Ubuntu Installation :: 10.04 Guest In VirtualBox On Win7 Broken Host-only Adapter?

Jun 5, 2011


1. Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Professional HOST Operating System
2. Oracle VirtualBox 4.0.6r71416 on top of Windows 7
3. Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx 32-bit GUEST Operating System in VirtualBox

I successfully installed the above configuration on May 15, 2011. I had some difficulty getting the Host-Only VirtualBox Adapter to work. I was forced to make a subtle change to the Windows Registry in order to get the Adapter to work correctly. I was successful. I used the Debian Update Manager to update my installation of Ubuntu. Nothing changed on the Windows 7 side. Now, Windows 7 says that the Host-only adapter is enabled, but I don't have a connection to the Ubuntu OS. I can't use PuTTY or WinSCP. When I invoke ipconfig on the Windows side, is the IPv4 address. When I invoke ifconfig on the Ubuntu side, there isn't anything.

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Slackware :: VirtualBox Guest On Win7 Host - Folder Sharing?

Jul 13, 2010

I have a Win7 laptop with the latest version of VirtualBox installed. It's a dual core proc with ram to spare. So, I installed Slack64-13.1 and it rocks! I'm really impressed that Slack is running at what appears to be native speed, but in virtual machine. Hardware response is normal, WIFI and LAN are both working great for my normal tasks.So, I downloaded a few much needed patches, and new ISO image for one of my old desktop PCs. Now, my problem is I can't connect my USB cdwriter to my virtual slackware or share folders in the Win7 install with the virtual slackware. I read a few of tutorials on the Oracle VBox website, and several of the ones here on LQ, and none of them seem to solve my problems.

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Jan 3, 2010

I have tried a few times already the following procedures: start a new installation (each time, I create a new VBox VM) with the Fedora 12 DVD iso attached to the DVD drive of the VM. I select the default setting, like US english, US keyboard, local time (GMT +8), standard installation ... etc). The installation process had been smooth to the screen the system asking for a reboot after installing something like 1100+ packages. Then I click the reboot button offered. The VM restarted but each and every time, it came up with the following error message:

Booting from local disk...

There was no other error message durint the installation process. It would be very much appreciated if some one can tell me what went wrong and how to solve it. I believe even I try again the same way, it will end up with same result. Is it a software or hardware problem? In case software problem, is it Fedora or VirtualBox?

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Ubuntu :: Virtualbox Host To Guest Connection?

Sep 9, 2010


I'm working in php / mssql project and I'm working on php side. I try VirtualBox to access to mssql from linux. I'm using VirtualBox 3.2.8(Downloaded from VirtualBox website) Hosted On Ubuntu 10.04, and my Guest OS is Windows 7. I followed some tutorials on how to connect from host to guest, but all failed... how to connect from ubuntu (host) to windows 7 (guest)

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Oct 6, 2015

im new to virtualbox and i run linux arch as guest os. now my question is how it can be that the vm has the same ip as my host os.

this is suppose to be diffrent machine isnt it? and how to configure my guest vm to be completely unrelated to my host

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Aug 30, 2009

Just d/led Fedora 11, installed in Sun Virtual box 3.04. New to Fedora and can't figure out how to install guest additions to get my resolution up to par. I have the iso mounted and can get to it via "file management" no problem.

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Fedora :: VirtualBox Ping From Guest To Host?

Dec 9, 2009

I have VirtualBox v3.1.0 r55467 running on f12 The guest is Windows XP SP3. I need to enable bridged mode for the virtual network interface on the guest. Everytime I enable bridge mode the following error occurs.


Failed to start the virtual machine Windows XP. Failed to open/create the internal network 'HostInterfaceNetworking-wlan0' (VERR_SUPDRV_COMPONENT_NOT_FOUND). One of the kernel modules was not successfully loaded. Make sure that no kernel modules from an older version of VirtualBox exist. Then try to recompile and reload the kernel modules by executing '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' as root (VERR_SUPDRV_COMPONENT_NOT_FOUND). When I run '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' i get the following compilation error:


Stopping VirtualBox kernel module [ OK ]
Removing old VirtualBox netadp kernel module [ OK ]
Removing old VirtualBox netflt kernel module [ OK ]


dmesg gives me nothing. I have scoured the web .. and even asked on #vbox and #fedora cant get.

