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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Upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04 failed

Today Ubuntu asked me to upgrade to 11.04. The installation went completely fine until right at the end when the following packages failed: install-info ubuntu-standard The installer hung so I had ...
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Can I use a Crikit Broadband 3G moden through virtualbox?

okay bear with me if this if this is a dumb question but I have just got Virtual box on my ubuntu system. I may be loosing connection at home soon and am thinking of getting a crikit broadband 3g ...
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How do I free hard disk space allocated by Virtual Box disks?

I had multiple Ubuntu VM's installations, and the host is also Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. After I deleted the VM's, the space wasn't reallocated to the host. Do you know any solution?
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Switching by hotkeys between workspaces with VirtualBox instance

I faced following usability issue: when have one of workspaces with focused VirtualBox instance within it,that can't switch between workspaces by Super+E or by Ctrl+Alt+Arrow. Is it possible to ...
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Left Ctrl key not working in VirtualBox

While running an OS in VirtualBox on Ubuntu 10.10 amd64, I find the the left control key is not being properly detected. (The right control key is used by VirtualBox, but the left control key should ...
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How to access Apache2 virtual host from VirtualBox (or any VM)

I am running Ubuntu 11.04, I have setup my localhost so I access my sites at site1.local site2.local By setting up virtual hosts and adding entries to my hosts file. I want to test them in IE ...
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Is it safe to install VirtualBox for 10.10 in 11.04?

Is it safe to install virtual box (for maverick) on natty beta 2? I would like have Windows in VirtualBox and I upgraded my maverick to unity. But VirtualBox has not released a version for natty yet. ...
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How do I transfer files from the guest system to the host system?

Hello Id like to run a Windows 7 Virtual Machine on my Ubuntu 11.04. But is there a solution to transfer files from the VM to the hostsystem (in my case ubuntu 11.04). I would use the VM for ...
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How do I manually set the system time in VirtualBox?

I am trying to manually set the computer's time in VirtualBox but it always resets itself to what it was before I changed it. How can I disable ntp and tell the system what time I want it to be?
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Can't find external CD/DVD in Virtual Box/Windows XP mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up USB for Virtualbox If this is the wrong forum I apologize. As I mentioned in another Question, I am new to Linux but will never go back to Windows! The internal ...
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Convert my physical Operating System to a VirtualBox Disk

Is it possible to convert a Physical Ubuntu Install (Intel based PC with Ubuntu 10.10) to a virtual box disk, so that I can use that same environment on a separate pc or can keep it virtual for ...
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How can I recover a vdi (VirtualBox) file?

I just deleted my VirtualBox.dvi file and lost valuable information. I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 and the VirtualBox is a Windows XP image. Detail 1: I deleted using gnome, not terminal. Detail 2: The ...
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Guest has mini freezes on Virtual Box

Ubuntu 10.10 starts to have mini freezes every 2 seconds. If I am typing in any sort of input (for example the terminal or a text field in Firefox or a text editor), I can type a few letters and then ...
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VirtualBox looses gtk theme after system update

Everyone once in a while when I do a system update, VirtualBox looses its GTK theme. I think it's when the kernel updates. I usually end up uninstalling and reinstalling the VirtualBox packages to fix ...
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LiveCD no Unity in VirtualBox

I have started the Natty beta 1 ISO as a "Try Ubuntu" in a VirtualBox VM. When it starts up there appears to be only the desktop and an "Examples" folder available - no Unity or anything. Is this ...
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Virtualbox: host only networking - proxy internet connection

I'll ask my question first, then give details about where I am coming from: Is it possible to use host only, then have ubuntu act as a proxy to provide internet access to windows? If so, how? I am ...
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Accessing partition inside VirtualBox running Ubuntu

How to map local partition / folder / drive with assigned letter like windows. This is useful to access from virtual machine installed within Ubuntu with virtualbox.
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Where is my xorg.conf file in my VBox virtual machine?

