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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No internet connection on Virtualbox (Windows 7 as guest, ubuntu 13.04 as host)

Internet works perfectly on host (Ubuntu 13.04, 32 bit, fully updated) but cannot connect to internet on guest Windows 7 (under Virtualbox 4.2). Have tried NAT and Bridge Network - none worked. I had ...
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Windows 7 - VirtualBox - OpenVPN - Ubuntu 12.04

I have Windows 7 64bit Professional. On this I have installed a VirtualBox with Ubuntu Server 12.04. OpenVPN is installed on both. I need to allow internet on Ubuntu and I also need to connect to a ...
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Virtualbox and networking

I have installed Win 7 in Virtual Box but am unable to see my NAS Drive. I have checked under network and can see the internet. I looked under network in Virtual Box and it is set to NAT.
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Cannot access Horizon Dashboard after log out [closed]

I have installed OpenStack on Ubuntu 12.04 Server on Virtual Box following the tutorial from here Everything was set up well and I was also able to access Horizon Dashboard. But when I power off VM ...
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Can not install software from ubuntu software center [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install software from the ubuntu software center, it gives me the following error after I enter my password: Package operation failed The installation or removal of a software ...
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target 'php5-mysql' is not a directory error

I'm trying to get LAMP up and running in VirtualBox for an assignment I have. I've installed Ubuntu and then Apache 2 and PHP 5. I'm using the instructions found here: ...
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VirtualBox - how to increase video memory?

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on VirtualBox, including the guest additions. However, the display is really slow. Looking at the display settings I can see that the video memory is only 12MB but ...
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Unable to turn on seamless mode in VirtualBox

I'm not able to switch to Seamless Mode in VirtualBox with Ubuntu 10.04 or 9.10 as guest OS's. I have tried the seamless mode with XP as guest OS, and it works absolutely fine. The host OS is Windows ...
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How do I optimize Ubuntu for usage as a guest (in virtualbox)? [on hold]

How can I optimize ubuntu for usage as a guest? For example, how do I turn off all energy management? (Ubuntu guests will shutdown on low battery when the host is just fine.)
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Unable to view/connect usb devices to a virtualbox guest from ubuntu host

I'm trying to connect an NXT Robot to a windows XP guest in Virtualbox, I have installed virtualbox's Extension Pack. Not a single usb device shows up in virtual box, yet lsusb shows they are all ...
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How to transfer data from Genymotion to Host machine?

I am using Genymotin Version 2.3.1 in my Ubuntu machine. I can able to copy files from Host machine to Genymotion by simple drag and drop method. But I unable to copy Genymotion Data to host machine. ...
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Desktop login fails, terminal works

I have a freshly setup 12.04 LTS pc system (120 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD, 16 GiB RAM); since a few days, I can't login to the graphical desktop anymore: there is very short flashing shell window which ...
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I can't login to Ubuntu on Virtualbox

When I enter my password and press enter, it processes for a while and then loops me right back to the account login screen again. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I've tried using the advice on this thread ...
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VM Resolution can't go over 640x480, even after guest additions were installed

This is on VirtualBox, guest is Xubuntu 32bits 14.04, host is Windows 8.1 64bits I should point my hardware does not allow x86 virtualization, hence why VirtualBox only allowed a 32bits VM to be ...
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How can I tell if the virtualbox guest additions were installed on an ubuntu vm

How can I tell if the guest additions are installed on a virtualbox vm with no X. I'm having a problem mounting a shared directory and I'd like to rule out the possibility that the guest additions ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 disconnects from virtual networks after wakeup

After upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04, I see the same behavior with VirtualBox and VMWare Workstation. After the system is waked up from suspend, there's neither vboxnet0 nor vmnet8 devices in the output of ...
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How to copy & paste from Ubuntu VirtualBox guest to Windows host?

I am running VirtualBox 4.1.4 on my Windows 7 laptop, running an Ubuntu 11.10 guest. I would like to copy text from Ubuntu's terminal and paste it into a file on the Windows host. This doesn't work ...
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VirtualBox closed unexpectedly message upon logging in without even starting it

I log-in and immediatelly get "Virtual box closed unexpectedly" message. Well I haven't even started it and in the previous session I have closed it. So, what is going on here? output of "Virtual ...
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Upgraded a virtual guest system: /dev/disk/uuid… does not exit

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu 14.04 (kubuntu), running as a guest inside VirtualBox 4.3.12 hosted by Windows 7 Enterprise, 64 bit. All ran fine until yesterday - when I tried to start the new ...
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ubuntu 12.10 on virtualbox compiz error

Hi I have installed ubuntu on virtual box with virtual clone drive 5.4 like the following: but then I get the following error: The application Compiz has closed unexpectedly additional information: ...
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Virtualbox VT-x is not available

So I had virtual box working perfectly before I decided to do a complete system wipe recently. Upon re-installing a 64 bit version of Ubuntu 13.04 and running a full upgrade, I attempted to set my ...
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Pin virtualbox to core(s) on precise pangolin (12.04)

I'm trying to pin VirtualBox to a few cores with taskset like so: /usr/bin/taskset -c 1-3 VirtualBox &; disown But the taskset has no effect. I have verified that taskset works with processes ...
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problem on display resolution while using VirtualBox to run Ubuntu 14.04

I am a new guys on Linux and I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 from VirtualBox which run on my desktop Windows 7. After successfully installed I have found the display resolution only have 640x480 and ...
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Virtualbox Kernel driver not installed

I tried to use my Virtual Box and this is the error I received - (I just updated to the new Ubuntu also) and I am VERY new at this Linux OS. Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Webcam VirtualMachine

I'm new in Ubuntu and I chose to use it with VirtualMachine. I wanted to test my integrated webcam from my notebook in it, I already connected it in the VM by clicking in "Removable Devices". But ...
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Ubuntu 14 wifi not working

I have a problem with wireless connection on ubuntu 14.04. I guess I should install some drivers but still can't figure it out. Some types and responses from terminal: lspci | grep Network I get ...
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Can't login into Ubuntu VM

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 32 bits into VirtualBox on a Windows 8.1 32 bits, but when I try to login, it just sits there for a while thinking, a black screen pops and it goes back to the users, it ...
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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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How to install MS Office 2010 in Virtual Box Windows VM

I have installed a virtual machine on my Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) laptop using VirtualBox. I have also installed Windows 7 Professional. I need to be able to access MS Office 2010 using the ...
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How can I install Kubuntu on a Virtualbox with a dynamic hard drive?

When I try to install Kubuntu on my Virtualbox, it says that there isn't enough space: I think this is because I chose to have a dynamically allocated VDI hard drive. Is there any way to install it ...
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VBox - shared folder stopped working

On my Win7 host I have an Ubuntu Server 14.04 guest running. I installed the guest additions and successfully mounted the shared folder. I also configured ubuntu to auto mount the shared folder on ...
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VirtualBox errors persistent

I have been using Ubuntu desktop through at least the last ten revisions, and virtual box through the last three or more. At lest 6 out of 10 times I reboot, I get an error message that a "System ...
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Why after install VirtualBox my terminal and software center remove

I installed VirtualBox-4.3.26 and after install unity is broken and Launcher and terminal are removed along with Software Center? My windows panel is not showing , for example my windows does not ...
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find host ip address when guest machine is connected to host

I have an XP virtual machine on an Ubuntu installation. I can connect to the internet in the guest OS(XP). Now I want to find the ip address of the host OS(Ubuntu). I can find the guest IP address in ...
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How to find device file for USB-to-UART Bridge board on a Virtual Machine?

We have an Ubuntu guest OS on a VirtualBox VM over Windows 7 laptop. We connected a development kit containing a Silicon Labs CP2102 USB-to-UART Bridge chip. The board is connected via USB to the PC, ...
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Kernel Headers for Ubuntu 15.04

Today I upgraded by 14.10 VM to 15.04. Since it's a virtual machine (via VirtualBox), I needed to install guest additions. However, the installation fails saying (in /var/log/vboxadd-install.log): ...
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Recover a VirtualBox virtual machine

I'm in a big trouble. Lubuntu totally messed up after failed upgrade from 14.10 to 15.04: it couldn't recognize network, video card (worked with 80x600 only), USB peripherals, etc. the only thing I ...
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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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How can I setup an Internal Network with Virtualbox? (Ubuntu 14.04)

Hi I've been trying to setup an Internal Network with two Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machines. But I've been unsuccessful so far. They both have the Internal Network adapters with the same network name, now ...
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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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run Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview on desktop?

Is there a way to run the Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview in an emulator or VirtualBox on 13.04 desktop? Id like to develop a cross-platform app but I do not have a device I can flash the touch preview ...
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Gennymotion unable to load virtualbox engines

When I start gennymotion this is the error message shown: Unable to load VirtualBox engine. Make sure that it is properly installed before starting Genymotion. For more information, please ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server in Virtualbox - problems with apt-get update and Prosody

Playing around with learning how to run an Ubuntu server (specifically, trying to set up Prosody as per a video on ArsTechnica, and a Linode guide), using Virtualbox. I've got it up and running, ...
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Experiencing problems with installing device drivers on Ubuntu VM. [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu and am currently working with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I installed VirtualBox to create another Ubuntu VM. Initially I had problems with maximizing my Ubuntu VMscreen. I resolved the issue ...
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System freeze while starting a Vagrant box via VirtualBox on Ubuntu 15.04

I'm starting a virtual machine with: vagrant up The provider is VirtualBox. After few seconds the system freezes and I can't do anything. Only a hard reset is possible. Unfortunately I can't see ...
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VirtualBox install on Lubuntu 15.04 fails

I'm trying to install VirtualBox on Lubuntu 15.04 and I'm running into a problem with it. When I run VBoxManage --version I get the output: WARNING: The vboxdrv kernel module is not loaded. Either ...
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Virtualbox install 12.04 guest: “pae not present”

I get this message while trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 as a guest in VirutalBox 4.1.18, on an Ubuntu 10.04 host. This kernel requires the following feature not present on the CPU: pae Some ...
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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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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 ...