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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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 [on hold]

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 ...
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save in gedit without ~ in virtualbox

How can I save in gedit whilst using ubuntu 12.04 in virtualbox into a shared folder without ~ being added to the end of the file name? If I try the answers suggested here then I cannot save at all. ...
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Remapping Alt-Tab behaviour on Xubuntu

How can I remap Alt+Tab behaviour in Xubuntu? I'd like to map this to a different combination as I'd like to keep Alt+Tab reserved to virtual machines that I run. I am aware that keyboard focus for ...
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Virtualbox 4.3.18 Host W8.1 Ubuntu 14-04 updates

I'm running Virtual box 4.3.18 on win 8.1 host (laptop, Asus N750vj /i7 hq4700/ 8Gb ram) what is equipped with dual graphic cards 1-st. intel HD 4600 and 2nd Nvidia 750M Guest opsys is Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Ubuntu SDK content window always on top

Just getting started with the Ubuntu SDK, trying to get everything set up, and I'm running into a graphics bug that I can't find a resolution to, or even anyone else who seems to have the same ...
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Enable Nvidia GPU if integrated GPU get stressed

I'm using a notebook with both Intel and Nvidia GPUs. I correctly installed nvidia-331 drivers, cuda and bumblebee and I can correctly run optirun some_application. Indeed, while some application is ...
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Ubuntu on virtual box fails to get on line

I have a question just occurred to me today. I was using Ubuntu on virtualbox and it was normal. But today it just cannot get online. I tried and the host Win8 can ping the Ubuntu, and Ubuntu can ping ...
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error in installing mongo in virtual machine

I try to install mongo using mongo documentation: Install MongoDB on Ubuntu no errors were mentioned during the installation. But when I run the mongo command following error was displayed in the ...
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Which ISO do I want for a VM on Mac OS X?

Wanting to install 14.04 on a VM inside OS X. There are two 64-bit versions of the ISO, the regular and the mac version. I've looked at What is different about the Mac ISO image?, but that seems to ...
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Installing ubuntu server using Network Console

I have a bit of a weird situation, I have a laptop (an old Macbook 3,1) with a half broken screen. I want to install Ubuntu server on the computer but it turns out to be quite a difficult endeavour. ...
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Running VirtualBox 4.2 and PhpVirtualBox 4.2 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

There are many Tutorials about installing VirtualBox and Phpvirtualbox. In my case non of them has worked. The result is if I open over the Browser the Page is blank. The Source Code has a Code with ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu [duplicate]

I created a virtualbox for ubuntu guest and my host is windows 8.1. Do I need to be carefull with virus passing from the ubuntu virtualbox to the real hard drive on windows?
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Why is the Virtualbox not updated in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I have installed VirutalBox from the command line using sudo apt-get install virtualbox. I have version 4.3.10 but on the official website the lateste version is 4.3.18. I'v also did the following: ...
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System update in Ubuntu 14.04 running in VM causing loop while signing in

This has happened 4 times consecutively and I can now summarize the steps to reproduce the problem. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium to put everything into perspective Download Ubuntu 14.04 iso. ...
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virtualbox installed on ubuntu 14 , no 64bits as OS?

I tried to install Kali for linux on virtualbox I got this common issue with kernel "This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU. Unable to boot – please use a kernel ...
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problem getting microphone to work in xubuntu running inside virtualbox

I recently installed xubuntu 14.04.1 on my Windows 8 host with Virtualbox 4.3, and it's really great. I use it for my freelance job so I can separate my work activites from my personal activites. Only ...
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Custom screen / monitor size in Virtualbox [duplicate]

After installing guest additions in Virtualbox, I can now get 1024x768, 1440x1050, 1280x960, 1600x1200 sized displays. However, I seem to remember there being some setting which permitted the display ...
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MAAS Commissioned node does not boot - no bootable medium found [duplicate]

I just installed MAAS in a test environment, i.e., I set up two VMs in VirtualBox. VM 1 runs the MAAS server and has two "virtual NICs". The first one is NATed to the outside network and the second ...
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VBox on 14.04, Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

On Installing Virtual box on Ubuntu 14.04, I got following message: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a ...