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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Is it normal for a 14GB VHD file to be converted to a 100GB+ BIN file?

i want to convert a vhd-file to vdi and found a manual which says i have to convert the vhd first to bin. But qemu-img creates a 130GB file (even if theres not enough space on disk) from the 14GB ...
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Problem when trying to install a service for running Virtualbox VMs headless

My goal is to have Ubuntu start and stop a headless virtualbox VM gracefully when I start and stop my host machine(Ubuntu 10.04). I'm using a script provided by Quadir Kareemullah's page. This is ...
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Upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04 failed

Today Ubuntu asked me to upgrade to 11.04. The installation went completely fine until right at the end when the following packages failed: install-info ubuntu-standard The installer hung so I had ...
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Mounting an external USB drive via VirtualBox?

I have an external hard drive that Windows can't open (gives an error message saying the file system is unrecognized and wants me to reformat), so I am trying to see if Ubuntu, which I am running as a ...
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VirtualBox VERR_ACCESS_DENIED error [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on VBox. The VBox settings I use have been tried and proven for countless other installs I have done in the past. Those are still up and running. On my latest install of ...
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Getting a new hard drive - Running Linux/Windows in a Virtual Machine

I don't want this to turn into an argument about linux/windows. Please try to answer this objectively I'm getting a new hard drive today and my current setup (on this machine) is running Windows with ...
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Why does unity occasionally cause system to stop responding?

I had a VirtualBox (Windows 7), ubuntu was the host os, window open, I had Chrome in Ubuntu open with Slacker playing music open, I had Thunderbird mail open, and Tickr running news across the bottom ...
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Wide screen resolution in VirtualBox

I've installed Windows 7 in VirtualBox hosted by Ubuntu. After the installation in Windows 7 I can't see the resolution I need (wide screen). I have only the 4:3 (1024x768 etc.) How can I fix this? ...
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Virtualbox guest additions in 12.04 and Vbox 4.1.14 (Windows 7 host)

It would appear it's impossible to get virtualbox guest additions working in a windows 7 host running vbox 4.1.14 and an ubuntu 12.04 32-bit guest. I've tried the standard .iso, the .run file, and ...
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Why does Compiz crash on the Ubuntu host when opening Windows 7 in Virtualbox?

I opened a Windows 7 virtual machine tonight from VirtualBox, and compiz crashed, resulting in me thinking for about a minute that my laptop had frozen, but it came back with a compiz crash after it ...
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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 prevent Ubuntu from capturing the Alt key to show the HUD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? When I press ALT key on virtualbox machine (ex XP), ubuntu 12.04 catch that key. How to prevent ubuntu ...
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How to access windows folder (that installed on virtualbox) via Ubuntu?

What is the solution that make me can access windows folder (windows installed on Virtualbox) via Linux how to let me can access like this: ~$ cd /path/to/c:/Windows
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“Unable to create Node: timed out” error when creating node in MAAS

I am trying out the new MAAS tool on my laptop and have installed the MAAS server in a VirtualBox VM. I want to try adding nodes so I created a couple of VMs in VirtualBox that boot from the network ...
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Why is Ubuntu reporting a slightly different size for my Virtualbox disk?

I'm installing Ubuntu in a VM using VirtualBox; I selected the dynamic expansion option (as opposed to fixed) in VirtualBox and set the limit to 85GB. Then, when I was installing Ubuntu, the virtual ...
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Should I attach the Ubuntu ISO file to the virtual IDE Controller?

Steps 31-47 of this guide to install Ubuntu on a virtual machine (using VirtualBox) describe how to attach the Ubuntu instal ISO image file to the IDE Controller of the virtual machine. This has not ...
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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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VirtualBox: How do I ping a Windows guest from the Ubuntu?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) as host OS and Windows 7 as guest OS. How can I ping the Windows 7 system from Ubuntu? And is that possible even when Internet is off?
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What's the fastest distro to run under VirtualBox?

I would like to have an Ubuntu VirtualBox vm to develop in Java. Though, it seems somewhat an overkill to run only the JVM, IntelliJ, Grails, Git, Maven... as I am new to Linux, I would like to keep ...
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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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Windows VirtualBox can't browse network

I'm running Windows XP as a VirtualBox guest OS under Ubuntu 11.10, and I can't browse the Windows network. It seems like I can connect to some specific network shares, maybe only ones that are ...
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Mount VirtualBox SharedFolder in Ubuntu VM on boot

I have a Ubuntu VM running in VirtualBox. I have a Shared Folder set up as myshare I have a folder created in my home directory (~/jamesw) as host. using the line sudo mount -t vboxsf myshare host ...
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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 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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What are these files like Zone.Identifier:$DATA and how to prevent them?

I have an ext4 drive which is available to my windows XP VirtualBox as a shared folder. When working with files across ubuntu and windows I sometimes see these autogenerated files with ...
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Help me install guest additions on Ubuntu 11.04

I'm having problems installing guest additions on a Ubuntu 11.04 guest os. The host os is Windows XP pro On the host os (Windows XP), I also have another guest os Ubuntu 10.04, and I have had no ...
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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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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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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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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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What could be the reason for my resolution to be right running 11.10 on VirtualBox and not on machine? [closed]

When I install Ubuntu 11.10 on my VirtualBox (running on Windows 7) and update the packages, it recognizes the display as the VirtualBox display, and gives me the options of various resolutions, one ...
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Guest additions installed but USB devices can't be seen in Devices > USB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up USB for Virtualbox I already installed guest additions for VirtualBox but I can't see my USB flash from VirtualBox device list. Please help me.
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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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Why there's no USB support in VirtualBox Ubuntu edition?

Why does VirtualBox from the Ubuntu repositories not support USB? (While the official release does support it?)
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Unable to enumerate USB device on port 2 when connecting Android phone

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 (64-bit) as a VirtualBox guest on a Win7 64-bit host. When I plug in my Android Epic4g (Galaxy S) both the host and guest see the device properly, however lsusb does not. ...
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Why is the network indicator saying “device not managed” when running Ubuntu in VirtualBox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: network manager says “wired device not managed” I have just setup Ubuntu 11.04 on Virtual Box OSE. I notice that my network (or all indicators) applet is not ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Best laptop for ubuntu and VisualStudio [closed]

I am unsatisfied windows user moved to Ubuntu. I like ubuntu a lot and at the same time I am a .net developer who needs to use Visual Studio and a couple of windows coupled applications like itunes. ...
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VirtualBox Seamless Mode — No Window Borders?

(Before anyone asks -- I've installed the Guest Additions correctly. :] ) When I turn on on Seamless Mode for VirtualBox, it seems to work, but my windows no longer have any borders, and so I can't ...
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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 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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VirtualBox virtual networking (MacOSX host, Ubuntu 11.04 guest)

I would like my Ubuntu guest to have 2 interfaces: eth0: set up with NAT and accessing the Internet eth1: set up with "host-only networking", static IP, providing services to my MacOSX host I was ...