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

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disable the network adapter of vmware

I want to disable the network adapter of the vmware workstation, but I want to keep using the network address to be able to access it from other machine. because if I delete the network adapter in ...
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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 ...
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changing from xubuntu to windows 7 through mounted file

My win 8 Acer crashed a few days ago and I have since installed Xubuntu over it. I intend to install windows 7, as windows 8 just doesn't work and I know linux isn't the best for video games. I don't ...
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Virtual serial port software

Is there a software for Ubuntu 14.04 which allows one to open virtual serial ports?
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Cannot view Ubuntu properly as virtual machine

When installing Ubuntu as a virtual machine on a Windows 8.1 HP laptop, I cannot get the full view of the normal Ubuntu screen. I cannot get the Unity bar on the left nor the menu bar at the top to be ...
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processor core allocation

I have 16 processor cores available to be allocated. How many processor cores should I allocate to Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine ? Machine specifications- 8Gb RAM 1TB hard disk i3 4th generation ...
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Virtual RAM folder in Ubuntu?

I would like to have a folder mounted as temporary, which is actually my RAM. This is so that, for example, I could copy a movie into my RAM, unplug my external drive, and then watch it. Can this be ...
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Ubuntu LXC container: “unable to set ”nproc“ resource limit: Operation not permitted”

I'm trying to install mongodb in a Ubuntu container, I followed these instructions to set up the Ubuntu 14.10 host: https://linuxcontainers.org/lxc/getting-started/ Running apt-get install mongodb ...
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QEMU Window size independent of resolution [closed]

The resolution used in the virtual machine seems to be independent of the size of the QEMU window. So when I change the QEMU window size I get scaled and distorted window content. Programs like ...
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java -home , Unrecognized option: error to create java virtual machine

My Ubuntu was OK. After trying to install Hadoop, I get this error. Why? java -home Unrecognized option: -home Error: Could not create the Java Virtual Machine. Error: A fatal exception has ...
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Graphics driver for macbook pro [duplicate]

Need higher res graphics driver for my macbook pro running ubuntu in a Virtual Box environment. Image is chopped off on the sides.
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Setup virtual serial ports (Linux null modem emulator) using tty0tty

I want to setup virtual serial port emulator in Linux. I want the ports to be permanent, so that I can use them every time I restart. I tried using socat for that purpose as in this way, socat -d -d ...
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Can I transfer a raided hard drive that is currently on a Windows 2008 R2 server to my Ubuntu Server 14.04 without loosing content?

I currently have a Windows 2008 R2 server that I am using as a file share. The W2k8R2 server and the Ubuntu server are separate VM images. What I would like to do is unmap the raw mounted hard drive ...
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VirtualBox stuck on “Starting Virtual Machine”

I just got a new work laptop but I am having a lot of difficulty getting virtualbox to run on it. It basically fails to start the virtual machine when I try boot it and remains stuck on "Starting ...
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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: