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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Virtualbox can not setup Windows server

I want to install windows server in Virtual Box in ubuntu 14.04 But I got these errors : A critical error has occurred while running the virtual machine and the machine execution has been ...
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Upgrade VirtualBox headless 4.2 to 5.0 on Ubuntu Server 14.04

I have a VirtualBox headless installation up and running on a Ubuntu Server 14.04 machine. I installed VirtualBox via apt-get install virtualbox. Now I would like to upgrade this installation to 5.0, ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a VirtualBox in Windows?

Please make your answers super complete. As in from the download links to a ready to use state. :)
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How do I restore a Virtualbox VM from backup? (qcow)

I have backed up the contents of the directory "VirtualBox VMs" and now I am trying to restore the states of my virtual machines by copying the backed up files, back. Now when I select "Machine" -> ...
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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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Help installing kubuntu-desktop on Ubuntu 16.04

Well, the problem is that I'm trying to install KDE alongside Unity on Ubuntu 16.04. I'm using the command sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop* kdm* but I'm not sure if this is correct. If it isn't, ...
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How to take advantage of VirtualBox paravirtualization in an Ubuntu guest?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04.3 (with linux-generic-lts-vivid (3.19) kernel) 64-bit host, and a VirtualBox guest with the same OS and configuration. The host has an AMD A10-7800 CPU. If I enable the KVM ...
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Cannot reinstall virtualbox on ubuntu 16.04

I just upgraded to ubuntu 16.04 from 15.10 and my virtual box doesn't want to start anymore. I tried purging virtualbox, virtualbox-dkms and vagrant from my system and it seems to work (I'm not a ...
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bindfs with filesystem ACL support?

I have been using the ServerPilot service to provision a Vagrant box (14.04 LTS) for local development. NFS is the fastest option when setting up a synced folder between the host and guest VM but this ...
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CTRL button in nano not registering (ubuntu server 16.04 in virtualbox)

I am running Ubuntu server 16.04 LTS guest OS in Virtualbox 5.0.8 under Ubuntu MATE 15.10 LTS host OS. I am setting up a little development LAMP server and I am editing apache configuration files. I ...
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Start and Stop VirtualBox Applications and Save State

Right now I have a .sh file to start Photoshop seamlessly and a .sh file to shut down the VM and save the state. What I would love to do ultimately if possible at all is have one script(launcher if ...
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Virtualbox in Ubuntu 16.04 - Unity grabs Alt and Super key

This is something that was answered in the past already for previous versions, there are bug reports but nothing really solves it and it's still present in 16.04 If you have Ubuntu 16.04 Unity as ...
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Updated 16.04 does not work after login - how can I recover?

16.04 (now updated from 15.10, under Win7/VirtualBox 5.0.18 as a guest) starts, login appears, then nothing can be seen but the bare desktop background picture only. Can I recover somehow, or return ...
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How can I send VBoxHeadless to the background so I can close the Terminal?

I would like to start virtual machines in headless mode. The advantage: I can logoff from the desktop, and the machine will continue to run. However, starting the virtual machine blocks the Terminal ...
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Could not load 'vboxdrv' after upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04

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 use Ubuntu-provided virtualbox package after uninstalling virtualbox-4.1?

I installed Oracle Virtualbox per the instructions on the Oracle website, but can't use XP or Ubuntu VMs after switching back to the Ubuntu standard version. To switch back, I have edited ...
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How do I mount .vhd file?

I'm using 13.04 Raring amd64 and I need to mount a .vhd file on my ubuntu. I've googled about it and found that virtualbox-fuse package is the answer. But the package was deleted from apt repository. ...
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“Installing extension pack …” stuck at 0%

On a freshly installed Ubuntu 15.10 I installed VirtualBox (from Ubuntu's repository), created two VMs and imported an OVA, at which point I was told to install the extension pack. So I downloaded ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.4 Black Screen w/ non blinking underscore

I have been using Oracle VM VirtualBox to access my Ubuntu Desktop for some time now. All of a sudden, when I load up my VM, I see a GRUB menu with options to load Ubuntu, Advanced options for ...
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Virtualbox doesn't work after upgrading to kernel 4.4

At the time of installation, it displayed the following message Setting up linux-image-generic-lts-xenial (4.4.0.21.11) ... Setting up linux-headers-4.4.0-21 (4.4.0-21.37~14.04.1) ... ...
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Interesting VirtualBox Plex Permissions Issue

My system is setup with an Ubuntu 14.04 installation running a 14.04 guest virtual machine, via Oracle's Virtual Box. I also have 3 x 2TB drives setup in a zpool. To give the virtual machine access ...
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How do I permanently disable notifications about Auto capture keyboard and Mouse pointer integration for a Virtualbox VM?

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a VirtualBox VM. Now every time I boot it, I get two overlay notifications from VirtualBox: You have the Auto capture keyboard option turned on. This will cause ...
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unknown version of the X Window System installed. Not installing X Window System drivers

I am using Ubuntu in a virtualbox, when I try to install guest additions I get the error: Warning: unknown version of the X Window System installed. Not installing X Window System drivers. ...done. ...
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Virtualbox Resolution: Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 Host - OS X El Capitan Guest

I managed to install OS X on Virtualbox and it works fine for my purpose, which is basically trying to be cool. Anyway, I wanted to optimize the resolution for OSX. This worked fine VBoxManage ...
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Multiple ip addresses on single nic removes dns-* options

I need 2 or 3 local ip addresses on a single nic on my Ubuntu server 16.04 (on virtualbox with intel pro/1000 mt network card). Currenlty I have this: auto enp0s3 iface enp0s3 inet static ...
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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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What is the correct way to share directories in Mac and Ubuntu with correct permissions?

