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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How do I ping the Ubuntu host system from a Windows guest in VirtualBox?

I connected to a wireless point and use "ifconfig" but I don't see any IP in eth0. Where's my IP address? Sorry if this is a silly question. :) I want to use "ping" in Virtualbox Windows 7 guest. ...
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portable Virtual Machine

I'd like to create a virtual machine with virtualbox and use it on different computers. The problem is that I need to work on my programming projects on different machines and syncing them over the ...
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How can i force the installation of the Virtualbox Extension pack?

I'm having a BIG probelm with VirtualBox, everytime i try to add or install the newest extension pack it gives an error, at first it asked me to add my user to the vboxuser group, which i already did, ...
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No sound after PulseAudio reinstall

I encountered an audio bug and reported it on Launchpad. There I was asked to reinstall PulseAudio. That sounded dangerous, so I tried it on a VirtualBox virtual machine I had lying around. (this VM ...
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How to clean up aptitude output?

Every time I use the CLI to install something with aptitude I get this output: warning, in file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 60509 package 'virtualbox-3.0': error in Version string ...
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Server does not recognize second VirtualBox Adapter

I have installed Ubuntu Server 10.04 as a guest operating system under VirtualBox 3.2.10. My host system is Ubuntu 9.04 I have configured two network adapters for the guess (a NAT one and a host-only ...
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How can I increase disk size on a Vagrant VM?

I have a VM managed by Vagrant using VirtualBox on a Ubuntu host server. My Vagrant box uses the Puppetlabs Debian 6.0.7 basebox, which uses LVM for its root partition. By default the disk is 8GB ...
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How to access Apache2 virtual host from VirtualBox (or any VM)

I am running Ubuntu 11.04, I have setup my localhost so I access my sites at site1.local site2.local By setting up virtual hosts and adding entries to my hosts file. I want to test them in IE ...
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How do I get Seamless mode working under Oracle VM VirtualBox?

I'm use Oracle VM VirtualBox 3.2.8 (PUEL) on my Windows 7 as host. I use seamless mode almost exclusively, and post upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10 the seamless mode is broken. Is there a way I can fix this ...
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Can't get fullscreen resolution on Ubuntu 13.04 hosted on VirtualBox

I'm running Ubunutu 13.04 in VirtualBox. I have it set up to run in fullscreen mode, but its resolution is much less than what my monitor is capable of and is set up to display on the host machine. ...
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copy from main system and paste in vbox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to copy & paste from Ubuntu to Windows? How can i copy the information from my main Ubuntu system and paste that information in the VirtualBox System ? I have ...
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Will VirtualBox recognise a USB device if Ubuntu doesn't recognise

I am running Windows XP as a virtual machine through VirtualBox on Ubuntu 11.10. I have some USB devices (namely a video grabber & Android phone) that aren't recognised by Ubuntu. Will they be ...
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How do I keep guest additions working in virtual box after updates?

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on Virtual Box. It had poor performance (had low max resolution, cursor was choppy when going across the screen, none of the unity stuff was there), until I installed the ...
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How to enable nested virtualization in ubuntu

I would like to do some lib testing on my OS. So I need several environment to run KVM. And I found my guest machine was not able to run KVM. I was using virtualbox 4.2.
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Ubuntu in Virtualbox in Dropbox or Cloud?

I would like to have a virtual machine of ubuntu , that I can access everywhere , without having to carry my Virtual HD , could I put the VHD on something like dropbox or google drive and use it ...
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MAAS node install shutdown error when installing from CD-ROM

I am trying out the new MAAS tool on my laptop and have installed the MAAS server in a VirtualBox VM. Since the PXE boot option is not working for me in a virtualized enviornment I tried to install a ...
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Windows7 in VirtualBox, does this mean I can use Windows software?

Now, my problem is that there are loads of things that I cannot use with wine. Can I just install Windows7 in VirtualBox and use those few basic software (trade manager, Nokia 5800 PC Suite) that I ...
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VirtualBox screen resolution with Windows 7

When I install Windows 7 32bit in VirtualBox on Ubuntu 32bit I've got a problem. The Windows 7 install can't make its resolution equal my notebook screen resolution of 1280x800.
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how to launch grub menu for ubuntu guests in virtualbox?

