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    193193<div dir="ltr" id="content" lang="en"><span class="anchor" id="top"></span> 
    194 <span class="anchor" id="line-9"></span><div><table style="width: 100%"><tbody><tr>  <td style="border: 0px hidden ;"><p class="line891"><small>Translation(s): <a class="nonexistent" href="/German/VirtualBox">Deutsch</a> - <a class="nonexistent" href="/French/VirtualBox">Français</a> - <a href="/Spanish/VirtualBox">Español</a> -  <a class="nonexistent" href="/Dutch/VirtualBox">Nederlands</a> - <a class="nonexistent" href="/Polish/VirtualBox">Polski</a> - <a class="nonexistent" href="/PortugueseBR/VirtualBox">Português - Brasileiro</a> - <a class="nonexistent" href="/Russian/VirtualBox">РусскОй</a></small> </td> 
     194<span class="anchor" id="line-2"></span><div><table style="width: 100%"><tbody><tr>  <td style="border: 0px hidden ;"><p class="line891"><small>Translation(s): <a href="/Spanish/VirtualBox">Español</a></small> </td> 
    195195  <td style="border: 0px hidden ;  text-align: right;"><p class="line862"> <img alt="(!)" height="15" src="/htdocs/rightsidebar/img/idea.png" title="(!)" width="15" /> <a class="nonexistent" href="/VirtualBox/Discussion">/Discussion</a> </td> 
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    197 </tbody></table></div><span class="anchor" id="line-10"></span><p class="line867"><hr /><p class="line874"> <span class="anchor" id="line-11"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-12"></span><div><table style="width: 100%"><tbody><tr>  <td style="border: 0px hidden ;"><p class="line862"> <img src="/VirtualBox?action=AttachFile&amp;do=get&amp;target=logo.png" title="attachment:logo.png" /> </td> 
    198   <td style="border: 0px hidden ;"><p class="line891">VirtualBox is an x86 emulator developed by <a class="http" href="http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/innotek">innotek</a> <em>(bought by Sun)</em> comparable to <a href="/VMWare">VMWare</a>. It has a version called VirtualBox Open Source Edition (OSE) which is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).<br /> 
     197</tbody></table></div><span class="anchor" id="line-3"></span><p class="line867"><hr /><p class="line874"> <span class="anchor" id="line-4"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-5"></span><div><table style="width: 100%"><tbody><tr>  <td style="border: 0px hidden ;"><p class="line862"> <img src="/VirtualBox?action=AttachFile&amp;do=get&amp;target=logo.png" title="attachment:logo.png" /> </td> 
     198  <td style="border: 0px hidden ;"><p class="line891">VirtualBox is an x86 emulator developed by <a class="http" href="http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/innotek">innotek</a> <em>(bought by Sun)</em> comparable to <a class="nonexistent" href="/VMWare">VMWare</a>. It has a version called VirtualBox Open Source Edition (OSE) which is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).<br /> 
    199199<br /> 
    200200Its a relatively new program and still has some minor issues, but in general it is reliable, stable and, above all, very fast. It has been used successfully to do installation tests with Debian Installer.<br /> 
     
    202202This page contains some how-to, tips and tricks that can be useful when setting up and using VirtualBox </td> 
    203203</tr> 
    204 </tbody></table></div><span class="anchor" id="line-13"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-14"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-15"></span><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="line-16"></span><ul><li style="list-style-type:none"><div class="table-of-contents"><p class="table-of-contents-heading">Contents<ol><li><a href="#head-2e316e5674d20c3b1cb2938e6a78983c8188e9b0">Installation</a><ol><li><a href="#head-f280c164d73bd09301342a49b8e3e0b5e183a2f7">Debian/Etch-backports</a></li><li><a href="#head-1bf4613d14d55bffb78a8fcedd89f82b6dc0a21e">Debian/Testing</a></li><li><a href="#head-75ef23fc62a634cb6fc26329de9723cac3bda93e">Experience</a></li></ol><li><a href="#head-7d4e76488d01c13abf8c2a7b9679320db8dc07e8">Errors</a><ol><li><a href="#head-839c5976dc6419b8d47b83547f4d0c379d9a7d71">32-bit userland with x64_64 kernel</a></li><li><a href="#head-cca23c12225b5e5380c0b1b0a7eb970a33366309">-1909 VERR VM DRIVER NOT ACCESSIBLE</a></li></ol><li><a href="#head-478541556b984173f1c6a6291711d2a8cc4532f3">Tips &amp; tricks</a><ol><li><a href="#head-2f3b70cb6bcaf82ecb9c8c1f3d5f42134006dc40">Switching consoles</a></li><li><a href="#head-5cde2ef27c6b1737b257603f51c2e1e8cbeaf09e">Setting up bridged networking for VirtualBox</a></li><li><a href="#head-7878d5314e89905ec3053a9add70589cc016297c">How to remotely start virtual machines using vnc</a></li></ol><li><a href="#head-9dafea02d17272b5de1d9a1d15281d44c508605e">External Links</a></li></ol></div> <span class="anchor" id="line-17"></span></li></ul><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="install"></span> <span class="anchor" id="line-18"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-19"></span><p class="line867"> 
    205 <h1 id="head-2e316e5674d20c3b1cb2938e6a78983c8188e9b0">Installation</h1> 
    206 <span class="anchor" id="line-20"></span><p class="line862">Currently <em>(2008/01/01)</em>, VirtualBox is not supported natively by <a href="/Etch">Etch</a>, the 4.0 version of Debian. To install it, you can use different methods: <span class="anchor" id="line-21"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-22"></span><ul><li>Using Debian/Etch-backports repository <span class="anchor" id="line-23"></span></li><li>Using Debian/Testing repository <span class="anchor" id="line-24"></span></li></ul><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="install-backport"></span> <span class="anchor" id="line-25"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-26"></span><p class="line867"> 
    207 <h2 id="head-f280c164d73bd09301342a49b8e3e0b5e183a2f7">Debian/Etch-backports</h2> 
    208 <span class="anchor" id="line-27"></span><ul><li><p class="line862">Configure <a href="/Backports">Debian/Etch-backports</a> <span class="anchor" id="line-28"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Install these packages: <a class="interwiki" href="http://packages.debian.org/virtualbox-ose" title="DebPkg">virtualbox-ose</a> <a class="interwiki" href="http://packages.debian.org/virtualbox-ose-source" title="DebPkg">virtualbox-ose-source</a> <span class="anchor" id="line-29"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Compile virtualbox kernel module <em>(as <a href="/root">root</a>)</em> <span class="anchor" id="line-30"></span></li></ul><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="line-31"></span><pre># cd /usr/src 
    209 <span class="anchor" id="line-32"></span># tar xvjf virtualbox-ose.tar.bz2 
    210 <span class="anchor" id="line-33"></span># cd modules/virtualbox-ose 
    211 <span class="anchor" id="line-34"></span># make 
    212 <span class="anchor" id="line-35"></span># make install 
    213 <span class="anchor" id="line-36"></span># modprobe vboxdrv 
    214 <span class="anchor" id="line-37"></span># lsmod | grep vbox 
