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 boot between windows 10 and ubuntu without reboot?

My professor has asked me to find a way to install Ubuntu the computers at a lab that already has windows 10 installed. I know that I can dual install both of these OS seamlessly and be able to switch ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 in virtual machine has no memory although just set up

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 lts (64 bit) on a virtual machine. My host OS is Windows 10 on an Acer Aspire laptop with plenty of memory. The virtual machine says the base memory is 2458 MB. I ...
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How can I get vboxwebsrv load automatically on boot

Just trying to get the phpvirtualbox page on the new 16.04 Could not have vboxwebsrv service load on boot by default and Oracle's manuals does not help on that. Anyone have any hints on that?..
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VirtualBox - Automatic screen resolution stopped working

I'm running VirtualBox 5.0.18 with Ubuntu 16.04. I've installed VirtualBox Guest Additions and DKMS, which enabled the automatic screen resolution in my VB. This worked fine for several months until ...
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Virtualbox Guest Additions and kernel version

I tried installing Lubuntu 14.04.4 (which is running on kernel 4.2) in Virtualbox, but when I installed the virtualbox guest additions (virtualbox-guest-dkms), the screen resolution still failed to ...
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Enabling Unity 3D support in Ubuntu 15.10 and VirtualBox

My VirtualBox image (Ubuntu 15.10) has suddenly become very slow. I've tried the steps described in this post, but somehow Not software rendered and Unity 3D supported are still disabled after ...
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Virtualbox either boots to EFIshell mode or it displays colored lines - Ubuntu 16.04

I am facing the below issue while trying to bring up Ubuntu 16.04 on virtual box: 1) If I unchecked the enable efi tab then my screen boots to colored screen. 2) If I check the enable efi tag ...
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System program error(not the norm)

I installed 14.04 on Vbox. During an update, through being an idjit, i left the laptop unplugged and it died during the upgrade(of the Vbox guest). Now when i try to load it i get a system program ...
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Login cause loop with error

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Oracle VM on a laptop : GS60 6QE. Use to have graphic problem with Ubuntu, but at least I can work. Suddenly I can't login normally. I'm on it for hours now ... If ...
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Budgie Remix on VirtualBox

I wanted to try Budgie Remix in the VirtualBox, so I could test it out. The installation process went fine, but since the screen resolution is pretty small I tried inserting the VirtualBox Guest ...
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How to access webcam in Virtualbox running Windows 10?

My desktop is running on Ubuntu and I have a Virtualbox running Windows 10. The webcam is attached on my laptop, not with a seperate USB cord. How can I access the webcam for the Windows 10 virtual ...
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Can I copy & paste Wine and Virtualbox into Ubuntu while in Windows?

Can I download "Wine" and "Virtualbox" into my Windows 10 laptop then copy and paste those applications into Ubuntu that I have already downloaded and still in my Windows 10 laptop, and with the ...
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Virtual HDD of an Ubuntu 14.04 VM gets read-only

I work with VirtualBox. The host system is Windows 7m the guest -- Ubuntu 14.04. Some time ago I extended the HDD of the VM from 10 to 20 GB. Don't know, if it relates to the issue, but it was the ...
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When using vagrant Stderr: VBoxManage: error: VT-x is not available (VERR_VMX_NO_VMX)

I am trying to install open edx with ubunty 16.04 and I get this error There was an error while executing `VBoxManage`, a CLI used by Vagrant for controlling VirtualBox. The command and stderr is ...
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dkms problem with VirtualBox kernel registration after 15.10 to 16.04 upgrade [duplicate]

After upgrading an Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 machine to 16.04 I have encountered some problems with my VirtualBox and dkms installation. It seems that during the upgrade dkms had some problems registering ...
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Install Virtualbox on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I try to install the Virtualbox software following the directions from the Oracle's website: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads When I start Virtualbox is displayed to me the following ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu hangs when trying to restart after installation of NS2

I installed NS2 2.35 in my VirtualBox Ubuntu machine. After trying to restart the machine it hangs in the following screen. Any reason for why this happens? Your help is very much appreciated. This is ...
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VirtualBox Drag & Drop

