VirtualBox is a platform independent open source virtualization software available for Linux, Solaris, OS X, 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 do I set up a virtual private network in VirtualBox?

I am trying to set up a VPN in a virtual box machine running Ubuntu 10.10. All attempts so far have failed and even when I set up the VPN it keeps saying failed connection. Any help at all here would ...
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How do I solve VirtualBox error 0x80004005?

I was trying to run Windows XP under Virtual Box (host system Ubuntu 10.04) and I've got an error message saying: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) ...
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How to change resolution of the VirtualBox (Ubuntu guest and host)?

How can I change the resolution in the VirtualBox (Ubuntu guest and host)? I remember long time I ago I had used it and just by changing the guest system resolution it worked. But now it's not ...
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Host virtual box hard disk on another partition

When i create a virtual drive using virtualbox, the space needed is used from the partition i have installed ubuntu on. Can i change this so that i can use one of my other mounted partitions for this ...
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How to get Ubuntu guest VM to recognize second VirtualBox monitor?

Now that VirtualBox supports multiple monitors for guests, I decided to try it out with Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha3 (i386) as a guest. Unfortunately, the second screen stays black and I can't even get xrandr ...
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How to configure my VirtualBox's Ubuntu IP?

I can't ping my Ubuntu on VirtualBox (within another Ubuntu). I had set my ip using: # ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 up but the ping still fails. What's different when you're in ...
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How do I open up firewall while keeping it safe?

Since I've installed Firestarter I have encountered connectivity issues that are all resolved by disabling the firewall. I'd prefer to have the firewall running and allow all the traffic I normally ...
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Why is the console hanging randomly?

Ubuntu 10.10 Server x64 installed as Virtual Box VM. Fresh install plus postgresql and tomcat6 installed via aptitude. Rebooted the server and now when I run some command the console hangs. For ...
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Why are ShareFolders so slow when used with Apache on VirtualBox [closed]

When I put a site on a shared folder on Virtualbox I get a very slow response time. If i move it to a non-shared folder such as my home folder it responsed instantly. I am running a Ubuntu guest on a ...
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Unable to turn on seamless mode in VirtualBox

I'm not able to switch to Seamless Mode in VirtualBox with Ubuntu 10.04 or 9.10 as guest OS's. I have tried the seamless mode with XP as guest OS, and it works absolutely fine. The host OS is Windows ...
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Should I install through WUBI or in a Virtual Machine on my Windows machine?

I want to install Ubuntu on my Windows machine and was wondering whether I should use the WUBI method or rather install via a virtual machine using VMWare or Virtual Box. What would the advantages be ...
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How do I make Ubuntu full scale in Virtual Box

I have the guest additions installed. I've increased the resolution to (1600x1200 max). My monitor is a 25" (widescreen) and supports up to 1920x1280. How do I get the window to resize to fill the ...
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ACPI shutdown not working from VirtualBox

I have several Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) servers running in VirtualBox 4.0.4 (however this issue was also present in VirtualBox 3.2.8). When I issue an ACPI shutdown to the VMs, nothing happens. ...
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Can I use my VirtualBox 3.* VMs with VirtualBox 4.0? If so, how come the repository doesn't have it?

I had the following repository for virtualbox in my /etc/apt/sources.list: deb ttp://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian maverick non-free Then I found out there was a new version when I opened ...
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Will 3D games run in a VirtualBox4-hosted Windows system under Ubuntu with Intel GMA X4500HD card?

I've just got a laptop with Intel GMA X4500HD card (which is said to be DirectX10-compliant, while my previous laptop had Intel 82852/855GM and no chance to play modern 3D games at all). It would be ...
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How to take screenshot on Ubuntu-guest (Virtualbox)

I am running Ubuntu 10.10 amd64 in a Virtualbox on windows host. whenever i try to take a screenshot by pressing the print screen or by launching the gnome-screenshot option the screenshot appears ...
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Which is correct for VirtualBox memory usage: Windows Task Manager or System Monitor?

I have configured my Ubuntu VirtualBox install to have a base memory setting of 512MB. When running this install, its fairly sluggish in a way that feels like its thrashing memory. In other words, ...
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Is it possible to make the desktop background transparent or otherwise hidden?

