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Questions tagged [virtualbox]

Questions about running and installing VirtualBox on elementary OS Freya.

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AppCenters crashes when looking at installed application details

Issue The AppCenter in the latest elementary OS 5.0 Juno (Dutch language pack) constantly crashes when I look at the details of installed apps. It especially happens (but not always) when I click the ...
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Elementary OS guest additions does not seem to allow Clipboard sharing or Drag and Drop

Having issues with the latest version of Elementary OS in a virtual box running on a windows 10 machine. it does not seem to allow both clipboard sharing or drag and drop like most other ubuntu 18.04 ...
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VirtualBox Windows 10 Guest no keyboard on Start Menu

Experiencing odd behavior only in my Windows 10 Guest. When I click the start menu, no keyboard output goes to the VM. I can still click on applications with the mouse. I've also seen this in the VPN ...
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Virtualbox doesn't use elementary theme

I just started using Elementary and needed to install virtualbox for my work. The version of virtualbox on AppCentre uses the same theme that all the other apps do, meaning that menus and buttons look ...
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VirtualBox on Loki freezing entire system

I've had VirtualBox 5.0.40 running on Loki for a while now without issues, but recently (as in the last few days) I suspect one of the many OS updates (which probably are to mitigate the various new ...
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Trying to run elementary on virtualbox

Im trying to run the latest elementary image on virtualbox 5.2 from a host of mint 18.2 KDE but i just get a black screen with flashing terminal cursor. Iv checked all the tutorials and im not short ...
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Is Elementary OS a good OS for Linux Newbies? [closed]

I am quite new to Linux, only having toyed around with Ubuntu and Elementary OS in VirtualBox before. Would Elementary OS be good for beginners like me? I searched online a didn't find anything that ...
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Updates available show both virtualbox-guest-dkms and virtualbox-guest-x11

I am running Elementary 0.4.1 inside Virtualbox. Updates available show both virtualbox-guest-dkms and virtualbox-guest-x11 What is the difference? Which one(s) should I install/update? Thanks!
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mount shared folder in Virtual Box

I am emulating elementary OS via VirtualBox on my MacBook Pro. In Terminal this command as root mount -t vboxsf source destination outputs: mount: unknown file system type ‘vboxsf‘ Guest ...
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VirtualBox Fail on Loki w/ Kernel 4.8

I'm running Loki on a spiffy system more or less without fail. There are a couple of little bugs but nothing that makes me want to jump immediately back to Ubuntu. Unfortunately, I have found a ...
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How to give a specific program more resources

I would like to give VirtualBox priority over anything else running on my install of Elementary OS. Within VirtualBox, I have dedicated 4GB of ram and 4 CPU cores to my VM, however the VM is still "...
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Does Elementary run smoothly natively? [Slow and Buggy on Virtualbox]

Is there a known issue with Elementary OS and Virtualbox? I searched here but didn't find anything this specifically or recent. Does it run well natively? Context: I was deciding whether I would ...
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Connect to PHPMyAdmin from guest (Windows)

Currently I'm using Freya (host) and I've installed the PHPMyAdmin. I have a Windows 7 that installed in Virtualbox and I want to connect from Windows 7 (the guest) to PHPMyAdmin that installed in ...
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Virtualbox host-only device changes network indicator state

Problem description: When I start my computer, network (wired) connects normally, and displays as "connected" icon in the indicator bar. Everything seems to be working fine. Next, I'll open my ...
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Trouble resizing XPad window on VirtualBox VM

I'm running Loki inside a VirtualBoxVM Anybody else having issues resizing XPad windows running on VirtualBox VM? I used to be able to resize it just fine in Luna and Freya. Thanks in advance!
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Is there a public vagrant box available for Elementary OS Loki?

Is there a public vagrant box available for Elementary OS Loki? I couldn't find it on vagrant cloud
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Sluggish performance on Oracle VM

I recently installed Loki on VM to test it out, but to my surprise it is sluggish and choppy. I have enabled 3d acceleration and 128mb graphic, 10gb ram and 4 cores of i7 with 100% limit. What could ...
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Why is Loki's virtualized graphics performance so much worse than Freya's?

