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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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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Unable to Install VirtualBox Due to Missing Kernel Module

I am trying to install VirtualBox on my Ubuntu. I first tried to sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose in a terminal, but after the configuration step, it fails with an error: No suitable module ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How do I display the whole desktop in Virtual Box fullscreen mode?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox 4.2.6 on a Windows 7 host. After installing Ubuntu I wanted to get the VB interface in fullscreen. I therefore installed guest additions from Virtual Box ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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VirtualBox 4.3 on Ubuntu 13.10 unable to run VM

Like Ubuntu 13.10 VirtualBox Error Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) I am also having a problem I keep getting the following error : Trying to register the VirtualBox kernel modules using ...
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How to troubleshoot booting to a black screen on virtualbox

I was using 13.04 as a guest OS on my Virtualbox 14.2.18. Host is Windows 8. After upgrade to 13.10 ubuntu does not start. I can see black screen and blinking cursor. Can anyone help? I am pretty ...
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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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VM VirtualBox doesn't allow to enable 64-bit guest on Ubuntu 12.04 and Lenovo G500S

I've installed VM VirtualBox v. 4.3.8 on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Lenovo G500S with Intel 1005M processor) and I can't configure any 64-bit guest (nor Windows, neither other OS). Inslalation of Win 8.1 ...
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How to share internet access between Ubuntu and Windows guests OS in VirtualBox?

Using VirtualBox. There's two Virtual Machines, Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7. On Ubuntu: There's two ethernet interfaces. Bridge interface (eth0) who can access the internet. ping www.google.com ...
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Virtualbox Server/Client topology

I have Ubuntu 14.04 desktop machine that VirtualBox installed on it. I make two virtual machines, one Ubuntu server, the other is Lubuntu client. The default setting allow me to get Internet from ...
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How to install VirtualBox to use Windows or other OS?

I want to use Windows 7 or 8 but I don't know to install a software like VirtualBox which we have to do with the use of terminal. I don't want to use Windows as a main OS so I want to use it in ...
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Virtualbox Drag N Drop isn't working

I followed the steps but still can't drag and drop files to Virtualbox guest OS. I went to Settings, General, Advanced, clicked Bidirectional on both Shared Clipboard and Drag N Drop and i still ...
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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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How to permanently change permissions for /dev/ttyS0

My system is Ubuntu 13.04 and works fine, but I had to installed VirtuaBox to guest Windows XP which is essential tu run an application that dialogues with an alarm set by a USB-to-Serial adapter. ...
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Install non-Linux games via Steam

Is it possible to install non-Linux games on Ubuntu via Steam? I have some games on my account and I hoped to run them via Wine. But Steam didn't let me to download them. I've tried to use Virtual ...
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How to install VirtualBox? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu and I want to install VirtualBox in Ubuntu through terminal. Can you guys please provide me the command to install it?
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Ubuntu VM's Already Made

Does anyone know where you can get an Ubuntu 11.0 VM already created? I am trying to test Ubuntu in Virtual Box and didn't want to have to go through an install it there is Vm's already created. ...
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“VERR_SUPLIB_WORLD_WRITABLE” error when trying to installing OS in virtualbox

I wanna install OS on VirtualBox,but when I wanna to install it,it will return errors: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Arch. Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_WORLD_WRITABLE). ...
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pae kernel required for my cpu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install 12.04 on a non-PAE CPU? (error “Kernel requires features not present on the CPU: PAE”) Virtualbox install 12.04 guest: “pae not ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.10 does not install in virtualbox

I'm currently running Windows 8.1 x64 (a problem in itself that I can't change sadly ;-P) with the latest version of VirtualBox (4.3.18 r96516). I managed to get the server version up and running with ...
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Shutting down all VirtualBox (vagrant) VMs in one easy to use bash command (that can be put into a bash file)

I use vagrant for development. I forget to shut down a few of the VMs. When I go to log out of my host machine, the Ubuntu shutdown process appears to hang. Might there be a way to script a close of ...
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Virtualbox shared folder mount from fstab fails; works once bootup is complete

I've got Ubuntu 13.10 installed in Virtualbox 4.3. The host machine is Windows. I have a couple of Virtualbox shared folders being mounted by /etc/fstab. Until recently this setup worked just fine, ...