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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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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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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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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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 start Virtual box machines automatically when booting?

I have many Virtual box machines in my Ubuntu12.04, each time i shutdown or reboot i have to start them one by one. I wanna a help in writing script for automatically autostart the VBox machines ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How do I check virtualbox version from CLI

I am writing a Bash script to store the version number of Virtualbox, but cannot succeed. My Script is: #!/bin/bash installed_virtualbox=$(virtualbox --version) # --version this is what I want to ...
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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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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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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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Error RTNETLINK answers: File exists

On 12.04, running as a guest in VirtualBox using two adapters, I was getting this error in response to ifup eth1 RTNETLINK answers: File exists Failed to bring up eth1 This was the contents of ...
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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 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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Virtualbox is not updating to Version 4.1. Why?

I use VirtualBox (not the OSE version) which I installed (following the instructions at www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads) using this repository: deb ...
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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 do I remotely connect to a windows XP virtual machine

I'm running Windows XP on a virtual machine (Orace VirtualBox 4.0.8) on a home server and I want to be able to connect to it from outside the network. I have the domain thanks to dyndns.com which ...
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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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Virtualbox on Ubuntu Host: Access guests by hostname

I have several VirtualBox appliances (Windows, Linux) each of them configured with two network adapters: NAT for accessing the internet host-only for hosts <> hosts and hosts <> guest ...
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Unable to turn on seamless mode in VirtualBox

I'm not able to switch to Seamless Mode in VirtualBox with Ubuntu 10.04 or 9.10 as guest OS's. I have tried the seamless mode with XP as guest OS, and it works absolutely fine. The host OS is Windows ...
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Is there any way to boot Windows 7 partition in virtual machine?

I have a dual boot machine with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Some time I need Windows 7 during my work. For that I reboot to Windows. It's not a way that I won't access NTFS partition. I need my ...
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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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Why does my display keep turning off every 10 minutes?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric) in VirtualBox as well as virtualbox-guest-additions . The display resolution adapts to the size of the window as expected, but the display turns off after 10 ...
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Extra mouse buttons not working in virtualization (VMware/VirtualBox, ubuntu host)

I'm trying to run VMware Workstation and/or VirtualBox on Ubuntu. The virtual machines are working perfectly in both applications, except for the extra mouse buttons (forward/backward). In Ubuntu the ...
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OpenGL warnings with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running as a VirtualBox Guest under Windows7

I have been using 12.04 as a guest on my laptop for quiet some time now and it works flawlessly. Today a colleague asked me about the 3D performance of the guest. It never came in my mind to use ...
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Will Ubuntu work out on my mother's computer?

My mother had an old Compaq desktop computer running Windows 98, which she used for occasional Web browsing and playing cards. Recently, a relative brought up a newer computer; it ran Windows XP. ...
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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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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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VirtualBox Extension Pack for 14.04.1 LTS (Virtualbox 4.3.10)

Where might I find the Virtualbox Extension pack for 14.04.1 LTS (64bit) I installed virtualbox via synaptic. The version it installed is 4.3.10 I can't seem to locate a corresponding Extension pack. ...
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How do I get a larger screen resolution in VirtualBox on Mac OS X?

I am running the new Mac Air 13" with OS X 10.8.2. I then downloaded the latest VirtualBox 4.2.6. Then, I installed Ubuntu 10.04 into the VM. First off, after I installed the VirtualBox Guest ...
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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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Safely close virtualbox machine on host reboot

I'm running Windows 7 inside Virtualbox on Ubuntu 11.10. Everything works fine. I'm running it at startup, but I have a problem with rebooting. When I type sudo reboot now the state of the virtual ...
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virtualbox machine boots to efi shell

I recently transferred a virtualbox machine from my laptop to my recently reinstalled desktop. The image works fine on my laptop, but when I try to boot it on my new machine, I get dumped to an "EFI ...
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VirtualBox host: Ubuntu vs. Windows XP

In order to lengthen the lifespan of my machine I am replacing the weakest link, the hard drive and installing a new OS. I had planned on using xp pro as my virtualbox host and ubuntu as guest. ...
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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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How do I migrate currently installed Ubuntu to a Virtual Machine?

I'm finding that my graphics drivers (ATI Radeon HD 4200) run MUCH better in a native windows system, I can't even get the closed-source drivers working in Ubuntu, thus leading me to want to run ...
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Can't see any USB device in VirtualBox

In Ubuntu 11.10 , i'm unable to see any USB device in VirtualBox , although i had the ext package installed , which is downloaded from oracle's site today.