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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Can I provide Ubuntu virtual image as a appendix of book?

I work for a publishing company. We are planning to publish a book about web development, and we are going to create web applications in Ubuntu environment. But we are now considering web development ...
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Can't access GUI mode with Virtual Box fresh 12.04 install

Trying to install 12.04 in virtual box. Install went great after restart I get a white error box talking about my graphics. Basically I get options to look at different log files or I can run without ...
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Oracle VirtualBox focus not changing

I run VirtualBox in many environments and in Ubuntu this is the only place where I have come across this bug I've installed the latest VirtualBox and this problem still persists, it's odd Basically ...
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Wifi card on an virtualbox's ubuntu [duplicate]

I am using a virtualbox to run ubuntu on an osx machine. The problem is that I can't get any wireless extensions when running iwconfig. How can I manage that to connect directly my ubuntu to an wifi ...
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deja-dup backups through a virtualbox Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 host?

I would like to use a tool like deja-dup or similar to have backups of certain directories in a virtualbox Ubuntu 12.04 machine that runs on a Windows 7 host laptop. I am plugging and unplugging this ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not loading in Virtual Box on Mac OS X 10.8.3

I have a new Macbook pro 15'' retina display laptop running OS X 10.8.3. I am running virtualbox 4.2.12. I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS earlier today and installed it as a virtual machine from the iso. ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Daily won't boot at all in upstream VirtualBox [duplicate]

I managed to use Unity (slowly) and then installed Lubuntu. I restarted the machine and now I CAN'T GET X TO LOAD ON TTY7. I can switch to login terminals though. jockey-text tells me that I am using ...
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Samba: how can I access a share on a Virtualbox guest (in NAT mode)

My OS: Windows 8 Virtualbox guest: Ubuntu 12.10 server I configured apache server on vbox guest and mapped http, https, ssh port successfully into ubuntu server. It works nice without any problem. ...
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Mount bind with full ownership and permissions

I am using 12.10 on virtualbox. I have my windows documents folder shared through virtual box folder share. Then I wanted to use mount --bind to mount my documents folder to the ubuntu user documents ...
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Mirror Files and Documents from Windows machine to Ubuntu in Virtualbox

Ok, so I have a machine with a dual boot installed (Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10). They are on separate hard drives. I already have Virtualbox set up to boot from the linux physical hard drive (Windows ...
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Fastest Net Card Option in Virtualbox with Ubuntu

I'm using a Mac Air with Virtualbox and Ubuntu 10.04. On the Network Adapter options, which setting is the fastest? Also, what are these settings used for, or their advantages and disadvantages? NAT ...
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Ubuntu server reporting difference disk capacity than Virtualbox

Need help figuring out why Ubuntu is mis-reporting disk capacity on a VM. Just installed Ubuntu 12.04 Server LTS 64 bit on a Virtualbox (version 4.2.10) virtual machine. I also installed the Ubuntu ...
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Seperate /home on Virtual Installation

I currently have Lubuntu 12.10 installed on my computer in a dual boot configuration with Win 7. I mostly access it by loading the Linux partition with a mapped vmdk in VirtualBox, but sometimes I do ...
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VirtualBox - Error not suplibOsinit

I update Ubuntu 12.10 with Kernel 3.5.0-27 today march 9 2013 (I had the past kernel 3.5.0-25). But not I cant use VirtualBox 4.2.10-84104, appears me this erre message: VirtualBox Error Details ...
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How do I prevent Ubuntu 12.04 from locking, when using Win7 in VirtualBox?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 plus Windows 7 from VirtualBox. The thing is that, when I am in Windows "too long" (longer than the time after which Ubuntu normally locks), Ubuntu locks. It's not expected, because ...
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does installing ubuntu desktop modify existing installed packages?

I've setup an Ubuntu server using Virtualbox and Vagrant using these instructions: https://github.com/discourse/discourse/blob/master/docs/VAGRANT.md I played around with the OS using the command ...
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Unable to run Ubuntu on Virtual box: Kernel require X86-6PU [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu on oracle virtual box but I am not able to. I tried the same about a year back and it worked like a charm. Here are the details: 1) Installed oracle virtual box version ...
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Virtualbox riddle: “FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted.”

