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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Ubuntu In Full Screen in VirtualBox

When I open Ubuntu and use full screen mode I get a screen that is about 3X3 inches the the middle and the rest is surrounded by white. I want to be able to view Ubuntu in full screen.
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Virtual Box Copy clipboad and Drag and drop problem in UBUNTU 14.04 lts

LOOKS LIKE NO ONE IN THE WORLD HAVE SOLUTION FOR THIS :( please try if you can I installed Virtual box in ubuntu. Installed windows inside it. NOw the problem is after doing everything right the ...
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Swap Ctrl/Caps Lock not working in VirtualBox 4.3.16

Until now my keyboard mapping in Kubuntu 14.04 has worked seamlessly in the guest OS of Windows 7, which I run in VirtualBox. But after the upgrade to VirtualBox version 4.3.16 r95972 the swapping of ...
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Is there a light-weight minimal Unity Desktop for Ubuntu 14.04?

New to linux here. I created a VM in virtualbox for the latest Ubuntu to get comfortable with linux and to learn Python. I was wondering if there is a lighter-weight desktop for Ubuntu, that still ...
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Trying to use VM VirtualBox

When I download Ubuntu file from the Ubuntu website. I get an error saying that the disk can not be copied, when I try to copy the .iso file onto my computer. I have tried downloading multiple ...
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Virtualbox Ubuntu 14.04 - 3d acceleration not working

I have recently upgraded my virtualbox ubuntu version from 12.x to 14.04. After the installation I installed the virtualbox guest additions and turned on 3d Acceleration within virtualbox settings ...
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How do I fix base system device driver problem

I have kubuntu as my linux, have Windows 7 32 bit running in Virtualbox 14.3.10 open the device manager for Windows and it shows "base system device" under other devises, click on it and it says the ...
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undetected resolution with 14.04

I am an utterly starter but need to change from Vista to Linux with my pc: Epson NJ2100(WXZA wide scren of 5:3). According to the manual of virtualbox, I have used cvt/xrandr commands for ...
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Copy paste objects in folder not working in VirtualBox installed in Ubuntu

Not sure if its I am using the right platform to ask my current issue. But your expert suggestion needed. I am new user to Ubuntu machine and VirtualBox window 7 also installed in my machine. ...
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What is the best way to run multiple computers with multiple VMs? [on hold]

I have a 2010 iMac running six Ubuntu VMs. Each of these virtual machines use one application and a web browser - ideally, running 24/7. I'd like to determine the most efficient and economical way to ...
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Install Virtualbox-4.3 in Ubuntu 12.04

Kindly someone help. I am quite new in Ubuntu. While installing the package, these error messages appear. dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of virtualbox-4.3:i386: ...
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VirtualBox Extension Pack version?

I have installed VirtualBox from the repository on Ubuntu 12.04. I would like support for USB 2.0 devices, so the VirtualBox Extension Pack must be installed. However, I'm not sure which version is ...
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How to let Virtualbox guest capture the full screen (including system bar area)?

I am using a Windows 7 (64 bit) guest with an Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) host. I just recently upgraded to Virtualbox 4.3.16 r95972, although this problem appeared before upgrade--at the very least in the ...
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Configuring Ubuntu Virtual machine network - behind proxy firewall

I have created a Ubuntu virtual machine on Windows 7 but not able to connect to internet. Is it possible to provide the specific settings required to configure internet connections
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VirtualBox 4.3.16 issue with Unity Launcher

I just updated to VirtualBox 4.3.16 and now when putting my guest OS in fullscreen the Unity launcher stays over the top of the screen. This makes using full screen unworkable. Does anyone have a ...
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preparing Virtualbox for windows 64bit

i wanna install Win8 on Virtualbox inside my ubu 12.04 64bit. Vbox gave me no option for win8 64bit (only 32bit available) when creating a new machine. Thus i googled ... On the page: ...
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using applications from one linux flavor to another on same pc

