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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How harmful is VirtualBox extension pack?

I would like my guest Windows access my external hard drive. When I try to install the VirtualBox extension pack, it warns me: You are about to install a VirtualBox extension pack. Extension packs ...
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Does Windows recognize symlinks created under Ubuntu?

Before, I dual installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. They shared a Windows ntfs partition by mounting the partition under Ubuntu. I don't remember if the symlinks created under Ubuntu could be ...
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Good to share /home with guest Windows in VirtualBox?

I mount shared folders in Ubuntu host as drives in guest Windows. Is it good to share the /home partition or a directory on it which stores all of my data on Ubuntu with guest Windows in VirtualBox? ...
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Is it better to partition a virtual hard drive in VirtualBox?

I am installing Windows 8.1 under VirtualBox Under Ubuntu 14.04. Is it better to partition the virtual hard drive for Windows into system and user data, just to separate them as if I would install ...
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Ubuntu resolution problem after updating on virtual box

I have just updated my ubuntu to ubuntu trusty and its all zoomed (I guess the resolution). I cant scroll any window to the bottom because it is too big. How do I change this. I have tried going into ...
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error after changing username in vboxclient:

I changed my username that I use in virtualbox and then I can not log into my Ubuntu. When I write my password and try to start my virtual machine, I receive the follow message: VBoxClient: Creating ...
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Can't resize /dev/sda1 partition

I want to resize my /dev/sda1 partition and I'm using GParted. This is my partition table: When I tried to reize the /dev/sda1 partition, I was unable to enlarge it to anything bigger than 7679 MB ...
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Could Not Deactivate Swap in Gparted Error

I'm trying to partition my Linux VM (VirtualBox on MacBook Air) using GParted after clicking Try Ubuntu(I didn't install Ubuntu yet). This is my GParted setup: After right clicking, I clicked the ...
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VirtualBox VM w/ Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Resolution Problems (already installed virtualbox-guest-dkms)

I created a new VM with the latest version of Ubuntu, but I can't get the resolution to go above 640x480. I have installed the packages virtualbox-guest-dkms and virtualbox-guest-utils, but ...
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Cannot export win guest from Virtualbox on ubuntu 14.04 host E_ACCESSDENIED

Trying a simple export of a vm yields an inexplicable error, please see below. Host is ubuntu 14.04, virtual box is version 4.3.20, guest is win7, internal disk format is vmdk, and of course the guest ...
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How do I automate permissions to the files in the shared folder to be accessible by both the host MacOS and the guest Ubuntu through VirtualBox?

I was working towards getting Ubuntu 14.04 set up in a VirtualBox, and I have achieved that. I also have it at the stage where it's mounting my shared folder automatically. The only remaining problem ...
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Cant ssh a virtualbox instance - Permission denied, please try again

Im using ubuntu and Im trying to create a ssh connection between my ubuntu desktop and virtualbox ubuntu instance. I have my ubuntu virtualbox instante configured with bridge, and in my ubuntu ...
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How to get ubuntu (running through virtual box) to read detect my flashdrive? [duplicate]

I am on a Surface Pro 3, I want do a full install of Ubuntu on my flash drive. I saw in a tutorial that it can be done by running ubunutu from live cd mode. Since my Surface does not have a cd drive, ...
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System slows down when creating new VM with VirtualBox but no obvious change in CPU, Memory or I/O usage in System Monitor

When creating a new fixed size VM in VirtualBox even though my memory usage, my CPU usage and my I/O usage in "System Monitor" stay at their normal levels, my entire machine freezes and becomes ...
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Network problems setting up an Ubuntu server in VirtualBox

Before I get into my problem I would like to start with what I am trying to accomplish in case my approach is non-optimal. I want to setup a virtual environment that mirrors our production ...
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Mouse doesn't work in the guest OS (Ubuntu 14.04.2) on Virtual Box (installed on MAC OS X)

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 (64 bits) to my Mac OS X 10.9.5 (64 bits) using Virtual Box version 4.3.24. I am not an experienced Linux user. When I start Ubuntu, I cannot make my mouse work in the ...
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Can't boot from USB Drive on VirtualBox machine

