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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Setup Windows 7 Virtualbox notifications in host Ubuntu

Is there any way to setup notification (such as a message from Skype or Lync) coming in the Windows OS running inside a Virtual Box to be notified in host Ubuntu (At least something like highlighting ...
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Unable to upgrade or remove broken virtualbox package

I'll start with some details of what led up to this: I'm using Ubuntu 14.0 (KDE on top although presumably that's irrelevant) a few days ago I let the system do an auto-upgrade. It crashed partway ...
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Virtual Box Resolution Stuck at 640 x 480

I am running Windows 8, and Ubuntu 14.04.2. I need step by step instructions on how to install guest additions. Be very clear if you are referring to the host or guest. I saw another fix to run the ...
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Unable to share a folder on VirtualBox

I am running windows 7 by VirtualBox and I want share a folder to be able to move files between the Ubuntu and Win7, But When I use the following code on the Win 7 command line I get error : (the ...
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Error message with virtuabox with ubuntu as host

I installed virtuabox from their site and now I get this error message when trying to run VBox The vboxdrv kernel module is not loaded. Either there is no module available for the current ...
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Ubuntu Host in VirtualBox has long delays before startup

I run Ubuntu in virtualbox on a windows 8.1 host. After some updates of the guest, it started to have lags/delays before it starts. It also shows some warnings. After it starts, everything is fast. ...
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Install Windows 8.1 Pro in Virtual Box

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I am thinking of installing Windows 8.1 using Virtual Box. I don't want to mess up anything so I have some questions. My PC has 4 GB of RAM. If I use 2 GB for the virtual ...
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Virtual box NIGHTMARE

i'm trying to resolve this problem: root@xisco-pc:/home/xisco# apt-get upgrade Leyendo lista de paquetes... Hecho Creando árbol de dependencias Leyendo la información de estado... Hecho ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Virtualbox Resolution [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on a Virtualbox. I installed the latest update. I installed Guest additions via: sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-dkms This did not solve the problem. I removed that ...
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Create a LiveUSB from existing Ubuntu / Xubuntu installation?

I have a Xubuntu in my VirtualBox machine with several changes, and I'd like to make a LiveUSB out of it. I've already heard about Remastersys, but it's not supported anymore. How to customize the ...
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Ubuntu (guest) freezes after a snapshot

My host OS is windows 7 and i have ubuntu 14.10 as a guest on my virtual box(v4.3.26). I took a snapshot of ubuntu before I began an installation, ever since then, when I save machine state and ...
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Show USB device (Android phone) in VirtualBox

I am running Ubuntu version 14.04 and have installed Virtualbox (version 4.3.10) to run a Windows 7 box. I have installed guest additions and the extension pack for Virtualbox and my user has been ...
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Installing a VM using VBoxManage commands fails with NS_ERROR_FAILURE

I'm trying to set-up a VirtualBox VM, so that at the end of the process, an installation of Linux will start from the virtual DVD. Alas, at the end of the set-up process I get an NS_ERROR_FAILURE ...
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Virtual Cross PlatForm Network

Alright I know this isn't a forum for discussion on VirtualBox, but it involves linux. I need help in building a virtual network with 2 linux flavors [Ubuntu,Centos] and one windows [XP/7] in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox, can't install virtualbox-guest-x11

I installed virtualbox-guest-dkms and virtualbox-guest-utils OK.I then tried to install virtualbox-guest-x11, & got a message that the package could not be installed due to unmet dependencies, ...
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Can't use http inside vbox

I am trying to configure a small virtual network on my host, with 3 Ubuntu servers, each running in their own vbox instance. Each instance has the network set to bridge, and each of them has it's own ...
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File permission in Vituralbox shared folder [closed]

I installed mint 17 on vituralbox as the guest. After that, I created a shared folder and mount it on mint. sudo mount -t vboxsf share ~/host I also installed the guest additions and added user to ...
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Why is Virtualbox and Gnome boxes limiting my guest to 3854MB of RAM in 15.04?

I recently upgraded from 14.04 to 15.04, and when I reinstalled Virtualbox on my machine, I noticed it was limiting my guest to only being able to use 3854MB on RAM. Vbox is the latest version (and my ...
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Why do I need to restart Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for my networking scripts to work?

When I started using 13.04 LTS on my Virtualbox VM (4.3.26), I turned off network manager and wrote some scripts for dynamically updating the static IP of my laptop on any network. I was doing this ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Trying to ssh into virtualbox static ip ubuntu from debian host [on hold]

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 ...
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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
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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). ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 Image set showing: 1) ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...