VirtualBox is a platform independent open source virtualization software available for Linux, Solaris, OS X, 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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virtualization and security vis PCI DSS security

I have a couple questions about the effect of virtualization and the security of both the host and guest systems. The OS on both is Ubuntu server 14.04. I opted for use of Oracle's Virtualbox. I ...
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Icecast on virtualbox ubuntu through router

I'm using icecast2 server on my virtual ubuntu machine and i want it to become available to connect by entering myIP:port, but i have router. I made port forwarding settings on my router to connect to ...
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Ubuntu not shutting down with vagrant VM running

When I start a vagrant box on the console, and then when I shutdown the Laptop it hangs during waiting for the virtualbox to shutdown. last time I got my notebook nearly burnt, because I had to leave ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS can not login GUI when it updated some packages

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in VirtualBox VM, yesterday work with it, I noticed a dialog that said I need a restart to complete some upgrade work (forgot the full sentence), then I clicked ...
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Can't boot ubuntu 14.04 on virtual machine

I have been using Ubuntu on Windows 7 through an Oracle VM VirtualBox. A few days ago, my password started to be asked in order to login on graphical mode (before, my password was never asked and I ...
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ubuntu 14.04 virtualbox ctrl and alt keys on a MacBook Pro keyboard?

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro and I installed VirtualBox 4.3.28 for OS X hosts x86/amd64. I then installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 and the Virtualbox extensions. I want to use the Ctrl and Alt keys in a similar ...
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Question with connecting to Docker container on virtualized Ubuntu server

As a web designer I have been using VirtualBox to set up temporary work servers for my projects. Lately I've been trying to reduce the number of virtual machines on my laptop(due to limitations of ...
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I want to upgrade VirtualBox 4.3.10 to the latest version 4.3.28 so i can install the extention pack to enable USB 2 support

Do I need to first remove Vbox 4.3.10 and then purge and then get the latest 4.3.28 deb from Oracle? I am running 14.04
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How can I migrate a ubuntu virtual machine which is hosted on windows Vbox to dual boot ubuntu and windows

okay, so if the title of this question does not clarify my question, here is the explanation I have a laptop with windows 8.1 and I'm running ubuntu as a virtual machine on it using VirtualBox, and I ...
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Unable to add program to startup list

I want to add the MEGA sync program to my Ubuntu 12.04 startup list. The download package for MEGA includes an executable which starts the program when opened. Either by finding it with the gui or ...
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Virtual box crashes with undefined symbol

When executing Virtual Box through GUI doesn't pop up anything using terminal it crashed with error: root@mayur-laptop:/home/mayur/Documents/MyOs# virtualbox VirtualBox: ...
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ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS installation error in Oracle Vitualbox

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS version in Oracle Virtual box, but after installing I am getting a error like memory cannot be read and the process is getting aborted
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Is Ubuntu still installing I'm not sure using VirtualBox

I'm using VirtualBox and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 32 bit and after I get past the part of clicking installing and the message saying it will use the following partitions to install and I hit ...
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Can't access internet in KVM virtual machine running RHEL [on hold]

I have the VM running on 14.04. When I checked for network connections on 14.04 it's available. But, the network connections are unavailable for RHEL6.5 running on my VM. I executed iwconfig to view ...
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'Genymotion' does not shutdown proper way. How to solve that issue?

