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 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 ...
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Virtualbox Ubuntu Installation, general troubleshooting (installation hangs)

I am currently running Windows 7, and am attempting to set up an Ubuntu installation in VirtualBox. The purpose of my installation is educational - I would very much like to "learn" linux. ...
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Virtual Windows 7 on Ubuntu host; Not able to share folders

I have a Windows 7 64 bit installed in Virtualbox on my Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit. I have network running in both, and I would like to share my (Home\Dropbox) folder on my Ubuntu with Windows. But I haven´t ...
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Using Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox (OS X)

64-bit iMac host using VirtualBox 4.2.6 for guest Linux machine. Initially installed 64-bit 12.10 virtual machine, no issues with install, never installed Guest Additions. Eventually deleted VM ...
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How do I get Ubuntu Minimal to boot in Virtualbox?

I'm attempting to install ubuntu minimal 12.10 32 bit on a virtualbox host. It freezes immediately after the screen where I select between a regular and a command line only install. How would I get ...
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Unable to install VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.10: Kernel headers cannot be found

I'm trying to install Virtualbox on Ubuntu 12.10 64bit, (Kernel 3.5.0-23). I've already installed dkms, build-essential, linux-source, linux-kernel-headers, ... . I still get this error: Error! ...
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Error 504 while accessing a php page from Internet

I'm trying to access to a test website from Internet but I mostly get 504 errors. Any php pages take long time to show, when they show. My web server is an Ubuntu Server 12.10 on a virtual machine ...
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12.10 installation has taken 7.5 hours already

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 desktop 32-bit in VirtualBox 4.2.6 r82870 running under Windows Vista 64-bit. I'm installing from a DVD drive. The installation went fine up to the point where it ...
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Problem with Ubuntu Phone SDK demo app

I have installed the Ubuntu phone SDK on a VirtualBox VM running Ubuntu Precise (12.04.2 LTS) as the guest OS. The "guest extensions" have been installed. The guest OS kernel is 32 bit 3.2.0-37 ...
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Virtual Machine Windows 7 USB webcam connection lost when switching back to Ubuntu

I am relatively new to Ubuntu, willing to learn, but don't have a ton of experience with command line interfaces (so go easy on me please if possible tech-wise!)... I have xubuntu installed on my ...
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Virtual installation: where to find the ISO

I'm running windows 7 on my computer (64-bit) and I need to install Ubuntu 12.10 (kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic) virtually. I've installed VirtualBox from Oracle but I can't find the iso image for this ...
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No icons on main screen on VirtualBox

I've tried everything, I've uninstalled and reinstalled, I've tried adding guest additions, nothing is working. EDIT: I should also add I've been using this guide to getting VB set up: ...
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What are practical advantages of using linux-image-virtual kernel?

Ubuntu provides an alternative kernel package - linux-image-virtual, that is supposed to be optimized for use in virtual machines. What are actual optimizations and how much faster/smaller/better is ...
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Can not access to Internet on virtual XP

I' m using VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.04 to run virtual XP. I cannot access to Internet. I have read the How to let a VirtualBox guest (running Windows) access the Internet?, but it seems does not work. ...
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How do I enable hardware virtualization technology (VT-x) for use in Virtualbox?

So I am trying to run Ubuntu in a virtualbox but on installing 12.10 from the .iso I was greeted by a warning telling me that audio wouldn't work then I pressed next and this popped up: Failed to ...
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System running in low graphics mode, dont know how to fix? [duplicate]

I keep getting this error when I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on VirtualBox, with 2gb of ram and 20gb of hard drive space. I am new to linux so I don't know what is wrong, and most of the answers to ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.10 with Virtualbox -> Not enough storage

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 with Virtualbox. I allowed 20GB of space for the virtual computer and when I tried to install it, it said that I don't have enough space, which I have over 100GB. ...
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Why does compiz crash? (Ubuntu 12.10 under virtualbox)

I am using a Fujitsu LH531 Laptop with windows 7. I tried installing ubuntu 12.10 using virtual box. After installation, when i reboot for the first time, it shows the login screen. But after logging ...
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Ubuntu installation in VirtualBox - not using base memory in RAM

I am installing Ubuntu right now under VirtualBox in Windows 7. It is going extremely slow and VirtualBox is only using about 128 MB of RAM out of the 1024 MB I set as Base memory to it. Is it ...
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LightDM not loading in 12.04 in VirtualBox

The boot process just stops here (below). I've tried stopping/starting lightdm but it doesn't even stop nor can I pkill it. I've already ensured that my bios has visualization enabled and have most ...
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How do I fix a error on a failed module build for Virtualbox?

world. I'm trying to upgrade my system but I get the error: Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.2.0-37-generic (i686) Deleting module version: 4.1.12 completely from the DKMS ...
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Bridged Network in VirtualBox [closed]

I have just installed Oracle VMBox version 4.2.6 & Ubuntu 12.04. Am trying to use Bridge network connection but for some reasons it is giving me error as: Invalid settings detected Screenshot: ...
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Why can I not set custom resolution for Ubuntu 12.04 running in a virtual machine?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on the latest VirtualBox release and I cannot change the resolution. Here are the commands that i run: -- in Windows VBoxManage setextradata "Ubuntu" ...
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copy paste not working in virtualbox from Ubuntu [host] to Ubuntu [guest]

How to copy & paste with VirtualBox from Ubuntu (host) to Ubuntu (guest)? I installed virtualbox guest edition on Ubuntu [guest] system. But still its not working. If anyone can have some ...
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How to get Ubuntu VB guest to use monitor's native resolution?

