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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VirtualBox: how to capture screen shots of Ubuntu 11.10 guest on Windows hosts using Ubuntu Shutter utility?

I have an Ubuntu 11.10 guest running within VirtualBox, on a Windows 7 host. I have the 3D acceleration option selected for the guest and I am able to access Unity 3D and Compiz. I find the whole ...
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What could be the reason for my resolution to be right running 11.10 on VirtualBox and not on machine? [closed]

When I install Ubuntu 11.10 on my VirtualBox (running on Windows 7) and update the packages, it recognizes the display as the VirtualBox display, and gives me the options of various resolutions, one ...
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Virtual box doesnt have files machine and help tab

This is the second time im asking this question because someone had to close my question for a reason which i still dont understand. this is the original question Why is my files,machine,help tab ...
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Getting error message when trying to start a virtual machine

I have been using VMWare on Windows for a long time. But after a long wait, I moved to VirtualBox on Ubuntu 11.10. I installed Ubuntu, 32 Bit, installed all available updates and installed Virtual ...
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“Shared Folders” Feature Is Not Working In VirtualBox

I have Ubuntu 11.10 as a host and another linux 2.6 distribution as a guest. When I try to setup guest additions, this error message appears Building the shared folder support module .. fail And ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Unity is running but does not appear correctly on Virtual Box

I am using the latest edition of Virtualbox 4.1.12 and I get the attached when I attempt to launch Unity. Everything is running in the background but it's not displaying the launcher, dash, or panel. ...
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Need to configure 4 Serial ports virtualbox guest win machine (my host is ubuntu 11.10)

I have an application that run's on winNT and requires the APCI-7500 card (a 4-multiport serial card), so I've installed the winNT thru virtualbox, but as i try to configure the serial ports I notice ...
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Failed to create a new virtual machine

I am really new in Linux and I want to set up a VirtualBox VM with windows. My problem is that it returns this message when I create it: Failed to create a new virtual machine. Machine settings file ...
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Unable to enumerate USB device on port 2 when connecting Android phone

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 (64-bit) as a VirtualBox guest on a Win7 64-bit host. When I plug in my Android Epic4g (Galaxy S) both the host and guest see the device properly, however lsusb does not. ...
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Can I use VirtualBox as a sandbox for 12.04?

I am quite a cautious person though not afraid to experiment. I currently have 11.10 Unity and 12.04 Beta 2 running on different partitions (no problems). I have learned here that Unity can run in ...
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Can't adjust screen resolution in VirtualBox guest

I installed Windows7 on VirtualBox but the even in fullscreen the screen of the virtual machine remains small. I can't seem to be able to adjust it. Is there any way in the settings to make it ...
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Play video in VirtualBox guest

I am installing Windows 7 today with Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 as a VirtualBox guest. Can Ubuntu (as a guest) play 2D videos within VirtualBox? Is there anything I need to install or enable? I remember ...
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VirtualBox host-only networking fails on Ubuntu 11.10 host

I've installed Ubuntu 11.10 on a new Lenovo Thinkpad 420s and I'm trying to get some VirtualBox VMs up and running (using Vagrant). Everything works fine until I try to add host-only networking. ...
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AMD-V is not enable in virtualbox in amd APU

I am running Dual core AMD E450 APU. When i tried to run a 64-bit OS that requires hardware virtualization using virtual-box it showed me an error "AMD-V is not enable". My AMD processor should ...
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Setting up a network between a host and guest virtual machine

(I'm running ubuntu server 12.04 on virtual box) I'm trying to transfer a file (scp) from my laptop to one of the directories of a virtual machine. I tried sharing folders, but that failed. I'm a bit ...
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VirtualBox virtual networking (MacOSX host, Ubuntu 11.04 guest)

I would like my Ubuntu guest to have 2 interfaces: eth0: set up with NAT and accessing the Internet eth1: set up with "host-only networking", static IP, providing services to my MacOSX host I was ...
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VirtualBox VERR_ACCESS_DENIED error [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on VBox. The VBox settings I use have been tried and proven for countless other installs I have done in the past. Those are still up and running. On my latest install of ...
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How can I limit disk access bandwidth for a Virtual Machine guest?

I have a Virtualbox on my Ubuntu (host) that serves few Windows guest OS. Sometimes the running Windows virtual machine starts massive access to the disk which blocks me in my host environment. I ...
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New Ubuntu install, only see's 1 core of my dual core CPU

Brand new install of 11.10 64-bit Ubuntu. While getting my conky script up and running I kept seeing the error Conky: attempting to use more CPUs than you have! and that was weird because Ive never ...
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Lubuntu, set-up on virtual box

I was wondering:if I set up Lubuntu on a virtual machine, then I've to pick the Ubuntu 32 bit set up, correct?
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USB drive on Ubuntu on VM Virtualbox

OS X is my host OS. I have windows xp and Ubuntu 10.10 on guest OS. They both work great. When I eject USB flash drive from host OS, it appears in windows guest OS but it does not appear in Ubuntu ...
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How to connect to a serverside process on Ubuntu running in a VM?

I am running Ubuntu 11.10 in VirtualBox, on Windows 7. I'm trying to setup a serverside process like Apache on it. How do I configure VirtualBox to allow access to the Ubuntu server process from other ...
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Make ubuntu gnome faster by reducing graphics quality

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on VirtualBox and performance is really bad. It takes seconds to respond to a click. Is it possible to reduce the graphics rendering quality or other unnecessary things, to ...
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Virtualbox Update

Mac OSX - Snow leopard is host OS and Ubuntu-10.1 and windows xp are guest OS. I recently updated vittualbox to 4.1.10 Ubuntu did not boot immediately, it did an entire system scan and took about ...
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Cannot create new folders - Ubuntu on VirtualBox

I've just installed Ubuntu using VirtualBox on Windows 7, and everything went fine. I'm trying to add new folders using the default file manager Nautilus, but: Create New Folder is disabled in ...
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Virtual machine, mouse cursor only works within the box

I am experimenting with virtual box. One of my problems is that the mouse cursor only works within the box. How can I make it work both with the actual OS too and the virtual box at the same time?
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Can't get unity to work on virtualbox ubuntu 11.10/12.04b guest [closed]

I haven't been able to get 3d acceleration to work properly on my VBox guest, no matter what I do I always get fallback unity 2d mode, here's what I've tried: Enabled "3d acceleration" on VBox ...
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Nokia 5800 is not recognized in Win7 virtual box [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up USB for Virtualbox I've just installed win7 in ubuntu, and I'd like to connect my phone and use it in Win7. When the phone is connected, nothing happens in the ...
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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?