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

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LXC CPU and I/O priority alongside with KVM

I am switching most of my linux guests to LXC. In KVM i configured priorities with a script and config. The script just executed nice and ionice commands to kvm pid. Now I have LXC with linux and ...
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Creating a KVM on Ubuntu 14.04 host fails

I am trying this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/cloud-images-and-uvtool.html $ uvt-simplestreams-libvirt sync release=trusty arch=amd64 bogdanbiv@bivub1404:~$ time uvt-kvm create ...
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How to get the host machine hostname from the virtualmachine?

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 virtual machine on Ubuntu 13.04 host machine. Is there a way to get the name of the host machine (hostname) using a script.sh program ?
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virtualization of Ubuntu 14.04 on macox using virtual box

I have 2 main questions related to the virtualization. First, after having installed ubuntu on VBox latest version on my macbook pro, the OS is working fine but display setting is stucked in 800x600. ...
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how to replicate my server environment and directory structure using Vagrant

I am a developer by trade but am not used to configuring VM's and servers, so I apologize if these questions seem rather novice. I have recently started trying to use Vagrant for local development of ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 KVM guest issue with static IP address

I Have installed a KVM server and host in Ubuntu both with release 14.04. I did configured the server according to the wiki and it is working as expected. The issue I am having is that after ...
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Why does suspending my laptop kill random kvm guest machines [on hold]

When I first began using the early 14.04 installers for making KVM guest machines on my 12.04 laptop I discovered that, occasionally. after resuming my session from suspend, one of more of them would ...
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P2V Failed (Error message attached)

I want to convert physical Ubuntu 12.04 to a virtual server using VMware converter 5.5.2 you can see in the following image the hard disk settings for the physical server in the conversion wizard ...
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Setting up VGA Passthrough on Ubuntu with KVM : error no iommu_group for device qemu-system-x86_64 [on hold]

I'm trying to configure the VGA Passthrough on the Debian SID because I want to use Debian on the first monitor and Windows 7/8 on the other one. I have tried with XEN and with KVM but in both case I ...
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Xen XL broken installation, cannot start Dom-U (trusty, 4.4)

I was switching Xen toolstack from XM to XAPI. Didn't work, so I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 with the hopes that it would work better. It didn't. Now I cannot start any Dom-U. XL is installed instead ...
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how to enable VT-x in a dual-booted computer?

how to enable VT-x in a dual-booted computer because i want to install a Windows 8.1 virtual machine. My OSes are:ubuntu 12.04 and ubuntu 14.04 . My coputer brand is Toshiba and coputer model is ...
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Restoring ubuntu virtual machine after manual killing of VirtualBox process?

I was given access to an ubuntu installation running in VirtualBox. (It is managed using phpvirtualbox). Unfortunately, the Virtualbox process in the host machine was killed unexpectedly. Now, if I ...
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how to enhance the screen of my vm?

How can I enhance the size of my virtual machine ? I installed ubuntu 14.04 desktop edition (lts) on virtualbox but the screen looks to small. When I do CTRL+C the screen becomes bigger but it does ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop on a virtual machine

I have a running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop on a virtual machine. I wanted to upgrade it to 14.04 but I got this warnning: Your graphics hardware may not be fully supported in Ubuntu 14.04 When I ...
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Why can't I install a VM within a VM?

I read it is possible to install VMs inside VMs as deeply as we want. However, in my case, I tried Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10 VMs in which I ...
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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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Running IE with virtualbox

When trying to run IE11 in Virtualbox (Ubuntu 14.04 host) I get the following: ERROR: VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on your system. Certain guests (e.g. OS/2 and QNX) require this ...
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Cant get ODK vmdk file to run on esxi host vmware 5.1

I am running into a similiar issue, that gets farther when I remove that file, but doens't quite resolve. We purchased a buy as is ODK vmdk file which works when you boot it up initially, the ...
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I want to modify linux kernel and make iso image of kernel

I'm studying about virtualization. I want to modify a kernel and make a iso image of Ubuntu. Then, I want to load that iso file to qemu. Is it possible and how to do it?
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VirtualBox USB device error NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) on Ubuntu 14.04 x64 VirtualBox 4.3

I have been trying to connect my new Boogie Board sync to a virtualbox 4.3 virtual machine running on an ubuntu 14.04 host. I keep running into this NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) and have not been ...
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How can I SSH to remote server through VPN, running on a VM?

I have an Ubuntu VM that is connected to a VPN (using OpenConnect on Ubuntu), and I want to SSH from my OS X host to the VPN through Ubuntu: (osx_host) --ssh--> (ubuntu_vm) --ssh--> ...
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Xen, XAPI, and Xen Orchestra, Ubuntu 14.04 Server

I'am quite new to this topic and wanted to setup an Xen Environment for testing things on a spare machine. For this I followed this tutorial: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Xen But as I would also ...
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Installing using Virtual Box

So I thought this would be easy.... Downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.1 ISO Burned ISO onto CD using Roxio Created a 20Gb VM partition (.vdi) using VirtualBox In VirtualBox went into settings, system and ...
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virtual install from ISO not getting virtual kernel

I have a KVM host (12.04.5) that I have been installing guests on in variety of ways. I just noticed recently one of my guests was running a generic kernel when I'm fairly certain I specified minimum ...
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How to do a full clone of a VM?

