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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VirtualBox Ubuntu: Not enough space left in /tmp to decompress VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

I have been using Ubuntu on my Oracle Virtual Box for a while. Recently, I have resize the hdd from 8GB to 16GB because it was full, and for some reasons, Guest Addition is not working anymore. So I ...
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VM VirtualBox doesn't allow to enable 64-bit guest on Ubuntu 12.04 and Lenovo G500S

I've installed VM VirtualBox v. 4.3.8 on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Lenovo G500S with Intel 1005M processor) and I can't configure any 64-bit guest (nor Windows, neither other OS). Inslalation of Win 8.1 ...
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How to install MS Office 2010 in Virtual Box Windows VM

I have installed a virtual machine on my Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) laptop using VirtualBox. I have also installed Windows 7 Professional. I need to be able to access MS Office 2010 using the ...
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Can I access Ubuntu ports using a virtual machine?

I'm new to the server side of Ubuntu. I'm trying to use Ubuntu as a host for my online coding platform and coaching website. I have set up a Ubuntu server on a virtual machine and have installed some ...
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UEFI boot in virtualbox - Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit) by using UEFI in VirtualBox. When using UEFI boot in Virtualbox, I instantly get dropped into EFI-shell. I looked this up online and did as explained in this ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 black boot screen and boot-repair failed

I cannot boot Ubuntu 12.04 after from a copy of my VirtualBox file. I am getting a "GNU GRUB version 1.99-12ubuntu5" screen with these options: Ubuntu, with Linux 3.0.0-24-generic Ubuntu, with Linux ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 stops responding soon after assigning a static IP manually

I know there's a lot written about this issue but no response seem to answer my question. So I am wondering my problem is with the most recent version of Ubuntu. I have just installed an Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Reinstall virtualbox on kubuntu 13.10

I've been running virtual box 4.3.6 with the latest guest addition perfectly but an upgrade appeared and I tried to upgrade to 4.3.8 and then a message of broken virtual box appeared. I tried many ...
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Booting ubuntu via VirtualBox on Win7 goes to black screen after this prompt

![GNU GRUB Screen]http://imgur.com/oUg6f5S 99% of the time The first option is selected by VirtualBox in under 3 seconds, the other 1% it pauses for me to actually choose. No matter the option I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 network issues

I have two network devices on my virtualbox with ubuntu server 12.04. I get this when I start up: Starting configure network device [fail] Waiting up to 60 more seconds for network configuration. I ...
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How to I install a 64-bit OS on my Ubuntu 64-bit with vm?

I have a copy of 64-bit 13.10 Ubuntu running on my x201. When I open virtual box and click new, it doesn't show a 64-bit option for Windows 7. Running latest virtual box from virtualbox.org. How can ...
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No such command 'sip show peers' when using asterisk

i want to connect two soft phone using asterisk after configuration the sip.conf and iax.conf and extension.conf can't enter any order from cli example of the error: Connected to Asterisk 11.6-cert1 ...
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Can no longer mount Guest Additions CD in Ubuntu VirtualBox guest

I've been using VirtualBox for weeks for school. Tonight, out of the blue, my virtual guest locks up and when I reset, there are so many issues. I first had an issue with my screen no longer resizing ...
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Making a specific root folder accessible to user

I am using virtual box with ubuntu as the guest, which has a feature to share a folder between the host and guest, which is located for the guest in the media folder under root. It is quite ...
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VirtualBox fatal error no media found

Installed xUbuntu 13.10 on my virtual machine on WIN8 host. Everything was OK, so I installed only LAMP without any modification. Next day I switched up virtual machine I got error message on ...
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how to install Windows XP guest in virtualbox with Ubuntu 12.04 host

where in virtualbox do you install Windows XP guest with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as host.
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Recover files from a broken Virtualbox machine .vdi

My Ubuntu 12.04.1 running on virtualbox ran out of space while I was installing software on it and now it is not rebooting. I've got files I need to recover from it. I have the ubuntu64.vdi file on my ...
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Video and Audio files change file type when transfering from Ubuntu to Windows 7 partition

I am trying to transfer audio and video files across from Ubuntu 13:10 to windows 7 partition on virtual box. Weather i put my files in the shared hard drive or on a USB when windows accesses it it ...
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virtualbox ubuntu 12.04.01 ran out of space and will not reboot

I was using my Ubuntu 12.04.1 virtualbox yesterday, and while installing some software, it gave me a warning about low disk space. I shut the laptop down and this morning the virtual machine will not ...
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Assigning RAM in a virtual machine

This is probably a really dumb question, but I want to be sure before I give my virtual machine memory. I'm going to try to install Linux on my mac through virtual box but I need to allocate RAM for ...
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Unable to connect to internet with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I wanted to try Ubuntu, but Wubi refused to work with me, so I got a pre-created ubuntu VM, and used VirtualBox to use it. Ubuntu had a great interface, and I liked it, but it refused to connect to ...
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USB devices in VirtualBox Windows 7 partition

Im running Ubuntu 13.10 with Virtual Box running Windows 7. Have a shared hard drive set up between the two. I have set up the virtual box the best I could, and have been searching endlessly on ...
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Trying to create a win7 virtual box

But this happens: Would anyone know what to do, I do not know too very much about terminal, so please be patient. Running Ubuntu 12.04 64x AMD.
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How can I uninstall an application that Software Center will not?

