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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SSHing into a Ubuntu VM instance

I have an Ubuntu VM instance running on my laptop. Both Host and VM run the same OS - Ubuntu 12.04. I tried to ssh from host like ssh username@<VM-IP> It tries for some time and then says ...
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Forcing DVD Boot

well it's my first post... I've taken the job of doing a routine OS change on a laptop and now I'm facing a serious trouble since the BIOS and S.M.A.R.T check to press F12 or Del to change the boot ...
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VirtualBox Error - Failed to open a session for the virtual machine LinuxEmulator [closed]

So I'm trying to run Linux on Windows 8 and Cygwin didn't offer all the functionality I wanted. I decided to install a VirtualBox to create a Linux Operating System to allow me added functionality for ...
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What are the risks if install a secondary desktop environment / interface on my ubuntu?

I know I can install different desktop UIs on Ubuntu, but I am concerned because I read that there are sometimes risks like when the config files for one desktop environment are corrupted or modified ...
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Genymotion problems

I wanted to use Genymotion on my computer but the on-board graphics were far too low for the emulator to work (I worked but VERY slow). I bought a new graphics card and now when I run my device on ...
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Is this a good idea on Ubuntu?

So I have a basic understanding of Hypervisors and have decided I should start making use of them. I'm planning on doing the following: Ubuntu (Base System) =====Virtual Box====== Arch + Kali + ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64 very slow on VirtualBox

Does anyone have an idea why Ubuntu runs so slow on Virtualbox? I have installed other distros which run fine. I am running it on a Mac 10.7. Thanks in advance for anyone's help.
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Not resolving DNS in Virtualbox guest OS

I'm running Ubuntu as a guest OS in VirtualBox within a Windows 7 host. I cannot access the internet from within the Ubuntu VM. Firefox just times out. In terminal I can ping external IP addresses ...
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Guest Additions seemingly uninstalls every time I use “software updater” in Ubuntu Studio

The latest Ubuntu Studio is amazing and comes with all the software I need to make graphics for my 2D games. However, every time I execute the "Software Updater" (the one with the orange sync icon), ...
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juju bootstrap ssh no route

the problem is based on the context of VirtualBox, they are set on 3 virtual machines whose nodes are associated with a cluster controller, however when it completes the execution of "juju bootstrap" ...
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Shell script to run VM [duplicate]

I use Virtualbox. Instead of clicking on the button of the name of the virtual machine to run it, I want a shell script that can run a Windows XP virtual machine hosted on Ubuntu machine. Can someone ...
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VirtualBox: USB Sticks not recognized (Windows XP as guest; Ubuntu 14.04 as host)

I have installed virtualbox on ubuntu 14.04 and installed windows xp as a guest. i have a usb stick and an external drive (western digital) that i want to mount in win xp. the mounting itself works, ...
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VirtualBox is crashing (BSOD) on Windows Guests. Please suggest me something else

VirtualBox is crashing Windows guests. (I have started to hate VirtualBox.) My desktop is old and does not have hardware acceleration or virtualization technology. I have searched a little about that ...
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HWE VirtualBox Screen Resolution

I did the terrible mistake of installing the HWE stack last week. Since then my screen resolution inside VirtualBox has a maximum of 640x480. I downloaded the .iso to install the guest additions ...
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Does Virtual Box supports 64 bit of Ubuntu

I am trying to install Unbuntu 14 as a guest OS using Virtual Box. The host is Windows 8.1. Virtualization is enabled. Still the Virtual Box shows only the 32-bit option for installing Ubuntu (see ...
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Install on VirtualBox seems stuck on “Running post install”

The install on VirtualBox 4.3.14 seems stuck on "Running post-install triggers software-center". It has been at this screen for over an hour. Can I skip this step? 7/19/14 9:07:20.973 AM ...
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Is it safe to answer “erase disk and install Ubuntu” on a virtual machine?

