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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 ...
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How to setup network configuration for static ip address in Virtualbox?

My isp has a static ip address. Therefore, whenever I use the guest machine in VirtualBox, I have to set the network to NAT. All other VM's get the same ip address; if I set network to bridged, I am ...
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14.04 Parallels and VirtualBox Resolution Issues [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Parallels and VirtualBox. Been trying multiple methods to fixing the resolution with no luck. I am running both these VM's on my mid-2013 MBPr: Intel Iris: ...
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Running installed windows programs [duplicate]

How to run windows programs(which are already installed in windows) on ubunt 12.04; I have installed ubuntu through wubi installer and both windows and ubuntu exist.
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KDE desktop - handling shared applications & icons

I am using the KDE 4.8 desktop with the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have made two separate virtual desktops on it with different wallpapers on each. I want to share all applications with the exception of ...
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Problems installing Zimbra on VPS

I have some problems installing Zimbra Collaboration on my VPS with Ubuntu server 12.04. I tried many solutions found on google, but with no results :( Configuring SNMP...done. Setting up ...
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How to create a virtual image for an existing system?

I have a Ubuntu OS installed on a windows7 host. Now, I want to create a virtual image of the ubuntu os from my system so that I can use it on other machines. I don't even know if it possible. But, ...
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VBox: Error mounting shared folders in Ubuntu 12.04 guest

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 guest running on an Ubuntu 13.10 host. I created a shared folder in the host following the documentation. When I try to mount the folder in the guest the result is: $ sudo ...
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Black Screen in my VM after USB mount

I installed Linux within VMware Player. I needed to use USB key within my VM. After I mounted it (using the menu interface), each time I try to restart my VM or even close Vmware Player and open it ...
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How to properly create a virtual machine for Windows?

Hello my problem is the following : i want to get to use Ubuntu but yet i need Windows for my studies (for like Visual Studio and other stuff does work only under Windows ) so i was thinking of making ...
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Stuck In Virtual Console: TTY1

I entered tty1 by pressing CTR, ALT +F1 but when I press CTRL, ALT +F7 I get list of items that look like this: *Starting.... followed by [OK}. How do I get back into the regular desktop?? Help, new ...
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VM runs very slow using qemu

When I create virtual machine using qemu-system-x86_64 , it doesn't even boot up. This is how I boot the VM: qemu-system-x86_64 -m 1024 -name mac -hda ~/Documents/ubuntu1 but when I create the same ...
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Domain pointed to my server but i get an error when applying changes, please help

I have a domain pointing to it using a record on name cheap and I have created a virtual host on webmin. But it is not working as I think I need to restart the Apache web server, or apply changes I'm ...
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qemu kernel zImage file problem

im trying the install virtual embedded linux, i installed qemu and i installed kernel like as : $ wget https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/linux-3.8.2.tar.bz2 in Kernel file enter these ...
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What options do you recommend for running an emulation of the windows 7 operating system on the ubuntu os?

I realize there are several available but am unsure which are capable of running the win7 os in a virtual machine. You're opinions are greatly appreciated.
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Ubuntu 13.10 (Parallels VM) - Could Not Apply the Stored Configuration for Monitors

Ubuntu 13.10 - could not apply the stored configuration for monitors So I'm essentially having the same problem as the thread linked above. However, because I don't have enough "rep", I have to start ...
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How do I check if a package is installed on my server?

I recently installed Ubuntu Server edition 13.10. But I have ran into a bit of problem. At the end of the install, it asks you for several extra packages whether you want them nor not, like openSSH ...
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sudo airmon-ng start wlan0 doesnt find interface?

100% linux newbie here, sorry for all the dumbness. I'm trying to recover a router password using Reaver Pro. I'm using Oracle VM Virtual Box to run it. everytihng goes along with the tutorials but ...
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Change my virtual servers' admin password

I'm having a problem with my virtual servers (CloneZilla and Accounts); I don't remember the admin password to access them. I control them in a virtual machine manager. I can login in to the main host ...
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SSH with VirtualBox

How do I SSH into Ubuntu from an outside network? It's running in VirtualBox and the network adapter as to remain NAT. I can't seem to figure out how to set it up. Are there any ways to directly SSH ...
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Virtual Hotspot Router to share wifi [duplicate]

Can someone suggest me an app for Ubuntu 13.10 to create a hotspot and share my wifi internet connection like Connectify for Windows You may ask why don't I connect to the wifi directly rather than ...
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Distributed drive on a mixed OS network

I'm building a Ubuntu home server and I was going to add a NAS to it when I realized the PCs on the network had 6TB of unused storage space so instead I want to combine that space into one virtual ...
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Setting a command to be run when switching to a virtual desktop (or an activity) in KDE

Can a command be set to run when switching to a specific virtual desktop (or an activity) in KDE environment? I want to run a command for a desktop (e.g. desktop2) which when I switch to, it will ...
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Files with [ square brackets ] in the name have been deleted from ~ via apt-get

The day before yesterday I uninstalled virtualbox 4.1.18 from the repo and installed virtualbox-4.2 from the virtualbox website as well as vagrant from the vagrant site. I installed the two new .debs ...
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Present a virtual HBA to an Ubuntu Xen Guest so that we can assign Fiber Channel Volumes directly to this guest

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Xen Kernel Xen Tools: Libvirt Created a virtual HBA on the physical hardware in Ubuntu running an Emulex HBA. Have done the required zoning on the switch side and assigned a test ...
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Other backgrounds for tty Concoles?

I have in ~/.bashrc: if [ "$TERM" = "linux" ]; then echo -en "\e]P0232323" #black echo -en "\e]P82B2B2B" #darkgrey echo -en "\e]P1D75F5F" #darkred echo -en "\e]P9E33636" #red echo ...
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How To Run Windows on ubuntu without vt-x ??

i got intel atom processor , that has no vt-x , how can i run window 7/8 on my computer without vt-x (Guest OS , maybe ...) ? please give me a guide on this , i'm really new to virtual machines . and ...
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Get sound from a Windows VM to ubuntu via network

I'm using xen to passthu my graphics card so that I can play in my Windows VM. Everything works fine, I'm sharing my Ubuntu's mouse with the Windows guest via network (really good latency, I don't ...
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Kubuntu VM FullScreen on Win7 host

Cannot take advantage of my 1280x1024 display to have seamless or fullscreen of kubuntu VM. tried to install guest additions and reboot but still 1024x768.
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Will Mir support workspaces?

Although the Workspace Switcher no longer appears by default in Raring/Saucy, it can still be enabled, and some users find it invaluable. Will 14.04 or whichever version adopts Mir provide equivalent ...