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

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How to get faster my Ubuntu in a Virtual Machine

Today, I setup a virtual machine with ubuntu. However, now, my computer dies when it works. I cannot take an action
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Multiple desktop question, i.e. :0, :1

I have xbmc/kodi running on a machine connected to my TV. Sometimes, I need to exit xbmc to do some regular computing. This works fine. What I'd like to be able to do is have xbmc running on :0 and ...
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how to convert linux mint from physical to virtual machine [duplicate]

I got windows XP and Linux Mint as dual boot. Is it possible to convert Linux Mint partition to virtual machine after booting in Windows.?
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TomTom not recognised in W7 VM after upgrade to 14.10 (VMM)

Since the upgrade from 14.04 to 14.10, my W7 VM does not longer recognise my TomTom. I am very dependant on my TT, so it is an absolute neccessity for me to be able to update it. Before the update ...
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VMWare Shared Folder, host resources

I have a SSD running a ubuntu virtual machine. Shared folders is set up to a folder on another hard drive. Ubuntu constantly, 24/7 writes data to this shared folder. As SSD have a limited write ...
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Resizing sda1 on vmware workstation 10 - 20GB to 40GB

I am hoping that someone has had experience with this issue. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a virtual machine on VMware workstation 10. I created a primary partition of 20GB. I need to extend ...
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clean install boot fails … ended up in BusyBox (initramfs) … a case for e2fsck

The computer gave me some strange errors like 'device not found' always while booting into Ubuntu, so tried to figure it out and used only the tips from this site to get a fast and secure virtual ...
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How to access vhosts on ubuntu server from withing local network

recently started building a home network out of ubuntu server and a few other computers . . now on one older one i have installed ubuntu server and can connect to it with the ip and either ssh . . ...
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Increase Virtual Machine's Hard Disk Memory [duplicate]

Im running Ubuntu 12.04 in my Virtual Box. An error occurs as I copy files using the command below: sudo cp -R /dspace/webapps/* /var/lib/tomcat6/webapps This is the error : cp: cannot create ...
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lightdm multiple virtual terminals single seat

LightDM configuration semantics for multiple seats seem to have changed in Ubuntu 14.10. More, it seems there has always been ambiguity regarding whether multiple seats necessarily means separate ...
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Architecture of a virtual OpenStack deployment (Juju/MAAS) with 1 physical node

I'd like to demonstrate some of OpenStacks HA/FT features (most importantly live migration and storage replication). For that purpose, I have a machine with 32 GB RAM and a Xeon e3v2 with 4 cores (8 ...
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Install without cd or usb

My dads girlfriend has a laptop with windows 8. (ofcourse) she wants it replaced with with anything else. Being a fulltime linux user since a while, i thinks it time to convert them also! Only 1 ...
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How to solve NO IP address in the Virtual Server

Greetings Guru's & Fellow Techies.... I have a New Physical Box which runs Ubuntu 12.4 LTS in there I run Virtual Server using VMM. the problem is that VMM does not get connected to the main DC ...
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computer won't recognize windows after installing lunix

after I have installed lunix the computer won't recognize the windows usb and dvd only recognize the lunix drive and cd. I have recently update the bios phonix that to windows 8 64 bit the previous ...
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Installing Ubuntu Into a Virtual Machine [duplicate]

I am trying to install Ubuntu into a virtual machine on my Win7 PC. I have Oracle Virtual Box Manager. Does anyone know how to do Ubuntu into this virtual machine or can anyone point in the right ...
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Virtual root directory for user

Is it possible to set a virtual root directory for a user? e.g. if the user's home directory is: /home/account/public_html/www.domain.com Can it be set so it displays /www.domain.com or just / and ...
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How do I set up Two Virtual AFP servers

I recently set up an Ubuntu server as a Time Machine server using this guide: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2105755 So on my Mac my Ubuntu server appears as a Time Capsule. Looking at ...
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Routing with virtual interfaces

How do I setup Ubuntu Server (14.04.01) with public eth0 and private eth1 to act as a router for multiple public/private IP pairs. eth0: 200.0.0.2 eth0:1: 200.0.0.3 eth1: 192.168.0.1 ...
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Proftpd - SFTP with Virtual Users

I'm trying to configure a SFTP with Proftpd. I've successfully configured the SFTP with Unix Users, but now I'd like to use virtual users, as I'll have an important amount of users to add/delete. I ...
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Fail to copy anything from or into Virtual Machine

I have installed virtual machine to run Windows in Ubuntu 14.04. Everything is working fine except for the copy paste functionality. I am unable to copy any file from virtual machine to main screen ...
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Creating a KVM on Ubuntu 14.04 host fails

I am trying this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/cloud-images-and-uvtool.html $ uvt-simplestreams-libvirt sync release=trusty arch=amd64 bogdanbiv@bivub1404:~$ time uvt-kvm create ...
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How to enable CD/DVD Drive to standby and wait for physical media

I have a server running Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS that I am using to run Virtual Machine guests, I have one running Windows 7, I want to be able to do some things off this like burning CDs. But when I ...
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Convert Physical to Virtual - GPT System Error

I'm trying to convert physical Ubuntu machine to virtual using VMware. I keep getting this error: "The source computer has GPT disk(s). Conversion of live computers with GPT disks is not ...
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Getting sound on windows 7 virtual box

I have windows 7 running in virtual box on ubuntu 14.04 but I cant get sound. How can I fix this?
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Ubuntu crawls in virtualbox

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 in virtualbox, and every action (from opening applications to alt-tabbing from terminal to desktop) crawls. I'm in Windows 8 which works fine, but it just seems like Ubuntu is ...
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Does a virtual whiteboard that offers real time editing exist for ubuntu?

