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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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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Problem with Virtual Box on Xubuntu running under Android

First of all, I'm aware of this question and this one, and I don't believe this is a duplicate. I've encountered that problem (and solved it using those answers) on two different laptops. This problem,...
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How to install Virtual Box Guest Additions on 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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ubuntu xenial recovery from broken /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root error

I am learning ubuntu sysadmin I resized one of partitions using parted command resizepart and now I can't boot and get the error alert /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root Can anyone lead me in the right ...
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VirtualBox: same virtual machine in a shared folder result in file not accesible every time an user saves the state of the machine

I have created a shared folder in /Users/shared_folder. I have moved the virtual box files to that folder /Users/shared_folder/.VirtualBox VMs/ I have set the whole folder with all the permissions: ...
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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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Ifconfig does not display network interfaces on Ubuntu 16.04 on VirtualBox

I'm a facing a trouble in Ubuntu 16.04 desktop 64bit on VirtualBox where I can not find network interfaces by using ifconfig. $ ifconfig lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0....
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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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How to access a shared folder in VirtualBox?

I followed the steps for sharing folders between Windows 7 and Ubuntu in VirtualBox. Despite that the folder appears with a X sign and gives me the following message when a try to open it: The ...
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How can I fit the Ubuntu desktop to the screen in VirtualBox?

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 in VirtualBox 4.2.34 on a Windows 7 host. I can't get the desktop to fit the screen. I installed Guest Additions and allocated enough of video memory, but no dice.
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How to uninstall VirtualBox in 12.04?

Can anyone help me remove VirtualBox? I am running 12.04.
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kubuntu 16.04 release unusable in virtualbox

Installed the released amd64 version of Kubuntu in a VirtualBox virtual machine - single CPU, 4096 Gb memory, 128 Mb video memory, single monitor. After install, following instructions from several ...
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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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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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Error building main Guest Additions Module while installing VirtualBox guest additions

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 Guest on Ubuntu 12.04 Host using VirtualBox. Everything is from repository and no direct install. When I install the guest additions, the below error is shown in the ...
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VIrtual network

I want to impliment pfsense to the local network. So before that I have to test it in a virtual environment, say couple of virtual-machines in an Ubuntu host using virtual box and one pf-sense machine ...
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Failed to open a seesion for the virtual machine

So I have installed VM and I was trying to make the screen resolution bigger and installed "sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-dkms" on the terminal command. It told me to restart the VM, so i did;...
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VirtualBox can't open windows 7, Ubunto 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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Installed memory in Windows 7 guest machine in VirtualBox

My virtualbox guest machine (windows 7) is setted to have 6GB allocated memory, it is the half that my host machine has(Host machine is xubuntu with 12GB of RAM), my question is: after running windows ...
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Unable to connect to Ubuntu 14.04 guest from Ubuntu 14.04 host in VirtualBox

I was trying ssh hands-on and was trying to connect to a Ubuntu guest 14.04 on VirtualBox from a Ubuntu 14.04 host. I had opened port 22 in both the endpoints and tried the ssh command. I got a "no ...
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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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How to use Ubuntu in full screen mode on virtualbox?

I have an HP laptop with Windows 7 installed. How can I use Ubuntu in full-screen mode via virtualbox or any other software?
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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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virtual box's nat network isn't working on 16.04 ubuntu

I'm using nat network on virtual box's virtual machine which is running ubuntu server 14. And I set nat network 10.0.1.0/24. But, in the guest OS(VM), I ran command ifconfig. Then, it's IP is 10.0.2....
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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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Ubuntu 16.04 (guest) fails start on VirtualBox (Win7 host): LSB, Raise, Login Service and Accounts Service

My Ubuntu 16.04 fails to start on Win7 host (VBox 5.0.20) as shown below Ubuntu 16.04 stuck to start: Any hints are very appreciated. Thanks, UPDATE: I can access recovery mode normally, but don'...
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How to install virtual box.tar gz on ubuntu 14.04 using terminal?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I have a downloaded copy of virtual box.tar from oracle. I couldn't find INSTALL/INSTALL.txt or README file in the extracted folder.How do I install it through terminal?
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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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Unable to access Virtualbox packages due to “hash sum mismatch” error

I'm trying to install Virtualbox on Ubuntu 12 (hosted by Travis-CI) by doing: wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add - echo "deb http://download.virtualbox....
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node.js not starting by default in Lubuntu guest running in Oracle VM VirtualBox

I'm using Lubuntu 14.10 in Oracle VM VirtualBox. I installed node.js using nvm. After installation, I could run node --version in the same terminal and the version installed showed up. However, I ...
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How to Handle BTsync GUI in Ubuntu 14.04 with Small Displays?

