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

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[14.04][kvm] Windows 2008 R2 SP1 Virtio 0.1-81: Becomes slow unexpectedly, CPU 100%

Ubuntu 14.04 Server kvm 1.0.3 Virtio 0.1-81 Windows 2008 R2 SP1 on guest becomes slow unexpectedly. Ubuntu 14.04 Server qemu-kvm 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1. amd64 libvirt-bin 1.2.2-0ubuntu13.1 Linux ...
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Ubuntu on VirtualBox problem

I installed Ubuntu on a VirtualBox and I can only see the middle of the desktop? Here is a screenshot:
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How to integrate libvirt with libxl of Xen 4.4?

I'm running Xen 4.4 with Ubuntu 14.04 without any problems, like this: root@hyper-xen-1:~# xl li Name ID Mem VCPUs State Time(s) Domain-0 ...
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ubuntu vm on open nebula doesn't se internet connection

I have some problem with ubuntu and open nebula. I'm trying to setup one installation of ubuntu on open nebula. Start from this assumption: my machine as an i7 with 16 GB of ram and runs ubuntu ...
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Unable to connect to libvirt (Xen): libvirt-bin requires restart

I have the following packages installed on Ubuntu 14.04: xen-hypervisor-4.4-amd64 virt-manager libvirt-bin When I reboot (to Xen) and start the virt-manager I get the following error: Unable to ...
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Playing game emulators on a virtualized OS (Qemu/KVM)

I'm planning on assembling a machine for development testing and all kinds of software emulation. I already know what to choose in terms of hardware, and my initial idea is installing Ubuntu as the ...
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How to launch a script inside a VM from the host?

Environment presentation: Host Machine: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Guest Machine: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Inside this VM, a my_program.py exists. Virtualization system: VirtualBox 4.3 Question: Is there any ...
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Hosting 12.04 guest on 14.04 server with KVM & libvirt

I've been pulling my hair out trying to get Ubuntu 12.04LTS server (64bit) working under a standard KVM/libvirt setup on Ubuntu 14.04. I can create a new virtual machine using virt-manager and run ...
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Unable to migrate vm from redhat to ubuntu using virsh migrate

I'm unable to migrate the VM from Redhat to Ubuntu using the virsh migrate due to following error. Any suggestions on how to debug this issue. virsh migrate --live --verbose --persistent vm1 ...
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VM with host communication

Environment presentation: I use VirtualBox Virtual Machine OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Host Machine OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Problem: I run a program inside a VM which outputs 0 or 1 only: How can I ...
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How can I detect if a VM is crashed?

I installed 4 Ubuntu virtual machines (in VirtualBox which itself is hosted by Ubuntu). I am allowed to used only one of them at once. I can use any other available VM only if the first one crashes ...
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Wanted to install Win 7 using Virtual Box on Ubuntu 14.04

I would like to install Win 7 using virtual box on Ubuntu 14.04. I don't have Optical drive in my system so i m using bootable Pen drive of Win 7.
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Copy share a file between Xubuntu Virtual Machine and Windows 8.1 host in VirtalBox WITHOUT Guest add-ons

Ubuntu! TL;DR at the bottom I'm on a Windows 8.1 host. I installed Xubuntu 14.04 on a virtual machine in Oracle's VirtualBox. The guest add-ons couldn't install properly. The CD shows all the time ...
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VirtualBox doesn't run x64 VMs with Vagrant on Ubuntu 12.04 x64

When I execute 'vagrant up' the process end with 'Connection Timeout...' messages. Trying to solve my problem I added 'Ubuntu_64' to config file and enabled GUI, but no results. The VMs which were ...
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Running Ubuntu on an external hard drive and risk accidentally disconnecting it?

I am getting a new laptop soon and unfortunately it only has 256gb ssd. I don't really want to partition it since that would leave me with a meager amount of space. I also want to keep my Windows 8.1. ...
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Virtualbox Guest Additions are not used

Today, it seemed in my Ubuntu 14.04 VM (Kubuntu 14.04 host), there was an update for the Guest Additions to 4.3.12, and I was requested to install them from the Devices menu. I did this, but even ...
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How to encrypt Ubuntu 14.04 and all data inside Ubuntu 14.04

I am testing Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 using an ISO file inside Oracle VirtualBox. My computer is 32 bits, with 4 GB of RAM, and operates with Windows XP-SP3 as the Host system. Ubuntu ...
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How to add a USB HDD to a virtual machine created using VMware Player?

