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Ubuntu VirtualBox display driver? [duplicate]

I have a dell E6230, installed Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox. The display defaults to 600x400 showing the upper left corner of the screen. It's the only resolution that shows in the GUI. How do I get ...
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Process to install Virtual Box Guest Additions Virtual Box [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 Server (guest machine) on VirtualBox having Windows 7 as host machine. Could you please tell me the whole process to install Virtual Box Guest Additions or provide me with ...
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Limited resolution in VirtualBox [duplicate]

I'm using the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on VirtualBox and i have this problem. My Resolution is locked to maximum 1280x720 (4:2) and my windows host OS is running on 1920x1080 (16:9) Widescreen. Do i need to ...
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Virtualbox: How can I get a usable screen resolution inside the Guest OS [duplicate]

I have just installed the virtualbox application on my Ubuntu 14.04 OS (host OS). I then installed another Ubuntu 14.04 "inside" the VM i.e. the guest OS. The problem is the resolution is tiny and ...
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How to maximize screen in virtual box? [duplicate]

I have lenovo laptop, with windows 8.1 installed. I have installed Virtual box on it, try to install ubuntu 14.04 on virtual box, it install successfully. But it work in 800 X 600 resolution, how can ...
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14.04 Parallels and VirtualBox Resolution Issues [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Parallels and VirtualBox. Been trying multiple methods to fixing the resolution with no luck. I am running both these VM's on my mid-2013 MBPr: Intel Iris: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - resolution stuck on 640x480 running in virtual box 4.3.10 ver on windows 7 [duplicate]

I am using virtual box 4.3.10 updated version and it caused my Ubuntu 14.04 to be stuck on small resolution. Can anyone help me to fix this issue? I was read on the internet you can resolve this by ...
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How to resize VirtualBox window [duplicate]

I know this has been asked in other places but im having some issues I have installed dkms x11 all off that but auto-size guest display is still grayed out My machine has 32mb of video ram reserved ...
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Experiencing problems with installing device drivers on Ubuntu VM. [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu and am currently working with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I installed VirtualBox to create another Ubuntu VM. Initially I had problems with maximizing my Ubuntu VMscreen. I resolved the issue ...
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Building the shared folder support module…fail! [duplicate]

I want to share a folder between my host windows7 and guest Ubuntu but whenever I select add guest additions I get the following error: Unable to mount the CD/DVD image ...
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How to install Virtualbox Guest Additions? [duplicate]

how to install guest additions on ubuntu 12.04 my host is ubuntu 12.04 and my guest is kubuntu 14.04 and my virtualbox version is 4.3.14.
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Graphics driver for macbook pro [duplicate]

Need higher res graphics driver for my macbook pro running ubuntu in a Virtual Box environment. Image is chopped off on the sides.
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Screen Resolution Problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and VirtualBox

Environment: Lenovo T530 running Windows 7. Have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a virtual machine using VM Virtual Box. Have installed all the updates from both Virtual Box and Ubuntu. Problem: While in ...
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How can I install Windows software or games?

Can .exe and .msi files (Windows software) be installed in Ubuntu?
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Higher screen resolution for VirtualBox?

I have been trying this for a while but no luck. I installed ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386 twice. Also installed guest additions. However I always get maximum screen resolution as, 1024 x 768. Do I need ...
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How to copy & paste from Ubuntu VirtualBox guest to Windows host?

I am running VirtualBox 4.1.4 on my Windows 7 laptop, running an Ubuntu 11.10 guest. I would like to copy text from Ubuntu's terminal and paste it into a file on the Windows host. This doesn't work ...
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How do I install kernel header files?

i want to write a device driver but not able to find the header file can someone please help me find them?Also if someone can point out some important site links that would be really appreciated
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How can I run Unity in a virtual machine?

Originally it was the case that Unity could not run in tools like Virtualbox. How can I now do so?
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How to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox?

I would like to know if anyone can help me with installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox 4.1.12. I'm really having trouble installing ubuntu on there. I am a first time user but always wanted to give it a try, ...
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After upgrading to 13.04 Unity interface is not showing

I've upgraded to Raring last night. The upgrade itself went okay, no errors. But when I rebooted the computer afterwards and logged in to my Unity session, all I could see was the Desktop background ...
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Error mounting VirtualBox shared folders in an Ubuntu guest

I have Ubuntu 10 as the guest OS on a Windows 7 machine. I have been trying to setup shares through VirtualBox, but nothing is working. First, I create the share in VirtualBox and point it to a ...
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SMBus/ BIOS error while booting Ubuntu in VirtualBox

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox, but every time I boot, I get an error that says: SMBus base address uninitialized - upgrade BIOS or use force_addr=0xaddr This happens right after ...
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Is there a way to make a fullscreen on VirtualBox?

I tried many ways to make a bigger screen in VirtualBox because I do not like the small size of the guest window? Is there is a way to make it big?
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How do I boot into a root shell?

When booting to the graphical desktop fails we sometimes are recommended to boot into a "root shell" or to boot in "recovery mode". How do I do that?
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How to mount a VirtualBox shared folder at startup?

I have Ubuntu installed in Virtualbox. I want to mount my VirtualBox shared folder in Ubuntu automatically when I log in Ubuntu. I put the following line in my ~./bashrc and ~/.bash_profile: sudo ...
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How to improve performance of VirtualBox when UNITY_LOW_GFX_MODE is not working?

I set export UNITY_LOW_GFX_MODE=1 in my ~/.xprofile and it no longer has any effect in 13.04. Is there a way to disable all the eye candy? I'm running in VirtualBox and the Unity 3D mode with all the ...
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What virtualization software can I use?

I've used only VMWare on my Windows 7 machine, but I'd like to use something on Ubuntu. What software would you recommend to create other Linux and Windows virtual machines?
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How do I install the VirtualBox version from Oracle to install an Extension Pack?

I downloaded VirtualBox OSE from the Ubuntu Software Center but it seems that that version is limited. I prefer to have the complete version and don't really care if it's closed source or not. Can I ...
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Mount VirtualBox SharedFolder in Ubuntu VM on boot

I have a Ubuntu VM running in VirtualBox. I have a Shared Folder set up as myshare I have a folder created in my home directory (~/jamesw) as host. using the line sudo mount -t vboxsf myshare host ...
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Enable graphics Card in Virtual Box

I recently brought a new laptop with following configuration Intel i5 2450 8 Gb DDR3 RAM Nvidia geforce gtx 520 1 GB card I had setup a Windows 7 virtual machine using VirtualBox. I want to use my ...

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