VirtualBox is a platform independent open source virtualization software available for Linux, Solaris, OS X, 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 to shut down Ubuntu 11.10 host from within a Windows 7 VirtualBox guest?

I have installed virtual box 4.2 on a Ubuntu 11.10 host. I have Windows 7 as the only guest OS. I'm able to auto start Windows 7 virtual when Ubuntu boots by adding it in start application with the ...
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Why does Virtualbox' virtual disk not grow automatically?

I use VirtualBox 4.2.6 with Ubuntu 12.04 as a host and Win XP as a guest. I assigned a virtual disk (VDI) that grows with XP to a a maximum of 40 GB. Currently it uses 25 GB. Within XP it repeatedly ...
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Problem installing VirtualBox

When I try to install VirtualBox I get this message: CD/DVD 'Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal - Release i386 (20121017.2)' is required I do not know what to do...
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How can I migrate from asingle Ubuntu install to Ubuntu as a VM on Win8?

I want to migrate from Ubuntu 12.04 Stand Alone to Ubuntu 12.04 as a virtual machine on a Windows 8 host - preferably with VirtualBox. What strategies can you propose to take over as much data and ...
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How to install Vagrant with manual VirtualBox 4.2?

How can I install Vagrant 1.0.6. with an already manually installed VirtualBox 4.2.6 on Ubuntu 12.04? All of my known ways fail: Download *.deb file for 64bit and dpkg --install vagrant_x86_64.deb ...
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Guest Additions installation ubuntu 12.10 on virtualbox 4.2.6

After Ubuntu Guest installation with windows 7 host I want to get full sized screen desktop interface by installing guest additions. After reboot, desktop is some kind of zoomed in, only partially ...
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How do I display the whole desktop in Virtual Box fullscreen mode?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox 4.2.6 on a Windows 7 host. After installing Ubuntu I wanted to get the VB interface in fullscreen. I therefore installed guest additions from Virtual Box ...
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Why does Virtualbox's main window closes immediately after launching it?

I have VirtualBox 4.1.10 running in an Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit host. It ran perfectly until today. When I launch it, the main window opens and, above it, the new version available notification window. ...
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internet connection problem in virtualbox [closed]

I have installed Windows 7 in virtualbox. But I cant access internet. Can You please tell me the way how can I connect to internet in virtualbox. Internet is running smoothly in my host Ubuntu..
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reinstall virtualbox on ubuntu 12.04.1

My virtualbox used to work, but now it is for some reason completely FUBAR: every time I try to start a VM, it crashes my host Ubuntu 12.04.1 system, I can't even bring it to reboot with the Magic ...
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How to setup a static IP for network-manager in Virtual Box on Ubuntu Server

Hi there is anyone familiar with the non-gui version of ubuntus network Manager? I'd like to set up a static IP with it in virtualbox without touching the file /etc/network/interfaces. IP: ...
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How to remap Alt-TAB app-switching for Ubuntu-guest/OSX-host VirtualBox?

I just setup an Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS Virtualbox (guest) in an OSX Lion host. It's mostly fine, but one annoyance is that, to switch between apps in the Ubuntu guest's interface, I need to press ...
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Why do I need to re-load kernel modules for virtualbox after a kernel update?

After the last kernel upgrade in Ubuntu 12.10 I had to manually re-load two kernel modules for Virtualbox. modprobe vboxdrv and modprobe vboxnetflt I don't know enough about the system to say if ...
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What is the best type-2 hypervisor in Ubuntu (14.04) to run a mix of Windows and Linux VMs? [closed]

I need to create lab contains Windows 2008R2 domain controller with Linux servers and workstations with different roles installed. Hence I need a hypervisor (type 2) for the same. My laptop does ...
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Why does installing a 12.10 virtual machine want to overwrite my 12.04 host installation?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS, i then installed virtual box. and windows xp in as a virtual machine. i also installed the additional guest add ons, and other extensions, which allows my virtual ...
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How do I get EGL and OpenGLES libraries for Ubuntu running on VirtualBox?

I have Ubuntu running on VirtualBox. Guest additions are installed and now the OS is hardware acceleration capable. I have OpenGL library in place. Now I want to run apps using egl + opengles1.1 ...
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Why does my VirtualBox VM take so long to install Windows 7 updates?

