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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File sharing from GUEST VirtualBox ( 12.04 ) to HOST ( 10.04 )

I've completed 90% of this walkthrough: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualBox/SharedFolders#Getting_VBoxLinuxAdditions.iso ... and I'm currently in the " Prepare Guest " section. Where this ...
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Win7 installation on VirtualBox

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my machine. I also installed Virtualbox so that I can run windows 7. I set my virtual box with 4 GB RAM and 25 GB virtual HDD and after I press Start, it doesnt boot ...
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How can I get my HID device working in VirtualBox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up USB for Virtualbox I'm running the latest official Ubuntu build of VirtualBox (4.1.12), with Windows 8 running as the guest OS. I have a Windows app that works ...
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Automated installation using preseeding from url failed (from within VirtualBox)

I'm trying to do automated installation using preseeding from url, but it failed. Basically, I'm following Ubuntu Server Quick Install, No Questions Asked! ...
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Virtualbox image to full install

I am new to Ubuntu, am using it via VirtualBox on Windows 7, and would like to potentially save an image of my VirtualBox setup and use it as my full install of the OS on the same machine. Is this ...
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apt-get: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution)

root@m-laptop:/home/m/Desktop# apt-get -f install libc6 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done libc6 is already the newest version. libc6 set ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 GUI doesn't load after Virtualbox crash

I have Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit installed as a virtual OS in Virtualbox (the host is windows 7). The Virtualbox data file is on a usb drive that lost connection to the PC while a session was running. Now ...
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VirtualBox error message (rc=-1908) after kernel upgrade [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virtualbox Kernel driver not installed Recently I updated my kernel to 3.2.0-29-generic. After this, my VirtualBox is not opening and showing up an error message ...
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Can I use virtualbox with a 64 Bit image in a 32 bit host

I have Virtualbox 4.1.20 in Ubuntu 12.04 32 Bit (With PAE) and I want to run Ubuntu Server 64 Bit on the Guest. Is this possible?. I ask since I get the following warning: I want to make sure that ...
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Is there a good apparmor profile for VirtualBox?

Is there any apparmor profile for VirtualBox that works both in normal and guest accounts for 12.04? Where can I get it? Or maybe its code? Is there any other way to protect my VirtualBox from ...
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How to connect to / edit files on 12.04 guest from Windows 7 host?

I would like to have the following setup, but I don't really know where to start looking or if it is even possible: Windows 7 is the host Operating System Ubuntu 12.04 guest Operating System is ...
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Installing Windows8 as a Guest OS, all i get is a windows logo and black screen, any suggestions?

Windows 8, does the initial install, then says, system must restart. Once it doesn't it just shows Windows in white, with an all black background. And just sits there. Screenshot: I tried turning ...
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Is it possible to mount windows drive in Ubuntu and make it writeable?

Running Ubuntu 12.04. I have Windows Server running in VBox... I can mount the Windows drive just fine, but no matter what I try I can't get it mount writeable. The latest attempt looks something ...
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Where is the Devices menu of a Windows virtual machine?

I want to install Guest Additions in a virtual Windows 7 running inside Ubuntu. The VirtualBox instructions are: In the "Devices" menu in the virtual machine's menu bar, VirtualBox has a handy ...
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How to share files on Virtualbox with Windows as a guest? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can i share the host Ubuntu machine desktop to guest Windows machine I read this but the instructions were for 10.04 and does not apply in my case.
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Sharing ext partitions in VirtualBox

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm on a WUBI installation currently with (obviously) NTFS system. I got really sick and tired of Windows 7 and the new Windows 8 isn't something I really look out to and Ubuntu ...
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When trying to install VirtualBox I am asked for a CD which I do not have

Trying to install VirtualBox on 12.04 and I get a message saying to insert the following CD to continue: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin - Release amd64 (20120425) Does anyone know where I can get ...
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Using FTP with a Shared Windows Folder

I started to use Ubuntu two weeks ago, I still have some difficulty in understanding the whole world of Linux. I'm in front of the following scenario: I have a Windows computer running 12.04 in a ...
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Wireless Network in Virtualbox

I just installed my first Ubuntu Server (12.04) instance and immediately ran into the following problems: Running apt-get install or update fails (see below) Running ifconfig produces peculiar IP ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Virtual Box not reading disk?

