VirtualBox is a platform independent open source virtualization software available for Linux, Solaris, OS X, 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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Using a Physical Hard Drive Pariition as a VirtualBox VM and as a Bootable Partition

Is it possible to install Ubuntu OS with VirtualBox using physical Hard Drive Partition and then make it bootable? What I want is the Ubuntu OS that I've installed in VirtualBox can be accessed and ...
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VirtualBox networking can be enabled only via recovery mode

I've installed ubuntu server with minimal system without network connection (disable network adapter) in VirtualBox, because my connection is so slow and it's take forever to install with network ...
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Midori can't access internet through company proxy [closed]

I'm using Midori on a Windows7 PC and on a Virtual Box, I use Linux Mint behind a company proxy. I entered the same proxy URL in the network settings as it is in Firefox (which can access Internet ...
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Unit hang on Ubuntu 14 as guest on Virtualbox on OS X Host

I'm using ubuntu as virtual machine for development using VirtualBox on an OS X host machine, every while the guest machine (Ubuntu) freezes and display strange errors (on the following images).
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Using 32 cores for win7 enterprise guest causes huge slowdown

Using a large machine (4 E7-4860, 80 cores, 1TB memory), running ubuntu 14.04; virtual box 4.3.20 installed. Guest is win7 enterprise, allocated 16 cpus, 16GB ram and 256MB video ram; about 34GB free ...
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Problem with screen resolution on virtual box ubuntu14.04

I have got problem with screen resolution. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.01 on virtual box and try to change screen resolution to FullHD. Right now I have got something like ~1330x680. How can I ...
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Remote Access to Ubuntu (as guest OS) from Linux Mint (as host OS) in VirtualBox with ssh

I'm trying to access remotely to Ubuntu virtual OS from the host OS which in this case is linux Mint. My Ubuntu version has no GUI, just a terminal interface. And change the network setting in ...
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Unable to insert the virtual optical disk in Virutal box Ubuntu [closed]

Any suggestion(s) to fix this error? Unable to insert the virtual optical disk /Applications/VirtualBox.app/Contents/MacOS/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso into the machine UbuntuVM. Would you like to try to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 starting without (defect) GUI in Virtual Box

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running on a VM in Virtual Box and it has been working perfectly for a while. Guest-additions were installed. Now after signing in, all GUI-elements disappear and I only have the ...
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Ubuntu goes black after upgrading (using VirtualBox)

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 within Oracle VirtualBox 4.3. I saw a notification to upgrade some package which I couldn't remember, to be honest. After upgrading process, I was asked to reboot, then ...
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how to install kali linux in virtualbox in Ubuntu 14.04 ?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS . I'm facing problem while installing Kali Linux 64-bit in Virtualbox . When I tried to install Kali ,the virtualbox shows me the below message in the screenshot i have ...
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“Vagrant Up” error

I entered "vagrant up" in the terminal and got this: /opt/vagrant/bin/../embedded/gems/gems/vagrant-1.7.1/lib/vagrant/pre-rubygems.rb:31: warning: Insecure world writable dir /usr/local/sbin in PATH, ...
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Connect my computer with ubuntu server

I'm trying to connect my windows PC with an Ubuntu server that runs in the same PC but in VirtualBox. I'm working with node.js, so if I press some button in my app in windows, some command will be ...
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How to run xp using virtualbox in Zoring OS 9? [closed]

Tried (unsucessfuly) to run Windows XP in virtualbox on Zorin OS 9. Seems to have xp as predeterminated, because I only had to select 32 or 64 bits (btw choose 32 bits) and put a name. My concern is I ...
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Vagrant/VirtualBox - how to run GUI program from within VM

I successfully instead VirtualBox and Vagrant and have a trusty32 Ubuntu instance running inside a VirtualBox VM on my Windows 7 machine. However, now I am at a conceptual roadblock whereby I don't ...
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Losing connection with static IP

Couple things. First, I'm relatively new to linux in general. Second, I've done my best to scour google, youtube and other places for help on this first before coming here for help. I appreciate ...
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Vagrant with VirtualBox - login/password mystery

