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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
0answers
10 views

How to delete and restore Windows 7 MBR using Linux, while both are VMs

In the series of angles trying to mess up my virtual Windows 7 machine and then fixing it, I want to delete the MBR and then restore it, using Ubuntu's VM. The Windows VM hard disk (vdi file) is ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

How to Mount secondary HDD for Virtual Box in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm new to Ubuntu and I love it but I’m having one minor problem installing my VBox. See I'm running the Host OS on a 128GB SDD and and a 1TB HDD for storage. I have an additional 500GB HDD That I'm ...
-1
votes
1answer
19 views

Connect host to guest with VirtualBox on Host-Only-Network-Adapter

I am using Ubuntu on VirtualBox as guest, on a Windows 7 host. I would like to have this configuration: 1) both guest and host connected to internet. 2) guest can reach host (through ping) 3) host ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Running Kubuntu on VirtualBox - Screen resolution stuck at 640x480

I am new to Linux in general and have just downloaded the virtual disk for SamuraiWTF - which runs on Kubuntu. I have gotten the virtual machine to run under VirtualBox on an Apple laptop, however I ...
0
votes
1answer
10 views

VirtualBox - no eth0 or wlan0 connection (Ubuntu / CentOS)

I checked all possible places in order to solve this issue and only decided to post a question here because I'm at the verge of giving up. So, I recently installed VirtualBox 4.3.26 on my Ubuntu ...
1
vote
0answers
70 views

Ubuntu 15.04 hang when boot virtualbox Centos 6

I have a freshly ubuntu 15.04 64 bit. A virtual box 4.3.26 r98988. And this image http://repo.scalefactory.com/vagrant/centos-6-x86_64-20.box Now everytime I try to boot the VM, my laptop hang. Here ...
1
vote
0answers
11 views

Install window manager on command line installation

I'm trying to install minimal + window manager but I fall in problems. Everything is happening on virtual box. Ok, maybe start from beginning. I've installed command line version of ubuntu, system ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Trying to ssh into virtualbox static ip ubuntu from debian host

So, I messed with my /etc/network/interface and assigned the different addresses basically blindfolded. I can't even ping google, and really don't know what my addresses should be. This file ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

How can I read usb in Virtual Box with Windows 7 in my Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I just installed Windows 7 64-bit in Virtual Box, but I need to install the network driver and it doesn't detect the USB, only in Ubuntu. Answers are much appreciated, Thanks Emilie
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Switching between graphics driver in combined dual boot/Virtualbox setup

I have set up a combined dual boot/Virtualbox system with Windows 8 as my main OS and a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS hard drive which can also be accessed as a virtual machine by VirtualBox using this guide. ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Why Does This Udev Rule Only Run Once

I want to set up a udev rule to run every time I plug in a USB drive that will connect that USB drive to connect to a VM in VirtualBox. The udev rule works to connect a USB drive to a running VM, but ...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

How to switch between host and guest OSes in virtual box

My host OS is Ubuntu 14.04 and guest OS in VirtualBox is Windows 8.1. I can switch from host to guest by Alt+Tab, but can't from guest to host by the same method which only switches between windows in ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Most of the UI elements are missed (Xubuntu or XFCE4 over Ubuntu Server on VirtualBox)

I installed Ubuntu in a virtual machine using the official mini.iso image and decided to try Xubuntu with the following command: sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends xubuntu-desktop But ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

Ubuntu Shutdown Timeout too short

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.2. I have Virtual Box 4.3.26 installed running a headless CentOS VM. I use the vboxautostart-service to start and save the virtual box at startup and shutdown as described ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Coverting Ubuntu desktop 14.04 LTS on virtualbox to fresh install of Ubuntu Desktop

I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop installed on virtualbox. I have been using it as a server, but now I am going to try and convert it to a full on server edition of Ubuntu (not on virtualbox). ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

juju maas vm esxi

I have two machines. Ubuntu 14.10 -- MAAS and Esxi 5.5 Host -- with 5 ubuntu 14.10 instances I want to connect my virtual instances to maas installed on separate physical server. I have came across ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