I have VirtualBox 5.0 and the drag and drop feature is not working even though I enabled the bidirectional. Any way to fix it ? I believe I have downloaded all the required files for the virtual ...
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VPN, Loopbacks, Ubuntu Server, And VirtualBox

Is it possible to create a VPN server in VirtualBox, and then connect to it from the same machine? Also, will it actually secure my information if I'm using public wifi? I'm a novice when it comes ...
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VM Ubuntu Server 16.04 no network connection with static IP

My Setup: Oracle VM Virtual Box running on a windows 7 box Virtual hosting is enabled in Windows Box BIOS Steps taken: With Dynamic IP assignment the the Ubuntu server can ping everything. No ...
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Install second network interface on virtualized Ubuntu Server

I've just installed the latest Ubuntu 16.04 on a VirtualBox machine. I'd like to have two different network interfaces: the first one to access the guest machine from the host using ssh; for this ...
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Win XP on VirtualBox not recognizing USB

I have UbuntuMATE 16.04 and recently installed Windows XP on VirtualBox, but everytime y connect a USB stick or my External Hard Drive it's not recognized by Windows. Ubuntu recognizes both USB stick ...
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How do I activate my usb modem in my VM ubuntu server with windows host?

I have ubuntu-16.04-server-amd64 running in my virtual-box and I want to use gammu to send sms with my HUAWEI E153 HSDPA usb stick. I tried to add the modem in the serial port to see the modem in COM4 ...
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How can I mount VBox shared folder in Gnome-Ubuntu editing “fstab” on startup?

I am new to Ubuntu. Once I have tried to edit "fstab". But after editing the file my whole system had crashed. I have re-installed Ubuntu. I want to mount my j_drive from host OS windows-8.1 to guest ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Oracle VirtualBox without deleting Windows

This may seem like a dumb question, but on this screen: of the Ubuntu installation, if I select the first option, "erase disk and install Ubuntu", it should only affect the portion of the disk ...
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I/O Performance on my mounted drive is extremely poor

I have a windows 7 machine. I have installed Oracle Sun Virtual Box here. On this Virtual Box I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS installed. I have mounted a remote windows network share in my ubuntu using ...
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How do I upgrade the BIOS or use “force_addr= 0xaddr”?

I am absolutely new in Linux system. I have installed Gnome Ubuntu-16.04 in a virtual machine using vbox in Windows 8.1. After installing, it says to restart. When I clicked to restart, I receive the ...
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Exporting VirtualBox - Takes long time?

I am using VirtualBox and exporting Windows 7 appliance. So far it is taking 52+ minutes. Does it usually take this long? How can I speed things up? Thanks.
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Connection to the internet using 3g modem ZTE MF190 on Ubuntu 14.04

I got problem with using 3G modem in Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox and use it as guest OS. My host OS is Windows 7. I haven't problem when share hosts internet via NAT, but when i'm ...
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How do I take a screenshot of more than my desktop?

Whenever I push 'printscreen' or use the screenshot app I capture only my desktop background, see image: Update I tried shutter as per Andrea's advice. But it does the same thing, only returns the ...
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Open folders on USB drive over VirtualBox

I am running an application under Oracle VM VirtualBox. At the UXterm, I'm trying to install a driver from a flash USB drive. The driver is in the DCU-1.0.10 folder, on the F: drive (as identified by ...
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VirtualBox 5.20 on ubuntu 16.04 ERROR

I try install VB 5.20 on 16.04 ubuntu but get some erros and I dont know how to solve it. webmaster@server-hp:/opt$ sudo dpkg -i virtualbox-5.0_5.0.20-106931-Ubuntu-xenial_amd64.deb [sudo] password ...
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VirtualBox problem: Kernel module is not loaded

I have installed VirtualBox several times, same error every time ( Also see screenshots below) WARNING: The vboxdrv kernel module is not loaded. Either there is no module available for the current ...
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Is it safe to delete the older setup files of the Ext Pack of a VB after installing a new version of Ext Pack?

