Oracle Virtual Box is a platform independent open source virtualization software available for Linux, Solaris, OSX, and Windows hosts.

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Access Guest Ubuntu's Folder from Host Mac OS X?

Is it possible to access the folders inside my guest Ubuntu 14.04 from my host Mac OS X? I've found some articles stating that it's possible to do this kind of "reverse-sharing" for Windows host using ...
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Why was the virtualbox package removed from the 14.04 repository?

I'm having some problems trying to run my Windows XP virtual machine after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 today. When I tried to start it a message dialog was displayed saying that the kernel drivers ...
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VirtualBox: Simulate network and DHCP Server - cant reach hosts

I have 4 Virtual Machines with VirtualBox and I want to set up a virtual network like this: The VMs have multiple eth interfaces using "Internal Networking" mode in Virtualbox. My goal is to be ...
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Ubuntu Trusty Tahr runs slowly in Virtualbox, with 3D enabled

I installed the latest Ubuntu in the latest Virtualbox. It is slow: frames are visible in animations and the mouse flickers. This question is different from many others on the net that suggest ...
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Access Windows 8 partition via virtualbox

I have an Asus K55a laptop which is currently dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.10. I'm trying to access my windows 8 partition without restarting, with VirtualBox. To clarify: Windows 8 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Cloud Images Hang on First Boot in Virtualbox

I've run across an annoying bug with the recent official builds of Precise (both 32 and 64 bit versions) for virtualbox found here: http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/vagrant/precise/current/ When these ...
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VirtualBox fails with “Implementation of the USB 2.0 controller not found” after upgrading to 2014.04

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 2014.04, When I launch my VirtualBox virtual machine I get: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine win7pro32bit. Implementation of the USB 2.0 controller not ...
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Is running Windows 7 in VirtualBox on Ubuntu comparable to Windows 7 alone?

I like Ubuntu for its speed and security, but I play many Windows-only games that don't run very well (or at all) in WINE. I don't want to have a dual-boot setup either because it would be quite ...
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Virtualbox not resizing Ubuntu 14.04

I've installed Ubuntu 64bit on Virtualbox 4.2.16. Guest Additions were installed in Ubuntu as well. However the display resolution of Ubuntu does not seem to change as the Virtualbox window is ...
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Help with my Oracle VM Box USB LinuxLive Key [on hold]

Os is XP, I have a USB Live and have it running but I can't figure out how to start the Chrome, and it shows Fatal: No bootable medium found! System halted. From instructions I believe I didn't ...
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How to speed up VirtualBox running on a Host?

OK...So I have the newest VirtualBox installed with Ubuntu and it works all fine no bugs at all but it runs so slow...No programs running in the background and my VBox takes up a lot of the cpu so it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: very slow UI in Oracle VirtualBox

I recorded a video: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/95746/ubuntu_14.04_virtual_box_slow.mov Short summary: 14.04 is much slower than 12.04 even with more RAM assigned. I'm using latest ...
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Oracle Virtual Box: Windows 8 host, Ubuntu VM shared folder mount fails

I am really desperate - today I wanted to reinstall my Ubuntu VM on a Windows 8 host and followed exactely the same procedure as I did last time. But now I can no longer share a folder between Windows ...
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Keep Windows in VirtualBox from locking

I am running a corporate image of Windows 7 in a VirtualBox on my Ubuntu machine. Because of restrictions from the corporation I am not allowed to change Windows so it will not turn on screensaver and ...
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Cannot access the file: Permission denied - Virtualbox

I have downloaded Virtualbox in order to run Android in it I have set up everything and tried to start it but unfortunately 2 errors have came up. Failed to open a session for the virtual machine ...
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ubuntu vm cannot find new network cards

After copying the virtual hard disk of a vm I made to a new machine, ubuntu no longer recognises the network cards and spews out errors like: failed to bring up eth0 ..... no such device I'm ...
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How to recover files from Virtualbox VDI

