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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VirtualBox USB 'Add device filter` does not work under 14.04

To make USB devices accessible to a guest OS under VirtualBox, one must i) install the appropriate extension pack ii) navigate to 'Settings ----> USB' in the VirtualBox menu and iii) tick ...
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How to automatically mount a folder and change ownership from root in virtualbox

It is my first time using virtualbox and ubuntu (14.04), I am on a host Windows 7 OS. I am trying to mount a shared folder that has files I need to access both in the virtualbox and on the windows ...
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remove completely oracle virtual box

I installed the oracle virtualbox app but I had to uninstall it for some reasons. I searched through the internet and tried the methods. One of my friend who is into the ubuntu also tried to uninstall ...
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Virtualization Does not work?

Hi to all my fellow techies... I Virtualized my Win2k8 Server using vCenter Standalone Hoping that I could run the Virtualized Server on Ubuntu using either Virtual Box or VMM for Linux. VMM does not ...
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Can I access files between a ubuntu 14.04 guest and a mac host on virtualbox guest additions?

I suspect it cannot be done. The closest 'answer' I found was VirtualBox 4.3 Guest Additions on OSX guest but I would like to go with Ubuntu 14.04 guest on a iMac host. I have not been successful in ...
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Can't adjust Resolution on a virtual Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have recently created an Ubuntu Virtual Machine, but the resolution is way off, and I am not able to change it to a more appropriate size. My host machine is a MacBook pro running 10.7.5 with a ...
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14.04 running slow in VirtualBox. Enabling 3D Acceleration caused OS to crash on login

I'm using VirtualBox on my computer at work, with Windows as the host OS and Ubuntu as the Guest. Ubuntu, inside of VB, is EXTREMELY slow. A quick google showed me this was a common problem with a ...
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Latest (5 June 14) Updates t0 10.04 Causing Multiple Problems [closed]

Apologies, the questions are very short, but the bkg isn't. I rec'd a routine notification from the update mgr a few days ago (I believe, June 5th). I took a look and there was lots of linux stuff, ...
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Moved a VBox guest to a physical host; network is up, but OpenSSH is not. Why?

I've come a cross an issue I really don't understand. I wanted to install Ubuntu Server on a headless box I have. The desktop sits right next to it, and adding and removing disks are very easy, so I ...
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Virtual box resolution issue [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 14.04 in virtual box in another Ubuntu 14.04 installed machine for testing, It's turning on and resolution has set to 640x480, Is there any way to fix this issue? I tried every ...
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Network between a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VirtualBox VM and the host OS

It took me a while to get networking working between my OS X laptop and a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS virtual machine on Virtual Box. I don't see instructions on here, so I'll post mine.
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Can not enable 3D acceleration on Ubuntu 14.04 inside VirtualBox [closed]

I'm running VirtualBox 4.3.12 on MacBook Pro 15.4" with OSX 10.9.3. Inside VirtualBox I have Ubuntu 14.04 (upgraded from 13.10). I'm almost sure, that 3D Acceleration stopped working after ...
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How to properly enable usb support on virtualbox

How to enable the usb support on virtualbox properly ? I've just enabled it like the below screenshot shows (Iomega Select HDD), but, my windows 7 virtual machine wouldn't detect the usb. What's wrong ...
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Syslink form virtualbox shared folder

I have a ubuntu 14.04 server guest os with ubuntu 14.04 host os. My virtualbox version is 4.3.10. I mount my shared folder to /media/sf_Share in guest. I make a folder in this shared folder and make ...
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MAAS fails to Commission nodes

I'm evaluating MaaS/Juju. I followed instructions in this link http://maas.ubuntu.com/docs1.5/install.html to setup MaaS. I'm running this in Oracle VirtualBox environment so Power options are not ...
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Enabling Acceleration tab on VirtualBox Manager running on Ubuntu 12.04 (guest OS) [duplicate]

I have a windows 7 host OS. HW Virtualization is enabled in the BIOS. On Oracle VM VirtualBox added a Ubuntu 12.04 Guest OS. Configured it as 64 bit. Note: The System->Acceleration is enabled and ...
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launch a VM on Ubuntu