    215 <span class="anchor" id="line-38"></span>vboxdrv                55344  0</pre><span class="anchor" id="line-39"></span><ul><li><p class="line862">Or simply use module-assistant <em>(as <a href="/root">root</a>)</em> <span class="anchor" id="line-40"></span></li></ul><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="line-41"></span><pre># module-assistant auto-install virtualbox-ose 
    216 <span class="anchor" id="line-42"></span># modprobe vboxdrv 
    217 <span class="anchor" id="line-43"></span># lsmod | grep vbox 
    218 <span class="anchor" id="line-44"></span>vboxdrv                55344  0 
    219 <span class="anchor" id="line-45"></span></pre><span class="anchor" id="line-46"></span><ul><li><p class="line862">Start VirtualBox: <span class="anchor" id="line-47"></span></li></ul><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="line-48"></span><pre>KDE &gt; System &gt; VirtualBox OSE 
    220 <span class="anchor" id="line-49"></span>Gnome &gt; Applications &gt; System tools &gt; VirtualBox OSE 
    221 <span class="anchor" id="line-50"></span></pre><span class="anchor" id="line-51"></span><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="install-testing"></span> <span class="anchor" id="line-52"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-53"></span><p class="line867"> 
    222 <h2 id="head-1bf4613d14d55bffb78a8fcedd89f82b6dc0a21e">Debian/Testing</h2> 
    223 <span class="anchor" id="line-54"></span><p class="line862">Testing repository contains some precompiled kernel module. So you don't need to compile it like previous method. Except that, it's the same mechanism. Be carreful, using testing repository could break your system. Note that virtualbox need to update <a class="interwiki" href="http://packages.debian.org/libc6" title="DebPkg">libc6</a> and <a class="interwiki" href="http://packages.debian.org/linux-image-2.6" title="DebPkg">linux-image-2.6</a> <span class="anchor" id="line-55"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-56"></span><p class="line867"> 
     204</tbody></table></div><span class="anchor" id="line-6"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-7"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-8"></span><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="line-9"></span><ul><li style="list-style-type:none"><div class="table-of-contents"><p class="table-of-contents-heading">Contents<ol><li><a href="#head-2e316e5674d20c3b1cb2938e6a78983c8188e9b0">Installation</a></li><li><a href="#head-75ef23fc62a634cb6fc26329de9723cac3bda93e">Experience</a></li><li><a href="#head-7d4e76488d01c13abf8c2a7b9679320db8dc07e8">Errors</a></li><li><a href="#head-478541556b984173f1c6a6291711d2a8cc4532f3">Tips &amp; tricks</a></li><li><a href="#head-9dafea02d17272b5de1d9a1d15281d44c508605e">External Links</a></li></ol></div> <span class="anchor" id="line-10"></span></li></ul><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="install"></span> <span class="anchor" id="line-11"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-12"></span><p class="line867"> 
     205<h2 id="head-2e316e5674d20c3b1cb2938e6a78983c8188e9b0">Installation</h2> 
     206<span class="anchor" id="line-13"></span><p class="line862">Currently <em>(2008/01/01)</em>, VirtualBox is not supported natively by <a href="/DebianEtch">DebianEtch</a>, the 4.0 version of Debian. To install it, you can use different methods: <span class="anchor" id="line-14"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-15"></span><ul><li><p class="line862">Using Debian/Etch's <a href="/Backports">Backports</a> repository <span class="anchor" id="line-16"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Using <a href="/DebianTesting">DebianTesting</a> repository <span class="anchor" id="line-17"></span></li></ul><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="install-backport"></span> <span class="anchor" id="line-18"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-19"></span><p class="line867"> 
     207<h3 id="head-f280c164d73bd09301342a49b8e3e0b5e183a2f7">Debian/Etch-backports</h3> 
     208<span class="anchor" id="line-20"></span><ul><li><p class="line862">Configure Debian/Etch <a href="/Backports">backports</a> <span class="anchor" id="line-21"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Install these packages: <a class="interwiki" href="http://packages.debian.org/virtualbox-ose" title="DebPkg">virtualbox-ose</a> <a class="interwiki" href="http://packages.debian.org/virtualbox-ose-source" title="DebPkg">virtualbox-ose-source</a> <a class="interwiki" href="http://packages.debian.org/linux-source" title="DebPkg">linux-source</a> <a class="interwiki" href="http://packages.debian.org/linux-headers" title="DebPkg">linux-headers</a> <span class="anchor" id="line-22"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Compile virtualbox kernel module <em>(as <a href="/root">root</a>)</em> <span class="anchor" id="line-23"></span></li></ul><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="line-24"></span><pre># cd /usr/src 
     209<span class="anchor" id="line-25"></span># tar xvjf virtualbox-ose.tar.bz2 
     210<span class="anchor" id="line-26"></span># cd modules/virtualbox-ose 
     211<span class="anchor" id="line-27"></span># make 
     212<span class="anchor" id="line-28"></span># make install 
     213<span class="anchor" id="line-29"></span># modprobe vboxdrv 
     214<span class="anchor" id="line-30"></span># lsmod | grep vbox 
     215<span class="anchor" id="line-31"></span>vboxdrv                55344  0</pre><span class="anchor" id="line-32"></span><ul><li><p class="line862">Or simply use module-assistant <em>(as <a href="/root">root</a>)</em> <span class="anchor" id="line-33"></span></li></ul><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="line-34"></span><pre># module-assistant auto-install virtualbox-ose 
     216<span class="anchor" id="line-35"></span># modprobe vboxdrv 
     217<span class="anchor" id="line-36"></span># lsmod | grep vbox 
     218<span class="anchor" id="line-37"></span>vboxdrv                55344  0 
     219<span class="anchor" id="line-38"></span></pre><span class="anchor" id="line-39"></span><ul><li><p class="line862">Start VirtualBox: <span class="anchor" id="line-40"></span></li></ul><p class="line862">In KDE, go to menu KDE &gt; System &gt; VirtualBox OSE <span class="anchor" id="line-41"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-42"></span><ul><li style="list-style-type:none"><p class="line891"><em>or</em> <span class="anchor" id="line-43"></span></li></ul><p class="line862">In Gnome, goto menu Gnome &gt; Applications &gt; System tools &gt; VirtualBox OSE <span class="anchor" id="line-44"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-45"></span><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="install-testing"></span> <span class="anchor" id="line-46"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-47"></span><p class="line867"> 
     220<h3 id="head-381d74a63252140dca3a479ab2be9ea9e51768e5">Debian/Testing (lenny)</h3> 
