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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Software availability

I've been using Ubuntu for the past year or so, and I swear, I have turned into the biggest Ubuntu Fanboy in the world, I absolutely love everything about Ubuntu except for this one little thing. ...
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Windows 7 Virtualbox guest in seamless mode has bottom clipped off in Ubuntu 13.04

I realise that this is a duplicate of this post but I was unable to comment on that one. I am able to replicate this issue on a fresh install of 13.04 I have tried installing the prop nvidia ...
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Cannot access Ubuntu 13.04 virtualbox guest in full screen mode after sleep

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 as a guest in Virtualbox 4.2.14, on a Windows 8 host. When the Ubuntu goes to sleep while in full screen mode, I cannot wake it up. The screen does not respond to input at ...
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How to completely remove an OS from VirtualBox?

I have installed Windows XP in my VirtualBox some days ago. Now, I want to remove Windows XP completely from VirtualBox and I decided to install Ubuntu 13.04 for testing. What is the correct way to ...
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'VT-x features locked or unavailable in MSR' error while trying to install Windows XP in VirtualBox

I install the application using the .deb, but I can't get a virtual machine to boot. How to install it correctly from the beginning? Opening my newly-created XP machine yields this message: Failed ...
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Ubuntu in virtual box not able to connect to internet [duplicate]

Host- WindowsXP Guest- Ubuntu 12.10 The host machine has internet connectivity, but I am not able to connect to internet in Ubuntu. NAT-Using this I am able to ping a site, it shows packets sent and ...
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Virtualbox very slow | IO

Kubuntu 12.04.02 Virtualbox 4.2 x64 | ubuntu ppa does the same Problem: Windows XP 32bit guest extremely slow HDD IO appears to be on full load Virtualbox spec: display ram 128mb 2d enabled IDE 32 ...
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virtual Box on Mac running slow

I am having an issue , I’m using Virtual box to run Ubuntu, its very slow and I gave it 1 gb of ram I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong. I heard that Ubuntu flies and from the tutorial I saw ...
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Bridging eth0 and vboxnet0 and using ISC DHCP server to provide dynamic IPs

I have Lubuntu 12.04 (64bit) with VirtualBox 4.2 installed and the setup below: eth0 adapter connected to LAN (having static IP 192.168.0.1 and it is the default gateway). ISC DHCP server listening ...
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How to get the GRUB using virtualbox?

I have ubuntu-12.04 on my virtualbox and I have two kernels in /boot (old and new). When I restart the vbox no grub appears to choose! and the result of cat /proc/cmdline still shows the old kernel is ...
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Is there a way to make a fullscreen on VirtualBox?

I tried many ways to make a bigger screen in VirtualBox because I do not like the small size of the guest window? Is there is a way to make it big?
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Unable to add nodes to MAAS Server running in VirtualBox

I have followed the tutorials here and here . My MAAS master server (running Ubuntu 12.04 server) is already set up in a VirtualBox VM. I have not installed DHCP on this server as I already have a ...
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run Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview on desktop?

Is there a way to run the Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview in an emulator or VirtualBox on 13.04 desktop? Id like to develop a cross-platform app but I do not have a device I can flash the touch preview ...
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Run Virtualbox at boot without a Desktop Enviroment

I am wondering if there is a way to run virtualbox XP machine on a Ubuntu base system with no/very minimal Ubuntu Desktop Environment. I want to use Ubuntu for as the base operation system for such ...
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How to get direct access to host network from Virtualbox running Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu on a virtual machine with Virtualbox. The host uses Windows 8. Right now, the guest has internet access, but it's some sort of virtual network because it thinks it's using a wired ...
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Make Ubuntu host ignore NIC, and let VM guest fully control it

Is it possible to make a Ubuntu desktop host (running on a physical machine) ignore a network interface card (NIC, ethernet), and let a virtual box guest take full control of that NIC regarding IPs, ...
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Access network share of guest on host