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Slackware :: 13 Guest Additions For Virtualbox On Xp Host?

Jan 26, 2010

pretty comfortable at the command line and in kde. found 2 'supplementary kernel drivers' for virtualbox at slackbuild (thank you heinz!). followed the how-to at slackbuild and built and installed both packages, but additions weren't working. (i thought they were standalone) noticed the 'supplemental' in their description, and so installed the guest additions for linux from vbox site. additions still not working. at this point i start restarting my slackware vm, and redoing everything in various sequences. finally, additions work! but i'm not sure why! critical pieces and sequence for getting guest additions working once i have slackware installed?

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Ubuntu Networking :: Unable To Reach Guest OS In VirtualBox From OSX Host

May 18, 2011

Recently I've been unable to load web pages, hosted on my Ubuntu Guest in Apache, from my OSX Host. In fact, I can no longer even ping the Guest OS from the Host. In the past, when I did ifconfig on the Guest, I got an IP of 10.0.1.n. Now I'm getting default NAT Address. The thing is, I didn't change any settings recently. What I did do is run software update for OSX, Ubuntu, and updated VirtBox.

Current Versions:

VirtBox 4.0.8 r71778
Host: OSX 10.6.7
Guest: Ubuntu 11.04

why I can no longer access my Guest OS from my Host? I spent hours on this last night, to no avail. What would cause the Guest IP to change from 10.0.1.n to As I say, I manually made no config changes.

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OpenSUSE :: Access Web Server On VirtualBox Guest From Host OS

Sep 4, 2010

I used to be able to access the web server I had running on my guest OS in Virtual Box from my host OS. I also had it set to the network settings of "Host Only Adapter". Then I needed to access the internet directly on the gues OS, so I changed my settings on the guest OS to "NAT" (in virtual box), and in /etc/network/interfaces, I removed the loopback stuff and the static IP I'd put in. Now no matter what I do, I cannot get it back to being accessible from the host os! I even did a completely NEW install of Ubuntu guest OS in Virtual box Guest OS: Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop Host OS: OpenSUSE 11.3 VirtualBox: 3.2.6

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Jun 5, 2010

With VirtualBox you can share a directory on the host machine with the guest machine. Can you share a directory on the guest machine with the host machine? In my setup the host is Windows 7 and the guest is Ubuntu. Can I have a directory on the Ubuntu file system accesible from Windows?

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OpenSUSE :: Virtualbox Where Host Can See Webserver From Guest And Reach Internet?

Sep 21, 2010

I have set up my guest OS in VirtualBox so that it has a static ip and is using a bridged adapter. As a result, I can see the webserver that's hosted in guest from my host OS's web browser. However, for some reason my current setup does not allow my guest to reach the internet. What settings do I need to enable both?

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Debian Configuration :: VirtualBox: Host-only Networking: Static IP Guest Addresses?

Jun 6, 2011

Debian Testing host, Winduhs XP guest. Winduhs is not allowed to directly access The Internets, and I am not setting up bridging as that makes it possible for the guest to mount layer 2 attacks on the LAN. I need for the guest to tunnel through the host without being able to see anything on the host, so it can then get access to The Internets, while being protected by iptables (Shorewall).

Used to be with VMware I had host-only set and the guest in a different class c ( from the host ( I turned on ipforwarding, set Shorewall rules, and it all worked. Now I have everything set with VirtualBox, and it does not work. Guest can ping its interface but not host. Host can ping vboxnet0. Host is supposed to masquerade guest's through to the default out at, but it's not. I think a clue is in routing, but I don't know what's wrong.


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General :: Using Samba To Share A Folder From A Guest With A Windows Host In VirtualBox

Mar 15, 2011

I would like to share a folder from a Linux Guest with a Windows host (with read and write access if possible) in VirtualBox. I read in these two links: here and here that it's possible to do this using Samba, but I am a little bit lost and need more information on how to proceed.

