VirtualBox is a platform-independent open-source virtualization software available for Linux, OS X, Solaris and Windows hosts. Guest additions need to be installed to automatically adjust the guest screen resolution. USB is supported through a proprietary extension.

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VirtualBox: Emulate Middle mouse button in Ubuntu guest (touchpad)

I'm using VirtualBox with Windows 10 as host and Ubuntu 16.04 as guest on an Acer notebook. Touchpad seems to come from Elan/Elantech. For primary select in Ubuntu I want to use an emulated middle ...
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VirtualBox: No IPv6 in Ubuntu guest (Win10 host)

I'm using VirtualBox with Windows 10 as host and Ubuntu 16.04 as guest. In general it's all working well but a test for IPv6 connection tells me that I can't connect to IPv6 sites, leading to some ...
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Best way to screen cast Ubuntu running on VirtualBox?

I am trying to screen cast some tutorials on Ubuntu which I'm running in VB. If I use a program like gtk-recordmydesktop or SimpleScreenRecorder (I tried others too) there's a bug with 3D ...
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Ubuntu Install Error 16.04- Upgrade BIOS [duplicate]

I'm currently trying to install ubuntu 16.04 through a virtual machine (using VirtualBox) however, I am getting this error: I'm not particularly good with with computers so I don't really know what ...
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Installing guest to guest ubuntu 14.04 server network using static IP and internet access in virtualbox

I am installing 3 VM ubuntu server 14.04 and planning to connect each other via passwordless. I also need an internet connection for each node. I am using NAT for network adapter 1 and bridged for ...
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Extending Memory on VirtualBox runnning Ubuntu 10.04

I'm having trouble extending VirtualBox's memory. I have created Ubuntu 10.04 in the machine and I need more space for my project. I have found and tried some of the solutions on the internet such as ...
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VirtualBox Installation gives message “modprobe vboxdrv” failed

VirtualBox Installation gives message sudo modprobe vboxdrv modprobe: FATAL: Module vboxdrv not found. I have updated system with sudo apt-get update followed with reboot Ubuntu version: ...
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virtualbox guest service “device using manually installed driver”

As the title says apparently I can't install virtualbox guest service. Host OS is windows 10 and I enabled a bunch of cpu cores for the guest. There's also some driver "Processor microcode firmware ...
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Computer Disk drives not showing in oracle vm virtual box

I installed the linux and other linux distribution in vm virtual box. My computer has three Disk Drives A(271 GB) B(271 GB) C(130 GB) of space but when I run linux through i couldn't see any of these ...
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Unable to open config file: /etc/xen/guest4.cfg

I have installed XEN hypervisor on VirtualBox. I want to create virtual machine. I have followed all the steps but when finally I try to use the final step for creation VM: root@ubuntu:~# sudo xm ...
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How do i fix my screen to go finish the initial install?

After trying to install ubuntu 16.04.1 on my mac book pro with latest cersion of el capitan using virtualbox, the screen went into a freeze that only displays a rainbow like barcode. This screen does ...
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No internet on Ubuntu 16.04, unless using an access-point on a 14.04 laptop or NAT network (on Virtualbox)

I've been testing Ubuntu 16.04 before upgrading from 14.04 and I found a weird issue with the network connection. If I connect directly to the router, the connection to the internet is very ...
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Bad Ubuntu fonts and display quality in Oracle virtualbox

I'm running windows 8.1 as the host OS and Ubuntu 16.04 as the virtual OS in the Oracle's virtualbox but it is showing poor quality of fonts and pictures in the full screen mode (guest additions is ...
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After update, I can't change launcher icon size

I have 6 Ubuntu vm's running in Oracle Virtual Box (3 on my work machine and 3 on my home machine). All of them are version 16.04. I don't recall the date but it seems like after some update I did ...
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Create a bootable Win10 ISO from Recovery USB to install to VirtualBox VM on Ubuntu 14.04

I am having a unique problem and cannot find a solution in the forums or Google. Here are the specifics: December 2015: Bought an HP-Stream laptop specifically to load Linux. It came with Windows ...
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installing tp-link 722n driver

I checked the "V" on the status bar on the Virtual Machine using Virtual Box for enabling the USB port, and I still cant get access to the internet using a WLAN connection. How can I install a tp-link ...
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Codeblocks toolbars stop responding

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a virtual machine (virtual box) I installed code blocks and i started coding but sometimes, the visual interface is bugging and some toolbars don't show up. Example: ...
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Problem running livecd on virtualbox

I'm trying to run a livecd on virtaulbox (Host OS = Win10, tried ubuntu & gparted live CDs). I've attached the iso Reboot and hit F12 And got this: FATAL: Could not read from the boot ...
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Debian Server not receiving IP from DHCP [on hold]

I have configured a DHCP server on Windows Server 2012 which is connecting to my Debian server on virtualbox. They are connected on same line. I changed eth0 to receive IP address from a DHCP server ...
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how to install virtualbox 5.1 [duplicate]

I'm trying to install VirtualBox 5.1 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package virtualbox-5.1 is not available, but is referred to by ...
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Not able to login by root login screen has only guest login and it also does not login

I changed in /etc/selinux/semanage.conf direct to source and rebooted my system reboot -f now the log in screen has no root user nor any user and only guest is their and it is also not allow me to go ...
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sudo apt-get install virtualbox downloading the android studio [duplicate]

I am using kubuntu and I used this command yesterday to download android studio sudo apt-get install android-studio and then I saw it installing the same file android-studio zip file that I have ...
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Creating a Windows VM with Virtualbox

Is there a way to create a Windows VM in Virtualbox ONLY using CLI?
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VM crash broke debconf [closed]

I am running Linux Mint 17.3, which is based on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty. I have it running both standalone and as a guest OS under VirturalBox. VBox crashed one day and when I restarted it and Mint, "apt-...
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How to change VirtualBox default VM location in command line

The default location is ~/VirtualBox\ VMS. How can I change it in command line? (GUI is not an option)?
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Why do windows disappear after entering seamless mode in VirtualBox?

