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How to retrieve IP Address from a VM that can't have Guest Adiitions Installed

I am trying to Automate the build and deploy process of a piece of server software we make, this software runs on ubuntu 12.04 but doesn't allow "apt-get" for security reasons. I have gotten as far ...
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Installing GuestAddition

I have installed Ubuntu server version 14. 04.3 on window 8.1 host . I am using Linux version.My problem is that for over a month i have I have been unable to install guest-additions so that I can use ...
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Guest additions not working (unable to mount VBOXADDITIONS)

I am having problem and have spent hours trying to fix. I have searched and found others with similar problem but none of the solutions work. I go to Devices to Install Guest Additions and find that ...
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Problems with VBox Guest Additions on Kubuntu

After Kubuntu installation I wanted to install Guset Additions (GA). During this process I was informed that my system lack of make, gcc and appropriate headers but graphics module build without ...
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Cannot use keyboard

I am having a little trouble trying to install Apache Mahout on a virtual machine that runs Ubuntu Kylin, and, I am stuck with keys not responding error as per attached indicating some locked file ...
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Installing Virtualbox Guest Additions on a real machine

I've managed to run my Ubuntu which is physically installed on my hard drive through Virtualbox on Windows. It would run normally as a primary OS if i boot my system directly into it. Booting it up ...
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How can I compile an 4.2.x version of Guest Additions on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS?

I would like to compile the Guest Additions from Virtual Box 4.2.12 on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. It is required to run gvim properly (see addendum below). I can confirm that I was able to do so in 13.04 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 VBox Guest Additions problem installing

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 on a virtual box but can't resize the screen so I want to install guest additions. I can't open a terminal window because I can't access the "start" button and when I ...
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Unable to mount/access Virtual Box Guest Additions

I checked many questions on this topic but none worked for me. I keep getting the error in the image shown below. There is nothing under the media folder to install manually too. The mount just fails. ...
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lubuntu guest looses virtualbox guest additions

Set-up: Virtualbox under windows7. lubuntu as guest. Problem: Need lbuntu to run with resolution 1024x660 for laptop window. Standard resolutions do not include 1024x660. Solution BUT problem: ...
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Virtualbox Guest Additions won't resize the screen

Im just working on a Vagrant-Setup for a Linux-Desktop System. If installed an ubuntu vagrant box (http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/vagrant/trusty/current/trusty-server-cloudimg-i386-vagrant-disk1.box ...
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Virtualbox guest additions installation fails for shared folder support! [duplicate]

I am trying to setup Ubuntu guest OS on a Windows host system.After creating the new virtual machine, I am trying to install the guest additions and I am running sudo sh VBoxLinuxAdditions.run but ...
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Unable to install guest additions: unknown filesystem type 'iso9660'

Running Ubuntu 14.04 on Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.24 and completely stuck with mounting guest additions. I've spent quite a time looking for a solution online, but nothing helped... As suggested below, ...
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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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VirtualBox - how to increase video memory?

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox, including the guest additions. However, the display is really slow. Looking at the display settings I can see that the video memory is only 12MB but ...
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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 ...
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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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How to make Ubuntu Gnome display bigger in Virtualbox?

I am doing a project for my operating systems class. In Virtualbox, I have already installed the Guest additions and restarted, but it is still the same screen resolution. I am using the "Try Ubuntu" ...
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Virtualization drivers for Windows guest

My idea is to run Windows 8 64-bit as a guest on a KVM platform. There's guest additions (actually drivers) for Windows so I can integrate some features (like networking) between Windows and KVM. Suse ...
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VirtualBox 4.12 Shared clipboard not working in Ubuntu14.04

Hi My Shared clipboard has stopped working all of a sudden after a dist-upgrade. I tried re installing guest additions but it doesnt seem to work
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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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“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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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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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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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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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 ...