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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LTSP Server in Ubuntu

I am creating an LTSP server project in which I have Ubuntu 10.04 as the OS. On VirtualBox, I have at least 1 client installed right now and the server itself. I installed the server using a desktop ...
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Installing 14.04 (64bit) and restoring certain config files from 12.04 (32bit)

I currently have a 12.04 LTS (32bit) installed alongside Windows. I've also set-up virtualbox inside my current Ubuntu installation. Well, I know that a simple sudo update-manager -d will get me ...
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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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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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Will Dragon Naturally Speaking work in a Windows 7 VM running in Ubuntu?

About the only Windows app I want is Dragon Naturally Speaking. I know people have had some (partial?) success - at least with older versions running under wine, but I would like to get the full ...
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Can i convert the guest OS to main OS?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my computer and windows XP as guest OS using virtual box. Can i change the main OS to XP without having to format Ubuntu and installing Windows XP?
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0% [Connecting to us.archive.ubuntu.com]

I'm doing a project for College where I have to host a specific piece of software on a Ubnutu server and allow any hosts on the server's network to install the software. When my server's network ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 Desktop hangs during installation in VirtualBox

I checked the list of responses that were suggested and didn't find anything that helps. My problem is that the installation has hung up when performing a "Restoring previously installed packages" ...
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Virtualbox doesn't work with a real partition

So I followed the instructions here. However, when I went to Virtualbox and told it to use the file I got the error Failed to open the hard disk file /home/parth/Win7.vmdk. Permission problem ...
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how to quit sshuttle and get system networking back to normal in VBox

I love sshuttle. My new fav toy. But...when i run from the command line and I use ctl-c to quit....my networking is screwed and I have to restart the VM. Using 12.04 Here is how i start from the ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu 12 stuck on boot screen with logo

I am running Ubuntu 12 on Virtualbox(version 4.2.6) on Mac OS X. I installed the Guest Additions by following the instructions from ...
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How do I make wireless bridged networking work with linux guest in kvm/qemu?

I am running the ubuntu 13.10 cloud image on kvm/qemu. The guest networking works fine operating in NAT mode when on wireless. Wired bridged networking (eth0 + macvtap) works fine as well. When ...
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Permissions won't change

I opened Nautilus as super user to try and edit permissions. I can open the drop menu and change, but they instantly revert back to their original state before I can even click "apply changes." What ...
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How To Configure Multiple Virtual Machines As An Internal Network Via SSH

First of all, I am using Windows 7 as a host. Then I install Ubuntu 12.04 Guest under VirtualBox. Then I get an access to the other four virtual machines (also Ubuntu 12.04 Guest) via ssh by running ...
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How to make Ctrl+Super+left/right work in Virtual Box Ubuntu 12.04?

I use Ubuntu 13.10 as a development machine and found that buttons Ctrl+Super+left/right are quite useful for me. From time to time I'm working on Ubuntu 12.04 installed on Virtual Box and ...
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ubuntu in virtual box in a macbook pro crashed during installation

I have a mac book pro and I need to test ubuntu under virtual machine. I have downloaded both xubuntu 13.10 64bit both ubuntu 12.04 64bit I have downloaded Virtual box, created a new machine (with ...
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Artifacting with VirtualBox 4.3 seamless mode and Windows 8.1 guest

Host OS is Xubuntu 12.10. When I try to run Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox 4.3, I'm getting some artifacting at the top of the screen (the orange is from the background image in the VM): Is there any ...
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SSL certificates issue with Ubuntu 12.04 as guest OS in a Windows7 virtual box behind strict firewall

I have set up an ubuntu guest for Rails development in a Windows7-hosted virtual box. The windows workstation is a behind an extremely strict firewall with often fluctuating rules. The ubuntu host ...
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libOSMesa.so is missing during Mesa installation

