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 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?
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Adjust resolution in xfce4 virtualbox guest guest

I have Virtualbox 4.1.2_ubuntur3859 installed on an Ubuntu 11.10 host, running a guest ubuntu server 10.04 with xfce4 and xorg installed with no-install-recommends. I have installed guest additions, ...
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Problem accessing superuser with sudo

Through Virtualbox didn't allow me use USB because my account wasn't a vboxuser group, I've to run this command: $sudo usermod -G vboxusers brallan After I needed to access to superuser privileges ...
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Installing drivers for a windows 7 guest in virtualbox

I am new to ubuntu. I want to know how to install drivers such as lan, wifi, audio, video & graphics, webcam and so in Windows 7 32bit installed as a guest OS inside Ubuntu 10.10 (host) using ...
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Save virtualbox vm state before logout

I'm using oneiric with unity. I want to find a solution to automatically save the state of my virtualbox virtual machine before I logout or shutdown because I always forget to do it manually. I know I ...
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Downloading Error while installing VirtualBox Guest Additions

I have installed Windows7 as guest in my Ubuntu 11.10 host using virtualBox. Now the problem is when I try to install the VirtualBox Guest Additions I am getting the following error.
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Ubuntu 11.10 not displaying any open applications, when running in VirtualBox [closed]

I have managed to get 3D acceleration to work when running Ubuntu 11,10 in virtualbox, however, when Ubuntu loads the unity display, any application I launch seems to be hidden. The open apps are ...
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Is linux virtualbox images legal to distribute?

I have website with adsense. Can I share linux distro's virtualbox images with users? Is this legal? Will it affect on my adsense account?
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VirtualBox doesn't have Devices menu

I want to install "Guest Addition" for my virtual Windows 7 but I don't see Devices menu. Why?
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VirtualBox does not work

VirtualBox does not run on my ubuntu 11.10 32 bit OS. When I type VirtualBox in the terminal I get: keghn@keghn-laptop:~$ VirtualBox VirtualBox: supR3HardenedMainGetTrustedMain: ...
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Network disabled

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 on Virtualbox. Everything worked fine until I had to install a wirelsss network card to my stationary (network cabel outside house was damaged - so borrowing neighbour ...
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Use VirtualBox without ISO?

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed on my computer (dual booting). I want to use the Zune software in Windows 7, but seeing as that is the only reason I need it, I want to use Virtalbox. However, ...
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Why I can't set 2 CPU on virtualbox xp?

I set 2 CPU on virtualbox xp and boot successfully. But when I use speccy to check. It says I only have 1 cpu and only 1 core. What happened? How do I enable the second CPU? Thank you~
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How do I increase the hard disk size of the virtual machine?

I have run out of space on my WinXP virtual machine, which I only gave 10 GB space for when I created it. Is there an easy way to increase it to, say, 20 GB? I can't see any obvious option in ...
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Do all webcam programs depend on 3D acceleration in Virtual Box?

I'm trying to use my webcam from an Ubuntu virtual guest. When I start cheese from a terminal, it tells me that it depends on 3D acceleration. Are there alternative ways to test a webcam that don't ...
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Cache Memory and fglrx driver slows computer

When ever my Cache memory gets extremely high, my entire computer slows down. Windows slow to load, and there's lagging on the mouse-overs for everything. The only way I can restore everything is by ...
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GNOME Shell in VirtualBox host broken after a kernel upgrade

After a recent update, which included updates for the kernel, I am no longer able to log into GNOME Shell. To clarify the situation, at first it would boot into the GNOME Fallback Session. To remedy ...
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Not enough swap space to hibernate?

It seems that I have enough though; maybe it's not automatic swap mounting? Any help on getting hibernate working is appreciated.
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Not all GNOME Shell features present after installation

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on VirtualBox with the following specs: 1024 MB RAM 128 VGA 16 HDD Then I tried to install GNOME Shell as in this OMG! Ubuntu post. But I didn't get the same result. The ...
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Recommendations for development system running virtual machines [closed]

I searched but I haven't really found a good answer. I need to buy a new system in the next day or two and I don't want to spend a ton of cash. This system will be a development box that will need ...
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What is IOMMU and will it improve my VM performance?

My Motherboard's chipset supports this feature IOMMU, i've read (but not really understand) that it improves the VM performance by letting the VM make use of the actual physical hardware instead of ...
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“CPU is not compatible with 64 bit mode” error trying to install Windows 7 (64 Bit) on VirtualBox

I installed VirtualBox from the Software Center on 64-bit Ubuntu 11.10. When I try to install a 64-bit Windows 7 guest I get the following error: Attempting to load 64 bit however this CPU is not ...
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Problems migrating Virtualbox VM from one ubuntu server to another

I have recently bought a new faster server and so I want to start migrating things over to the new server. Having my email server (zimbra) installed in a virtual machine I figured it should be piece ...
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Add Virtualbox Shortcut in Unity Launcher to boot to a VM

Can I create a shortcut to a virtualbox OS in the unity sidebar without it being on the desktop too. I tried to right click in virtualbox and create shortcut on desktop then move it. but if i do it ...
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Unity 3D in 11.10 with VirtualBox in OS X?