I would like to handle BTSync GUI in Ubuntu 14.04 in small displays. I would like to do this without installation Additions in Virtual environments such as VirtalBox. I downloaded BTsync here 64 bit ...
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How to automatically mount a folder and change ownership from root in virtualbox

It is my first time using virtualbox and ubuntu (14.04), I am on a host Windows 7 OS. I am trying to mount a shared folder that has files I need to access both in the virtualbox and on the windows OS....
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Virtualbox failed to install?

I have recently downloaded Virtualbox 5, and I ran the .deb file I obtained from the website. I try to use MS-DOS 6.22 and it comes up with the error message. '[RTR3InitEx failed with rc=-1912 (rc=-...
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FireFTP Plugin in Firefox Stopped Working Suddenly

On my Mac, I load an Ubuntu VM 14.04 LTS via VirtualBox. Inside that, I load the Firefox browser and the FireFTP plugin. Without changing any settings on my Mac or Ubuntu, and after having a couple ...
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How do I pick a new name for a network interface?

Background I installed Ubuntu Server 16.04 inside Virtualbox 5.0.22. I'm attempting to set up SSH. I already have the SSH server installed on the guest, and am happy with the network interface set up ...
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Virtualbox AMD processor [closed]

I am using a custom-built PC with an AMD FX 8350 CPU and an ASUS M5A78LM USB 3 motherboard. I want to run Ubuntu in Virtualbox. However, last time I ran Ubuntu on my Asus Aspire, it fried my ...
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How to create an iso image from vdi file?

I have a .vdi file of openSUSE-13 in my host system Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Can I create a .iso image of openSUSE for installation, which contains all the applications in my vdi file? The .vdi file is ...
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Ubuntu Virtualbox Guest additions with mouse

I have installed guest additions running Ubuntu 14.04 (I think) because now my GUI is full screen however my mouse still does not escape. I still need to press the right CTRL button on my keyboard. ...
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Virtualbox Bridged network ethernet cable disconnecting

I’m trying to connect to a ethernet device (like a scanner/printer) to a guest Ubuntu 12.04 running on Virtualbox 4.3.12. The scanner is connected to the Mac Pro directly over ethernet cable. Problems ...
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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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How to make a 32 and 64 bit Ubuntu MATE iso?

I have been trying to create an iso containing both 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Ubuntu MATE. When I boot up o a VM, it shows the grub screen, but if i select anything, the VM hangs, if its 32 bit, ...
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Oracle VM - Ubuntu 64bit

I recently updated my VirtualBox after not using it for about half a year (Newest version - 5.0.22 r108108). I have a 200GB VM running Ubuntu 64-bit (I can't remember what version exactly) and now ...
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VirtualBox suddenly refuses to start VMs, says `The device helper structure version has changed`

VirtualBox suddenly started to refuse launching existing VMs, with this appearing in the log: 00:00:03.946244 HDA: Reset 00:00:03.946359 AssertLogRel /mnt/tinderbox/extpacks-5.0/src/VBox/Devices/USB/...
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Convert Ubuntu Physical machine to Virtual machine

What is the easiest way to convert a physical Ubuntu (v. 16.04 LTS) into a virtual machine? Convert to VMware workstation image or VirtualBox image
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16.04 Live CD screen resolution problem? [duplicate]

I'm not sure if its me, but I have some problems with the 16.04 live CDs. See for yourself (using VirtualBox): VirtualBox settings: Base Memory: 3000MB Processors: 1 Video Memory: 128MB No 3D ...
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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-...
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Kubuntu 15.10, Virutalbox - export stops

I'm running a Ubuntu 14.04 Guest OS on a Kubuntu 15.10 Host (don't ask, not my idea). Both are 64bit systems. Now, I'm trying to export the VM so it can be copied to another host. However, the ...
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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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Creating Virtual Box desktop with Linux on my mac

I am a novice Python programmer and I am having trouble creating a Virtual Box, hopefully this is an easy fix! So, I've been using a virtual machine for my computational physics class, but it is ...