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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Disable Unity edge effects when running VirtualBox in fullscreen

I'm running Windows 8 from a VirtualBox machine inside Ubuntu 13.04, and I'm having some problems navigating in the virtual machine. Many of the navigation options in Windows 8 (the new start menu, ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on VirtualBox gives an internal error at the start

Installing 32-bit ubuntu with mostly defaults: Gives me the following error: I am trying to look for some troubleshooting steps to find what is causing the error. Any Help would be appreciated
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Virtualbox Ubuntu 13.04

In my Ubuntu 13.04 Virtualbox cannot install the extension package. ErrorInstallazione dell'Extension Pack /home/.../..../Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.2.12-84980.vbox-extpack non riuscita ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 i386 as a VM in VirtualBox, the system crashes upon completion

I followed numerous tutorials to download Ubuntu 13.04, and it continues to crash at the end of the setup. I basically followed this tutorial. I am prompted to restart my computer at the end of the ...
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What Password do you Use When you're Installing Software on a Virtual Machine running 13.04?

I am using Windows 8 and through virtualbox I am running 13.04 and it would be just great if I could actually use it for what I wanted it: installing and running GNU Octave. I can't seem to because ...
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How to install Windows 7 in VirtualBox from Ubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

Shortly after I installed Ubuntu 13.04, I installed VirtualBox in order to use Windows 7 in a virtual machine. When trying to install Windows I get the following: Cannot find a driver for the CD/...
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Can i copy a machine from VirtualBox

I want to format my laptop and i'm wondering if i can copy a virtual machine (Windows 7), so i do not have to recreate it after formatting like in VMware i just have to copy the file of the machine ...
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Ubuntu virtual display help?

When the computer says that the virtual machine windows is optimised to work in 32 bit color mode but the virtual display is currently set to 16 bit. What does it mean and what should i do? Im using a ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu installation in VirtualBox

I'm having some problems getting Ubuntu to install. I'm running Windows XP Home (32bit) on an older Dell Dimension 2350 with 1GB ram, trying to install either Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32Bit) or 13.04 (32Bit) ...
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Not able to launch Ubuntu after upgrade with 12.04 in VirtualBox

I am using VirtualBox 4.1.2 & installed Ubuntu 10.04. I saved so much data in it. Recently I started upgrading it to 12.04. During the middle of installing 12.04 packages, I shutdown my VirtualBox....
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How do I mount .vhd file?

I'm using 13.04 Raring amd64 and I need to mount a .vhd file on my ubuntu. I've googled about it and found that virtualbox-fuse package is the answer. But the package was deleted from apt repository. ...
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Weird bug in gedit - line numbers cut off on the left [closed]

gedit seems to have a bug - if the file has more than 9 lines, but less than 99, the line numbers get cut off on the left side. Does anyone have an an idea how to fix this? I am running Ubuntu 13....
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Xubuntu 12.04 LTS installed in vbox

When I run update manager, it shows updates of 212mb, but does not download or install them. ditto, when I run sudo apt-get update it shows all the available updates, but does not install.
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external USB drive via VirtualBox says it's busy

When I try to access an external USB flash drive with my running Ubuntu in Virtualbox, by going to the Devices -> USB section in the Virtualbox menu, it complains that the device is busy with a ...
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Error RTNETLINK answers: File exists

On 12.04, running as a guest in VirtualBox using two adapters, I was getting this error in response to ifup eth1 RTNETLINK answers: File exists Failed to bring up eth1 This was the contents of /etc/...
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In VirtualBox, how do I set up host-only virtual machines that can access the Internet?

In setting up virtual machines with VirtualBox, I often want the following characteristics vm has a static ip host can access vm without port forwarding vm can access the internet I can move ...
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Mac OS VirtualBox Appliance for Ubuntu 12.04 for purchase?

