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how to fix partial black screen on virtual box ubuntu linux

black screen I have tried reinstalling linux and guest additions but so far nothing and i can't find anything online. The only things i can do is click on the side bar but when i try and use the apps ...
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Guest additions not working but seems to be installed correctly

Running ubuntu 22.04 on windows 10 host. Installed GA, but cant use shared clipboard and change screen resolution. Under machine runtime information Guest Additions version matches VBox version (6.1....
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS guest on Windows 10 hangs at black splash screen after install

I'm a Windows user who has experience with Linux, but not much. I've been using WAMP on Windows, but I want to experiment with setting up a developer machine in VirtualBox. I just installed Ubuntu 20....
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How do I enable 2160x1440 resolution on Ubuntu 21.10 on VirtualBox?

I am running Ubuntu 21.10 on VirtualBox on a Huawei Matebook 14 2021. The native screen resolution of the laptop is 2160x1440. I have also tried Ubuntu 20.04 with the same results. I've tried to add ...
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Guest additions stopped working in VirtualBox 6.1

I have the same problem as here. Nothing from answers helped. I tried http://youtu.be/5_fluJuJc6E?t=58 but Remove Attachment is grayed out. I have VirtualBox 6.1 and Lubuntu 18.04.
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VM guest addition full screen problem

copy from my post on reddit. virtualbox version: 6.1.26 host: windows 10 guest: ubuntu 20.04 lts hi, my vm changed to small screen size and not full, i did not change anything. this is the second time ...
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I wanted to try Lubuntu but can't install guest additions

I get this error "can't find guest additions try installing them manually." Manually? What does that mean? Why can't it find the guest addition it's right there in the optical drive. I see ...
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I have removed VirtualBox but I forgot to remove VirtualBox extensions & guest additions

I removed VirtualBox from Ubuntu 20.04.2 but I had forgot to remove the VirtualBox extensions & guest additions before removing the VirtualBox packages. I have deleted the virtual machine and also ...
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VirtualBox VM insert guest addition not working after installation

Max is not 1920 MY HOST OS IS WINDOWS Hello everyone. I'm trying to install Windows in my Oracle Virtual box, however after installation there are these white bars around my screen. I followed the ...
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Install VirtualBox guest additions - unable to fetch some archives

I am trying to install the VirtualBox guest additions in to my ubuntu vm using the following command sudo apt-get install -y dkms build-essential linux-headers-generic linux-headers-$(uname -r). I get ...
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How to install guest addition in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS?

Today, i installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on latest virtualbox. everything is fine except fullscreen. I tried to install guest addition by clicking on " Insert guest addition CD image ". At first ...
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VirtualBox guest additions crashes and fails to fully install on Ubuntu 20.04 guest

My virtualbox 6.1.4 vm with Ubuntu 20.04 guest on Windows 10 Pro fails to install: Verifying archive integrity... All good. Uncompressing VirtualBox 6.1.4 Guest Additions for Linux........ VirtualBox ...
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Screen resolution reduced on Ubuntu Guest in Virtualbox with Guest Additions already installed

I have been using Ubuntu 18.04 on Virtualbox 6.1 on a Windows 10 host for months now. I installed Guest Additions on initial install, and everything was fine, including screen resolution scaling up. ...
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Building VirtualBox Guest Additions on a Ubuntu 20.04 VM fails

I am trying to build VirtualBox Guest additions since a few hours an a Ubuntu20.04 VM, but it keeps on failing. Installing it via Devices -> Insert Guest Additions CD image fails. /var/log contains ...
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Ubuntu 20.10 crashes on boot when installing virtualbox-guest-x11

I've installed Ubuntu Server 20.10 on VirtualBox 6.1.16 (Windows 10 Insider Preview host). I want full screen, so I installed the package virtualbox-guest-x11. When I reboot, Ubuntu crashes on boot, ...
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Can't download Ubuntu because the VM's screen is too zoom in. Help!

