62
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18answers
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How can I install Windows software or games?

Can .exe and .msi files (Windows software) be installed in Ubuntu?
0
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2answers
4k views

Can not install guest services ubuntu 14.04.1 for Vbox 4.3.22 r98236

I'm trying to install guest services to get the screen resolution correct. Running VirtualBox on Windows 7 with Ubuntu 14.04.1 as guest. I get error: unable to locate package dkms when trying to apt-...
58
votes
14answers
105k views

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 ...
54
votes
4answers
224k views

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
38
votes
4answers
88k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
75 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.
15
votes
2answers
163k 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 ...
31
votes
6answers
220k views

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?
0
votes
0answers
58 views

How to apply full HD display setting to my Ubuntu on VirtualBox?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my VirtualBox 5.0.20. My windows is working on full HD (1920*1080 pixs) display setting though, I cannot find a way to apply higher resolution than 1024*768 in Ubuntu. ...
17
votes
3answers
163k views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

16.04 - resolution change breaks up the display [duplicate]

I'm running a Virtualbox VM with Ubuntu. I've installed virtualbox-guest-dkms and the guest additions to automatically change the resolution every time that I change the size of the virtual box. This ...
1
vote
1answer
81 views

Pixelated ubuntu virtualbox on windows host

I recently installed virtualbox Ubuntu on host Windows. I am new to Ubuntu and virtualbox. I made two changes and I would like help to understand which one (and why) it messed up Ubuntu. I had ...
0
votes
1answer
64 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-...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

How do I copy and paste files from ubuntu as host OS to Windows XP as guest OS in VirtualBox? [duplicate]

I just installed a virtual machine with Windows XP, but I am not able to copy and paste files from guest to host and vice versa, I set up clipboard setting on bidirectional but still i cant.
8
votes
4answers
45k views

How to troubleshoot booting to a black screen on virtualbox

I was using 13.04 as a guest OS on my Virtualbox 14.2.18. Host is Windows 8. After upgrade to 13.10 ubuntu does not start. I can see black screen and blinking cursor. Can anyone help? I am pretty ...

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