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

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Which release has easy VirtualBox host or VMWare host installation process?

I am thinking of installing Ubuntu to host Windows 8.1 x64 guests. Is there a particular release of Ubuntu (e.g. 12.04, 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu Studio 14.04/15.04, Ubuntu server 12.04/14.04), that has a ...
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PCI GPUs have the same device ids. Why?

I've got two R9 280's installed in my system. In Ubuntu when I run lspci -nn both the cards have the same device id. Example Output: 01:00.0 Example GPU 1 [8080:aa68] 04:00.0 Example GPU 2 ...
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libvirt networking problem: Host cannot access Internet (while guests can!)

I run a Ubuntu machine which hosts via libvirt several guest VMs (also Ubuntu). The guests can access the Internet, while the host can only reach the local network, including the gateway. This seems ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 freeze whenever Ethernet cable plugged in

I have hp pavilion dv2000 laptop and i have installed windows 7 and Ubuntu server 14.04.3 parallel. After that from Ubuntu I install xen 4.4. Now when I start Ubuntu with xen and plug Ethernet cable ...
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How is performance of Windows 8 when virtualized on Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm interested in setting up Windows 8 to run in a VM on top of Ubuntu. I know that there are a myriad of different virtualization tools and different ways I can configure them. I would like to know ...
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using Virtual Machine Manager, how to, or is there a full manual?

I installed xubuntu a few days ago, and I think 'Virtual Machine Manager' either came with it, or was included in the updates that I installed immediately. The program is fine, I've had no problems ...
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Ubuntu running on Xen hangs while logging in

I am running Xen 4.5 on Ubuntu 15.04 inside VMware Player. Booting the Xen entry from GRUB works fine and I make it to the login prompt. However, after entering my password and pressing enter, it just ...
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I'm using Ubuntu for the first time(Ubuntu 15.04). Does Ubuntu support virtualization?

I am installing Ubuntu 15.04. I just wanted to know whether is supports virtualization. I also wanted to know whether I can run virtualization softwares like VMWare, VirtualBox or any others if ...
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Installing kvm /dev/kvm missing

I'm trying to install kvm extensions in my computer. I'm following this guide KVM installation KVM is not available in my machine and I have a 32 bits one. rocio@rocio-laptop:~$ sudo ...
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Extracting qcow2 image to a smaller real drive

How can i extract a qcow2 image (512gb, mostly free space) to a 128gb SSD? it will then be used as the boot drive
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Connect to internet on Ubuntu Server running on qemu virtaul machine

I am running Ubuntu server in a Qemu VM. The /etc/network/interfaces contents look as follows: #The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback #The primary network interface auto ...
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Ubuntu Freezes when Switching to Full-screen VirtualBox VM

I'm on Ubuntu-14.04 64-bit (with all the latest updates) and have a Windows-7 VM on Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.30 which I used regularly (almost everyday) in full-screen mode without any problems. But as ...
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Completely remove VirtualBox VM

I am running Virtual Box 5.0, and I had an Ubuntu Gnome VM in there, which I deleted, and chose the remove all files option in Virtual Box for. But now I have noticed that there is still remnants of ...
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Replicate Network Interfaces with Network Manager

I would like to replicate this segment from my /etc/network/interfaces Xen installation with the Network Manager GUI and NOT bridge-utils: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 ...
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KVM QEMU running desktop environment

Is it possible to install KVM QEMU as a bare metal system and then run a desktop environment distro like Ubuntu Gnome as a virtual machine from a USB flash drive? I like to create a portable system ...
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Open NAT Port on Libvirt Virtual Machine

I am currently running a Xen Hypervisor underneath Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop. On the host machine I am running a guest VM for Windows 8. From what I understand, In order to be able to receive incoming ...
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VirtualMode to remove MSDOS filesystem files in Ubuntu?

