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Questions tagged [virtualbox]

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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Trouble Installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox

I'm new to Linux and VirtualBox. I attempted to install the latest version of Ubuntu, but received an error in VirtualBox indicating that I needed 32-bit instead of 64-bit. So I'm trying to install v....
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Mismatch Between Linux Host and Windows Guest in VirtualBox

I run a Xubuntu 18.04 host with a Windows 7 guest. My setup includes three monitors: A 1080p monitor running on HDMI (my primary monitor) A 1680x1050 monitor running on VGA My laptop display In ...
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kali linux is notresponding [on hold]

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Kali-Linux-2018.2-vbox-amd64. VT-x is disabled in the BIOS for all CPU modes (VERR_VMX_MSR_ALL_VMX_DISABLED). Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005) ...
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VirtualBox. vboxdrv.sh: failed: modprobe vboxdrv failed. Please use 'dmesg' to find out why. Started ACPI event daemon

I have a trouble installing VirtualBox after updating to Ubuntu 18.04. I am aware that there are other questions relating to the similar issue, but following solutions on the forums did not work. ...
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Boot fails after 16.04 LTS to 18.04 Bionic Beaver upgrade in Virtualbox on Windows 7 host

I have a Windows 7 workstation and I use Virtualbox to run Ubuntu. This is with UI not a headless deal. I try to keep Virtualbox itself and all the Ubuntu packages up to date. I have Virtualbox 5.2....
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How can i undo snapshot restore in my virtual machine? [on hold]

I have accidentally restored the snapshot of rhel 7 on vmware. I have lost so much stuff and repos. Is there any way i undo this step?
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(Virtualbox) KDE Plasma glitching on Ubuntu 18.04

I installed that desktop environment, and when I log on, the taskbar only appears for a few seconds before completely disappearing. And, when I try to work with programs on there, they most often lock ...
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mount: can't find /home/paatubo/Desktop/vmshare in /etc/fstab [duplicate]

I made a sharefolder on vmbox. I typed sudo mount -t vboxsf /home/paatubo/Desktop/vmshare/ But it showed the following message as response: mount: can't find /home/paatubo/Desktop/vmshare in /...
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Web browser can't access VirtualBox shared folder

Ubuntu guest running in virtual machine powered by Oracle VirtualBox 5.2.18. Virtualbox shared folders worked pretty well here until the upgrade from 16.04 to Bionic Beaver was conducted. After ...
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SSH only allowing 1 session a time

I can only connect 1 SSH session to my Ubuntu 16 server. Using different users isn't helping. Whenever I have an active SSH connection, attempting a new connection on another terminal tab gives me ...
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How can I make VirtualBox act like a real computer? [on hold]

I tried to find out who is connected to my network using my Ubuntu guest OS in VirtualBox running in a Windows 10 host OS. I couldn't because obviously this virtual machine even though it uses my ...
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Vagrant failed on Linux 16 -

I'm having serious trouble with 'vagrant up' command. I'm running Ubuntu 16.04, Vagrant v1.8.1 and VirtualBox v1.38. Each time I try to run the command 'vagrant up', I get this error: There was an ...
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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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upgrade from ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 fails at boot in virtualbox

Upgrading from ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 (upgrade manager) hang at boot (black screen) with cursor in virtualbox 5.2.16. Worked fine from 14.04 to 16.04.at reboot (vbox command) i got the grub launcher. ...
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Installing gcc in Ubuntu 18.04.1 on VirtualBox

I installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS in my VirtualBox. I want to use gcc in it but it doesn't have a pre-installed version, and when I try to install it shows the following message: sudo apt-get install ...
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Installation VirtualBox on Ubuntu 18.04 fails

In order to install VirtualBox (basically as it is described here) on my Ubuntu 18.04 machine, I run the following commands echo "deb [arch=amd64] http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian ...
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Got error during installation of Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack

I have Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.1.38 installed for long time: $ apt-cache policy virtualbox-5.1 virtualbox-5.1: Installed: 5.1.38-122592~Ubuntu~xenial Candidate: 5.1.38-122592~Ubuntu~xenial ...
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Failed to connect to lvmetad in Virtual Box VM

I installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 about a week ago. Everything was working fine, then I tried to boot it up again a few days ago and I encountered this weird error. I did all updates as prompted when I ...
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8g ram for my laptop but i have 120g usb, switching to dual boot from VM? [duplicate]

I have dell xps 9560 with i7. I think its pretty powerful laptop but it has only 8G ram. To supplement i bought 120G usb. I was planning to use VM to use ubuntu but I googled around and Ive seen ...
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timedatectl set-local-rtc 1 gives unexpected behavior

The hardware clock in my virtual machine is the local time reported by my host (the local time is 10:14, but my VM incorrectly reports 6:14 as the local time): When I use sudo timedatectl set-local-...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Guest Black Screen

I'm running 16.04 for a long while now, as a VirtualBox guest on Win10. This morning everything was good until I've installed updates and then restarted due to request. Ever since, I cannot get my ...
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VM applicate + encryption

I would like to create a Ubuntu VirtualBox appliance with a bunch of preconfigured software and settings. It will be used as a more-secure and controlled place to do certain tasks. I had full-disk ...
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Ubuntu software download query - difference between vdi and iso file types

I am doing a course on embedded systems, and I need to install Ubuntu for that. While searching the web for doing so I came across two forms in which the Ubuntu software is downloaded, namely the ...
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Problem with '/usr/share/doc/libperl5.26'

Ubuntu! Well, I'm running Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) on VirtualBox with a Windows 7 Ultimate host. When I click Deja Dup Backup, it loads, but when I click Back Up Now it tells me to install '...
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How to change xampp apache htdocs directory to access localhost from ubuntu and windows?

I have a vbox with Ubuntu 18.04 and Lampp. My host machine is Windows 10 (has WAMPP). I have a shared file between the host and the guest in D:\vBoxShare. I want to make a file like htdocs in D:\...
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Cant install Virtualbox-5.2 on Ubuntu 18.04.1 server

I've got a fresh installation of Ubuntu 18.04.1 server running on an HP ProLiant DL380 Generation 7 (G7). I am trying to install VirtualBox 5.2. I used the tutorial on this website : https://linuxize....
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How to use .iso file downloaded inside oracle virtual box?

I downloaded .iso file INSIDE oracle virtual box and it is stored in Downloads directory of VB. I can not find a way to use it nor can I copy it OUTSIDE VB. I use Ubuntu 18.04 .Anyone knows ...
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E: Unable to locate package screen

I am aware that if one googles the error above, then he would get tons of results. However, after trying many of the proposed solutions, and after working on this error for about a week in full-time, ...
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Cannot run VirtualBox VMs on Core 2 CPU. System requirements?

I have tried running VirtualBox 5 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on three machines with Core 2 CPUs (specifically, E7300, L7500 and L9400). On all three machines I have attached Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ISO as a boot ...
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Need help running Ubuntu from VirtualBox

Running Windows 10. Installed VirtualBox. Downloaded Ubuntu but it come as a zip file. When I try to run it from VirtualBox I get a fatal error message that no bootable medium was found. I wonder ...
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I have to disconnect/reconnect network cable to access Internet

I use Ubuntu 16.04 and connect my machine alongside other machines by using a switch to a modem to use Internet. Today I encountered a problem: Other machines can connect to the Internet; but I ...
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Virtual Ubuntu 18.04 gets slow over time

I was happily running Ubuntu 16.04 as a virtual machine using Virtualbox on my Windows PC for about a year. Recently I decided to upgrade that (with do-release-upgrade) to 18.04. The problem is that ...
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unable to setup proxy system wide in kubuntu 18.04

i am running kubuntu 18.04 in virtualbox and currently working in a proxy environment. when i am trying to setup the proxy through system settings ->network settings -> proxy . then i see no ...
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VirtualBox running Ubuntu 16 : when Network Adapter 1 is set to Bridged Adapter the VM doesn't seem to have internet

I'm new to using Virtual box. I created a vm running Ubuntu 16.04.1 server-amd64.iso When Adapter 1 is set to NAT, the internet works. ping www.google.com, works fine. When the Adapter 1 is set to ...
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SSH from mac host to ubuntu guest doesn't work (VirtualBox)?

