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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Host grub error after installing Virtualbox - Non Recoverable

I have been unable to fine a resolution to my problem and I have been suffering from it for a while. I can install Virtualbox and can reboot the machine successfully straight after. Once the system ...
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Upgrading Virtualbox On Ubuntu

I want to upgrade virtual box on my Ubuntu Server 12.04 box. The original version is 4.1 and the latest is 4.2. dpkg reports that I need to uninstall the old version to install the new one. Will I ...
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Virtualbox Blank USB Filter - Now Mouse and KB doesnt work

Experimenting with USB filters, I created a blank filter and now both the mouse and KB don't work for both the guest and the host. Is there any way I can regain control without rebooting the server? ...
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Win7 host, Ubuntu 13.04 guest: VirtualBox 4.2.14 seamless mode loses Ubuntu launcher

I have Windows 7 as host running VirtualBox 4.2.14 with Ubuntu 13.04 as guest OS. All works fine in window or full screen. But if I try seamless mode, I lose the launcher on the left hand side. In ...
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When I start VirtualBox 4.2 in Ubuntu 12.10 via terminal, what do the warnings mean?

When I start VirtualBox in the terminal, the following warning messages shows up: Qt WARNING: void DBusMenuExporterPrivate::addAction(QAction*, int): Already tracking action "" under id 16 Qt ...
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How to configure Static IP's (internal or lan IP) in my ubuntu (VPS)

First of all greetings to all i have a problem with ubuntu i am running ubuntu server 12.04 LTS with GUI (GNOME) Well its a VPS This is my eth0 eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 8e:a3:65:ba:83:...
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Terminal and Software Center Dissapear, Unity will not initialize after Power Cycle

I am currently running on a live USB. I was trying to boot up a windows XP iso on VirtualBox when Terminal and Software Center completely disspeared from my system (Ctrl-Alt-T does not work). My ...
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How to install Guest Additions in Lubuntu 13.04

I downloaded virtualbox-4.2_4.2.12-84980~Ubuntu~raring_i386.deb (63.9 MB) and Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.2.12-84980.vbox-extpack (11.6 MB) from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/...
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OpenGL warnings with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running as a VirtualBox Guest under Windows7

I have been using 12.04 as a guest on my laptop for quiet some time now and it works flawlessly. Today a colleague asked me about the 3D performance of the guest. It never came in my mind to use ...
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how to set up a virtual server and install Ubuntu on it?

After installing Virtual box, I need to set up a virtual server and install Ubuntu on it. What steps should I take?
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How do I move Ubuntu 13.04 from real storage to VirtualBox? [duplicate]

I want to move my Ubuntu 13.04 into the VirtualBox storage. Paragon Backup & Recovery can prepare Windows for moving into virtual storage. But I cannot find any analogue for Linux. Can you give ...
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No Unity, launcher and dash on Ubuntu 13.04 within VirtualBox4.2.12 after enabel 3D Acceleration

I was using Ubuntu 12.10 in my VirtualBox4.2.12 on my Windows7 Host. They worked good. But when I install Ubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox 4.2.12, the screen and display are very slow. I have followed this ...
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Can't get fullscreen resolution on Ubuntu hosted on VirtualBox

I'm running Ubunutu 13.04 in VirtualBox. I have it set up to run in fullscreen mode, but its resolution is much less than what my monitor is capable of and is set up to display on the host machine. ...
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vmlinuz.efi : not found error

I am using ubuntu-builder_2.4.1-gb3-1_all.deb Version 2.4.1 Debian package (Gambas 3) in my host machine which runs Ubuntu 13.04. I am using the same version 64-bit iso to customize it using the ...
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how to allow VMs and host ping each other?

I'm trying to set up a few VMs of ubuntu on my windows 7 machine. I need the machines to be able to ping each other and I would like to assign them a FQDN. The purpose of this project is to set up a ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu in VirtualBox due to “this kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detects an i686 CPU, unable to boot” error

I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox 4.2.12r84980. I see this kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detects an i686 CPU, unable to boot But I am using a 64 bit Windows 8, and ...
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Convert Ubuntu Physical machine to Virtual machine

What is the easiest way to convert a physical Ubuntu (v. 16.04 LTS) into a virtual machine? Convert to VMware workstation image or VirtualBox image
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Launcher replaced by gray area in Ubuntu Virtualbox

I had installed Ubuntu 12.10 desktop i386 on Virtualbox 4.2.12 on Windows 7. After enabling 3d acceleration in settings, launcher (left side application pane\taskbar) did not appear. So I disabled it ...
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virtual box or other virtual machine installation and running [duplicate]

what is the exact procedure to get VirtualBox running? Or are there reliable alternatives?
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seamless upgrade virtualbox from 4.2.0to 4.2.12

I downloaded "Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ("Precise Pangolin") AMD64" from VB download page using Ubuntu Software Center to upgrade but it says: conflicts with the installed package 'virtualbox-guest-...
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virtualbox kernel package is not supported while install vagrant

I'm installing the vagrant with sudo apt-get install. This error I got: ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index... Processing triggers for desktop-...
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Run vagrant up with highest VirtualBox version

I've already installed VirtualBox version 4.1.18_Ubuntu from this source: deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian quantal contrib Apparently the above source was used to install ...
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Cache NFS Shares on Local Disk through Virtual Machine

I'm running 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 and trying to set up FS-Cache using CacheFS as the backend on a virtual machine which is using Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit After following this tutorial to use cachefilesd, How ...
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Is there a way to create a virtual machine that runs android OS?

I have been using the oracle VM, but I'll need to use a tablet soon at work. Therefore, I need to start experimenting with the android OS now. Is there a way to download the latest android OS and ...
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constantly check if the virtualbox is started or still booting up from a script

I am writing a shell script to start a virtualbox (ubuntu). After the command I want to put a for loop to keep checking the status of virtualbox and the script comes out of the loop only after the ...
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apt-get failing with 2 interfaces in /etc/network/interfaces

I am running Ubuntu-Server 12 LTS inside a VM (using VirtualBox with Ubuntu 12 as the host). I have 2 nics set-up in VirtualBox, eth0 is NAT and is used to connect to the outside world and eth1 is ...
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Differences between AWS Ubuntu Image and a fresh install?

I've been using Ubuntu only on AWS for a year now. I'm now trying to set up a virtual environment as similar to my AWS one as possible, and I'm kinda confused. When I spin up an AWS server, the magic ...
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Installation problem of Ubuntu 12.04.2 in virtualbox on windows 7 host

When I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.2 in virtualbox on windows 7 host, it is getting installed. But, after pressing on Restart now button, the virtualbox is not responding and it is getting ...
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Before my performance was slow. Now my VirtualBox Virtual Machine saids “No Bootable Medium Found”!

Can anybody please help me here? A couple of days ago, I asked on this website, how to speed up performance on Ubuntu 13.04. Now I just got a message saying "FATAL: No bootable medium found! System ...
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How do I speed up my performance on my Ubuntu 13.04 VirtualBox Virtual Machine? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble using my Ubuntu VM (virtual machine). Here is all the information shown on my VirtualBox Manager: General: Name: Ubuntu 13.04 I Operating System: Ubuntu System: Base Memory: 512 ...
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Can I use Ubuntu in a virtual machine?

I am a novice, the computer illiterate. I heard that Ubuntu is free, and would like to try it, but my video card seems not to be supported. I heard of virtual machines. Can Oracle Virtual Box run ...
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Access USB In virtualbox ruinning Windows XP [duplicate]

I have Windows XP as a guest in virtualbox and Ubuntu 12.04 as a host. I want to access the usb from windows xp, so I followed the instructions in this topic : How to access USB in VirtualBox running ...
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Problems installing Ubuntu in VirtualBox [duplicate]

I´m trying to install Ubuntu on my PC, so I can work with CNC software available only in Linux. I installed VirtualBox to do this, I created my virtual machine following the steps, and I installed ...
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VirtualBox - How to install OS X guest under Ubuntu host? [closed]

Has anyone managed to install OS X Guest in VirtualBox under Ubuntu? I've wasted 3 days trying to accomplish this by following various tutorials around the Web, but none seem to work for me. Can ...
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UBUNTU 12.04LTS and virtualbox

When I used win xp as virtual machine under 10.04lts, it worked fine. we shared printers attached for win machines with different ip address. no issue. stable and reliable. on upgrading the server to ...
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Trouble Installing Ubuntu on a Virtual Machine

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 through VirtualBox. I get through the install process, but after I hit "restart now" when it restarts it says "Ubuntu is running in Low Graphics mode. Your screen, ...
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Recovery problem

I am using virtual box 4.1.18 on windows 7 to work on Ubuntu 10.04. Recently i started upgrading it to 12.04, while upgrading i powered off the machine. When i restarted, it is not launching Ubuntu ...
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Unable to mount the CD/DVD image on VirtualBox

I'm trying to develop a website in Python, and have installed VirtualBox on my Ubuntu 13.04 host. The VirtualBox is running an Ubuntu 13.04 Django stack. I need to be able to edit the files within my ...
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Seeking system architecture advice for Ubuntu Server home server and OpenELEC media center

This question isnt about an urgent technical problem, rather Im seeking a discussion about system architecture with the hope of gaining some insight from those more experienced than me on the subject. ...
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can i delete guestadditions.iso after i installed it and rebooted in Virtual Box?

by the way i cant seem to get it to run smooth, i keep having a 10 second delay, Ive given it 128mb of video memory. 1280mb of base memory & it is using one processor because my pc is coreduo.
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Replace windows8 with ubuntu from dual-boot

I have an Acer Aspire 5349, came with win7 preinstalled, but Win8 installed as only OS, so none of that UEFI crap. Recently installed ubuntu 13.04 as dual-boot (NOT with wubi) but now I want to ...
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Does Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit have graphic user interface?

I am new to Virtualbox and Vagrant. I followed Vagrant Get Started Guide, and have a VirtualBox running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit. http://docs.vagrantup.com/v2/getting-started/index.html However, ...
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The system is running in low-graphic modes In virtualbox

before the software update yesterday , the system works well in virtualbox , after the software update , I have to reinstall the VBOX addition , then , I reboot the system and the problem appeared , ...
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Cannot connect to VirtualBox VM from Kubuntu Host using NAT

Im using Kubuntu 13 as host and Xubuntu 12 as guest. In VM network options I have NAT selected, and port forwarding options like 127.0.0.1:23 => 10.0.2.15:22. I can access Internet from guest, but ...
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Can you run Linux Mint in a virtual box on Linux Mint? [closed]

Ok, so to clarify, say I was running Mint 14, and I made a VBox, could I have the VBox run Mint 14? The reason I am asking this is because I am trying to run different GUIs on Mint, currently I'm ...
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Custom VirtualBox Launcher in GNOME 3

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 with GNOME 3. My goal is to create a custom launcher that will launch a specific VirtualBox virtual machine, and I'd like it to have it's own icon. From a purely functional ...
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Workaround to re-install guest additions after every kernel update

I have a working VM with ubuntu under virtual box. Everything works fine, but there's a detail that's getting on my nerves. Every time i receive a kernel update, i have to re-install virtual box's ...
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Could someone improve kernel upgrade scripts with VirtualBox install?

Ubuntu kernel updates are very frequent. Each time kernel is updated I need install kernel-headers and do /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup ¿Could kernel update script check if is needed and do it properly? ...
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Error launching Software Management and Updating [duplicate]

am running Ubuntu 12.04, tried installing VirtualBox but ran into the following error. E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list (dist parse) E: The list of sources ...
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Add Windows programs from VirtualBox to the Ubuntu programs menu

I have been using Ubuntu for years now, but for a few months I got my hands on a shiny new iMac, while I had it I messed around with Parallels Desktop and fell in love with many of its features. One ...