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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How to clean up aptitude output?

Every time I use the CLI to install something with aptitude I get this output: warning, in file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 60509 package 'virtualbox-3.0': error in Version string ...
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VirtualBox seems to disable printing in Ubuntu to USB Printer

I am running Maverick on my machine and I have Lexmark X6675 connected to the system via USB. I also have VirtualBox 4.1 running Windows Vista on the system. And I have a very interesting situation ...
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how to create a windows7 image from an SD card

Question: I have an SD card, with windows 7 files in it (as in any bootable DVD) and I want to use it, to install Windows7 in an Ubuntu virtualBox. How to make that happen?
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Ubuntu 11.10 not displaying any open applications, when running in VirtualBox [closed]

I have managed to get 3D acceleration to work when running Ubuntu 11,10 in virtualbox, however, when Ubuntu loads the unity display, any application I launch seems to be hidden. The open apps are ...
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Problem accessing superuser with sudo

Through Virtualbox didn't allow me use USB because my account wasn't a vboxuser group, I've to run this command: $sudo usermod -G vboxusers brallan After I needed to access to superuser privileges ...
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How to boot directly into a shell?

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 (Unity) as Guest/Host using VirtualBox. I don't want a Unity on login and want to directly get to a shell in the Guest after the boot. What changes have to be done?
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Virtualization of Windows on Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit

Which is better and more efficient? KVM or virtual box for using windows on ubuntu 64 bit? I dont know much about KVM and I have used XP on Ubuntu 10.10 32 bit using virtual box,and it is very easy ...
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Is linux virtualbox images legal to distribute?

I have website with adsense. Can I share linux distro's virtualbox images with users? Is this legal? Will it affect on my adsense account?
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Can't use GNOME shell on VirtualBox

I am running version 11.10 on a VirtualBox VM with ~1000MB dedicated memory, on mid-range hardware and using Windows Vista as a host. It came with Unity pre-installed. I ran: apt-get install ...
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VirtualBox does not work

VirtualBox does not run on my ubuntu 11.10 32 bit OS. When I type VirtualBox in the terminal I get: keghn@keghn-laptop:~$ VirtualBox VirtualBox: supR3HardenedMainGetTrustedMain: ...
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Cache Memory and fglrx driver slows computer

When ever my Cache memory gets extremely high, my entire computer slows down. Windows slow to load, and there's lagging on the mouse-overs for everything. The only way I can restore everything is by ...
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Network disabled

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 on Virtualbox. Everything worked fine until I had to install a wirelsss network card to my stationary (network cabel outside house was damaged - so borrowing neighbour ...
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Why I can't set 2 CPU on virtualbox xp?

I set 2 CPU on virtualbox xp and boot successfully. But when I use speccy to check. It says I only have 1 cpu and only 1 core. What happened? How do I enable the second CPU? Thank you~
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Use VirtualBox without ISO?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed on my computer (dual booting). I want to use the Zune software in Windows 7, but seeing as that is the only reason I need it, I want to use Virtalbox. However, ...
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GNOME Shell in VirtualBox host broken after a kernel upgrade

After a recent update, which included updates for the kernel, I am no longer able to log into GNOME Shell. To clarify the situation, at first it would boot into the GNOME Fallback Session. To remedy ...
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How to set up a virtual machine with VirtualBox

I have decided to set up a virtual console on my laptop to be able to test stuff like other distros. I have never attempted such things before so I'm a bit hesitant and therefore I need a complete ...
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Unity 3D in 11.10 with VirtualBox in OS X?

It is possible to run Unity 3D in VirtualBox on a Mac? I'm having a horrible time with Unity 3D in Ubuntu 11.10 running in a VirtualBox VM in OS X. Such a hard time, in fact, that I'm about to give ...
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Not enough swap space to hibernate?

It seems that I have enough though; maybe it's not automatic swap mounting? Any help on getting hibernate working is appreciated.
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Not all GNOME Shell features present after installation

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on VirtualBox with the following specs: 1024 MB RAM 128 VGA 16 HDD Then I tried to install GNOME Shell as in this OMG! Ubuntu post. But I didn't get the same result. The ...
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Pass through USB device to guest using VirtualBox?

I bought a usb dongle which I intend to use in Ubuntu 10.04. The problem is I haven't been able to find any Linux drivers for it which has prompted me to find another solution: Virtualbox. I intend ...
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Recommendations for development system running virtual machines [closed]

I searched but I haven't really found a good answer. I need to buy a new system in the next day or two and I don't want to spend a ton of cash. This system will be a development box that will need ...
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Help fixing Virtual Console (tty1-6) under VirtualBox

I updated my Ubuntu from 10.4 to 11.10. (Huge mistake, I know.) I am unable to view my virtual consoles ttyS1- ttyS6 This happens inside VirtualBox and gdm is running in background. I'm not sure ...
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Accessing partition inside VirtualBox running Ubuntu

How to map local partition / folder / drive with assigned letter like windows. This is useful to access from virtual machine installed within Ubuntu with virtualbox.
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libpython2.6 removed and now I have problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Removed python from my install, how do I get it back? I am new in ubuntu and generally in linux. I didn't, I think, a great mistake yesterday and I would like your help. ...
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Can I test Ubuntu Cloud in VirtualBox?

I was wondering if there was any way to install Ubuntu Cloud (Nodes and Clusters) inside VirtualBox just to see how things work, before I actually use multiple machines to do the job? I know if it is ...
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How to give all available resources to VirtualBox?

