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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Ubuntu and VirtualBox

I have the following configuration, A host running Windows 7; A guest running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (VirtualBox); I am connecting a Cisco router directly to my PC running Windows 7 and testing the router ...
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Restoring ubuntu virtual machine after manual killing of VirtualBox process?

I was given access to an ubuntu installation running in VirtualBox. (It is managed using phpvirtualbox). Unfortunately, the Virtualbox process in the host machine was killed unexpectedly. Now, if I ...
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how to enhance the screen of my vm?

How can I enhance the size of my virtual machine ? I installed ubuntu 14.04 desktop edition (lts) on virtualbox but the screen looks to small. When I do CTRL+C the screen becomes bigger but it does ...
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Linux server guest and Windows host shared folder virtualbox

I've been struggling to get this to work for 2 days now. I have a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 running in a VM in VirtualBox on a Windows Server 2012 host system. I want to mount a shared folder ...
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Why can't I install a VM within a VM?

I read it is possible to install VMs inside VMs as deeply as we want. However, in my case, I tried Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10 VMs in which I ...
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Ubuntu on Dell Latitude E6540

My work laptop is a Dell Latitude as above currently running Windows 7 I would like to create an image of my current windows setup for use in VirtualBox on the laptop once I have ubuntu on, I have ...
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Wireless in virtualbox not working

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed. I have enabled the USB nic in settings in Virtualbox manager but when I use lshw -C network it does not show the wireless nic Using lsusb shows this output: Bus 001 ...
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How to make a shared folder from host to windows guest

Host - Ubuntu 14.04 Guest - Windows 8 I have set up shared folder called "share" at /home/username/share but in windows guest i cannot find that shared folder under network. What i am doing wrong? ...
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after do-dist-upgrade i have some problems on my xubuntu

Hello guys some weeks ago i did an do-dist-upgrade a virtualbox machine, and now i cant login correctly without getting stuck on logs screens, worst with reboot and shutdown ever get stuck on logs ...
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Upgraded to 14.04, display issue with split screen

Upgraded to 14.04 this morning, which activated split screen mode: I can only imagine this has something to do with graphics drivers. How do I go about diagnosing things?
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HDD shutting down?

I've got an SSD where Ubuntu (the newest, fully updated, 64bit) is installed. Additionally I've got an HDD where I store some things e.g. steam games or images for VirtualBox. If I start Steam or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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HWE VirtualBox Screen Resolution

I did the terrible mistake of installing the HWE stack last week. Since then my screen resolution inside VirtualBox has a maximum of 640x480. I downloaded the .iso to install the guest additions ...
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Install on VirtualBox seems stuck on “Running post install”

The install on VirtualBox 4.3.14 seems stuck on "Running post-install triggers software-center". It has been at this screen for over an hour. Can I skip this step? 7/19/14 9:07:20.973 AM ...
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Virtualbox / Lenovo will not capture F12 to PXE boot

System description: Ubuntu 14.04 Lenovo T440s laptop VirtualBox 4.3.12.r93733 VirtualBox is set up to use LAN network in bridged mode and I'm trying to PXE boot into an install server on our LAN. ...
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Resolution problem using ubutu 14.04

I'm completely new on Ubuntu and using virtualbox V 4.3 on a windows 8 host (bootcamp on an iMac 27"). I installed Ubuntu 14.04. The only resolution available was 640x480. So I downloaded the ...
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I cannot use live DVD or USB or install

I tried to install Ubuntu from a DVD-R without success. It would start to boot and then it would go to a blank screen with diagonal lines. I've verified the md5sum and then verified the disk when I ...
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SFTP server unreachable

I have an SFTP server I set up on Ubuntu. However, when I attempt to access it from CentOS on VirtualBox, I keep getting this: Connecting to 192.168.xxx.xxxx.... ssh: Cannot connect to host ...
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Problem copy files to VirtualBox Ubuntu guest share drive

Windows 7 host system. Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.12. Ubunti guest 14.05. dkms installed. Mounted share drive via VirtualBox. Checked "auto mount" and "make permanent" but did not check "read only". ...
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Ubuntu on VirtualBox problem

I installed Ubuntu on a VirtualBox and I can only see the middle of the desktop? Here is a screenshot:
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How to record sound from MS LifeCam HD-5000 inside Oracle Virtual Box?

I am trying to use my MS LifeCam HD-5000 inside Ubuntu inside Oracle Virtual Box. It is appearing twice in VB. In the section of "webcams" and in the section of USB devices If I try to select ...
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14.04 LTS Login Failure on VirtualBox

I cannot login to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I just set my JAVA_HOME. Then i restarted my Ubuntu which is on Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager. When i typed wrong password, it gives me error. But when i typed ...
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VM is not booted. grub rescue

I am using Virtualbox 4.3.8 to run Ubuntu 11.10 as a guest on Windows 7 host. I shut down the VM and then restarted the host machine. Due to some unavoidable reason, I had to force shut down the host ...
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Iperf stress testing on single machine

I want to do a stress test using iperf in Lubuntu using a single machine. I've tried doing the dummy IP route, I've tried changing the ip route table, yet still it goes through the local host and ...
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Installing linux-headers-2.6.32-042stab085.20

I am trying to install virtualbox-4.3 on a VPS hosting which has Ubuntu 12.04 and kernel version : uname -r ==> 2.6.32-042stab085.20 When I try to install it, I get the following error: ...
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Ubuntu Physical Disk VM not working past login screen

I am attempting to set up a VM in virtualbox so I can boot into my Ubuntu install on my physical SSD from inside Windows. I managed to create the disk, link it to the machine, etc. The problem is ...
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Use dd from VirtualBox to external HD?

I want to clone my VM Oracle to a another/external HD in my computer. My VM is a Ubuntu 14.04, and I want to use dd command in a external HD. Is possible? When o use # fdisk -l appear just the ...
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Ubuntu in VirtualBox logs in to blank purple screen (nomodeset doesn't help)

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in an Oracle VM Virtualbox on an HP Pavilion laptop. When I start it, I get a logon screen, but when I logon it just hangs with a blank purple screen. I tried the ...
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Package operation failed

i'm trying to install virtual-box through software centeron my ubuntu 12.04 but it is giving me following error dpkg: considering removing virtualbox in favour of virtualbox-4.3 ... dpkg: no, cannot ...
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VirtualBox stops working during system restart at Ubuntu Install

The installation of Ubuntu via VirtualBox all works fine until a last dialog box appears "Succesfully installed , please reboot to start working on Ubuntu" And as soon as I click on the restart, ...
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No internet access through bridged wireless connection in VirtualBox

I have Windows 7 installed in VirtualBox on Ubuntu 14.04. This is on a laptop so I have to networking adapters. The ethernet adapter works fine regardless of connection type. Wireless only works in ...
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What is the proper way to move from a SCSI drive based install to a virtual machine (mulitple partitions & software raid)?

I realize that many of the individual things that I am asking have been covered to varying degrees, but I am the unfortunate inheritor of this very goofy system that is on it's last legs. It consists ...
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Shutdown -H on a VM doesn't switch off the VM

As I don't normally use any Linux distro outside a VM, I'm not sure whether this is the expected behavior. When I use the shutdown -H param I always get the distro to halt as expected, but the VM ...
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Virtualization Does not work?

Hi to all my fellow techies... I Virtualized my Win2k8 Server using vCenter Standalone Hoping that I could run the Virtualized Server on Ubuntu using either Virtual Box or VMM for Linux. VMM does not ...