VirtualBox is a platform-independent open-source virtualization software available for Linux, OS X, Solaris 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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How to get ethernet in Ubuntu 14 / Virtualbox 5.0.20 / Windows 7 to work

To start my latest and greatest programming project... I updated VirtualBox to 5.0.20 (because the nag splash is very annoying). Then I downloaded a fresh 14.04 from osboxes.org Then, I ran it and I ...
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Can't get virtual box to work in ubuntu 16.04

Im not a noob, but no computer wizz either - somewhere in between. I upgraded my HD and decided to start fresh with the most recent Ubuntu release. It works and Im aware of the bug making it ...
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How to remotely access website in my virtual machine?

I have installed VirtualBox and a guest machine with Ubuntu. From my host Ubuntu, I can browse to 192.168.56.10 and see webpages inside my guest Ubuntu server (and I can ssh user@192.168.56.10 into ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: issues after installation

I made a fresh install of 16.04 version after its release, however my PC (with intel i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM and a Geforce graphyc card) is experimenting several issues that I want to share with ...
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FireFox, ssh tunnelling not working

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on a virtualbox vm. Set up ProxyCommand and it seems to work fine in order to connect my jumpbox before connecting to server1. So from localhost I connect to Jumpbox the ...
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How to increase VB resolution? (Ubuntu host, Windows 7 guest.)

The host is 14.04, the guest is Windows 7. The maximum screen resolution I'm offered in the control panel of the guest is 1024 x 725. My actual screen resolution is 1600 x 900 and I have a NVIDIA ...
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Error in installing Ubuntu (32 bit) Desktop on Virtual Box with Windows 10 Host

I can't install Ubuntu in a VM on a Windows 10 host. This is the error showing each time I attempt an installation of Ubuntu on Virtual Box:
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How to create virtualbox.deb file after compililg Virtualbox OSE source package

I just want to manually create virtual box.deb file after successfully compiling the source code (Virtualbox-5.0.16.tar.bz2). I have done hardend build for compiling virtualbox and followed this link ...
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Ubuntu Server 16.04 unable to get virtualbox running

Cannot get vboxweb-service to start for phpvirtualbox. Many changes to where the initialization and services go. Basically, I'm dead in the water trying to establish a Ubuntu 16.04 virtualbox host. ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 VirtualBox can't autoresize

I have install Ubuntu 16.04 on VirtualBox. Then i tried install Guest Additions from CD but it seems bad installation. So i install guest additions from apt-get and it seems like good installation. ...
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Lubuntu hangs on blue screen, but not when using VirtualBox

I have a multi disk system. One disk is Windows 10, the other Ubuntu 16.04. When using Windows 10, I often boot the Ubuntu disk using VirtualBox's "physical disk" option on a VM. I installed ...
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How to debug why Kubuntu crashes?

I am installed Kubuntu 16.04 in a Virtual box VM. I have a SSD disk and have disabled atime in /etc/fstab to decrease number of writes to SSD. All the latest updates are installed. When I start ...
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No audio in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with VirtualBox 5.0.20

I have been breaking my head on this for a day and a half now. I am running VirtualBox 5.0.20 r106931 in Windows 8.1. My Guest system is Lubuntu 16.04 LTS, and I have successfully installed the ...
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Updated my server and phpmyadmin stopped working

I updated the my ubuntu server (virtualbox) - I got this message when logging in my server to enter an update that starts with 'db' I think, and it made a long update, where it asked me to run an ...
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Permission denied when accessing su

I am running Ubuntu on VirtualBox and I can't access Su. When I type su and enter my password it says permission denied. I want to create and edit files through terminal so I need to do this.
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Virtualbox can not setup Windows server

I want to install windows server in Virtual Box in ubuntu 14.04 But I got these errors : A critical error has occurred while running the virtual machine and the machine execution has been stopped. ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a VirtualBox in Windows?

Please make your answers super complete. As in from the download links to a ready to use state. :)
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Help installing kubuntu-desktop on Ubuntu 16.04

Well, the problem is that I'm trying to install KDE alongside Unity on Ubuntu 16.04. I'm using the command sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop* kdm* but I'm not sure if this is correct. If it isn't, ...
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bindfs with filesystem ACL support?

