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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How can I send VBoxHeadless to the background so I can close the Terminal?

I would like to start virtual machines in headless mode. The advantage: I can logoff from the desktop, and the machine will continue to run. However, starting the virtual machine blocks the Terminal ...
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how to do ALT+ TAB for main system while in VBOX?

I have recently gone through this issue. I am running Lubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox .So when I have maximized and if I would like switch to next window of main system usually we all do ALT+TAB but thats ...
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How can I connect to a Windows (7) running in VirtualBox from the network with RDP?

I have a Windows7 guest running in a VirtualBox hosted by Precise (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS). In the settings of the virtual machine I have activated the 'Remote Display' (Enable Server) with default settings ...
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Can anyone tell me why Gnome 3 looks like as if it were a gnome fallback session in my virtualbox?

For some reason Gnome 3 wont work in my virtualbox. Both gnome classic and gnome look exactly identical. The version of my virtualbox is: 4.1.2_ Ubuntu r38459 The 3D acceleration is on in the ...
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Resize Ubuntu 10.04 VirtualBox VM virtual disk

How do I resize my virtual disk space? I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with only 8GB (which is the default allocated size) but it's running low on disk space. Thanks. Here's the screenshot. Thanks to ...
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Cannot get Virtualbox to install properly on Ubuntu 12.04

I cannot get Virtualbox to install properly on my 12.04. I first went with a manual install for the .deb from the old builds section of the Virtualbox page. That .deb opened up the Software Center and ...
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ubuntu 12.10 on virtualbox compiz error

Hi I have installed ubuntu on virtual box with virtual clone drive 5.4 like the following: but then I get the following error: The application Compiz has closed unexpectedly additional information: ...
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Virtualbox on Ubuntu 12.04 and 3.5 kernel compilation problem

I have installed the 3.5 kernel under Ubuntu 12.04. When I install virtualbox I recieve the following error. Setting up virtualbox (4.1.12-dfsg-2ubuntu0.2) ... * Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules ...
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Is It Possible To Recover A Partial LVM Logical Volume?

Background It is an Ubuntu 12.04 VirtualBox VM with 5 virtual HDDs (VDI), NOTE this is just a test VM, so not well planned ahead: ubuntu.vdi for / (/dev/mapper/ubuntu-root AKA /dev/ubuntu/root) and ...
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VirtualBox dynamic disk not expanding to Virtual Size

I have Ubuntu 12.04 running on VirtualBox 4.2.4 in a Dynamic VDI disk with the limit set to 8gb on a real ext4 partition with more than 40gb of empty room available. However, the VDI it does not ...
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Virtual Box won't load

I am unable to get Virtual Box to load since upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10. It tells me to rebuild the kernel modules by running /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup. When I do in terminal the system cannot find ...
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Trying to get back seamless mode on my VirtualBox

I am trying from some days to activate again the seamless mode on my VirtualBox(using Ubuntu 12.04 on an osx device), which was correctly set till now but which isn't working anymore. I have had ...
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Ubuntu Dual Screen Using Virtual Machine - AMD GPU

I've been searching online and reading tutorials and etc about how to make my ubuntu VM dual screen(x86_64). I have first tried to run these commands: sudo aticonfig --initial -f which gave me the ...
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Unable to run Windows 8 in full screen mode in VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.10

Not quite sure if this is on topic or not but all of the googling I could find referred to changes to make to get Windows 8 to run in full screen mode on Windows, however I haven't found any documents ...
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virtual box upgrade

I did upgrade virtualbox from 4.1 to 4.2 wheneverver I want to load my win xp vdi, it gives me the following error: "Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver ...
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Why ubuntu cannot work in virtualbox? [duplicate]

I've installed virtualbox on my laptop which has Windows 7 operating system, but I cannot run Ubuntu and it shows me the following error: This kernel requires a x86-64 CPU, but only detected an ...
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Virtualbox does not run: NS_ERROR_FAILURE

here is ubuntu 12.10 virtual-box is somehow not working: I was trying to install win7 on to an usb-hard-disk. boinc is switched off and RAM-size is set to 4096 MB (too big ? of possible 8 Gibi ) ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 in Virtualbox 4.2.4 Screen resolution limited to 1600x1200

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 (x64) in VirtualBox 4.2.4 on Windows 7, and installed Guest additions with no problems reported. I set the display memory to 128Mb. After rebooting, the display ...
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How do I get VirtualBox to work?

I can't seem to make VirtualBox to work, I've installed it and reinstalled by 3 ways: Terminal, Ubuntu Software Center and VirtualBox's official web site installation and I keep getting the same ...
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I can't remove my skype at ubuntu 12.04

For the 1st time i know there is a good news that we can use the newest skype for ubuntu so i need to remove the latest ubuntu to get it install safety but while i try to uninstall skype via terminal ...
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How to make a windows virtualbox host recognise android usb?

I want to root my phone (Micromax A52) and i got the procedure. But I use Ubuntu for everyday use and now for rooting i need Windows. I installed it in virtualbox. Now in vbox,the usb device is ...
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Having trouble using Ubuntu 12.04 ISO in Virtual Box

I followed step-by-step from this site : Installing Ubuntu inside Windows using VirtualBox This is my system info: System Information -———————- Time of this ...
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Problems running 64bit Virtual Machines in VBox even with a 64-bit OS

So I'm running Kubuntu 12.10 x64: uname -v -p #29-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 19 10:26:51 UTC 2012 x86_64 and Virtual Box 4.2 installed from the VBox repositories. Any time I try to install a 64-bit OS as ...
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Virtual Box disk image can not be read

I have a great problem to deal: no access to Ubuntu through my VirtualBox. I always have the same error message : Session failed to Open Could not open the medium '/Users/me/VirtualBox ...
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Setting up SANED with sane-test

I'm trying to setup a network service for running saned (running the sane-test backend) on Ubuntu 12.10, running it on a virtualbox. I followed the directions found here and I got to the point where ...
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How can I 'ssh' to an ubuntu server running on VirutalBox

I have installed Ubuntu Server on a virtual machine in VirtualBox which runs on Windows 7. How can I connect through ssh to that virtual machine? I go and type 'ifconfig', and i get this address ...
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How can I install ubuntu on virtual box with just command prompt

My laptop does not a lot of RAM. I have installed Virtual box on my windows 7 machine. How can I install a Ubuntu environment with just console? Thank you.
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How to install VirtualBox to use Windows or other OS?

