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 shall I partition my hard drive for Ubuntu (with Windows in virtualbox)

I dual boot installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on a hard drive before. I remember Windows has to be installed on a primary partition which has to be at least of certain size. Now I get a new hard ...
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How do I install linux headers when I am getting a “has no installation candidate” error

Primary Problem I am unable to run any virtualization software. Namely Vmware or Virtualbox. Since both of them asks me to install (or produces some error which pints to ) installing build essentials ...
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Make more storage on VirtualBox ofr Ubuntu 14.10

I am trying to increase my storage space on my Ubuntu 14.10 virtual machine on Virtual Box. I did sudo apt-get clean to remove cached files but I now have 579 MB left: Filesystem Size Used ...
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Experiencing small resolution issue in Ubuntu 14.04.2 with VirtualBox, getting stuck on installing guest additions

TL;DR: I'm experiencing the small resolution issue in Ubuntu 14.04.2 on VirtualBox, and when I try to follow the answers to existing questions, either it doesn't solve the problem or I encounter ...
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Middle-button paste stops working under VirtualBox

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 in VirtualBox under OSX and for some reason pasting with the middle mouse button stops working after a while. If I start a new rxvt pasting works fine but after a while (I'm ...
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Protocol error when mounting in virtual machine

When running the following command in an Ubuntu 14.04 VM in a 14.04 host, I get a mount: protocol error mount -t vboxsf -o uid=1000,gid=1000 updatable /opt/apps/directory/updatable Guest additions ...
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Connection Refused on port 3000 when accessing ubuntu server running on VirtualBox on Mac

I am running Ruby on Rails on Ubuntu server 14.04 on Virtualbox 4.3.22 running on a Mac OS (10.10.2) host. When trying to access the rails webserver from the Mac, I get a "Connection refused" error ...
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Uninstalled VirtualBox but can still connect to phpVirtualBox?

I have removed VirtualBox along with all packages and configurations files using purge and remove but when I try to connect to the phpVirtualBox login page it still exists. I have tried searching ...
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How to export and import VirtualBox VM images?

In VirtualBox you can create VM and it will store it on a folder inside the Default Machine Folder of VirtualBox. For instance, after create an ubuntu-headless VM it will create an ubuntu-headless ...
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Full screen mode in virtual box. Nothing helps [duplicate]

In previous versions of Ubuntu I followed this link and manually did the trick. In fact, I did this: cd /media/VBOXADDITIONS_4.2.4_81684/ sudo sh VBoxLinuxAdditions.run But in a newer version of ...
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ModemManager errors and warnings after official update

I use Ubuntu 14.04.1 (64 bits) inside Oracle VM Virtual Box. Two days ago I used Software Apdater to perform updates. I do not remember what updates were in the list, but the next time when I tried to ...
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No Bootable Medium found after changing Harddisk size

I was running Windows7 on my virtual box. I was requiring to increase the size of Hard disk so I find out VBoxManage modifyhd YOUR_HARD_DISK.vdi --resize SIZE_IN_MB My machine was running that time. ...
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Symlinks: Can't create one because file exists, cant remove it because there is no such file

I posted this already on stackoverflow and it was suggested I ask here... I am running ubuntu 14.04 in vagrant on a windows 7 pc. I am running VirtualBox and git bash as administrator. I've created ...
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Unable to log into encrypted root drive after running virtual machine

I am unable to log into my encrypted hard drive on the host which is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop. This all happened after I did the following. Ran VirtualBox Created a VDI drive Installed Kali Linux ...
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can not install guest services ubuntu 14.04.1 for Vbox 4.3.22 r98236

trying to install guest services to get screen resolution correct. Running vbox on Windows 7 with Ubuntu 14.04.1 as guest. I get error: unable to locate package dkms when apt-get install dkms also ...
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fdisk /dev/sda fail, possible to restore?