No NETWORK for any Linux (guests) on Mac (host) with VirtualBox

In my company I have a mac hosting an official VirtualBox 4.3.22. There is an official guest Win7 with NAT-network configured and working. I tried any linux distro (Ubuntu 14.10, Kubuntu, Mint, ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Ubuntu server 12.04 on VirtualBox

I can't connect to internet i lost the eth0 can someone help me please! My virtualBox network is Attached to : Bridged Adapter, Name : wlan0
1
vote
1answer
28 views

External USB drive not shown in lsusb

I have found many issues where the driver was found by sudo lsusb -v but not mounted. However that is NOT my problem. NOTE It DOES detect and automounts my USB memory sticks. That works with no ...
0
votes
1answer
12 views

Ubuntu MAAS node deployment

I'm running ubuntu maas 1.7 and I have a node deployment problem. I use one physical server and an VM as node for deployment. Nodes commissioning and provisionning goes well, but when I prepare my ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

How to run VM's within Ubuntu Linux without Virtualbox or any other type 2 hypervisors?

I am planning to move from Windows 7 to Ubuntu as it is free and due to privacy reasons. Is there any way to run VMs from within Ubuntu without any additional software like Virtualbox or any other ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Touchscreen support for Ubuntu in VirtualBox?

I have seen the news about VirtualBox adding touch screen support: here But it seems like this was targeted mainly at Windows 8. There is also a thread over at the Virtual Box forums describing the ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

My window border's theme got stuck to virtual box's theme

i recently installed virtual box. When i first opened the virtual box and closed it, my desktop theme got changed to virtual box's window bar theme and i can't revert it back. Note: Few days ago, i ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Ubuntu server DNS issue [closed]

Hello guys I seem to be having issues with my Ubuntu server not being able to sudo apt-get update that it does not pick up on the update files. I have changed the DNS to Google's which allows me to ...
4
votes
2answers
26 views

Backup ubuntu and eliminate windows

Laptop is currently configured for dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows7, Windows7 was the original OS, Ubuntu 14.4 was added later. 500G harddrive has multiple partitions. VirtualBox was added under ...
1
vote
0answers
10 views

Sync Ubuntu computer with Virtual Machine instance of Ubuntu

Here is my situation. I have a laptop with Ubuntu 14.10 installed that I do my work on the go and I have now set up a VM of Ubuntu 14.10 using Virtual box installed on my Windows Desktop. I'm ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

How to configure promiscuous mode rejected in KVM bridge?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 (3.13.0-45-generic #74-Ubuntu SMP) as Host OS. KVM version 2.0.0 I have disabled promiscuous mode in guest Virtual Interfaces along with corresponding host vnet & bridge ...
1
vote
2answers
54 views

DNS server with Bind9: can't resolve DNS records in forward and reverse zone files

Hello everyone :) I have tried to set up my own DNS server with bind9, but although I have tried several tutorials, I still get the same error. Starting bind9 works fine but when I use nslookup or dig ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTSP Problems

I've come across a problem where I have gone through a read-me verbatim, and although it works fine, every time I reboot my system (Virtualbox in this matter), the IP address changes even though I ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

Use Zentyal on Virtualbox with Mac Mini host… Crazy?

We are looking at upgrading our current server system in my school. Right now we have Zentyal 3.* running on a standard desktop PC. We never upgraded since we didn't want to break anything on the ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Ubuntu-14.04.02-desktop-i386 under virtualbox - display size [duplicate]

All, I am attempting to install ubuntu-14-02-desktop-i386 under virtualbox. I have successfully created my first VM with it, and Gnome comes up, I can get terminal up, so all appears well. I do ...
2
votes
0answers
33 views

Beaglebone black with Debian OS on Ubuntu 14.04 in Virtualbox VM

I am using the Beaglebone Black for the first time. It has the Debian 7.4 OS and I'm using Ubunbtu 14.04 installed in Virtualbox. I'm trying to install Python IO libraries but I'm getting the Can't ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Default Ubuntu or any derivate distro installation creates swap AFTER home (single partition installation)

Today I have encountered the same problem twice and the second one was actually just checking if the first occurence is actually something that has happened by accident. I had to deploy a Kubuntu VM ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Possible to let virtualbox guest OS to use some device directly?