     221<span class="anchor" id="line-48"></span><p class="line862">Testing repository contains some precompiled kernel module. So you don't need to compile it like previous method. Except that, it's the same mechanism. Be carreful, using testing repository could break your system. Note that virtualbox need to update <a class="interwiki" href="http://packages.debian.org/libc6" title="DebPkg">libc6</a> and <a class="interwiki" href="http://packages.debian.org/linux-image-2.6" title="DebPkg">linux-image-2.6</a> <span class="anchor" id="line-49"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-50"></span><p class="line867"> 
    224222<h2 id="head-75ef23fc62a634cb6fc26329de9723cac3bda93e">Experience</h2> 
    225 <span class="anchor" id="line-57"></span><p class="line867"><small><strong><span class="u">Legend :</span></strong> </small> <span class="anchor" id="line-58"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-59"></span><ul><li><p class="line891"><small><img alt="{OK}" height="12" src="/htdocs/rightsidebar/img/thumbs-up.png" title="{OK}" width="14" /> = OK </small> <span class="anchor" id="line-60"></span></li><li><p class="line891"><img alt="/!\" height="15" src="/htdocs/rightsidebar/img/alert.png" title="/!\" width="15" /> = Failed <span class="anchor" id="line-61"></span></li></ul><div><table><tbody><tr>  <td><p class="line891"><strong>Who</strong> </td> 
     223<span class="anchor" id="line-51"></span><p class="line867"><small><strong><span class="u">Legend :</span></strong> </small> <span class="anchor" id="line-52"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-53"></span><ul><li><p class="line891"><small><img alt="{OK}" height="12" src="/htdocs/rightsidebar/img/thumbs-up.png" title="{OK}" width="14" /> = OK </small> <span class="anchor" id="line-54"></span></li><li><p class="line891"><img alt="/!\" height="15" src="/htdocs/rightsidebar/img/alert.png" title="/!\" width="15" /> = Failed <span class="anchor" id="line-55"></span></li></ul><div><table><tbody><tr>  <td><p class="line891"><strong>Who</strong> </td> 
    226224  <td><p class="line891"><strong>Kernel</strong> </td> 
    227225  <td><p class="line891"><strong>Disribution</strong> </td> 
     
    229227  <td><p class="line891"><strong>Status</strong> </td> 
    230228</tr> 
    231 <tr>  <td><span class="anchor" id="line-62"></span><p class="line862"> -- <a href="/SalokineTerata">SalokineTerata</a> 2008-01-01 19:52:09 </td> 
     229<tr>  <td><span class="anchor" id="line-56"></span><p class="line862"> -- <a href="/SalokineTerata">SalokineTerata</a> 2008-01-01 19:52:09 </td> 
    232230  <td><p class="line862"> 2.6.22-6~bpo40+1 </td> 
    233231  <td><p class="line862"> Debian/Etch-backports </td> 
     
    235233  <td><p class="line862"> <img alt="{OK}" height="12" src="/htdocs/rightsidebar/img/thumbs-up.png" title="{OK}" width="14" /> </td> 
    236234</tr> 
    237 </tbody></table></div><span class="anchor" id="line-63"></span><p class="line867"> 
    238 <h1 id="head-7d4e76488d01c13abf8c2a7b9679320db8dc07e8">Errors</h1> 
    239 <span class="anchor" id="line-64"></span><p class="line867"> 
    240 <h2 id="head-839c5976dc6419b8d47b83547f4d0c379d9a7d71">32-bit userland with x64_64 kernel</h2> 
    241 <span class="anchor" id="line-65"></span><p class="line862">It is know bug that VirtualBox does not work in such scenarios: <a class="http" href="http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=456391">http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=456391</a> <span class="anchor" id="line-66"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-67"></span><p class="line867"> 
    242 <h2 id="head-cca23c12225b5e5380c0b1b0a7eb970a33366309">-1909 VERR VM DRIVER NOT ACCESSIBLE</h2> 
    243 <span class="anchor" id="line-68"></span><p class="line867"><img src="/VirtualBox?action=AttachFile&amp;do=get&amp;target=error-1909-VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_ACCESSIBLE.png" title="attachment:error-1909-VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_ACCESSIBLE.png" /> <span class="anchor" id="line-69"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-70"></span><p class="line867"><span class="u">Solution: </span> Add your current user in the group <strong>vboxusers</strong>. <span class="anchor" id="line-71"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-72"></span><ul><li>Under KDE: <span class="anchor" id="line-73"></span><ul><li><p class="line891"><tt>K&nbsp;&gt;&nbsp;Configuration&nbsp;Center&nbsp;&gt;&nbsp;System&nbsp;Administration&nbsp;&gt;&nbsp;User&nbsp;Management</tt> <span class="anchor" id="line-74"></span></li><li>Select your user and edit it <span class="anchor" id="line-75"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Go to <strong>Groups</strong> page <span class="anchor" id="line-76"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Select <strong>vboxusers</strong> group and validate <span class="anchor" id="line-77"></span></li></ul></li><li>Reconnect your session <span class="anchor" id="line-78"></span></li><li>Under GNOME: <span class="anchor" id="line-79"></span><ul><li><p class="line862">System &gt; Administration &gt; Users and Groups <span class="anchor" id="line-80"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Click on "<strong>Manage groups</strong>" <span class="anchor" id="line-81"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Select the <strong>vboxusers</strong> group and click "<strong>Properties</strong>" <span class="anchor" id="line-82"></span></li><li>Check your username in the list and click "Ok" <span class="anchor" id="line-83"></span></li><li>Logout and login again <span class="anchor" id="line-84"></span></li></ul></li><li>On the commandline <span class="anchor" id="line-85"></span><ul><li><p class="line862">l<strong>og as user root </strong>either by su or sudo (su [return] - &lt;give root password&gt; [return] OR sudo su [return]) <span class="anchor" id="line-86"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Use the following command: <strong>adduser &lt;youruser&gt; vboxusers</strong> <span class="anchor" id="line-87"></span></li><li>Logout and login again <span class="anchor" id="line-88"></span></li></ul></li></ul><p class="line874">You can verify if your are really member of this group with this command line: <span class="anchor" id="line-89"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-90"></span><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="line-91"></span><pre># id MY_USER 
    244 <span class="anchor" id="line-92"></span>uid=1000(MY_USER) gid=1000(MY_USER) groupes=1000(MY_USER),8(mail),...127(vboxusers) 
    245 <span class="anchor" id="line-93"></span></pre><span class="anchor" id="line-94"></span><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="tips"></span> <span class="anchor" id="line-95"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-96"></span><p class="line867"> 
    246 <h1 id="head-478541556b984173f1c6a6291711d2a8cc4532f3">Tips &amp; tricks</h1> 
    247 <span class="anchor" id="line-97"></span><p class="line867"> 
    248 <h2 id="head-2f3b70cb6bcaf82ecb9c8c1f3d5f42134006dc40">Switching consoles</h2> 
