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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x86_64-w64-mingw32-g++: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error

I have 64bit ubuntu virtual machine and a 64bit binary still getting the Exec format error. $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.1 ...
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How to install VirtualBox in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: “No suitable module for running kernel found”

I have a fresh 12.04 LTS installation. I have installed linux-headers-generic as well as build-essential. When I install virtualbox, I get the following error: Building initial module for ...
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Ubuntu server different kind of services

I'm starting to learn more about servers and I was thinking if (and how) I can run multiple services on my Ubuntu Server. For example: I'm starting to develop a system with Django (Python) and I also ...
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How to set up ssh on a lubuntu vm (VirtualBox) and windows host

I've set up a Lubuntu vm using VirtualBox on my Windows 8 desktop and I want to connect my laptop, which is dual-booted with Windows 8 and Ubuntu, to the Lubuntu vm via SSH. I've gotten as far as ...
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Window contents corrupt when scrolling in Chrome and vim/gvim

I am running 14.04 as a guest on a Win8.1 host (over VirtualBox 4.3.17), 3D acceleration is enabled. Since upgrading from 12.10 I have noticed that text/content will sometimes corrupt when I scroll a ...
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Host-only network on Ubuntu 14.04 [VBox on W7]

So, I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox. I'm trying to set a host-only by checking my "virtual" IP on my host's browser and access the index_html on Ubuntu, but it is not working. Here's what I ...
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No acces to applications

I am trying Ubuntu and installed it in a Virtualbox under Windows 8.1. Everything seems to work fine, however in the upper left corner of the window "Applications", "Places", "System" and the like are ...
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Ubuntu installation using VirtualBox

While I try to install Ubuntu in my Mac using VirtualBox I get one confusion for installation. I create Virtual Drive for my VM of 25 GB and start installation. At Installation time VM give me ...
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Cooperative running of Ubuntu and Windows

I have Windows 8.1 running on my laptop (i7, 16 GB RAM) and I am thinking about migrating to Ubuntu 14.04. However, I will still need Windows for years or even for ever as Windows is the working ...
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I can't get my ubuntu server VirtualBox guest with bridged adapter seen outside of my lan, although port forwarded to 80

I have installed Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 on VirtualBox. With LAMP all configured. The box has static ip 192.168.1.104 and bridged to my host's Wireless adapter. I can successfully access Apache's index ...
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VirtualBox Extension Pack for 14.04.1 LTS (Virtualbox 4.3.10)

Where might I find the Virtualbox Extension pack for 14.04.1 LTS (64bit) I installed virtualbox via synaptic. The version it installed is 4.3.10 I can't seem to locate a corresponding Extension pack. ...
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Is this 4k resolution support, or 1080-?

I am having an issue with Ubuntu. I am running the latest version under Oracles VirtualBox. The highest resolution it will accept is 1600x1200. I have a new Samsung 28" UHD 4k display. I need to run ...
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Is it possible to get VM guest ip in Nat network virtualbox

I am having virtualbox VM in which Guest addition is install i can get VM ip by below command VBoxManage guestproperty get "vm-name" "/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/0/V4/IP" But, I want to get guest IP ...
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I am getting the same error everytime I try to boot Ubuntu on VirtualBox

Every time I try to run Ubuntu, this error comes up. "Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Linux. The virtual machine 'Linux' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 ...
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Command to display virtualbox vm network information

I am having two VMs VM1 and VM2 i want to attach same network of VM1 to VM2. For that i want to displaying virtualbox VM network information and parse the output. And then attach same network to VM2. ...
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Installing Guest Additions causing problems [duplicate]

I am trying to install Guest Additions in virtualbox with windows xp host and Ubuntu 12.04 guest. I followed the above steps: Devices-> Insert Guest Additions CD Image. After that I locate the ...
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Which of the Virtualbox services do I need?

