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Adding Virtual Machine to lightdm

Is there a way for a virtual machine to start directly from lightdm? I have installed android in virtualbox which I want to add in lightdm for direct access. I am enjoying my Chromium OS from lightdm, ...
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Oracal VirturalBox and Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 Network Connection Problems

I am new to Ubuntu and VMs. I want my test Ubuntu VM running in Oracal VirtualBox to have a network connection and visable on my LAN and VPN (WAN). I do not want anyone to see the actual machine, just ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu server in VirtualBox

I am attempting to install Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS (I also tried 13.04) on a headless FreeBSD 9.1 server through the VirtualBox CLI. I have the FreeBSD port of VirtualBox installed and the Ubuntu ...
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Performance Issue when opening Windows 7 (32bit) in Virtualbox of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS System with nearly 500GB HDD, 4GB Ram. I installed Windows 7 (32bit) in Virtualbox of my Ubuntu. Alloted 1.5 GB of Ram to virtualbox. Everything in ubuntu works fine ...
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adding an existing partition

I have a 1TB hdd partitioned 100gb and 900gb.. I have Ubuntu server 12.04.3 installed as a vm in virtualbox on a windows 7 platform on the 100gb partition with 50gb allocated to the VM. Is there any ...
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How to download files uploaded to “proposed” repository?

Let's take this as an example: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/virtualbox/+bug/1076603 In post #19 the poster said: SRU request: please accept virtualbox_4.1.12-dfsg-2ubuntu0.4 in ...
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xclip inside Virtualbox VM doesn't work

I'm trying to use xclip inside an ubuntu server virtual machine. I get the following error: ~# echo 'test' | xclip Error: Can't open display: (null) I'm having the same issue with xsel: ~# xsel ...
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asterisk on virtualbox asterisk card not detected on ubuntu guest

need a bit of a help, my setup: Host server: Ubuntu server 12.04 minimal setup with: openssh wembin virtualbox headless guest os: Ubuntu server with asterisk 11.5.1, dahdi 2.7.0.1 libpri 1.4.14. ...
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No internet access issue

Using Ubuntu 13.04 as virtualbox guest on Windows 8 Host. My etc/network/interfaces looks like that: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.1.38 netmask ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 not booting on virtual box

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on virtual box yesterday and it worked perfectly fine all day. However, when I restarted my laptop this morning, it isn't getting past the loading screen. I'm not getting any ...
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iPod won't sync with virtualbox iTunes. Why?

After a while of looking for alternatives to iTunes I finally bit the bullet and just installed windows in a virtual host with the sole purpose of running iTunes. The thing is I can't sync my iPod ...
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Share wwwroot between Ubuntu and Windows (VirtualBox)

I have a VirtualBox Windows 8 installed on my Ubuntu. This Virtual is necessary to run a web server testing, so I need to edit the files in this Virtual box directly in my Ubuntu. I try a few things, ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 and Virtualbox

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox, but I get a blank screen after the installation is complete and I log in. I can however login from a terminal (tty1). I suspect it's a problem with the desktop ...
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iPhone (6.1) manager for Ubuntu. (Unsupported checksume)

I need some help. I need to manage iPhone files (music etc). GTPod, RhytmBox and Clementine error is Unsupported checksume. Banshee works fine, but after sync iPhones cant see all changes that i ...
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Keys Open In Both Ubuntu & Windows In Virtualbox

I run Windows 8 in a Virtualbox in Ubuntu, I am having a couple of problems, I press the Windows Start Button and it opens up the Ubuntu Search thing as well same thing with the Volume Buttons. ...
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Wrong magic bytes at the start in lib

I was curious to know how this happened and how to correct it? Setting up gstreamer0.10-plugins-good (0.10.31-1ubuntu1.2) ... dpkg: error processing gstreamer0.10-plugins-good (--configure): ...
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How to create a shard directory between Ubuntu and Window7

I have followed the example listed earlier on how to create a shared directory between Ubuntu and Window 7, but stuck at step 6 in the following link below. Sharing between Host and Guest in ...
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Connecting two separate machines to the same network

