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

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Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS - Non-graphical boot in Qemu-KVM (-curses)

I am trying to run an Ubuntu Server as a virtual machine using Qemu-KVM with all output beeing printed to the terminal. I have done that several years ago using the -curses option, tried it again and ...
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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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How do you disable audio input in Ubuntu 14.04

Sorry about that last post. Info: I am running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 in VM workstation. Question: I want to disable all and only the input sound devices and keep the output devices. I cannot find ...
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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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LIS 3.5 under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Unfortunately I needed to run an Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS under a Hyper-V from MS. After install, I pass through big problems with network and i/o performance. The Hyper-V recommend to update the LIS ...
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Unable to browse internet in Genymotion via VM

I have installed Oracle VirtualBox and Genymotion.. I installed Google Nexus using Geymotion inside the VM. I have ethernet LAN networking in my hostel, but I can't connect Google Nexus VM to the ...
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virt-manager USB 2.0 problem

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 64bit with QEMU/KVM & virt-manager 0.9.4 (latest compiled from source) installed my problem is that all guest windows machines does not recognize usb2.0 ports: windows xp ...
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WIll ubuntu use my full ram in dual boot [duplicate]

When I run ubuntu in dual boot will I still be able to use my full 4 gb ram If i am not running Win 7 at the same time?
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Run both at the same time, Windows and Ubuntu

I had read in some sites that it is possible to run two OS'es in the same machine at the same time through a Virtual Machine software, so you can switch Virtual Terminals with keyboard hotkeys and be ...
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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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How should I configure Ubuntu with VirtualBox on Windows 8.1?

I just built my first Windows computer. It's running Windows 8.1. Here are my computer specifications:- GPU: GeForce GTX 770 CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4430 CPU @ 3.00GHz Memory: 16GB RAM Current ...
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isc-dhcp for Virtual Machines only

I installed Xen 4.3 on Ubuntu Server 14.04 and added the xenbr0 bridge. The host IP is 145.173.136.2. The network administrator reserved 15 IP's for the VMs: 145.173.136.112-126 So i installed the ...
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How do I enable hyperthreading in a Intel Xeon E5-2407?

We have the following CPU that supports hyper-threading. Though Ubuntu doesn't recognize that each core supports 4 threads. Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2407 http://ark.intel.com/products/64614/ The ...
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Wrong throughput measruements in VBox VM running Ubuntu 12.04.3

I have one physical machine with Linux Ubuntu System (Host OS) installed on it. Besides that, the machine runs one Virtual Machine (VM) and one Open vSwitch Bridge. The machine has one virtual ...
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“intel_rapl: no valid rapl domains” message upon boot

I install fresh Ubuntu 14. 04 server under ESXI 5.1.0. During my installation I did not get any erorrs or strange things. My problem is when I boot machine at console screen I get messages like [ ...
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Error while KVM installtion in unbuntu 14.04

I am receiving an error message when trying to install a KVM virtual machine.I have provide you the complete log message below. I managed to install KVM file successfully in ubuntu 12.04 version. ...
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How to create laptop backups that can be restored to a bootable virtual machine

Is there some way to configure Déjà Dup to create backups of a laptop to a server, such that the the most recent backup can be restored directly to (a bootable) virtual machine if the laptop is lost ...
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Xen, XAPI, and Xen Orchestra, Ubuntu 14.04 Server

I'am quite new to this topic and wanted to setup an Xen Environment for testing things on a spare machine. For this I followed this tutorial: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Xen But as I would also ...
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Disadvantages of installing ubuntu trough qemu/kvm

Since I am testing iso's a lot and I want to do so on real hardware, but can't stand the install process and the associated waiting time (I only have one machine) I have written a script that installs ...
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Is there a free trusted vmware image with Ubuntu preinstalled?

Since the vmware virtual machine drivers are pretty standard I don't see any technical reason for a preinstalled image not to be portable. Although the above situation is obvious, I didn't find any ...
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Why can't I boot into xen?

I started out with a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 server set up on a 10GB LVM partition. The only other thing I did was to then install the xen-hypervisor: sudo apt-get install xen-hypervisor-amd64 ...
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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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How do I run a PXE server?

