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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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 ...
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After upgrade 10.10 -> 11.04 in Vbox, VM will not boot

I was running 10.10 64-bit quite happily in VirtualBox 4.0.4 64-bit on Windows-7 Professional 64-bit SP1. This morning I upgraded VBox to the latest 4.0.6; 10.10 still worked just fine. The I did an ...
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Can I use a Crikit Broadband 3G moden through virtualbox?

okay bear with me if this if this is a dumb question but I have just got Virtual box on my ubuntu system. I may be loosing connection at home soon and am thinking of getting a crikit broadband 3g ...
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What's the best way to pause my work in Virtualbox with Ubuntu as a guest?

Host OS: Windows 7 Guest OS: Ubuntu 11.04 Say if I won't need to work on the guest OS for 1 hour, while having a lot of programs running and don't want to close them. What is the best way to pause my ...
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Running ubuntu using virtualbox, am I missing anything experience wise? [closed]

When running ubuntu using virtual box in full screen mode, is there anything I am missing in terms of the ubuntu experience? (I guess this would be mostly graphic wise) I understand performance ...
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Why do a lot of programs crash in segmentation fault?

For a few days, a lot of programs do not launch properly. This includes Skype, Oracle VM Virtualbox, Scilab, Boinc, LÖVE, OMG! Words! and a little Java program I downloaded from the web (RemoteDroid). ...
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How can I host a website in a virtual machine?

Before you shoot this down, please let me explain what I mean.... I am running Windows, I also have a virtual machine installed that is running Ubuntu. I want to set up a website on Ubuntu (the ...
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How to map a VPN (tun0) network adapter on host Ubuntu to a VirtualBox guest Windows?

I have a Ubuntu 10.04 running Oracle VirtualBox 3.2.6 with a Windows XP guest. I use a VPN that I would like to be accessed by the guest VM, on a ifconfig it shows as: tun0 Link encap:UNSPEC ...
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Ubuntu with integrated video card

I'm planning to buy a new notebook and among the winners are some with integrated video card. My question is how can I live on Linux with integrated card? I want to use it for mainly programming, ...
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How to switch between network interfaces from console?

I've installed Debian in my VirtualBox (my host OS is Ubuntu). And there I configured two network interfaces: eth0 as NAT, and eth1 as Bridge. NAT I need to have access to the internet in virtual OS, ...
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Virtualbox is not updating to Version 4.1. Why?

I use VirtualBox (not the OSE version) which I installed (following the instructions at www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads) using this repository: deb ...
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Anybody know how to get the eyedropper tool to work in the GIMP when running Ubuntu 11.04 in Virtual Machine from 7?

Sorry this is so long. If you don't care why I need to run GIMP inside a virtual machine when I could just run it in Windows, or just want to take my word for it when I say that I have no other ...
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Any alternatives to Virtualbox for virtualization [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What virtualization software can I use? Well as the title reads, are there any other virtualization softwares in the mould of virtualbox be it proprietory or open ...
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Installing Windows 7 using Virtual Box without having a CD [closed]

I would like to create a windows 7 virtual machine on my computer, but I don't have my install disk. I currently have it installed on my computer in a dual boot with ubuntu 11.04 and was wondering if ...
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Accessing .VDI Image from Ubuntu VirtualBox

I have Ubuntu 11.04 installed in VirtualBox 4.0.10 on a Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit host. I have a hard disk that I have added to the SATA Controller on the VirtualBox (a .VDI image). My ...
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How to create Grub boot disk?

So I'm doing a test. I've installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 side-by-side. Now, I'd like to be able to launch the Ubuntu install from within Windows using VirtualBox. I was following the ...
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Virtualbox firewall issue?

I have followed this tutorial http://ubuntuguide.net/enable-remote-desktop-in-virtual-machinevirtualbox-guest and still cannot remote into the Windows XP desktop I have installed, it tries to connect ...
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Resizable screen mode for VirtualBox behaves strange with Ubuntu as guest

I have Ubuntu both as guest and as host. I use VirtualBox 4, just downloaded from the official repository. After installing the guest extensions, I got this strange problem: When I activate the ...
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Why are ShareFolders so slow when used with Apache on VirtualBox [closed]

When I put a site on a shared folder on Virtualbox I get a very slow response time. If i move it to a non-shared folder such as my home folder it responsed instantly. I am running a Ubuntu guest on a ...
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VirtualBox Networking Configuration [closed]

Here is the situation: I have a 11.04 desktop host running VirtualBox 4.1 from the repositories. I would like to run a 10.04 Server guest with complete LAN and internet access. I've followed the ...
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How to test apache server on Ubuntu Server 10.04 running in VirtualBox?

I installed Ubuntu Server 10.04 via VirtualBox, yes, the I use virtual machine, cuz I am learning ubuntu. I installed apache webserver by this command: sude apt-get install apache2 Everything looks ...
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The network setting in VirtualBox OSE (Ubuntu server on Ubuntu)

Ubuntu server (natty) is running on my Ubuntu (natty) by VirtualBox OSE, How to only I can access my server NOT every internal IP in my LAN and both can access the internet. now I sharing the Internet ...
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Local network in virtualbox 4?

I need to set up local network between Ubuntu Server 11.04 in VirtualBox and my 11.04 desktop. Best of all would be 127.0.0.1 for main, and 192.168.0.100 for virtulal machine. My ifconfig -a ...
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How do I run VirtualBox on 2.6.38?

I tend to run newer kernels than most people, partially for fun, partially for bug testing, partially for masochistic fulfilment. A couple of days ago I installed 2.6.38-rc1 and VirtualBox's DKMS ...
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XP virtualbox guest machine Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shared folders in XP virtualbox guest How can I have a shared folder that is accessible on both the guest machine and host machine
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Optimizing rarely used server installed in an always up virtual machine

I have a Ubuntu Server installation on VirtualBox since I am a Mac OS X user and I want to launch some Linux-dependent programs on Ubuntu rarely by connecting it via SSH. Therefore I want to make a ...
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Cannot login to newly installed Ubuntu Server in Virtualbox

I've just completed a fresh new installation of Ubuntu 11.04 Server (64 bit) including xfce. After the installation was complete (along with all the LAMP server components), I started X for the first ...
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Actual computer memory used by Windows XP virtual machine?

I loaded a Windows XP iso into Virtual Box and my computer went from 415 to 407 GB, how did this happen?
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10gbE on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Desktop and VirtualBox

I am aware that there is support for 10gbE on Ubuntu server, but is there also support in desktop version? I don't see why not, but I would like to confirm before purchasing an expensive NIC. Second ...
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Recovering from mount gone wrong

I was trying to break some files out of my VirtualBox install of Ubuntu, and I accidentally mounted a VirtualBox shared folder onto ~, thereby erasing the very files I was trying to get at. Is there ...
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Installing updates froze virtual machine

I was just installing updates for 10.10 amd_64 Ubuntu desktop guest system, but the system seems to have frozen while applying changes, going into host-F1 terminals doesn't work. If I do a hard reset ...
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Problem with VirtualBox after enabling 'pae' in 10.04 kernel

I installed the 2.6.32-32-generic-pae kernel over my existing 2.6.32-32-generic kernel. This solved the problem I had with the system not showing the full amount of RAM, but it has had a ...