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

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Used Hyper-V to create a Ubuntu VM and VHD is showing 1/8 the capacity

My Ubuntu VM is configured with a 1 terabyte VHD. The physical machine uses a RAID-5 8-disk hard drive. When I log in to the Ubuntu VM, it only shows about 1/8 of the storage the VHD is configured ...
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Convert my physical Operating System to a VirtualBox Disk

Is it possible to convert a Physical Ubuntu Install (Intel based PC with Ubuntu 10.10) to a virtual box disk, so that I can use that same environment on a separate pc or can keep it virtual for ...
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Is there a way to serve a VM located on a server to clients?

Here's my situation: I have two ASUS Celeron 800mhz 512MB systems that are currently running XP SP3. Our POS system is Windows only, and will NOT run in Wine. (well, it runs, but not functionally) ...
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Migrate from a virtual machine (VM) to a physical system

Aka: How can I convert a .vdi or .vmdk to a real installation on a physical disk? Is it possible/feasible to migrate a Virtual Machine installation of Ubuntu onto a physical machine? If possible, how ...
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How do I remotely access my ubuntu virtual machine?

I have an Ubuntu Desktop edition virtual machine and I would like to access it via ssh remotely but if I'm not logged onto the virtual machine I cannot access it remotely via ssh. Only when I'm logged ...
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How To Create a Personal VM Server

I have a personal Ubuntu server at home for my various personal development needs. I often spend time to configure it for various purposes e.g. for serving a blog or my mercurial repositories etc. ...
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Is there a preferred way to set up a virtual Ubuntu server on a desktop?

I love Ubuntu, and as I am searching the internet, I am finding that some questions I have have not been answered yet. One of them is if there is a preferred way to set up a virtual server. I look ...
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How to install over http in virtual manager? [closed]

I am having a situation where I can not use a CD or PxE boot or wubi to install.I need to necessarily do an http install of Ubuntu.I am basically trying to create a guest OS in a virtualization setup ...
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Accessing host LVM partition from Windows XP through Virt.manager 0.8.5 / Qemu / KVM

requested use case is having a Windows XP SP3 guest running in 64bit Ubuntu. (Linux pcs 2.6.35-22-server #35-Ubuntu SMP Sat Oct 16 22:02:33 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux) I want this guest to access an ...
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Best virtualization solution for running Windows 7 as a guest?

I depend upon Ubuntu for most of my work but I still need Windows 7 for some applications such as Office 2010 Casual Gaming Adobe CS4 and other windows softwares that are not available on Ubuntu ...
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How do I simulate a network?

I want to simulate the following network with 2 laptops connected over internet. How can I do it? How can I set up the intefaces? [I'm using KVM if it matters]. Any help appreciated.
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KVM with Windows XP

I want to configure KVM with a Windows XP install, can anyone please guide me? The only virtualization solutions I've ever used are VirtualBox on Ubuntu and Windows 7, and VMware on Windows 7. ...
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Can I use my VirtualBox 3.* VMs with VirtualBox 4.0? If so, how come the repository doesn't have it?

I had the following repository for virtualbox in my /etc/apt/sources.list: deb ttp://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian maverick non-free Then I found out there was a new version when I opened ...
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How to enable desktop effects in VMware?

I am using VMware Workstation 7. I have the VMware tools and 3D acceleration enabled but when I try to enable desktop effects I get the message "Desktop effects could not be enabled". I have an Nvidia ...
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Is it possible to make the desktop background transparent or otherwise hidden?

I'm running Ubuntu in a virtual machine via VirtualBox. I have the seamless mode turned on, which is pretty cool. However, if I move an Ubuntu window around quickly, I can see the redraw of the ubuntu ...
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How to set up USB for Virtualbox?

I'm using Ubuntu Maverick and Virtual Box 3+ and I installed Window 7 Ultimate Editon. The problem is that it doesn't detect USB drives on Window 7 but USB peripherals (mouse + keybord) are working. ...
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Which virtualization software supports 3D acceleration?

I want to run a virtualisation server on my notebook. When ever I log onto my notebook I want to be able to initialise a virtual machine and work with it. The virtual machine could be located off of ...
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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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Missing dependency when trying to install VirtualBox

I wanted to install virtualbox-4.0 (or any other version) I went to System → Administration → Synaptic Package Manager Then I marked virtualbox-4.0 for installation but i get this error: ...
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Which Ubuntu kernel package should I run in a Xen domU

I have a Xen domU provided by a 3rd party vendor, and am running Ubuntu 10.04 on it. Is there a more xen-specific kernel I am running than that provided by the linux-image-2.6.32-21-server package? I ...
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Can I virtualize a pre-installed Windows 7?

I am considering buying a new computer with Windows 7 (64-bit) pre-installed. Would it be possible to install Ubuntu (preferably 64-bit) dual-boot on such a machine, and then, using VirtualBox / ...
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how to install VMware image on a hard drive partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Migrate from a virtual box vm to a physical system. how to install VMware image on a hard drive partition?
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How can I mount a VirtualBox harddisk? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mount a Virtual Box drive image (vdi)? I have a VirtualBox harddisk, let's say here: ~/harddisk/ubuntu.vdi How can I mount it using FUSE, so that it's accessible from ...
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Which kernel to use for server VM running on ESX

We run several ubuntu virtual machines on ESX server. In ubuntu, there are various kernels available: linux-generic-pae linux-generic linux-server linux-virtual Which one is the best choise for ...
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Windows 7 Virtualized on Ubuntu Server

I have an issue, we are moving to a production build server now. I need a virtual machine up and running on my Ubuntu 10.10 server edition. I have to setup and install various tool and plugins, on ...
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How can I run Unity in a virtual machine?