    249 <span class="anchor" id="line-98"></span><p class="line862">The normal way to switch consoles in Linux is to use the <tt>ctrl-alt-Fx</tt> key combination. This does not work for a VirtualBox virtual machine (VM); it will switch consoles for the host system instead. <span class="anchor" id="line-99"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-100"></span><p class="line862">You should use <tt>&lt;Host&nbsp;Key&gt;-Fx</tt> instead, where <tt>&lt;Host&nbsp;Key&gt;</tt> is the key defined in <tt>File-&gt;Preferences-&gt;Input</tt>. <span class="anchor" id="line-101"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-102"></span><p class="line862">This also works for <tt>ctrl-alt-del</tt> and <tt>ctrl-alt-backspace</tt> <span class="anchor" id="line-103"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-104"></span><p class="line862">This is documented in the <a class="http" href="http://www.virtualbox.org/download/UserManual.pdf">VirtalBox user manual</a> in the section "Keyboard and mouse support in virtual machines", subsection "Typing special characters". <span class="anchor" id="line-105"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-106"></span><p class="line862">(An alternative method to switch between text consoles is to use <tt>alt-left</tt> and <tt>alt-right</tt>, but that does not work for graphical consoles like XOrg or DirectFB.) <span class="anchor" id="line-107"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-108"></span><p class="line867"> 
    250 <h2 id="head-5cde2ef27c6b1737b257603f51c2e1e8cbeaf09e">Setting up bridged networking for VirtualBox</h2> 
    251 <span class="anchor" id="line-109"></span><p class="line862">By default VirtualBox uses NAT for the network interfaces of virtual machines and use an internal DHCP server to obtain an IP address. This works well but the disadvantage is that the machine will not have an IP address visible outside the VM and so you cannot connect to it from the host system or from other systems. <span class="anchor" id="line-110"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-111"></span><p class="line874">By attaching the VM's interface to "Host Interface" and creating a bridge on the host system, the VM can be made visible on the local network. This also allows to do fun stuff like netbooting the VM (boot from LAN using PXE). It is comparable to the "bridged networking" option in VMWare. <span class="anchor" id="line-112"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-113"></span><p class="line867"> 
    252 <h3 id="head-ac96d1959e6023cb07c51bdedd7e8f0b376dc944">Preparation</h3> 
    253 <span class="anchor" id="line-114"></span><p class="line862">First install the package <tt>bridge-utils</tt>. <span class="anchor" id="line-115"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-116"></span><p class="line874">Next, change the network configuration of the host system so that the network interface becomes part of a bridge. Note that this requires restarting the network, so be careful when doing this on a remote system! <span class="anchor" id="line-117"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-118"></span><p class="line862">Change the file <tt>/etc/network/interfaces</tt> to look something like this: <span class="anchor" id="line-119"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-120"></span><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="line-121"></span><pre># The loopback network interface 
    254 <span class="anchor" id="line-122"></span>auto lo 
    255 <span class="anchor" id="line-123"></span>iface lo inet loopback 
    256 <span class="anchor" id="line-124"></span># An entry for eth0 is no longer needed 
    257 <span class="anchor" id="line-125"></span>#auto eth0 
    258 <span class="anchor" id="line-126"></span>#iface eth0 inet dhcp 
    259 <span class="anchor" id="line-127"></span># Create the bridge (with the regular IP address of the host) 
    260 <span class="anchor" id="line-128"></span>auto br0 
    261 <span class="anchor" id="line-129"></span>iface br0 inet dhcp 
    262 <span class="anchor" id="line-130"></span>        bridge_ports eth0 
    263 <span class="anchor" id="line-131"></span>        bridge_fd 2.5 
    264 <span class="anchor" id="line-132"></span></pre><span class="anchor" id="line-133"></span><p class="line862">In this example the bridge gets its IP address and configuration from DHCP. For static configuration see<br /> 
    265 <tt>/usr/share/doc/bridge-utils/README.Debian.gz</tt> <span class="anchor" id="line-134"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-135"></span><p class="line874">Restart the networking of the host system using: <span class="anchor" id="line-136"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-137"></span><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="line-138"></span><pre># /etc/init.d/networking restart</pre><span class="anchor" id="line-139"></span><p class="line862">After this <tt>brctl&nbsp;show</tt> should show the bridge and <tt>ifconfig</tt> should show the bridge has the host's IP address. <span class="anchor" id="line-140"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-141"></span><p class="line867"> 
    266 <h3 id="head-2533838514373893e1ca2cac71c13586bf086700">Configuring the VirtualBox VM</h3> 
    267 <span class="anchor" id="line-142"></span><p class="line874">There are different ways the TAP interface for the VM can be created: <span class="anchor" id="line-143"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-144"></span><ul><li><p class="line862">statically (before VirtualBox is even started) <span class="anchor" id="line-145"></span></li><li>on demand (when a VM is being started) <span class="anchor" id="line-146"></span></li></ul><p class="line862">See also the chapter on "Virtual networking" in the <a class="http" href="http://www.virtualbox.org/download/UserManual.pdf">VirtalBox user manual</a>. <span class="anchor" id="line-147"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-148"></span><p class="line867"> 
    268 <h4 id="head-45ffe54e63a513dbeb24a9be06d2a4eb2ec16928">Static interfaces</h4> 
    269 <span class="anchor" id="line-149"></span><p class="line862">In this case you only need to "define" an interface for use by a particular user once. All defined interfaces are "remembered" in the file <tt>/etc/vbox/interfaces</tt> and recreated by the VirtualBox init script every time the host system is booted. <span class="anchor" id="line-150"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-151"></span><p class="line874">Example to create an interface for a user: <span class="anchor" id="line-152"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-153"></span><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="line-154"></span><pre># VBoxAddIF vbox0 &lt;username&gt; br0 
    270 <span class="anchor" id="line-155"></span></pre><span class="anchor" id="line-156"></span><p class="line874">You can of course create multiple interfaces per users, but all interfaces should have unique names. <span class="anchor" id="line-157"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-158"></span><p class="line874">To configure the VM to use static bridged networking, go to the "network" page of the VM's settings and change the following fields: <span class="anchor" id="line-159"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-160"></span><ul><li><p class="line862">Attached to: <tt>Host&nbsp;Interface</tt> <span class="anchor" id="line-161"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Interface Name: <tt>vbox0</tt> <span class="anchor" id="line-162"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Setup Application: &lt;empty&gt; <span class="anchor" id="line-163"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Terminate Application: &lt;empty&gt; <span class="anchor" id="line-164"></span></li></ul><p class="line867"> 
