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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Ubuntu 64 bit and VM VB

I am currently running the last stable 64 bit Ubuntu version on a VM with VirtualBox on W7 pro 64 bits. I have tried several configurations, with some the sluginesh almost dissapeared, but I cant ...
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How do I connect to my VirtualBox Ubuntu 14.04LTS from the host's public IP(or domain name)?

I've been having a hard time with this. It's probably been 3 days now... Anyway, I've set up my virtualbox on Windows7 with a bridged adapter (eth0). Installed LAMP server and it works. I can ...
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VirtualBox: Display Size too small!! Can't reach or see anything, that includes the terminal!

Because I was tired of virtual box saying to update (even before I had a feeling it wouldn't be a good idea), I though well let's just get it over with... I'm running Lubuntu 14.10 (32 bits the ...
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Intel iMac Ubuntu Installation Troubleshooting

I'm having terrible luck trying to install any flavor of Ubuntu on my 2006 5,1 Intel Core 2 Duo iMac. I've downloaded the 32-bit and 64-bit current and past version, as well as tried torrent ...
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Ubuntu installer is blank (can't select partition)

As of now, I am able to run Ubuntu Unity through VirtualBox. Now, I want to install Ubuntu to a partition, which I have already created AND formatted. However, in VirtualBox, when I click 'install ...
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Ubuntu Virtual Machine cant' mount directories /dev /sys /proc

I am running this Ubuntu Virtual machine on CentOS5- Virtual Host Manager. The Virtual machine can't boot because it can't mount /dev,/sys,/proc. Killed: mount: mounting /dev on root/dev failed: no ...
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Is it better to partition a virtual hard drive in VirtualBox?

I am installing Windows 8.1 under VirtualBox Under Ubuntu 14.04. Is it better to partition the virtual hard drive for Windows into system and user data, just to separate them as if I would install ...
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How do I automate permissions to the files in the shared folder to be accessible by both the host MacOS and the guest Ubuntu through VirtualBox?

I was working towards getting Ubuntu 14.04 set up in a VirtualBox, and I have achieved that. I also have it at the stage where it's mounting my shared folder automatically. The only remaining problem ...
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Protocol error when mounting in virtual machine

When running the following command in an Ubuntu 14.04 VM in a 14.04 host, I get a mount: protocol error mount -t vboxsf -o uid=1000,gid=1000 updatable /opt/apps/directory/updatable Guest additions ...
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Symlinks: Can't create one because file exists, cant remove it because there is no such file

I posted this already on stackoverflow and it was suggested I ask here... I am running ubuntu 14.04 in vagrant on a windows 7 pc. I am running VirtualBox and git bash as administrator. I've created ...
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Installed programs disappeared on Ubuntu Gnome 3

I'm using ubuntu for over two years now. Two weeks ago, I installed Gnome 3, and I'm pretty satisfy, how it works. However, today I had very a strange situation. When I tried to install new program, ...
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Ubuntu Server in Virtualbox working slowly for Ruby On Rails

I have quite big rails app to develop frontend for, most work with design involve Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, tried run them in VM but they work very buggy. So decided to go other way - to run ...
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want to use new headless server with VirtualBox; startx hangs at extension GLX

ssh'ing into the server and running startx yields this. Background info that may help: I originally hooked up my monitor and keyboard directly to the box, but now wondering if there are some ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Installed Ubuntu on latest Virtualbox 4.3.20. After login, I can only see blank screen. I am completely new to Ubuntu. What do I do?

Installed latest Virtualbox 4.3.20 on my Windows 8.1 machine. Then downloaded and installed latest Ubuntu 14.04 LTS .iso file from ubuntu.com After set up and all, the machine asked to restart. After ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 VirtualBox guest doesn't get IP from DHCP

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 as host, and have tried a couple linux distros as guests, including Ubuntu 14.10. Each exhibits the same symptoms: they fail to configure the second network interface. ...
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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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Trying to set up Apache Virtual Server on Virtualbox

I have set up an Ubuntu 14.04 server with a Lubuntu front end in Virtualbox. I now want to configure two virtual servers on this system (something I have already done successfully on Windows). I just ...
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Is it possible to access an Ubuntu server on multiple networks?

I hope someone can help. I have Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS running in VirtualBox, running as a web server on my laptop. I take my laptop between home and work, so the network configurations are ...
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Only half of screen height in VBox seamless mode on secondary screen

On my secondary screen my Windows 7 guest in Virtual Box works fine in Fullscreen but not in Seamless Mode. In Seamless Mode the guest only gets half of the actual screen height (2048 x 723 px²) ...
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cannot access hard disk usb from virtualbox guest with winows 7 on ubuntu host

First of all sorry for my english :) I'm using VirtualBox 4.3.18 (downloaded from oracle's site) I'm running ubuntu 14.04 as host and windows 7 64bit as guest. When i plug the usb hard disk the host ...
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Virtualbox 3D acceleration doesn't work with Ubuntu 12.04

