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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portable Virtual Machine

I'd like to create a virtual machine with virtualbox and use it on different computers. The problem is that I need to work on my programming projects on different machines and syncing them over the ...
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Port Forwarding to Connect to MySQL Database of VirtualBox

I have Ubuntu 10.04 as host machine and Ubuntu 10.10 as guest machine installed in VirtualBox. I had success on port forwarding to connect to Apache of guest machine, so that now I can open in host ...
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Virtualbox 3D Acceleration does not work [closed]

I have virtualbox 4.3.16 with a 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS guest on a Windows 7 64Bit host. Everything seems to work fine, except the fact that any graphics related stuff is very slow. Here is what I did: ...
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VM VirtualBox doesn't allow to enable 64-bit guest on Ubuntu 12.04 and Lenovo G500S

I've installed VM VirtualBox v. 4.3.8 on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Lenovo G500S with Intel 1005M processor) and I can't configure any 64-bit guest (nor Windows, neither other OS). Inslalation of Win 8.1 ...
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How to share Guest's internet with host on Virtualbox?

I have a problem that I have been trying to fix over 3 months now, I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 64bit with Windows 7 as a Guest on VirtualBox, I have a USB Modem which doesn't support Linux, the Modem works ...
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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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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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What is the best type-2 hypervisor in Ubuntu (14.04) to run a mix of Windows and Linux VMs? [closed]

I need to create lab contains Windows 2008R2 domain controller with Linux servers and workstations with different roles installed. Hence I need a hypervisor (type 2) for the same. My laptop does ...
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How to not install virtualbox addition in ubuntu-server 12.04?

First when I finished installing ubuntu-server 12.04, I made a snapshot then I updated my server like so sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade I think the guest addition via the ...
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How can I validate an installation DVD?

I have downloaded an Ubuntu ISO and burned it to DVD. While installing from the DVD onto VirtualBox I got an error which suggested either the HDD or DVD or overheating were the cause. I am ...
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Guest OS cannot see USB even after selecting it in VirtualBox

I have the latest VirtualBox 4.0.8 (from the VirtualBox website), including the extension pack, running on Ubuntu Lucid 10.04. My user is a member of vboxusers. The guest OS is Windows XP (32-bit). ...
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How do I free hard disk space allocated by Virtual Box disks?

I had multiple Ubuntu VM's installations, and the host is also Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. After I deleted the VM's, the space wasn't reallocated to the host. Do you know any solution?
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Upgrading VirtualBox 3.2.10 breaks my guest Ubuntu screen resolution

I had Ubuntu 10.4 working fine with the previous version of VirtualBox on a Windows 7 host. Then I upgraded to VirtualBox to 3.2.10, reinstalled the Linux Guest Additions, and now I am limited to ...
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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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Can I use VirtualBox as a sandbox for 12.04?

I am quite a cautious person though not afraid to experiment. I currently have 11.10 Unity and 12.04 Beta 2 running on different partitions (no problems). I have learned here that Unity can run in ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 VirtualBox Error Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) [duplicate]

I have been trying for a few hours to get Virtual Box running in Ubuntu 13.10 Every time I try to run a virtual machine running 64 bit Arch Linux I get an error message that says: Kernel driver not ...
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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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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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12.04 on VirtualBox -No internet access on Guest OS

I have Windows 7 as my Host OS which has wired Ethernet working. My guest OS on VirtualBox is Ubuntu 12.04. The problem is that I cannot browse. I have: Enabled sharing on Windows; Have used NAT, ...
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Ubuntu doesn't work with 3d acceleration in virtualbox

Running virtualbox on a pc. I have virtualization enabled in BIOS. Installed Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit on virtualbox without 3d acceleration enabled and it works fine, but when I enable it and restart, the ...
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Win 7 Virtual Box VM fails to start after upgrade to 12.04

I upgraded my Ubuntu OS on my laptop from 11.10 to 12.04, I did the Virtual Box work arounds mentioned in the thread: VirtualBox doesn't load after 12.04 upgrade, My Turnkey Linux VM's are back ...
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Is it possible to use Windows Internet Connection Inside Virtual Box Installaion

Suppose I install Ubuntu on a Virtual Box, will I be able to use my Windows Internet connection, which is connected through a wireless device that Ubuntu is unable to detect?
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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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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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VirtualBox 4.3 Guest Additions on OSX guest [closed]

Im running virtual box 4.3 on ubuntu 13.10, everything goes fine with windows guests but for Mac osx (Mountain Lyon) I just cant find how to install Guest additions. Seems like there's no osx ...
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VBox Failed to open/create the internal network after upgrading to ubuntu 13.10