I have installed VirtualBox on Windows host with Ubuntu (actually Xubuntu) guest. after adding 3 more hard drives (virtual hard drives), I ran ls –l /dev/sd* and there were 3 more drives: dev/sdb ...
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I play video games alot but I want to be able to use ubuntu for my surfing needs (for the security)

I use windows 7 (64bit) currently but I wonder what would be the most effective way to switch to ubuntu for the web surfing (youtube mostly)? Should I dual boot? (ugh but the restarts) What about ...
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Use resources of high end servers to run lubuntu in low end hardware

In our home there is one high end computer with lots of RAM and other low end old computer running lubuntu , the lubuntu itself has become slow so we were thinking of making the lubuntu machine a ...
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Virtualbox 4.1.12 Unable to connect to network

I'm trying to create a Vagrant Basebox for Debian Lenny. The first step in this process is creating a VM Guest in Virtualbox. I've created a new VM image and begun installation of Debian Lenny using ...
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How to run unity next on a virtualbox? [closed]

I have 12.04 running as my main OS. I only have Ubuntu, so I can not afford to screw it up. I installed 13.04 on a virtualbox and compiled and install unity-next to try it. When I ran it from inside ...
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Managing windows virtual machines remotely

I have a very abstract and possibly naive question, nevertheless I am putting it up - I want to develop a Ubuntu lab in an institute, using a client server model. I want the individual clients to ...
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Can't Load Ubuntu on VirtualBox [duplicate]

I am new to VirtualBox and to Ubuntu. I have a PC running Vista and am trying to install Ubuntu and then run NASA LINUX software. In my first try I installed VirtualBox and set up a virtual computer ...
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Kernel & DKMS Virtualbox error

I've been trying for weeks now. I can't run my Windows XP virtual machine because of the error: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not ...
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I uninstalled virtualbox, do I get the allocated storage I gave it back?

I installed virtualbox as I needed a quick way to use iTunes so I didn't have to keep shutting down my laptop to use it and then restart it again to go back to linux. I think the installation failed ...
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How I can properly update VirtualBox to the latest version?

I'm new in Ubuntu and I don't know how to properly update VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.10. How I can update properly virtualbox 4.2.8 r83876 to virtualbox 4.2.10 on Ubuntu 12.10. I dont have a virtual ...
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VirtualBox client OS (using NAT) is able to access host's LAN - How come?

My network is somewhat simple: all PCs in my LAN (Ubuntu desktop, Win7 desktop, XP netbook) connected to a dlink home router, which is connected to ISP's cable modem. LAN has IP subnet 10.10.10.0/24, ...
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fullscreen virtualbox: ubuntu version of virtualbox-ose-guest-x11 fails to install on 12.04.02

I tried to get virtualbox to run an Ubuntu 12.04.02 64-bit on fullscreen in my Windows 7 host machine, and read that I require a virtualbox-ose-guest-x11 for it. When I try to install it on the guest ...
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How to install VBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu 12.10

Unable to install VBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu. It shows some problem woth Linux Header. PS: I am using ubuntu 12.10 guest on Windows8 Host. When I tried installing it I got following:- Verifying ...
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Virtualization on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

We plan to introduce virtualization on our 64bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server so that we can run, in different VMs, a file server for our staff and some development machines for our IT team (code ...
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How do I set up internet connection in VirtualBox? [duplicate]

This question is not duplicate of this, because in my case, internet connection doesn't work on any version of Ubuntu as host (11.04, 12.04,.12.10), and the solution is different too, mine needed ...
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How do I get my VirtualBox to load into the system I already installed?