On Ubuntu 14.04, I installed VirtualBox on which I have created 2 Ubuntu virtual machines. Does Ubuntu provide a way to launch the virtual machine I want at a particual moment ? Is there any ...
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I am trying to share a file between windows 7 (host) and Ubuntu 12.04.4 (guest), using Virtual Box 4.3.12

I have put the folder (winshare), it has some data in it, that I need under Virtual Machine---Settings---Shared Folders---Machine Folders, and in Ubuntu I have created the directory ~/media/winshare. ...
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how to Combine 2 vdi files? one with ubuntu installed and other empty [duplicate]

I created a virtual machine in virtual box with ubuntu 14.04 as a guest. I assigned 10GB fixed storage as hard disk. Now I feel that it is too less so i went to storage settings for the VM and made a ...
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Adding an existing user to an existing group isn't working with usermod -a -G [duplicate]

I'm attempting to add myself to a group vboxshare such that my user can access a virtual box shared directory under /media. Seems easy enough. A quick google search gives a good looking answers: ...
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Creating and configuring an Ubuntu .vdi image

I have taken some courses that provide a .vdi file for Virtual Box so that students don't have to configure their own machines. How can I create one of these images with Ubuntu on it? What is the best ...
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How would I install portable virtual box to a USB drive to run on any Linux (Ubuntu) Host

Looking for info on Google I can only find solutions to do it (install portable virtual box) on a Windows host, but I want it backward, I run Linux (Ubuntu) and I want to create a portable virtual ...
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Broken Splash boot screen with significant performance and freezing issues

okay heres the story and yes this is important becauses its what was the last thing i did before this madness watched a youtube video which ive now flagged and reported but he basically instructed us ...
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After I installed 14.04 desktop, launcher on left side is missing after Virtualbox 4.3.12 upgrade

Exactly same issue as the MAIN POST But the solutions given in that post didn't solve the issue. I was working with VirtualBox 4.3.10 in Windows 8 with Ubuntu 14.04 as Guest. Once I upgraded to ...
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Running downloaded Ubuntu on VirtualBox is so very slow? What to do? [duplicate]

I downloaded VirtualBox onto my Windows 7 machine after which I successfully downloaded Ubuntu v 14, which I updated to v.15. However, I find that Ubuntu runs very very slowly and that the @ sign does ...
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best setup for lamp stack development

I currently have ubuntu 14.04 with lamp stack running in virtualbox under win 8.1. I use PhpStorm inside the virtualbox. Virtualbox is running fine except for some flickering and screen refresh issues ...
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With new versions of Ubuntu, I have very unstable VirtualBox VM's

I have VirtualBox with Widows7 within my Ubuntu. Everything was stable till the upgrade from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04. Neither further upgrade to 13.10 and 14.04 which I run currently solved the problem. ...
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Run Windows and Ubuntu in parallel

I have read about VirtualBox that in VirtualBox we can run both Windows and Ubuntu in parallel, but it seems that for this we have to make one host and install the other one in it using VirtualBox. ...
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How to access network folders from within windows 7 virtualbox [closed]

At work we have fileshare storages accessible via the network. I'm not super familiar with this kind of networking, so I'm not 100% sure how to word this question/give enough details right away so ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox won't use the full screen

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on a Windows 8 machine. At first 14.04 was awesome, used up my entire screen, and I could use it as the main machine. Then Ubuntu updated, and I lost my nice beautiful ...
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Ubuntu GNOME lock screen hangs when Qt Creator or VirtualBox is running

The slide lock hangs when QT Creator or VirtualBox is running, and the PC is locking itself after 5 minutes. The other apps are running in the background, e.g. the Spotify play the music well. I've ...
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SSH access failure from Ubuntu to Windows XP FreeSSHd [closed]

I installed 2 VMs on VirtualBox. VM 1: Windows XP with FreeSSHd and PuTTY installed.IP address: 10.0.0.2 VM 2: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server Edition with OpenSSH installed.IP address: 10.0.0.3 From VM ...
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WARNING: terminal is not fully functional despite xterm-color

I have two Ubuntu VMs. On one of them, whenever I run git diff or git log, I see: WARNING: terminal is not fully functional I then get a horrible, monocolour diff (yech). How do I fix this? I ...
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Installation Error in VirtualBox

I have an error when I try to install both 32-bit Lubuntu and Ubuntu 14.04. I'm not sure what this means, but the install process seems to get stuck there and doesn't continue. I've waited for upwards ...
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Updating a package using a .deb?

