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Questions tagged [virtualbox]

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

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Configuring network adapter in linux guest

I am using Windows host and ubuntu guest via Virtualbox. I have 2 network adapters configured. Both are bridged. The first one is bridged to my wifi network adapter and the second one is bridged to my ...
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Can't install VirtualBox Guest Additions on CentOS7 (with kernel 4.4)

I installed kernel 4.4 from ELRepo, along with kernel-lt-tools, kernel-lt-devel & kernel-lt-headers. I also installed dkms. vboxadd-install.log contains this: grep: Unmatched ) or \) The ...
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OpenVPN Server inside VM + VM VPN

How to setup OpenVPN Server inside VirtualboxVM running Debian on Debian Host? At Guest System OpenVPN is running to tunnel all internet Traffic to another VPN-Server. Now I want to setup an OpenVPN ...
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VirtualBox stuck on windows10 installation page? [closed]

I am using ubuntu 18.04 lts on dell precision 3520. Whenever I try to install windows 10 on my virtual box, my screen gets stuck on the language selection installation page. My mouse isn't responsive. ...
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apparent permission problem with USB devices

I've got problems with adding USB devices in virtualbox when it's started as user. Starting it as root seems to work fine but when I start it as user, I get: $ VBoxManage list usbhost Host USB ...
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Apache doesn't have permission to access the vbox share folder in Ubuntu 18

I have mounted a share folder (sf_test) to use as my apache root directory: drwxrwx--- 1 root vboxsf 0 Dec 28 23:42 sf_test I have added my user to the vboxsf group and I can cd in there and ...
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CPU throttling at too low temperature

I'm running linux mint and trying to get a virtual machine to work, but my CPU keeps throttling. I'm tried to run sudo /sbin/vboxconfig but around the "build packages" part it seems like my computer ...
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VirtualBox - Ubuntu 16.04 Guest no Internet access with chome with NAT

I have a virtual machine with a Ubuntu 16.04 guest and two network interfaces First interface: NAT Second interface: Bridge I want to access the guest from my host and I want to access a second ...
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VirtualBox failed to open iso? [closed]

When I try to attach an iso, I got the error "could not get the storage format of the medium", and then (VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED), though I am pretty sure the system I chose and the iso match. I am ...
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Cannot open a virtual machine

When I try to open a virtual machine, I get the error: "The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is permission problems with /dev/vboxdrv. Please reinstall virtualbox-...
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Partitioning for Linux From Scratch (LFS)

I'm building the system in VirtualBox with a CentOS 7.5.1804 guest on a Windows 10 host using the v8.2 systemd book (the current is v8.3, but the partitioning content is the same), and I got a little ...
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Will running Wine & Virtual-Box at the same time cause problems?

I heard that you can't install more than one virtualization software at the same time, such as wine and virtual box, because that will create many problems. Now Wine is not a virtualization software, ...
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Virtual Box linux419-virtualbox-host-modules problem

My problem is screen, when I try to run some vb machine on virtual box, I see error. vb-error-window: The virtual machine 'msdos' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1). ...
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How to log in to my Kali Linux on VirtualBox? [duplicate]

I have installed Kali Linux on VirtualBox. When I try to login I got Incorrect password,please try again I repeated installation. I am sure that the password is correct. I downloaded Kali Linux ...
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X forwarding over ssh, issues with virtualbox

When trying to open virtualbox GUI over a forwarded session, I get the following error: steve@remoteHost:~$ virtualbox OpenGL Warning: Failed to connect to host. Make sure 3D acceleration is enabled ...
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How can I run a Linux Distro on my mid 2017 MacBook Pro 13 Inch?

1) I tried making a persistent USB drive with Linux Mint and Ubuntu but when i boot into the usb, I cannot use my touchpad or my keyboard. I tried everything online and did everything i read from ...
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Why can't root manage Virtualbox VMs created by vboxuser?

