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Why do Guest Additions need kernel headers in VirtualBox 4.04.?

I'm trying to install the Guest Additions in VirtualBox 4.04.on ubuntu 11.10 I have this error: The headers for the current running kernel were not found. If the module compilation fails then this ...
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0answers
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Installation of Windows XP or 7 guest OS is EXTREMELY slow within Ubuntu 12.04 host OS

I've successfully installed and ran Windows XP and Windows 7 in KUbuntu 10.04x64. But installation never succeeds in any OS beyond 10.04; I've tried KUbuntu 11.10x64, 12.04 x32 and x64. Formatting ...
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Is there a better paravirtualization solution than Xen?

Question: I want to run a (para) virtual machine on my Linux console server. Catch-22 is that the processor does not support VTX/AMDv, so I have to use para virtualization instead of normal/hardware ...
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0answers
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What could be the reason for my resolution to be right running 11.10 on VirtualBox and not on machine? [closed]

When I install Ubuntu 11.10 on my VirtualBox (running on Windows 7) and update the packages, it recognizes the display as the VirtualBox display, and gives me the options of various resolutions, one ...
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2answers
625 views

Virtual box doesnt have files machine and help tab

This is the second time im asking this question because someone had to close my question for a reason which i still dont understand. this is the original question Why is my files,machine,help tab ...
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1answer
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Unable to enumerate USB device on port 2 when connecting Android phone

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 (64-bit) as a VirtualBox guest on a Win7 64-bit host. When I plug in my Android Epic4g (Galaxy S) both the host and guest see the device properly, however lsusb does not. ...
0
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1answer
5k views

VirtualBox VERR_ACCESS_DENIED error [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on VBox. The VBox settings I use have been tried and proven for countless other installs I have done in the past. Those are still up and running. On my latest install of ...
2
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1answer
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New Ubuntu install, only see's 1 core of my dual core CPU

Brand new install of 11.10 64-bit Ubuntu. While getting my conky script up and running I kept seeing the error Conky: attempting to use more CPUs than you have! and that was weird because Ive never ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Can't get unity to work on virtualbox ubuntu 11.10/12.04b guest [closed]

I haven't been able to get 3d acceleration to work properly on my VBox guest, no matter what I do I always get fallback unity 2d mode, here's what I've tried: Enabled "3d acceleration" on VBox ...
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3answers
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Will VirtualBox recognise a USB device if Ubuntu doesn't recognise

I am running Windows XP as a virtual machine through VirtualBox on Ubuntu 11.10. I have some USB devices (namely a video grabber & Android phone) that aren't recognised by Ubuntu. Will they be ...
0
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1answer
313 views

What do I install to get Java to work on Ubuntu 11.10 running on Virtualbox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Java? I have tried many things and nothing works. What files do i need to download for this to work? there is no internet connection in ubuntu, so I ...
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2answers
1k views

11.10 slow graphic performance with ATI switchable graphics when using Virtualbox

I am using 11.10 (on Virtuabox) on a brand new Samsung Series 7 with switchable graphics, which I am assuming that could be part of the issue here. The graphics card is integrated Intel / and an ATI ...
0
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1answer
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Virtual box : Issue connecting to security.ubuntu.com

I have Windows 7 as host system, and installed Ubuntu 11.10 as guest. I'm using the latest version of VirtualBox. The networking works fine, as installation completed correctly and I can browse web ...
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0answers
231 views

Guest additions installed but USB devices can't be seen in Devices > USB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up USB for Virtualbox I already installed guest additions for VirtualBox but I can't see my USB flash from VirtualBox device list. Please help me.
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1answer
797 views

Ubuntu 11.10 fresh Install won't boot

I installed Ubuntu on a VM in VirtualBox but after the installation Ubuntu won't boot up at all! It is stuck at a black screen which is doing nothing. What happened during installation and how do I ...
4
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1answer
4k views

How do I ping the Ubuntu host system from a Windows guest in VirtualBox?

I connected to a wireless point and use "ifconfig" but I don't see any IP in eth0. Where's my IP address? Sorry if this is a silly question. :) I want to use "ping" in Virtualbox Windows 7 guest. ...
2
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1answer
376 views

Problem accessing superuser with sudo

Through Virtualbox didn't allow me use USB because my account wasn't a vboxuser group, I've to run this command: $sudo usermod -G vboxusers brallan After I needed to access to superuser privileges ...
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4answers
8k views

VirtualBox doesn't have Devices menu

I want to install "Guest Addition" for my virtual Windows 7 but I don't see Devices menu. Why?
2
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1answer
337 views

VirtualBox does not work

VirtualBox does not run on my ubuntu 11.10 32 bit OS. When I type VirtualBox in the terminal I get: keghn@keghn-laptop:~$ VirtualBox VirtualBox: supR3HardenedMainGetTrustedMain: ...
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1answer
299 views

GNOME Shell in VirtualBox host broken after a kernel upgrade

After a recent update, which included updates for the kernel, I am no longer able to log into GNOME Shell. To clarify the situation, at first it would boot into the GNOME Fallback Session. To remedy ...
2
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2answers
206 views

Not all GNOME Shell features present after installation

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on VirtualBox with the following specs: 1024 MB RAM 128 VGA 16 HDD Then I tried to install GNOME Shell as in this OMG! Ubuntu post. But I didn't get the same result. The ...
7
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1answer
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What is IOMMU and will it improve my VM performance?

