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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How to get Cinnamon working in Virtualbox?

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 (32-bit) in VirtualBox 4.1.8. I wanted to install Cinnamon, so I did and I have the option to choose it from the login screen, as well as GNOME options. If I choose Ubuntu I ...
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How to get Ubuntu guest VM to recognize second VirtualBox monitor?

Now that VirtualBox supports multiple monitors for guests, I decided to try it out with Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha3 (i386) as a guest. Unfortunately, the second screen stays black and I can't even get xrandr ...
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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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Resizing Virtual drive

I am running Ubuntu as a guest on an iMac with VirtualBox version 4.1.8. What is the easiest way to resize the virtual drive? Please provide as much detail as possible including the correct format ...
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Wifi card on an virtualbox's ubuntu [duplicate]

I am using a virtualbox to run ubuntu on an osx machine. The problem is that I can't get any wireless extensions when running iwconfig. How can I manage that to connect directly my ubuntu to an wifi ...
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Which type of VirtualBox networking should I use? [closed]

I'm trying to use VirtualBox on my Mac to host a couple of VMs. Host OS: Mac OSX 10.7.2 Guest OS: ubuntu 11.10 server 32-bit Each VM should be able to connect to the Internet (this is needed ...
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How can I get alt-tab to work in virtualbox vm when in full screen?

I have virtualbox installed on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (host) with ubuntu 10.04 LTS as a VM (guest). The VM has guest additions installed. I'd like to be able to reliably use alt-tab to switch windows ...
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Use my webcam with Ubuntu running in VirtualBox

I have Ubuntu running in VirtualBox. How can I make my in-built laptop camera work with it.
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Use Photoshop in Virtualbox, is it worth the hassle?

I've been planning to switch to Ubuntu as my main OS and I'd like to do it now with Precise. I am a web developer and the only app I am tied to in Windows is Photoshop and IE. The grand plan is to ...
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Can't modify files in my shared folder (virtualbox, guest is Ubuntu, host is windows 7)

I'm using virtual-box. The guest is Ubuntu. The host is Windows 7. I have a shared folder (shared by the host and the guest). The problem is that in the guest (Ubuntu) I cannot rename/delete/edit the ...
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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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Shared folder in VirtualBox (Ubuntu and Windows 7)

I want to have a directory which is accessible on both Windows 7 installed on Ubuntu host, and the Ubuntu as well. So I have installed the Virtualbox additions on both Windows and Ubuntu. Then in ...
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Windows7 Virtualbox guest in seamless mode has bottom clipped off in Ubuntu 13.04 [closed]

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 and Virtualbox 4.2.10-dfsg-0ubuntu2 with guest extensions installed and my Windows7 guests running in Seamless mode have the bottom part chopped off. The Windows ...
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How do I install the VirtualBox version from Oracle to install an Extension Pack?

I downloaded VirtualBox OSE from the Ubuntu Software Center but it seems that that version is limited. I prefer to have the complete version and don't really care if it's closed source or not. Can I ...
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How to completely remove an OS from VirtualBox?

I have installed Windows XP in my VirtualBox some days ago. Now, I want to remove Windows XP completely from VirtualBox and I decided to install Ubuntu 13.04 for testing. What is the correct way to ...
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How to install Guest Additions in Lubuntu 13.04

I downloaded virtualbox-4.2_4.2.12-84980~Ubuntu~raring_i386.deb (63.9 MB) and Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.2.12-84980.vbox-extpack (11.6 MB) from ...
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Gaming with Virtualbox, has it worked for you?

Currently I am using Windows 8. I have a virtual box with Ubuntu set up for development. Aside from that I sometimes just want to relax and enjoy a game (Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Saints Row: The Third, ...
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How to use Ubuntu in full screen mode on virtualbox?

I have an HP laptop with Windows 7 installed. How can I use Ubuntu in full-screen mode via virtualbox or any other software?
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Wireless Network in Virtualbox

I just installed my first Ubuntu Server (12.04) instance and immediately ran into the following problems: Running apt-get install or update fails (see below) Running ifconfig produces peculiar IP ...
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How Can I connect USB Printer in Virtual Box OSE Win XP

How Can I Connect USB Printer in win XP installed within VirtualBox OSE. Help also needed to connect any usb device in above set-up. I use UBUNTU 10.10.
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What is the correct way to share directories in Mac and Ubuntu with correct permissions?

In VirtualBox, what is the best way to share a directory between an OS X host and Ubuntu guest? Host: Mac OS X 10.7.3 Guest: Ubuntu 12.04 Guest has a shared directory mounted via VirtualBox settings ...
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How can I run VirtualBox a different TTY?

My knowledge of Ubuntu is still fairly limited, but I know I can switch terminals with Ctrl+Alt+F*. I was just wondering if it's possible to load my VirtualBox (winXP in this case) in one of those, ...
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Resolution doesn't change when resizing Virtualbox window

I've installed Ubuntu 64bit on Virtualbox 4.2.16. Guest Additions were installed in Ubuntu as well. However the display resolution of Ubuntu does not seem to change as the Virtualbox window is ...
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How to run Virtualbox on bridged and host-only networks?

I wish to run VirtualBox with my Ubuntu laptop on the home network (so the desktop PC can access it through the router) and also be able to ssh into the VirtualBox from host on the go (different ...
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No sound in 12.04 on VirtualBox

No sound when installed in VirtualBox. When I boot from the live CD in Windows, sound works fine on my speakers. When in boot the live CD in VirtualBox it does not see my speakers. In sound properties ...
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How to install Windows 7 inside Virtualbox of Ubuntu?

