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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Laggy internet connection

Right now I have ElementaryOS on VM VirtualBox (win 8.1 is host). The same issue I had when I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 on hard disk. Also, I tried a few other ubuntu based distros, and in every ...
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Virtual Box actual size and size on disk difference [on hold]

I have Ubuntu-based Mint Mate running as host OS. I am running Windows in Virtual Box. The actual size of Windows is around 50 GB. I chose dynamic disk so it is O.K. but when I right click on Windows ...
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Two /home folders. One root, maybe?

I recently expanded my Ubuntu partition to fill up the empty hole my Win 8 left when I cleaned it off my system. After several attempts to restore the dd image I made, I was able to finally restore it ...
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Why can't MAAS VM Node Commission properly

My issue appears to be with the MAAS Proxy. I used Ian Zoratti's VirtualBox extensions link to his GitHub site so that the MAAS Cluster Controller is able to start up the VM properly and pushes the ...
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Mouse doesn't work in the guest OS (Ubuntu 14.04.2) on Virtual Box (installed on MAC OS X)

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 (64 bits) to my Mac OS X 10.9.5 (64 bits) using Virtual Box version 4.3.24. I am not an experienced Linux user. When I start Ubuntu, I cannot make my mouse work in the ...
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Can't boot from USB Drive on VirtualBox machine

I know there are similar questions with a similar title but my situation is a bit different. I'm following this tutorial: http://www.howtogeek.com/114503/how-to-resize-your-ubuntu-partitions/ to ...
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Can't resize /dev/sda1 on gparted on Ubuntu 14.10 VirtualBox

I'm using GParted to expand the size of my /dev/sda1 partition and I know why GParted isn't letting me do that, since that is the root partition. GParted isn't on a live CD, it's on my virtual ...
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Virtualbox installation - wants media/cdrom but my Ubuntu intalled from USB

I'm trying to install VirtualBox, but it is asking for me to insert a cd into media/cdrom. However, I installed my Ubuntu OS from a USB. It does not allow me to change location. How do I make it ...
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will Ubuntu touch support Virtualbox?

Will it be possible to install Virtualbox on a future tablet with Ubuntu Touch, so that some needed Windows programs could be run?
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Where do I put my website php files in my virtual ubuntu server?

I am trying to create a website through my ubuntu. I also intend to host this website on my ubuntu. I am goign to use dreamweaver for my php files and then put those php files in my ubuntu server. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 runs on Virtualbox but not on PC

I once upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 14.04 but it didn't started correctly(only black screen appeared). Then, I switched to terminal mode by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1 and installed proprietary ...
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virtual box and dependency

I'm working on learning more about Ubuntu and building ROMs from source for Android and I'm trying to install all the tools to build the ROMs but I have got as far as this command sudo apt-get ...
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Screen Resolution Problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and VirtualBox

On my installation of Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox, the only screen resolution available is 640 x 480. I have tried the solutions suggested in this answer, but none of them helped. All of the answers ...
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Give me ONE reason why Windows 7 is better then ubuntu [on hold]

I have been using ubuntu ever since I touched a laptop and since windows 7 was SOOOOOOO famous, I tried it out in virtualbox and I came to the conclusion that it sucks... REASONS Command Prompt is ...
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How to install Warty Warthog on VirtualBox? [on hold]

I was following this tutorial on how to install Ubuntu 4.10 But in the step for partitioning disks, I only get the option: Manually edit partition table When I try to create a new logical volume ...
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Virtualbox restart error

I just installed Linux Mint 17.1 on my virtualbox4.3.22. At the end of installation I was prompted to restart. I hit restart and it goes to a blank dark screen with this text "mint@mint ~ $". I am not ...
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New System Windows 8.1 dual boot and virtualbox

I just bought a new windows 8 machine to run Linux on. I also want to create a dual boot and a virtual drive in virtualbox with the same windows. The first thing I did was to create the windows ...
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virtualbox shared folder is read only in centos guest

I have virtualbox 4.3.10 installed on my ubuntu host & have centos as guest os. I have shared folder, but am not able to write to that folder. Added my centos root user to the vboxsf group as ...
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access ubuntu server running in virtualbox from outside network?

