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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grub installed on wrong partition after upgrade

My system is MAC with Virtual Box Apache 2.4 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I did an update then an upgrade, during which then I received a message saying "The Grub boot loader was previously installed to a ...
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Kernel 4.3 and VMWare/Virtualbox

Anyone get VMware workstation and/or Virtualbox working with kernel 4.3 and Ubuntu 15.10 x64? Both keep crashing on me. No other program is currently giving me any issues. Thanks! EDIT, here's what ...
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VirtualBox and Skype are bad rendered after sometime

In Ubuntu 14.04 and 15.10 with A10 (Radeon HD7660) and Intel i5 (Integrated Graphic) respectability, the ui of VirtualBox and Skype are not rendered rightly after sometime. I researched and ...
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Screen Flickering Problem 15.10

I'm using Oracle VM VirtualBox (latest) and i have a problem with linx ubuntu not really showing the desktop, by this i mean that after i log in and everything, i am greeted with a screen that will ...
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copying data from local machine to VM

I have a windows 8.1 machine and linux is installed as VM, can anyone let me know how to copy data from local desktop to VM?
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Instalation of virtualbox-guest-dkms fails

Recently I installed ubuntu into VirtualBox. The problem was that resolution was really small and it stayed small even when I enlarge it by view->switch to full screen. So I googled and found solution ...
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Virtualbox vm of IE11 on Win7 / 8.1 / 10 keep crashing

I'm trying to get the famous virtual machines of Microsoft up and running. More specifically those with IE11 on them (so that's the Win7, Win8.1 and Win10 version). From what I can read on the web ...
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Virtual Box Have No IP Address error Show When Start Genymotion Device

The responsible thing that is assigning dynamic IPs for you is called DHCP server so you have to enable it to resolve this issue. Try the following: Open VirtualBox's Preferences and under Network ...
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How to enable AVX2 extensions on a Ubuntu guest in VirtualBox 5?

I am trying to compile a program that uses AVX2 instructions from the rather new Intel Haswell processors. I have checked that the Macbook Pro I am using has a Crystalwell processor, which should ...
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VirtualBox - Windows XP machine “A network cable is unplugged”

Out of nowhere my virtual machine's internet stopped working. I changed nothing in the settings to cause this but, after it stopped working, I changed somethings. The Virtual Machine: The settings:...
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Guest additions not working (unable to mount VBOXADDITIONS)

I am having problem and have spent hours trying to fix. I have searched and found others with similar problem but none of the solutions work. I go to Devices to Install Guest Additions and find that ...
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Integrated webcam not getting detected on Virtual-box Ubuntu 14.0LTS

My integrated webcam is not getting detected on Ubuntu, which I am using via virtualbox. After referring to previous blogs I've made changes in usb controller section and added filter too. Attaching ...
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VirtualBox no sound after enabling 3D acceleration

I have a VM running Ubuntu 14.04 and I enabled 3D acceleration for a faster UI. The problem is that now I don't have any sound on the VM. Couldn't find the solution anywhere. I would appreciate any ...
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How can I remove a user?

I created a user when I had a Windows 8.1 vm on Oracle VM. I uninstalled the virtual machine but the user still exists. How can I remove this user. I tried the code sudo userdel USERNAME and sudo ...
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I can't mount a USB device in a Virtual windows machine, despite trying the usual solutions

I've looked through post upon post about possible solutions and I've tried them all (check VM settings / filters, download guest additions, installing Vbox extension pack, making sure my username is ...
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couchdb virtualbox host address

I installed ubuntu 14 in virtual box. I use win8 as native os. After installed couchdb on virtual ubuntu. Now couchdb hosts on localhost and works. I set virtual connection in virtualbox with 192....
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Virtual NIC IP address

I am running 14.04 server with VMWare. I have installed a virtual instance of windows Server 2012 R2 and a Linux Mint 17. Both are running but my server has an IP of 10.x.x.x and my virtual machines ...
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VirtualBox error when updating

Here is the error when I try and update: W: Failed to fetch http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/dists/vivid/InRelease Unable to find expected entry 'contrib/source/Sources' in Release ...
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USB device not recognized

I am using Qiime in VirtualBox 5.0.6. I am a begginner! I must start working with Qiime by having my fasta files in the directory and I want to do this by using a USB device. However, the VB doesn't ...
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Installed gparted on ubuntu but does not allow me to resize [duplicate]

I installed virtualbox from a Ubuntu image file. The vid is preset to 30gb. I tried to resize the vdi in windows to 50gb which I was successful at but Ubuntu still only see 30gb not the resized vdi. ...
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How to change storage vdi size

On windows host I changed the vdi size by typing - VBoxManage.exe modifyhd vdi_file --resize 50000 It was completed and I can see the new size of the file in my windows explorer. Inside the settings ...
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How are the Official Ubuntu Vagrant boxes built and published to Atlas?

Every week or so, a new version of the Official Ubuntu Trusty x64 Vagrant base box for Virtual appears on Hashicorp Atlas: https://atlas.hashicorp.com/ubuntu/boxes/trusty64 Presumably, for repeatable ...
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How can I access ubuntu files from virtualbox hosted windows os [duplicate]

I have installed virtualbox in ubuntu 14.04 and there is window 7 in it how can I access files on ubuntu from the virtual box on windows?
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Can't find USB flash drive in terminal in VirtualBox guest

I'm running Ubuntu on a VirtualBox with the purpose of building an LFS. At first I had trouble getting my flash drive to be detected, It wouldn't show up on my disks. But I fixed the issue. Now, ...
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Keeping multiple copies Updated to a Template

I've not used many tools in either visualization or with Ubuntu itself. However, I need to solve a problem we will be having very shortly. We're getting our development team up and running on a new ...
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Virtualbox Ubuntu 14.10 guest crashes when flipping back to host

