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 to mount a vdi file in ubuntu 13.10?

I'm trying to mount a vdi file in ubuntu 13.10. I tried to sudo apt-get install virtualbox-fuse but it complains about not finding the package. Converting it to raw is not really an option for me, ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 screen on VirtualBox turns black? [closed]

Hi guys I have win7 and I wanted to move to Ubuntu,I got a Ubuntu 9.10 desktop edition DVD and installed it on VirtualBox, but I had a problem with the screen display size. I followed the tutorial ...
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Ubuntu : unattended apt-get upgrade : GRUB install dialog [duplicate]

People have run into this issue before : How to select GRUB install device What do I select for "GRUB install devices" after an update? but they weren't looking for an unattended ...
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Android emulator

I installed virtualbox, but now what? I'm computer illiterate. There's just one specific game I'm trying to play. My smartphone was stolen in a home invasion and this is really the least of my ...
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Multimedia running very slow & weird ( In Virtualbox )

i've got Ubuntu Precise ( 12.04.2 ) running via VirtualBox on Windows 7 host machine ( both 64 bit systems ) - intel i3 2350m with 4GB of RAM - 1.5 GB allocated to Virtualbox. All multimedia played ...
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OpenGL Warning not in mesa table

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on a virtual machine. My host is: windows 7 64 bit machine i7-2630QM NVIDIA geforce gtx 460M graphics I have installed openGL, glut and mesa onto my Linux OS in the ...
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How to run Mac OS X virtually on Ubuntu 12.04

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 stable version and oracle virtual box 4.1.2_ubuntu Have a ISO file of snow leopard with me, When I run virtual box I got following error: FATAL! Could not read from the boot ...
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Install hangs on reboot, Virtualbox 4.2.16, Ubuntu 12.04 Guest on Windows 7 Host [closed]

I am a Linux noob. I am trying to set up a VM so I can learn to program in C (I hear Linux is the best platform to do that on). I have successfully installed Ubuntu 12.04 Guest on one Win 7 Host (...
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Installation of Ubuntu 13.04 on Virtualbox “breaks”

i have tried to install many times the ubuntu linux distro on virtualbox and it worked like a charm. Today i have tried to re-install from scratch the latest ubuntu version (13.04) on the latest ...
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How to access shared folders in Ubuntu VM(Oracle Virtualbox) and link them to the home folder

I have configured a shared folder between the Windows host and Ubuntu guest. The folder mounts at start up but its empty(It also has a padlock sign.). I have to run the command below to access its ...
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how to map a folder in my VM to my local machine

I've got a devbox VM running via vagrant and virtualbox. I'd like to have it just run as a web server and do all my work on my local machine (where my dev tools are). I've seen this done before, ...
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getting devices/media to show up in Xubuntu on VM

I'm running Xubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox on my iMac, and have discovered that devices and optical media don't show up in the VM at all. For example, USB drives and CDs mount on my Mac OS desktop but ...
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I want to install Fedora in Virtual Box with a Usb stick

I managed to install Virtual Box on my Ubuntu system; now I want to install Fedora within the virtual machine. I have a Fedora image installed on a usb stick that is accessible by a vmdk file - an ...
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Unable to mount the CD/DVD image on the machine Sandbox

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 Server AMD 64 with VirtualBox 4.2 latest version. I've installed it successfully. I've to install now Guest Additions but I am getting a error message like the below exactly ...
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Can't open shared folders on a virtual box

I created a virtual box of Ubnutu 12.04 64 bit, installed on a host with the same system. I installed VirtualBox Guest Additions on the guest, and restarted the guest. However, when I try to open "...
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The system is running in low-graphics mode error in “Virtualbox” [duplicate]

Hi guys this error just popped up in my VirtualBox. After the error screen shows up, I press command+F1(I use a Macbook) and a command line comes to the screen that wants me to login. After logging in,...
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Apache occasionally hangs, won't stop or restart

Once a week or so, apache just becomes completely unresponsive. If I try service apache2 restart, it says it's stopping apache, but then sits there. Sometimes killing all the processes works, but ...
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How to boot from folder in virtualbox?