I´m using ubuntu 12.04 LTS (precise/amd64), I have installed virtualbox-4.3, I was forced to install it with a downloaded package (.deb) because I could not download it normally, I used "Free Download ...
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Wrong VM settings?

cat /etc/network/interfaces : VM settings -1: VM settings -2: VirtualBox settings: From the browser of the host, I use: 10.0.0.2 but I get an error. Why can not I access Apache with these ...
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installing rvm in 12.04 ubuntu which is on virtualbox

I have tried a lot of methods but cant get this done. I am trying to install rvm on 12.04 ubuntu. There has been many problems in past like this and I have referred as much as I can and still nothing ...
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Will a parallel port software protection dongle work when running Windows in a VM?

Currently running W2K. Recent hard drive failure caused loss of many tweaks that made the OS almost usable. Seriously considering Ubuntu for browsing and email. Don't really want a dual boot ...
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Run Blustacks or Android to play clash of clans on ubuntu 13.4+

I am trying to get rid of the need to dual boot Ubuntu and windows and one thing I can do with windows I can not do with Linux is to run Bluestacks to play android games my favourite one ow is clash ...
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“The make utility was not found” - error when installing VirtualBox guest additions on Lubuntu from the CD

I installed Lubuntu as a guest OS in VirtualBox, and I tried installing the guest additions as I would in Windows, from "Devices->Insert Guest Additions CD Image... (Host+D)", and then running the ...
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Ubuntu VM: why is it still there after remove?

Due to some problems on my VM on which Ubuntu 12.04 LTS was running, I removed the entire VirtualBox system and I reinstalled a new one. After installation, I was surprised to see that my former ...
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Virtualbox does not detect USB-Stick

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and just installed the latest Virtualbox 4.3 to use Windows 7. As explained here : Set up Usb-stick for Virtualbox ; I added myself to the vboxusers and also installed the ...
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Problem Configuring DNS on ubuntu server running as a virtual machine

I am running "ubuntu-14.04-server-amd64" server as a virtual machine via virtual box on my MAC OSX 10.9.X. I am trying to learn how to configure DNS via linux. I crawled websites for continuously for ...
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“this kernel requires a x86-64 CPU but only detected an i686CPU.” when installing Ubuntu on Virtualbox [duplicate]

While trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 I have this message: this kernel requires a x86-64 CPU but only detected an i686CPu. Unable to boot use a kernel appropriate for your CPU. What should I do?
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Ubuntu download errors?

I am questioning a lot today, but now I seriously need this. I needed to reinstall ubuntu cause I didn't left space for storing files on my USB drive. I formated it, but when I try to add ubuntu to ...
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Unity wont work in Ubuntu 14.04 Virtualbox

When I try to boot up Unity 14.04 LTS On virtual box after installation, It says, "Sorry, Ubuntu 14.04 has experienced an internal error." Under the details, it says that the executable path is: ...
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Can't mount to host file under a guest ubuntu VirtualBox permanently

I'm running guest ubuntu on a Windows8 host. Unable to mount to the shared file on Windows8 after reboot guest ubuntu. However, I'm able to mount to the shared file on Windows8 host after I did this ...
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virtualbox doesnt recognize automonted partition

I have image of virtual win7_64 on a DATA partition which doesn't mount automatically, so.. not to open it manually every time before I run VirtualBox I did: http://askubuntu.com/a/165462/258828 ...
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VirtualBox, Ubuntu clients, internal network proxy to supply internet

Probably this question was asked many times, but I seem to be unable to find proper solution. Here is my setup: Two virtual machines(Ubuntu 12.04) M1 and M2. M1 has 2 network adapters: eth0 set ...
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MAAS, JUJU, VirtualBox 4.3 and virsh command

I've a problem with libvirt 1.2.2 and VirtualBox 4.3. After installing Ubuntu 14.04 server and setting MAAS and JUJU, I need to use virsh to see the list of my installed VM (as reported in the guide ...