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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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Install Mac OS X 10.9 as a virtual machine

I want to install Mac OS X 10.9 as a virtual machine on my Ubuntu partition (running a dual boot machine Win8/Ubuntu) I have 2 questions: Can I install the virtual machine using the empty disk space ...
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Problems using VMware and VBox with Utopic 14.10

When I installed Virtual box it would not run a machine. Same problem as encountered previously of it missing vboxdrv. Old fixes didnt work. VMWare won't install as kernel headers do not match. Can ...
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Can I (safely) explore linux server using oracle VM

I am a computer science student and know how to use terminal commands etc. in the Linux OS. I am currently trying to learn how to use Linux Server and in order to save me having to install two OSs ...
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error: hd0, 1 read error, VM can't boot up

On Lubuntu 13.10 I had some virtual machines running in VirtualBox 4.2.26. While backing up, all I ever did was make a copy of VirtualBox VMs folder. I have now switched to OS X, and now I can easily ...
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Is it still necessary to disable KVM modules when installing VirtualBox?

I'm about to install VirtualBox in headless mode, on an Ubuntu server running 14.04. In the past it's been necessary to disable or remove KVM and Qemu, as VirtualBox will not run if they're present. ...
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How to debug an non-booting Ubuntu image in VirtualBox?

I've obtained a raw image of Ubuntu 14 LTS from my VPS provider in order to write scripts to automate my server build. It was supplied as a ~200M gz file and successfully decompresses to a 10G file. I ...
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restarting of Ubuntu 14.04 installation using virtual box

I am installing ubuntu 14.04 on the virtual box, and after the installation completes, it says that the computer needs to be restarted to complete the installation. There is a restart now button ...
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Can't find Ubuntu64 on Oracle VM when creating new VM

I could only find the 32-bit versions of all the OSs, but not a single 64-bit one. Yes, my processor is x64 and my Windows8 is 64-bit version as well. So I don't know what the problem is. I read ...
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Enable typing in passphrase textbox after Ubuntu reboot (14.10)

My Ubuntu VirtualBox VM upgraded itself two days ago to 14.10. Now whenever I reboot the text on the enter the passphrase screen is clipped on the edges and I cannot type at all in the textbox (using ...
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Send Ctrl+Alt+F1, Crtl+Alt+F7 into VirtualBox

I have a Virtual Box machine with Ubuntu. I need to send Ctrl+Alt+F1 to guest machine, but when I press them it is captured by host. How can I fix it ?
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Share with Mac from Vbox Ubuntu help

Complete noob... I installed VirtualBox and Guest additions for Ubuntu, managed to set up a 'shared folder' in virtualbox devices but my question is. Now that I have set up the Share on my Mac (made ...
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cannot access hard disk usb from virtualbox guest with winows 7 on ubuntu host

First of all sorry for my english :) I'm using VirtualBox 4.3.18 (downloaded from oracle's site) I'm running ubuntu 14.04 as host and windows 7 64bit as guest. When i plug the usb hard disk the host ...
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How to stretch ubuntu screen in VM Virtual Box so it will be same as my home system - windows 8?

I just started Ubuntu 14.01 on my VM VirtualBox virtual machine. VM windows has resolution ~600x500. Ubuntu system started and it is showing in this small screen. When I had tried to open some work ...
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Linux kernel discrepancy 3.11 and 14.04

I am trying to execute this command: $ sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r) Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Error upon booting Ubuntu in Virtualbox - SMBus error

I used to have a different PC, with Ubuntu on it. That PC broke, so I wanted Ubuntu back, but not fully on my laptop. So, I installed Virtualbox, followed all steps. But at boot, I get The regular ...
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how to open usb drive on my virtualbox installed in ubuntu [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14 as host os. And I have installed VirtualBox inside ubuntu. Now as a guest OS i have installed windows 7. And i want to access USB drive inside this Guest windows 7. please guide me ...
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Help - Newbie Installed virtual box on my Mac and then latest Ubuntu [duplicate]