Is it possible to access ubuntu server running in virtualbox from outside network? I set it up with the bridget network adapter so it has its own IP. I can access my ubuntu server from inside my own ...
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VirtualBox refuses to start VM

I have created a VM in VirtualBox, but have not yet bean able to install an OS on it, because every time that I click the Start button in the VirtualBox interface I get these errors: I have tried ...
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split /home partition for program-created user-specifiec files and user created files?

/home normally contains files created by a user (e.g. text files, pdf, mp3, mp4,...), and files (mostly user-specific) created by some program (e.g. .emacs, .mozilla, .bashrc, ...). Is it better to ...
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Hardware problem with unity script. Ubuntu installed on VirtualBox

I have Ubuntu installed on my VitualBox. I don't know what the problem is but sometimes when I boot Ubuntu, it says you don't have the specific hardware for running Unity, and changes the UI to a ...
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after chroot: apt-get update (Err and Failed to fetch - BootableFlashFromHarddiskInstall)

I'm following BootableFlashFromHarddiskInstall tutorial for making a live CD from my current Ubuntu installation. Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox. I checked internet connection of virtual machine as ...
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Ubuntu VM doesn't recognize expanded storage in hard drive

I just expanded the storage of my hard drive for my Ubuntu VM on VirtualBox from my Macbook Air terminal but I don't think the VM has realized that. I got a message saying Not enough free disk space: ...
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Can't connect to ubuntu keyserver when guest in virtualbox

I'm trying to install an application on an Ubuntu 10.04 via a ppa. This setup is necessary since a customer's error seems to be platform dependent. Here's what sudo add-apt-repository ppa:user/app ...
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Open the terminal on the guest OS from Host OS

Guest OS - 14.04 Host Os - 14.10 Is it possible to open the gnome-terminal on the guest OS from the host OS ? By ssh,we can access the terminal of the guest OS on the Host OS itself. But I want ...
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Help!? Login loop with Ubuntu 14.04

I was finishing up my CS mp tonight, as I do svn commit -m "mp" I got svn: The log message is a pathname (was -F intended?); use '--force-log' to override I thought I need a reboot, so I ...
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Can't build Virtualbox-dkms - mismatched kernel and headers

I have previously used VirtualBox on my Ubuntu 14.10 machine, but I had not used it in the last two months. When I tried to start a VM, I got the following error: WARNING: The character device ...
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--resizebyte: command not found [closed]

I'm trying to resize my Ubuntu VirtualBox hard drive through my MacBook Air terminal and I'm having a bit of a problem. I used the command VBoxManage modifyhd <uuid>|/Users/(my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 blank desktop screen after Virtualbox was installed and updated Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed. It was working fine until I installed Virtualbox, and then without installing any guest OS under Virtual box, ran an system update when prompted by Ubuntu. Now when I ...
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running linux on virtual machines for experimentation [closed]

I usually use virtualbox to run linux as guest on my windows. I now want to run linux as guest on a linux machine. I'm using virtualization for experimentation on networks. I was told that virtualbox ...
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Virtual Host showing error 11001 even after chown and chmod

I am trying to create a virtual host to just test a basic html website. Guest OS - Ubuntu 14.04 Host OS - Ubuntu 14.10 In the Host OS, I connect through a proxy server which requires me to enter a ...
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VirtualBox guest (Ubuntu) has no network

I have a host - windows 7 and a guest (virtualbox) - ubuntu 14.04. A few days ago I installed ubuntu 14.04 on vmware. I believe, that in that moment internet on virtualbox ubuntu stopped working. ...
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Sharing a virtual machine between Ubuntu and Windows

