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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Use resources of high end servers to run lubuntu in low end hardware

In our home there is one high end computer with lots of RAM and other low end old computer running lubuntu , the lubuntu itself has become slow so we were thinking of making the lubuntu machine a ...
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Virtualbox 4.1.12 Unable to connect to network

I'm trying to create a Vagrant Basebox for Debian Lenny. The first step in this process is creating a VM Guest in Virtualbox. I've created a new VM image and begun installation of Debian Lenny using ...
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How to run unity next on a virtualbox? [closed]

I have 12.04 running as my main OS. I only have Ubuntu, so I can not afford to screw it up. I installed 13.04 on a virtualbox and compiled and install unity-next to try it. When I ran it from inside ...
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Can't Load Ubuntu on VirtualBox [duplicate]

I am new to VirtualBox and to Ubuntu. I have a PC running Vista and am trying to install Ubuntu and then run NASA LINUX software. In my first try I installed VirtualBox and set up a virtual computer ...
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Kernel & DKMS Virtualbox error

I've been trying for weeks now. I can't run my Windows XP virtual machine because of the error: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not ...
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I uninstalled virtualbox, do I get the allocated storage I gave it back?

I installed virtualbox as I needed a quick way to use iTunes so I didn't have to keep shutting down my laptop to use it and then restart it again to go back to linux. I think the installation failed ...
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How I can properly update VirtualBox to the latest version?

I'm new in Ubuntu and I don't know how to properly update VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.10. How I can update properly virtualbox 4.2.8 r83876 to virtualbox 4.2.10 on Ubuntu 12.10. I dont have a virtual ...
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VirtualBox client OS (using NAT) is able to access host's LAN - How come?

My network is somewhat simple: all PCs in my LAN (Ubuntu desktop, Win7 desktop, XP netbook) connected to a dlink home router, which is connected to ISP's cable modem. LAN has IP subnet 10.10.10.0/24, ...
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fullscreen virtualbox: ubuntu version of virtualbox-ose-guest-x11 fails to install on 12.04.02

I tried to get virtualbox to run an Ubuntu 12.04.02 64-bit on fullscreen in my Windows 7 host machine, and read that I require a virtualbox-ose-guest-x11 for it. When I try to install it on the guest ...
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How to install VBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu 12.10

Unable to install VBox Guest Additions in Ubuntu. It shows some problem woth Linux Header. PS: I am using ubuntu 12.10 guest on Windows8 Host. When I tried installing it I got following:- Verifying ...
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Virtualization on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

We plan to introduce virtualization on our 64bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server so that we can run, in different VMs, a file server for our staff and some development machines for our IT team (code ...
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How do I set up internet connection in VirtualBox? [duplicate]

This question is not duplicate of this, because in my case, internet connection doesn't work on any version of Ubuntu as host (11.04, 12.04,.12.10), and the solution is different too, mine needed ...
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How do I get my VirtualBox to load into the system I already installed?

I am trying to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox on my Mac OS X. I got through the whole installation process with out any problems. But, when it asked to restart the computer and it rebooted, it keeps ...
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Virtualbox ubuntu 1204 guest - guest additions installed, but graphics driver unknown

I have an ubuntu 12.04 LTS guest in VBOX inside my native Windows 7. The graphics suddenly "stop drawing" or something, it stops updating the screen. I have tried adjusting the video memory (from ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: Can not accecss internet (ppp0) from Virtualbox guest windows 7

I have Windows 7 as guest OS on my Ubuntu 12.04 host through Virtualbox. I use dial-up connection (ppp0) through a USB dongle on host machine to access Internet. However, when my host is connected to ...
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Can I move a virtualbox machine from windows to ubuntu?

Does it work by moving VDI from windows to ubuntu VirtualBox folder?
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Missed to Enable 3D acceleration on virtualbox

I had installed ubuntu 11.10 on virtualbox 4.1.8 over windows 7(64-bit, graphics card ATI Radeon HD 5470) as the host. I was trying to run opengl es programs on ubuntu wherein I faced an error during ...
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How to run Ubuntu without GUI in Virtual Box?

I have a Windows XP laptop, in which I run VirtualBox with the latest Ubuntu, my hardware is little old, so running the latest version of Ubuntu inside Virtual box is kind of a hassle, very slow ...
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How do I migrate currently installed Ubuntu to a Virtual Machine?

I'm finding that my graphics drivers (ATI Radeon HD 4200) run MUCH better in a native windows system, I can't even get the closed-source drivers working in Ubuntu, thus leading me to want to run ...
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access shared folders on an Ubuntu host and a Windows XP guest

I have installed virtualbox 4.1.18 on ubuntu 12.10 and I hosted windows xp. I want to share a folder between Ubuntu and Windows XP. I have installed guest additions on the guest machine, and then ...
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I can't find Install Guest additions option for virtualbox

I have installed virtualbox 4.1.18 on Ubuntu 12.10 and I hosted windows XP. I want to share a folder between Ubuntu and Windows XP, so I have read about it in this external tread. The problem is ...
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How to install Virtual box on Ubuntu [duplicate]

Can someone help me install Virtual box on my Ubuntu machine? (12.10). I know you can install it from the software centre but I read somewhere that their are more files to add or something? Can ...
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Ubuntu on Oracle VM VirtualBox running SLOWLY

So I am super new, not only to ubuntu, but also to VirtualBox. I have Linux/Unix experience, though I would not call it particularly strong experience. I have recently installed ubuntu using ...
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Virtualbox Guest Additions Installation error

I am having a lot of troubles to have my virtualbox guest additions installed, I got this message: Verifying archive integrity... All good. Uncompressing VirtualBox 4.2.10 Guest Additions for ...
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Easiest way to assign a static IP address for a LAMP server / VBox snapshot

I want to create a basic Ubuntu 12.04 LAMP server under VBox. Once I have it configured with a base Data set I want to Snapshot that and be able to hand it off to my development partners to use. ...
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Windows only refresh if click on title bar (12.04-VirtualBox)

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 LTS in a VirtualBox running on Windows 7 Pro. I have followed the instruction posted in Why does an Ubuntu 12.10 guest in VirtualBox run very, very slowly? Unity ...
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Proxy problem with Virtual Machines

Everything below relates to a Ubuntu Server 12.04 OS. So, I created a VM at work (which needed a proxy). I went and edited the /etc/environment file, and added in the proxy information. This worked ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 in VMware Player pointer problems

Ubuntu 12.10 works flawlessly in VMware Player 5.0.2 except for one major issue - cursor is rendered in the wrong location (a pixel, or so, to the left and to the top; same thing observed in ...
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virtualbox in Ubuntu host no internet connection

My hair is in fire trying to make Internet connection work in guest OS. I have Ubuntu 12.10 machine with VirtualBox 4.1.18 installed from Ubuntu Software Center I set PC-BSD and FreeBSD to work as ...
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Improving virtual Ubuntu hdd performance running on Windows host

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server with: 1 x 80GB SCSI, partitioned: 100MB reserved 79GB NTFS windows 2 x 1TB SCSI HDD running in a hardware RAID 0 striped configuration, partitioned: 7GB RAW (left ...
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Problems runnung VirtualBox in Ubuntu 12.10

I am trying to start a VM using VirtualBox, however I get the following errors. I have read many pages on this error (some on this forum) but none of the suggested fixes I have found seem to ...
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how to network in ubuntu client on windows host?

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed on my windows7 on Vbox. Is it possible to access disks and folders from the windows host like system C drive or D drive? Or maybe networking between both machines to ...
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How to remove Kernel/LTS Enablement Stack?

this question regarding the LTS Enablement Stack has actually two parts: I installed Linux 3.5.0-x on Precise 64bit via sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-quantal xserver-xorg-lts-quantal . As ...
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Only wallpaper is shown after log in [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu on Virtual Box. Once I run it and log in, wallpaper appears with nothing on it, menu bar, icons etc. nothing. Only cursor is available but right click is unresponsive.
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Screen / Graphics lag on ubuntu 12.10 on alienware M14x r2

I'm new to ubuntu so please forgive my ignorance. I recently bought an alienware M14x R2 with a '1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 650M' vide card. I followed this tutorial to installed Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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Lubuntu on Virtual Machine: (minimum) disk space requirements?

Minimum system requirements for Xubuntu (...) 5 GB of disk space With Lubuntu, you can use computers with even less memory. I read the above as Xubuntu and Lubuntu both requiring ...
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Is running ubuntu with a Virtual machine, like VMware, Virtualbox, same as just running normally without? (functionality and experience wise)

I mean not performance wise, or hardware wise. Any good config PC will run them on VMs. I mean functionality wise n experience wise. Is one able to install and run Ubuntu linux applications just ...
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How do I install VirtualBox's deb package?

I have downloaded virtualbox.deb package. But I don't know how to install this application. Please anyone let me know how to install it..
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how to move a raw disk image to a pendrive to make it bootable?

I tried to follow this: Migrate from a virtual machine (VM) to a physical system but it is not working for me. I have a working xubuntu vdi image. I converted it like this: VBoxManage ...
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Virtualbox - Failed to open a session for the virtual machine

I installed VirtualBox via Software Center. When I try to load a VM, getting an error exactly like this: After I googled this error, found many different solutions, none of them were helped my ...
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Cloning a remote virtual Server

I rented a virtual server running Ubuntu. To test changes to my configuration I'd like to be able to try them on a local machine. So basically I'd like to create a clone of the virtual server (I don't ...
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Ubuntu in VirtualBox wants to install on every boot

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 using Virtual Box in my Windows XP. I have use Ubuntu 11.10 iso to install it. First time when I installed every thing was fine but when I shutdown the VirtualBox and ...
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How to run openmpi on virtualbox with 3 PCs through SSH?

I have 3 PCs with Vista, running Ubuntu through Virtualbox on them. I have installed openmpi and ssh on them, they are connected via ethernet. The IP addresses are all 10.0.2.15. And I can ping with ...
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Virtual box graphic issues when launched in another x session?

When I start virtual box in another x session under tty8, I get some strange results. Everything appears to be normal but when I boot up my Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit system aero does not work. ...
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How can I automount VirtualBox shares in a non-default mountpoint?

I'm trying to automount VirtualBox Shared Folders in Ubuntu, the Sharenames are *_DRIVE, whereas * is D,E, etc. to then share them again via samba. If i mount -t vboxsf D_DRIVE /media/shares/D it ...
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How to get Software Update to automatically grab kernel source along with kernel update?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10. For some reason, every time there's a kernel update, it does not install the linux-headers-* and linux-header-*-generic into /usr/src anymore. So every time I update my ...
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update-initramfs is stuck

Today I wanted to install virtualbox (4.2) in Ubuntu 12.10 and went to the Software Center. After clicking on the 'Install' button in the USC virtualbox was being downloaded and installed. I waited ...
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How can host access the files on guest on VM?

How can I set up VM so that the host can access the files on the guest as if the files on guest are on the hard-drive of host?
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Can i install the ubuntu phone os in oracle virtualbox [duplicate]

I love the idea of the new Ubuntu Phone OS and was wanting to try it out. Unfortunately, I don't have any extra Galaxy or Nexus sitting around my house. So, I was wondering if I could install the ...
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VirtualBox machine will not boot up after MaaS commisioning

Question: Has anyone ever had a problem with a VirtualBox machine not booting up after it's been commissioned and allocated to Admin on MaaS? Description: I was able to commision a VirtualBox ...