I am using Vagrant which creates an Ubuntu virtual machine on Windows. I can use that vm with Oracle's VirtualBox. However, now I am confused about why it's asking for a login/password. Does anyone ...
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DISPLAY variable blank. 12.04.5 LTS on virtualbox

I've researched some for an answer to what seems a common question but I still need more help. I am a complete newbie. I installed ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS on Oracle Virtualbox 64bit set up for ubuntu. ...
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VirtualBox gives “FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted” error

I have VirtualBox on Ubuntu 14.10 and some programs don't work on Wine, so I wanted to use a Windows XP SP3 ISO (for basic programs) and it gives me the error "FATAL: No bootable medium found! System ...
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Any guide to run Nginx alognside Apache2 on Ubuntu 12.04 Server (VirtualBox)?

Is there any guide/tutorial/links for running Nginx alongside Apache2. If yes please provide the same ASAP. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 server on Virtual Box. I had already installed & working ...
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How to copy & paste from Windows 7 host machine to Ubuntu 12.04 terminal virtual box ??

I am running VirtualBox on my Windows 7 laptop, running an Ubuntu 12.04 Server as guest machine. I would like to copy some commands (which are too long to write on terminal) from Windows 7 (host ...
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ping is working but update is not working on virtualbox guest

I have Ubuntu server 14.04.1 installed in VirtualBox. When the network adapter is set to bridged adapter I can ping google.com but apt-get update hangs on 0% [Connecting to us.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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About Virtual Machine, Windows7, and a secure workflow

first, pardon my english as it is not my native language Here is my question : I run a PC with a dual boot with Windows7 (running mainly Adobe After Effects, Cinema4D and a bit of Adobe Premiere, ...
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Emulation in Ubuntu

I am wondering if I can emulate Ubuntu on Windows through VirtualBox, then emulate Windows on Ubuntu through VirtualBox. My system specifications: Processor: AMD Turion x2 2.3 Ghz Memory: 2 Gb RAM ...
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Test Apache2 default page on windows 7 browser (Virtual Box)

Successfully installed apache2 on Ubuntu 12.04 server (Virtual Box). I'm having windows 7 as host machine & want to access apache default page on windows browser How to access/test apache2 on ...
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Error while installing VirtualBox-guest-additions?

Windows 7 as host machine and Ubuntu 12.04 server as guest (Virtual Box) Got this error while installing VirtualBox-guest-additions The gcc utility was not found.If the following module compilation ...
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Process to install Virtual Box Guest Additions Virtual Box [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 Server (guest machine) on VirtualBox having Windows 7 as host machine. Could you please tell me the whole process to install Virtual Box Guest Additions or provide me with ...
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How to access the shared folder in Virtual Box?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 Server (guest machine) on VirtualBox having Windows 7 as host machine. I make a "Server12.04" named folder on my Host machine desktop & shared the same in Virtual Box ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu internet connection problem on Chrome ERR_ADDRESS_UNREACHABLE

I am a beginner Ubuntu user, I use it via VirtualBox. I was eligible to connect internet yesterday, but today I can't access most of the sites. For example I can search something in Google, but I ...
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3 Errors Running Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 in Virtualbox 4.3.20

I've been trying to successfully run Ubuntu 14.10 in Virtualbox, but I've not been able to do so due to some 3 errors I am receiving when doing so. Error 1: Error 2: Error 3: At first when ...
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What are the different types of directories do we have?

I wanted to know the difference between root and home directories. How do I reallocate some more space to for faster functioning of the Virtualbox, the other OS that I have is Windows XP ? Thank you!
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add'l quesion to Installing Ubuntu Into a Virtual Machine. [duplicate]

I have followed all of the proceedures listed in the aforementiond answers to this question with some success. Only, Everytime I boot up the VM, it asks me to either Try Ubuntu or Install it. Why can ...
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Facing some problems with Ubuntu, Need your suggestion?

