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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Windows XP guest in Ubuntu VirtualBox OSE VM does not install driver to use host's HP laptop webcam.

I recently created a virtual windows xp with Virtual Box OSE. The sound and video seem to be working just fine. However, it does not recognize the webcam which I use to video chat with yahoo ...
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Ubuntu on a virtual machine

I've installed Virtual Box and am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 from a downloaded ISO. Everything is going fine but I come to a choice that says no operating system is dectected on this machine, ...
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How to check command line requests routed thru Tor?

I think I have Virtualbox set up so that all traffic originating from the guest OS is routed through Tor. Tor is only installed on the host OS and the web browsers on the guest OS all report Tor IP's ...
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VirtualBox Windows Key Pass Through To Gnome

I use a VirtualBox Windows 7 guest in seamless mode on an Ubuntu 12.04 linux host running Gnome 3. Under normal operation when VirtualBox is not running, pressing the Windows Key on the keyboard ...
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Virtual Box Won't Accept .ISO To Install OS

I am trying to install a Virtual Machine, and every time I select the installation media I get this error: Failed to open the CD/DVD image /home/jesse/Documents/Microsoft Windows Distribution ISO ...
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package update in ubuntu on vitual box

while following one of the tutorials I needed to install a curl package. Here are my system configuration: Virtualbox 4.1 on Windows 7 64 bit. I have installed ubuntu 12.04 on the virtual box. When ...
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How to not install virtualbox addition in ubuntu-server 12.04?

First when I finished installing ubuntu-server 12.04, I made a snapshot then I updated my server like so sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade I think the guest addition via the ...
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How to Install Ubuntu server inside Windows

Installation How do I Install Ubuntu server inside Windows? I want to install Ubuntu server inside my windows desktop?
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How come Ubuntu Cloud Live wont run in a VM?

So I'm running the Ubuntu Cloud Live 64bit iso in Virtual Box, just to play around with it and see what it does. I keep running into the problem that as soon as the Ubuntu 12.04 splash screen comes up ...
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No internet connectivity in virtual-box with both Host and Virtual OS being 12.04

I have Precise 12.04 installed as the host OS. In VirtualBox,I also have installed 12.04. I am not able to connect the Virtual 12.04 to the host internet. I have tried selecting all the available ...
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How To Install Windows 7 on Hard disk with VirtualBox?

Now I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, and I have VirtualBox, I want to install Windows 7 on my other partition, so I can run it from BIOS either from virtualbox But could I install it to my hdd without ...
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No sound in 12.04 on VirtualBox

No sound when installed in VirtualBox. When I boot from the live CD in Windows, sound works fine on my speakers. When in boot the live CD in VirtualBox it does not see my speakers. In sound properties ...
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Unable to start VirtualBox

Probably due to lack of space of hard disk my Win7 Virtual Machine does not starts (Failed to start virtual machine) The .vbox file seems to be corrupted (not closed tags): ...
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CPU racing at 30% or more in Virtualbox

I have window 7 64 bit Lenovo i7 with 8gb ram and 160gb ssd. I have virtual box version 4.1.16 installed (most latest to my knowledge) I want to install ubuntu 12.04 as a guest inside of virtualbox. ...
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How to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox?

I would like to know if anyone can help me with installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox 4.1.12. I'm really having trouble installing ubuntu on there. I am a first time user but always wanted to give it a try, ...
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VirtualBox doesn't restore saved Ubuntu machine state?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 inside Virtualbox on Windows XP Prof. Everything works fine. I'm running it at startup, but I have a problem with rebooting. When I reboot my computer (WinXP) now the state ...
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Virtualbox guests no longer getting shortcuts?