I'm new here, so I hope I post this in a place where someone is able to help me. Earlier today I was messing around with fdisk to be able to run my windows partition through a VirtualBox. At a point ...
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Ubuntu VM display not loading correctly on iMac 5k

I'm trying to install Ubuntu (14.10 64bit) on my iMac 5k. After creating the VirtualBox VM [10GB, 2Gb mem], I load the Ubuntu ISO, and then the VM display is all over the place (see below). It seems ...
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Laptop Monitor Flicking then turning completely black when using Ubuntu

When I am using my Ubuntu on Virtual Box, my laptop screen blinks then turns black. The only way I've found to be able to bring my laptop back is Ctrl +alt +del. The laptop is still on but the monitor ...
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VirtualBox - how to increase video memory?

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox, including the guest additions. However, the display is really slow. Looking at the display settings I can see that the video memory is only 12MB but ...
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Menu options (e.g., Devices) are inaccessible after xubuntu installation on Oracle VirtualBox

Oracle VirtualBox is 4.3.22 and Xubuntu is latest from xubuntu.org. There is no menu just below the "title" line of Oracle VM VirtualBox. Also, most sub-windows' lower portions are inaccessible via ...
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VirtualBox 4.3.22 with Windows 8.1 x64 sharing folder

I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 x64 in a virtual machine. The problem is that I can enable the function to share a folder between host and guest. I followed the steps in this link: ...
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How To fix a PPTP VPN client connection (Ubuntu on VirtualBox)

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox and I'm trying to set up a VPN client. I have configured it with the same settings I use on a Mac and I am able to connect from that without any ...
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Configuration file where set the interface which get ip address from dhcp

I'm running Ubuntu server 14.04 on a VM in VirtualBox. It has a nested DHCP which assign ip addresses to interfaces of the machine. The default behaviour is to assign ip address to eth0 interface. I ...
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Compiz crash in virtualbox

I had fully working 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 under VirtualBox 4.3.20. I then updated ubuntu and virtualbox and now I can login but the Unity will not display because compiz crashes with segmentation fault - ...
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Why can't I copy/paste or drag/drop into my virtual machine? [duplicate]

I'm working on a project, and I'm using Ubuntu Studio 14.10 inside Virtual Box (4.3.22; which is the latest version AFAIK). I'd like to copy some files from my host (Windows 8.1) to the virtual ...
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Download on a MacBook [duplicate]

Currently, I'm taking Introduction to Linux from the Linux Foundation via edX. I need to do my course Labs using a distribution of Linux. I have a 2008 MacBook, which is upgraded to 4GB RAM and a new ...
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How to move files from Ubuntu to Windows then back to a Ubuntu VM

What I want to do: Have a Ubuntu development VM on Windows 8.1. Setup: I have a new SSD that I just installed Windows onto. I have an old SSD (60GB) that has Ubuntu on it. Problem: I am a developer ...
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VM: Can not access to internet

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on VirtualBox 4.3.22 which is itself installed on Windows 7. I set the virtual machine network to NAT. Here is the content of my /etc/network/interfaces: auto lo iface ...
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Partition my disk for instaling Windows as a guest OS?

I never use virtual machine before. I plan to partition my hard drive (250GB) on a Thinkpad T400 laptop (8GB main memory, and install Ubuntu 14.04 as my main and host OS. In the future, when I have ...
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Software update shows a stop sign and no wifi/ethernet connection. 14.04.1

On Ubuntu 14.04.1, have been for a while. Symptoms: Screen resolution is low and no internet connection. I have tried both wireless and cable. There is a no entry ...
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VirtualBox :: USB 2 devices - No devices available [duplicate]

I've got an Ubuntu 14.04 PC with VirtualBox 4.3.10 installed and running OK. In there I have a Windows 7 guest OS running OK. However, the issue is that USB devices cannot be seen by VirtualBox. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 does not log in despite correct password

This is a rather bizarre problem that I am experiencing. My Ubuntu 14.10 does not let me log in despite proper password. Here is what happens: I try to log into my machine by entering the password. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Keyboard only works while pressing holding/pressing down keys

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on VM virtualbox. Yesterday, something happened while i was modifying a simple text file in my admin/regular user account. Now I can only print or perform actions involving ...
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Can not install Ubuntu virutal machines on VirtualBox and VMware Player

