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 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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Pass through USB device to guest using VirtualBox?

I bought a usb dongle which I intend to use in Ubuntu 10.04. The problem is I haven't been able to find any Linux drivers for it which has prompted me to find another solution: Virtualbox. I intend ...
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Are there any “traps” in cloning a VirtualBox VM for concurrent use on the same Host/LAN?

With Ubuntu as the Host, I want to run two similar/identical(?) instances of a VirtualBox Guest on the same Host, or perhaps on another Host which is on the same LAN... I have set up a Guest as a ...
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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 ...
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how to change virtualbox keyboard shortcut

In virtualbox ctrl-r is the shortcut to reset the virtual machine. But I use it for testing web-sites on IE, and I seem to be hard-wired to use ctrl-r to refresh web-pages in a browser. I keep ...
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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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Why can I not set custom resolution for Ubuntu 12.04 running in a virtual machine?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on the latest VirtualBox release and I cannot change the resolution. Here are the commands that i run: -- in Windows VBoxManage setextradata "Ubuntu" ...
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“Unable to create Node: timed out” error when creating node in MAAS

I am trying out the new MAAS tool on my laptop and have installed the MAAS server in a VirtualBox VM. I want to try adding nodes so I created a couple of VMs in VirtualBox that boot from the network ...
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Update to Grub2.x broke Xubuntu 12.04 client in VirtualBox

I have VirtualBox-4.1 installed in Ubuntu 10.04 with a .vdi running Xubuntu 12.04. Recently, a Grub update for Xubuntu 12.04 to Grub2.x, broke it with the following explanation: error: ELF header ...
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Run Wubi Ubuntu on Virtualbox

I have installed and using Ubuntu with Wubi installer inside Windows7 as a dual partition. Now I want the same OS image to be loaded using the Virtualbox. Is this possible?
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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.
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How to take screenshot on Ubuntu-guest (Virtualbox)

I am running Ubuntu 10.10 amd64 in a Virtualbox on windows host. whenever i try to take a screenshot by pressing the print screen or by launching the gnome-screenshot option the screenshot appears ...
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Bidirectional drag'n drop is not working with VirtualBox and ubuntu 14.04

I use Virtualbox 4.3.20 with Ubuntu 14.01 image. Host OS is Windows 8.1. Bidirectional drag'n drop used to work before but now it won't after upgrading to these versions from previous versions. What ...
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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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Virtualbox stopped working in 12.04 LTS after I upgraded kernel using hardware enablement stack

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) with kernel 3.8 now. Virtualbox fails with this error: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or ...
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AMD-V is not enable in virtualbox in amd APU

I am running Dual core AMD E450 APU. When i tried to run a 64-bit OS that requires hardware virtualization using virtual-box it showed me an error "AMD-V is not enable". My AMD processor should ...
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How to use Ubuntu-provided virtualbox package after uninstalling virtualbox-4.1?

I installed Oracle Virtualbox per the instructions on the Oracle website, but can't use XP or Ubuntu VMs after switching back to the Ubuntu standard version. To switch back, I have edited ...
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Workaround to re-install guest additions after every kernel update

I have a working VM with ubuntu under virtual box. Everything works fine, but there's a detail that's getting on my nerves. Every time i receive a kernel update, i have to re-install virtual box's ...
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Is running ubuntu with a Virtual machine, like VMware, Virtualbox, same as just running normally without? (functionality and experience wise)

I mean not performance wise, or hardware wise. Any good config PC will run them on VMs. I mean functionality wise n experience wise. Is one able to install and run Ubuntu linux applications just ...
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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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Problem with the installation of VirtualBox

I am trying to install virtualbox and make it work but it doesn't seem like I can. In the image you can see the output. If I run VBoxManage --version I get: WARNING: The character device ...
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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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Why there's no USB support in VirtualBox Ubuntu edition?

Why does VirtualBox from the Ubuntu repositories not support USB? (While the official release does support it?)
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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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How to start a Virtualbox machine via command line (without GUI)?

I know that this is possible, but don't know how... I am just trying to start a virtualbox VM called ubuservloc from the command line, but without success.
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How to setup a static IP for network-manager in Virtual Box on Ubuntu Server

Hi there is anyone familiar with the non-gui version of ubuntus network Manager? I'd like to set up a static IP with it in virtualbox without touching the file /etc/network/interfaces. IP: ...
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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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Ubuntu server on VirtualBox

I have two network adapters on VirtualBox for Ubuntu server. Adapter 1: internal network called intent Adapter 2: NAT I want to configure them as follows, static IP 192.168.10.101 for the ...
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Why do a lot of programs crash in segmentation fault?

For a few days, a lot of programs do not launch properly. This includes Skype, Oracle VM Virtualbox, Scilab, Boinc, LÖVE, OMG! Words! and a little Java program I downloaded from the web (RemoteDroid). ...
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How do I fix the 1908 Virtualbox error?

I have the following error: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) Please install the virtualbox-ose-dkms package and execute 'modprobe vboxdrv' as root. This forbids me to launch any virtual ...
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What is ubuntu 14.04 doing while showing “stopping early crypto disks”?

I created a virtual machine to install ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox 4.2.12.*. I created virtual CD to install it with fixed-size virtual disk of 200GB. After successful installation, it restarted as ...
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Finding URL to VirtualBox Ubuntu Apache2 server

I am new to Ubuntu and have Apache2 running in a virtual box on my machine. I am trying to access this server on my Windows machine.. I am assuming that I need to find the ipAddress and the port to ...
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How to set up Ubuntu + Win 8 in virtualbox, when Win 8 is pre-installed?

I have a Samsung i3 Ultrabook. It runs Windows 8. I used to run Ubuntu in Virtualbox. I hate it. I want to run Ubuntu as host. But Win 8 should be running in Virtualbox (for Office + Acrobat). But the ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 - VirtualBox not sharing internet with guest system

I went from ArchLinux to Ubuntu on my dev box. I use VirtualBox to test web sites on Windows and IE. I have my Windows 7 VirtualBox image running on Ubuntu's VirtualBox. Back with ArchLinux, internet ...
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Just upgraded to 12.10, and cannot enable VirtualBox driver

After upgrading to 12.10 and installing VirtualBox guest additions, they cannot be enabled in the Additional Drivers pane. If I click the only available option, "Continue using a manually installed ...
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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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Should I run Ubuntu alongside Windows or in a virtual machine?

I would like to install Ubuntu on my Windows 7 64-bit PC to do analysis of astronomy data. The data files are often large (can be few hundred MB, possibly a GB). The data files may be located on an ...
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VirtualBox Seamless Mode — No Window Borders?

(Before anyone asks -- I've installed the Guest Additions correctly. :] ) When I turn on on Seamless Mode for VirtualBox, it seems to work, but my windows no longer have any borders, and so I can't ...
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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 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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Virtualbox hangs when shutting down after having installed guest editions

I have had a few Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VMs running on my windows 7 host and it's been great. I just recently added the guest additions to one of the Ubuntu guests on virtual box and now every time I try to ...
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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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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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Help me install guest additions on Ubuntu 11.04

I'm having problems installing guest additions on a Ubuntu 11.04 guest os. The host os is Windows XP pro On the host os (Windows XP), I also have another guest os Ubuntu 10.04, and I have had no ...
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Should I install through WUBI or in a Virtual Machine on my Windows machine?

I want to install Ubuntu on my Windows machine and was wondering whether I should use the WUBI method or rather install via a virtual machine using VMWare or Virtual Box. What would the advantages be ...
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Install Ubuntu 10.10 on Virtual Machine

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 on a virtual machine. I tried VMware Workstation 7.0, VMWare Player 3.0, and Oracle VirtualBox. I have the same issue on 3 applications, Ubuntu boots very well and ...
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VirtualBox - Failed to open a session for the virtual machine. No error info

I'm trying to start an Ubuntu 13.10 virtual machine from a saved state. This works correctly if I restart the virtual machine a few moments after stopping, but not if I start it a few minutes later. I ...
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Can I move a virtualbox machine from windows to ubuntu?

Does it work by moving VDI from windows to ubuntu VirtualBox folder?
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copy paste not working in virtualbox from Ubuntu [host] to Ubuntu [guest]

How to copy & paste with VirtualBox from Ubuntu (host) to Ubuntu (guest)? I installed virtualbox guest edition on Ubuntu [guest] system. But still its not working. If anyone can have some ...
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Virtualbox on Ubuntu 12.04 and 3.5 kernel compilation problem

I have installed the 3.5 kernel under Ubuntu 12.04. When I install virtualbox I recieve the following error. Setting up virtualbox (4.1.12-dfsg-2ubuntu0.2) ... * Stopping VirtualBox kernel modules ...