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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Ubuntu 11.10 fresh Install won't boot

I installed Ubuntu on a VM in VirtualBox but after the installation Ubuntu won't boot up at all! It is stuck at a black screen which is doing nothing. What happened during installation and how do I ...
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Can I boot off of a .vdi file?

I am using windows 7 as a host & have ubuntu vdi file. Which I created using Virtual Box & installed the Ubuntu OS in ubuntu.vdi file. Now I want to boot Ubuntu Directly on my hardware. that ...
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Installing on VirtualBox from a Bootable CD

I have an Ubuntu Bootable Installation CD. How to install from the CD to a VirtualBox on Windows after creating a virtual machine as described here. The link mentions about downloading Ubuntu disk ...
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How to activate VirtualBox USB devices support? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up USB for Virtualbox Using Ubuntu 11.10, downloaded Virtual Box from software centre plus extension pack. Have added my user name to Vboxusers group. When trying ...
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Slow wacom on virtualbox. Is it possible to solve it?

I have a Wacom Bamboo that works out-of-the-box on Ubuntu 11.10 (even pressure). The problem, though, comes when using it on VirtualBox. If I don't allow VB to access it, it recognizes the tablet as ...
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Can't access host serial port on VirtualBox Winxp

My host is ubuntu 11.04. The guest is WinXP VirtualBox is 4.0.10 The serial port works well with putty in ubuntu. I setup as: COM1/4/0x3F8/Host Device/ Port Path: /dev/ttyS0 Then I close putty, to ...
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Save virtualbox vm state before logout

I'm using oneiric with unity. I want to find a solution to automatically save the state of my virtualbox virtual machine before I logout or shutdown because I always forget to do it manually. I know I ...
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Move system to VirtualBox

I have HDD with Windows 7 on one of the partintions which was installed previously on the same machine, connected to the laptop via the USB. Previously the system was booted from this HDD using grub ...
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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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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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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 choking

I had VirtualBox running just fine but on the update to 11.04 it choked. I am running: dkms version 2.1.1.2-5ubuntu1 virtualbox-ose-dkms v. 4.0.4-dfsg-1ubuntu4.1 virtualbox-ose-qt v. ...
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Ubuntu hostname on lan config

My host computer is Windows 7 64. I have VirtualBox with an Ubuntu 10.04 Server x64 running as guest. My Ubuntu Guest has an ip of 192.168.1.104. I have openssh installed on the guest. I can ssh ...
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Upgrading VirtualBox 3.2.10 breaks my guest Ubuntu screen resolution

I had Ubuntu 10.4 working fine with the previous version of VirtualBox on a Windows 7 host. Then I upgraded to VirtualBox to 3.2.10, reinstalled the Linux Guest Additions, and now I am limited to ...
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Ubuntu server on VirtualBox

I have two network adapters on VirtualBox for Ubuntu server. Adapter 1: internal network called intent Adapter 2: NAT I want to configure them as follows, static IP 192.168.10.101 for the ...
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How can I access Ubuntu Server running in a VM via the internet?

I am running Ubuntu Server 10.04 on a VirtualBox virtual machine from a Windows 7 host. How do I open access to this guest virtual machine from the internet?
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How to run.vhd file ( virtual PC image ) in ubuntu 11.10

How to run a .vhd file (VirtualPC image) in Ubuntu 11.10 and which software can be used to run it?
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How do I ping the Ubuntu host system from a Windows guest in VirtualBox?

I connected to a wireless point and use "ifconfig" but I don't see any IP in eth0. Where's my IP address? Sorry if this is a silly question. :) I want to use "ping" in Virtualbox Windows 7 guest. ...
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How to open Ubuntu in second screen via VirtualBox?

I've just install Ubuntu 11.10 on virtual box. I've download Guest Additions. How to view this VM in second screen in full screen mode ? When Im opening full screen mode it's opening on 1 MAIN screen. ...
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Run Wubi Ubuntu on Virtualbox

I have installed and using Ubuntu with Wubi installer inside Windows7 as a dual partition. Now I want the same OS image to be loaded using the Virtualbox. Is this possible?
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How do I run Windows 8 via virtualization?