I have tried several times in several days to install Ubuntu (from 12.04 to 14.04 versions) on VirtualBox, but in vail. The problem I encounter is shown on the following picture where everything ...
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errors while running 3D simulator - failed to authenticate magic and failed to load vboxvideo

I'm using VirtualBox to run Ubuntu (with the guest addition) on my Windows 7 laptop. I'm trying to run a 3D simulator called gazebo [it's installed like this]. When trying to run it, I get some ...
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How to redirect TCP traffic from one virtual machine to another in Linux?

What is the simplest way to redirect all TCP traffic from one virtual machine to another in Ubuntu Linux and reverse? And what type of connection I suppose to use in VirtualBox?
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local DNS lookup not working, despite everything is in /etc/hosts

I am running Ubuntu (12.04) on Virtual Box and want my machine to be able to lookup its own hostname, the same way other VMs will do in this network (I am trying to build virtual cluster). There is no ...
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14.10: VirtualBox “No suitable module for running kernel found”, Cannot Find Kernel Source

After the 14.10 update to VirtualBox, I can no longer run my boxes. Of note, running sudo service virtualbox status returns VirtualBox kernel module is not loaded and running sudo service virtualbox ...
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I can't install any package on Ubuntu Server

I have installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 on VirtualBox 4.3.20 and my host OS is Windows 7. My problem is that I can't install any package. I always get this message: E: Unable to correct problems, you ...
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VirtualBox for Ubuntu 14.10 Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

I have this error message: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. ...
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VirtualBox: Can't access guest machines harddrive

I've installed VirtualBox 4.3.18_Ubuntu r96516 on my Kubuntu 14.10 box (host). I have a Windows 7 Home Premium VM as a guest running. Everything worked fine, but since some time ago I can't access ...
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VirtualBox stuck on “Starting Virtual Machine”

I just got a new work laptop but I am having a lot of difficulty getting virtualbox to run on it. It basically fails to start the virtual machine when I try boot it and remains stuck on "Starting ...
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How to safely expand root partition for Xubuntu running in VirtualBox with GParted?

I tried it once and it worked fine for a day or two. However, upon rebooting it failed. I can't even get to recovery menu. All I see is a hyphen. Fortunately, I had made a back up of the VDI file. ...
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printer causing client-error-bad-request

My epson xp 400 printer used to work fine with my pc, which uses unbuntu 14.10 for an operating system. I did install VirtualBox and then installed Windows 7 inside VirtualBox, but I'm not sure if ...
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Effectiveness of virtualization in bios on virtualbox

I downloaded virtualbox to run Ubuntu. I ran into an issue with running 64 bit virtualbox, as my PC seems to not have the option to run virtualization in bios. Because of this, I only have the option ...
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network access through proxy server with virtualbox

In the company that I work, we have Windows 7 installed on all PCs. We don't have internet access through Windows but can set proxy settings in Firefox and can thus access the Internet. I installed a ...
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Installed programs disappeared on Ubuntu Gnome 3

I'm using ubuntu for over two years now. Two weeks ago, I installed Gnome 3, and I'm pretty satisfy, how it works. However, today I had very a strange situation. When I tried to install new program, ...
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MAAS not accessible on my virtualbox after installation

I installed MAAS on my ubuntu server which is running on a virtualbox hosted on windows 8, i tried accessing it from another node on the VM but its still not going. I read somewhere that i need to ...
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Can't access “computer” folder from Terminal in Ubuntu VM running in VirtualBox

I'm running an Ubuntu 64-bit Ubuntu 14 VM using VirtualBox on Windows 8.1. I wish to access the computer folder from Terminal, but I currently can only access it from the file browser GUI. I'm very ...
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Ubuntu touch on note 10.1 (2014) WITHOUT rooting

I just purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition (SM-P600) and wanted to test Ubuntu on it (and maybe on my Galaxy S4 as well). It is still under warranty, so I do not want to root it or do ...