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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Automatically reconnect to more preferred WLAN network if it becomes available

Assume this situation: 3 WLAN networks (with WPA) to which my notebook connects automatically. Those are: network_work (fixnet WLAN accesspoint) network_home (fixnet WLAN accesspoint) network_mobile ...
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How to start a Virtualbox machine via command line (without GUI)?

I know that this is possible, but don't know how... I am just trying to start a virtualbox VM called ubuservloc from the command line, but without success.
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I need a step-by-step guide to navigating directories in Terminal [duplicate]

I am a Linux/Ubuntu Noob and I have Saucy Salamander. Lately I installed the Android tablet emulator for Ubuntu using VirtualBox from the software center. I followed all the steps listed here but when ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu 12.04 LTS guest cannot shutdown

I have a virtualbox guest running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The host is also an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Virtualbox running is version 4.3.10 When I'm running in the guest and click on the shutdown button, nothing ...
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How to uninstall or remove reddit script?

I was experimenting and I downloaded and installed (i guess) the reddit install script. After that I saw that it was advised to do it in a Virtualbox. so, I want to remove it. How can I do it? Has ...
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Newly compiled kernel not booting up (vanilla kernel 3.12.14)

I downloaded, configured and installed kernel downloaded from kernel.org. While booting up this new kernel for the first time, this error screen shows which is pointing towards a missing or wrongly ...
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How do I shrink a dynamically growing VDI disk from VirtualBox?

My dynamically growing virtual disks (VDI) from various Ubuntu installations in Virtual Box are actually steadily "growing" indeed. Deleting of files in the virtual machine does not free the space my ...
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Virtualbox extendable hard drive [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on Virtualbox (host machine win7). I chose Ubuntu 13.10 because I wanted to install Qt5 on it. I use an extendable hard drive, but for some reason, when I install something ...
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VirtualBox - Failed to open a session for the virtual machine. No error info

I'm trying to start an Ubuntu 13.10 virtual machine from a saved state. This works correctly if I restart the virtual machine a few moments after stopping, but not if I start it a few minutes later. I ...
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Change permissions of a folder in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I created a shared folder in Ubuntu which is located in Virtualbox. When I open that folder I am getting this error line: You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of ...
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installing node.js in VM with proxy

I am running Windows on a network that has a corporate authenticating proxy (NTLM). I have setup CNTLM and verified that it works fine with Windows. I am using VirtualBox and have installed Ubuntu ...
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How do I download VirtualBox on Lubuntu 13.10?

I want to download Oracle's VirtualBox on my Lubuntu machine. They don't have any downloads for Lubuntu on their website. So how do I download it on Lubuntu?
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Virtual box not running - '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' issue

Before asking i have checked Virtualbox Kernel driver not installed and VirtualBox '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' issue, i have exactly same issue and have reinstalled VB also, output of running ...
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Transfer files from virtualbox ubuntu server /var/www to local ubuntu

I have a Ubuntu virtualbox installed Ubuntu Server. My local machine has Ubuntu 12.04 OS. I need to copy files from the /var/www in the virtualbox Ubuntu Server in to my local machine. (My network ...
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VMLite Guest Addition Error

I tried to install the guest addition of VMLite based on Virtual Box on a x86 Ubuntu 12.04.4. I used a Guest Addition ISO Image for VirtualBox 3.2.6. Of course I am just a Windows user and don't know ...
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Connect to Teamviewer inside a VM

here is my scenario; I installed a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32bit as a virtual machine using Virtualbox. installed latest updates and guest additions Install TeamViewer (official, latest .deb file from ...
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OpenGL (2.1 or greater) on Oracle VirtualBox?

I need to run the Corona SDK, but I'm running Ubuntu (13.10), so I installed the W8 as guest on the VirtualBox. I am struggling to make it work, because the Corona SDK states the following when I run ...
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target 'php5-mysql' is not a directory error

I'm trying to get LAMP up and running in VirtualBox for an assignment I have. I've installed Ubuntu and then Apache 2 and PHP 5. I'm using the instructions found here: ...
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Virtual box 4.3 error not support 64 bit?

I'm using oracle virtual box 4.3.10 (64bit) and ubuntu 12.04 64bit ut in the VM it only shows 32 bit versions.how can i fix this? I have tried some options but failed. Please help me out
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Securityproblem when running Win XP on Virtual Box/Ubuntu after april 8.? [closed]

Is there a securityproblem if I run my WinXP on Virtual Box in Ubuntu after april 8.? I have configure my guestcomputer to communicate with my main computer via shared folders.
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Oracle VM issue + Ubuntu is not starting [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu and I have this Virtual Machine issue when installing Ubuntu.I have done a huge search to overcome this but I failed.So please help me out. I'm using Oracle VM (Virtual Box) 4.2.14 ...
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Virtualbox hangs when shutting down after having installed guest editions

I have had a few Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VMs running on my windows 7 host and it's been great. I just recently added the guest additions to one of the Ubuntu guests on virtual box and now every time I try to ...
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How to properly create a virtual machine for Windows?