Is there a Mac OS VirtualBox Appliance for Ubuntu that one can purchase? Specifically, I have the 64 bit 12.04 version that would act as a host.
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g++ fails to link to libmysqlclient

I use Ubuntu 12.04 on a virtual machine on my MacbookPro. I installed build-essential, mysql-server and libmysqlclient-dev. Both commands 'mysql' and 'mysql_config' work. However, the following ...
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Screen Resolution issue on Ubuntu 13.04 installed under Virtualbox

I have Host OS -Windows-7 and Guest OS -Ubuntu 13.04. Problem is when I open any web-page in browser e.g firefox, I can't see the bottom of web-page. I'm facing same issue with Remote Desktop ...
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Installation Failure of VirtualBox Extension

I'm attempting to add the Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack 4.2.12 to my VirtualBox Settings. When it asks me for authorization, I enter the same password I use with Ubuntu Software Center or any ...
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My Ubuntu Precise 64 Bit PC's Boot Time is Two Minutes. Isn't that too much? Any Idea? [duplicate]

My Ubuntu PC boots up in 2 minutes. First minute goes for greeter session and the second minute goes for user login session. Is this normal? My PC's main spesifications are as below: Ubuntu release:...
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VirtualBox Error

My Ubuntu computer won't load VirtualBox. The message I'm recieving is: Error: Failed to create the VirtualBox COM object. The application will now terminate. Start tag expected, '<' not found....
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How Can I Run Ubuntu via my VM? [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 to run in VirtualBox alongside my Win7 64bit OS, without having to dual-boot. I added the 64-bit Ubuntu iso to my VM, and powered it up so to proceed with the ...
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Host-only network with Virtual box and Windows host machine: cannot find device eth1

(ANSWER BELOW) I have problem with implementing Host-Only network in Virtualbox. my host machine is running under Windows 7 Ultimate, and guest OS is Ubuntu Server 12.04.2 64bit. I configure virtual ...
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Oracle Virtualbox - Can it use iso-Files?

I currently run Windows 7 and have Ubuntu 13.04 saved on my PC as a .iso file, I think it failed to download, but it wouldn't run in oracle Virtual Box, does this type of file work well in the virtual ...
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Virtual Box not working after upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04

I had Oracle Virtual Box installed with Win 98 loaded into it. It was working fine when I had Ubuntu 12.10 and recently I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04. After that I am not able to Start the WIN 98 OS ...
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Managing Virtualbox on Ubuntu Server

We have some Windows product testers that need versions of Windows to test on. I was wondering if there's a way to install Ubuntu Server, and then virtualbox, and then host these sessions over the RDP ...
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How to improve performance of VirtualBox when UNITY_LOW_GFX_MODE is not working?

I set export UNITY_LOW_GFX_MODE=1 in my ~/.xprofile and it no longer has any effect in 13.04. Is there a way to disable all the eye candy? I'm running in VirtualBox and the Unity 3D mode with all the ...
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VirtualBox4.2 kills lightdm

I just installed VirtualBox4.2 on Ubuntu 13.04. When I open VirtualBox, all seems well, until I try to create an new VM, at which point, lightdm crashes, and I am forced (eventually) back to the login ...
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Webcam in VirtualBox (Ubuntu Guest/Ubuntu Host)

I have already read the following questions: Unable to start webcam in Ubuntu + Virtual Box Use my webcam with Ubuntu running in VirtualBox Integrated webcam cannot be used in VirtualBox Guest XP ...
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Install non-Linux games via Steam

Is it possible to install non-Linux games on Ubuntu via Steam? I have some games on my account and I hoped to run them via Wine. But Steam didn't let me to download them. I've tried to use Virtual ...
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Kernel Update *breaks* Oracle Virtual Box frequently - How do I avoid this?

I'm using Desktop 12.04. I run Windows XP for testing Lazarus and the guest OS is on Virtual Box. Every few times a month, the Ubuntu update causes the Virtual Box to stop working. i.e., when I run ...
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How to set up Ubuntu + Win 8 in virtualbox, when Win 8 is pre-installed?

