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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Internet connectivity does not work in Ubuntu Server 14.04 on Windows 8 VirtualBox host

I have a PC with Windows 8, with Oracle VirtualBox installed on it. In the File>Preferences>Network menu in VirtualBox, I have created three host-only networks: Host-only network 1 - 10.10.10.1 Host-...
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host ubuntu and guest Windows access each other from command line?

My host OS is Ubuntu 14.04, and guest is Windows 8.1 running in a virtual machine by VirtualBox. Is it possible to access the guest Windows from host Ubuntu from Ubuntu's bash? access the host ...
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Error installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox

I'm trying to install many different versions of Ubuntu (12.04/14.04, amd64/x86, server/desktop, etc.) on VirtualBox 14.3.26 on OSX 10.10 and I'm getting the following error: [ 0.000000] Fast TSC ...
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Why after install VirtualBox my terminal and software center remove

I installed VirtualBox-4.3.26 and after install unity is broken and Launcher and terminal are removed along with Software Center? My windows panel is not showing , for example my windows does not ...
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I want to using multiple VMs and multiple NICs

I have a windows machine with virtualbox running and 3 NICs [eth0/eth1/eth2]. Eth0 is connected to ISP. Other 2 are connected to each other through a switch. [yes, it is a switch, yes I need it there] ...
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How to add my other hard drives to ubuntu on vmware

I have Windows 8.1 as my main OS and can't change it because of homegroup for my family. I installed VMware Workstation 11 and installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have shared my folders and have my D,E,F ...
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Why are these ruby gems pre-installed on Precise32?

I'm getting started with provisioning a development VM for developing web apps. To do this, I'm using Vagrant. Vagrant allows you to use a base "box" (virtual machine disk image?) that contains an ...
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Running vagrant inside VirtualBox

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 in a VirtualBox VM on Windows 7. Inside the VM, I want to use Vagrant as part of my development environment. The Vagrant setup executes successfully, until it wants the VM (...
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Ubuntu 64 bit and VM VB

I am currently running the last stable 64 bit Ubuntu version on a VM with VirtualBox on W7 pro 64 bits. I have tried several configurations, with some the sluginesh almost dissapeared, but I cant ...
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How do I connect to my VirtualBox Ubuntu 14.04LTS from the host's public IP(or domain name)?

I've been having a hard time with this. It's probably been 3 days now... Anyway, I've set up my virtualbox on Windows7 with a bridged adapter (eth0). Installed LAMP server and it works. I can ...
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How to mount disk image taken in linux and run in virtual box

I want to get virtual box to mount and boot the disk image I took a month ago. I have been able to mount the drive and can see its contents, everything is accessible, I want to now get the image ...
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custom-keybindings not found

When I tried to list the available custom keybindings using gsettings command gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys custom-keybindings I got the error message saying, No such ...
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“No root system defined” while installing ubuntu on Virtual box

i continuously get the error "No root System defined" in the last installation step and it asks for partitioning but under the condition of erasing everything on the disk !!!
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Installing VirtualBox gives “dpkg : error processing package”

dpkg: error processing package virtualbox-4.3is displayed on the terminal while installing VirtualBox. What can I to do install it properly? I tried downloading different versions of VirtualBox, but ...
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Guest on Mac host still has tiny screen after installing Virtual Box Guest Additions

I ran the following command as per "Unable to Install Guest Additions CD Image on Virtual Box", restarted the server, and it still behaves like the guest utils haven't been installed, because I'm ...
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How to install many softwares in one go and replicate Ubuntu?

I am doing a online course. Many softwares are prerequisite for the course and need to be installed on Ubuntu. I have installed all of them on my laptop at hostel. Now I have also installed Ubuntu (...
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DNS Resolution Problem on Ubuntu 14.4 LTS

I have a Windows 8 host machine running VirtualBox and a running a Ubuntu 14.4 LTS Virtual Machine. In the Ubuntu VM, I can access and resolve DNS for every external site (Ex.: www.google.com) and I ...
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VirtualBox: Display Size too small!! Can't reach or see anything, that includes the terminal!

