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 do I install Guest Additions in a VirtualBox VM?

I've recently installed Ubuntu on Oracle's Virtualbox. Now I want to install the guest additions. I started up my Ubuntu guest OS, clicked "Devices" and chose "Install Guest Additions". Nothing ...
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How to set up USB for Virtualbox?

I'm using Ubuntu Maverick and Virtual Box 3+. I have Windows 7 Ultimate. The problem is that it doesn't detect USB drives in Windows 7, but USB peripherals (mouse + keybord) are working. I followed ...
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How to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox?

I would like to know if anyone can help me with installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox 4.1.12. I'm really having trouble installing ubuntu on there. I am a first time user but always wanted to give it a try, ...
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How do I install the VirtualBox version from Oracle to install an Extension Pack?

I downloaded VirtualBox OSE from the Ubuntu Software Center but it seems that that version is limited. I prefer to have the complete version and don't really care if it's closed source or not. Can I ...
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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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Cannot install Ubuntu in VirtualBox due to “this kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detects an i686 CPU, unable to boot” error

I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox 4.2.12r84980. I see this kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detects an i686 CPU, unable to boot But I am using a 64 bit Windows 8, and ...
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Error mounting VirtualBox shared folders in an Ubuntu guest

I have Ubuntu 10 as the guest OS on a Windows 7 machine. I have been trying to setup shares through VirtualBox, but nothing is working. First, I create the share in VirtualBox and point it to a ...
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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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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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How do I set up shared folders in a Windows XP virtualbox guest?

I have installed VirtualBox OSE on Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows XP pro as the virtual machine. Now I want to have a shared folder which can be accessed on both, my host Ubuntu machine, and my WinXP guest ...
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Why does a Ubuntu guest in VirtualBox run very, very slowly?

I'm using currently Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as a host machine, and I've virtualized three machines: a Xubuntu 12.04 guest a Windows 7 guest a Ubuntu 12.10 guest All the guests have the same VirtualBox ...
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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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How do I increase the hard disk size of the virtual machine?

I have run out of space on my WinXP virtual machine, which I only gave 10 GB space for when I created it. Is there an easy way to increase it to, say, 20 GB? I can't see any obvious option in ...
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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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How to mount a VirtualBox shared folder at startup?

I have Ubuntu installed in Virtualbox. I want to mount my VirtualBox shared folder in Ubuntu automatically when I log in Ubuntu. I put the following line in my ~./bashrc and ~/.bash_profile: sudo ...
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How do I display the whole desktop in Virtual Box fullscreen mode?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox 4.2.6 on a Windows 7 host. After installing Ubuntu I wanted to get the VB interface in fullscreen. I therefore installed guest additions from Virtual Box ...
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Launch an application in Windows from the Ubuntu desktop

I'd like a write a shell script in Ubuntu that does the following: Boot up a Windows 7 guest OS in Virtualbox, if it isn't running already. Run a shell script in Windows, where the shell script is ...
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Mount VirtualBox SharedFolder in Ubuntu VM on boot

I have a Ubuntu VM running in VirtualBox. I have a Shared Folder set up as myshare I have a folder created in my home directory (~/jamesw) as host. using the line sudo mount -t vboxsf myshare host ...
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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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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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Install windows 7 through virtual box

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I want to install Windows 7 on my system from a CD through VirtualBox. I searched the detailed tutorials through google but I did not find one that worked. So can some one ...
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How to use a real partition with Windows 7 installed, in a virtualbox vm?

My Ubuntu 12.04 is installed on /dev/sda5 and Windows 7 on /dev/sda1. When I am running Ubuntu, I would like to use Virtualbox to run Windows 7 in a VM. The Windows 7 partition is 1 TB and is half ...
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How to remove the graphical user interface?

Okay my question is that, I want to run a heavy application, on a Virtual Machine (VirtualBox) with just 2 GB RAM (Windows 7 32Bit Host has 4 GB, 3.5 GB effective). Initially I thought of installing ...
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Is there a way to make a fullscreen on VirtualBox?

I tried many ways to make a bigger screen in VirtualBox because I do not like the small size of the guest window? Is there is a way to make it big?
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Wireless Network in Virtualbox

I just installed my first Ubuntu Server (12.04) instance and immediately ran into the following problems: Running apt-get install or update fails (see below) Running ifconfig produces peculiar IP ...
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How do I install Ubuntu inside VirtualBox? [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 as a testbed using virtual box . And my Host OS is also Ubuntu 12.04 . Please tell me how to install it using virtual box. The .iso is on my desktop , suggest me ...
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Higher screen resolution in VirtualBox?

