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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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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Can't connect to configure CUPS through web interface

I'm trying to connect an old HP LaserJet 1000 printer on a new Windows machine. The printer hasn't had any new drivers since XP. I found a solution online with this recommendation but I'm getting ...
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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 ...
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Remote desktop to window 7 and its VM (Is it possible)

I have a question related to remote desktop from windows 7 to a ubuntu server Computer 1: Windows 7 installed + ubuntu server installed inside a virtual box Computer 2: Windows 7 What I want to ...
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Unable to connect to Virtual Machine

I have followed the tutorial from here to install OpenStack in Ubuntu which is a guest OS on Windows 8 using Virtual Box But when I try to Open Openstack Dashboard in browser from URL ...
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Typing '#' with a Mac UK Keyboard (Ubuntu on VirtualBox)?

I can't type the '#' character in Ubuntu running under VirtualBox. The host is a MBP with UK Internacional Keyboard. In Ubuntu, I use the English (UK, Macintosh internacional) layout. Instead of '#', ...
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VBoxManage not finding VMs after upgrading Ubuntu

For the first time ever I got an Ubuntu (12.04) "internal error " that hung up my computer and halted the VMs I run in VirtualBox. It had been a while (maybe 6 months) since I upgraded my system ...
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Apparent DNS error when virtualized Ubuntu comes back from sleep

I am running ubuntu 13.10 in Virtualbox on a Windows 8 host. When my host machine sleeps and wakes, my tabs in guest Ubuntu no longer connect even after the main connection is restored. What makes ...
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VM Guest Windows Xp not running Ubuntu Wubi install

So I installed Windows XP in VirtualBox, installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS within that using WUBI, but when I go to reboot, after selecting Ubuntu in MBR OS select (I believe that's the name), I get this ...
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mounting and shared folder between guest machine and win 7 host

I am experiencing a problem I already shared a folder named "virtual_share" on win7 and mount it on my oracle virtual box on ubuntu with the same name. But I cannot copy anything to the shared folder ...
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Ruby installation in Ubuntu Virtualbox vanishes after every reboot

I installed Ruby and Rails in Ubuntu(Guest OS) which is mounted on Windows (Host OS) using Virtual Box. But every time I reboot Guest OS, I need to re install Ruby on Rails.I have some experience with ...
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How to map a local Ubuntu Server in Windows 8.1?

I am currently running Ubuntu Server using Oracle's VirtualBox. I would like to map a network drive to my local Ubuntu Server in Windows 8.1. I can connect to my server using PuTTy just fine. I can ...
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VMHosts and SSD drives

EDIT: (Sorry for the wall of text) not so new Linux user but I still consider myself mostly a novice, because this is me jumping off the diving board, ANYWAYS:... From what little research I've ...
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How to use expanded disk space in Ubuntu after running VBoxManage modifyhd command of Virtual Box

I am running Ubuntu 64 server (12.04.04) in Virtual Box. I increased the disk size to 80 GB using VBoxManage modifyhd command. In virtualBox Manager I see the following under storage: ...
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SSH to Private to My Mac (host only) network?

I have been trying to get an install of Ubuntu 12.04 running on my Mac and have attempted it via VirtualBox and VMWare Fusion 6. The problem is I need to be able to ssh to the Ubuntu 12.04 from OS X ...
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increasing size of virtual machine

I have first tried other question and forum but they are too complicated for me. I want detailed steps. I have virtual box 4.3.8 in Kubuntu 13.10 and I am running windows 7 in virtual box. I have 25 ...
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Alt key opens command line

I'm running Windows 8.1 through Virtual Box in Ubuntu 12.4 and one of my (many) problems is when I press Alt key command line opens in my host. After this many things stop working correctly until I ...
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Can i install ubuntu in to virtual box android?

Hello i am Linux developer and have Ubuntu Os in my desktop. and i created application for ubuntu and android. I have Android that installed on Genymotion virtual OS. Can i install Ubuntu Mobile os ...
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How do you load USC Image in VirtualBox for Mac?

I'm attempting to set up my Ubuntu Server Cloud image before porting it to an Amazon AMI. Realizing that I can't load an .img as a disk to a VM in VirtualBox (4.3.8) I've tried a few ways of ...
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virtual machine with desktop

I want to script an ubuntu virtualbox VM, with a deskop UI. I'm stuck booting into gnome or xfce. I don't just want to build from an ISO but use a tool like Vagrant or packer to build an image ...
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Virsh KVM Domain is marked as autostart… doesn't come up after restarting windows

I have KVM and Virsh installed. When I restart windows inside the VM, the VM does not come back up without issuing a virsh start command. I found this ...
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install zpanel on localhost

i have tried to follow zpanel documentation, however, its very hard to follow as it is not written by someone who uses english as their primary language. I am trying to learn how to install zpanel on ...
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VirtualBox “Not installing X Window System drivers” Is it HWE Stack related?

