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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Mouse curser disappearing (but still being captured) on VirtualBox

Host: Mac OSX 10.9 Guest: Ubuntu 13.04 VirtualBox: 4.3.4 (just updated) I'm having issues when I install guest additions (via device > add guest additions) at the very beginning it tells me that it ...
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Virtual Box 4.3.4 Ubuntu 13.10 blackscreens after login

I've got a little problem with my Ubuntu 13.10. I have it installed on a VM, with Windows 8.1 as host. Until today everything went just fine, but all of sudden, when I Host+F to get out of ...
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Is there any way to run Ubuntu Touch 1.0 in VirtualBox?

I would love to try out Ubuntu Touch on my Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop. Any way to do this?
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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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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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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 Linux......
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Ubuntu 12.10 in VMware Player pointer problems

Ubuntu 12.10 works flawlessly in VMware Player 5.0.2 except for one major issue - cursor is rendered in the wrong location (a pixel, or so, to the left and to the top; same thing observed in ...
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Virtual box graphic issues when launched in another x session?

When I start virtual box in another x session under tty8, I get some strange results. Everything appears to be normal but when I boot up my Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit system aero does not work. ...
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Unable to install VirtualBox 4.2 on Ubuntu 12.10

I am trying to install VirualBox 4.2 on Ubuntu 12.10 but when this is the error I get: The following packages have unmet dependencies: virtualbox-4.2 : Depends: libqt4-opengl (>= 4:4.7.2) but it ...
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How can I make seamless virtualization work with virtualbox and rdesktop?

There are lots of tutorials on the web how can this be done. I followed this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SeamlessVirtualization but they all are basically agree on what needs to be done. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 on virtualBox

im trying to set up ubuntu one on ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox and right after step number 3 i get "sorry, an error has occurred and ubuntu one needs to close" and under show details it shows " ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 in Virtualbox 4.2.4 Screen resolution limited to 1600x1200

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 (x64) in VirtualBox 4.2.4 on Windows 7, and installed Guest additions with no problems reported. I set the display memory to 128Mb. After rebooting, the display ...
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Windows 7 when starting ubuntu black & blue striped screen after upgrade

I got a message saying that my version of ubuntu was obsolete so I clicked to update. I have Windows 7 and run ubuntu in a Virtual Box vm. When ubuntu tries to startup I get a screen with black &...
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Connecting to a shared internet connection in VirtualBox

I have managed to set up my iPhone as a wireless network adapter within my Windows 7 virtual machine which is running within Ubuntu. Is there a way for Ubuntu to use the shared internet connection ...
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USB not recognized in Virtualbox - Ubuntu 12.04 Host - Windows 7 Guest

I have Ubuntu 12.04 host and cannot detect usb devices on windows 7 guest on virtualbox (guest-addon is installed), though I configured vboxusers group and enabled it for my user account and still ...
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Stopping system V runlevel compatibility - Stuck on logon screen

My wireless stopped working suddenly and I tried to reinstall the driver. I think that I installed the wrong one and after rebooting I am stuck on Ubuntu login screen. When I try to login Ubuntu ...
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Can I run virtual machines with CUDA GPU?

Is it possible? I have nVidia CUDA GT555M 2GB and I'd like to have its power in guest OSs (mainly Windows, for games). I found few topics or questions about this, but they were kinda old, so I'm not ...
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Virtualbox Guest Additions and kernel version

I tried installing Lubuntu 14.04.4 (which is running on kernel 4.2) in Virtualbox, but when I installed the virtualbox guest additions (virtualbox-guest-dkms), the screen resolution still failed to ...
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Enabling Unity 3D support in Ubuntu 15.10 and VirtualBox

My VirtualBox image (Ubuntu 15.10) has suddenly become very slow. I've tried the steps described in this post, but somehow Not software rendered and Unity 3D supported are still disabled after ...
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Login cause loop with error

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Oracle VM on a laptop : GS60 6QE. Use to have graphic problem with Ubuntu, but at least I can work. Suddenly I can't login normally. I'm on it for hours now ... If ...
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Accessing Onedrive/GoogleDrive of Host Windows 10 from guest Virtual Box Ubuntu

I have recently installed Ubuntu on Virtual Box on the host Windows 10. But now i not able to access the Onedrive, GoogleDrive and Dropbox from Ubuntu. Please can any body suggest me how to access ...
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Eclipse hangs when creating project on Ubuntu (Vbox)

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on Virtual Box. It's the 64 bit version, and I have allocated 1024 mb of ram. My problem is when creating a new Java Project in eclipse, it just hangs and takes forever. I ...
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Unable to get Virtual Frame Buffer / Display (Xvfb) Information with xdpyinfo

Ubuntu Server 16.04 running in VirtualBox Setup sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list' sudo apt-get update sudo apt-...
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Cannot Use 3d Acceleration with Ubuntu Guest in VirtualBox

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS guest on a Windows 10 host. The guest additions appear to be working since Ubuntu is able to run at full resolution, clipboard sharing works, etc. However, 3d acceleration ...
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Failed to bring up eth2 - Ubuntu 16.04

I set up an Ubuntu 16.04 server as guest in Virtualbox. The server uses 3 interfaces in the network settings: Host-only, NAT, Bridged The /etc/network/interfaces file is set as following: # This ...
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Multiple ip addresses on single nic removes dns-* options