I am new to using Ubuntu and VB, so if this isn't the right place to post this question, let me know. Using a Windows 8 host and installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in VB, I cannot use seamless mode without ...
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virtualbox- error on importing

I have offline computer with (computer_A): OS: xubuntu (12.04) virtualbox: 4.1.44 guest: ubuntu 14.04 I have another computer(computer_B): OS: windows 7 virtualbox: 5.0.6 guest: ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Ping IP - Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 8.1

I dont know how to ping from ubuntu 16.04 to windows 8.1 in virtualbox. I turned off a windows firewall and choose bridget connection in virtualbox. I want to have two systems connected by one ...
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Could not load vboxdrv in Ubuntu 14.04 (and I want to keep secure boot)

I encounter the exact same problem as here except I'm not able to recover using the proposed solution. Could not load 'vboxdrv' after upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 (and I want to keep secure boot) ...
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Oracle VM virtualbox is not working

When I try to run a VirtualBox VM, I am getting the following errors: Error I get : **The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/...
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Ubuntu VM not able to get an Ip address

I have an ubuntu 14.04 VM in virtualbox on a Windows7 host. I was using NAT and it was working fine. Switched to bridged adapter and its no longer has internet access when i am on office wifi. Works ...
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Couldn't install Virtual Box on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install Virtual Box in my Ubuntu 14.04 Box. I downloaded the package file from official website here I tried installing this package but it is throwing errors. Below is the information ...
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Can I run Ubuntu on intel atom using virtualbox?

Is it possible to run any Ubuntu version on the intel atom? If so, how? What image to use? I wish to run on chuwl hi8 tablet. I have not tried virtualbox on chuwi hi8.
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Malformed line error when running 'sudo apt-get update' [duplicate]

When I run: sudo apt-get update I get this error: E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list (dist) E: The list of sources could not be read. What do I do?
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virtualbox download and installation error

Im trying to download and install virtualbox 5.0 by sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.0 and get the error: unable to locate package virtualbox-5.0 Couldn't find any package by regex 'virtualbox-5.0' ...
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Error trying to start Virtual Box to add a .ISO

When try to start a virtual machine I get these error messages: The virtual machine has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1). NS_ERROR_FAILURE Kernel driver not ...
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No suitable module for running kernel found - ubuntu 12.04 on LINODE

I am trying to install VirtualBox with Vagrant in Ubuntu 12.04 on a Linode VPS. Everytime I try installing VirtualBox i get an error saying No suitable module for running kernel found {fail}...
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How do I share ubuntu/virtualbox folders back to host Windows machine?

I am running ubuntu within a virtualbox hosted on Windows 10. AFAIU The standard way to share files is having the vm access certain folders shared with it. However I am concerned this might make ...
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problem with login in ubuntu 14.04 in oracle virtualbox

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 lts in my oracle virtual box.the whole rocess went successful. but later it started asking password and gave it correct one.then it started loading for a while and a ...
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Unity does not load - VirtualBox

I have the same problem as described here. I tried almost all the solutions described on that post: export DISPLAY=:0 ccsm (when switching to graphic - nothing's there). or export DISPLAY=:0 ...
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Genymotion not opening on double clicking

I've installed virtual box and following genymotion. Installation is perfect, I got an icon of genymotion also in homescreen, but then when I try to open (double click ) nothing is happening, please ...
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Shrink too large VDI

So, I accidentally enlarged a 48GB .vhd disk to 120TB, instead of 120GB in Virtualbox. Realizing the error, I am now trying to bring it down to 120GB; however for obvious reason, modifyvm --resize is ...
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Accessing Ubuntu server installed in VM from Host Win 10

I tried to search for this but i am not able to find it out, may because of my less searching skills. please help me with this. I Installed Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS in VMPlayer and which is an 64 bit ...
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xubuntu, issue's with virtual box and genymotion installation

I think I've followed the installation direction's correctly,but the desktop icon for genymotion when you click on it,nothing happen's,so how do i get it to link to or open in virtual box? sorry for ...
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Where's my second virtualbox network adapter on 16.04?

Note this works with Trusty Tahr 14.04, but when running Xenial Xerus 16.04 server inside Virtualbox with two network adaptors, adapter 2 won't work. When I run ifconfig I only see the first one, ...
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Manual network IP leads to spotty connection

I'm running 14.04 via VirtualBoxVM with my network in Bridged mode. DHCP works great, setting a manual address used to work fine but today it's acting up. DHCP values: IP: 192.168.1.8 Netmask: 255....
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Losing display on dual monitor virtualbox

VirtualBox: 5.0.24 Host: Windows 10 Guest: Ubuntu 14 2 physical monitors I have installed guest additions. In the VM's Display I have video memory 64 MB, monitor count 2 and enabled 3d ...
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2 Displays on a VirtualBox

I have a PC with Windows installed on it. I also installed Virtual Box that opens a virtual machine with Xubuntu OS.I want to be able to use two screens also on the virtual machine. I also configured ...
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Ram Information not making sense - Mem Usage = 6% , but free RAM = 375MB

System load: 0.0 Processes: 217 Usage of /: 0.5% of 425.74GB Users logged in: 1 Memory usage: 6% IP address for eth0: 192.168.1.1 Swap usage: ...
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Creating Hotspot on Ubuntu VM with Windows 10 host

I have a bit of a messy setup that I need to get working. I am using virtualbox on windows 10. This machine is connected through a wired connection. On this windows machine, I also have a usb wifi ...