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How to change to cd rom drive in terminal Ubuntu 13.04

How do you switch to the directory where the CD-ROM is? I am at name@name-virtualbox:-S
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How can I apply a patch to a package?

I tried to install mongodb on my machine using this guide. However I ran into this problem. This link also contains a patch. The patch file is init.d.patch How can I apply this patch?
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Clone of VM does not connect to internet

I made a VM. I set it up with 2 adapters. One adapter is so that I have a static, and one adapter so that I can connect to the internet. It works. I can connect to the internet, and it assigns it a ...
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virtual box error

i'm trying to install Windows 7 on the Virtualbox when it trys to start up it will stop and say status: 0xc0000225 and wont open Windows. I have tried several different .iso files of Windows.
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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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Simple MAAS setup in Ubuntu 13.04 and Virtual Box

Main OS : Ubuntu 13.04. MAAS HOST : installed in virtualbox using MAAS Doucmentation . I created another virtual machine connected with same network as MAAS HOST. It's booted successfully using ...
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Virtualbox crashes when 3D acceleration is enabled on ubuntu 13.04 host

I have set up a Windows XP Home SP3 VM in virtualbox, installed all OK. Whenever I try to run 3D accelerated apps (games) on it/run dxdiag, it crashes with no useful information in log files (but I ...
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Install adobe flash player error? [duplicate]

I keep trying to install Adobe flashplayer and I get this error: E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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How to install the same host operating system in virtualbox?

I am using ubuntu-13.04 and want to install this same OS in Oracle-virtual box. I don't have the ISO image and don't want do download the big image file. Is there any way to directly install it on ...
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Windows 8 failing to install on VirtualBox in ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I'm getting the errors attached as screenshots above when I try to start the virtual machine so that it installs windows 8. When the first error popped out, I clicked on continue and it brought ...
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How can I increase disk size on a Vagrant VM?

I have a VM managed by Vagrant using VirtualBox on a Ubuntu host server. My Vagrant box uses the Puppetlabs Debian 6.0.7 basebox, which uses LVM for its root partition. By default the disk is 8GB ...
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LXC: running Virtualbox inside a container

I've installed virtualbox inside a lxc container. However, when I try to start a VM I get the error message: kernel driver not accessible (rc=1909) ....permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. This ...
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Software availability

I've been using Ubuntu for the past year or so, and I swear, I have turned into the biggest Ubuntu Fanboy in the world, I absolutely love everything about Ubuntu except for this one little thing. ...
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Windows 7 Virtualbox guest in seamless mode has bottom clipped off in Ubuntu 13.04

I realise that this is a duplicate of this post but I was unable to comment on that one. I am able to replicate this issue on a fresh install of 13.04 I have tried installing the prop nvidia ...
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Cannot access Ubuntu 13.04 virtualbox guest in full screen mode after sleep

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 as a guest in Virtualbox 4.2.14, on a Windows 8 host. When the Ubuntu goes to sleep while in full screen mode, I cannot wake it up. The screen does not respond to input at ...
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How to completely remove an OS from VirtualBox?

I have installed Windows XP in my VirtualBox some days ago. Now, I want to remove Windows XP completely from VirtualBox and I decided to install Ubuntu 13.04 for testing. What is the correct way to ...
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'VT-x features locked or unavailable in MSR' error while trying to install Windows XP in VirtualBox

I install the application using the .deb, but I can't get a virtual machine to boot. How to install it correctly from the beginning? Opening my newly-created XP machine yields this message: Failed ...
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Ubuntu in virtual box not able to connect to internet [duplicate]

Host- WindowsXP Guest- Ubuntu 12.10 The host machine has internet connectivity, but I am not able to connect to internet in Ubuntu. NAT-Using this I am able to ping a site, it shows packets sent and ...
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Virtualbox very slow | IO

Kubuntu 12.04.02 Virtualbox 4.2 x64 | ubuntu ppa does the same Problem: Windows XP 32bit guest extremely slow HDD IO appears to be on full load Virtualbox spec: display ram 128mb 2d enabled IDE 32 ...
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virtual Box on Mac running slow

I am having an issue , I’m using Virtual box to run Ubuntu, its very slow and I gave it 1 gb of ram I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong. I heard that Ubuntu flies and from the tutorial I saw ...
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Bridging eth0 and vboxnet0 and using ISC DHCP server to provide dynamic IPs

I have Lubuntu 12.04 (64bit) with VirtualBox 4.2 installed and the setup below: eth0 adapter connected to LAN (having static IP 192.168.0.1 and it is the default gateway). ISC DHCP server listening ...
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How to connect to remote named SQL Server instance via ODBC from Ubuntu running on VirtualBox?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on VirtualBox. It is connected to the local network via bridge adapter. How can I access named SQL Server instance, which is running on a different Windows machine in the ...
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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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Is there a way to make a fullscreen on VirtualBox?

I tried many ways to make a bigger screen in VirtualBox because I do not like the small size of the guest window? Is there is a way to make it big?
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how to set windows 7 resolution to 16:9 in virtualbox running in ubuntu 12.04?

I have installed Virtualbox in Ubuntu 12.04, and I created a virtual guest with Windows 7 64bit. Guest additions were also installed. It works fine, but I can't set the resolution to anything higher ...
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Need to get vt-x operational

I have a problem with running Ubuntu 12.04 in a VirtualBox. I've gotten as far mounting the iso and running on VirtualBox. However, I get the following message: VT-X/AMD-V is enabled but not ...
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Unable to add nodes to MAAS Server running in VirtualBox

I have followed the tutorials here and here . My MAAS master server (running Ubuntu 12.04 server) is already set up in a VirtualBox VM. I have not installed DHCP on this server as I already have a ...
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run Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview on desktop?