I'm using Hadoop to do some data analysis for a university project. My university has kindly given me access to a Virtual Machine, which I access through a given IP address using PuTTY in Windows 8. ...
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Garmin ANT+ Agent in a Windows XP Virtual Box - Firmware Update Issues

I'm running Lubuntu 13.04 on a Samsung Q35 and try to use the Garmin ANT+ Agent on Windows XP in a VirtualBox. Downloading workouts from my Garmin 910XT is working, although the downloads seem to be ...
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Setting Up a Static IP with Ubuntu Server 12.04 through VirtualBox

Im having issues setting it up through virtual box. I have 2 adapters setin my virtual box, one being Host-only and the other being NAT. I have configured my interfaces file as: address ...
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Unable to restart after installing Ubuntu in Virtualbox Mac

I have tried installing Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04 (both 64 bit) on Virtualbox in Mac. Both Ubuntus install fine and then I restart, to complete the installation process and then I get this screen As ...
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Auto-adjusting the guest display on VirtualBox 4.2.16

I've got a 13.04 guest running under OS X, and have been having trouble getting my Ubuntu VM to use conventional resolutions (currently uses 4:3 aspect ratio with horizontally compressed UI, even ...
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Problem after installing Ubuntu 12.10

After installing Ubuntu 12.10 in my virtual box, it ask for restart of the PC. When I click on restart, after some time, it shows virtual box has stop working. This happens every single time.
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Unable to mount shared folders

I'm getting the message: /sbin/mount.vboxsf: mounting failed with the error: No such file or directory. The command I'm executing is: sudo mount -t vboxsf -o uid=1000,gid=1000 shared_folder_name ...
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After upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04, VirtualBox VM's are unstable

I had a very stable install of VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.10. I recently upgraded to 13.04 and all of my VM's do not work any more. They boot, but after a few minutes they crash completely. I am at a ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on a virtual VHD mounted on Windows?

I'm running Windows 8.1 on my laptop, having constantly upgraded since my disk is dynamic and I can no longer install operating systems side by side. For the last few months I've been virtualizing new ...
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virtualbox vm : keyboard freezes when accessing under rdp but works under vnc?

My ubuntu-vm under ubuntu server lose all keyboard input under RDP, but continue to work under VNC... Here is my setup: I have an ubuntu server, running virtualBox (12 core xeon + 64GB memory) The ...
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Ethernet LAN connection from windows 7 to ubuntu 12.04 through virtual machine

Ethernet LAN connection from windows 7 to ubuntu 12.04 through virtualBox I have Ethernet LAN network on my IBM laptop 64-bit which runs on Windows 7. I have installed VirtualBox 4.2.14 in order to ...
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How can I apply a patch to a package?

I tried to install mongodb on my machine using this guide. However I ran into this problem. This link also contains a patch. The patch file is init.d.patch How can I apply this patch?
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Clone of VM does not connect to internet

I made a VM. I set it up with 2 adapters. One adapter is so that I have a static, and one adapter so that I can connect to the internet. It works. I can connect to the internet, and it assigns it a ...
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Virtualbox crashes when 3D acceleration is enabled on ubuntu 13.04 host

I have set up a Windows XP Home SP3 VM in virtualbox, installed all OK. Whenever I try to run 3D accelerated apps (games) on it/run dxdiag, it crashes with no useful information in log files (but I ...
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LXC: running Virtualbox inside a container

I've installed virtualbox inside a lxc container. However, when I try to start a VM I get the error message: kernel driver not accessible (rc=1909) ....permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. This ...
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How to connect to remote named SQL Server instance via ODBC from Ubuntu running on VirtualBox?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on VirtualBox. It is connected to the local network via bridge adapter. How can I access named SQL Server instance, which is running on a different Windows machine in the ...
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how to set windows 7 resolution to 16:9 in virtualbox running in ubuntu 12.04?