I have a 2 Virtual Machines running on Virtual Machine Manager & VM Player 6, on Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS. I have connected 2 USB HDD Drives which have been detected by Ubuntu (Host) but neither ...
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How do you back up your Virtual Machine

A quick question. I am running a Windows Server 2008 Virtual Machine on Ubuntu using Virtual Machine Manager. My question is I want to make regular back up of the Virtual Machine as its very ...
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Why Firefox on the VM has the same capabilities of the Firefox of the host machine?

I installed a virtual machine on VirtualBox. My host machine is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. My problem is that I found all the addons of Firefox of the host Ubuntu in the Firefox browser of the guest machine. ...
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Virtualization Does not work?

Hi to all my fellow techies... I Virtualized my Win2k8 Server using vCenter Standalone Hoping that I could run the Virtualized Server on Ubuntu using either Virtual Box or VMM for Linux. VMM does not ...
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Can I access files between a ubuntu 14.04 guest and a mac host on virtualbox guest additions?

I suspect it cannot be done. The closest 'answer' I found was VirtualBox 4.3 Guest Additions on OSX guest but I would like to go with Ubuntu 14.04 guest on a iMac host. I have not been successful in ...
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VM connected to Openvswitch can not access the external network on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a computer running Ubuntu 14.04. It has two ethernet interfaces. I've created a virtual switch and connected eth1 to it. I run VM (KVM) that connects to the openswitch bridge. From the host, I ...
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What is the preferred/recommend way of running two version of ubuntu side by side

I am running 14.04, but I need to run some corporate software/scripts that have been specifically designed for 12.04. I am aware of virtual box/vmware for full virtualization but I am looking for ...
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Enabling Acceleration tab on VirtualBox Manager running on Ubuntu 12.04 (guest OS) [duplicate]

I have a windows 7 host OS. HW Virtualization is enabled in the BIOS. On Oracle VM VirtualBox added a Ubuntu 12.04 Guest OS. Configured it as 64 bit. Note: The System->Acceleration is enabled and ...
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launch a VM on Ubuntu

On Ubuntu 14.04, I installed VirtualBox on which I have created 2 Ubuntu virtual machines. Does Ubuntu provide a way to launch the virtual machine I want at a particual moment ? Is there any ...
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How can i make VM to fully cover the screen in KVM?

I installed Debian Wheezy in KVM using virtual machine manager. VM doesn't fully cover the screen, with large gaps in both sides of screen as seen in pictures below. How can i make VM to fully cover ...
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Creating and configuring an Ubuntu .vdi image

I have taken some courses that provide a .vdi file for Virtual Box so that students don't have to configure their own machines. How can I create one of these images with Ubuntu on it? What is the best ...
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How do I use a second Keyboard and mouse - When running a Seperate Xserver on the Same graphics card

I have 2x mice, 2x keybard, 2x monitor 1x Graphics. Can I make it a second computer? (for no reason at all) --OR-- Would it be easier with a second VGA: As I do have a decent extra ATI card (7750 ...
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Run Windows and Ubuntu in parallel

I have read about VirtualBox that in VirtualBox we can run both Windows and Ubuntu in parallel, but it seems that for this we have to make one host and install the other one in it using VirtualBox. ...
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Cannot install ubuntu in qemu…partition problem? [closed]

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 LTS server to qemu image file. First, I created qcow image qemu-img create -f qcow2 ubuntu.img 10G and executed qemu with ubuntu server iso image. ...
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Errors with Vmware crashing with windows 7 as guest

Every time I try to change the theme for my windows 7 guest machine, do anything that would change appearance, or anything involving aero at all, vmware gives me a dialog that says "Vmware Player ...
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Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: on Ubuntu Server

I've simply been trying to get Sublime Text 2 running on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS on a Virtual Machine but also get the same error trying to run gedit so this leads me to believe it's an environment ...
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Setting up VMs on different subnets

I run a server on IP X.Y.3.7 and i want to run multiple VMs on it using libvirt. I set up a bridge device: auto eth0 iface eth0 inet manual auto br0 iface br0 inet static address X.Y.3.7 ...
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How to enable virtualization on Lenovo Z500?

