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

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Simulate Universal Bootloader (DAS U-BOOT) with Qemu

I was trying to simulate u-boot with qemu for the ARM based versatile_pb board. I was successfully able to CROSS_COMPILE my u-boot source code with the gcc-linaro-arm-none-eabi-toolchain and create ...
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how to use the Container technology on Ubuntu?

Is there a way to deploy a distribution other than Ubuntu, as content on Ubuntu? Say in my case i'm planning a Redhat as a content on my Ubuntu 14.04 . If yes. How to do it?
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Critical random slowdown issue using KVM/QEMU

I'm having a critical issue with KVM/QEMU which is severely impacting one of my projects and I don't know where to put my hands. I've set up a brand new physical server configured with a 2 x Intel ...
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How can I get my Ubuntu 10.04 Hyper-V VM to recognize the virtual networking hardware?

I am new to Linux and Ubuntu, being primarily a Windows developer for the past 20 years. However, we've been using Redmine hosted on an Ubuntu VM to manage our development tickets. The VM was hosted ...
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How to install qemu-kvm from source

I previously installed kvm via apt-get. Then I install qemu from source via following steps: wget http://wiki.qemu.org/download/qemu-2.1.91.tar.bz2 cd qemu-2.1.91 ./configure make && make ...
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KVM GPU Passthrough

now i know this issue has been talked about before, but those topics are old now and slightly out dated. So I have recently been following a few different guides on getting this system working, ...
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Automount USB disk (ntfs) and use files for libvirt/qemu/kvm?

When I plugin my NTFS USB disk it gets auto-mounted. That's fine. But when I want to use files for libvirt/kvm/qemu virtualizaztion they cannot be accessed. Sadly I cannot find the parameter or option ...
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Cannot restore a saved machine

I cannot restore a saved machine with both virt-manager and the virtsh restore command: laurent@aspire6930g:/var/lib/libvirt/qemu/save$ sudo virsh restore windows7.save erreur : Impossible de ...
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Error While installing Kubuntu 14.04 in Virtual machine

Running Kubuntu 14.04 in Virtual machine Gives me an Error :- Boot : could not found kernel image : vmlinuxz.efi how can solve these ?
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virtualization of Ubuntu 14.04 on macox using virtual box

I have 2 main questions related to the virtualization. First, after having installed ubuntu on VBox latest version on my macbook pro, the OS is working fine but display setting is stucked in 800x600. ...
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Need commands to fetch Guest VM OS version from Xen and KVM

I m looking for the commands that can be executed to fetch the OS Version of the VMs running on the below Hypervisors. Xen (Not the citrix Xen server, but the Xen Sever hosted on a ubuntu Machine) ...
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Nested virtualization on Windows

For the last few weeks I have been reading a lot about OpenStack, Cloud Computing, virtualization, VMware tools and I have decided to try it. I would like to install, configure it and try it to see ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server on a SONY VAIO with NO hardware-virtualization

Is there a version of UBUNTU server that can be installed on a laptop (SONY VAIO) with the hardware-virtualization disabled? It is not possible to enable hardware-virtualization in some VAIO laptops. ...
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Can we add ports to OVS AFTER the VM is created?

I wanted to write up a program where I can create VMs first using libvirt. Initially they would not be added to any network. Then I want them to be attached to an OVS bridge where I can specify the ...
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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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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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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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KVM image size has changed?

We had a 180GB VM image. Inside the guest VM everything is OK and hdd size is 180G. but when we look the image size on the host it is 475MB. I am afraid that if we restart, the VM wouldn't work. I ...
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vsftpd server no connect on virtual server

I have a virtual machine running Ubuntu in Amazon cloud server. This machine installed via APT Apache2 + PHP5 + MySql to serve my website and everything is running perfectly. However, with no means ...
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Virtualizing Windows 7 with qemu-kvm SATA Issues

I am working on virtualizing a windows 7 image using kvm on Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit. Here are the specs for my machine: CPU: Intel i7-2860WM ,8G RAM I am using an image created with WinImage of a ...
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How to install Ubutun 12.04 on Windows 8 through Vmware player

I bought a new laptop that came with Windows 8 64 bit, built in. I have tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 through VMware but it didn't work. It get's stuck during the installation prosses and the ...
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How to store LXC container's files in another folder

Well the answer seems to be given on https://help.ubuntu.com/13.04/serverguide/lxc.html#lxc-hostsetup page under Using a separate filesystem for the container store title but it doesn't work for me. ...
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importing a virtual machine inside another virtual machine

I have a hadoop cluster of VMs hosted on VirtualBox. The VMs are all ubuntu, and the host system is windows 7. How can I import all of these VMs into 1 ubuntu vm?
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Build Ubuntu VM using mirror

In kvm, using virt-install I can create centos images using this parameter in my virt install command. -l http://mirror.umd.edu/centos/6/os/x86_64/ Starting install... Retrieving file .treeinfo... ...
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Virtual Machine Ubuntu 13.04 is Very Slow

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 in my VMWare (I'm using Windows 7); the problem is it's quite slow; it doesn't response quickly as opposed to native installed OS. I also installed CentOS & WinXP; they're ...
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Bridge networking is not working in virtual box 4.2.8 with ubuntu 12.04 host and ubuntu 11.10 guest

Very good article but there is a problem for me. I am using virtual box 4.2.8 with ubuntu 12.04 host and ubuntu 11.10 guest. I am unable to setup bridge networking beetween host and guest. here i am ...
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What facets should I consider when deciding which guest to jail in (“full”) KVM and which in LXC?