Is there a way to push all available resources to the program(VirtualBox) when running Ubuntu?
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Establish a virtual network using VM with minimal-distributions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lightweight Ubuntu for networking purposes What is best lightweight Ubuntu only for networking purposes? I'm doing a project related to networking based on IPv6 and I ...
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VirtualBox Version 4.1.6 not displaying Window [closed]

I am using Macbook Pro 15 inch with Mac Lion 8gb on memory and 1gb of Video. I have VirtualBox Version 4.1.6 r74713 and the lasted version of Ubuntu. I have a problem with window is not appearing ...
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ACPI shutdown not working from VirtualBox

I have several Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) servers running in VirtualBox 4.0.4 (however this issue was also present in VirtualBox 3.2.8). When I issue an ACPI shutdown to the VMs, nothing happens. ...
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Copying VBoxAdditions to usr/share/virtualbox folder

Since for some reason VBox does not find the Additions on the internet, I was trying to install them in the Ubuntu directory Vbox is looking for them - which is: usr/share/virtualbox but I am denied ...
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Virtual Network and NAT set-up

I need some help. I'm completely new to Linux. I'm trying to set up the following scenario: +-----+eth0 +-----+ +---+ | VM2 |-----------| VM1 |---------------| H | +-----+ eth1 ...
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Display issues when running VirtualBox [closed]

I have 11.10 installed and it works great. The OS sits on a Dell XPS with Nvidia graphics. Has anyone run into display flickering when running virtual box on ubuntu? The display jumps from the last ...
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Could I install ubuntu in Virtual Box using wubi?

I am installing virtual box on windows and want to install ubuntu on this box using wubi? Or simply when I run the wubi installer, can I indicate that install on virtual box? The problem is that I ...
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Where is VirtualBox shared folders mounted in a virtual guest?

When running Ubuntu as a VirtualBox, where is the automount of the shared folders? It's not in /etc/fstab so where else could it be?
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strange text-mode behavior (large fonts and blue lines) with virtualbox [closed]

I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on Oracle VirtualBox and everything went fine except going to text-mode using CTRL + ALT + F1, the console appears in strange behavior as seen on the following link ...
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What is the easiest method to share files between Windows and Ubuntu?

I have a Windows 7 installed on my laptop. I installed VirtualBox 4.1.4 with Ubuntu 11.10. Now I want to be able to copy files from Windows to Ubuntu and vice versa. What is the easiest method to ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 unable to reconize monitor while running in VM

I'm currently running Ubuntu 11.10 64bit in a VirtualBox VM and for some reason it has be stuck at 1024x768, with the monitor being unrecognised (shows as unknown). Is there a way to tell Ubuntu that ...
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Virtualbox Guest (Win 7 host) locks up on network access

I've got Ubuntu 10.10 installed on a virtual machine (VirtualBox). It works great other than it locks up after 5-10 minutes of doing something over the network. This includes ssh and browsing. My ...
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Users and groups icon not showing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to manage users and groups? (GUI) I'm trying to setup virtualbox in my ubuntu 11.10 install but I can't find the icon for users and groups to change the settings and ...
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Add second processor to Virtualbox virtualized 32bit Ubuntu

I have an Ubuntu 32bit virtualized machine for some time now on my 4 processor server. I gave it one processor but now I need more power. I added the second in Virtualbox settings but virtualized ...
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Do I need a dedicated graphic card to run some software virtualized?

Do i need a dedicated graphic card if i want to run softwares such as matlab,photoshop,etc on virtualbox in ubuntu.Does intel's integrated graphic card is enough or not? i plan to have a 8 or 6gb ram ...
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Mount with VirtualBox erased home directory?

I have a new(ish) installation of Ubuntu in a VirtualBox, with OSX as a host machine. I was attempting to mount a shared folder into Ubuntu, so typed in the terminal: sudo mount -t vboxsf VBShare ~/ ...
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Need to move my swap partition to let my root partition grow. How?

I have a Virtual Box Ubuntu guest and i need to have more space on my disk (actually it's 8 gb). I have already increased the space allocated for the VDI to 16 gb. Now with GParted Live i'm trying ...
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How to point /usr/bin/python to python2.6?

I had done something like: http://paste.ubuntu.com/704579/ I kind of want to undo that one. While trying to remove virtualbox-ose I get the error saying Removing virtualbox-ose ... * Stopping ...
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3D support for VirtualBox/VMwarePlayer guests?

I have been using VirtualBox VMs under Ubuntu for some time now, and, with the guest additions properly installed, the VMs always had 3D support - at least enough to run Unity in Natty. But, when ...
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Share folders from Guest OS to Windows Host OS Virtualbox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shared folder virtualization in Ubuntu 11.10 So most articles are focused on the Virtualbox forcing a folder into the Guest OS. I want to do the opposite, share a ...
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Creating showcase ISO / Live CD

So, I'm trying to create a showcase ISO for a specific project, so it can be demonstrated easily anywhere. Ubuntu is not a requirement, but the distro I'm familiar with (kind of). What I need is: ...
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How to delete the capture of window key?

Because I use virtualbox to run windows xp. Normally when I press window key+e it can show file browser on xp, but now my virtualbox's xp couldn't capture window key. How to fix it? Thank you~
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VirtualBox Start up error GLib-GIO:ERROR [closed]

After installed successfully,in terminal typed VirtualBox, it has the following error # VirtualBox ** GLib-GIO:ERROR:/build/buildd/glib2.0-2.28.6/./gio/gdbusconnection.c:2279:initable_init: assertion ...
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How do I upgrade Virtual Box?

When I run sudo apt-get update;sudo apt-get upgrade in Ubuntu 11.04, I get the exception below. VirtualBox is currently on '4.1.2'. I have installed apt-cacher-ng on this machine and install apt-get ...