VirtualBox is a platform independent open source virtualization software available for Linux, Solaris, OS X, 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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Mac host and Ubuntu guest on virtual box shared folder issue

I have set up ubuntu server on virtual box on my mac. I created a shared folder which appears to be saved and visible in the configuration section on virtual box for the ubuntu server machine. My ...
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Wireless in virtualbox not working

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed. I have enabled the USB nic in settings in Virtualbox manager but when I use lshw -C network it does not show the wireless nic Using lsusb shows this output: Bus 001 ...
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Windows 7 as second OS [closed]

I know there are many similar questions but I couldn't find any good answeres on my subject. so I am trying to install Windows 7 as second OS but without a bootable DVD. Still legal I guess, have my ...
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virtual box windows 7 screen size problems

I have windows 7 installed in virtual box with ubuntu 14.04. I cannot get it into full screen...there is at least 3 inches of black on both side and an inch at the top and bottom. I already installed ...
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Accessing shared folder between Windows 7 and Ubuntu VM from the VM?

I set a shared folder between my Ubuntu VM (on VirtualBox) and Windows 7 host machine correctly. Now I have no idead how to access the shared folder from my VM. Any idea ? I tried the solution one ...
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vboxmanage works only with sudo

i cant list all vms without sudo: vboxmanage list vms Shows nothing, but when i try this: sudo vboxmanage list vms It shows all vms. I've installed virtualbox with following command: sudo ...
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is it possible to run a VM on 64 bit host imported from a 32 bits host?

Goal: Export and import an Ubuntu VM Original System: -Host machine (Windows 7 32 bits) -Virtualization sysem (VirtualBox) New System: -Host machine (Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bits) -Virtualization sysem ...
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How to make a shared folder from host to windows guest

Host - Ubuntu 14.04 Guest - Windows 8 I have set up shared folder called "share" at /home/username/share but in windows guest i cannot find that shared folder under network. What i am doing wrong? ...
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How to resize swap (not just adding it) [duplicate]

I made Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit) in my VM and I gave it 350gb of my 1tb HDD space and I did it fixed (not dynamically allocated) and i did it as a VDI and in my settings I set it to read the space as a ...
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Run virtualbox in other X session

I'm running ubuntu on my laptop (host). Inside ubuntu, there is running one instance of virtualbox. (where is installed MS Windows). My idea is to run virtualbox in separate X session (something like ...
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Running IE with virtualbox

When trying to run IE11 in Virtualbox (Ubuntu 14.04 host) I get the following: ERROR: VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on your system. Certain guests (e.g. OS/2 and QNX) require this ...
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Virtual box not starting in Trusty Thar, i get the following error

I could run VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.04 with no problems, after updating to trusty, when I attempted to run VirtualBox I got the following error, tried reinstalling but I get the same error. Here is ...
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I have windows 7 running in virtual box and want to get it into full screen mode [duplicate]

I installed windows 7 in virtual box and I cant get it into full screen mode.When I click switch to full screen the box goes full screen but windows 7 does not.
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How to make use of Homestead/Laravel dev environment on Ubuntu?

Basically, I'm trying to create a vagrant box on Ubuntu for development of Laravel web applications. I've done this on Windows, OS X and now I'm trying to use my Ubuntu laptop for this. I setup ...
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errors installing virtual box on 12.04LTS 64bit [duplicate]

I get errors installing virtual box: apt-get -f install sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/virtualbox-4.3_4.3.14-95030~Ubuntu~precise_i386.deb (Reading database ... 313308 files and directories currently ...
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command not found but file exists

I know this has been a common problem but the answers provided to other questions haven't helped with my current issue. When trying to run a file called srf2obj I get the "command not found" ...
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Blank desktop upon install in VirtualBox on Windows 8.1

I've successfully installed Debian in my VirtualBox on Windows 8.1, but I wished to have Ubuntu. My machine is HP Envy with Intel i7 and 8GB RAM, NVidia GeForce GT 750M. First strange thing I ...
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after do-dist-upgrade i have some problems on my xubuntu

Hello guys some weeks ago i did an do-dist-upgrade a virtualbox machine, and now i cant login correctly without getting stuck on logs screens, worst with reboot and shutdown ever get stuck on logs ...
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How to scroll down vboxmanage output?

When I type the vboxmanage command I get a sort of manpage output, where it shows all the information at once. How can I view the info incrementally like less/more commands with files?
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Upgraded to 14.04, display issue with split screen

Upgraded to 14.04 this morning, which activated split screen mode: I can only imagine this has something to do with graphics drivers. How do I go about diagnosing things?
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Genymotion not loading virtual machine on Ubuntu 12.04

I recently successfully installed Virtualbox and Genymotion on Ubuntu. Everything was successful except for one thing. When I try to play the virtual machine,this is the output - Unable to load ...
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Setting up a Windows 7 Virtual Machine on Ubuntu 14.04

I have my original Windows 7 Professional installation disks "for distribution only with a new HP or Compaq pc" and would like to create a Windows VM on my Ubuntu 14.04 installation. I've looked at ...
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Apache Server Path Location in Debian

I'd installed KOHA Integrated Library System using pre-made image through a Virtual Box. I want to find the path location of my Apache Server so that I can manipulate/modify the files for my ...
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RDP VirtualBox Ubuntu 12.04LTS Windows 7

There are many RDP questions out there, none of the ones I've read up to now have the exact same problem. I have: A Dedicated server running Ubuntu 12.04LTS An installation of VirtualBox with two ...
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Installing ubuntu 14 on windows 8 with virtual box 4.1.34

I'm a first user to ubuntu.I'm installing Ubuntu on my desktop. I tried to install ubuntu 14 on window 8 with oracle VM box 4.3. When I tried to start I got the error message and after googling I ...
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Update VirtualBox to install Extension Pack

