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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Error in virtualbox ubuntu whilst attempting to fix screen resolution

When I try to fix my screen resolution using techniques listed here get an error: E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock – open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock ...
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How to boot from a live USB stick in a virtual machine

I've got a USB stick loaded with a live installation of Ubuntu for testing purposes. When I want to use it, I generally reboot to boot into the live USB installation. I'd like to know what the best ...
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install ubuntu core tar.gz format in virtual box

I've been trying to install ubuntu core in virtual box but haven't been able to make any progress so far. I've googled everything I can and failed to find an Answer before I finally decided to ask. ...
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Installing Window 8.1 in VirtualBox

How do I install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox? VirtualBox keeps giving me this error: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine mywindow. VT-x is disabled in the BIOS. ...
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How do I reduce the size of a Ubuntu Virtual Image in Virtual Box?

I've read in another post (How do I increase the hard disk size of the virtual machine?) that to change the size of a Virtual Disk Image(.vdi) one can use the following command: VBoxManage modifyhd ...
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MATLAB R2015a won't start on 14.04

I recently downloaded MATLAB R2015a on my ubuntu 14.04 virtualbox. When I try to run it, I get the blue matlab logo screen and the following error in terminal: libGL error: unable to load driver: ...
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Virtual machine created from dual boot

I have a dual boot laptop with windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04. Want to create a virtual machine of existing windows8.1 and use this VM in Ubuntu/ Virtualbox of the same physical machine. Created the ...
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Can't install Virtualbox alongside with Ubuntu software center?

When I install Virtual Box (lastest version from official site), it's OK but the Ubuntu Software Center was removed by itself. and when I install Ubuntu Software Center by using this method sudo ...
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VirtualBox hangs machine in vivid

I have a setup with 5-6 virtual machines in vivid. Running the latest version of virtualbox and the kernel (it appears a number of previous version also show the same problem). When I start some ...
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Ubuntu will not load fully in Virtualbox 4.3.28

i've tried to load the latest version of Ubuntu onto VB 4.3.28 i am able to log into my virtual system but after logon the screen goes blank? just the wallpaper shows up and i am looped back to my ...
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“Localhost” and “127.0.0.1” come back with server error but Apache “it works!” page displays on another ip

I am so new to all this, so please be gentle with me. I am running Ubuntu server on a Virtualbox on a Windows 8 machine so I can install Omeka and build content prior to finding a hosted solution. I ...
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No usb devices connected option after upgrading virtualbox version

I was able to use usb in all vm but after upgrading virtualbox version, it shows no usb devices connected. I have also installed virtualbox extention pack and added user in vboxuser group. Nothing is ...
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pakage installed but ubuntu still not recognized

i create new virtual machine ubuntu 14 desktop. i have an issue with display. i'm trying to install xserver-xorg-core package. but ubuntu give unmet depndenices. however when i tried to install this ...
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Resolution problems on 14.04- will not install guest additions

I started using a Ubuntu from Virtual Box today because I was interested in Linux (I am not that good in coding, however) and found the design to be appealing. People say to install 'guest ...
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Can't fix the resolution on virtualbox using guest additions

I started using Ubuntu not to long ago because I wanted to give it a try. Soon I got annoyed by the low resolution on virtualbox. I was told to install 3 packages using the following terminal script: ...
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Maximum RAM for my Ubuntu and laptop? [duplicate]

My laptop is Thinkpad T400, and running 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04. I wonder if there is no limit of the RAM size that I can use in my laptop? Now I am running Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox, which takes 2GB ...
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I cant install kali to virtual box using Ubuntu as host. I get this error: [closed]

This is the error I get: Failed to open the optical disk file /home/dan/Downloads/kali-linux-1.1.0a-amd64.iso. Could not get the storage format of the medium ...
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error installing kubuntu 14.04.1 desktop-amd64 on vbox