I am trying to setup a Virtual Box for doing off-screen rendering with ParaView. I have Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit Server installed in the box. For setting up ParaView and Mesa I have followed the ...
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Error trying to run ubuntu in virtualbox

I have followed directions to install Ubuntu 12.04 on VirtualBox. Trying to start the machine gives me the following error: buffer i/o error on device zram0 .. and Ubuntu does not open. I have ...
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Setting up pxeboot dnsmasq in VirutalBox with Ubuntu 12.04

My dnsmasq.conf interface=eth1 domain=yourdomain.com dhcp-range=192.168.50.100,192.168.50.200 dhcp-boot=pxelinux.0,pxeserver,192.168.50.1 enable-tftp tftp-root=/srv My /etc/interfaces auto lo ...
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Virtualbox VT-x is not available

So I had virtual box working perfectly before I decided to do a complete system wipe recently. Upon re-installing a 64 bit version of Ubuntu 13.04 and running a full upgrade, I attempted to set my ...
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Wrong magic bytes at the start in lib

I was curious to know how this happened and how to correct it? Setting up gstreamer0.10-plugins-good (0.10.31-1ubuntu1.2) ... dpkg: error processing gstreamer0.10-plugins-good (--configure): ...
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importing a virtual machine inside another virtual machine

I have a hadoop cluster of VMs hosted on VirtualBox. The VMs are all ubuntu, and the host system is windows 7. How can I import all of these VMs into 1 ubuntu vm?
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Unable to write to virtual drive placed on different drive in the same hardisk using VirtualBox

So here is the condition, my initial condition is as same as this thread. But the problem is, I have following the same procedure and it just does not work. The virtual machine failed to write to its ...
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Can't change keyboard layout on a VirtualBox

I installed a Django stack from bitnami on VirtualBox, and ran it. Unfortunately, my keyboard is a french AZERTY, but the Ubuntu 13.04 inside this little box doesn't seem to realize that. I found ...
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Problems installing AWUS036H on Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox

I'm trying to get my Alfa AWUS036H wireless card to work inside my VirtualBox, the drivers installed fine, and Ubuntu sees the USB wireless card but I can't get it to connect: Here's my kernel ...
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Auto-configure network in UBuntu

While trying to set up NAT to work with Host-only adapter, I've messed up the network config in Ubuntu Mini, and now it boots without network :( Do you know can I make Ubuntu auto-configure itself ...
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Show Applications Problem

After some difficulty I've got Ubuntu-Gnome 13.04 32 bit installed in VirtualBox on Windows7 Professional. When I click on Show Applications all I get is a list of topics on RHS of screen. It did work ...
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Error while adding iso in VirtualBox on Ubuntu 13.04

While adding an ISO file to a newly created virtual machine in VirtualBox 4.2.10, the program just stops working, but when I open it again and go again to add the ISO, it's adding OK. When I made ...
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Bridge networking is not working in virtual box 4.2.8 with ubuntu 12.04 host and ubuntu 11.10 guest

Very good article but there is a problem for me. I am using virtual box 4.2.8 with ubuntu 12.04 host and ubuntu 11.10 guest. I am unable to setup bridge networking beetween host and guest. here i am ...
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exposing touchpad drivers via virtualbox?

My laptop has a multitouch enabled touchpad which works semi-decently when I try an Ubuntu LiveCD on it, but the Windows 7 drivers don't seem to expose such functionality on Windows. I actually tried ...
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How do I prevent Ubuntu 12.04 from locking, when using Win7 in VirtualBox?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 plus Windows 7 from VirtualBox. The thing is that, when I am in Windows "too long" (longer than the time after which Ubuntu normally locks), Ubuntu locks. It's not expected, because ...
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Managing windows virtual machines remotely

I have a very abstract and possibly naive question, nevertheless I am putting it up - I want to develop a Ubuntu lab in an institute, using a client server model. I want the individual clients to ...
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Virtualbox Guest Additions Installation error

