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Windows XP VM or Windows 7 VM?

I've got an HP laptop with 750 GB ROM,4 GB RAM,a dual-core processor with 2.4 GHz and it's running Ubuntu 12.04. I want to use VirtualBox to make a Windows XP/7 Virtual Machine,but I don't know which ...
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Will Dragon Naturally Speaking work in a Windows 7 VM running in Ubuntu?

About the only Windows app I want is Dragon Naturally Speaking. I know people have had some (partial?) success - at least with older versions running under wine, but I would like to get the full ...
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Ruby installation in Ubuntu Virtualbox vanishes after every reboot

I installed Ruby and Rails in Ubuntu(Guest OS) which is mounted on Windows (Host OS) using Virtual Box. But every time I reboot Guest OS, I need to re install Ruby on Rails.I have some experience with ...
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How to share VirtualBox Windows XP Guest's Internet Connection with Ubuntu 13.10 Host?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 with Windows XP SP3 Installed as a Virtual Machine, the only way for me to access the internet is using a PPP broadband USB Modem (DWM-156) I am not able to run it in Ubuntu, I ...
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How to map a local Ubuntu Server in Windows 8.1?

I am currently running Ubuntu Server using Oracle's VirtualBox. I would like to map a network drive to my local Ubuntu Server in Windows 8.1. I can connect to my server using PuTTy just fine. I can ...
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Virtualbox - how to route sound from Ubuntu host to Windows guest?

Is it possible to route my audio output from my Ubuntu Host to my Windows 7 Guest in Viurtualbox? So it appears as a line input? I'm thinking of connecting windows to my PulseAudio server, but as far ...
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Program installation problems on Windows Guest

I am using Virtual Box 4.3.6 r91406 on my Ubuntu 12.04. I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate and Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the guest operating systems. I have also installed the Virtual Box Guest ...
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Error When Install Ubuntu on Virtual Box [duplicate]

I`m wanting to install Ubuntu 13.10 on virtual machine(VirtualBox) but I got an error when I want to boot Ubuntu . . This Kernel reguires the following features not pasent on the CPU: pea Unable to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 searched the net STILL can't see windows shares

Not only can samba not find the shares, the Windows XP VM machine inside of ubuntu can't even see the windows shares. Getting annoyed cuz I'm not finding any real answers here for the average person, ...
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Ubuntu on VirtualBox on Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

OK I am a complete computer science newbie here - purchased "Practical Computing for Biologists" to learn and first thing they have you do is set up Ubuntu on VirtualBox within Windows to allow access ...
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How To: Mount Windows (Guest) shared folder in Ubuntu (Host) via Virtualbox

I've just installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 13.10 and Virtualbox 4.3.6. I would like to be able to mount a windows folder in Ubuntu. I have setup the windows folder as a shared folder \\PCName\Folder. ...
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Is it possible to boot the same ubuntu sometimes as a virtual machine, and sometimes on the physical pc?

Is it at all possible to have the same ubuntu with the same updates and installed apps, sometimes boot in a vmware/vbox/or-similar inside windows, and sometimes be able to boot it on the startup of ...
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Artifacting with VirtualBox 4.3 seamless mode and Windows 8.1 guest

Host OS is Xubuntu 12.10. When I try to run Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox 4.3, I'm getting some artifacting at the top of the screen (the orange is from the background image in the VM): Is there any ...
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Ubuntu-Server basic GUI installation

Can anyone offer suggestions on how I can build websites via the commandLine of my Linux VirtualBox and view my websites in browsers based in the Windows area? I installed Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop in a ...
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Performance Issue when opening Windows 7 (32bit) in Virtualbox of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS System with nearly 500GB HDD, 4GB Ram. I installed Windows 7 (32bit) in Virtualbox of my Ubuntu. Alloted 1.5 GB of Ram to virtualbox. Everything in ubuntu works fine ...
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How do I fully expand the window showing the running operating system inside VirtualBox? [duplicate]

I'm running Win7 64 bit on VirtualBox and it only takes up half the screen. How can i expand it further?
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How do I install Ubuntu on a virtual VHD mounted on Windows?

