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Shared directory with Guest Ubuntu has become empty: a problem of virtualbox guest addition?

I installed Ubuntu under Virtualbox in MacBook Pro with OS X El Capitan. To share my OS X home directory /Users/tli folder with the guest Ubuntu, I downloaded the Virtualbox Guest Addition iso file ...
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VirtualBox Full Screen Stops Working

I have an interesting problem with regards to VirtualBox and displaying a VM in Full Screen mode. First it works, then upon reboot of my Mac it stops working. If I reinstall Virtual Box it starts ...
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Does a guest OS under Virtualbox need to install drivers for peripheral devices?

I run a guest Ubuntu under Virtualbox in Mac OS X. The host Mac OS X has been configured to print on a network printer by someone else. Now I try to configure the guest Ubuntu to print on the same ...
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What are current cross-platform disk encryption options?

I just got a new 1TB USB SSD, to use as a backup drive. I need cross-platform compatibility and durability. I've used LUKS+ext4, and it seems both reliable and well-established (i.e. long-term support ...
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Why does pressing the left command key sometimes trigger a window from Virtualbox

I installed Ubuntu under virtualbox under OS X IN MacBook Pro. A while ago, I asked a question about how to switch between windows in the guest Ubuntu by keystrokes, and the reply at http://apple....
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How do I expand the hard drive partition of an OSX guest OS in VirtualBox when the disk has been enlarged?

My host system is running OSX El Capitan 10.11.5 and VirtualBox 5.0.22 r108108 Using the information found in another answer, I was successfully able to extract an ISO of my host operating system and ...
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converting Snow Leopard on disk to ISO for virtualbox without a mac [closed]

My Mac has gone down and I don't have the cash right now to fix it. I have an old copy of Snow Leopard kicking around on DVD. I want to know if there's a way to convert this to an ISO on either ...
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Install Windows 7 using VirtualBox error

I am using this tutorial to install Windows 7 on my Mac No bootable device USB 2.0 MacBook Pro mid 2014 but at step 6 I am getting this error: Failed to open the disk image file /Users/...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu shared folder is empty

I have a Ubuntu virtual machine (Virtual Box) hosted on my MBP w/ Mountain Lion. OSX 10.8.6, VirtualBox 4.2.16, Ubuntu 12.4 LTS (32 bit) PROBLEM The shared folder(s) as seen in Ubuntu is/are empty. ...
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Virtualbox passthrough USB token From Commandline

I need to change ownership of a USB token from the host to the Guest Virtual machine in VirtualBox - without removing the token from the Mac. I have it working that you can start up the VM and then ...
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Right click in Ubuntu Virtual Box guest VM is not working

I am running Ubuntu in Virtualbox in Mac OS. I found that rightclick in the guest Ubuntu, by tapping the trackpad while pressing ctrl key, doesn't work. E.G. it doesn't show the menu for file ...
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How much RAM is recommended to be assigned to a virtual machine in VirtualBox?

I have installed Ubuntu in VirtualBox under OS X on a MacBook Pro. The laptop has 16 GB RAM, and I assigned about 11 GB to Ubuntu, because I thought that most work would be done in Ubuntu anyway. ...
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Are the keystrokes under guest Ubuntu via Virtualbox supposed to be the same in a Ubuntu?

I installed Ubuntu via virtualbox under Mac OS. My keyboard-shortcut experiences with guest Ubuntu until recently were the same as mine with Ubuntu installed directly on a computer. For example, text ...
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What is the keystroke to switch between windows in a guest os (Ubuntu) in VirtualBox?

Using Ubuntu installed as normal operating system, I can switch between windows by using alttab. I installed Ubuntu in a VirtualBox VM with a MacBook Pro/OS X as host. In the Ubuntu guest, alttab ...
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“Login-loop” in my El Capitan VM

I installed El Capitan in Virtual Box on Windows using this guide. I got through the installation and setup, but I can't really log in. I get the login screen. I enter my password and press Enter. ...
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Not enough free space on OS X Base System while installing El Capitan with VirtualBox

I am getting an error while installing OS on Virtual Box machine, that there is not enough free space as shown in the image. I allocated 20GB while setting up virtual machine, and 8.8GB is what apple ...
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How to “right click” a selected text region in firefox in guest Ubuntu in Virtualbox [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu as guest os to Mac via Virtualbox. Under the guest Ubuntu, I open a webpage in Firefox. I want to select a word and right click it to search it by Google. But right clicking doesn'...
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Installing VirtualBox guest additions on v4.3.28 (IE no Devices menu tab)?

