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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No internet on Ubuntu 16.04, unless using an access-point on a 14.04 laptop or NAT network (on Virtualbox)

I've been testing Ubuntu 16.04 before upgrading from 14.04 and I found a weird issue with the network connection. If I connect directly to the router, the connection to the internet is very ...
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How to share Guest's internet with host on Virtualbox?

I have a problem that I have been trying to fix over 3 months now, I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 64bit with Windows 7 as a Guest on VirtualBox, I have a USB Modem which doesn't support Linux, the Modem works ...
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Could not load 'vboxdrv' after upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 (and I want to keep secure boot)

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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Unable to connect to internet with VirtualBox using bridged adapter?

Earlier, I was using multiple instances of Virtual Machines running Linux Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox. They were working fine, with internet connectivity, etc. However, I then created a new Virtual ...
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Problem running livecd on virtualbox

I'm trying to run a livecd on virtaulbox (Host OS = Win10, tried ubuntu & gparted live CDs). I've attached the iso Reboot and hit F12 And got this: FATAL: Could not read from the boot ...
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VirtualBox can't open Windows 7, Ubuntu 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 Code-...
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How do I enable multiple cores in my virtual enviroment?

I've installed Ubuntu in a virtual environment using Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager and it works great. However I'd like to enable multiple cores - as seen in the image below my Windows machine has 2 ...
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No USB boot. No CD boot. Can I install Ubuntu on a Mac Mini?

I've been through the answers to similar questions, but they all require USB or CDROM booting. I've installed EFI - it might be that I've not done that correctly, but it boots in EFI, but doesn't find ...
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Webcam in VirtualBox (Ubuntu Guest/Ubuntu Host)

I have already read the following questions: Unable to start webcam in Ubuntu + Virtual Box Use my webcam with Ubuntu running in VirtualBox Integrated webcam cannot be used in VirtualBox Guest XP ...
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After update, I can't change launcher icon size

I have 6 Ubuntu vm's running in Oracle Virtual Box (3 on my work machine and 3 on my home machine). All of them are version 16.04. I don't recall the date but it seems like after some update I did ...
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Bad Ubuntu fonts and display quality in Oracle virtualbox

I'm running windows 8.1 as the host OS and Ubuntu 16.04 as the virtual OS in the Oracle's virtualbox but it is showing poor quality of fonts and pictures in the full screen mode (guest additions is ...
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Create a bootable Win10 ISO from Recovery USB to install to VirtualBox VM on Ubuntu 14.04

I am having a unique problem and cannot find a solution in the forums or Google. Here are the specifics: December 2015: Bought an HP-Stream laptop specifically to load Linux. It came with Windows ...
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installing tp-link 722n driver

I checked the "V" on the status bar on the Virtual Machine using Virtual Box for enabling the USB port, and I still cant get access to the internet using a WLAN connection. How can I install a tp-link ...
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Codeblocks toolbars stop responding

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a virtual machine (virtual box) I installed code blocks and i started coding but sometimes, the visual interface is bugging and some toolbars don't show up. Example: ...
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Install windows 7 through virtual box

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I want to install Windows 7 on my system from a CD through VirtualBox. I searched the detailed tutorials through google but I did not find one that worked. So can some one ...
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Virtualbox does not run: NS_ERROR_FAILURE

here is ubuntu 12.10 virtual-box is somehow not working: I was trying to install win7 on to an usb-hard-disk. boinc is switched off and RAM-size is set to 4096 MB (too big ? of possible 8 Gibi ) ...
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Debian Server not receiving IP from DHCP [on hold]

I have configured a DHCP server on Windows Server 2012 which is connecting to my Debian server on virtualbox. They are connected on same line. I changed eth0 to receive IP address from a DHCP server ...
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How to install VirtualBox Guest Additions for Ubuntu 16.04

What is the best way to install Guest Additions with all the resize and clipboard and file sharing features on Ubuntu 16.04?
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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 I ...
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Guest has mini freezes on Virtual Box

Ubuntu 10.10 starts to have mini freezes every 2 seconds. If I am typing in any sort of input (for example the terminal or a text field in Firefox or a text editor), I can type a few letters and then ...
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how to install virtualbox 5.1 [duplicate]

I'm trying to install VirtualBox 5.1 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package virtualbox-5.1 is not available, but is referred to by ...
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Not able to login by root login screen has only guest login and it also does not login

I changed in /etc/selinux/semanage.conf direct to source and rebooted my system reboot -f now the log in screen has no root user nor any user and only guest is their and it is also not allow me to go ...
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Can not install guest services ubuntu 14.04.1 for Vbox 4.3.22 r98236

I'm trying to install guest services to get the screen resolution correct. Running VirtualBox on Windows 7 with Ubuntu 14.04.1 as guest. I get error: unable to locate package dkms when trying to apt-...
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sudo apt-get install virtualbox downloading the android studio [duplicate]

I am using kubuntu and I used this command yesterday to download android studio sudo apt-get install android-studio and then I saw it installing the same file android-studio zip file that I have ...
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Creating a Windows VM with Virtualbox

Is there a way to create a Windows VM in Virtualbox ONLY using CLI?
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VM crash broke debconf [on hold]

I am running Linux Mint 17.3, which is based on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty. I have it running both standalone and as a guest OS under VirturalBox. VBox crashed one day and when I restarted it and Mint, "apt-...
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How to add users to vboxusers

So I want to use my flashdrive in Windows XP, which I am currently running in Virtualbox, but when I open up the settings to enable usb usage, I get an error: Failed to access the USB subsystem. ...
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Can I run Ubuntu on intel atom using virtualbox?