I have zorin OS alongside ubuntu on my laptop. Virtualbox is installed on Zorin, I did it from terminal completely. Now, is there any way I can use that same Virtualbox on Ubuntu? Thanks in advance :) ...
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FileZilla: Failed to retrieve directory listing

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 as the host and installed Ubuntu 14.04 in the Virtualbox as Guest OS. I have installed and configured VSFTPD on Ubuntu 14.04 and forwarded the virtualbox port's as follows: ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit as virtual machine boot issue

Hi I want to install ubuntu 12.04 64 bit as virtual machine. I am using Mac os and VMWare fusion. I have successfully install ubuntu 12.04. But once I shut down VM and again try to start that time it ...
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virtualbox - internet not working -Adpater 1 NAT cable not connected

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 in Virtual box hosted on Windows machine. Internet is not working. I tried - making changes in /etc/network/interfaces. - and then sudo service network-manger restart The ...
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Screen resolution on Windows 8.1 VirtualBox guest (Ubuntu Host)

In VirtualBox on Ubuntu 14.04 I have a Windows 8.1 guest, and I would like to change the screen resolution to 1440x900. Currently it is at 1152x864 (that's the max I can have it that will fit on my ...
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Error: The system is running in low-graphics mode [duplicate]

I have this error: "The system is runnin in low-graphics mode", and I got it when I used root account to move a .ttf file to /usr/share/fonts/truetype. After that I get this error and I watched and ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu Share Guest VPN with Host

This might be convoluted, but bare with me. I need to connect to my work VPN, but my work uses juniper network-connect. I have a 64 bit Ubuntu running 14.04, but not a single one of the juniper ...
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How can I change the resolution seen by a bootloader in VirtualBox? [closed]

I am using VirtualBox 4.3 to take screenshots of various Ubuntu installer bootloader screens, and I would like to decrease the number of rows and columns that the bootloader renders to. Since the OS ...
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Can't write in Hebrew in Whatsapp in Genymotion

I am using Geneymotion, and I installed Whatsapp. Everything is working well, but when I try to type in Hebrew, it just doesn't show anything. How do I make writing in Hebrew supported? Thanks for ...
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Can't boot various Macs from USB, “malformed file” error

I have been given a USB by my university with a bootable version of Ubuntu (I am unsure what version) pre-loaded with a bunch of software I need for robotics. Several computers successfully booted ...
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Error launching Ubuntu on VirtualBox

I'm trying to run the latest Ubuntu OS on VirtualBox but it displays the following error: Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005) Component: Machine Interface: IMachine
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Failed to install the Extension Pack

Failed to install the Extension Pack `/home/ulot/Downloads/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.3.14-95030.vbox-extpack.` The installer failed with exit code 127: pkexec must be setuid root. Result ...
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So, I tried creating an OS with VirtualBox, and I got this error:

Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. Please reinstall the kernel module by ...
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upgrade to 14.04 interrupted and now cant get to login screen

I was upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04.It got interrupted and now I cant get to login screen. I see the following on a black screen. could not write bytes:broken pipes: *stopping anac(h)ronistic cron ...
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14.04 vbox guest crashes on login if 3d acceleration is enabeld

using virtualbox 4.3.14 r95030 and matching vbox additions in guest (ubuntu 14.04). guest instance crashes right after login, if 3d acceleration is enabled for guest os: "unknown software exceprion ...
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how I can set proxy in my virtual box for android

I am currently using Ubuntu 12.04 as my host .I have to set proxy address in my office network to access internet and I would like to set proxy address and port in my virtual box to run android.I have ...
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Xubuntu laggy/slow in brand new MBP host

I am using Xubuntu as a VM in both a Windows/PC host and recently a OS/X Mac host. The latter is laggy, especially when I use two monitors. It's weird cause the Windows machine is less capable (less ...
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How to fix VirtualBox resolution?

