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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System program error(not the norm)

I installed 14.04 on Vbox. During an update, through being an idjit, i left the laptop unplugged and it died during the upgrade(of the Vbox guest). Now when i try to load it i get a system program ...
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Login cause loop with error

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Oracle VM on a laptop : GS60 6QE. Use to have graphic problem with Ubuntu, but at least I can work. Suddenly I can't login normally. I'm on it for hours now ... If ...
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Budgie Remix on VirtualBox

I wanted to try Budgie Remix in the VirtualBox, so I could test it out. The installation process went fine, but since the screen resolution is pretty small I tried inserting the VirtualBox Guest ...
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How to access webcam in Virtualbox running Windows 10?

My desktop is running on Ubuntu and I have a Virtualbox running Windows 10. The webcam is attached on my laptop, not with a seperate USB cord. How can I access the webcam for the Windows 10 virtual ...
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VM Ubuntu Server 16.04 no network connection with static IP

My Setup: Oracle VM Virtual Box running on a windows 7 box Virtual hosting is enabled in Windows Box BIOS Steps taken: With Dynamic IP assignment the the Ubuntu server can ping everything. No ...
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Virtualbox not seeing any usb devices in the usb filters settings

I was following this question but found a problem. Use my webcam with Ubuntu running in VirtualBox I used guvcview to test the camera, it works. I installed the 12.04 virtualbox release from their ...
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Can I copy & paste Wine and Virtualbox into Ubuntu while in Windows?

Can I download "Wine" and "Virtualbox" into my Windows 10 laptop then copy and paste those applications into Ubuntu that I have already downloaded and still in my Windows 10 laptop, and with the ...
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VirtualBox problem: Kernel module is not loaded

I have installed VirtualBox several times, same error every time ( Also see screenshots below) WARNING: The vboxdrv kernel module is not loaded. Either there is no module available for the current ...
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Virtual HDD of an Ubuntu 14.04 VM gets read-only

I work with VirtualBox. The host system is Windows 7m the guest -- Ubuntu 14.04. Some time ago I extended the HDD of the VM from 10 to 20 GB. Don't know, if it relates to the issue, but it was the ...
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Bitnami OpenEDX vs Ubuntu Native OpenEDX Install

I am very new to linux platforms and I need to understand what would be the difference between downloading a bitnami virtual image with open edx installed vs installing ubuntu myself and open edx ...
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When using vagrant Stderr: VBoxManage: error: VT-x is not available (VERR_VMX_NO_VMX)

I am trying to install open edx with ubunty 16.04 and I get this error There was an error while executing `VBoxManage`, a CLI used by Vagrant for controlling VirtualBox. The command and stderr is ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu hangs when trying to restart after installation of NS2

I installed NS2 2.35 in my VirtualBox Ubuntu machine. After trying to restart the machine it hangs in the following screen. Any reason for why this happens? Your help is very much appreciated. This is ...
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How do I activate my usb modem in my VM ubuntu server with windows host?

I have ubuntu-16.04-server-amd64 running in my virtual-box and I want to use gammu to send sms with my HUAWEI E153 HSDPA usb stick. I tried to add the modem in the serial port to see the modem in COM4 ...
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dkms problem with VirtualBox kernel registration after 15.10 to 16.04 upgrade [duplicate]

After upgrading an Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 machine to 16.04 I have encountered some problems with my VirtualBox and dkms installation. It seems that during the upgrade dkms had some problems registering ...
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Install Virtualbox on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I try to install the Virtualbox software following the directions from the Oracle's website: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads When I start Virtualbox is displayed to me the following ...
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unknown version of the X Window System installed. Not installing X Window System drivers

I am using Ubuntu in a virtualbox, when I try to install guest additions I get the error: Warning: unknown version of the X Window System installed. Not installing X Window System drivers. ...done. ...
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Bidirectional drag'n drop is not working with VirtualBox and ubuntu 14.04