I have a Windows 7 VM running in VirtualBox, on Ubuntu 12.10. I have a couple of problems that I'm thinking might be related, but I have no idea how to figure out the root problem. Whenever it ...
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Sendmail not working on ubuntu guest - unqualified host name

I have a win7 host running ubuntu guest through vbox. it is configured with a bridged network adapter and I am using DHCP to assign an ip of 192.168.0.5 to the guest which is mapped to smartstart.dev ...
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How do I boot Ubuntu in VirtualBox complaining that my CPU is incompatible?

After a long time spent with OS from boys from Redmont I would like to try something new. I decided to try some Linux editions, also Ubuntu Linux. I am completely new to this matter, this is also my ...
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Can I use virtualbox to install Ubuntu Linux on Windows?

I wanted to use Linux, but keep Windows 8; so is it possible to have run both OS's on one PC?
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How do I get a larger screen resolution in VirtualBox on Mac OS X?

I am running the new Mac Air 13" with OS X 10.8.2. I then downloaded the latest VirtualBox 4.2.6. Then, I installed Ubuntu 10.04 into the VM. First off, after I installed the VirtualBox Guest ...
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Guest Ubuntu cannot connect to the internet on VirtualBox, bridged

I have few VMs with Ubuntu 12.04 nad 12.10 and I'm using them in different networks (at home and at work). At work I'm using wireless connection and at home I have cable. I'm using bridged mode and ...
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How can I have Windows 7 in Virtualbox recognise USB devices? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up USB for Virtualbox Recently I installed Windows in Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS using Virtualbox. I want to know how to access external hard disks or USBs in the Virtual ...
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How to install VirtualBox? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu and I want to install VirtualBox in Ubuntu through terminal. Can you guys please provide me the command to install it?
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How do I connect to asterisk server located in Windows 7 VirtualBox?

I have MS Windows 7. In that I installed VirtualBox and in that I installed Ubuntu. In Ubuntu, I installed the Asterisk server. How can I connect to Asterisk server with Windows 7 applications? no ...
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Can't see the floating menu of virtualbox virtual machine!

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit as guest on Windows 7 64 bit. Everything is fine except one thing..when take my mouse pointer near the top edge(I set it at top) can't get the floating menu of virtual ...
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How do I access Ubuntu server running in VirtualBox from outside

I have installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS on my laptop via VirtualBox. I have installed LAMP, OpenSSH, Mail server. As I logged in, I ran ifconfig. It gave me the inet address as 192.168.0.3. So, ...
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How to properly import Rhythmbox playlists into iTunes on VM?

I'd done this succesfully before but this time I just can't make it work. I'm running Rhythmbox on Ubuntu 12.04 to listen to all my stuff but to sync my iPod Touch 4g I use Virtualbox to run iTunes. I ...
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Is downloading Ubuntu via the windows installer a better alternative to using Ubuntu within a virtual box?

I will soon be starting an application support job and when I asked my soon-to-be line manager, "what should I get to grips with before I start?", He specifically stated that I should learn "the ...
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Is 64 bit ubuntu (120.04.1 LTS) running on VirtualBox hosted by Windows 8 safe?

I recently got a pre-installed Windows 8 system. I wish to dual boot it with ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS but after reading the thread, I'm doubtful of the idea. I can do the stated procedure but i don't want ...
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Can I dual-boot in VirtualBox?

I use Windows 7. I also run Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox. The other day I wanted to try Lubuntu. Is there a way to dual-boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Lubuntu in VirtualBox?
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Can't Install Guest Additions for WIndows XP x64 on Virtual Box [ I am running 12.10]

I have set up windows xp on virtual box on my laptop which is running Ubuntu 12.10. Now, I am trying to install guest additions on the vm. But, whenever I click it, it doesn't open the oracle window. ...
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How can I extract my files from a corrupted vdi file?