I'm using Virtualbox on Ubuntu 14.04 x64. I found many services loaded at startup related to vbox vboxautostart-service vboxdrv vboxballoonctrl-service vboxweb-service I ...
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VirtualBox runs as root, Critical Error as user

I've just done a fresh install of VirtualBox 4.3.10 on a relatively fresh install of 14.04 (Trusty) and am seeing the below error when attempting to start VB as a normal user Failed to create the ...
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Virtual device when started in Genymotion Hangs (Force Close) on Ubuntu 12.04

My Ubuntu 12.04 uname -a is as follows, Linux XXX-XXXXXXXX 3.8.0-44-generic #66~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 04:04:23 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux I have Installed Virtual Box, version is, ...
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Swap Ctrl/Caps Lock not working in VirtualBox 4.3.16

Until now my keyboard mapping in Kubuntu 14.04 has worked seamlessly in the guest OS of Windows 7, which I run in VirtualBox. But after the upgrade to VirtualBox version 4.3.16 r95972 the swapping of ...
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Is there a light-weight minimal Unity Desktop for Ubuntu 14.04?

New to linux here. I created a VM in virtualbox for the latest Ubuntu to get comfortable with linux and to learn Python. I was wondering if there is a lighter-weight desktop for Ubuntu, that still ...
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Install Virtualbox-4.3 in Ubuntu 12.04

Kindly someone help. I am quite new in Ubuntu. While installing the package, these error messages appear. dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of virtualbox-4.3:i386: ...
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VirtualBox Extension Pack version?

I have installed VirtualBox from the repository on Ubuntu 12.04. I would like support for USB 2.0 devices, so the VirtualBox Extension Pack must be installed. However, I'm not sure which version is ...
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How to let Virtualbox guest capture the full screen (including system bar area)?

I am using a Windows 7 (64 bit) guest with an Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) host. I just recently upgraded to Virtualbox 4.3.16 r95972, although this problem appeared before upgrade--at the very least in the ...
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Configuring Ubuntu Virtual machine network - behind proxy firewall

I have created a Ubuntu virtual machine on Windows 7 but not able to connect to internet. Is it possible to provide the specific settings required to configure internet connections
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VirtualBox 4.3.16 issue with Unity Launcher

I just updated to VirtualBox 4.3.16 and now when putting my guest OS in fullscreen the Unity launcher stays over the top of the screen. This makes using full screen unworkable. Does anyone have a ...
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preparing Virtualbox for windows 64bit

i wanna install Win8 on Virtualbox inside my ubu 12.04 64bit. Vbox gave me no option for win8 64bit (only 32bit available) when creating a new machine. Thus i googled ... On the page: ...
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using applications from one linux flavor to another on same pc

I have zorin OS alongside ubuntu on my laptop. Virtualbox is installed on Zorin, I did it from terminal completely. Now, is there any way I can use that same Virtualbox on Ubuntu? Thanks in advance :) ...
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FileZilla: Failed to retrieve directory listing

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 as the host and installed Ubuntu 14.04 in the Virtualbox as Guest OS. I have installed and configured VSFTPD on Ubuntu 14.04 and forwarded the virtualbox port's as follows: ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu Share Guest VPN with Host

This might be convoluted, but bare with me. I need to connect to my work VPN, but my work uses juniper network-connect. I have a 64 bit Ubuntu running 14.04, but not a single one of the juniper ...
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Can't boot various Macs from USB, “malformed file” error

I have been given a USB by my university with a bootable version of Ubuntu (I am unsure what version) pre-loaded with a bunch of software I need for robotics. Several computers successfully booted ...
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Xubuntu laggy/slow in brand new MBP host

I am using Xubuntu as a VM in both a Windows/PC host and recently a OS/X Mac host. The latter is laggy, especially when I use two monitors. It's weird cause the Windows machine is less capable (less ...
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What is the difference between echoing strings to a file and pasting to it?

Today I tried to add Virtualbox repo to the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list via echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian trusty contrib" > ...
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Hardware Virtualization not possible, virtualbox alternatives?