I use an Ubuntu 12.04 host system with a Windows 7 guest in VirtualBox. The virtual Windows machine is member of a domain in which network drives are shared to it. I prefer to do most of the work on ...
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VM doesn't pick up any ip address

I'm running virtualbox in bridged mode on a windows host. ifconfig returns this: Here's the etc../interfaces file: here's the output of ifconfig -a: here's the output of route How can I ...
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RTNETLINK answers: file exists - configure interface

Forgive the newbie question. I am trying to setup eth1 in interfaces: however, I am getting: RTNETLINK answers: file exists here are the results of ifconfig: what am i doing wrong?
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A complex problem regarding virtual machines

I want to run Windows on Linux in a seamless manner. That is, on booting up the Linux System, the Windows should be launched with no intervention from the user. The user should feel, that he is using ...
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Virtual box ubuntu: Internet not detected on guest(Ubuntu) in host(winXp)

Iam unable to get internet connection inside guest(ubuntu) in virtual box although host(WinXP) has an internet connection. Tried with Nat: In Ubuntu it shows Wired connection connected but unable to ...
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Host grub error after installing Virtualbox - Non Recoverable

I have been unable to fine a resolution to my problem and I have been suffering from it for a while. I can install Virtualbox and can reboot the machine successfully straight after. Once the system ...
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Upgrading Virtualbox On Ubuntu

I want to upgrade virtual box on my Ubuntu Server 12.04 box. The original version is 4.1 and the latest is 4.2. dpkg reports that I need to uninstall the old version to install the new one. Will I ...
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Virtualbox Blank USB Filter - Now Mouse and KB doesnt work

Experimenting with USB filters, I created a blank filter and now both the mouse and KB don't work for both the guest and the host. Is there any way I can regain control without rebooting the server? ...
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Win7 host, Ubuntu 13.04 guest: VirtualBox 4.2.14 seamless mode loses Ubuntu launcher

I have Windows 7 as host running VirtualBox 4.2.14 with Ubuntu 13.04 as guest OS. All works fine in window or full screen. But if I try seamless mode, I lose the launcher on the left hand side. In ...
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When I start VirtualBox 4.2 in Ubuntu 12.10 via terminal, what do the warnings mean?

When I start VirtualBox in the terminal, the following warning messages shows up: Qt WARNING: void DBusMenuExporterPrivate::addAction(QAction*, int): Already tracking action "" under id 16 Qt ...
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How to configure Static IP's (internal or lan IP) in my ubuntu (VPS)

First of all greetings to all i have a problem with ubuntu i am running ubuntu server 12.04 LTS with GUI (GNOME) Well its a VPS This is my eth0 eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr ...
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Terminal and Software Center Dissapear, Unity will not initialize after Power Cycle

I am currently running on a live USB. I was trying to boot up a windows XP iso on VirtualBox when Terminal and Software Center completely disspeared from my system (Ctrl-Alt-T does not work). My ...
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How to install Guest Additions in Lubuntu 13.04

I downloaded virtualbox-4.2_4.2.12-84980~Ubuntu~raring_i386.deb (63.9 MB) and Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.2.12-84980.vbox-extpack (11.6 MB) from ...
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OpenGL warnings with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running as a VirtualBox Guest under Windows7

I have been using 12.04 as a guest on my laptop for quiet some time now and it works flawlessly. Today a colleague asked me about the 3D performance of the guest. It never came in my mind to use ...
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how to set up a virtual server and install Ubuntu on it?