I was using VirtualBox on my precedent mac, but the hard disk crashed, so I managed to retrieve some files, especially my .vdi file where I had all the data of my ubuntu host. I am using a new hard ...
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Installing Guest Addition on 12.10 Server

I am encountering a lot of problem trying to install guest additions on Ubuntu 12.10 Server. I have tried many solutions provided in the internet but none of them are working. After mounting the guest ...
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Running powerpoint slides from Ubuntu terminal in Windows 7 using VirtualBox

Does anybody know how I can run MS powerpoint slides from Ubuntu terminal (my host OS) in Windows 7 (my guest OS)- I think I should use .pps to run it automatically. What I'm doing now is: VBoxManage ...
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Unable to install VirtualBox 4.2 on Ubuntu 12.10

I am trying to install VirualBox 4.2 on Ubuntu 12.10 but when this is the error I get: The following packages have unmet dependencies: virtualbox-4.2 : Depends: libqt4-opengl (>= 4:4.7.2) but it ...
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Copying a Running Physical Server to Virtual Box

I have a server running Ubuntu 10.04. As I want to test some maintenance work, such as upgrading to 12.04, I thought I should create a VM copy of the server using Virtual Box. I don't have a physical ...
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How can I import my old OS on VirtualBox?

I used to work with a virtual machine on which I installed Ubuntu (and my host is Apple OS X). But my Mac's hard-drive crashed. I managed to retrive the .vdi file on my VirtualBox App folder. How can ...
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How to fix an error relating to no keyboard input accepted in gnome desktop, though keycode shows scancodes? [closed]

Running Ubuntu 11.04 x86 guest under VirtualBox 4.2.6 in a Win7 X64 host. Bear with me... this is a strange one. Once booted into Ubuntu nothing inside the Ubuntu guest seems to recognize keyboard ...
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How to let a VirtualBox guest (running Windows) access the Internet?

I have a VirtualBox virtual machine. The host machine runs Ubuntu. The guest (virtual) machine runs Windows XP. I googled this problem, and people claim that they fixed it by changing adapter type to ...
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Trouble starting virtualbox missing kernel driver [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virtualbox Kernel driver not installed I am trying to install Oracle VirtualBox on Ubuntu. I have installed virtualbox-4.2 from the Oracle website without a hiccup; ...
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Cannot connect to WiFi VirtualBox Ubuntu 12.04 on MacBook Pro [duplicate]

I run two VMs on a MacBook Pro: Windows7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Both can connect to LANs via hardwired connections; Windows 7 connects also connects automatically to any authorized WiFi network. Ubuntu ...
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There is an error when I try to install virtual box into Ubuntu

When I tried to install virtual box in Ubuntu it showed up an error. It says dependency is not satisfiable: lib 9th - network (<>=4:4.5.3) Please let me know how to handle this error.
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Why isn't VirtualBox working for me?

Why isn't VirtualBox running virtual machines for me? I have tried Microsoft XP, Vista, 7, 8 and Mac OS X all of which have failed to run for me. That is they 'start' when I send the command to ...
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VirtualBox errors out when trying to install Ubuntu (failed to open ISO)

Whenever I try to install Ubuntu 12.10/12.04 using the regular ISO in a VirtualBox VM, it does not work and produces the following error: Failed to open the CD/DVD image ...
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virtualbox and ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up USB for Virtualbox ok im having some tough times here and could use some guidence. I have my laptop running ubuntu 12.10 and i installed Oracle VirtualBox and ...
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Problem with VirtualBox in 12.10

When I try to start it I get: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine WindowsXp. The virtual machine 'WindowsXp' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1. Result Code: ...
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Android 3D acceleration in androVM with primusrun?

I have been trying an Android Virtual Machine called androVM on an Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit laptop with Intel/Nvidia hybrid graphics configuration as the guest OS (details on the graphic cards below). I ...
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How to connect via SSH from VirtualBox to Windows

I'm running Ubuntu in VirtualBox and I want to connect via SSH to Host (Windows 7). Is it possible? I need someone to explain me.
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Ubuntu 12.10 desktop/interface not showing on VirtualBox VM after login screen

I'm having some trouble with getting my Ubuntu to work on a VirtualBox VM. I made a clean installation of Ubuntu 12.10 on a VM without any errors. I arrive at the login screen, as soon as I press ...