Environment: Host machine: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Guest machine: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Virtualization system: VirtualBox last version. How can I perform a full clone of my VM ?
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Need help about Proxmox and GRUB2 on Debian

I am facing with a big problem. I am freshly installed Debian 7 on server4you dedicated server, and according to this tutorial: Link I am added the repo, installed the kernel like the tutorial said ...
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“Cannot get installation XML” error while create new domain using php-libvirt

My code is: $name="TestMachine"; $arch="x86_64"; $memMB=200; $maxmemMB=500; $vcpus=2; $iso_image="/root/centos5-img/centos.5-10.x86.20131020.img"; $disk1 = array( "path" => ...
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virtual installation of ubuntu [closed]

I have a laptop of the following specs: i7 4th gen processor 8 GB of RAM I'm installing Ubuntu in VMware Workstation. Is it better to Use a single file for the virtual disc Use multiple files ...
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install 14.04 tls Ubuntu 32 on virtual box [duplicate]

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine ubuntu32. The virtual machine 'ubuntu32' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1. Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005) Component: ...
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Installation on virtual LVM disks without partitions

I am installing an Ubuntu server in a KVM/libvirt vm with the text/console installer. I intend to hand over two LVM volumes as root and swap to the VM as virtual disks. They are detected correctly as ...
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How do I run Ubuntu in headless mode?

I would like to set up Ubuntu in headless mode - configured to operate without a monitor, keyboard, and mouse; probably without access to graphics hardware altogether. The rationale for this is: I ...
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Can I run a desktop OS in a virtual machine as if it ran on bare metal?

I would like to run a desktop Ubuntu VM on top of (desktop or server) Ubuntu host; all the while looking like it is running on the bare metal. The reason for this is I would like to relegate critical ...
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Error while KVM installtion in unbuntu 14.04

I am receiving an error message when trying to install a KVM virtual machine.I have provide you the complete log message below. I managed to install KVM file successfully in ubuntu 12.04 version. ...
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Shell script to run VM [duplicate]

I use Virtualbox. Instead of clicking on the button of the name of the virtual machine to run it, I want a shell script that can run a Windows XP virtual machine hosted on Ubuntu machine. Can someone ...
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VirtualBox is crashing (BSOD) on Windows Guests. Please suggest me something else

VirtualBox is crashing Windows guests. (I have started to hate VirtualBox.) My desktop is old and does not have hardware acceleration or virtualization technology. I have searched a little about that ...
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Need commands to fetch Guest VM OS version from Xen and KVM

I m looking for the commands that can be executed to fetch the OS Version of the VMs running on the below Hypervisors. Xen (Not the citrix Xen server, but the Xen Sever hosted on a ubuntu Machine) ...
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Nested virtualization on Windows

For the last few weeks I have been reading a lot about OpenStack, Cloud Computing, virtualization, VMware tools and I have decided to try it. I would like to install, configure it and try it to see ...
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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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Virtual Machine (Ubuntu) cannot connect to internet

My host is windows 7 and my guest (virtual machine) is ubuntu. I cannot connect to internet when I am on virtual environment. I am using Oracle VirtualBox. Any idea? Thanks.
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Installing Ubuntu Server on a SONY VAIO with NO hardware-virtualization

Is there a version of UBUNTU server that can be installed on a laptop (SONY VAIO) with the hardware-virtualization disabled? It is not possible to enable hardware-virtualization in some VAIO laptops. ...
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KVM guest performance impacted by very long virtblk disk wait times

I have several KVM guests running on Ubuntu 14.04 using libvirt. Their performance is very poor. The intermittent nature of the poor performance with an order of magnitude variability in simple ...
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Why do I get internet connection without a defined interface?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine. I set the NAT networking option to it. Without any further changes, I can access to internet from my VM. When I run: cat /etc/network/interfaces I get this: ...
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What is the best solution for virtualizing win32 applications on a linux host?

I currently have a linux server that handles operations for windows clients and I need a way to share a windows application (somehow installed on the linux server) through the server's VPN to a ...
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Ubuntu VM won't boot: “No init found .Try passing init=bootarg”

After restarting a server, I got to restart some VMs hosted on it. But a Ubuntu VM won't start: here's what shows up after running the VM via Virtual Manager: Boot from (hd0,0) ext4 ...
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Can we add ports to OVS AFTER the VM is created?

I wanted to write up a program where I can create VMs first using libvirt. Initially they would not be added to any network. Then I want them to be attached to an OVS bridge where I can specify the ...
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kvm guest network problems

I had a server running kvm that was upgraded from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 and since the upgrade after a couple of hours (in some cases less) the guest machines (a mix of linux and windows, using both ...
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How to move an Ubuntu VM from Windows host to Ubuntu host?

I am running Ubuntu (12.04) virtual machine (on VirtualBox). My host machine is Windows 7, however. I need to move (copy ?) my Ubuntu VM in its current state into an other computer where the host ...
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Ubuntu and Xen. Disable standard VGA for Windows guest

I've found a lot of help on this site, so I am ready to ask my own question now. After some new hardware purchase I've started up with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Xen 4.4. My current problem is: If I add ...
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Make bootable image from non-bootable to use with qemu

I hope the question is not duplicate, I didn't find anything helpful by myself. (And sorry for my english) I have a new Raspberry Pi, and I need to install on it an os with some softwares. I ...
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Installing vmware tools on Ubuntu host?

I'am running Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit And i'm using vmware player to run Windows 7 32 bit as guest with vmware tools installed. i cant get the shared clipboard to run! i had made some researches i found ...