Oracle Virtual Box is a platform independent open source virtualization software available for Linux, Solaris, OSX, and Windows hosts.

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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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Virtual Box disk image can not be read

I have a great problem to deal: no access to Ubuntu through my VirtualBox. I always have the same error message : Session failed to Open Could not open the medium '/Users/me/VirtualBox ...
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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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How do I set up dependency based startup to reconfigure the network interfaces before networking is started?

I have a system which originally ran Ubuntu 12.04 (now 12.10) on the 'real' hardware. Due to a requirement to run Windows 7 and IE9 (watching streamed movies needed Silverlight with DRM) I installed ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.10 the dash and panel are black

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 on VMware machine. 12.04 was just fine, but with 12.10 I am facing several problems. Missing amd microcode. Solution is: sudo apt-get install amd64-microcode but why it is ...
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How to bypass memory test after crash?

I'm running LTS 12 in VirtualBox. The VM shut down in such a way that it couldn't be resumed; I had to "power off" the VM and restart it. Now the GRUB menu offers two choices: memtest, or memtest ...
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Installation of Windows XP or 7 guest OS is EXTREMELY slow within Ubuntu 12.04 host OS

I've successfully installed and ran Windows XP and Windows 7 in KUbuntu 10.04x64. But installation never succeeds in any OS beyond 10.04; I've tried KUbuntu 11.10x64, 12.04 x32 and x64. Formatting ...
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Unable to start webcam in Ubuntu + Virtual Box

VM program: Virtual Box 4.1.12 Host OS: Windows 7 Guest OS: Ubuntu 11.10 I am unable to use my webcam (my laptop is Lenovo Z470) in the Ubuntu VM. Most other devices work perfectly fine. I have ...
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Can I change the language format of Virtual Box using terminal?

Hi I'm new to this and have found Virtual Box is kind of understandable if you squint and keep doing double-takes. It's in English but written in greek or latin characters which is fun for a while but ...
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Having problem with genymotion on VirtualBox for 13.10, its not working on 14.04, any idea?

After Upgrade(13.10 to 14.04) I had problem with VMWare, it does not support new linux, need to patch files (now fixed), Second having problem with genymotion on VirtualBox for 13.10, its not working ...
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ubuntu screen can not be fully displayed using virtualbox

As you can see at the screen shoot below, there is a large blank space on my screen. The "screen of ubuntu" can not use all of the display area. This ubuntu is virtually installed using Virtualbox. ...
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Why can not i see some files on shared folder of Virtualbox?

I tried to share mounted ntfs drive on my Ubuntu to Virtualbox (installed WinXP SP3) but something weird was happened. My sharing folder process was success but when i tried to access my shared folder ...
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Port issue while doing telnet

I am facing some issue while doing telnet on my VM (Ubuntu 12). I've configured service in xinetd.d and restarted xinetd service. But don't know why facing issue while trying to check if port opened ...
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Can not mount /boot/efi

I have installed virtualbox on my ubuntu, and I have made a virtual drive for windows, and now every time I boot ubuntu it say: Error while attempt mount /boot/efi Press s for skiping ...
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VirtualBox: Simulate network and DHCP Server - cant reach hosts

I have 4 Virtual Machines with VirtualBox and I want to set up a virtual network like this: The VMs have multiple eth interfaces using "Internal Networking" mode in Virtualbox. My goal is to be ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 installation of Virtual Box for windows 7 error

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 SS with Virtual Box on it. (dev/sda2) I want to run installed windows 7 (already exists on dev/sda1) real system I created windows7.vmdk using this instruction - ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 and stuck on “Running post-installation trigger”

I am right now installing Ubuntu 13.10 on a VirtualBox machine set at 512mb of RAM and 20GB of hard disk drive space and it is stuck on "Running post-installation trigger update-notifier-common".
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apt-get update gives bzip2 error on fresh Ubuntu 12.04(LTS) in Virtual Box version 4.2.18

A fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04(LTS) onto Virtual Box 4.2.18 seems to go well, however, I receive a bzip2 related error when trying to update. I was hoping a seasoned Ubuntu expert could help me ...
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Can't connect to configure CUPS through web interface

I'm trying to connect an old HP LaserJet 1000 printer on a new Windows machine. The printer hasn't had any new drivers since XP. I found a solution online with this recommendation but I'm getting ...
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Window list issue on 12.04 Gnome Classic in VirtualBox

I have 12.04 installed on a VirtualBox machine. I'm not huge fan of Unity, so I've opted for Gnome Classic as my desktop. One of the big advantages of classic gnome is that you can add a "Window List" ...
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How to enable Altera USB-blaster connection after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04?

I upgraded to ubuntu 12.04 lts and now I get this problem using Quartus II that worked before the upgrade. $ jtagconfig /opt/altera/10.0/quartus/bin/jtagd: 52: /opt/altera/10.0/quartus/bin/jtagd: ...
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Support touchscreen with VirtualBox 4.3.6

I'm using VirtualBox 4.3.6 from the trusty contrib packages. This version supposedly supports touchscreens, however touching the screen in a Windows 8.1 guest will only bring the fullscreen VM all the ...
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Remote desktop to window 7 and its VM (Is it possible)

I have a question related to remote desktop from windows 7 to a ubuntu server Computer 1: Windows 7 installed + ubuntu server installed inside a virtual box Computer 2: Windows 7 What I want to ...
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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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Unable to connect to Virtual Machine

I have followed the tutorial from here to install OpenStack in Ubuntu which is a guest OS on Windows 8 using Virtual Box But when I try to Open Openstack Dashboard in browser from URL ...
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Typing '#' with a Mac UK Keyboard (Ubuntu on VirtualBox)?

I can't type the '#' character in Ubuntu running under VirtualBox. The host is a MBP with UK Internacional Keyboard. In Ubuntu, I use the English (UK, Macintosh internacional) layout. Instead of '#', ...
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VBoxManage not finding VMs after upgrading Ubuntu

For the first time ever I got an Ubuntu (12.04) "internal error " that hung up my computer and halted the VMs I run in VirtualBox. It had been a while (maybe 6 months) since I upgraded my system ...
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Apparent DNS error when virtualized Ubuntu comes back from sleep

I am running ubuntu 13.10 in Virtualbox on a Windows 8 host. When my host machine sleeps and wakes, my tabs in guest Ubuntu no longer connect even after the main connection is restored. What makes ...
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VM Guest Windows Xp not running Ubuntu Wubi install

So I installed Windows XP in VirtualBox, installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS within that using WUBI, but when I go to reboot, after selecting Ubuntu in MBR OS select (I believe that's the name), I get this ...
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mounting and shared folder between guest machine and win 7 host

I am experiencing a problem I already shared a folder named "virtual_share" on win7 and mount it on my oracle virtual box on ubuntu with the same name. But I cannot copy anything to the shared folder ...
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Ruby installation in Ubuntu Virtualbox vanishes after every reboot

I installed Ruby and Rails in Ubuntu(Guest OS) which is mounted on Windows (Host OS) using Virtual Box. But every time I reboot Guest OS, I need to re install Ruby on Rails.I have some experience with ...