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

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Changing Network Adapter in KVM

I'm building a server to be deployed on a KVM host in the near future. I'm building the machine on my personal laptop in KVM using the virt-manager GUI for KVM. To begin with I kept most of the ...
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Keyboard not working in Hyper-V gen 2 vm under Server 16.04 installer

According to Microsoft, Ubuntu 16.04 is essentially fully supported under Hyper-V generation 2 VMs. Evidently that is a false assertion, because my keyboard doesn't work in a gen 2 VM. The keyboard ...
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keep memory usage low Ubuntu 16.04 Server guest VM

I have an Host Machine running KVM+QEMU and multiple guests. All Guests are running Ubuntu 16.04 (virtual machine installation). My current problem is, that the host memory consumption (via htop) is ...
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How does passthrough mode work in 9p (libvirt/QEMU)?

9p docs at QEMU wiki say that in passthrough mode files on host filesystem are created with guest access credentials. How is that possible? Suppose my guest has user vagrant:vagrant and host doesn't ...
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VMware - starting services failed

I have some issue running VMWare Workstation Player 12 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. First I downloaded and installed VMware-Player-12.1.1-3770994.x86_64.bundle using this command: chmod +x ...
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How do I test an application in Ubuntu, without affecting the system?

I would like to know what is the best way to test application (packages). Because some packages may damage the system. How can do that, in Windows there is Sanboxies for such tests. In Ubuntu I don't ...
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Unable to install VMware kernel modules in Workstation 11 on Ubuntu 16.04

I am unable to install VMWare Workstation 11 successfully on Ubuntu 16.04 due to the Kernel Module Updater failing on the Virtual Machine Monitor and Virtual Network Device. Here is the log file that ...
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9p (libvirt/QEMU) share modes

Can anybody explain what share modes - default, mapped, passthough, squashed - mean in libvirt/QEMU configuration? I've got this share in passthrough mode. I see that inside VM it is owned by ...
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Xen USB passthrough not doing anything

I'm trying to create a DomU with Xen 4.6.0 for a Windows 8.1 virtual machine. After successfully setting up Xen, and being able to run my Windows 8.1 ISO in it, I wanted to be able to connect an ...
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How to run the GParted Live CD image?

I downloaded the gparted-live-0.26.0-2-i686.iso from the Live CD page and added to my VM: A double click on the CD icon on the Desktop only opens the image folder. The option "Open With Run ...
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Guest system does not see the updated disk size in VirtualBox

In the last time on every start of my Ubuntu 14.04 VM I'm getting the message Low Disk Space This computer has only 314.8 MB disk space remaining. You may free up some space by emptying the ...
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installing and using android studio with virt on ubuntu 16.04

It will be better if there's a step by step installation for android studio and qemu vm. Cause i'm going through hell trying to fix a lot of ish here. Tried umake android 'android-ndk' That's using ...
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Virtualised Collaboration Network

I've been asked by my work to design, build, and test a virtualised collaboration system to replace what we currently use. It will be used by a team of 5 to reverse engineer malware. We currently ...
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Suspend virtual machines on shutdown (Ubuntu 16.04)

I would like to save the state of the kvm vms when the host is shutting down. I think i found a way to do that, but at the moment it does not work correctly. In /etc/default/libvirt-guests i set ...
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New person looking for help with GPU Passthrough please?

I'm really new to linux, and I will just start off saying that I'd much rather use Ubuntu Cinnamon or Mate, I highly dislike the original Ubuntu desktop. That being said, I'm looking for help with ...
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Network Bridge inside VM for LXD

I use ubuntu 16.04 in a kvm virtual machine. For lxd containers I try to make a network bridge, so the containers are available in our local network. The interface file looks like this: auto eth0 ...
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xrdp+xfce to install virtual machines in KVM - keyboard does not work