Is there a way to run the Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview in an emulator or VirtualBox on 13.04 desktop? Id like to develop a cross-platform app but I do not have a device I can flash the touch preview ...
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Run Virtualbox at boot without a Desktop Enviroment

I am wondering if there is a way to run virtualbox XP machine on a Ubuntu base system with no/very minimal Ubuntu Desktop Environment. I want to use Ubuntu for as the base operation system for such ...
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How to get direct access to host network from Virtualbox running Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu on a virtual machine with Virtualbox. The host uses Windows 8. Right now, the guest has internet access, but it's some sort of virtual network because it thinks it's using a wired ...
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Make Ubuntu host ignore NIC, and let VM guest fully control it

Is it possible to make a Ubuntu desktop host (running on a physical machine) ignore a network interface card (NIC, ethernet), and let a virtual box guest take full control of that NIC regarding IPs, ...
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How do I use dd to clone an external USB drive installation to a virtual floppy disk

Can I use dd to copy a USB stick (bootable) into a virtual floppy disk on which I could boot from a VM ? I tried .vmdk extention but VBox cannot mount it on its virtual floppy drive. I tried .img ...
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Access network share of guest on host

I use an Ubuntu 12.04 host system with a Windows 7 guest in VirtualBox. The virtual Windows machine is member of a domain in which network drives are shared to it. I prefer to do most of the work on ...
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VM doesn't pick up any ip address

I'm running virtualbox in bridged mode on a windows host. ifconfig returns this: Here's the etc../interfaces file: here's the output of ifconfig -a: here's the output of route How can I ...
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Proper way of adjusting static IP settings

When I am at home, I have no problem setting a static IP address for my VM running on virtualbox this way: I'm able to SSH into it and ping it from the host machine. However, at work, when I try ...
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Installation stalls, retrieving file 52 of 81

I'm installing Ubuntu 12.04.2 on my Mac using VirtualBox 4.2.14. Everything works fine until, while Configurting apt, it get stuck retrieving file 52 of 81. I have cancelled and uninstalled VB, even ...
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RTNETLINK answers: file exists - configure interface

Forgive the newbie question. I am trying to setup eth1 in interfaces: however, I am getting: RTNETLINK answers: file exists here are the results of ifconfig: what am i doing wrong?
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A complex problem regarding virtual machines

I want to run Windows on Linux in a seamless manner. That is, on booting up the Linux System, the Windows should be launched with no intervention from the user. The user should feel, that he is using ...
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Virtual box ubuntu: Internet not detected on guest(Ubuntu) in host(winXp)

Iam unable to get internet connection inside guest(ubuntu) in virtual box although host(WinXP) has an internet connection. Tried with Nat: In Ubuntu it shows Wired connection connected but unable to ...
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Host grub error after installing Virtualbox - Non Recoverable

I have been unable to fine a resolution to my problem and I have been suffering from it for a while. I can install Virtualbox and can reboot the machine successfully straight after. Once the system ...
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conflicts with the installed package 'virtualbox-guest-additions-iso'

As in the pic above, I tried everything to install it but GuestAdditions won't let me install the package. I've deleted all files under /usr/bin and also from /tmp files. Cant find any files under ...
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Ubuntu VirtrualBox only detects half of the allocated disk space

It appears that my brand new Ubuntu VirtualBox doesn't detect that there is actually 8 gig's allowed and I can't seem to allocate more without making the harddrive itself bigger. Any idea why this ...
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Upgrading Virtualbox On Ubuntu

I want to upgrade virtual box on my Ubuntu Server 12.04 box. The original version is 4.1 and the latest is 4.2. dpkg reports that I need to uninstall the old version to install the new one. Will I ...
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Virtualbox Blank USB Filter - Now Mouse and KB doesnt work

Experimenting with USB filters, I created a blank filter and now both the mouse and KB don't work for both the guest and the host. Is there any way I can regain control without rebooting the server? ...
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Cannot ping virtualbox guest ubuntu by hostname from host win8

Host: win 8 Virtualbox guest ubuntu 12.04 lts with bridged adapter I cannot ping virtualbox guest ubuntu by hostname from host win8: ping guest-ubuntu but it's ok to ping guest-ubuntu.local and ping ...
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Win7 host, Ubuntu 13.04 guest: VirtualBox 4.2.14 seamless mode loses Ubuntu launcher

I have Windows 7 as host running VirtualBox 4.2.14 with Ubuntu 13.04 as guest OS. All works fine in window or full screen. But if I try seamless mode, I lose the launcher on the left hand side. In ...
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Any suggestion From HD to SSD

I have a 1.5TB hard drive (5200 RPM), and need to speed up the system a little bit, so I was wondering if a 128GB SSD would work to transfer Ubuntu (12.04) on the SSD and use the current HD for back ...
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When I start VirtualBox 4.2 in Ubuntu 12.10 via terminal, what do the warnings mean?

When I start VirtualBox in the terminal, the following warning messages shows up: Qt WARNING: void DBusMenuExporterPrivate::addAction(QAction*, int): Already tracking action "" under id 16 Qt ...
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How to configure Static IP's (internal or lan IP) in my ubuntu (VPS)

First of all greetings to all i have a problem with ubuntu i am running ubuntu server 12.04 LTS with GUI (GNOME) Well its a VPS This is my eth0 eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr ...
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Terminal and Software Center Dissapear, Unity will not initialize after Power Cycle

I am currently running on a live USB. I was trying to boot up a windows XP iso on VirtualBox when Terminal and Software Center completely disspeared from my system (Ctrl-Alt-T does not work). My ...