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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Xubuntu 14.10 on VirtualBox — won't start or install

I'm trying to install Xubuntu 14.10 (tried 15.04 beta1 as well) in a VirtualBox (4.3.24) VM. The VM boots from the ISO, and when I let it boot to the live mode or select "install", it tries to come up ...
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Unable to install guest additions: unknown filesystem type 'iso9660'

Running Ubuntu 14.04 on Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.24 and completely stuck with mounting guest additions. I've spent quite a time looking for a solution online, but nothing helped... As suggested below, ...
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Cursor disappears when Mouse Integration is disabled in Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 [Virtualbox]

I would to use hot corners in Ubuntu, it works, but I can't see the position of the cursor. I can only see when the hot corner is activated or when an item is hovered over. This problem is caused ...
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OpenStack in VM player

Hello guys I'm looking for some help or pointers on using ubuntu maas. I'm running my master node in a vm and I want to tried and add more virtual nodes to my cluster, however when I try to add the ...
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virtualbox, can't mouse scroll if 3D acceleration is enabled

I'm trying out Ubuntu 14.04 for the first time with virtual box in windows 8. I've noticed that when I enable 3D acceleration I'm no longer able to scroll with my mouse wheel. When I tried scrolling ...
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Genymotion does not show window, fails with error 1003

I can't figure out why the Genymotion window doesn't show up on my Kali Linux. When I start the same image using VirtualBox it starts up but when I start using Genymotion, the emulator window shows ...
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VirtualBox: Ubuntu doesn't boot after shared folder added

I am pretty new to the VirtualBox and Ubuntu space, so I appreciate any help I can get, and I apologize if I break etiquette! VirtualBox running Ubuntu 14.10 guest on Windows 8.1 host. Host specs: ...
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Visualizing linux GPT partition (EFI) from Windows Host

I created a rescue grub.iso using the following script. This code worked for me when I using Windows 7, Ubuntu 12, MBR: #!/bin/sh set -e wk_dir=$(mktemp -d "${TMPDIR:-/tmp}/tmp.XXXXXXXXXX") mkdir -p ...
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Login problem with Ubuntu(64bit) 14.04.1 Desktop amd64

I am totally new to Ubuntu. I am using it on VirtualBox. I successfully used for a while and suddenly I found myself unavailable to log in. The only thing I can suspect is the last update for ubuntu ...
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USB error is very odd

On Ubuntu 14.04 I installed VirtualBox and then Windows XP Pro SP3. Works really well. Last night after work I booted up and all looked good. Put in a Sandisk Cruiser. Ubuntu doesn't see it. Not ...
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How harmful is VirtualBox extension pack?

I would like my guest Windows access my external hard drive. When I try to install the VirtualBox extension pack, it warns me: You are about to install a VirtualBox extension pack. Extension packs ...
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Does Windows recognize symlinks created under Ubuntu?

Before, I dual installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7. They shared a Windows ntfs partition by mounting the partition under Ubuntu. I don't remember if the symlinks created under Ubuntu could be ...
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Good to share /home with guest Windows in VirtualBox?

I mount shared folders in Ubuntu host as drives in guest Windows. Is it good to share the /home partition or a directory on it which stores all of my data on Ubuntu with guest Windows in VirtualBox? ...
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Is it better to partition a virtual hard drive in VirtualBox?

I am installing Windows 8.1 under VirtualBox Under Ubuntu 14.04. Is it better to partition the virtual hard drive for Windows into system and user data, just to separate them as if I would install ...
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Ubuntu resolution problem after updating on virtual box

I have just updated my ubuntu to ubuntu trusty and its all zoomed (I guess the resolution). I cant scroll any window to the bottom because it is too big. How do I change this. I have tried going into ...
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error after changing username in vboxclient:

I changed my username that I use in virtualbox and then I can not log into my Ubuntu. When I write my password and try to start my virtual machine, I receive the follow message: VBoxClient: Creating ...
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Can't resize /dev/sda1 partition

I want to resize my /dev/sda1 partition and I'm using GParted. This is my partition table: When I tried to reize the /dev/sda1 partition, I was unable to enlarge it to anything bigger than 7679 MB ...
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Could Not Deactivate Swap in Gparted Error