I use Virtualbox 4.3.20 with Ubuntu 14.01 image. Host OS is Windows 8.1. Bidirectional drag'n drop used to work before but now it won't after upgrading to these versions from previous versions. What ...
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VirtualBox Drag & Drop

I have VirtualBox 5.0 and the drag and drop feature is not working even though I enabled the bidirectional. Any way to fix it ? I believe I have downloaded all the required files for the virtual ...
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Install second network interface on virtualized Ubuntu Server

I've just installed the latest Ubuntu 16.04 on a VirtualBox machine. I'd like to have two different network interfaces: the first one to access the guest machine from the host using ssh; for this ...
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SMBus/ BIOS error while booting Ubuntu in VirtualBox

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox, but every time I boot, I get an error that says: SMBus base address uninitialized - upgrade BIOS or use force_addr=0xaddr This happens right after ...
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How to start Virtual box machines automatically when booting?

I have many Virtual box machines in my Ubuntu12.04, each time i shutdown or reboot i have to start them one by one. I wanna a help in writing script for automatically autostart the VBox machines ...
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VPN, Loopbacks, Ubuntu Server, And VirtualBox

Is it possible to create a VPN server in VirtualBox, and then connect to it from the same machine? Also, will it actually secure my information if I'm using public wifi? I'm a novice when it comes ...
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Win XP on VirtualBox not recognizing USB

I have UbuntuMATE 16.04 and recently installed Windows XP on VirtualBox, but everytime y connect a USB stick or my External Hard Drive it's not recognized by Windows. Ubuntu recognizes both USB stick ...
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How to get the GRUB using virtualbox?

I have ubuntu-12.04 on my virtualbox and I have two kernels in /boot (old and new). When I restart the vbox no grub appears to choose! and the result of cat /proc/cmdline still shows the old kernel is ...
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How can I mount VBox shared folder in Gnome-Ubuntu editing “fstab” on startup?

I am new to Ubuntu. Once I have tried to edit "fstab". But after editing the file my whole system had crashed. I have re-installed Ubuntu. I want to mount my j_drive from host OS windows-8.1 to guest ...
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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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How do I upgrade the BIOS or use “force_addr= 0xaddr”?

I am absolutely new in Linux system. I have installed Gnome Ubuntu-16.04 in a virtual machine using vbox in Windows 8.1. After installing, it says to restart. When I clicked to restart, I receive the ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Oracle VirtualBox without deleting Windows

This may seem like a dumb question, but on this screen: of the Ubuntu installation, if I select the first option, "erase disk and install Ubuntu", it should only affect the portion of the disk ...
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I/O Performance on my mounted drive is extremely poor

I have a windows 7 machine. I have installed Oracle Sun Virtual Box here. On this Virtual Box I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS installed. I have mounted a remote windows network share in my ubuntu using ...
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Exporting VirtualBox - Takes long time?

I am using VirtualBox and exporting Windows 7 appliance. So far it is taking 52+ minutes. Does it usually take this long? How can I speed things up? Thanks.
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Connection to the internet using 3g modem ZTE MF190 on Ubuntu 14.04

I got problem with using 3G modem in Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox and use it as guest OS. My host OS is Windows 7. I haven't problem when share hosts internet via NAT, but when i'm ...
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How do I take a screenshot of more than my desktop?