I've been using Virtualbox with Ubuntu for a few years now, and I've noticed a change in behavior of keyboard shortcuts sometime recently, possibly after a new version update: in the past, when the ...
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VirtualBox doesn't recognize USB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up USB for Virtualbox I have Ubuntu 12.04 as host and Win7 as guest. I installed VirtualBox 4.1 and Extension Pack 4.1 from Oracle website. I also enabled USB 2.0 ...
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can't install ubuntu 12.04 64-bit in VMware or Virtualbox on windows 7 64-bit system

I need help! I just got a new 64-bit system and want to run Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit in VMware or Virtualbox, not sure the difference between the two so doesn't matter there. Anyway, I had no problems ...
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Enable graphics Card in Virtual Box

I recently brought a new laptop with following configuration Intel i5 2450 8 Gb DDR3 RAM Nvidia geforce gtx 520 1 GB card I had setup a Windows 7 virtual machine using VirtualBox. I want to use my ...
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Cannot load vboxdrv module in 12.04 and 3.2.0-23-realtime

I'm trying to start virtualbox without success, please give some advice on how to fix it: The GUI opens up successfully and I can add existing images but when I try to start a virtual machine, I get ...
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Virtualbox: resolvconf in ubuntu 12.04 host breaks DNS in WinXP guest

[x-post to vbox forums] Virtualbox: Ubuntu 12.04 host, WinXP SP3 guest. The recent change in DNS handling in Ubuntu 12.04 is described here. It means that a NAT'ed WinXP host will receive a ...
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Issue running backtrack 5 R2 (64bit) VM on Ubuntu 12.04 (32bit) host?

I upgraded from ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04LTS version. Mine is 32bit OS. I run virtual box on my machine. In virtual box i run bt5r2(64bit) version. When i was running 32bit version of bt5r2,it worked ...
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How to share a tethered iPhone internet connection with virtualbox guest os (Win XP)

I mostly connect to the internet via a USB iPhone tethered connection (MyWi app). I have just installed Windows XP guest OS via Virtualbox. How do I connect the guest OS to the internet via my ...
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nl80211 not found message when using iw commands

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed on my Mac using Oracle VirtualBox. My machine is connected to Wi-Fi and am able to browse the internet from within Ubuntu as well. I keep getting the "nl80211 not ...
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Seamless Mode Not Working Correctly in Virtual Box

I run Ubuntu Desktop in a VirtualBox seamless mode, hosted on Windows 7. I recently upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 and seamless mode no longer works correctly. I have re-installed guest extensions. The ...
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install a minimal 64bit Ubuntu 12.04 server virtual machine to use alongside a 32bit Ubuntu 12.04?

I would like to install a minimal 64bit Ubuntu 12.04 server virtual machine to basically be able to use a terminal to run 64bit code alongside my 32bit Ubuntu 12.04 gnome session on my 64bit ...
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Why does groupmod <tab><tab> show me my folders and not my groups?

I was trying to solve Virtualbox's USB problem by adding my username to the vboxusers group, but when I tried to see if the group existed by using groupmod TAB TAB all I got was what appears to be my ...
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IPv4 Address Sharing Issue? Trying to map IPv4 address from host OS to BT5 VM [closed]

I'm having a general networking issue in regards to my Backtrack 5 (x64) KDE VM in VirtualBox. The VM appears to be on a separate subnet, but for my purposes, I'd like to include the VM in the private ...
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What is the best method to build Ubuntu Linux from scratch?

I want to try out "Linux From Scratch" (LFS) using Ubuntu. Since I know this could mess up my current Linux system, I want to know what is the best way to proceed. What I've read so far is that I ...
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Stopping system V runlevel compatibility - Stuck on logon screen

My wireless stopped working suddenly and I tried to reinstall the driver. I think that I installed the wrong one and after rebooting I am stuck on Ubuntu login screen. When I try to login Ubuntu ...
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Can I print from Ubuntu using a printer installed in Guest OS (Windows XP)?