I am trying to download Ubuntu 16.04.6 on Virtual Box 6.1 and there is nothing else on there. I am currently using Windows 8.1. I have tried going to devices >> Insert Guest Additions CD and ...
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VirtualBox : shared clipboard between Windows 10 host and Ubuntu 18.04 guest

I have a Windows 10 host and I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a VirtualBox (6.1.4). I have mounted the guest additions and executed the autorun on my Ubuntu guest. No error displayed so all good. However,...
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Ubuntu cannot get past installation

I have a 64-bit laptop that runs on Windows 10. I am trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS through Virtual Box. When I try to install it will stop running right after I hit 'Erase disk and Install Ubuntu'...
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Ubuntu VM (18.04) Unable to Copy/Drag from Guest to Host

I've tried every option / package install that I was able to find on stackexchange / google. Nothing has worked. I am able to copy paste text into the box, drag files from Windows 7 into Ubuntu, but I ...
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On Ubuntu 19.10's guest virtual machine, the login screen does no longer show up after installing VirtualBox Guest Additions, on host Arch Linux

Specs Guest: Ubuntu 19.10; Host: Arch Linux; VirtualBox 6.0.14; On host Arch Linux, I have virtualbox-host-modules-arch installed. | DE | KDE Plasma 5.17.0 | | CPU | AMD ...
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Fullscreen enabled in Ubuntu Virtualbox VM without Guest Additions

Trying to delve into web application hacking, I installed a dedicated Virtual Lab set up by the academic SEED project. The pre-built VM (based on Ubuntu 16.04) was already configured with everything ...
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I have a folder for Guest Additions - does that mean it's installed?

I am running Ubuntu as host and Windows 10 as a VM. I tried installing guest additions but I am not sure it was successful. I have a folder called guest additions on my Windows 10 (guest VM). Do I ...
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Installing guest additions on ubuntu 18.04 broke everything (Virtualbox)

I'm sorry I can't think of a more descriptive title while being succinct. I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 with a windows 10 host, and everything was working relatively well. I wanted to be able to have a ...
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VirtualBox installation message in Terminal: "this system is currently not set up to build kernel modules"

Full Terminal message: Image in a link to imgur i guess (AskUbuntu doesn't let me quote the whole thing here for some reason even though i tried to format it as the rules say.. so don't crucify me ...
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Virtualbox doesn't work properly in Ubuntu 16.04.6

I can't see shared folder and hear sound from VirtualBox. Guest Addtition installed without any problems, but still doesn't work. No such problem on upper versions of Ubuntu, but I need this one.
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Unable to install VirtualBox guest additions on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS with HWE - why?

Recently I have installed HWE on my Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS running inside VirtualBox. It was a clean installation without any PPAs and without third-party repositories. Some info is below: $ head -n2 /...
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Sluggish/Laggy Ubuntu - gnome-shell too much CPU

it started off from super sluggish behaviour on my Ubuntu 18.04 VB on Windows 10 Host. I updated and upgraded all of the packages. Updated Windows. Grepped for errors in syslog. And then I noticed ...
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Unable to insert the virtual optical disk (VBoxguestaddition) in virtual machine for ubuntu server in win 10

I am new in this kind of environment and I want to learn this. This is started once I install VirtualBox-5.2.18-124319-Win and successfully installing ubuntu-18.04.1-live-server-amd64 in that virtual ...
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VBox shared folders not mounted after Upgrade to Ubuntu 18 LTS

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 18 LTS, after that I can't see shared folders content as they are not mounted under /media ... I tried to restart service with : sudo systemctl restart vboxadd-service....
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Guest Additions 5.2.18 not working in Ubuntu 16.04

My current version of VertualBox was quite old but working well with WinXP as the guest OS. So, I decided to upgrade VB to the latest version before installing a new copy of Win10. I updated my list ...
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VBox 16.04 guest upgraded to 18.04: shared folders are wrong

I have performed an in-place upgrade of a working lubuntu 16.04 virtualbox guest with shared folders (using VBoxGuestAdditions-5.2.18), upgrading to 18.04. Things went smoothly until I discovered the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 on VirtualBox Version 5.2.12 r122591:

I have installed the virtual box 5.2.12 on my Macbook (High Sierra) Then I've installed Ubuntu thanks to ubuntu-18.04.desktop-amd64.iso. So far so good even though it is really slow. Then I've ...
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Direct copy and paste between host and guest machines?

