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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Ubuntu server DNS issue

Hello guys I seem to be having issues with my Ubuntu server not being able to sudo apt-get update that it does not pick up on the update files. I have changed the DNS to Google's which allows me to ...
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SMBus/ BIOS error while booting Ubuntu in VirtualBox

I am trying to boot Ubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox, but every time I boot, I get an error that says: SMBus base address uninitialized - upgrade BIOS or use force_addr=0xaddr This happens right after ...
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Backup ubuntu and eliminate windows

Laptop is currently configured for dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows7, Windows7 was the original OS, Ubuntu 14.4 was added later. 500G harddrive has multiple partitions. VirtualBox was added under ...
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Virtualbox VT-x is not available

So I had virtual box working perfectly before I decided to do a complete system wipe recently. Upon re-installing a 64 bit version of Ubuntu 13.04 and running a full upgrade, I attempted to set my ...
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Install on VirtualBox seems stuck on “Running post install”

The install on VirtualBox 4.3.14 seems stuck on "Running post-install triggers software-center". It has been at this screen for over an hour. Can I skip this step? 7/19/14 9:07:20.973 AM ...
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How do I fix a vboxdrv setup failure in VirtualBox?

So, I tried creating an OS with VirtualBox, and I got this error: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission ...
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Are there some ways to run Windows and Linux in parallel in the same hardware? [on hold]

I am a software engineer (also a gamer) and I find myself using both Linux and windows extensively. Even at work I prefer developing in a Linux environment... However, I have always been hesitant ...
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DNS server with Bind9: can't resolve DNS records in forward and reverse zone files

Hello everyone :) I have tried to set up my own DNS server with bind9, but although I have tried several tutorials, I still get the same error. Starting bind9 works fine but when I use nslookup or dig ...
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Sync Ubuntu computer with Virtual Machine instance of Ubuntu

Here is my situation. I have a laptop with Ubuntu 14.10 installed that I do my work on the go and I have now set up a VM of Ubuntu 14.10 using Virtual box installed on my Windows Desktop. I'm ...
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How do I improve the performance of my VirtualBox guest?

I run a guest ubuntu 12.04 on a host ubuntu 12.04, with VirtualBox, and the guest is much, much slower than the host (ALT+TAB takes 4-5 secs). I had a look around and I found contradicting opinions on ...
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CPU racing at 30% or more in Virtualbox

I have window 7 64 bit Lenovo i7 with 8gb ram and 160gb ssd. I have virtual box version 4.1.16 installed (most latest to my knowledge) I want to install ubuntu 12.04 as a guest inside of virtualbox. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox in Windows 7 runs at 100% CPU and very slowly

I know it's been asked why Ubuntu is slow as a guest OS in VirtualBox, but all those answers are fairly old and seem to focus on graphics. In my case booting is also very slow, and there is a long ...
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How to configure promiscuous mode rejected in KVM bridge?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 (3.13.0-45-generic #74-Ubuntu SMP) as Host OS. KVM version 2.0.0 I have disabled promiscuous mode in guest Virtual Interfaces along with corresponding host vnet & bridge ...
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host ubuntu and guest Windows access each other from command line?

My host OS is Ubuntu 14.04, and guest is Windows 8.1 running in a virtual machine by VirtualBox. Is it possible to access the guest Windows from host Ubuntu from Ubuntu's bash? access the host ...
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Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTSP Problems

I've come across a problem where I have gone through a read-me verbatim, and although it works fine, every time I reboot my system (Virtualbox in this matter), the IP address changes even though I ...
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Use Zentyal on Virtualbox with Mac Mini host… Crazy?

