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Installing Guest Additions causing problems [duplicate]

I am trying to install Guest Additions in virtualbox with windows xp host and Ubuntu 12.04 guest. I followed the above steps: Devices-> Insert Guest Additions CD Image. After that I locate the ...
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VirtualBox Guest Additions won't install

I'm trying to configure my virtual machine so I can share a folder between my host and guest OS, but when I try to install the Guest Additions I get the following message: I've already done ...
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Unable to have full screen Ubuntu in VirtualBox

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.2.16 on VirtualBox. It has installed correctly, but I was having a problem related to window size. It is not possible for me to switch ubuntu in full screen mode. I ...
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Guest Additions seemingly uninstalls every time I use “software updater” in Ubuntu Studio

The latest Ubuntu Studio is amazing and comes with all the software I need to make graphics for my 2D games. However, every time I execute the "Software Updater" (the one with the orange sync icon), ...
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detect Ubuntu runs in Virtualbox client [duplicate]

Ubuntu behave sometimes different in Virtualbox client then standalone. I want, in terminal, to detect if Ubuntu is running in Virtualbox client. Even if Virtualbox Guest additions are not installed. ...
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install virtualbox guest addition terminal

I would like to install Virtualbox guest addition using the terminal. Because that is most easy to reproduce and to document. On the server I have Ubuntu 12.04.2. LTS I have Virtualbox 4.3.16 I have ...
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virtualbox guestaddition version from VM client

Sometimes Ubuntu behave weird, which might be because because it runs within Virtualbox as a client OS. I want to detect if Virtualbox guestaddition is installed, from within the VM client, and which ...
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Guest Additions on Ubuntu can't find kernel headers

EDIT: Installing the lastest VirtualBox version made it work. I can't install VirtualBox's Guest Additions on Ubuntu. I've already did this, sudo apt-get install build-essential ...
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“The make utility was not found” - error when installing VirtualBox guest additions on Lubuntu from the CD

I installed Lubuntu as a guest OS in VirtualBox, and I tried installing the guest additions as I would in Windows, from "Devices->Insert Guest Additions CD Image... (Host+D)", and then running the ...
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Guest Additions not working

I am having really annoying problem and have spent hours trying to fix. I have searched ad nauseum and found others with same problem but none of the solutions work. I go to Devices to Install Guest ...
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VMLite Guest Addition Error

I tried to install the guest addition of VMLite based on Virtual Box on a x86 Ubuntu 12.04.4. I used a Guest Addition ISO Image for VirtualBox 3.2.6. Of course I am just a Windows user and don't know ...
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Ubuntu in VirtualBox: improved performance and shared clipboard without Guest Additions? [closed]

The performance when running Ubuntu in VirtualBox is really bad for me without using Guest Additions. Guest additions also help with sharing clipboards. However, with Guest Additions, VirtualBox ...
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Can no longer mount Guest Additions CD in Ubuntu VirtualBox guest

I've been using VirtualBox for weeks for school. Tonight, out of the blue, my virtual guest locks up and when I reset, there are so many issues. I first had an issue with my screen no longer resizing ...
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problems installing Virtual Box Guest Additions on Ubuntu(host) and Windows7(Guest)

I am an absolute newbie to linux and was trying to share a folder between my Ubuntu 13.10 (host) and Windows 7 64 bit (guest). I followed the procedure outlined below: ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu 12 stuck on boot screen with logo

I am running Ubuntu 12 on Virtualbox(version 4.2.6) on Mac OS X. I installed the Guest Additions by following the instructions from ...
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Virtual box guest addition breaks after kernel upgrade

I have an Ubuntu box installed over VirtualBox with Windows 7 as host. I installed guest additions in it and was working perfectly as expected. Suddenly, one day VirtualBox complained that guest ...
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VirtualBox 4.3 Guest Additions on OSX guest [closed]

Im running virtual box 4.3 on ubuntu 13.10, everything goes fine with windows guests but for Mac osx (Mountain Lyon) I just cant find how to install Guest additions. Seems like there's no osx ...
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Problem with installing VBox guest additions in 13.10 (shared folders)

I am using 13.10 for both the host and guest. The host has the guest additions iso. While installing the guest additions, I encounter an error when trying to compile the shared files module. The ...
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Virtual folder goes offline after updates

Apologies if this has been asked but I couldn't find anything after a search. I am looking to learn why after I install an update for my Ubuntu 12.04 in Virtualbox I have to re-install Guest ...
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Having trouble installing guest additions for a Xubuntu 13.10 guest OS in Virtualbox 4.2.10

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 64-BIT as my host operating system running Virtual Box 4.2.10. I get this message when I tell virtualbox to install guest additions(CTRL+D),mounting the volume in the guest OS ...
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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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admin no longer has access to shared folder

So over the weekend I arrive to work, boot my PC and run the virtualbox session of Ubuntu but now I get the message: The folder contents could not be displayed You do not have the permissions ...
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How to change to cd rom drive in terminal Ubuntu 13.04

