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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Software availability

I've been using Ubuntu for the past year or so, and I swear, I have turned into the biggest Ubuntu Fanboy in the world, I absolutely love everything about Ubuntu except for this one little thing. ...
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Unable to add nodes to MAAS Server running in VirtualBox

I have followed the tutorials here and here . My MAAS master server (running Ubuntu 12.04 server) is already set up in a VirtualBox VM. I have not installed DHCP on this server as I already have a ...
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Virtual box ubuntu: Internet not detected on guest(Ubuntu) in host(winXp)

Iam unable to get internet connection inside guest(ubuntu) in virtual box although host(WinXP) has an internet connection. Tried with Nat: In Ubuntu it shows Wired connection connected but unable to ...
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Ubuntu in virtual box not able to connect to internet [duplicate]

Host- WindowsXP Guest- Ubuntu 12.10 The host machine has internet connectivity, but I am not able to connect to internet in Ubuntu. NAT-Using this I am able to ping a site, it shows packets sent and ...
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Virtualbox very slow | IO

Kubuntu 12.04.02 Virtualbox 4.2 x64 | ubuntu ppa does the same Problem: Windows XP 32bit guest extremely slow HDD IO appears to be on full load Virtualbox spec: display ram 128mb 2d enabled IDE 32 ...
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Why does my display keep turning off every 10 minutes?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric) in VirtualBox as well as virtualbox-guest-additions . The display resolution adapts to the size of the window as expected, but the display turns off after 10 ...
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How to get the GRUB using virtualbox?

I have ubuntu-12.04 on my virtualbox and I have two kernels in /boot (old and new). When I restart the vbox no grub appears to choose! and the result of cat /proc/cmdline still shows the old kernel is ...
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Make Ubuntu host ignore NIC, and let VM guest fully control it

Is it possible to make a Ubuntu desktop host (running on a physical machine) ignore a network interface card (NIC, ethernet), and let a virtual box guest take full control of that NIC regarding IPs, ...
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Run Virtualbox at boot without a Desktop Enviroment

I am wondering if there is a way to run virtualbox XP machine on a Ubuntu base system with no/very minimal Ubuntu Desktop Environment. I want to use Ubuntu for as the base operation system for such ...
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Host grub error after installing Virtualbox - Non Recoverable

I have been unable to fine a resolution to my problem and I have been suffering from it for a while. I can install Virtualbox and can reboot the machine successfully straight after. Once the system ...
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How to get direct access to host network from Virtualbox running Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu on a virtual machine with Virtualbox. The host uses Windows 8. Right now, the guest has internet access, but it's some sort of virtual network because it thinks it's using a wired ...
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Access network share of guest on host

I use an Ubuntu 12.04 host system with a Windows 7 guest in VirtualBox. The virtual Windows machine is member of a domain in which network drives are shared to it. I prefer to do most of the work on ...
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VM doesn't pick up any ip address

I'm running virtualbox in bridged mode on a windows host. ifconfig returns this: Here's the etc../interfaces file: here's the output of ifconfig -a: here's the output of route How can I ...
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RTNETLINK answers: file exists - configure interface

Forgive the newbie question. I am trying to setup eth1 in interfaces: however, I am getting: RTNETLINK answers: file exists here are the results of ifconfig: what am i doing wrong?
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A complex problem regarding virtual machines

I want to run Windows on Linux in a seamless manner. That is, on booting up the Linux System, the Windows should be launched with no intervention from the user. The user should feel, that he is using ...
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Virtual Box Won't Accept .ISO To Install OS

I am trying to install a Virtual Machine, and every time I select the installation media I get this error: Failed to open the CD/DVD image /home/jesse/Documents/Microsoft Windows Distribution ISO ...
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Virtualbox Blank USB Filter - Now Mouse and KB doesnt work

Experimenting with USB filters, I created a blank filter and now both the mouse and KB don't work for both the guest and the host. Is there any way I can regain control without rebooting the server? ...
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Is it possible to use Windows Internet Connection Inside Virtual Box Installaion

Suppose I install Ubuntu on a Virtual Box, will I be able to use my Windows Internet connection, which is connected through a wireless device that Ubuntu is unable to detect?
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Upgrading Virtualbox On Ubuntu

I want to upgrade virtual box on my Ubuntu Server 12.04 box. The original version is 4.1 and the latest is 4.2. dpkg reports that I need to uninstall the old version to install the new one. Will I ...
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If I want to create a VM for Win 7 on top of Ubuntu, where do I get the install disks?

I've got a HP Pavilion Laptop that came with Win 7 already loaded. I shrunk the main partition and installed Ubuntu. There's a partition called HP_TOOLS. I did not see a partition for Win 7 ...
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When I start VirtualBox 4.2 in Ubuntu 12.10 via terminal, what do the warnings mean?

When I start VirtualBox in the terminal, the following warning messages shows up: Qt WARNING: void DBusMenuExporterPrivate::addAction(QAction*, int): Already tracking action "" under id 16 Qt ...
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No Unity, launcher and dash on Ubuntu 13.04 within VirtualBox4.2.12 after enabel 3D Acceleration

I was using Ubuntu 12.10 in my VirtualBox4.2.12 on my Windows7 Host. They worked good. But when I install Ubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox 4.2.12, the screen and display are very slow. I have followed this ...
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vmlinuz.efi : not found error

I am using ubuntu-builder_2.4.1-gb3-1_all.deb Version 2.4.1 Debian package (Gambas 3) in my host machine which runs Ubuntu 13.04. I am using the same version 64-bit iso to customize it using the ...
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Cache NFS Shares on Local Disk through Virtual Machine

I'm running 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 and trying to set up FS-Cache using CacheFS as the backend on a virtual machine which is using Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit After following this tutorial to use cachefilesd, How ...
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how to set up a virtual server and install Ubuntu on it?

After installing Virtual box, I need to set up a virtual server and install Ubuntu on it. What steps should I take?
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How do I move Ubuntu 13.04 from real storage to VirtualBox? [duplicate]

I want to move my Ubuntu 13.04 into the VirtualBox storage. Paragon Backup & Recovery can prepare Windows for moving into virtual storage. But I cannot find any analogue for Linux. Can you give ...
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Virtualbox xp guest can't modify or delete files on shared folders

I'm running VirtualBox 4.1.18 on Ubuntu 12.10 host and running a Win XP SP3 guest I cannot rename or delete files once created. Win guest complain with the error : E:\ is not accessible Incorrect ...
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Error 1130 connecting to MySQL on Ubuntu Server 12.04

I hope this is the right place for this...I currently am running Ubuntu Server 12.04 through VirtualBox on a Windows 7 host. I am trying to connect to the VM's MySQL engine using MyDB Studio for ...
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how to allow VMs and host ping each other?

I'm trying to set up a few VMs of ubuntu on my windows 7 machine. I need the machines to be able to ping each other and I would like to assign them a FQDN. The purpose of this project is to set up a ...
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seamless upgrade virtualbox from 4.2.0to 4.2.12

I downloaded "Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ("Precise Pangolin") AMD64" from VB download page using Ubuntu Software Center to upgrade but it says: conflicts with the installed package ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 desktop/interface not showing on VirtualBox VM after login screen [duplicate]

I'm having some trouble with getting my Ubuntu to work on a VirtualBox VM. I made a clean installation of Ubuntu 12.10 on a VM without any errors. I arrive at the login screen, as soon as I press ...
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Launcher replaced by gray area in Ubuntu Virtualbox

I had installed Ubuntu 12.10 desktop i386 on Virtualbox 4.2.12 on Windows 7. After enabling 3d acceleration in settings, launcher (left side application pane\taskbar) did not appear. So I disabled it ...
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virtual box or other virtual machine installation and running [duplicate]

what is the exact procedure to get VirtualBox running? Or are there reliable alternatives?
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Is there a way to create a virtual machine that runs android OS?

I have been using the oracle VM, but I'll need to use a tablet soon at work. Therefore, I need to start experimenting with the android OS now. Is there a way to download the latest android OS and ...
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How to set up Ubuntu + Win 8 in virtualbox, when Win 8 is pre-installed?

