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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Resolution doesn't change when resizing Virtualbox window

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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Virtual Box Won't Accept .ISO To Install OS

I am trying to install a Virtual Machine, and every time I select the installation media I get this error: Failed to open the CD/DVD image /home/jesse/Documents/Microsoft Windows Distribution ISO ...
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Desktop login fails, terminal works

I have a freshly setup 12.04 LTS pc system (120 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD, 16 GiB RAM); since a few days, I can't login to the graphical desktop anymore: there is very short flashing shell window which ...
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Integrated webcam cannot be used in VirtualBox Guest XP

I have Windows XP installed in my VirtualBox. The integrated webcam is working fine in Ubuntu but Windows XP can't recognize it (can't find the webcam in device manager, and it doesn't ask for driver ...
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VirtualBox Toolbar is hidden! How to show it?

I accidentally hide the main Toolbar from my VirtualBox Manager UI? In my ubuntu 12.04 . Can anyone let me know the detail steps to display the Toolbar again? I search the whole blogs but can't ...
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How can I access Apache (on VirtualBox guest) from host?

I installed Apache on an Ubuntu VM. When I go into the guest and load up Firefox I can see that Apache is working fine when I browse to localhost. I would like to access this same page through the ...
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Higher screen resolution for VirtualBox?

I have been trying this for a while but no luck. I installed ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386 twice. Also installed guest additions. However I always get maximum screen resolution as, 1024 x 768. Do I need ...
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Error: kernel headers not found. (But they are in place)

I'm trying to install the Guest Additions in VirtualBox 4.04. Host OS is Ubuntu desktop 11.04 64bit, guest OS is Ubuntu server 11.10 64bit. $ sudo ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run After some output this ...
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Resizing Virtual drive

I am running Ubuntu as a guest on an iMac with VirtualBox version 4.1.8. What is the easiest way to resize the virtual drive? Please provide as much detail as possible including the correct format ...
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VBox on 14.04: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) [duplicate]

Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. Please reinstall the kernel ...
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Virtualbox DNS stopped working on upgrade to 12.10

I have a Debian image setup on Virtualbox that uses the default NAT to access the internet. It was working fine before I upgraded to 12.10. After I upgraded the DNS lookups no longer work. I still can ...
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No internet connectivity in virtual-box with both Host and Virtual OS being 12.04

I have Precise 12.04 installed as the host OS. In VirtualBox,I also have installed 12.04. I am not able to connect the Virtual 12.04 to the host internet. I have tried selecting all the available ...
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VirtualBox doesn't recognize USB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up USB for Virtualbox I have Ubuntu 12.04 as host and Win7 as guest. I installed VirtualBox 4.1 and Extension Pack 4.1 from Oracle website. I also enabled USB 2.0 ...
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Installing Guest Additions causing problems [duplicate]

I am trying to install Guest Additions in virtualbox with windows xp host and Ubuntu 12.04 guest. I followed the above steps: Devices-> Insert Guest Additions CD Image. After that I locate the ...
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How to install Windows 7 inside Virtualbox of Ubuntu?

I have already dual systems : Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed on my laptop. The Windows 7 had been installed when I bought this laptop, and I don't have a CD. I just installed VitrualBox under Ubuntu, ...
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IronHide / BumbleBee with a VirtualBox VM. Will it pass through video acceleration to the physical card?

Any ideas whether you can run a Windows VM via IronHide for graphics card acceleration? I'd like to play games / watch bluray etc utilising my video card.
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Add Virtualbox Shortcut in Unity Launcher to boot to a VM

Can I create a shortcut to a virtualbox OS in the unity sidebar without it being on the desktop too. I tried to right click in virtualbox and create shortcut on desktop then move it. but if i do it ...
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How do I install VirtualBox 4.1?

How to install virtualbox-4.1.4 in ubuntu 11.04 fluently? when apt-get install libqt* unmet dependency. there is a long list of unmet dependency. Where start first and any command to install ...
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Screen size problem with Ubuntu 14.04 x86_64 in virtualbox

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows, using virtualbox 5.0. I tried several options to make size of Ubuntu in virtual box larger, but none helped so far. I am using latest virtual box with latest ...
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Running Ubuntu in VirtualBox and it won't detect a public WiFi network

I have a Macbook running Mac OS X, and I have Ubuntu running in VirtualBox. I am using a public WiFi network on my Macbook, but for some reason my Ubuntu virtual machine won't detect it. It was able ...
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In VirtualBox, how do I set up host-only virtual machines that can access the Internet?

In setting up virtual machines with VirtualBox, I often want the following characteristics vm has a static ip host can access vm without port forwarding vm can access the internet I can move ...
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How to copy & paste from Ubuntu VirtualBox guest to Windows host?

I am running VirtualBox 4.1.4 on my Windows 7 laptop, running an Ubuntu 11.10 guest. I would like to copy text from Ubuntu's terminal and paste it into a file on the Windows host. This doesn't work ...
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Virtualbox not seeing any usb devices in the usb filters settings

I was following this question but found a problem. Use my webcam with Ubuntu running in VirtualBox I used guvcview to test the camera, it works. I installed the 12.04 virtualbox release from their ...
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VirtualBox doesn't load after 12.04 upgrade

After upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04, virtual box stopped working. I've run the following to try to fix it: sudo aptitude update sudo aptitude install dkms sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup but when ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: very slow UI in Oracle VirtualBox

Short summary: 14.04 is much slower than 12.04 even with more RAM assigned. I'm using latest VirtualBox 4.3.10 on Mavericks 10.9.2. How can I make it faster?
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How do I improve the performance of my VirtualBox guest?