I've just installed Ubuntu 10.04 into VirtualBox on Windows 7. Unfortunately the only options showing for screen resolution are 640x480 and 800x600 and the monitor is showing as 'Unknown'. How ...
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How to install VirtualBox to use Windows or other OS?

I want to use Windows 7 or 8 but I don't know to install a software like VirtualBox which we have to do with the use of terminal. I don't want to use Windows as a main OS so I want to use it in ...
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SMBus/ BIOS error while booting Ubuntu 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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Convert my physical Operating System to a VirtualBox Disk

Is it possible to convert a Physical Ubuntu Install (Intel based PC with Ubuntu 10.10) to a virtual box disk, so that I can use that same environment on a separate pc or can keep it virtual for ...
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Wifi card on an virtualbox's ubuntu [duplicate]

I am using a virtualbox to run ubuntu on an osx machine. The problem is that I can't get any wireless extensions when running iwconfig. How can I manage that to connect directly my ubuntu to an wifi ...
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Can I use virtualbox with a 64 Bit image in a 32 bit host

I have Virtualbox 4.1.20 in Ubuntu 12.04 32 Bit (With PAE) and I want to run Ubuntu Server 64 Bit on the Guest. Is this possible?. I ask since I get the following warning: I want to make sure that ...
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Sharing between Host and Guest in Virtualbox

Since Ubuntu 11.10 use a new kernel, it's very difficult to have a decent support for virtualization. VirtualBox doesn't support guest additions for ubuntu 11.10, so I can't copy to and from my ...
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How to use NVIDIA GeForce M310 on Ubuntu 12.10 running as guest in VirtualBox?

Last couple of weeks played around with Ubuntu 12.10. This is running as a guest on Virtualbox hosted at Windows 7. There have been some challenges with the Unity 3D stuff. Particular due to not ...
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amd64 virtual machine in virtualbox

I have ubuntu 12.04 $ lsb_release -rc Release: 12.04 Codename: precise $ uname -a Linux pablo-desktop 3.2.0-20-generic #33-Ubuntu SMP Tue Mar 27 16:42:26 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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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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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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How to share the files from Host to Guest in virtual box? Host-ubunutu/Guest-ubuntu

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 machine on which I have installed Virtualbox with Ubuntu 12.04 as the guest OS. How can I share files between the host and guest? I have installed the guest additions also ...
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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 module ...
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14.10: VirtualBox “No suitable module for running kernel found”, Cannot Find Kernel Source

After the 14.10 update to VirtualBox, I can no longer run my boxes. Of note, running sudo service virtualbox status returns VirtualBox kernel module is not loaded and running sudo service virtualbox ...
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Why are letters overlapping in the terminal?

I installed Oneiric as a guest OS in VirtualBox using the Mini CD. I installed the ubuntu-desktop package and everything seems to work fine - well, except for a font issue with the terminal: As you ...
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How do I migrate currently installed Ubuntu to a Virtual Machine?

I'm finding that my graphics drivers (ATI Radeon HD 4200) run MUCH better in a native windows system, I can't even get the closed-source drivers working in Ubuntu, thus leading me to want to run ...
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VirtualBox 4.3 on Ubuntu 13.10 unable to run VM

Like Ubuntu 13.10 VirtualBox Error Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) I am also having a problem I keep getting the following error : Trying to register the VirtualBox kernel modules using ...
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How to remove Kernel/LTS Enablement Stack?

this question regarding the LTS Enablement Stack has actually two parts: I installed Linux 3.5.0-x on Precise 64bit via sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-quantal xserver-xorg-lts-quantal . As ...
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Virtual Box Won't Accept .ISO To Install OS

I am trying to install a Virtual Machine, and every time I select the installation media I get this error: Failed to open the CD/DVD image /home/jesse/Documents/Microsoft Windows Distribution ISO ...
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Integrated webcam cannot be used in VirtualBox Guest XP

I have Windows XP installed in my VirtualBox. The integrated webcam is working fine in Ubuntu but Windows XP can't recognize it (can't find the webcam in device manager, and it doesn't ask for driver ...
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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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VirtualBox Toolbar is hidden! How to show it?

I accidentally hide the main Toolbar from my VirtualBox Manager UI? In my ubuntu 12.04 . Can anyone let me know the detail steps to display the Toolbar again? I search the whole blogs but can't ...
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How can I access Apache (on VirtualBox guest) from host?

I installed Apache on an Ubuntu VM. When I go into the guest and load up Firefox I can see that Apache is working fine when I browse to localhost. I would like to access this same page through the ...
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VirtualBox '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' issue

I have installed VirtualBox through the software centre, but when I try to start a VM, I get the following error: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (...