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A GNOME application to view, access, and manage remote and virtual systems.

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"No KVM" error for Windows iso file in GNOME Boxes

I am trying to start a Windows 11 VM in GNOME Boxes, but I get the below error.
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Why boxes have 2 versions on ubuntu software?

In ubuntu software it can be found and installed gnome boxes like two different apps.one version is 42.3-1718426 the other is 44.2-stable.if i try to run the two at same time it doesnt work, only one ...
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Can't reenable virtual machine's (Fedora's) keyboard shortcuts after declining once

I'm running Ubuntu and I have installed Fedora 38 as a VM in Gnome boxes. When I installed for the fist time some days ago, a window popped up asking if I'd allow the VM to change keyboard shortcuts, ...
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Gnome boxes wont load Ubuntu 23.04

I am recently shifted from KDE neon to Ubuntu 23.04. I am running clean ubuntu, without any dualbooting. I have installed my windows OS on gnome boxes, sometime after reboot gnome boxes are not ...
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How to make available all the memory allocated to a Gnome Boxes virtual machine?

I have Windows 10 running inside Gnome Boxes. When I created the virtual machine I allocated it 8 GM of RAM. When I run Windows' Task Manager: It does recognize the 8 GB, but the VM only seems to be ...
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oracle vm virtualbox manager error code NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)

So I have wanted a Virtual machine on Ubuntu for a while now so i download Virtualbox to run it and it dose not open the windows ISO I put on it I have tried every way I can find but it has not worked ...
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Gnome Boxes unable to run virtual machine: Permission denied

I installed Gnome Boxes via Ubuntu Software Center, choose source: Snap Store latest/stable version 42.0.1-5-ga2f71278db. When I tried to run existing *.qcow2 image I get an error: Failed to start!. ...
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How to change the hard drive and directory of installation of Gnome Boxes Virtual Machines?

I want to use gnome boxes, but since I have a SSD + HDD on my laptop, I want to change the boxes image to my HDD instead of SSD, how can I change the location of the images? I checked that Gnome Boxes ...
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Does Gnome Boxes support stretching guess screen to fit the window?

I tried to install Gnome Boxes on Ubuntu 22.04 (beta). The default one was Snap, but after downloading an OS image, it failed to start the guest. So, I uninstalled it and installed the package version ...
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GNOME Boxes: What is needed for 3D acceleration?

Background: Running Kubuntu in a GNOME Boxes virtual machine has missing desktop switching effects. Elsewhere, it has been suggested that this may be due to missing 3D acceleration. In VirtualBox with ...
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"Failed to download" when creating new virtual maching in gnome boxes

so I just installed gnome-boxes on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. When I click on the top left corner (the plus icon) and click "create new virtual machine", I select one of the "featured downloads&...
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GNOME Boxes: How to expose battery to guest OS?

I'm running a couple VMs via GNOME Boxes (libvirt qemu/kvm) on a Dell XPS 13. Unfortunately, these guest operating systems don't seem to understand they are running on notebook hardware, and hence do ...
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Where are messages during VM boot under Gnome-Boxes stored?

During Win-10 Booting Under Gnome-Boxes, a couple of messages are shown for a second or less. The VM starts fine but I'd like to see what the messages are saying. Where are these messages saved? On ...
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One click GPU passthrough to VM in Gnome-Boxes?

Felipe Borges, Gnome Developer, spoke last year about new feature in gnome-boxes that allow simple PCI GPU passthrough to VM. However, I can't find any information on the gnome documentation or ...
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How to update to the absolute latest version of gnome-boxes?

What is the command line for upgrading to latest update to gnome-boxes? The 20.04 official repo points to an older version of boxes, but I don't know how to force latest change. Thanks!
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Trouble getting a bridge working with GNOME Boxes [closed]

I set up a Fedora VM using GNOME Boxes. I can launch it, everything's OK. I'm using virt-manager and I want to create a bridge so that I can get the VM on the network, but every time I attempt ...
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How to enable KVM on gnome-boxes?

I've been trying to work out why Windows 10 in gnome boxes is slow, and noticed gnome-boxes seems can't connect to KVM in libvirsh (gnome-boxes:9264): Boxes-WARNING **: 17:14:11.078: util-app.vala:...
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Dell XPS 13 7390, Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS Boxes: "Virtualization extensions are unavailable on your system

I am trying to run Ubuntu 19.10 in a Boxes virtual machine on my Dell XPS 7390 running Ubuntu 18.04.4. Boxes is telling me that 'virtualization extensions are not available on my system', and that I ...
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Where can I get hold of SPICE guest tools for Lubuntu?

