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 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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Is there a virtualbox indicator? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Application Indicators are available? Is there any indicator that compatible with Ubuntu 11.10 with unity?I use it in Ubuntu 11.04.
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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 install VirtualBox 4.1?

How to install virtualbox-4.1.4 in ubuntu 11.04 fluently? when apt-get install libqt* unmet dependency. there is a long list of unmet dependency. Where start first and any command to install ...
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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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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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What are these files like Zone.Identifier:$DATA and how to prevent them?

I have an ext4 drive which is available to my windows XP VirtualBox as a shared folder. When working with files across ubuntu and windows I sometimes see these autogenerated files with ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on a VirtualBox client from an ISO image?

I have the ISO image file (that is, *.iso), and I am trying to boot my VirtualBox installation with this image. Is it possible? I know how to mount my ISO image to my filesystem (on my host machine), ...
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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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How to share internet access between Ubuntu and Windows guests OS in VirtualBox?

Using VirtualBox. There's two Virtual Machines, Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7. On Ubuntu: There's two ethernet interfaces. Bridge interface (eth0) who can access the internet. ping www.google.com ...
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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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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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How to fix virtualbox's copy and paste to host-machine?

Sometimes while using VirtualBox, I have tried copying text from the virtual machine to the host machine but failed. Whenever that happens, I fix it by rebooting the virtual machine. Is there a ...
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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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How can I run VirtualBox a different TTY?

My knowledge of Ubuntu is still fairly limited, but I know I can switch terminals with Ctrl+Alt+F*. I was just wondering if it's possible to load my VirtualBox (winXP in this case) in one of those, ...
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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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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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How to set up cloud image in VirtualBox?

I would like to turn the disk image from a cloud image (former UEC image) into a bootable VirtualBox (for Vagrant). I can run the image in kvm (using https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEC/Images as a ...
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How do I run Windows 8 via virtualization?

I would like to run Windows 8 within a virtual machine under Ubuntu. My quick attempt with VMware failed. Has anyone reached to run Windows 8 on Ubuntu? ps: Microsoft just released a public preview ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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.
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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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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 ...
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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 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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?