I apologize if this has been asked, I couldn't find it. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, and I have a VirtualBox VM that starts headless when the machine boots up. For some reason, when it first tries to ...
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VirtualBox Hardware Virtualization in Ubuntu as Guest OS

I have a Windows 7 64 bit and my CPU supports virtualization and I have enabled it. As a guest OS I have installed Ubuntu 64 Bit and I checked Hardware virtualization in VirtualBox but after running ...
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Why WinXP faster than Xubuntu under Virtualbox? [closed]

I have two VMs configured identically (hardware wise), the only difference is that the Windows XP one is uber fast and the Xubuntu very slow. I know this is an open ended question, but would anyone ...
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How to make a launcher(.desktop) file that will open the desired file in a specific app?

I basically want to make a launcher for my Windows 7 vbox file. I tried the normal way of giving the path to the Windows 7.vbox file in the .desktop file but that did not work! maybe as it is not ...
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Why does my Virtualbox Ubuntu Server go to a black screen when idle? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the blank console “screensaver” on Ubuntu Server? I have a Ubuntu server installed system through Virtualbox. I am not getting what is the ...
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updates/applications to all VirtualBox's OS's

Consider i have 3 VirtualBox installed Ubuntu OS's . What i want to do now is to transfer the updates and new application installs to the 2 other Virtual-box installed OS's . so that i can save time ...
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Unknown Filesystem Error after VirtualBox Disk resize [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Grub rescue - error: unknown filesystem I was using Ubuntu 12.04 x64 as a Virtual Box guest. Because I started with it just to do some tests, the VM was created just ...
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Best Ubuntu version for Virtualbox host

What is the best version to use as a Virtualbox host OS? Is it 12.04, or 9.04? I get the notion that an older system runs faster. Is this true? I especially have to consider the amount of RAM ...
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Why can't I Install 64 bit Ubuntu inside Microsoft Virtual PC? [closed]

I have Intel Core 2 Duo processor which is x86_64, I have installed Microsoft Virtual PC on this Intel laptop, when I tried to install x86_64 Ubuntu(amd64) on my Virtual PC, I get a kernel error ...
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Virtual/dual-boot Windows and Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu on one harddisk and Windows 7 Home Premium on another. I made absolutely certain they're completely separate, so I have to actively choose to boot from Windows' disk if I want to run it. ...
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VirtualBox can't find any USB devices on my host. How do I use USB passthrough? [closed]

I'm running the newest version of VirtualBox, 4.1.18-78361~Ubuntu~precise from the VirtualBox repository, on Ubuntu 12.04 with the Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack. When I go into Settings->USB ...
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How can I fix missing key presses when running Ubuntu as a VM under OSX?

Environment OSX 10.7.4 Mid-2010 iMac VirtualBox 4.1.18 Ubuntu Precise Pangolin (all updates applied) Issue I have created a fresh VirtualBox vm and installed Precise from the standard desktop ...
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Is there any way to boot Windows 7 partition in virtual machine?

I have a dual boot machine with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Some time I need Windows 7 during my work. For that I reboot to Windows. It's not a way that I won't access NTFS partition. I need my ...
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I can Ping, Dig, but I can't browse [closed]

I've searched for 5 days on the Internet for a solution to my problem, and I already did almost everything, and I still have no positive results. I installed 12.04 LTS in VirtualBox. I'm using ...
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Mounting external HDD via windows/Virtualbox

I have a windows 7 laptop with a VM running Ubuntu 12.10. I have an IDE HDD that I'd like to access, which is a USB HDD. I have plugged this into my windows machine, but it is not showing up as a ...
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Can I backup my Windows partition with Acronis and then reinstall it inside a virtual machine?