Whenever I push 'printscreen' or use the screenshot app I capture only my desktop background, see image: Update I tried shutter as per Andrea's advice. But it does the same thing, only returns the ...
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How to install VirtualBox in Windows 8.1 [closed]

I'm trying to install virtualbox on my PC, but every time I try to install it through the command line, it says that sudo isn't recognized as a legitimate command.
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how can i start my virtual box with image of kali linux

my virtualbox 5.0 is unable to locate the virtual optical image of kali linux 2.0 Failed to open the disk image file /home/saiyad/Downloads/Kali-Linux-2.0.0-vbox-amd64.7z. Could not get the storage ...
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VirtualBox can't open windows 7, Ubunto 14.04 host

I downloaded a Windows 7 iso, created the VM for it , but I'm getting the following error- VT-x is disabled in the BIOS for both all CPU modes (VERR_VMX_MSR_ALL_VMX_DISABLED) Result ...
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No “eth0” listed in ifconfig -a, only enp0s3 and lo

So, I setup my Ubuntu box with VirtualBox, default settings - simple ISO image launch. After installing Ubuntu, I proceeded to test multiple programs, and everything was working fine. I have full ...
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Open folders on USB drive over VirtualBox

I am running an application under Oracle VM VirtualBox. At the UXterm, I'm trying to install a driver from a flash USB drive. The driver is in the DCU-1.0.10 folder, on the F: drive (as identified by ...
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Set up a serial port with VirtualBox on Ubuntu (guest OS : Windows XP)

I'm having trouble for a few weeks now trying to access the serial port of my computer when working on the guest OS Windows XP Pro via VirtualBox. The host OS is Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and I'm using ...
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VirtualBox on Ubuntu 14.04 Issue [on hold]

I am kinda new to Ubuntu/Linux/Unix so please bare with me. I have purchased a virtual private server and installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the server, afterwards I have Installed VirtualBox on the server and ...
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VirtualBox 5.20 on ubuntu 16.04 ERROR

I try install VB 5.20 on 16.04 ubuntu but get some erros and I dont know how to solve it. webmaster@server-hp:/opt$ sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-5.0_5.0.20-106931-Ubuntu-xenial_amd64.deb [sudo] password ...
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Ubuntu does not run fullscreen in VirtualBox

As a host OS I am running Windows 7 Enterprise. I've installed VM (VirtualBox) and I have there installed Guest OS Ubuntu 14.01 LTS. I've install GuestAdditions. After that the guest OS ran nicely ...
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SLOW Boot and Login times Ubuntu 16.04

Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit taking around 15 sec from Login screen to desktop and around 20 seconds from grub to login screen, tell me which services i can safely disable, i do not use virtualbox and ...
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Is it safe to delete the older setup files of the Ext Pack of a VB after installing a new version of Ext Pack?

My PC runs on Ubuntu 14.04 and hosts an Oracle VB. Since installing the VB I have twice received notifications asking me to download and install a newer version of Extension Pack, and I have done so. ...
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How to use ubuntu server full screen in virtualbox?

I have installed Ubuntu server 12.4 in Oracle Virtual box, after completing installation, i cant use the Ubuntu server in full screen,guest additions present in virtual box will work in ubuntu ...
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How do I display the whole desktop in Virtual Box fullscreen mode?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox 4.2.6 on a Windows 7 host. After installing Ubuntu I wanted to get the VB interface in fullscreen. I therefore installed guest additions from Virtual Box ...
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Configuring Ubuntu as internal network router

I am configuring an internal network using Virtual Box and 4 Virtual Machines. I have configured all the interfaces and messed a bit with IP Forwarding and IP Masquerade on Host which would be the ...
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How do I install Guest Additions in a VirtualBox VM?

I've recently installed Ubuntu on Oracle's Virtualbox. Now I want to install the guest additions. I started up my Ubuntu guest OS, clicked "Devices" and chose "Install Guest Additions". Nothing ...
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Ubuntu server - cannot set static ip

I have set local ubuntu 16.04 server yesterday. I configurated static IP and everything was good. I was able to connect to the server. Today I travelled to city, where i stydy. The server couldnt work ...
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16.04 VirtualBox VM (from vhd file) hangs at “non blocking pool is initialized”

I'm trying to boot Canonical's Azure 16.04 .vhd file in a VirtualBox VM and it hangs at "non blocking pool is initialized". It works in Hyper-V, so it may only be a bug in virtual box (5.0.20).