I installed Virtual Box via the Software Center on the latest fully updated Ubuntu 64bit. I wanted to install the Extension Pack for VirtualBox but there is no version for my version of Virtual Box. I ...
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Enable seamless mode for kalilinux

I'am in ubuntu 14.04 , Windows 2012 work fine with seamless mode in virtualbox but Kalilinux the seamless mode is disable. i had install Guest Additions and enable 3d and 2d acceleration.
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What are the steps to install windows 7 on virtual box in ubuntu 14.4lts?I have version 4.3.10 virtual box and I do not see a extension pack for it

I want to install windows 7 on virtual box version 4.3.10 in ubuntu 14.04lts. I do not see a extension pack for this version. Will I need it to install windows and if so how can it be installed?
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Keyboard layout - certain keys work with AltGr, other doesn't

I run Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox 4.3.14 on Windows 7 with a Swedish keyboard layout. In Windows everything works fine but in Ubuntu some keys/characters (the most important for a programmer) doesn't ...
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How to automatically clone a VM?

I run a Windows XP VM on an Ubuntu host machine version 14.04. I cloned 5 times the main VM. I am running a special software on the first VM. The software will damage the VM one day or an other. So ...
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VirtualBox USB device error NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) on Ubuntu 14.04 x64 VirtualBox 4.3

I have been trying to connect my new Boogie Board sync to a virtualbox 4.3 virtual machine running on an ubuntu 14.04 host. I keep running into this NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) and have not been ...
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What is recommended size or ram for ubuntu 64bit virtualbox host?

I want to use ubuntu 14.04 64bit as a host to run virtual box. Some places say that the minimum ram requirement for ubuntu is 512mb where as on the downloads section it says that 64bit is only for ...
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Ubuntu crawls in virtualbox

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 in virtualbox, and every action (from opening applications to alt-tabbing from terminal to desktop) crawls. I'm in Windows 8 which works fine, but it just seems like Ubuntu is ...
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Webmin on vagrant and ubuntu environment page not found

Hi I've installed webmin using a vagrant and ubuntu setup, I'm using laravel too and I've installed webmin on my ubuntu vm machine and at the end of the installation it says it is available at this ...
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Can not type \, | and ~ on Ubuntu inside Virtualbox

I have installed a Virtual Box Ubuntu 14.04. I run into two very basic problems: Somehow I cannot type \ | ~ characters in terminal or textfile. It is a clean and fresh install under Virtual Box. ...
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How can I install Virtual Box on 14.04 lts? [duplicate]

I see that Virtual Box is not available in the software center so I am looking for the correct command to install through the terminal. I am running 14.04 lts. The point of this is that I have a Dell ...
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Can I disable Alt+Drag for some applications (under KDE/Kwin)?

Like a lot of window managers, Kwin lets you move windows by holding Alt and dragging them with button 1 on your mouse. This is really great... Until you're in Virtualbox and you try to move a guest ...
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Ubunu 14.04 with VirtualBox won't load past login screen

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 inside VirtualBox running under a Windows 8.1 host. When I run the VM and log in, Ubuntu becomes stuck. There is keyboard interaction and I can only move the cursor around. ...
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Ubuntu 14 virtualized on Vbox doesn't see usb devices

i have the OPPOSITE problem of this How to set up USB for Virtualbox? it means that i'm running ubuntu into virtualbox which is installed on windows 7 x64. i tried plenty of time to search on ...
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How to copy data between Virtual machines

I have a linux machine, and windows is installed as a VM. While copying a data from linux desktop into windows, data is not receiving (I mean copy and paste). Is there any way to copy data between ...
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Stuck booting after network adapter change

I have been switching around my VirtualBox network adapters recently, and when I got to the office today my Ubuntu 14.04 server VM got stuck at Starting MySQL [OK] (or whatever the phrasing is of that ...
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Installing using Virtual Box

So I thought this would be easy.... Downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.1 ISO Burned ISO onto CD using Roxio Created a 20Gb VM partition (.vdi) using VirtualBox In VirtualBox went into settings, system and ...
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LTSP installation step failed

Today I've tried installing an LTSP server on a virtual machine (host : Win 8 x64, virtualbox 4.3.6 r191406 as the newer versions have problems), I gave it an additional NIC as host only. Everything ...
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Virtualbox --build --headless returns error

Failed to open the X11 display. This is related, I believe, to the other issue I'm having with the server not putting anything out to the display after a successful install. I have a post on ...
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Error with Ubuntu on virtual box

I run Ubuntu with virtual box. However while running a updat of the system, my computer crashed. Since then my Ubuntu on virtual box is not working any more The icons, e.g. firefox, are not displayed ...
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I can't fix the resolution on virtual box for ubuntu 14.04 The resolution is set to 2560x1965

I need help in solving this problem. I have tried doing that through system settings but to no avail I cannot reach the part to change the resolution. Is there another way I can set it to another ...
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virtual box display issue in 14.04LTS mac

I am trying to install Ubuntu14.04LTS as a vm using VirtualBox on OSX10.9.4. I have been able to install CentOS and Mint without problems using this method. I downloaded both isos ...
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No USB boot. No CD boot. Can I install Ubunto 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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Problem installing Ubuntu 14.04 through virtual box on Windows 8 [closed]

I wanted to practice linux on my Windows 8 machine, so I downloaded Oracle VirtualBox and mounted an Ubuntu iso image on it, but, it is not running and giving error if it starts. This is the error: ...
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Host configuration preventing Virtualbox from using DHCP?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04.4 host laptop trying to make an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS guest installation. I just acquired a Dell Developer Edition notebook (With Ubuntu preinstalled which is the 12.04.4 host) and ...