My host OS is Ubuntu 14.04 running on Thinkpad T400, and my guest OS by virtualbox is Windows 8.1. Sometimes my Ubuntu disconnect itself from wireless or wired networks and disable the wireless (and ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Creating Ubuntu Server

So im trying to learn Linux and one particular project im undertaking is creating a virtualized Ubuntu server using Ubuntu desktop and Virutalbox as a platform. So to keep things basic, im trying to ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Total frustration: “Failed to get size of gamma for output default”

Last attempt to see if I can make Ubuntu 14.04 work on my Virtualbox. I've got the "common" low-res issue (I can't put more than 640x480) when I install it, and after reading every related post in the ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

I want to load Windows 8.1 on a VMWarePlayer on Ubuntu 14.04. Can anyone help?

I am dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 and I want to create a virtual machine so that I can access Windows 8.1 partition while logged into Ubuntu. I am new to VMWare & Ubuntu. Any help ...
2
votes
2answers
64 views

No option for 64-bit OS VirtualBox guest OS in Ubuntu 14.10 Dell OptiPlex 755

I have a Ubuntu desktop installed on Dell Optiplex 755. It's my regular desktop, and I installed Oracle VirtualBox from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads. The version selected was the ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Ubuntu 14.04 resolution and weird set-up problems

Have been using Ubuntu in another VM for the last months, but now installing it on a new VirtualBox on a Mac, it's giving me several problems. First, the very common "low resolution" problem, which ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

bootp server in a Virtual Machine

I have a HP LCMS that I am trying to set up in a Virtual machine on virtual box. The Virtual Machine is windows xp, and the host is ubuntu 14.04.2. The LCMS requires there be a BOOTP server running to ...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

How to upgrade the kernel correctly?

Running uname -r in a terminal gives an output saying 3.13.0-37-generic, but I am trying to upgrade the kernel to 3.16, and indeed I have ran sudo aptitude safe-upgrade which installed ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Routing all internet traffic through interface of a host

I’m learning few networking concepts and I’ve got several hosts created in my VirtualBox setup. I have 2 adapters created as “host only” network (where the VM and host machine can see each other) and ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Black screen after reboot

We're using VirtualBox 4.2.28 and Ubuntu14.04 on Windows 8(.1) Just after the PC restarted when I did not see it, the windows of Ubuntu from the normal mode access completely became a black screen. ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

Running windows 8.1 on virtualbox whils on ubuntu 14.04

I am very new to Ubuntu and Linux. I am currently dual-booting windows 8.1 and Ubuntu and I just downloaded Virtualbox. I am wondering if it is possible to run my Windows 8.1 OS with all of my ...
1
vote
1answer
24 views

How do I boot a virtual machine from my downloaded .iso file? [duplicate]

I Have the latest version of VirtualBox (Oracle), but I have no clue how to create a virtual machine. I went to the site http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop and Downloaded 32bit Ubuntu. The ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Internet connectivity does not work in Ubuntu Server 14.04 on Windows 8 VirtualBox host

I have a PC with Windows 8, with Oracle VirtualBox installed on it. In the File>Preferences>Network menu in VirtualBox, I have created three host-only networks: Host-only network 1 - 10.10.10.1 ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

apt-get error for git, but not other packages

I just set up a fresh Ubuntu 12.04.5 server amd64 machine on VirtualBox 4.2 (I was having install issues on OSX 10.10 using 4.3) and I'm able to do apt-get install curl but when I run apt-get install ...
-1
votes
0answers
26 views

apt-get update problem in ubuntu server 14.04 using oracle virtual box

I have installed Oracle virtual box 4.3 on windows 8, then i created 3 virtual machines namely controller, network and compute. After configuring static ip for all of these i have opened controller vm ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Ubuntu in VirtualBox - Have internet access through host but can't see shared folder on host

I have a shared folder setup but it doesn't map in the Ubuntu VM nor can I browse to the Windows network as it doesn't allow me to authenticate using my known Windows user/PW. I have the Ubuntu VM ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

VirtualBox Ubuntu buit-in microphone not working

I have install Ubuntu 14.10 on a Virtualbox running on Windows 7 64bit. The buit-in mic is not being detected in Ubuntu but works perfectly in Windows 7. I have tried tweaking alsamixer but with no ...