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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IronHide / BumbleBee with a VirtualBox VM. Will it pass through video acceleration to the physical card?

Any ideas whether you can run a Windows VM via IronHide for graphics card acceleration? I'd like to play games / watch bluray etc utilising my video card.
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Sources not authenticating properly error on update

I have just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on the latest VirtualBox. All went as expected. I then tried to apply the 260 odd updates it needed, as per usual. What I then get is a message about the sources ...
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Can I test Ubuntu Cloud in VirtualBox?

I was wondering if there was any way to install Ubuntu Cloud (Nodes and Clusters) inside VirtualBox just to see how things work, before I actually use multiple machines to do the job? I know if it is ...
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How do I fix broken networking in cloned virtual machines?

I've set up a virtual machine configured with bridge networking. After making eight clones of it, the new machines can't connect to the network. I've instructed VirtualBox to re-generate the ...
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Establish a virtual network using VM with minimal-distributions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lightweight Ubuntu for networking purposes What is best lightweight Ubuntu only for networking purposes? I'm doing a project related to networking based on IPv6 and I ...
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Shutting down Ubuntu Server running in headless VirtualBox

I'm running Ubuntu Server using VBoxHeadless. How do I send ACPI shutdown signal through VirtualBox and make Ubuntu Server respect it and comply with the shutdown signal?
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VirtualBox Version 4.1.6 not displaying Window [closed]

I am using Macbook Pro 15 inch with Mac Lion 8gb on memory and 1gb of Video. I have VirtualBox Version 4.1.6 r74713 and the lasted version of Ubuntu. I have a problem with window is not appearing ...
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How to give all available resources to VirtualBox?

Is there a way to push all available resources to the program(VirtualBox) when running Ubuntu?
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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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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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“VERR_SUPLIB_WORLD_WRITABLE” error when trying to installing OS in virtualbox

I wanna install OS on VirtualBox,but when I wanna to install it,it will return errors: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Arch. Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_WORLD_WRITABLE). ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 in VirtualBox does not show anything on the desktop

The buttons that should be visible still function (as shown by the drop down menu I clicked). My host is Windows 7. VirtualBox settings Any help?
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Unable to mount VirtualBox Guest Additions as a guest (Win7 host)

I keep getting this error dialog with an Unable to mount error E_FAIL ( 0x80004005 ) when I try to mount Guest Additions: I tried the Force Unmount, but that just closes the dialog with no action ...
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Display issues when running VirtualBox [closed]

I have 11.10 installed and it works great. The OS sits on a Dell XPS with Nvidia graphics. Has anyone run into display flickering when running virtual box on ubuntu? The display jumps from the last ...
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Could I install ubuntu in Virtual Box using wubi?

I am installing virtual box on windows and want to install ubuntu on this box using wubi? Or simply when I run the wubi installer, can I indicate that install on virtual box? The problem is that I ...
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How to access dev server in Ubuntu VirtualBox guest on Windows 7 host?

I'm running a Google App Engine dev server on Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop in a VirtualBox VM, on a Windows 7 host. According to this question I have the following setup: The VM networking is set to use ...
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Cannot run native Ubuntu in virtualbox with a vmdk created using the createrawvmdk command with partitions specified

I have a Win7 x64 & Ubuntu 11.10 x64 dual boot set-up on a single HDD. I wanted to run the native Ubuntu as a guest OS inside Virtual-box running on Win7 host. I used the following command to list ...
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AltGr keys don't work with Ubuntu in VirtualBox [closed]

I just installed VirtualBox (from Oracle) in Windows 7, and created a virtual machine with latest Ubuntu. Here in Firefox I can use the left ctrl key, while the right one doesn't have any effect. ...
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How can I stop Unity 2d intercepting meta key when I'm in VirtualBox?

Whenever I'm working in virtualbox guest system and pressing meta key (aka winkey, or Mod4) a huge unity menu pop ups. Is there any way to fix this behavior?
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Installing 11.10 on fresh VirtualBox client hangs - how to debug?

I am trying to create an 11.10 VirtualBox client using the same DVD I used to upgrade my host system. (It happens to be the alternate DVD ISO.) However, it keeps hanging when the progress bar reaches ...
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What is the easiest method to share files between Windows and Ubuntu?

I have a Windows 7 installed on my laptop. I installed VirtualBox 4.1.4 with Ubuntu 11.10. Now I want to be able to copy files from Windows to Ubuntu and vice versa. What is the easiest method to ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 unable to reconize monitor while running in VM

I'm currently running Ubuntu 11.10 64bit in a VirtualBox VM and for some reason it has be stuck at 1024x768, with the monitor being unrecognised (shows as unknown). Is there a way to tell Ubuntu that ...
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strange text-mode behavior (large fonts and blue lines) with virtualbox [closed]

I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on Oracle VirtualBox and everything went fine except going to text-mode using CTRL + ALT + F1, the console appears in strange behavior as seen on the following link ...
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Higher screen resolution for VirtualBox?

I have been trying this for a while but no luck. I installed ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386 twice. Also installed guest additions. However I always get maximum screen resolution as, 1024 x 768. Do I need ...
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Can't use GNOME shell on VirtualBox

I am running version 11.10 on a VirtualBox VM with ~1000MB dedicated memory, on mid-range hardware and using Windows Vista as a host. It came with Unity pre-installed. I ran: apt-get install ...
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How to copy & paste from Ubuntu VirtualBox guest to Windows host?