Because I was tired of virtual box saying to update (even before I had a feeling it wouldn't be a good idea), I though well let's just get it over with... I'm running Lubuntu 14.10 (32 bits the ...
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Virtualbox guest additions installation fails for shared folder support! [duplicate]

I am trying to setup Ubuntu guest OS on a Windows host system.After creating the new virtual machine, I am trying to install the guest additions and I am running sudo sh VBoxLinuxAdditions.run but ...
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Virtual box Ubuntu setup [duplicate]

I have installed virtualbox and configured a Linux 12.04 version within it. Everything works fine but the only problem is everytime when I power off the machine and restart, I see another brand new ...
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Intel iMac Ubuntu Installation Troubleshooting

I'm having terrible luck trying to install any flavor of Ubuntu on my 2006 5,1 Intel Core 2 Duo iMac. I've downloaded the 32-bit and 64-bit current and past version, as well as tried torrent ...
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i was trying to install ubuntu on virtual box in windows 8.1 and got an error

Failed to open the optical disk file D:\programm setups\ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso. Could not get the storage format of the medium 'D:\programm setups\ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso' (...
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Ubuntu installer is blank (can't select partition)

As of now, I am able to run Ubuntu Unity through VirtualBox. Now, I want to install Ubuntu to a partition, which I have already created AND formatted. However, in VirtualBox, when I click 'install ...
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smartphone-like / touch-device behavior in Chromium 41 and Opera browsers in VirtualBox

I use Chromium and Opera browsers in my VirtualBox v.4.3.26 (Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome), but few days ago (not clear, whether after an update or I inadvertently changed some settings) they started to behave ...
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Network issues with VirtualBox

I am running a Windows 8.1 laptop. I used VirtualBox to create a virtual Windows 2008 server. I am trying to send a file to the laptop. It did not go. When I tried to ping the laptop, it did not ...
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no network in ubuntu13 when virtal box is configured with bridged adpater

I am using Ubuntu 13 on virtual box with my host being Windows 8. My aim is I want to ping from host to guest or from any physical machine to guest (Ubuntu).I am able to ping from guest to host but ...
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Installing windows in ubuntu with virtualbox

My desktop is running two OSes, windows 8.1 64-bit and Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit. But I want to run windows in Ubuntu instead of switching between them all the time. So I am now trying to install windows 8....
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Enable CUDA GPU working under VM

I've connected a graphic adapter to my Linux server (OS: ubuntu 14.10). I'm using VirtualBox and need to enable access to the GPU under VM. The GPU is working on the server but not on the VM. Here is ...
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VM Ubuntu: What are /dev/mapper and /dev/sd1?

I want to increase the free disk space of my VM Ubuntu (host = Mac 10.10). After autoclean -> auto remove, I still 80% (=5.7/7.5 GB)of space used in /dev/mapper, however, only 3% (=7.2/246.8 MB) used ...
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ubuntu 14.10 install fail in virtual box

I have tried to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10 32Bit I am able to install through virtual-box, but it fails after install and gives error: - 0x7103e88e memory written fail is happened
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Ubuntu Virtual Machine cant' mount directories /dev /sys /proc

I am running this Ubuntu Virtual machine on CentOS5- Virtual Host Manager. The Virtual machine can't boot because it can't mount /dev,/sys,/proc. Killed: mount: mounting /dev on root/dev failed: no ...
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How should I configure Ubuntu/Upstart for unusual network configuration?

I recently installed Ubuntu Utopic 14.04 LTS on a new server box I built specifically to host some virtual machines. The network configuration for this box, which contains two NICs, exposes the two ...
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Xubuntu 14.10 on VirtualBox — won't start or install

I'm trying to install Xubuntu 14.10 (tried 15.04 beta1 as well) in a VirtualBox (4.3.24) VM. The VM boots from the ISO, and when I let it boot to the live mode or select "install", it tries to come up ...
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Unable to install guest additions: unknown filesystem type 'iso9660'

Running Ubuntu 14.04 on Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.24 and completely stuck with mounting guest additions. I've spent quite a time looking for a solution online, but nothing helped... As suggested below, ...
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OpenStack in VM player

Hello guys I'm looking for some help or pointers on using ubuntu maas. I'm running my master node in a vm and I want to tried and add more virtual nodes to my cluster, however when I try to add the ...
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virtualbox, can't mouse scroll if 3D acceleration is enabled

I'm trying out Ubuntu 14.04 for the first time with virtual box in windows 8. I've noticed that when I enable 3D acceleration I'm no longer able to scroll with my mouse wheel. When I tried scrolling ...
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Genymotion does not show window, fails with error 1003

I can't figure out why the Genymotion window doesn't show up on my Kali Linux. When I start the same image using VirtualBox it starts up but when I start using Genymotion, the emulator window shows ...
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Visualizing linux GPT partition (EFI) from Windows Host

I created a rescue grub.iso using the following script. This code worked for me when I using Windows 7, Ubuntu 12, MBR: #!/bin/sh set -e wk_dir=$(mktemp -d "${TMPDIR:-/tmp}/tmp.XXXXXXXXXX") mkdir -p ...
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USB error is very odd

On Ubuntu 14.04 I installed VirtualBox and then Windows XP Pro SP3. Works really well. Last night after work I booted up and all looked good. Put in a Sandisk Cruiser. Ubuntu doesn't see it. Not ...
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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 ...