I have a Samsung i3 Ultrabook. It runs Windows 8. I used to run Ubuntu in Virtualbox. I hate it. I want to run Ubuntu as host. But Win 8 should be running in Virtualbox (for Office + Acrobat). But the ...
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Isolate Malware in VirtualBox and emulate fake responses [closed]

I have some malware I want to study, intercepting its "phone home" connections, sniffing where and how it is trying to connect and then somehow, by pretending I am the host(s) he is connecting to, ...
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Virtualbox 4.2.12 installation breaks Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my PC, and then got to downloading Virtualbox 4.2.12 from the official link. After installing Virtualbox 4.2.12, when I reboot my PC, the desktop is gone, as I ...
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Windows7 Virtualbox guest in seamless mode has bottom clipped off in Ubuntu 13.04 [closed]

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 and Virtualbox 4.2.10-dfsg-0ubuntu2 with guest extensions installed and my Windows7 guests running in Seamless mode have the bottom part chopped off. The Windows ...
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Apt-get retries download endlessly

May be I am putting this wrong. I have this problem: for some packages apt-get retries download endlessly (but does not get stuck), like this: Need to get 19.3 MB/20.0 MB of archives. After this ...
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No interface, no Terminal

I just rebooted my computer and have no interface (except my desktop background and desktop files), which means no unity and no notification bar. Also, Ctrl+Alt+T doesn't work. Ctrl+Alt+F1, does ...
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How to enable the DVD Writer `Passthrough` checkbox in VirtualBox

I need to burn a DVD from Windows 8 inside VirtualBox. The drive is called Host Drive TSSTcorp DVDWBD. I have many times in the past burned DVDs with this device from ubuntu using DVD+R media. This ...
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Cannot install guest additions in Ubuntu 13.04 on VBox 4.2.12

I've had the same issue with the previous version but I was able to fix it. I've just updated to ubuntu 13.04 and now have the same problem again. Basically, I cannot install the guest additions from ...
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How do I copy to DVD my VirtualBox Windows data?

I urgently need to make a backup before my hard-disk crashes. I realize this is an unusual request but I actually would be unhappy if my disk crashed. How can I burn a "data files" type of DVD from ...
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Why is my perfomance too bad in Virtual Box?

My CPU is i7 dual core. I am running Ubuntu on VirtualBox. İt is extremely slow than other Linux versions such as Edubuntu 13.04 and its previous versions before 12.10. The 12.10 was also very slow.
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SSH to the Ubuntu host machine from a Ubuntu VirtualBox guest?

I would like to SSH into my host (Kubuntu 12.04 64 bit) machine from a VirtualBox guest running Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit. The host has the latest VirtualBox from the Ubuntu repos (4.1.12). The guest was a ...
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Package Manager/Update Problem

I recently downloaded Virtualbox version 4.2.12, and I clicked the .deb file, which brought up the Ubuntu Software Center. I clicked upgrade as I had a previous version installed, and it did it ...
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How do I resolve slow and choppy performance in virtualbox?

Both, Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04 perform very slow when running in VirtualBox 4.2.12. How do I run Ubuntu with unity or enabled transparency smoothly with VirtualBox?
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mp3 quality bad when running on virtualbox

Mp3 files do not sound good when I use mplayer in ubuntu 12.04. I am running ubuntu on a imac in virtualbox. The bigger mp3 files have a lower sound quality than the smaller mp3 files I listen to. I'...
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VirtualBox shared folder is accessible but not workable

On my host system (Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit), I installed VirtualBox (4.2.12) and installed Ubuntu 12.04 32 Bit as guest system. I also installed the VirtualBox guest utilities to create shared folders. ...
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Building the main Guest Additions module …fail!

My Host OS is Windows 7 Professional. I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 inside Virualbox - 4.2.6. When I tried to install guest Additions for Ubuntu I got error in the terminal as below: ranjeet@ringtail:...
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VirtualBox not allowing a USB Device to be added [duplicate]

What am I trying to do? I am attempting to add a USB device to show up in Windows 7 in VirtualBox. What is the problem and what have I done? I've had to jump through a number of hoops to get this ...
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Upgrade release - with fallback options, or do it virtually

So then the 13.04 release came along. Unfortunately I have only had trouble with earlier upgrades and always ended up in a FUBAR and consequently reinstalling entire system. Would like to avoid that ...