So far, I managed to set up two network adapters (one NAT and one host-only) and to install Samba on the Linux guest, but I have the following questions now: What do I need to type in samba.conf to share a folder from the Linux guest? (the tutorial provided in one of the links above only explains how to share home directories) Are there any Samba commands that I need to run on the guest to enable sharing? How do I make sure that these folders are only available to the host OS and not on the Internet? Once the Linux guest is setup, how do I access each of the individual shared folders from the Windows host? I read that I need to mount a drive on Windows to do this, but do I use Samba logins, or Linux logins, also do I use localhost? or do I need to set up an IP for this?

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May 2, 2011

I had vista installed, then I installed Win7 on a dif. partition. Then I installed Ubuntu 11.4 over the vista partition (formatted first), and now I can't get into Win7. I'm really at a loss. I've tried the Win7 disk, and it doesn't detect the Win7 installation. I've also tried sudo update-grub, and it doesn't seem to detect the win7 install either. I've tried making the Win7 partition bootable using gpart as well. I'd like to dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu, however I need to do that.

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Dec 19, 2010

I've recently installed Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit (say host H). I also installed Ubuntu inside VirtualBox on H using the same image (say Guest G). I'm working on a fairly large java project. I've installed the same version of jdk (sun-java-6) on both H & G. To compile my project - it takes ~3 mins 10 secs (consistently) on H, whereas it only takes ~1 min 5 seconds on G . The full build (compile + tests) takes ~29 mins on H, whereas it takes only ~7 mins on G. Tests do a lot of writes to mongodb. This is very puzzling. I think it has something to do with fsync disk io etc. But I'm not proficient enough to dig further. Maybe it has something to do with partition sizes of H, G?

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OpenSUSE :: Virtualbox Guest Additions: Set A Shared Folder In 11.2 Guest

Mar 4, 2010

OpenSUSE installed in a Virtualbox Virtual Machine and I want to set a shared folder.

1 - Set up a Virtual Machine and install OpenSUSE 11.2

2 - Create a shared folder on host (HostFolder)

3 - Setup the shared folder in Virtualbox Via the Virtual Machine details or via Devices > Shared Folders...

4 - Install dependencies for running the Virtualbox installer You need to install the right development kernelpackage for your machinetype (use 'zypper search -i kernel' to see what's installed) sudo zypper make gcc kernel-source kernel-hosttype/default-devel

5 - Run the Virtual Machine and go to Devices > Guest Additions This mounts an iso image in your OpenSUSE guest.

6 - Open a root terminal and run

cd /usr/src/linux
make oldconfig && make prepare && make scripts && make dep
cp ../linux-obj/$HOSTTYPE/default/Module.symvers .
make prepare

* A commenter on previously mentioned thread says this step is unnecessary but it doesn't work without on my system. I suggest trying step 7 first and returning to step 6 if that fails. *

7 - Run ./VirtualboxLinux yourhosttype .run from the mounted iso image.

8 - Create shared folder in OpenSUSE (GuestFolder)

9 - Test with sudo mount -t vboxsf HostFolder /home/user/GuestFolder It works? Great! Let's set up the system so it automounts for your regular useraccount instead of root-only access.

10 - Add this line to /etc/fstab HostFolder /home/user/GuestFolder vboxsf defaults,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0

11 - It works for me but if it still doesn't automount after a reboot; sudo mount -a

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Apr 3, 2011

I installed a Fedora 14 guest on a Fedora 14 host with Virtualbox, then i run these commands on the guest:yum install kernel-devel kernel-headersbut if i try to install the virtualbox-guest additions on the guest, is still complains about that it's unable to find the kernel source directory?Ha anyone succeded installing the guest additions on a guest Fedora 14?

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Jun 3, 2010

I had a lot of trouble installing Guest Additions within the Fedora 13 Guest on a Linux host. I had to mount the vboxGuestadditions.iso from the Device --> CD/DVD Devices menu. Then I located the appropriate package for my system. In my case it was the AMD64 Linux version.I ran this as administrator in Terminal. I used the "bash" command followed by the package name. This was after CDing the the appropriate directory. The packaged installed, I then rebooted and it worked fine. (Something that would make this easier is to load a script into nautilus that would allow me to open a locatation as administartor at the open window. I'm sure there is something in Fedora to do this but I couldn't find it in a hurry so I used the command line way).