Currently I use Windows 7, which is located on the C partition. Can I just use Acronis to backup the entire C partition, then install Ubuntu 12.04, set up VirtualBox under Ubuntu and then restore C ...
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Virtualization solution with decent graphical capabilities?

I've been using VirtualBox for a really, really long time and enjoyed it but now I need to run Unity3D (dev tool, not the ubuntu shell) and this seemingly simple task turned out to be too much for ...
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Trouble running VirtualBox on Ubuntu

I want to run VirtualBox on Ubuntu, it used to work a while ago but I can't remember when or why. However when I double-click on an OS to run, it tries to start - opens a window for the virtual OS, ...
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Directory Permission Change Not Working

I'm sure I'm missing something quite basic here, but I'm running Ubuntu through Virtual Box on my Mac, and so I need to give my Ubuntu user read/write access to the folder shared by the host and guest ...
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ubuntu vm cannot find new network cards

After copying the virtual hard disk of a vm I made to a new machine, ubuntu no longer recognises the network cards and spews out errors like: failed to bring up eth0 ..... no such device I'm ...
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No VirtualBox.so file while running VBox

I am trying to run HaikuOS in VirtualBox, but when I try to run it via Synapse, nothing happens and when I try to run it via the Terminal, I get the following error: supR3HardenedMainGetTrustedMain: ...
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WindowsXP Guest OS runs only when its Virtual HDD is in the home folder of Ubuntu

I am into a weird problem. I have installed VirtualBox in my Precise Pangolin in my laptop. My System contains two partitions. Lets presume that they are partition A and Partition B. Partition A ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and Virtualbox [closed]

I've installed Virtualbox on ubuntu 12.04 64 bit , but when I try installing Windows7 64bit I got this error message: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Microsoft. VT-x features ...
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How do I run Ubuntu 12.04 ARM supported Edition on Oracle Virtual Box on Windows

I have downloaded the compressed preinstalled image from https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/OmapDesktopInstall The file downloaded was ubuntu-12.04-preinstalled-desktop-armhf+omap.img.gz Its a compressed ...
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copy/paste with Ubuntu and Oracle Virtual box . [closed]

For my business works i need windows xp . so i have choose oracle virtual box . but i am unable to copy any type of information into that . could any one help me to copy/paste the data and able to ...
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Cannot install Guest Additions in Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 2 [closed]

i cannot install guest additions in Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 2. Autorun Prompt will not successfully launch. Running in Terminal, after uncompressing Additions Terminal will suddenly close. I tried to run ...
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How to use a real partition with Windows 7 installed, in a virtualbox vm?

My Ubuntu 12.04 install is on /dev/sda5 and Windows 7 is on /dev/sda1. When I am running Ubuntu, I would like to use Virtualbox to run Windows 7 in a VM. The Windows 7 partition is 1 TB and is half ...
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Do I have to connect my laptop to a switch/router before a virtual OS(Ubuntu) installed on VirtualBox could communicate with the hosting OS(Win7)?

I selected the bridged adapter, and it would normally work fine when my laptop is connected to my wireless router. I just use the IP address of eth0 resulted from command ifconfig. But this morning, ...
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Windows 7 Virtual box

If I install Ubuntu along side my windows 7 installation can I then boot into the Ubuntu and launch the windows 7 via the virtual box? Or does the windows OS have to be installed via the virtual box ...
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Networking 3 Virtual Machines

How do I set up a network with three virtual machines using Virtualbox and Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit so that they all run together?
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Ubuntu disk partioning issue: not enough space

I have a laptop with a 640 HDD and a 20GB SSD. I have installed the OS in the SSD and want to use the HDD to store large files like software, pictures, videos, etc. I installed VirtualBox, but after ...