I am running 12.04 with the LTS Hardware Enablement Stacks as my VirtualBox host. (I'm using lts-raring and VirtualBox 4.2.20.) When setting up a new Kubuntu 14.04 guest with Virtual box, upon ...
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Mount Bluetooth USB in VirtualBox

I originally asked this question here Python Module PyBluez Error and have narrowed it down to basically I can't get VBox to recognize my bluetooth USB. I'm on a MAC OS X 10.9.2. I've installed ...
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Stuck in TTY, lightdm error?

Im running Ubuntu 12.04 on virtualbox. I just updated to the latest version of virtual box, reinstalled any new guest additions, and all hell broke loose. Fist Ubuntu would restart in what I later ...
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Ubuntu virtual machine not starting up in virtualbox

When I start up my ubuntu virtual machine in virtualbox, it gives me an error, and it says: The system is running in low-graphics mode Your screen, graphics card, and input device settings could ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 - Oracle DB and Glassfish Server

I have a vm (VirtualBox) with Ubuntu installed in NAT config (the network im working on doesnt let me use anything else). In there i have successful installed GlashFish Server 4.0 and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Sever is running slow and not using full ram

I have a ubuntu VM of 12.04 server virsion and it is running on centos. VM have 8GB of RAM and 1 core processor for it. I amd running following application on it hadoop 1.0.4 hbase-0.94.12 ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu 13.10 full screen is black

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 on VirtualBox 4.3.6 with Windows 8.1 as my host. This has been running flawlessly for me until yesterday when I went to full screen and noticed the display just went black, ...
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Virtualbox remote display on ubuntu server no ts printers

I am Having a problem Using windows remote desktop. I have two offices and want to remoted into the server from the other office and be able use the printer at my local machine and access the drive of ...
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vboxmanage -nologo list vms shows empty line

I have a Vm "base", which is created during creating partition. But vboxmanage -nologo list vms #shows empty line from user iftekhar(ubuntu user) My guest OS is ubuntu and Host OS is Windows 7 I ...
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Shared folder crashing Ubuntu VM (Mac OS Host)

This is a repost from StackExchange/SuperUser (I'm not sure exactly which is best forum for this question). I have managed to set up an Ubuntu server VM which will eventually be part of a small ...
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ubuntu 13.10 virtual box usb

i have win7x64 as a guest OS on my virtual box 4.2.16. usb is not displayed on explorer on the guest OS even after choosing the appropriate from devices menu
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Ubuntu Cluster with Bridged Network on VirtualBox - Host Mac Pro - No Internet Connectivity

I am using VirtualBox. My Host Mac Pro. And create 2 VM's (Ubuntu)... I did use Bridge Network as I want my VM's to talk as if they are physical connections. I am having issues with Internet ...
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Thunderbird not sending emails from Ubuntu host

I have the following problem: I am using Ubuntu 12.04 in virtual box with Windows 7 host. The email client is Thunderbird 24.2.0 in the guest and Thunderbird portable 24.3.0 in the host. Up to a few ...
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full screen tty for Virtualbox

I have 13.10 as a guest on Virtualbox 4.3.6 on Vista. I can't afford to have a DE because of my graphically pathetic laptop or whatever the cause is, so I just thought I have plain TTY's to work with. ...
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A load of free space just vanished

Well, it's kind of unusual and serious problem. For two or three weeks circa 20 GB from my home folder just vanished. It's not a matter of any big files, even hidden, because I checked it out many ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 searched the net STILL can't see windows shares

Not only can samba not find the shares, the Windows XP VM machine inside of ubuntu can't even see the windows shares. Getting annoyed cuz I'm not finding any real answers here for the average person, ...
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ERROR 404 in ubuntu 12.04 LTS! How to make server work through VirtualBox with a computer connected to wifi?

Before we start I would like to mention that I am new at this and that I also followed the following post: How to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox? The problem here is that I tried to make my server ...
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Ubuntu with Dell Precision M6800

I am having trouble with using virtualbox on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have a dell precision M6800 with 32 Gb ram and an AMD M6100 graphics card. when ever i start virtualbox and try to install a guest OS ...