This is driving me crazy! Installed VirtualBox on my Mac Air, then Ubuntu latest - resolution of Ubuntu is STUCK at 640x480 which is way to small. I head on over to settings/display and see 'Built ...
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I get SMBus base address unitialized while launching Ubuntu on virtual box [duplicate]

Every time I launch Ubuntu from virtual box I get an error: [...] SMBus base address unitialized - upgrade BIOS or use force addr_addr=0xaddr. Sometimes after this error the installation starts ...
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VirtualBox - Ubuntu host / Windows 8.1 Guest - Full screen does not work and windowed mode doesn't show me all the Guest screen

I've installed VBox on Ubuntu, then I downloaded the Guest Additions as an ISO and installed them in the windows guest with the virtual CD ROM. The mouse integration works, it flows and works between ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 does not install in virtualbox

I'm currently running Windows 8.1 x64 (a problem in itself that I can't change sadly ;-P) with the latest version of VirtualBox (4.3.18 r96516). I managed to get the server version up and running with ...
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Replace laptop pre-installed with windows with ubuntu and install windows on virtual box as genuine windows

I was always wanted to try this. I want to purchase laptop with windows(win 8.1 as latest) pre-installed. And then dual boot into ubuntu where I would like to install same copy of windows into virtual ...
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How to install virtualbox on ubuntu 14.04?

using Ubuntu 14.04 I download the Ubuntu version from this link: https://virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads Ubuntu 13.04/13.10/14.04 (64bit) ...
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how do I set up network interfaces with Virtualbox

I'm running Ubuntu in a VirtualBox (4.3.12) VM from Windows. Bridge adapter mode does not work. Currently, my interfaces file looks like this: auto lo iface lo inet loopback how do I need to ...
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Virtualbox didn't survive upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10

Normally, when I upgrade from one version of Ubuntu to another, my virtual box virtual machines survive the upgrade. However, after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10, they did not. I submitted a bug ...
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Where is the VirtualBox installation folder on Ubuntu?

The Oracle VM VirtualBox® User Manual states that VirtualBox is installed into /opt/VirtualBox/, but it is not at that location. I tried $ cd / $ sudo ls -lR | grep "VirtualBox" and also searched ...
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Move “VirtualBox VMs” folder

I moved virtualbox folder from the Home to somewhere else, but when I run the virtualbox, my "virtual machine is inacessible". I tryed "Import appliance" again, change the settings and some other ...
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ssh error into different ubuntu account permission denied

I have two instances of ubuntu installed on my VirtualBox. First instance name is aks@aks-VirtualBox and the second instance name is erica@HBMaster. Now when I try to ssh from first instance to 2nd ...
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Can't find my internal IP Ubuntu

I've been trying to access Apache from my host so I could access it from firefox etc. I've been following the guide How can I access Apache (on VirtualBox guest) from host? from this page but when I ...
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Installation of Windows7 in Virtualbox hangs at “Expanding Windows files”

The Storage settings in VBox look like so: Edit on closing this question: Note that this is not about Windows OS, but about a program running in Ubuntu. In this sense Virtualbox is no less ...
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(X)Ubuntu some graphics only render on 2/3 of screen

Short On Xubuntu 14.04 running on a Inspiron i3531-1200BK laptop , the xfce log-in screen only renders 2/3s of the screen, but issue is not present for xfce desktop after logging in. Issue also ...
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Virtualbox 3D acceleration doesn't work with Ubuntu 12.04

I'm running 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04 as Virtualbox guest, host is Windows 7 64 bit. Ubuntu works slowly if I disable 3D acceleration in Virtualbox and painfully slowly if I enable it. I have followed ...
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Why can't I resize a dynamic VDI with modifyhd command?

