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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

1
vote
2answers
1k views

Virtual box has trouble opening its own .vdi images

for some reason Virtualbox keeps saying it has trouble opening its own .vdi images exit code: 1 Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) Component: Machine Interface: IMachine ...
4
votes
1answer
455 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
13
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
39
votes
3answers
69k views

Why virtualbox's menu has disappeared?

How to show the menu bar of virtualbox? Because functions like cdrom,usb,...etc needs menu bars to get working.
2
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

Black Screen When Booting From .VDI Image [closed]

I have cloned a VirtualBox machine, which runs Ubuntu 11.04 32-bit as Guest OS. I now wish to transfer it to a new host machine running Windows Vista 32-bit. I’ve transferred the .vdi file and ...
1
vote
1answer
757 views

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 ...
8
votes
3answers
6k views

How do I keep guest additions working in virtual box after updates?

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on Virtual Box. It had poor performance (had low max resolution, cursor was choppy when going across the screen, none of the unity stuff was there), until I installed the ...
2
votes
3answers
825 views

VirtualBox choking

I had VirtualBox running just fine but on the update to 11.04 it choked. I am running: dkms version 2.1.1.2-5ubuntu1 virtualbox-ose-dkms v. 4.0.4-dfsg-1ubuntu4.1 virtualbox-ose-qt v. ...
0
votes
0answers
314 views

Why is the network indicator saying “device not managed” when running Ubuntu in VirtualBox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: network manager says “wired device not managed” I have just setup Ubuntu 11.04 on Virtual Box OSE. I notice that my network (or all indicators) applet is not ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
11
votes
5answers
35k views

Start VBoxHeadless VM at startup

I cannot seem to get my VM to run at startup. I tried the "startup applications" and update-rc.d with no luck. sudo update-rc.d startvms defaults 99 10 This created all the appropriate symbolic ...
0
votes
2answers
6k views

can't ping from virtualbox ubuntu server --nat connection

i set up an ubuntu server in virtual box following these and these instructions.My connection worked,also ssh . Then, i signed up in dyndns.com ,i configured the router ,but in the port forward i ...
1
vote
0answers
119 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
6k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
949 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
809 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
509 views

No suspend with Virtualbox 4.1.0

Since I upgraded to VirtualBox 4.1.0 on my 11.04 I'm having a problem of suspending. This is a known bug and some suggested a workaround by adding the vboxdrv to the modules under ...
1
vote
2answers
982 views

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 ...
8
votes
3answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
97 views

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
16
votes
2answers
48k views

How do I set up shared folders in a Windows XP virtualbox guest?

I have installed VirtualBox OSE on Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows XP pro as the virtual machine. Now I want to have a shared folder which can be accessed on both, my host Ubuntu machine, and my WinXP guest ...
3
votes
3answers
484 views

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 ...
12
votes
3answers
29k views

Mount VirtualBox SharedFolder in Ubuntu VM on boot

I have a Ubuntu VM running in VirtualBox. I have a Shared Folder set up as myshare I have a folder created in my home directory (~/jamesw) as host. using the line sudo mount -t vboxsf myshare host ...
67
votes
8answers
112k views

How can I access Apache (on VirtualBox guest) from host?

I installed Apache on an Ubuntu VM. When I go into the guest and load up Firefox I can see that Apache is working fine when I browse to localhost. I would like to access this same page through the ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
124 views

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?
5
votes
3answers
7k views

How can i force the installation of the Virtualbox Extension pack?

I'm having a BIG probelm with VirtualBox, everytime i try to add or install the newest extension pack it gives an error, at first it asked me to add my user to the vboxuser group, which i already did, ...
2
votes
4answers
462 views

Getting a new hard drive - Running Linux/Windows in a Virtual Machine

I don't want this to turn into an argument about linux/windows. Please try to answer this objectively I'm getting a new hard drive today and my current setup (on this machine) is running Windows with ...
2
votes
2answers
724 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
98 views

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 ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

Running Steam for TF2 - VM or Wine?

I'm installing Steam on my virtual machine as well as installing on my Ubuntu 10.10. Which do you think will run better?
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Guest OS cannot see USB even after selecting it in VirtualBox

I have the latest VirtualBox 4.0.8 (from the VirtualBox website), including the extension pack, running on Ubuntu Lucid 10.04. My user is a member of vboxusers. The guest OS is Windows XP (32-bit). ...
15
votes
2answers
9k views

How do I switch between virtual terminals in a guest system?

I want to access virtual consoles in my Ubuntu guests running VirtualBox with Ubuntu guest. However, even if the focus is within the guest window, if I press Ctrl+F1 thru F6 I move in a virtual ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
10
votes
4answers
31k views

How to install Windows 7 inside Virtualbox of Ubuntu?

I have already dual systems : Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed on my laptop. The Windows 7 had been installed when I bought this laptop, and I don't have a CD. I just installed VitrualBox under Ubuntu, ...
14
votes
3answers
44k views

Unable to Install VirtualBox Due to Missing Kernel Module

I am trying to install VirtualBox on my Ubuntu. I first tried to sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose in a terminal, but after the configuration step, it fails with an error: No suitable module ...
1
vote
0answers
829 views

Virtualbox Installation Issues due to Missing Kernel Modules [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unable to Install VirtualBox Due to Missing Kernel Module I have dual systems: Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed on my machine. Now I would like to install virtualbox under ...
9
votes
3answers
27k views

How Can I connect USB Printer in Virtual Box OSE Win XP

How Can I Connect USB Printer in win XP installed within VirtualBox OSE. Help also needed to connect any usb device in above set-up. I use UBUNTU 10.10.
3
votes
6answers
8k views

How to SCP a file from Mac -> Ubuntu VirtualBox?

I have a Mac (OS X) and a VirtualBox running Ubuntu. I want to SCP a 500mb file from the Mac to the VirtualBox. How do I do this? (Probably something to do with /etc/hosts?)
0
votes
2answers
987 views

New to Virtualbox with basic questions

I currently have a dual boot 120 GB HDD, with Windows XP on sda1, Linux (Ubuntu 11.04) OS on sda6 and Linux /home on sda7 partitions. When I want to use the only remaining Windows program that I ...
1
vote
0answers
452 views

How do I run Xplorer360? [closed]

I am trying to run xplorer360 in Ubuntu. I have tried both wine and Virtualbox (win7) but the program always tells me that the program cannot find my hard drive. It works fine under windows, But I ...
1
vote
1answer
148 views

How do I fix this giant gap in my toolbar?

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 i686 in VirtualBox. I get this giant gap on my top toolbar and it's driving me nuts. Any way I can fix it?
8
votes
4answers
24k views

How do I remotely connect to a windows XP virtual machine

I'm running Windows XP on a virtual machine (Orace VirtualBox 4.0.8) on a home server and I want to be able to connect to it from outside the network. I have the domain thanks to dyndns.com which ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

Help me install guest additions on Ubuntu 11.04

I'm having problems installing guest additions on a Ubuntu 11.04 guest os. The host os is Windows XP pro On the host os (Windows XP), I also have another guest os Ubuntu 10.04, and I have had no ...
4
votes
3answers
10k views

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?
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Installing on VirtualBox from a Bootable CD

I have an Ubuntu Bootable Installation CD. How to install from the CD to a VirtualBox on Windows after creating a virtual machine as described here. The link mentions about downloading Ubuntu disk ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

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?