In VirtualBox, what is the best way to share a directory between an OS X host and Ubuntu guest? Host: Mac OS X 10.7.3 Guest: Ubuntu 12.04 Guest has a shared directory mounted via VirtualBox settings ...
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16.04 - resolution change breaks up the display [duplicate]

I'm running a Virtualbox VM with Ubuntu. I've installed virtualbox-guest-dkms and the guest additions to automatically change the resolution every time that I change the size of the virtual box. This ...
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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 ...
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Kernel Panic when setting up Ubuntu 16.04 with VirtualBox

FIRST NOTE: I tried the solution proposed by this topic, but it did not work. Besides, the fact that I've reinstalled Windows recently could (or could not) make my situation a little different. Some ...
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How to switch to a TTY in Virtual Box VM? [duplicate]

I am running an Ubuntu 16.04 VM in VirtualBox 5.0.18 and I need to switch to TTY1, how can this be achieved? Is there a keyboard shortcut to achieve this in the guest session because doing the normal ...
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How to copy to and from clipboard in virtualbox

I am running virtualbox 5.0.18 in ubuntu 14.04 Desktop(host machine) and I have vms running ubnutu 14.04 Server(no UI). I have enabled bidirectional clipboard sharing but still not able to copy from ...
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Problem with Nvidia GeForce 840M on my Lenovo Z50-70 (Ubuntu 14.04)

I have a Lenovo Z50-70 with Ubuntu 14.04 (3.13.0-85-generic)and since I was trying to enable the Nvidia GeForce 840M for gaming on this laptop, I tried several proprietary drivers plus Bubmlebee plus ...
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Access Windows XP desktop remotely

I am trying to figure out a way to use Quickbooks on Ubuntu. I have tried Wine and Crossover with no luck. I looked at Quickbooks replacements, but couldn't find any that do inventory and invoicing ...
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Pixelated ubuntu virtualbox on windows host

I recently installed virtualbox Ubuntu on host Windows. I am new to Ubuntu and virtualbox. I made two changes and I would like help to understand which one (and why) it messed up Ubuntu. I had ...
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VPN HideMy_SS Connection Issue

I've spent more than a few hours searching through forums, and contacting HMA support, a bit useless in this case. Anyways, here are my observations. If UFW / GUFW is enabled with all inbound and ...
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when i used command “airodump-ng wlan0mon” it does not list any of the wireless networks in kali linux on virtual machine [closed]

airodump-ng wlan0mon does not list any of the wireless networks in Kali Linux on virtual machine. Please, how can I solve this problem?
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VirtualBox nat network not starting

I have Virtualbox 4.3.36 on Ubuntu 14.04. I am Trying to make a NAT network work, but I can not start it using VBoxManage, I get this message: VBoxManage natnetwork start --netname NatNetwork ...
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VirtualBox 5.0 installation has broken VirtualBox packages on Kubuntu 15.04

Seeing that there was a new VirtualBox release, I tried to install it on Kubuntu 15.04... However, now all of my VBox 4.3 packages in the ubuntu repositories are broken (Virtualbox is provided by ...
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Hardware acceleration. Please help

I installed windows 7 in Virtual Box. I enabled 3D acceleration and I was downloading hardware acceleration.The downloading failed 4 times. It always says unknown network error.Please help me.
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Virtual GPU for Ubuntu 16.04 Clients on VirtualBox

Assuming the host OS has a GPU, can anybody tell me if Ubuntu 16.04 clients run using VirtualBox will be able to make use of the GPU through virtualization? I read that GPU virtualization is only ...
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How can I switch between all windows of my host and VirtualBox guest system using Alt+Tab?

My host system is Ubuntu 15.10. I run Windows 7 in a VirtualBox machine. I would like to use the keyboard shortcut Alt+Tab to switch between all windows of both my host and virtual guest system. ...
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How to disable animations to speed up screen updating in VIrtual environment

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in VirtualBox under Windows. The screen updating is very slow, especially the effect where it tries to zoom windows and cross-fade between windows. Alt-TAB is almost ...
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Failed to fetch 'us.archive.ubuntu' when sudo apt-get update, cannot connect to network

Ok, so I'm running Ubuntu server 14.01 LTS in virtualbox, and I'm trying to sudo apt-get update, but I get an error saying that it failed to fetch us.archive.ubuntu.com and security.ubuntu.com . I ...
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AMD-V is not enabled in VirtualBox on AMD APU

I am running on a dual core AMD E450 CPU. When I tried to run a 64-bit OS that requires hardware virtualization using VirtualBox, it showed me an error message that "AMD-V is not enabled". My AMD ...
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Why does Genymotion need Virtualbox to run?

Genymotion is a new Android Emulator that could be only used from inside a VirtualBox running Ubuntu. Why I can't just use it in my native physical Ubuntu system? I know how to install it, I ...
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VirtualBox: VT-x is disabled in the BIOS for all CPU modes Error

I am trying to run a Virtual Machine of Ubuntu, but I get an error on start up: According to the error message, it is an error in the BIOS. Is there a way to access it and fix this error? Edit: On ...
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No desktop and Loading Icons. . . Issue

I've recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 onto a virtual machine, however after logging in there is no icons or anything on the desktop, just the cursor and the background. I have looked online however am ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 + VirtualBox w/ guest OS Windows 10, unable to connect USB Device (iPhone) to iTunes in guest OS

I'm running VirtualBox on Ubuntu 15.10. The guest OS is Windows 10, and I'm trying to sync my iPhone with iTunes on the guest OS. VirtualBox can't find any devices. I have already installed guest ...
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virtualbox ppa for 14.04

I want to add a ppa to get virtualbox updates but I can't understand the debian-based steps on their webpage (or here). Normally I add repositories with sudo add-apt-repository ... Can anyone explain ...