Running Ubuntu 12. 04. Installed both "VirtualBox" and "X86 virtualization solution - base binaries". I downloaded a newer version of Virtual Box, specifically ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - VirtualBox Win7 x86? or Win7 x64? [closed]

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 in my Sony Vaio and got rid of Win8 :P Now at work; I need to use some software in windows; so I guess the best idea is to install a VirtualBox - Win7 machine. My ...
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Cant connect to my server through ssh

My problem is as follows. I have a made VM(Ubuntu Server) and I have edited the hosts.allow/deny for limited access. However, now I can't connect from my PC through ssh to the server. What should I ...
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Building new computer

I am planning on going to a computer store, and have them assemble me a custom built very powerful machine. What I would like to do is build a machine powerful enough that a Virtual Box running ...
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Copying a file between two OS, if one OS is virtual

I have Windows on my laptop as primary OS & Ubuntu on Virtual Machine. I want to copy a file from Ubuntu to Windows. Please, tell me any way to do this.
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I have a Mac OS X Server running a FQDN web site, with Ubuntu VBox running on top:

I want to have a subdomain point to another computer on my network (technically it's an Ubuntu VBox on same server, but with different IP.), but lets just say I started apache on another computer on ...
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SSH key exchange “knowledge” problem

This question may sound a duplicate, but I am confident it is not. I'm playing around a VM with Ubuntu 12.0.4LTS to learn something and my Mac OS 10.9, establishing an SSH connection as per my ...
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Virtualbox - how to route sound from Ubuntu host to Windows guest?

Is it possible to route my audio output from my Ubuntu Host to my Windows 7 Guest in Viurtualbox? So it appears as a line input? I'm thinking of connecting windows to my PulseAudio server, but as far ...
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Copy from guest Ubuntu terminal in virual machine to Microsoft Word on host windows

Is it possible to copy from the Ubuntu terminal to Microsoft Word? In fact, Microsoft Word is installed on my computer while I am running Ubuntu on a virtual machine.
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Virtualbox nginx service won't start on startup, but can be activated through terminal

My normal OS is Windows 7 64-bit, but I'm running VirtualBox with the latests release of Ubuntu installed. I'm trying to use the VM as my web server as developing a Rails application on a Windows box ...
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VMWare/VirtualBox hangs Ubuntu while installing Windows 7

I am trying to install Windows 7 in VMwarePlayer or VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.04LTS and every time I have tried it the result is that Ubuntu hangs and only hard reset works. I tried both VMware and ...
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How do I check virtualbox version from CLI

I am writing a Bash script to store the version number of Virtualbox, but cannot succeed. My Script is: #!/bin/bash installed_virtualbox=$(virtualbox --version) # --version this is what I want to ...
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Internet issues with Ubuntu in oracle virtual box

I have ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed in as a VM in Oracle virtual box. I am able to browse from firefox but trying to connect from command prompt to update is failing. I also tried to change software ...
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Virtual Machines

I have 3 VMs and I need to know weather they reside on one physical host or not, and if they not, I need to clone them to one physical host using OpenStack features. I am not sure how they were ...
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Well-made vagrant box for Ubuntu 13.10

I am currently using a vagrant box provided among cloud images for Ubuntu 13.10 32 bit, but it has a number of issues I would like to avoid, relative for instance to the "official" vagrant image for ...
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ubuntu 13.10 virtual box usb

i have win7x64 as a guest OS on my virtual box 4.2.16. usb is not displayed on explorer on the guest OS even after choosing the appropriate from devices menu
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Program installation problems on Windows Guest

I am using Virtual Box 4.3.6 r91406 on my Ubuntu 12.04. I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate and Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the guest operating systems. I have also installed the Virtual Box Guest ...
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Ubuntu won't connect to my Bell router!

I am new to Ubuntu and I can't seem to figure out how to connect to the wireless through my Bell Router. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox on a Macbook Pro Retina, and do not have the adapter to ...
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Problem while installing virtual box

I'm trying to install virtualbox-4.3 from software centre. But here showing an error message like this.
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Ubuntu Server 10.04 will not connect to the internet

I created an dd image from a VirtualBox with Ubuntu server 10.04 on it. Then I placed that image on a fresh empty ssd. My internet was working just fine on that virtualbox but on the ssd it doesnt ...
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Emacs screen drawing issues over SSH

I have a Ubuntu 13.10 server installed in VirtualBox on a Windows host. When I connect to it via SSH (tried Putty, Cygwin's OpenSSH and OS X terminal from a different machine) Emacs appears to be ...
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Why isn't window-snap working on Ubuntu 12.04 + gnome shell

I am trying to get the window-snap feature to work but cannot. I started with Ubuntu 12.04 (installed on a VirtualBox with Windows 7 hosting). I can't get 3D acceleration to work on VirtualBox, so ...
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Increase storage for Ubuntu (under Virtualbox)

I installed Ubuntu in my VM with fixed storage of 16GB. I added a new disk from Virtual box , also on SATA, but I don't see it in Ubuntu. Is there anything else I need to do?
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Can't get internet working in Ubuntu 12.04 guest virtual box

I cannot get internet working at my work place, may be because of proxy. At home internet works perfectly fine. Virtual Box is using NAT for network connection. I had also tried changing the ...
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Geny Motion - trick to download the .ova files for Ubuntu 12.04 (old links are not working)

I'm using the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS version . I had also installed the genymotion. But I had a slow internet connection, so I'm unable to download that large size file in my home. I had searched many ...
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How to merge free space into partion in ubuntu server?

I'm running Ubuntu Server as a virtual machine with VirtualBox in Windows. Because I've ran out of space I resized the virtual machine size from 6 GB to 8 GB. But those 2 GB appear as "Free space" ...
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Why is NFS not allowing me to mount a share?

The Host I have a host, running Ubuntu 12.04, at 10.0.0.202. It provides an NFS share for other machines on the network. Here is the contents of /etc/exports: /media/storagedrive ...