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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Cannot access the localhost of the guest OS in VirtualBox

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 OS as my host OS and CentOS 6.6 (Minimal) as my guest OS running on VirtualBox. I can SSH the guest OS from my Ubuntu terminal, but I can't access the localhost of ...
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Resource sharing in case of guest OS and other questions [closed]

I have a 32 bit Windows 7 box with 1.2 TB of disk space and 4 GB of RAM. I have installed Oracle's VirtualBox and running Ubuntu 14 64-bit inside it. While installing Ubuntu I created a partition of 8 ...
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File transfer to virtualBox issue - files have the original URL for a name, all files in the same subfolder

I am trying to get some files onto my virtualBox. I have run into an issue. I tried "dragging and dropping" a folder with many subfolders to my machine, and now all of the files are not organized in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 log-in fails, in VirtualBox, seems to be a libGL problem

Just installed 14.04.2 LTS i386 as a VirtualBox VM, on a Windows 7 host with AMD 64 processor. Then, I could not log in normally. It accepts my username & pswd, thinks a while, then resets the ...
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After upgrading to 2015.04, VirtualBox crashes at Windows VM start, nothing in log

I have many Linux and Windows virtual machines, they were fine on a Ubuntu 2014.04 host. I recently updated the host to 2015.04, and all of the Windows VMs have stopped working. All Linux VMs are ...
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shared drive with an ubuntu 14.04 can't see

I am trying to access a file currently on the host machine from an ubuntu virtualbox. I have added the folder by clicking Machine > Settings > Shared Folders > Machine Folders > New. I set it to ...
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VirtualBox running Ubuntu 14.04, after update and reboot can't change size and other problems

After updating my Ubuntu virtualbox, I have encountered several problems: the copy-paste buffer is not the same from my host machine to the Ubuntu machine. I can't access shared drives I can't ...
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OpenGL errors and Matlab R2015a

I recently installed Guest Additions (by pressing Ctrl D) to my Ubuntu 14.04 Virtualbox because everything (particularly Matlab) was running extremely slowly and 3D acceleration was not enabled ...
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Mounting issue with Mac-host and Ubuntu-guest shared folder on VirtualBox

Using VirtualBox 4.3.28 r100309 on Mac OSX Yosemite 10.10.3, I have a running ubuntu 14.04 LTS guest machine. On the mac in virtualbox "Manager" main screen, I right-click the running machine icon, ...
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Virtualbox 4.3.26 dkms will not install properly on Linux kernel 4.1

Hello I have a Toshiba Portege r930 with 8 GB of RAM, 320 GB HDD, and core i3 processor running Ubuntu 15.04. On kernel 4.0.5 my Virtualbox dkms works fine and the virtul machines start up correctly ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 virtualbox slow

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 on Virtual Box Manager on Windows 8.1 for ROS. I have been trying to run it so I can communicate with a robot through USB. However, the system runs slow and lags ...
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Enable eth0 without plugging cable to connect to virtualbox bridge

I'm using Ubuntu 15.04 with NetworkManager. I have internet connection on wlan0(dhcp, 192.168.1.0/24) and static ip on eth0(local network, 192.168.124.1/24). On my virtual machine in VirtualBox i ...
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How to run already-installed Ubuntu HDD as VM in Windows?

What I have: drive with full install of Windows 8.1 drive with full install of Ubuntu 14.04 a need to run my Ubuntu installation inside Windows The idea is to somehow virtualize my Ubuntu ...
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Cannot ping : “Network unreachable” after switching to NAT mode on VM

I have a ubutnu server 14.0.4 running off a VM using bridge mode. When I do a ping google.com I get unable to "network is unreachable" In my network/interfaces I have: auto lo iface lo inet loopback ...
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Error in virtualbox ubuntu whilst attempting to fix screen resolution

When I try to fix my screen resolution using techniques listed here get an error: E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock – open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock ...
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How to boot from a live USB stick in a virtual machine

I've got a USB stick loaded with a live installation of Ubuntu for testing purposes. When I want to use it, I generally reboot to boot into the live USB installation. I'd like to know what the best ...
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install ubuntu core tar.gz format in virtual box

I've been trying to install ubuntu core in virtual box but haven't been able to make any progress so far. I've googled everything I can and failed to find an Answer before I finally decided to ask. ...
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Installing Window 8.1 in VirtualBox

How do I install Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox? VirtualBox keeps giving me this error: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine mywindow. VT-x is disabled in the BIOS. ...
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How do I reduce the size of a Ubuntu Virtual Image in Virtual Box?