I just downloaded Virtualbox and I wish to know how to boot from a specific folder in my hard drive I stored my Ubuntu (12.10) installation files in a single folder (copied it from the ISO) and ...
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Can't Access Apache on VirtualBox VM (using NAT + Host-only)

Short Description: My host OS is Ubuntu-12.04 and using VirtualBox I have set up a VM of Oracle Linux 6.4 (based on RHEL) with Apache httpd webserver. I need to access the web pages served by the VM ...
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Switching from side by side Ubuntu to main OS on Lenovo laptop

I am loving Ubuntu and I would like to switch from Ubuntu 12.10 side by side with Win7 to Ubuntu as the sole OS (and eventually run Win7 via virtualbox). After I backup everything, wipe the entire ...
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VirtualBox isn't locked when Ubuntu is locked

I have win7 in my VirtualBox 4.2.10 in my Ubuntu 13.04 x86_64 . My ubuntu is locked in 5 minutes but I can still use win7 when win7 is set fullscreen. I can unlock the ubuntu only after I close or ...
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How do I get an Ubuntu ISO that matches my Virtual Box image?

I’ve downloaded the Ubuntu Linux 12.04 x86 Vitual Box image and i got the ISO for the OS (as iso) from the Ubuntu site. But there looks to be a difference. The Ubuntu site downloads 12.04.2, When I ...
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virtualbox not working on ubuntu 12.04 64-bit? [duplicate]

I'm new to linux please help ,Every time i try to start up virtual box this pops up: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine pc. The virtual machine 'pc' has terminated unexpectedly during ...
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How to change to cd rom drive in terminal Ubuntu 13.04

How do you switch to the directory where the CD-ROM is? I am at name@name-virtualbox:-S
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virtual box error

i'm trying to install Windows 7 on the Virtualbox when it trys to start up it will stop and say status: 0xc0000225 and wont open Windows. I have tried several different .iso files of Windows.
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Virtualbox 4.2 not booting any virtual machines

I upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04 and my Virtualbox-4.1 stopped working. So I downloaded the Virtualbox-4.2 deb for Raring ringtail from their website and installed it. When I start Virtualbox, it starts ...
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Simple MAAS setup in Ubuntu 13.04 and Virtual Box

Main OS : Ubuntu 13.04. MAAS HOST : installed in virtualbox using MAAS Doucmentation . I created another virtual machine connected with same network as MAAS HOST. It's booted successfully using ...
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How to install the same host operating system in virtualbox?

I am using ubuntu-13.04 and want to install this same OS in Oracle-virtual box. I don't have the ISO image and don't want do download the big image file. Is there any way to directly install it on ...
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Windows 8 failing to install on VirtualBox in ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I'm getting the errors attached as screenshots above when I try to start the virtual machine so that it installs windows 8. When the first error popped out, I clicked on continue and it brought the ...
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How can I increase disk size on a Vagrant VM?

I have a VM managed by Vagrant using VirtualBox on a Ubuntu host server. My Vagrant box uses the Puppetlabs Debian 6.0.7 basebox, which uses LVM for its root partition. By default the disk is 8GB ...
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Software availability

I've been using Ubuntu for the past year or so, and I swear, I have turned into the biggest Ubuntu Fanboy in the world, I absolutely love everything about Ubuntu except for this one little thing. ...
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Windows 7 Virtualbox guest in seamless mode has bottom clipped off in Ubuntu 13.04

I realise that this is a duplicate of this post but I was unable to comment on that one. I am able to replicate this issue on a fresh install of 13.04 I have tried installing the prop nvidia drivers,...
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Cannot access Ubuntu 13.04 virtualbox guest in full screen mode after sleep

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 as a guest in Virtualbox 4.2.14, on a Windows 8 host. When the Ubuntu goes to sleep while in full screen mode, I cannot wake it up. The screen does not respond to input at ...
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How to completely remove an OS from VirtualBox?

