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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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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Bridged network between Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 host and Ubuntu Server 10.10 Guest

I run Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop on my machine and have installed Ubuntu Server 10.10 in a Virtualbox VM. I'm running Virtualbox 4.0.2. It is not virtualbox-ose. I'd like the guest OS to have an IP address ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can't scroll with laptop “pointing stick”

I'm using ubuntu in virtualbox and cannot scroll. What can I do? EDIT: My host is Windows 7. I'm using a laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad X201s) and I'm trying to scroll not with a mouse wheel but with the ...
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Windows 7 Virtualized on Ubuntu Server

I have an issue, we are moving to a production build server now. I need a virtual machine up and running on my Ubuntu 10.10 server edition. I have to setup and install various tool and plugins, on ...
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Can I virtualize a pre-installed Windows 7?

I am considering buying a new computer with Windows 7 (64-bit) pre-installed. Would it be possible to install Ubuntu (preferably 64-bit) dual-boot on such a machine, and then, using VirtualBox / ...
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Hide .desktop files from shares in VirtualBox

I share my desktop with VirtualBox. It allows me to work on current files in a nice easy way. I have quite a few utility launchers on my desktop. It's only a dozen or so at peak time but it makes ...
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Updating TomTom GPS devices?

Has someone succeed in update of tomtom devices on ubuntu ? I tried with an install of Windows XP sp3 in virtualbox PUEL, the device is correctly regognised but when I install new maps files, I have ...
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How can I mount a VirtualBox harddisk? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mount a Virtual Box drive image (vdi)? I have a VirtualBox harddisk, let's say here: ~/harddisk/ubuntu.vdi How can I mount it using FUSE, so that it's accessible from ...
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How do I get Seamless mode working under Oracle VM VirtualBox?

I'm use Oracle VM VirtualBox 3.2.8 (PUEL) on my Windows 7 as host. I use seamless mode almost exclusively, and post upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10 the seamless mode is broken. Is there a way I can fix this ...
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How to access USB in VirtualBox running Windows XP as guest OS

I have installed Virtual Box: Host OS Ubuntu 10.10 - Guest OS Windows XP. No problem so far.How can I access USB devices (scaners, printer, and others) from the guest os, windows XP.If this is not ...
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Are there any “traps” in cloning a VirtualBox VM for concurrent use on the same Host/LAN?

With Ubuntu as the Host, I want to run two similar/identical(?) instances of a VirtualBox Guest on the same Host, or perhaps on another Host which is on the same LAN... I have set up a Guest as a ...
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How to create a Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 Unity VM under VirtualBox

I'd like to run the new Unity interface from Ubuntu 10.10 inside of a VirtualBox VM (host is Ubuntu 10.04). Is that possible? Thanks!
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How to remove CD/DVD image from Virtual Media Manager in Virtualbox?

I had a DVD image attached to Virtualbox via Virtual Media Manager and had it deleted from my harddrive without removing or "releasing" it from Virtual Media Manager. Now the image is still shown in ...
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Shared Folders in Virtualbox

I have a Win7 box with an Ubuntu 10.10 VM accessed in Virtualbox. The Ubuntu install has the ex4 filesystem. Can I access the shared folders in both Windows and Ubuntu without corrupting the data? ...
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No sound after PulseAudio reinstall

I encountered an audio bug and reported it on Launchpad. There I was asked to reinstall PulseAudio. That sounded dangerous, so I tried it on a VirtualBox virtual machine I had lying around. (this VM ...
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How to move vbox virtual machine to different location along with snapshots [closed]

I have oracle virtualbox3.2 installed on ubuntu 9.10 desktop. It was working fine for a long time but suddenly today when I try to open virtualbox going to Applications>system tools> it's showing the ...
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FTP access to the files of Guest Machine of VirtualBox from Host Machine

I have installed pure-ftpd in the Guest machine. I tried to connect to FTP server of Guest Machine from Guest Machine with the port number 21 and I could connect to it successfully. In the host ...
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how to change virtualbox keyboard shortcut

In virtualbox ctrl-r is the shortcut to reset the virtual machine. But I use it for testing web-sites on IE, and I seem to be hard-wired to use ctrl-r to refresh web-pages in a browser. I keep ...
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Port Forwarding to Connect to MySQL Database of VirtualBox

I have Ubuntu 10.04 as host machine and Ubuntu 10.10 as guest machine installed in VirtualBox. I had success on port forwarding to connect to Apache of guest machine, so that now I can open in host ...
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print from VirtualBox to networked printer

I run Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit desktop edition and I have Panasonic networked printer KX - MX2000 printer. There are no 64 bit drivers available from Panasonic for Ubuntu/debian. They only have 32 bit ...
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How to use VirtualBox as a SQLServer Host?

I installed Windows server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 on VirtualBox, now I want to remotely connect to it via php. I don't know what kind of network connection is needed, how to set it and...
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How do I enable visual effects when running Ubuntu as a Guest machine in VirtualBox? [closed]

I have Ubuntu 10.04 64bit guest with Windows 7 64-bit host. I do have 3D Acceleration enabled in Virtualbox settings. Every time I enable visual effects in Ubuntu the Virtualbox GUI crashes. What do ...
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vbox guest not receiving ip

I'm using oracle/sun virtual box3.2 on ubuntu 10.04 desktop. The ip is not assigned to the guest virtual system and the mode of network is bridged. I even tried 'dhclient' but it could not fetch. ...
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How can I tell update manager not to update a package?

I'm using 10.04 and have installed Virtualbox 3.2.10 (not the ose one, but the .deb file from Oracle). It has a dependency on libqt4-opengl which depends on qt version 4.6, but the update manager ...
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Server does not recognize second VirtualBox Adapter

I have installed Ubuntu Server 10.04 as a guest operating system under VirtualBox 3.2.10. My host system is Ubuntu 9.04 I have configured two network adapters for the guess (a NAT one and a host-only ...
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About the architecture of Virtual-Machine

System information: Ubuntu SMP Thu Sep 16 16:05:42 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux Virtual Marchine: VirtualBox 3.1.6_OSE r59338 linux.amd64 I wanna to install a virtual system with x86-64 in Virtual ...
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If I already have windows as separate partition, is there a way to run this with VirtualBox?

I already have windows he installed on my computer in a separate partition. I would like to be able to use this with VirtualBox, but I'm unsure how to do this. Since my computer came with windows ...
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Performance issues running Ubuntu 10.04 as guest OS in VmWare with Windows 7 host?

I have (portable) Virtualbox installed on a USB key running on a 64-bit Windows 7 host. I installed 32 bit Ubuntu 10.04 as a guest OS. During spikes in processor usage on the guest OS (based on ...
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How to configure a second IP address and bind it to a VBoxHeadless virtual machine?

I've requested my ISP to dedicate me a second Internet IP address and have got it. Now I need to configure it (I've never had any experience with using multiple IP addresses on one network interface) ...
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Ubuntu as guest OS (with Vista host) stuck at 800x600 resolution [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Higher screen resolution in VirtualBox? I believe I've successfully got Ubuntu 10.04 installed as the guest OS with Vista as host on my laptop. But I have been unable to ...
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Is there a way to turn a Virtualbox image into an .iso? [closed]

I'm in a bit of a pickle here, my main computer has trouble with the Nouvou open source driver for NVIDA cards. As this problem is seemingly quite complicated, I was wondering if there was a way to ...