I see here How do I increase the hard disk size of the virtual machine. It should work with a command like VBoxManage modifyhd xp.vdi --resize 2000 When the VDI has a fixed size you can get this ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - normal user requires sudo to access cdrom, webcam etc

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 Server and ROS (Robot Operating System) on top of it in Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.14. In addition to that I've also installed OpenCV so that I can combine it with ROS ...
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Virtual Box IP Address [closed]

I tried to run a virtual machine through genymotion and I got an error as below: the virtualbox DHCP server has not assigned an ip address what do i do?
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Very slow after idle for some hours in 14.04

I had 12.04 without problems, but since I upgraded to 14.04, I'm noting the system is very slow for UI tasks, and when I get to work the next day (computer stays on), and I type the passwords, it ...
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VirtualBox isn't enabling video acceleration

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 In virtual box I enable 2d and 3d acceleration as well as CPU acceleration. I did it after installation but I don't believe it would matter. I installed windows 7 and did the ...
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Installing Ubuntu Core 14.04.1 for VirtualBox, GRUB problem

I've created a VM with VDI disk, mounted it with qemu-nbd, chrooted into it and installed kernel, installed GRUB from host machine on /dev/nbd0. But GRUB fails to see the config, it just shows CLI ...
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Ubuntu doesn't support Seamless Mode in VirtualBox

Partially related to this question... I have Ubuntu 14.04 in a VM running on my Windows host. When I enter seamless mode, nothing happens at all. Nothing Ubuntu is on my screen. How do I properly use ...
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auto resize guest display grayed out under virtualbox

cannot select "auto resize guest display" or Host-G, because it is grayed out; as a result my ubuntu GUI screen running under VirtualBox does not show the whole page. For example, if I select system ...
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Ubuntu as VPN router

Here's my situation: Remote network (10.0.0.x) in another city, with a Cisco VPN router Windows server (local) that I want to have on the same subnet as remote network On the Windows server I've ...
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convert iso to dmg on ubuntu 14.04

I want convert .iso file to .dmg file but I see this error: hdiutil convert /home/sheed/Documents/OS/win81.iso -format UDRW -o /home/sheed/Documents/OS/win81.dmg hdiutil: command not found I want ...
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Shared Folder is not working for host Ubuntu 14.04 and virtual box 4.3.16

I have installed Virtualbox 4.3.16 on Ubuntu 14.04 host system. The guest operating system is Win XP. I have installed Guest Addition CD and added a shared folder through settings. For sometime it ...
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Shared Folder between Windows Host and Ubuntu Virtual Machine

I am trying to create a shared folder between my Windows 7 Host and my Ubuntu Virtual Machine. First i am Creating a Folder on my Desktop. Secondly i go to the Virtual Box Menu and the Options of the ...
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sizing unity window issue when running as VM under virtualbox

installed ubuntu on VM (virtualBox). How do I get the right screensize without losing real estate from the ununtu desktop within the vm virtualbox window. Can't see the full desktop.
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Error while shutting down Ubuntu (installed in VirtualBox)

I am facing following error while shutting down Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit) installed in VirtualBox 4.3.16. The instruction at 0x690ddc25 referenced memory at 0x00000008. The memory could not be read ...
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Official Ubuntu Virtualbox appliance

Is there any official premade VirtualBox appliance with Ubuntu? Google reveals several sites with collections of appliances, including ones with Ubuntu, however none of them looks official. I'd like ...
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error running virtualbox 4.1 in ubuntu 14.04

i've installed ubuntu 14.04 today. i had virtualbox 4.1 running perfectly on ubuntu 12.04. Now, when i try starting Virtualbox 4.1 on ubuntu 14.04, i see this error: Kernel driver not installed ...
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System cant shutdown if Vagrant box is not halted manually

When I try to shutdown my machine, it "freezes" or it stays stuck on one point, where it can not complete the process. I get the message unregistered_netdevice: waiting for vboxnet2 to become free. ...
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Resize of VirtualBox Resolution Doesn't Work

I've recently installed the Guest Additions CD on my windows VirtualBox running Ubuntu 14.04. It was working great for a while - screen resized automatically, etc. However, when I turned off my host ...
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Error when starting VirtualBox on Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu, and I am trying to install virtualbox. But I get this error. If anyone knows how to solve this, please, tell me. Error: WARNING: The vboxdrv kernel module is not loaded. Either ...