I'm trying to partition my Linux VM (VirtualBox on MacBook Air) using GParted after clicking Try Ubuntu(I didn't install Ubuntu yet). This is my GParted setup: After right clicking, I clicked the ...
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VirtualBox VM w/ Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Resolution Problems (already installed virtualbox-guest-dkms)

I created a new VM with the latest version of Ubuntu, but I can't get the resolution to go above 640x480. I have installed the packages virtualbox-guest-dkms and virtualbox-guest-utils, but ...
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Cannot export win guest from Virtualbox on ubuntu 14.04 host E_ACCESSDENIED

Trying a simple export of a vm yields an inexplicable error, please see below. Host is ubuntu 14.04, virtual box is version 4.3.20, guest is win7, internal disk format is vmdk, and of course the guest ...
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How do I automate permissions to the files in the shared folder to be accessible by both the host MacOS and the guest Ubuntu through VirtualBox?

I was working towards getting Ubuntu 14.04 set up in a VirtualBox, and I have achieved that. I also have it at the stage where it's mounting my shared folder automatically. The only remaining problem ...
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Cant ssh a virtualbox instance - Permission denied, please try again

Im using ubuntu and Im trying to create a ssh connection between my ubuntu desktop and virtualbox ubuntu instance. I have my ubuntu virtualbox instante configured with bridge, and in my ubuntu ...
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Customized Kubuntu 14.04 LTS: Problems in Virtualbox

So I made a customized Kubuntu with BlackLabImageCreator, the .iso is 3GB large. My problems now are that: 1. It's slow as hell, I tested with a "normal" Kubuntu 14.04 iso, it ran pretty smooth. 2. I ...
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can't seem to scp from an Ubuntu Virtual Box

I'm trying to scp from a virtual box of Ubuntu to my school's web server. I've followed the instructions seen here: How to SCP a file(s) from Ubuntu Virtual Machine to Remote Web host? and I can't ...
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How to get ubuntu (running through virtual box) to read detect my flashdrive? [duplicate]

I am on a Surface Pro 3, I want do a full install of Ubuntu on my flash drive. I saw in a tutorial that it can be done by running ubunutu from live cd mode. Since my Surface does not have a cd drive, ...
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Crash when creating new VM with VirtualBox but no obvious change in CPU, Memory or I/O usage in System Monitor

When creating a new fixed size VM in VirtualBox even though my memory usage, my CPU usage and my I/O usage in "System Monitor" stay at their normal levels, my entire machine crashes until the VM has ...
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Cursor is Frozen When Reinstalling Ubuntu VM

I'm in the process of reinstalling Ubuntu on a VM on VirtualBox(this one is Ubuntu2; I didn't delete the files from the previous VM called Ubuntu) and when I get to the setup page that says Try ...
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Network problems setting up an Ubuntu server in VirtualBox

Before I get into my problem I would like to start with what I am trying to accomplish in case my approach is non-optimal. I want to setup a virtual environment that mirrors our production ...
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Two /home folders. One root, maybe?

I recently expanded my Ubuntu partition to fill up the empty hole my Win 8 left when I cleaned it off my system. After several attempts to restore the dd image I made, I was able to finally restore it ...
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Why can't MAAS VM Node Commission properly

My issue appears to be with the MAAS Proxy. I used Ian Zoratti's VirtualBox extensions link to his GitHub site so that the MAAS Cluster Controller is able to start up the VM properly and pushes the ...
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Mouse doesn't work in the guest OS (Ubuntu 14.04.2) on Virtual Box (installed on MAC OS X)

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 (64 bits) to my Mac OS X 10.9.5 (64 bits) using Virtual Box version 4.3.24. I am not an experienced Linux user. When I start Ubuntu, I cannot make my mouse work in the ...
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Can't boot from USB Drive on VirtualBox machine

I know there are similar questions with a similar title but my situation is a bit different. I'm following this tutorial: http://www.howtogeek.com/114503/how-to-resize-your-ubuntu-partitions/ to ...
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Can't resize /dev/sda1 on gparted on Ubuntu 14.10 VirtualBox

I'm using GParted to expand the size of my /dev/sda1 partition and I know why GParted isn't letting me do that, since that is the root partition. GParted isn't on a live CD, it's on my virtual ...
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Virtualbox installation - wants media/cdrom but my Ubuntu intalled from USB

I'm trying to install VirtualBox, but it is asking for me to insert a cd into media/cdrom. However, I installed my Ubuntu OS from a USB. It does not allow me to change location. How do I make it ...
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will Ubuntu touch support Virtualbox?

