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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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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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 set up VirtualBox Bridged Network on Windows 7 Host?

I have virtualbox running on a Windows 2008 server, with a guest running ubuntu 10.04. The ubuntu guest is given a static IP of 192.168.1.4, which also has openssh installed. The guest has bridged ...
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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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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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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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Help locating the virtualbox export?

I just did this VBoxManage export foo_to_be_export --output bar.ova But then I forgot to setup the default path. However, it shows it's 100%. I couldn't find this image now. I tried sudo find / ...
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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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Run 64bit OS in Virtual Box from 32bit Ubuntu

Is it possible to run Windows 7 64 bit from a 32bit ubuntu OS? I can reinstall Ubuntu as a 64bit OS, but would prefer not to if it is not necessary.
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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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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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Installation of Win 7 using Virtual Box on Ubuntu 12.04 shows error

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 system with x86-64 bit system architecture. Every time I try to install any windows OS using virtual box it shows error "FATAL ERROR: boot medium halted or not found". What do I ...
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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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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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Virtual Ubuntu Network Configuration

I have Ubuntu as main OS. I have created virtual Ubuntu in Sun VirtualBox and I get this error: can not connect(ssh)/ping computers in local network. If I configure network manually I even can not ...
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get files off machine in recovery mode

I have a virtualbox VM that is broken. It won't boot normally. I don't want to bother trying to fix it but I do want to get some files off it that I need. If I hold down the shift key I can get to a ...
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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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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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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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Virtual box guest addition missing and can't be downloaded

I downloaded VirtualBox from ubuntu software center and install there windows XP 32 bit. Now when I'm trying to install guest additions it's saying that guest addition is missing and is asking ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Network interfaces missing for VirtualBox host in 12.04

I had vmware player installed but decided to replace it with VirtualBox. I installed it from aptitude normally: apt-get install virtualbox-ose Everything went fine and it was able to build/insert ...
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USB wireless card Atheros AR9271 not working in VirtualBox [closed]

i cannot get my card (TP-Link TL-WN722N) to work on BackTrack 5 r1 (kernel 2.6.39.4), installed on VirtualBox #lsusb Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0cf3:9271 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR9271 802.11n Bus ...
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How to install Windows 7 inside Oracle Virtualbox [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32-bit) on a 64-bit machine. I want to install Windows 7 64-bit inside virtualbox. I have enabled virtualization in the bios. I have installed oracle virtualbox with the ...
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sharing files between a Windows7 host and a guest Ubuntu running inside virtualbox

I've got a question regarding sharing files between a Windows7 host and a guest Ubuntu running inside virtualbox. The question was asked here with no answers: ...
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Disk space management problem

I have my pc with dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. I have a a partition of 62 GB on which I created a Virtual Hard Disk Image using VirtualBox from within Ubuntu and Installed Joli OS. After 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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Is it possible to install virtualbox with only the command line interface?

I wanted to install virtualbox 4.1 onto a remote ubuntu server. I need only the command line interface of vbox, I do not need the vbox gui. apt-get install virtualbox-4.1 brings itself the half of the ...
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Setup LAN connection with Windows Guest

I want to setup a samba server on My Ubuntu host for My Windows Guest in Virtual Box. The Question is : How can I achieve this or Is it possible? Note: I am not trying to use the shared folder ...
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VirtualBox not working

When ever i try to start a virtual machine i get this error. I have Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit) and Kernel Linux 3.2.0-27-generic
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Ubuntu Server VirtualBox host-only adapter confusion (windows 7 host)

really hoping this is right place to ask this question seeing that my host is a Windows 7 machine. I have 3 Ubuntu Server 12.04 VMs set up through VirtualBox 4.1.18, and envisage the following usage: ...
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Installation of Windows XP or 7 guest OS is EXTREMELY slow within Ubuntu 12.04 host OS

I've successfully installed and ran Windows XP and Windows 7 in KUbuntu 10.04x64. But installation never succeeds in any OS beyond 10.04; I've tried KUbuntu 11.10x64, 12.04 x32 and x64. Formatting ...
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can't ping from virtualbox ubuntu server --nat connection

i set up an ubuntu server in virtual box following these and these instructions.My connection worked,also ssh . Then, i signed up in dyndns.com ,i configured the router ,but in the port forward i ...
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Is virtualization in Windows less battery intensive than Wubi? Than a disk install?

I read that running Ubuntu through a virtual machine such as VMware Player or VirtualBox is actually less costly on a laptop's battery than Wubi because it utilizes Windows' drivers, which are ...
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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 ...