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my HP DL360. This is my test server for my virtulisation platform for testing. Thus I configured xrdp+xfce for remote access from my windows laptop. So far so ...
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Ubuntu Installation to VM = write the changes to disks?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu in a virtual machine. I click "erase disk and install Ubuntu" and click "install now". Then a dialog pops up which reads the following: Write the changes to disks? ...
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Ubuntu KVM Server Won't Create SR-IOV Virtual Interfaces

I'm working on a Ubuntu KVM server. It's Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with kernel 3.19. The motherboard is the Gigabyte ga-990fxa-ud5 r5 with bios ver. 3. I have qeum/kvm 2.2 installed. I have IOMMU on in the ...
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Issues with QEMU GPU passthrough on ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am following a tutorial on how to run a VM that can use my GPU and I have run into a problem. Here are links to the tutorials https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-hOr44oBAI ...
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How to remotely access website in my virtual machine?

I have installed VirtualBox and a guest machine with Ubuntu. From my host Ubuntu, I can browse to 192.168.56.10 and see webpages inside my guest Ubuntu server (and I can ssh user@192.168.56.10 into ...
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Why can't I see a QXL device in my windows 10 kvm guest

I've been following the instructions here: http://www.spice-space.org/page/WinQXL To try and install the QXL driver on a windows 10 guest on an ubuntu machine with KVM. The instructions mention that ...
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how do I install qemu on my bq Aquaris M10?

I am trying to install scrivener (windows, or Linux) on my bq Aquaris m10 tablet. The problem is that scrivener is only written for amd/x86 hardware, and my tablet is arm. The good news is that this ...
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How to access kvm guest on a remote headless ubuntu server?

How do I access - the console (like Dell's iDrac) of a kvm guest (created using virt-install) on a remote Ubuntu15.10 headless server - access from a windows desktop (vnc client)?
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nVidia 8800 GTX - GPU Passtrough

Is it possible to get nVidia 8800GTX to QEMU VM? I have CPU and Motherboard with VT-d support and two GPU. One (main) is some ASPEED GPU, other 8800GTX. I look through possible guides with no luck. ...
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How can i migrate a KVM virtual machine from an ubuntu server 12.04 to a fresh install of ubuntu server 16.04?

I have recently installed a fresh copy of ubuntu server 16.04 on a separate partition on my harddisk. My headless server is still running 12.04 as well with several services in virtual machines (e.g. ...
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Ubuntu Server can't boot

I have created an Ubuntu 16.04 Server image with python-vm-builder but when booting it hangs at Booting from Hard Disk. Here's the vmbuilder log: http://termbin.com/bkar What is wrong? UPDATE: ...
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Does anyone have experience with virgil3d?

I checked out the git page for the project, and the website is just a github.io page linking to repository and #virgil3d on freenode. I hopped on freenode and no one has used it yet. It appears only ...
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How do I permanently disable notifications about Auto capture keyboard and Mouse pointer integration for a Virtualbox VM?

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a VirtualBox VM. Now every time I boot it, I get two overlay notifications from VirtualBox: You have the Auto capture keyboard option turned on. This will cause ...
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KVM + Xenial Server. libvirt-bin won't configure

I just (foolishly) completed the upgrade from 14.04.4 to 16.04. Apparently there's a bug due to the introduction of systemd that breaks libvirt... or I've broken aptitude. Is there a workaround or fix ...
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How do I restore a Virtualbox VM from backup? (qcow)

I have backed up the contents of the directory "VirtualBox VMs" and now I am trying to restore the states of my virtual machines by copying the backed up files, back. Now when I select "Machine" -> ...
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network setting with xen hypervisor

I have installed xen on my ubuntu 14.04 by following the instructions at here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2008795 However, after the reboot, on the logo screen (still no desktop), it ...
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Virtual GPU for Ubuntu 16.04 Clients on VirtualBox

Assuming the host OS has a GPU, can anybody tell me if Ubuntu 16.04 clients run using VirtualBox will be able to make use of the GPU through virtualization? I read that GPU virtualization is only ...
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Black Screen using MAC parallels Ubuntu 14.04

