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 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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Guest Additions on Ubuntu can't find kernel headers

EDIT: Installing the lastest VirtualBox version made it work. I can't install VirtualBox's Guest Additions on Ubuntu. I've already did this, sudo apt-get install build-essential ...
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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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How does one run Unity 3D (the full free version) in Ubuntu Studio?

How does one install Unity 3D (the full free version) on Ubuntu? I have tried to run the program through Wine 64-bit, and I get this message every time: Error initializing license system. Please ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu GNOME lock screen hangs when Qt Creator or VirtualBox is running

The slide lock hangs when QT Creator or VirtualBox is running, and the PC is locking itself after 5 minutes. The other apps are running in the background, e.g. the Spotify play the music well. I've ...
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Wrong VM settings?

cat /etc/network/interfaces : VM settings -1: VM settings -2: VirtualBox settings: From the browser of the host, I use: 10.0.0.2 but I get an error. Why can not I access Apache with these ...
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Can't mount to host file under a guest ubuntu VirtualBox permanently

I'm running guest ubuntu on a Windows8 host. Unable to mount to the shared file on Windows8 after reboot guest ubuntu. However, I'm able to mount to the shared file on Windows8 host after I did this ...
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Unable to save via Samba share to Ubuntu VM

I have a Ubuntu Virtual Machine running with VirtualBox on my Win7 laptop and I connect to the filesystem in Windows via a Samba share. This all works fine. However, I am unable to edit a file on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 VM setup using Virtual Box

I am trying to create a Ubuntu 14.04 VM using VirtualBox. After reading the ISO, the VM completes copying the files and asks for a restart, then gets stuck at this message : I have tried it twice, ...
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Colour Depth with AndroVM and VirtualBox on Ubuntu

I am running a VirtualBox with AndroVM and am feeling a bit out of my depth. It seems that the virtual screen is running at 16bit rather than 32bit. All the searching I have done points to Guest ...
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Different output between Network tool 3.8.1 and Terminal traceroute

Network 3.8.1 constantly gives a different output than running traceroute command from terminal. Also the outcome remains different while using different ISP. No changes in PC interfaces other than ...
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How to setup an ubuntu VM running in windows azure to be connected to via ssh from 2 or more computers

I have an ubuntu VM hosted on Azure. When creating the VM, I was prompted to add a pem ssh key for authentication when I want to ssh to the VM. However, How do I set up this VM so that my other ...
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Setting up a virtual Samba server (Guest OS is Ubuntu, Host is Windows 7)

OK, I know this is an incredibly basic question and has no doubt been asked MANY times before - although I can't for the life of me find instructions that exactly mirror my scenario: I'm running ...
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Bind9 won't work after Virtualbox import

I made an update from Ubuntu 13.04 to 14.04 for my host computer and before updating I copied all the Virtualbox contents - I had an 12.04 LTS server and a client. After updating I imported them again ...
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No releases available for package

I'm trying to install some pear packages such as gnupg in a Ubuntu OS in virtualbox, but if i use sudo pecl install gnupg using, sudo pecl install gnupg it throws No releases available for package ...
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ubuntu not detecting any usb device

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 on VirtualBOX which is running on Windows. I'm using Reliance NetConnect+ [USB Internet] where it is not detected by Ubuntu. I tried Ubuntu command, Its not showing any ...
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How to forward all usb stuff to virtualbox?

The generel problem of virutalization USB passthrough is that both host and guest system cannot deal at the same time with the USB device. The solution I seek would be to disable most/all USB ...
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Recurrent problem with Ubuntu VMs

Since 4 months ago, I have been facing the same trouble on one of my computers running Windows XP where I installed a VirtualBox (version 4.3) where I (re)install several Ubuntu 12.04 LTS virtual ...
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not iso file as a input for virtualbox

I have windows XP boot able CD. It is not XP's iso file. Can I use this one to pass to my downloaded virtual box in Ubuntu? I got ISO files to virtual box but this one is not iso. just a boot able.Is ...
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Running Iso Through virtualbox

I have a mac iso that works flawlessly on my windows virtualbox but for some reason I cannot get it to load up on my linux virtualbox. I have created it with 30G of storage and a fair amount of ram. I ...
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NAT VM network to adapter another VM Network adapter