My host is running Debian Stretch. I have 3 VMs that are owned by vboxuser, a member of vboxusers group. As root, I cannot get any output from vboxmanage list vms. If I su -s/bin/bash - vboxuser, then ...
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How to subscribe to public YUM repository in Oracle Linux

I would like to subscribe to the following Oracle yum repository so I can install virtual box guest additions packages. https://yum.oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux/OL7/developer/x86_64/index.html Where ...
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restart systemd after it crash

How to restart systemd after it crash? systemd currently crash during VirtualBox installation. Problem is already tracked by this issue#10716. I'm using Ubuntu 18.10. sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-5.2_5.2....
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How do I install linux “header” files for virtual machines?

I installed virtualbox on my desktop running Debian 9 and I downloaded a virtual machine file that I imported into virtualbox. The problem is when I try to start the VM it tells me to run '/sbin/...
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Debian 9 (VM) After update GUI applications won't start

I'm running a Debian 9 system in VirtualBox (for development) and updated the system (apt update & apt upgrade). I got the VM provided and it probably hadn't been updated for a while. Anyway, ...
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How to delete centos update files that have been downloaded but not installed on a VM?

I have a centos 7 VM in VirtualBox that I'm using for development on an OSS project. I'm not worried about updates to the VM, but the VM has downloaded pending (important) updates and has now grown to ...
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Virualbox - dissapear network interface to make RDP access

Host system-Ubuntu-16.04, guest system-Win2016. I configured a NAT network connection inside Virtualbox, so inside Win2016 VM network is working. But need to make RDP connection from outside. ip-...
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Virtualbox issues

I have virtualbox running on an AMD processor on W7. I am attempting to make a linux mint virtual box, and when I boot from disk and click 'start linux mint' after pressing F6, I get weird graphics ...
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Virtualbox host Win10 guest Fedora: problem with TexStudio: cannot overwrite .tex file

I have Fedora 29 installed on a windows 10 host virtualbox. My main goal was to use this set up to work on some LaTeX documents. After going through all installations, updates etc. I begin editing my ...
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Use /30 netmask in Debian with bridged adapter in VirtualBox

I have Debian 9.6 installed in VirtualBox with bridged adapter. My question is, how to config my interfaces to have /30 netmask? I tried a lot a different things but I can't connect my host to the VM ...
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How could I debug sshd taking several minutes to start?

I use a VM with ssh and X forwarding to run certain applications. When launching the VirtualBox VM, it takes several minutes for ssh to come online, even though the machine is at the desktop ...
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Transfer files from Virtualbox guest to host in script with smbclient

I'm trying to develop a script that will run on a CentOS 7 machine, but for now I am developing it in a Virtualbox instance (also CentOS 7). The script will be handling several tasks, but the part I'm ...
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How to change official Ubuntu Virtualbox image to SATA controller and SSD?

I'm using the official ubuntu/bionic64 Virtualbox image in Vagrant. When starting it comes up as a spinning disk (HDD) on a SCSI controller. I'd like to change this to be treated as an SSD (aka "...
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“VBoxManage not found. Make sure VirtualBox is installed and VBoxManage is in the path”

I'm getting the error: Error with pre-create check: "VBoxManage not found. Make sure VirtualBox is installed and VBoxManage is in the path" When trying to create a vm in terminal. I've uninstalled ...
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How to set VirtualBox disk size to fixed in Vagrantfile?

I've got a Vagrant box which uses the vagrant-disksize plugin to increase the size of a downloaded image. Since some people argue that setting the disk size fixed is going to speed up adding files (...
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Fedora 29 VirtualBox Installation Malfunction

The only Fedora 29 specific instructions that I found are at this link: https://www.if-not-true-then-false.com/2010/install-virtualbox-guest-additions-on-fedora-centos-red-hat-rhel/ Since that link ...
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Could not log into new VM with correct password

Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS ubuntu-server tty1 ubuntu-server login: woody Password: - that password section keeps not showing anything even though I've tried with the correct password. Since I used OS X, I go ...
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df not recognizing partition being resized? [duplicate]

I've got Ubuntu 18.04 Server in Virtual Box, and once I've ran out of 10 GB of allocated space on virtual disk, I've increased the size of the virtual disk to 17 GB and resized the root partition ...
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Linux fails to boot on VirtualBox with 2 CPUs

