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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Why can't the guest OS (Windows XP) detect the USB?

For my VirtualBox 5.0.14, I downloaded and installed the Extension Pack (All Supported Platforms) and I also became a member of "vboxusers". From what I have read up on the matter, these ought to ...
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Selenium testing browser against local machine from VM with selenium docker image

I am working on Ubuntu 14.04 notebook. I have a Virtual Machine from Virtual Box. My VM has a docker image of selenium server. I can successfully ssh into the virtual machine and run the docker image. ...
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“No devices available” in USB settings of guest OS

I am trying to connect my sound card and MIDI device directly to VirtualBox guest Windows 10 64-bit. I've done the following: Added current user to vboxusers group Installed VirtualBox 5.0.14 ...
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VirtualBox for Ubuntu Guest and Mac OSX El Capitan Host (Unable to connect to VBoxClient)

I have installed VirtualBox 5.0.14 on MacOSX El Capitan, and inside it, I have Ubuntu 15.10 as a Guest. I have downloaded certain files in the guest, and I wish to enable the exchange of these files ...
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Why does CTRL not work in VirtualBox VMs?

I have recently noticed that for some reason when pressing CTRL in a VM in VirtualBox it doesn't get through... So I can't easily copy and paste etc, it just doesn't get through, the VM doesn't think ...
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Can't change gedit preferences and terminal preferences don't save

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I've just started using it for one of my college courses and instead of having all of us install Linux on our machines they had us install a virtual machine ...
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Auto mounting shared folders with VirtualBox

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on a VM using VirtualBox. As I often have to do development for work in both windows and linux, I have a shared development directory. The issue is that even with auto mount ...
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Where does the Virtual Box draw space from for installing a different OS?

In my PC, running on Ubuntu 14.04, the hard disk is divided into several partitions, and although there is vacant space in each of them there is only a paltry 8.7 MB unpartitioned space left. But ...
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Mouse pointer integration greyed out in vm box

My host OS is ubuntu 14.04 and I am running vbox version 5.0.12. I could use the same pointer in the guest and host os, but recently I shut down the guest os in vm box instead of saving the state and ...
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virtualbox setup - increase cpu after installation

I have just installed Ubuntu on virtualbox, however I have noticed when opening or minimizing an application, like firefox, is getting a little bit slow. Is it safe to increase the cpu usage to 2 ...
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How do I 'scp' between a virtual appliances that are running on different computers?

Both computers are running their copy of the same virtual appliance on Virtual Box which is accessed through putty.exe. I would like to scp a C++ program that I've written on one of the virtual ...
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Ubuntu is not installing on Virtual box with error of not enough space while I do have the space

I have followed all the steps to install Ubuntu on the VirtualBox but the installer puts a cross in front of the requirement "free space of more than 6.6GB" while I have around 7.5 Gb free space on my ...
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How to find ip address for the apache2 server on ubuntu?

I have downloaded ubuntu on virtualbox , and I installed apache2 on it ,i did configured the server and it works on "localhost" ,the problem is that i need the ip address of the server ,the command ...
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Web Server in Ubuntu Server vs in Ubuntu Desktop [closed]

Information about host: I have Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 installed in Hard Disk. (I don't use Windows). I had installed Apache Server (I don't remember when). When I test on Browser with the 192.168.1.3 ...
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Virtualbox and bridge interfaces

I've been playing a little with KVM and the need to configure the bridge and tap interfaces to give access to my VMs. Now with virtualbox I don't understand why I don't see any interfaces (bridge/tap) ...
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ubuntu vm unable to take ip via dhcp

I copied a ubuntu vm from an esxi server to a vmplayer. I want make the vm visible into the network so I enabled dhcp. My /etc/network/interfaces looks like this: auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp ...
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How can I access xampp vhosts on HOST OS (Ubuntu) from Guest OS (Windows 10)?

