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Getting Shared Folders working properly in Debian 9 in VirtualBox

Written on February 12, 2018 at 06:39, by

Running Debian 9 in VirtualBox is easy but figuring out how to get Shared Folders working properly can be a hassle. Here’s how to do it. Assumptions: – You have a VirtualBox VM set up with Debian 9.3 and nothing more. – The user who’s running the X sessions is called Vorkbaard. – The Windows […]

How to set up a VirtualBox server in Debian 9: web interface, autostart, backup

Written on February 9, 2018 at 06:16, by

This article describes how to set up a VirtualBox server in Debian 9 (Stretch): Installing VirtualBox VirtualBox web interface: phpVirtualBox Set up and use VMs Automatically start PhpVirtualBox on boot Automatically pause VMs on reboot/shutdown and resume them on boot Set up a backup system Troubleshooting If this article has helped you please let me […]

Set up a testlab in VirtualBox with a virtual LAN

Written on March 11, 2017 at 07:10, by

Testlab This article describes how to set up a virtual LAN with a virtual router and virtual computers. It is isolated from your physical LAN and meant to test setups with multiple computers in the same LAN. Intended audience This is for everyone who wants to experiment with networked servers isolated from their production network. […]

Backup script for VirtualBox vm’s in Debian

Written on February 1, 2016 at 15:27, by

Here’s a script that will loop through the virtual machines in VirtualBox and exports them. Note: a new version of this script is available here. Why not use snapshots? I’ve seen scripts that will take a snapshot and then copy the ‘raw’ vm over to a backup disk. The advantages of such an approach are: […]

How to install phpVirtualBox on Debian Jessie

Written on November 21, 2015 at 13:33, by

Here are my notes on installing phpVirtualBox, a webbased graphical interface for VirtualBox, now recommended from VirtualBox’s site! These notes are for Debian 8.2 using Apache. The web interface looks very similar to the original VirtualBox GUI and works very well. If you haven’t done so already install Apache and php5: Installing VirtualBox Source: […]

Solved: Chrome/Chromium mouse cursor troubles in Linux on VirtualBox

Written on May 22, 2015 at 13:41, by

Well, not solved. But worked-around. Chrome and Chromium 42 (and I’ve read 41 as well) have a weird mouse cursor problem in Linux on VirtualBox where the cursor wouldn’t change to a text cursor instead of an arrow pointy thingy. Long story short: it’s a bug in Chrome/Chromium and here’s how to work around it: […]

Script to take screenshots of VirtualBox VMs

Written on January 16, 2015 at 09:21, by

Here’s an AutoHotKey script to take screenshots of Oracle VirtualBox VMs. The script takes a screenshot, saves it to your disk and places the image on your clipboard. It uses IrfanView (free) to put the image on the clipboard. It assumes the path to i_view32, IrfanView’s main executable, is on your path. F10 is the […]