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

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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. ...
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Ubuntu on Microsoft Virtual PC

Do you have tips or a guide how to install Ubuntu in Microsoft Virtual PC? I have found some (older) information, but I wonder if this is still valid. And it looks very "unfriendly".
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How do I install Parallels Guest Tools on Maverick?

I'm trying out Maverick in a Parallels 6 VM, and running into some trouble with the installation script for the Guest Tools: Start installation or upgrade of Guest Tools Installed Guest Tools were ...
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How do I get Seamless mode working under Oracle VM VirtualBox?

I'm use Oracle VM VirtualBox 3.2.8 (PUEL) on my Windows 7 as host. I use seamless mode almost exclusively, and post upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10 the seamless mode is broken. Is there a way I can fix this ...
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How to configure a second IP address and bind it to a VBoxHeadless virtual machine?

I've requested my ISP to dedicate me a second Internet IP address and have got it. Now I need to configure it (I've never had any experience with using multiple IP addresses on one network interface) ...
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How to Switch Between Operating Systems Without Reboot?

Is it possible to switch into a Windows environment from Ubuntu without rebooting the computer?
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How do I mount a qcow2 disk image?

I have a QEMU virtual machine that uses a qcow2 disk image. How can I mount its filesystem without powering on the virtual machine?
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How can I start DHCP3-server later, so that it waits for a bridge interface to initialise before loading?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 server currently setup with dhcp3-server as well as a bridged interface (br0) for use with virtual machines. The problem I have is that when the server reboots, dhcp3-server fails ...
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Virtual Ubuntu Network Configuration

I have Ubuntu as main OS. I have created virtual Ubuntu in Sun VirtualBox and I get this error: can not connect(ssh)/ping computers in local network. If I configure network manually I even can not ...
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How do I use “virsh shutdown” on KVM domains to shut down Ubuntu guests?

I am using various KVM domains on a Ubuntu server. Both the host and guests run 10.04.1, 2.6.32-24 kernel, virsh reports version 0.7.5, KVM 0.12.3. The guests boot automatically when the host boots ...
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What's the friendliest virtualization solution?

I want to experiment with virtualization in Ubuntu 10.04 and have found the following list of hopefully relevant names: Xen, OpenVZ, KVM, Vservers, EC2 and Solaris Zones, although this is just a ...
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kqemu ppa for 10.04

Where is a good (working, no dependency issues) PPA for qemu-kqemu and the kqemu module builder for Ubuntu 10.04? A good PPA from which to obtain kqemu for 10.04 from would be one that has a working ...
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How to start GNOME session from chainroot?

I have used cowbuilder to set-up a chainroot with ubuntu+1 (essentially minimal ubuntu installation in a sub-folder, which you can "change" into, for example for building packages in a clean ...
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Guest Resizing Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit in VMware Player not working [closed]

Background I'm running Ubuntu as a guest OS in a VM. Originally the VM was created with Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit and with vmware-tools installed, when I resized or maximized the VMware Player, the guest OS ...
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What is the difference between running VMs and a Ubuntu EC2 cloud?

Does it make sense to run a cloud on only one server? If so what are the benefits? Are there any nice tools managing my VMs (apart from virt-manager) even if I do not use the EC2 cloud?
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What reason could prevent console output from “virsh -c qemu:///system console guest1”?

I'm running KVM on a Ubuntu 10.04 host. The guest OS is also Ubuntu 10.04 . I am attempting to connect to the guest using the 'console' command. It appears I can establish a connection, but I get no ...
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How can I run Ubuntu inside Windows 7?

I have Windows 7. I want to run Ubuntu inside it and don't want to loose any data.. How can I do this?
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What is better: Win7 host running VMware with Ubuntu guest or visa versa?

I need both running on one computer
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How to run Windows XP inside Ubuntu

There are several programs only available on Windows. Wine can be a negative experience, so I want to run Windows inside Ubuntu using a virtual machine. It seems that Virtualbox is the standard way, ...