I am installing on VirtualBox on Mac. During install it asks: Erase disk and install Ubuntu Question: Is it asking about the virtual disk - hopefully. Is it safe to answer OK?
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Newbie question on what the various cool names like Utopic Unicorn

What do these cool names of releases tell me about the release? Which release is appropriate to install on VirtualBox on Mac (10.9.4)
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Which version of Ubuntu should I install under VirtualBox in OS X 10.9?

I'm planning to install Ubuntu in a VirtualBox virtual machine. The host operating system is OS X 10.9 Mavericks running on a Mid-2012 MacBook Pro. The download page instructs me to choose between ...
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detect Ubuntu runs in Virtualbox client [duplicate]

Ubuntu behave sometimes different in Virtualbox client then standalone. I want, in terminal, to detect if Ubuntu is running in Virtualbox client. Even if Virtualbox Guest additions are not installed. ...
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Virtual Machine (Ubuntu) cannot connect to internet

My host is windows 7 and my guest (virtual machine) is ubuntu. I cannot connect to internet when I am on virtual environment. I am using Oracle VirtualBox. Any idea? Thanks.
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How to reset a VM to a previous snapshot?

I am running Ubuntu virtual machine on Ubuntu host machine using VirtualBox. I installed some softwares on my virtual machine. I wonder if there is a method to reset my current virtual machine to a ...
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install virtualbox guest addition terminal

I would like to install Virtualbox guest addition using the terminal. Because that is most easy to reproduce and to document. On the server I have Ubuntu 12.04.2. LTS I have Virtualbox 4.3.16 I have ...
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Virtualbox - Vm can`t open usb

I have installed Windows 8 on Virtual Machine. At first it could not recognize any USB I tried the solution in How to set up USB for Virtualbox? and now the system can understand that I connected a ...
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VBox on 14.04: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) [duplicate]

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. Please reinstall the kernel ...
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VirtualBox 4.3.10 Clipboard Share Doesn't work on Ubuntu 14.04

Environment: VirtualBox 4.3.10 Ubuntu 14:04 desktop Host : win 7 4.3.10 Addon and 4.3.10 extension are installed. But client Ubuntu 14.04 can't not share clipboard between host win7. Because I ...
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How to speed up Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox 4.3.10 [duplicate]

My virtualbox running ubuntu 14.04 but seep is very slow. Virtualbox: 4.3.10 Ubuntu: 14.04 Virtualbox addon: 4.3.10 I have tried suggestion from post: Why does a Ubuntu guest in VirtualBox run very, ...
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virtualbox guestaddition version from VM client

Sometimes Ubuntu behave weird, which might be because because it runs within Virtualbox as a client OS. I want to detect if Virtualbox guestaddition is installed, from within the VM client, and which ...
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packet loss in ping

I'm new to linux. Currently I have two ubuntu VMs on a Windows 8 host. I created two virtual networks for both VMs as below: 1-NAT : to use the windows 8 internet Two internal connections to connect ...
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How to install Debian, only with console NO GRAPHIC INTERFACE! its a minimal install [closed]

HOW DO I INSTALL DEBIAN AND CONNECT TO A NETWORK ? Okey. I have my Debian on VirtualBox. The problem is that i need to connect Debian to the network. How do i connect it ? i'm trying but .. i don't ...
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Intel_rapl problem running Ubuntu 14.4 using Virtual Box [duplicate]

I downloaded a disk image of Ubuntu 14.04 and then tried to create a Virtual Machine using Virtual Box. It gave me the following error : intel_rapl:No valid rapl domains found in package 0alized ...
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Virtualbox / Lenovo will not capture F12 to PXE boot

System description: Ubuntu 14.04 Lenovo T440s laptop VirtualBox 4.3.12.r93733 VirtualBox is set up to use LAN network in bridged mode and I'm trying to PXE boot into an install server on our LAN. ...
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Samba Error Message

I am new to linux and ubuntu. currently using 14.04 i believe. i had an error unable to open new log file "/var/log/samba/log.%m" when type samba. anybody had idea? ls -l I got the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 very slow with VirtualBox on windows 7 [duplicate]

