Oracle Virtual Box is a platform independent open source virtualization software available for Linux, Solaris, OSX, and Windows hosts.

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Ubuntu on Virtual Machine

When I was trying Ubuntu 12.04.1 from virtual box I could access files and folders on the local drives of the host computer without any difficulty at all. But when I installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 none of ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 and stuck on “Running post-installation trigger”

I am right now installing Ubuntu 13.10 on a VirtualBox machine set at 512mb of RAM and 20GB of hard disk drive space and it is stuck on "Running post-installation trigger update-notifier-common".
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How to create a Virtualbox image from a WindowsXP (host) physical partition

How to create a Virtualbox image from a WindowsXP (host) physical partition. I want to reverse the Host--winXP and Guest--Ubuntu. First I have to be able to create a VDI Host of my winXP fisical ...
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How to create a virtual image for an existing system?

I have a Ubuntu OS installed on a windows7 host. Now, I want to create a virtual image of the ubuntu os from my system so that I can use it on other machines. I don't even know if it possible. But, ...
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Can read and write file in shared directory, but can not “ls” or traverse directory [on hold]

I'm running ubuntu 12.04 as guest using virtualbox, windows7 is my host. I have guest addition installed, a shared directory created and shared between the two. I can read and write files from both ...
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migrate windows 7 installed in virtualbo to drive partition for mainboot [on hold]

ok so i just installed Ubuntu on a new pc build and for some strange reason i couldn't get the copy of windows installed properly .... usb boot / blank disc / drivedroid i mean nothing was working. so ...
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Problem with Kali linux [on hold]

1 pc. I'm trying to use a usb in live Kali linux (1.0.6), but everytime that I try to use universal -usb-installer but he give me error(file is broken), after I try another program for usb ...
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Virtual Box - Timeout issue

Sometimes after a period of inactivity in virtual box - when I am trying to imitate Android, the screen will turn black and the virtual box will be unresponsive, how do i stop that from happening - I ...
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Strange screen fragment when using emacs

I am being bothered by the strange screen fragment while using emacs. Sometimes, when I edit something in emacs, the screen gets fragmented like this: The lines are not correctly updated ...
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Installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox [on hold]

I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04.1 on VirtualBox, received the final message that it had been installed and now I must restart the computer. But when I clicked the Restart tab the host OS (Windows 7) ...
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Where do I get windows 7 software for Virtualbox? [on hold]

I have just got a Sony Xperia phone. I am trying to connect that with the ubuntu OS I have. I was told it would work on ubuntu by the shop assistant..but that was a lie. Ubuntu is very new to me and I ...
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Can not install virtualbox [on hold]

and I am having this problem that when I type in the terminal: yum install VirtualBox-4.3 it says: There are no enable repos. then I type: yum repolist all and the ...
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Wireless card for Virtualbox [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 host. Inside it I installed VirtualBox with Kali Linux. The Wireless for Kali is not working. What could be causing this issue?
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for the 1000x time I've tried to install ubuntu on my virtual machine and it crash [on hold]

Recently I've bought a new pc (i7, 8gb ram etc etc) so no problem here, but every time I try to install ubuntu (also tried the 12.04 and 13.10 64b versions) on Virtualbox or VMware it simple just ...
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Creating a Software RAID across Virtual Machines in a Network

I am trying to create a Software RAID across Virtual Machines in a network. There are around three Virtual Machines, and now on a host (or another VM) LINUX, I wish to create a Software RAID. I've ...
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How to make Guest OS follow symlinks from shared folder

I have Ubuntu Desktop as my main OS and Ubuntu Server as my Guest OS. I created a shared folder called /shared and put in it several symlinks to different folders across my main OS. Of course, my ...
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Cannot install anything with software centre or apt-get

I recently installed ubuntu 12.04 in virtual box. I dont know what the problem is but I dont get the button to instal in ubuntu software centre. It only shows "Use this source" button. Using sudo ...
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What is memcached? Is it good for gaming or virtual machines?

