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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12.04 in VirtualBox doesn't execute any custom startup script

I'm trying to use Vagrant for our development process, mostly web development on a LAMP system. On shutdown of the VM I dump the content of the MySQL database to an SQL file in the shared folder. This ...
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wrong ARP table entries after reboot

I created two Virtualbox machines, both with Lubuntu Server 13.10. Server machine has Virtualbox NAT network and Internal network (static IP 192.168.1.1), Client machine has only Internal network ...
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Error while installing extension pack on Oracle VM VirtualBox

I have installed Oracle VM VirtualBox on Ubuntu 13.10 and I am trying to install IE8 on Windows 7 from Terminal as suggested in this answer. I am running following command on Terminal: $ curl -s ...
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Problems with network adapter within VM Virtualbox

I'm having trouble with my virtualized machine connecting to my network. Here is what I'm running: Host: 12.04.3 LTS Unity (connects to internet just fine. VM Virtual Box v 4.1.12 Guest: XUbuntu ...
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How do I connect to the wifi in Ubuntu within my Virtual Machine?

I have a virtual machine installed on my Windows 8.1 laptop with Ubuntu installed on it, but when I open the Network menu it doesn't show any wireless networks. How do I connect Ubuntu in my virtual ...
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Virtual box guest addition breaks after kernel upgrade

I have an Ubuntu box installed over VirtualBox with Windows 7 as host. I installed guest additions in it and was working perfectly as expected. Suddenly, one day VirtualBox complained that guest ...
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Permissions won't change

I opened Nautilus as super user to try and edit permissions. I can open the drop menu and change, but they instantly revert back to their original state before I can even click "apply changes." What ...
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How to add users to vboxusers

So I want to use my flashdrive in Windows XP, which I am currently running in Virtualbox, but when I open up the settings to enable usb usage, I get an error: Failed to access the USB subsystem. ...
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I cant install sound for my PC. If I install win XP on virtual box, then how can I use Win xp sound driver [closed]

I cant install sound for my PC on ubuntu 12.4. If I install win XP on virtual box, then how can I use Win xp sound driver not my ubuntu 12.4 who are not working, is it possible? Or maybe You can ...
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How To Configure Multiple Virtual Machines As An Internal Network Via SSH

First of all, I am using Windows 7 as a host. Then I install Ubuntu 12.04 Guest under VirtualBox. Then I get an access to the other four virtual machines (also Ubuntu 12.04 Guest) via ssh by running ...
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How to enable VT-X to adjust the processor of a vm

I am using Oracle VM VirtualBox. I've been trying to adjust the process of my Virtual Machine but the slider of the Processor on the Processor tab is disabled. As far as I know, VT-x should be enabled ...
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Im trying to install and run ubuntu server on oracle virtual machine?

I have vm installed on I have downloaded the iso. When I run the server and select the iso file I get the error message; Failed to open the optical disk file C:\Users\Owner\VirtualBox ...
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“ this kernel required an X86-64 CPU, but only detected a i686 CPU” [duplicate]

I recently decided to use Virtualbox to run Ubuntu, but I get the message this kernel required an X86-64 CPU, but only detected a i686 CPU I've already enabled virtualization in BIOS, but that ...
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I just upgraded to 13.10 in my virtual machine through Virtual Box but can restart successfully

This is what i see after i restart. How can i fix this? Am i suppose to type in a command? Is restoring my host computer to a later point a possible option?
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Is virtual box as effective as dual booting windows? [duplicate]

Is virtual box as effective as dual booting windows? If I am able run windows in linux and do everything I can in windows I might as well as get rid of win 8.
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How to set my virtual box display for Red Hat Linux to 1366X768

I have installed Red Hat Linux on my virtual box and i can't set the display of VM to 1366X768. The display option in red hat linux shows only 1024x768, 800X600, 400x600.
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How to permanently change permissions for /dev/ttyS0

My system is Ubuntu 13.04 and works fine, but I had to installed VirtuaBox to guest Windows XP which is essential tu run an application that dialogues with an alarm set by a USB-to-Serial adapter. ...
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Virtual vs actual disk size running Ubuntu 13.10 64/VirtualBox 4.3 on Mavericks