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Feb 12, 2010

I have on my computer 9.1 and I want to try some virtualization. I want to install WinXP or 7 as guest on my U9.1 box. what is your opinion? Which VMware or VirtualBox should I try?

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Ubuntu Installation :: No Wobbly Window In VirtualBox Guest?

Dec 14, 2010

I'm having trouble with my Ubuntu VM's --I'm running a Win 7 Home Premium Host, (8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, NVidia GeForce Video) Oracle VirtualBox (Current version)

-- When I set up Linux VM's w/ 3D Acceleration, and 128MB Video Ram,
-- I can't enable the 'Extra' Video Effects, to get Compiz working.
-- Even when VBox Guest Additions is installed.

VBox Guest Additions does let me use Full Screen, & Seamless mode, correctly though.
But if I try to set 'Extra' Video Effects, it can't find the correct driver.

ps -A | grep compiz
Does not show compiz running.

FYI: Nor can I get Unity on 11.04 Alpha 1, under the VM.

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Ubuntu :: Configure Virtualbox To Use The Existing Win-7 Installation As A Guest OS

Mar 15, 2011

I am posting this in the "Desktop Environments" section on the theory that the VirtualBox is indeed a desktop environment.

Bottom lines first - maybe it will make the whole essay below superfluous. Do I need to use the Windows-7 installation disk to install the "guest" OS into this virtual box? (This is the main question.) I suspect it is, after the prompts I get trying to run my guest OS for the first time. Since I have a dual-boot anyway - with Win-7 as the main OS on the machine - is there any way I can configure Virtualbox to use the existing Win-7 installation as a guest OS, without damaging the Windows partitions?

Now the rest of the story:

I just deleted about 100 lines of torturous details, realizing nobody will want to read through all that. 1. Question 2 is optional - I have a 400GB mounted file system on a huge Seagate drive for my guest "hard drive".

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Mar 24, 2011

I tried adding myself to the group vboxusers but it did not help.

I then read that the reason that i don't have any sub capability when i'm running XP as guest OS using VirtualBox is that I have a open source version of the program.

So I uninstalled the one I got through software center and downloaded and installed one from VirtualBox website. It installs but does not tell me where to find it in the menu so I don't know how to launch the program. It also doesn't show up as an "installed software" when I search for it in software center.

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Ubuntu Installation :: On Raid 0 - Win7 In VirtualBox ?

Mar 28, 2011

I'm waiting on a 2TB drive to come in so I can repurpose my gaming rig for Ubuntu. (Ok, its still going to be a gaming rig but I want to do 90% of my work/gaming in Linux) I'm thinking that rather than dual-booting I want to run the windows side of the house from a VM via Virtualbox.

Ubuntu runs fine with my hardware atm (have 10.10 installed on a secondary sata drive) and recognizes the RAID array that windows is currently installed on (gigabyte 870A-UD3 motherboard, I think Ubuntu's using fakeRAID to mount and view the drive, not very knowledgeable on raid and had the system built for me, but I know I'm using the gigabyte on-chip bios configuration for the raid)

I'd like to know:

1) if anyone knows of a good guide for dealing with this particular RAID controller beyond my owner's manual. (I read that 10.10 fakeRAID pretty much sets itself up)

2) should my win7 partition for the VM (I'd like it to be a dedicated partition so that I can boot into it if I have to do something in windows that Virtualbox can't handle) be on the Raid Array or the 2TB WD Caviar Green (low performance/power consumption drive)?

3. since I have a 2tb raid 0 array and a 2tb drive coming in, can I setup raid to mirror the contents of the 2 raid 0 drives onto the WD Caviar drive or do they all 3 have to be identical drives. (I think the other 2 are 1TB WD Caviar Black drives)

4. Any particular advice on partitioning? I was just thinking of /, /home and swap being separate on the raid but otherwise leaving the standalone drive as one big partition or splitting between windows partition and an otherwise large storage space.