Currently I am migrating to a new server. The old one ran 10.04 as host system and a few more 10.04 and Debian 6 as KVM guests. This was alright, because the processor had support for virtualization. ...
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Debootstrap chroot Installation Error

During initial installation (using both Network installation and CD ISO) of Ubuntu Server 12.04.1 LTS (64-bit) as a guest VM on XenServer 6.1 I'm getting this error: Debootstrap warning Warning: ...
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Ubuntu host and ubuntu guest with VMware, guest does not have network connection

My host machine is ubuntu 14.04 and guest VM is ubuntu 12.04. I am using VMware Workstation 12 Player. How do I get internet in my guest VM? I tried NAT, host only, and bridged. None of these worked.
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16.04 runs terrible as VMWare Guest

As the title says I'm struggling with (terrible) performance on my Ubuntu Guest VM. I'm running VMWare Workstation 12 on a Windows 10 x64 host. The host should be more than capable of running this VM, ...
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Cannot open virt-manager from terminal | ubuntu server

I am trying to open virt-manager from the terminal "sudo virt-manager" but I got this error "gdk_mir_display_open Failed to connect to Mir: Failed to connect to server socket: No such file or ...
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Build scripts for ubuntu-16.04-server-cloudimg-s390x.tar.gz?

I am trying to figure out how to build a custom cloud image for s390x architecture. Could someone please point me to the scripts used to build https://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/releases/16.04/release/...
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How can I create a virtual camera/webcam device for a Qemu/KVM guest OS?

I host an Android_x86 VM in Qemu/KVM with the help of virt-manager on Ubuntu 16.04. My host notebook has a webcam and I would like to either directly pass it through to my KVM guest. It's internally ...
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KVM + Bonding: error “could not get interface XML description: unspecified error”

I'm looking to run KVM with 2 bonded (LACP) Ethernet interfaces and a manual bridge to connect the guests directly to my LAN. Everything seems to work fine, but I have problems accessing the bridge (...
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Creating an interface for VM guests

I'm trying to create a software interface that will handle the DHCP-server for my guest's (VM). I have a pfSense-guest running a DHCP-server, which should be able to give each other guest I have ...
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Why can't I have virtualization on my Dell Vostro 200?

As I stated in the question, I have a Vostro 200 with an Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2160. When I had Windows 10, I could run virtualization, but now, I cannot find it in the BIOS? Why is this? I need ...
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Running Ubuntu 16.04 (ARM) in Qemu

My goal is to run Ubuntu 16.04 (ARM) in Qemu (on Ubuntu 16.04 x64 host). I tried to follow this -old- tutorial without success: Home directory not accessible: Permission denied pulseaudio: ...
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Unable to access network in the KVM guest

I am working on a Ubuntu 14.04LTS server. I installed KVM according to the guide https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KVM/Installation Created a bridge according to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/...
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Grub boot error on cloned virtual machine

While using virt-manager and connected to a Qemu/KVM Hypervisor, I cloned a virtual machine of an Ubuntu server installation, version 16.0.4 if it matters. When I try to boot the cloned virtual ...
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kvm pci passthrough for intel 82599 nic not working on ubuntu host

I am trying to passthrough an intel 82599 10gig ethernet card (ixgbe driver) to a VM, and I would like that the VM will recognize the NIC's driver natively. I have also enabled SR-IOV in my system. My ...
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Hash Sum mismatch on installing kvm

I have laptop with amd64. I enabled virtual device from bios. When I am trying to install kvm using: $ sudo apt-get install qemu-kvm libvirt-bin ubuntu-vm-builder bridge-utils I am getting error ...
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kvm_mmu_get_page before entering a nested VM with KVM

I have been using and tracing, with a kernel tracer, nested VMs with KVM and I was wondering about the purpose of an occurring event. Let's say I have a machine L0 hosting a VM called L1 and L1 is ...
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TL-WN725N driver Ubuntu disconnect problem

I can't get my TL-WN725N WiFi USB adapter to work on Ubuntu. I tried every solution I found on internet and they didn't work. Description of the problem and my system is bellow. Problem: WiFi ...
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How do I run a spesific virtual machine from Gnome Activities menu?

Now I have to go and doubleclick /path/to/vm/file.vmx to run a certain VM (VMware Player forgets my VM's probably because of me using zfs). I get a visible icon to menu but vm will not run. [...
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Connect virtual machine (Ubuntu 16.04) to Internet on a Hyper - V (version: 6)

I have the next issue: I installed Ubuntu 16.04 in a hyper-v server 2008, this server is in a V-LAN that uses static IP as in the other virtual Windows servers that i have in this Hyper-v Server Host. ...
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Data corruption when transferring files out of VirtualBox?

I think this may also apply to Windows, but oh well... If I were to transfer downloaded files out of a guest OS in VirtualBox, say via shared folders or drag-and-drop, would there be any sort of data ...
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Passing a physical USB port to QEMU

I currently use a shell script to start my KVM accelerated QEMU vm. My current QEMU line is this: QEMU_AUDIO_DRV=pa qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm -nodefaults \ -machine pc,accel=kvm \ -bios /usr/...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 and 16.04 one has internet connection other does not

I have two Ubuntu-Based OS's running on Windows Hyper-V 2012 r2. When I run one Ubuntu VM 14.04 (A), the second Ubuntu VM 16.04 (B) cannot connect to the internet and visa versa. I have tried ...
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Connecting to Virtualbox VM

I have been struggling with this issue for the past week and I have a feeling I am missing something very minor. Here is the issue: System Specifications: Ubuntu 14.04 Dedicated Server which resides ...
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Openvswitch networking

I made a VM using libvirt. I am trying to connect VM to the OVS bridge. I named VM as "ubuntu" and OVS bridge as "ovs-br0". Result of ovs-vsctl show is as follows: ovs ports and interfaces Here, I ...