I have been using the ServerPilot service to provision a Vagrant box (14.04 LTS) for local development. NFS is the fastest option when setting up a synced folder between the host and guest VM but this ...
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CTRL button in nano not registering (ubuntu server 16.04 in virtualbox)

I am running Ubuntu server 16.04 LTS guest OS in Virtualbox 5.0.8 under Ubuntu MATE 15.10 LTS host OS. I am setting up a little development LAMP server and I am editing apache configuration files. I ...
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Start and Stop VirtualBox Applications and Save State

Right now I have a .sh file to start Photoshop seamlessly and a .sh file to shut down the VM and save the state. What I would love to do ultimately if possible at all is have one script(launcher if ...
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Virtualbox in Ubuntu 16.04 - Unity grabs Alt and Super key

This is something that was answered in the past already for previous versions, there are bug reports but nothing really solves it and it's still present in 16.04 If you have Ubuntu 16.04 Unity as ...
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Virtualbox doesn't work after upgrading to kernel 4.4

At the time of installation, it displayed the following message Setting up linux-image-generic-lts-xenial (4.4.0.21.11) ... Setting up linux-headers-4.4.0-21 (4.4.0-21.37~14.04.1) ... ...
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How do I permanently disable notifications about Auto capture keyboard and Mouse pointer integration for a Virtualbox VM?

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a VirtualBox VM. Now every time I boot it, I get two overlay notifications from VirtualBox: You have the Auto capture keyboard option turned on. This will cause ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.4 Black Screen w/ non blinking underscore

I have been using Oracle VM VirtualBox to access my Ubuntu Desktop for some time now. All of a sudden, when I load up my VM, I see a GRUB menu with options to load Ubuntu, Advanced options for ...
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Virtualbox Resolution: Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 Host - OS X El Capitan Guest

I managed to install OS X on Virtualbox and it works fine for my purpose, which is basically trying to be cool. Anyway, I wanted to optimize the resolution for OSX. This worked fine VBoxManage ...
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Multiple ip addresses on single nic removes dns-* options

I need 2 or 3 local ip addresses on a single nic on my Ubuntu server 16.04 (on virtualbox with intel pro/1000 mt network card). Currenlty I have this: auto enp0s3 iface enp0s3 inet static ...
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How do I restore a Virtualbox VM from backup? (qcow)

I have backed up the contents of the directory "VirtualBox VMs" and now I am trying to restore the states of my virtual machines by copying the backed up files, back. Now when I select "Machine" -> ...
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Updated 16.04 does not work after login - how can I recover?

16.04 (now updated from 15.10, under Win7/VirtualBox 5.0.18 as a guest) starts, login appears, then nothing can be seen but the bare desktop background picture only. Can I recover somehow, or return ...
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16.04 - resolution change breaks up the display [duplicate]

I'm running a Virtualbox VM with Ubuntu. I've installed virtualbox-guest-dkms and the guest additions to automatically change the resolution every time that I change the size of the virtual box. This ...
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Cannot reinstall virtualbox on ubuntu 16.04

I just upgraded to ubuntu 16.04 from 15.10 and my virtual box doesn't want to start anymore. I tried purging virtualbox, virtualbox-dkms and vagrant from my system and it seems to work (I'm not a ...
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Kernel Panic when setting up Ubuntu 16.04 with VirtualBox

FIRST NOTE: I tried the solution proposed by this topic, but it did not work. Besides, the fact that I've reinstalled Windows recently could (or could not) make my situation a little different. Some ...
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How to switch to a TTY in Virtual Box VM? [duplicate]

I am running an Ubuntu 16.04 VM in VirtualBox 5.0.18 and I need to switch to TTY1, how can this be achieved? Is there a keyboard shortcut to achieve this in the guest session because doing the normal ...
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How to copy to and from clipboard in virtualbox