Host OS: Windows 7 Guest OS: ubuntu 14.04 Virtualbox 4.3.12 Installed VBOX GuestAddition If 3D acceleration is enabled, then VBOX Manager stops working. Without 3D acceleartion enabled, ubuntu is ...
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Graphics are very slow on Ubuntu 14.04

I realise there are many threads regarding this issue. Nonetheless I've tried different solutions unsuccessfully. The problem : The graphical performance is very slow, windows motion not fluid at ...
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Resolution problem using ubutu 14.04

I'm completely new on Ubuntu and using virtualbox V 4.3 on a windows 8 host (bootcamp on an iMac 27"). I installed Ubuntu 14.04. The only resolution available was 640x480. So I downloaded the ...
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I cannot use live DVD or USB or install

I tried to install Ubuntu from a DVD-R without success. It would start to boot and then it would go to a blank screen with diagonal lines. I've verified the md5sum and then verified the disk when I ...
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how to ask which virtualbox version in terminal [duplicate]

I would like to detect the Virtualbox version in terminal. The output I want to use in an other program. I tried : virtualbox --help does not have a --version option. which virtualbox returns : ...
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Execute a statement /bin/bash seems not to work in Virtualbox client

I do not know if AskUbuntu is the correct place to ask or Stack Overflow. To execute a statement in Windows use : C:\\Windows\\System32\\cmd.exe What is the equivalent in Ubuntu? I thought it was : ...
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Virtualbox Bridged network ethernet cable disconnecting

I’m trying to connect to a ethernet device (like a scanner/printer) to a guest Ubuntu 12.04 running on Virtualbox 4.3.12. The scanner is connected to the Mac Pro directly over ethernet cable. Problems ...
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How can Iaunch a Windows partition in VirtualBox that already exists on my machine?

I have installed VirtualBox and I would like to have a Windows session from within my Kubuntu session. I have my hard drive partitioned so as to contain both OS. However, VirtualBox seems to only ...
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SFTP server unreachable

I have an SFTP server I set up on Ubuntu. However, when I attempt to access it from CentOS on VirtualBox, I keep getting this: Connecting to 192.168.xxx.xxxx.... ssh: Cannot connect to host ...
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Router cannot see the Ubuntu server VirtualBox on Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have a Windows 8 os on my computer with a VirtualBox Ubuntu server 14. Windows has access to the Internet and is visible on the router as an attached device 10.0.0.x. The Ubuntu server has access ...
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Virtualbox Server/Client topology

I have Ubuntu 14.04 desktop machine that VirtualBox installed on it. I make two virtual machines, one Ubuntu server, the other is Lubuntu client. The default setting allow me to get Internet from ...
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Problem copy files to VirtualBox Ubuntu guest share drive

Windows 7 host system. Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.12. Ubunti guest 14.05. dkms installed. Mounted share drive via VirtualBox. Checked "auto mount" and "make permanent" but did not check "read only". ...
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Ubuntu on VirtualBox problem

I installed Ubuntu on a VirtualBox and I can only see the middle of the desktop? Here is a screenshot:
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SSD Size Dissapearing

I recently have been low on SSD space, I can usually manage with very little space. Today I decided to try to create a Windows VM on VirtualBox. I did a "df -h" to check my disk space left and it ...
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Streaming to Twitch on Linux?

One of my daughters wants to join the legions of people streaming to Twitch. However, we all have Ubuntu laptops. I've done some research and there seems to be a lot of discussion about it with ...
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How to record sound from MS LifeCam HD-5000 inside Oracle Virtual Box?

I am trying to use my MS LifeCam HD-5000 inside Ubuntu inside Oracle Virtual Box. It is appearing twice in VB. In the section of "webcams" and in the section of USB devices If I try to select ...
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USB Mass Storage not Detecting [duplicate]

I just installed Virtualbox, and the latest (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS), and the only USB device which detects is my Logitech mouse. I'm using VirtualBox.