Questions related to virtualization, virtual devices, virtual terminal emulators, etc.

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How do you hotplug enable new CPU and RAM in a Virtual Machine

I am running Ubuntu in a virtual machine and I'd like to add CPU and RAM without rebooting the device. How can I hotplug this new virtual hardware?
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Clicking “Show Desktop” while Boxes virtualization is maximised makes icons freeze - Ubuntu 16.04

I'd like to report an repeatable issue when using Boxes on Ubuntu 16.04. When Boxes is maximized and the "Show Desktop" icon is clicked it actually blocks all items on the desktop which were there ...
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How to switch to a TTY in Virtual Box VM? [duplicate]

I am running an Ubuntu 16.04 VM in VirtualBox 5.0.18 and I need to switch to TTY1, how can this be achieved? Is there a keyboard shortcut to achieve this in the guest session because doing the normal ...
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Runing virtual machine host and guest on a laptop/desktop

I would like to create a portable system by installing a minimal virtual machine host on my laptop and on my desktop. I would then like to have the virtual machine guest on a USB memory stick that I ...
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unable to start service on VMware Workstation 11

I am trying to install vmware workstation 11 on Ubuntu 15.04 and I got following errors. unable to start services "virtual network devices" How do i fix it?
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Installed Windows 10 on a VM (native Ubuntu 14.0re4)

I just installed Virtualbox and installed windows 10 on it. And so far, so good. The problem is, i can't get windows on my computer resolution and it's really bad, does someone knows how to fix it ?
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Unable to connect to libvirt

I installed xen 4.5 from Repository and virt-manager and it was working fine but when i removed xen 4.5 and compiled and installed xen 4.6 the virtual machine manager is unable to connect to xen it ...
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Virtual MMC instead of physical one

I just have one question. Usually I develop for embedded products inside a virtual machine with ubuntu (different flavors, but the most recent one is ubuntu 15.10 x64). Now, the problem is that ...
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Is there a way to install an operating system (iso) from a virtual box onto a HDD partition that is not virtual?

I can't boot from usb or dvd i was wondering if i can install windows from the virtualbox into a HDD partition that is not virtual .
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Mouse scrolling weird/unresponsive in virtual box

I'm using virtual box 5.0.14 and I've installing guest additions and the extension pack. I am able to scroll up/down however frequently as I'm scrolling down it scrolls up instead. If I disable mouse ...
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VM Manager is getting error during installation Win7

I would like to install Windows 7 through Virtual Machine Manager, I followed this tutorial for Ubuntu --> http://www.howtogeek.com/117635/how-to-install-kvm-and-create-virtual-machines-on-ubuntu/ ...
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Web-based Xen hypervisor

I want to make users to be able to create and manage virtual machines from a web-based interface. I have installed Xen hypervisor on my Ubuntu machine I have installed Apache webserver and all the ...
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How to extend the virtual memory in Linux?

I have a 1GB ram pc, is there a way to extend virtual memory? I cannot do anything because my pc is moving horribly slow. I am planning on buying a raspberry pi b+ and really need it fast for a ...
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Physical disk for virtual machine

Is it possible to have a Virtual Machine AND a Dual Boot Windows OS alongside Ubuntu? Currently, I'm in Ubuntu. I prefer it over Windows, but unfortunately, I need to use Windows from time to time. ...
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Access to a service hosted on multiple AP with the same IP/domain

I have a pretty strange problem to solve here. I need to connect to three Access Points at the same time from a single machine with a single WiFi adapter. As you can see here I've done it with a very ...
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Where's the best place to download Ubuntu virtual machines? [closed]

I'm using VirtualBox on OSX, and found a list of images here. But as of today it doesn't include an image for 14.04. What URLs would you suggest to ease the search for a client image of Ubuntu 14.04? ...
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Find GPU resource allocation on virtual server

I have been provided a virtual server, which runs Ubuntu 14.04. I'm accessing it using PuTTY. The server should have a NVIDIA GRID K2 GPU, but I'm having some issues using it in Python/C++ with the ...
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Trouble installing VMware workstation 11.1 on ubuntu 14.04

Trouble installing VMware workstation 11.1 on ubuntu 14.04 Kernel Module Updater prompts Compiling Error : Virtual Network Device Unable to start services See log file .... I have gone through several ...
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How to connect Android over wifi on a virtual usb?

Nobody knows me here, because I am posting first time. Here is my major problem: After stupidly messing around in factory-mode of my MTK Android phone, I lost both Imei numbers (and all the secret ...
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Set Up Bluetooth (rfcomm) as a virtual serial port (dev/tty0)

I have a bluetooth device that is discoverable through the command "hcitool scan". Its protocol discriptor is "RFCOMM". I can bind the device to the port rfcomm0 through the command "sudo rfcomm ...
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Have trouble with Virtualbox and Ubuntu

The install went ok but my screen is small and computer runs very slow. I don't know how I did this, but it's running (snapshot 1) could this be the problem?
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Virtualbox 4.X on ubuntu 15.10

I updated to Ubuntu to 15.10 and suddenly Virtual Box isn't working anymore. So I tried to install an older version, that didn't work. Downgrading also didn't help. Is there any option to install ...
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PlayOnLinux change install location from virtual drive

I am using PLayOnLinux for a couple of my games but it only installs games in one specific spot that I am unable to change, I'm guessing it's a virtual drive ((according to someone on here)) and I'd ...
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Use of Test Drive

I wanted to run Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 in Test Drive, to use it in Test Drive as a Virtual Machine. I found that it is not available as an iso for use in Test Drive and I could not work out how to use a ...
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VNC Installation problems

Ok so I got tightvnc tar from their site for linux but I cant install it for some reason on my OS, it asks for me to give it a directory when I run vndinstall, these is what it says in the terminal: ...
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useless processes in Ubuntu 14.04 virtual server

I've used Ubuntu for my desktop for a quite while now and I have successfully migrated my only CentOS web production server to Ubuntu 14.04 x64 a little over 3 months ago and I couldn't be happier. ...
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Android virtul device launching problem

When I launch my emulator it say : Failed to start emulator: Cannot run program /home/mahfuz(my computer name)/Android-Sdk(folder)/android-sdk-linux/tools/emulator": error=2, No such file or ...
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How do I create a device like /dev/zero, /dev/random to echo a specific value in demand?

