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How to solve “Controller 'IDE Controller' does not support hotpluggin”?

I install virtualbox from apt-get. When I want to set shared folders, it shows Controller 'IDE Controller' does not support hotpluggin". How to solve it? Thank you~
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Ubuntu 12.4.1 failing in vm both Vbox and Vmware on new HP Envy 4t-1000

Brand new to Linux, getting frustrated trying to get an environment up with Ubuntu. My primary goal is to learn Linux and Apache/PHP development. I need to keep my Windows OS as main on my machine for ...
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Problem Internet connection Ubuntu 12.04 Server (trough VirtualBox)

My final goal is to access my web projects trough external network. So, I have : Internet connection trough wireless router (ISP's IPs are internal, so and the IPs which the router sets to my ...
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Unity and Windows XP guest in VirtualBox conflicts on Meta key [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virtualbox windows 7 guest - pressing windows key launches unity menu When I press the Meta key in the XP guest (to get the start menu), Unity panel pops as well, pretty ...
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VirtualBox on Ubuntu Server 12.04

I have VirtualBox 4.2 installed on Ubuntu Server 12.04, being managed with PHPVirtualBox. The server has fairly low-end specs, with only 512MB of RAM, and a Pentium 4 Prescott CPU @ 2.6 GHz (I read ...
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How to remove the graphical user interface?

Okay my question is that, I want to run a heavy application, on a Virtual Machine (VirtualBox) with just 2 GB RAM (Windows 7 32Bit Host has 4 GB, 3.5 GB effective). Initially I thought of installing ...
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Virtualbox machine with Windows finds no connection

I have been using Virtualbox for a long time, but never before I encountered this issue with this software. Basically my virtualized Windows 7 doesn't connect to the internet, it says that there is no ...
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How to access localhost on Virtualbox host machine

I created a virtual machine on Virtualbox with Ubuntu 12.04 only to install a LAMP solution and use it with my host machine, but I can't access the localhost using the ip (10.0.2.15) in the browser . ...
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How to prevent unity dash from taking keyboard control [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop Unity 2d intercepting meta key when I'm in VirtualBox? Issue Summary: When using virtualbox (VB) in fullscreen mode, VB takes control of the screen. ...
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How can I use a script to control a VirtualBox guest?

Refer to : Launch an application in Windows from the Ubuntu desktop I was wondering if Takkat could elaborate on the actual execution i.e. howto in the script file. This will be greatly helpful. ...
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Strange behaviour when minimizing virtualbox in fullscreen mode

I have the same problem like mentioned in this thread. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=12257698 When virtualbox is running in fullscreen mode, and I'll minimize it to go back to Unity, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on VirtualBox 4.1.18 reverts to last snapshot [closed]

Somehow, my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running in VirtualBox 4.1.18 (W7 Host) got stuck.. and I closed the machine. Now when I start up the VM again, it reverts back to my last snapshot which is more than 20 ...
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Can I use ISO image to install Win 7 in VirtualBox running on Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Windows 7 inside Oracle Virtualbox Attempting to install Win 7 from ISO image in VirtualBox installed on Ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS. The image boots but fails to ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 as a router. Problem with DNS?? Or Routing table?

I have a virtualbox lab made up of 4 Windows 2008 R2 servers (DC/DNS,SQL,SHAREPOINT, EXCHANGE) that are configured with static ip addresses with NIC's attached to Internal network. Everything works. ...
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Backtick (Grave accent) button sticking

I have Ubuntu 12.04 running in a Virtual Box virtual machine, on my Windows 7 32bit system. It has been working great, except that the backtick/tilde button sticks(not physically). When I hit the ...
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Share files in virtualbox between Ubuntu host and WindowsXp guest [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set up shared folders in a Windows XP virtualbox guest? How to share files on Virtualbox with Windows as a guest? How can I share files between my ubuntu ...
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Virtualbox on Ubuntu Host: Access guests by hostname

I have several VirtualBox appliances (Windows, Linux) each of them configured with two network adapters: NAT for accessing the internet host-only for hosts <> hosts and hosts <> guest ...
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Access secondary hard disk from Virtual Machine

I have a fairly specific question. I had Ubuntu on my Laptop (for years). For a variety of reasons, I've had to switch to Windows but the computer has two hard drives. The main drive was reformatted ...
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Problem installing virtualbox on ubuntu 9.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? I'm using ubuntu 9.04. From last few days I'm trying to install a virtualbox,but i can't. I went to this ...
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Share folders between windows and ubuntu in Virtualbox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shared folders in XP virtualbox guest I use virtualbox. My host OS is Ubuntu and the guest one is Windows XP. I want to share a folder between these two OS. But I don't ...
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Missed snapshot tab in virtualbox [closed]

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and VirtualBox 4.1.12. All manuals and help documents refer to Snapshot tab in top right corner of Virtualbox manager. But I have no idea where can I find it. Screenshot is ...
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Virtualbox windows 7 guest - pressing windows key launches unity menu

Running win7 as guest in full screen mode. When i press windows key or alt+tab the vm looses focus and displays the unity menu or ubuntu's alt+tab. I've set the VBox configuration: File Menu -> Input ...
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Ubuntu Graphics Experience is fallback

The graphics experience is in fallback mode for me. And I checked the settings and it says the graphics driver is Chromium. I am running Ubuntu 11.10 in a virtual box. I didn't like unity much. So ...
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Unity launcher doesn't reappear automatically — 12.04 in VirtualBox

I have reopened the Unity launcher by disabling auto-hide, thanks to this post -- http://askubuntu.com/a/106673/42720 I am running 12.04 in VirtualBox, and have tested this in both full-screen and ...
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How do I improve the performance of my VirtualBox guest?

