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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No internet connection on Virtualbox (Windows 7 as guest, ubuntu 13.04 as host)

Internet works perfectly on host (Ubuntu 13.04, 32 bit, fully updated) but cannot connect to internet on guest Windows 7 (under Virtualbox 4.2). Have tried NAT and Bridge Network - none worked. I had ...
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How do I remotely connect to a windows XP virtual machine

I'm running Windows XP on a virtual machine (Orace VirtualBox 4.0.8) on a home server and I want to be able to connect to it from outside the network. I have the domain thanks to dyndns.com which ...
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Why is NFS not allowing me to mount a share?

The Host I have a host, running Ubuntu 12.04, at 10.0.0.202. It provides an NFS share for other machines on the network. Here is the contents of /etc/exports: /media/storagedrive 10.0.0.0/24(rw,sync,...
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Samba: how can I access a share on a Virtualbox guest (in NAT mode)

My OS: Windows 8 Virtualbox guest: Ubuntu 12.10 server I configured apache server on vbox guest and mapped http, https, ssh port successfully into ubuntu server. It works nice without any problem. ...
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How I can properly update VirtualBox to the latest version?

I'm new in Ubuntu and I don't know how to properly update VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.10. How I can update properly virtualbox 4.2.8 r83876 to virtualbox 4.2.10 on Ubuntu 12.10. I dont have a virtual ...
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Why does my display keep turning off every 10 minutes?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric) in VirtualBox as well as virtualbox-guest-additions . The display resolution adapts to the size of the window as expected, but the display turns off after 10 ...
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Host-only network with Virtual box and Windows host machine: cannot find device eth1

(ANSWER BELOW) I have problem with implementing Host-Only network in Virtualbox. my host machine is running under Windows 7 Ultimate, and guest OS is Ubuntu Server 12.04.2 64bit. I configure virtual ...
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OpenGL warnings with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running as a VirtualBox Guest under Windows7

I have been using 12.04 as a guest on my laptop for quiet some time now and it works flawlessly. Today a colleague asked me about the 3D performance of the guest. It never came in my mind to use ...
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Unable to mount the CD/DVD image on the machine Sandbox

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 Server AMD 64 with VirtualBox 4.2 latest version. I've installed it successfully. I've to install now Guest Additions but I am getting a error message like the below exactly ...
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Will Ubuntu work out on my mother's computer?

My mother had an old Compaq desktop computer running Windows 98, which she used for occasional Web browsing and playing cards. Recently, a relative brought up a newer computer; it ran Windows XP. ...
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Safely close virtualbox machine on host reboot

I'm running Windows 7 inside Virtualbox on Ubuntu 11.10. Everything works fine. I'm running it at startup, but I have a problem with rebooting. When I type sudo reboot now the state of the virtual ...
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Cannot set other resolution at VirtualBox guest: Elementary OS

I've installed VirtualBox and also the extras that are posted here in other questions. But I haven't managed to set a higher resolution. The only ones that are available are: 1024x768 800x600 As ...
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How to install virtualbox on ubuntu 14.04?

using Ubuntu 14.04 I download the Ubuntu version from this link: https://virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads Ubuntu 13.04/13.10/14.04 (64bit) http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.3.18/...
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How do I permanently change permissions for /dev/ttyS0?

My system is Ubuntu 13.04 and it works fine, but I have installed VirtuaBox to run Windows XP, which is essential for me to run an application that dialogues with an alarm setup by a USB-to-Serial ...
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VirtualBox host: Ubuntu vs. Windows XP

In order to lengthen the lifespan of my machine I am replacing the weakest link, the hard drive and installing a new OS. I had planned on using xp pro as my virtualbox host and ubuntu as guest. ...
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How do I migrate currently installed Ubuntu to a Virtual Machine?

I'm finding that my graphics drivers (ATI Radeon HD 4200) run MUCH better in a native windows system, I can't even get the closed-source drivers working in Ubuntu, thus leading me to want to run ...
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How to install VirtualBox to use Windows or other OS?

