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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custom-keybindings not found

When I tried to list the available custom keybindings using gsettings command gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys custom-keybindings I got the error message saying, No such ...
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How to let a VirtualBox guest (running Windows) access the Internet?

I have a VirtualBox virtual machine. The host machine runs Ubuntu. The guest (virtual) machine runs Windows XP. I googled this problem, and people claim that they fixed it by changing adapter type to ...
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Virtualbx error after update

I would like to continue with my work but I am unable to see. Can anyone assist?
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“No root system defined” while installing ubuntu on Virtual box

i continuously get the error "No root System defined" in the last installation step and it asks for partitioning but under the condition of erasing everything on the disk !!!
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DNS Resolution Problem on Ubuntu 14.4 LTS

I have a Windows 8 host machine running VirtualBox and a running a Ubuntu 14.4 LTS Virtual Machine. In the Ubuntu VM, I can access and resolve DNS for every external site (Ex.: www.google.com) and I ...
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Installing VirtualBox gives “dpkg : error processing package”

dpkg: error processing package virtualbox-4.3is displayed on the terminal while installing VirtualBox. What can I to do install it properly? I tried downloading different versions of VirtualBox, but ...
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Hosting a Ubuntu Lamp Server on Virtual BOX

I have set up an Ubuntu server on my virtual box. I need to set up a static IP for Internet access for port forwarding on my router. As soon as I set a static IP I lose internet connectivity. (I'm ...
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My computer cant read Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (Precise Pangolin) from CD-ROM

I have an emachines E525 I had to put the ISO on a blank disk and set the boot up USB CD-ROM and it does not see the CD, I tried the ISO on virtual box and it will not load it. Failed to open the ...
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Kernel panic while installing CentOS 7 in VirtualBox

I have a laptop with Xubuntu desktop 14.10 , and I installed VirtualBox and updated it to the latest version . I'm trying to install CentOS 7 (source downloaded from the official site) as a VM, ...
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Copy Shortcut for Ubuntu Server 14.04 with Xfce to use with VirtualBox

I would like to know how to configure Xfce4 terminal copy shortcut via the interface or Ubuntu 14.04 server file system? I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 as a dev/test box. Unity seemed a bit of ...
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Virtualbox 3D Acceleration does not work

I have virtualbox 4.3.16 with a 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS guest on a Windows 7 64Bit host. Everything seems to work fine, except the fact that any graphics related stuff is very slow. Here is what I did: ...
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Where is the Devices menu of a Windows virtual machine?

I want to install Guest Additions in a virtual Windows 7 running inside Ubuntu. The VirtualBox instructions are: In the "Devices" menu in the virtual machine's menu bar, VirtualBox has a handy ...
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Ubuntu under VirtualBox in Windows 7 - how to set bigger screen resolution?

I have a Windows 7 with VirtualBox. I did install a fresh downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit). I did install the guest additions. I wanted to set the screen resolution to a higher value than 640x480. I ...
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i was trying to install ubuntu on virtual box in windows 8.1 and got an error

Failed to open the optical disk file D:\programm setups\ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso. Could not get the storage format of the medium 'D:\programm setups\ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso' ...
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Having trouble installing guest additions for a Xubuntu 13.10 guest OS in Virtualbox 4.2.10

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 64-BIT as my host operating system running Virtual Box 4.2.10. I get this message when I tell virtualbox to install guest additions(CTRL+D),mounting the volume in the guest OS ...
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Is it safe to answer “erase disk and install Ubuntu” on a virtual machine?

I am installing on VirtualBox on Mac. During install it asks: Erase disk and install Ubuntu Question: Is it asking about the virtual disk - hopefully. Is it safe to answer OK?
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Virtualbox guest additions installation fails for shared folder support!

I am trying to setup Ubuntu guest OS on a Windows host system.After creating the new virtual machine, I am trying to install the guest additions and I am running sudo sh VBoxLinuxAdditions.run but ...
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smartphone-like behavior in Chromium and Opera browsers in VirtualBox

I use Chromium and Opera browsers in my VirtualBox v.4.3.26 (Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome), but few days ago (not clear, whether after an update or I inadvertently changed some settings) they started to behave ...
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VirtualBox Not Seeing Bootable USB with Windows 8.1

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 on a System76 laptop. I bought Windows 8.1. Pro from Microsoft Store and downloaded it to a (supposedly) bootable USB on a friend's Windows 8.1 machine since the mediacreator ...
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Boot Ubuntu From VHD

I want to be able to use Ubuntu in a virtual machine from a VHD, and sometimes I want to boot on that VHD. It's easier for me to code in a virtual machine and boot on a VHD when I need full power for ...
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Guest on Mac host still has tiny screen after installing Virtual Box Guest Additions

I ran the following command as per "Unable to Install Guest Additions CD Image on Virtual Box", restarted the server, and it still behaves like the guest utils haven't been installed, because I'm ...
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Error RTNETLINK answers: File exists

On 12.04, running as a guest in VirtualBox using two adapters, I was getting this error in response to ifup eth1 RTNETLINK answers: File exists Failed to bring up eth1 This was the contents of ...
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How to install many softwares in one go and replicate Ubuntu?

I am doing a online course. Many softwares are prerequisite for the course and need to be installed on Ubuntu. I have installed all of them on my laptop at hostel. Now I have also installed Ubuntu ...
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How to mount a vdi file in ubuntu 13.10?

