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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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How can I enable access to USB devices within VirtualBox guests?

I cannot see any USB devices within my VirtualBox guest VMs from my host. How do I enable access for my guest VMs?               &...
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CentOS no network interface after installation in VirtualBox

I have Ubuntu 12.10 on which I installed virtual box on which I setup Centos 6.4 i386. On Ubuntu I have: 3.5.0-17-generic kernel running. On virtual box I install Centos 6.4 and everything works fine,...
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How to run a fresh version of AIX in a Virtual Machine with a Linux host?

I need to learn about AIX, and I only have a laptop with Fedora 14/VirtualBox on it. Is there any chance that I could run an AIX guest in my VirtualBox? My laptop has an Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU ...
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How to connect to a guest VM from the host system?

I have a VM webserver setup and I have installed and started Apache. The VM has a bridged network interface and can be pinged from the host using 192.168.0.2. However, if I type that same IP address ...
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How to install VirtualBox Guest Additions in a Debian virtual machine

I have been struggling to install VirtualBox Guest Additions in a Debian Virtual Machine (Debian 7, Debian 8 and Debian 9).
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how to send CTRL-ALT-Fn to virtual box guest Linux?

This should be a simple question: Host OS: Arch Linux Guest OS: Arch Linux (GNOME) How can I send Ctrl+Alt+F1 to my Guest Linux OS?
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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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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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NTP not syncing in a VM

I'm managing some VirtualBox developer environments. The time drifts out of sync when the box is suspended, so I want to use NTP to keep it in sync. NTP doesn't seem to be doing its job, though - 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 distribution ...
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How to automatically start and shut down VirtualBox machines?

I need to run a software system that is intended to be installed as an appliance on a dedicated machine. In order to save energy, I plan to run the system on a VirtualBox VM instead. The host is a ...
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How to install VirtualBox Extension Pack to VirtualBox latest version on Linux?

How to install VirtualBox Extension Pack to VirtualBox latest version on Linux? I would also like to be able to verify extension pack has been successfully installed and and uninstall it, if I wish.
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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 ...
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Wireless bridged networking in KVM. Why is it so complicated?

I've been using VirtualBox (and sometimes VMWare) for years and I've never had any problem with the virtual network adapters, no matter if the physical ones were wired or not. I also played some time ...
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How to change the boot kernel of a usb live w/ persistent running Kali

First, the issue that I'm having is being unable to run VirtualBox on Kali 2.0. I set up a usb live with persistence running Kali 2.0, which at the time had the 4.6.0-kali1-amd64 kernel. I have ...
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Transferring Operating System from VM to Physical System

I have Ubuntu 13.04 running in a VM in VirtualBox. Originally, I was just trying it out, but now I've started using it a lot, and I have many of my programs and files in it. Is it possible to transfer ...
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“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 ...
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Unable to Install VirtualBox Guest Additions in Kali

I am experiencing errors while trying to install Virtualbox Guest Additions on a fresh install of Kali Linux 64-bit. Windows 10 64-bit is the host OS. apt-get update apt-get upgrade -y apt-get dist-...
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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 experiment. ...
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Error: invalid arch independent ELF magic, while loading a VirtualBox machine with Ubuntu Tinyos

I've created a virtual machine with Ubuntu (having TinyOS). The problem arises when I start the machine. I immediately get a black screen with written: GRUB loading. error: invalid arch independent ...
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Issues installing linux headers on Kali 3.18

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 $ ...
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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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Why can't I install Debian amd64 in VirtualBox?

I'm trying to install the Debian ISO, debian-live-7.2-amd64-standard.iso into a virtual machine in VirtualBox but it just hangs. I'm running this version: $ virtualbox -h Oracle VM VirtualBox ...
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CentOS 7 - Using systemctl to start headless virtual machine hangs

I'm not entirely sure if what I'm trying to do can work. I would like to run a vbox virtual machine as a service and have it enabled on startup. Here is my .service script: [Unit] Description=...
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How to make new KVM with existing hard drive

I've been looking through the options of the QEMU binary, and I can't work this one out: Is it possible to make a new KVM machine with an existing hard drive image with an OS (XP Pro in this case) ...
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fstab not mounting VirtualBox shared folder?