I want to use Windows 7 or 8 but I don't know to install a software like VirtualBox which we have to do with the use of terminal. I don't want to use Windows as a main OS so I want to use it in ...
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Windows 7 when starting ubuntu black & blue striped screen after upgrade

I got a message saying that my version of ubuntu was obsolete so I clicked to update. I have Windows 7 and run ubuntu in a Virtual Box vm. When ubuntu tries to startup I get a screen with black ...
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Error for apt-get install when running Ubuntu 12.04 on flash drive [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a memory stick courtesy of LiveLinux - http://www.linuxliveusb.com/ So I wanted to install git (sudo apt-get install git) and I've been getting the following error ...
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Problems with NAT Adapater since upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10

I was running Ubuntu 12.04 w/ VirtualBox installed. I was using the NAT interface to connect to everything. Basically running VBOX for testing some things and a Windows VM for Netflix.. Was back to ...
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virtual box reconnect error

I have been using ubuntu and virtual box mounted xp on it, I suddenly experienced this error when I tried to open the folders shared on Z: i have reinstalled guest additions but could not find a ...
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Appearance dialog doesn't work in 12.04 Unity

When I open Settings - Appearance, there are two problems: I selected color (non-wallpaper) background, and is shown as current background. However, the desktop background does not change. There is ...
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Cannot see user desktop (Applications, Places, System…) when I log in

I am very new to Ubuntu. I recently got a new laptop running Windows 7. I am using Virtual Box and just installed the Ubuntu 12.10 ISO as a new Virtual Machine within Virtual Box. Everything seemed to ...
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Virtualbox, How do I change guest (precise) resolution to 16:9 (1920x1080) instead of default 4:3?

There are many questions about resolution issues on askubuntu but no question/solution seems to solve my issue. I've a 12.04/precise host system and installed Ubuntu 12.04/precise as guest system as ...
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Ubuntu won't shutdown (stuck on “Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules”)

When try to shutdown the computer it stays on a "Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules" message. It looks like it has to do something with VirtualBox, but happens even if I didn't use VirtualBox at all. ...
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Desktop login fails, terminal works

I have a freshly setup 12.04 LTS pc system (120 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD, 16 GiB RAM); since a few days, I can't login to the graphical desktop anymore: there is very short flashing shell window which ...
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Virtualbox vnc options

I have been looking for a way to connect to my virtualbox vm guest by a vnc client. By that I mean, not installing a vnc client/server on the vm, but as an addition to virtualbox; The same way as vps ...
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12.04 on VirtualBox -No internet access on Guest OS

I have Windows 7 as my Host OS which has wired Ethernet working. My guest OS on VirtualBox is Ubuntu 12.04. The problem is that I cannot browse. I have: Enabled sharing on Windows; Have used NAT, ...
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Integrated webcam cannot be used in VirtualBox Guest XP

I have Windows XP installed in my VirtualBox. The integrated webcam is working fine in Ubuntu but Windows XP can't recognize it (can't find the webcam in device manager, and it doesn't ask for driver ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Ubuntu-Guest and VirtualBox(Windows) host [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virtualbox DNS stopped working on upgrade to 12.10 The internet connection on the Windows Guest is not working. It is set on NAT. Incidentally this was working on 12.04. ...
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Installing gnome breaks seamless mode

I am working on Ubuntu with virtualbox (on my mac). I have just installed gnome, and it broke a lot of features, among wich the very nice feature of seamless mode. How can I retrieve it ?
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Is it better to run Linux distros live or installed on VirtualBox?

I want to run and install some applications on my Linux distributions on the VirtualBox. So what is better 'live' versions or full installs on the VirtualBox? What is the difference between the two ...
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install ubuntu on a virtualbox without usb or cd drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu inside VirtualBox? I'm using ubuntu 12.04 on my machine and trying to install 10.04 on virtualbox. I have already downloaded the .iso image. I ...
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Why does a Ubuntu guest in VirtualBox run very, very slowly?

I'm using currently Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as a host machine, and I've virtualized three machines: a Xubuntu 12.04 guest a Windows 7 guest a Ubuntu 12.10 guest All the guests have the same VirtualBox ...
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I upgraded ubuntu to 12.10, and the internet does not work on vbox

Last week, I upgraded my operating system to Ubuntu 12.10 from 12.04, and the internet stopped working on two virtual machines (launched with virtualbox), Windows XP and OSX Snow Leopard. OSX also ...
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Downloading Ubuntu in Windows through Virtual Box [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu inside VirtualBox? I am installing Ubuntu in Windows through Virtual Box. When it finishes installing it asks for restart, its restarting and ...
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How do I use Virtualbox and install Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install windows 7 through virtual box in ubuntu 12.04 I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Virtualbox. I am new to Virtualbox and I am stuck on how to put on windows 7 ...
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Can't edit with gksudo (Duplicate entry in source.list)

I'm trying to follow this tutorial. And i have followed all the previous tutorials on this site to get where i am now. However now when i tried to install virtualbox i get some errors. First and i ...
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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 ...