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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Genymotion problems

I wanted to use Genymotion on my computer but the on-board graphics were far too low for the emulator to work (I worked but VERY slow). I bought a new graphics card and now when I run my device on ...
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Is this a good idea on Ubuntu?

So I have a basic understanding of Hypervisors and have decided I should start making use of them. I'm planning on doing the following: Ubuntu (Base System) =====Virtual Box====== Arch + Kali + ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64 very slow on VirtualBox

Does anyone have an idea why Ubuntu runs so slow on Virtualbox? I have installed other distros which run fine. I am running it on a Mac 10.7. Thanks in advance for anyone's help.
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Internet issues in Vbox Ubuntu 14.04 guest OS not resolving DNS

I'm running Ubuntu as a guest OS in VirtualBox within a Windows 7 host. I'm a newbie to Linux but as a lab based scientist who wants to teach himself some basic bioinformatics I need to get my head ...
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Guest Additions seemingly uninstalls every time I use “software updater” in Ubuntu Studio

The latest Ubuntu Studio is amazing and comes with all the software I need to make graphics for my 2D games. However, every time I execute the "Software Updater" (the one with the orange sync icon), ...
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VirtualBox Guest Additions won't install on Ubuntu Server 12.04

I am trying to install VitrualBox's Guest Additions on Ubuntu Server 12.04, but keep getting an error. I am using the following command sudo ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run --nox11 and get the following ...
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What is ubuntu 14.04 doing while showing “stopping early crypto disks”?

I created a virtual machine to install ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox 4.2.12.*. I created virtual CD to install it with fixed-size virtual disk of 200GB. After successful installation, it restarted as ...
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Problem to install Kali on VirtualBox? [on hold]

When I install Kali on virtualbox in my Ubuntu 14.04 appear this message when boot it How can I fix this?
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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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juju bootstrap ssh no route

the problem is based on the context of VirtualBox, they are set on 3 virtual machines whose nodes are associated with a cluster controller, however when it completes the execution of "juju bootstrap" ...
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VirtualBox: USB Sticks not recognized (Windows XP as guest; Ubuntu 14.04 as host)

I have installed virtualbox on ubuntu 14.04 and installed windows xp as a guest. i have a usb stick and an external drive (western digital) that i want to mount in win xp. the mounting itself works, ...
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Increas the disk size of ubuntu installed in virtual box [on hold]

I had installed ubuntu 13.10 on virtualbox in my window 8 system and now my ubuntu is showing me a low disk space. How can i increase the size of my ubuntu without affecting my data? I know this ...
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Problems running Ubuntu 14.04 inside of a virtual machine within Virtual Box

I downloaded a disk image of Ubuntu 14.04 and when tried to run it inside of a virtual machine within Virtual Box it only pops up with a blank screen, and nothing else. Could installing install guest ...
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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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Shell script to run VM [duplicate]

I use Virtualbox. Instead of clicking on the button of the name of the virtual machine to run it, I want a shell script that can run a Windows XP virtual machine hosted on Ubuntu machine. Can someone ...
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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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VirtualBox is crashing (BSOD) on Windows Guests. Please suggest me something else

VirtualBox is crashing Windows guests. (I have started to hate VirtualBox.) My desktop is old and does not have hardware acceleration or virtualization technology. I have searched a little about that ...
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12.04 Virtualbox not seeing any usb devices in the usb filters settings

I was following this question but found a problem. Use my webcam with Ubuntu running in VirtualBox I used guvcview to test the camera, it works. I installed the 12.04 virtualbox release from their ...
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HWE VirtualBox Screen Resolution

I did the terrible mistake of installing the HWE stack last week. Since then my screen resolution inside VirtualBox has a maximum of 640x480. I downloaded the .iso to install the guest additions ...
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VirtualBox - How to connect LAN computers to Windows XP Guest

I have software in a Windows XP Guest that acts as a server. I need to have my LAN computers connect to it. Is the best way to use a bridged connection? Is there another way? I've tried setting up a ...
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SMBus/ BIOS error while booting Ubuntu 13.04 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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Does Virtual Box supports 64 bit of Ubuntu

I am trying to install Unbuntu 14 as a guest OS using Virtual Box. The host is Windows 8.1. Virtualization is enabled. Still the Virtual Box shows only the 32-bit option for installing Ubuntu (see ...
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Can not enable 3D acceleration on Ubuntu 14.04 inside VirtualBox [closed]

I'm running VirtualBox 4.3.12 on MacBook Pro 15.4" with OSX 10.9.3. Inside VirtualBox I have Ubuntu 14.04 (upgraded from 13.10). I'm almost sure, that 3D Acceleration stopped working after ...
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Failed to open session [on hold]

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Droid. The virtual machine 'Droid' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1. Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005) Component: Machine ...
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Install on VirtualBox seems stuck on “Running post install”

The install on VirtualBox 4.3.14 seems stuck on "Running post-install triggers software-center". It has been at this screen for over an hour. Can I skip this step? 7/19/14 9:07:20.973 AM ...
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Syslink form virtualbox shared folder

I have a ubuntu 14.04 server guest os with ubuntu 14.04 host os. My virtualbox version is 4.3.10. I mount my shared folder to /media/sf_Share in guest. I make a folder in this shared folder and make ...
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How do I enable hardware virtualization technology (VT-x) for use in Virtualbox?

