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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Can Vagrant or Docker replace Clonezilla for dev machine cloning onto virtual machines?

The original question How do I migrate currently installed Ubuntu to a Virtual Machine? was insightful, but with the improvements and developments in systems like Vagrant or Docker, perhaps Clonezilla ...
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USB drive in VirtualBox with a Windows 7 guest

I have Ubuntu 15.10 64bit and VirtualBox 5.0.14, the host. I created a Windows 7 32bit machine in VirtualBox, the guest. When I plug a USB drive in my computer to use it, VirtualBox detects the ...
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Mount virtualbox shared folder from .desktop file in ubuntu guest on OS X host

Trying to make mounting the shared folder done through a clickable icon on the desktop. I can run this command from the terminal and it works fine and mounts the folder: sudo mount -t vboxsf -o ...
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Parse Error:Syntax Error T_String

I have ubuntu as guest on virtualbox and host is Windows 7 ultimate. phpinfo(); in test.php at /var/www/ displays the proper information, yet when I echo something out, I receive : Parse Error:Syntax ...
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system malformed error in line1 with virtualbox

Unknown error: '' (E: Malformed line 1 in source list/etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list(dist))'. in ubuntu 14.04
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Error: Can not save config file in Oracle Linux

I am trying to edit a configuration file so called config from /etc/selinux/config in Oracle linux. I have tried using gedit and with terminal but I still get the same error. Error: Can't save. ...
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Virtualbox Seamless mode grayed out

I am running Kubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Windows 8.1 host, and I am trying to get it to work with seamless mode. Using latest version of VirtualBox. I have guest additions installed on the guest, and when ...
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Mouse scrolling weird/unresponsive in virtual box

I'm using virtual box 5.0.14 and I've installing guest additions and the extension pack. I am able to scroll up/down however frequently as I'm scrolling down it scrolls up instead. If I disable mouse ...
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VirtualBox suddenly refuses to start VMs, says `The device helper structure version has changed`

VirtualBox suddenly started to refuse launching existing VMs, with this appearing in the log: 00:00:03.946244 HDA: Reset 00:00:03.946359 AssertLogRel ...
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Ubuntu in VirtualBox

I've installed VirtualBox 5.0.14 (for Windows, 32-bit/64-bit) on a Windows 7 64-bit desktop (this is a fairly new machine which definitely has the resources to handle this). When creating a virtual ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 root account login

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 in the last version of VirtualBox on Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10. I am facing some problems with the Mac OS X and I need to edit some files in the Mac's virtual hard disc! So I ...
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“Built-in Display” Bug after fresh install

Thanks in advance for any advice offered. I have been searching for answers since last night, but most queries I've found have disimiliar variables. I am a total novice with this OS, which calls ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04.3 using Oracle Virtual Box on Windows 10

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server on a Windows 10 Machine using Oracle Virtual Box 5.0.12 r104815, but cannot get past the "Select and install software" step. I've tried running Virtual Box as ...
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Where is my host-only adapter in my Ubuntu network settings?

Usually I use virtual machine (Virtualbox) in Windows 7. Then there are "host-only adapter" in network and sharing center. But how to configure my host-only adapter in Ubuntu? Even it doesn't exist. ...
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Installed Ubuntu on Virtualbox and get Kernel module and 0x80004005 errors on run

I installed Ubuntu on VirtualBox using this tutorial. By clicking start, I get this error: NtCreateFile(\Device\VBoxDrvStub) failed 0xc0000034 STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND (0 retries) (rc =-101) ...
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Failed to open a seesion for the virtual machine

So I have installed VM and I was trying to make the screen resolution bigger and installed "sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-dkms" on the terminal command. It told me to restart the VM, so i ...
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VirtualBox causes OS start failure

On Kubuntu 14.04, rebooting after installing virtualbox-5.0_5.0.14-105127-Ubuntu-trusty_amd64 results in a text (terminal like) user login name and password prompt. Entry results in "incorrect ...
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How to scroll, copy and paste in terminal using Bitnami Ubuntu VM [on hold]

I just install Bitnami RubyStack VM (non GUI). So first time using Ubuntu without GUI. So am missing lot of stuff like the mouse, scrolling through the terminal, copying or pasting text from the host ...
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Genymotion does not creates virtual devices on VBox

Seems like Genymotion does not create virtual devices on Virtual Box the way it should. So, I am getting Unable to start virtual device error. What might be causing this issue? I am running ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 with Windows XP on VirtualBox

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 64 bit and Windows XP in VirtualBox. The virtualization start but in Windows XP there is no connection. In Wbuntu I'm using the Ethernet connection from Vodafone Station. The ...
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How open NTFS USB in Virtualbox using WIndows

My main computer is Ubuntu 15.10. I have virtualbox working properly and followed the steps in the following link so that the virtual Windows 10 can recognize USB devices: How to set up USB for ...
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my virtual-machine goes into standby [duplicate]

If not using virtual-box for 5 min, it goes automatically in standby. How do I increased the time for it to stay a bit longer. Is my VM goes into standby
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Does anything bad happen when I type depmod?

When i was uninstalling virtualbox, I didn't see anything about removing virtualbox kernel modules, so I typed depmod in the terminal hoping that would output a list of installed ones, but instead it ...
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Logkeys keylogger not working on Ubuntu box in Vagrant; appears to not see keyboard events

I'm trying to get logkeys to work on an "ubuntu/precise64" Vagrant box for a work project, but nothing is getting logged. I've spent several hours reading and trying to track down the issue. The ...
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Windows 8 host, Virtual Machine with Ubuntu 15.10. Reinstall with more VRAM, is it possible ? Or…?

I'm brand new to VirtualBox and Ubuntu, both. I have an HP 2000 laptop, 4 GIG of RAM and plenty of VRAM, 1.30 gigahertz AMD E-300 APU with Radeon HD Graphics,128 kilobyte primary memory cache, 1024 ...
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Cannot Ping Outside from Guest throught host

I set up 2 virtual machine with the following IP: 1) IP: 192.168.20.50 SM: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: 192.168.20.100---Connection type=Bridged; 2) IP: 192.168.20.100 SM: 255.255.255.0 ---Connection ...
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Why can't the guest OS (Windows XP) detect the USB?

For my VirtualBox 5.0.14, I downloaded and installed the Extension Pack (All Supported Platforms) and I also became a member of "vboxusers". From what I have read up on the matter, these ought to ...
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Selenium testing browser against local machine from VM with selenium docker image

I am working on Ubuntu 14.04 notebook. I have a Virtual Machine from Virtual Box. My VM has a docker image of selenium server. I can successfully ssh into the virtual machine and run the docker image. ...
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“No devices available” in USB settings of guest OS

I am trying to connect my sound card and MIDI device directly to VirtualBox guest Windows 10 64-bit. I've done the following: Added current user to vboxusers group Installed VirtualBox 5.0.14 ...
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Virtual Box is not starting on Oracle vm Virtual Box [duplicate]

I used power off the machine option to close the VirtualBox and now I can't start this VM. Please help me to power this ON. Here goes the error message I am getting when I try to open that VM. ...
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VirtualBox for Ubuntu Guest and Mac OSX El Capitan Host (Unable to connect to VBoxClient)

I have installed VirtualBox 5.0.14 on MacOSX El Capitan, and inside it, I have Ubuntu 15.10 as a Guest. I have downloaded certain files in the guest, and I wish to enable the exchange of these files ...
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Why does CTRL not work in VirtualBox VMs?

I have recently noticed that for some reason when pressing CTRL in a VM in VirtualBox it doesn't get through... So I can't easily copy and paste etc, it just doesn't get through, the VM doesn't think ...
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Can't change gedit preferences and terminal preferences don't save

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I've just started using it for one of my college courses and instead of having all of us install Linux on our machines they had us install a virtual machine ...
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Auto mounting shared folders with VirtualBox

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on a VM using VirtualBox. As I often have to do development for work in both windows and linux, I have a shared development directory. The issue is that even with auto mount ...
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Where does the Virtual Box draw space from for installing a different OS?