My PC runs on Ubuntu 14.04 and hosts an Oracle VB. Since installing the VB I have twice received notifications asking me to download and install a newer version of Extension Pack, and I have done so. ...
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How to install VirtualBox in Windows 8.1 [closed]

I'm trying to install virtualbox on my PC, but every time I try to install it through the command line, it says that sudo isn't recognized as a legitimate command.
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Set up a serial port with VirtualBox on Ubuntu (guest OS : Windows XP)

I'm having trouble for a few weeks now trying to access the serial port of my computer when working on the guest OS Windows XP Pro via VirtualBox. The host OS is Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and I'm using ...
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Configuring Ubuntu as internal network router

I am configuring an internal network using Virtual Box and 4 Virtual Machines. I have configured all the interfaces and messed a bit with IP Forwarding and IP Masquerade on Host which would be the ...
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Ubuntu server - cannot set static ip

I have set local ubuntu 16.04 server yesterday. I configurated static IP and everything was good. I was able to connect to the server. Today I travelled to city, where i stydy. The server couldnt work ...
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getting direct to /home/vagrant

I have installed Ubuntu machine on VB via vagrant. The problem is when I login to machine.I have to run cd command twice.e.g cd /home cd /vagrant to access directories rather than cd /home/vagrant ...
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Ubuntu server- static ip has changed

I have set an ubuntu server 16.04 today. I have set static IP in /etc/network/interfaces to this: #The primary network interface auto enp0s3 iface enp0s3 inet static address 192.168.56.20 netmask 255....
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Putty SSH, refused connection by guest mininet machine

I followed the main VM installation notes on the Mininet website, and the VM works totally fine. But When I tried to SSH into the VM, at first it timedout the connection. Then after searching on the ...
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I couldn't find some softwares after installation on unity search

I installed VirtualBox via Ubuntu software center on Ubuntu 16.04 but I couldn't find it in search. So I search it through disk and I find it. My question is why this happened and how to fix it. I ...
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How do you copy/paste between Mac OSX and UbuntuServer 14.04 inside VirtualBox

I'm having issues trying to setup GitLab on my Ubuntu server, running inside VirtualBox on Mac OS X. Copy/Paste does not work. I have installed guest additions and have changed the host-key to right-...
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Running ubuntu on vbox with guest additions breaks certain transparent modules

I've tried this several times over the years with multiple unique computers in terms of host OS and bit size. All of them were very fast. I've never had an external graphics card. Currently I have a ...
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Guest Ubuntu 16.04 runs very slowly in VirtualBox Windows 10 host

Machine is 64-bit ACPI motherboard with i5 quad-core and 8 Gb of memory running Windows 10-Pro host. Monitor is Acer T232HL touchscreen. Video card is AMD Radeon R7 200. Installed VirtualBox then ...
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'Incorrect password' on Ubuntu running as virtual machine

I am setting up a virtual server. I have installed Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS on VirtualBox and have gone through the installation. After installation I went to test the server for the first time to make ...
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16.04 in virtual environment

Running Ubuntu 16.04 in a (iMac) Parallels virtual environment, how do I access my Seagate Personal Cloud. In the Mac I can see it as Personal Cloud in Finder, but cannot seem to identify it in Ubuntu'...
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why I can't intall kernel sources from repository

I was trying to install VirtualBox in my machine. I found that I need the kernel sources to do so. To see which kernel sources I needed I checked uname -r which gave: 3.2.0-59-generic-pae The first ...
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Mic input ignored in Win7 HVD running from Ubuntu 15, 16, but not 14

I originally asked this on "Unix & Linux", but it makes more sense here. Sorry if this is a duplicate for you. The actual symptom I'm seeing is on Windows 7, but I think the root cause is in ...
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VMware - starting services failed

I have some issue running VMWare Workstation Player 12 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. First I downloaded and installed VMware-Player-12.1.1-3770994.x86_64.bundle using this command: chmod +x ./VMware-Player-...