I have ubuntu 12.04 alpha installed in virtualbox. When the virtual machine is started, it boots directly to the login screen without showing the grub menu. How can I get the grub menu to show up on ...
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Installing 11.10 on fresh VirtualBox client hangs - how to debug?

I am trying to create an 11.10 VirtualBox client using the same DVD I used to upgrade my host system. (It happens to be the alternate DVD ISO.) However, it keeps hanging when the progress bar reaches ...
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Share folder with mac guest on a linux ubuntu host

I am trying to share a folder on virtualbox with a guest mac, I tried to share the folder through virtualbox but it doesn't show up in mac, Also I tried sharing a folder on mac and access it from ...
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moving windows 7 to a virtual machine

Ive decided to switch from my existing dual boot solution, to just running ubuntu and having windows 7 in a virtual machine for those times that it absolutely has to be windows. Ive been looking at ...
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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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Copying a Running Physical Server to Virtual Box

I have a server running Ubuntu 10.04. As I want to test some maintenance work, such as upgrading to 12.04, I thought I should create a VM copy of the server using Virtual Box. I don't have a physical ...
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Problem Internet connection Ubuntu 12.04 Server (trough VirtualBox)

My final goal is to access my web projects trough external network. So, I have : Internet connection trough wireless router (ISP's IPs are internal, so and the IPs which the router sets to my ...
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Why can't I install Windows 8 in Virtualbox on 12.04? [closed]

Note: This appears to be a problem with Windows 8, no matter what host OS Virtualbox is running on. I recently tried to install Windows 8 RP 32-bit in Virtualbox using Ubuntu 12.04 as the host. I ...
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VirtualBox Windows Key Pass Through To Gnome

I use a VirtualBox Windows 7 guest in seamless mode on an Ubuntu 12.04 linux host running Gnome 3. Under normal operation when VirtualBox is not running, pressing the Windows Key on the keyboard ...
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Add Virtualbox Shortcut in Unity Launcher to boot to a VM

Can I create a shortcut to a virtualbox OS in the unity sidebar without it being on the desktop too. I tried to right click in virtualbox and create shortcut on desktop then move it. but if i do it ...
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Unity 3D in 11.10 with VirtualBox in OS X?

It is possible to run Unity 3D in VirtualBox on a Mac? I'm having a horrible time with Unity 3D in Ubuntu 11.10 running in a VirtualBox VM in OS X. Such a hard time, in fact, that I'm about to give ...
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Virtualbox 4.2 not booting any virtual machines

I upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04 and my Virtualbox-4.1 stopped working. So I downloaded the Virtualbox-4.2 deb for Raring ringtail from their website and installed it. When I start Virtualbox, it starts ...
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How to get Software Update to automatically grab kernel source along with kernel update?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10. For some reason, every time there's a kernel update, it does not install the linux-headers-* and linux-header-*-generic into /usr/src anymore. So every time I update my ...
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screen DPI - is there and equivalent command/action to Windows 150% Display

I have a wide screen of high resolution and I see everything small on it. So In windows I set the display to 150%, I would like to do something similar in Ubuntu. Simply changing screen resolution to ...
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VirtualBox error message (rc=-1908) after kernel upgrade [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virtualbox Kernel driver not installed Recently I updated my kernel to 3.2.0-29-generic. After this, my VirtualBox is not opening and showing up an error message ...
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How To SSH From Host (Win7) to Guest (Ubuntu Server 10.04)

I have recently installed Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS on my machine that has Windows 7 Ultimate. I would like to run the VM graphicless and access it through ssh from Windows 7. My machine is connected to ...
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What is the easiest method to share files between Windows and Ubuntu?

