Questions about Virtualizing Ubuntu or virtualizing other operating systems within Ubuntu.

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ubuntu 14.04 desktop amd64 installation fails with kernel panic under vmware [on hold]

I've just downloaded ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso, created new VM in VMWare Workstation 7.1.6 build-744570 using Typical -> I will install the OS later Linux / Ubuntu 64-bit VM Settings: 2GB ...
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Enabling virtualization on my AMD CPU

need help figuring out how to enable virtualization on my AMD FX-6300 CPU in order to be able to dedicate more than one CPU core to my virtualbox Ubuntu build. Everyone says it should be in the BIOS ...
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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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VMware Player version for Windows 7 [closed]

what is the right VMware Player version to install on Windows 7 32bit OS? There are several versions available on VMware website, my understanding is that I don't need the latest version with Windows ...
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What backup solution allows for the easiest migration and restore of machines, even if they're restored from a VM or bare metal and vice versa?

I manage a lot of Ubuntu machines, many physical, many virtual. Backup as a general concept is pretty simple, but backup of entire systems tends to get murky. I'm familiar with virt-p2v, but that ...
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Installing guest additions for Ubuntu running in VirtualBox on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu in Virtual Box that runs on Ubuntu. How can I install the guest additions? From my experience with Virtual Box I know that after installing guest additions I will be able to run ...
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Getting Sound to work on Windows 7 in a KVM on ubuntu 13.10

I rebuilt my system from scratch, and decided to install windows as a guest in KVM. It installed fine, but I cannot get sound working on any of the configs [ac97 - sb16]. I read most of the web pages ...
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Resolution problem using Mac and Parallel Desktops [closed]

I work with Ubuntu 14.04 under the Parallels Desktop on my Macbook Pro retina 15 and have only 800x600 resolution. I had the same problem on Ubuntu 13.10. How to solve this problem?
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How to list all virtual machines created using qemu-system-x86_64?

I am using qemu-system-x86_64 to boot virtual machines on kvm running on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit desktop. I have a few VM's that are currently running. I want to get the list of all VM's booted using ...
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KVM problem using IOMMU

I've been trying to assign a video card to a KVM guest operating system using PCI passthrough. There's been stumbling blocks, but this one has me stumped. Here is the lspci output for the device ...
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Howto make “update-grub” to ignore guest volumes on a KVM Hypervisor?

I have some Ubuntus acting as a KVM Hypervisor and, every time I run "update-grub" on those servers, it takes a lot of time to finish and makes too much disk IO. I'm seeing that it tries to find ...
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How to add serial port in VM to connect to physical network

I have created VM in Ubuntu server host.This VM in-turn has ubuntu operating system installed on it.Now I want to connect this VM to a physical serial port of a device. My issue is :- How can I ...
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How to use setvcpus from libvirt command line?

I'm using libvirt with KVM/QEMU. I found a great PPA, uvtool (http://s3hh.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/quickly-run-ubuntu-cloud-images-locally-using-uvtool/), that manages images and metadata in a volume ...
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Virtualbox hangs when shutting down after having installed guest editions

I have had a few Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VMs running on my windows 7 host and it's been great. I just recently added the guest additions to one of the Ubuntu guests on virtual box and now every time I try to ...
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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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Attach / detach problem for passthrough/SR-IOV in libvirt

I just encountered a problem in libvirt while was trying to attach and detach a sr-iov vf to my VM The version of my libvirt is 1.1.1-0ubuntu8.5 I tried to attach the device using following xml ...
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Extra mouse buttons not working in virtualization (VMware/VirtualBox, ubuntu host)

I'm trying to run VMware Workstation and/or VirtualBox on Ubuntu. The virtual machines are working perfectly in both applications, except for the extra mouse buttons (forward/backward). In Ubuntu the ...
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Creating Virtual Machines using ubuntu-vm-builder

I'm currently trying to install virtual machines on my Ubuntu Server 13.10. I followed the instructions from this guide. I was able to install and check if my machine is is supported how ever when I ...
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virtualization solution?

I am new in Ubuntu, I am using virtualization for my final project and using Ubuntu server 12.04 as a platform. I have installed the server but I don't know how to install other tools I need to ...
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Why won't VirtualBox work? [duplicate]

I want to run VirtualBox so that I can use Windows Vista, but this is what pops up when I start it. Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is ...
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How do I run a PXE server?

I'm going to run several virtual machines with KVM virtualization. In order to install guest systems over PXE protocol, I am going to run a PXE server on my host machine (I'm not doing it wrong, am ...
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Openstack Nova-Compute: libvirtError: internal error: CPU feature `rtm' specified more than once

Please help... Trying to install OpenStack but nova-compute fails every time. I've tried downgrading libvirt to 1.1.1 per a similar post with no luck. I am running on D34010WYK with Intel i3 and 4 ...
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Windows XP VM or Windows 7 VM?

I've got an HP laptop with 750 GB ROM,4 GB RAM,a dual-core processor with 2.4 GHz and it's running Ubuntu 12.04. I want to use VirtualBox to make a Windows XP/7 Virtual Machine,but I don't know which ...
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VM running too slowly on qemu

When I create virtual machine using qemu-system-x86_64 , it doesn't even boots up. qemu-system-x86_64 -m 1024 -name mac -hda ~/Documents/ubuntu1 and When I create the same with Oracle Virtualbox or ...
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Booting a real physical Win7 installation as Xen guest

So far I have achieved booting a physical installation of Win7 on internal hdd from Ubuntu USB HDD in both KVM and VB/VMware virtual machines using raw disk access. Windows runs without any amendments ...
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How can the installation of KVM /virt-manager cause standby-resume failures?

