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How do I install Guest Additions in a VirtualBox VM?

I've recently installed Ubuntu on Oracle's Virtualbox. Now I want to install the guest additions. I started up my Ubuntu guest OS, clicked "Devices" and chose "Install Guest Additions". Nothing ...
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How to stop using built-in home directory encryption?

I have a new Ubuntu 10.04 installation with encrypted home directory (using the built-in encryption offered by Ubuntu installer). What's the easiest way to stop using encryption? (I.e., to decrypt ...
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How to NOT become a root user? Are administrators root?

I installed Ubuntu on my PC. To log in, I use the username and password I created during installation. Does this mean I am a root user? If yes, then how do I become non-root? It looks like non-root ...
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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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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 ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu installation in VirtualBox

I'm having some problems getting Ubuntu to install. I'm running Windows XP Home (32bit) on an older Dell Dimension 2350 with 1GB ram, trying to install either Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32Bit) or 13.04 (32Bit) ...
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How to boot to root shell when GRUB recovery menu fails to load a shell?

Can't seem to boot into root shell in recovery mode from GRUB. I try booting into recovery mode from the GRUB menu and don't ever get a shell, just log messages from the kernel bootup. Ctrl+Alt+F1-F12 ...
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1 suspicious file with size 140TB?

SOLVED please see the bottom answer for my solution After I use GParted to fix my partition(GParted ran well but my laptop shutt down because it ran out battery power and didn't finish the process ...
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Deleted home directory. Please help

Firstly just want to say that my issue I have is a result of being pretty stupid when it comes to computers and I'm sorry to take up people's time but if anyone could help I would very much appreciate ...
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sudo: /usr/lib/sudo/sudoers.so must be owned by uid 0

Whenever I try to do anything at all that requires my password it returns this: u7ur7l3@ubuntu:~$ sudo sudo: /usr/lib/sudo/sudoers.so must be owned by uid 0 sudo: fatal error, unable to load plugins ...
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Ubuntu won't start after updating nvidia drivers from X-swat PPA

I tried to update the nvidia drivers using: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-current After this, I rebooted my pc, launch Ubuntu, ...
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Problem with OpenGL or Unity, need Gnome fallback mode

This question is in two parts, and I have been searching the web for days to find answers. With no luck I thought I'd drop by and ask for your help. Here goes: 1.) I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 and one ...
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How to repair “sudo: /etc/sudoers is mode 0640, should be 0440?”

Why might sudo chmod -R a+w * cause sudo: /etc/sudoers is mode 0640, should be 0440 sudo: no valid sudoers sources found, quitting and how might it be made to work?
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Ubuntu 13.10 : VirtualBox crash problem

I have VM running with following configurations: RAM : 1000MB Video Memory : 128MB Enabled : 3D accleration Guest OS : Ubuntu 13.10 (guest additions) However my ubuntu is not working fine. I login ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 in VirtualBox 4.2.12

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 in VirtualBox (4.2.12) on a Windows host. Initial installation works but after installing Guest Additions, VirtualBox always crashes during login. I tried to ...

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