I have a machine running Ubuntu on host and Windows10 as Guest running using VirtualBox. I have also setup the vhost say http://site.local which is working fine. Now I would like to be able to access ...
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VirtualBox: Increase Storage SATA port size

see image please. I Have UBUNTU DESKTOP installed on the computer, and I have VirtualBox with UBUNTU Server. When I created the computer I assigned about 25GB of Hard Disk and I am needing more. ...
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Pass Alt+Drag through to VirtualBox

Background Running Windows 7 in VirtualBox on Xubuntu Linux (xfce). Installed Alt+Drag on Windows 7 to enable Right-Alt + Mouse Click to drag. Problem It seems as though xfce is not passing the ...
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Absolutely unable to enable 3d acceleration/Unity 3d on Ubuntu 15.10 in virtualbox on Windows 7

As the title says, absolutely cannot figure out how to get 3d acceleration to work. The virtual machine - Ubuntu - is unbearably choppy and I have no idea how to fix this problem. Nothing I've tried ...
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14.04 guest on Win 7 host can only 'see' one monitor in Settings>displays (I have two)

I have two VMs (VirtualBox) on my Win 7 host. One, Ubuntu 12.04, sees both monitors in Display>settings and works fine as far as monitors are concerned. I just added a second VM, the 14.04 install. ...
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ubuntu does not show its GUI interface after installing virtualbox-guest-x11

I am trying to use my Ubuntu on windows Virtualbox. With reference to this page (http://lifehacker.com/how-to-dual-boot-and-virtualize-the-same-partition-on-y-493223329), I managed to boot up Ubuntu ...
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Problem with internet access on virtualbox

I installed Virtualbox on Windows 10 machine and then installed ubuntu 14.04. But I have a problem with the internet access that I can't connect the ethernet network, while I still normally able to ...
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Cannot Install or Update Using apt-get with VirtualBox

I'm having a problem installing or updating anything from the command line in Ubuntu in VirtualBox. My host computer is running Mac OS X Snow Leopard (because my Mac is old), my virtual computer is ...
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Can't mount shared folders in Ubuntu Guest

With VirtualBox 5.0.2 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed, I have tried many solutions I found online and have not been able to mount my shared files folder. I have installed GuestAdditions, and I can login ...
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installing - Installing another OS on VirtualBox

I'll be installing Android OS on VirtualBox. I currently have Ubuntu 15.10 and when I installed it, I've chosen to have a crypt system (? this is like having a password request for the hard drive ...
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Permission denied on start-dfs.sh

I am trying to create a 2-node Hadoop cluster, following this guide. The one node is my Ubuntu laptop and the slave node, the 2nd one, is a virtualbox that also runs Ubuntu. I am doing in the master ...
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VirtualBox ubuntu 15 initial deployment problems of juju

I've tried to get a sample localenvironment juju deployment up and running multiple ways, but it always fails when it comes time to do an initial deployment. I've tried: - Downloading the VM at ...
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How to remove your installation .iso from the virtual optical disk drive in virtualbox?

I am following this question: How to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox? and I know want to remove the .iso, but it's not the same as in that question. Here is what I see: What I should do? I also ...
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Any way to run Ubuntu partition from inside Windows using VirtualBox?

I have a computer that dual boots Ubuntu and Windows but I've found myself needing to switch between the two more frequently recently. Having to reboot the computer to switch is a bit of a hassle ...
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Install Ubuntu on VirtualBox and enable Internet and host to guest communication

I'm pretty new with Virtualization software and with Linux. I'll try to explain what I would like to achieve: My host computer (Windows 10) is running on Windows 10 and is in a network with a lot of ...
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VirtualBox rcvboxdrv setup error “Bad argument setup”

After I upgraded the kernel, the VirtualBox, as usual, complained that the VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is not loaded, and I had to execute the following command: sudo /sbin/rcvboxdrv ...
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Virtualbox error after installing new linux kernel 4.4

I have ubuntu x64 15.04 and I have installed latest stable kernel 4.4. I also installed virtualbox 5.0.14, downloaded from here. I tried to run a virtual machine and I got this error: I tried to ...
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why is my virtual machine inaccessible?