I am trying to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox on my Mac OS X. I got through the whole installation process with out any problems. But, when it asked to restart the computer and it rebooted, it keeps ...
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Virtualbox ubuntu 1204 guest - guest additions installed, but graphics driver unknown

I have an ubuntu 12.04 LTS guest in VBOX inside my native Windows 7. The graphics suddenly "stop drawing" or something, it stops updating the screen. I have tried adjusting the video memory (from ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: Can not accecss internet (ppp0) from Virtualbox guest windows 7

I have Windows 7 as guest OS on my Ubuntu 12.04 host through Virtualbox. I use dial-up connection (ppp0) through a USB dongle on host machine to access Internet. However, when my host is connected to ...
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Can I move a virtualbox machine from windows to ubuntu?

Does it work by moving VDI from windows to ubuntu VirtualBox folder?
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Missed to Enable 3D acceleration on virtualbox

I had installed ubuntu 11.10 on virtualbox 4.1.8 over windows 7(64-bit, graphics card ATI Radeon HD 5470) as the host. I was trying to run opengl es programs on ubuntu wherein I faced an error during ...
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How to run Ubuntu without GUI in Virtual Box?

I have a Windows XP laptop, in which I run VirtualBox with the latest Ubuntu, my hardware is little old, so running the latest version of Ubuntu inside Virtual box is kind of a hassle, very slow ...
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How do I migrate currently installed Ubuntu to a Virtual Machine?

I'm finding that my graphics drivers (ATI Radeon HD 4200) run MUCH better in a native windows system, I can't even get the closed-source drivers working in Ubuntu, thus leading me to want to run ...
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access shared folders on an Ubuntu host and a Windows XP guest

I have installed virtualbox 4.1.18 on ubuntu 12.10 and I hosted windows xp. I want to share a folder between Ubuntu and Windows XP. I have installed guest additions on the guest machine, and then ...
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I can't find Install Guest additions option for virtualbox

I have installed virtualbox 4.1.18 on Ubuntu 12.10 and I hosted windows XP. I want to share a folder between Ubuntu and Windows XP, so I have read about it in this external tread. The problem is ...
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How to install Virtual box on Ubuntu

Can someone help me install Virtual box on my Ubuntu machine? (12.10). I know you can install it from the software centre but I read somewhere that their are more files to add or something? Can ...
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Ubuntu on Oracle VM VirtualBox running SLOWLY

So I am super new, not only to ubuntu, but also to VirtualBox. I have Linux/Unix experience, though I would not call it particularly strong experience. I have recently installed ubuntu using ...
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Virtualbox Guest Additions Installation error

I am having a lot of troubles to have my virtualbox guest additions installed, I got this message: Verifying archive integrity... All good. Uncompressing VirtualBox 4.2.10 Guest Additions for ...
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Easiest way to assign a static IP address for a LAMP server / VBox snapshot

I want to create a basic Ubuntu 12.04 LAMP server under VBox. Once I have it configured with a base Data set I want to Snapshot that and be able to hand it off to my development partners to use. ...
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Windows only refresh if click on title bar (12.04-VirtualBox)

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 LTS in a VirtualBox running on Windows 7 Pro. I have followed the instruction posted in Why does an Ubuntu 12.10 guest in VirtualBox run very, very slowly? Unity ...
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installing ubuntu 12.10 VM on a win 7 host

I attempted to install Ubuntu 12.10 on Oracle Virtual Box and I had difficulties. I am using a Windows 7 64-bit host machine. I set the VDI disk size to dynamic at 8GB and the Base memory at 644MB. I ...
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Proxy problem with Virtual Machines

Everything below relates to a Ubuntu Server 12.04 OS. So, I created a VM at work (which needed a proxy). I went and edited the /etc/environment file, and added in the proxy information. This worked ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 in VMware Player pointer problems

Ubuntu 12.10 works flawlessly in VMware Player 5.0.2 except for one major issue - cursor is rendered in the wrong location (a pixel, or so, to the left and to the top; same thing observed in ...
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virtualbox in Ubuntu host no internet connection

My hair is in fire trying to make Internet connection work in guest OS. I have Ubuntu 12.10 machine with VirtualBox 4.1.18 installed from Ubuntu Software Center I set PC-BSD and FreeBSD to work as ...