I have Ubuntu as a host OS , and i have installed Virtual box 4.3.10 , 2 VMs have been prepared VM1 (windows 7) VM2 (Arch Linux) for network security Windows 7 only can access the internet while ...
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Virtualbox+FGLRX=no hardware acceleration in guest

I am trying to enable 3D hardware acceleration for my Windows XP guest on my Ubuntu 14.04 host. 2D acceleration works on any driver. My system specs are: Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6450 Motherboard: ...
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Booting Ubuntu Server 12.04 in Virtualbox Fails- Freezes after grub menu

I have VirtualBox 4.1.12_Ubuntur77245 and I have imported 2 ova files : Ubunutu 12.04 server and Ubunutu 14.04 server. When I start the Ubuntu VMs they both freeze after selecting what I want to load ...
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How to increase or decrease brightness in the login screen when running within Virtualbox?

I can't able to increase or decrease screen brightness on the login screen. Is that possible to change brightness on login screen?
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How to share a folder in Mac Os X with Ubuntu 12.04 Guest User?

Sharing a folder with a Mac Os and Ubuntu 12.04 is a total disaster. cd /mnt sudo mkdir /shares sudo mount -t vboxsf -o uid=1000 Documents shares mount: Protocol error On my Mac my ...
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Virtualbox shared folder: Ubuntu 14.04 as guest, Windows as host

I'm stuck with connecting shared folder in Ubuntu 14.04 as a host. I've installed virtualbox-guest-additions-iso package but I still can't install Guest Additions from VirtualBox itself (this no ...
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directory locked

I have been trying to install virtualbox using this command: sudo apt-get install virtualbox.qt But I am getting this error: E: Unable to lock directory /var/cache/apt/archives/ I have been ...
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Video playback issue running Ubuntu 14.04 guest in VirtualBox with Win 7 host

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 in Virtual Box on my win 7 laptop. When I go to a website that has video (MSN, Youtube, CNN,etc) and attempt to play the videos, the playback stops 5-7 seconds into the ...
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How to recover files from Virtualbox VDI

I run ubuntu server 12.04 LTS server on a windows 8 virtualbox powered machine. A few weeks ago, all services worked fine except FTP and that's when i decided to install zpanel in the VM so that I ...
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Can I change the language format of Virtual Box using terminal?

Hi I'm new to this and have found Virtual Box is kind of understandable if you squint and keep doing double-takes. It's in English but written in greek or latin characters which is fun for a while but ...
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How to speed up VirtualBox running on a Host?

OK...So I have the newest VirtualBox installed with Ubuntu and it works all fine no bugs at all but it runs so slow...No programs running in the background and my VBox takes up a lot of the cpu so it ...
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Having problem with genymotion on VirtualBox for 13.10, its not working on 14.04, any idea?

After Upgrade(13.10 to 14.04) I had problem with VMWare, it does not support new linux, need to patch files (now fixed), Second having problem with genymotion on VirtualBox for 13.10, its not working ...
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Why can not i see some files on shared folder of Virtualbox?

I tried to share mounted ntfs drive on my Ubuntu to Virtualbox (installed WinXP SP3) but something weird was happened. My sharing folder process was success but when i tried to access my shared folder ...
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Port issue while doing telnet

I am facing some issue while doing telnet on my VM (Ubuntu 12). I've configured service in xinetd.d and restarted xinetd service. But don't know why facing issue while trying to check if port opened ...
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Error while attempt mount /boot/efi

I have installed virtualbox on my ubuntu, and I have made a virtual drive for windows, and now every time I boot ubuntu it say: Error while attempt mount /boot/efi Press s for skiping ...
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Window list issue on 12.04 Gnome Classic in VirtualBox

I have 12.04 installed on a VirtualBox machine. I'm not huge fan of Unity, so I've opted for Gnome Classic as my desktop. One of the big advantages of classic gnome is that you can add a "Window List" ...
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Support touchscreen with VirtualBox 4.3.6

I'm using VirtualBox 4.3.6 from the trusty contrib packages. This version supposedly supports touchscreens, however touching the screen in a Windows 8.1 guest will only bring the fullscreen VM all the ...