These are some of the problems I am facing after I have installed Ubuntu: My Ubuntu display often gets blurred? I have installed Virtualbox and it runs very slowly? If it is because of the low memory ...
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fstab not mounting

I am trying to change the default mount point virtualbox uses in my Ubuntu VM. With the virtualbox settings, I have this in my shared folders settings: My actual username replaces 'username' in the ...
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'Remix' Live CD won't boot. Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init

So I'm creating a Ubuntu Remix CD based on this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomizationFromScratch I'm pretty sure I've followed all of the tasks listed there. I move the test ...
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Failed in fetching updates/upgrade (Virtual Box)?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 Server (guest machine) on VirtualBox having Windows 7 as host machine. I tried to get updates through sudo apt-get update command but i end-up with the following error codes ...
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openstack icehouse 14.04 fatal error

hello everyone i fallowed the steps from the below site to install openstack icehouse single node http://ubuntu-cloud-installer.readthedocs.org/en/latest/single-installer.guide.html i am getting a ...
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Can't mount my external USB hard drive to my Ubuntu 14.04 guest in Virtualbox

I have a feeling it may have something to do with what type of USB i'm using. If i plug in a USB 2.0 device(like my flash drive), it will be recognized. But if I plug in a USB 3.0 device, it will no ...
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14.04 Ubuntu loads an empty desktop after recent apt-get upgrade

I run Ubunutu 14.04 on a VirtualBox (Version 4.3.20), on a Windows 8.1 host machine, with an NVIDIA GTX-660M graphics card. I did a recent upgrade on Ubuntu and after I restarted, I could login ...
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Migrating from Windows 2000 (Server) to Ubuntu 14.10 (Server)

I'm BRAND SPANKING new to Linux. I'd really appreciate any help I can get with this. I've been tasked to upgrade a dying Windows 2000 box that acts as a file and print server. Sounds easy, right? ...
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Change mount point of virtualbox shared folder

I have a shared folder set up between virtualbox and my windows 7 host machine. I have a test.txt file that I created in Windows and it shows up appropriately in my Ubuntu VM. Virtualbox mounts the ...
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“ERROR MESSAGE: Requires installation of untrusted packages” [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox 4.3.20. I keep getting the error message shown in the title when I try to download anything in the Software Center. I tried changing servers in "Software and ...
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How can I stop gedit crashing when using save as?

I keep encountering a problem when trying to use the Save As functionality in gedit when I am running a model that keeps creating files in the directory I am looking at. I have opened a file and ...
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Cannot mount guest additions with virtualbox

I am having the same problem as this: Unable to mount VirtualBox Guest Additions as a guest (Win7 host) Choosing Insert guest additions CD image... from the devices tab on my virtual machine window ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 amd black screen in VirtualBox

I have a problem with my VM on my work computer. I had it in VirtualBox 4.3.16 on Windows 7 64-bit host, running Ubuntu as a guest. It was working fine, just a bit slow because my computer had limited ...
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Aptana stopped working

I have been using Aptana Studio since last two-three weeks for python and erlang development. Yesterday, Aptana notified me about the erlide updates and I installed it and then there was a aptana ...
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ubuntu guest network issue

On my Mac host, in Virtualbox->Settings->Network, I chose Bridged Adapter and en1 Wi-Fi (Airport) interface, check marked Cable Connected. On the ubuntu guest, eth0 is assigned ip address in the same ...
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Installing Ubuntu14.01 on virtualbox Erase disk?

I'm currently running windows8.1 and wish to install Ubuntu14.01 on VirtualBox. Upon the "Installation type" screen it gives me the option to: 1) Erase disk and install Ubuntu [Warning: this will ...
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After updates in 14.04 boots to black screen

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a VirtualBox and I've done updates to the Ubuntu install today. After a reboot I get a black screen after login. I have another VBox of 14.04 without any updates and it works ...
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VirtualBox installation in Ubuntu 14.04, throws an input output error

I am trying to install VirtualBox and I keep getting this error message in XTERM (and the Ubuntu Software Center) when I do sudo apt-get install VirtualBox: dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, ...