I am having a lot of troubles to have my virtualbox guest additions installed, I got this message: Verifying archive integrity... All good. Uncompressing VirtualBox 4.2.10 Guest Additions for ...
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installing ubuntu 12.10 VM on a win 7 host

I attempted to install Ubuntu 12.10 on Oracle Virtual Box and I had difficulties. I am using a Windows 7 64-bit host machine. I set the VDI disk size to dynamic at 8GB and the Base memory at 644MB. I ...
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Connection Disconnected Every Now and Then

Using Ubuntu 12.10 32 Bit inside Virtualbox (on Mac OSX 10.7) I am using host only connection between host and guest .. Every now and then I keep seeing popups that connection is disconnection .. ...
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How to run openmpi on virtualbox with 3 PCs through SSH?

I have 3 PCs with Vista, running Ubuntu through Virtualbox on them. I have installed openmpi and ssh on them, they are connected via ethernet. The IP addresses are all 10.0.2.15. And I can ping with ...
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Changing default owner of vbox shared folders

First I am quite new to Ubuntu and trying to commit myself to it as a PHP developer. Well, I am running on a guest Xubuntu 12.10 system based on Windows7 host. I shared my web_projects folder and ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.10 with Virtualbox -> Not enough storage

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 with Virtualbox. I allowed 20GB of space for the virtual computer and when I tried to install it, it said that I don't have enough space, which I have over 100GB. ...
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When adding a MAAS node, avahiboot hangs on network configuration

Please bear with me since I am a "newbee" here. I am trying to add a node (VirtualBox) to a MAAS server (Ubuntu 12.04.01). The MAAS server was installed fine and the image was installed and superuser ...
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Guest Additions installation ubuntu 12.10 on virtualbox 4.2.6

After Ubuntu Guest installation with windows 7 host I want to get full sized screen desktop interface by installing guest additions. After reboot, desktop is some kind of zoomed in, only partially ...
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How to properly import Rhythmbox playlists into iTunes on VM?

I'd done this succesfully before but this time I just can't make it work. I'm running Rhythmbox on Ubuntu 12.04 to listen to all my stuff but to sync my iPod Touch 4g I use Virtualbox to run iTunes. I ...
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Run Win7 Guest (raw disk) in Ubuntu (which was installed as Dual Boot on existing Win7)

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on top of Win 7 as a dual boot (awesome!). I'm hoping to use VirtualBox to run my original Win7 instance as a guest OS under Ubuntu. I found this existing question and ...
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using isight camera in macbookpro(8,2) on ubuntu 12.04 virtualbox VM

I'm having a lot of trouble using the built-in isight camera on my macbookpro8,2 (early 2011) from an ubuntu 12.04 virtual machine, run inside VirtualBox. The following is the log I get when I try to ...
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windows 8 best practices on ubuntu 12.10 with virtualbox 4.2.4

I've installed windows 8 on virtualbox 4.2.4 / Ubuntu 12.10. The virtual display graphics isn't fast enough, for example video on youtube (360/480p) is running with low frame rate. Already installed ...
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Resizing in virtual machine

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a mac using Virtual Box. I tweaked /etc/default/grub to boot the machine into terminal mode only. I restarted, and everything was working fine. However, the terminal screen ...
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White text on white background in selections after fresh install in vm

I freshly installed Kubuntu 12.04 in my Oracle VM VirtualBox on Windows 7. Everything works fine except, that if I select any text in many applications (for example Bluefish-Editor) the background is ...
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Virtualbox VPN settings

I can connect to a VPN using NetworkManager, but I can't do it from Windows XP running as a guest OS. Unfortunately, the VPN is only to access local servers in my organization, and it isn't ...
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to start Ubuntu I use Virtualbox but when I start the VM nothing happens

"Creating process for virtual machine "..." (GUI/Qt)...(1/2)... at 0%" is the only thing i see. Nothing happens. I want to install the 32-bit version of ubuntu and I did everything just as it is shown ...