It seems that gnome-boxes requires a package called 'SPICE guest tools' to be installed on a guest system, in order for USB devices to be redirected from the host to the guest. I am running Lubuntu 18....
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VMWare and Gnome Boxes

I've been running 18.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon gen3 (i5, 4 cores, 8GB RAM, 250GB HD) for about a month. Good so far, in that I'm not yet contemplating running back to Windows like I did the ...
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Where are image files for GNOME Boxes stored?

Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome Boxes 3.30.3 I have installed Linux Mint as a guest virtual machine in Gnome Boxes. It works great. I can't figure out where the image file for that guest virtual machine is ...
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Does anyone know how to change the mouse behavior in Gnome Boxes?

I have two mouse cursors in Gnome Boxes running Android and the mouse cursor does not "grab" like I think it should. Instead, I have to click and drag to move the mouse cursor which is awful behavior ...
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Gnome boxes wouldn't start Ubuntu 18.04

Freshly installed gnome boxes 3.28.1-1 from ubuntu app store and created box with Ubuntu 18.04. It fails to start and this is the Troubleshooting log Broker URL: qemu+unix:///session Domain: boxes-...
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Cannot get Gnome-BOXES to work

It just refuses to boot up. I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 vendor: LENOVO version: Lenovo Y70-70 Touch Description: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Release: 18.04 Kernel: 4.15.0-33-generic Trouble Shooting Log: ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 hangs immediately every time I start a new machine in VirtualBox

I have tried a machine with Ubuntu 16.04 32- and 64-bit and Ubuntu 17.10 64-bit several times. Intel Virtualisation is enabled in BIOS. Secure boot is disabled. It happens on kernels 4.13.0-26-generic ...
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GNOME Boxes : move images to another hard drive

I would like to find a way to have my GNOME Boxes images on another hard drive because my main partition has very limited storage. I've just done some research and it seems that GNOME Boxes doesn't ...
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Gnome Boxes unable to connect to internet on VM [closed]

I am trying to set up a Lab for RHCSA and have 3 virtual machines running Centos 7. I can't get the machines to see each other on the network, I also can't ping anything from the VM as well as I can't ...
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How to configure UEFI guests in Gnome-Boxes?

I'm currently testing mainline kernels which is why I can't use VirtualBox at the moment, thus I'm looking at the other options available and Gnome-Boxes looks neat. Trying to import my VirtualBox ...
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Gnome-boxes won't start on one account but will on another

Gnome-boxes begins to start then crashes on my account. However, I created another account and boxes loaded fine. I tried to delete the files in ~/.config and ~/.share but no luck. When I launch from ...
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How can I save the state of a virtual machine in GNOME Boxes?

I used to use virt-manager with QEMU, however now I've started using gnome-boxes due to some issues with the other one. A feature however which gnome-boxes appears to lack is one to allow you like the ...
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Gnome Boxes in Ubuntu: Can't leave Fullscreen mode

I'm running Gnome Boxes in Ubuntu 16.10 to virtualize Windows XP, but when I press the fullscreen button, the only way to go back to the host is to power off the virtual machine. Does anyone knows ...
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Very slow booting in Ubuntu 16.04 (with some `systemd-analyze` output attachment)

How I get in this trouble Today, I was running an Arch Linux 32-bit virtual machine in GNOME Boxes in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, my computer suddenly freeze, so I force shutdown by holding power button. After ...
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Gnome Boxes ISO Issue

I am trying to open an iso file with Gnome boxes but as I click open it says "Box set-up failed" and the terminal gives the following output: (gnome-boxes:15984): Boxes-WARNING **: wizard.vala:463: ...
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Higher than 1440p in Gnome Boxes with Spice?

Is it possible to increase the maximum resolution in Gnome Boxes(QEMU KVM) to 4K? Currently it is limited to 1440p. I'm using the Spice drivers. Host: Ubuntu 15.10 w/ GNOME Guest: Windows Server ...
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How to access the internet from a virtual machine in Gnome Boxes?

I installed Gnome Boxes, created a new virtual machine and booted an ISO. The ISO boots up fine and the network inside the virtual machine got automatically configured by the distro (with dhcpd): IP ...
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Unable to install GNOME Boxes

I can't install GNOME Boxes: $ sudo apt-get install gnome-boxes Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package gnome-boxes is not available, ...
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Using gnome-boxes with Remote Desktop Connection

In the past I used to connect to my Windows server from Ubuntu with remmina (through rdp protocol). I've recently installed Ubuntu gnome remix (12.10.1) and gnome-boxes and I'm wondering if I can do ...
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How to Install the new Gnome Boxes?

How can I install the new virtual machine app Boxes (https://live.gnome.org/Boxes) in Ubuntu?
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GNOME-Boxes vs VirtualBox

Which would be "faster" more "responsive" virtual machine software? GNOME-Boxes or VirtualBox?
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