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 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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Are there any “traps” in cloning a VirtualBox VM for concurrent use on the same Host/LAN?

With Ubuntu as the Host, I want to run two similar/identical(?) instances of a VirtualBox Guest on the same Host, or perhaps on another Host which is on the same LAN... I have set up a Guest as a ...
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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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What is ubuntu 14.04 doing while showing “stopping early crypto disks”?

I created a virtual machine to install ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox 4.2.12.*. I created virtual CD to install it with fixed-size virtual disk of 200GB. After successful installation, it restarted as ...
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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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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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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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Problem with the installation of VirtualBox

I am trying to install virtualbox and make it work but it doesn't seem I can. In the image you can seem the output. If I run VBoxManage --version I get: WARNING: The character device /dev/vboxdrv ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Virtual box ubuntu: Internet not detected on guest(Ubuntu) in host(winXp)

Iam unable to get internet connection inside guest(ubuntu) in virtual box although host(WinXP) has an internet connection. Tried with Nat: In Ubuntu it shows Wired connection connected but unable to ...
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Installation problems while using VirtualBox on Windows XP [duplicate]

I'm running Windows XP. I've been trying to load Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox. After first restart, it displays the message: please remove installation media and close the try (if any) then press ...
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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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Virtual Box disk image can not be read

I have a great problem to deal: no access to Ubuntu through my VirtualBox. I always have the same error message : Session failed to Open Could not open the medium '/Users/me/VirtualBox ...
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Why is Ubuntu reporting a slightly different size for my Virtualbox disk?

I'm installing Ubuntu in a VM using VirtualBox; I selected the dynamic expansion option (as opposed to fixed) in VirtualBox and set the limit to 85GB. Then, when I was installing Ubuntu, the virtual ...
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Cannot load vboxdrv module in 12.04 and 3.2.0-23-realtime

I'm trying to start virtualbox without success, please give some advice on how to fix it: The GUI opens up successfully and I can add existing images but when I try to start a virtual machine, I get ...
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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 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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Virtual Ubuntu Network Configuration

I have Ubuntu as main OS. I have created virtual Ubuntu in Sun VirtualBox and I get this error: can not connect(ssh)/ping computers in local network. If I configure network manually I even can not ...
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This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU

This is NOT a duplicate. The other answers do not apply to this situation. When trying to boot a 64 bit image in a headless VirtualBox, I get This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only ...
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(vitualbox) Using vboxdrv setup failed

So, I tried creating an OS with VirtualBox, and I got this error: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission ...
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Is a Ubuntu LiveCD technically a virtual machine?

I just booted into my school's computer using a Ubuntu install disk. It might not seem that hard but it's a technical school and they have them pretty locked down, maybe not for you but for me it is ...
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Shell script to run VM [duplicate]

I use Virtualbox. Instead of clicking on the button of the name of the virtual machine to run it, I want a shell script that can run a Windows XP virtual machine hosted on Ubuntu machine. Can someone ...
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How does one run Unity 3D (the full free version) in Ubuntu Studio?

How does one install Unity 3D (the full free version) on Ubuntu? I have tried to run the program through Wine 64-bit, and I get this message every time: Error initializing license system. Please ...
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What is holding my USB device when I try to use it in VirtualBox?

Ubuntu host, XP guest. When I connect the USB device I want to the virtual machine, I get: Failed to attach the USB device Microchip Technology Inc. PICDEM FS USB Demo Board (C) 2004 to the ...
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/etc/group - group on last line not usable? Is it a bug?

$ cat -net /etc/group | tail -n 3 67 vboxusers:x:127:hannu$ 68 nvidia-persistenced:x:128:$ 69 $ $ a) With the lines as shown I get the profiling (System Settings > Color > ...
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Moved a VBox guest to a physical host; network is up, but OpenSSH is not. Why?

I've come a cross an issue I really don't understand. I wanted to install Ubuntu Server on a headless box I have. The desktop sits right next to it, and adding and removing disks are very easy, so I ...
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Booting ubuntu via VirtualBox on Win7 goes to black screen after this prompt

![GNU GRUB Screen]http://imgur.com/oUg6f5S 99% of the time The first option is selected by VirtualBox in under 3 seconds, the other 1% it pauses for me to actually choose. No matter the option I ...
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Ubuntu Server 10.04 will not connect to the internet

I created an dd image from a VirtualBox with Ubuntu server 10.04 on it. Then I placed that image on a fresh empty ssd. My internet was working just fine on that virtualbox but on the ssd it doesnt ...
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Unable to mount the CD/DVD image on the machine Sandbox

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 Server AMD 64 with VirtualBox 4.2 latest version. I've installed it successfully. I've to install now Guest Additions but I am getting a error message like the below exactly ...
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Is there a way to create a virtual machine that runs android OS?

I have been using the oracle VM, but I'll need to use a tablet soon at work. Therefore, I need to start experimenting with the android OS now. Is there a way to download the latest android OS and ...
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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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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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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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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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Oracle Virtualbox does not open since upgrade

After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10, I have been unable to restart my Oracle virtualbox. jan@jan-System-Product-Name:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup sudo: /etc/init.d/vboxdrv: command not found ...
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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, ...