Question: I installed KVM and virt-manager, because I wanted to try it as replacement for virtualbox. Now ever since I installed KVM/virt-manager, my laptop does not return from standby, it just ...
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What are virtualization and KVM?

Can anyone explain this: What is virtualization? What KVM Kernel Virtual Machine?
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Error while creating qcow2 file using qemu-img

When I am creating an qcow2 file using qemu-img command I am getting error as librbd.so.1 file not found. When I check for the dependencies that .so file is present in the /usr/lib folder. Can any ...
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How to find name of the virtual machine Ubuntu server is being hosted on?

Is it possible to find out what version and what type of virtual machine is my ubuntu server being hosted on its on a remote server?-Thanks in advance.
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how to create an empty virtual machine without os in kvm?

Can any one help me to create virtual machine in kvm hypervisor without os. Just the vm should have 8GB disk, 512 MB RAM and default NIC interface.
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Installing Xen hypervisor on Ubuntu 12.04 and 13.10

I have tried many time to install xen on different ubunut versions, but I have got two errors: When installing xen 4.1 on ubuntu (the ubuntu is the host system) and use #sudo xm list, the error is ...
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Unity crashes when running Ubuntu in a VM [duplicate]

I can't get Ubuntu (tried both 12.10 and 13.10) to play nice with my VM. Everything looks fine when I log in, but trying to use the dashboard will cause a crash. The crash can be triggered by just ...
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Is it wise to run computing virtual machines on KVM?

I have a physical server with 384GB memory. My main applications are to run CPU and I/O intensive programs. I could run everything on the physical server. But I'm wondering if it is better to host a ...
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virtualbox problems [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu linux 12.04 and trying to install a version of Windows OS onto my virtualbox. I already have Win 7 ultimate running and I would like to also run Win 8 from .iso file. I've been ...
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Wanted: In-depth guide to virtualizing existing Windows 7 partition with VirtualBox

I would like an in-depth guide to virtualizing an existing Windows 7 partition (with VirtualBox), as all the instructions I have found online are either incomplete, imperfect,vaguely worded, or out of ...
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VM VirtualBox doesn't allow to enable 64-bit guest on Ubuntu 12.04 and Lenovo G500S

I've installed VM VirtualBox v. 4.3.8 on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Lenovo G500S with Intel 1005M processor) and I can't configure any 64-bit guest (nor Windows, neither other OS). Inslalation of Win 8.1 ...
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Virsh KVM Domain is marked as autostart… doesn't come up after restarting windows

I have KVM and Virsh installed. When I restart windows inside the VM, the VM does not come back up without issuing a virsh start command. I found this ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 12.04 or 13.10 in Virtual Box

I have a laptop with Intel Pentium B970 processor, 2 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD with Windows 7 Professional (32 bit version) as the OS. Ubuntu desktop 12.04 or Ubuntu 13.10 (both 32 bit versions) installation ...
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Setting up multiple VMs on home server for remote access of VMs to different users via internet

I have a home server (2.3GHz - 6core, 16GB RAM, 3TB HDD, etc.) with Ubuntu server running on it. I want to install 3 different VMs on it (all ubuntu) for 3 different people. Each person will access an ...
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How to completely remove virsh from Ubuntu

How to uninstall virsh from Ubuntu 13.10 server. I have already removed libvirt-bin, qemu and kvm but virsh is still running. I used following command to remove libvirt-bin. apt-get remove --purge ...
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Virtualizing Windows 7 with qemu-kvm SATA Issues

I am working on virtualizing a windows 7 image using kvm on Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit. Here are the specs for my machine: CPU: Intel i7-2860WM ,8G RAM I am using an image created with WinImage of a ...
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I can't use libvirt with listen TCP

I can't figure out how to enable libvirt with '-l' option (--listen) tcp conections in Ubuntu. I think that this is a bug. I tried the following, without success: ...
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Triple Boot: OSX (10.6), Win7, and Ubuntu 12.10

I managed to install three OS on my MBP 7,1 running most of the time on Snow Leopard. Somehow, I managed to run Windows 7 on Parallels Desktop while Ubuntu partition doesn't seem to mount even via ...
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KVM and port security

In my test environment I get everything working perfectly the way I want it. Running Cloudmin KVM instances over a bridged adapter. Then when it comes time to install at the data center I hit a brick ...
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Running multiple instances of ubuntu inside ubuntu

I know the title is a little bit odd. but this is the situation. I want to test a mongodb cluster environment, for this mission I need 6 machines. My PC is not that good to host 6 virtual machines. ...
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Prepare Ubuntu FOR VM Template

What should be the steps / actions one should do in order for preparing an ubuntu Virtual machine to be suitable for a template. I can only think of: clean /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules ...
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Why am I getting a black screen when booting VM using qemu?

When I try to boot a virtual machine using: qemu-system-x86_64 -m 1024 -cdrom /host/iso/ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso -name mac -hda ~/ubuntu I am getting a black screen just after the ...
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Virtual Machines

I have 3 VMs and I need to know weather they reside on one physical host or not, and if they not, I need to clone them to one physical host using OpenStack features. I am not sure how they were ...
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KVM Guest cannot access internet using NAT Network

I have an Ubuntu Server 13.10 configured as a Virtual Machine host, using libvirt and KVM. I have added two virtual machines, both using Ubuntu Server 13.10, one with Mysql and other with Apache/PHP, ...
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Which VM host application should i use [closed]

I'm a MS admin trying to migrate to the Linux world. I have setup a physical Ubuntu server for learning and i was wondering which VM application should i use to run multiple server on my box? I so ...