I use Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox. I have installed Guest Additions and it's running good except for this really irritating problem in which my Unity and LightDM interface is at full resolution ...
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What is the difference between echoing strings to a file and pasting to it?

Today I tried to add Virtualbox repo to the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list via echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian trusty contrib" > ...
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Hardware Virtualization not possible, virtualbox alternatives?

I have two processors, but virtualbox won't accept that unless I have hardware virtualization (vt-x) enabled, for which my bios setup doesn't give an option, and the option was never added in bios ...
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Apache Virtual Hosts on Ubuntu not working

I have created virtual hosts on amazon instance ec2 by following this tutorial how-to-set-up-apache-virtual-hosts-on-ubuntu-14-04-lts I also created 111.111.111.111 example.com on my windows hosts ...
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How to use USB bluetooth dongle/internal bluetooth chip on a virtual windows xp machine on ubuntu 14.04

I am able to use my internal bluetooth chip on Ubuntu (obvious). But I can't use it in a virtual machine(Windows xp) installed with Virtualbox. I also have a USB bluetooth dongle. But the problem is ...
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13.10 i can' t use partition with virtualbox [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 as a single OS then i installed virtualBox 14.xx but I do not have enough space in /home directory to create a virtual disk of 30 Gbyte for windows ; so i try to create ...
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How to get the host machine hostname from the virtualmachine? [on hold]

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 virtual machine on Ubuntu 13.04 host machine. Is there a way to get the name of the host machine (hostname) using a script.sh program ?
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LTSP client boots on busybox

I've installed an LTSP server on my linux desktop 12.04 (virtual machine), set all the necessary network settings. Now I created a thin client using virtualbox, booted (after starting up the server ...
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How to share folder from Host to Guest Lubuntu in Vbox?

I've shared folder in Host(Ubuntu 14.04) and Guest (Mint 13) but when tried same procedure with Host(Ubuntu 14.04) and Guest (Lubuntu) I can't find the shared folder. The procedure: Created a folder ...
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Ubuntu server in Vbox hangs when adding a line to fstab to mount a USB Drobo for owncloud

The basics: Hardware running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Kubuntu) w/ 6Gigs ram in old Optiplex 760 SFF. Drobo 4 USB2.0 w/8Tbs VBox 4.3.14 r95030 I have managed to get Ubuntu server 32bit running in Vbox for ...
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possible bug for display resolution in VirtualBox on Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Virtual Box hypervisor, and when trying to change the default display resolution (namely 800x600) I realised there are no other values for that. Therefore it is ...
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Ubuntu — expected default user and group for /usr folders and children

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 and was running into problems with Vagrant and VirtualBox v4.3.14 that proved to be an ownership problem with the /usr folder. Looks like something changed the user/group of those ...
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virtualization of Ubuntu 14.04 on macox using virtual box

I have 2 main questions related to the virtualization. First, after having installed ubuntu on VBox latest version on my macbook pro, the OS is working fine but display setting is stucked in 800x600. ...
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How to install Virtualbox Guest Additions? [duplicate]

how to install guest additions on ubuntu 12.04 my host is ubuntu 12.04 and my guest is kubuntu 14.04 and my virtualbox version is 4.3.14.
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Bricked - tty mode incorrect, terminal disabled, unity broken

After installing VirtualBox unity seems to be uninstalled.. Launcher and task bar are missing. I can't access terminal from the normal ctrl alt T command. I tried logging into TTY mode but it says my ...
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Terminal closing itself after 14.04 upgrade

All was fine in 12.04, in this case I'm using virtualbox in Windows. The upgrading process ran ok, no errors, no warnings. After rebooting the errors started to happen. Just after booting up there ...
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Installation problems of Ubuntu via virtualBox in my windows 7 64 bit

I am really unhappy while installing Ubuntu 14.4.01 via virtualBox in my windows 7 Professional 64 bit operating system. ***I am using VirtualBox-4.3.14-95030-Win I am finding these problems while ...