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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kde on virtualbox already running gnome?

What is the smartest/easiest way to get KDE installed on a VM that is already running GNOME? Would it be better to create a complete new VM just for KDE (because they don't work well together?) If ...
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How do I maximize the Ubuntu screen when it is a Virtualbox guest?

I am VirtualBox on windows 7. The VM has Ubuntu32bit (latest version) running. I am unable to maximimze the Ubuntu window. Here's a screen shot of what I see: Please, please go easy on me! I'm ...
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How to use a USB drive on My virtual machine XP when I'm using ubuntu as the Host [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up USB for Virtualbox I'm using Ubuntu as my Host and i've setup Windows Xp as my Guest Os using virtualBox. But the Pendrives i insert In my Laptop are loaded in ...
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Strange behaviour when minimizing virtualbox in fullscreen mode

I have the same problem like mentioned in this thread. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=12257698 When virtualbox is running in fullscreen mode, and I'll minimize it to go back to Unity, ...
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Virtualize Ubuntu 11.04 from my USB stick

I need to be able to virtualize Ubuntu 11.04 from my USB stick, which will enable to save files on it and when I boot my USB stick on other computers I can still be able to open up the same files. ...
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Problem installing virtualbox on ubuntu 9.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? I'm using ubuntu 9.04. From last few days I'm trying to install a virtualbox,but i can't. I went to this ...
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Integrating Internet Download Manager, which installed in Virtual Box, with Firefox or Chromium, installed on Ubuntu 12.04 (host OS)

Maybe my question be kind of strange but i hope i can get a good answer. I have installed Win XP on virtual box in ubuntu 12.04, and I installed IDM on it. So, I want when i clicked on a downloadable ...
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Need help to install persistent Ubuntu on USB drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Portable virtual machine with preinstalled Ubuntu for Windows? I am a new user of Ubuntu. I would like to install a persistent Ubuntu 11.04 to my USB stick, and it ...
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Saving Virtualbox state during dist-upgrade?

I am wondering if I am going to do any harm to my virtual system if I save it's state and close the VM while it is in the middle of a dist-upgrade? Afaik saving the state allows you to resume it with ...
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A 16GB file with 1204 extents. Is it normal?

I noticed slow disk performance running a VM in VirtualBox. Filefrag shows 1204 extends for the virtual disk file. I know file fragmentation only occurs when necessary, but i wondering if this is a ...
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How to share files Between RHEL and Ubuntu

I have installed RHEL 5.5 on VIrtual Box and Host system is Ubuntu 12.04. I can access the files of Ubuntu by using the sharing services of Virtual Box. But how can i access the files of RHEL ...
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Windows 8 release preview BSODs in Virtual box [closed]

I have an Ubuntu 10. 04 and Windows 7 installed on computer. Now I would like to try Windows 8 on virtual box OSE. I have a Windows 8 release preview ISO disk in a pendrive and added IDE primary ...
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How to solve “Controller 'IDE Controller' does not support hotpluggin”?

I install virtualbox from apt-get. When I want to set shared folders, it shows Controller 'IDE Controller' does not support hotpluggin". How to solve it? Thank you~
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Virtual Box: Problems using USB Phone [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can not connect Android SGSII via USB after ICS upgrade I'm not completely sure if this is the right part of stackexchange to ask this question, so if I'm in the wrong ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 as a router. Problem with DNS?? Or Routing table?