I'm running 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04 as Virtualbox guest, host is Windows 7 64 bit. Ubuntu works slowly if I disable 3D acceleration in Virtualbox and painfully slowly if I enable it. I have followed ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - normal user requires sudo to access cdrom, webcam etc

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 Server and ROS (Robot Operating System) on top of it in Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.14. In addition to that I've also installed OpenCV so that I can combine it with ROS ...
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Ubuntu as VPN router

Here's my situation: Remote network (10.0.0.x) in another city, with a Cisco VPN router Windows server (local) that I want to have on the same subnet as remote network On the Windows server I've ...
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Resize of VirtualBox Resolution Doesn't Work

I've recently installed the Guest Additions CD on my windows VirtualBox running Ubuntu 14.04. It was working great for a while - screen resized automatically, etc. However, when I turned off my host ...
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Running VirtualBox 4.2 and PhpVirtualBox 4.2 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

There are many Tutorials about installing VirtualBox and Phpvirtualbox. In my case non of them has worked. The result is if I open over the Browser the Page is blank. The Source Code has a Code with ...
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How to install VirtualBox in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: “No suitable module for running kernel found”

I have a fresh 12.04 LTS installation. I have installed linux-headers-generic as well as build-essential. When I install virtualbox, I get the following error: Building initial module for ...
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Ubuntu server different kind of services

I'm starting to learn more about servers and I was thinking if (and how) I can run multiple services on my Ubuntu Server. For example: I'm starting to develop a system with Django (Python) and I also ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu Share Guest VPN with Host

This might be convoluted, but bare with me. I need to connect to my work VPN, but my work uses juniper network-connect. I have a 64 bit Ubuntu running 14.04, but not a single one of the juniper ...
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Can't boot various Macs from USB, “malformed file” error

I have been given a USB by my university with a bootable version of Ubuntu (I am unsure what version) pre-loaded with a bunch of software I need for robotics. Several computers successfully booted ...
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virtualization of Ubuntu 14.04 on macox using virtual box

I have 2 main questions related to the virtualization. First, after having installed ubuntu on VBox latest version on my macbook pro, the OS is working fine but display setting is stucked in 800x600. ...
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Mac host and Ubuntu guest on virtual box shared folder issue

I have set up ubuntu server on virtual box on my mac. I created a shared folder which appears to be saved and visible in the configuration section on virtual box for the ubuntu server machine. My ...
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Run virtualbox in other X session

I'm running ubuntu on my laptop (host). Inside ubuntu, there is running one instance of virtualbox. (where is installed MS Windows). My idea is to run virtualbox in separate X session (something like ...
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Enable seamless mode for kalilinux

I'am in ubuntu 14.04 , Windows 2012 work fine with seamless mode in virtualbox but Kalilinux the seamless mode is disable. i had install Guest Additions and enable 3d and 2d acceleration.
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No USB boot. No CD boot. Can I install Ubunto on a Mac Mini?

I've been through the answers to similar questions, but they all require USB or CDROM booting. I've installed EFI - it might be that I've not done that correctly, but it boots in EFI, but doesn't find ...
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Install on VirtualBox seems stuck on “Running post install”

The install on VirtualBox 4.3.14 seems stuck on "Running post-install triggers software-center". It has been at this screen for over an hour. Can I skip this step? 7/19/14 9:07:20.973 AM ...
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How to reset ubuntu to state just after installing(in virtual box)

I have been using ubuntu in virtual box. I created a virtual hdd of fixed size. But now the disk is full. I don't know how (it had 10 Gb space). I need to reset the ubuntu to initial state as if just ...
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How does one run Unity 3D (the full free version) in Ubuntu Studio?

How does one install Unity 3D (the full free version) on Ubuntu? I have tried to run the program through Wine 64-bit, and I get this message every time: Error initializing license system. Please ...
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Virtualbox Guest Additions are not used

Today, it seemed in my Ubuntu 14.04 VM (Kubuntu 14.04 host), there was an update for the Guest Additions to 4.3.12, and I was requested to install them from the Devices menu. I did this, but even ...
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xubuntu: compiz using 100%+ cpu

I seem to be experiencing an issue with Compiz in terms of cpu usage. The only thing I've been doing differently (been running this system for a month or two with no issues) is I have been running ...
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What is holding my USB device when I try to use it in VirtualBox?

Ubuntu host, XP guest. When I connect the USB device I want to the virtual machine, I get: Failed to attach the USB device Microchip Technology Inc. PICDEM FS USB Demo Board (C) 2004 to the ...
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Moved a VBox guest to a physical host; network is up, but OpenSSH is not. Why?

I've come a cross an issue I really don't understand. I wanted to install Ubuntu Server on a headless box I have. The desktop sits right next to it, and adding and removing disks are very easy, so I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Virtualbox Guest USB Drive Mounting Works For Some Devices but Not Others

I have a VirtualBox ubuntu guest running on a osx host. I've searched the web and implemented the solution for similar problems, but nothing has helped me resolve my issue. When I connect my phone, ...
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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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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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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 ...