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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Virtual Box actual size and size on disk difference [on hold]

I have Ubuntu-based Mint Mate running as host OS. I am running Windows in Virtual Box. The actual size of Windows is around 50 GB. I chose dynamic disk so it is O.K. but when I right click on Windows ...
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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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Problems using VMware and VBox with Utopic 14.10

When I installed Virtual box it would not run a machine. Same problem as encountered previously of it missing vboxdrv. Old fixes didnt work. VMWare won't install as kernel headers do not match. Can ...
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Experiencing small resolution issue in Ubuntu 14.04.2 with VirtualBox, getting stuck on installing guest additions

TL;DR: I'm experiencing the small resolution issue in Ubuntu 14.04.2 on VirtualBox, and when I try to follow the answers to existing questions, either it doesn't solve the problem or I encounter ...
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Cannot connect to internet running Ubuntu 14.04 using VirtualBox on my MSI GT60 - Windows 8.1 x64

I'm unsure if I am asking this question in the right place so please refer me elsewhere if necessary. I installed VirtualBox v 4.3.2 on my MSI GT60 running Windows 8.1 x64 a bit ago and created a VM ...
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Mount a VirtualBox drive image (vdi)?

Is it possible to mount a VirtualBox drive image (.vdi) so the contents can be viewed in Nautilus etc.? I have a windows 2000 .vdi which won't boot ("inaccessible boot device") after upgrading from ...
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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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How do I fix broken networking in cloned virtual machines?

I've set up a virtual machine configured with bridge networking. After making eight clones of it, the new machines can't connect to the network. I've instructed VirtualBox to re-generate 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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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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14.04 Ubuntu loads an empty desktop after recent apt-get upgrade

I run Ubunutu 14.04 on a VirtualBox (Version 4.3.20), on a Windows 8.1 host machine, with an NVIDIA GTX-660M graphics card. I did a recent upgrade on Ubuntu and after I restarted, I could login ...
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VirtualBox USB device error NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) on Ubuntu 14.04 x64 VirtualBox 4.3

I have been trying to connect my new Boogie Board sync to a virtualbox 4.3 virtual machine running on an ubuntu 14.04 host. I keep running into this NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) and have not been ...
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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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Trouble with Ubuntu installation in VirtualBox

I'm having some problems getting Ubuntu to install. I'm running Windows XP Home (32bit) on an older Dell Dimension 2350 with 1GB ram, trying to install either Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32Bit) or 13.04 (32Bit) ...
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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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Middle-button paste stops working under VirtualBox

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 in VirtualBox under OSX and for some reason pasting with the middle mouse button stops working after a while. If I start a new rxvt pasting works fine but after a while (I'm ...
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VirtualBox 4.3.22 with Windows 8.1 x64 sharing folder

I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 x64 in a virtual machine. The problem is that I can enable the function to share a folder between host and guest. I followed the steps in this link: ...
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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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Win7 on virtualbox and full screen mode

I've installed win7 on virtualbox on ubuntu 12.04. However, the full screen mode isn't perfect. I have black parts on both sides of the screen. I tried changing the resolution but nothing fits. ...
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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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How to fix virtualbox's copy and paste to host-machine?

Sometimes while using VirtualBox, I have tried copying text from the virtual machine to the host machine but failed. Whenever that happens, I fix it by rebooting the virtual machine. Is there a ...
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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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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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How to export and import VirtualBox VM images?

In VirtualBox you can create VM and it will store it on a folder inside the Default Machine Folder of VirtualBox. For instance, after create an ubuntu-headless VM it will create an ubuntu-headless ...
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How to permanently change permissions for /dev/ttyS0

My system is Ubuntu 13.04 and works fine, but I had to installed VirtuaBox to guest Windows XP which is essential tu run an application that dialogues with an alarm set by a USB-to-Serial adapter. ...
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Screen Resolution Problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and VirtualBox

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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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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Give me ONE reason why Windows 7 is better then ubuntu [on hold]

I have been using ubuntu ever since I touched a laptop and since windows 7 was SOOOOOOO famous, I tried it out in virtualbox and I came to the conclusion that it sucks... REASONS Command Prompt is ...
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How to install Warty Warthog on VirtualBox? [on hold]

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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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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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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Geny Motion - trick to download the .ova files for Ubuntu 12.04 (old links are not working)

I'm using the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS version . I had also installed the genymotion. But I had a slow internet connection, so I'm unable to download that large size file in my home. I had searched many ...
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Error: kernel headers not found. (But they are in place)

I'm trying to install the Guest Additions in VirtualBox 4.04. Host OS is Ubuntu desktop 11.04 64bit, guest OS is Ubuntu server 11.10 64bit. $ sudo ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run After some output this ...
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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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Why can't I access a shared folder from within my Virtualbox machine?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 as my host system, and then on Virtualbox, I have Lubuntu 14.04. I am trying to share a folder on my host system so that my guest system can write files to it. I've followed ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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How do I install linux headers when I am getting a “has no installation candidate” error

Primary Problem I am unable to run any virtualization software. Namely Vmware or Virtualbox. Since both of them asks me to install (or produces some error which pints to ) installing build essentials ...
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Help!? Login loop with Ubuntu 14.04

I was finishing up my CS mp tonight, as I do svn commit -m "mp" I got svn: The log message is a pathname (was -F intended?); use '--force-log' to override I thought I need a reboot, so I ...
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Open the terminal on the guest OS from Host OS

Guest OS - 14.04 Host Os - 14.10 Is it possible to open the gnome-terminal on the guest OS from the host OS ? By ssh,we can access the terminal of the guest OS on the Host OS itself. But I want ...
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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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Can't build Virtualbox-dkms - mismatched kernel and headers

I have previously used VirtualBox on my Ubuntu 14.10 machine, but I had not used it in the last two months. When I tried to start a VM, I got the following error: WARNING: The character device ...
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--resizebyte: command not found [closed]

I'm trying to resize my Ubuntu VirtualBox hard drive through my MacBook Air terminal and I'm having a bit of a problem. I used the command VBoxManage modifyhd <uuid>|/Users/(my ...