I have a MSDOS memory card where I would like delete files by my Ubuntu installation. I run on those files sudo rm /media/masi/g0399/DCIM/video.mp4 but I get a filesystem error that the filesystem is ...
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KVM Bridge DHCP - Connection on Host drops - Same IP address for br0 and eth0

I'm trying to create a bridge for a vm in Ubuntu 14.04. My original /etc/network/interfaces file looked like: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp And after modifying it, ...
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Using a Virtualbox qcow VM in kvm Virtual Machine Manager

I am able to run a qcow disk image on Ubuntu 14, by issuing the command line kvm -m 512 -usbdevice table -hda MyVM.qcow The qcow VMs were created with VirtualBox. However, if I launch Virtual ...
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Virt-manager vga passthrough windows 8.1 BSOD

Environment: Ubuntu 15.04 with current packages. HD4600 for host, 980ti blacklisted and connected to 2nd screen. Windows installed without passthrough, later added PCI pass in virt-manager, ...
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libvirt kvm hidden state fail to validate

Ubuntu 15.04 Fresh new installation so all packages are up to date. Trying to edit libvirt xml file. Using $ sudo EDITOR=gedit virsh edit win81 Added <kvm> <hidden state='on'/> ...
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VMWare Virtual Machine on Raspberry Pi

I have a virtual machine (using vmware fusion 7) that I want to put on a raspberry pi. All the VM does is open up a browser to a specific page. Everything else is hidden. The VM is running Ubuntu. I ...
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How to change the KVM scheduling option after an experiment which disable some physical CPU?

I have experienced a problem with KVM during an experiment in which I have disabled some physical CPUs, which are subsequently reactivated. The problem is that after the restart of the CPUs, the ...
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How to completely remove a virtual machine from VirtualBox?

i have installed windows 7 on virtual Box 4.3.10 i have deleted the VirtualBox.xml configuration file in /home/larbi/.config/VirtualBox after that when i launch virtualBox i get no virtual machines ...
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Bridge external IP to the qemu standalone Virtual Machine

I'm having a very specific issue. To let You know what I'm up to, I will describe the whole infrastructure of my system. I've got a Ubuntu host machine on which I run up to 4 virtual Ubuntu ...
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I have an OpenWRT VM connected to the WAN, how do I connect client VMs to the OpenWRT LAN using it as a gateway?

I'm trying to setup a lab in KVM on my Ubuntu Linux machine. My goal is to create a test lab in which I can test the configuration of my physical router for my home network, before moving it into ...
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Multi-headed Gaming VM Host on Ubuntu Server

I am trying to build a multi-headed gaming system based on an Ubuntu Server 15.04 host with either Windows or Ubuntu/Linux Mint guests. I have gotten the systems nearly working with Linux Mint/Ubuntu ...
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How do I stop the flickering of the title bars at the top of a window in VMware workstation

I am running Windows 8.1 Pro and have VMware workstation installed. I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 in a virtual machine. But I noticed when Ubuntu was finished installing and I opened up Firefox the ...
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How can i Boot my VMware WIN 7 in a new machine

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with VMware windows 7 installed. I moved my hard disk to another computer and i am not able to play vmware machine. I get this message: Virtualized Intel VT-x/EPT is not ...
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Default network for virtual servers

While trying to create a virtual server on my laptop for learning libvirt and virsh, I accidentally deleted default network, how can I create the default network once again?
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virt-manager not saving connections

The Virtual Machine Manager (virt-manager) doesn't save the remote connections. I remove the local connection and add my remote connections and close the application and reopen it and the remote ...
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Android program execution in studio not detecting installed KVM

I have installed KVM for virtualization for AVD in studio, after running the following command: kvm-ok The output is: INFO: /dev/kvm exists KVM acceleration can be used So, by all this i can ...
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Manual for building a virtual machine with kvm

Using this manual I want to build a VM. However, the manual seems rather outdated: It talks about using Hardy on i386 architecture (I'm running Vivid on an x86_64). Also, ubuntu-vm-builder is no more ...
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How enable x86 android emulator without KVM

