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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Run a VirtualBox VM in a second X-Server with Graphic support

I'm starting a VirtualBox VM (Windows 7) in a second X-Server (Ubuntu 14.04) and i'm using the following xinit script (/path/.vboximage): optirun VBoxManage startvm <vm name> & exec tinywm ...
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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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How to setup password-less SSH in Ubuntu Virtual Machine?

How can I set up password-less SSH to connect to a Ubuntu Virtual Machine (VM)? (Details below.) I am setting up an Ubuntu Beowulf cluster. For reasons out of my control, some machines I have must ...
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Apt-get update and installed failed in ubuntu 13.10 in virtual machine [on hold]

I have installed VMplayer in my Ubuntu 14.04 and in the VM I need to run Ubuntu 13.10. I have installed 13.10 on my VM. But in 13.10 when I need to run sudo apt-get update it failed. And also I can't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with 3D acceleration on virtual box freezes after save state

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running in Virtual Box with 3D acceleration enabled. When I save the state of the machine and then resume from that saved state, the system is completely unresponsive. I'm unable ...
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trying to install ubuntu touch to nexus 4 - can't connect device (14.04 in virtual box on mac)

I'm trying to install Ubuntu touch to a nexus 4. I've followed all the steps so far, downloaded the packages and gotten the phone ready, but now I got to the step of connecting it to the computer ...
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Virtual Box is not getting start [on hold]

I had been using Ubuntu 13.04 32-bit. After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 my earlier installed Virtual Box (from Software Center) did not get started even after removing and reinstalling many times. could ...
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Ubuntu and VirtualBox

I have the following configuration, A host running Windows 7; A guest running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (VirtualBox); I am connecting a Cisco router directly to my PC running Windows 7 and testing the router ...
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Restoring ubuntu virtual machine after manual killing of VirtualBox process?

I was given access to an ubuntu installation running in VirtualBox. (It is managed using phpvirtualbox). Unfortunately, the Virtualbox process in the host machine was killed unexpectedly. Now, if I ...
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how to enhance the screen of my vm?

How can I enhance the size of my virtual machine ? I installed ubuntu 14.04 desktop edition (lts) on virtualbox but the screen looks to small. When I do CTRL+C the screen becomes bigger but it does ...
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Linux server guest and Windows host shared folder virtualbox

I've been struggling to get this to work for 2 days now. I have a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 running in a VM in VirtualBox on a Windows Server 2012 host system. I want to mount a shared folder ...
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Why can't I install a VM within a VM?

I read it is possible to install VMs inside VMs as deeply as we want. However, in my case, I tried Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10 VMs in which I ...
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Ubuntu on Dell Latitude E6540

So, I guess my question can be broken into two parts... My work laptop is a Dell Latitude as above currently running Windows 7 (I personally use a dual boot Macbook with Ubuntu/Mac) anyway I finally ...
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Completely unable to install python2.7-dev [duplicate]

Am totally stuck! Am unable completely to install python2.7-dev on my Ubuntu13.04. I have tried all the tricks mentioned on this site (askubuntu.com) and many other sites on the web but still ...
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Mac host and Ubuntu guest on virtual box shared folder issue

I have set up ubuntu server on virtual box on my mac. I created a shared folder which appears to be saved and visible in the configuration section on virtual box for the ubuntu server machine. My ...
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Wireless in virtualbox not working

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed. I have enabled the USB nic in settings in Virtualbox manager but when I use lshw -C network it does not show the wireless nic Using lsusb shows this output: Bus 001 ...
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Windows 7 as second OS [on hold]

I know there are many similar questions but I couldn't find any good answeres on my subject. so I am trying to install Windows 7 as second OS but without a bootable DVD. Still legal I guess, have my ...
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virtual box windows 7 screen size problems

I have windows 7 installed in virtual box with ubuntu 14.04. I cannot get it into full screen...there is at least 3 inches of black on both side and an inch at the top and bottom. I already installed ...
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Accessing shared folder between Windows 7 and Ubuntu VM from the VM?

I set a shared folder between my Ubuntu VM (on VirtualBox) and Windows 7 host machine correctly. Now I have no idead how to access the shared folder from my VM. Any idea ? I tried the solution one ...
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vboxmanage works only with sudo

i cant list all vms without sudo: vboxmanage list vms Shows nothing, but when i try this: sudo vboxmanage list vms It shows all vms. I've installed virtualbox with following command: sudo ...
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Moving a VM from VirtualBox to VMware player

Can I export a VM created on VirtualBox (see the environment described here) and import it to a VMware Player system and run it without having troubles later ? I came accross this article but it does ...
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is it possible to run a VM on 64 bit host imported from a 32 bits host?

Goal: Export and import an Ubuntu VM Original System: -Host machine (Windows 7 32 bits) -Virtualization sysem (VirtualBox) New System: -Host machine (Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bits) -Virtualization sysem ...
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How to make a shared folder from host to windows guest

Host - Ubuntu 14.04 Guest - Windows 8 I have set up shared folder called "share" at /home/username/share but in windows guest i cannot find that shared folder under network. What i am doing wrong? ...
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How to resize swap (not just adding it) [duplicate]

I made Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit) in my VM and I gave it 350gb of my 1tb HDD space and I did it fixed (not dynamically allocated) and i did it as a VDI and in my settings I set it to read the space as a ...
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Run virtualbox in other X session

I'm running ubuntu on my laptop (host). Inside ubuntu, there is running one instance of virtualbox. (where is installed MS Windows). My idea is to run virtualbox in separate X session (something like ...
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Running IE with virtualbox