Just loaded Ubuntu 14.04 on my Mac using Parallels 9.... OS X 10.95. I loaded the VM via the iso file through parallels wizard. I get the black screen that a lot of people have commented about. I have ...
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VirtualBox: VT-x is disabled in the BIOS for all CPU modes Error

I am trying to run a Virtual Machine of Ubuntu, but I get an error on start up: According to the error message, it is an error in the BIOS. Is there a way to access it and fix this error? Edit: On ...
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virt-manager: “Storage parameter error: directory is not managed on the remote host” when importing an existing image from a mounted drive

A server I manage remotely has a KVM/QEMU image stored on a non-os, mounted drive /mnt/drive. When I use virt-manager to import the disk image, I get the following error: Storage parameter error. ...
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How to install VSphere client in ubuntu?

Is that possible to install VSphere client in Ubuntu. If it is yes, please mention how to do it. Thanks in advance.
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How to Assign an I.P. address to a Virtualbox Appliance?

How do I configure a VirtualBox appliance to have its own I.P. address when running on a host Ubuntu machine? I've tried following the solution for this question but am not having any luck: Getting ...
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vmbuilder and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am trying to build a Ubuntu 14.04 image with vmbuilder like this: vmbuilder kvm ubuntu -o -v --suite trusty --arch amd64 --rootsize 9216 --user testuser --pass testpass --hostname test --addpkg ...
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installing KVM on my guest OS lubuntu

I'm working on installation of KVM on my guest OS which is lubuntu 14.04 LTS. My host OS is CentOS 6.6. My machine hardware specifications are: Intel CPU CORE i5, 6 GB RAM and no graphical card. ...
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Hyper-V Style Hypervisor on Ubuntu

I've got an Ubuntu server running a few things, and I'd like to add FreePBX to it. I don't want to reconfigure/reinstall my current Ubuntu installation just so I can run a Type-1 hypervisor like Xen ...
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enable Virtualization via terminal

can I enable Intel Virtualization Technology via terminal or without using the bios. Is this possible or not?
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Use Wake on lan in KVM?

I use KVM for virtualisation together with Virtual Machines. This works for the most part, but now I am running into an problem. I want to start a VM (which is turned off) with WOL. This does not work ...
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Runing virtual machine host and guest on a laptop/desktop

I would like to create a portable system by installing a minimal virtual machine host on my laptop and on my desktop. I would then like to have the virtual machine guest on a USB memory stick that I ...
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No console login prompt in Xenial VM on KVM host

I just installed a fresh VM using Xenial beta mini.iso installation like I do for any Ubuntu based VM on my KVM based virtualisation host, but this VM doesn't show console login prompt on (KVM) VNC ...
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How will be fix mistake with vagrant?

I'm intstall vagrant by guade from link https://www.godaddy.com/garage/tech/config/install-vagrant-ubuntu-14-04/. And if I'm write "vagrunt up" and have error message: The guest machine entered ...
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Ubuntu really slow to shutdown/restart

I'm running ubuntu 14.04.4 as a VM on Hyper-V (Server 2012 R2). The VM is configured to only have 1 VCPU and 2GB fixed ram. Shutting down, or restarting takes around 15 minutes (sometimes a lot ...
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Qemu Crash: Assertion `s->csw.sig == cpu_to_le32(0x53425355)'

I am running qemu on centos6.2 host OS. I am trying to launch BSD guest os. While launching this,I am attaching an extra USB disk to qemu. Recently, I have started observing qemu crash due to an ...
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KVM /QEMU Error : Unable to connect to libvirt

I am using KVM from some time on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I also wanted to tried Xen as a hypervisor on the same system i am using KVM.So i tried to install it. But it didn't properly installed giving me ...
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Xen uninstallation

I have tried to install Xen on my ubuntu 14.04 system but I got an error while rebooting " error while mounting /proc/xen. Now i want to remove xen packages completely from my system. I have tried ...