I am running virtualbox 5.0.18 in ubuntu 14.04 Desktop(host machine) and I have vms running ubnutu 14.04 Server(no UI). I have enabled bidirectional clipboard sharing but still not able to copy from ...
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Problem with Nvidia GeForce 840M on my Lenovo Z50-70 (Ubuntu 14.04)

I have a Lenovo Z50-70 with Ubuntu 14.04 (3.13.0-85-generic)and since I was trying to enable the Nvidia GeForce 840M for gaming on this laptop, I tried several proprietary drivers plus Bubmlebee plus ...
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Access Windows XP desktop remotely

I am trying to figure out a way to use Quickbooks on Ubuntu. I have tried Wine and Crossover with no luck. I looked at Quickbooks replacements, but couldn't find any that do inventory and invoicing ...
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VPN HideMy_SS Connection Issue

I've spent more than a few hours searching through forums, and contacting HMA support, a bit useless in this case. Anyways, here are my observations. If UFW / GUFW is enabled with all inbound and ...
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VirtualBox nat network not starting

I have Virtualbox 4.3.36 on Ubuntu 14.04. I am Trying to make a NAT network work, but I can not start it using VBoxManage, I get this message: VBoxManage natnetwork start --netname NatNetwork ...
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kubuntu 16.04 release unusable in virtualbox

Installed the released amd64 version of Kubuntu in a VirtualBox virtual machine - single CPU, 4096 Gb memory, 128 Mb video memory, single monitor. After install, following instructions from several ...
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Could not load 'vboxdrv' after upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04

I upgrade from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 and since then VirtualBox 5.0.18 isn't starting my VMs anymore. It complains that 'vboxdrv' isn't loaded. So I try to load it and get the following error: $ sudo ...
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Hardware acceleration. Please help

I installed windows 7 in Virtual Box. I enabled 3D acceleration and I was downloading hardware acceleration.The downloading failed 4 times. It always says unknown network error.Please help me.
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Virtual GPU for Ubuntu 16.04 Clients on VirtualBox

Assuming the host OS has a GPU, can anybody tell me if Ubuntu 16.04 clients run using VirtualBox will be able to make use of the GPU through virtualization? I read that GPU virtualization is only ...
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How can I switch between all windows of my host and VirtualBox guest system using Alt+Tab?

My host system is Ubuntu 15.10. I run Windows 7 in a VirtualBox machine. I would like to use the keyboard shortcut Alt+Tab to switch between all windows of both my host and virtual guest system. ...
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Failed to fetch 'us.archive.ubuntu' when sudo apt-get update, cannot connect to network

Ok, so I'm running Ubuntu server 14.01 LTS in virtualbox, and I'm trying to sudo apt-get update, but I get an error saying that it failed to fetch us.archive.ubuntu.com and security.ubuntu.com . I ...
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No desktop and Loading Icons. . . Issue

I've recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 onto a virtual machine, however after logging in there is no icons or anything on the desktop, just the cursor and the background. I have looked online however am ...
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virtualbox ppa for 14.04

I want to add a ppa to get virtualbox updates but I can't understand the debian-based steps on their webpage (or here). Normally I add repositories with sudo add-apt-repository ... Can anyone explain ...
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VirtualBox: VT-x is disabled in the BIOS for all CPU modes Error

I am trying to run a Virtual Machine of Ubuntu, but I get an error on start up: According to the error message, it is an error in the BIOS. Is there a way to access it and fix this error? Edit: On ...
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Install guest additions with Dockerfile

Right now I'm using docker to build a personalized virtual environment for tensor flow development. I will install fluxbox and guest additions ontop of an existing tensor flow Ubuntu Docker... here ...
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Is it advisable to save the ubuntu's state in virtualbox each time without really shutting it down? [closed]

Will these by any means affect the performance of the virtual machine?
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Problem with resolution of Ubuntu 14 on Windows7 x64 Virtualbox5 [duplicate]

I'm running Windows7 x64, Virtualbox 5.0.16 and just installed Ubuntu 14.04. Ubuntu starts fine, but gives a very low resolution (e.g. 640x460). I tried running sudo apt-get install ...