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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How to remove file with ????? permission [duplicate]

I am not able to delete files/folders as I see some files/folders with permission ??????. How to remove them? Files are sitting in share folder of my Windows/Ubuntu machine drwxrwx--- 1 root vboxsf ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Terminal on virtualbox maintenance

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 terminal server on VirtualBox 5.0.12 (which is installed on Windows 10). I ran out of disk space apparently (although I have 10 GB space) so I read and I understood that I ...
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Can I install the VirtualBox Extension Pack from the Ubuntu repositories?

I have VirtualBox running on several server installations, always without any GUI, administering using the vboxmanage commands. I used to install from the Oracle PPA, but since the end of the two ...
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Non-interactive area overlapping desktop on lubuntu

I'm running Lubuntu on a virtualbox and after certain time, one part of my screen will just lost control and can't interact with anything behind that area. Also, right clicking on that area will show ...
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Ubuntu, Vitrualbox(windows host), Static IP, Rails App on Lan

I am trying to host a rails app on my LAN for the pc's on that network. I am running Windows Host Machine, VitrualBox with Ubuntu, rails, apache2, passenger. What would be the correct configuration ...
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apt-get -f install removed nearly everything

In an attempt to install some statistical software (SAS), I attempted to install virtual box while running in Ubuntu 12.04. I was unable to do so and prompted to use apt-get -f install which I did. ...
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How to install “qemu-img” and use it to convert a “qcow2” image to a Virtual Box one?

I have been asked to do some debugging work with gnome-continuous, but as this only comes in qcow2 format for qemu and I do not want to install qemu at this time so this may be slightly problematic, ...
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Playing games on VM?

I have set up a WinXP VM on an Ubuntu host and have assigned 2 gig RAM to the guest. Now I am trying to play a game on the VM. I have enabled 3D acceleration in Virtualbox settings. The specs of the ...
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Using external hard drive with Virtualbox and Ubuntu

I've just started using Ubuntu via Virtualbox and am trying to get either to recognise my external hard drive. I have tried changing the USB settings in VB but a message popped up telling me that I ...
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Internet wifi works, but don'know the name of the device

On my computer I installed windows: through virtualbox I installed ubuntu. I have a network adapter tp-link tl-wdn4800 and internet on ubuntu works perfectly. The only problem is that I can not know ...
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Turn off Keyboard Repeating during install of Ubuntu Server?

I am trying to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox over VPN using Remote Viewer and RDP and a slow internet connection. For whatever reason this setup is causing me to have keys repeated. So for example ...
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VirtualBox graphics problem

On a guest Windows XP SP3 I have installed Visual C# Express 2010 with the XNA Game Studio 4.0. I have created a simple project and started it and XNA thrown the following error: No suitable graphics ...
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How often do scanners work in a Windows Virtual Box under an Ubuntu host?

Please note that I am not asking how to set up this, as there are already excellent answers regarding that on this site. I'm asking how often this generally works: The host is an Ubuntu system (any ...
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Why do my development websites in /var/www not load?

I configured an apache2 server on a virtualbox with ubuntu. This always worked but since yesterday my websites suddenly won't load annymore. I think it has something to do with our new network router ...
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Ubuntu in Virtual Box - Desktop shows in preview but not in actual Virtual Box

Brand new around here. Installed ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit due to system reqs) for VirtualBox. Booted up the desktop, but it's only showing in the preview mode - the actual VirtualBox is a blank purple ...
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VirtualBox crashes (illegal instruction at…)

Recently (within the last week) I've gotten crashes of my Ubuntu 14.04 VirtualBox. It might be associated with use of the clipboard, but I'm not sure about that. I edit in both gedit and QtCreator ...
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CTRL key not working KALI Virtual BOX - UBUNTU HOST 14.04

On my physical computer I have ubuntu 14.04 I am pinging my Ubuntu wlan ip address as seen in the image, but, if you pay close attention I am trying to hit ctrl c, but, ping continues, then I tried ...
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How to mount a virtual hard drive to an existing virtual image?

