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

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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+. I have Windows 7 Ultimate. The problem is that it doesn't detect USB drives in Windows 7, but USB peripherals (mouse + keybord) are working. I followed ...
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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: virtualbox-...
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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 don'...
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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 /usr/bin/...
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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. ...
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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 ...