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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Connection timed out; no servers could be reached error

While trying to ping www.google.com I was getting the error: ;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached I was neither able to run sudo apt-get update and nor able to access any ...
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Symlink in VBox Shared Folder are not properly formatted

I have my c:\ partition shared to VM using Virtual Box Shared Folder. It is currently mounted as /c on the Ubuntu guest. Lets suppose c:\html points to c:\Server\html on the Windows host. When I try ...
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How to get a VirtualBox VM to suspend as though I have just closed my laptop's lid?

I am doing some debugging and I am in need of getting an Ubuntu GNOME VM (it will either be 15.10 or 16.04) to suspend as though I have just closed my laptop's lid (don't tell me just to press the ...
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Is there any “Ubuntu touch” vmdk/iso for trying on VirtualBox?

I have Genymotion and VirtualBox installed on my Ubuntu 15.10 with which I can explore almost-all the mobile android Operating Systems. I am very much exited to try out Ubuntu touch in the same way ...
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Install GUI on Ubuntu server 14.04 Trusty Tahr - VirtualBox

When I had installed a GUI in Ubuntu Server (In virtualbox) with sudo apt-get install xorg gnome-core gnome-system-tools gnome-app-install I had a problem: the screen gets in black, and only ...
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Why are some VirtualBox VMs registered and other ones aren't?

Today I was running this command: VBoxManage list vms And I noticed that not all the VMs I have listed in the GUI are showing up in the results of said command. What is the reason for this?
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RT2870 chipset not working properly on an Ubuntu 12.04 guest on Windows Host but works on Mac OS host

I have a D-link DWA-140 B1 wireless router with ralink rt2870 chipset which I want to use as an access point (master mode) in an Ubuntu 12.04 Virtual-Box guest on Windows. I use hostapd to create the ...
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Login Loop Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32BIT

I am getting very irritated by this... Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32bit running on my Virtualbox is looping infinitely. How do I fix this? I also have already looked at the popular login loop ubuntu question. ...
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How to add a custom resolution for a Win10 Virtualbox VM

I have installed Windows 10 on a Virtualbox machine, and it works fine. However, the resolution is not the same as my laptop's, so the display is very small. When I change it in the display settings, ...
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Running windows7 on ubuntu Virtual Box for games

I'm currently using ubuntu 15.10 32 bit, I installed Virtualbox with windows7 32 bit in it with 3.5GB ram and 256 shared vga 4 processors, and Enabled 2d, 3d acceleration. Installed Guest ...
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Black screen around Virtualbox VM in fullscreen mode (Guest additions installed)

I installed Windows 10 on a virtual machine, and everything is working fine. But when I go into fullscreen mode, the size doesn't change, and I get a black screen around the display. Some people ...
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Login. Virtual Box Ubuntu

In my VirtualBox I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit. Now I am on the login page. But what happens is I put the right password in, and then a orange screen comes up with the Ubuntu sign. Then after ...
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Can only login as guest session in Ubuntu 14.04 with virtualbox

I installed virtualbox and Ubuntu 14.04 on it. But when I run the machine I can only login as guest session, which means all data stored will be lost after reboot. I don't want that, so how can i fix ...
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Seamless integration of Windows software in Linux

Before I describe what I am trying to do, I want to make clear that I have about 10 years of experience with Linux OS and Ubuntu and a lot of experience with VirtualBox. This is not for me but for a ...
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Unable to boot Virtualbox VM with USB with Plop bootloader

I want to run a Windows 10 VM on Ubuntu. I have a bootable Windows 10 USB, and if I boot it on my laptop, it works fine. I want to boot it on a virtual machine so that I can install Windows 10. I ...
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Ubuntu Update from 14.04 popped up on my ubuntu guest in vbox today update broke boot up

Ubuntu Update from 14.04 popped up on my Ibuntu guest in vbox today update broke boot up, a window with "there are update to your system available" in bold came up on my screen. Not wanting to miss ...
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How can I get vboxweb to start properly at boot