I run ubuntu server 12.04 LTS server on a windows 8 virtualbox powered machine. A few weeks ago, all services worked fine except FTP and that's when i decided to install zpanel in the VM so that I ...
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VirtualBox on Ubuntu 14.04 to run an existing Windows 7 Install

Ok... Here's what I am looking to do. I have completely fallen head over heels in love with Linux over the last few years... however, being a developer I have always needed to have my ...
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Power consumption in Ubuntu 14.04

I am using 14.04 in Virtual Box. Each time i switch on the VM, the laptop powers off. The host being Windows 7. It is already over 7-8 times this has happened. Please let me know how to nullify this. ...
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Ubuntu appearing at the center of VirtualBox window

I'm setting up Ubuntu in Oracle VM, but the issue is, yesterday it was upgraded to 14.04 the recent version of Ubuntu. After this upgradation, it is not coming for the full width of the Virtual Box. ...
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The system is running in low-graphics mode error in “Virtualbox”

I faced a "The system is running in low-graphics mode error" like the on in this question How to fix "The system is running in low-graphics mode" error? This happened in Virtualbox! I'll ...
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Setup Windows 7 VirtualBox on Ubuntu

I am attemptinv to restore a Backup from Paragon Partition Pro. so I fireup vb on my ubuntu box. boot to the Paragon CD.. configure network and attempt to add a share. During the add I can see my ...
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problem forwarding USB device to virtual box

I want to connect a CAN to USB interface for programming an engine control unit to a WinXP virtual machine. only this device is not listed in under the small USB Icon at the lower left of the vm ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on a VirtualBox client from an ISO image?

I have the ISO image file (that is, *.iso), and I am trying to boot my VirtualBox installation with this image. Is it possible? I know how to mount my ISO image to my filesystem (on my host machine), ...
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Is it ill advised to update Ubuntu on VirtualBox + Best Practices?

I am running on Windows 8. I had Ubuntu 12.04 running as guest on VirtualBox 4.3.10 r93012 and once I updated it, it began booting into an empty black screen. I reinstalled the guest additions but it ...
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Screen Resolution Problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and VirtualBox [duplicate]

Environment: Lenovo T530 running Windows 7. Have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a virtual machine using VM Virtual Box. Have installed all the updates from both Virtual Box and Ubuntu. Problem: While in ...
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Trouble installing virtualbox on 14.04

Package dependencies cannot be resolved This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could be a conflict between ...
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Kernel headers update makes VirtualBox ubuntu not responding

Recently I updated my kernel headers on Xubuntu VirtualBox and now system after booting it is totally frozen :-/. I have installed DKMS, VritualBox-DKMS but it did not fix it. I can use system only if ...
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Mount exFAT partition in virtual guest machine

I have a real Ubuntu 12.10 installation being virtualized under a Windows 8 host, by using the VBoxManage.exe internalcommands createrawvmdk method. I'm trying to mount an exFAT partition into the ...
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Install virtual machine on another harddrive [on hold]

I am running ubuntu 13.04 with a 128 gb ssd drive and another 1000gb hd. I want to install windows 7 on virtualbox in the 1000gb hd. This is the error I get: Failed to create the hard disk storage ...
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Virtual box not running - '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' issue

Before asking i have checked Virtualbox Kernel driver not installed and VirtualBox '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' issue, i have exactly same issue and have reinstalled VB also, output of running ...
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installing xubu on 'virtual box'

I am having a problem installing xubu 13.10 as a VM in KVM, but running as live disk in 'virtual box' seems to work good. So I guess I will go ahead for now and run 13.10 as VM in virtual box, but I ...
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Virtual machine, mouse cursor only works within the box

I am experimenting with virtual box. One of my problems is that the mouse cursor only works within the box. How can I make it work both with the actual OS too and the virtual box at the same time?
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How to start a Virtualbox machine via command line (without GUI)?

I know that this is possible, but don't know how... I am just trying to start a virtualbox VM called ubuservloc from the command line, but without success.
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Can not mount /boot/efi

I have installed virtualbox on my ubuntu, and I have made a virtual drive for windows, and now every time I boot ubuntu it say: Error while attempt mount /boot/efi Press s for skiping ...
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Can I change the language format of Virtual Box using terminal?