In my PC, running on Ubuntu 14.04, the hard disk is divided into several partitions, and although there is vacant space in each of them there is only a paltry 8.7 MB unpartitioned space left. But ...
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Mouse pointer integration greyed out in vm box

My host OS is ubuntu 14.04 and I am running vbox version 5.0.12. I could use the same pointer in the guest and host os, but recently I shut down the guest os in vm box instead of saving the state and ...
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Ubunut Install Kali on Virtual Box [closed]

I have a ubunutu 14.04 32bit version on my PC and I have a virtual Box and I am trying to install kali linux but everytime when I finish installation I stuck on a black screen with cursor . I ...
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virtualbox setup - increase cpu after installation

I have just installed Ubuntu on virtualbox, however I have noticed when opening or minimizing an application, like firefox, is getting a little bit slow. Is it safe to increase the cpu usage to 2 ...
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How do I 'scp' between a virtual appliances that are running on different computers?

Both computers are running their copy of the same virtual appliance on Virtual Box which is accessed through putty.exe. I would like to scp a C++ program that I've written on one of the virtual ...
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Ubuntu is not installing on Virtual box with error of not enough space while I do have the space

I have followed all the steps to install Ubuntu on the VirtualBox but the installer puts a cross in front of the requirement "free space of more than 6.6GB" while I have around 7.5 Gb free space on my ...
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How to find ip address for the apache2 server on ubuntu?

I have downloaded ubuntu on virtualbox , and I installed apache2 on it ,i did configured the server and it works on "localhost" ,the problem is that i need the ip address of the server ,the command ...
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Web Server in Ubuntu Server vs in Ubuntu Desktop [closed]

Information about host: I have Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 installed in Hard Disk. (I don't use Windows). I had installed Apache Server (I don't remember when). When I test on Browser with the 192.168.1.3 ...
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Virtualbox and bridge interfaces

I've been playing a little with KVM and the need to configure the bridge and tap interfaces to give access to my VMs. Now with virtualbox I don't understand why I don't see any interfaces (bridge/tap) ...
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ubuntu vm unable to take ip via dhcp

I copied a ubuntu vm from an esxi server to a vmplayer. I want make the vm visible into the network so I enabled dhcp. My /etc/network/interfaces looks like this: auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp ...
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How can I access xampp vhosts on HOST OS (Ubuntu) from Guest OS (Windows 10)?

I have a machine running Ubuntu on host and Windows10 as Guest running using VirtualBox. I have also setup the vhost say http://site.local which is working fine. Now I would like to be able to access ...
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VirtualBox: Increase Storage SATA port size

see image please. I Have UBUNTU DESKTOP installed on the computer, and I have VirtualBox with UBUNTU Server. When I created the computer I assigned about 25GB of Hard Disk and I am needing more. ...
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Pass Alt+Drag through to VirtualBox

Background Running Windows 7 in VirtualBox on Xubuntu Linux (xfce). Installed Alt+Drag on Windows 7 to enable Right-Alt + Mouse Click to drag. Problem It seems as though xfce is not passing the ...
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Absolutely unable to enable 3d acceleration/Unity 3d on Ubuntu 15.10 in virtualbox on Windows 7

As the title says, absolutely cannot figure out how to get 3d acceleration to work. The virtual machine - Ubuntu - is unbearably choppy and I have no idea how to fix this problem. Nothing I've tried ...
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14.04 guest on Win 7 host can only 'see' one monitor in Settings>displays (I have two)

I have two VMs (VirtualBox) on my Win 7 host. One, Ubuntu 12.04, sees both monitors in Display>settings and works fine as far as monitors are concerned. I just added a second VM, the 14.04 install. ...
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ubuntu does not show its GUI interface after installing virtualbox-guest-x11

I am trying to use my Ubuntu on windows Virtualbox. With reference to this page (http://lifehacker.com/how-to-dual-boot-and-virtualize-the-same-partition-on-y-493223329), I managed to boot up Ubuntu ...