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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Ubuntu 14 Vbox 4 install guest additions creates modprobe error

I am new to Ubuntu. I am running Ubuntu 14 as host and Vbox 4 Windows XP SP3 as guest. when I boot my computer Acer E3-112 I get an error stating "Vblock client: Virtual Box Kernel service is not ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu guest from real partition image boots into emergency mode, can't get to login screen

I've got a dual boot system on my disk: Windows 10 64-bit: main OS Ubuntu 64-bit: secondary OS I installed VirtualBox; I'm trying to use my real Linux partition as a Virtual Machine using Windows ...
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use “nohup &” always get [1]+ Exit 1 after ENTER

Hi I'm using nohup command-name & recently. Run Ubuntu in Oracle VirtualBox. My issue is When I hit "ENTER KEY", it will show [1]+ Exit 1. and can't finish the command. How can I run the ...
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Installing OpenCV (from the offical install script) - cmake error

I'm trying to install opencv on a virgin ubuntu 16.04 LTS virtual-machine (osboxes.org). From what I've read, using an install script is the current/preferred way of installing opencv on ubuntu: ...
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Screen locking in a VirtualBox guest

I'm using VirtualBox 5.0.24 with Xubuntu 16.04 as host and guest and Guest Extensions installed. The virtual machine is confidential and thus has screen locking enabled using light-locker. ...
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Locate Virtualbox log file

after update of my Kubuntu, virtualbox is not starting anymore, How can I find log find to see what is the problem ?
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upgrade 16.04 > 16.04.1 = unable to move windows (even though move windows is checked in ccsm) and other gui issues

Very new ubuntu user here. I just updated ubuntu (running on virtualbox on windows) from 16.04 to 16.04.1. When I rebooted my vm - all of the menus, panels, minimise/maximise/close elements were not ...
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How to start VirtualBox as UI?

I currently do startx which starts openbox and then in the terminal I write virtualbox and then start my virtual machine. Sometimes I don't need the OpenBox environment. I need only the virtual ...
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Virtual Box Resolution Stuck at 640 x 480

I am running Windows 8, and Ubuntu 14.04.2. I need step by step instructions on how to install guest additions. Be very clear if you are referring to the host or guest. I saw another fix to run the ...
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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: https://insights.ubuntu.com/2015/01/15/snappy-ubuntu-core-now-on-the-hypervisor-of-...
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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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VirtualBox: Emulate Middle mouse button in Ubuntu guest (touchpad)

I'm using VirtualBox with Windows 10 as host and Ubuntu 16.04 as guest on an Acer notebook. Touchpad seems to come from Elan/Elantech. For primary select in Ubuntu I want to use an emulated middle ...
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VirtualBox: No IPv6 in Ubuntu guest (Win10 host)

I'm using VirtualBox with Windows 10 as host and Ubuntu 16.04 as guest. In general it's all working well but a test for IPv6 connection tells me that I can't connect to IPv6 sites, leading to some ...
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Best way to screen cast Ubuntu running on VirtualBox?

I am trying to screen cast some tutorials on Ubuntu which I'm running in VB. If I use a program like gtk-recordmydesktop or SimpleScreenRecorder (I tried others too) there's a bug with 3D ...
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How to start Virtual box machines automatically when booting?

I have many Virtual box machines in my Ubuntu12.04, each time i shutdown or reboot i have to start them one by one. I wanna a help in writing script for automatically autostart the VBox machines ...
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VirtualBox USB proxy error

Using VirtualBox 4.1.12, as packaged in Ubuntu 12.04, I'm unable to use USB 1.1 device (a Canon FS-4000US scanner) within a Win XP VM. I'm able to connect other USB devices, such as a USB flash drive, ...
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Ubuntu Install Error 16.04- Upgrade BIOS [duplicate]

I'm currently trying to install ubuntu 16.04 through a virtual machine (using VirtualBox) however, I am getting this error: I'm not particularly good with with computers so I don't really know what ...
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Installing guest to guest ubuntu 14.04 server network using static IP and internet access in virtualbox

I am installing 3 VM ubuntu server 14.04 and planning to connect each other via passwordless. I also need an internet connection for each node. I am using NAT for network adapter 1 and bridged for ...
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Unable to open config file: /etc/xen/guest4.cfg

I have installed XEN hypervisor on VirtualBox. I want to create virtual machine. I have followed all the steps but when finally I try to use the final step for creation VM: root@ubuntu:~# sudo xm ...
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VirtualBox Installation gives message “modprobe vboxdrv” failed

VirtualBox Installation gives message sudo modprobe vboxdrv modprobe: FATAL: Module vboxdrv not found. I have updated system with sudo apt-get update followed with reboot Ubuntu version: ...
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Why do windows disappear after entering seamless mode in VirtualBox?

I am new to using Ubuntu and VB, so if this isn't the right place to post this question, let me know. Using a Windows 8 host and installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in VB, I cannot use seamless mode without ...
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No internet on Ubuntu 16.04, unless using an access-point on a 14.04 laptop or NAT network (on Virtualbox)

I've been testing Ubuntu 16.04 before upgrading from 14.04 and I found a weird issue with the network connection. If I connect directly to the router, the connection to the internet is very ...
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Codeblocks toolbars stop responding

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a virtual machine (virtual box) I installed code blocks and i started coding but sometimes, the visual interface is bugging and some toolbars don't show up. Example: ...
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Extending Memory on VirtualBox runnning Ubuntu 10.04 [on hold]

I'm having trouble extending VirtualBox's memory. I have created Ubuntu 10.04 in the machine and I need more space for my project. I have found and tried some of the solutions on the internet such as ...
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virtualbox guest service “device using manually installed driver”

As the title says apparently I can't install virtualbox guest service. Host OS is windows 10 and I enabled a bunch of cpu cores for the guest. There's also some driver "Processor microcode firmware ...
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Computer Disk drives not showing in oracle vm virtual box

I installed the linux and other linux distribution in vm virtual box. My computer has three Disk Drives A(271 GB) B(271 GB) C(130 GB) of space but when I run linux through i couldn't see any of these ...
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In VirtualBox, how do I set up host-only virtual machines that can access the Internet?