I have already dual systems : Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed on my laptop. The Windows 7 had been installed when I bought this laptop, and I don't have a CD. I just installed VitrualBox under Ubuntu, ...
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Can't scroll with laptop “pointing stick”

I'm using ubuntu in virtualbox and cannot scroll. What can I do? EDIT: My host is Windows 7. I'm using a laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad X201s) and I'm trying to scroll not with a mouse wheel but with the ...
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Updating TomTom GPS devices?

Has someone succeed in update of tomtom devices on ubuntu ? I tried with an install of Windows XP sp3 in virtualbox PUEL, the device is correctly regognised but when I install new maps files, I have ...
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How do I install Ubuntu inside VirtualBox? [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 as a testbed using virtual box . And my Host OS is also Ubuntu 12.04 . Please tell me how to install it using virtual box. The .iso is on my desktop , suggest me ...
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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 do I keep guest additions working in virtual box after updates?

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on Virtual Box. It had poor performance (had low max resolution, cursor was choppy when going across the screen, none of the unity stuff was there), until I installed the ...
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I upgraded ubuntu to 12.10, and the internet does not work on vbox

Last week, I upgraded my operating system to Ubuntu 12.10 from 12.04, and the internet stopped working on two virtual machines (launched with virtualbox), Windows XP and OSX Snow Leopard. OSX also ...
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How to mount a vdi file in ubuntu 13.10?

I'm trying to mount a vdi file in ubuntu 13.10. I tried to sudo apt-get install virtualbox-fuse but it complains about not finding the package. Converting it to raw is not really an option for me, ...
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How to start a Virtualbox machine via command line (without GUI)?

I know that this is possible, but don't know how... I am just trying to start a virtualbox VM called ubuservloc from the command line, but without success.
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How to enable nested virtualization in ubuntu

I would like to do some lib testing on my OS. So I need several environment to run KVM. And I found my guest machine was not able to run KVM. I was using virtualbox 4.2.
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Virtualbox , Ubuntu 11.10 , linux-kernel 3: cannot start virtual machine

I've got installed oracle virtualBox v.4.1.2_Ubuntu r38359. The program VM starts with errors: WARNING: The character device /dev/vboxdrv does not exist. Please install the ...
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Unable to mount the CD/DVD image on VirtualBox

I'm trying to develop a website in Python, and have installed VirtualBox on my Ubuntu 13.04 host. The VirtualBox is running an Ubuntu 13.04 Django stack. I need to be able to edit the files within my ...
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How to remove Kernel/LTS Enablement Stack?

this question regarding the LTS Enablement Stack has actually two parts: I installed Linux 3.5.0-x on Precise 64bit via sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-quantal xserver-xorg-lts-quantal . As ...
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What is IOMMU and will it improve my VM performance?

My Motherboard's chipset supports this feature IOMMU, i've read (but not really understand) that it improves the VM performance by letting the VM make use of the actual physical hardware instead of ...
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Can I virtualize a pre-installed Windows 7?

I am considering buying a new computer with Windows 7 (64-bit) pre-installed. Would it be possible to install Ubuntu (preferably 64-bit) dual-boot on such a machine, and then, using VirtualBox / ...
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How do I enable visual effects when running Ubuntu as a Guest machine in VirtualBox? [closed]

I have Ubuntu 10.04 64bit guest with Windows 7 64-bit host. I do have 3D Acceleration enabled in Virtualbox settings. Every time I enable visual effects in Ubuntu the Virtualbox GUI crashes. What do ...
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Why do I need to re-load kernel modules for virtualbox after a kernel update?

After the last kernel upgrade in Ubuntu 12.10 I had to manually re-load two kernel modules for Virtualbox. modprobe vboxdrv and modprobe vboxnetflt I don't know enough about the system to say if ...
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How to use ubuntu server full screen in virtualbox?

I have installed Ubuntu server 12.4 in Oracle Virtual box, after completing installation, i cant use the Ubuntu server in full screen,guest additions present in virtual box will work in ubuntu ...
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Desktop login fails, terminal works

I have a freshly setup 12.04 LTS pc system (120 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD, 16 GiB RAM); since a few days, I can't login to the graphical desktop anymore: there is very short flashing shell window which ...
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Would there be any negative side-effects of sharing /var/cache/apt/ between two systems?

In the interest of conserving bandwidth, I'm considering mounting a VirtualBox host's /var/cache/apt as /var/cache/apt in the guest. Both host and guest are Ubuntu 10.10 32-bit. Would there be any ...
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Installation of Windows7 in Virtualbox hangs at “Expanding Windows files”

The Storage settings in VBox look like so: Note that this is not about Windows OS, but about a program running in Ubuntu. In this sense Virtualbox is no less "ubuntish" than Firefox. This ...
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Sharing between Host and Guest in Virtualbox

Since Ubuntu 11.10 use a new kernel, it's very difficult to have a decent support for virtualization. VirtualBox doesn't support guest additions for ubuntu 11.10, so I can't copy to and from my ...
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Run 64bit OS in Virtual Box from 32bit Ubuntu

Is it possible to run Windows 7 64 bit from a 32bit ubuntu OS? I can reinstall Ubuntu as a 64bit OS, but would prefer not to if it is not necessary.
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Launch an application in Windows from the Ubuntu desktop

I'd like a write a shell script in Ubuntu that does the following: Boot up a Windows 7 guest OS in Virtualbox, if it isn't running already. Run a shell script in Windows, where the shell script is ...
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Left Ctrl key not working in VirtualBox

While running an OS in VirtualBox on Ubuntu 10.10 amd64, I find the LCtrl(left-ctrl) key is not being properly detected. (The RCtrl(right-ctrl) is used by Virtual Box, but the LCtrl key should be ...