I wanted to enable copying and pasting between my host and guest machines, so I installed VirtualBox Guest Additions. As a result, I became able to copy and paste text, but still unable to share files....
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Graphics glitches in VirtualBox Ubuntu guest when 3D acceleration is enabled

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 as a VirtualBox guest on a Windows 10 host machine, I've installed and re-installed guest additions by following the instruction on this page. The drivers appear to be ...
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Installing guest additions Ubuntu 16.04 | Kernel configuration is invalid?

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 as a guest system in Windows 8.1 (VirtualBox) and I'm trying to install the guest additions in order to activate 3D acceleration. However, I get the following error messages: ...
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Installing guest additions on Xubuntu guest

Iam failing to install guest additions on a Xubuntu 17.10 guest, hosted on a Xubuntu 16.04. I started the host, clicked devices, insert guest addition cd, the iso was downloaded on my host, then ...
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Visual GUI no keyboard/mouse input possible

I think I somehow broke my visual GUI of my ubuntu-16.04.3 LTS. It does not accept neither keyboard nor mouse interaction anymore (and doesn't show the mouse pointer at all). I'm running the OS inside ...
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Removing default Virtualbox guest additions?

I don't want guest additions. I have Virtualbox on a Windows host running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS as a guest. How do I make sure that all the guest additions are removed from the Ubuntu guest? I so far ...
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Erroneous Duplication of Launcher in Dual Monitor VirtualBox VM

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04.02 on VirtualBox 5.1.26 and have configured the VM to have a second monitor using the Guest Additions. I want to disable the Launcher on the right-hand monitor, but ...
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Oracle VirtualBox mouse cursor help

I know this question has been asked before but none of the answers have helped. Im having an issue where my cursor disappears behind my guest virtual machine screen and not being captured. Im ...
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Ubuntu virtual machine on Windows 10 - Problems with guest additions

So I'm trying to install an ubuntu 64-bit virtual machine using virtualbox on my 64-bit windows 10 installation. I've tried to get this installed about four times now in the past couple hours, and ...
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Oracle VM - lubuntu 16.10 - guest additions not working

I know its a common issue, but I couldn't find a solution online. I downloaded the ISO (32 bit) from here: http://lubuntu.net/blog/lubuntu-1610-yakkety-yak-released I mounted the guest additional ...
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How to pass shell arguments with VBoxManage guestcontrol?

I run a command from the host machine on the guest machine (both Ubuntu) as VBoxManage guestcontrol Ubuntu1 run --exe "script.sh" --username xx --password xx --wait-stdout where the shell script on ...
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Virtualbox guest additions installed but not working - version conflict

This is my setup. Host Guest Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Kali Linux Gnome 3.22.2 3.11.0-26-generic ...
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Windows 7 -> Ubuntu 16.04 via VirtualBox

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 via VirtualBox, it seems okay at first, but here comes the problem: there is two way mouse can interact in VirtualBox, integrated mouse and there's the other way, but it doesn'...
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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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VBOXGUESTADITIONS causing conflict

Before installing Virtual box i installed Vbox guest addition version 2.2 and know i am unable to install Virtual box version 5.1. it gives conflict error massage. i tried to uninstall Vbox guest ...
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Guest additions in virtualbox

I am one of those using ubuntu as a guest OS. Once I am done using the guest additions iso file, can I safely eject it or do I have to put it intact forever?
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Setting a virtualbox with a functional shared folder

I know there are multiple questions about this already, but none of the answers clearly helped me achieve my objective: To run Windows XP as guest within Virtual box with Ubuntu 16.04 as host, with a ...
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How to use Ubuntu as a guest OS in Virtual Box full screen

I've installed Ubuntu 16.10 as a guest VM in VirtualBox. I have installed the guest additions and rebooted. When I put VirtualBox into full screen mode the background does not resize and the unity ...
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