How do you switch to the directory where the CD-ROM is? I am at name@name-virtualbox:-S
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Unable to mount the CD/DVD image on VirtualBox

I'm trying to develop a website in Python, and have installed VirtualBox on my Ubuntu 13.04 host. The VirtualBox is running an Ubuntu 13.04 Django stack. I need to be able to edit the files within my ...
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Workaround to re-install guest additions after every kernel update

I have a working VM with ubuntu under virtual box. Everything works fine, but there's a detail that's getting on my nerves. Every time i receive a kernel update, i have to re-install virtual box's ...
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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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How to install VBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu 12.10

Unable to install VBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu. It shows some problem woth Linux Header. PS: I am using ubuntu 12.10 guest on Windows8 Host. When I tried installing it I got following:- Verifying ...
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Virtualbox Guest Additions Installation error

I am having a lot of troubles to have my virtualbox guest additions installed, I got this message: Verifying archive integrity... All good. Uncompressing VirtualBox 4.2.10 Guest Additions for ...
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No icons on main screen on VirtualBox

I've tried everything, I've uninstalled and reinstalled, I've tried adding guest additions, nothing is working. EDIT: I should also add I've been using this guide to getting VB set up: ...
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VirtualBox kernel modules do not match the version of VirtualBox

The VirtualBox 4.2.12 on Ubuntu 12.04 was running fine till I needed to install guest additon. After its installation: Failed to open a session for the VM Win 7 exit code 1; RTR3Init failed with ...
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Guest Additions installation ubuntu 12.10 on virtualbox 4.2.6

After Ubuntu Guest installation with windows 7 host I want to get full sized screen desktop interface by installing guest additions. After reboot, desktop is some kind of zoomed in, only partially ...
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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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Error building main Guest Additions Module while installing VirtualBox guest additions

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 Guest on Ubuntu 12.04 Host using VirtualBox. Everything is from repository and no direct install. When I install the guest additions, the below error is shown in the ...
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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 ...
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How to not install virtualbox addition in ubuntu-server 12.04?

First when I finished installing ubuntu-server 12.04, I made a snapshot then I updated my server like so sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade I think the guest addition via the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 update + VirtualBox VM 4.1.14 r77440 - No input

I can only enter my password with the keyboard and this is what I see after I login If I try to switch to a terminal with CtrlAlt+F1 I get this I don't have a clue how to fix this, or if it's ...
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How to use ubuntu server full screen in virtualbox?

I have installed Ubuntu server 12.4 in Oracle Virtual box, after completing installation, i cant use the Ubuntu server in full screen,guest additions present in virtual box will work in ubuntu ...
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Can't get unity to work on virtualbox ubuntu 11.10/12.04b guest [closed]

I haven't been able to get 3d acceleration to work properly on my VBox guest, no matter what I do I always get fallback unity 2d mode, here's what I've tried: Enabled "3d acceleration" on VBox ...
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Guest additions installed but USB devices can't be seen in Devices > USB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up USB for Virtualbox I already installed guest additions for VirtualBox but I can't see my USB flash from VirtualBox device list. Please help me.
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Virtual box guest addition missing and can't be downloaded

I downloaded VirtualBox from ubuntu software center and install there windows XP 32 bit. Now when I'm trying to install guest additions it's saying that guest addition is missing and is asking ...
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Error in installing Virtualbox guest additions iso file mount

I have install Virtualbox 4.0.4-OSE on my Ubuntu 11.04. I want to install the guest additions of Virtualbox. but I've gotten this error: Failed to open the CD/DVD image ...
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VirtualBox gives incorrect keybindings

I installed the 11.10 VirtualBox image from http://virtualboxes.org/images/ubuntu/ on my Windows 8 Developer Preview x64 machine running VirtualBox 4.1.8. I've previously installed it manually from ...
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GNOME Shell in VirtualBox host broken after a kernel upgrade

After a recent update, which included updates for the kernel, I am no longer able to log into GNOME Shell. To clarify the situation, at first it would boot into the GNOME Fallback Session. To remedy ...
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Unable to mount VirtualBox Guest Additions as a guest (Win7 host)

I keep getting this error dialog with an Unable to mount error E_FAIL ( 0x80004005 ) when I try to mount Guest Additions: I tried the Force Unmount, but that just closes the dialog with no action ...
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Desktop effects could not be enabled when i try to enable visual effects. This is a VirtualBox 4.0.2 Guest

I am running on a Windows 7 64 bit host. Running VirtualBox 4.0.2 Running Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit guest. Running VirtualBox Guest Additions 4.0.2 - I ran the 4.0.2 .run file i got from virtualbox ...
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Resizable screen mode for VirtualBox behaves strange with Ubuntu as guest

I have Ubuntu both as guest and as host. I use VirtualBox 4, just downloaded from the official repository. After installing the guest extensions, I got this strange problem: When I activate the ...
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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 ...