This is a performance question: My machine always runs Ubuntu as the main, and as I login, it always starts up a Windows VM and firefox? If I install memcached, will it improve my performance? I ...
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How to set up NAT and Host-Only networking with static IP address in VirtualBox

I am trying to set up a set of guests in VirtualBox, such that each of them can access the Internet as well as be visible to each other and to the host. I also want the guests to have static IP ...
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VBox: Error mounting shared folders in Ubuntu 12.04 guest

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 guest running on an Ubuntu 13.10 host. I created a shared folder in the host following the documentation. When I try to mount the folder in the guest the result is: $ sudo ...
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apt-get update gives bzip2 error on fresh Ubuntu 12.04(LTS) in Virtual Box version 4.2.18

A fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04(LTS) onto Virtual Box 4.2.18 seems to go well, however, I receive a bzip2 related error when trying to update. I was hoping a seasoned Ubuntu expert could help me ...
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Automatically reconnect to more preferred WLAN network if it becomes available

Assume this situation: 3 WLAN networks (with WPA) to which my notebook connects automatically. Those are: network_work (fixnet WLAN accesspoint) network_home (fixnet WLAN accesspoint) network_mobile ...
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Can't connect to configure CUPS through web interface

I'm trying to connect an old HP LaserJet 1000 printer on a new Windows machine. The printer hasn't had any new drivers since XP. I found a solution online with this recommendation but I'm getting ...
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Problems in using Virtual Box [duplicate]

I want to install itunes on my Ubuntu so I decided to install virtual box on it. I have installed the virtual box, but when I open that and insert the windows 7 CD, it does not recognize that and does ...
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Installing guest additions for Ubuntu running in VirtualBox on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu in Virtual Box that runs on Ubuntu. How can I install the guest additions? From my experience with Virtual Box I know that after installing guest additions I will be able to run ...
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How to start a Virtualbox machine via command line (without GUI)? (solved)

I know that this is possible, but don't know how... I just trying to start a virtualbox vm called ubuservloc from the command line, but without sucess. The Solution Only needed: VBoxManage startvm ...
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/usr folder permissions being changed to 8070 9999 breaking virtualbox

Recently whilst running Ubuntu 13.10, I picked up a problem with virtualbox permission errors. The errors were "Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_OWNER_NOT_ROOT)." Eventually tracked this down to ...
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Screen resolution with Trusty Tahr Beta 2 under VirtualBox [closed]

I just installed Beta2 of the 64-bit version of Trusty Tahr under VirtualBox 4.3.10, but I'm only getting a screen resolution of 640x480. My two Windows guests (WinXP and Win7) both display at ...
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I need a step-by-step guide to navigating directories in Terminal [duplicate]

I am a Linux/Ubuntu Noob and I have Saucy Salamander. Lately I installed the Android tablet emulator for Ubuntu using VirtualBox from the software center. I followed all the steps listed here but when ...
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Windows 7 virtual machine [on hold]

I just upgraded my Ubuntu to 14.04, and I am considering making a virtual machine for Windows 7. I was wondering how well my video games would work on a Windows 7 virtual machine (I strictly want to ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu 12.04 LTS guest cannot shutdown

I have a virtualbox guest running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The host is also an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Virtualbox running is version 4.3.10 When I'm running in the guest and click on the shutdown button, nothing ...
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How to uninstall or remove reddit script?

I was experimenting and I downloaded and installed (i guess) the reddit install script. After that I saw that it was advised to do it in a Virtualbox. so, I want to remove it. How can I do it? Has ...
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Newly compiled kernel not booting up (vanilla kernel 3.12.14)

I downloaded, configured and installed kernel downloaded from kernel.org. While booting up this new kernel for the first time, this error screen shows which is pointing towards a missing or wrongly ...
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How do I shrink a dynamically growing VDI disk from VirtualBox?