I've read in another post (How do I increase the hard disk size of the virtual machine?) that to change the size of a Virtual Disk Image(.vdi) one can use the following command: VBoxManage modifyhd ...
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MATLAB R2015a won't start on 14.04

I recently downloaded MATLAB R2015a on my ubuntu 14.04 virtualbox. When I try to run it, I get the blue matlab logo screen and the following error in terminal: libGL error: unable to load driver: ...
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Virtual machine created from dual boot

I have a dual boot laptop with windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04. Want to create a virtual machine of existing windows8.1 and use this VM in Ubuntu/ Virtualbox of the same physical machine. Created the ...
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Can't install Virtualbox alongside with Ubuntu software center?

When I install Virtual Box (lastest version from official site), it's OK but the Ubuntu Software Center was removed by itself. and when I install Ubuntu Software Center by using this method sudo ...
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VirtualBox hangs machine in vivid

I have a setup with 5-6 virtual machines in vivid. Running the latest version of virtualbox and the kernel (it appears a number of previous version also show the same problem). When I start some ...
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Ubuntu will not load fully in Virtualbox 4.3.28

i've tried to load the latest version of Ubuntu onto VB 4.3.28 i am able to log into my virtual system but after logon the screen goes blank? just the wallpaper shows up and i am looped back to my ...
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“Localhost” and “127.0.0.1” come back with server error but Apache “it works!” page displays on another ip

I am so new to all this, so please be gentle with me. I am running Ubuntu server on a Virtualbox on a Windows 8 machine so I can install Omeka and build content prior to finding a hosted solution. I ...
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No usb devices connected option after upgrading virtualbox version

I was able to use usb in all vm but after upgrading virtualbox version, it shows no usb devices connected. I have also installed virtualbox extention pack and added user in vboxuser group. Nothing is ...
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pakage installed but ubuntu still not recognized

i create new virtual machine ubuntu 14 desktop. i have an issue with display. i'm trying to install xserver-xorg-core package. but ubuntu give unmet depndenices. however when i tried to install this ...
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Resolution problems on 14.04- will not install guest additions

I started using a Ubuntu from Virtual Box today because I was interested in Linux (I am not that good in coding, however) and found the design to be appealing. People say to install 'guest ...
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Can't fix the resolution on virtualbox using guest additions

I started using Ubuntu not to long ago because I wanted to give it a try. Soon I got annoyed by the low resolution on virtualbox. I was told to install 3 packages using the following terminal script: ...
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Maximum RAM for my Ubuntu and laptop? [duplicate]

My laptop is Thinkpad T400, and running 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04. I wonder if there is no limit of the RAM size that I can use in my laptop? Now I am running Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox, which takes 2GB ...
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I cant install kali to virtual box using Ubuntu as host. I get this error: [closed]

This is the error I get: Failed to open the optical disk file /home/dan/Downloads/kali-linux-1.1.0a-amd64.iso. Could not get the storage format of the medium ...
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error installing kubuntu 14.04.1 desktop-amd64 on vbox

Trying to create a virtual machine using this downloaded 'kubuntu-14.04.1-desktopamd64.iso' virtual disk image. However when I go to 'Install Kubuntu'. I get the following error: Installer ...
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Canon 120 LiDE Scanner VirtualBox Windows 7

I recently purchased a Canon 120 LiDE Scanner that does not work with Ubuntu 14.04. I was wondering if it is possible to use the scanner via a Windows 7 x64 VirtualBox even though the scanner is not ...
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Ubuntu virtual machine to act as development server in Windows