I have a Windows 7 installed on my laptop. I installed VirtualBox 4.1.4 with Ubuntu 11.10. Now I want to be able to copy files from Windows to Ubuntu and vice versa. What is the easiest method to ...
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How to map a VPN (tun0) network adapter on host Ubuntu to a VirtualBox guest Windows?

I have a Ubuntu 10.04 running Oracle VirtualBox 3.2.6 with a Windows XP guest. I use a VPN that I would like to be accessed by the guest VM, on a ifconfig it shows as: tun0 Link encap:UNSPEC ...
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How to troubleshoot booting to a black screen on virtualbox

I was using 13.04 as a guest OS on my Virtualbox 14.2.18. Host is Windows 8. After upgrade to 13.10 ubuntu does not start. I can see black screen and blinking cursor. Can anyone help? I am pretty ...
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Differences between AWS Ubuntu Image and a fresh install?

I've been using Ubuntu only on AWS for a year now. I'm now trying to set up a virtual environment as similar to my AWS one as possible, and I'm kinda confused. When I spin up an AWS server, the magic ...
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VirtualBox - How to install OS X guest under Ubuntu host?

Has anyone managed to install OS X Guest in VirtualBox under Ubuntu? I've wasted 3 days trying to accomplish this by following various tutorials around the Web, but none seem to work for me. Can ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 as a router. Problem with DNS?? Or Routing table?

I have a virtualbox lab made up of 4 Windows 2008 R2 servers (DC/DNS,SQL,SHAREPOINT, EXCHANGE) that are configured with static ip addresses with NIC's attached to Internal network. Everything works. ...
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How to activate VirtualBox USB devices support? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up USB for Virtualbox Using Ubuntu 11.10, downloaded Virtual Box from software centre plus extension pack. Have added my user name to Vboxusers group. When trying ...
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How to set up cloud image in VirtualBox?

I would like to turn the disk image from a cloud image (former UEC image) into a bootable VirtualBox (for Vagrant). I can run the image in kvm (using https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEC/Images as a ...
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Anybody know how to get the eyedropper tool to work in the GIMP when running Ubuntu 11.04 in Virtual Machine from 7?

Sorry this is so long. If you don't care why I need to run GIMP inside a virtual machine when I could just run it in Windows, or just want to take my word for it when I say that I have no other ...
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Can I use my VirtualBox 3.* VMs with VirtualBox 4.0? If so, how come the repository doesn't have it?

I had the following repository for virtualbox in my /etc/apt/sources.list: deb ttp://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian maverick non-free Then I found out there was a new version when I opened ...
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vbox guest not receiving ip

I'm using oracle/sun virtual box3.2 on ubuntu 10.04 desktop. The ip is not assigned to the guest virtual system and the mode of network is bridged. I even tried 'dhclient' but it could not fetch. ...
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About the architecture of Virtual-Machine

System information: Ubuntu SMP Thu Sep 16 16:05:42 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux Virtual Marchine: VirtualBox 3.1.6_OSE r59338 linux.amd64 I wanna to install a virtual system with x86-64 in Virtual ...
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Unity elements sometimes appear while full screen in Virtualbox - how to stop it?

Launcher is great, and it helps me finds stuff. I have the latest release of 12. But when I'm full screen in VirtualBox running another operating system and I hit some key combination I haven't yet ...
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How to check command line requests routed thru Tor?

I think I have Virtualbox set up so that all traffic originating from the guest OS is routed through Tor. Tor is only installed on the host OS and the web browsers on the guest OS all report Tor IP's ...
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Can't access host serial port on VirtualBox Winxp

My host is ubuntu 11.04. The guest is WinXP VirtualBox is 4.0.10 The serial port works well with putty in ubuntu. I setup as: COM1/4/0x3F8/Host Device/ Port Path: /dev/ttyS0 Then I close putty, to ...
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Help fixing Virtual Console (tty1-6) under VirtualBox

I updated my Ubuntu from 10.4 to 11.10. (Huge mistake, I know.) I am unable to view my virtual consoles ttyS1- ttyS6 This happens inside VirtualBox and gdm is running in background. I'm not sure ...