We are looking at upgrading our current server system in my school. Right now we have Zentyal 3.* running on a standard desktop PC. We never upgraded since we didn't want to break anything on the ...
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Ubuntu-14.04.02-desktop-i386 under virtualbox - display size [duplicate]

All, I am attempting to install ubuntu-14-02-desktop-i386 under virtualbox. I have successfully created my first VM with it, and Gnome comes up, I can get terminal up, so all appears well. I do ...
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Beaglebone black with Debian OS on Ubuntu 14.04 in Virtualbox VM

I am using the Beaglebone Black for the first time. It has the Debian 7.4 OS and I'm using Ubunbtu 14.04 installed in Virtualbox. I'm trying to install Python IO libraries but I'm getting the Can't ...
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No option for 64-bit OS VirtualBox guest OS in Ubuntu 14.10 Dell OptiPlex 755

I have a Ubuntu desktop installed on Dell Optiplex 755. It's my regular desktop, and I installed Oracle VirtualBox from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads. The version selected was the ...
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Default Ubuntu or any derivate distro installation creates swap AFTER home (single partition installation)

Today I have encountered the same problem twice and the second one was actually just checking if the first occurence is actually something that has happened by accident. I had to deploy a Kubuntu VM ...
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Possible to let virtualbox guest OS to use some device directly?

My host OS is Ubuntu 14.04 running on Thinkpad T400, and my guest OS by virtualbox is Windows 8.1. Sometimes my Ubuntu disconnect itself from wireless or wired networks and disable the wireless (and ...
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Creating Ubuntu Server

So im trying to learn Linux and one particular project im undertaking is creating a virtualized Ubuntu server using Ubuntu desktop and Virutalbox as a platform. So to keep things basic, im trying to ...
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How to share Guest's internet with host on Virtualbox?

I have a problem that I have been trying to fix over 3 months now, I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 64bit with Windows 7 as a Guest on VirtualBox, I have a USB Modem which doesn't support Linux, the Modem works ...
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Error while attempt mount /boot/efi

I have installed virtualbox on my ubuntu, and I have made a virtual drive for windows, and now every time I boot ubuntu it say: Error while attempt mount /boot/efi Press s for skiping ...
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Genymotion virtual device got no IP adress

when I try to run HTC Evo 4.3 (or other devices, it doesn't matter) in Genymotion (2.3.0 x64) (with VirtualBox 4.3.10) on Ubuntu 14.04, I get: The virtual device got no IP address. The VirtualBox ...
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Virtualbox Ubuntu Image Username / password

First of all I am totally new to Linux. I decided to load Ubuntu Linux on Virtualbox and found an ova file here: ...
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run Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview on desktop?

Is there a way to run the Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview in an emulator or VirtualBox on 13.04 desktop? Id like to develop a cross-platform app but I do not have a device I can flash the touch preview ...
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Total frustration: “Failed to get size of gamma for output default”

Last attempt to see if I can make Ubuntu 14.04 work on my Virtualbox. I've got the "common" low-res issue (I can't put more than 640x480) when I install it, and after reading every related post in the ...
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I want to load Windows 8.1 on a VMWarePlayer on Ubuntu 14.04. Can anyone help?

I am dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1 and I want to create a virtual machine so that I can access Windows 8.1 partition while logged into Ubuntu. I am new to VMWare & Ubuntu. Any help ...
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Shutting down all VirtualBox (vagrant) VMs in one easy to use bash command (that can be put into a bash file)

I use vagrant for development. I forget to shut down a few of the VMs. When I go to log out of my host machine, the Ubuntu shutdown process appears to hang. Might there be a way to script a close of ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 resolution and weird set-up problems

Have been using Ubuntu in another VM for the last months, but now installing it on a new VirtualBox on a Mac, it's giving me several problems. First, the very common "low resolution" problem, which ...
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bootp server in a Virtual Machine

I have a HP LCMS that I am trying to set up in a Virtual machine on virtual box. The Virtual Machine is windows xp, and the host is ubuntu 14.04.2. The LCMS requires there be a BOOTP server running to ...
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How to copy & paste from Windows 7 host machine to Ubuntu 12.04 terminal virtual box ??

