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This system is currently not set up to build kernel modules. Please install the gcc make perl packages from your distribution [duplicate]

I am trying to Insert Guest Additions CD Image and then run VBoxLinuxAdditions.run I am new to Ubuntu and trying to learn. I am running Ubuntu 18.04LTS through Oracle VM v6.04r. My host laptop is ...
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Ubuntu VirtualBox display driver? [duplicate]

I have a dell E6230, installed Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox. The display defaults to 600x400 showing the upper left corner of the screen. It's the only resolution that shows in the GUI. How do I get ...
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Installing Vbox Guest Additions in Ubuntu Server [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu Server in a Windows 8 host. When I click the "Devices>>Insert Guest Additions CD image", I am greeted with a prompt that says: "Unable to insert the virtual optical disk : Would ...
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How to maximize screen in virtual box? [duplicate]

I have lenovo laptop, with windows 8.1 installed. I have installed Virtual box on it, try to install ubuntu 14.04 on virtual box, it install successfully. But it work in 800 X 600 resolution, how can ...
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Process to install Virtual Box Guest Additions Virtual Box [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 Server (guest machine) on VirtualBox having Windows 7 as host machine. Could you please tell me the whole process to install Virtual Box Guest Additions or provide me with ...
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Cannot install and the code is not working: apt-get install virtualbox-guest-x11 [duplicate]

I am using a full fresh installed Kali Linux rolling edition. And please be specific to me while explaining the matter because I am very new-be in the world of Linux. My host OS is Ubuntu 15.10.
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i am running windows 8 on oracle virtual box and unable to share between ubuntu and windows [duplicate]

when i created shared folder getting error , The VirtualBox Guest Additions do not appear to be available on this virtual machine, and shared folders cannot be used without them. To use shared ...
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Virtualbox: How can I get a usable screen resolution inside the Guest OS [duplicate]

I have just installed the virtualbox application on my Ubuntu 14.04 OS (host OS). I then installed another Ubuntu 14.04 "inside" the VM i.e. the guest OS. The problem is the resolution is tiny and ...
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Screen Resolution Problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and VirtualBox 5.0.10 [duplicate]

The Ubundu screen resolution 640*480 and not able to chnage. I installed the virtual machine in windows 10
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How to resize VirtualBox window [duplicate]

I know this has been asked in other places but im having some issues I have installed dkms x11 all off that but auto-size guest display is still grayed out My machine has 32mb of video ram reserved ...
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Cannot insert guest addition cd image [duplicate]

Well, I tried a lot to insert the guest additions, like type in the command line sudo ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run or something else. But it always runs like the pictures below. My host is Mac OSX, I'm ...
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How to change terminal screen size/resolution on Ubuntu 19.04 Server with VirtualBox? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu Server 19.04 from VirtualBox on Windows Host. I have a terminal screen 800x600. VirtualBox does not provide me an option to change resolution. How do I change the terminal ...
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Another VirtualBox screen size problem [duplicate]

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 in VirtualBox 5.0.14, and got the usual problem of only being able to get 640x480 screen resolution. I ran sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-dkms, restarted ...
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Limited resolution in VirtualBox [duplicate]

I'm using the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on VirtualBox and i have this problem. My Resolution is locked to maximum 1280x720 (4:2) and my windows host OS is running on 1920x1080 (16:9) Widescreen. Do i need to ...
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Linux VM error: VirtualBox kernel service is not running after installing Virtual Box Guest Additions [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu on VirtualBox today. In order to have a shared folder with my host OS (Win 7) I followed the advise listed here: Shared_Folder When I start the VM now I get : VBoxClient: the ...

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