I am running an Ubuntu 12.04 VirtualBox guest (with Guest Additions installed) within a Windows 7 host. How can I set the resolution of the guest VB to match the physical machine's native ...
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How to mount a VirtualBox shared folder at startup?

I have Ubuntu installed in Virtualbox. I want to mount my VirtualBox shared folder in Ubuntu automatically when I log in Ubuntu. I put the following line in my ~./bashrc and ~/.bash_profile: sudo ...
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Blank screen after login ubuntu 12.10

There is literally nothing on the screen except the colorful background and the mouse. Issue with windows 8+ Intel HD+ Sun virtual Box+ 32 Mb of Video Memory After the login nothing comes up but able ...
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Emulate Ubuntu on a “slow” machine

How would I be able to emulate Ubuntu running on a machine of a certain technical specification? I have decided to run Ubuntu in a virtual machine. In VirtualBox, I can limit the amount of RAM the ...
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Two guest in one NAT range (virtualbox)

I have two VMs(Ubuntu) in virtualbox and I wanna assign the first one 10.0.3.15 and the other one 10.0.3.14. But when I set network type to NAT the network adresses are different, 10.0.3.15 and ...
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Crashed VirtualBox in Ubuntu after updates

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. After I insert this:sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrad command in terminal , because I understand wrong! So I received the message below: text*Kernel ...
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slow speed of ubuntu 12.04 in virtualbox 4.2.6

i am using windows 7 on dell dual core. i have recently installed ubuntu 12.04 on VB4.2.6. but the speed is very slow at doing everything. opening terminal etc. any way to improve that? thanks in ...
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How to install 12.10 on a VirtualBox under Windows 7 Host?

I've just been looking at lots of similar issues to this but none have a fix that works for me. I've got a Windows 7 64-bit Intel Core i7 system on which I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 (32-bit ...
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VirtualBox drive does not expand automatically

I have a strange problem with my VDI based drive in VirtualBox, which is that the drive does not expand and this has for some reason also resulted in my x not being able to load. df -H Filesystem ...
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Graphic driver problem in VirtualBox with Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? The system is running in low-graphics mode error in “Virtualbox” I have been running Ubuntu perfectly in ...
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How to Create Virtual USBs on Ubuntu host connected to machines in virtualbox

I have to perform backup operations between servers . my servers are virtual machines in Virtual Box . What I want to do is to plug a usb in each server . servers are virtual machines so usb drivers ...
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Ubuntu as main OS + Windows on VirtualBox?

I've been playing around with Ubuntu only for some short time and I really enjoyed it. I want to buy a new laptop, and the thing is, although I have mac at work and it's great to work with, I don't ...
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VirtualBox kernel modules do not match the version of VirtualBox

The VirtualBox 4.2.12 on Ubuntu 12.04 was running fine till I needed to install guest additon. After its installation: Failed to open a session for the VM Win 7 exit code 1; RTR3Init failed with ...
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Failed rebooting ubuntu 12.10 after installation in VirtualBox

I tried to install Ubuntu 12.10 i386 with the latest VirtualBox on windows 8 x64 pro sony vaio vpcf11e1r. At the end of installation I waited for about 10 minutes observing the system is going down ...
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Set up Ubuntu on VirtualBox

I downloaded the VirtualBox and added the saasbook-vm-0.9.1.vdi. When I start the virtual machine I'm getting a prompt: Press ESC in 0 seconds to skip startup.nsh or any key to continue Shell> ...
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Can't apt-get update or install, Ubuntu 10.10, LXDE, Virtualbox VM. Can't resolve us.archive.ubuntu.com [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? I know this has been asked before, but none of the previous answers have worked for me. I'm on a NAT ...
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How do I migrate a Virtualbox image to an LXC container?

Is there a way to migrate a Virtualbox image to a LXC containter environment? I can easly extract a tar of the Virtualbox VM's file system. I'm kind of hoping there's a way to create an 'empty' ...
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Trouble connecting to wifi in Windows 7 VM

I run Ubuntu 12.10 as host and I am trying to use VirtualBox for gaming with a Windows 7 guest. I cannot, however, connect to my wireless internet in the guest. Any suggestions?
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How to shut down Ubuntu 11.10 host from within a Windows 7 VirtualBox guest?

I have installed virtual box 4.2 on a Ubuntu 11.10 host. I have Windows 7 as the only guest OS. I'm able to auto start Windows 7 virtual when Ubuntu boots by adding it in start application with the ...
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Why does Virtualbox' virtual disk not grow automatically?

I use VirtualBox 4.2.6 with Ubuntu 12.04 as a host and Win XP as a guest. I assigned a virtual disk (VDI) that grows with XP to a a maximum of 40 GB. Currently it uses 25 GB. Within XP it repeatedly ...
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Problem installing VirtualBox

When I try to install VirtualBox I get this message: CD/DVD 'Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal - Release i386 (20121017.2)' is required I do not know what to do...