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VirtualBox machine window is suddenly very small

I am running Ubuntu 16.04, and have an Ubuntu 16.04 VM running in VirtualBox. Today when I started up VirtualBox and started the VM, it didnt resize to fit my display. Instead it is stuck at 800x600, ...
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How to turn write protection off of /media/cdrom0

I have a mid term exam for my Cyber Security and Network Systems class here in 6 hours, so I must get to sleep, and hope someone can help me out in the meantime! I am currently running Kali Linux ...
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Does it make sense to upgrade the graphics driver when running Ubuntu on virtualbox?

I am using Nvidia graphics card. I run Ubuntu 16 on virtualbox. Host OS is windows 10. Does it make sense to upgrade the graphics driver in my Ubuntu image running on virtualbox? My CPU also support ...
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Full screen mode in virtual box. Nothing helps [duplicate]

In previous versions of Ubuntu I followed this link and manually did the trick. In fact, I did this: cd /media/VBOXADDITIONS_4.2.4_81684/ sudo sh VBoxLinuxAdditions.run But in a newer version of ...
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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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Missed to Enable 3D acceleration on virtualbox

I had installed ubuntu 11.10 on virtualbox 4.1.8 over windows 7(64-bit, graphics card ATI Radeon HD 5470) as the host. I was trying to run opengl es programs on ubuntu wherein I faced an error during ...
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Why does compiz crash? (Ubuntu 12.10 under virtualbox)

I am using a Fujitsu LH531 Laptop with windows 7. I tried installing ubuntu 12.10 using virtual box. After installation, when i reboot for the first time, it shows the login screen. But after logging ...
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strange text-mode behavior (large fonts and blue lines) with virtualbox [closed]

I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on Oracle VirtualBox and everything went fine except going to text-mode using CTRL + ALT + F1, the console appears in strange behavior as seen on the following link ...
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Resizable screen mode for VirtualBox behaves strange with Ubuntu as guest

I have Ubuntu both as guest and as host. I use VirtualBox 4, just downloaded from the official repository. After installing the guest extensions, I got this strange problem: When I activate the ...
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manually install VBoxGuestAdditions.iso

I use Ubuntu 16.04 and have installed VirtualBox-5.1.38_Ubuntu r122592. Previously I installed VBoxGuestAdditions.iso by this command: $ sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-additions-iso Now I ...
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virtualbox guest system broken after installing virtualbox-guest-x11

After I installed the package virtualbox-guest-x11 on my guest system (Xubuntu 17.10) and do a reboot, I cant use it anymore. The reboot works, but when the desktop appears I first get errors that ...
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VirtualBox VM's menu not visible, can't insert Guest Additions media

Usually in VirtualBox I can insert a "Guest Addition CD image" by selecting a menu item. In the same menu I think I remember some view options were available, for instance to allow free resizing. ...
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Unity 3D not supported in VirtualBox when installing Guest Additions via command line

As I understand VirtualBox Guest Additions can be installed via command line as: apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r) virtualbox-guest-x11 Although there seems to be differences ...
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Starting on Ubuntu from VirtualBox

So I want to start using Ubuntu, but I don't want to install it, but rather use it inside VirtualBox. I already have Ubuntu installed that way, but I want to get the most out of it and I'm not sure ...
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Ubuntu on VirtualBox crashes when laptop goes to hibernate

I am running VirtualBox 5.0.14 on Windows 10. I am running Ubuntu Desktop (I tried 14.04, 15.10 and 16.04 (pre release)) in my VirtualBox environment. When my laptop goes to hibernate the Ubuntu ...

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