I need help expanding my hard drive. I created a virtual image to run Ubuntu on an Oracle VM (fixed 8Gbs). I have since created a second virtual hard drive that will expand as needed. I want to ...
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What's the simplest way of creating a Virtual Machine from a Physical Ubuntu Server?

I have full access to the server, although I normally use it via SSH. I would like to have a backup of this server because it has too many configurations and running programs, crons, etc. that I ...
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URBackup auto backup

im very new to linux and would really appreciate some help. Ive installed windows server 2012 on pc with virtualbox. I then installed ubuntu 14.04 desktop on a vhd. Installed URBackup, setup all ...
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Creating internal Network among VMs and Internet from Host Machine Virtual Box

I have 3 Ubuntu Server VMs on VirtualBox with static IPs on eth1 interface: 192.168.56.2 192.168.56.3 192.168.56.4 I have chosen Adapter 1 as NAT and Adapter 2 as Host Only for all VMs Now to ...
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Is sharing the root folder with write access with a virtual machine dangerous?

I have a bunch of virtual Windows machines in VirtualBox If I make a shared folder of the Ubuntu root folder, I will get access to both USB drives, as well as the user folder, etc from the VM's. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Login loop (variation)

Today I decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Windows 10 hosted Virtualbox. I installed some things, restarded the VM and got a login loop. It seems that the login loop in 14.04 is not a new ...
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How to change grub command-line (grub shell) keyboard layout?

When I boot in GRUB2 and press c, I have access to GRUB shell. How to change the keyboard layout (language) of this GRUB shell? Note that I'm booting an Ubuntu VM inside Virtualbox.
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Have a question with Virtualbox [duplicate]

I want to play games on Ubuntu I play most of them but I love a game called "Elsword" I couldn't download it with Wine I tried with Playonlinux It worked but when I start the launcher an error pops ...
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sudo passwd command with no-interactive mode

Context: I created a Virtual Machine with Packer for Vagrant system into a Ubuntu 14.04 server OS. All runs perfectly but this is a development VM (I'm alone on this) and I want to administer my ...
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Virtualbox won't work with kernel 3.16.0-34; can't use any newer kernel

I'm using 3.16.0-34 kernel version on Ubuntu 15.10. With any newer kernel version I get more and more problems. With first post-3.16 versions, the fan would go to full speed non-stop after waking from ...
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virtualbox unstable after having removed xen

I installed a fresh version of ubuntu (ubuntu 15) yesterday and wanted to try xen. so I installed the package ("sudo apt-get install xen-hypervisor-amd64"), rebooted and, as I have understood, the ...
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Ubuntu in Virtual box: Super+shift is interpreted as super+alt after pressing left or right

I am running ubuntu in virtualbox on my mac. So here is a problem (bug in virtualbox?) that makes it hard to remap keys in order to have the same key combinations as in mac osx: If I hit right or ...
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How to Start Ubuntu in TTY without GUI as VB Guest?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox 5. The graphics is limited in VirtualBox so I would just have textual appearance in TTYs. I would like to access TTYs of Ubuntu in VB5. My problem is that I cannot ...
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Virtual box uninstall

I want to uninstall virtual box from my system. I run following command: sudo apt-get remove virtualbox* --purge The result says it is uninstalled. But I could still launch the virtual box. Please ...
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Fixing visual artifacts on mouse drag in virtualbox

Running Ubuntu on a virtual box on windows 7 I get visual artifacts whenever I move my mouse around. Those artifacts appear as boxes on the screen in the location where my mouse has been and they will ...
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VirtualBox apache

I have created a simple Ubuntu Server on VirtualBox. I wanted to run Apache server but I can't acces the website from any other device. I have checked that Apache is listening on port 80 using ...
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Adding Additional HDD to Ubuntu 14.04.2 Server on Oracle VM VirtualBox

I'm currently using Ubuntu 14.04.2 Server on Oracle VM VirtualBox as I'm trying to understand the deployment to be ready to deploy it in a real network. Here is the situation. Currently, I have ...
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VirtualBox with Ubuntu 14.04 - Gparted shows unallocated storage

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 on virtualbox and recently allocated extra storage to the OS. /dev/sda now shows a total storage of 80 Gb. however, 72 gb lies in unallocated partition. I'm unable to modify/...
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How to use .bin files with VitrualBox?

