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

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high performance with xen, vmware or virtualbox

I was wondering which is the best method to go about if I want to play win based games. I do not want to go with the dual boot method as this will cost me time to restart, login and run a os to do my ...
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how to use ubuntu server virtualization feature?

I have downloaded and installed ubuntu 11.10 server on a high end dell power edge server. i have another desktop for my development which is windows 7 How do I create VM's etc on ubuntu 11.10 server ?...
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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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Specifying a local iso to vmbuilder for KVM

I am trying to specify a local .iso image of the Ubuntu OS I would like to use to create a virtual machine of. According to vmbuilder kvm ubuntu --help, (and this post) you are allowed to specify an ....
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How to install Windows 7 inside Oracle Virtualbox [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32-bit) on a 64-bit machine. I want to install Windows 7 64-bit inside virtualbox. I have enabled virtualization in the bios. I have installed oracle virtualbox with the ...
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What is the “/dev/xvda1” device?

When I type mount on the root of my Ubuntu system I get the output /dev/xvdal on / type ext4 (rw,noatime) I want to know what is the meaning of /dev/xvdal in this?
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KVM with VT-x and 64-bit machine

I recently got my hands on a new laptop with an i3-2310M which supports the VT-x extension. I want to guest install Windows 7. How do I use VT-x on KVM? How will the guest OS benefit/what more can ...
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virt-install says name is in use, but virsh list --all is empty. Where is virt-install finding this name?

virt-install says name is in use, but virsh list --all says there is nothing. jrwren@delays:{%22}~ $ virt-install -d -n android -r 512 --disk android.qcow2 -s 4 -c /d/cd\ images/android-x86-2.2-...
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How do I allow a standard user to update the kernel modules for VMware?

I've set up VMWare Player for my wife. Every once in a while (notably after a kernel update), the VMWare Player needs to be compiled into the kernel. My spouse does not have su- activated (if anybody ...
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Why can't I install Windows 8 in Virtualbox on 12.04? [closed]

Note: This appears to be a problem with Windows 8, no matter what host OS Virtualbox is running on. I recently tried to install Windows 8 RP 32-bit in Virtualbox using Ubuntu 12.04 as the host. I ...
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How do I get VMware Workstation 8.0.4 working on Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit?

I've bought VMware Workstation 8 just today. After the installation I launched it and the application noticed me that "several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel". During the ...
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Libvirt-php Creating Domain

Could you tell me how to create a new domain? From PHP API Reference guide: http://libvirt.org/php/api-reference.html I have seen these functions: (i) libvirt_image_create($conn, $name, $size, $...
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GUI doesn't start in VMWare

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 in a Virtual Machine. It installed correctly but the problem is that the Graphical User Interface (GUI) does not start. I only get the command prompt where I can ...
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How do I connect to my running VM via virsh?

My VM has already been started via virsh start chameleon.ootbdev. When I do a virsh console chameleon.ootbdev I get the following output: Connected to domain chameleon.ootbdev Escape character is ^] ...
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How do I deploy a virtualized server on a headless machine running 12.04 Server?

There is so much different information out there about setting up a virtual machine but I'm at a lost where to start. My fundamental question is: How do I virtually deploy a web server (complete with ...
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Bridging: Loosing WLAN network connection with 4addr on option - Why?

Question: For use with my Xen VM, I need to create a virtual network interface (vif) that is bridged to wlan0. If in /etc/network/interfaces I add auto xenbr0 iface xenbr0 inet dhcp And ...
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How do I remotely shut down a virtual machine (over SSH)?

I have some KVM virtual machines running Ubuntu 11.10. Using the GUI of the Virtual Machines I can turn them off as you would normally do it on Ubuntu. However, I prefer to work on the VMs using SSH ...
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KVM Image file portability

I have created some KVM Virtual Machines, each running Ubuntu 11.10 and using 1 CPU and 1024MB of RAM. I wonder how portables are those images. I mean if I copy the Image files to another computer (...
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How do I boot Ubuntu Cloud images in vmware?

I want to run an Ubuntu cloud image on on VMWare. I just need to know how to set the OVF properties in a way that VMWare understands in order to pass parameters to cloud-init. What I've done ...
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Is there a better paravirtualization solution than Xen?

Question: I want to run a (para) virtual machine on my Linux console server. Catch-22 is that the processor does not support VTX/AMDv, so I have to use para virtualization instead of normal/hardware ...
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How to get a Wacom Bamboo tablet working properly in an Ubuntu VM on a Mac?

I'm using Parallels for Mac and VMware Fusion (on a Mac, obviously), and I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 as a guest OS. The tablet I'm using is a Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch (CTH-460) and it's my only mouse ...
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How do I configure networking when using XEN on 12.04 Server

I'm following this guide, https://help.ubuntu.com/community/XenProposed, and I'd like to setup a static IP address, but I don't know how. I'm using 12.04 Server. This is the step I'm having trouble ...
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How can I install a Hebrew supporting Microsoft Word? [closed]

I've installed Ubuntu for my little sister's PC, it fits perfectly with most of the things she does except for word processing. She must use MS office (and not LibreOffice as it is not 100% ...
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USB encrypted VM with Ubuntu

New User here trying to get involved with Linux. Let me first say that I am enthralled with the Linux community, everyone is very knowledgeable and willing to offer input. Question: I would like to ...
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Ubuntu on a secondary drive concurrant with Windows 7

I'm a developer who must rely on Windows for various programs that simply don't run in Linux. My first thought is to run Ubuntu within some sort of virtual machine, such as Vbox. However, my primary ...
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Should I attach the Ubuntu ISO file to the virtual IDE Controller?