    271 <h4 id="head-1330d340c9d435c41fbd1c04c3d29d61e0a8f195">Dynamic interfaces (on demand)</h4> 
    272 <span class="anchor" id="line-165"></span><p class="line874">The example below shows the second method. In the example the name of the interface is hardcoded in the script. If you want to be able to create multiple interfaces, you'll have to adapt the script. Note that the script assumes you can execute the needed commands using sudo. <span class="anchor" id="line-166"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-167"></span><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="line-168"></span><pre>#! /bin/sh 
    273 <span class="anchor" id="line-169"></span>set -e 
    274 <span class="anchor" id="line-170"></span>IF=vbox0 
    275 <span class="anchor" id="line-171"></span>BRIDGE=br0 
    276 <span class="anchor" id="line-172"></span>case "$1" in 
    277 <span class="anchor" id="line-173"></span>    up) 
    278 <span class="anchor" id="line-174"></span>        # Create a TAP network device 
    279 <span class="anchor" id="line-175"></span>        sudo VBoxTunctl -u $LOGNAME -t $IF &gt;/dev/null 2&gt;&amp;1 
    280 <span class="anchor" id="line-176"></span>        # Bring it up (without IP address) 
    281 <span class="anchor" id="line-177"></span>        sudo ifconfig $IF up 
    282 <span class="anchor" id="line-178"></span>        # Add it to the bridge 
    283 <span class="anchor" id="line-179"></span>        sudo brctl addif $BRIDGE $IF 
    284 <span class="anchor" id="line-180"></span>        # Tell VirtualBox the name of the interface 
    285 <span class="anchor" id="line-181"></span>        echo $IF 
    286 <span class="anchor" id="line-182"></span>        ;; 
    287 <span class="anchor" id="line-183"></span>    down) 
    288 <span class="anchor" id="line-184"></span>        sudo VBoxTunctl -d $IF &gt;/dev/null 2&gt;&amp;1 
    289 <span class="anchor" id="line-185"></span>        ;; 
    290 <span class="anchor" id="line-186"></span>esac 
    291 <span class="anchor" id="line-187"></span></pre><span class="anchor" id="line-188"></span><p class="line862">Save the script, for example as <tt>~/.VirtualBox/bridge_setup</tt>. The script can be tested by running it from the command line. If successful, <tt>brctl&nbsp;show</tt> should show interface <tt>vbox0</tt> added to the bridge. <span class="anchor" id="line-189"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-190"></span><p class="line874">To configure the VM to use dynamic bridged networking, go to the "network" page of the VM's settings and change the following fields: <span class="anchor" id="line-191"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-192"></span><ul><li><p class="line862">Attached to: <tt>Host&nbsp;Interface</tt> <span class="anchor" id="line-193"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Interface Name: &lt;empty&gt; <span class="anchor" id="line-194"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Setup Application: <tt>~/.VirtualBox/bridge_setup</tt> up <span class="anchor" id="line-195"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Terminate Application: <tt>~/.VirtualBox/bridge_setup</tt> down <span class="anchor" id="line-196"></span></li></ul><p class="line874">When the VM is started after that, the interface should be created automatically and the VM can be used just like it was a system connected directly to your local network. <span class="anchor" id="line-197"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-198"></span><p class="line867"> 
    292 <h2 id="head-7878d5314e89905ec3053a9add70589cc016297c">How to remotely start virtual machines using vnc</h2> 
    293 <span class="anchor" id="line-199"></span><p class="line874">Remote: <span class="anchor" id="line-200"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-201"></span><ul><li>log onto your remote box <span class="anchor" id="line-202"></span></li><li>install tightvncserver <span class="anchor" id="line-203"></span></li><li>launch it (you don't need a display), pick a password <span class="anchor" id="line-204"></span></li><li>determine which port it is using, a way to do so: <span class="anchor" id="line-205"></span><ul><li>netstat -tap | grep vnc <span class="anchor" id="line-206"></span></li><li>Let's say it's 5901 <span class="anchor" id="line-207"></span></li></ul></li><li>unlog from there since the server forked in the background <span class="anchor" id="line-208"></span></li></ul><p class="line874">Local: <span class="anchor" id="line-209"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-210"></span><ul><li>install xtightvncviewer <span class="anchor" id="line-211"></span></li><li>create a ssh tunnel to your box: <span class="anchor" id="line-212"></span><ul><li>ssh -L 5901:localhost:5901 you@remote <span class="anchor" id="line-213"></span></li></ul></li><li>use it: (note there are two colons) <span class="anchor" id="line-214"></span><ul><li>xtightvncviewer localhost::5901 <span class="anchor" id="line-215"></span></li></ul></li><li><p class="line862">then VBoxManage startvm $yourvm &amp; <span class="anchor" id="line-216"></span></li><li>and start as many virtual machines as wanted. <span class="anchor" id="line-217"></span></li></ul><p class="line867"> 
    294 <h1 id="head-9dafea02d17272b5de1d9a1d15281d44c508605e">External Links</h1> 
    295 <span class="anchor" id="line-218"></span><ul><li><p class="line891"><a class="http" href="http://www.virtualbox.org/download/UserManual.pdf">http://www.virtualbox.org/download/UserManual.pdf</a> Official User Manual <span class="anchor" id="line-219"></span></li></ul><p class="line867"><hr /><p class="line874"> <span class="anchor" id="line-220"></span><ul><li style="list-style-type:none"><p class="line891"><a href="/CategorySystemVirtualization">CategorySystemVirtualization</a> <span class="anchor" id="line-221"></span></li></ul><span class="anchor" id="bottom"></span></div><p id="pageinfo" class="info" lang="en" dir="ltr">VirtualBox  (last edited 2008-02-14 20:50:35 by <span title="SalokineTerata @ lns-bzn-49f-81-56-213-227.adsl.proxad.net[81.56.213.227]"><a href="/SalokineTerata" title="SalokineTerata @ lns-bzn-49f-81-56-213-227.adsl.proxad.net[81.56.213.227]">SalokineTerata</a></span>)</p> 
     235</tbody></table></div><span class="anchor" id="line-57"></span><p class="line867"> 
     236<h2 id="head-7d4e76488d01c13abf8c2a7b9679320db8dc07e8">Errors</h2> 
     237<span class="anchor" id="line-58"></span><p class="line867"> 
     238<h3 id="head-839c5976dc6419b8d47b83547f4d0c379d9a7d71">32-bit userland with x64_64 kernel</h3> 