I could not make my Canon LBP6000 printer work in ubuntu. I have installed it in my guest os (windows xp) in virtual box. Now I want to use that printer in the guest os from Ubuntu. Is it possible at ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 under VB 4.1.14 — ping resolves domain, but wget fails

With a vanilla install of Ubuntu 12.04 on a vanilla install of Virtual Box with NAT on VB, my network settings seem to function incorrectly. What baffles me is that I can ping www.google.com, but I ...
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Black screen when booting guest OS in virtualbox after 12.04 upgrade

I'm using an Ubuntu host to run a Windows 7 guest OS in virtualbox. Until I upgraded to 12.04, virtualbox started and booted the guest OS normally and everything was good. After I upgraded to 12.04, ...
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USB hub card reader stopped working for virtualbox guest after 12.04 upgrade

I'm using virtualbox-qt 4.1.12-dfsg-2. This all worked fine in 11.10. My hardware is a 2006 Dell dimension 9200, and the USB hub is a TEAC CA-200. The user is in the vboxusers group. The guest is win ...
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League of Legends with VirtualBox

Is it possible for me to run League of Legends (LoL) on Windows 7 in VBox? My specs: intel i3 4 gb ram 512 mb VGA
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How do I get internet access in my kubuntu 12.04 virtual machine using NAT and a wireless connection?

I use virtualbox 4.1.14 directly from the developers including the extension (not the ppa) on an ubuntu 11.10 system. I try to access the internet from the kubuntu live cd that I have booted inside ...
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What is the process to get a winXP or win7 from its original harddrive into a virtualbox VM?

I've got a crying student in the hallway. It is submission date for an assignment paper, and his laptop died as it fell out of his backpack doing 30mph on the way in. The solid-state-disk seems ok, so ...
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how do I actually run Flash CS5 using wine(or virtualbox)?

I installed wine. never used it for anything. I already use flash on my other os(win 7) but don't know how to open it from ubuntu using wine. Lots of tutorial about installing wine/virtualbox but none ...
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SSH into Ubuntu VM remotely

I dont have much experience on networking or linux, but I'm trying to ssh into an Ubuntu virtual machine from outside my home network. The Ubuntu virtual machine (VirtualBox) is running an a Debian ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 update + VirtualBox VM 4.1.14 r77440 - No input

I can only enter my password with the keyboard and this is what I see after I login If I try to switch to a terminal with CtrlAlt+F1 I get this I don't have a clue how to fix this, or if it's ...
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Win 7 Virtual Box VM fails to start after upgrade to 12.04

I upgraded my Ubuntu OS on my laptop from 11.10 to 12.04, I did the Virtual Box work arounds mentioned in the thread: VirtualBox doesn't load after 12.04 upgrade, My Turnkey Linux VM's are back ...
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How to shift my shared folder from /mnt to Desktop in ubuntu?

I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 in my MAC using virtual box. I mounted two of my folders in MAC using virtual box. But the problem is, I created my shared folder called "share" inside /mnt. How do ...
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Ubuntu in Virtualbox in Dropbox or Cloud?

I would like to have a virtual machine of ubuntu , that I can access everywhere , without having to carry my Virtual HD , could I put the VHD on something like dropbox or google drive and use it ...
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VBoxManage modifyhd --resize doesn't exist? [closed]

I'm trying to increase the size of a VirtualBox Win7 .vdi disk on Ubuntu 10.04 but when I try executing VBoxManage modifyhd /path/disk.vdi --resize 15360 it returns Syntax error: unknown option: ...
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VirtualBox unresponsive after a forced power down

I have trouble in VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.04 32bit. This app does not run after emergency switching off of the computer. See screenshot, virtualbox remains in this condition.
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MAAS node install shutdown error when installing from CD-ROM

I am trying out the new MAAS tool on my laptop and have installed the MAAS server in a VirtualBox VM. Since the PXE boot option is not working for me in a virtualized enviornment I tried to install a ...
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Problems using iPad and Ubuntu 12.04

I have two probems using my iPad with Ubuntu. The first one is that I can download music from my iPad, but not upload it. The second is that... after the first connection, the iPad doesn't appears in ...
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Does Ubuntu 12.04 work in VirtualBox on a Macbook Pro? [closed]

I want to try out the newest Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro without having to install it to Bootcamp, does anyone know if the newest Ubuntu works on VirtualBox? thanks!
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amd64 virtual machine in virtualbox

I have ubuntu 12.04 $ lsb_release -rc Release: 12.04 Codename: precise $ uname -a Linux pablo-desktop 3.2.0-20-generic #33-Ubuntu SMP Tue Mar 27 16:42:26 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 ...