I have a virtualbox lab made up of 4 Windows 2008 R2 servers (DC/DNS,SQL,SHAREPOINT, EXCHANGE) that are configured with static ip addresses with NIC's attached to Internal network. Everything works. ...
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screen DPI - is there and equivalent command/action to Windows 150% Display

I have a wide screen of high resolution and I see everything small on it. So In windows I set the display to 150%, I would like to do something similar in Ubuntu. Simply changing screen resolution to ...
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Problem Internet connection Ubuntu 12.04 Server (trough VirtualBox)

My final goal is to access my web projects trough external network. So, I have : Internet connection trough wireless router (ISP's IPs are internal, so and the IPs which the router sets to my ...
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nl80211 not found message when using iw commands

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed on my Mac using Oracle VirtualBox. My machine is connected to Wi-Fi and am able to browse the internet from within Ubuntu as well. I keep getting the "nl80211 not ...
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Upgrading lion and loosing Virtual Box [closed]

My virtual box is not working since I have upgraded my lion OS. VT-x is being used by another hypervisor. (VERR_VMX_IN_VMX_ROOT_MODE). VirtualBox can't operate in VMX root mode. Please close all ...
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Unity and Windows XP guest in VirtualBox conflicts on Meta key [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virtualbox windows 7 guest - pressing windows key launches unity menu When I press the Meta key in the XP guest (to get the start menu), Unity panel pops as well, pretty ...
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VirtualBox on Ubuntu Server 12.04

I have VirtualBox 4.2 installed on Ubuntu Server 12.04, being managed with PHPVirtualBox. The server has fairly low-end specs, with only 512MB of RAM, and a Pentium 4 Prescott CPU @ 2.6 GHz (I read ...
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Virtualbox machine with Windows finds no connection

I have been using Virtualbox for a long time, but never before I encountered this issue with this software. Basically my virtualized Windows 7 doesn't connect to the internet, it says that there is no ...
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Automated installation using preseeding from url failed (from within VirtualBox)

I'm trying to do automated installation using preseeding from url, but it failed. Basically, I'm following Ubuntu Server Quick Install, No Questions Asked! ...
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Windows 7 Virtual box

If I install Ubuntu along side my windows 7 installation can I then boot into the Ubuntu and launch the windows 7 via the virtual box? Or does the windows OS have to be installed via the virtual box ...
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How can I stop Unity 2d intercepting meta key when I'm in VirtualBox?

Whenever I'm working in virtualbox guest system and pressing meta key (aka winkey, or Mod4) a huge unity menu pop ups. Is there any way to fix this behavior?
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How to prevent unity dash from taking keyboard control [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop Unity 2d intercepting meta key when I'm in VirtualBox? Issue Summary: When using virtualbox (VB) in fullscreen mode, VB takes control of the screen. ...
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print jobs are held until the VirtualBox guest OS is reboot

Here is the setup: VirtualBox 4.1.20 (which the Help window describes as 4.1.12_Ubuntu) Extension Pack 4.1.20 (for USB support) Windows 7 Home Premium as a guest operating system on VirtualBox ...
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Unknown Filesystem Error after VirtualBox Disk resize [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Grub rescue - error: unknown filesystem I was using Ubuntu 12.04 x64 as a Virtual Box guest. Because I started with it just to do some tests, the VM was created just ...
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Ubuntu Graphics Experience is fallback

The graphics experience is in fallback mode for me. And I checked the settings and it says the graphics driver is Chromium. I am running Ubuntu 11.10 in a virtual box. I didn't like unity much. So ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on VirtualBox 4.1.18 reverts to last snapshot [closed]

Somehow, my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running in VirtualBox 4.1.18 (W7 Host) got stuck.. and I closed the machine. Now when I start up the VM again, it reverts back to my last snapshot which is more than 20 ...
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Can I use ISO image to install Win 7 in VirtualBox running on Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Windows 7 inside Oracle Virtualbox Attempting to install Win 7 from ISO image in VirtualBox installed on Ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS. The image boots but fails to ...
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Unity launcher doesn't reappear automatically — 12.04 in VirtualBox