     239<span class="anchor" id="line-59"></span><p class="line862">It is know bug that VirtualBox does not work in such scenarios: <a class="http" href="http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=456391">http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=456391</a> <span class="anchor" id="line-60"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-61"></span><p class="line862">However VirtualBox version 2.0 promises support for this, but it is not yet packaged in Debian. <span class="anchor" id="line-62"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-63"></span><p class="line867"> 
     240<h3 id="head-cca23c12225b5e5380c0b1b0a7eb970a33366309">-1909 VERR VM DRIVER NOT ACCESSIBLE</h3> 
     241<span class="anchor" id="line-64"></span><p class="line867"><img src="/VirtualBox?action=AttachFile&amp;do=get&amp;target=error-1909-VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_ACCESSIBLE.png" title="attachment:error-1909-VERR_VM_DRIVER_NOT_ACCESSIBLE.png" /> <span class="anchor" id="line-65"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-66"></span><p class="line867"><span class="u">Solution: </span> Add your current user in the group <strong>vboxusers</strong>. <span class="anchor" id="line-67"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-68"></span><ul><li>Under KDE: <span class="anchor" id="line-69"></span><ul><li><p class="line891"><tt>K&nbsp;&gt;&nbsp;Configuration&nbsp;Center&nbsp;&gt;&nbsp;System&nbsp;Administration&nbsp;&gt;&nbsp;User&nbsp;Management</tt> <span class="anchor" id="line-70"></span></li><li>Select your user and edit it <span class="anchor" id="line-71"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Go to <strong>Groups</strong> page <span class="anchor" id="line-72"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Select <strong>vboxusers</strong> group and validate <span class="anchor" id="line-73"></span></li></ul></li><li>Reconnect your session <span class="anchor" id="line-74"></span></li><li>Under GNOME: <span class="anchor" id="line-75"></span><ul><li><p class="line862">System &gt; Administration &gt; Users and Groups <span class="anchor" id="line-76"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Click on "<strong>Manage groups</strong>" <span class="anchor" id="line-77"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Select the <strong>vboxusers</strong> group and click "<strong>Properties</strong>" <span class="anchor" id="line-78"></span></li><li>Check your username in the list and click "Ok" <span class="anchor" id="line-79"></span></li><li>Logout and login again <span class="anchor" id="line-80"></span></li></ul></li><li>On the commandline <span class="anchor" id="line-81"></span><ul><li><p class="line862">l<strong>og as user root </strong>either by su or sudo (su [return] - &lt;give root password&gt; [return] OR sudo su [return]) <span class="anchor" id="line-82"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Use the following command: <strong>adduser &lt;youruser&gt; vboxusers</strong> <span class="anchor" id="line-83"></span></li><li>Logout and login again <span class="anchor" id="line-84"></span></li></ul></li></ul><p class="line874">You can verify if your are really member of this group with this command line: <span class="anchor" id="line-85"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-86"></span><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="line-87"></span><pre># id MY_USER 
     242<span class="anchor" id="line-88"></span>uid=1000(MY_USER) gid=1000(MY_USER) groupes=1000(MY_USER),8(mail),...127(vboxusers) 
     243<span class="anchor" id="line-89"></span></pre><span class="anchor" id="line-90"></span><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="tips"></span> <span class="anchor" id="line-91"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-92"></span><p class="line867"> 
     244<h2 id="head-478541556b984173f1c6a6291711d2a8cc4532f3">Tips &amp; tricks</h2> 
     245<span class="anchor" id="line-93"></span><p class="line867"> 
     246<h3 id="head-2f3b70cb6bcaf82ecb9c8c1f3d5f42134006dc40">Switching consoles</h3> 
     247<span class="anchor" id="line-94"></span><p class="line862">The normal way to switch consoles in Linux is to use the <tt>ctrl-alt-Fx</tt> key combination. This does not work for a VirtualBox virtual machine (VM); it will switch consoles for the host system instead. <span class="anchor" id="line-95"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-96"></span><p class="line862">You should use <tt>&lt;Host&nbsp;Key&gt;-Fx</tt> instead, where <tt>&lt;Host&nbsp;Key&gt;</tt> is the key defined in <tt>File-&gt;Preferences-&gt;Input</tt>. <span class="anchor" id="line-97"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-98"></span><p class="line862">This also works for <tt>ctrl-alt-del</tt> and <tt>ctrl-alt-backspace</tt> <span class="anchor" id="line-99"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-100"></span><p class="line862">This is documented in the <a class="http" href="http://www.virtualbox.org/download/UserManual.pdf">VirtualBox user manual</a> in the section "Keyboard and mouse support in virtual machines", subsection "Typing special characters". <span class="anchor" id="line-101"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-102"></span><p class="line862">(An alternative method to switch between text consoles is to use <tt>alt-left</tt> and <tt>alt-right</tt>, but that does not work for graphical consoles like XOrg or DirectFB.) <span class="anchor" id="line-103"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-104"></span><p class="line867"> 
     248<h3 id="head-e56da2b7537c9c6463e86cf2e7ff50d0af51cc62">Setting up bridged networking for VirtualBox (VirtualBox &lt; 2.1.0)</h3> 
     249<span class="anchor" id="line-105"></span><p class="line862">By default VirtualBox uses NAT for the network interfaces of virtual machines and use an internal DHCP server to obtain an IP address. This works well but the disadvantage is that the machine will not have an IP address visible outside the VM and so you cannot connect to it from the host system or from other systems. <span class="anchor" id="line-106"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-107"></span><p class="line874">By attaching the VM's interface to "Host Interface" and creating a bridge on the host system, the VM can be made visible on the local network. This also allows to do fun stuff like netbooting the VM (boot from LAN using PXE). It is comparable to the "bridged networking" option in VMWare. <span class="anchor" id="line-108"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-109"></span><p class="line867"><strong>NB</strong> To use a wireless host device you need one that has support for Master mode (eg. it can be used as an access point, afaik only the Atheros and Prism drivers has this support) <span class="anchor" id="line-110"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-111"></span><p class="line867"> 
     250<h4 id="head-ac96d1959e6023cb07c51bdedd7e8f0b376dc944">Preparation</h4> 