I have a Samsung i3 Ultrabook. It runs Windows 8. I used to run Ubuntu in Virtualbox. I hate it. I want to run Ubuntu as host. But Win 8 should be running in Virtualbox (for Office + Acrobat). But the ...
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internet connection problem in virtualbox [closed]

I have installed Windows 7 in virtualbox. But I cant access internet. Can You please tell me the way how can I connect to internet in virtualbox. Internet is running smoothly in my host Ubuntu..
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Differences between AWS Ubuntu Image and a fresh install?

I've been using Ubuntu only on AWS for a year now. I'm now trying to set up a virtual environment as similar to my AWS one as possible, and I'm kinda confused. When I spin up an AWS server, the magic ...
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apt-get failing with 2 interfaces in /etc/network/interfaces

I am running Ubuntu-Server 12 LTS inside a VM (using VirtualBox with Ubuntu 12 as the host). I have 2 nics set-up in VirtualBox, eth0 is NAT and is used to connect to the outside world and eth1 is ...
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Before my performance was slow. Now my VirtualBox Virtual Machine saids “No Bootable Medium Found”!

Can anybody please help me here? A couple of days ago, I asked on this website, how to speed up performance on Ubuntu 13.04. Now I just got a message saying "FATAL: No bootable medium found! System ...
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Cannot connect to WiFi VirtualBox Ubuntu 12.04 on MacBook Pro [duplicate]

I run two VMs on a MacBook Pro: Windows7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Both can connect to LANs via hardwired connections; Windows 7 connects also connects automatically to any authorized WiFi network. Ubuntu ...
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Can I use Ubuntu in a virtual machine?

I am a novice, the computer illiterate. I heard that Ubuntu is free, and would like to try it, but my video card seems not to be supported. I heard of virtual machines. Can Oracle Virtual Box run ...
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Access USB In virtualbox ruinning Windows XP [duplicate]

I have Windows XP as a guest in virtualbox and Ubuntu 12.04 as a host. I want to access the usb from windows xp, so I followed the instructions in this topic : How to access USB in VirtualBox running ...
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i7 Turbo Mode not recognized in VirtualBox

Recently I made the switch to Ubuntu 12.10 as my main OS for my laptop. For the longest time, I've been running Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.04 inside VirtualBox. As I found myself more and more inside ...
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Mouse (in VirtualBox) scrolls horizontally

(the context of this question is within virtualbox, but AFAIK it shouldn't really be different) I have a Microsoft 5-button mouse plugged in, to which scrolling scrolls horizontally. Any ideas? ...
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Problems installing Ubuntu in VirtualBox [duplicate]

I´m trying to install Ubuntu on my PC, so I can work with CNC software available only in Linux. I installed VirtualBox to do this, I created my virtual machine following the steps, and I installed ...
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UBUNTU 12.04LTS and virtualbox

When I used win xp as virtual machine under 10.04lts, it worked fine. we shared printers attached for win machines with different ip address. no issue. stable and reliable. on upgrading the server to ...
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Recovery problem

I am using virtual box 4.1.18 on windows 7 to work on Ubuntu 10.04. Recently i started upgrading it to 12.04, while upgrading i powered off the machine. When i restarted, it is not launching Ubuntu ...
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Trouble Installing Ubuntu on a Virtual Machine

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 through VirtualBox. I get through the install process, but after I hit "restart now" when it restarts it says "Ubuntu is running in Low Graphics mode. Your screen, ...
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Virtual Box not working after upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04

I had Oracle Virtual Box installed with Win 98 loaded into it. It was working fine when I had Ubuntu 12.10 and recently I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04. After that I am not able to Start the WIN 98 OS ...
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All my Ubuntu VMs have apt-get update problems

I'm running Virtualbox 4.1 on an x86_64 Windows 7 host. I've got a collection of 12.04 and 10.04 LTS VMs I use to create debs for work. In the last week I started noticing problems on the 12.04 VMs. ...