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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Why do Guest Additions need kernel headers in VirtualBox 4.04.?

I'm trying to install the Guest Additions in VirtualBox 4.04.on ubuntu 11.10 I have this error: The headers for the current running kernel were not found. If the module compilation fails then this ...
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VirtualBox not working

When ever i try to start a virtual machine i get this error. I have Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit) and Kernel Linux 3.2.0-27-generic
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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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Ubuntu Server VirtualBox host-only adapter confusion (windows 7 host)

really hoping this is right place to ask this question seeing that my host is a Windows 7 machine. I have 3 Ubuntu Server 12.04 VMs set up through VirtualBox 4.1.18, and envisage the following usage: ...
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Installation of Windows XP or 7 guest OS is EXTREMELY slow within Ubuntu 12.04 host OS

I've successfully installed and ran Windows XP and Windows 7 in KUbuntu 10.04x64. But installation never succeeds in any OS beyond 10.04; I've tried KUbuntu 11.10x64, 12.04 x32 and x64. Formatting ...
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no bootable medium found system halted

When open ubuntu on virtual box , it doesn't work , and the following message appear "No bootable medium found system halted" How i can solve this problm? Thanks
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problem forwarding USB device to virtual box

I want to connect a CAN to USB interface for programming an engine control unit to a WinXP virtual machine. only this device is not listed in under the small USB Icon at the lower left of the vm ...
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Virtualbox install 12.04 guest: “pae not present”

I get this message while trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 as a guest in VirutalBox 4.1.18, on an Ubuntu 10.04 host. This kernel requires the following feature not present on the CPU: pae Some ...
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Is virtualization in Windows less battery intensive than Wubi? Than a disk install?

I read that running Ubuntu through a virtual machine such as VMware Player or VirtualBox is actually less costly on a laptop's battery than Wubi because it utilizes Windows' drivers, which are ...
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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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virutalbox always get back the same ip

I exported a virtual machine from my work station, and I am trying to renew the ip-address at home. I put one copy on my laptop and one copy on my PC. I've done this sudo rm ...
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How to access shared folder in Virtual Box

I followed the steps for sharing folders between windows 7 and Ubuntu in Virtual Box. Despite of that the folder appears with a X sign and give me the following message when a try to open it: The ...
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Connecting to a shared internet connection in VirtualBox

I have managed to set up my iPhone as a wireless network adapter within my Windows 7 virtual machine which is running within Ubuntu. Is there a way for Ubuntu to use the shared internet connection ...
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VirtualBox USB proxy error

Using VirtualBox 4.1.12, as packaged in Ubuntu 12.04, I'm unable to use USB 1.1 device (a Canon FS-4000US scanner) within a Win XP VM. I'm able to connect other USB devices, such as a USB flash drive, ...
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Can't install a 64-bit virtualbox on 64-bit 12.04

I have freshly installed 64 bit Win 7 and 12.04 Ubuntu dual boot machine (via a wubi install). I verified that Wubi installed 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 and I specifically downloaded and installed the 64-Bit ...
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USB not recognized in Virtualbox - Ubuntu 12.04 Host - Windows 7 Guest

I have Ubuntu 12.04 host and cannot detect usb devices on windows 7 guest on virtualbox (guest-addon is installed), though I configured vboxusers group and enabled it for my user account and still ...
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Does VirtualBox permanently affect performance?

I would like to install VirtualBox as an Ubuntu testing environment. Must I permanently sacrifice system resources such as RAM? Or only when the environment is running?
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VERR_SUPLIB_WRITE_NON_SYS_GROUP? [closed]

Im on a Intel Mac and Ive installed VirtualBox so that I can try some Linux programs. I first installed Ubuntu 12.04, and that was easy as pie! Then, I got greedy and installed Pinguy 12.04 (shell). ...
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Is it normal for a 14GB VHD file to be converted to a 100GB+ BIN file?

i want to convert a vhd-file to vdi and found a manual which says i have to convert the vhd first to bin. But qemu-img creates a 130GB file (even if theres not enough space on disk) from the 14GB ...
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Why can't I install Windows 8 in Virtualbox on 12.04? [closed]

Note: This appears to be a problem with Windows 8, no matter what host OS Virtualbox is running on. I recently tried to install Windows 8 RP 32-bit in Virtualbox using Ubuntu 12.04 as the host. I ...
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How can I tell if the virtualbox guest additions were installed on an ubuntu vm

How can I tell if the guest additions are installed on a virtualbox vm with no X. I'm having a problem mounting a shared directory and I'd like to rule out the possibility that the guest additions ...
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Part-time Kid-PC: is Wubi better, or Ubuntu in a virtual machine?

I have a new Win7 box and wanted to try out Ubuntu (total noob, no experience in linux). Which option will have the better performance (side by side, or in a vm). I'm guessing sidebyside, but figured ...
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VirtualBox Guest Additions won't install on Ubuntu Server 12.04

I am trying to install VitrualBox's Guest Additions on Ubuntu Server 12.04, but keep getting an error. I am using the following command sudo ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run --nox11 and get the following ...
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Installation of Win 7 using Virtual Box on Ubuntu 12.04 shows error

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 system with x86-64 bit system architecture. Every time I try to install any windows OS using virtual box it shows error "FATAL ERROR: boot medium halted or not found". What do I ...
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Stop Time Sync Between Host and Guest - VirtualBox

So I've been googling and I've tried the following commands. I want to stop the virtual machine from having the correct time and just to stick with what time it last recorded. The host operating ...
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Virtualbox crashing when run through optirun (virtualgl)

I have followed the virtualgl documentation to run virtualbox through virtualgl. My goal is to use the discrete nvidia card in my laptop via optirun (bumblebee), which uses virtualgl to do this. ...
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Why does unity occasionally cause system to stop responding?