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 as a guest in a virtual machine in VirtualBox. I also installed guest additions. My problem is that I can no longer find /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Where has the file gone...? Or ...
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In virtualbox fullscreen mode, can I disable or move the popup menu bar?

I'm running XP in virtualbox cause I need Photoshop and Illustrator. It works great on my 5 year old laptop which is stunning, but there's a minor annoyance when I go fullscreen. The menu bar is in ...
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How to install my video card to the VirtualBox (Ubuntu host, Windows guest)?

I'm using the Sun VirtualBox with Guest Additions, and I'm not able to run some applications that need a 3D video card support. The video card installed in the virtual box is "VirtualBox Graphics ...
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How do I remotely access my ubuntu virtual machine?

I have an Ubuntu Desktop edition virtual machine and I would like to access it via ssh remotely but if I'm not logged onto the virtual machine I cannot access it remotely via ssh. Only when I'm logged ...
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Error mounting VirtualBox shared folders in an Ubuntu guest

I have Ubuntu 10 as the guest OS on a Windows 7 machine. I have been trying to setup shares through VirtualBox, but nothing is working. First, I create the share in VirtualBox and point it to a ...
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How do I use virtualbox for Windows 7 installer?

I need to use Windows 7 VM to test my web application in Internet Explorer. I have a bootable USB drive for Windows 7. I have already installed VirtualBox. However in the vbox when I press start, ...
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How do I set up a virtual private network in VirtualBox?

I am trying to set up a VPN in a virtual box machine running Ubuntu 10.10. All attempts so far have failed and even when I set up the VPN it keeps saying failed connection. Any help at all here would ...
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How do I solve VirtualBox error 0x80004005?

I was trying to run Windows XP under Virtual Box (host system Ubuntu 10.04) and I've got an error message saying: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) ...
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How to change resolution of the VirtualBox (Ubuntu guest and host)?

How can I change the resolution in the VirtualBox (Ubuntu guest and host)? I remember long time I ago I had used it and just by changing the guest system resolution it worked. But now it's not ...
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Host virtual box hard disk on another partition

When i create a virtual drive using virtualbox, the space needed is used from the partition i have installed ubuntu on. Can i change this so that i can use one of my other mounted partitions for this ...
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How to get Ubuntu guest VM to recognize second VirtualBox monitor?

Now that VirtualBox supports multiple monitors for guests, I decided to try it out with Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha3 (i386) as a guest. Unfortunately, the second screen stays black and I can't even get xrandr ...
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How to configure my VirtualBox's Ubuntu IP?

I can't ping my Ubuntu on VirtualBox (within another Ubuntu). I had set my ip using: # ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 up but the ping still fails. What's different when you're in ...
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How do I open up firewall while keeping it safe?

Since I've installed Firestarter I have encountered connectivity issues that are all resolved by disabling the firewall. I'd prefer to have the firewall running and allow all the traffic I normally ...
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Why is the console hanging randomly?

Ubuntu 10.10 Server x64 installed as Virtual Box VM. Fresh install plus postgresql and tomcat6 installed via aptitude. Rebooted the server and now when I run some command the console hangs. For ...
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Why are ShareFolders so slow when used with Apache on VirtualBox [closed]

When I put a site on a shared folder on Virtualbox I get a very slow response time. If i move it to a non-shared folder such as my home folder it responsed instantly. I am running a Ubuntu guest on a ...
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Unable to turn on seamless mode in VirtualBox

I'm not able to switch to Seamless Mode in VirtualBox with Ubuntu 10.04 or 9.10 as guest OS's. I have tried the seamless mode with XP as guest OS, and it works absolutely fine. The host OS is Windows ...
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Should I install through WUBI or in a Virtual Machine on my Windows machine?

