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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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1answer
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Installing Vbox Guest Additions in Ubuntu Server [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu Server in a Windows 8 host. When I click the "Devices>>Insert Guest Additions CD image", I am greeted with a prompt that says: "Unable to insert the virtual optical disk : Would ...
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1answer
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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 ...
0
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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
662 views

i am running windows 8 on oracle virtual box and unable to share between ubuntu and windows [duplicate]

when i created shared folder getting error , The VirtualBox Guest Additions do not appear to be available on this virtual machine, and shared folders cannot be used without them. To use shared ...
0
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1answer
639 views

Screen Resolution Problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and VirtualBox 5.0.10 [duplicate]

The Ubundu screen resolution 640*480 and not able to chnage. I installed the virtual machine in windows 10
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1answer
710 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
687 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
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Fullscreen in Virtualbox [duplicate]

I know that I need the guest addons to go fullscreen, as I have read this, but can someone please give an extremely detailed step by step on how to do this? I'm lost. Please help!
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1answer
236 views

Another VirtualBox screen size problem [duplicate]

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 in VirtualBox 5.0.14, and got the usual problem of only being able to get 640x480 screen resolution. I ran sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-dkms, restarted ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu 14 display problem on Virtualbox [duplicate]

I have just installed Ubuntu 14 on Virtualbox on my Macbook pro and I am facing some problems with its display. it seems that it is not properly scaled and i cant even access/change the display ...
0
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2answers
99 views

Cannot install and the code is not working: apt-get install virtualbox-guest-x11 [duplicate]

I am using a full fresh installed Kali Linux rolling edition. And please be specific to me while explaining the matter because I am very new-be in the world of Linux. My host OS is Ubuntu 15.10.
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1answer
87 views

virtualbox guest addition for host ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 as host and I installed windows 7 in virtual machine. How installed virtual box guest addition? guide me
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Running Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox from Mac OS X; how to change resolution? [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox from Mac OS X and am having no problems running it. I'm just wondering how to change the screen resolution so that the virtualized Ubuntu software fits my ...
0
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1answer
70 views

Problem with resolution of Ubuntu 14 on Windows7 x64 Virtualbox5 [duplicate]

I'm running Windows7 x64, Virtualbox 5.0.16 and just installed Ubuntu 14.04. Ubuntu starts fine, but gives a very low resolution (e.g. 640x460). I tried running sudo apt-get install virtualbox-...
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0answers
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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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0answers
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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 ...
0
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1answer
49 views

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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0answers
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How to install Windows 7 on VirtualBox on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I'm working using Ubuntu 14.0. I installed VirtualBox and Windows 7 installed on it. When I run Windows, the desktop is small and the rest is just grey. Changing screen resolution helped a bit, but ...
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0answers
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS display shows only upper left area [duplicate]

Running Ubuntu 14.04 in VM on a Win7 machine. It boots to the graphical interface that has a resolution of 640 X 480 4:3. I am unable to re-size to see the rest of the page and the horizontal scroll ...
0
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0answers
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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 C:\PROGRA~1\Oracle\VIRTUA~...
188
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8answers
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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 ...
112
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16answers
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Higher screen resolution in VirtualBox?

I've just installed Ubuntu 10.04 into VirtualBox on Windows 7. Unfortunately the only options showing for screen resolution are 640x480 and 800x600 and the monitor is showing as 'Unknown'. How ...
62
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18answers
145k views

How can I install Windows software or games?

Can .exe and .msi files (Windows software) be installed in Ubuntu?
88
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17answers
237k views

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 ...
61
votes
16answers
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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 I ...
60
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9answers
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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 ...
56
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4answers
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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
43
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3answers
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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, ...
32
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6answers
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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?
40
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4answers
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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 ...
35
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6answers
78k views

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 ...
46
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4answers
23k views

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?
44
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1answer
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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?
13
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10answers
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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 (...
20
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2answers
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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 ...
7
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11answers
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Unable to mount the CD/DVD image on the machine Sandbox

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 Server AMD 64 with VirtualBox 4.2 latest version. I've installed it successfully. I've to install now Guest Additions but I am getting a error message like the below exactly ...
12
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3answers
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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 ...
10
votes
6answers
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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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2answers
78k views

How do I resolve slow and choppy performance in virtualbox?

Both, Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04 perform very slow when running in VirtualBox 4.2.12. How do I run Ubuntu with unity or enabled transparency smoothly with VirtualBox?
13
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3answers
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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 ...
17
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3answers
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Enable graphics card in VirtualBox

I recently bought a new laptop with following configuration CPU: Intel i5 2450 RAM: 8 GB DDR3 GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 520 1GB I've setup a virtual machine using VirtualBox with Windows 7 as guest. ...
11
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5answers
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Adjusting display geometry in a virtual machine?

Running 11.04 beta in a Parallels 5.0 virtual machine, but this question will apply to any virtualization software. Parallels 5 Linux tools (guest additions) don't work for 10.10 and 11.04 and I don'...
15
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3answers
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Unable to Install Guest Additions CD Image on Virtual Box

Error when I clicked on Insert GuestAdditions CD Image from "Devices" Unable to insert the virtual optical disk /Applications/VirtualBox.app/Contents/MacOS/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso into the machine ...
12
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4answers
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Resolution doesn't change when resizing Virtualbox window

I've installed Ubuntu 64bit on Virtualbox 4.2.16. Guest Additions were installed in Ubuntu as well. However the display resolution of Ubuntu does not seem to change as the Virtualbox window is ...
6
votes
6answers
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Why do Guest Additions need kernel headers in VirtualBox 4.04.?

I'm trying to install the Guest Additions in VirtualBox 4.04.on ubuntu 11.10 I have this error: The headers for the current running kernel were not found. If the module compilation fails then this ...
10
votes
3answers
38k views

How Can I connect USB Printer in Virtual Box OSE Win XP

How Can I Connect USB Printer in win XP installed within VirtualBox OSE. Help also needed to connect any usb device in above set-up. I use UBUNTU 10.10.
16
votes
2answers
169k views

How do I display the whole desktop in Virtual Box fullscreen mode?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox 4.2.6 on a Windows 7 host. After installing Ubuntu I wanted to get the VB interface in fullscreen. I therefore installed guest additions from Virtual Box ...
4
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10answers
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Experiencing small resolution issue in Ubuntu 14.04.2 with VirtualBox, getting stuck on installing guest additions

TL;DR: I'm experiencing the small resolution issue in Ubuntu 14.04.2 on VirtualBox, and when I try to follow the answers to existing questions, either it doesn't solve the problem or I encounter ...

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