I am using 2.3.1 Version of Genymotion. When I try to Switch Off Virtual device it does not switch off proper way. 1)Genymotion Freezes during switch off. 2)No error message display,no prompt, and ...
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VLAN is not working in Virtual Box

I had tried VLAN creating a VLAN pool in between the virtual boxes. But even after installing VLAN in client box, despite all the interface configurations, it is not pinging the other system in the ...
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Windows 7 - VirtualBox - OpenVPN - Ubuntu 12.04

I have Windows 7 64bit Professional. On this I have installed a VirtualBox with Ubuntu Server 12.04. OpenVPN is installed on both. I need to allow internet on Ubuntu and I also need to connect to a ...
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Virtualbox and networking

I have installed Win 7 in Virtual Box but am unable to see my NAS Drive. I have checked under network and can see the internet. I looked under network in Virtual Box and it is set to NAT.
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How do I optimize Ubuntu for usage as a guest (in virtualbox)? [closed]

How can I optimize ubuntu for usage as a guest? For example, how do I turn off all energy management? (Ubuntu guests will shutdown on low battery when the host is just fine.)
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Unable to view/connect usb devices to a virtualbox guest from ubuntu host

I'm trying to connect an NXT Robot to a windows XP guest in Virtualbox, I have installed virtualbox's Extension Pack. Not a single usb device shows up in virtual box, yet lsusb shows they are all ...
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How to transfer data from Genymotion to Host machine?

I am using Genymotin Version 2.3.1 in my Ubuntu machine. I can able to copy files from Host machine to Genymotion by simple drag and drop method. But I unable to copy Genymotion Data to host machine. ...
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I can't login to Ubuntu on Virtualbox

When I enter my password and press enter, it processes for a while and then loops me right back to the account login screen again. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I've tried using the advice on this thread ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 disconnects from virtual networks after wakeup

After upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04, I see the same behavior with VirtualBox and VMWare Workstation. After the system is waked up from suspend, there's neither vboxnet0 nor vmnet8 devices in the output of ...
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VirtualBox closed unexpectedly message upon logging in without even starting it

I log-in and immediatelly get "Virtual box closed unexpectedly" message. Well I haven't even started it and in the previous session I have closed it. So, what is going on here? output of "Virtual ...
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Upgraded a virtual guest system: /dev/disk/uuid… does not exit

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu 14.04 (kubuntu), running as a guest inside VirtualBox 4.3.12 hosted by Windows 7 Enterprise, 64 bit. All ran fine until yesterday - when I tried to start the new ...
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VM Resolution can't go over 640x480, even after guest additions were installed

This is on VirtualBox, guest is Xubuntu 32bits 14.04, host is Windows 8.1 64bits I should point my hardware does not allow x86 virtualization, hence why VirtualBox only allowed a 32bits VM to be ...
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problem on display resolution while using VirtualBox to run Ubuntu 14.04

I am a new guys on Linux and I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 from VirtualBox which run on my desktop Windows 7. After successfully installed I have found the display resolution only have 640x480 and ...
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Pin virtualbox to core(s) on precise pangolin (12.04)

I'm trying to pin VirtualBox to a few cores with taskset like so: /usr/bin/taskset -c 1-3 VirtualBox &; disown But the taskset has no effect. I have verified that taskset works with processes ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Webcam VirtualMachine

I'm new in Ubuntu and I chose to use it with VirtualMachine. I wanted to test my integrated webcam from my notebook in it, I already connected it in the VM by clicking in "Removable Devices". But ...
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Can't login into Ubuntu VM

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 32 bits into VirtualBox on a Windows 8.1 32 bits, but when I try to login, it just sits there for a while thinking, a black screen pops and it goes back to the users, it ...
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How can I install Kubuntu on a Virtualbox with a dynamic hard drive?

When I try to install Kubuntu on my Virtualbox, it says that there isn't enough space: I think this is because I chose to have a dynamically allocated VDI hard drive. Is there any way to install it ...
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Ubuntu 14 wifi not working

I have a problem with wireless connection on ubuntu 14.04. I guess I should install some drivers but still can't figure it out. Some types and responses from terminal: lspci | grep Network I get ...
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VirtualBox errors persistent

I have been using Ubuntu desktop through at least the last ten revisions, and virtual box through the last three or more. At lest 6 out of 10 times I reboot, I get an error message that a "System ...
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How to find device file for USB-to-UART Bridge board on a Virtual Machine?