Trying to create a virtual machine using this downloaded 'kubuntu-14.04.1-desktopamd64.iso' virtual disk image. However when I go to 'Install Kubuntu'. I get the following error: Installer ...
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Canon 120 LiDE Scanner VirtualBox Windows 7

I recently purchased a Canon 120 LiDE Scanner that does not work with Ubuntu 14.04. I was wondering if it is possible to use the scanner via a Windows 7 x64 VirtualBox even though the scanner is not ...
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Ubuntu virtual machine to act as development server in Windows

I have a windows machine with two monitors and I am looking to get a development server running through virtualbox (LAMP stack with symfony framework/PHPStorm) so that I can: Edit code out on the ...
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Access the shared folder from ubuntu while using through virtual box

I am trying to access some of the files from C drive. So, in the virtual box on Settings >> Shared Folders, I have added the path of the folders but I cannot access the files inside ubuntu. It seems ...
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Ubuntu Virtualbox - ping works but not wget or browser

I can use nslookup, dig, and ping successfully in my Ubuntu VM from VirtualBox, but I cannot use the browser or wget. I get a generic "Unable to Connect" message when I use the browser, and wget ...
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Error Installling an OS in Virtual Box in Ubuntu [duplicate]

While I am trying to install Kali-Linux on Virtual Box in Ubuntu I am getting this error. Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Kali-Linux-1.1.0. VT-x is disabled in the BIOS. ...
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VirtualBox traps CTRL-ALT when focused, interferes with workspace switching

Setup: I have VirtualBox running, my guest OS is Windows 7. I also have multiple Ubuntu workspaces which I navigate with CTRL+ALT+Arrow keys. The problem is that when the virtual machine window gets ...
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How do I fix a vboxdrv setup failure in VirtualBox in dell inspiron 1440?

I use dell inspiron 1440.I am trying to install Virtual box but got some errors. To install virtualbox I downloaded one file i.e. "virtualbox-4.3_4.3.28-100309~Ubuntu~raring_amd64.deb" and used below ...
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Start VirtualBox VM before login (at reboot)

I want my VM to start at reboot and before login. I put this script in rc.local file to be executed before login and start my VirtualBox VM: sudo -H -u myuser /usr/bin/VBoxManage startvm "MyOS" If ...
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When I start my Windows 7 x86 os from virtualbox, i am able to install my Dongle's software but cannot connect since it is not detected

my dongle's name is Idea Net Setter 3G. It is detected for software install but in the software it does not show network and does not connect. I had a look in the device manager and it has some driver ...
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Unable to setup a pxe server on Ubuntu VM (Virtual Box)

I am bit new to this and trying to setup PXE server on Ubuntu 14.04 VM using Virtual Box 4.3. For this I have followed following link for my installation. PXE Boot Server Installation Steps in Ubuntu ...
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How do I update a program installed from a manually-downloaded deb package?

I would like to update VirtualBox on my 32 bit Ubuntu 15.04 machine from 4.3.26 to 4.3.28, using a Debian package I manually downloaded from here. But simply double-clicking the package opens up the ...
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error apt-get update && upgrade 14.04 LTS attached photos [duplicate]

I get these errors when I run sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade W: Failed to fetch http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-updates/main/binary-amd64/Packages Hash Sum ...
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Which emulator I can use for Install Ubuntu phone and Android dual boot virtually?

I do not have any smartphone. But I want to use and test Ubuntu Phone virtually. And also in that virtual device I want try to install triple boot system. That means I want emulator in which I can ...
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Automount All USBs in Virtualbox

I want to have a way to have Ubuntu boot automatically into a VirtualBox VM. I have figured that out, however it does not automount a USB drive. I have tried using udev (automount usb in ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Does etckeeper disrupt installations from Software Center

In the Software Center I searched for VirtualBox, found it and hit "Install". The installation ended with a Pop-up reading Package operation failed The installation or removal of a software ...
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How can I get 1280x720 resolution support in virtualbox

I would like to know how to add support for 1280x720 resolution in virtual-box with out using Vboxmanage. Is there any way I can patch the virtual-box VESA BIOS at start-up so that it supports this ...
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Why Genymotion Android Emulator is not Installed in physical Ubuntu system?