     251<span class="anchor" id="line-112"></span><p class="line862">First install the package <tt>bridge-utils</tt>. <span class="anchor" id="line-113"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-114"></span><p class="line874">Next, change the network configuration of the host system so that the network interface becomes part of a bridge. Note that this requires restarting the network, so be careful when doing this on a remote system! <span class="anchor" id="line-115"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-116"></span><p class="line862">Change the file <tt>/etc/network/interfaces</tt> to look something like this: <span class="anchor" id="line-117"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-118"></span><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="line-119"></span><pre># The loopback network interface 
     252<span class="anchor" id="line-120"></span>auto lo 
     253<span class="anchor" id="line-121"></span>iface lo inet loopback 
     254<span class="anchor" id="line-122"></span># An entry for eth0 is no longer needed 
     255<span class="anchor" id="line-123"></span>#auto eth0 
     256<span class="anchor" id="line-124"></span>#iface eth0 inet dhcp 
     257<span class="anchor" id="line-125"></span># Create the bridge (with the regular IP address of the host) 
     258<span class="anchor" id="line-126"></span>auto br0 
     259<span class="anchor" id="line-127"></span>iface br0 inet dhcp 
     260<span class="anchor" id="line-128"></span>        bridge_ports eth0 
     261<span class="anchor" id="line-129"></span>        bridge_fd 2.5 
     262<span class="anchor" id="line-130"></span></pre><span class="anchor" id="line-131"></span><p class="line862">In this example the bridge gets its IP address and configuration from DHCP. For static configuration see<br /> 
     263<tt>/usr/share/doc/bridge-utils/README.Debian.gz</tt> <span class="anchor" id="line-132"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-133"></span><p class="line862">If you don't find the information for static configuration there, try:<br /> 
     264 <span class="anchor" id="line-134"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-135"></span><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="line-136"></span><pre># man bridge-utils-interfaces</pre><span class="anchor" id="line-137"></span><p class="line874">Restart the networking of the host system using: <span class="anchor" id="line-138"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-139"></span><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="line-140"></span><pre># /etc/init.d/networking restart</pre><span class="anchor" id="line-141"></span><p class="line862">After this <tt>brctl&nbsp;show</tt> should show the bridge and <tt>ifconfig</tt> should show the bridge has the host's IP address. <span class="anchor" id="line-142"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-143"></span><p class="line862">It is also necessary for your user to own the device <tt>/dev/net/tun&nbsp;</tt> <span class="anchor" id="line-144"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-145"></span><p class="line874">Run the following command to change the owner of that device: <span class="anchor" id="line-146"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-147"></span><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="line-148"></span><pre># chown &lt;username&gt; /dev/net/tun</pre><span class="anchor" id="line-149"></span><p class="line867"> 
     265<h4 id="head-2533838514373893e1ca2cac71c13586bf086700">Configuring the VirtualBox VM</h4> 
     266<span class="anchor" id="line-150"></span><p class="line874">There are different ways the TAP interface for the VM can be created: <span class="anchor" id="line-151"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-152"></span><ul><li><p class="line862">statically (before VirtualBox is even started) <span class="anchor" id="line-153"></span></li><li>on demand (when a VM is being started) <span class="anchor" id="line-154"></span></li></ul><p class="line862">See also the chapter on "Virtual networking" in the <a class="http" href="http://www.virtualbox.org/download/UserManual.pdf">VirtualBox user manual</a>. <span class="anchor" id="line-155"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-156"></span><p class="line867"> 
     267<h5 id="head-45ffe54e63a513dbeb24a9be06d2a4eb2ec16928">Static interfaces</h5> 
     268<span class="anchor" id="line-157"></span><p class="line862">In this case you only need to "define" an interface for use by a particular user once. All defined interfaces are "remembered" in the file <tt>/etc/vbox/interfaces</tt> and recreated by the VirtualBox init script every time the host system is booted. <span class="anchor" id="line-158"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-159"></span><p class="line874">Example to create an interface for a user: <span class="anchor" id="line-160"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-161"></span><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="line-162"></span><pre># VBoxAddIF vbox0 &lt;username&gt; br0 
     269<span class="anchor" id="line-163"></span></pre><span class="anchor" id="line-164"></span><p class="line874">You can of course create multiple interfaces per users, but all interfaces should have unique names. <span class="anchor" id="line-165"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-166"></span><p class="line874">To configure the VM to use static bridged networking, go to the "network" page of the VM's settings and change the following fields: <span class="anchor" id="line-167"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-168"></span><ul><li><p class="line862">Attached to: <tt>Host&nbsp;Interface</tt> <span class="anchor" id="line-169"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Interface Name: <tt>vbox0</tt> <span class="anchor" id="line-170"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Setup Application: &lt;empty&gt; <span class="anchor" id="line-171"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Terminate Application: &lt;empty&gt; <span class="anchor" id="line-172"></span></li></ul><p class="line867"> 
     270<h5 id="head-1330d340c9d435c41fbd1c04c3d29d61e0a8f195">Dynamic interfaces (on demand)</h5> 
     271<span class="anchor" id="line-173"></span><p class="line874">The example below shows the second method. This example will allow you to use multiple VM's, but the script assumes that each interface will be named in the form "vbox*". You may need to adapt the script to match your needs.  Note that the script assumes you can execute the needed commands using sudo.  A snippet of a sudoers file is included below as an example. <span class="anchor" id="line-174"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-175"></span><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="line-176"></span><pre>#!/bin/sh 
     272<span class="anchor" id="line-177"></span>set -e 
     273<span class="anchor" id="line-178"></span>BRIDGE="br0" 
     274<span class="anchor" id="line-179"></span>case "${1}" in 
     275<span class="anchor" id="line-180"></span>        "up" ) 
     276<span class="anchor" id="line-181"></span>                # Get the last vbox interface that was created or "" if none 
     277<span class="anchor" id="line-182"></span>                TAP=$(cat /proc/net/dev | grep vbox | tail -n 1 | cut -d":" -f1 | sed 's/\s*vbox\(\.*\)/\1/') 