I'm running Ubuntu in a virtual machine via VirtualBox. I have the seamless mode turned on, which is pretty cool. However, if I move an Ubuntu window around quickly, I can see the redraw of the ubuntu ...
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How to set up USB for Virtualbox?

I'm using Ubuntu Maverick and Virtual Box 3+ and I installed Window 7 Ultimate Editon. The problem is that it doesn't detect USB drives on Window 7 but USB peripherals (mouse + keybord) are working. ...
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VirtualBox: Why are some USB devices disabled?

Overview: My Host OS is Ubuntu 10.10 and guest OS is WinXP on the VirtualBox version downloaded from Oracle including "VirtualBox 4.0 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack" so that USB passthrough ...
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Desktop effects could not be enabled when i try to enable visual effects. This is a VirtualBox 4.0.2 Guest

I am running on a Windows 7 64 bit host. Running VirtualBox 4.0.2 Running Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit guest. Running VirtualBox Guest Additions 4.0.2 - I ran the 4.0.2 .run file i got from virtualbox ...
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How to connect to Windows XP(Guest OS) of the VirtualBox from Ubuntu using tsclient

I have Ubuntu OS and running Windows XP on Virtual Box of Ubuntu as my guest OS. I wanted to know how can I be able to connect to my guest OS - Windows XP of Virtual Box using tsclient. When I try ...
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Missing dependency when trying to install VirtualBox

I wanted to install virtualbox-4.0 (or any other version) I went to System → Administration → Synaptic Package Manager Then I marked virtualbox-4.0 for installation but i get this error: ...
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Virtualbox Guest (Win 7 host) locks up on network access

I've got Ubuntu 10.10 installed on a virtual machine (VirtualBox). It works great other than it locks up after 5-10 minutes of doing something over the network. This includes ssh and browsing. My ...
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Resizable screen mode for VirtualBox behaves strange with Ubuntu as guest

I have Ubuntu both as guest and as host. I use VirtualBox 4, just downloaded from the official repository. After installing the guest extensions, I got this strange problem: When I activate the ...
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Share folder with mac guest on a linux ubuntu host

I am trying to share a folder on virtualbox with a guest mac, I tried to share the folder through virtualbox but it doesn't show up in mac, Also I tried sharing a folder on mac and access it from ...
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How do I run VirtualBox on 2.6.38?

I tend to run newer kernels than most people, partially for fun, partially for bug testing, partially for masochistic fulfilment. A couple of days ago I installed 2.6.38-rc1 and VirtualBox's DKMS ...
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Bridged network between Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 host and Ubuntu Server 10.10 Guest

I run Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop on my machine and have installed Ubuntu Server 10.10 in a Virtualbox VM. I'm running Virtualbox 4.0.2. It is not virtualbox-ose. I'd like the guest OS to have an IP address ...
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Unable to hibernate with virtualbox running

I am having problem hibernating and suspending my Dell Laptop while virtualbox is running( XP Guest). I have tried default kernel method, uswsusp and tuxonice and none of them works. But if I close ...
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Can't modify files in my shared folder (virtualbox, guest is Ubuntu, host is windows 7)

I'm using virtual-box. The guest is Ubuntu. The host is Windows 7. I have a shared folder (shared by the host and the guest). The problem is that in the guest (Ubuntu) I cannot rename/delete/edit the ...
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Can't scroll with laptop “pointing stick”

I'm using ubuntu in virtualbox and cannot scroll. What can I do? EDIT: My host is Windows 7. I'm using a laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad X201s) and I'm trying to scroll not with a mouse wheel but with the ...
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How do I install Guest Additions in a VirtualBox VM?

I've recently installed Ubuntu on Oracle's Virtualbox. Now I want to install the guest additions. I started up my Ubuntu guest OS, clicked "Devices" and chose "Install Guest Additions". Nothing ...
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Would there be any negative side-effects of sharing /var/cache/apt/ between two systems?

