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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Windows7 in VirtualBox, does this mean I can use Windows software?

Now, my problem is that there are loads of things that I cannot use with wine. Can I just install Windows7 in VirtualBox and use those few basic software (trade manager, Nokia 5800 PC Suite) that I ...
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Can Ubuntu be installed in VirtualBox in Ubuntu?

I am using VirtualBox to set up a copy of Ubuntu for experimenting. I want it this way so that I can have a virtual/permanent copy of Ubuntu. I am at the stage where I need to decided where to put ...
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Switching to console mode in VirtualBox distorts graphics [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Help fixing Virtual Console (tty1-6) under VirtualBox I'm using Virtualbox 4.1.2 on a Windows host, and have ubuntu 11.10 oneiric installed. I can use the graphic mode ...
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How to give more ram to virtualbox on Ubuntu than what its limited?

I have 16GB of ram on my Mac OS X and I'm running Virtualbox and I want to know how if I want to give more than 4GB of ram that it's limited like say I want to give 8 or more of my available ram? ...
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Setup static Ip in virtual box

I have as issue i am Ubuntu desktop and i have installed virtual-box(4.1) ISSUE:- Ubuntu 11.10 desktop is my host operating system and on Virtual-box i installed Ubuntu server selecting bridge adapter ...
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Best laptop for ubuntu and VisualStudio [closed]

I am unsatisfied windows user moved to Ubuntu. I like ubuntu a lot and at the same time I am a .net developer who needs to use Visual Studio and a couple of windows coupled applications like itunes. ...
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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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Will VirtualBox recognise a USB device if Ubuntu doesn't recognise

I am running Windows XP as a virtual machine through VirtualBox on Ubuntu 11.10. I have some USB devices (namely a video grabber & Android phone) that aren't recognised by Ubuntu. Will they be ...
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Back up virtualbox for a fresh install - while migrating to 64 bit

I usually take the upgrade path in ubuntu, rather than fresh install, but I'd like to try the latter route for 12.04. However, one of the most thoroughly configured and critical tools on my system is ...
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How to effectively move Ubuntu server from a VirtualBox to a dedicated server?

I run Ubuntu Server 11.10 i386 with Virtualbox. I want to create and move a complete backup to a dedicated computer. If possible downtime has to be cut to a minimum because the site is running right ...
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Failed virtualbox install prevents my system from starting up properly

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 with kernel 3.3rc6. I tried to install Virtualbox 4.1.8 with the AMD64 .deb package off the virtualbox site. On install I got a kernel panic saying "unable to handle kernel ...
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Access a virtual host on a server in VirtualBox directly

The server: Ubuntu 10.10 Server as guest in a VirtualBox (IP 192.168.178.91). Simple Question: I want to access a virtual host named 'example.server' from outside my virtual box by simply using a ...
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How can I validate an installation DVD?

I have downloaded an Ubuntu ISO and burned it to DVD. While installing from the DVD onto VirtualBox I got an error which suggested either the HDD or DVD or overheating were the cause. I am ...
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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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How do you make gnome-shell get out of the way in fullscreen apps?

I mostly like gnome-shell, and much prefer it to Unity at this point. (In reality, both are greatly lacking in polish.) However, when using fullscreen applications, I notice that the hot corners do ...
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Can VirtualBox use external beamer / screens?

I am going to use Ubuntu as my main OS. Since my university requires to handle a lot of documents in MS Office format, I keep a virtual Windows 7 with Office 2010. Since I dont own a beamer or ...
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How do i share files between my ubuntu host and xp pro virtual machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shared folders in XP virtualbox guest I'm using Virtualbox 4.1.8 to run Windows XP PRO. I have ironed out all other kinks on my own but I still can't access a file ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu Server with DNS using dnsmasq

I just want to have a local server inside my VirtualBox that offers DNS functionality like www.example.local => 127.0.0.1. My host operating system is Ubuntu 11.10 and guest is Ubuntu 10.10. On my ...
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What do I install to get Java to work on Ubuntu 11.10 running on Virtualbox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Java? I have tried many things and nothing works. What files do i need to download for this to work? there is no internet connection in ubuntu, so I ...
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file not found grub rescue prompt [closed]

So, while programming today I got the terminal error saying that ls was not available and to type in some sudo command to get it. I typed in said sudo command and it told me that it didn't work. I am ...
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11.10 slow graphic performance with ATI switchable graphics when using Virtualbox

I am using 11.10 (on Virtuabox) on a brand new Samsung Series 7 with switchable graphics, which I am assuming that could be part of the issue here. The graphics card is integrated Intel / and an ATI ...
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Switching my VM Base Memory for Win XP from 192MB to 512MB when I have 2.7GB of ram okay?

Do you think that me using 512MB of ram for my VM Base memory with Windows XP when I am running 2.7GB of ram is okay? or should I return it back to 192MB?
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How to use Ubuntu-provided virtualbox package after uninstalling virtualbox-4.1?

I installed Oracle Virtualbox per the instructions on the Oracle website, but can't use XP or Ubuntu VMs after switching back to the Ubuntu standard version. To switch back, I have edited ...
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Virtual box : Issue connecting to security.ubuntu.com

I have Windows 7 as host system, and installed Ubuntu 11.10 as guest. I'm using the latest version of VirtualBox. The networking works fine, as installation completed correctly and I can browse web ...
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Guest additions installed but USB devices can't be seen in Devices > USB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up USB for Virtualbox I already installed guest additions for VirtualBox but I can't see my USB flash from VirtualBox device list. Please help me.
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When I add myself “vboxusers” group I an no longer in the “admins” group

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and I installed VirtualBox. This required me to add myself to the vboxusers group but when I add myself to vboxusers group I am no longer be in other groups and especially ...
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How do you resize the standard Ubuntu Desktop inside of Virtualbox?

So I've installed Ubuntu inside of Virtualbox, and I resized the window of Virtualbox to be full-size, but the Ubuntu Desktop stays the same standard size. How do I make the width of Ubuntu stretch ...
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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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Virtual box guest addition missing and can't be downloaded

I downloaded VirtualBox from ubuntu software center and install there windows XP 32 bit. Now when I'm trying to install guest additions it's saying that guest addition is missing and is asking ...
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How To SSH From Host (Win7) to Guest (Ubuntu Server 10.04)

I have recently installed Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS on my machine that has Windows 7 Ultimate. I would like to run the VM graphicless and access it through ssh from Windows 7. My machine is connected to ...
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Is there performance issue when using a Virtual Machine in a mounted partition?

I used to have a Windows 7 setup on my desktop. C:\ for system. D:\ for data. Now I've decided to install Ubuntu as the main OS: \ for Ubuntu (80Gb) swap for swap D:\ I kept this partition ...
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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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USB wireless card Atheros AR9271 not working in VirtualBox [closed]

i cannot get my card (TP-Link TL-WN722N) to work on BackTrack 5 r1 (kernel 2.6.39.4), installed on VirtualBox #lsusb Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0cf3:9271 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR9271 802.11n Bus ...
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VirtualBox screen resolution with Windows 7

When I install Windows 7 32bit in VirtualBox on Ubuntu 32bit I've got a problem. The Windows 7 install can't make its resolution equal my notebook screen resolution of 1280x800.
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How to activate VirtualBox USB devices support? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up USB for Virtualbox Using Ubuntu 11.10, downloaded Virtual Box from software centre plus extension pack. Have added my user name to Vboxusers group. When trying ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 fresh Install won't boot

I installed Ubuntu on a VM in VirtualBox but after the installation Ubuntu won't boot up at all! It is stuck at a black screen which is doing nothing. What happened during installation and how do I ...
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How to set up VirtualBox Bridged Network on Windows 7 Host?

I have virtualbox running on a Windows 2008 server, with a guest running ubuntu 10.04. The ubuntu guest is given a static IP of 192.168.1.4, which also has openssh installed. The guest has bridged ...
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Can't access host serial port on VirtualBox Winxp

My host is ubuntu 11.04. The guest is WinXP VirtualBox is 4.0.10 The serial port works well with putty in ubuntu. I setup as: COM1/4/0x3F8/Host Device/ Port Path: /dev/ttyS0 Then I close putty, to ...
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Move system to VirtualBox

I have HDD with Windows 7 on one of the partintions which was installed previously on the same machine, connected to the laptop via the USB. Previously the system was booted from this HDD using grub ...
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Is using a VirtualBox safer than using WINE?

I'm having to get a copy of Windows XP from the nether regions of the net and want to run it through a virtualbox. Would that be safer as to a WINE installation? Safer as in "not possible to get 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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Ubuntu hostname on lan config

My host computer is Windows 7 64. I have VirtualBox with an Ubuntu 10.04 Server x64 running as guest. My Ubuntu Guest has an ip of 192.168.1.104. I have openssh installed on the guest. I can ssh ...
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Gnome boxes vs Virtualbox

which would be a "faster" more "responsive" virtual machine software? Gnome boxes, or Virtualbox?
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Wide screen resolution in VirtualBox

I've installed Windows 7 in VirtualBox hosted by Ubuntu. After the installation in Windows 7 I can't see the resolution I need (wide screen). I have only the 4:3 (1024x768 etc.) How can I fix this? ...
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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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What's the fastest distro to run under VirtualBox?

I would like to have an Ubuntu VirtualBox vm to develop in Java. Though, it seems somewhat an overkill to run only the JVM, IntelliJ, Grails, Git, Maven... as I am new to Linux, I would like to keep ...
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Slow wacom on virtualbox. Is it possible to solve it?

I have a Wacom Bamboo that works out-of-the-box on Ubuntu 11.10 (even pressure). The problem, though, comes when using it on VirtualBox. If I don't allow VB to access it, it recognizes the tablet as ...
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How to run.vhd file ( virtual PC image ) in ubuntu 11.10

How to run a .vhd file (VirtualPC image) in Ubuntu 11.10 and which software can be used to run it?
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How can I access Ubuntu Server running in a VM via the internet?

I am running Ubuntu Server 10.04 on a VirtualBox virtual machine from a Windows 7 host. How do I open access to this guest virtual machine from the internet?
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How do I ping the Ubuntu host system from a Windows guest in VirtualBox?

I connected to a wireless point and use "ifconfig" but I don't see any IP in eth0. Where's my IP address? Sorry if this is a silly question. :) I want to use "ping" in Virtualbox Windows 7 guest. ...