Hi I'm new to this and have found Virtual Box is kind of understandable if you squint and keep doing double-takes. It's in English but written in greek or latin characters which is fun for a while but ...
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Why does a Ubuntu guest in VirtualBox run very, very slowly?

I'm using currently Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as a host machine, and I've virtualized three machines: a Xubuntu 12.04 guest a Windows 7 guest a Ubuntu 12.10 guest All the guests have the same VirtualBox ...
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Having problem with genymotion on VirtualBox for 13.10, its not working on 14.04, any idea?

After Upgrade(13.10 to 14.04) I had problem with VMWare, it does not support new linux, need to patch files (now fixed), Second having problem with genymotion on VirtualBox for 13.10, its not working ...
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Missed to Enable 3D acceleration on virtualbox

I had installed ubuntu 11.10 on virtualbox 4.1.8 over windows 7(64-bit, graphics card ATI Radeon HD 5470) as the host. I was trying to run opengl es programs on ubuntu wherein I faced an error during ...
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Virtualbox 4.2 not booting any virtual machines

I upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04 and my Virtualbox-4.1 stopped working. So I downloaded the Virtualbox-4.2 deb for Raring ringtail from their website and installed it. When I start Virtualbox, it starts ...
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Getting error message when trying to start a virtual machine

I have been using VMWare on Windows for a long time. But after a long wait, I moved to VirtualBox on Ubuntu 11.10. I installed Ubuntu, 32 Bit, installed all available updates and installed Virtual ...
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Best way to disable visual effects in Ubuntu 14

I just installed Ubuntu 14 stable in a VirtualBox machine, which I am planning to use for Java/Web development. After my first steps, I noticed that the CPU usage is very high when I do simple tasks ...
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AMD-V is being used by another hypervisor. (VERR_SVM_IN_USE)

When I try to open any OS on Oracle VirtualBox an error accurate. Failed to open a session for the virtual machine xp efendi. AMD-V is being used by another hypervisor. (VERR_SVM_IN_USE). VirtualBox ...
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ubuntu screen can not be fully displayed using virtualbox

As you can see at the screen shoot below, there is a large blank space on my screen. The "screen of ubuntu" can not use all of the display area. This ubuntu is virtually installed using Virtualbox. ...
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How to improve performance of VirtualBox when UNITY_LOW_GFX_MODE is not working?

I set export UNITY_LOW_GFX_MODE=1 in my ~/.xprofile and it no longer has any effect in 13.04. Is there a way to disable all the eye candy? I'm running in VirtualBox and the Unity 3D mode with all the ...
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Display limited to 4:3 in Oracle VM installation of 14.4 [duplicate]

The display is limited hence I can't see the full display, impossible to correct as can't see the install button at the end of the line I tried to install nvidia from command line but the system hung ...
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Virtualbox Drag'n'Drop isn't working unlike other VirtualBox Guest Additions features [duplicate]

Lubuntu 13.10 is guest OS, Windows 7 is host. I installed Guest Additions from the VirtualBox menu (Devices > Install Guest Additions). Shared folders, shared clipboard work perfectly, seamless mode ...
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Virtualbox Drag N Drop isn't working

I followed the steps but still can't drag and drop files to Virtualbox guest OS. I went to Settings, General, Advanced, clicked Bidirectional on both Shared Clipboard and Drag N Drop and i still ...
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Why can not i see some files on shared folder of Virtualbox?

I tried to share mounted ntfs drive on my Ubuntu to Virtualbox (installed WinXP SP3) but something weird was happened. My sharing folder process was success but when i tried to access my shared folder ...
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14.04 full screen not coming on top of 12.04 using VirtualBox [closed]

I am using 12.04 64-bit completely patched Desktop as host OS and am trying to install 14.04 desktop 64-bit as the guest OS on top of it using VirtualBox. 14.04 doesn't come as a full screen, but as ...