I wish to have a customized device to echo a specific value like /dev/zero or /dev/random. But /dev/zero always outputs 0, /dev/random outputs a random number. The specific value may be configured, ...
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How to create VM using Virsh

Getting following error while running the the nodedev-create command. root@vagrant-ubuntu-trusty-64:/home/vagrant# virsh nodedev-create node.xml error: Failed to create node device from node1.xml ...
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Unable to Boot OS of Cloned VM

Using VMware version 5.5.0, I cloned a virtual machine running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64). Prior to powering on the cloned machine, I disconnected it from network adapters. ...
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Virtual Keyboard Problem 14.04

If I press a button in the virtual keyboard, Ubuntu will type two of that character. This problem happens with every virtual keyboard (onboard, florence, etc), and only with a virtual keyboard. My ...
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Is there any split-key virtual keyboard in ubuntu/linux?

Can anyone point me to a virtual keyboard with split-key layout? All the talk about linux for mobile devices surely must mean the most basic feature exist somewhere, a working virtual keyboard for ...
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virtual machine installation for ubuntu os … [duplicate]

ok ... so i posted a question as to how to install i-tunes in ubuntu, apparently ubuntu does not support i-tunes ... i hav in fact used the playonlinux version of i-tunes only to find out that my ...
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Problem with hgfs folder in Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine

I have Windows Workstation 10 on my computer, and installed Ubuntu 12.04 in it. I enabled the VM Share Folder option in order share a Windows (host) folder in Ubuntu. I followed the steps provided in ...
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How to delete win7 and set Ubuntu into “real” space?

I'm using dual OS (Windows and Ubuntu) Now I'm really interesting with Ubuntu, and I wanna delete Win7, but when I set up Ubuntu, I use the virtual space.. How to delete Win7 and merge Ubuntu into ...
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virtualbox guest addition for host ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 as host and I installed windows 7 in virtual machine. How installed virtual box guest addition? guide me
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How do I reduce the size of a Ubuntu Virtual Image in Virtual Box?

I've read in another post (How do I increase the hard disk size of the virtual machine?) that to change the size of a Virtual Disk Image(.vdi) one can use the following command: VBoxManage modifyhd ...
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How can I run Windows phone in Ubuntu virtually?

Is it possible run windows phone virtually in Ubuntu? If yes, how can I configure it? Give step by step guide.
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Virtual Network Interface

Recently I configured my Ubuntu in enterprise where it is used Windows machines as usual. Problem is that proxy settings are obtained through domain settings. And this is not relevant to my Linux ...
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Virtual Audio Cable For Ubuntu

I am looking for a Virtual Audio Cable program to pipe audio through. Surely there must be a Linux version or something similar to these awesome Windows programs... ...
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Docker container on a virtual Ubuntu Server

Is it possible to install docker.io on an ubuntu server in a virtual environment? Maybe on a vserver of a hosting provider? Thanks
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How to transfer data from Genymotion to Host machine?

I am using Genymotin Version 2.3.1 in my Ubuntu machine. I can able to copy files from Host machine to Genymotion by simple drag and drop method. But I unable to copy Genymotion Data to host machine. ...
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Creating a virtual display device and connecting the display to an arbitrary graphic card virtually

I want to create a virtual display device (like virtual monitor) in Ubuntu and connect it to one of the graphic cards virtually? Anyone know how can I do that? The reason which I am going to do this ...
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Virtual Machine can not ping to internet but still use apt-get update?

I'm installing VMware version 11 on Windows 7 Pro to create Virtual machines. VMs is running Ubuntu 14.04. My problem is I can not ping from the virtual machines to the Internet (8.8.8.8). but still ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server: configure virtual network devices [fail]

Since a few hours I have a problem with the networkdevice at my server. When I (re)boot the server I get the following fail-message: configure virtual network devices [fail] A few moments later it ...
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How to run Vmware player as root?

I want to use a physical disk in Vmware Player. To do that i need to run Vmware Player as root, how do i do that ? I have tried to start it via terminal but no luck. I have tried to start it via ...
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Terminal unusable in Virtual Machine

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I have created a virtual machine with the same ISO. In the virtual machine the terminal window shows up with a strange transparent gradient that makes it unusable. How can ...
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Creating Ubuntu Server

So im trying to learn Linux and one particular project im undertaking is creating a virtualized Ubuntu server using Ubuntu desktop and Virutalbox as a platform. So to keep things basic, im trying to ...
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Adding another Wine or “Virtual Drive” to removable USB and playing games from it

I have recently installed 14.04 Ubuntu on my Chromebook using crouton. I am not much of a Ubuntu person, nor Linux. My Chromebooks capacity is 16 GB, and I only get to use about 8-9 GB. I already ...
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what is the difference between x86_64 amd64 and 64 bit

what is the difference between x86_64 amd64 and 64 bit ? I think its a stupid question but still. I use a x86_64 bit Ubuntu, but when ever I try to do a live boot of any other 64 bit images like the ...