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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Window chrome disappears and reappears causing jumpy windows

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 in VirtualBox. The host machine is running Windows 7 with an ATI Radeon HD 5570 video card, 12 GB of memory, 2 quad core i7 CPUs. I've given the virtual machine 4GB of memory, ...
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Virtualbox hangs when shutting down after having installed guest editions

I have had a few Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VMs running on my windows 7 host and it's been great. I just recently added the guest additions to one of the Ubuntu guests on virtual box and now every time I try to ...
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How to properly create a virtual machine for Windows?

Hello my problem is the following : i want to get to use Ubuntu but yet i need Windows for my studies (for like Visual Studio and other stuff does work only under Windows ) so i was thinking of making ...
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12.04 Server Multiple IP Addresses with Multiple Interfaces

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 Server on VirtualBox. I'm trying to setup two interfaces with static IP addresses. If I only attach one network interface then eth0 works fine, but once I attach my second ...
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Can't Install Guest Additions for WIndows XP x64 on Virtual Box [ I am running 12.10]

I have set up windows xp on virtual box on my laptop which is running Ubuntu 12.10. Now, I am trying to install guest additions on the vm. But, whenever I click it, it doesn't open the oracle window. ...
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VirtualBox - show mouse

How do you show the mouse in virtual box (I am emulating a mobile device, it doesn't show the mouse which makes it difficult to use)
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Wanted: In-depth guide to virtualizing existing Windows 7 partition with VirtualBox

I would like an in-depth guide to virtualizing an existing Windows 7 partition (with VirtualBox), as all the instructions I have found online are either incomplete, imperfect,vaguely worded, or out of ...
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Why won't VirtualBox work? [duplicate]

I want to run VirtualBox so that I can use Windows Vista, but this is what pops up when I start it. Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is ...
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Can i install Ubuntu 10.4 enterprise cloud in virtualbox

I would like install Ubuntu enterprise cloud in virtual box and need to test it, will UEC can be installed successfully in Virtual box & where can i get Tutorial for that.
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Windows XP VM or Windows 7 VM?

I've got an HP laptop with 750 GB ROM,4 GB RAM,a dual-core processor with 2.4 GHz and it's running Ubuntu 12.04. I want to use VirtualBox to make a Windows XP/7 Virtual Machine,but I don't know which ...
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VirtualBox errors out when trying to install Ubuntu (failed to open ISO)

Whenever I try to install Ubuntu 12.10/12.04 using the regular ISO in a VirtualBox VM, it does not work and produces the following error: Failed to open the CD/DVD image /home/ewt/Documents/iso/...
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How to fix invisible Unity panel, launcher and dash in a VM?

I've got Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my laptop's physical drive. System can be booted as a standalone OS through NeoGrub. It's also attached to a VirtualBox machine in Windows host using a raw VMDK file....
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Do I Need Linux Drivers For Virtual Box?

I have recently fallen in love with Linux. I first decided to try out Ubuntu 13.10 a few weeks ago, but I bricked it by incorrectly installing an AMD FGLRX driver. Then I reformatted and wiped that ...
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Install Ubuntu 13.10 in VirtualBox

I want to install ubuntu-13.10-desktop-i386 in Oracle VirtualBox on my HP laptop, which has Windows 7 32-bit installed. I tried to install it, but it has problems like: Internal error when I login ...
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Will Dragon Naturally Speaking work in a Windows 7 VM running in Ubuntu?

About the only Windows app I want is Dragon Naturally Speaking. I know people have had some (partial?) success - at least with older versions running under wine, but I would like to get the full ...
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Error in installing Virtualbox guest additions iso file mount

I have install Virtualbox 4.0.4-OSE on my Ubuntu 11.04. I want to install the guest additions of Virtualbox. but I've gotten this error: Failed to open the CD/DVD image /home/bigbang/.VirtualBox/...
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The medium can't be used as the requested device type

I recently tried downloaded Kali and I don't want to run it along side my current Ubuntu 13.10. Instead I intend to run it through VM VirtualBox (downloaded from Software Centre). Here is what I ...
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My Ubuntu VM keeps wanting to reinstall Ubuntu!

I've already installed ubuntu 12.04 in Virtual Machine but whenever I shut down the machine and open the Virtual Machine again it keeps asking to install it again? Any idea how to solve this problem?
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Ubuntu Slow in Virtualbox even with 256mb vram

So I'm trying this virtualbox software which I heard was relatively good. Though I'm not pleased with the performance that I'm getting. I'm running the 13.xx version of Ubuntu. I have the FX-8320. I ...
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Sand boxed Virtual Games PC?

I have an Ubuntu box with 16gb of RAM and a Dual Core CPU and a GT220 GPU (1Gig). I was thinking that maybe for gaming (I've a lot of steam titles) that maybe some sort of virtual windows environment ...
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I just upgraded to 13.10 in my virtual machine through Virtual Box but can restart successfully

This is what i see after i restart. How can i fix this? Am i suppose to type in a command? Is restoring my host computer to a later point a possible option?
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Windows only refresh if click on title bar (12.04-VirtualBox)

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 LTS in a VirtualBox running on Windows 7 Pro. I have followed the instruction posted in Why does an Ubuntu 12.10 guest in VirtualBox run very, very slowly? Unity ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Crashes VirtualBox when installation is complete

I'm wanting to install Ubuntu 12.10 in VirtualBox. I was really excited to actually use it: I never even used Ubuntu before! Well after the lengthy installation (about an hour or so) it says something ...
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Auto Mount in Virtual Box and Ubuntu 13.04 [closed]