In setting up virtual machines with VirtualBox, I often want the following characteristics vm has a static ip host can access vm without port forwarding vm can access the internet I can move ...
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How do i fix my screen to go finish the initial install?

After trying to install ubuntu 16.04.1 on my mac book pro with latest cersion of el capitan using virtualbox, the screen went into a freeze that only displays a rainbow like barcode. This screen does ...
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How to mount disk image taken in linux and run in virtual box

I want to get virtual box to mount and boot the disk image I took a month ago. I have been able to mount the drive and can see its contents, everything is accessible, I want to now get the image ...
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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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Could not load 'vboxdrv' after upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 (and I want to keep secure boot)

I upgrade from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 and since then VirtualBox 5.0.18 isn't starting my VMs anymore. It complains that 'vboxdrv' isn't loaded. So I try to load it and get the following error: $ sudo ...
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Unable to connect to internet with VirtualBox using bridged adapter?

Earlier, I was using multiple instances of Virtual Machines running Linux Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox. They were working fine, with internet connectivity, etc. However, I then created a new Virtual ...
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Problem running livecd on virtualbox

I'm trying to run a livecd on virtaulbox (Host OS = Win10, tried ubuntu & gparted live CDs). I've attached the iso Reboot and hit F12 And got this: FATAL: Could not read from the boot ...
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VirtualBox can't open Windows 7, Ubuntu 14.04 host

I downloaded a Windows 7 ISO, created the VM for it , but I'm getting the following error: VT-x is disabled in the BIOS for both all CPU modes (VERR_VMX_MSR_ALL_VMX_DISABLED) Result Code-...
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How do I enable multiple cores in my virtual enviroment?

I've installed Ubuntu in a virtual environment using Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager and it works great. However I'd like to enable multiple cores - as seen in the image below my Windows machine has 2 ...
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No USB boot. No CD boot. Can I install Ubuntu on a Mac Mini?

I've been through the answers to similar questions, but they all require USB or CDROM booting. I've installed EFI - it might be that I've not done that correctly, but it boots in EFI, but doesn't find ...
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Webcam in VirtualBox (Ubuntu Guest/Ubuntu Host)

I have already read the following questions: Unable to start webcam in Ubuntu + Virtual Box Use my webcam with Ubuntu running in VirtualBox Integrated webcam cannot be used in VirtualBox Guest XP ...
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After update, I can't change launcher icon size

I have 6 Ubuntu vm's running in Oracle Virtual Box (3 on my work machine and 3 on my home machine). All of them are version 16.04. I don't recall the date but it seems like after some update I did ...
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Bad Ubuntu fonts and display quality in Oracle virtualbox

I'm running windows 8.1 as the host OS and Ubuntu 16.04 as the virtual OS in the Oracle's virtualbox but it is showing poor quality of fonts and pictures in the full screen mode (guest additions is ...
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Create a bootable Win10 ISO from Recovery USB to install to VirtualBox VM on Ubuntu 14.04

I am having a unique problem and cannot find a solution in the forums or Google. Here are the specifics: December 2015: Bought an HP-Stream laptop specifically to load Linux. It came with Windows ...
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installing tp-link 722n driver

I checked the "V" on the status bar on the Virtual Machine using Virtual Box for enabling the USB port, and I still cant get access to the internet using a WLAN connection. How can I install a tp-link ...
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Install windows 7 through virtual box

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I want to install Windows 7 on my system from a CD through VirtualBox. I searched the detailed tutorials through google but I did not find one that worked. So can some one ...
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Virtualbox does not run: NS_ERROR_FAILURE

here is ubuntu 12.10 virtual-box is somehow not working: I was trying to install win7 on to an usb-hard-disk. boinc is switched off and RAM-size is set to 4096 MB (too big ? of possible 8 Gibi ) ...
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Debian Server not receiving IP from DHCP [closed]

I have configured a DHCP server on Windows Server 2012 which is connecting to my Debian server on virtualbox. They are connected on same line. I changed eth0 to receive IP address from a DHCP server ...
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How to install VirtualBox Guest Additions for Ubuntu 16.04

What is the best way to install Guest Additions with all the resize and clipboard and file sharing features on Ubuntu 16.04?
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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 I ...
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Guest has mini freezes on Virtual Box

Ubuntu 10.10 starts to have mini freezes every 2 seconds. If I am typing in any sort of input (for example the terminal or a text field in Firefox or a text editor), I can type a few letters and then ...
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how to install virtualbox 5.1 [duplicate]

I'm trying to install VirtualBox 5.1 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package virtualbox-5.1 is not available, but is referred to by ...
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Not able to login by root login screen has only guest login and it also does not login

I changed in /etc/selinux/semanage.conf direct to source and rebooted my system reboot -f now the log in screen has no root user nor any user and only guest is their and it is also not allow me to go ...
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Can not install guest services ubuntu 14.04.1 for Vbox 4.3.22 r98236

I'm trying to install guest services to get the screen resolution correct. Running VirtualBox on Windows 7 with Ubuntu 14.04.1 as guest. I get error: unable to locate package dkms when trying to apt-...