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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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Update VirtualBox to install Extension Pack

I installed Virtual Box via the Software Center on the latest fully updated Ubuntu 64bit. I wanted to install the Extension Pack for VirtualBox but there is no version for my version of Virtual Box. I ...
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Enable seamless mode for kalilinux

I'am in ubuntu 14.04 , Windows 2012 work fine with seamless mode in virtualbox but Kalilinux the seamless mode is disable. i had install Guest Additions and enable 3d and 2d acceleration.
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What are the steps to install windows 7 on virtual box in ubuntu 14.4lts?I have version 4.3.10 virtual box and I do not see a extension pack for it

I want to install windows 7 on virtual box version 4.3.10 in ubuntu 14.04lts. I do not see a extension pack for this version. Will I need it to install windows and if so how can it be installed?
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Keyboard layout - certain keys work with AltGr, other doesn't

I run Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox 4.3.14 on Windows 7 with a Swedish keyboard layout. In Windows everything works fine but in Ubuntu some keys/characters (the most important for a programmer) doesn't ...
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How to automatically clone a VM?

I run a Windows XP VM on an Ubuntu host machine version 14.04. I cloned 5 times the main VM. I am running a special software on the first VM. The software will damage the VM one day or an other. So ...
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VirtualBox USB device error NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) on Ubuntu 14.04 x64 VirtualBox 4.3

I have been trying to connect my new Boogie Board sync to a virtualbox 4.3 virtual machine running on an ubuntu 14.04 host. I keep running into this NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) and have not been ...
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What is recommended size or ram for ubuntu 64bit virtualbox host?

I want to use ubuntu 14.04 64bit as a host to run virtual box. Some places say that the minimum ram requirement for ubuntu is 512mb where as on the downloads section it says that 64bit is only for ...
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Ubuntu crawls in virtualbox

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 in virtualbox, and every action (from opening applications to alt-tabbing from terminal to desktop) crawls. I'm in Windows 8 which works fine, but it just seems like Ubuntu is ...
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Webmin on vagrant and ubuntu environment page not found

Hi I've installed webmin using a vagrant and ubuntu setup, I'm using laravel too and I've installed webmin on my ubuntu vm machine and at the end of the installation it says it is available at this ...
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Can not type \, | and ~ on Ubuntu inside Virtualbox

I have installed a Virtual Box Ubuntu 14.04. I run into two very basic problems: Somehow I cannot type \ | ~ characters in terminal or textfile. It is a clean and fresh install under Virtual Box. ...
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How can I install Virtual Box on 14.04 lts? [duplicate]

I see that Virtual Box is not available in the software center so I am looking for the correct command to install through the terminal. I am running 14.04 lts. The point of this is that I have a Dell ...
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Can I disable Alt+Drag for some applications (under KDE/Kwin)?

Like a lot of window managers, Kwin lets you move windows by holding Alt and dragging them with button 1 on your mouse. This is really great... Until you're in Virtualbox and you try to move a guest ...
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Ubunu 14.04 with VirtualBox won't load past login screen

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 inside VirtualBox running under a Windows 8.1 host. When I run the VM and log in, Ubuntu becomes stuck. There is keyboard interaction and I can only move the cursor around. ...
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Ubuntu 14 virtualized on Vbox doesn't see usb devices

i have the OPPOSITE problem of this How to set up USB for Virtualbox? it means that i'm running ubuntu into virtualbox which is installed on windows 7 x64. i tried plenty of time to search on ...
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How to copy data between Virtual machines

I have a linux machine, and windows is installed as a VM. While copying a data from linux desktop into windows, data is not receiving (I mean copy and paste). Is there any way to copy data between ...
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Stuck booting after network adapter change

I have been switching around my VirtualBox network adapters recently, and when I got to the office today my Ubuntu 14.04 server VM got stuck at Starting MySQL [OK] (or whatever the phrasing is of that ...
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Installing using Virtual Box

So I thought this would be easy.... Downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.1 ISO Burned ISO onto CD using Roxio Created a 20Gb VM partition (.vdi) using VirtualBox In VirtualBox went into settings, system and ...
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LTSP installation step failed

Today I've tried installing an LTSP server on a virtual machine (host : Win 8 x64, virtualbox 4.3.6 r191406 as the newer versions have problems), I gave it an additional NIC as host only. Everything ...
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Virtualbox --build --headless returns error

Failed to open the X11 display. This is related, I believe, to the other issue I'm having with the server not putting anything out to the display after a successful install. I have a post on ...
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Error with Ubuntu on virtual box

I run Ubuntu with virtual box. However while running a updat of the system, my computer crashed. Since then my Ubuntu on virtual box is not working any more The icons, e.g. firefox, are not displayed ...
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I can't fix the resolution on virtual box for ubuntu 14.04 The resolution is set to 2560x1965

I need help in solving this problem. I have tried doing that through system settings but to no avail I cannot reach the part to change the resolution. Is there another way I can set it to another ...
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virtual box display issue in 14.04LTS mac

I am trying to install Ubuntu14.04LTS as a vm using VirtualBox on OSX10.9.4. I have been able to install CentOS and Mint without problems using this method. I downloaded both isos ...
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No USB boot. No CD boot. Can I install Ubunto on a Mac Mini?