I'd like to give a presentation to several people using skype. Now....the thing is that I want them to look at a document that I previously created and give me real time answers to my questions. Is it ...
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Packages are not installing!

I am trying to install packages using apt-get These are the following packages: root@ubunto:/# sudo apt-get install build-essential libssl-dev libcurl4-gnutls-dev libexpat1-dev gettext unzip Reading ...
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linux-image-virtual packages empty in 14.04 trusty?

I can't seem to get a linux-virtual kernel (for VMs) installed in trusty. The packages install perfectly fine, but they simply are empty, without anything except changelog and copyright files in ...
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14.04 turn off mouse wheel workspace switching WITHOUT compiz

I don't seem to have compiz installed. I need to turn off the infernal workspace switching because when I drift ever so slightly out of a window while scrolling with my wheel, bang- my app has ...
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Maas cannot power control virsh node

Maas is not able to power-control vm-nodes. If i try to commission a declared vm node with the power settings: Power address: qemu+ssh://ubuntu@192.168.25.14/system Power id: vm1 the node does not ...
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Can I Dual Boot Ubuntu from a Virtual CD drive?

My Comp Sci professor told me to dual boot Ubuntu on my computer to get some experience with the Linux OS. However, my DVD drive is broken and my BIOS will not boot from a USB. My professor is telling ...
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14.04 did not install correctly, VMware player

I'm running Ubuntu 64-bit as a virtual machine using VMware player. I was prompted to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04. The installation process was taking a while and I put my laptop to sleep. When I ...
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Which version of Ubuntu should I install under VirtualBox in OS X 10.9?

I'm planning to install Ubuntu in a VirtualBox virtual machine. The host operating system is OS X 10.9 Mavericks running on a Mid-2012 MacBook Pro. The download page instructs me to choose between ...
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I would like to make a Virtual Router on Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04. But when I try to create a virtual router from the "Create new wireless network" I lose connection. This issue was resolved in the forum, in the following post: I would like to ...
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Samba Error Message

I am new to linux and ubuntu. currently using 14.04 i believe. i had an error unable to open new log file "/var/log/samba/log.%m" when type samba. anybody had idea? ls -l I got the ...
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Second virtual interface fails

I'm trying to simulate multiple hosts in my laptop for testing wifi connections with Access Point. Trying to create virtual interfaces using iw command. The file /etc/network/interfaces looks like ...
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Ubuntu on VirtualBox problem

I installed Ubuntu on a VirtualBox and I can only see the middle of the desktop? Here is a screenshot:
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Cant install virtualbox [duplicate]

I cant install virtual box on ubuntu 14.04TLS and I get an error. I have been googleing every possible fix but I just cant figure it out. I need someone to please help me. CD/DVD 'Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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How to access the localhost which is in windows?

I am having two machines one is installed with UBUNTU and another one with WINDOWS 7. In Ubuntu installed LAMP & in windows installed WAMP Here my question How to access the localhost in ...
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Is there any software application for Ubuntu like RAMDisk by Dataram?

Currently I using ramdisk in windows7 by using http://memory.dataram.com/products-and-services/software/ramdisk. Update: RamDisk software by DataRam has the ability to save RamDisk virtual disk ...
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Are all pages of a process loaded in swap file / partition?

"Swap space is the area on a hard disk which is part of the Virtual Memory of your machine, which is a combination of accessible physical memory (RAM) and the swap space" . According to a user now , ...
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Can the mount command mount iso files into virtual drives?

I was looking over some question here on the site. From what I understood I could mount an iso file in a virtual drive using "-o loop" (the loop option). Is this true? ...if it is then I'm having ...
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KVM Virtual Machine Manager: Host CPU does not provide required features: aes

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. I am using OpenStack. The service is all working, but nova service is not working. Some got error is: hardware not supported, so I changed Processor -> Configuration -> ...
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Photoshop in Ubuntu - what are my options?

I tried installing Wine and running CS6 under that but I kept getting the pointer bug where it registers click but doesn't register the stroke. I am looking into the VirtualBox + Windows options but ...
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Virtual Hotspot and VPN

I created an hotspot wireless with this script : http://www.webupd8.org/2013/06/how-to-set-up-wireless-hotspot-access.html . All work fine. Now I would create a vpn and share the vpn with all mobile ...
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Unable to save via Samba share to Ubuntu VM

I have a Ubuntu Virtual Machine running with VirtualBox on my Win7 laptop and I connect to the filesystem in Windows via a Samba share. This all works fine. However, I am unable to edit a file on ...
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Enable numlock at login screen - with thin client?

I want to enable numlock at the login screen. numlockx is already installed. I've tried adding "greeter-setup-script=/usr/bin/numlockx on" to etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf, which by the way only works if ...
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desktop environment delivery via remote virtual server

I've known since shortly after starting with various flavors of *nix circa '04 that the OS is multi-user server environment. There remains a nagging issue that I just can't seem wrap my head around, ...
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Ubuntu on SSHD Drive with Windows 7 VM

I'm tottaly new to Ubuntu. Only played with it in the last few days while I waited for the new drive to come (LiveUSB persistent) I'm really impressed with it (and sick of Windows' sluggishness) and ...
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How to run Ubuntu, within Windows, from a USB drive? [duplicate]

Is is possible to run Ubuntu from a USB pen drive, while simultaneously working and running the main OS (Windows) on the computer? I assume this is like a virtual desktop held on the USB, and ...