It is possible to run Unity 3D in VirtualBox on a Mac? I'm having a horrible time with Unity 3D in Ubuntu 11.10 running in a VirtualBox VM in OS X. Such a hard time, in fact, that I'm about to give ...
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libpython2.6 removed and now I have problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Removed python from my install, how do I get it back? I am new in ubuntu and generally in linux. I didn't, I think, a great mistake yesterday and I would like your help. ...
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Ubuntu server on VirtualBox

I have two network adapters on VirtualBox for Ubuntu server. Adapter 1: internal network called intent Adapter 2: NAT I want to configure them as follows, static IP 192.168.10.101 for the ...
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IronHide / BumbleBee with a VirtualBox VM. Will it pass through video acceleration to the physical card?

Any ideas whether you can run a Windows VM via IronHide for graphics card acceleration? I'd like to play games / watch bluray etc utilising my video card.
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Sources not authenticating properly error on update

I have just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on the latest VirtualBox. All went as expected. I then tried to apply the 260 odd updates it needed, as per usual. What I then get is a message about the sources ...
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Can I test Ubuntu Cloud in VirtualBox?

I was wondering if there was any way to install Ubuntu Cloud (Nodes and Clusters) inside VirtualBox just to see how things work, before I actually use multiple machines to do the job? I know if it is ...
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How do I fix broken networking in cloned virtual machines?

I've set up a virtual machine configured with bridge networking. After making eight clones of it, the new machines can't connect to the network. I've instructed VirtualBox to re-generate the ...
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Establish a virtual network using VM with minimal-distributions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lightweight Ubuntu for networking purposes What is best lightweight Ubuntu only for networking purposes? I'm doing a project related to networking based on IPv6 and I ...
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Shutting down Ubuntu Server running in headless VirtualBox

I'm running Ubuntu Server using VBoxHeadless. How do I send ACPI shutdown signal through VirtualBox and make Ubuntu Server respect it and comply with the shutdown signal?
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VirtualBox Version 4.1.6 not displaying Window [closed]

I am using Macbook Pro 15 inch with Mac Lion 8gb on memory and 1gb of Video. I have VirtualBox Version 4.1.6 r74713 and the lasted version of Ubuntu. I have a problem with window is not appearing ...
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How to give all available resources to VirtualBox?

Is there a way to push all available resources to the program(VirtualBox) when running Ubuntu?
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Why does my display keep turning off every 10 minutes?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric) in VirtualBox as well as virtualbox-guest-additions . The display resolution adapts to the size of the window as expected, but the display turns off after 10 ...
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Sharing between Host and Guest in Virtualbox

Since Ubuntu 11.10 use a new kernel, it's very difficult to have a decent support for virtualization. VirtualBox doesn't support guest additions for ubuntu 11.10, so I can't copy to and from my ...
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“VERR_SUPLIB_WORLD_WRITABLE” error when trying to installing OS in virtualbox

I wanna install OS on VirtualBox,but when I wanna to install it,it will return errors: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Arch. Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_WORLD_WRITABLE). ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 in VirtualBox does not show anything on the desktop

The buttons that should be visible still function (as shown by the drop down menu I clicked). My host is Windows 7. VirtualBox settings Any help?
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Unable to mount VirtualBox Guest Additions as a guest (Win7 host)

I keep getting this error dialog with an Unable to mount error E_FAIL ( 0x80004005 ) when I try to mount Guest Additions: I tried the Force Unmount, but that just closes the dialog with no action ...
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Display issues when running VirtualBox [closed]

I have 11.10 installed and it works great. The OS sits on a Dell XPS with Nvidia graphics. Has anyone run into display flickering when running virtual box on ubuntu? The display jumps from the last ...
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Could I install ubuntu in Virtual Box using wubi?

I am installing virtual box on windows and want to install ubuntu on this box using wubi? Or simply when I run the wubi installer, can I indicate that install on virtual box? The problem is that I ...
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How to access dev server in Ubuntu VirtualBox guest on Windows 7 host?

I'm running a Google App Engine dev server on Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop in a VirtualBox VM, on a Windows 7 host. According to this question I have the following setup: The VM networking is set to use ...
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Cannot run native Ubuntu in virtualbox with a vmdk created using the createrawvmdk command with partitions specified

I have a Win7 x64 & Ubuntu 11.10 x64 dual boot set-up on a single HDD. I wanted to run the native Ubuntu as a guest OS inside Virtual-box running on Win7 host. I used the following command to list ...
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AltGr keys don't work with Ubuntu in VirtualBox [closed]

I just installed VirtualBox (from Oracle) in Windows 7, and created a virtual machine with latest Ubuntu. Here in Firefox I can use the left ctrl key, while the right one doesn't have any effect. ...
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How can I stop Unity 2d intercepting meta key when I'm in VirtualBox?

Whenever I'm working in virtualbox guest system and pressing meta key (aka winkey, or Mod4) a huge unity menu pop ups. Is there any way to fix this behavior?
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Installing 11.10 on fresh VirtualBox client hangs - how to debug?

I am trying to create an 11.10 VirtualBox client using the same DVD I used to upgrade my host system. (It happens to be the alternate DVD ISO.) However, it keeps hanging when the progress bar reaches ...