My dynamically growing virtual disks (VDI) from various Ubuntu installations in Virtual Box are actually steadily "growing" indeed. Deleting of files in the virtual machine does not free the space my ...
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Maximize free memory on Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 on a 64bit PC with 8GB RAM and 500GB HD. This is the memory usage after boot, and with Virtualbox loaded: root@ospite:~# free -m total used ...
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Window list issue on 12.04 Gnome Classic in VirtualBox

I have 12.04 installed on a VirtualBox machine. I'm not huge fan of Unity, so I've opted for Gnome Classic as my desktop. One of the big advantages of classic gnome is that you can add a "Window List" ...
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Virtualbox extendable hard drive [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on Virtualbox (host machine win7). I chose Ubuntu 13.10 because I wanted to install Qt5 on it. I use an extendable hard drive, but for some reason, when I install something ...
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How to enable Altera USB-blaster connection after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04?

I upgraded to ubuntu 12.04 lts and now I get this problem using Quartus II that worked before the upgrade. $ jtagconfig /opt/altera/10.0/quartus/bin/jtagd: 52: /opt/altera/10.0/quartus/bin/jtagd: ...
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VirtualBox - Failed to open a session for the virtual machine. No error info

I'm trying to start an Ubuntu 13.10 virtual machine from a saved state. This works correctly if I restart the virtual machine a few moments after stopping, but not if I start it a few minutes later. I ...
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Change permissions of a folder in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I created a shared folder in Ubuntu which is located in Virtualbox. When I open that folder I am getting this error line: You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of ...
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installing node.js in VM with proxy

I am running Windows on a network that has a corporate authenticating proxy (NTLM). I have setup CNTLM and verified that it works fine with Windows. I am using VirtualBox and have installed Ubuntu ...
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How do I download VirtualBox on Lubuntu 13.10?

I want to download Oracle's VirtualBox on my Lubuntu machine. They don't have any downloads for Lubuntu on their website. So how do I download it on Lubuntu?
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Two Cursors Unbuntu 12.0 on VirtualBox

I have two cursors showing on my machine. I have two monitors on my system and for some reason when I also have a two cursors. The second cursor's vertical position always mimics the first cursor, ...
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Virtual box not running - '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' issue

Before asking i have checked Virtualbox Kernel driver not installed and VirtualBox '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' issue, i have exactly same issue and have reinstalled VB also, output of running ...
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Support touchscreen with VirtualBox 4.3.6

I'm using VirtualBox 4.3.6 from the trusty contrib packages. This version supposedly supports touchscreens, however touching the screen in a Windows 8.1 guest will only bring the fullscreen VM all the ...
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Transfer files from virtualbox ubuntu server /var/www to local ubuntu

I have a Ubuntu virtualbox installed Ubuntu Server. My local machine has Ubuntu 12.04 OS. I need to copy files from the /var/www in the virtualbox Ubuntu Server in to my local machine. (My network ...
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VMLite Guest Addition Error

I tried to install the guest addition of VMLite based on Virtual Box on a x86 Ubuntu 12.04.4. I used a Guest Addition ISO Image for VirtualBox 3.2.6. Of course I am just a Windows user and don't know ...
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Connect to Teamviewer inside a VM

here is my scenario; I installed a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32bit as a virtual machine using Virtualbox. installed latest updates and guest additions Install TeamViewer (official, latest .deb file from ...
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OpenGL (2.1 or greater) on Oracle VirtualBox?

I need to run the Corona SDK, but I'm running Ubuntu (13.10), so I installed the W8 as guest on the VirtualBox. I am struggling to make it work, because the Corona SDK states the following when I run ...
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target 'php5-mysql' is not a directory error

I'm trying to get LAMP up and running in VirtualBox for an assignment I have. I've installed Ubuntu and then Apache 2 and PHP 5. I'm using the instructions found here: ...