I am relatively new to Ubuntu running or a VirtualBox (on a Mac), and after everything was working more or less fine before I upgraded to Mavericks, now I find a lot of problems with it. Not sure ...
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VirtualBox 4.3 Guest Additions on OSX guest [closed]

Im running virtual box 4.3 on ubuntu 13.10, everything goes fine with windows guests but for Mac osx (Mountain Lyon) I just cant find how to install Guest additions. Seems like there's no osx ...
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Wordpress permissions problem on apache2 server

I have a windows 7 system. On this system i am running a VM Virtual box LAMP Server with Ubuntu 12.04,apache2, mysql and phpmyadmin... which is accessable via the internet. I installed Wordpress ...
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VirtualBox Minecraft Server

So I'm running Ubuntu Server 12.04 in VirtualBox and trying to host a server in it. I literally got everything set up, installed, and it's perfect. I forwarded my ports to 25565 TCP and UDP with this ...
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How to troubleshoot booting to a black screen on virtualbox

I was using 13.04 as a guest OS on my Virtualbox 14.2.18. Host is Windows 8. After upgrade to 13.10 ubuntu does not start. I can see black screen and blinking cursor. Can anyone help? I am pretty ...
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Ubuntu Server - Virtual Box?

So I got VirtualBox just for Ubuntu Server, I'm currently Running Ubuntu 12.04 as my main OS. But when I got everything set up in Ubuntu Server 12.04, including my ports forwarded and a test Minecraft ...
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Installing Ubuntu on virtualbox with a windows 8 host

Installing ubuntu-13.10-desktop-i386.iso gets me to the graphical login screen but after I enter the password I get a black screen. Ctrl-Alt-F2 brings me to a terminal where I can restart lightdm, ...
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How Reliable is Virtual Machine GCC Binaries

I have an app which I need to generate the following: Ubuntu 32/64 bits and the same to Windows. Now I have 64Bits Ubuntu 13.04 and I have Virtual Box with 13.04 32bits on the same machine. How ...
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In virtualbox, I can't access the dvd drive to install a guest host

I have installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu Server 12.04 and VirtualBox 4.3. I have set up a VM called "MediaServer" and tried to start it. I then get the following error: Cannot open host device ...
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Gaming on Ubuntu - how and why?

So I have Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Inspiron 1564 which has VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller, and I'm not a gamer, but I want to play that old ...
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Problem with installing VBox guest additions in 13.10 (shared folders)

I am using 13.10 for both the host and guest. The host has the guest additions iso. While installing the guest additions, I encounter an error when trying to compile the shared files module. The ...
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How to give USB access to VirtualBox when non-root

I'm a member of vboxusers group. I installed the extension pack. When running VirtualBox as non-root, USB devices are visible but grayed-out. When running VirtualBox as root then it works fine. How ...
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Full screen in virtualbox

I have a Macbok Pro 13" and I'm using virtualbox to run ubuntu 12.04. My problem is I can't resize ubuntu for occupy the 13" of my screen when I use full-screen mode. Ubuntu only allows me to use two ...
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Possibly to boot an already installed Ubuntu into windows?

This may be answered elsewhere but most of the questions seem to concern a normal dual boot scenario. I have a standard windows 8/ubuntu 13.10 dual boot, I'm wondering if I can boot Ubuntu from ...
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Cannot start virtualbox VM's: Kernel driver is not installed

I'm a Linux Novice Was running 12.04 with virtualbox 4.2. Everything was rosie. Upgraded to 12.10; now Virtualbox will run, but can start any VM's. Get error 'kernel driver not installed' I've ...
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Running with Virtual Box

I recently purchased a new laptop and I am currently dual booting windows 7 and the latest Ubuntu package, my question is there a way that i can run that my Ubuntu in Virtual box? Until now i've only ...
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Having trouble installing guest additions for a Xubuntu 13.10 guest OS in Virtualbox 4.2.10

