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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VirtualBox Ubuntu Server with DNS using dnsmasq

I just want to have a local server inside my VirtualBox that offers DNS functionality like www.example.local => 127.0.0.1. My host operating system is Ubuntu 11.10 and guest is Ubuntu 10.10. On my ...
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What do I install to get Java to work on Ubuntu 11.10 running on Virtualbox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Java? I have tried many things and nothing works. What files do i need to download for this to work? there is no internet connection in ubuntu, so I ...
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file not found grub rescue prompt [closed]

So, while programming today I got the terminal error saying that ls was not available and to type in some sudo command to get it. I typed in said sudo command and it told me that it didn't work. I am ...
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11.10 slow graphic performance with ATI switchable graphics when using Virtualbox

I am using 11.10 (on Virtuabox) on a brand new Samsung Series 7 with switchable graphics, which I am assuming that could be part of the issue here. The graphics card is integrated Intel / and an ATI ...
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Switching my VM Base Memory for Win XP from 192MB to 512MB when I have 2.7GB of ram okay?

Do you think that me using 512MB of ram for my VM Base memory with Windows XP when I am running 2.7GB of ram is okay? or should I return it back to 192MB?
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How to use Ubuntu-provided virtualbox package after uninstalling virtualbox-4.1?

I installed Oracle Virtualbox per the instructions on the Oracle website, but can't use XP or Ubuntu VMs after switching back to the Ubuntu standard version. To switch back, I have edited ...
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Virtual box : Issue connecting to security.ubuntu.com

I have Windows 7 as host system, and installed Ubuntu 11.10 as guest. I'm using the latest version of VirtualBox. The networking works fine, as installation completed correctly and I can browse web ...
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Guest additions installed but USB devices can't be seen in Devices > USB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up USB for Virtualbox I already installed guest additions for VirtualBox but I can't see my USB flash from VirtualBox device list. Please help me.
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When I add myself “vboxusers” group I an no longer in the “admins” group

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and I installed VirtualBox. This required me to add myself to the vboxusers group but when I add myself to vboxusers group I am no longer be in other groups and especially ...
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How do you resize the standard Ubuntu Desktop inside of Virtualbox?

So I've installed Ubuntu inside of Virtualbox, and I resized the window of Virtualbox to be full-size, but the Ubuntu Desktop stays the same standard size. How do I make the width of Ubuntu stretch ...
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How to get Cinnamon working in Virtualbox?

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 (32-bit) in VirtualBox 4.1.8. I wanted to install Cinnamon, so I did and I have the option to choose it from the login screen, as well as GNOME options. If I choose Ubuntu I ...
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Virtual box guest addition missing and can't be downloaded

I downloaded VirtualBox from ubuntu software center and install there windows XP 32 bit. Now when I'm trying to install guest additions it's saying that guest addition is missing and is asking ...
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How To SSH From Host (Win7) to Guest (Ubuntu Server 10.04)

I have recently installed Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS on my machine that has Windows 7 Ultimate. I would like to run the VM graphicless and access it through ssh from Windows 7. My machine is connected to ...
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Is there performance issue when using a Virtual Machine in a mounted partition?

I used to have a Windows 7 setup on my desktop. C:\ for system. D:\ for data. Now I've decided to install Ubuntu as the main OS: \ for Ubuntu (80Gb) swap for swap D:\ I kept this partition ...
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Shared folder in VirtualBox (Ubuntu and Windows 7)

I want to have a directory which is accessible on both Windows 7 installed on Ubuntu host, and the Ubuntu as well. So I have installed the Virtualbox additions on both Windows and Ubuntu. Then in ...
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USB wireless card Atheros AR9271 not working in VirtualBox [closed]

i cannot get my card (TP-Link TL-WN722N) to work on BackTrack 5 r1 (kernel 2.6.39.4), installed on VirtualBox #lsusb Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0cf3:9271 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR9271 802.11n Bus ...
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VirtualBox screen resolution with Windows 7