I have installed Windows XP in my VirtualBox some days ago. Now, I want to remove Windows XP completely from VirtualBox and I decided to install Ubuntu 13.04 for testing. What is the correct way to ...
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'VT-x features locked or unavailable in MSR' error while trying to install Windows XP in VirtualBox

I install the application using the .deb, but I can't get a virtual machine to boot. How to install it correctly from the beginning? Opening my newly-created XP machine yields this message: Failed ...
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Ubuntu in virtual box not able to connect to internet [duplicate]

Host- WindowsXP Guest- Ubuntu 12.10 The host machine has internet connectivity, but I am not able to connect to internet in Ubuntu. NAT-Using this I am able to ping a site, it shows packets sent and ...
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Virtualbox very slow | IO

Kubuntu 12.04.02 Virtualbox 4.2 x64 | ubuntu ppa does the same Problem: Windows XP 32bit guest extremely slow HDD IO appears to be on full load Virtualbox spec: display ram 128mb 2d enabled IDE 32 ...
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virtual Box on Mac running slow

I am having an issue , I’m using Virtual box to run Ubuntu, its very slow and I gave it 1 gb of ram I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong. I heard that Ubuntu flies and from the tutorial I saw ...
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Bridging eth0 and vboxnet0 and using ISC DHCP server to provide dynamic IPs

I have Lubuntu 12.04 (64bit) with VirtualBox 4.2 installed and the setup below: eth0 adapter connected to LAN (having static IP 192.168.0.1 and it is the default gateway). ISC DHCP server listening ...
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How to get the GRUB using virtualbox?

I have ubuntu-12.04 on my virtualbox and I have two kernels in /boot (old and new). When I restart the vbox no grub appears to choose! and the result of cat /proc/cmdline still shows the old kernel is ...
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Is there a way to make a fullscreen on VirtualBox?

I tried many ways to make a bigger screen in VirtualBox because I do not like the small size of the guest window? Is there is a way to make it big?
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Unable to add nodes to MAAS Server running in VirtualBox

I have followed the tutorials here and here . My MAAS master server (running Ubuntu 12.04 server) is already set up in a VirtualBox VM. I have not installed DHCP on this server as I already have a ...
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run Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview on desktop?

Is there a way to run the Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview in an emulator or VirtualBox on 13.04 desktop? Id like to develop a cross-platform app but I do not have a device I can flash the touch preview ...
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Run Virtualbox at boot without a Desktop Enviroment

I am wondering if there is a way to run virtualbox XP machine on a Ubuntu base system with no/very minimal Ubuntu Desktop Environment. I want to use Ubuntu for as the base operation system for such ...
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How to get direct access to host network from Virtualbox running Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu on a virtual machine with Virtualbox. The host uses Windows 8. Right now, the guest has internet access, but it's some sort of virtual network because it thinks it's using a wired ...
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Make Ubuntu host ignore NIC, and let VM guest fully control it

Is it possible to make a Ubuntu desktop host (running on a physical machine) ignore a network interface card (NIC, ethernet), and let a virtual box guest take full control of that NIC regarding IPs, ...
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Access network share of guest on host

I use an Ubuntu 12.04 host system with a Windows 7 guest in VirtualBox. The virtual Windows machine is member of a domain in which network drives are shared to it. I prefer to do most of the work on ...
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VM doesn't pick up any ip address

I'm running virtualbox in bridged mode on a windows host. ifconfig returns this: Here's the etc../interfaces file: here's the output of ifconfig -a: here's the output of route How can I ...
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RTNETLINK answers: file exists - configure interface

Forgive the newbie question. I am trying to setup eth1 in interfaces: however, I am getting: RTNETLINK answers: file exists here are the results of ifconfig: what am i doing wrong?
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A complex problem regarding virtual machines

I want to run Windows on Linux in a seamless manner. That is, on booting up the Linux System, the Windows should be launched with no intervention from the user. The user should feel, that he is using ...