdi disk. I then mount this disk with qemu-nbd and move all the files off it; then back onto it. When I boot the VM again I get varying ...
2
votes
0answers
177 views

“xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default” for Guest CENTOS 6.6, HOST OS Windows 7 enterprise

I am getting the following errors: xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum 640 x 480, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1024 x 768 default connected 1024x768+0+0 0mm ...
0
votes
2answers
29 views

Send network traffic via a Windows VM on the same host to use corporate vpn?

At work we have a VPN solution that will only work on windows. I personally do not run Windows at home and run Linux (Ubuntu 14.04). I used Virtual Box to setup a Windows 7 virtual machine to run ...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

how do I mount an external hard drive connected via SATA Wire to CentOS 7

I have CentOS 7 installed as a guest OS inside VirtualBox running on a Windows 8.1 machine. There is a SATA Wire connecting the machine to an external hard drive that used to contain a dual boot ...
6
votes
5answers
21k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
164 views

Failed to load module “glx” (module does not exist, 0)

I'm trying out arch for the first time in a virtual box following this guide. All went well and I wanted to install KDE. According to these steps I've picked the nvidia driver suite when running: ...
6
votes
2answers
7k views

“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 ...
4
votes
2answers
8k views

Installing Android-x86 on a USB (not creating a Live USB)?

I want to carry around an Android OS install on a USB so I can have a Google Authenticator with me everywhere I go since I don't own any mobile devices. The idea being that I can run Android through ...
1
vote
1answer
126 views

VirtualBox guest cannot connect to USB drive, why not?

I have VirtualBox installed in Windows 8.1 and I am using it to launch and use CentOS 7 within VirtualBox. When I connect a USB drive to the computer, and right click over the icon circled in the ...