I have a virtual machine here which I use for development, so as not to mess anything up in my existing environment. I've made a share named "web" available to the guest OS (Ubuntu 12.10 Server) ...
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changing the partition of a linux

I have a ubuntu system as a virtual system on Virtual Box. It uses VHD as its hard disk. I manged to change the size of VHD using VHD resizer, now I want to expand the partition on vhd so it uses the ...
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How to set VirtualBox VM to use wanted resolution without needing to edit bootloader config or passing kernel parameters

I want to test many of liveCD distributions in VirtualBox (specifically, want to test their installers). Some linux distributions use curses based installers (not X11). By default VM's window is ...
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What is the relation between Virtual Machine Manager and KVM/QEMU?

What is the relation between Virtual Machine Manager and KVM/QEMU? The Wikipedia links says In computing, the Red Hat Virtual Machine Manager, also known as virt-manager, is a desktop virtual ...
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Virtual box - Ubuntu [closed]

First of all I used to have Ubuntu in Windows 7. So that's all about my first pc. I run simulations using open foam and other programs such as parafoam. So today I upgrade my old pc. In my newer ...
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Trying to SSH to local VM Ubuntu with Putty

I have set up a VM of Ubuntu server, have installed OpenSSH, and am now trying to connect to it using Putty. Within Putty, under "Host name", I put "Ubuntu", given this is what I thought it was called ...
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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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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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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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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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Guest additions 'unable to locate program' Kali Linux 2.0

Problem: When trying to install guest additions in Kali linux the following error occurs. Oops! There was a problem running this software. Unable to locate program This occurred after a fresh ...
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How to force release of a keyboard modifiers

Sometimes, when I use synergy between my machines when one is using full-screen VirtualBox guest I get stuck with some weird key modifiers turned on. If they exist on my keyboard (like Shift_L) I can ...
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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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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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How can I copy text from xterm (Awesome, Debian, VirtualBox)?

I ran the minimal Debian installation inside a VirtualBox instance, installed X11 and Awesome window manager manually (without any custom configuration yet) and installed VirtualBox additions as well (...
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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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VirtualBox Kernel Module Installing Issue

I installed VirtualBox, in the first run i got this warning: WARNING: The vboxdrv kernel module is not loaded. Either there is no module available for the current kernel (3.10.0-...
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Increasing Screen Size/Resolution on a VirtualBox Instance of Centos

I have VirtualBox instance of Centos 5. The screen size is quite small (800*600) and I'd like to increase it to 1280*1080. Under the Gnome preferences for "Screen Resolution" I only get the option for ...
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Using a LVM partition as a Virtualbox drive

Is it possible to use a LVM partition as a Virtualbox disk? I can't find any option to use a device as a Virtualbox disk, only disk images.
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How to reach a Vbox guest from host when using NAT networking

Using Fedora or Ubuntu for the host with firewalls turned off on each side (vbox guest&host), what do I have to do to reach the guest machine using a NAT interface just like it would be with a ...
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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 ...
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Sharing folder from Windows Host to Freebsd Guest

What I am trying to accomplish: I have (at home) a PC with Windows 7 installed I would like to run a Unix in Virtual Box, because I am more used to developing / scripting on it I settled on Freebsd ...
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CentOS doesn't know what the internet is

So I've done my share of investigating this problem... I just recently created a CentOS 6 VM on my LinuxMint box using VirtualBox. I left all the recommended values the same upon creation (8GB HDD, ...
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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 ...
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lxc: running virtualbox inside a container

I've install virtualbox inside an lxc container. However when I try to start a VM I get the message: kernel driver not accessible (rc=1909) ....permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. This obviously ...