Is it possible to run any Ubuntu version on the intel atom? If so, how? What image to use? I wish to run on chuwl hi8 tablet. I have not tried virtualbox on chuwi hi8.
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How to change VirtualBox default VM location in command line

The default location is ~/VirtualBox\ VMS. How can I change it in command line? (GUI is not an option)?
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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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Building the main Guest Additions module …fail!

My Host OS is Windows 7 Professional. I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 inside Virualbox - 4.2.6. When I tried to install guest Additions for Ubuntu I got error in the terminal as below: ranjeet@ringtail:...
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Why do windows disappear after entering seamless mode in VirtualBox?

I am new to using Ubuntu and VB, so if this isn't the right place to post this question, let me know. Using a Windows 8 host and installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in VB, I cannot use seamless mode without ...
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Oracle VM virtualbox is not working

When I try to run a VirtualBox VM, I am getting the following errors: Error I get : **The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/...
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Ping IP - Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 8.1

I dont know how to ping from ubuntu 16.04 to windows 8.1 in virtualbox. I turned off a windows firewall and choose bridget connection in virtualbox. I want to have two systems connected by one ...
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virtualbox- error on importing

I have offline computer with (computer_A): OS: xubuntu (12.04) virtualbox: 4.1.44 guest: ubuntu 14.04 I have another computer(computer_B): OS: windows 7 virtualbox: 5.0.6 guest: ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Could not load vboxdrv in Ubuntu 14.04 (and I want to keep secure boot)

I encounter the exact same problem as here except I'm not able to recover using the proposed solution. Could not load 'vboxdrv' after upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 (and I want to keep secure boot) ...
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Couldn't install Virtual Box on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install Virtual Box in my Ubuntu 14.04 Box. I downloaded the package file from official website here I tried installing this package but it is throwing errors. Below is the information ...
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Ubuntu VM not able to get an Ip address

I have an ubuntu 14.04 VM in virtualbox on a Windows7 host. I was using NAT and it was working fine. Switched to bridged adapter and its no longer has internet access when i am on office wifi. Works ...
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Mounting issue with Mac-host and Ubuntu-guest shared folder on VirtualBox

Using VirtualBox 4.3.28 r100309 on Mac OSX Yosemite 10.10.3, I have a running ubuntu 14.04 LTS guest machine. On the mac in virtualbox "Manager" main screen, I right-click the running machine icon, ...
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Malformed line error when running 'sudo apt-get update' [duplicate]

When I run: sudo apt-get update I get this error: E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list (dist) E: The list of sources could not be read. What do I do?
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Internet isn't working in Ubuntu 14.04 as VirtualBox Guest OS

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr as Guest OS in Vitual Box on Windows 8. But the internet isn't working in my Guest OS. Where is the problem?
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virtualbox download and installation error

Im trying to download and install virtualbox 5.0 by sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.0 and get the error: unable to locate package virtualbox-5.0 Couldn't find any package by regex 'virtualbox-5.0' ...
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Why can't I resize a dynamic VDI with modifyhd command?

I see here How do I increase the hard disk size of the virtual machine. It should work with a command like VBoxManage modifyhd xp.vdi --resize 2000 When the VDI has a fixed size you can get this ...
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Error trying to start Virtual Box to add a .ISO

When try to start a virtual machine I get these error messages: The virtual machine has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1). NS_ERROR_FAILURE Kernel driver not ...
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Failed to bring up eth2 - Ubuntu 16.04

I set up an Ubuntu 16.04 server as guest in Virtualbox. The server uses 3 interfaces in the network settings: Host-only, NAT, Bridged The /etc/network/interfaces file is set as following: # This ...
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No suitable module for running kernel found - ubuntu 12.04 on LINODE

I am trying to install VirtualBox with Vagrant in Ubuntu 12.04 on a Linode VPS. Everytime I try installing VirtualBox i get an error saying No suitable module for running kernel found {fail}...
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How do I share ubuntu/virtualbox folders back to host Windows machine?

I am running ubuntu within a virtualbox hosted on Windows 10. AFAIU The standard way to share files is having the vm access certain folders shared with it. However I am concerned this might make ...
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problem with login in ubuntu 14.04 in oracle virtualbox

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 lts in my oracle virtual box.the whole rocess went successful. but later it started asking password and gave it correct one.then it started loading for a while and a ...
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How to get genymotion in Ubuntu 14.04

I want to install Genymotion in Ubuntu 14.04 but I can't seem to find out how. I have followed all the instructions but the problem is that the genymotion.bin file isn't compatible with my system. It ...
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Unity does not load - VirtualBox

I have the same problem as described here. I tried almost all the solutions described on that post: export DISPLAY=:0 ccsm (when switching to graphic - nothing's there). or export DISPLAY=:0 ...