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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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

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?

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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Do I need to set a Virtual Box for mininet in linux ? Can't I just use it? [on hold]

I was going to save Virtual Box and download mininet and save that. But when trying to download mininet, It worked well without any issues and problems. Can I work with mininet in this way or I have ...
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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 ...
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Virtualbox Breaks Unity launcher, terminal shortcut disabled, tty mode login incorrect

After I installed VirtualBox my computer went to a crawl and unity was tripping on itself. Nothing worked in the menu bar so I couldnt shut down and had to manually restart the machine. Now every time ...
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Run a VirtualBox VM in a second X-Server with Graphic support

I'm starting a VirtualBox VM (Windows 7) in a second X-Server (Ubuntu 14.04) and i'm using the following xinit script (/path/.vboximage): optirun VBoxManage startvm <vm name> & exec tinywm ...
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VirtualBox Guest Additions won't install

I'm trying to configure my virtual machine so I can share a folder between my host and guest OS, but when I try to install the Guest Additions I get the following message: I've already done ...
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How to setup password-less SSH in Ubuntu Virtual Machine?

How can I set up password-less SSH to connect to a Ubuntu Virtual Machine (VM)? (Details below.) I am setting up an Ubuntu Beowulf cluster. For reasons out of my control, some machines I have must ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with 3D acceleration on virtual box freezes after save state

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running in Virtual Box with 3D acceleration enabled. When I save the state of the machine and then resume from that saved state, the system is completely unresponsive. I'm unable ...
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trying to install ubuntu touch to nexus 4 - can't connect device (14.04 in virtual box on mac)

I'm trying to install Ubuntu touch to a nexus 4. I've followed all the steps so far, downloaded the packages and gotten the phone ready, but now I got to the step of connecting it to the computer ...
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Virtual Box is not getting start

I had been using Ubuntu 13.04 32-bit. After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 my earlier installed Virtual Box (from Software Center) did not get started even after removing and reinstalling many times. could ...
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Ubuntu and VirtualBox

I have the following configuration, A host running Windows 7; A guest running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (VirtualBox); I am connecting a Cisco router directly to my PC running Windows 7 and testing the router ...
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Restoring ubuntu virtual machine after manual killing of VirtualBox process?

I was given access to an ubuntu installation running in VirtualBox. (It is managed using phpvirtualbox). Unfortunately, the Virtualbox process in the host machine was killed unexpectedly. Now, if I ...
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how to enhance the screen of my vm?

How can I enhance the size of my virtual machine ? I installed ubuntu 14.04 desktop edition (lts) on virtualbox but the screen looks to small. When I do CTRL+C the screen becomes bigger but it does ...
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Linux server guest and Windows host shared folder virtualbox

I've been struggling to get this to work for 2 days now. I have a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 running in a VM in VirtualBox on a Windows Server 2012 host system. I want to mount a shared folder ...
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Why can't I install a VM within a VM?

I read it is possible to install VMs inside VMs as deeply as we want. However, in my case, I tried Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10 VMs in which I ...
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Ubuntu on Dell Latitude E6540

So, I guess my question can be broken into two parts... My work laptop is a Dell Latitude as above currently running Windows 7 (I personally use a dual boot Macbook with Ubuntu/Mac) anyway I finally ...
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Completely unable to install python2.7-dev [duplicate]

Am totally stuck! Am unable completely to install python2.7-dev on my Ubuntu13.04. I have tried all the tricks mentioned on this site (askubuntu.com) and many other sites on the web but still ...
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Mac host and Ubuntu guest on virtual box shared folder issue

I have set up ubuntu server on virtual box on my mac. I created a shared folder which appears to be saved and visible in the configuration section on virtual box for the ubuntu server machine. My ...
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Wireless in virtualbox not working

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed. I have enabled the USB nic in settings in Virtualbox manager but when I use lshw -C network it does not show the wireless nic Using lsusb shows this output: Bus 001 ...
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Windows 7 as second OS [closed]

I know there are many similar questions but I couldn't find any good answeres on my subject. so I am trying to install Windows 7 as second OS but without a bootable DVD. Still legal I guess, have my ...
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virtual box windows 7 screen size problems

I have windows 7 installed in virtual box with ubuntu 14.04. I cannot get it into full screen...there is at least 3 inches of black on both side and an inch at the top and bottom. I already installed ...
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Accessing shared folder between Windows 7 and Ubuntu VM from the VM?

I set a shared folder between my Ubuntu VM (on VirtualBox) and Windows 7 host machine correctly. Now I have no idead how to access the shared folder from my VM. Any idea ? I tried the solution one ...
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vboxmanage works only with sudo

i cant list all vms without sudo: vboxmanage list vms Shows nothing, but when i try this: sudo vboxmanage list vms It shows all vms. I've installed virtualbox with following command: sudo ...
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Moving a VM from VirtualBox to VMware player

Can I export a VM created on VirtualBox (see the environment described here) and import it to a VMware Player system and run it without having troubles later ? I came accross this article but it does ...
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is it possible to run a VM on 64 bit host imported from a 32 bits host?

Goal: Export and import an Ubuntu VM Original System: -Host machine (Windows 7 32 bits) -Virtualization sysem (VirtualBox) New System: -Host machine (Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bits) -Virtualization sysem ...
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How to make a shared folder from host to windows guest

Host - Ubuntu 14.04 Guest - Windows 8 I have set up shared folder called "share" at /home/username/share but in windows guest i cannot find that shared folder under network. What i am doing wrong? ...
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How to resize swap (not just adding it) [duplicate]

I made Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit) in my VM and I gave it 350gb of my 1tb HDD space and I did it fixed (not dynamically allocated) and i did it as a VDI and in my settings I set it to read the space as a ...
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Run virtualbox in other X session

I'm running ubuntu on my laptop (host). Inside ubuntu, there is running one instance of virtualbox. (where is installed MS Windows). My idea is to run virtualbox in separate X session (something like ...
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Running IE with virtualbox

When trying to run IE11 in Virtualbox (Ubuntu 14.04 host) I get the following: ERROR: VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on your system. Certain guests (e.g. OS/2 and QNX) require this ...
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Unable to Load Ubuntu desktop on VirtualBox. Getting an error with exit code 1 [on hold]

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine xxx_vm. The virtual machine 'xxx_vm' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1. Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005) Component: Machine ...
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Virtual box not starting in Trusty Thar, i get the following error

I could run VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.04 with no problems, after updating to trusty, when I attempted to run VirtualBox I got the following error, tried reinstalling but I get the same error. Here is ...
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I have windows 7 running in virtual box and want to get it into full screen mode [duplicate]

I installed windows 7 in virtual box and I cant get it into full screen mode.When I click switch to full screen the box goes full screen but windows 7 does not.
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Virtualbox problem

Im using the latest 14.04LTS with the latest virtualbox (i also have the latest extension pack). I have both windows 8 and 7 in there as im trying to put music on my new iphone. The guest OS' both ...
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How to make use of Homestead/Laravel dev environment on Ubuntu?

Basically, I'm trying to create a vagrant box on Ubuntu for development of Laravel web applications. I've done this on Windows, OS X and now I'm trying to use my Ubuntu laptop for this. I setup ...
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errors installing virtual box on 12.04LTS 64bit [duplicate]

I get errors installing virtual box: apt-get -f install sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/virtualbox-4.3_4.3.14-95030~Ubuntu~precise_i386.deb (Reading database ... 313308 files and directories currently ...
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command not found but file exists

I know this has been a common problem but the answers provided to other questions haven't helped with my current issue. When trying to run a file called srf2obj I get the "command not found" ...