Genymotion is a new Android Emulator that could be only used from inside a VirtualBox running Ubuntu. Why I can't just use it in my native physical Ubuntu system? I know how to install it, I ...
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Ubuntu freezes all the time - already checked other posts

I've already read many posts with similar problems and have tried a few things, but couldn't get rid of this issue... I have the common problem of my Ubuntu freezing all the time. Everytime I try to ...
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virtualization and security vis PCI DSS security

I have a couple questions about the effect of virtualization and the security of both the host and guest systems. The OS on both is Ubuntu server 14.04. I opted for use of Oracle's Virtualbox. I ...
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Icecast on virtualbox ubuntu through router

I'm using icecast2 server on my virtual ubuntu machine and i want it to become available to connect by entering myIP:port, but i have router. I made port forwarding settings on my router to connect to ...
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Ubuntu not shutting down with vagrant VM running

When I start a vagrant box on the console, and then when I shutdown the Laptop it hangs during waiting for the virtualbox to shutdown. last time I got my notebook nearly burnt, because I had to leave ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS can not login GUI when it updated some packages

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in VirtualBox VM, yesterday work with it, I noticed a dialog that said I need a restart to complete some upgrade work (forgot the full sentence), then I clicked ...
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Can't boot ubuntu 14.04 on virtual machine

I have been using Ubuntu on Windows 7 through an Oracle VM VirtualBox. A few days ago, my password started to be asked in order to login on graphical mode (before, my password was never asked and I ...
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ubuntu 14.04 virtualbox ctrl and alt keys on a MacBook Pro keyboard?

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro and I installed VirtualBox 4.3.28 for OS X hosts x86/amd64. I then installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 and the Virtualbox extensions. I want to use the Ctrl and Alt keys in a similar ...
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Question with connecting to Docker container on virtualized Ubuntu server

As a web designer I have been using VirtualBox to set up temporary work servers for my projects. Lately I've been trying to reduce the number of virtual machines on my laptop(due to limitations of ...
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I want to upgrade VirtualBox 4.3.10 to the latest version 4.3.28 so i can install the extention pack to enable USB 2 support

Do I need to first remove Vbox 4.3.10 and then purge and then get the latest 4.3.28 deb from Oracle? I am running 14.04
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How can I migrate a ubuntu virtual machine which is hosted on windows Vbox to dual boot ubuntu and windows

okay, so if the title of this question does not clarify my question, here is the explanation I have a laptop with windows 8.1 and I'm running ubuntu as a virtual machine on it using VirtualBox, and I ...
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Unable to add program to startup list

I want to add the MEGA sync program to my Ubuntu 12.04 startup list. The download package for MEGA includes an executable which starts the program when opened. Either by finding it with the gui or ...
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Virtual box crashes with undefined symbol

When executing Virtual Box through GUI doesn't pop up anything using terminal it crashed with error: root@mayur-laptop:/home/mayur/Documents/MyOs# virtualbox VirtualBox: ...
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Even after removing vlan entry in /etc/network interfaces file, ifconfig is showing the intreface

I had set up a vlan in interfaces file. Later on, even after removing the entries and restarting network, the ifconfig command is displaying that interface. Even ifdown isnt taking it down. Ifdown ...
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ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS installation error in Oracle Vitualbox

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS version in Oracle Virtual box, but after installing I am getting a error like memory cannot be read and the process is getting aborted
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Is Ubuntu still installing I'm not sure using VirtualBox

I'm using VirtualBox and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 32 bit and after I get past the part of clicking installing and the message saying it will use the following partitions to install and I hit ...