I've been through the answers to similar questions, but they all require USB or CDROM booting. I've installed EFI - it might be that I've not done that correctly, but it boots in EFI, but doesn't find ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 14.04 through virtual box on Windows 8 [closed]

I wanted to practice linux on my Windows 8 machine, so I downloaded Oracle VirtualBox and mounted an Ubuntu iso image on it, but, it is not running and giving error if it starts. This is the error: ...
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Host configuration preventing Virtualbox from using DHCP?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04.4 host laptop trying to make an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS guest installation. I just acquired a Dell Developer Edition notebook (With Ubuntu preinstalled which is the 12.04.4 host) and ...
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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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I'm receiving a GDB test error installing Python 3.4.1 on 14.04

I'm trying to create a VirtualBox VM with Ubuntu 14.04 and Python 3.4.1. I've downloaded the source https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.4.1/Python-3.4.1.tgz And I've updated OpenSSL to resolve a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Won't Run On Windows 8

My Acer Aspire E1-571 runs on Windows 8.1, and I just downloaded VirtualBox so I could run Ubuntu 14.04 on it . I've followed all of the instructions offered online for how to set up Ubuntu on ...
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Unable to have full screen Ubuntu in VirtualBox

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.2.16 on VirtualBox. It has installed correctly, but I was having a problem related to window size. It is not possible for me to switch ubuntu in full screen mode. I ...
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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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Can't see 14.04 server VirtualBox guest from OS X host

I have Ubuntu 14.04 server installed on a Virtual Machine with VirtualBox. I've enabled host-only networking in the VM's settings. When I do ifconfig | grep addr I get an inet addr: 192.168.56.101. I ...
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Error installing Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox 3.1.8 [closed]

Sorry if I don't provide the correct amount of information to diagnose the problem, I am fairly new to using VirtualBox / Machines. I've been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on VirtualBox 3.1.8 ...
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unlock screen from command line

I was using virtualbox on a laptop and closed the lid which locked the screen and sleep the computer. Now it came back from sleep, the screen is locked, but I can not type my password. The mouse work, ...
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Can not mount virtualbox folder in fstab

I've just upgraded my VM from Ubuntu server 12.04 to 14.04. I used to mount my data folder through fstab as follows: datafolder /mnt/DataFolder vboxsf uid=106,gid=113, dir_mode=0770 0 0 I had ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 MAAS TFTP config file location?

So I have been dipping my toes into the awesomeness that is MAAS, but I am running into trouble. Background: I am trying to set up a MAAS/Juju test cluster using Virtualbox VMs on a Windows desktop. ...
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Ubuntu, can't use @

I got an problem with my Ubuntu 12.04, ran in a VirtualBox on Windows 7. Like the title already said I can't use @. This one is just copy 'n paste. The problem also concerns the pipe and tilde, I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with internet connection sharing internet to Win XP vitualbox [duplicate]

I've looked through the posted questions and there are a lot of topics about sharing guest's e.g. Win XP connection to Ubuntu host. What I'm actually looking is if there is a way to share Ubuntu's ...
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Virtual box File access

I'm running Android on a VirtualBox on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine. I want to know if there is a way to access system files and images stored within this virtual android machine from within my host ubuntu ...
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Unable to connect to internet with VirtualBox using bridged adapter?

Earlier, I was using multiple instances of Virtual Machines running Linux Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox. They were working fine, with internet connectivity, etc. However, I then created a new Virtual ...
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install 14.04 tls Ubuntu 32 on virtual box [duplicate]

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine ubuntu32. The virtual machine 'ubuntu32' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1. Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005) Component: ...
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Virtualbox and Windows

I am trying to install windows 7 through virtualbox on my ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I am unable to install it as everytime on the virtual machine it asks me to load drivers. I am made to understand that the ...
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Can't use Wireless Network in Virtualbox?

I'm trying to enable Wireless on VirtualBox in my Ubuntu 14.04 in a Kali Linux, but this OS not show the wi-fi for I connect. And after I on my OS do not show the wi-fi I already tried to ...
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SSHing into a Ubuntu VM instance

I have an Ubuntu VM instance running on my laptop. Both Host and VM run the same OS - Ubuntu 12.04. I tried to ssh from host like ssh username@<VM-IP> It tries for some time and then says ...
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Forcing DVD Boot

well it's my first post... I've taken the job of doing a routine OS change on a laptop and now I'm facing a serious trouble since the BIOS and S.M.A.R.T check to press F12 or Del to change the boot ...
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VirtualBox Error - Failed to open a session for the virtual machine LinuxEmulator [closed]

So I'm trying to run Linux on Windows 8 and Cygwin didn't offer all the functionality I wanted. I decided to install a VirtualBox to create a Linux Operating System to allow me added functionality for ...
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Genymotion problems

I wanted to use Genymotion on my computer but the on-board graphics were far too low for the emulator to work (I worked but VERY slow). I bought a new graphics card and now when I run my device on ...
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Is this a good idea on Ubuntu?

So I have a basic understanding of Hypervisors and have decided I should start making use of them. I'm planning on doing the following: Ubuntu (Base System) =====Virtual Box====== Arch + Kali + ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64 very slow on VirtualBox

Does anyone have an idea why Ubuntu runs so slow on Virtualbox? I have installed other distros which run fine. I am running it on a Mac 10.7. Thanks in advance for anyone's help.
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Not resolving DNS in Virtualbox guest OS

I'm running Ubuntu as a guest OS in VirtualBox within a Windows 7 host. I cannot access the internet from within the Ubuntu VM. Firefox just times out. In terminal I can ping external IP addresses ...
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Guest Additions seemingly uninstalls every time I use “software updater” in Ubuntu Studio

The latest Ubuntu Studio is amazing and comes with all the software I need to make graphics for my 2D games. However, every time I execute the "Software Updater" (the one with the orange sync icon), ...