I have two processors, but virtualbox won't accept that unless I have hardware virtualization (vt-x) enabled, for which my bios setup doesn't give an option, and the option was never added in bios ...
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How to use USB bluetooth dongle/internal bluetooth chip on a virtual windows xp machine on ubuntu 14.04

I am able to use my internal bluetooth chip on Ubuntu (obvious). But I can't use it in a virtual machine(Windows xp) installed with Virtualbox. I also have a USB bluetooth dongle. But the problem is ...
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LTSP client boots on busybox

I've installed an LTSP server on my linux desktop 12.04 (virtual machine), set all the necessary network settings. Now I created a thin client using virtualbox, booted (after starting up the server ...
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virtualization of Ubuntu 14.04 on macox using virtual box

I have 2 main questions related to the virtualization. First, after having installed ubuntu on VBox latest version on my macbook pro, the OS is working fine but display setting is stucked in 800x600. ...
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Installation problems of Ubuntu via virtualBox in my windows 7 64 bit

I am really unhappy while installing Ubuntu 14.4.01 via virtualBox in my windows 7 Professional 64 bit operating system. ***I am using VirtualBox-4.3.14-95030-Win I am finding these problems while ...
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VirtualBox Guest Additions won't install

I'm trying to configure my virtual machine so I can share a folder between my host and guest OS, but when I try to install the Guest Additions I get the following message: I've already done ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with 3D acceleration on virtual box freezes after save state

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running in Virtual Box with 3D acceleration enabled. When I save the state of the machine and then resume from that saved state, the system is completely unresponsive. I'm unable ...
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trying to install ubuntu touch to nexus 4 - can't connect device (14.04 in virtual box on mac)

I'm trying to install Ubuntu touch to a nexus 4. I've followed all the steps so far, downloaded the packages and gotten the phone ready, but now I got to the step of connecting it to the computer ...
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how to enhance the screen of my vm?

How can I enhance the size of my virtual machine ? I installed ubuntu 14.04 desktop edition (lts) on virtualbox but the screen looks to small. When I do CTRL+C the screen becomes bigger but it does ...
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Completely unable to install python2.7-dev [duplicate]

Am totally stuck! Am unable completely to install python2.7-dev on my Ubuntu13.04. I have tried all the tricks mentioned on this site (askubuntu.com) and many other sites on the web but still ...
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Mac host and Ubuntu guest on virtual box shared folder issue

I have set up ubuntu server on virtual box on my mac. I created a shared folder which appears to be saved and visible in the configuration section on virtual box for the ubuntu server machine. My ...
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virtual box windows 7 screen size problems

I have windows 7 installed in virtual box with ubuntu 14.04. I cannot get it into full screen...there is at least 3 inches of black on both side and an inch at the top and bottom. I already installed ...
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Accessing shared folder between Windows 7 and Ubuntu VM from the VM?

I set a shared folder between my Ubuntu VM (on VirtualBox) and Windows 7 host machine correctly. Now I have no idead how to access the shared folder from my VM. Any idea ? I tried the solution one ...
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vboxmanage works only with sudo

i cant list all vms without sudo: vboxmanage list vms Shows nothing, but when i try this: sudo vboxmanage list vms It shows all vms. I've installed virtualbox with following command: sudo ...
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is it possible to run a VM on 64 bit host imported from a 32 bits host?

Goal: Export and import an Ubuntu VM Original System: -Host machine (Windows 7 32 bits) -Virtualization sysem (VirtualBox) New System: -Host machine (Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bits) -Virtualization sysem ...
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How to resize swap (not just adding it) [duplicate]

I made Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit) in my VM and I gave it 350gb of my 1tb HDD space and I did it fixed (not dynamically allocated) and i did it as a VDI and in my settings I set it to read the space as a ...
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Run virtualbox in other X session

I'm running ubuntu on my laptop (host). Inside ubuntu, there is running one instance of virtualbox. (where is installed MS Windows). My idea is to run virtualbox in separate X session (something like ...