Tag Archives: VirtualBox

How to install the VirtualBox Extension Pack from the Command Line on Ubuntu

The following command was needed after upgrading the VirtualBox version to install the new version of the extension pack and replace the old one: sudo VBoxManage extpack install –replace Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.2.12-84980.vbox-extpack

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Frequently-used VirtualBox Commands

You might be surprised that VirtualBox can be perfectly managed from the command line, you can create VMs, modify VM settings, startup/shutdown VMs, take snapshots …etc Here is the collection of commands I commonly use for my VirtualBox VMs: “VBoxManage … Continue reading

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Solution to Virtualbox Shared Folders “request not supported” error when accessing/copying files on Windows Guests

Just disable the “Offline Files” Open Windows Explorer -> Tools -> Folder Options -> Offline Files Remove the tick from “Enable Offline Files” There you go! Source: http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=27062&p=188821#p188821

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ensure that the VirtualBox host kernel modules (vboxdrv, vboxnetflt and vboxnetadp) are properly updated if the linux kernel version changes during the next apt-get upgrade

Note: Ubuntu users might want to install the dkms package to ensure that the VirtualBox host kernel modules (vboxdrv, vboxnetflt and vboxnetadp) are properly updated if the linux kernel version changes during the next apt-get upgrade. The dkms package can … Continue reading

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How to restart the VirtualBox kernel module in Ubuntu

If you’re encountering problems in Virtualbox on Ubuntu and you feel you need to restart your machine, don’t! You’re on Linux, not windows! You can just close Virtualbox and then restart the Virtualbox kernel module by running the following: “/etc/init.d/vboxdrv … Continue reading

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How to install Guest Additions for Ubuntu Guest in Virtualbox

Guest Additions are very useful in VirtualBox (or any other virtualization software in general), it installs virtual adapters for your hardware and enables the following: Better graphics support (very useful when resizing the desktop or changing the guest’s resolution) Folder … Continue reading

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Temporary workaround for virtualbox not able to unmount CD/DVD drive or ISO image

Just don’t use  a dynamic expanding harddisk and the problem is gone!!

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