     278<span class="anchor" id="line-183"></span>                # If there was no previous interface then set to -1 (this is so the += works) 
     279<span class="anchor" id="line-184"></span>                [ "${TAP}" = "" ] &amp;&amp; TAP=-1 
     280<span class="anchor" id="line-185"></span>                # Increment TAP 
     281<span class="anchor" id="line-186"></span>                let "TAP+=1" 
     282<span class="anchor" id="line-187"></span>                # prepend vbox onto the TAP no 
     283<span class="anchor" id="line-188"></span>                TAP="vbox${TAP}" 
     284<span class="anchor" id="line-189"></span>                # Create the new TAP device 
     285<span class="anchor" id="line-190"></span>                sudo VBoxTunctl -b -u $(whoami) -t ${TAP} 
     286<span class="anchor" id="line-191"></span>                # Bring up the TAP (without an ip) 
     287<span class="anchor" id="line-192"></span>                sudo ifconfig ${TAP} up 
     288<span class="anchor" id="line-193"></span>                # Add the TAP to the Bridge 
     289<span class="anchor" id="line-194"></span>                sudo brctl addif ${BRIDGE} ${TAP} 
     290<span class="anchor" id="line-195"></span>                # Echo the name of the TAP so VirtualBox knows which one to use 
     291<span class="anchor" id="line-196"></span>                # on lenny the echo must be commented for virtuabox to work correctly 
     292<span class="anchor" id="line-197"></span>                echo ${TAP} 
     293<span class="anchor" id="line-198"></span>                ;; 
     294<span class="anchor" id="line-199"></span>        "down" ) 
     295<span class="anchor" id="line-200"></span>                # VirtualBox tells us which TAP it used 
     296<span class="anchor" id="line-201"></span>                TAP=${3} 
     297<span class="anchor" id="line-202"></span>                # Bring the TAP down 
     298<span class="anchor" id="line-203"></span>                sudo ifconfig ${TAP} down 
     299<span class="anchor" id="line-204"></span>                # Remove the TAP 
     300<span class="anchor" id="line-205"></span>                sudo VBoxTunctl -d ${TAP} &gt; /dev/null 2&gt;&amp;1 
     301<span class="anchor" id="line-206"></span>                ;; 
     302<span class="anchor" id="line-207"></span>esac 
     303<span class="anchor" id="line-208"></span></pre><span class="anchor" id="line-209"></span><p class="line862">Save the script, for example as <tt>~/.VirtualBox/bridge_setup</tt>. The script can be tested by running it from the command line. If successful, <tt>brctl&nbsp;show</tt> should show interface <tt>vbox*</tt> (where * will be a number) added to the bridge. <span class="anchor" id="line-210"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-211"></span><p class="line874">Here is a snippet of a sudoers file to help (replace username and hostname with the appropriate values): <span class="anchor" id="line-212"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-213"></span><p class="line867"><span class="anchor" id="line-214"></span><pre>Cmnd_Alias      VIRTUALBOX = /usr/bin/VBoxTunctl, /sbin/ifconfig vbox* up, /sbin/ifconfig vbox* down, /usr/sbin/brctl addif br0 vbox* 
     304<span class="anchor" id="line-215"></span>username     ALL=(ALL) PASSWD: ALL 
     305<span class="anchor" id="line-216"></span>username     hostname = NOPASSWD: VIRTUALBOX 
     306<span class="anchor" id="line-217"></span></pre><span class="anchor" id="line-218"></span><p class="line874">To configure the VM to use dynamic bridged networking, go to the "network" page of the VM's settings and change the following fields: <span class="anchor" id="line-219"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-220"></span><ul><li><p class="line862">Attached to: <tt>Host&nbsp;Interface</tt> <span class="anchor" id="line-221"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Interface Name: &lt;empty&gt; <span class="anchor" id="line-222"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Setup Application: <tt>~/.VirtualBox/bridge_setup&nbsp;up</tt> <span class="anchor" id="line-223"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Terminate Application: <tt>~/.VirtualBox/bridge_setup&nbsp;down</tt> <span class="anchor" id="line-224"></span></li></ul><p class="line874">When the VM is started after that, the interface should be created automatically and the VM can be used just like it was a system connected directly to your local network. <span class="anchor" id="line-225"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-226"></span><p class="line867"> 
     307<h3 id="head-7878d5314e89905ec3053a9add70589cc016297c">How to remotely start virtual machines using vnc</h3> 
     308<span class="anchor" id="line-227"></span><p class="line874">Remote: <span class="anchor" id="line-228"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-229"></span><ul><li>log onto your remote box <span class="anchor" id="line-230"></span></li><li>install tightvncserver <span class="anchor" id="line-231"></span></li><li>launch it (you don't need a display), pick a password <span class="anchor" id="line-232"></span></li><li>determine which port it is using, a way to do so: <span class="anchor" id="line-233"></span><ul><li>netstat -tap | grep vnc <span class="anchor" id="line-234"></span></li><li>Let's say it's 5901 <span class="anchor" id="line-235"></span></li></ul></li><li>unlog from there since the server forked in the background <span class="anchor" id="line-236"></span></li></ul><p class="line874">Local: <span class="anchor" id="line-237"></span><span class="anchor" id="line-238"></span><ul><li>install xtightvncviewer <span class="anchor" id="line-239"></span></li><li>create a ssh tunnel to your box: <span class="anchor" id="line-240"></span><ul><li>ssh -L 5901:localhost:5901 you@remote <span class="anchor" id="line-241"></span></li></ul></li><li>use it: (note there are two colons) <span class="anchor" id="line-242"></span><ul><li>xtightvncviewer localhost::5901 <span class="anchor" id="line-243"></span></li></ul></li><li><p class="line862">then VBoxManage startvm $yourvm &amp; <span class="anchor" id="line-244"></span></li><li>and start as many virtual machines as wanted. <span class="anchor" id="line-245"></span></li></ul><p class="line867"> 
     309<h2 id="head-9dafea02d17272b5de1d9a1d15281d44c508605e">External Links</h2> 
     310<span class="anchor" id="line-246"></span><ul><li><p class="line891"><a class="http" href="http://www.virtualbox.org/download/UserManual.pdf">http://www.virtualbox.org/download/UserManual.pdf</a> Official User Manual <span class="anchor" id="line-247"></span></li><li><p class="line862">Alternative <a href="/SystemVirtualization">SystemVirtualization</a> tools. <span class="anchor" id="line-248"></span></li></ul><span class="anchor" id="bottom"></span></div><p id="pageinfo" class="info" lang="en" dir="ltr">VirtualBox  (last edited 2008-12-29 13:24:45 by <span title="MichaelMeskes @ exit.credativ.com[87.139.82.80]"><a class="nonexistent" href="/MichaelMeskes" title="MichaelMeskes @ exit.credativ.com[87.139.82.80]">MichaelMeskes</a></span>)</p> 
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