Using OSX Yosemite and VirtualBox v4.3.28 I'm trying to install guest additions. In all online sources it says go to Devices -> Install Guest Additions but in this version I guess there is no Devices ...
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keys for commands for using Ubuntu in Virtualbox in Mac

I have installed Ubuntu in virtualbox in Mac. i open firefox in ubuntu, and want to find some word in a webpage by ctrl-f which I normally do without mac and virtualbox, but it invokes something else ...
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installing Snow Leopard in VirtualBox, but it won't complete the installation

I'm getting ready to upgrade my MacBook Pro from Snow Leopard to El Capitan, but I want to be able to keep running MT-Newswatcher, so I want to run SL in VirtualBox. I followed the directions at this ...
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Maximising VirtualBox guest machine window size

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS inside VirtualBox on a MacBook Air 7,2, but the guest screen window size is less than the host display size. I have seen a suggestion that this is possible by installing ...
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yosemite on yosemite in virtualbox

I would like to run yosemite in virtualbox on yosemite. I've tried many step-by-step guides, without success. While there is a lot of descriptions on how to install hacked OS X on windows, I want to ...
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Windows 10 on mac from external hard drive [duplicate]

Is it possible to run windows 10 on virtual box on a i5, 4gb ram macbook air but from an external hard drive? I mean installing the portable version of Virtual box and the virtual machine operative ...
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Can “Move to iOS” work on an Android VirtualBox virtual machine?

Is there a way to get "Move to iOS" running on a virtual machine? I tried it but it is always crashing. I want to use it to import SMS to iPhone… My intent was to get some of my old SMS from my ...
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Bootcamp partiton in VirtualBox returns errors VERR_ACCESS_DENIED and VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR

I have been using this guide: http://danielphil.github.io/windows/virtualbox/osx/2015/08/25/virtualbox-boot-camp.html But when I try and mount the .vmdk I get this error: Permission problem ...
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Install El Capitan in Virtual Box for testing purposes

I enrolled to Apple's beta program as I want to test some software under El Capitan. Therefore, I would like to instal El Capitan in Virtual Box. Is there a recommended way of doing this? As I ...
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Set the result of command to variable in Terminal post execution

How can you set the output of a command run in terminal to a variable after it has run? Background (You can skip of you don't need the background) I run VirtualBox VM and do a lot from the command ...
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Error when connecting USB Drive to VirtualBox virtual machine

How can I use external hard drive via USB connection on a virtual machine using VirtualBox? I ejected the hard disk from OS X host, then the disk becomes available in OS X virtual machine. Clicking ...
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enabling virtual machine Guest Additions on a Mac host and Mac guest

I want to enable Shared folders on VirtualBox. I went to Devices tab and clicked -> Insert guest additions CD image. Nothing happened. This is an image of my Storage tab in Settings of Virtual box: ...
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Running Ubuntu on MacBook Pro 2015 — run natively (dual boot) or run in virtual machine for longer battery life?

I currently use Ubuntu in a virtual machine, using VirtualBox software on my host operating system, OS X, on my MacBook Pro 2015. However, the battery life drains quickly when Ubuntu is used ...
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Bootcamp [in another partition] running as Virtual Machine on Mac

I have OS X in partition disk1s2 and Windows/Bootcamp in disk1s3. Is there a way of running this Windows (disk1s3) as virtual machine while I am on OS X? I read something like that for Linux + ...
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what is the name and password for transfer server?

I want to transfer files between my Windows 7 unlimited computer and my Mac VirtualBox machine. I followed this tutorial. I did not set a password for my Windows computer While connecting, it asks ...
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Windows 7 on Virtual Box 5 not recognising USB 3

I have Virtual Box 5.0.2 on my Mac (El Capitan) running Windows 7. I also have the Virtual Box extension pack 5.0.2, which supposedly enables USB 2.0/3.0 ports, but I can't see my USB stick in Windows ...
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OSX 10.11 are not booting after update to 10.11.4 in virtualBox

I am a newbie in Mac OS X. I downloaded and installed it fine with boot loader. The issue started when I updated the system to 10.11.4. Every time I start the system, the he loads the update and ...
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How to Speed Up Guest OS in Macbook Air 2013-Mid?