I've recently updated a headless server to Ubuntu Server 15.10. Basic Ubuntu Server LAMP Xubuntu minimal install I've installed virtualbox 5.0.14 from default Ubuntu sources. I've downloaded and ...
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Ubuntu On VirtualBox (No Wireless Icon) [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on virtualbox software, and am trying to connect to the internet witch i can't, it doesn't even show a wireless icons. My original sys is Windows 10. Thanks!
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ipod not showing up on windows 7 vbox using ubuntu as host

I went into machine, settings, usb and added usb filter and selected my ipod. Then I started the windows 7 virtual machine and plugged in my ipod, ubuntu did not recognize it so I think its working ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox and access to comman line

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 to VirtualBox in Windows 7. Is it possible to access only to command line for code compilation purposes and then edit same code in Windows? Sorry that my question is ...
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Configure private network with static IP for Snappy on Vagrant

I am trying to run Vagrant box ubuntu/ubuntu-15.04-snappy-core-stable with two adapters NAT and Host-Only but that does not work with this config: # -*- mode: ruby -*- # vi: set ft=ruby : ...
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No Display in Fullscreen VirtualBox Guests — AwesomeWM Host

I'm using AwesomeWM v3.5.6 on my Host, a Xubuntu 15.10. I have VirtualBox guest additions installed on all my guest VMs, a Windows 7, another Xubuntu 15.10 and a Kali 2.0. When I try to switch my ...
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Guest not seeing USB devices [duplicate]

Have the same issue as Virtualbox not seeing any usb devices in the usb filters settings and Virtualbox not seeing any usb devices in the usb filters settings However the group vboxusers in the guest ...
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USB Device not seen in VirtualBox

The the following to add my user to the group: sudo usermod -aG vboxusers karl Got the error message: usermod: group 'vboxusers' does not exist My groups are as following: karl adm cdrom sudo ...
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VirtualBox: Share whole Ubuntu drive on Windows (Host)

I currently have Ubuntu in VirtualBox. Currently I do web development in the Ubuntu since its easier to run Ruby on Rails in Linux then its on windows. But I had the idea to share the whole ubuntu ...
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MythBuntu in VirtualBox with HDHomeRun Prime and Xfinity

Over the last week, I have installed about a half-dozen different Ubuntu/MythTV configurations in VirtualBox. Today I tried MythBuntu, but I keep getting the same results. When I try to tune to any ...
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Block USB access in VirtualBox?

How can I restrict a VirtualBox guest from accessing certain USB ports/devices on my host machine? I have some theories on how I might do this, but I really can only guess. For further ...
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No Internet in 14.04 running in Virtualbox

I've installed 14.04 in a Virtualbox with my main OS being windows 10 but it can't connect to the internet. It says it's connected to wired connection 1 but firefox says the server is not found and ...
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Default display settings locked to 640x480

Just installed 12.04 as a VirtualBox virtual machine on my original MacBookPro (32bit) running OS 10.6.8. Screen is 1440x900pixels. Display systems settings are locked (fadedout; no choice) to a ...
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Enable AMD-V (virtualization)

I have an AMD E1 1200 dual core processor. I'm trying to start a virtual machine with Oracle VirtualBox but am having errors. Is there a way to check that my CPU supports virtualization and is ...
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I cannot obtain an ip address from DHCP

I run Ubuntu server 14.04.3 on virtualbox. if I connect it to the wireless at home, it works fine and gets an ip address. but if I connect it to another wireless, it cannot get an IP although my ...
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can't mount shared folder in Ubuntu guest : vboxsf failed with the error : no such device

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 in VirtualBox 5.0 on Windows 10. I installed guest-additions (virtualbox-guest-additions and virtualbox-guest-addition). When i try to mount a shared folder, it fails with the ...
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Uninstalled Virtual Box without deleting the VDI

I created a VM using Virtual Box, but I gave it 25 GB, and I had 15 GB free. So I deleted it, and soon, uninstalled Virtual Box, but when I open my filesystem's properties, it is full, I mean to say ...
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How can I configure a virtual host on Apache?