I am running VirtualBox on my Windows 7 laptop, running an Ubuntu 12.04 Server as guest machine. I would like to copy some commands (which are too long to write on terminal) from Windows 7 (host ...
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Routing all internet traffic through interface of a host

I’m learning few networking concepts and I’ve got several hosts created in my VirtualBox setup. I have 2 adapters created as “host only” network (where the VM and host machine can see each other) and ...
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How to upgrade the kernel correctly?

Running uname -r in a terminal gives an output saying 3.13.0-37-generic, but I am trying to upgrade the kernel to 3.16, and indeed I have ran sudo aptitude safe-upgrade which installed ...
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How to extract/install android-ndk-r10c-linux-x86_64.bin

I downloaded Android NDK from https://developer.android.com/tools/sdk/ndk/index.html but I am not able to extract it. If I double-click it I get an error: Could not display ...
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Ubuntu SDK content window always on top

Just getting started with the Ubuntu SDK, trying to get everything set up, and I'm running into a graphics bug that I can't find a resolution to, or even anyone else who seems to have the same ...
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Ubuntu 12.4.1 failing in vm both Vbox and Vmware on new HP Envy 4t-1000

Brand new to Linux, getting frustrated trying to get an environment up with Ubuntu. My primary goal is to learn Linux and Apache/PHP development. I need to keep my Windows OS as main on my machine for ...
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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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SolidWorks on Ubuntu 13.04?

I am a Bioengineering student who works with SolidWorks and I would like to be able to run it on Ubuntu 13.04. Short of having to install Windows, what methods are available and which works best? If ...
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Black screen after reboot

We're using VirtualBox 4.2.28 and Ubuntu14.04 on Windows 8(.1) Just after the PC restarted when I did not see it, the windows of Ubuntu from the normal mode access completely became a black screen. ...
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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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Error installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox

I'm trying to install many different versions of Ubuntu (12.04/14.04, amd64/x86, server/desktop, etc.) on VirtualBox 14.3.26 on OSX 10.10 and I'm getting the following error: [ 0.000000] Fast TSC ...
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Running windows 8.1 on virtualbox whils on ubuntu 14.04

I am very new to Ubuntu and Linux. I am currently dual-booting windows 8.1 and Ubuntu and I just downloaded Virtualbox. I am wondering if it is possible to run my Windows 8.1 OS with all of my ...
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How do I boot a virtual machine from my downloaded .iso file? [duplicate]

I Have the latest version of VirtualBox (Oracle), but I have no clue how to create a virtual machine. I went to the site http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop and Downloaded 32bit Ubuntu. The ...
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Internet connectivity does not work in Ubuntu Server 14.04 on Windows 8 VirtualBox host

I have a PC with Windows 8, with Oracle VirtualBox installed on it. In the File>Preferences>Network menu in VirtualBox, I have created three host-only networks: Host-only network 1 - 10.10.10.1 ...
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apt-get error for git, but not other packages

I just set up a fresh Ubuntu 12.04.5 server amd64 machine on VirtualBox 4.2 (I was having install issues on OSX 10.10 using 4.3) and I'm able to do apt-get install curl but when I run apt-get install ...
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Screen Resolution Problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and VirtualBox

Environment: Lenovo T530 running Windows 7. Have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a virtual machine using VM Virtual Box. Have installed all the updates from both Virtual Box and Ubuntu. Problem: While in ...
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apt-get update problem in ubuntu server 14.04 using oracle virtual box

I have installed Oracle virtual box 4.3 on windows 8, then i created 3 virtual machines namely controller, network and compute. After configuring static ip for all of these i have opened controller vm ...
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I want to using multiple VMs and multiple NICs

I have a windows machine with virtualbox running and 3 NICs [eth0/eth1/eth2]. Eth0 is connected to ISP. Other 2 are connected to each other through a switch. [yes, it is a switch, yes I need it there] ...