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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Remote Access to Ubuntu (as guest OS) from Linux Mint (as host OS) in VirtualBox with ssh

I'm trying to access remotely to Ubuntu virtual OS from the host OS which in this case is linux Mint. My Ubuntu version has no GUI, just a terminal interface. And change the network setting in ...
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Ubuntu goes black after upgrading (using VirtualBox)

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 within Oracle VirtualBox 4.3. I saw a notification to upgrade some package which I couldn't remember, to be honest. After upgrading process, I was asked to reboot, then ...
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how to install kali linux in virtualbox in Ubuntu 14.04 ?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS . I'm facing problem while installing Kali Linux 64-bit in Virtualbox . When I tried to install Kali ,the virtualbox shows me the below message in the screenshot i have ...
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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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Vagrant/VirtualBox - how to run GUI program from within VM

I successfully instead VirtualBox and Vagrant and have a trusty32 Ubuntu instance running inside a VirtualBox VM on my Windows 7 machine. However, now I am at a conceptual roadblock whereby I don't ...
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Losing connection with static IP

Couple things. First, I'm relatively new to linux in general. Second, I've done my best to scour google, youtube and other places for help on this first before coming here for help. I appreciate ...
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DISPLAY variable blank. 12.04.5 LTS on virtualbox

I've researched some for an answer to what seems a common question but I still need more help. I am a complete newbie. I installed ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS on Oracle Virtualbox 64bit set up for ubuntu. ...
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VirtualBox gives “FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted” error

I have VirtualBox on Ubuntu 14.10 and some programs don't work on Wine, so I wanted to use a Windows XP SP3 ISO (for basic programs) and it gives me the error "FATAL: No bootable medium found! System ...
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How to copy & paste from Windows 7 host machine to Ubuntu 12.04 terminal virtual box ??

I am running VirtualBox on my Windows 7 laptop, running an Ubuntu 12.04 Server as guest machine. I would like to copy some commands (which are too long to write on terminal) from Windows 7 (host ...
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ping is working but update is not working on virtualbox guest

I have Ubuntu server 14.04.1 installed in VirtualBox. When the network adapter is set to bridged adapter I can ping google.com but apt-get update hangs on 0% [Connecting to us.archive.ubuntu.com ...
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About Virtual Machine, Windows7, and a secure workflow

first, pardon my english as it is not my native language Here is my question : I run a PC with a dual boot with Windows7 (running mainly Adobe After Effects, Cinema4D and a bit of Adobe Premiere, ...
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Emulation in Ubuntu

I am wondering if I can emulate Ubuntu on Windows through VirtualBox, then emulate Windows on Ubuntu through VirtualBox. My system specifications: Processor: AMD Turion x2 2.3 Ghz Memory: 2 Gb RAM ...
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Error while installing VirtualBox-guest-additions?

Windows 7 as host machine and Ubuntu 12.04 server as guest (Virtual Box) Got this error while installing VirtualBox-guest-additions The gcc utility was not found.If the following module compilation ...
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Process to install Virtual Box Guest Additions Virtual Box [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 Server (guest machine) on VirtualBox having Windows 7 as host machine. Could you please tell me the whole process to install Virtual Box Guest Additions or provide me with ...
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How to access the shared folder in Virtual Box?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 Server (guest machine) on VirtualBox having Windows 7 as host machine. I make a "Server12.04" named folder on my Host machine desktop & shared the same in Virtual Box ...
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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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What are the different types of directories do we have?

I wanted to know the difference between root and home directories. How do I reallocate some more space to for faster functioning of the Virtualbox, the other OS that I have is Windows XP ? Thank you!
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add'l quesion to Installing Ubuntu Into a Virtual Machine. [duplicate]

I have followed all of the proceedures listed in the aforementiond answers to this question with some success. Only, Everytime I boot up the VM, it asks me to either Try Ubuntu or Install it. Why can ...
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Failed in fetching updates/upgrade (Virtual Box)?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 Server (guest machine) on VirtualBox having Windows 7 as host machine. I tried to get updates through sudo apt-get update command but i end-up with the following error codes ...
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Can't mount my external USB hard drive to my Ubuntu 14.04 guest in Virtualbox

I have a feeling it may have something to do with what type of USB i'm using. If i plug in a USB 2.0 device(like my flash drive), it will be recognized. But if I plug in a USB 3.0 device, it will no ...
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14.04 Ubuntu loads an empty desktop after recent apt-get upgrade

I run Ubunutu 14.04 on a VirtualBox (Version 4.3.20), on a Windows 8.1 host machine, with an NVIDIA GTX-660M graphics card. I did a recent upgrade on Ubuntu and after I restarted, I could login ...
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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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Change mount point of virtualbox shared folder

I have a shared folder set up between virtualbox and my windows 7 host machine. I have a test.txt file that I created in Windows and it shows up appropriately in my Ubuntu VM. Virtualbox mounts the ...
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“ERROR MESSAGE: Requires installation of untrusted packages” [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox 4.3.20. I keep getting the error message shown in the title when I try to download anything in the Software Center. I tried changing servers in "Software and ...
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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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Cannot mount guest additions with virtualbox

I am having the same problem as this: Unable to mount VirtualBox Guest Additions as a guest (Win7 host) Choosing Insert guest additions CD image... from the devices tab on my virtual machine window ...
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Installing Ubuntu14.01 on virtualbox Erase disk?

