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Virtualization with VirtualBox

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VirutalBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software.

Change Screen Resolution:


how-to run VirtualBox on Windows in background/as a service on PC boot:

VirtualBox Command Line Tools

VirtualBox is the GUI interface

VBoxManage is the tool to manage VirtualBox vms: create, list, remove, start, stop, etc.

Trouble Shooting


This issue may occur no matter which host operating system you’re using. The reason for this might be:

  • you’re not using a CPU that supports hardware virtualization
  • your BIOS does not support hardware virtualization properly
  • hardware virtualization is disabled in your BIOS settings (check it!)
  • there is a bug in your current BIOS version

regarding Known Workarounds Disable USB for the virtual machine

  • Reduce the amount of CPU cores to 1
  • upgrade your BIOS to the latest version (this might be dangerous)
  • Disable VT-X/AMD-V
  • Disable 3D acceleration
  • Shutdown your host machine, unplug (!) from electricity for say 30 secs, reboot then

VirutalBox by CygWin

VirtualBox VM access with cygwin: There are different ways to manage VirtualBox through a CygWin console.

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