I'm running Windows 8.1 on my laptop, having constantly upgraded since my disk is dynamic and I can no longer install operating systems side by side. For the last few months I've been virtualizing new ...
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Software availability

I've been using Ubuntu for the past year or so, and I swear, I have turned into the biggest Ubuntu Fanboy in the world, I absolutely love everything about Ubuntu except for this one little thing. ...
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Win7 host, Ubuntu 13.04 guest: VirtualBox 4.2.14 seamless mode loses Ubuntu launcher

I have Windows 7 as host running VirtualBox 4.2.14 with Ubuntu 13.04 as guest OS. All works fine in window or full screen. But if I try seamless mode, I lose the launcher on the left hand side. In ...
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How to install Windows 7 in VirtualBox from Ubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

Shortly after I installed Ubuntu 13.04, I installed VirtualBox in order to use Windows 7 in a virtual machine. When trying to install Windows I get the following: Cannot find a driver for the ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu installation in VirtualBox

I'm having some problems getting Ubuntu to install. I'm running Windows XP Home (32bit) on an older Dell Dimension 2350 with 1GB ram, trying to install either Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32Bit) or 13.04 (32Bit) ...
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external USB drive via VirtualBox says it's busy

When I try to access an external USB flash drive with my running Ubuntu in Virtualbox, by going to the Devices -> USB section in the Virtualbox menu, it complains that the device is busy with a ...
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How to set up Ubuntu + Win 8 in virtualbox, when Win 8 is pre-installed?

I have a Samsung i3 Ultrabook. It runs Windows 8. I used to run Ubuntu in Virtualbox. I hate it. I want to run Ubuntu as host. But Win 8 should be running in Virtualbox (for Office + Acrobat). But the ...
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Mirror Files and Documents from Windows machine to Ubuntu in Virtualbox

Ok, so I have a machine with a dual boot installed (Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10). They are on separate hard drives. I already have Virtualbox set up to boot from the linux physical hard drive (Windows ...
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How do I migrate currently installed Ubuntu to a Virtual Machine?

I'm finding that my graphics drivers (ATI Radeon HD 4200) run MUCH better in a native windows system, I can't even get the closed-source drivers working in Ubuntu, thus leading me to want to run ...
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Ubuntu on Oracle VM VirtualBox running SLOWLY

So I am super new, not only to ubuntu, but also to VirtualBox. I have Linux/Unix experience, though I would not call it particularly strong experience. I have recently installed ubuntu using ...
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installing ubuntu 12.10 VM on a win 7 host

I attempted to install Ubuntu 12.10 on Oracle Virtual Box and I had difficulties. I am using a Windows 7 64-bit host machine. I set the VDI disk size to dynamic at 8GB and the Base memory at 644MB. I ...
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Ubuntu installation in VirtualBox - not using base memory in RAM

I am installing Ubuntu right now under VirtualBox in Windows 7. It is going extremely slow and VirtualBox is only using about 128 MB of RAM out of the 1024 MB I set as Base memory to it. Is it ...
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How to install 12.10 on a VirtualBox under Windows 7 Host?

I've just been looking at lots of similar issues to this but none have a fix that works for me. I've got a Windows 7 64-bit Intel Core i7 system on which I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 (32-bit ...
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Ubuntu as main OS + Windows on VirtualBox?

I've been playing around with Ubuntu only for some short time and I really enjoyed it. I want to buy a new laptop, and the thing is, although I have mac at work and it's great to work with, I don't ...
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Trouble connecting to wifi in Windows 7 VM

I run Ubuntu 12.10 as host and I am trying to use VirtualBox for gaming with a Windows 7 guest. I cannot, however, connect to my wireless internet in the guest. Any suggestions?
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Can I use virtualbox to install Ubuntu Linux on Windows?