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 64-BIT as my host operating system running Virtual Box 4.2.10. I get this message when I tell virtualbox to install guest additions(CTRL+D),mounting the volume in the guest OS ...
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ubuntu in virtual box in a macbook pro crashed during installation

I have a mac book pro and I need to test ubuntu under virtual machine. I have downloaded both xubuntu 13.10 64bit both ubuntu 12.04 64bit I have downloaded Virtual box, created a new machine (with ...
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Runing Ubuntu in Oracle Virtual Box [duplicate]

I had to download Ubuntu for a class and my professor said that it would be fine if I loaded it into my existing virtual box. Its downloaded and everything, the only thing is I don't recall making a ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu 12.04 cannot open display under Superuser

Everytime I try to open a visual editor from the terminal as superuser, I get this error: user:~$ sudo gedit Cannot open display: Run 'gedit --help' to see a full list of available command line ...
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Still can't use usb in virtualbox after extension install in ubuntu 13.04

I've downloaded the latest virtualbox 4.3 for ubuntu 13.04. And I've downloaded the latest version of the extension pack for this version, intended to enable the use of usb on a guest operating ...
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How do I remap my Ubuntu keyboard shortcuts to match OSX?

I'm using Ubuntu in VirtualBox on Mac. As I switch frequently, I would like to use the same shortcuts. Please, does anyone know how to have the same shortcuts on Ubuntu, as they are on Mac? ...
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ubuntu installation failure

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 version using VM virtual box. I have windows 7 home premium machine. The things i did: installed oracle's VM virtual box downloaded desktop version of ubuntu's 32 ...
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VirutalBox headless VM + 3D acceleration

I have installed virtualbox on my Ubuntu 13.10 (desktop) host, configured windows 7 guest, added extension pack and guest additions. My intention is to work on windows 7 remotely, so I have configured ...
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Is there any way to run Ubuntu Touch 1.0 in VirtualBox?

I would love to try out Ubuntu Touch on my Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop. Any way to do this?
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How to install Virtualbox from command line?

OK, I a am a newbie. For some reasons, I need to install Virtualbox. I see that I can easily install it using the Software Center, but I trust most the "apt-get install blahblah" way, because I find ...
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cntlm: No proxy service ports were successfully opened

I'm trying to setup CNTLM on an Ubuntu VM and keep hitting a brick wall with the above error message. Here are the steps I've taken: Install CNTLM $ ls cntlm_0.92.3-0ubuntu0.1_i386.deb cntlm.conf $ ...
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How to share the files from Host to Guest in virtual box? Host-ubunutu/Guest-ubuntu

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 machine on which I have installed Virtualbox with Ubuntu 12.04 as the guest OS. How can I share files between the host and guest? I have installed the guest additions also ...
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Printing from inside a Windows 7 VM via Virtualbox 4.3 with 12.04 LTS

I have installed Windows 7 64-bit as VM. I am unable to install my printer in Windows 7. USB is working and all extensions and guest additions are installed. USB ports are shown in virtual machine, ...
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how to uninstall ubuntu 12.04 from virtualbox 4.3

Due to some difficulties encountered in using the currently installed ubuntu, Iam trying to uninstall this ubuntu 12.04 from virtualbox 4.3. My aim is to redo the whole installation process. Iam using ...
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Transfer data from Virtual Box to hard disk

How I can transfer data from Virtual Box 4.3 + Extended Pack installed in my Ubuntu? I try to connect an usb drive but I have fallen. I try with Shared folders and I got same result. I need a mothod ...
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Can We install ubuntu 4.10 on virtualbox? [closed]

Anyone has a idea how to install Ubuntu 4.10 on virtual box? My specs are: 4 GB Ram Intel core i3 64 bit@3.40 GHz Windows 8 64 bit Dell inspiron 660s It is just because of curiosity.Another thing ...
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My computer cant read Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (Precise Pangolin) from CD-ROM

I have an emachines E525 I had to put the ISO on a blank disk and set the boot up USB CD-ROM and it does not see the CD, I tried the ISO on virtual box and it will not load it. Failed to open the ...