VirtualBox settings In virtual box settings > Network Adapter 1 is Attached to NAT. Adapter 2 is attached to : Bridge Adapter and it's Promiscuous Mode is set to Allow All. (If I only have Adapter 1 ...
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Virtual box guest (Win 10/Ubuntu minimal) without IP on Ubuntu 18 host

I have traversed multiple tutorials/solutions on how to run win or linux guest on Virtual Box (there are many) but not a single one provided a solution to me. Host setup Ubuntu 18 Virtual Box 5.2.16 ...
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Virtual box : How to copy/paste text between a host running mac os and a ubuntu guest? (Shared clipboard doesn't work)

Shared Clipboard and Drag'n Drop both set to Bidirectional. Devices > Guest Additional CD image gives this error. Unable to insert the virtual optical disk /Applications/VirtualBox.app/...
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Trying to run windows programs on home headless ubuntu server

I am trying to find a way to run some windows programs/games on a headless ubuntu server and have it accessible from multiple computers on my home network. I installed Ubuntu server (mainly to ...
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setting up a virtual server & network with ubuntu 18.04 (via virtual box on win 10)

I am (re)newed getting back into operating with Linux. I am trying to navigate my way through setting up a server environment with ubuntu server 18.04 via virtual box on my windows 10 machine with at ...
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Host (Ubuntu 18.04) WiFi, Guest Wired recipe with Oracle VirutalBox

My host machine is running Ubuntu 18.04, and I am connected to a WiFi network A. I have a ethernet cord plugged in, which is connected to network B, but I can only connect to the internet with a ...
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I am attempting to run MacOS chromebook with virtualbox on Ubuntu, Xenial

So far I have virtualbox 5.2 downloaded and get the following errors when I attempt to run the Mac OS. Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Mac2. The virtual machine 'Mac2' has ...
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How to access a VirtualBox VM from Mac using telnet or ssh?

I am trying to connect from my mac-terminal to a vm installed locally through telnet. But the connection is refused and here is the message: telnet: connect to address 192.168.56.101: Connection ...
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Killer Bluetooth and wifi not working with Bionic Beaver 18.04

Could use some help here. I am running Bionic Beaver 18.04 in VirtualBox before I do a full install on my laptop.... I can't seem to get the bluetooth or wifi to work? I have tried the below to no ...
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ubuntu 18.4 is extremely slow and laggy in virtualbox

Ubuntu 18.4 is running extremely slow and laggy in VirtualBox 5.2.16 i have added latest guest additions and it didnt help. the ram i have allocated to it is 4096MB and it has 2 cores for it with 3d ...
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Extract content of (corrupted?) .ova file

I have VirtualBox on my laptop and a .ova file which is a Ubuntu VM (Ubuntu 18.04) from another laptop. I want to import this .ova file into VirtualBox but I get the following error: Could not find ...
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VMWare Player won't open a virtual machine/ Ubuntu 16.04

I've created an Arch Linux virtual machine, and VMWare Player will not open it when I click "File -> Open a Virtual Machine -> arch.vmx (the name of the machine)". I found an official tutorial on the ...
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Error in start virtualBox

I got this error: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine win7. VT-x is disabled in the BIOS for all CPU modes (VERR_VMX_MSR_ALL_VMX_DISABLED). Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) ...
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Enabling Host OS and Virtual OS Communicate with each other

I have been grappling with the issue of a lack of communication between the Host OS (Windows 7) and Ubuntu 64 (Virtual Machine). Current Virtual Box settings;- NETWORK:- Adapter 1: Bridged ...
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Lubuntu 18.04 guest virtualbox video resize issue

I had some trouble to successfully install LU 18.04 on vbox. After pressing F6 and choosing 'nomodeset' I was able to sucessfully install it. After install, I upgraded system and also installed vbox ...