When I install Windows 7 32bit in VirtualBox on Ubuntu 32bit I've got a problem. The Windows 7 install can't make its resolution equal my notebook screen resolution of 1280x800.
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How to activate VirtualBox USB devices support? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up USB for Virtualbox Using Ubuntu 11.10, downloaded Virtual Box from software centre plus extension pack. Have added my user name to Vboxusers group. When trying ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 fresh Install won't boot

I installed Ubuntu on a VM in VirtualBox but after the installation Ubuntu won't boot up at all! It is stuck at a black screen which is doing nothing. What happened during installation and how do I ...
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How to set up VirtualBox Bridged Network on Windows 7 Host?

I have virtualbox running on a Windows 2008 server, with a guest running ubuntu 10.04. The ubuntu guest is given a static IP of 192.168.1.4, which also has openssh installed. The guest has bridged ...
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Can't access host serial port on VirtualBox Winxp

My host is ubuntu 11.04. The guest is WinXP VirtualBox is 4.0.10 The serial port works well with putty in ubuntu. I setup as: COM1/4/0x3F8/Host Device/ Port Path: /dev/ttyS0 Then I close putty, to ...
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Move system to VirtualBox

I have HDD with Windows 7 on one of the partintions which was installed previously on the same machine, connected to the laptop via the USB. Previously the system was booted from this HDD using grub ...
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Is using a VirtualBox safer than using WINE?

I'm having to get a copy of Windows XP from the nether regions of the net and want to run it through a virtualbox. Would that be safer as to a WINE installation? Safer as in "not possible to get any ...
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Resizing Virtual drive

I am running Ubuntu as a guest on an iMac with VirtualBox version 4.1.8. What is the easiest way to resize the virtual drive? Please provide as much detail as possible including the correct format ...
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Ubuntu hostname on lan config

My host computer is Windows 7 64. I have VirtualBox with an Ubuntu 10.04 Server x64 running as guest. My Ubuntu Guest has an ip of 192.168.1.104. I have openssh installed on the guest. I can ssh ...
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Gnome boxes vs Virtualbox

which would be a "faster" more "responsive" virtual machine software? Gnome boxes, or Virtualbox?
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Wide screen resolution in VirtualBox

I've installed Windows 7 in VirtualBox hosted by Ubuntu. After the installation in Windows 7 I can't see the resolution I need (wide screen). I have only the 4:3 (1024x768 etc.) How can I fix this? ...
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Safely close virtualbox machine on host reboot

I'm running Windows 7 inside Virtualbox on Ubuntu 11.10. Everything works fine. I'm running it at startup, but I have a problem with rebooting. When I type sudo reboot now the state of the virtual ...
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What's the fastest distro to run under VirtualBox?

I would like to have an Ubuntu VirtualBox vm to develop in Java. Though, it seems somewhat an overkill to run only the JVM, IntelliJ, Grails, Git, Maven... as I am new to Linux, I would like to keep ...
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Slow wacom on virtualbox. Is it possible to solve it?

I have a Wacom Bamboo that works out-of-the-box on Ubuntu 11.10 (even pressure). The problem, though, comes when using it on VirtualBox. If I don't allow VB to access it, it recognizes the tablet as ...
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How to run.vhd file ( virtual PC image ) in ubuntu 11.10

How to run a .vhd file (VirtualPC image) in Ubuntu 11.10 and which software can be used to run it?
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How can I access Ubuntu Server running in a VM via the internet?

I am running Ubuntu Server 10.04 on a VirtualBox virtual machine from a Windows 7 host. How do I open access to this guest virtual machine from the internet?
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How do I ping the Ubuntu host system from a Windows guest in VirtualBox?

I connected to a wireless point and use "ifconfig" but I don't see any IP in eth0. Where's my IP address? Sorry if this is a silly question. :) I want to use "ping" in Virtualbox Windows 7 guest. ...
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Ubuntu VM's Already Made

Does anyone know where you can get an Ubuntu 11.0 VM already created? I am trying to test Ubuntu in Virtual Box and didn't want to have to go through an install it there is Vm's already created. ...
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How to open Ubuntu in second screen via VirtualBox?