My Motherboard's chipset supports this feature IOMMU, i've read (but not really understand) that it improves the VM performance by letting the VM make use of the actual physical hardware instead of ...
4
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3answers
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Unity 3D in 11.10 with VirtualBox in OS X?

It is possible to run Unity 3D in VirtualBox on a Mac? I'm having a horrible time with Unity 3D in Ubuntu 11.10 running in a VirtualBox VM in OS X. Such a hard time, in fact, that I'm about to give ...
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2answers
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Sources not authenticating properly error on update

I have just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on the latest VirtualBox. All went as expected. I then tried to apply the 260 odd updates it needed, as per usual. What I then get is a message about the sources ...
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0answers
173 views

VirtualBox Version 4.1.6 not displaying Window [closed]

I am using Macbook Pro 15 inch with Mac Lion 8gb on memory and 1gb of Video. I have VirtualBox Version 4.1.6 r74713 and the lasted version of Ubuntu. I have a problem with window is not appearing ...
2
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1answer
607 views

Ubuntu 11.10 in VirtualBox does not show anything on the desktop

The buttons that should be visible still function (as shown by the drop down menu I clicked). My host is Windows 7. VirtualBox settings Any help?
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0answers
382 views

Display issues when running VirtualBox [closed]

I have 11.10 installed and it works great. The OS sits on a Dell XPS with Nvidia graphics. Has anyone run into display flickering when running virtual box on ubuntu? The display jumps from the last ...
2
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2answers
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How to access dev server in Ubuntu VirtualBox guest on Windows 7 host?

I'm running a Google App Engine dev server on Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop in a VirtualBox VM, on a Windows 7 host. According to this question I have the following setup: The VM networking is set to use ...
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4answers
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Cannot run native Ubuntu in virtualbox with a vmdk created using the createrawvmdk command with partitions specified

I have a Win7 x64 & Ubuntu 11.10 x64 dual boot set-up on a single HDD. I wanted to run the native Ubuntu as a guest OS inside Virtual-box running on Win7 host. I used the following command to list ...
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3answers
2k views

How can I stop Unity 2d intercepting meta key when I'm in VirtualBox?

Whenever I'm working in virtualbox guest system and pressing meta key (aka winkey, or Mod4) a huge unity menu pop ups. Is there any way to fix this behavior?
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3answers
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Installing 11.10 on fresh VirtualBox client hangs - how to debug?

I am trying to create an 11.10 VirtualBox client using the same DVD I used to upgrade my host system. (It happens to be the alternate DVD ISO.) However, it keeps hanging when the progress bar reaches ...
4
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3answers
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What is the easiest method to share files between Windows and Ubuntu?

I have a Windows 7 installed on my laptop. I installed VirtualBox 4.1.4 with Ubuntu 11.10. Now I want to be able to copy files from Windows to Ubuntu and vice versa. What is the easiest method to ...
2
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1answer
531 views

strange text-mode behavior (large fonts and blue lines) with virtualbox [closed]

I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on Oracle VirtualBox and everything went fine except going to text-mode using CTRL + ALT + F1, the console appears in strange behavior as seen on the following link ...
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4answers
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Can't use GNOME shell on VirtualBox

I am running version 11.10 on a VirtualBox VM with ~1000MB dedicated memory, on mid-range hardware and using Windows Vista as a host. It came with Unity pre-installed. I ran: apt-get install ...
4
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1answer
2k views

Help fixing Virtual Console (tty1-6) under VirtualBox

I updated my Ubuntu from 10.4 to 11.10. (Huge mistake, I know.) I am unable to view my virtual consoles ttyS1- ttyS6 This happens inside VirtualBox and gdm is running in background. I'm not sure ...
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5answers
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Why are letters overlapping in the terminal?

I installed Oneiric as a guest OS in VirtualBox using the Mini CD. I installed the ubuntu-desktop package and everything seems to work fine - well, except for a font issue with the terminal: As you ...
0
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1answer
303 views

Copying VBoxAdditions to usr/share/virtualbox folder

Since for some reason VBox does not find the Additions on the internet, I was trying to install them in the Ubuntu directory Vbox is looking for them - which is: usr/share/virtualbox but I am denied ...
0
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4answers
2k views

Is there a virtualbox indicator? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Application Indicators are available? Is there any indicator that compatible with Ubuntu 11.10 with unity?I use it in Ubuntu 11.04.
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0answers
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Users and groups icon not showing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to manage users and groups? (GUI) I'm trying to setup virtualbox in my ubuntu 11.10 install but I can't find the icon for users and groups to change the settings and ...