I want to use Windows 7 or 8 but I don't know to install a software like VirtualBox which we have to do with the use of terminal. I don't want to use Windows as a main OS so I want to use it in ...
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VirtualBox 4.3 on Ubuntu 13.10 unable to run VM

Like Ubuntu 13.10 VirtualBox Error Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) I am also having a problem I keep getting the following error : Trying to register the VirtualBox kernel modules using ...
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How can I find the password to www-data group to so I can change directory access rights?

I am running Ubuntu on a Oracle Vbox in Windows 7 to develop a website. I have a set of directories that have owner read/write permissions but the group www-data does not have rights on the ...
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IronHide / BumbleBee with a VirtualBox VM. Will it pass through video acceleration to the physical card?

Any ideas whether you can run a Windows VM via IronHide for graphics card acceleration? I'd like to play games / watch bluray etc utilising my video card.
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Why can't I resize a dynamic VDI with modifyhd command?

I see here How do I increase the hard disk size of the virtual machine. It should work with a command like VBoxManage modifyhd xp.vdi --resize 2000 When the VDI has a fixed size you can get this ...
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Getting error message when trying to start a virtual machine

I have been using VMWare on Windows for a long time. But after a long wait, I moved to VirtualBox on Ubuntu 11.10. I installed Ubuntu, 32 Bit, installed all available updates and installed Virtual Box....
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Does Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit have graphic user interface?

I am new to Virtualbox and Vagrant. I followed Vagrant Get Started Guide, and have a VirtualBox running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit. http://docs.vagrantup.com/v2/getting-started/index.html However, ...
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How do I use Virtualbox and install Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install windows 7 through virtual box in ubuntu 12.04 I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Virtualbox. I am new to Virtualbox and I am stuck on how to put on windows 7 on ...
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What are these files like Zone.Identifier:$DATA and how to prevent them?

I have an ext4 drive which is available to my windows XP VirtualBox as a shared folder. When working with files across ubuntu and windows I sometimes see these autogenerated files with Zone....
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Convert Ubuntu Physical machine to Virtual machine

What is the easiest way to convert a physical Ubuntu (v. 16.04 LTS) into a virtual machine? Convert to VMware workstation image or VirtualBox image
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How to access USB in VirtualBox running Windows XP as guest OS

I have installed Virtual Box: Host OS Ubuntu 10.10 - Guest OS Windows XP. No problem so far.How can I access USB devices (scaners, printer, and others) from the guest os, windows XP.If this is not ...
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How can I tell update manager not to update a package?

I'm using 10.04 and have installed Virtualbox 3.2.10 (not the ose one, but the .deb file from Oracle). It has a dependency on libqt4-opengl which depends on qt version 4.6, but the update manager ...
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How are the Official Ubuntu Vagrant boxes built and published to Atlas?

Every week or so, a new version of the Official Ubuntu Trusty x64 Vagrant base box for Virtual appears on Hashicorp Atlas: https://atlas.hashicorp.com/ubuntu/boxes/trusty64 Presumably, for repeatable ...
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How do I mount .vhd file?

I'm using 13.04 Raring amd64 and I need to mount a .vhd file on my ubuntu. I've googled about it and found that virtualbox-fuse package is the answer. But the package was deleted from apt repository. ...
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How can I limit disk access bandwidth for a Virtual Machine guest?

I have a Virtualbox on my Ubuntu (host) that serves few Windows guest OS. Sometimes the running Windows virtual machine starts massive access to the disk which blocks me in my host environment. I ...
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How to create a Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 Unity VM under VirtualBox

I'd like to run the new Unity interface from Ubuntu 10.10 inside of a VirtualBox VM (host is Ubuntu 10.04). Is that possible? Thanks!
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Virtualbox on Ubuntu Host: Access guests by hostname

I have several VirtualBox appliances (Windows, Linux) each of them configured with two network adapters: NAT for accessing the internet host-only for hosts <> hosts and hosts <> guest ...
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How do I run Windows 8 via virtualization?