I would like to run Windows 8 within a virtual machine under Ubuntu. My quick attempt with VMware failed. Has anyone reached to run Windows 8 on Ubuntu? ps: Microsoft just released a public preview ...
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Access Wiki installation on Host from Virtual Server

Recently I set up a Dokuwiki installation on Ubuntu Server in VirtualBox. My host OS is Ubuntu 11.10. Till date I was using NAT configuration for my VirtualBox. Since today I decided to use Host-only ...
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Virtual box has trouble opening its own .vdi images

for some reason Virtualbox keeps saying it has trouble opening its own .vdi images exit code: 1 Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) Component: Machine Interface: IMachine ...
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Problems migrating Virtualbox VM from one ubuntu server to another

I have recently bought a new faster server and so I want to start migrating things over to the new server. Having my email server (zimbra) installed in a virtual machine I figured it should be piece ...
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Help or advice for my script

I have written the following script which you may find useful if running Ubuntu on VirtualBox and make use of NetBeans. The scripts may even be used for other VirtualBox needs as it tries to: ...
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VirtualBox gives incorrect keybindings

I installed the 11.10 VirtualBox image from http://virtualboxes.org/images/ubuntu/ on my Windows 8 Developer Preview x64 machine running VirtualBox 4.1.8. I've previously installed it manually from ...
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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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Which type of VirtualBox networking should I use? [closed]

I'm trying to use VirtualBox on my Mac to host a couple of VMs. Host OS: Mac OSX 10.7.2 Guest OS: ubuntu 11.10 server 32-bit Each VM should be able to connect to the Internet (this is needed ...
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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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How to clean up aptitude output?

Every time I use the CLI to install something with aptitude I get this output: warning, in file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 60509 package 'virtualbox-3.0': error in Version string ...
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VirtualBox seems to disable printing in Ubuntu to USB Printer

I am running Maverick on my machine and I have Lexmark X6675 connected to the system via USB. I also have VirtualBox 4.1 running Windows Vista on the system. And I have a very interesting situation ...
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how to create a windows7 image from an SD card

Question: I have an SD card, with windows 7 files in it (as in any bootable DVD) and I want to use it, to install Windows7 in an Ubuntu virtualBox. How to make that happen?
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Ubuntu 11.10 not displaying any open applications, when running in VirtualBox [closed]

I have managed to get 3D acceleration to work when running Ubuntu 11,10 in virtualbox, however, when Ubuntu loads the unity display, any application I launch seems to be hidden. The open apps are ...
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Problem accessing superuser with sudo

Through Virtualbox didn't allow me use USB because my account wasn't a vboxuser group, I've to run this command: $sudo usermod -G vboxusers brallan After I needed to access to superuser privileges ...
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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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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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Is linux virtualbox images legal to distribute?

I have website with adsense. Can I share linux distro's virtualbox images with users? Is this legal? Will it affect on my adsense account?
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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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VirtualBox does not work

VirtualBox does not run on my ubuntu 11.10 32 bit OS. When I type VirtualBox in the terminal I get: keghn@keghn-laptop:~$ VirtualBox VirtualBox: supR3HardenedMainGetTrustedMain: ...
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Cache Memory and fglrx driver slows computer

When ever my Cache memory gets extremely high, my entire computer slows down. Windows slow to load, and there's lagging on the mouse-overs for everything. The only way I can restore everything is by ...
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Network disabled

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 on Virtualbox. Everything worked fine until I had to install a wirelsss network card to my stationary (network cabel outside house was damaged - so borrowing neighbour ...
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Why I can't set 2 CPU on virtualbox xp?

I set 2 CPU on virtualbox xp and boot successfully. But when I use speccy to check. It says I only have 1 cpu and only 1 core. What happened? How do I enable the second CPU? Thank you~
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Use VirtualBox without ISO?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed on my computer (dual booting). I want to use the Zune software in Windows 7, but seeing as that is the only reason I need it, I want to use Virtalbox. However, ...
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GNOME Shell in VirtualBox host broken after a kernel upgrade

After a recent update, which included updates for the kernel, I am no longer able to log into GNOME Shell. To clarify the situation, at first it would boot into the GNOME Fallback Session. To remedy ...
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How to set up a virtual machine with VirtualBox

I have decided to set up a virtual console on my laptop to be able to test stuff like other distros. I have never attempted such things before so I'm a bit hesitant and therefore I need a complete ...
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Unity 3D in 11.10 with VirtualBox in OS X?

It is possible to run Unity 3D in VirtualBox on a Mac? I'm having a horrible time with Unity 3D in Ubuntu 11.10 running in a VirtualBox VM in OS X. Such a hard time, in fact, that I'm about to give ...
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Not enough swap space to hibernate?

It seems that I have enough though; maybe it's not automatic swap mounting? Any help on getting hibernate working is appreciated.
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Not all GNOME Shell features present after installation

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on VirtualBox with the following specs: 1024 MB RAM 128 VGA 16 HDD Then I tried to install GNOME Shell as in this OMG! Ubuntu post. But I didn't get the same result. The ...
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Pass through USB device to guest using VirtualBox?

I bought a usb dongle which I intend to use in Ubuntu 10.04. The problem is I haven't been able to find any Linux drivers for it which has prompted me to find another solution: Virtualbox. I intend ...
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Recommendations for development system running virtual machines [closed]

I searched but I haven't really found a good answer. I need to buy a new system in the next day or two and I don't want to spend a ton of cash. This system will be a development box that will need ...