In the interest of conserving bandwidth, I'm considering mounting a VirtualBox host's /var/cache/apt as /var/cache/apt in the guest. Both host and guest are Ubuntu 10.10 32-bit. Would there be any ...
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Can I virtualize a pre-installed Windows 7?

I am considering buying a new computer with Windows 7 (64-bit) pre-installed. Would it be possible to install Ubuntu (preferably 64-bit) dual-boot on such a machine, and then, using VirtualBox / ...
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Run 64bit OS in Virtual Box from 32bit Ubuntu

Is it possible to run Windows 7 64 bit from a 32bit ubuntu OS? I can reinstall Ubuntu as a 64bit OS, but would prefer not to if it is not necessary.
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VirtualBox Seamless Mode — No Window Borders?

(Before anyone asks -- I've installed the Guest Additions correctly. :] ) When I turn on on Seamless Mode for VirtualBox, it seems to work, but my windows no longer have any borders, and so I can't ...
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Will Ubuntu work out on my mother's computer?

My mother had an old Compaq desktop computer running Windows 98, which she used for occasional Web browsing and playing cards. Recently, a relative brought up a newer computer; it ran Windows XP. ...
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Hide .desktop files from shares in VirtualBox

I share my desktop with VirtualBox. It allows me to work on current files in a nice easy way. I have quite a few utility launchers on my desktop. It's only a dozen or so at peak time but it makes ...
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VirtualBox host: Ubuntu vs. Windows XP

In order to lengthen the lifespan of my machine I am replacing the weakest link, the hard drive and installing a new OS. I had planned on using xp pro as my virtualbox host and ubuntu as guest. ...
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Help to setup networking in Virtualbox Ubuntu Guest from Windows vista Host

I am trying to access the MYSQL installed inside the Ubuntu Guest (In VirtualBox) from my Windows vista Host. It always says not able to find the given IP in the network. I have tried ping the ubuntu ...
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How can I mount a VirtualBox harddisk? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mount a Virtual Box drive image (vdi)? I have a VirtualBox harddisk, let's say here: ~/harddisk/ubuntu.vdi How can I mount it using FUSE, so that it's accessible from ...
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How to list Windows shares from terminal?

Here is a simple scenario I have: Windows 7 is sharing a folder (D:\Projects). Full Control permissions have been given to the folder. In Ubuntu 10.10, I can see the Windows shares from Places -> ...
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Mount a VirtualBox drive image (vdi)?

Is it possible to mount a VirtualBox drive image (.vdi) so the contents can be viewed in Nautilus etc.? I have a windows 2000 .vdi which won't boot ("inaccessible boot device") after upgrading from ...
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How to access USB in VirtualBox running Windows XP as guest OS

I have installed Virtual Box: Host OS Ubuntu 10.10 - Guest OS Windows XP. No problem so far.How can I access USB devices (scaners, printer, and others) from the guest os, windows XP.If this is not ...
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How to upgrade VirtualBox to the latest version?

I am currently using VirtualBox 3.2. I would like to upgrade it to latest version without losing any operating systems in it. How can I achieve this?
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How to remove CD/DVD image from Virtual Media Manager in Virtualbox?

I had a DVD image attached to Virtualbox via Virtual Media Manager and had it deleted from my harddrive without removing or "releasing" it from Virtual Media Manager. Now the image is still shown in ...
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Shared Folders in Virtualbox

I have a Win7 box with an Ubuntu 10.10 VM accessed in Virtualbox. The Ubuntu install has the ex4 filesystem. Can I access the shared folders in both Windows and Ubuntu without corrupting the data? ...
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Windows 7 Virtualized on Ubuntu Server

I have an issue, we are moving to a production build server now. I need a virtual machine up and running on my Ubuntu 10.10 server edition. I have to setup and install various tool and plugins, on ...
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How to use Ubuntu in full screen mode on virtualbox?

I have an HP laptop with Windows 7 installed. How can I use Ubuntu in full-screen mode via virtualbox or any other software?
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No sound after PulseAudio reinstall

I encountered an audio bug and reported it on Launchpad. There I was asked to reinstall PulseAudio. That sounded dangerous, so I tried it on a VirtualBox virtual machine I had lying around. (this VM ...