Steps 31-47 of this guide to install Ubuntu on a virtual machine (using VirtualBox) describe how to attach the Ubuntu instal ISO image file to the IDE Controller of the virtual machine. This has not ...
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vmbuilder fails on chroot

I am trying to install virtual machine with this command, but have no success: vmbuilder kvm ubuntu --verbose --suite precise --flavour virtual \ --part partitions.txt --ip 192.168.1.3 --hostname ...
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How to install apps on virtualized Ubuntu system?

This question might seem to be basic and rudimentary, but I just have to ask because I'm not getting it. I downloaded XAMPP and Eclipse to my system and after starting Ubuntu through VMware I can't ...
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Unable to set default gateway on a hosted Windows virtual server

I'm running Ubuntu server via Hyper-V and have successfully installed it but seem unable to ping the server or ping any other machines on the network from the server. After doing a bit of reading I'...
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Why does upgrading to 12.04 on an OpenVZ VPS warn that the kernel size is 0?

When I tried to upgrade my server to ubuntu 12.04, it gave this message, but the upgrade process will continue : WARNING:root:estimate_kernel_size_in_boot() returned '0'? This is a VPS server on ...
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VMWare virtual machine won't boot after 12.04 upgrade

I was running an 11.10 virtual machine on VMWare Workstation 7.1.5 build-491717. I tried to upgrade the other day to 12.04. After everything was downloaded and installed, the system asked to be ...
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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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Ubuntu on a virtual machine

I've installed Virtual Box and am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 from a downloaded ISO. Everything is going fine but I come to a choice that says no operating system is dectected on this machine, ...
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Add physical disk to KVM virtual machine

I'm setting up a file server (nas4free) as a KVM virtual machine on a Ubuntu Server 12.04 system. How do I add physical hard drives directly to the VM so they can be used by the guest (nas4free), but ...
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How to Install Ubuntu server inside Windows

Installation How do I Install Ubuntu server inside Windows? I want to install Ubuntu server inside my windows desktop?
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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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How come Ubuntu Cloud Live wont run in a VM?

So I'm running the Ubuntu Cloud Live 64bit iso in Virtual Box, just to play around with it and see what it does. I keep running into the problem that as soon as the Ubuntu 12.04 splash screen comes up ...
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No sound in 12.04 on VirtualBox

No sound when installed in VirtualBox. When I boot from the live CD in Windows, sound works fine on my speakers. When in boot the live CD in VirtualBox it does not see my speakers. In sound properties ...
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CPU racing at 30% or more in Virtualbox

I have window 7 64 bit Lenovo i7 with 8gb ram and 160gb ssd. I have virtual box version 4.1.16 installed (most latest to my knowledge) I want to install ubuntu 12.04 as a guest inside of virtualbox. ...
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Virtual Machine does not recognize source media to boot. Need help!

I just installed the Oracle VM to create a virtual image of Windows XP because I had issues running Yahoo Messenger with Wine. So I decided to try the virtualization instead, but as soon as I ...
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Why is “sudo virsh” hanging in the console?

I wanted to experiment with OpenStack on my iMac: So I installed Ubuntu Cloud Live Image on a VM and I also ran DevStack on a fresh Ubuntu 64-bit Server VM. The DevStack script hangs on the following ...
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How to make the clock sync automatically after suspension of a Virtual Machine

I run Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit as a guest OS on a VMWare Player machine over Windows 7. I have the clock displayed in the panel and the location set to my time zone. Occasionally, I close VMWare Player ...
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How to reset my password without rebooting?

I lost my password to a VM running 11.04, but have ssh access via public key authentication. Is there any way I can reset the password without a reboot? (This is to avoid downtime of services it's ...
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KVM kernel module error

I just installed qemu and ran qemu-system-i386 -hda ubuntu32 -cdrom ~/Downloads/ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso -m 1024 -boot d and got some errors Could not access KVM kernel module: No such file ...
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Why does virt-install man page restrict valid mac addresses?

I'd like to use virt-install to create a VM with a specific MAC address. The virt-install man page has this restriction about specifying a MAC address: For Xen virtual machines it is required that ...
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How do I install qemu?

How do I install the qemu command? I type qemu and press tab and I get a list of several binaries installed. qemu-alpha qemu-arm ... qemu-x86_64 but no qemu. I type man qemu and it returns the ...
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Cannot load vboxdrv module in 12.04 and 3.2.0-23-realtime

I'm trying to start virtualbox without success, please give some advice on how to fix it: The GUI opens up successfully and I can add existing images but when I try to start a virtual machine, I get ...
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Issue running backtrack 5 R2 (64bit) VM on Ubuntu 12.04 (32bit) host?

I upgraded from ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04LTS version. Mine is 32bit OS. I run virtual box on my machine. In virtual box i run bt5r2(64bit) version. When i was running 32bit version of bt5r2,it worked fine....
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install a minimal 64bit Ubuntu 12.04 server virtual machine to use alongside a 32bit Ubuntu 12.04?

I would like to install a minimal 64bit Ubuntu 12.04 server virtual machine to basically be able to use a terminal to run 64bit code alongside my 32bit Ubuntu 12.04 gnome session on my 64bit virt-...