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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Is there another place to host/machine name?

I have a cloned VirtualBox machine that I've asked to clear MAC address after cloning. The machine name was changed from "node01" to "new-host-7.home" and I changed to "node02" by using conventional ...
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Restarted Ubuntu in VirtualBox and was dropped to a CLI. What do I do?

I have used Ubuntu for the last few days (due to some lag when trying to use Pygame), but restarted it just recently, increased the RAM from 1GB to 2GB, and increased the VRAM(?) ever so slightly. ...
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How to Assign an I.P. address to a Virtualbox Appliance?

How do I configure a VirtualBox appliance to have its own I.P. address when running on a host Ubuntu machine? I've tried following the solution for this question but am not having any luck: Getting ...
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screen size - resolution in ubuntu 14.04

screenshot of the working ubuntu OS, cut in the half and cannot move to right or left Hello to all, I am a newbie here, actually this is my very first question on this platform. I tried ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 + VirtualBox w/ guest OS Windows 10, unable to connect USB Device (iPhone) to iTunes in guest OS

I'm running VirtualBox on Ubuntu 15.10. The guest OS is Windows 10, and I'm trying to sync my iPhone with iTunes on the guest OS. VirtualBox can't find any devices. I have already installed guest ...
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How do I cd to CDROM directory

How do I cd to into the inner cdrom (VBOXADDITIONS) directory?
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NVIDIA GTX 960M not working

I have Lenovo Y700 with Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M and Ubuntu 15.10 running in VirtualBox. I can't get my graphical card working under Linux. I have installed: nvidia-361 nvidia-opencl-icd-361 ...
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Ubuntu Guest doesn't detect Bluetooth Adapter

My Ubuntu Guest VM isn't able to detect or turn on the Bluetooth adapter. My host is Windows 8.1 Surface Pro 3 with a Bluetooth adapter. I have enabled my USB's in VirtualBox (see image below). The ...
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installing KVM on my guest OS lubuntu

I'm working on installation of KVM on my guest OS which is lubuntu 14.04 LTS. My host OS is CentOS 6.6. My machine hardware specifications are: Intel CPU CORE i5, 6 GB RAM and no graphical card. ...
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How to share folders between host (Mac OS) and guest (ubuntu) os with VirtualBox? [duplicate]

Actually there are many similar posts for my question. I followed one tutorial but I failed, basically I have done the following: Installing Guest Additions From the tool bar of VirtualBox selecting ...
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Can't log into Ubuntu 15.10 under virtual box

I have a fairly new Lenovo laptop running Windows 10 Pro. I just installed VirtualBox and then installed the Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit operating system in a virtual machine. It seems to have gone through ...
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how to send files to my VirtualBox Server

The title basically says it, I'm stupid and can't figure out how to send files to my ubuntu server which is run from VB. I'm attempting to install scripts for sinusbot which is being hosted on my VB ...
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Can I create a Ubuntu disc image from inside a VirtualBox?

I'm in the process of moving from Windows to Ubuntu (14.04) for my web/mobile development and realize that I might definitely screw my PC up at some point. Rather than start over from scratch, I would ...
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unable to install GuestAdditions - Ubuntu 14.04 as guest; Windows 8.1 host

I've seen similar postings on this site, but no satisfactory answers/solutions. Please advise. Specs: Ubuntu 14.04 (guest) Windows 8.1 (host) VirtualBox 4.3.6 r91406 VBOXADDITIONS_4.3.6_91460 ...
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12.04 LTS -> 14.04 LTS: An error occurred while restoring previously-installed applications

I'm attempting to upgrade an existing installation of Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS to 14.04.4 LTS in a 5.0.10 VirtualBox VM. After several hours of attempting to get do-release-upgrade to find any new releases ...
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Cant get Virtualbox to work with Genymotion

I'm opening genymotion and get the following error-message: Unable to load VirtualBox engine. Make sure that it is properly installed before starting Genymotion. For more information, ...
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What is wrong with my Ubuntu VM?