After installing Virtual box, I need to set up a virtual server and install Ubuntu on it. What steps should I take?
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How do I move Ubuntu 13.04 from real storage to VirtualBox? [duplicate]

I want to move my Ubuntu 13.04 into the VirtualBox storage. Paragon Backup & Recovery can prepare Windows for moving into virtual storage. But I cannot find any analogue for Linux. Can you give ...
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No Unity, launcher and dash on Ubuntu 13.04 within VirtualBox4.2.12 after enabel 3D Acceleration

I was using Ubuntu 12.10 in my VirtualBox4.2.12 on my Windows7 Host. They worked good. But when I install Ubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox 4.2.12, the screen and display are very slow. I have followed this ...
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Can't get fullscreen resolution on Ubuntu hosted on VirtualBox

I'm running Ubunutu 13.04 in VirtualBox. I have it set up to run in fullscreen mode, but its resolution is much less than what my monitor is capable of and is set up to display on the host machine. ...
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vmlinuz.efi : not found error

I am using ubuntu-builder_2.4.1-gb3-1_all.deb Version 2.4.1 Debian package (Gambas 3) in my host machine which runs Ubuntu 13.04. I am using the same version 64-bit iso to customize it using the ...
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how to allow VMs and host ping each other?

I'm trying to set up a few VMs of ubuntu on my windows 7 machine. I need the machines to be able to ping each other and I would like to assign them a FQDN. The purpose of this project is to set up a ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu in VirtualBox due to “this kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detects an i686 CPU, unable to boot” error

I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox 4.2.12r84980. I see this kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detects an i686 CPU, unable to boot But I am using a 64 bit Windows 8, and ...
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Convert Ubuntu Physical machine to Virtual machine

What is the easiest way to convert a physical Ubuntu (v. 10.04) into a virtual machine? Convert to VMware workstation image or VirtualBox image
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Launcher replaced by gray area in Ubuntu Virtualbox

I had installed Ubuntu 12.10 desktop i386 on Virtualbox 4.2.12 on Windows 7. After enabling 3d acceleration in settings, launcher (left side application pane\taskbar) did not appear. So I disabled it ...
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virtual box or other virtual machine installation and running [duplicate]

what is the exact procedure to get VirtualBox running? Or are there reliable alternatives?
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seamless upgrade virtualbox from 4.2.0to 4.2.12

I downloaded "Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ("Precise Pangolin") AMD64" from VB download page using Ubuntu Software Center to upgrade but it says: conflicts with the installed package ...
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virtualbox kernel package is not supported while install vagrant

I'm installing the vagrant with sudo apt-get install. This error I got: ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index... Processing triggers for ...
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Run vagrant up with highest VirtualBox version

I've already installed VirtualBox version 4.1.18_Ubuntu from this source: deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian quantal contrib Apparently the above source was used to install ...
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Cache NFS Shares on Local Disk through Virtual Machine

I'm running 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 and trying to set up FS-Cache using CacheFS as the backend on a virtual machine which is using Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit After following this tutorial to use cachefilesd, How ...
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Is there a way to create a virtual machine that runs android OS?

I have been using the oracle VM, but I'll need to use a tablet soon at work. Therefore, I need to start experimenting with the android OS now. Is there a way to download the latest android OS and ...
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constantly check if the virtualbox is started or still booting up from a script

I am writing a shell script to start a virtualbox (ubuntu). After the command I want to put a for loop to keep checking the status of virtualbox and the script comes out of the loop only after the ...
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apt-get failing with 2 interfaces in /etc/network/interfaces

I am running Ubuntu-Server 12 LTS inside a VM (using VirtualBox with Ubuntu 12 as the host). I have 2 nics set-up in VirtualBox, eth0 is NAT and is used to connect to the outside world and eth1 is ...
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Differences between AWS Ubuntu Image and a fresh install?

I've been using Ubuntu only on AWS for a year now. I'm now trying to set up a virtual environment as similar to my AWS one as possible, and I'm kinda confused. When I spin up an AWS server, the magic ...
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Installation problem of Ubuntu 12.04.2 in virtualbox on windows 7 host

When I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.2 in virtualbox on windows 7 host, it is getting installed. But, after pressing on Restart now button, the virtualbox is not responding and it is getting ...
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Before my performance was slow. Now my VirtualBox Virtual Machine saids “No Bootable Medium Found”!

Can anybody please help me here? A couple of days ago, I asked on this website, how to speed up performance on Ubuntu 13.04. Now I just got a message saying "FATAL: No bootable medium found! System ...