I'm currently running windows8.1 and wish to install Ubuntu14.01 on VirtualBox. Upon the "Installation type" screen it gives me the option to: 1) Erase disk and install Ubuntu [Warning: this will ...
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After updates in 14.04 boots to black screen

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a VirtualBox and I've done updates to the Ubuntu install today. After a reboot I get a black screen after login. I have another VBox of 14.04 without any updates and it works ...
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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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install Ubuntu 14 on virtual box

i am trying to install ubuntu ubuntu-14.10-desktop-i386.iso to install on virtual box but it is crashing when live cd start booting up. My host is Ubuntu 12.04 and virtual machine v 4.1.12_ubuntu ...
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Install VirtualBox on ubuntu 14.04

I downloaded virtualbox from Here. And i tried to install it by running the following command sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-4.3_4.3.20-96996~Ubuntu~raring_i386.deb And error occured in installation as : ...
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How to setup VirtualBox so I can access my guest system when I have no Internet

My host runs Windows. My guest Linux. I always use the Bridge adapter to connect from my Windows to a system I have running in my guest VM... Lets say I do not need to reach the Internet but want to ...
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Ubuntu not going in full screen mode in virtualbox after update

I have Ubuntu running on Virtualbox and I used GuestAddition.iso so that when I run the VM it opens in a full screen mode. I ran sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get dist-upgrade to upgrade the old ...
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What do I select for “GRUB install devices” after an update on a VM?

This is almost exactly the same as What do I select for “GRUB install devices” after an update? - or perhaps it isn't, hence asking, as I'm running Ubuntu on a Virtualbox machine via Vagrant. I was ...
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error bcap library not found

During compiling of reaver-wps in Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine on windows 7 32-bit host I received the error error : bcap library not found. I already installed sqlite3 , libsqlite3-dev , libcap-dev, ...
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Guest OS booting hangs in virtualbox

I am running virtualbox 4.3.10 in ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have a working guest OS of open suse 13.1 in this virtualbox. What I have done I exported this appliance to ova file, so that I can use it in ...
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KDE power management could not be initialized on virtualbox

I am using Virtualbox and I have Kubuntu as my first virtual machine, I was doing an upgrade (apt-get upgrade) when I suddenly closed my VM by mistake No the problem is that I can no longer go past ...
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Why are my USB devices still grayed out in VirtualBox?

I have been trying to get VirtualBox to enable my USB devices to attach them to the guest OS. However, when trying to attach them while the guest is running all devices are greyed out. Also device ...
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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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Virtualbox not downloading on Kubuntu

Can someone please help me. I have tried many times to download VirtualBox and it has been failing. I use Kubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. Let me know if you need anymore information. Thank You! :)
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phpmyadmin 404 not found ubuntu 14.04 server

I'm trying to get phpmyadmin up on my browser after installing ubuntu server 14.04 which works fine. I can pull up the apache2 website with 10.0.2.15. I installed webmin with not problems, and that ...
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How to create an iso image from vdi file?

I have a .vdi file of openSUSE-13 in my host system Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Can I create a .iso image of openSUSE for installation, which contains all the applications in my vdi file? The .vdi file is ...
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Increase Virtual Machine's Hard Disk Memory [duplicate]

Im running Ubuntu 12.04 in my Virtual Box. An error occurs as I copy files using the command below: sudo cp -R /dspace/webapps/* /var/lib/tomcat6/webapps This is the error : cp: cannot create ...
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How to save daily changes in a virtualbox to a live USB

I have been successful in installing, booting and using Ubuntu into my 64gb USB flash drive. What I plan is to do is to convert a copy of my USB key to a virtual image and boot it using virtualbox. ...
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Ubuntu virtualbox guest doesn't see sound card

I have a virtualbox guest running Ubuntu 14.04 (The host is Ubuntu 14.04 also). The virtual machine does not play audio. Inside the guest :- lspci shows my sound card, pavucontrol shows no sound ...
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Pinging 8.8.8.8 Ubuntu server [closed]

I was wondering if someone could explain to me why when I ping 8.8.8.8 there are several results such as: 64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=1 ttl 42 time=37.8 ms This goes on and on well into the ...
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14.10 only boots to UEFI Interactive shell

Hello I am very new to Ubuntu and am testing it out on a VirtualBox VM.. It installed fine, I was even able to install Guest Additions and a few apps before shutting it down for the day. Now when I ...
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How can I start VirtualBox in the face of a DKMS error?

I'm trying to restart my virtual machine (Oracle VM VirtualBox) with a Windows OS on it from Ubuntu 14.04 after having upgraded from 12.04. Whenever I try to start the VM session, I get two error ...
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Can I use iptables to forward vm guest requests to host

This is a bit complicated, but I have a Windows 7 vm (virtualbox) and I need create a persistent connection to the MySQL instance on my host machine. Binding... I can do this using mysql address ...