Oracle Virtual Box is a platform independent open source virtualization software available for Linux, Solaris, OSX, and Windows hosts.

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How to make Guest OS follow symlinks from shared folder

I have Ubuntu Desktop as my main OS and Ubuntu Server as my Guest OS. I created a shared folder called /shared and put in it several symlinks to different folders across my main OS. Of course, my ...
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Cannot install anything with software centre or apt-get

I recently installed ubuntu 12.04 in virtual box. I dont know what the problem is but I dont get the button to instal in ubuntu software centre. It only shows "Use this source" button. Using sudo ...
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What is memcached? Is it good for gaming or virtual machines?

This is a performance question: My machine always runs Ubuntu as the main, and as I login, it always starts up a Windows VM and firefox? If I install memcached, will it improve my performance? I ...
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How to set up NAT and Host-Only networking with static IP address in VirtualBox

I am trying to set up a set of guests in VirtualBox, such that each of them can access the Internet as well as be visible to each other and to the host. I also want the guests to have static IP ...
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VBox: Error mounting shared folders in Ubuntu 12.04 guest

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 guest running on an Ubuntu 13.10 host. I created a shared folder in the host following the documentation. When I try to mount the folder in the guest the result is: $ sudo ...
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apt-get update gives bzip2 error on fresh Ubuntu 12.04(LTS) in Virtual Box version 4.2.18

A fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04(LTS) onto Virtual Box 4.2.18 seems to go well, however, I receive a bzip2 related error when trying to update. I was hoping a seasoned Ubuntu expert could help me ...
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Automatically reconnect to more preferred WLAN network if it becomes available

Assume this situation: 3 WLAN networks (with WPA) to which my notebook connects automatically. Those are: network_work (fixnet WLAN accesspoint) network_home (fixnet WLAN accesspoint) network_mobile ...
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Can't connect to configure CUPS through web interface

I'm trying to connect an old HP LaserJet 1000 printer on a new Windows machine. The printer hasn't had any new drivers since XP. I found a solution online with this recommendation but I'm getting ...
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Problems in using Virtual Box [duplicate]

I want to install itunes on my Ubuntu so I decided to install virtual box on it. I have installed the virtual box, but when I open that and insert the windows 7 CD, it does not recognize that and does ...
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Installing guest additions for Ubuntu running in VirtualBox on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu in Virtual Box that runs on Ubuntu. How can I install the guest additions? From my experience with Virtual Box I know that after installing guest additions I will be able to run ...
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How to start a Virtualbox machine via command line (without GUI)?

I know that this is possible, but don't know how... I am just trying to start a virtualbox VM called ubuservloc from the command line, but without success.
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/usr folder permissions being changed to 8070 9999 breaking virtualbox [closed]

Recently whilst running Ubuntu 13.10, I picked up a problem with virtualbox permission errors. The errors were "Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_OWNER_NOT_ROOT)." Eventually tracked this down to ...
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I need a step-by-step guide to navigating directories in Terminal [duplicate]

I am a Linux/Ubuntu Noob and I have Saucy Salamander. Lately I installed the Android tablet emulator for Ubuntu using VirtualBox from the software center. I followed all the steps listed here but when ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu 12.04 LTS guest cannot shutdown

I have a virtualbox guest running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The host is also an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Virtualbox running is version 4.3.10 When I'm running in the guest and click on the shutdown button, nothing ...
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How to uninstall or remove reddit script?

I was experimenting and I downloaded and installed (i guess) the reddit install script. After that I saw that it was advised to do it in a Virtualbox. so, I want to remove it. How can I do it? Has ...
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Newly compiled kernel not booting up (vanilla kernel 3.12.14)

I downloaded, configured and installed kernel downloaded from kernel.org. While booting up this new kernel for the first time, this error screen shows which is pointing towards a missing or wrongly ...
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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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Window list issue on 12.04 Gnome Classic in VirtualBox

I have 12.04 installed on a VirtualBox machine. I'm not huge fan of Unity, so I've opted for Gnome Classic as my desktop. One of the big advantages of classic gnome is that you can add a "Window List" ...
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Virtualbox extendable hard drive [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on Virtualbox (host machine win7). I chose Ubuntu 13.10 because I wanted to install Qt5 on it. I use an extendable hard drive, but for some reason, when I install something ...
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How to enable Altera USB-blaster connection after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04?

I upgraded to ubuntu 12.04 lts and now I get this problem using Quartus II that worked before the upgrade. $ jtagconfig /opt/altera/10.0/quartus/bin/jtagd: 52: /opt/altera/10.0/quartus/bin/jtagd: ...
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VirtualBox - Failed to open a session for the virtual machine. No error info

I'm trying to start an Ubuntu 13.10 virtual machine from a saved state. This works correctly if I restart the virtual machine a few moments after stopping, but not if I start it a few minutes later. I ...
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Change permissions of a folder in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I created a shared folder in Ubuntu which is located in Virtualbox. When I open that folder I am getting this error line: You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of ...
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installing node.js in VM with proxy

I am running Windows on a network that has a corporate authenticating proxy (NTLM). I have setup CNTLM and verified that it works fine with Windows. I am using VirtualBox and have installed Ubuntu ...
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How do I download VirtualBox on Lubuntu 13.10?

I want to download Oracle's VirtualBox on my Lubuntu machine. They don't have any downloads for Lubuntu on their website. So how do I download it on Lubuntu?
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Two Cursors Unbuntu 12.0 on VirtualBox

I have two cursors showing on my machine. I have two monitors on my system and for some reason when I also have a two cursors. The second cursor's vertical position always mimics the first cursor, ...
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Virtual box not running - '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' issue

Before asking i have checked Virtualbox Kernel driver not installed and VirtualBox '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' issue, i have exactly same issue and have reinstalled VB also, output of running ...
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Support touchscreen with VirtualBox 4.3.6

I'm using VirtualBox 4.3.6 from the trusty contrib packages. This version supposedly supports touchscreens, however touching the screen in a Windows 8.1 guest will only bring the fullscreen VM all the ...
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Transfer files from virtualbox ubuntu server /var/www to local ubuntu

I have a Ubuntu virtualbox installed Ubuntu Server. My local machine has Ubuntu 12.04 OS. I need to copy files from the /var/www in the virtualbox Ubuntu Server in to my local machine. (My network ...
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VMLite Guest Addition Error

I tried to install the guest addition of VMLite based on Virtual Box on a x86 Ubuntu 12.04.4. I used a Guest Addition ISO Image for VirtualBox 3.2.6. Of course I am just a Windows user and don't know ...
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Connect to Teamviewer inside a VM

here is my scenario; I installed a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32bit as a virtual machine using Virtualbox. installed latest updates and guest additions Install TeamViewer (official, latest .deb file from ...
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OpenGL (2.1 or greater) on Oracle VirtualBox?

I need to run the Corona SDK, but I'm running Ubuntu (13.10), so I installed the W8 as guest on the VirtualBox. I am struggling to make it work, because the Corona SDK states the following when I run ...
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target 'php5-mysql' is not a directory error

I'm trying to get LAMP up and running in VirtualBox for an assignment I have. I've installed Ubuntu and then Apache 2 and PHP 5. I'm using the instructions found here: ...
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Remote desktop to window 7 and its VM (Is it possible)

I have a question related to remote desktop from windows 7 to a ubuntu server Computer 1: Windows 7 installed + ubuntu server installed inside a virtual box Computer 2: Windows 7 What I want to ...
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Virtual box 4.3 error not support 64 bit?

I'm using oracle virtual box 4.3.10 (64bit) and ubuntu 12.04 64bit ut in the VM it only shows 32 bit versions.how can i fix this? I have tried some options but failed. Please help me out
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Securityproblem when running Win XP on Virtual Box/Ubuntu after april 8.? [closed]

Is there a securityproblem if I run my WinXP on Virtual Box in Ubuntu after april 8.? I have configure my guestcomputer to communicate with my main computer via shared folders.
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Oracle VM issue + Ubuntu is not starting [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu and I have this Virtual Machine issue when installing Ubuntu.I have done a huge search to overcome this but I failed.So please help me out. I'm using Oracle VM (Virtual Box) 4.2.14 ...
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Virtualbox hangs when shutting down after having installed guest editions

I have had a few Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VMs running on my windows 7 host and it's been great. I just recently added the guest additions to one of the Ubuntu guests on virtual box and now every time I try to ...
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How to properly create a virtual machine for Windows?

Hello my problem is the following : i want to get to use Ubuntu but yet i need Windows for my studies (for like Visual Studio and other stuff does work only under Windows ) so i was thinking of making ...
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Extra mouse buttons not working in virtualization (VMware/VirtualBox, ubuntu host)

I'm trying to run VMware Workstation and/or VirtualBox on Ubuntu. The virtual machines are working perfectly in both applications, except for the extra mouse buttons (forward/backward). In Ubuntu the ...
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12.04 Server Multiple IP Addresses with Multiple Interfaces

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 Server on VirtualBox. I'm trying to setup two interfaces with static IP addresses. If I only attach one network interface then eth0 works fine, but once I attach my second ...
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Can not install software from ubuntu software center [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install software from the ubuntu software center, it gives me the following error after I enter my password: Package operation failed The installation or removal of a software ...
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Window chrome disappears and reappears causing jumpy windows

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 in VirtualBox. The host machine is running Windows 7 with an ATI Radeon HD 5570 video card, 12 GB of memory, 2 quad core i7 CPUs. I've given the virtual machine 4GB of memory, ...
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Cannot access Horizon Dashboard after log out

I have installed OpenStack on Ubuntu 12.04 Server on Virtual Box following the tutorial from here Everything was set up well and I was also able to access Horizon Dashboard. But when I power off VM ...
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VirtualBox - show mouse

How do you show the mouse in virtual box (I am emulating a mobile device, it doesn't show the mouse which makes it difficult to use)
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Why won't VirtualBox work? [duplicate]

I want to run VirtualBox so that I can use Windows Vista, but this is what pops up when I start it. Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is ...
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Unable to connect to Virtual Machine

I have followed the tutorial from here to install OpenStack in Ubuntu which is a guest OS on Windows 8 using Virtual Box But when I try to Open Openstack Dashboard in browser from URL ...
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Vagrant fails to load because grub2 waits for kernel selection after ungraceful shutdown

I have a Vagrant box with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Sometimes after forcing a shutdown (e.g. because the machine became unresponsive) the vagrant box fails to boot the next time. $ vagrant up Bringing ...
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Windows XP VM or Windows 7 VM?

I've got an HP laptop with 750 GB ROM,4 GB RAM,a dual-core processor with 2.4 GHz and it's running Ubuntu 12.04. I want to use VirtualBox to make a Windows XP/7 Virtual Machine,but I don't know which ...
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Typing '#' with a Mac UK Keyboard (Ubuntu on VirtualBox)?

I can't type the '#' character in Ubuntu running under VirtualBox. The host is a MBP with UK Internacional Keyboard. In Ubuntu, I use the English (UK, Macintosh internacional) layout. Instead of '#', ...
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VBoxManage not finding VMs after upgrading Ubuntu

For the first time ever I got an Ubuntu (12.04) "internal error " that hung up my computer and halted the VMs I run in VirtualBox. It had been a while (maybe 6 months) since I upgraded my system ...