I have a windows machine with two monitors and I am looking to get a development server running through virtualbox (LAMP stack with symfony framework/PHPStorm) so that I can: Edit code out on the ...
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Access the shared folder from ubuntu while using through virtual box

I am trying to access some of the files from C drive. So, in the virtual box on Settings >> Shared Folders, I have added the path of the folders but I cannot access the files inside ubuntu. It seems ...
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Ubuntu Virtualbox - ping works but not wget or browser

I can use nslookup, dig, and ping successfully in my Ubuntu VM from VirtualBox, but I cannot use the browser or wget. I get a generic "Unable to Connect" message when I use the browser, and wget ...
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Error Installling an OS in Virtual Box in Ubuntu [duplicate]

While I am trying to install Kali-Linux on Virtual Box in Ubuntu I am getting this error. Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Kali-Linux-1.1.0. VT-x is disabled in the BIOS. ...
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VirtualBox traps CTRL-ALT when focused, interferes with workspace switching

Setup: I have VirtualBox running, my guest OS is Windows 7. I also have multiple Ubuntu workspaces which I navigate with CTRL+ALT+Arrow keys. The problem is that when the virtual machine window gets ...
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How do I fix a vboxdrv setup failure in VirtualBox in dell inspiron 1440?

I use dell inspiron 1440.I am trying to install Virtual box but got some errors. To install virtualbox I downloaded one file i.e. "virtualbox-4.3_4.3.28-100309~Ubuntu~raring_amd64.deb" and used below ...
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Start VirtualBox VM before login (at reboot)

I want my VM to start at reboot and before login. I put this script in rc.local file to be executed before login and start my VirtualBox VM: sudo -H -u myuser /usr/bin/VBoxManage startvm "MyOS" If ...
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When I start my Windows 7 x86 os from virtualbox, i am able to install my Dongle's software but cannot connect since it is not detected

my dongle's name is Idea Net Setter 3G. It is detected for software install but in the software it does not show network and does not connect. I had a look in the device manager and it has some driver ...
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Unable to setup a pxe server on Ubuntu VM (Virtual Box)

I am bit new to this and trying to setup PXE server on Ubuntu 14.04 VM using Virtual Box 4.3. For this I have followed following link for my installation: PXE Boot Server Installation Steps in Ubuntu ...
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How do I update a program installed from a manually-downloaded deb package?

I would like to update VirtualBox on my 32 bit Ubuntu 15.04 machine from 4.3.26 to 4.3.28, using a Debian package I manually downloaded from here. But simply double-clicking the package opens up the ...
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error apt-get update && upgrade 14.04 LTS attached photos [duplicate]

I get these errors when I run sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade W: Failed to fetch http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-updates/main/binary-amd64/Packages Hash Sum ...
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Which emulator I can use for Install Ubuntu phone and Android dual boot virtually?

I do not have any smartphone. But I want to use and test Ubuntu Phone virtually. And also in that virtual device I want try to install triple boot system. That means I want emulator in which I can ...
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Automount All USBs in Virtualbox

I want to have a way to have Ubuntu boot automatically into a VirtualBox VM. I have figured that out, however it does not automount a USB drive. I have tried using udev (automount usb in ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Does etckeeper disrupt installations from Software Center

In the Software Center I searched for VirtualBox, found it and hit "Install". The installation ended with a Pop-up reading Package operation failed The installation or removal of a software ...
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How can I get 1280x720 resolution support in virtualbox

I would like to know how to add support for 1280x720 resolution in virtual-box with out using Vboxmanage. Is there any way I can patch the virtual-box VESA BIOS at start-up so that it supports this ...
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Why Genymotion Android Emulator is not Installed in physical Ubuntu system?

Genymotion is a new Android Emulator that could be only used from inside a VirtualBox running Ubuntu. Why I can't just use it in my native physical Ubuntu system? I know how to install it, I ...
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Ubuntu freezes all the time - already checked other posts

I've already read many posts with similar problems and have tried a few things, but couldn't get rid of this issue... I have the common problem of my Ubuntu freezing all the time. Everytime I try to ...