I know there are similar questions with a similar title but my situation is a bit different. I'm following this tutorial: http://www.howtogeek.com/114503/how-to-resize-your-ubuntu-partitions/ to ...
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Can't resize /dev/sda1 on gparted on Ubuntu 14.10 VirtualBox

I'm using GParted to expand the size of my /dev/sda1 partition and I know why GParted isn't letting me do that, since that is the root partition. GParted isn't on a live CD, it's on my virtual ...
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Virtualbox installation - wants media/cdrom but my Ubuntu intalled from USB

I'm trying to install VirtualBox, but it is asking for me to insert a cd into media/cdrom. However, I installed my Ubuntu OS from a USB. It does not allow me to change location. How do I make it ...
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will Ubuntu touch support Virtualbox?

Will it be possible to install Virtualbox on a future tablet with Ubuntu Touch, so that some needed Windows programs could be run?
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Where do I put my website php files in my virtual ubuntu server?

I am trying to create a website through my ubuntu. I also intend to host this website on my ubuntu. I am goign to use dreamweaver for my php files and then put those php files in my ubuntu server. ...
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Screen Resolution Problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and VirtualBox [duplicate]

On my installation of Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox, the only screen resolution available is 640 x 480. I have tried the solutions suggested in this answer, but none of them helped. All of the answers ...
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How to install Warty Warthog on VirtualBox? [closed]

I was following this tutorial on how to install Ubuntu 4.10 But in the step for partitioning disks, I only get the option: Manually edit partition table When I try to create a new logical volume ...
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Virtualbox restart error

I just installed Linux Mint 17.1 on my virtualbox4.3.22. At the end of installation I was prompted to restart. I hit restart and it goes to a blank dark screen with this text "mint@mint ~ $". I am not ...
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New System Windows 8.1 dual boot and virtualbox

I just bought a new windows 8 machine to run Linux on. I also want to create a dual boot and a virtual drive in virtualbox with the same windows. The first thing I did was to create the windows ...
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access ubuntu server running in virtualbox from outside network?

Is it possible to access ubuntu server running in virtualbox from outside network? I set it up with the bridget network adapter so it has its own IP. I can access my ubuntu server from inside my own ...
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VirtualBox refuses to start VM

I have created a VM in VirtualBox, but have not yet bean able to install an OS on it, because every time that I click the Start button in the VirtualBox interface I get these errors: I have tried ...
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split /home partition for program-created user-specifiec files and user created files?

/home normally contains files created by a user (e.g. text files, pdf, mp3, mp4,...), and files (mostly user-specific) created by some program (e.g. .emacs, .mozilla, .bashrc, ...). Is it better to ...
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after chroot: apt-get update (Err and Failed to fetch - BootableFlashFromHarddiskInstall)

I'm following BootableFlashFromHarddiskInstall tutorial for making a live CD from my current Ubuntu installation. Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox. I checked internet connection of virtual machine as ...
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Ubuntu VM doesn't recognize expanded storage in hard drive

I just expanded the storage of my hard drive for my Ubuntu VM on VirtualBox from my Macbook Air terminal but I don't think the VM has realized that. I got a message saying Not enough free disk space: ...
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Can't connect to ubuntu keyserver when guest in virtualbox

I'm trying to install an application on an Ubuntu 10.04 via a ppa. This setup is necessary since a customer's error seems to be platform dependent. Here's what sudo add-apt-repository ppa:user/app ...
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Open the terminal on the guest OS from Host OS

Guest OS - 14.04 Host Os - 14.10 Is it possible to open the gnome-terminal on the guest OS from the host OS ? By ssh,we can access the terminal of the guest OS on the Host OS itself. But I want ...
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Can't build Virtualbox-dkms - mismatched kernel and headers

I have previously used VirtualBox on my Ubuntu 14.10 machine, but I had not used it in the last two months. When I tried to start a VM, I got the following error: WARNING: The character device ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 blank desktop screen after Virtualbox was installed and updated Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed. It was working fine until I installed Virtualbox, and then without installing any guest OS under Virtual box, ran an system update when prompted by Ubuntu. Now when I ...
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running linux on virtual machines for experimentation [closed]