I need 2 or 3 local ip addresses on a single nic on my Ubuntu server 16.04 (on virtualbox with intel pro/1000 mt network card). Currenlty I have this: auto enp0s3 iface enp0s3 inet static ...
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Kernel Panic when setting up Ubuntu 16.04 with VirtualBox

FIRST NOTE: I tried the solution proposed by this topic, but it did not work. Besides, the fact that I've reinstalled Windows recently could (or could not) make my situation a little different. Some ...
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Ubuntu installation in virtual box stuck at : (2 of 2) A Start job is run [OK] Reached target sound card

I've been on this screen for almost 30-40 minutes now, is something wrong with the installation or does it take this much time anyway? What should I do? Also the installation took me almost 80 minutes ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Virtualbox won't work with kernel 3.16.0-34; can't use any newer kernel

I'm using 3.16.0-34 kernel version on Ubuntu 15.10. With any newer kernel version I get more and more problems. With first post-3.16 versions, the fan would go to full speed non-stop after waking from ...
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USB No Devices Available in Virtualbox 5.0.16 with Host Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Guest WinXP SP3

I have worked for three days trying everything I could read on Virtualbox and Ubuntu forums, as well as the Virtualbox user manual. Finally I have given up. Does anyone know what else to do or if you ...
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Symlink in VBox Shared Folder are not properly formatted

I have my c:\ partition shared to VM using Virtual Box Shared Folder. It is currently mounted as /c on the Ubuntu guest. Lets suppose c:\html points to c:\Server\html on the Windows host. When I try ...
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No Display in Fullscreen VirtualBox Guests — AwesomeWM Host

I'm using AwesomeWM v3.5.6 on my Host, a Xubuntu 15.10. I have VirtualBox guest additions installed on all my guest VMs, a Windows 7, another Xubuntu 15.10 and a Kali 2.0. When I try to switch my ...
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MythBuntu in VirtualBox with HDHomeRun Prime and Xfinity

Over the last week, I have installed about a half-dozen different Ubuntu/MythTV configurations in VirtualBox. Today I tried MythBuntu, but I keep getting the same results. When I try to tune to any ...
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How to directly save files into host machine from genymotion?

When I use whatsapp, Telegram etc on Genymotion. Files from that app can be download in Genymotion Virtual Device, but saving that files [video photo etc] in Genymotion virtual Device is contain to ...
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“No devices available” in USB settings of guest OS

I am trying to connect my sound card and MIDI device directly to VirtualBox guest Windows 10 64-bit. I've done the following: Added current user to vboxusers group Installed VirtualBox 5.0.14 ...
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how to use windows 7 host usb devices in Ubuntu14.04 guest in vbox5.0.10?

I am using Windows 7 as host OS and VirtualBox 5.0.10 and installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I already installed the guest extension pack and still I am not seeing any connected USB devices in Ubuntu guest. ...
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“Make sure to load the kernel module” Error E_FAIL (0x80004005) from Windows VirtualBox

When I try loading Ubuntu from the VirtualBox VM, I get the error that says: Make sure to load the kernel module has been loaded successfully The whole error: Failed to open a session for the ...
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VirtualBox VM Netflix is choppy on chrome

In Ubuntu 15.10 inside virtual box in Chrome my Netflix is choppy. I have updated everything. Any ideas.
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Authentication Error Software Center (can't install applications from software center)

I am trying to install VirtualBox and whenever I go to install it I get this error: I'm also running crouton on a Chromebook Dell Series 11 (Ubuntu XFCE) Anyone know an easy way to fix? Let me ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Login Loop - need to create new user after every reboot?

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 on a virtual box within a windows 8 host machine. I've had the misfortune of stumbling upon the dreaded ubuntu 14.04 login loop after a sudo apt-get upgrade command, and have ...
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No Internet on Ubuntu 15.04 host, but Internet on Virtualbox VM's. Possibly routing problem

I have a problem getting Internet on my laptop (Lubuntu 15.04) at my office. I have used this laptop for a couple of months with same conditions, so I'm not sure what could have changed during the ...
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how to use virtualbox network printer

I'm using ubuntu 15.10 32-bit, I installed virtualbox with win 7 guest. I'm trying to print on guest machine using network printer, but it doesn't work for me. first how to know the default gate away ...
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VirtualBox: Could not get the storage format of the medium

I am running 5.0.10_Ubuntur104061 on Ubuntu 15.10 x64. My guest OS is Windows 7 x64 with all patches. Maybe it's relevant: I just added discard="True" to my harddisk. After this, I had running the ...
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How to install virtual box kernel?

I am not new to Virtualbox, having used it many times on Windows. I had recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my main pc, and I want to install Windows XP so I can run some Windows applications within ...
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Vagrant NFS folders + Firewall rules

I am trying to configure the firewall -via the GUI tool- on 14.04 by adding rules to allow NFS folder sharing with my vagrant box. However this only works when the firewall is disabled as on vagrant ...
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Run 15.10 in a Virtualbox VM without uninstalling NVidia drivers

My system is dual-boot. Sometimes I boot my Ubuntu partition natively, and sometimes as raw VMDK from my Windows 7 host. Is it possible for me to have 3D acceleration in the VM without physically ...