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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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myeclipse asks for virtual memory

I have been trying to install the 2013 version of my Eclipse on Ubuntu 13.04 and have upgraded the same from Ubuntu 12 on-line the installation was normally done with a Live CD and mechanism was ...
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Problem with starting Ubuntu from usb

I installed Ubuntu on an USB drive with this program: http://www.linuxliveusb.com/en/download As it said in the guide, I wanted to start it directly from the USB with "Virtualize_This_Key.exe" but it ...
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Virtual Machine

I recently bought a Sony Vaio SVT13115FLS, first try to partition the hard drive and install ubuntu from a live usb, it not works because the Laptop never recognized the boot. Then I tried with Wubi, ...
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Proxy problem with Virtual Machines

Everything below relates to a Ubuntu Server 12.04 OS. So, I created a VM at work (which needed a proxy). I went and edited the /etc/environment file, and added in the proxy information. This worked ...
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Virtual machine: Ubuntu as host and Windows 98 as guest does not work

I am trying to setup a virtual machine in ubuntu 12.10 my host system ( I dualboot on win7...). After many efforts I succeeded to setup WM PLAYER 5 and even VM Worstation ...
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Cant see windows xp hard disk partitions in Ubuntu10.04

I am new to Linux and recently installed ubuntu 10.04 based on a vmware virtual machine at windows xp. when open ubuntu, left-clicking places->desktop, I can see windows xp hard disk partitions and ...
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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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How to add a printer for a program using wine?

I use one program in Wine which needs printer to work with. But currently I don't have a printer, and installed cups-pdf. When it comes to print the program says you are using a virtual printer, ...
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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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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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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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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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In Ubuntu displays, why does it say I'm using a laptop but I'm using a Desktop?

I'm using Ubuntu on Oracle's Virtual Box aside from Windows because the vast of my friends are trying to get me to try it, I open it and activate full screen mode, yet it isn't all fullscreen. I ...
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Linux kernel: page substitution policy

I am supposed to answer for homework which algorithm is implemented in Linux for the virtual memory page substitution and also give some extracts of the code to prove that. After some research I have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Virtual Shell Environment

What virtualenv is to Python, is _____ for Linux? Is there a similar functionality to create a virtual environment that allows you to e.g. install and configure software and rollback or throw away ...
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Updating a XenServer VM Kernel

In the past on a 12.04.1 VM I have installed the virtual kernel with the following command.. apt-get install linux-virtual linux-image-virtual linux-headers-virtual ..then updated grub which adds ...
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Pantech Link II, Ubuntu and Virtual XP

Okay this is my problem. I have a Pantech Link II, dmesg states: [ 896.072037] usb 2-3: new high-speed USB device number 3 using ehci_hcd [ 896.258562] cdc_acm 2-3:1.0: ttyACM0: USB ACM device [ ...
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PXE Error “E53” No boot filename received

I am running a virtual machine Ubuntu 14.04 MAAS server on my laptop. It is connected to the internet via a usb dongle. I imported all the boot images and configured my dhcp. When i want to boot ...