I've been working on my first android application using a LAMP server on a VirtualBox VM, but sometimes the IP address changes which makes me have to change all of my php script addresses on my app ...
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Debian Whizy VirtualBox error : Kernel driver not installed [migrated]

Installed virtualbox on wheezy via apt, while I try to lunch my VM a message error appears: The virtual machine 'Windows 7' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1)." ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 loses Network connection but VM is still running fine

I got Ubuntu 14.04 on an Acer Aspire V15 Nitro - Black Edition Notebook. On this mashine I've installed VirtualBox with my old Ubuntu Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS. I made a VM out of my old Laptop installation, ...
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VIrtual network

I want to impliment pfsense to the local network. So before that I have to test it in a virtual environment, say couple of virtual-machines in an Ubuntu host using virtual box and one pf-sense machine ...
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I am trying to install Ubuntu in virualbox and it keeps crashing. Please help

This is screenshot of my settings in virtual box: and this is a screenshot of the crash: This happens happens right after I select install Ubuntu
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Virtualbox VM install console

I have just installed Virtualbox in my system. I have created machine and I have assigned bootable debian .iso to it. But how do I start the VM and how do I install the debian system into it from the ...
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Latency in watching a video on Ubuntu

I'm wondering why there is a latency when I watch a video on Ubuntu 15.10? Ubuntu is a virtual-ised operating system running on Virtual box. Host operating system is Windows 10. The same video on ...
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Problem with sudo apt-get update on Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine

My problem began when I was tried to install the mmtsb (multiscale modelling toolset for structural biology) on an Ubuntu 14.04 Virtual Machine on a Windows Host. I tried giving the ./install.sh ...
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Ubuntu Server running in Virtual Box - Network not connecting to Wifi bridged adapter

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 server on (Windows 10) VirtualBox (Version 5.0.16 r105871 ) by following the steps on here: ...
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How to simulate Ubuntu ARM image on Raspberry Pi with Virtualbox?

How do you run the Ubuntu ARM image in Virtualbox (ultimately managed through Vagrant) for testing a Raspberry Pi configuration? I can find a ton of guides for running various pre-built Raspberry Pi ...
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Really wanting Host Ubuntu to work with Win7 guest in VirtualBox, but it's not working out

I have spent all day solving how to get the Win7 guest to recognize my USB devices, and finally managed it, re-installed VirtualBox 5.0.16, re-installed Win7 into it from my CD, installed the ...
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VirtualBox 5.1 Yosemite Host Ubuntu Guest Drag and drop, copy not working

I have installed Ubuntu 14 64 bit as a guest on my VirtualBox 5.1 on Yosemite Host. I have installed the Ubuntu guestEditions from VB. I know they are installed correctly because all of the view ...
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USB devices not visible in VirtuaBox 5.0.16, even after installing Extension Pack [duplicate]

I edited this to make my question more polite. My VM Box running Win7 on/inside Ubuntu seems to be running smoothly. But it is not recognizing USB external storage devices and not allowing me to copy ...
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Resizing VirtualBox [duplicate]

So, I use a Macbook and I installed VirtualBox and Ubuntu but the window appears very little (a tiny square in the middle of the screen) I followed this question and I installed those extras they ...
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OBS on “Window Capture (X composite)” only shows red screen

When I chose "Window Capture (X composite)" mode on OBS, and select the running Windows 10 VirtualBox, I get a red screen: It works fine with Spotify: I can record the whole screen, but I'd like ...
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Use Wake on lan in KVM?

I use KVM for virtualisation together with Virtual Machines. This works for the most part, but now I am running into an problem. I want to start a VM (which is turned off) with WOL. This does not work ...
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How to remove file with ????? permission [duplicate]

I am not able to delete files/folders as I see some files/folders with permission ??????. How to remove them? Files are sitting in share folder of my Windows/Ubuntu machine drwxrwx--- 1 root vboxsf ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Terminal on virtualbox maintenance

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 terminal server on VirtualBox 5.0.12 (which is installed on Windows 10). I ran out of disk space apparently (although I have 10 GB space) so I read and I understood that I ...
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Can I install the VirtualBox Extension Pack from the Ubuntu repositories?