I just installed Loki over my Freya VM that I've been using for the last year and was surprised by the performance difference. It's barely usable. Cursor hover, clicks, and keyboard input take up to ...
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VirtualBox on elementaryos

after today's update of elementaryos I am unable to run virtualbox machines. The error says The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem ...
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Oracle Virtualbox stopped working after kernel upgrade

My kernel updated recently and since then I get the following error when attempting to start my Windows 10 VM: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is ...
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cannot change screen resolution from 640x480

Very nice looking system. However, the fact that to get any other resolution other than 640x480 means becoming proficient in Terminal manipulation and advanced Linux knowledge, is necessary to use ...
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VirtualBox changed how elementary OS looks [closed]

I installed VirtualBox on my PC a few days ago just to tinker around with it and now the whole operating system has changed how it looks. The dock looks different, some of the icons are missing, the ...
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Trouble installing Virtualbox on Freya with kernel 4.4.0

I am having some problems installing Virtualbox on my Elementary Freya. Due to some hardware, I needed to install Linux Kernel 4.4. However, I can't seem to install Virtualbox properly. (I was using ...
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VBox Kernel driver not installed (rc=1908)

I am trying to install Win10 64-bit in VM using VBox. Here is error message when I try to start the VM for the first time, after allocating space and other settings: Kernel driver not installed (rc=...
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Graphics drivers not working after installing VirtualBox Guest Additions [closed]

So, I'm trying out Elementary on a virtual machine before committing to it, and I've had nothing but problems along the way. I've installed the VB Guest Additions and I've enabled 3D acceleration, ...
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Login crash after Guest Additions install

Working off the latest 0.3.1 build, I had a Freya install running under VirtualBox 5.0.6, everything went great up until I installed Guest Additions (with no errors) and rebooted to a login screen ...
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How to share files and folders between host and guest in virtual box?

I am using elementary OS freya. How to share files and folders between host and guest in virtual box ? elementary OS- Host / elementary OS- Guest
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Can't change elementary OS resolution on Virtual Box [duplicate]

I installed elementary OS on Virtual Box. My prime OS is Windows 8.1. So after the installation I tried to change the resolution, but the only resolution available was 640x480. I tried to insert Guest ...
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Install elementary OS as a VM in VirtualBox (OSX host)?

Looking for confirmation if I can install elementary OS. I've set up an empty VM in VirtualBox 5.0.8 (OSX host) and will download the files, set up the USB stick. It should work. Any warnings or ...
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Freya choppy in VirtualBox

I am using latest VirtualBox to have elementary OS on my work PC for personal use. Work PC parameters: W7Pro, i7-4770k, 16GB RAM, 256 SSD, AMD FirePro V4900. I reserved 4 cores, 4GB RAM, 30GB SSD, ...
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Having trouble installing Virtualbox in elementary OS Freya

I have moved over from mint to elementary Freya on my main laptop and it is working as well, if not better in some ways than mint. I have 1 main issue that I have tried in vain to fix. With ...
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Change resolution in VirtualBox

I just installed elementary OS 0.3.1 in a VirtualBox 4.3.12 (using MacOS X 10.9.5 as a host), installed the guest additions (I had to mount the CD manually and execute the .run script manually) but ...
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sudo apt-get autoremove does not work

On Freya, in a virtual machine sudo apt-get autoremove does not anything. I wanted to free up some disk space and it has no packages to remove, but there should be packages like old kernels, etc.
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How can I enable USB in Virtual Box inside Freya?

I installed an Windows 7 Virtual Machine and everything is working fine, but to be able to identify USB devices inside my guest system it needs a function called "Groups" described here that can be ...
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How do you install VirtualBox extensions and Guest Additions in elementary OS?

In Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Korora, all I had to do was to load the image into the CD drive and it recognized it and asked if I wanted to run it. Everything worked seamlessly. In elementary OS, when I ...
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How can I install VBox Guest Additions? [duplicate]

I have inserted the CD and navigated to it in the terminal. But when I run ./autorun.sh it doesn't give any useful output, and it doesn't appear to have installed.