I am running VirtualBox 4.1.4 on my Windows 7 laptop, running an Ubuntu 11.10 guest. I would like to copy text from Ubuntu's terminal and paste it into a file on the Windows host. This doesn't work ...
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Add second processor to Virtualbox virtualized 32bit Ubuntu

I have an Ubuntu 32bit virtualized machine for some time now on my 4 processor server. I gave it one processor but now I need more power. I added the second in Virtualbox settings but virtualized ...
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Help fixing Virtual Console (tty1-6) under VirtualBox

I updated my Ubuntu from 10.4 to 11.10. (Huge mistake, I know.) I am unable to view my virtual consoles ttyS1- ttyS6 This happens inside VirtualBox and gdm is running in background. I'm not sure ...
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How to I prevent the screen from locking when I want a virtual machine to ungrab my mouse?

This happens in both KVM with virt-manager as well as VirtualBox. The key combo to ungrab the mouse from KVM is Control-Option-L on my Apple MacBook Pro keyboard. Option on Mac keyboards is mapped ...
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Virtualization of Windows on Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit

Which is better and more efficient? KVM or virtual box for using windows on ubuntu 64 bit? I dont know much about KVM and I have used XP on Ubuntu 10.10 32 bit using virtual box,and it is very easy ...
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Restoring Virtualbox machine images from old hard drive

I recently replaced the HDD in my laptop, and re-installed Windows & Ubuntu. Now I want to restore the various virtual machines I had set up on the old HDD, which is mounted in an external USB ...
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Mount with VirtualBox erased home directory?

I have a new(ish) installation of Ubuntu in a VirtualBox, with OSX as a host machine. I was attempting to mount a shared folder into Ubuntu, so typed in the terminal: sudo mount -t vboxsf VBShare ~/ ...
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Do I need a dedicated graphic card to run some software virtualized?

Do i need a dedicated graphic card if i want to run softwares such as matlab,photoshop,etc on virtualbox in ubuntu.Does intel's integrated graphic card is enough or not? i plan to have a 8 or 6gb ram ...
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Why are letters overlapping in the terminal?

I installed Oneiric as a guest OS in VirtualBox using the Mini CD. I installed the ubuntu-desktop package and everything seems to work fine - well, except for a font issue with the terminal: As you ...
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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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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.
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Need to move my swap partition to let my root partition grow. How?

I have a Virtual Box Ubuntu guest and i need to have more space on my disk (actually it's 8 gb). I have already increased the space allocated for the VDI to 16 gb. Now with GParted Live i'm trying ...
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How do I use Plymouth on a server?

I'm trying to use plymouth with ubuntu server 11.10 but with no luck. I've installed the server as minimal virtual machine on VirtualBox. Then I installed plymouth theme, but it does not show up. One ...
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Share folders from Guest OS to Windows Host OS Virtualbox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shared folder virtualization in Ubuntu 11.10 So most articles are focused on the Virtualbox forcing a folder into the Guest OS. I want to do the opposite, share a ...
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How to boot directly into a shell?

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 (Unity) as Guest/Host using VirtualBox. I don't want a Unity on login and want to directly get to a shell in the Guest after the boot. What changes have to be done?
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Copying VBoxAdditions to usr/share/virtualbox folder

Since for some reason VBox does not find the Additions on the internet, I was trying to install them in the Ubuntu directory Vbox is looking for them - which is: usr/share/virtualbox but I am denied ...
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How to share folder with DOS on VirtualBox

The host is Ubuntu 10.04,and I have already installed FreeDOS on VirtualBox.Since I can't get to the Internet on FreeDOS,I hava to share some files with FreeDOS.But how? I know how to share a folder ...
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How to delete the capture of window key?

Because I use virtualbox to run windows xp. Normally when I press window key+e it can show file browser on xp, but now my virtualbox's xp couldn't capture window key. How to fix it? Thank you~
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Is there a virtualbox indicator? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Application Indicators are available? Is there any indicator that compatible with Ubuntu 11.10 with unity?I use it in Ubuntu 11.04.
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VirtualBox Start up error GLib-GIO:ERROR [closed]

After installed successfully,in terminal typed VirtualBox, it has the following error # VirtualBox ** GLib-GIO:ERROR:/build/buildd/glib2.0-2.28.6/./gio/gdbusconnection.c:2279:initable_init: assertion ...
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How do I install VirtualBox 4.1?

How to install virtualbox-4.1.4 in ubuntu 11.04 fluently? when apt-get install libqt* unmet dependency. there is a long list of unmet dependency. Where start first and any command to install ...
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Users and groups icon not showing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to manage users and groups? (GUI) I'm trying to setup virtualbox in my ubuntu 11.10 install but I can't find the icon for users and groups to change the settings and ...
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Creating showcase ISO / Live CD

So, I'm trying to create a showcase ISO for a specific project, so it can be demonstrated easily anywhere. Ubuntu is not a requirement, but the distro I'm familiar with (kind of). What I need is: ...
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What are these files like Zone.Identifier:$DATA and how to prevent them?

I have an ext4 drive which is available to my windows XP VirtualBox as a shared folder. When working with files across ubuntu and windows I sometimes see these autogenerated files with ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on a VirtualBox client from an ISO image?

I have the ISO image file (that is, *.iso), and I am trying to boot my VirtualBox installation with this image. Is it possible? I know how to mount my ISO image to my filesystem (on my host machine), ...