So I am trying to run Ubuntu in a virtualbox but on installing 12.10 from the .iso I was greeted by a warning telling me that audio wouldn't work then I pressed next and this popped up: Failed to ...
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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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Newbie question on what the various cool names like Utopic Unicorn

What do these cool names of releases tell me about the release? Which release is appropriate to install on VirtualBox on Mac (10.9.4)
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What is the best type-2 hypervisor in Ubuntu (14.04) to run a mix of Windows and Linux VMs? [closed]

I need to create lab contains Windows 2008R2 domain controller with Linux servers and workstations with different roles installed. Hence I need a hypervisor (type 2) for the same. My laptop does ...
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packet loss in ping

I'm new to linux. Currently I have two ubuntu VMs on a Windows 8 host. I created two virtual networks for both VMs as below: 1-NAT : to use the windows 8 internet Two internal connections to connect ...
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Virtualbox error when first running Ubuntu 32 bits [closed]

I hope this is more or less the right place to post this question. I wanted to learn Linux and was trying to run it on my Winows 8.1 machine using VirtualBox as hypervisor. After I tried adding Ubuntu ...
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Virtualbox - Vm can`t open usb

I have installed Windows 8 on Virtual Machine. At first it could not recognize any USB I tried the solution in How to set up USB for Virtualbox? and now the system can understand that I connected a ...
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Which version of Ubuntu should I install under VirtualBox in OS X 10.9?

I'm planning to install Ubuntu in a VirtualBox virtual machine. The host operating system is OS X 10.9 Mavericks running on a Mid-2012 MacBook Pro. The download page instructs me to choose between ...
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How to reset a VM to a previous snapshot?

I am running Ubuntu virtual machine on Ubuntu host machine using VirtualBox. I installed some softwares on my virtual machine. I wonder if there is a method to reset my current virtual machine to a ...
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detect Ubuntu runs in Virtualbox client [duplicate]

Ubuntu behave sometimes different in Virtualbox client then standalone. I want, in terminal, to detect if Ubuntu is running in Virtualbox client. Even if Virtualbox Guest additions are not installed. ...
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Virtual Machine (Ubuntu) cannot connect to internet

My host is windows 7 and my guest (virtual machine) is ubuntu. I cannot connect to internet when I am on virtual environment. I am using Oracle VirtualBox. Any idea? Thanks.
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How to install Internet Explorer (multiple versions)?

I am developing one site which has chat feature in Rails. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I need to check that the site is IE9 because the chat feature using socket io of HTML5. I want to know that how ...
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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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VBox on 14.04: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) [duplicate]

Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. Please reinstall the kernel ...
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How to add users to vboxusers

So I want to use my flashdrive in Windows XP, which I am currently running in Virtualbox, but when I open up the settings to enable usb usage, I get an error: Failed to access the USB subsystem. ...
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How to improve performance of VirtualBox when UNITY_LOW_GFX_MODE is not working?

I set export UNITY_LOW_GFX_MODE=1 in my ~/.xprofile and it no longer has any effect in 13.04. Is there a way to disable all the eye candy? I'm running in VirtualBox and the Unity 3D mode with all the ...
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VirtualBox 4.3.10 Clipboard Share Doesn't work on Ubuntu 14.04

Environment: VirtualBox 4.3.10 Ubuntu 14:04 desktop Host : win 7 4.3.10 Addon and 4.3.10 extension are installed. But client Ubuntu 14.04 can't not share clipboard between host win7. Because I ...
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Can't get the shared clipboard to work on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm working on a VM that I've recently updated to the 14.04LTS. Although the Guest additions are installed, the support for both clipboard and drag and drop is set to bidirectional, when my mouse ...
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How to speed up Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox 4.3.10 [duplicate]

My virtualbox running ubuntu 14.04 but seep is very slow. Virtualbox: 4.3.10 Ubuntu: 14.04 Virtualbox addon: 4.3.10 I have tried suggestion from post: Why does a Ubuntu guest in VirtualBox run very, ...
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Run Windows and Ubuntu in parallel

I have read about VirtualBox that in VirtualBox we can run both Windows and Ubuntu in parallel, but it seems that for this we have to make one host and install the other one in it using VirtualBox. ...
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Building the main Guest Additions module …fail!

My Host OS is Windows 7 Professional. I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 inside Virualbox - 4.2.6. When I tried to install guest Additions for Ubuntu I got error in the terminal as below: ...
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virtualbox guestaddition version from VM client

Sometimes Ubuntu behave weird, which might be because because it runs within Virtualbox as a client OS. I want to detect if Virtualbox guestaddition is installed, from within the VM client, and which ...
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Owner of /usr/lib is not root

Virtualbox program error: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine .... Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_OWNER_NOT_ROOT). Terminal output: balazs@inspiron:/usr$ ls -l total 164 ...
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How to install Debian, only with console NO GRAPHIC INTERFACE! its a minimal install [closed]

HOW DO I INSTALL DEBIAN AND CONNECT TO A NETWORK ? Okey. I have my Debian on VirtualBox. The problem is that i need to connect Debian to the network. How do i connect it ? i'm trying but .. i don't ...