I want to install Ubuntu on my Windows machine and was wondering whether I should use the WUBI method or rather install via a virtual machine using VMWare or Virtual Box. What would the advantages be ...
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How do I make Ubuntu full scale in Virtual Box

I have the guest additions installed. I've increased the resolution to (1600x1200 max). My monitor is a 25" (widescreen) and supports up to 1920x1280. How do I get the window to resize to fill the ...
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ACPI shutdown not working from VirtualBox

I have several Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) servers running in VirtualBox 4.0.4 (however this issue was also present in VirtualBox 3.2.8). When I issue an ACPI shutdown to the VMs, nothing happens. ...
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Can I use my VirtualBox 3.* VMs with VirtualBox 4.0? If so, how come the repository doesn't have it?

I had the following repository for virtualbox in my /etc/apt/sources.list: deb ttp://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian maverick non-free Then I found out there was a new version when I opened ...
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Will 3D games run in a VirtualBox4-hosted Windows system under Ubuntu with Intel GMA X4500HD card?

I've just got a laptop with Intel GMA X4500HD card (which is said to be DirectX10-compliant, while my previous laptop had Intel 82852/855GM and no chance to play modern 3D games at all). It would be ...
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How to take screenshot on Ubuntu-guest (Virtualbox)

I am running Ubuntu 10.10 amd64 in a Virtualbox on windows host. whenever i try to take a screenshot by pressing the print screen or by launching the gnome-screenshot option the screenshot appears ...
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Which is correct for VirtualBox memory usage: Windows Task Manager or System Monitor?

I have configured my Ubuntu VirtualBox install to have a base memory setting of 512MB. When running this install, its fairly sluggish in a way that feels like its thrashing memory. In other words, ...
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Is it possible to make the desktop background transparent or otherwise hidden?

I'm running Ubuntu in a virtual machine via VirtualBox. I have the seamless mode turned on, which is pretty cool. However, if I move an Ubuntu window around quickly, I can see the redraw of the ubuntu ...
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How to set up USB for Virtualbox?

I'm using Ubuntu Maverick and Virtual Box 3+ and I installed Window 7 Ultimate Editon. The problem is that it doesn't detect USB drives on Window 7 but USB peripherals (mouse + keybord) are working. ...
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VirtualBox: Why are some USB devices disabled?

Overview: My Host OS is Ubuntu 10.10 and guest OS is WinXP on the VirtualBox version downloaded from Oracle including "VirtualBox 4.0 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack" so that USB passthrough ...
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Desktop effects could not be enabled when i try to enable visual effects. This is a VirtualBox 4.0.2 Guest

I am running on a Windows 7 64 bit host. Running VirtualBox 4.0.2 Running Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit guest. Running VirtualBox Guest Additions 4.0.2 - I ran the 4.0.2 .run file i got from virtualbox ...
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How to connect to Windows XP(Guest OS) of the VirtualBox from Ubuntu using tsclient

I have Ubuntu OS and running Windows XP on Virtual Box of Ubuntu as my guest OS. I wanted to know how can I be able to connect to my guest OS - Windows XP of Virtual Box using tsclient. When I try ...
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Missing dependency when trying to install VirtualBox

I wanted to install virtualbox-4.0 (or any other version) I went to System → Administration → Synaptic Package Manager Then I marked virtualbox-4.0 for installation but i get this error: ...
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Virtualbox Guest (Win 7 host) locks up on network access

I've got Ubuntu 10.10 installed on a virtual machine (VirtualBox). It works great other than it locks up after 5-10 minutes of doing something over the network. This includes ssh and browsing. My ...
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Resizable screen mode for VirtualBox behaves strange with Ubuntu as guest

I have Ubuntu both as guest and as host. I use VirtualBox 4, just downloaded from the official repository. After installing the guest extensions, I got this strange problem: When I activate the ...
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Share folder with mac guest on a linux ubuntu host

I am trying to share a folder on virtualbox with a guest mac, I tried to share the folder through virtualbox but it doesn't show up in mac, Also I tried sharing a folder on mac and access it from ...
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How do I run VirtualBox on 2.6.38?

I tend to run newer kernels than most people, partially for fun, partially for bug testing, partially for masochistic fulfilment. A couple of days ago I installed 2.6.38-rc1 and VirtualBox's DKMS ...