I'm trying to mount a vdi file in ubuntu 13.10. I tried to sudo apt-get install virtualbox-fuse but it complains about not finding the package. Converting it to raw is not really an option for me, ...
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How do I access Ubuntu server running in VirtualBox from outside

I have installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS on my laptop via VirtualBox. I have installed LAMP, OpenSSH, Mail server. As I logged in, I ran ifconfig. It gave me the inet address as 192.168.0.3. So, ...
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Virtualbox in a host with static IP and require proxy [duplicate]

My host machine is a 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04. I try to install Ubuntu 12.04 in virtual box, and got problems with network. My host machine can only use static IP, moreover, everything internet connection ...
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Start VirtualBox VM in startup [duplicate]

I just installed Windows 7 inside VirtualBox and Ubuntu has nothing but VirtualBox. Is there any way I can have the VM automatically startup when Ubuntu starts? Thanks!
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install virtualbox guest addition terminal

I would like to install Virtualbox guest addition using the terminal. Because that is most easy to reproduce and to document. On the server I have Ubuntu 12.04.2. LTS I have Virtualbox 4.3.16 I have ...
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How can I prevent VirtualBox from changing the permissions on the .vbox File?

I'm currently running Ubuntu 13.04, and I've got a Windows 8 VirtualBox VM installed. I put the VM's folder in a shared folder (/home/sharedHome/) that has read and write permissions assigned to the ...
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ubuntu14.10 running slow in virtual box

I have enabled Intel Virtualization and installed Ubuntu 14.10 in Virtual Box with 3D Acceleration enabled but Ubuntu is still running very slow, is there any way to speed up my operating system in ...
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VirtualBox Lubuntu 12.04 and Debian Wheezy guests - differences in /etc/network/interfaces

I have 2 guests - one Lubuntu 12.04 LTS and one Debian Wheezy - running on a Debian Wheezy host. I recently started expanding my knowledge on the topic of distributed systems, databases etc. and I ...
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Pasting from clipboard into an Oracle VM running Ubuntu 14.04.02

I have an Oracle VM running Ubuntu 14.04.02 (32bit) on a Windows 8.1 system. I have bidirectional clipboard enabled. I restarted the VM and I can see that the bidirectional clipbaord is enabled. How ...
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VirtualBox: Display Size too small!! Can't reach or see anything, that includes the terminal!

Because I was tired of virtual box saying to update (even before I had a feeling it wouldn't be a good idea), I though well let's just get it over with... I'm running Lubuntu 14.10 (32 bits the ...
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Virtual Box giving error after ubuntu update

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and have installed windows 7 using virtual box. After Ubuntu update, when I try to power on windows 7, the following error message comes: Failed to open a session for the ...
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1600x900 TTY resolution in Ubuntu 14.04 using Virtual Box

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in Virtual Box. I want to use 1600x900 resolution in TTY terminals. I understood that changing the value of GRUB_GFXMODE to the required resolution in /etc/default/grub ...
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How should I configure Ubuntu/Upstart for unusual network configuration?

I recently installed Ubuntu Utopic 14.04 LTS on a new server box I built specifically to host some virtual machines. The network configuration for this box, which contains two NICs, exposes the two ...
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Transitioning to New Ubuntu 14.04 Server - Hardware Help Needed [closed]

I previously was running an Ubuntu 12.04 server with a single 2 TB hard drive in a somewhat-older small form-factor (SFF) PC for a while now. Unfortunately, the HD started experiencing corruption ...
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VBOX on ubuntu Could not read from Boot Medium! System Halted Error

im using virtual box on ubuntu . and win xp as a guest i facing a problem im getting "Could not read from Boot Medium! System Halted Error" here is a pic of my vb settings for that vmacine i had ...
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how to insall windows xp on ubuntu with virtualbox [closed]

pls help with the answer. Actually want to run Itunes on Ubuntu 12 OS so that i can create back up and later restore for my iphone. I tried Wine and Playonlynux but both wont worked.
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Virtual box Ubuntu setup [duplicate]

I have installed virtualbox and configured a Linux 12.04 version within it. Everything works fine but the only problem is everytime when I power off the machine and restart, I see another brand new ...
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Intel iMac Ubuntu Installation Troubleshooting

I'm having terrible luck trying to install any flavor of Ubuntu on my 2006 5,1 Intel Core 2 Duo iMac. I've downloaded the 32-bit and 64-bit current and past version, as well as tried torrent ...
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how to fix error when starting ubuntu in virtual box

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine ubuntu 14.04LTS. The virtual machine 'ubuntu 14.04LTS' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code -1073741424 (0xc0000190). More ...
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Problem with the installation of VirtualBox

I am trying to install virtualbox and make it work but it doesn't seem like I can. In the image you can see the output. If I run VBoxManage --version I get: WARNING: The character device ...
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Ubuntu installer is blank (can't select partition)

As of now, I am able to run Ubuntu Unity through VirtualBox. Now, I want to install Ubuntu to a partition, which I have already created AND formatted. However, in VirtualBox, when I click 'install ...
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Virtualbox Kernel driver not installed

I tried to use my Virtual Box and this is the error I received - (I just updated to the new Ubuntu also) and I am VERY new at this Linux OS. Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The ...
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Network issues with VirtualBox

I am running a Windows 8.1 laptop. I used VirtualBox to create a virtual Windows 2008 server. I am trying to send a file to the laptop. It did not go. When I tried to ping the laptop, it did not ...
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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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How to access VM hosted Ubuntu 14.04 with graphical UI from windows 7

I'm quite new with Ubuntu, and even more with remote Ubuntu. I got VM that is hosted on server, and it has Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I'm connecting via Windows 7 Putty/telnet connection (SSH), and I can ...
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no network in ubuntu13 when virtal box is configured with bridged adpater

I am using Ubuntu 13 on virtual box with my host being Windows 8. My aim is I want to ping from host to guest or from any physical machine to guest (Ubuntu).I am able to ping from guest to host but ...
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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 ...