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Jul 23, 2011

where to download Guest Additions Virtualbox for Fedora 14 ?

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Jul 11, 2010

I'm trying to test 10.04 Lucid 32-bit within 9.10 using VirtualBox. Guest additions aren't working fully--I can copy and paste text, but my mouse pointer still gets captured. No indications of any problems during installation. Also, I get the "Ubuntu is running in low-graphics mode" error message starting up, indicating Ubuntu can't detect the hardware properly. Screen size is stuck at 800x600.

I've tried reinstalling Guest Additions, increasing Video Ram to 128MB, and putting screen resolution and vbox device data into xorg.conf. Nothing changes. Actually, there is no xorg.conf on the system, only an xorg.conf.failsafe. I modified that, no effect--though the file gets overwritten on boot up to be what it was originally. I also tried adding my own xorg.conf. That doesn't get overwritten, but also has no effect.

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Fedora Installation :: VirtualBox 13 Guest: Live CD Installation Failure

Aug 3, 2010

Running VirtualBox 3.2.6 under some host OS (should be irrelevant which one, right?), I created a machine, intending to install Fedora 13 on it. Got the Fedora 13 Live CD iso image, and an 8.6 GB virtual hard drive, completely blank. I set the machine to boot off the Live CD image. The Live CD boots nicely and I get to its desktop. I open "Install to Hard Drive"...and nothing happens. No error message, zip, nada. Inspection of the system shows a series of odd file systems, but I have no clue what they are for and whether they're usable or not.

The sticky [URL] mentions that the blank virtual hard disk should be partitioned and formatted beforehand...So I did, using the Live CD's Disk Utility (Applications: System Tools: Disk Utility). Although the sticky states the small /boot partition should be ext2 or ext3, the Live CD installer proposes to reformat it as ext4. Shouldn't we have formatted it as ext4 right away, then? Also, the installer set the /boot partition's size to 524 MB, not 200 MB as recommended by the sticky.

OBSERVATION: This was not easy because VirtualBox sets the display to 800x600 at most, and the Disk Utility spills beyond those confines WITHOUT PROVIDING SLIDERS. It was sheer luck that the required buttons (create partition, format partition) were barely reachable (at the bottom edge of the screen). This is a serious problem, because increasing the VirtualBox display size can only be done *after* installation (see for instance[URL] - since this guest addition requires rebooting the guest OS, it probably won't stick to the Live CD).

Once those two partitions are prepared and the virtual machine rebooted, "Install to Hard Drive" works as expected.

OBSERVATION: It is absolutely inexcusable that the Live CD installer (Anaconda?) does not propose to do this partitioning and formatting for the user. It is even more inexcusable that it should fail without giving any feedback whatsoever to the user.

Aside: VirtualBox's guest additions does not work correctly (for 3.2.6 anyway). The Devices: Install Guest Additions menu merely mounts a CD image VBOXADDITIONS_3.2.6_63112) without any feedback (expected feedback because the menu ends with an ellipsis). The CD, once opened, has an Open Autorun Prompt button...which fails to do anything. Manually running autorun.sh also fails. I had to manually invoke VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run from a terminal to get anywhere. Even then I was unable to go higher than 1024x768.

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Jul 5, 2011

I have Linux installed on my harddrive, sometimes I run it as the host operating system and sometimes run it as a guest in Windows using VirtualBox. It's a nice ability, I think.

I don't think it's possible with Windows though. Is it because your average distribution includes drivers for everything known to man? Are devices/drivers configured statically in Windows so when somethings changed it breaks?

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Ubuntu Installation :: VirtualBox On XP Host - No 'sudo Apt-get Update'?

Feb 3, 2010

On a Xp host I installed last version of VirtualBox and I created a 9.10 Ubuntu 'guest'.While I can surf the net, I cant 'sudo apt-get update' nor do a 'reload' from 'Synaptic Package Manager'.

PS Here are some facts:
Thinkcenter 9640-7BG
Network adapters:


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