I am trying to create a virtual host on Apache in Ubuntu(in a virtual machine) but I cannot get it. I did a lot of configurations but any of them give me any result so I created a new virtual machine ...
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Warning: One or more disk image files are not currently accessible

I have set up Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on VirtualBox. Everything seems to work ok so far, however everytime I launch Virtual Box I get this warning message on popup window, like you see on img preview. ...
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FTP setsockopt bad file desriptor

So I'm trying to FTP into my local virtualbox. SSHing into it works fine, but FTP it throws FTP: setsockopt: bad file descriptor Here is my config # Example config file /etc/vsftpd.conf # # The ...
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How do you view the screen of a guest OS in Virtualbox

How do you view the screen of a guest in Virtualbox? I haven't used VB in quite a while, but I recently reinstalled it, and used vagrant to create an Ubuntu and OSX guest. Previously I could ...
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Virtualbox becoming progressively slower, increasing CPU consumption

I've been experiencing a strange problem that I haven't seen others report. Windows 10 guest is fine for the first 30 or so minutes of operation drawing about 10-25% of CPU. Then, 30-60 minutes into ...
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I need help installing ubuntu on virtual box

Can someone help or tell me how to get Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS installed and running on my mac in virtual box version Version 5.0.10 r104061. Tried just about everything messing around to get the right ...
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Forcing Genymotion network traffic to pass through Ubuntu proxy settings

On a Genymotion virtual device (Android 6.0.0 API 23) I need it to follow the network proxy rules of Ubuntu which are set in Settings --> Network --> Network proxy. I tried on both enabled "apply ...
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I can't find some packages in trusty! (virtualbox) [duplicate]

Hi folks of Ubuntu community! I've a weird problem with virtualbox in ubuntu trusty (14.04) I have 2 computers (one laptop the other not, but same ubuntu version, and x86_64) and I've realized I had ...
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key mapping - ubuntu <=> OS/X

I know this is an old question, I've read extensively through the various answers. I'm asking now, because I'm hoping that either things have changed, or that somebody has produced a useful script or ...
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All Internet doesnt work

Ok everything was working perfectly fine. Shortly after attempting a to create a virtual box, and that not working properly, I find to discover that my wifi is switched off. ok so I try to switch it ...
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Ubuntu Server 15.10 VirtualBox Bridged and NAT don't work together

I have installed and Ubuntu Server 15.10 as a VM and set up 2 network adapters - the default NAT + a Bridged on to connect to the VM. lspci among other thing brings 00:03.0 Ethernet controller: ...
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nginx smf forum works on host but not clients

I have ubuntu running in a virtual machine and I have a LEMP stack properly configured and everything works... on the host VM. im the actual OS (windows 10) some files dont load (some .css files and ...
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Ubuntu guest 15.10 and 14.04 font rendering issue on a high-resolution monitor

Ubuntu as a guest OS in VirtualBox 5.014 with latest VBox Guest Additions installed. The fonts render irregularly (see screenshot at full resolution) I tried changing the "Scale for menu and title ...
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Why does 14.04 run very slow after installing video codecs?

Did a fresh install on 14.04 on virtualbox, installed couple programs but soon as I ran sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras and everthing installed the whole system came to a crawl, ...
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Often a keypress isn't delivered until I press a second key

I'm having a frequent issue (like, several times per minute) where I'll type a key and see no feedback from the OS (whether in the browser, terminal or otherwise). The key does seem to have been ...
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Installation of software requires more free space on a Virtual Disk Image of Ubuntu

I'm trying to install a software called 'choregraphe' and it requires at least 1091 mb of free space. I'm running a virtual Ubuntu 14.04 LTS client on Virtual Box, with enough space. I even ...
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Any tutorials for installing windows 10 guest on VirtualBox on ubuntu 15.10 host

I'm trying to install a Windows 10 guest on VirtualBox with a Ubuntu 15.10 host. I was sold a USB Stick with Windows 10 and then found that VirtualBox can't install from a USB Stick. I downloaded a ...