I have three primary partitions. One ext4 format for Ubuntu, one ntfs format for Windows (C:) and one ntfs format for sharing files between Ubuntu and Windows (F:). I installed VirtualBox on both ...
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Can anyone give me some live help? [closed]

I Have this Problem with virtualbox and the internet that I've been searching and plumping for 2 days without a solution, I seriously don't have time for it and I think an expert (you) can solve it ...
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How shall I partition my hard drive for Ubuntu (with Windows in virtualbox)

I dual boot installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on a hard drive before. I remember Windows has to be installed on a primary partition which has to be at least of certain size. Now I get a new hard ...
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How do I install linux headers when I am getting a “has no installation candidate” error

Primary Problem I am unable to run any virtualization software. Namely Vmware or Virtualbox. Since both of them asks me to install (or produces some error which pints to ) installing build essentials ...
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Make more storage on VirtualBox ofr Ubuntu 14.10

I am trying to increase my storage space on my Ubuntu 14.10 virtual machine on Virtual Box. I did sudo apt-get clean to remove cached files but I now have 579 MB left: Filesystem Size Used ...
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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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Middle-button paste stops working under VirtualBox

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 in VirtualBox under OSX and for some reason pasting with the middle mouse button stops working after a while. If I start a new rxvt pasting works fine but after a while (I'm ...
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Protocol error when mounting in virtual machine

When running the following command in an Ubuntu 14.04 VM in a 14.04 host, I get a mount: protocol error mount -t vboxsf -o uid=1000,gid=1000 updatable /opt/apps/directory/updatable Guest additions ...
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Connection Refused on port 3000 when accessing ubuntu server running on VirtualBox on Mac

I am running Ruby on Rails on Ubuntu server 14.04 on Virtualbox 4.3.22 running on a Mac OS (10.10.2) host. When trying to access the rails webserver from the Mac, I get a "Connection refused" error ...
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Uninstalled VirtualBox but can still connect to phpVirtualBox?

I have removed VirtualBox along with all packages and configurations files using purge and remove but when I try to connect to the phpVirtualBox login page it still exists. I have tried searching ...
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How to export and import VirtualBox VM images?

In VirtualBox you can create VM and it will store it on a folder inside the Default Machine Folder of VirtualBox. For instance, after create an ubuntu-headless VM it will create an ubuntu-headless ...
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Full screen mode in virtual box. Nothing helps [duplicate]

In previous versions of Ubuntu I followed this link and manually did the trick. In fact, I did this: cd /media/VBOXADDITIONS_4.2.4_81684/ sudo sh VBoxLinuxAdditions.run But in a newer version of ...
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ModemManager errors and warnings after official update

I use Ubuntu 14.04.1 (64 bits) inside Oracle VM Virtual Box. Two days ago I used Software Apdater to perform updates. I do not remember what updates were in the list, but the next time when I tried to ...
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No Bootable Medium found after changing Harddisk size

I was running Windows7 on my virtual box. I was requiring to increase the size of Hard disk so I find out VBoxManage modifyhd YOUR_HARD_DISK.vdi --resize SIZE_IN_MB My machine was running that time. ...
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Symlinks: Can't create one because file exists, cant remove it because there is no such file

I posted this already on stackoverflow and it was suggested I ask here... I am running ubuntu 14.04 in vagrant on a windows 7 pc. I am running VirtualBox and git bash as administrator. I've created ...
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Unable to log into encrypted root drive after running virtual machine

I am unable to log into my encrypted hard drive on the host which is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop. This all happened after I did the following. Ran VirtualBox Created a VDI drive Installed Kali Linux ...
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can not install guest services ubuntu 14.04.1 for Vbox 4.3.22 r98236

trying to install guest services to get screen resolution correct. Running vbox on Windows 7 with Ubuntu 14.04.1 as guest. I get error: unable to locate package dkms when apt-get install dkms also ...