I have reopened the Unity launcher by disabling auto-hide, thanks to this post -- http://askubuntu.com/a/106673/42720 I am running 12.04 in VirtualBox, and have tested this in both full-screen and ...
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Share files in virtualbox between Ubuntu host and WindowsXp guest [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set up shared folders in a Windows XP virtualbox guest? How to share files on Virtualbox with Windows as a guest? How can I share files between my ubuntu ...
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How can i share the host Ubuntu machine desktop to guest Windows machine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set up shared folders in a Windows XP virtualbox guest? I installed VirtualBox on my physical machine: Linux Ubuntu 10.04 Oracle VirtualBox 4.0.8 In ...
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How to share files on Virtualbox with Windows as a guest? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can i share the host Ubuntu machine desktop to guest Windows machine I read this but the instructions were for 10.04 and does not apply in my case.
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Access secondary hard disk from Virtual Machine

I have a fairly specific question. I had Ubuntu on my Laptop (for years). For a variety of reasons, I've had to switch to Windows but the computer has two hard drives. The main drive was reformatted ...
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Share folders between windows and ubuntu in Virtualbox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shared folders in XP virtualbox guest I use virtualbox. My host OS is Ubuntu and the guest one is Windows XP. I want to share a folder between these two OS. But I don't ...
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IronHide / BumbleBee with a VirtualBox VM. Will it pass through video acceleration to the physical card?

Any ideas whether you can run a Windows VM via IronHide for graphics card acceleration? I'd like to play games / watch bluray etc utilising my video card.
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What version was installed? x64 or i686? What's the difference exactly?

Okay, so heres my problem. I recently started migrating several services to individual VMs on my box, using VirtualBox 4.1. I created a new VirtualBox VM with guest type "Ubuntu (64 Bit)". I've ...
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Better than VirtualBox

I installed Ubuntu with a VirtualBox on my mac. But the more I use Ubuntu, the more I install package, the more it becomes very slow to launch on my VirtualBox. By the way, it makes slow all the apps ...
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“VERR_SUPLIB_WORLD_WRITABLE” error when trying to installing OS in virtualbox

I wanna install OS on VirtualBox,but when I wanna to install it,it will return errors: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Arch. Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_WORLD_WRITABLE). ...
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copy from main system and paste in vbox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to copy & paste from Ubuntu to Windows? How can i copy the information from my main Ubuntu system and paste that information in the VirtualBox System ? I have ...
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The best practice to backup a system

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Virtual Machine[VirtualBox] and I want to do some modifications in it. But I can't predict how it can influence on my system. What it the best practice to backup ...
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Win7 installation on VirtualBox

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my machine. I also installed Virtualbox so that I can run windows 7. I set my virtual box with 4 GB RAM and 25 GB virtual HDD and after I press Start, it doesnt boot ...
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Display Resolution all wrong iin 12.04.1 running in VBox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Adjusting display geometry in a virtual machine? I have a Ubuntu 12.04.1 (64bits) system, running perfectly alongside Windows 7. I needed to create a Virtual Machine in ...
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pae kernel required for my cpu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install 12.04 on a non-PAE CPU? (error “Kernel requires features not present on the CPU: PAE”) Virtualbox install 12.04 guest: “pae not ...
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VBoxManage modifyhd --resize doesn't exist? [closed]

I'm trying to increase the size of a VirtualBox Win7 .vdi disk on Ubuntu 10.04 but when I try executing VBoxManage modifyhd /path/disk.vdi --resize 15360 it returns Syntax error: unknown option: ...
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File sharing from GUEST VirtualBox ( 12.04 ) to HOST ( 10.04 )

I've completed 90% of this walkthrough: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualBox/SharedFolders#Getting_VBoxLinuxAdditions.iso ... and I'm currently in the " Prepare Guest " section. Where this ...
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How to share folders and how to mount flash drives on Mac OS X virtual machine using Virtualbox

I have searched literally the whole Internet.I found pretty much ..... nothing! The problem with details : VirtualBox installed on Ubuntu 12.04. I created a virtual machine to run Mac OS X Lion. I ...
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Is it possible to mount windows drive in Ubuntu and make it writeable?

Running Ubuntu 12.04. I have Windows Server running in VBox... I can mount the Windows drive just fine, but no matter what I try I can't get it mount writeable. The latest attempt looks something ...