I followed the post here about Solution for Slow Ubuntu in VirtualBox. It is not targeted for OS X. I am feeling rather slow video play (not native) in the system Macbook Air 2013-Mid. I feel that ...
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SSH to VirtualBox Mac Host Linux Guest using NAT

How to configure ssh OS X host with Linux guest, so I can access my guest OS through SSH. I've tried: But when I tried to ssh from host, it failed: > ssh localhost ssh: connect to host ...
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How to release mouse capture in VirtualBox?

I'm on my MacbookPro and using TeamViewer for remote access to my 2k3 Server. On this server I installed VirtualBox to create a virtual machine. But now I stuck at this screen and no more can use my ...
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Install El Capitan with VirtualBox on OS X

I am creating an El Capitan Virtual Box on my Mac. This is the process I take. I pressed some keys (it says any) as shown in second image, but I get nowhere. What should I do to move from here? I ...
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Are there tweaks in Time Machine or VirtualBox by Oracle to make Time Machine better handle small files within a .vdi?

Within a very important VirtualBox, which was at the time approximately 400 Gigabytes, Time Machine is not backing many files inside this machine, for even several months, despite them being changed ...
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How do you create an OS X ISO if you already have access to an iMac?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, and I want to create a virtual machine running OS X. I have a friend who owns an iMac with OS X Yosemite. Is there any way to create an ISO without downloading an installer? ...
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How can I backup a VirtualBox VM with TimeMachine

I've read lots of different things about using TimeMachine with VirtualBox, but I haven't been able to find a very clear answer about what an acceptable configuration is. Some folks say "include up ...
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Running OS X El Capitan in a VirtualBox VM, inside an iMac running OS X El Capitan [duplicate]

I have a new iMac running OS X El Capitan. I would like to run a VirtualBox VM running OS X El Capitan. I have downloaded and installed VirtualBox. Before I am able to create a new VM, I am asked to ...
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How to Enlarge Disk Image in VirtualBox?

I have VirtualBox 5 in OS X El Capitan 10.11.3. There is an option in Windows's VirtualBox to enlarge the image here described. However, I cannot find a similar way for OS X. My storage looks like ...
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How to disable web sharing in Server 5 and forward ports 80 and 443 to a virtual machine?

I use the latest Server (5.0.15) to self-host websites on a Mac Mini running El Capitan (10.11.3). I'm not satisfied with the web services (mainly because of this) and I'd like to setup a Linux (LAMP) ...
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How to install OS X on KVM?

I need to run an OS X to run Xcode to submit my project written in Cordova. I am using an Linux laptop and I think the best choice is to use KVM to run a virtual machine of OS X, since KVM has the ...
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Copy OS X 10.4.11 Mac to Guest in VirtualBox on OS X 10.7.5 Host to Run PPC Applications?

A user (who may or may not be my mother) has an old MacBook Pro running OS X 10.4.11 that is falling apart. It overheats. The cells in battery expanded beyond the confines the battery casing. She ...
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Install older version of VirtualBox (4.3.6-91406) on OS X El Capitan

I am trying to install VirtualBox 4.3.6-91406 on OS X El Capitan because I want to run an old version of Minix. It is advised to run my version of Minix on VirtualBox 4.3.6 as it may not be ...
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OS X restart with a Panic Report

I have worked in an environment inside VirtualBox on latest El Capitan OS X on MacBook Pro (Early 2015 13" 16GB RAM). Working with latest Vagrant (v1.8.1) and latest VirtualBox (v5.0.16) installed on ...
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Run Boot Camp Windows10 partition inside VirtualBox

I have a separate Windows10 partition courtesy of Boot Camp Assistant. I would like the option of cranking it up inside my OS X session using VirtualBox, as there are times I would like to use some ...
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Command key when running Mac through virtual box on Windows OS

I just recently installed Yosemite in Virtualbox. Here's the installation video I followed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYMEb0ZCfes My OS is Windows and I'm trying to run Mac using Virtualbox. I ...