We have an Ubuntu guest OS on a VirtualBox VM over Windows 7 laptop. We connected a development kit containing a Silicon Labs CP2102 USB-to-UART Bridge chip. The board is connected via USB to the PC, ...
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Kernel Headers for Ubuntu 15.04

Today I upgraded by 14.10 VM to 15.04. Since it's a virtual machine (via VirtualBox), I needed to install guest additions. However, the installation fails saying (in /var/log/vboxadd-install.log): ...
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Recover a VirtualBox virtual machine

I'm in a big trouble. Lubuntu totally messed up after failed upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04: it couldn't recognize network, video card (worked with 80x600 only), USB peripherals, etc. the only thing I ...
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VBox - shared folder stopped working

On my Win7 host I have an Ubuntu Server 14.04 guest running. I installed the guest additions and successfully mounted the shared folder. I also configured ubuntu to auto mount the shared folder on ...
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How can I setup an Internal Network with Virtualbox? (Ubuntu 14.04)

Hi I've been trying to setup an Internal Network with two Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machines. But I've been unsuccessful so far. They both have the Internal Network adapters with the same network name, now ...
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Gennymotion unable to load virtualbox engines

When I start gennymotion this is the error message shown: Unable to load VirtualBox engine. Make sure that it is properly installed before starting Genymotion. For more information, please ...
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Experiencing problems with installing device drivers on Ubuntu VM. [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu and am currently working with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I installed VirtualBox to create another Ubuntu VM. Initially I had problems with maximizing my Ubuntu VMscreen. I resolved the issue ...
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VirtualBox install on Lubuntu 15.04 fails

I'm trying to install VirtualBox on Lubuntu 15.04 and I'm running into a problem with it. When I run VBoxManage --version I get the output: WARNING: The vboxdrv kernel module is not loaded. Either ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server in Virtualbox - problems with apt-get update and Prosody

Playing around with learning how to run an Ubuntu server (specifically, trying to set up Prosody as per a video on ArsTechnica, and a Linode guide), using Virtualbox. I've got it up and running, ...
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can't change keyboard layout to german on ubuntu server

I have a fresh installed ubuntu server in a virtualBox and am trying to set the keyboard layout to german, but don't succeed. I have installed and configured dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration ...
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Can't install Virtualbox on 15.04

I was using Ubuntu 14.10 on my setup and I had Virtualbox running fine. Then my OCZ Vertex 2 (SSD) died unexpectedly and I had to reinstall everything. But, because the Intel Graphics Drivers ...
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mps430-gcc .run file not doing any thing

I am using ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on virtualbox on Windows 8.1 64 bit host. I have to build some project and the project uses cmake system. I need to cross compile my project for Texas Instruments ...
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Debian; Android SDK manager; Android virtual devices [closed]

I have debian 7 running on Virtualbox and I have little problem with android virtual devices. When I open Android Virtual devices and try run one, it successfully begins to open AVD but thats all. ...
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nc command: conflict between different Ubuntu machines

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Then I have an Ubuntu 12.04 machine running on virtualbox. On the virtual box machine I listened on port 12345 using the command nc -l 12345 And on the host machine, I ...
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Can you help me mount a new home directory or similar?

I have a virtualbox with host windows 8 and guest ubuntu 14. Now my disk space is running out and I'm reluctant to doing the complicated partition resizing which doesn't seem completely safe. I've ...
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How to connect from home PC to Virtualbox/KVM that hosted on Ubuntu server?

I have an Ubuntu server, it's 3TB HDD space total and 24GB RAM, I want to take 1 little bit of space and RAM to make VPS Windows using VirtualBox or KVM. I want to install Windows Server 2008 on ...
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How to start win7 or linux at user login

I have a PC that is multi-user. Each user has a defined OS profile. 1 windows users and 1 linux user, with the base OS linux. How can I boot the PC to linux and then allow each user login to launch ...