I have downloaded the Kernel 3.13.6 from kernel.org and installed in the system. Updated the BIOS and then enabled the virtualization in the bios settings. Now I have used the command sudo kvm-ok ...
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Xen DomU not booting with required custom kernel

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32-bit) and installed Xen4.1 and Xen tools 4.4. I tried creating DomU with the following xen-tools command. >> xen-create-image --force --boot --hostname=DomU1 ...
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how do I get multiple available resolutions in Ubuntu via HyperV?

This thread is nearly identical but was no help. Running Ubuntu 12 in HyperV (the only virtualization I have available) on another machine. I'm connecting to the machine with 5nine Manager. ...
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MAAS, JUJU, VirtualBox 4.3 and virsh command

I've a problem with libvirt 1.2.2 and VirtualBox 4.3. After installing Ubuntu 14.04 server and setting MAAS and JUJU, I need to use virsh to see the list of my installed VM (as reported in the guide ...
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Windows 7 in Virtual Box doesn't see any usb devices connected [closed]

I VirtualBox 4.3 and Extension Pack installed. I also have an usb filter set up. However, my VM Windows 7 doesn't see any usb devices connected (the menu at the bottom says so), although everything ...
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Sync Flash Drive OS with Virtual

I have installed ubuntu (Lubuntu 14.04 specifically, but I don't think that matters for this question) to a USB flash drive (full install, not live system) so I can have an ubuntu environment I can ...
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virt-manager can't connect to xen

When I try to connect to my XEN domain with virtmanager on Ubuntu 14.04 I just get the following error: Unable to connect to libvirt. internal error: libxenlight state driver is not active Verify ...
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Cannot install packages in Ubuntu on VMware Player under Windows 7 as a host machine

I have Windows 7 as a host machine. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on VMWare Player. But I cannot install any packages in Ubuntu. It seems that Windows 7 firewall blocks any attempts to install packages for ...
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Convert a directory to VHD file?

I have a directory that contains thousands of files and folders, I need to copy it to a Ubuntu virtual machine in Hyper-V, so if I use copy or cloning to will take a lot of time, can I convert this ...
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Allow virtual machine to use all resources

I develop in an Ubuntu VM because it's awesome and Windows is abysmal. However, I'm dabbling in WebGL and need my graphics card. Whenever I view 3D sites in my VM it says my graphics card isn't ...
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Creating an ubuntu Server VM on Ubuntu Server

I'm having a lot of trouble trying to set up a VM on Ubuntu Server. I've tried following multiple guides like this one but right now, no matter what I try, I can't create a br0 instance. Before that, ...
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VM can't ping LAN name but sees it via nslookup

I am trying to connect to a network resource from my 10.04.4 VM (VMware Fusion) but the destination is unreachable by name. What is weird is that the name is visible in DNS: >nslookup my.name ...
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KVM NVidia Passthrough

I've seen a guide or two that seems to be replicated around on the internet on setting up KVM to use passthrough for Nvidia. It seems to require 2 video cards. Is it possible to do it with 1 video ...
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How to schedule a command to run a few seconds after startup?

I was trying to use @reboot /my/script in cron to run a script on a 10.04.4 VM running in VMware Fusion top print ifconfig to a file on a shared directory, which is /mnt/hgfs/somedir. It didn't work ...
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Create a virtual machine and connect to it command line

I'm running an Ubuntu 14.04 server, and would like it to also run another 14.04 server instance in a VM on it. (I need to use two VPNs on the same machine simultaneously) I've tried using both KVM ...
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Could not ping Solaris KVM Guest from another computer

I setup Solaris Guest using KVM in Ubuntu. I don't have problem pinging host (Ubuntu) to guest (Solaris) and vice versa. Also my Solaris guest can ping other computers in my network but not the other ...