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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Problems with NAT Adapater since upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10

I was running Ubuntu 12.04 w/ VirtualBox installed. I was using the NAT interface to connect to everything. Basically running VBOX for testing some things and a Windows VM for Netflix.. Was back to ...
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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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What is IOMMU and will it improve my VM performance?

My Motherboard's chipset supports this feature IOMMU, i've read (but not really understand) that it improves the VM performance by letting the VM make use of the actual physical hardware instead of ...
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Use Photoshop in Virtualbox, is it worth the hassle?

I've been planning to switch to Ubuntu as my main OS and I'd like to do it now with Precise. I am a web developer and the only app I am tied to in Windows is Photoshop and IE. The grand plan is to ...
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Unable to mount the CD/DVD image on VirtualBox

I'm trying to develop a website in Python, and have installed VirtualBox on my Ubuntu 13.04 host. The VirtualBox is running an Ubuntu 13.04 Django stack. I need to be able to edit the files within my ...
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How I can properly update VirtualBox to the latest version?

I'm new in Ubuntu and I don't know how to properly update VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.10. How I can update properly virtualbox 4.2.8 r83876 to virtualbox 4.2.10 on Ubuntu 12.10. I dont have a virtual ...
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How are the Official Ubuntu Vagrant boxes built and published to Atlas?

Every week or so, a new version of the Official Ubuntu Trusty x64 Vagrant base box for Virtual appears on Hashicorp Atlas: https://atlas.hashicorp.com/ubuntu/boxes/trusty64 Presumably, for repeatable ...
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Resize Ubuntu 10.04 VirtualBox VM virtual disk

How do I resize my virtual disk space? I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with only 8GB (which is the default allocated size) but it's running low on disk space. Thanks. Here's the screenshot. Thanks to @...
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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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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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Is it possible to “SSH” into my virtual machine remotely?

My home computer: Windows 7 laptop also running an Ubuntu virtual machine via VirtualBox with a bridged network connection (as opposed to NAT). My work computer: A Windows 7 computer. I want to SSH ...
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Trouble running VirtualBox on Ubuntu

I want to run VirtualBox on Ubuntu, it used to work a while ago but I can't remember when or why. However when I double-click on an OS to run, it tries to start - opens a window for the virtual OS, ...
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How do I prevent Ubuntu from capturing the Alt key to show the HUD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? When I press ALT key on virtualbox machine (ex XP), ubuntu 12.04 catch that key. How to prevent ubuntu catch ...
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VBox on 14.04, Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

On Installing Virtual box on Ubuntu 14.04, I got following message: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a >...
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Is there any “Ubuntu touch” vmdk/iso for trying on VirtualBox?

I have Genymotion and VirtualBox installed on my Ubuntu 15.10 with which I can explore almost-all the mobile android Operating Systems. I am very much exited to try out Ubuntu touch in the same way ...
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OpenGL Warning not in mesa table

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on a virtual machine. My host is: windows 7 64 bit machine i7-2630QM NVIDIA geforce gtx 460M graphics I have installed openGL, glut and mesa onto my Linux OS in the ...
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Back up virtualbox for a fresh install - while migrating to 64 bit

I usually take the upgrade path in ubuntu, rather than fresh install, but I'd like to try the latter route for 12.04. However, one of the most thoroughly configured and critical tools on my system is ...
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How do I trigger rsync on file modification?

I can sync folders with rsync -avz /directory /target, now I wish to do it if I changed a file in /directory so rsync should be called automatically. I am using Virtual Box and the shared folder of ...
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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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Experiencing small resolution issue in Ubuntu 14.04.2 with VirtualBox, getting stuck on installing guest additions

TL;DR: I'm experiencing the small resolution issue in Ubuntu 14.04.2 on VirtualBox, and when I try to follow the answers to existing questions, either it doesn't solve the problem or I encounter ...
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Portforwarding from host to guest using port 80, but it doesn't work

I installed ubuntu server inside a virtual box(11.04), then i configured apache. Inside virtual box setting, i made a port forwarding from port 80(host) to 80(guest), i open my web browser on my ...
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VirtualBox 4.3.16 issue with Unity Launcher

I just updated to VirtualBox 4.3.16 and now when putting my guest OS in fullscreen the Unity launcher stays over the top of the screen. This makes using full screen unworkable. Does anyone have a ...
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How do I update a program installed from a manually-downloaded deb package?