I have VirtualBox running on several server installations, always without any GUI, administering using the vboxmanage commands. I used to install from the Oracle PPA, but since the end of the two ...
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Non-interactive area overlapping desktop on lubuntu

I'm running Lubuntu on a virtualbox and after certain time, one part of my screen will just lost control and can't interact with anything behind that area. Also, right clicking on that area will show ...
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Ubuntu, Vitrualbox(windows host), Static IP, Rails App on Lan

I am trying to host a rails app on my LAN for the pc's on that network. I am running Windows Host Machine, VitrualBox with Ubuntu, rails, apache2, passenger. What would be the correct configuration ...
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Problems with running Ubuntu on Oracles VirtualBox

I tried to install both Ubuntu 14.04 & 15.10 on my Virtual Box (i think it's 5.0), but neither seems to work. With Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS I'm stuck in a login loop. When I start it, it takes me ...
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apt-get -f install removed nearly everything

In an attempt to install some statistical software (SAS), I attempted to install virtual box while running in Ubuntu 12.04. I was unable to do so and prompted to use apt-get -f install which I did. ...
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How to install “qemu-img” and use it to convert a “qcow2” image to a Virtual Box one?

I have been asked to do some debugging work with gnome-continuous, but as this only comes in qcow2 format for qemu and I do not want to install qemu at this time so this may be slightly problematic, ...
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Playing games on VM?

I have set up a WinXP VM on an Ubuntu host and have assigned 2 gig RAM to the guest. Now I am trying to play a game on the VM. I have enabled 3D acceleration in Virtualbox settings. The specs of the ...
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Using external hard drive with Virtualbox and Ubuntu

I've just started using Ubuntu via Virtualbox and am trying to get either to recognise my external hard drive. I have tried changing the USB settings in VB but a message popped up telling me that I ...
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Internet wifi works, but don'know the name of the device

On my computer I installed windows: through virtualbox I installed ubuntu. I have a network adapter tp-link tl-wdn4800 and internet on ubuntu works perfectly. The only problem is that I can not know ...
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Turn off Keyboard Repeating during install of Ubuntu Server?

I am trying to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox over VPN using Remote Viewer and RDP and a slow internet connection. For whatever reason this setup is causing me to have keys repeated. So for example ...
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NAS virtual machine efficient backups

I am using a desktop computer that is connected to the main network using a 100 mb/s connection. I am using a 50 GB virtual machine as a test computer which is on NAS on the other side of the 100 ...
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VirtualBox graphics problem

On a guest Windows XP SP3 I have installed Visual C# Express 2010 with the XNA Game Studio 4.0. I have created a simple project and started it and XNA thrown the following error: No suitable graphics ...
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How often do scanners work in a Windows Virtual Box under an Ubuntu host?

Please note that I am not asking how to set up this, as there are already excellent answers regarding that on this site. I'm asking how often this generally works: The host is an Ubuntu system (any ...
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Why do my development websites in /var/www not load?

I configured an apache2 server on a virtualbox with ubuntu. This always worked but since yesterday my websites suddenly won't load annymore. I think it has something to do with our new network router ...
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Ubuntu in Virtual Box - Desktop shows in preview but not in actual Virtual Box

Brand new around here. Installed ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit due to system reqs) for VirtualBox. Booted up the desktop, but it's only showing in the preview mode - the actual VirtualBox is a blank purple ...
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VirtualBox crashes (illegal instruction at…)

Recently (within the last week) I've gotten crashes of my Ubuntu 14.04 VirtualBox. It might be associated with use of the clipboard, but I'm not sure about that. I edit in both gedit and QtCreator ...