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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importing a virtual machine inside another virtual machine

I have a hadoop cluster of VMs hosted on VirtualBox. The VMs are all ubuntu, and the host system is windows 7. How can I import all of these VMs into 1 ubuntu vm?
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Error while adding iso in VirtualBox on Ubuntu 13.04

While adding an ISO file to a newly created virtual machine in VirtualBox 4.2.10, the program just stops working, but when I open it again and go again to add the ISO, it's adding OK. When I made ...
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Bridge networking is not working in virtual box 4.2.8 with ubuntu 12.04 host and ubuntu 11.10 guest

Very good article but there is a problem for me. I am using virtual box 4.2.8 with ubuntu 12.04 host and ubuntu 11.10 guest. I am unable to setup bridge networking beetween host and guest. here i am ...
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How do I prevent Ubuntu 12.04 from locking, when using Win7 in VirtualBox?

I use Ubuntu 12.04 plus Windows 7 from VirtualBox. The thing is that, when I am in Windows "too long" (longer than the time after which Ubuntu normally locks), Ubuntu locks. It's not expected, because ...
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How to run openmpi on virtualbox with 3 PCs through SSH?

I have 3 PCs with Vista, running Ubuntu through Virtualbox on them. I have installed openmpi and ssh on them, they are connected via ethernet. The IP addresses are all 10.0.2.15. And I can ping with ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.10 with Virtualbox -> Not enough storage

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 with Virtualbox. I allowed 20GB of space for the virtual computer and when I tried to install it, it said that I don't have enough space, which I have over 100GB. ...
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Run Win7 Guest (raw disk) in Ubuntu (which was installed as Dual Boot on existing Win7)

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on top of Win 7 as a dual boot (awesome!). I'm hoping to use VirtualBox to run my original Win7 instance as a guest OS under Ubuntu. I found this existing question and ...
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White text on white background in selections after fresh install in vm

I freshly installed Kubuntu 12.04 in my Oracle VM VirtualBox on Windows 7. Everything works fine except, that if I select any text in many applications (for example Bluefish-Editor) the background is ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 (guest) fails start on VirtualBox (Win7 host): LSB, Raise, Login Service and Accounts Service

My Ubuntu 16.04 fails to start on Win7 host (VBox 5.0.20) as shown below Ubuntu 16.04 stuck to start: Any hints are very appreciated. Thanks, UPDATE: I can access recovery mode normally, but don'...
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Unable to access Virtualbox packages due to “hash sum mismatch” error

I'm trying to install Virtualbox on Ubuntu 12 (hosted by Travis-CI) by doing: wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add - echo "deb http://download.virtualbox....
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How do I pick a new name for a network interface?

Background I installed Ubuntu Server 16.04 inside Virtualbox 5.0.22. I'm attempting to set up SSH. I already have the SSH server installed on the guest, and am happy with the network interface set up ...
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Ubuntu Virtualbox Guest additions with mouse

I have installed guest additions running Ubuntu 14.04 (I think) because now my GUI is full screen however my mouse still does not escape. I still need to press the right CTRL button on my keyboard. ...
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How to make a 32 and 64 bit Ubuntu MATE iso?

I have been trying to create an iso containing both 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Ubuntu MATE. When I boot up o a VM, it shows the grub screen, but if i select anything, the VM hangs, if its 32 bit, ...
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Kubuntu 15.10, Virutalbox - export stops

I'm running a Ubuntu 14.04 Guest OS on a Kubuntu 15.10 Host (don't ask, not my idea). Both are 64bit systems. Now, I'm trying to export the VM so it can be copied to another host. However, the ...
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PyCharm's Problem with shared folder of VirtualBox

I have installed Ubuntu in the VirtualBox on Windows 7 host then I shared a folder from windows host to Linux in the VirtualBox and add my login user to vboxsf group. Now I can compile latex files ...
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Invalid Partition Table- recursive allocation on /dev/sr1

I am trying to allocate disk space to my Ubuntu image on Virtual Box and am stuck at a point wwhere the GParted says "Invalid Partition Table- recursive allocation on /dev/sr1. Please help. Image for ...
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Unable to start Google Chrome 51.0.2704.84 on 14.04.4 64 bit

I am unable to run Chrome 51.0.2704.84 with Xvfb on Ubuntu 14.04.4, 64 bit. I have installed this VM on Windows 7 host with Vagrant and Virtualbox as provider. Virtualbox Version: v5.0.20 r106931. ...
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Firefox 47 not starting on Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS64 bit Trusty

I am unable to run Firefox 47 with Xvfb on Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS 64 bit Codename Trusty. I have installed this VM on Windows 7 host with vagrant and Virtualbox as provider. I have problem running google-...
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Virtualbox: Guest bridged network fails after 5 minutes on boot

I have encountered network problems after I have started using Ubuntu 16.04 on my host and guest systems. Each and every virtual machine I have created so far had the same problem of "Raising network ...
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Data corruption when transferring files out of VirtualBox?

I think this may also apply to Windows, but oh well... If I were to transfer downloaded files out of a guest OS in VirtualBox, say via shared folders or drag-and-drop, would there be any sort of data ...
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VirtualBox with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I've just updated Ubuntu and VirtualBox. When I try to open a window in VirtualBox it gives me an error and says to use the code sudo modprobe vboxdrv but it give me this error: modprobe: ERROR: ...
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VirtualBox - SSH to guest Ubuntu VM from OS X host

I've followed the steps in this post In VirtualBox, how do I set up host-only virtual machines that can access the Internet? to set up a host-only network so that my guest Ubuntu VM has a network ...
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How to run 2 virtual machines with only one visable

Hi I have one new physical machine with 2 gigabit ethernet ports, 8GB RAM, 256GB NVME SSD running windows 10. I want to run a pfsense box with this machine but it's way too good to waste on just ...
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Unable to enumerate USB device under virtualbox

I have a new Dell XPS 13 (9350) laptop running Windows 10 as host and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS as a guest under Oracle VirtualBox 5.0.20. I installed the Extension Pack and also the Guest Additions for Linux....
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error while starting vagrant

I am trying to launch vagrant Ubuntu 16.04. This is my Vagrantfile : Vagrant.configure(2) do |config| config.vm.box = "ubuntu/xenial64" config.vm.network "public_network", ip: "192.168.0.50" end ...
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Ubuntu server still doing boot processes after login

I'm having an issue with Ubuntu server 16.04 in VirtualBox (guest), running on Windows 10 host. After i start up the machine it goes through a bunch of processes with a green [OK] before them, then ...
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laravel 4.2 environment not working with homestead on ubuntu

I created this question in stackoverflow too. Anyhow I know there's a post in ubuntu with the same question and they mentioned upgrade vagrant but I am already using 1.8.1 but no luck. How to make ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 server DNS in VirtualBox

I installed ubuntu server 14.04 in virtualbox. And I make DNS server. but there is a problem. I confirm my domain name using 'nslookup' command and my virtualbox ubuntu server's ip address. And I can ...
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I can't no more connect after installing kvm

After installing android studio, i tried to install kvm. After relogin, my Intellij wasn't work anymore. I tried to reboot and then, i see the ubuntu start charging with verification(in the processus, ...
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Connecting to Virtualbox VM

I have been struggling with this issue for the past week and I have a feeling I am missing something very minor. Here is the issue: System Specifications: Ubuntu 14.04 Dedicated Server which resides ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 in virtual machine has no memory although just set up

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 lts (64 bit) on a virtual machine. My host OS is Windows 10 on an Acer Aspire laptop with plenty of memory. The virtual machine says the base memory is 2458 MB. I ...
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Virtualbox either boots to EFIshell mode or it displays colored lines - Ubuntu 16.04

I am facing the below issue while trying to bring up Ubuntu 16.04 on virtual box: 1) If I unchecked the enable efi tab then my screen boots to colored screen. 2) If I check the enable efi tag ...
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System program error(not the norm)

I installed 14.04 on Vbox. During an update, through being an idjit, i left the laptop unplugged and it died during the upgrade(of the Vbox guest). Now when i try to load it i get a system program ...
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Budgie Remix on VirtualBox

I wanted to try Budgie Remix in the VirtualBox, so I could test it out. The installation process went fine, but since the screen resolution is pretty small I tried inserting the VirtualBox Guest ...
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How to access webcam in Virtualbox running Windows 10?

My desktop is running on Ubuntu and I have a Virtualbox running Windows 10. The webcam is attached on my laptop, not with a seperate USB cord. How can I access the webcam for the Windows 10 virtual ...
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Can I copy & paste Wine and Virtualbox into Ubuntu while in Windows?

Can I download "Wine" and "Virtualbox" into my Windows 10 laptop then copy and paste those applications into Ubuntu that I have already downloaded and still in my Windows 10 laptop, and with the ...
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Install Virtualbox on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I try to install the Virtualbox software following the directions from the Oracle's website: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads When I start Virtualbox is displayed to me the following ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu hangs when trying to restart after installation of NS2

I installed NS2 2.35 in my VirtualBox Ubuntu machine. After trying to restart the machine it hangs in the following screen. Any reason for why this happens? Your help is very much appreciated. This is ...
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How can I mount VBox shared folder in Gnome-Ubuntu editing “fstab” on startup?

I am new to Ubuntu. Once I have tried to edit "fstab". But after editing the file my whole system had crashed. I have re-installed Ubuntu. I want to mount my j_drive from host OS windows-8.1 to guest ...
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I/O Performance on my mounted drive is extremely poor

I have a windows 7 machine. I have installed Oracle Sun Virtual Box here. On this Virtual Box I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS installed. I have mounted a remote windows network share in my ubuntu using ...
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Exporting VirtualBox - Takes long time?

I am using VirtualBox and exporting Windows 7 appliance. So far it is taking 52+ minutes. Does it usually take this long? How can I speed things up? Thanks.
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Connection to the internet using 3g modem ZTE MF190 on Ubuntu 14.04

I got problem with using 3G modem in Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox and use it as guest OS. My host OS is Windows 7. I haven't problem when share hosts internet via NAT, but when i'm ...
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Open folders on USB drive over VirtualBox

I am running an application under Oracle VM VirtualBox. At the UXterm, I'm trying to install a driver from a flash USB drive. The driver is in the DCU-1.0.10 folder, on the F: drive (as identified by ...
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getting direct to /home/vagrant

I have installed Ubuntu machine on VB via vagrant. The problem is when I login to machine.I have to run cd command twice.e.g cd /home cd /vagrant to access directories rather than cd /home/vagrant ...
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Ubuntu server- static ip has changed

I have set an ubuntu server 16.04 today. I have set static IP in /etc/network/interfaces to this: #The primary network interface auto enp0s3 iface enp0s3 inet static address 192.168.56.20 netmask 255....
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Putty SSH, refused connection by guest mininet machine

I followed the main VM installation notes on the Mininet website, and the VM works totally fine. But When I tried to SSH into the VM, at first it timedout the connection. Then after searching on the ...
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Running ubuntu on vbox with guest additions breaks certain transparent modules

I've tried this several times over the years with multiple unique computers in terms of host OS and bit size. All of them were very fast. I've never had an external graphics card. Currently I have a ...
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Guest Ubuntu 16.04 runs very slowly in VirtualBox Windows 10 host

Machine is 64-bit ACPI motherboard with i5 quad-core and 8 Gb of memory running Windows 10-Pro host. Monitor is Acer T232HL touchscreen. Video card is AMD Radeon R7 200. Installed VirtualBox then ...