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and my system does not support KVM . I want to use x86 emulator for android in my system. But it tells KVM should be installed for running x-86 emulator. Currently I am using ...
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Ubuntu vm shows Floppy disk

I set up a qemu virtual machine on my Ubuntu 15.04. I installed Ubuntu 15.04 in it and the virtualized Ubuntu shows a Floppy Disk. What does it mean and how do I remove it?
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Setting up bridged networking with KVM

I'm trying to install KVM. I've done the installation and I'm now following the second part of the guide to get bridged networking to work. However, I'm stuck at the part where I need to modify the ...
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graceful shutdown of libvirt virtual machines on host shutdown

I have a Windows 8 installation on a KVM virtual machine, runing on my Ubuntu 15.04 host. When I issue the shutdown option in virt-manager, or virsh shutdown windows, the virtual machine cleanly shuts ...
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Community Supported Virtual HDD Ubuntu Configured for VirtualBox?

There are some websites which hosts some virtual HDD images of Ubuntu configured for VirtualBox, without need of installation. However, I cannot trust them without community support. Is there any ...
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Error installing Ubuntu 14.04 in KVM

I am new to Linux world so please do not be very harsh with me. I have VSphere in which I installed Centos7. Inside it, I want to install Ubuntu Trusty Thar using Virtual Manager. I created a virtual ...
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Unable to connect to internet from iOS running in a VM

I basically followed this tutorial entirely to run Mac OS (iPC_OSx86_10.5.6) on Ubuntu 14.04 using qemu: http://nnucomputerwh...-with-qemu.html The only difference in execution was this: Ethernet ...
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How to hot add a new disk with virsh attach-disk?

I'm trying to add a new LVM disk to my guest machine (Ubuntu 14.04.1) by doing the following on the host: lvcreate -L 14G -n vm_vm005_data3 vg00 virsh attach-disk vm005 /dev/vg00/vm_vm005_data3 ...
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Unable to ping Ubuntu guest VM from windows host with Oracle Virtual box

I am new to this forum. I have installed Oracle VM Virtual box and running Ubuntu 14.04 VM. This guest VM is running fine and from the guest, I am able to communicate with outside but unable to ping ...
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KVM : Connect USB PS3 Eye Webcam to Virtual Machine

General Question: What keeps a USB device from registering correctly in a KVM virtual machine? Specific: The PS3 Eye (ID 1415:2000 Nam Tai E&E Products Limited or OmniVision Technologies, Inc ...
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Resource sharing in case of guest OS and other questions [closed]

I have a 32 bit Windows 7 box with 1.2 TB of disk space and 4 GB of RAM. I have installed Oracle's VirtualBox and running Ubuntu 14 64-bit inside it. While installing Ubuntu I created a partition of 8 ...
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AppArmor Error: “invalid VM definition” after starting lxc on updated version of libvirt (1.2.12)

I am trying to start an LXC on a newer version of libvirtd but it fails to start with the following error: $ virsh -c lxc: start textlxc error: Failed to start domain testlxc error: internal error: ...
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The best option to virtualize a Windows server within Ubuntu?

I have a dedicated box which is currently running Ubuntu server 14.04 LTS (only running CLI). I'd like to virtualize a windows server to host game servers on it, because the Windows version of that ...
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Save lxc container on another partition

I'm running out of space on my / partition. Can I install/use /home partition with lxc containers? (how to allocate different hdd for use of containers?)
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How can I run Windows phone in Ubuntu virtually?

Is it possible run windows phone virtually in Ubuntu? If yes, how can I configure it? Give step by step guide.
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Minimal OS for KVM

While there are minimal OS (CoreOS, Ubuntu Core etc) for container hypervisors, I would like to know if there is a minimal OS for KVM too. By a minimal OS for KVM I mean an OS which can be installed ...
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Is it possible to run wndows 8.1 on vmware player on a Ubuntu Pc?

The only reason I have windows is because I do Directx programming and I'm stuck with visual studio but I really prefer Ubuntu a lot better. Is there anyway to run visual studio inside a windows 8.1 ...