How is it possible to auto mount in Virtual Box using Linux 13:04? I tried to put in fstab and rc.local Project/mnt/Project vboxsf umask=002,gid=1000,uid=1000 but did not work Can anyone help ...
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How to enable Unity 3D support in Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit virtual box with host Windows 7 64 bit?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox with host Windows 7 64 bit both but video is a kind of choppy in both vlc & movie player and Ubuntu is running slow,few seconds lagging in every click I do ...
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Can i convert the guest OS to main OS?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my computer and windows XP as guest OS using virtual box. Can i change the main OS to XP without having to format Ubuntu and installing Windows XP?
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USB devices in VirtualBox Windows 7 partition

Im running Ubuntu 13.10 with Virtual Box running Windows 7. Have a shared hard drive set up between the two. I have set up the virtual box the best I could, and have been searching endlessly on ...
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How to recover data lost when connecting a USB drive to a VirtualBox VM

I have just installed/configured my machine to run Ubuntu 13.10, with Windows 8 running in a virtual machine on VirtualBox 4.2.16_Ubuntu r86992. I was just experimenting with mounting and unmounting ...
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Can't get internet working in Ubuntu 12.04 guest virtual box

I cannot get internet working at my work place, may be because of proxy. At home internet works perfectly fine. Virtual Box is using NAT for network connection. I had also tried changing the ...
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How to share VirtualBox Windows XP Guest's Internet Connection with Ubuntu 13.10 Host?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 with Windows XP SP3 Installed as a Virtual Machine, the only way for me to access the internet is using a PPP broadband USB Modem (DWM-156) I am not able to run it in Ubuntu, I ...
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How to find name of the virtual machine Ubuntu server is being hosted on?

Is it possible to find out what version and what type of virtual machine is my ubuntu server being hosted on its on a remote server?-Thanks in advance.
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Can I access Ubuntu ports using a virtual machine?

I'm new to the server side of Ubuntu. I'm trying to use Ubuntu as a host for my online coding platform and coaching website. I have set up a Ubuntu server on a virtual machine and have installed some ...
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Recover files from a broken Virtualbox machine .vdi

My Ubuntu 12.04.1 running on virtualbox ran out of space while I was installing software on it and now it is not rebooting. I've got files I need to recover from it. I have the ubuntu64.vdi file on my ...
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ubuntu 32bit 13.04 iso image for virtual box [duplicate]

Hello folks From where i can download 32bit for 13.04 version for my virtual box. Only 32bit. Thanks shazz
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Install 64bit Ubuntu in VirtualBox [closed]

I installed VirtualBox and downloaded Ubuntu 64 bits. When I select Linux under VirtualBox, only Ubuntu 32 bits is shown. Am I doing something wrong that stops the 64bit option from appearing? My ...
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Its virtual box legal? [closed]

I had this question I install virtualbox in order to learn about this program, and i found that had the oportunity to run windows, even windows 3.1 to windows 8, my corcern is about the copyright, ...
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How to give more ram to virtualbox on Ubuntu than what its limited?

I have 16GB of ram on my Mac OS X and I'm running Virtualbox and I want to know how if I want to give more than 4GB of ram that it's limited like say I want to give 8 or more of my available ram? ...
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Unity crashes when running Ubuntu in a VM [duplicate]

I can't get Ubuntu (tried both 12.10 and 13.10) to play nice with my VM. Everything looks fine when I log in, but trying to use the dashboard will cause a crash. The crash can be triggered by just ...
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How much RAM memory should I allocate for Ubuntu when running a virtual machine?

How much memory should I allocate to the host OS (in my case, Ubuntu 12.04) if I run Windows 7 Ultimate on a virtual machine (I want it for some gaming)? I have 4 GB of RAM. If I allocate 3512 MB RAM ...
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NFS will mount but is not accessible until browsed through GUI

I'm using Windows 7 x64 as my normal OS, and using Ubuntu under VirtualBox. I have haneWIN installed as NFS server, and I put the following under Ubuntu's /etc/fstab: 192.168.1.2:/websites /home/...
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Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions on Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I was trying to install virtualbox-guess-additions-iso, and got the following error: sudo aptitude install virtualbox-guest-additions-iso The following NEW packages will be installed: libgsoap1{a} ...
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Getting genymotion to run on Ubuntu

I want to run genymotion on my Ubuntu OS. i have downloaded and installed the bin file. Virtual box is also present and has been detected by the installation. The installed folder is owned by my ...
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Static IP for Ubuntu 13.10 Server (VirtualBox)

I'm trying to change my Ubuntu VirtualBox (guest) to a static IP. I have a Bridged network enabled which allows me to easily SSH into the virtual box from my Mac. When inside the Ubuntu virtual box, ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu: Not enough space left in /tmp to decompress VBoxLinuxAdditions.run

I have been using Ubuntu on my Oracle Virtual Box for a while. Recently, I have resize the hdd from 8GB to 16GB because it was full, and for some reasons, Guest Addition is not working anymore. So I ...
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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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no audio on windows guest after installing vbox guest additions

Ive posted this here because im not sure whether its a windows or linux problem, so feel free to correct me. Ive installed windows 7 on a virtual box vm running on ubuntu, and i have then installed ...
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Booting ubuntu via VirtualBox on Win7 goes to black screen after this prompt

![GNU GRUB Screen]http://imgur.com/oUg6f5S 99% of the time The first option is selected by VirtualBox in under 3 seconds, the other 1% it pauses for me to actually choose. No matter the option I ...
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UEFI boot in virtualbox - Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit) by using UEFI in VirtualBox. When using UEFI boot in Virtualbox, I instantly get dropped into EFI-shell. I looked this up online and did as explained in this ...
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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 windows 7 guest - pressing windows key launches unity menu

Running win7 as guest in full screen mode. When i press windows key or alt+tab the vm looses focus and displays the unity menu or ubuntu's alt+tab. I've set the VBox configuration: File Menu -> Input ...