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How do you install VirtualBox extensions and Guest Additions in elementary OS?

The VirtualBox extensions CD comes with an installation script VBoxLinuxAdditions.run that requires a terminal. There is a wrapper script autorun.sh that tries to open a terminal emulator and run ...
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How do you install VirtualBox extensions and Guest Additions in elementary OS?

To install Guest Additions:(elementary OS as guest) 1.Close(shutdown) the elementay OS (guest) 2.Identify the location of VBoxGuestAdditions.iso . (In Ubuntu /usr/share/virtualbox/...
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How do you install VirtualBox extensions and Guest Additions in elementary OS?

After installing elementry OS, Once you’re rebooted and logged back in, go to the “Devices” menu on your virtual machine’s window and select “Insert Guest Additions CD image.” Before installing them, ...
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sudo apt-get autoremove does not work

apt-get autoremove does not remove old kernels (by design). If you want to free up some space by removing old kernels you have to do this manually, but it's advised that the latest two kernel versions ...
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Virtualbox installation window is too small to see the buttons

Please open the configuration of the VM, go to Settings - System - Motherboard - Extended Features, and make sure "Enable EFI" is selected. Apply the setting and start the VM, the resolution ...
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Having trouble installing Virtualbox in elementary OS Freya

I have tried a few solutions from askubuntu.com but none of them have work for me. So, the easiest solution seems to be to install the latest version of virtualbox from the official website. https://...
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Install elementary OS as a VM in VirtualBox (OSX host)?

If you want to install elementary OS as guest on OS X ( host) In this case, you no need to create a live usb or something to install. The only one you need is .iso file. Here are instructions to ...
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How can I enable USB in Virtual Box inside Freya?

Steps to enable USB support for vbox: Install the appropriate vbox extension pack Open terminal and execute this command sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers $USER Go to settings > usb Tick USB controller ...
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How can I enable USB in Virtual Box inside Freya?

The simple GUI solution: Install gnome-system-tools from software center or with terminal command: sudo apt-get install gnome-system-tools Open users and groups Select the user ( your user name, ...
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Install elementary OS as a VM in VirtualBox (OSX host)?

You do not have to make an USB stick for installing on Virtualbox. Just download the ElementaryOS image and install a new VM in Virtualbox. To create a new VM in Virtual box click the new button, ...
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Does Elementary run smoothly natively? [Slow and Buggy on Virtualbox]

There is some outstanding issue with VirtualBox hardware acceleration not working properly for 3D rendering. This has been known to cause significant performance issues, and is not representative of ...
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VBox Kernel driver not installed (rc=1908)

it gave me a > rather than the usual me@me~$ You have included the single quote. You get > for every ENTER until you enter other single quote. Press Ctrl + D to see actual error message. (Simply ...
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VirtualBox Fail on Loki w/ Kernel 4.8

This is what works for me (keeping secure boot enabled), but you will need to do it every time the kernel is updated: 1. Create signing keys openssl req -new -x509 -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout MOK....
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Virtualbox doesn't use elementary theme

This appears to be a known issue with virtualbox on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS based systems: https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/17218 Here's the developer's response: Your system doesn't have minimum Qt ...
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Elementary OS 6 doesn't play well with VirtualBox

This worked for me for the installation issue: Boot the installer in EFI mode not legacy-BIOS mode. It's Settings->System->Enable EFI (special OSes only). https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...
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Virtualbox installation screen size too small

Checking the "Enable EFI" under System / Motherboard resolved it for me. From the better boot experience I am going to be checking this box on all future Linux builds.
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Trying to run elementary on virtualbox

okay ... as suggested by Sam Morrow Drums ... adding my comment/suggestion as a solution that apparently worked for this user just a suggestion ... i have run Loki in VirtualBox and have not had ...
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mount shared folder in Virtual Box

Do you mean vboxfs? Try it instead ;)
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Parental Controls in elementary OS 5 not working

I have the same issue. The parental control does not do anything. My current workaround is to use ufw. For my son, I wanted him to only be able to get and send email on his own, hence I allowed only ...
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How can I change the resolution on Virtual Box

Ives, I use VirtualBox almost daily. I have a MacBook Pro with Elementary OS 5.0 and the screen resizes just fine. I had two hoops to jump through first: Add the Extension Pack a. Launch ...
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VirtualBox Windows 10 Guest no keyboard on Start Menu

Please use this site to ask and answer things about elementary OS. If you have problem with Windows you can ask at Microsoft Community where you can get helped by volunteers and as well as Microsoft ...
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VirtualBox Windows 10 Guest no keyboard on Start Menu

This problem eventually went away after updates to VirtualBox and Extensions.
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How to give a specific program more resources

You could try to use System Monitor(install from AppCenter) for these. First open System Monitor from Applications, and go click on Processes, and find your VM process, depends on which VM one you ...
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How to share files and folders between host and guest in virtual box?

Instructions: Install Guest Additions in virtual box. see here for Installation. Install extension pack. Download link. After installation, right-click on downloaded file and select open with Oracle ...
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Virtualbox host-only device changes network indicator state

There was a version of the indicator released on the 11th September 2017 that should resolve this issue. Connected networks are prioritized above disconnected networks when choosing which network to ...
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Is there a public vagrant box available for Elementary OS Loki?

The TimWSpence/elementaryos box appears to be running Loki. As you can probably tell, Vagrant boxes are not maintained by the elementary OS team and may not be updated as new releases come out.
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Sluggish performance on Oracle VM

Try disabling all video acceleration. Uncheck 3D acceleration. Do not check 2D acceleration. I did this and performance improved markedly. The problem seems to be graphics rendering.
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Why is Loki's virtualized graphics performance so much worse than Freya's?

I am also on Freya and when I installed it in my Ubuntu 16.04, It worked fine. I didn't installed the Guest Additions, so try to remove them. And when I installed I used 2 CPUs. So also increase CPU ...
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Oracle Virtualbox stopped working after kernel upgrade

Try running the following commands in the terminal sudo apt-get install g++-5 sudo apt-get install gcc-5 sudo rm -f /usr/bin/g++ sudo rm -f /usr/bin/gcc ln -s /usr/bin/gcc /usr/bin/gcc-5 ln -s /usr/...
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