Will it be possible to install Virtualbox on a future tablet with Ubuntu Touch, so that some needed Windows programs could be run?
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Where do I put my website php files in my virtual ubuntu server?

I am trying to create a website through my ubuntu. I also intend to host this website on my ubuntu. I am goign to use dreamweaver for my php files and then put those php files in my ubuntu server. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 runs on Virtualbox but not on PC

I once upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 14.04 but it didn't started correctly(only black screen appeared). Then, I switched to terminal mode by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1 and installed proprietary ...
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virtual box and dependency

I'm working on learning more about Ubuntu and building ROMs from source for Android and I'm trying to install all the tools to build the ROMs but I have got as far as this command sudo apt-get ...
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Screen Resolution Problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and VirtualBox [duplicate]

On my installation of Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox, the only screen resolution available is 640 x 480. I have tried the solutions suggested in this answer, but none of them helped. All of the answers ...
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How to install Warty Warthog on VirtualBox? [closed]

I was following this tutorial on how to install Ubuntu 4.10 But in the step for partitioning disks, I only get the option: Manually edit partition table When I try to create a new logical volume ...
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Virtualbox restart error

I just installed Linux Mint 17.1 on my virtualbox4.3.22. At the end of installation I was prompted to restart. I hit restart and it goes to a blank dark screen with this text "mint@mint ~ $". I am not ...
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New System Windows 8.1 dual boot and virtualbox

I just bought a new windows 8 machine to run Linux on. I also want to create a dual boot and a virtual drive in virtualbox with the same windows. The first thing I did was to create the windows ...
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virtualbox shared folder is read only in centos guest

I have virtualbox 4.3.10 installed on my ubuntu host & have centos as guest os. I have shared folder, but am not able to write to that folder. Added my centos root user to the vboxsf group as ...
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access ubuntu server running in virtualbox from outside network?

Is it possible to access ubuntu server running in virtualbox from outside network? I set it up with the bridget network adapter so it has its own IP. I can access my ubuntu server from inside my own ...
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VirtualBox refuses to start VM

I have created a VM in VirtualBox, but have not yet bean able to install an OS on it, because every time that I click the Start button in the VirtualBox interface I get these errors: I have tried ...
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split /home partition for program-created user-specifiec files and user created files?

/home normally contains files created by a user (e.g. text files, pdf, mp3, mp4,...), and files (mostly user-specific) created by some program (e.g. .emacs, .mozilla, .bashrc, ...). Is it better to ...
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Hardware problem with unity script. Ubuntu installed on VirtualBox

I have Ubuntu installed on my VitualBox. I don't know what the problem is but sometimes when I boot Ubuntu, it says you don't have the specific hardware for running Unity, and changes the UI to a ...
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after chroot: apt-get update (Err and Failed to fetch - BootableFlashFromHarddiskInstall)

I'm following BootableFlashFromHarddiskInstall tutorial for making a live CD from my current Ubuntu installation. Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox. I checked internet connection of virtual machine as ...
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Ubuntu VM doesn't recognize expanded storage in hard drive

I just expanded the storage of my hard drive for my Ubuntu VM on VirtualBox from my Macbook Air terminal but I don't think the VM has realized that. I got a message saying Not enough free disk space: ...
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Can't connect to ubuntu keyserver when guest in virtualbox

I'm trying to install an application on an Ubuntu 10.04 via a ppa. This setup is necessary since a customer's error seems to be platform dependent. Here's what sudo add-apt-repository ppa:user/app ...