I run a guest ubuntu 12.04 on a host ubuntu 12.04, with VirtualBox, and the guest is much, much slower than the host (ALT+TAB takes 4-5 secs). I had a look around and I found contradicting opinions on ...
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How to run Windows XP inside Ubuntu

There are several programs only available on Windows. Wine can be a negative experience, so I want to run Windows inside Ubuntu using a virtual machine. It seems that Virtualbox is the standard way, ...
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Which type of VirtualBox networking should I use? [closed]

I'm trying to use VirtualBox on my Mac to host a couple of VMs. Host OS: Mac OSX 10.7.2 Guest OS: ubuntu 11.10 server 32-bit Each VM should be able to connect to the Internet (this is needed ...
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How do I shrink a dynamically growing VDI disk from VirtualBox?

My dynamically growing virtual disks (VDI) from various Ubuntu installations in Virtual Box are actually steadily "growing" indeed. Deleting of files in the virtual machine does not free the space my ...
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Virtualbox install 12.04 guest: “pae not present”

I get this message while trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 as a guest in VirutalBox 4.1.18, on an Ubuntu 10.04 host. This kernel requires the following feature not present on the CPU: pae Some ...
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How to upgrade VirtualBox to the latest version?

I am currently using VirtualBox 3.2. I would like to upgrade it to latest version without losing any operating systems in it. How can I achieve this?
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How can I stop Unity 2d intercepting meta key when I'm in VirtualBox?

Whenever I'm working in virtualbox guest system and pressing meta key (aka winkey, or Mod4) a huge unity menu pop ups. Is there any way to fix this behavior?
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How to start a VM on boot, and shutdown on VM stop?

Long story short... I had to install a small server app running in a VM on one of this company's PC. Both computers are running Windows XP (with legacy softwares, so upgrading is not possible), and ...
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VirtualBox host: Ubuntu vs. Windows XP

In order to lengthen the lifespan of my machine I am replacing the weakest link, the hard drive and installing a new OS. I had planned on using xp pro as my virtualbox host and ubuntu as guest. ...
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What is the easiest method to share files between Windows and Ubuntu?

I have a Windows 7 installed on my laptop. I installed VirtualBox 4.1.4 with Ubuntu 11.10. Now I want to be able to copy files from Windows to Ubuntu and vice versa. What is the easiest method to ...
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Ubuntu in VirtualBox wants to install on every boot

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 using Virtual Box in my Windows XP. I have use Ubuntu 11.10 iso to install it. First time when I installed every thing was fine but when I shutdown the VirtualBox and ...
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Access secondary hard disk from Virtual Machine

I have a fairly specific question. I had Ubuntu on my Laptop (for years). For a variety of reasons, I've had to switch to Windows but the computer has two hard drives. The main drive was reformatted ...
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How to enable nested virtualization in ubuntu

I would like to do some lib testing on my OS. So I need several environment to run KVM. And I found my guest machine was not able to run KVM. I was using virtualbox 4.2.
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Resizable screen mode for VirtualBox behaves strange with Ubuntu as guest

I have Ubuntu both as guest and as host. I use VirtualBox 4, just downloaded from the official repository. After installing the guest extensions, I got this strange problem: When I activate the ...
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How do I copy to DVD my VirtualBox Windows data?

I urgently need to make a backup before my hard-disk crashes. I realize this is an unusual request but I actually would be unhappy if my disk crashed. How can I burn a "data files" type of DVD from ...
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cannot change screen size from 640x480 after 14.04 installation on VirtualBox OSX [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 guest on VirtualBox running on a Max OSX host, I am stuck with 640x480 screen resolution. Adding guest additions again doesn't help. Previous Ubuntu installations are ...
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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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How to uninstall VirtualBox in 12.04?

Can anyone help me removed VirtualBox? By the way, I couldn't install some softwares, is it because it is a 64-bit version?
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How do I run a 64-bit guest in VirtualBox?

I would like to have an Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit test environment. When I try booting the Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit installation CD in VirtualBox, the following message is displayed by VirtualBox: VT-x/AMD-V ...
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Unable to mount VirtualBox Guest Additions as a guest (Win7 host)

I keep getting this error dialog with an Unable to mount error E_FAIL ( 0x80004005 ) when I try to mount Guest Additions: I tried the Force Unmount, but that just closes the dialog with no action ...
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How do I access Ubuntu server running in VirtualBox from outside

I have installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS on my laptop via VirtualBox. I have installed LAMP, OpenSSH, Mail server. As I logged in, I ran ifconfig. It gave me the inet address as 192.168.0.3. So, ...
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How do I resolve slow and choppy performance in virtualbox?

Both, Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04 perform very slow when running in VirtualBox 4.2.12. How do I run Ubuntu with unity or enabled transparency smoothly with VirtualBox?
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Trouble with Ubuntu installation in VirtualBox

I'm having some problems getting Ubuntu to install. I'm running Windows XP Home (32bit) on an older Dell Dimension 2350 with 1GB ram, trying to install either Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32Bit) or 13.04 (32Bit) ...
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How I can properly update VirtualBox to the latest version?

I'm new in Ubuntu and I don't know how to properly update VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.10. How I can update properly virtualbox 4.2.8 r83876 to virtualbox 4.2.10 on Ubuntu 12.10. I dont have a virtual ...
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Virtualbox windows 7 guest - pressing windows key launches unity menu

Running win7 as guest in full screen mode. When i press windows key or alt+tab the vm looses focus and displays the unity menu or ubuntu's alt+tab. I've set the VBox configuration: File Menu -> Input ...