I run a guest ubuntu 12.04 on a host ubuntu 12.04, with VirtualBox, and the guest is much, much slower than the host (ALT+TAB takes 4-5 secs). I had a look around and I found contradicting opinions on ...
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Playing Age of Empires II multiplayer in VirtualBox Over wi fi network

I installed Age of Empires II (Expansion) in VirtualBox (hosting Windows XP). It works great in single player mode. Unfortunately, I tried playing multiplayer via WI-FI which I created on my Ubuntu ...
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What version was installed? x64 or i686? What's the difference exactly?

Okay, so heres my problem. I recently started migrating several services to individual VMs on my box, using VirtualBox 4.1. I created a new VirtualBox VM with guest type "Ubuntu (64 Bit)". I've ...
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How to uninstall VirtualBox in 12.04?

Can anyone help me removed VirtualBox? By the way, I couldn't install some softwares, is it because it is a 64-bit version?
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virtualbox usb problem

How can I use a usb stick in the virtual machine ? When I opened 'settings', a warning opened by itself and said that I had to add my user to the group vboxusers. I did that (sudo adduser naomi ...
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How much difference can 2D acceleration in VirtualBox bring?

I want to know how much difference can 2D acceleration in VirtualBox bring ? I only run graphical interface on Windows VMs.
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Install windows 7 through virtual box

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I want to install Windows 7 on my system from a CD through VirtualBox. I searched the detailed tutorials through google but I did not find one that worked. So can some one ...
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Better than VirtualBox

I installed Ubuntu with a VirtualBox on my mac. But the more I use Ubuntu, the more I install package, the more it becomes very slow to launch on my VirtualBox. By the way, it makes slow all the apps ...
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copy from main system and paste in vbox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to copy & paste from Ubuntu to Windows? How can i copy the information from my main Ubuntu system and paste that information in the VirtualBox System ? I have ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 12.04.1 on Virtualbox on Windows 7 Host

I would like to install Ubuntu 12.04.1 in a virtual box on windows 7 host however I get a black screen after selecting to install Ubuntu i.e. right after choosing English language I have tried the ...
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The best practice to backup a system

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Virtual Machine[VirtualBox] and I want to do some modifications in it. But I can't predict how it can influence on my system. What it the best practice to backup ...
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print jobs are held until the VirtualBox guest OS is reboot

Here is the setup: VirtualBox 4.1.20 (which the Help window describes as 4.1.12_Ubuntu) Extension Pack 4.1.20 (for USB support) Windows 7 Home Premium as a guest operating system on VirtualBox ...
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automount USB drive in VirtualBox via udev in ubuntu 12.04

How do you automount usb drives directly to VirtualBox in ubuntu 12.04
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Display Resolution all wrong iin 12.04.1 running in VBox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Adjusting display geometry in a virtual machine? I have a Ubuntu 12.04.1 (64bits) system, running perfectly alongside Windows 7. I needed to create a Virtual Machine in ...
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pae kernel required for my cpu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install 12.04 on a non-PAE CPU? (error “Kernel requires features not present on the CPU: PAE”) Virtualbox install 12.04 guest: “pae not ...
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How to share folders and how to mount flash drives on Mac OS X virtual machine using Virtualbox

I have searched literally the whole Internet.I found pretty much ..... nothing! The problem with details : VirtualBox installed on Ubuntu 12.04. I created a virtual machine to run Mac OS X Lion. I ...
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Win7 on virtualbox and full screen mode

I've installed win7 on virtualbox on ubuntu 12.04. However, the full screen mode isn't perfect. I have black parts on both sides of the screen. I tried changing the resolution but nothing fits. ...
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File sharing from GUEST VirtualBox ( 12.04 ) to HOST ( 10.04 )

I've completed 90% of this walkthrough: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualBox/SharedFolders#Getting_VBoxLinuxAdditions.iso ... and I'm currently in the " Prepare Guest " section. Where this ...
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Win7 installation on VirtualBox

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my machine. I also installed Virtualbox so that I can run windows 7. I set my virtual box with 4 GB RAM and 25 GB virtual HDD and after I press Start, it doesnt boot ...
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How to bypass memory test after crash?

I'm running LTS 12 in VirtualBox. The VM shut down in such a way that it couldn't be resumed; I had to "power off" the VM and restart it. Now the GRUB menu offers two choices: memtest, or memtest ...
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How can I get my HID device working in VirtualBox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up USB for Virtualbox I'm running the latest official Ubuntu build of VirtualBox (4.1.12), with Windows 8 running as the guest OS. I have a Windows app that works ...
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Automated installation using preseeding from url failed (from within VirtualBox)

I'm trying to do automated installation using preseeding from url, but it failed. Basically, I'm following Ubuntu Server Quick Install, No Questions Asked! ...
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Virtualbox image to full install

I am new to Ubuntu, am using it via VirtualBox on Windows 7, and would like to potentially save an image of my VirtualBox setup and use it as my full install of the OS on the same machine. Is this ...
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apt-get: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution)

root@m-laptop:/home/m/Desktop# apt-get -f install libc6 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done libc6 is already the newest version. libc6 set ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 GUI doesn't load after Virtualbox crash

I have Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit installed as a virtual OS in Virtualbox (the host is windows 7). The Virtualbox data file is on a usb drive that lost connection to the PC while a session was running. Now ...
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VirtualBox error message (rc=-1908) after kernel upgrade [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virtualbox Kernel driver not installed Recently I updated my kernel to 3.2.0-29-generic. After this, my VirtualBox is not opening and showing up an error message ...