Running Ubuntu 14.10 guest on a Windows 7 host. I can switch between the host and the guest without problem except in this case: While in Ubuntu, I inserted a USB key and read some files. If I switch ...
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Ubuntu in vbox and connecting to AWS codecommit while using a VPN

I am trying to pull down code from AWS codecommit to a Ubuntu Vbox, but I keep timing out before my access is granted. Everything is set up correctly. Is there a way to adjust the connection timeout ...
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Virtualbox Ubuntu custom resolution

I am using Ubuntu in Virtualbox and I used to be able to change my resolution on the fly. Whenever I resize the Virtualbox window, the resolution usually adapts and fills the whole window. I ...
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Dependency errors when trying to install VirtualBox 5.0 on 15.10

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and I am trying to install VirtualBox 5.0 on my system, I have followed all the instructions in the Debian-based Linux distributions installation ...
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Ubuntu Server VIRTUALBOX - GRUB error

I using Ubuntu Server 15.10/amd64 and when installation on VirtualBox begins to end I see message "failed to install GRUB record". And when I tried run system without GRUB it showed up black screen. ...
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How to make the whole screen usable?

I am running Ubuntu Server on a virtual box. My LCD display is 12x7 inch but the virtual box screen only displays a 5x4 inch. Right controlling + f did give a full screen but it is mostly empty space....
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Ubuntu 14.04 Guest OS on VirtualBox - keeps Disconnecting from Network

Am running a Windows 7 host OS along with Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS as a guest on Virtual Box 5.08. Inside Virtual Box, under Network Settings, the Adapter 1 tab has the following items set: Enable ...
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Installing Vbox Guest Additions in Ubuntu Server [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu Server in a Windows 8 host. When I click the "Devices>>Insert Guest Additions CD image", I am greeted with a prompt that says: "Unable to insert the virtual optical disk : Would ...
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Help with install - persistent error while loading shared libraries - Novice user

I am a novice Ubuntu user and I can't seem to figure this out. I am trying to install this program called treePL https://github.com/blackrim/treePL/wiki/Installation Seems simple, right? I got the ...
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In 12.04 after updating kernel to 3.13.0-67-generic,virtualbox can not work

After updating kernel from 3.13.0-66-generic to 3.13.0-67-generic, and run sudo /sbin/vboxconfig sudo /sbin/vboxconfig Adding system startup for /etc/init.d/vboxdrv ... /etc/rc0.d/K80vboxdrv ->...
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Mouse wheel scrolling ignores first scroll

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 in a VirtualBox in Windows 7 and everything is working as expected so far apart from one little thing that drives me crazy. It happens in gnome applications like gedit and ...
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Virtualbox seamless mode not acting seamless

I am running windows 10 in Virtualbox seamless mode it was working but today when I turned it on it started acting like it was maximized scaled mode with no window border. It still says it is in ...
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libgl - failed to load driver: vboxvideo

I'm attempting to run this code to create a transparent xlib window with openGL features, but when I run the program I get these errors in the terminal: libGL error: pci id for fd 4: 80ee:beef, ...
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Can't login to Ubuntu installed on VirtualBox

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on VirtualBox 5.0. The installation was successful, however the moment i enter the password, the home screen flashes and takes me back to login screen. I have seen various ...
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how to have full screen for super user? [duplicate]

Hi I'm using VB for Ubuntu on Mac, is it possible to have full screen mode with super user. I can achieve it by guest but then all my installation is deleted after restart. Thanks in advance!
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Trying to use extra space on a dynamically allocated VM

So I am currently working with a ubuntu VM on a windows host. And originally set up the VM to 50GB with a 20GB ram leaving 30GB for hard disk memory. I've since filled that up and have modified the ...
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How to script ssh-keygen with no password

I need to generate vagrant images that are configured as master/slave types. The slaves need to have SSH access to the master node, and there will be tens of thousands of slave instances. Vagrant ...
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Deault Guest Session password Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS (64 bit) image from the official site.I installed that on VMWare.After installation its showing guest session password.During installation it didnt ask me for any ...
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Virtual Box Ubuntu Help! Moved my ubuntu.iso directory and now

I use Virtual Box to run Linux: Ubuntu. I recently moved the ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso to a different folder and when I open my virtual box gave me a message saying one of my virtual machine ...
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Can windows and its applications have any access to ubuntu data? (dualboot)

I am going to have a dualboot installation of Ubuntu and Windows 7. The thing is I'm not sure if windows or its applications can have access to my Ubuntu partitions and its data (in normal way, ...
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Virtualbox USB Support

Thanks for the tutorials to activate USB support but -Enable Usb Controller- Stays greyed-out and refuses to work. I have Installed the VM VirtualBox from Oracle I have Installed Extension Pack for ...
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Can I screen record an ubuntu VM in virtualbox at 4k when my host system is 1080p?

I want to record a screen recording of ubuntu in a VM at 4k for people with new monitors however I only have a 1080p screen. Is there any way to turn the resolution of the VM in virtualbox up to 4k ...
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empty routing on a vm with dhcp+static

I'm running U14.04.3 on a 5.08 VirtualBox VM in a OSX 10.10 Host. I configured two NICs: eth0 dhcp, bridged to the notebook' wifi eth1 static, host-only From within the guest I cannot resolve ...
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How to boot from a USB drive in VirtualBox?

The question is simple and straight forward: How to boot from an USB drive in VirtualBox? EDIT: I have attached usb to VirtualBox as shown in the screenshot. But it is not possible to boot from ...
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Login Screen keeps asking for password

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on VirtualBox today and while trying to install jdk1.8.0_66, I updated /etc/profile and /etc/environment files for updating JAVA_HOME & PATH variables. Even after the ...