I would like to update VirtualBox on my 32 bit Ubuntu 15.04 machine from 4.3.26 to 4.3.28, using a Debian package I manually downloaded from here. But simply double-clicking the package opens up the ...
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Ubuntu Server disrgards console-setup when rebooting in VirtualBox

I found this weird behavior. In VirtualBox, Ubuntu Server 12.04 uses this font: I find that hard to read. Now I can run dpkg-reconfigure console-setup fine, and set the font to Fixed, then it looks ...
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Automated installation using preseeding from url failed (from within VirtualBox)

I'm trying to do automated installation using preseeding from url, but it failed. Basically, I'm following Ubuntu Server Quick Install, No Questions Asked! http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2011/03/...
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Share files in virtualbox between Ubuntu host and WindowsXp guest [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set up shared folders in a Windows XP virtualbox guest? How to share files on Virtualbox with Windows as a guest? How can I share files between my ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Internet isn't working in Ubuntu 14.04 as VirtualBox Guest OS

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr as Guest OS in Vitual Box on Windows 8. But the internet isn't working in my Guest OS. Where is the problem?
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Gaming with Virtualbox, has it worked for you?

Currently I am using Windows 8. I have a virtual box with Ubuntu set up for development. Aside from that I sometimes just want to relax and enjoy a game (Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Saints Row: The Third, ...
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virtualbox machine boots to efi shell

I recently transferred a virtualbox machine from my laptop to my recently reinstalled desktop. The image works fine on my laptop, but when I try to boot it on my new machine, I get dumped to an "EFI ...
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No sound in 12.04 on VirtualBox

No sound when installed in VirtualBox. When I boot from the live CD in Windows, sound works fine on my speakers. When in boot the live CD in VirtualBox it does not see my speakers. In sound properties ...
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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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No internet connection on Virtualbox (Windows 7 as guest, ubuntu 13.04 as host)

Internet works perfectly on host (Ubuntu 13.04, 32 bit, fully updated) but cannot connect to internet on guest Windows 7 (under Virtualbox 4.2). Have tried NAT and Bridge Network - none worked. I had ...
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How to install virtualbox on ubuntu 14.04?

using Ubuntu 14.04 I download the Ubuntu version from this link: https://virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads Ubuntu 13.04/13.10/14.04 (64bit) http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.3.18/...
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Convert Ubuntu Physical machine to Virtual machine

What is the easiest way to convert a physical Ubuntu (v. 16.04 LTS) into a virtual machine? Convert to VMware workstation image or VirtualBox image
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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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“Installing extension pack …” stuck at 0%

On a freshly installed Ubuntu 15.10 I installed VirtualBox (from Ubuntu's repository), created two VMs and imported an OVA, at which point I was told to install the extension pack. So I downloaded ...
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how to change virtualbox keyboard shortcut

In virtualbox ctrl-r is the shortcut to reset the virtual machine. But I use it for testing web-sites on IE, and I seem to be hard-wired to use ctrl-r to refresh web-pages in a browser. I keep ...
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How to transfer data from Genymotion to Host machine?

I am using Genymotin Version 2.3.1 in my Ubuntu machine. I can able to copy files from Host machine to Genymotion by simple drag and drop method. But I unable to copy Genymotion Data to host machine. ...
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Can't get fullscreen resolution on Ubuntu hosted on VirtualBox

I'm running Ubunutu 13.04 in VirtualBox. I have it set up to run in fullscreen mode, but its resolution is much less than what my monitor is capable of and is set up to display on the host machine. ...
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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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Can I increase my hard disk space in virtual box which is running Windows 7 currently?

I have my first attempt to install an OS using virtual box and for that I made a 25 gb partition to my hard disk and now I want to increase its size. Is that valid, and if yes, how can i do it? ...
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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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How Can I Open A Port On Ubuntu?

Ubuntu 13.04: No LSB modules are available Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 13.04 Release: 13.04 Codename: raring I'm attempting to open port 8888 on an Ubuntu VM that I'm ...
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MAAS node install shutdown error when installing from CD-ROM

I am trying out the new MAAS tool on my laptop and have installed the MAAS server in a VirtualBox VM. Since the PXE boot option is not working for me in a virtualized enviornment I tried to install a ...
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Can't access host serial port on VirtualBox Winxp

My host is ubuntu 11.04. The guest is WinXP VirtualBox is 4.0.10 The serial port works well with putty in ubuntu. I setup as: COM1/4/0x3F8/Host Device/ Port Path: /dev/ttyS0 Then I close putty, to ...
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Win7 installation on VirtualBox

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my machine. I also installed Virtualbox so that I can run windows 7. I set my virtual box with 4 GB RAM and 25 GB virtual HDD and after I press Start, it doesnt boot ...
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Is it better to run Linux distros live or installed on VirtualBox?

I want to run and install some applications on my Linux distributions on the VirtualBox. So what is better 'live' versions or full installs on the VirtualBox? What is the difference between the two (...
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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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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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How to set up VirtualBox Bridged Network on Windows 7 Host?

I have virtualbox running on a Windows 2008 server, with a guest running ubuntu 10.04. The ubuntu guest is given a static IP of 192.168.1.4, which also has openssh installed. The guest has bridged ...