I made a Linux Ubuntu 16.04 VDI image on VirtualBox on an Intel i7 machine (4 CPUs), with a set of tools inside. Then I copied that VDI to an old machine (Core 2 duo - 2 CPUs), I created the VM using ...
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Error creating VM using VBoxManage

I'm followng Oracles instructions on how to create and manage a vm through VB's CLI. when I run VBoxManage createvm --name Debian_64 --ostype Debian_64 --register I get the following error ...
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Error building virtualbox pci-passthrough kernel module - what went wrong?

I am trying to get virtualbox working on my machine with the pci-passthrough extension. When trying to run a VM, I got this error message: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) [message asking me to ...
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Testing if iptables rules working on VirtualBox Linux VM

I have this specific set up I created to test squid cache intercept mode. I have created a VritualBox centos 7 SE linux VM on my mac. Disabled SE linux (set to Permissive) and disabled the firewall ...
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How to adjust TTY terminal window size in VirtualBox?

In my virtual machines, both Linux and FreeBSD, the TTY (controlled by agetty under Linux; can be opened by pressing Host+Fn where n=1,2,3,...) window size is tiny (720x400), compared to the ...
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Virtualbox unable to install

The problem: Unable to install virtual box. I tried to install it using the following command: sudo apt install virtualbox Here is the outcome sudo: /etc/sudoers.d/README is world writable Reading ...
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Will starting a virtual machine created by virtualbox immediately reserve physical RAM assigned to it?

When creating a virtual machine and then installing Android or Windows or other OS on top of it, if I assign 4GB to the virtual machine, will starting the virtual machine immediately reserve 4GB ...
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SNORT listen to multiple VMs inside a Ubuntu Host

I have a Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Server that has VirtualBox running multiple guest VMs. I also have a SNORT server sniffing packets on the hosts interface. Is there anyway of setting up SNORT to sniff ...
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Install Whonix on Ubuntu 18.04.1

I followed the instructions for installing Whonix on Linux and I got stuck at installing Virtualbox from Debian backports. I get the following errors after step 3 (here): W: GPG error: http://cdn-...
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Problem with Permission on Virtualbox Installation (opensuse leap 15)

After an update on Opensuse Leap 15, I've noticed virtualbox stopped working, so I removed it and tried to run virtualbox installation again with the command: sudo zypper in -f virtualbox It tells ...
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Connecting an Ubuntu 18.04 VM to a Virtual Box Nat Network

I'm trying to set up a network of virtual machines using a VirtualBox Nat Network. Some vms, specifically a cluster of coreos boxes and metasploitable, connect just fine. Others, specifically any ...
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not able to run vm using VirtualBox on fedora 28 workstation

I have several problems with virtualbox on fedora 28 workstation. Problems are described below: First at all, I tried to install virtualbox following to this tutorial: https://www.if-not-true-then-...
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CentOS 7, VirtualBox, openmpi installation breaking GUI. Why? [closed]

I have a case where my installation of CentOS 7, hosted by a Windows 7 machine through an Oracle VM VirtualBox, is having its GUI installation crippled* by: yum install openmpi openmpi-devel In what ...
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Configuring CentOS 7, ParaView and Oracle VM VirtualBox on Windows 7

I am attempting to run OpenFOAM 2.3.1 on an installation of CentOS 7, running inside a virtual machine hosted by Oracle VM VirtualBox on a Windows 7 machine. I am not trying to use any remote ...
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Get guest's time to sync with host's time in VirtualBox [closed]

Yesterday, I installed Windows 10 into a Virtual Machine. Everything worked fine; I could use the internet and apps from the Windows Store. However, the VM's time won't sync with the time of my PC. ...
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What FS can reclaim unused blocks to VirtualBox when dynamically allocated image is used?

I like to use dynamically allocated images in VirtualBox. It is preferred way if you like to distribute you image (remember Vagrant?). What Linux FS can reclaim unused blocks to VirtualBox when ...