I had a VirtualBox (Windows 7), ubuntu was the host os, window open, I had Chrome in Ubuntu open with Slacker playing music open, I had Thunderbird mail open, and Tickr running news across the bottom ...
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Mounting an external USB drive via VirtualBox?

I have an external hard drive that Windows can't open (gives an error message saying the file system is unrecognized and wants me to reformat), so I am trying to see if Ubuntu, which I am running as a ...
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Why does Compiz crash on the Ubuntu host when opening Windows 7 in Virtualbox?

I opened a Windows 7 virtual machine tonight from VirtualBox, and compiz crashed, resulting in me thinking for about a minute that my laptop had frozen, but it came back with a compiz crash after it ...
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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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Is there a better paravirtualization solution than Xen?

Question: I want to run a (para) virtual machine on my Linux console server. Catch-22 is that the processor does not support VTX/AMDv, so I have to use para virtualization instead of normal/hardware ...
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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 to enable mouse wheel in virtualbox?

I've installed on my host ubuntu 10.04 in virtualbox guest operating system ubuntu 12.04. And mouse wheel doesn't scroll vertically the contents of a window. In host works normally. VirtualBox mouse ...
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Integrating Internet Download Manager, which installed in Virtual Box, with Firefox or Chromium, installed on Ubuntu 12.04 (host OS)

Maybe my question be kind of strange but i hope i can get a good answer. I have installed Win XP on virtual box in ubuntu 12.04, and I installed IDM on it. So, I want when i clicked on a downloadable ...
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How to access windows folder (that installed on virtualbox) via Ubuntu?

What is the solution that make me can access windows folder (windows installed on Virtualbox) via Linux how to let me can access like this: ~$ cd /path/to/c:/Windows
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How do I prevent Ubuntu from capturing the Alt key to show the HUD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? When I press ALT key on virtualbox machine (ex XP), ubuntu 12.04 catch that key. How to prevent ubuntu ...
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testing dhcp server locally on one physical machine with virtual machine

I'm writing simple program to configure and monitor DHCP server on my Ubuntu 12.04. What I'm trying to achieve that my physical machine will be DHCP server and my VM (virtual machine) get one lease ...
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Setup LAN connection with Windows Guest

I want to setup a samba server on My Ubuntu host for My Windows Guest in Virtual Box. The Question is : How can I achieve this or Is it possible? Note: I am not trying to use the shared folder ...
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Why is Ubuntu reporting a slightly different size for my Virtualbox disk?

I'm installing Ubuntu in a VM using VirtualBox; I selected the dynamic expansion option (as opposed to fixed) in VirtualBox and set the limit to 85GB. Then, when I was installing Ubuntu, the virtual ...
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Should I attach the Ubuntu ISO file to the virtual IDE Controller?

Steps 31-47 of this guide to install Ubuntu on a virtual machine (using VirtualBox) describe how to attach the Ubuntu instal ISO image file to the IDE Controller of the virtual machine. This has not ...
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VirtualBox: How do I ping a Windows guest from the Ubuntu?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) as host OS and Windows 7 as guest OS. How can I ping the Windows 7 system from Ubuntu? And is that possible even when Internet is off?
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All my Ubuntu VMs have apt-get update problems

I'm running Virtualbox 4.1 on an x86_64 Windows 7 host. I've got a collection of 12.04 and 10.04 LTS VMs I use to create debs for work. In the last week I started noticing problems on the 12.04 VMs. ...
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Ubuntu doesn't work with 3d acceleration in virtualbox

Running virtualbox on a pc. I have virtualization enabled in BIOS. Installed Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit on virtualbox without 3d acceleration enabled and it works fine, but when I enable it and restart, the ...
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Determining which update caused 12.04 to stop working in VirtualBox

I run a Mac OS X 10.7.4 host and I use VirtualBox to run an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS guest. If it's helpful, it used to be 11.10 and it was updated in the VM when it came out. Anyway, today I let the update ...
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Windows VirtualBox can't browse network

I'm running Windows XP as a VirtualBox guest OS under Ubuntu 11.10, and I can't browse the Windows network. It seems like I can connect to some specific network shares, maybe only ones that are ...
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Help locating the virtualbox export?

I just did this VBoxManage export foo_to_be_export --output bar.ova But then I forgot to setup the default path. However, it shows it's 100%. I couldn't find this image now. I tried sudo find / ...
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Windows XP guest in Ubuntu VirtualBox OSE VM does not install driver to use host's HP laptop webcam.

I recently created a virtual windows xp with Virtual Box OSE. The sound and video seem to be working just fine. However, it does not recognize the webcam which I use to video chat with yahoo ...
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Ubuntu on a virtual machine

I've installed Virtual Box and am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 from a downloaded ISO. Everything is going fine but I come to a choice that says no operating system is dectected on this machine, ...
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How to check command line requests routed thru Tor?

I think I have Virtualbox set up so that all traffic originating from the guest OS is routed through Tor. Tor is only installed on the host OS and the web browsers on the guest OS all report Tor IP's ...
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VirtualBox Windows Key Pass Through To Gnome

I use a VirtualBox Windows 7 guest in seamless mode on an Ubuntu 12.04 linux host running Gnome 3. Under normal operation when VirtualBox is not running, pressing the Windows Key on the keyboard ...