I would like to run Windows 8 within a virtual machine under Ubuntu. My quick attempt with VMware failed. Has anyone reached to run Windows 8 on Ubuntu? ps: Microsoft just released a public preview ...
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VirtualBox: Ubuntu Host and Ubuntu Guest. Where is my shared folder in the Guest?

I am running VirtualBox OSE in an Ubuntu Lucid host. The Guest system is also Ubuntu Lucid. I've set up a Host directory to share with the Guest via VirutulBox's Shared Folders. This directory is ...
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Sharing folders between Ubuntu(guest) and Windows 7 (host) using VirtualBox

I installed Ubuntu guest on a Windows 7 machine using VirtualBox. How can share folders between Ubuntu guest and Windows host? Thanks.
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How to get apache to serve a site via VirtualBox?

This tutorial taught me how to create an Ubuntu Server (12.10, 64-bit) VM in VirtualBox on a Windows 7 host machine, install Apache and have it serve a site from a dummy domain accessible via the host ...
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Virtualization of Windows on Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit

Which is better and more efficient? KVM or virtual box for using windows on ubuntu 64 bit? I dont know much about KVM and I have used XP on Ubuntu 10.10 32 bit using virtual box,and it is very easy ...
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How to run.vhd file ( virtual PC image ) in ubuntu 11.10

How to run a .vhd file (VirtualPC image) in Ubuntu 11.10 and which software can be used to run it?
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Add Windows programs from VirtualBox to the Ubuntu programs menu

I have been using Ubuntu for years now, but for a few months I got my hands on a shiny new iMac, while I had it I messed around with Parallels Desktop and fell in love with many of its features. One ...
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How can I stop Unity 2d intercepting meta key when I'm in VirtualBox?

Whenever I'm working in virtualbox guest system and pressing meta key (aka winkey, or Mod4) a huge unity menu pop ups. Is there any way to fix this behavior?
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How to display characters in (virtualbox) TTY?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox, but can't get Chinese chars to display correctly. Here's what chars that should be Chinese look like: I've done everything I could, including: sudo apt-get -...
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VirtualBox 4.12 Shared clipboard not working in Ubuntu14.04

Hi My Shared clipboard has stopped working all of a sudden after a dist-upgrade. I tried re installing guest additions but it doesnt seem to work
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Why do Guest Additions need kernel headers in VirtualBox 4.04.?

I'm trying to install the Guest Additions in VirtualBox 4.04.on ubuntu 11.10 I have this error: The headers for the current running kernel were not found. If the module compilation fails then this ...
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“CPU is not compatible with 64 bit mode” error trying to install Windows 7 (64 Bit) on VirtualBox

I installed VirtualBox from the Software Center on 64-bit Ubuntu 11.10. When I try to install a 64-bit Windows 7 guest I get the following error: Attempting to load 64 bit however this CPU is not ...
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update to virtualbox 4.3.34 causing issues on ubuntu 14.04

I have been running virtualbox (recent version that you get from apt-get) on an ubuntu 14.04 LTS host. There was just a "normal" update via System Tools -> Administration -> Software Updater that ...
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How to automatically mount a folder and change ownership from root in virtualbox

It is my first time using virtualbox and ubuntu (14.04), I am on a host Windows 7 OS. I am trying to mount a shared folder that has files I need to access both in the virtualbox and on the windows OS....
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How to get the GRUB using virtualbox?

I have ubuntu-12.04 on my virtualbox and I have two kernels in /boot (old and new). When I restart the vbox no grub appears to choose! and the result of cat /proc/cmdline still shows the old kernel is ...
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VM VirtualBox doesn't allow to enable 64-bit guest on Ubuntu 12.04 and Lenovo G500S

I've installed VM VirtualBox v. 4.3.8 on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Lenovo G500S with Intel 1005M processor) and I can't configure any 64-bit guest (nor Windows, neither other OS). Inslalation of Win 8.1 64-...
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Why is my perfomance too bad in Virtual Box?

My CPU is i7 dual core. I am running Ubuntu on VirtualBox. İt is extremely slow than other Linux versions such as Edubuntu 13.04 and its previous versions before 12.10. The 12.10 was also very slow.