I have installed Virtualbox in Ubuntu 12.04, and I created a virtual guest with Windows 7 64bit. Guest additions were also installed. It works fine, but I can't set the resolution to anything higher ...
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Need to get vt-x operational

I have a problem with running Ubuntu 12.04 in a VirtualBox. I've gotten as far mounting the iso and running on VirtualBox. However, I get the following message: VT-X/AMD-V is enabled but not ...
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How do I use dd to clone an external USB drive installation to a virtual floppy disk

Can I use dd to copy a USB stick (bootable) into a virtual floppy disk on which I could boot from a VM ? I tried .vmdk extention but VBox cannot mount it on its virtual floppy drive. I tried .img ...
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Proper way of adjusting static IP settings

When I am at home, I have no problem setting a static IP address for my VM running on virtualbox this way: I'm able to SSH into it and ping it from the host machine. However, at work, when I try ...
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Installation stalls, retrieving file 52 of 81

I'm installing Ubuntu 12.04.2 on my Mac using VirtualBox 4.2.14. Everything works fine until, while Configurting apt, it get stuck retrieving file 52 of 81. I have cancelled and uninstalled VB, even ...
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conflicts with the installed package 'virtualbox-guest-additions-iso'

As in the pic above, I tried everything to install it but GuestAdditions won't let me install the package. I've deleted all files under /usr/bin and also from /tmp files. Cant find any files under ...
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Ubuntu VirtrualBox only detects half of the allocated disk space

It appears that my brand new Ubuntu VirtualBox doesn't detect that there is actually 8 gig's allowed and I can't seem to allocate more without making the harddrive itself bigger. Any idea why this ...
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Cannot ping virtualbox guest ubuntu by hostname from host win8

Host: win 8 Virtualbox guest ubuntu 12.04 lts with bridged adapter I cannot ping virtualbox guest ubuntu by hostname from host win8: ping guest-ubuntu but it's ok to ping guest-ubuntu.local and ping ...
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Any suggestion From HD to SSD

I have a 1.5TB hard drive (5200 RPM), and need to speed up the system a little bit, so I was wondering if a 128GB SSD would work to transfer Ubuntu (12.04) on the SSD and use the current HD for back ...
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Mouse integration broken in Ubuntu 12.04.2 on Vbox

I installed the low memory/minimal version of Ubuntu Server 12.04 in VirtualBox. Then I installed ubuntu-desktop with --no-install-recommends and that worked fine, but I had no mouse control. The ...
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how do i get internet access on my android virtual machine using a wireless connection on my linux host machine?

I am using an android virtual machine with VirtualBox and a linux host which accesses the internet via a wireless wifi connection. How do I get my android virtual machine to access the internet?
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Low graphic mode and incorrect screen resolutions in VirtualBox

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with a virtual machine (using VirtualBox-4.2.12) on my Asus Eee (OS host windows xp), everything went ok during the installation, but now when I start Ubuntu a window ...
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I/O error (basic_ios::clear) virtualbox

I am running a virtualbox of xubuntu x64. My OS is NTFS Win 8 x64 I have installed dkms (virtualbox guest additions) & configured it so that I can open the ntfs directories without needing root. ...
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virtualbox resolution problem

I was using ubuntu on virtualbox withen windows, and I used a command line in ubuntu to make ubuntu run on 1600*900 resolution .. after that I installed for some reason virtualbox additions. ...
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Ubuntu top and side panels not showing, can't launch the terminal

I am fairly new to Ubuntu. Today I was trying to fix a problem with virtualbox not launching any of the virtuals systems I made. I checked some online solutions and ran some commands in the terminal ...
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How to connect to Squirrelmail server from client

i have setup a ubuntu 12.04 server in virtualbox using NAT networking settings. I have installed and configured squirrelmail, dovecot, postfix, bind, apache2 and php5 correctly. My problem is that i ...
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Kernel Error in syslog

I am getting below error while tailing syslog , I have a 64bit 13.04 Ubuntu installation, does it need some action: kernel: [ 159.157906] warning: `VirtualBox' uses 32-bit capabilities (legacy ...