System requirements: Ubuntu 15.10, newest VirtualBox from Ubuntu Software Center. And talking about the installation of the Genymotion 2.6.0 for Ubuntu. Thank you.
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Optimizing Slow VirtualBox VMs

I am running two VirtualBox VMs on a host laptop. All parties are running 32-bit Ubunutu 15.10. The host has 1.9 GB RAM to share between itself and its guests and a Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T9300 @ 2.50 ...
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need help upgrading 13.10 to something in service [duplicate]

The web designer for my work built our webpage on Lubuntu 13.10 on virtualbox he used lamp to construct the page and has never updated / upgraded anything. A week ago he went to move it too 15.10 only ...
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Running VirtualBox in a Xen environment fails

So, virtualbox does not get along with xen. How do I kill/uninstall/remove xen from the terminal so that DKMS process succeeds? aborns@nautilus:~$ sudo apt-get remove xen-hypervisor-4.5-amd64 Reading ...
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Change Kernel from 4.2 to 3.13 in Ubuntu 14.04

I want to run Pin(Intel's Simulator) but it is not supported in Kernel 4.2 version, so I should change it to 3.13 that works for sure. I run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (32bit) in VirtualBox and i followed ...
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How to Handle BTsync GUI in Ubuntu 14.04 with Small Displays?

I would like to handle BTSync GUI in Ubuntu 14.04 in small displays. I would like to do this without installation Additions in Virtual environments such as VirtalBox. I downloaded BTsync here 64 bit ...
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Upgrade virtualbox to 5.0.16

I have virtual box 5.0.14 on my Ubuntu with extension Pack 5.0.16 which makes virtual box stop working. how do I upgrade my VB to latest version? I followed instruction in the screen shot but there ...
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Need help troubleshooting ubuntu apache internet connectivity

I'm not sure where to start with this one. (Warning, this could be a virtualbox question and not an Ubuntu question) I have ubuntu 14.04.02_64 running in virtual box 5.0.16r on a windows 10 machine. ...
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Need help sharing folders from Mac OS 10.9.5 host with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS guest on Virtual Box 5.0.16

I'm not very experienced with Ubuntu and using code commands in terminal, so I feel like there is an answer out there on the other posts but it's too confusing for me to understand. Using Virtual ...
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VirtualBox shared folders are owned by root in Lubuntu guest

My Setup is as follows - Host: Ubuntu Server 14.04 Guest: Lubuntu Desktop 15.10 I have shared dirs on host to guest with automount option, and the directories show up in Guest OS's just fine - /...
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Pixelated ubuntu virtualbox on windows host

I recently installed virtualbox Ubuntu on host Windows. I am new to Ubuntu and virtualbox. I made two changes and I would like help to understand which one (and why) it messed up Ubuntu. I had ...
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Upgrade VirtualBox headless 4.2 to 5.0 on Ubuntu Server 14.04

I have a VirtualBox headless installation up and running on a Ubuntu Server 14.04 machine. I installed VirtualBox via apt-get install virtualbox. Now I would like to upgrade this installation to 5.0, ...
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Re-install VirtualBox, keep all configuration and machines

I had this problem and followed, quite blindly, all steps. Tha last step is, purge VirtualBox and install it again. Here comes my doubt as I have a few virtual machines configured and I don't want to ...
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How can I mount a .hdd file?

I want to add some files to a .hdd file, but I do not know how I can mount it. Is this possible, or is there a program that can help me do this?
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expanding VM with gparted

I want to resize my Ubuntu VM, so I installed another Ubuntu installation (using VirtualBox) and ran Gparted on it. Here's a screenshot of the state of the partition: In /dev/sda6, I have 3GB of ...