I've just install Ubuntu 11.10 on virtual box. I've download Guest Additions. How to view this VM in second screen in full screen mode ? When Im opening full screen mode it's opening on 1 MAIN screen. ...
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how to launch grub menu for ubuntu guests in virtualbox?

I have ubuntu 12.04 alpha installed in virtualbox. When the virtual machine is started, it boots directly to the login screen without showing the grub menu. How can I get the grub menu to show up on ...
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Error in installing Virtualbox guest additions iso file mount

I have install Virtualbox 4.0.4-OSE on my Ubuntu 11.04. I want to install the guest additions of Virtualbox. but I've gotten this error: Failed to open the CD/DVD image ...
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Error: kernel headers not found. (But they are in place)

I'm trying to install the Guest Additions in VirtualBox 4.04. Host OS is Ubuntu desktop 11.04 64bit, guest OS is Ubuntu server 11.10 64bit. $ sudo ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run After some output this ...
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How do I get 2560x1440 resolution within VirtualBox on a Mac?

I'm trying to get a functional Ubuntu instance running in VirtualBox on my iMac 27". The iMac has a resolution of 2560x1440, and I'd like to run Ubuntu in full screen at that resolution. I've ...
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Access Wiki installation on Host from Virtual Server

Recently I set up a Dokuwiki installation on Ubuntu Server in VirtualBox. My host OS is Ubuntu 11.10. Till date I was using NAT configuration for my VirtualBox. Since today I decided to use Host-only ...
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Run Wubi Ubuntu on Virtualbox

I have installed and using Ubuntu with Wubi installer inside Windows7 as a dual partition. Now I want the same OS image to be loaded using the Virtualbox. Is this possible?
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portable Virtual Machine

I'd like to create a virtual machine with virtualbox and use it on different computers. The problem is that I need to work on my programming projects on different machines and syncing them over the ...
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Portforwarding from host to guest using port 80, but it doesn't work

I installed ubuntu server inside a virtual box(11.04), then i configured apache. Inside virtual box setting, i made a port forwarding from port 80(host) to 80(guest), i open my web browser on my ...
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Help or advice for my script

I have written the following script which you may find useful if running Ubuntu on VirtualBox and make use of NetBeans. The scripts may even be used for other VirtualBox needs as it tries to: ...
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Should I run Ubuntu alongside Windows or in a virtual machine?

I would like to install Ubuntu on my Windows 7 64-bit PC to do analysis of astronomy data. The data files are often large (can be few hundred MB, possibly a GB). The data files may be located on an ...
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Which type of VirtualBox networking should I use? [closed]

I'm trying to use VirtualBox on my Mac to host a couple of VMs. Host OS: Mac OSX 10.7.2 Guest OS: ubuntu 11.10 server 32-bit Each VM should be able to connect to the Internet (this is needed ...
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VirtualBox gives incorrect keybindings

I installed the 11.10 VirtualBox image from http://virtualboxes.org/images/ubuntu/ on my Windows 8 Developer Preview x64 machine running VirtualBox 4.1.8. I've previously installed it manually from ...
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Can I boot off of a .vdi file?

I am using windows 7 as a host & have ubuntu vdi file. Which I created using Virtual Box & installed the Ubuntu OS in ubuntu.vdi file. Now I want to boot Ubuntu Directly on my hardware. that ...
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VirtualBox seems to disable printing in Ubuntu to USB Printer

I am running Maverick on my machine and I have Lexmark X6675 connected to the system via USB. I also have VirtualBox 4.1 running Windows Vista on the system. And I have a very interesting situation ...
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how to create a windows7 image from an SD card

Question: I have an SD card, with windows 7 files in it (as in any bootable DVD) and I want to use it, to install Windows7 in an Ubuntu virtualBox. How to make that happen?