I usually use virtualbox to run linux as guest on my windows. I now want to run linux as guest on a linux machine. I'm using virtualization for experimentation on networks. I was told that virtualbox ...
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Virtual Host showing error 11001 even after chown and chmod

I am trying to create a virtual host to just test a basic html website. Guest OS - Ubuntu 14.04 Host OS - Ubuntu 14.10 In the Host OS, I connect through a proxy server which requires me to enter a ...
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Sharing a virtual machine between Ubuntu and Windows

I have three primary partitions. One ext4 format for Ubuntu, one ntfs format for Windows (C:) and one ntfs format for sharing files between Ubuntu and Windows (F:). I installed VirtualBox on both ...
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How shall I partition my hard drive for Ubuntu (with Windows in virtualbox)

I dual boot installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on a hard drive before. I remember Windows has to be installed on a primary partition which has to be at least of certain size. Now I get a new hard ...
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How do I install linux headers when I am getting a “has no installation candidate” error

Primary Problem I am unable to run any virtualization software. Namely Vmware or Virtualbox. Since both of them asks me to install (or produces some error which pints to ) installing build essentials ...
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Make more storage on VirtualBox ofr Ubuntu 14.10

I am trying to increase my storage space on my Ubuntu 14.10 virtual machine on Virtual Box. I did sudo apt-get clean to remove cached files but I now have 579 MB left: Filesystem Size Used ...
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Experiencing small resolution issue in Ubuntu 14.04.2 with VirtualBox, getting stuck on installing guest additions

TL;DR: I'm experiencing the small resolution issue in Ubuntu 14.04.2 on VirtualBox, and when I try to follow the answers to existing questions, either it doesn't solve the problem or I encounter ...
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Middle-button paste stops working under VirtualBox

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 in VirtualBox under OSX and for some reason pasting with the middle mouse button stops working after a while. If I start a new rxvt pasting works fine but after a while (I'm ...
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Protocol error when mounting in virtual machine

When running the following command in an Ubuntu 14.04 VM in a 14.04 host, I get a mount: protocol error mount -t vboxsf -o uid=1000,gid=1000 updatable /opt/apps/directory/updatable Guest additions ...
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How to export and import VirtualBox VM images?

In VirtualBox you can create VM and it will store it on a folder inside the Default Machine Folder of VirtualBox. For instance, after create an ubuntu-headless VM it will create an ubuntu-headless ...
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Full screen mode in virtual box. Nothing helps [duplicate]

In previous versions of Ubuntu I followed this link and manually did the trick. In fact, I did this: cd /media/VBOXADDITIONS_4.2.4_81684/ sudo sh VBoxLinuxAdditions.run But in a newer version of ...
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Symlinks: Can't create one because file exists, cant remove it because there is no such file

I posted this already on stackoverflow and it was suggested I ask here... I am running ubuntu 14.04 in vagrant on a windows 7 pc. I am running VirtualBox and git bash as administrator. I've created ...
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Unable to log into encrypted root drive after running virtual machine

I am unable to log into my encrypted hard drive on the host which is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop. This all happened after I did the following. Ran VirtualBox Created a VDI drive Installed Kali Linux ...
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can not install guest services ubuntu 14.04.1 for Vbox 4.3.22 r98236

trying to install guest services to get screen resolution correct. Running vbox on Windows 7 with Ubuntu 14.04.1 as guest. I get error: unable to locate package dkms when apt-get install dkms also ...
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Ubuntu VM display not loading correctly on iMac 5k

I'm trying to install Ubuntu (14.10 64bit) on my iMac 5k. After creating the VirtualBox VM [10GB, 2Gb mem], I load the Ubuntu ISO, and then the VM display is all over the place (see below). It seems ...
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VirtualBox - how to increase video memory?

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox, including the guest additions. However, the display is really slow. Looking at the display settings I can see that the video memory is only 12MB but ...