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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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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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“physical” Windows 7 in VMware [closed]

I'm on an i5-25-something and 8 GB RAM, running ubuntu, 64 bit, 3.11.0-12 generic and want to run my windows 7 partition in a vm workstation. I'm somewhat uncertain as to how to set up the virtual ...
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can't Install Windows 7 KVM Guest on Ubuntu 13.04 via Command Line

I’m trying to install Windows 7 Professional as a KVM guest using virt-install with an ISO file on my Ubuntu 13.04 via command line. Using the following commands: root@ziomario-Macmini:/# sudo ...
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Nested VM's - Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 2008

We are looking to run a nested windows VM. The host is ubuntu 12.04, the 1st tier VM is ubuntu 12.04, then trying to nest the Windows 2008 R2 server VM. But the VM seems to constantlt reboot and ...
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The most optimal operating system to host virtual machines

I have a laptop Toshiba Satellite A505 with following features: Intel Core i3 processor 8kB L1 cache, 64 kb L2 cache, 256kB L3 cache 4 GB RAM 500 GB HDD I have used many operating systems on it. ...
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How do I migrate currently installed Ubuntu to a Virtual Machine?

I'm finding that my graphics drivers (ATI Radeon HD 4200) run MUCH better in a native windows system, I can't even get the closed-source drivers working in Ubuntu, thus leading me to want to run ...
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How to use old Windows 7 install in Ubuntu?

I have decieded to convert my Windows 7 laptop to Ubuntu. I virtualized the Windows 7 install and I thought I read that there is a way to launch the apps that are in my Windows 7 VHD inside Ubuntu ...
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Trouble connecting to wifi in Windows 7 VM

I run Ubuntu 12.10 as host and I am trying to use VirtualBox for gaming with a Windows 7 guest. I cannot, however, connect to my wireless internet in the guest. Any suggestions?
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Dual-booting my system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu and booting the same Windows OS into a VM while running Ubuntu?

0 down vote favorite 1 So essentially I would like to be able to physically boot from either W7 or Linux on start-up, but I would rather remove the hassle of having to shut down everything I'm doing ...
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How can I have Windows 7 in Virtualbox recognise USB devices? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Set up USB for Virtualbox Recently I installed Windows in Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS using Virtualbox. I want to know how to access external hard disks or USBs in the Virtual ...
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Is 64 bit ubuntu (120.04.1 LTS) running on VirtualBox hosted by Windows 8 safe?

I recently got a pre-installed Windows 8 system. I wish to dual boot it with ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS but after reading the thread, I'm doubtful of the idea. I can do the stated procedure but i don't want ...
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Windows Server 2008 in KVM

I've been working on getting a Windows Server 2008 KVM in my linux box running Ubuntu Server 12.04. I've got virt-install and virt-manager installed, got the install up and running via virt-install ...
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Very slow KVM in Ubuntu 12.04

I use Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and KVM, my CPU is Core i5 3.3 GHz and I have 8 GB of DDR3 RAM. I run Windows 7 in KVM and it's extremely slow. My co-worker use Debian on the same PC configuration and can ...
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Portable virtual machine with preinstalled Ubuntu for Windows?

I download "Damn Small Linux (DSL)" distribution from (http://ftp.belnet.be/packages/damnsmalllinux/current/dsl-4.4.10-embedded.zip) and this distribution has a very interesting version called ...
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Windows XP guest in Ubuntu VirtualBox OSE VM does not install driver to use host's HP laptop webcam.

I recently created a virtual windows xp with Virtual Box OSE. The sound and video seem to be working just fine. However, it does not recognize the webcam which I use to video chat with yahoo ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on a Windows computer without affecting other users?

I want to install Ubuntu but I do not want it to affect all users; the others do not want it. Is it possible to have Ubuntu only installed for one user (without affecting others)?
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Best way to “overlay” Ubuntu over existing Windows OS

I have an existing windows installation with important applications. I want to take advantage of unix tools and OS environment of Ubuntu. What would be the best way for me to 'overlay' Ubuntu on top ...
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Is there a way to create a Windows virtual machine on Ubuntu Server?

When I look for documentation about how to create a Windows VM on an Ubuntu host, the only articles I can find are articles about Ubuntu Desktop, not Ubuntu Server. Is there a way to create a Windows ...
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How to install and run Windows XP / Vista in KVM headless server?

I have a Headless Ubuntu 11.10 Server running with KMV installed. I was able to install and run several VMs with the vmbuilder. However, now I want to install and run several Windows (XP & Win7) ...
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How do I run Windows 8 via virtualization?

I would like to run Windows 8 within a virtual machine under Ubuntu. My quick attempt with VMware failed. Has anyone reached to run Windows 8 on Ubuntu? ps: Microsoft just released a public preview ...
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Windows 7 and Qemulator

Due to some issues I've had with VirtualBox, I recently switched to using Qemu, with the Qemulator GUI, and all has been well when playing with Linux virtual machines. However, due to needs from my ...
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Virtualization on Windows: boot from ext4 partition on USB

With which virtualization solution can I boot an Ubuntu install in an USB?
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Creating & running Windows virtual machines?

What's the recommended way to run virtualised Windows environment on top of Ubuntu nowadays? I need to create new Windows virtual machines too, not only use existing ones, so, to my understanding, ...
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Realtime kernel running as virtual machine

I read that using a Linux kernel (Ubuntu rt kernel) was able to increase the response time of a Java application by 4x. My only problem is that I must run a program that only has a Windows ...
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How to Launch a real install of Ubuntu already on another hard-drive in Windows 7 like a VM

I'm not too familiar with VMs and the like so this may not even be possible. Here is what I have: A real, full install of Windows 7 on hard drive A. A real, full install of Ubuntu 10.04 on hard ...
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Virtualise wubi installation on windows

I have installed ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop using wubi. My laptop also has vista installed. Would it be possible to somehow run ubuntu (virtually?) while windows is running without having to restart ...
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How to run Windows XP inside Ubuntu

I am trying to convince my wife to switch to Ubuntu (after wanting to reinstall Windows for nth time because the computer is too slow). One thing that prevent her to do that is that she use several ...