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

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VirtualBox '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' issue

I have installed VirtualBox through the software centre, but when I try to start a VM, I get the following error: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver ...
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Linux-KVM “broken” after a motherboard swap

I just had the motherboard replaced in a Dell PowerEdge R410 that functions as one of our virtual servers (running Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS). I'm fairly new to Linux, and was quite surprised when networking ...
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Virtualization On Linux Server

In my office we've just purchased two new servers, which will be Ubuntu Linux servers, and we are going to be completely virtualizing our environment. I have a bootable USB with ESXi 5 on it, does ...
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Unable to complete install: 'POST operation failed: xend_post: error from xen daemon: <Fault 3:

I am having a problem in installing virtual machine on xen in ubuntu using Virtual Machine Manager. Unable to complete install: 'POST operation failed: xend_post: error from xen daemon: I have ...
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OpenGL with OS X 10.9 + VirtualBox 4.3.4 + Ubuntu 13.10

I am running Ubuntu in VirtualBox with an OS X host. I am trying to test an OpenGL application that needs GL shader language 3.3 or higher, but glxinfo is reporting 1.20. glxinfo | grep OpenGL shows: ...
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Network-Tools 3.2.0 Idel's at the middle

Network-Tools 3.2.0 Idel's at the middle during traceroute. (gnome-nettool 3.2.0-0ubuntu1) It idel's way too far on google.com. While trace-route command at terminal ends up with different results. ...
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Soft lockup when installing Ubuntu GNOME in virtual machine (Parallels OSX)

When installing Ubuntu GNOME 13.04 from an ISO in Parallels, I get the following error: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 22s! This is shortly followed by another message: INFO: rcu_sched self ...
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How can I run Ubuntu inside a virtual machine on Windows 7?

When I tried to run Ubuntu in Windows Virtual PC I got this error: This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU. Unable to boot – please use a kernel appropriate for your ...
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How to save all KVM-guests on shut down or restart?

I wrote a short script which was supposed to save the state of all my running KVM-machines (save-vms.sh): #! /bin/sh suspend_vms () { for output in $(virsh list --state-running --uuid) do ...
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sheepdog cluster

I'm using a Ubuntu 13.10 Touch with a Mate Desktop on a 32-bit Arm-System and have installed qemu and sheepdog, to use sheepdog in a 32-Bit system i have this Skript ...
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how to rename a node of a KVM server

I am facing an issue in renaming a node; I have a KVM server(base server) on which I have 5 virtualized nodes as follows: # virsh list --all Id Name State ...
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'VT-x/AMD-V not operational' error running Ubuntu 13.04 Gnome 64-bit on VB

When I start the VM, the following error appears - VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration has been enabled, but is not operational. Your 64-bit guest will fail to detect a 64-bit CPU and will not be ...
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I can't get my 32-bit Ubuntu 13.10 to work on my virtual machine

Here's another image: https://scontent-b-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/p480x480/1459785_1418386705059544_918955882_n.jpg Every time I start my Ubuntu on my vmware I either log in and the screen goes ...
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xen-hypervisor-amd64, Ubuntu 13, Asus Laptop Issues

Working to get Xen running on an Asus laptop. Model Q301L. Currently, Ubuntu 13 loads up just fine, and xen added itself to grub2 menu loader correctly. However, when I select the Ubuntu w/Xen ...
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How to manage Juju's LXC containers using virsh?

I use the lxc driver for juju and I have created a local environment; actually the well-known Wordpress from https://juju.ubuntu.com/docs/getting-started.html. I then tried export ...
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How to share a cluster with a virtualization tool on Lan?

Is there any way to share computer runtime between different clients where each client is able to run their desktop environment session in-depended to others? I guess this is called virtualization but ...
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libvirt with SPICE on 12.04 amd64

I'm using 12.04 LTS amd64 as a KVM host + desktop. I have a Windows 7 ultimate 64bit guest on this host. The installation worked perfect with the default (VNC display) settings. Everything also works ...
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Is it possible to load a virtual machine disk image over NFS without moving the entire image over the network at once?

My understanding of the situation is more limited than I'd like, but it appears that I can, for example. PXE boot a live CD and have the squashfs volume be random access over the NFS share. I would ...
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KVM guest priority starting

I have 2 guests on my KVM Virtual Machine Manager (debian1 and debian2). I need to start debian1 always first, so I want disable starting debian2 before debian1. Is it possible? How can I make it? ...
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Installing ubuntu-13.10-server-amd64 on VirtualBox-4.3.2-90405-Win [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server 13.10 AMD64 x86 (The guest) on my TOSHIBA Satellite L655D-S5109 (The host). My/the processor is AMD Turion IIP540 Dual-Core Processor 2.40GHz (64bit OS/x86) And ...
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How do I disable unwanted iPXE boot attempt in Libvirt/qemu-kvm?

Somehow after upgrading to 12.04, my virtual machines always boot with an attempt to boot from the network first. See this: while I don't have any PXE configuration set: I've tried: to disable ...
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How to set my virtual box display for Red Hat Linux to 1366X768

I have installed Red Hat Linux on my virtual box and i can't set the display of VM to 1366X768. The display option in red hat linux shows only 1024x768, 800X600, 400x600.
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Ping Access to a Nested VM !! Plz Help

I have a problem in communication between the host and the nested VM. This is my layout. I have installed KVM on host machine having a single nic interface (public ip) running Ubuntu. On top of ...
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No sound in 12.04 on VirtualBox

No sound when installed in VirtualBox. When I boot from the live CD in Windows, sound works fine on my speakers. When in boot the live CD in VirtualBox it does not see my speakers. In sound properties ...
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Using .bin files

Hello I have around 20 video files that I bought off an online tutorial website. In the introductory tutorial they said that you can play the .bin files using daemon tools. But how about linux? ...
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Kubuntu 13.10 cannot increase guest qxl resolution

I have host and guest Kubuntu 13.10 64bit installations. VM is created through virt-manager. The problem is that for the guest the monitor is identified correctly as qxl but have only 1024x768 ...
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How Reliable is Virtual Machine GCC Binaries

I have an app which I need to generate the following: Ubuntu 32/64 bits and the same to Windows. Now I have 64Bits Ubuntu 13.04 and I have Virtual Box with 13.04 32bits on the same machine. How ...
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Possibly to boot an already installed Ubuntu into windows?

This may be answered elsewhere but most of the questions seem to concern a normal dual boot scenario. I have a standard windows 8/ubuntu 13.10 dual boot, I'm wondering if I can boot Ubuntu from ...
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VMWare Error in Ubuntu 12.10

I have been running a windows server 2008 R2 Vm for quite some time in my Ubuntu machine. The VM resides on an external hard-disk to overcome size constraints. I tried connecting my VM to a host ...
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can't Install Windows 7 KVM Guest on Ubuntu 13.04 via Command Line

I’m trying to install Windows 7 Professional as a KVM guest using virt-install with an ISO file on my Ubuntu 13.04 via command line. Using the following commands: root@ziomario-Macmini:/# sudo ...
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How to open a qcow2 file in Ubuntu 13.04

I have cloudera-quickstart-vm-4.4.0-1-kvm.qcow2 file which I took from this site but I don't know how to play the vm. Could you please give me some hints or introduce me the proper tools?
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Add routing to guest KVM's

I have the following configured on my ubuntu host: virsh config for "passthrough" <network> <name>passthrough</name> ...
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Why do I need to re-load kernel modules for virtualbox after a kernel update?

After the last kernel upgrade in Ubuntu 12.10 I had to manually re-load two kernel modules for Virtualbox. modprobe vboxdrv and modprobe vboxnetflt I don't know enough about the system to say if ...
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No internet in VM

I'm behind my company proxy (or more specifically, net configuration stored in a web) and my VM cannot connect to internet. Host is windows 7 enterprise guest is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in VMPlayer. I can't ...
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VMTools and GUI

I'm running an Ubuntu VM on Windows via VMPlayer. I'm not a system administrator of the machine and therefore I can't install tools, and EasyInstall does not correclty finish the installation, in ...
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Shared folder in VirtualBox (Ubuntu and Windows 7)

I want to have a directory which is accessible on both Windows 7 installed on Ubuntu host, and the Ubuntu as well. So I have installed the Virtualbox additions on both Windows and Ubuntu. Then in ...
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Networking stop/waiting error

I wanted to set up a bridge connection for my VMs (I am using KVM). I modified my etc/network/interfaces file and its contents are: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto br0 iface br0 inet dhcp ...
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Copy files to guest in QEMU

Is there any chance to successfully setup a way to let QEMU copy files from the host to the guest system? I've already tryed with SSH (as explained here) but I can't connect to the guest.
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Virtualizing Windows and Ubuntu with Xen

Alright, so I'm constantly switching between Windows and Linux, and I'd love to be able to just switch whenever I need without a full reboot, and after a bit of research I came up with xen. I found ...
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How do I copy and paste from local machine?

I need to cut copy and or paste from a text file on my laptop into my VM.. since it does not (the vm) recognize my keyboard @ symbol.
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Using Image base installation with XEN LVM installation problem

I have installed XEN according to guide that is pointed here. In that installation LVM is used. I want to know whether it is possible to create a image with: dd if=/dev/zero of=ubuntu.img bs=1 ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 (64-bit) virtual machine with Vagrant on OS X provides only 4 Gb disk space

I used the Vagrant image for Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit from http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/vagrant/raring/current/raring-server-cloudimg-amd64-vagrant-disk1.box to create a new virtual machine on my ...
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How to access ubuntu partition from windows using virtualbox

I have found links describing to do the exact opposite: accessing windows through virtualbox in ubuntu. I don't want to reboot the system everytime I want to check something small in ubuntu. I have ...
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Libvirt-1.1.1 with xen-4.2.1

I installed xen-4.2.1 from the source and I am using XL toolstack. Now I installed libvirt-1.1.1 from the source. It's not working properly. And I got some error when running the virsh: error: ...
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Virtual Shell Environment

What virtualenv is to Python, is _____ for Linux? Is there a similar functionality to create a virtual environment that allows you to e.g. install and configure software and rollback or throw away ...
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VirtualBox won't start in Ubuntu 13.04

I am trying to run VirtualBox so I can install a copy of Windows XP for school. I can get through setting up a new VM but when I try to start it there's a problem with kernels. Failed to open a ...
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Virtual box network problems on windows 7 guest

I have installed Windows 7 (as guest) using Virtual Box on my Ubuntu 13.04 (as host). Everything was OK except some network problems. I have no problem with browsing websites in guest OS (windows 7) ...
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How can I encrypt all data in /var/www so no one except root can access it?

I have a situation that I sell my product on an virtual machine with Ubuntu installed on it and it has a LAMP on it and I do not want any one to be able to copy or access my code. Of course I have a ...
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How to install Ubuntu in Microsoft Virtual PC? [duplicate]

I tried to install on a virtual PC, but I get a message that says the kernel requires and x86-64 CPU. It states that it detected an i686 CPU. The host machine is an AMD Phenom II x4 955. Host OS: ...
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Enable/Disable Serial Devices (COM's) for multiple VM instances via command line

I have a host computer (Ubuntu 12.04) running KVM (QEMU) which has anywhere from 1 to 10 VM's using Windows XP, Windows 7, Debian, Ubuntu etc.. From the host machine I need a way to bind serial coms ...