I'm going to run several virtual machines with KVM virtualization. In order to install guest systems over PXE protocol, I am going to run a PXE server on my host machine (I'm not doing it wrong, am ...
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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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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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Fail to copy anything from or into Virtual Machine

I have installed virtual machine to run Windows in Ubuntu 14.04. Everything is working fine except for the copy paste functionality. I am unable to copy any file from virtual machine to main screen ...
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How to fix VirtualBox resolution?

I use Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox. I have installed Guest Additions and it's running good except for this really irritating problem in which my Unity and LightDM interface is at full resolution ...
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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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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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VMWare virtual machine won't boot after 12.04 upgrade

I was running an 11.10 virtual machine on VMWare Workstation 7.1.5 build-491717. I tried to upgrade the other day to 12.04. After everything was downloaded and installed, the system asked to be ...
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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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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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Hardware Virtualization not possible, virtualbox alternatives?

I have two processors, but virtualbox won't accept that unless I have hardware virtualization (vt-x) enabled, for which my bios setup doesn't give an option, and the option was never added in bios ...
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virtual machine manager kvm is not available - ubuntu 12.04

im a bit new to ubuntu i installed kvm using these commands: 1.sudo egrep '(vmx|svm)' --color=always /proc/cpuinfo output was produced like 4 times 2.sudo apt-get install kvm ubuntu-vm-builder ...
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Creating a KVM on Ubuntu 14.04 host fails

I am trying this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/cloud-images-and-uvtool.html $ uvt-simplestreams-libvirt sync release=trusty arch=amd64 bogdanbiv@bivub1404:~$ time uvt-kvm create ...
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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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how to replicate my server environment and directory structure using Vagrant

I am a developer by trade but am not used to configuring VM's and servers, so I apologize if these questions seem rather novice. I have recently started trying to use Vagrant for local development of ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 KVM guest issue with static IP address

I Have installed a KVM server and host in Ubuntu both with release 14.04. I did configured the server according to the wiki and it is working as expected. The issue I am having is that after ...
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P2V Failed (Error message attached)

I want to convert physical Ubuntu 12.04 to a virtual server using VMware converter 5.5.2 you can see in the following image the hard disk settings for the physical server in the conversion wizard ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop on a virtual machine

I have a running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop on a virtual machine. I wanted to upgrade it to 14.04 but I got this warnning: Your graphics hardware may not be fully supported in Ubuntu 14.04 When I ...
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Xen XL broken installation, cannot start Dom-U (trusty, 4.4)

I was switching Xen toolstack from XM to XAPI. Didn't work, so I upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 with the hopes that it would work better. It didn't. Now I cannot start any Dom-U. XL is installed instead ...
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virtual install from ISO not getting virtual kernel

I have a KVM host (12.04.5) that I have been installing guests on in variety of ways. I just noticed recently one of my guests was running a generic kernel when I'm fairly certain I specified minimum ...
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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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Restoring ubuntu virtual machine after manual killing of VirtualBox process?

I was given access to an ubuntu installation running in VirtualBox. (It is managed using phpvirtualbox). Unfortunately, the Virtualbox process in the host machine was killed unexpectedly. Now, if I ...
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Why can't I install a VM within a VM?

I read it is possible to install VMs inside VMs as deeply as we want. However, in my case, I tried Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10 VMs in which I ...
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Convert Physical to Virtual - GPT System Error

I'm trying to convert physical Ubuntu machine to virtual using VMware. I keep getting this error: "The source computer has GPT disk(s). Conversion of live computers with GPT disks is not ...
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Running IE with virtualbox

When trying to run IE11 in Virtualbox (Ubuntu 14.04 host) I get the following: ERROR: VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on your system. Certain guests (e.g. OS/2 and QNX) require this ...
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Creating Virtual Machines using ubuntu-vm-builder

I'm currently trying to install virtual machines on my Ubuntu Server 13.10. I followed the instructions from this guide. I was able to install and check if my machine is is supported how ever when I ...
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Convert my physical Operating System to a VirtualBox Disk

Is it possible to convert a Physical Ubuntu Install (Intel based PC with Ubuntu 10.10) to a virtual box disk, so that I can use that same environment on a separate pc or can keep it virtual for ...
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Xen 4.4 (64-bit) is not working on Ubuntu 14.04, xl fails

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop 64-bit with LVM option selected during installation. Then the first thing I did was installation of xen hypervisor. sudo apt-get install ...