Hello my problem is the following : i want to get to use Ubuntu but yet i need Windows for my studies (for like Visual Studio and other stuff does work only under Windows ) so i was thinking of making ...
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Extra mouse buttons not working in virtualization (VMware/VirtualBox, ubuntu host)

I'm trying to run VMware Workstation and/or VirtualBox on Ubuntu. The virtual machines are working perfectly in both applications, except for the extra mouse buttons (forward/backward). In Ubuntu the ...
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12.04 Server Multiple IP Addresses with Multiple Interfaces

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 Server on VirtualBox. I'm trying to setup two interfaces with static IP addresses. If I only attach one network interface then eth0 works fine, but once I attach my second ...
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Can not install software from ubuntu software center [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install software from the ubuntu software center, it gives me the following error after I enter my password: Package operation failed The installation or removal of a software ...
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Window chrome disappears and reappears causing jumpy windows

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 in VirtualBox. The host machine is running Windows 7 with an ATI Radeon HD 5570 video card, 12 GB of memory, 2 quad core i7 CPUs. I've given the virtual machine 4GB of memory, ...
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Cannot access Horizon Dashboard after log out [closed]

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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VirtualBox - show mouse

How do you show the mouse in virtual box (I am emulating a mobile device, it doesn't show the mouse which makes it difficult to use)
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Why won't VirtualBox work? [duplicate]

I want to run VirtualBox so that I can use Windows Vista, but this is what pops up when I start it. Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is ...
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Vagrant fails to load because grub2 waits for kernel selection after ungraceful shutdown

I have a Vagrant box with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Sometimes after forcing a shutdown (e.g. because the machine became unresponsive) the vagrant box fails to boot the next time. $ vagrant up Bringing ...
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Windows XP VM or Windows 7 VM?

I've got an HP laptop with 750 GB ROM,4 GB RAM,a dual-core processor with 2.4 GHz and it's running Ubuntu 12.04. I want to use VirtualBox to make a Windows XP/7 Virtual Machine,but I don't know which ...
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Install Ubuntu 13.10 in VirtualBox

I want to install ubuntu-13.10-desktop-i386 in Oracle VirtualBox on my HP laptop, which has Windows 7 32-bit installed. I tried to install it, but it has problems like: Internal error when I login ...
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Do I Need Linux Drivers For Virtual Box?

I have recently fallen in love with Linux. I first decided to try out Ubuntu 13.10 a few weeks ago, but I bricked it by incorrectly installing an AMD FGLRX driver. Then I reformatted and wiped that ...
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Will Dragon Naturally Speaking work in a Windows 7 VM running in Ubuntu?

About the only Windows app I want is Dragon Naturally Speaking. I know people have had some (partial?) success - at least with older versions running under wine, but I would like to get the full ...
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The medium can't be used as the requested device type

I recently tried downloaded Kali and I don't want to run it along side my current Ubuntu 13.10. Instead I intend to run it through VM VirtualBox (downloaded from Software Centre). Here is what I ...
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Sand boxed Virtual Games PC?

I have an Ubuntu box with 16gb of RAM and a Dual Core CPU and a GT220 GPU (1Gig). I was thinking that maybe for gaming (I've a lot of steam titles) that maybe some sort of virtual windows environment ...
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Ubuntu Slow in Virtualbox even with 256mb vram

So I'm trying this virtualbox software which I heard was relatively good. Though I'm not pleased with the performance that I'm getting. I'm running the 13.xx version of Ubuntu. I have the FX-8320. I ...
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My Ubuntu VM keeps wanting to reinstall Ubuntu!

I've already installed ubuntu 12.04 in Virtual Machine but whenever I shut down the machine and open the Virtual Machine again it keeps asking to install it again? Any idea how to solve this problem? ...
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Touch screen, wacom, producing lines offscreen (Xournal et al)

I'm getting an error writing in Xournal that looks like this: That is, whenever my pen touches the screen, it draws a line from upper left off-screen to the point where I connect. I remember ...
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How to fix invisible Unity panel, launcher and dash in a VM?

I've got Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my laptop's physical drive. System can be booted as a standalone OS through NeoGrub. It's also attached to a VirtualBox machine in Windows host using a raw VMDK ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Crashes VirtualBox when installation is complete

I'm wanting to install Ubuntu 12.10 in VirtualBox. I was really excited to actually use it: I never even used Ubuntu before! Well after the lengthy installation (about an hour or so) it says something ...
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Auto Mount in Virtual Box and Ubuntu 13.04 [closed]

How is it possible to auto mount in Virtual Box using Linux 13:04? I tried to put in fstab and rc.local Project/mnt/Project vboxsf umask=002,gid=1000,uid=1000 but did not work Can anyone help ...
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Can i convert the guest OS to main OS?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my computer and windows XP as guest OS using virtual box. Can i change the main OS to XP without having to format Ubuntu and installing Windows XP?
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Why can't I see eth0 on my ubuntu 12.04 server in virtualbox?

I've just install ubuntu 12.04 server on virtualbox through my windows 7 pc. When I try to give my server an ip address through /etc/network/inferfaces, I first to need make sure eth0 is there ...
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How to recover data lost when connecting a USB drive to a VirtualBox VM

I have just installed/configured my machine to run Ubuntu 13.10, with Windows 8 running in a virtual machine on VirtualBox 4.2.16_Ubuntu r86992. I was just experimenting with mounting and unmounting ...
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How to share VirtualBox Windows XP Guest's Internet Connection with Ubuntu 13.10 Host?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 with Windows XP SP3 Installed as a Virtual Machine, the only way for me to access the internet is using a PPP broadband USB Modem (DWM-156) I am not able to run it in Ubuntu, I ...
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How to find name of the virtual machine Ubuntu server is being hosted on?

Is it possible to find out what version and what type of virtual machine is my ubuntu server being hosted on its on a remote server?-Thanks in advance.
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Unable to unlock after locking when VirtualBox is in full screen mode

I'm running 13.10 as host, with a VirtualBox 4.2.16_Ubuntu running Windows 8.1 as guest. I had the virtual machine in full screen mode when Ubuntu locked due to inactivity. I tried to wake the ...
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ubuntu 32bit 13.04 iso image for virtual box [duplicate]

Hello folks From where i can download 32bit for 13.04 version for my virtual box. Only 32bit. Thanks shazz