Every thing was perfect I have 2 guest Virtual machines (ubuntu server 12.04 and Win 7) on ubuntu 13.04 but after upgrading host to 13.10 I can't start them with bridged network adaptator.... Failed ...
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Virtualbox does not run: NS_ERROR_FAILURE

here is ubuntu 12.10 virtual-box is somehow not working: I was trying to install win7 on to an usb-hard-disk. boinc is switched off and RAM-size is set to 4096 MB (too big ? of possible 8 Gibi ) ...
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Setup LAN connection with Windows Guest

I want to setup a samba server on My Ubuntu host for My Windows Guest in Virtual Box. The Question is : How can I achieve this or Is it possible? Note: I am not trying to use the shared folder ...
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Access a virtual host on a server in VirtualBox directly

The server: Ubuntu 10.10 Server as guest in a VirtualBox (IP 192.168.178.91). Simple Question: I want to access a virtual host named 'example.server' from outside my virtual box by simply using a ...
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How to completely remove an OS from VirtualBox?

I have installed Windows XP in my VirtualBox some days ago. Now, I want to remove Windows XP completely from VirtualBox and I decided to install Ubuntu 13.04 for testing. What is the correct way to ...
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How can I find the password to www-data group to so I can change directory access rights?

I am running Ubuntu on a Oracle Vbox in Windows 7 to develop a website. I have a set of directories that have owner read/write permissions but the group www-data does not have rights on the ...
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VirtualBox dynamic disk not expanding to Virtual Size

I have Ubuntu 12.04 running on VirtualBox 4.2.4 in a Dynamic VDI disk with the limit set to 8gb on a real ext4 partition with more than 40gb of empty room available. However, the VDI it does not ...
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Ubuntu won't shutdown (stuck on “Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules”)

When try to shutdown the computer it stays on a "Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules" message. It looks like it has to do something with VirtualBox, but happens even if I didn't use VirtualBox at all. ...
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Getting an error wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on UbuntuShared

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 as guest OS in Virtual box and my base OS is widnows8.1 Pro. I am relatively new to Ubuntu OS When I am trying to share the files between Host OS to guest OS I did the ...
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How to set up cloud image in VirtualBox?

I would like to turn the disk image from a cloud image (former UEC image) into a bootable VirtualBox (for Vagrant). I can run the image in kvm (using https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEC/Images as a ...
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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 ...
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save in gedit without ~ in virtualbox

How can I save in gedit whilst using ubuntu 12.04 in virtualbox into a shared folder without ~ being added to the end of the file name? If I try the answers suggested here then I cannot save at all. ...
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virtualbox guestaddition version from VM client

Sometimes Ubuntu behave weird, which might be because because it runs within Virtualbox as a client OS. I want to detect if Virtualbox guestaddition is installed, from within the VM client, and which ...
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How to start a Virtualbox machine via command line (without GUI)?

I know that this is possible, but don't know how... I am just trying to start a virtualbox VM called ubuservloc from the command line, but without success.
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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 ...
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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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How to create Grub boot disk?

So I'm doing a test. I've installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 side-by-side. Now, I'd like to be able to launch the Ubuntu install from within Windows using VirtualBox. I was following the ...
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How can I get my microphone to work in a virtualbox windows xp guest? [closed]

I have been trying to get this to work for several days. I have googled until I can't google anymore..... I have Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit with Virtualbox Ver. 3.2.8 installed. I have a windows xp pro ...
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Can I use my Virtualbox VMs on ubuntu

Dumb question, but I just want to check: I'm thinking of switching to linux (have been using it in VMs fro several years and don't play games and prefer gnome to windows), I have several virtualbox ...
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is it possible to run a VM on 64 bit host imported from a 32 bits host?

Goal: Export and import an Ubuntu VM Original System: -Host machine (Windows 7 32 bits) -Virtualization sysem (VirtualBox) New System: -Host machine (Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bits) -Virtualization sysem ...
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Window chrome disappears and reappears causing jumpy windows

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 in VirtualBox. The host machine is running Windows 7 with an ATI Radeon HD 5570 video card, 12 GB of memory, 2 quad core i7 CPUs. I've given the virtual machine 4GB of memory, ...
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virtualbox ubuntu 12.04.01 ran out of space and will not reboot

I was using my Ubuntu 12.04.1 virtualbox yesterday, and while installing some software, it gave me a warning about low disk space. I shut the laptop down and this morning the virtual machine will not ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 : VirtualBox crash problem

I have VM running with following configurations: RAM : 1000MB Video Memory : 128MB Enabled : 3D accleration Guest OS : Ubuntu 13.10 (guest additions) However my ubuntu is not working fine. I login ...
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Access Windows 8 partition via virtualbox

I have an Asus K55a laptop which is currently dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.10. I'm trying to access my windows 8 partition without restarting, with VirtualBox. To clarify: Windows 8 ...
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Problem with installing VBox guest additions in 13.10 (shared folders)

I am using 13.10 for both the host and guest. The host has the guest additions iso. While installing the guest additions, I encounter an error when trying to compile the shared files module. The ...