I want to start my virtual machine but in VirtualBox Manager, it says it's inaccessible and that I should be inspecting the error log which says: Document is empty. Location: '/home/ron/VirtualBox ...
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VirtualBox on a iMac

I am having display problems with the VirtualBox on my iMac. I install the latest VirtualBox and Ubuntu. This is the first time using this combo as I have always just use Ubuntu on my older laptops. I ...
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after new installation of Ubuntu on a virtual machine 64-bit reboot hanging

Virtual Box Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager Ubuntu download information General Name: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS 64-bit OS: Ubuntu (64-bit) System Base Memory: 1024MB Boot order: Floppy,Optical,Hard Disk ...
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Color calibration on Ubuntu

I noticed that colours on Ubuntu look different than on Windows, on the same laptop. The problem is that when I use Photoshop in Virtualbox and I make a solid colour image in one colour, and when I ...
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Virtualbox with Ubuntu 14.04.3 desktop not working

So I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 on Virtualbox, and installed the OS when I booted it for the first time. Ubuntu was successfully installed and it had me restart the machine. I did this, and logged ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Oracle VM Virtual Box Manager:Partition

Installing Ubuntu on Oracle VM Virtual Box Manager.I haven't done any partition in Windows. During the Installation, I have a notification box saying 1 . My Question is: What is the next step to be ...
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Ubuntu keeps going to log-in screen on Oracle VM VirtualBox

I installed Ubuntu on an Oracle VM VirtualBox and when I log in, it seems to load, but then goes back to the login screen again. The same problem happens when I "try" or "install," except "try" brings ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu 14.04 - Bridge adapter not working

I'm having some troubles setting up my network connection using the Bridged Adapter configuration. I'm just starting with Linux and even if I was going through different forum discussions on the web, ...
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How to increase video memory in VirtualBox? [duplicate]

So I am using a vm for ubuntu and i want to use my full 2GB of video memory from my graphics card, and i can boost the memory to 256MB but its nowhere near what i want. Is there a mod, driver, ...
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how to use windows 7 host usb devices in Ubuntu14.04 guest in vbox5.0.10?

I am using Windows 7 as host OS and VirtualBox 5.0.10 and installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I already installed the guest extension pack and still I am not seeing any connected USB devices in Ubuntu guest. ...
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“Make sure to load the kernel module” Error E_FAIL (0x80004005) from Windows VirtualBox

When I try loading Ubuntu from the VirtualBox VM, I get the error that says: Make sure to load the kernel module has been loaded successfully The whole error: Failed to open a session for the ...
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NTP question on ntpdc -c peers

I just started learning networking. I recently installed ntp on Ubuntu 14.04 running in Virtualbox on OS X. I was just trying to understand how it works. so when I executed ntpdc -c peers command in ...
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VirtualBox VM Netflix is choppy on chrome

In Ubuntu 15.10 inside virtual box in Chrome my Netflix is choppy. I have updated everything. Any ideas.
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Stop some processes from autorunning

As the title, I'm trying to figure out a way to avoid the following processes from autorunning when the system starts: Virtualbox, Tomcat7, ntopng, tor. So, until now, I tried to simply create a ...
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Idling VirtualBox Windows XP guest consumes >100% CPU host

As the title, I'm running a Windows XP 32bit guest on a Ubuntu 14.04 64bit host using Virtualbox 5.0.12. More often than not the Virtualbox process consumes more than 100% of CPU, even if the guest ...
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How do I clone a hard drive that is in use?

I have a Linux server on a virtual machine with virtualbox, but would like to copy to backup while in use, because I can not stop to be giving various services. I have seen the snapshots, but I see I ...
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Ubuntu Server 15.10 (Minimum Virtual Machine) Keyboard Layout

I'm using Ubuntu Server 15.10 (x86) in Virtualbox. Just want to play with it. Somehow, I just found a problem with keyboard layout. I'm using German keyboard and already set it during installation. ...