I wanted to use Linux, but keep Windows 8; so is it possible to have run both OS's on one PC?
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How can I have Windows 7 in Virtualbox recognise USB devices? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up USB for Virtualbox Recently I installed Windows in Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS using Virtualbox. I want to know how to access external hard disks or USBs in the Virtual ...
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Is 64 bit ubuntu (120.04.1 LTS) running on VirtualBox hosted by Windows 8 safe?

I recently got a pre-installed Windows 8 system. I wish to dual boot it with ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS but after reading the thread, I'm doubtful of the idea. I can do the stated procedure but i don't want ...
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How to install software in linux using windows?

I have windows 7 running, but I have the machine inside a domain, with Active Directory. I need to install likewise in a virtual machine running linux (Ubuntu), but unless I connect the VM to ...
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How to let a VirtualBox guest (running Windows) access the Internet?

I have a VirtualBox virtual machine. The host machine runs Ubuntu. The guest (virtual) machine runs Windows XP. I googled this problem, and people claim that they fixed it by changing adapter type to ...
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Sharing folders between Ubuntu(guest) and Windows 7 (host) using VirtualBox

I installed Ubuntu guest on a Windows 7 machine using VirtualBox. How can share folders between Ubuntu guest and Windows host? Thanks.
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VirtualBox: Start Firefox in Ubuntu via a Windows script?

I am using VirtualBox to run Ubuntu 12.04 as a guest in a Windows 7 host. I would like execute a command in Windows that will launch Ubuntu's Firefox. I tried VirtualBox's VBoxManage guestcontrol ...
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Move Ubuntu Server Virtual Machine from Linux to Windows

I've created a virtual machine under Xubuntu Linux 12.10 x86_64 and installed Ubuntu Server 12.10 x86_64 on it, then i configured it for my use case - no problems here, everything works great. Later ...
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How can I connect to a Windows (7) running in VirtualBox from the network with RDP?

I have a Windows7 guest running in a VirtualBox hosted by Precise (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS). In the settings of the virtual machine I have activated the 'Remote Display' (Enable Server) with default settings ...
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Play game on virtualbox [closed]

I would know what you think about playing games on ubuntu with virtualbox. Is it really like a windows installation ? Thanks and sorry for my bad english.
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Access secondary hard disk from Virtual Machine

I have a fairly specific question. I had Ubuntu on my Laptop (for years). For a variety of reasons, I've had to switch to Windows but the computer has two hard drives. The main drive was reformatted ...
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Using FTP with a Shared Windows Folder

I started to use Ubuntu two weeks ago, I still have some difficulty in understanding the whole world of Linux. I'm in front of the following scenario: I have a Windows computer running 12.04 in a ...
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1answer
758 views

Mounting external HDD via windows/Virtualbox

I have a windows 7 laptop with a VM running Ubuntu 12.10. I have an IDE HDD that I'd like to access, which is a USB HDD. I have plugged this into my windows machine, but it is not showing up as a ...
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Windows 7 Virtual box

If I install Ubuntu along side my windows 7 installation can I then boot into the Ubuntu and launch the windows 7 via the virtual box? Or does the windows OS have to be installed via the virtual box ...
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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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Connecting to a shared internet connection in VirtualBox

I have managed to set up my iPhone as a wireless network adapter within my Windows 7 virtual machine which is running within Ubuntu. Is there a way for Ubuntu to use the shared internet connection ...
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Part-time Kid-PC: is Wubi better, or Ubuntu in a virtual machine?

I have a new Win7 box and wanted to try out Ubuntu (total noob, no experience in linux). Which option will have the better performance (side by side, or in a vm). I'm guessing sidebyside, but figured ...
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Installation of Win 7 using Virtual Box on Ubuntu 12.04 shows error

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 system with x86-64 bit system architecture. Every time I try to install any windows OS using virtual box it shows error "FATAL ERROR: boot medium halted or not found". What do I ...
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Launch an application in Windows from the Ubuntu desktop

I'd like a write a shell script in Ubuntu that does the following: Boot up a Windows 7 guest OS in Virtualbox, if it isn't running already. Run a shell script in Windows, where the shell script is ...