When trying to run IE11 in Virtualbox (Ubuntu 14.04 host) I get the following: ERROR: VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on your system. Certain guests (e.g. OS/2 and QNX) require this ...
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Unable to Load Ubuntu desktop on VirtualBox. Getting an error with exit code 1

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine xxx_vm. The virtual machine 'xxx_vm' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1. Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005) Component: Machine ...
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Virtual box not starting in Trusty Thar, i get the following error

I could run VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.04 with no problems, after updating to trusty, when I attempted to run VirtualBox I got the following error, tried reinstalling but I get the same error. Here is ...
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I have windows 7 running in virtual box and want to get it into full screen mode [duplicate]

I installed windows 7 in virtual box and I cant get it into full screen mode.When I click switch to full screen the box goes full screen but windows 7 does not.
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Virtualbox problem

Im using the latest 14.04LTS with the latest virtualbox (i also have the latest extension pack). I have both windows 8 and 7 in there as im trying to put music on my new iphone. The guest OS' both ...
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How to make use of Homestead/Laravel dev environment on Ubuntu?

Basically, I'm trying to create a vagrant box on Ubuntu for development of Laravel web applications. I've done this on Windows, OS X and now I'm trying to use my Ubuntu laptop for this. I setup ...
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errors installing virtual box on 12.04LTS 64bit [duplicate]

I get errors installing virtual box: apt-get -f install sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/virtualbox-4.3_4.3.14-95030~Ubuntu~precise_i386.deb (Reading database ... 313308 files and directories currently ...
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command not found but file exists

I know this has been a common problem but the answers provided to other questions haven't helped with my current issue. When trying to run a file called srf2obj I get the "command not found" ...
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Blank desktop upon install in VirtualBox on Windows 8.1

I've successfully installed Debian in my VirtualBox on Windows 8.1, but I wished to have Ubuntu. My machine is HP Envy with Intel i7 and 8GB RAM, NVidia GeForce GT 750M. First strange thing I ...
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after do-dist-upgrade i have some problems on my xubuntu

Hello guys some weeks ago i did an do-dist-upgrade a virtualbox machine, and now i cant login correctly without getting stuck on logs screens, worst with reboot and shutdown ever get stuck on logs ...
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How to scroll down vboxmanage output?

When I type the vboxmanage command I get a sort of manpage output, where it shows all the information at once. How can I view the info incrementally like less/more commands with files?
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Upgraded to 14.04, display issue with split screen

Upgraded to 14.04 this morning, which activated split screen mode: I can only imagine this has something to do with graphics drivers. How do I go about diagnosing things?
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Genymotion not loading virtual machine on Ubuntu 12.04

I recently successfully installed Virtualbox and Genymotion on Ubuntu. Everything was successful except for one thing. When I try to play the virtual machine,this is the output - Unable to load ...
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HDD shutting down?

I've got an SSD where Ubuntu (the newest, fully updated, 64bit) is installed. Additionally I've got an HDD where I store some things e.g. steam games or images for VirtualBox. If I start Steam or ...
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Setting up a Windows 7 Virtual Machine on Ubuntu 14.04

I have my original Windows 7 Professional installation disks "for distribution only with a new HP or Compaq pc" and would like to create a Windows VM on my Ubuntu 14.04 installation. I've looked at ...
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Apache Server Path Location in Debian

I'd installed KOHA Integrated Library System using pre-made image through a Virtual Box. I want to find the path location of my Apache Server so that I can manipulate/modify the files for my ...
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RDP VirtualBox Ubuntu 12.04LTS Windows 7

There are many RDP questions out there, none of the ones I've read up to now have the exact same problem. I have: A Dedicated server running Ubuntu 12.04LTS An installation of VirtualBox with two ...
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Installing ubuntu 14 on windows 8 with virtual box 4.1.34

I'm a first user to ubuntu.I'm installing Ubuntu on my desktop. I tried to install ubuntu 14 on window 8 with oracle VM box 4.3. When I tried to start I got the error message and after googling I ...
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Update VirtualBox to install Extension Pack

I installed Virtual Box via the Software Center on the latest fully updated Ubuntu 64bit. I wanted to install the Extension Pack for VirtualBox but there is no version for my version of Virtual Box. I ...
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Enable seamless mode for kalilinux

I'am in ubuntu 14.04 , Windows 2012 work fine with seamless mode in virtualbox but Kalilinux the seamless mode is disable. i had install Guest Additions and enable 3d and 2d acceleration.
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What are the steps to install windows 7 on virtual box in ubuntu 14.4lts?I have version 4.3.10 virtual box and I do not see a extension pack for it

I want to install windows 7 on virtual box version 4.3.10 in ubuntu 14.04lts. I do not see a extension pack for this version. Will I need it to install windows and if so how can it be installed?
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Keyboard layout - certain keys work with AltGr, other doesn't

I run Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox 4.3.14 on Windows 7 with a Swedish keyboard layout. In Windows everything works fine but in Ubuntu some keys/characters (the most important for a programmer) doesn't ...
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How to automatically clone a VM?

I run a Windows XP VM on an Ubuntu host machine version 14.04. I cloned 5 times the main VM. I am running a special software on the first VM. The software will damage the VM one day or an other. So ...
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VirtualBox USB device error NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) on Ubuntu 14.04 x64 VirtualBox 4.3

I have been trying to connect my new Boogie Board sync to a virtualbox 4.3 virtual machine running on an ubuntu 14.04 host. I keep running into this NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) and have not been ...
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What is recommended size or ram for ubuntu 64bit virtualbox host?

I want to use ubuntu 14.04 64bit as a host to run virtual box. Some places say that the minimum ram requirement for ubuntu is 512mb where as on the downloads section it says that 64bit is only for ...