Originally it was the case that Unity could not run in tools like Virtualbox. How can I now do so?
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TestDrive equivalent for Ubuntu Server

Every now and then I'd like to play with a fresh minimal install of Ubuntu (to test sysadminish scripts, application install instructions, package dependency lists etc.). I'd like to have a tool as ...
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debootstrap or virt-install Ubuntu Server Maverick fails

Oki so running any kind of variation of debootsrap i get the following error I: Extracting zlib1g... W: Failure trying to run: chroot /lxc/iso/dodo mount -t proc proc /proc debootstrap.log : ...
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Install Ubuntu on USB Flash Drive or USB powered external HDD?

I was thinking of installing Ubuntu on a couple of VMs. Would it be better to store each VM on a 8GB thumbdrive or store all the VMs on a 320GB USB-powered external HDD? Which one would be faster?
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Resources for making an Ubuntu-based router?

I need a dead simple (read dumbies) guide to setting an Ubuntu 10.10 machine up as a router. Here's the scenario: I have several Ubuntu 10.10 VM's that run on the same virtual network. I want them ...
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Alternating virtual and native boots of virtual disk

Would anyone know of a virtual machine software that is able to boot off WUBI-created root.disk's? Failing that, would anyone know of a virtual machine software whose virtual disks are also natively ...
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Will it be possible to run unity compiz in virtual box or another virtual machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I run Unity in a virtual machine? 11.04 comes with unity interface. I would like to test 11.04 without installing it on a hard drive. Will it be possible?
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What would be the most practical way for a web developer to develop on Ubuntu but test on IE [duplicate]

I work as web developer and have Firefox and Chrome installed on my Ubuntu system. However, most of the nightmares for web developers are getting things to work on Internet Explorer, mostly IE7 and ...
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How can I run Unity 11.04 in qemu? [closed]

I want to try Ubuntu Natty with the Unity Desktop and the Compiz Support from the PPA in qemu. But I can't get the Graphic Support to run Unity. Is it possible to get compositing running with qemu?
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moving windows 7 to a virtual machine

Ive decided to switch from my existing dual boot solution, to just running ubuntu and having windows 7 in a virtual machine for those times that it absolutely has to be windows. Ive been looking at ...
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How do I install Parallels Tools via the command line?

I have Ubuntu Server 10.10 running on Parallels 6 (latest update from yesterday) on my iMac. I click on the Install Parallels Tools in the Parallels Desktop Menu, but do not see where what I think ...
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Can I use KVM on a “real” Windows install?

I need to get a password from my Chrome install on my Windows 7 partition. The Windows version of Chrome, however, uses Windows' own crypto API to protect this data (I doubt Wine has a compatible ...
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Adjusting display geometry in a virtual machine?

Running 11.04 beta in a Parallels 5.0 virtual machine, but this question will apply to any virtualization software. Parallels 5 Linux tools (guest additions) don't work for 10.10 and 11.04 and I ...
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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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Where can I find Vagrant packages?

Vagrant is a tool to build and manage virtual machines for developers. It has a getting started on Ubuntu guide that contains iffy-looking suggestions like $ sudo ln -s /usr/bin/ruby1.8 ...
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Install Ubuntu 10.10 on Virtual Machine

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 on a virtual machine. I tried VMware Workstation 7.0, VMWare Player 3.0, and Oracle VirtualBox. I have the same issue on 3 applications, Ubuntu boots very well and ...
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How to enable 3D in VMware Player?

I want to test Unity in a VM using VMware Player. I have already enabled 3D acceleration in the Display options and I have VMware Tools installed. However, when I try to run Unity or when I try to ...
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How can I get Compiz to work in a VirtualBox VM

Is there any way to get Compiz'z fancy graphics to work in a VirtualBox VM. ...and would it be too slow via a virtual video-card?... Is it possible to actually hook into the Host's own physical ...
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Booting from USB inside VMware Workstation

I'm attempting to install Windows 7 inside a VMware Workstation virtual machine using a bootable USB stick, however the VMware BIOS does not detect the stick, and so I cannot boot from it. The stick ...
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How to install ubuntu on Microsoft Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V?

Is there a way (now or in the future) to install ubuntu-server-64 on a Microsoft Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V? I tried this quide: http://www.panterlo.com/2010/10/10/ubuntu-10-10-and-hyper-v-r2/ but you're ...
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About the architecture of Virtual-Machine

System information: Ubuntu SMP Thu Sep 16 16:05:42 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux Virtual Marchine: VirtualBox 3.1.6_OSE r59338 linux.amd64 I wanna to install a virtual system with x86-64 in Virtual ...
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How to create a Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 Unity VM under VirtualBox

I'd like to run the new Unity interface from Ubuntu 10.10 inside of a VirtualBox VM (host is Ubuntu 10.04). Is that possible? Thanks!
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How do I install wmware workstation?

I tried to install "VMware-Workstation-Full-7.1.2-301548.x86_64.bundle" on Ubuntu 10.10-64bit (2.6.35-22-generic). It seemed to work - but then there is the WMware Kernel Module Updater which fails ...
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Wubi Install for Mac OS X

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my Windows 7 box using Wubi and I'm loving it so far. One feature that I love is the fact that because I used Wubi it doesn't seem to create a separate partition. ...