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

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Booting a real physical Win7 installation as Xen guest

So far I have achieved booting a physical installation of Win7 on internal hdd from Ubuntu USB HDD in both KVM and VB/VMware virtual machines using raw disk access. Windows runs without any amendments ...
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Recurrent problem with Ubuntu VMs

Since 4 months ago, I have been facing the same trouble on one of my computers running Windows XP where I installed a VirtualBox (version 4.3) where I (re)install several Ubuntu 12.04 LTS virtual ...
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How to share a directory between ubuntu host and windows guest with kvm?

I read several posts or articles which deal with this but all give a solution for linux guest. For example : http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/9p_virtio ...
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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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Ubuntu virtual machine export [duplicate]

Is it possible to backup my Ubuntu OS (not virtualized) and restore it in virtual environment (such as virtualbox)? Or export installed Ubuntu as virtual machine?
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Are there differentiating disks in KVM?

I'm currently playing with vmbuilder. It works fine and enables to get a running machine in five to seven minutes with average non-server hardware. I imagine that on a faster hardware with more ...
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Running Iso Through virtualbox

I have a mac iso that works flawlessly on my windows virtualbox but for some reason I cannot get it to load up on my linux virtualbox. I have created it with 30G of storage and a fair amount of ram. I ...
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Can I develop .NET applications from virtual box on Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu installed on my system. Now I have a project to do using Visual Studio in C#. I want to know whether I can install Windows inside a Virtual Box and then install Visual Studio. Will I be ...
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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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How do I unmaximize full screen view in virt-manager?

After activating full screen view for a virtual machine in virt-manager there is no obvious way to un-full screen. Any ideas?
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Guest on kvm wont detect disk even after seleting virtio drivers

Recently update to Ubuntu 14.04, and now using kvm but hit a wall. I'm trying to install a win8.1 64 bits virtual machine. I follow this tutorial, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMXctyhcrfs, ...
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Ubuntu & Virtual Box - Follow Up Question [duplicate]

Have downloaded Ubuntu Server 14.04, 64-bit. Have also downloaded Virtual Box 4.3.10 (which supports 64 bits). My operating system is Windows 7 - 64 bit. When I configure Virtual Box for Ubuntu, ...
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Xen PCI Passthru works with 2GB RAM but not with 4GB RAM

I set up Xen on Ubuntu 14.04 (Xen 4.4). With my config I can only use PCI passthru when giving DomU 2048MB RAM. When giving 4096MB the GPU doesn't work (windows says Code 12). Here is my win7.cfg: ...
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Need to install a Multi-Desktop Environment on a virtual machine

I need to install a virtual machine with seperated desktops for each user and each one with it's own customizing enabled. There should also be a separate desktop for guests with a fixed envirionment ...
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How to share a VirtualBox virtual machine with users of the computer

I have a computer with Ubuntu 14.04, with several user accounts. In one of those accounts, I have a virtual machine in VirtualBox. I would like to share that virtual machine with the other users of ...
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Ubuntu switched from eth0 to eth2 after changing network adapter

I am virtualizing an ubuntu desktop 10.04. As I had to change the ethernet adapter mac address I got an eth2 network interface in place of eth0. I'd like to reswitch to eth0. On centos there is a ...
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I can't create more than one virtual machine with vmbuilder

I'm testing the creation of virtual machines with Ubuntu. The first virtual machine was created with the default settings and is called ubuntu: virsh --connect qemu:///system list --all Id Name ...
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Extra mouse buttons not working in virtualization (VMware/VirtualBox, ubuntu host)

I'm trying to run VMware Workstation and/or VirtualBox on Ubuntu. The virtual machines are working perfectly in both applications, except for the extra mouse buttons (forward/backward). In Ubuntu the ...
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ubuntu vm cannot find new network cards

After copying the virtual hard disk of a vm I made to a new machine, ubuntu no longer recognises the network cards and spews out errors like: failed to bring up eth0 ..... no such device I'm ...
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Is it ill advised to update Ubuntu on VirtualBox + Best Practices?

I am running on Windows 8. I had Ubuntu 12.04 running as guest on VirtualBox 4.3.10 r93012 and once I updated it, it began booting into an empty black screen. I reinstalled the guest additions but it ...
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Automatize production server deployment

I have some java servlets to deploy in a production environment. I want to automatize installation and deployment of the whole service. My servlet is running on Tomcat and uses PostgreSQL as DB. I ...
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ubuntu 14.04 desktop amd64 installation fails with kernel panic under vmware [closed]

I've just downloaded ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso, created new VM in VMWare Workstation 7.1.6 build-744570 using Typical -> I will install the OS later Linux / Ubuntu 64-bit VM Settings: 2GB ...
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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 ...
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Enabling virtualization on my AMD CPU

need help figuring out how to enable virtualization on my AMD FX-6300 CPU in order to be able to dedicate more than one CPU core to my virtualbox Ubuntu build. Everyone says it should be in the BIOS ...
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Does anyone know of a Linux tool which converts hyper-v snapshots to full memory dump files?

hyper-v snapshots are comprised of a .vsv file and a .bin file, and I need to convert these in a full memory dump file. I essentially need this tool: http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/vm2dmp ...
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How to benchmark speed of data transfer through sockets?

I am trying to send data between a virtual machine and its host using TCP socket and virtio-serial. I would like to benchmark these two methods. Are there any tools available to benchmark this? If ...
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How to create a virtual image for an existing system?

I have a Ubuntu OS installed on a windows7 host. Now, I want to create a virtual image of the ubuntu os from my system so that I can use it on other machines. I don't even know if it possible. But, ...
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How do I boot Ubuntu in VirtualBox complaining that my CPU is incompatible?

After a long time spent with OS from boys from Redmont I would like to try something new. I decided to try some Linux editions, also Ubuntu Linux. I am completely new to this matter, this is also my ...
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What backup solution allows for the easiest migration and restore of machines, even if they're restored from a VM or bare metal and vice versa?

I manage a lot of Ubuntu machines, many physical, many virtual. Backup as a general concept is pretty simple, but backup of entire systems tends to get murky. I'm familiar with virt-p2v, but that ...
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Is there an Ubuntu Touch emulator or a way to install it in a VM?

Is there any way to install Ubuntu Touch inside a virtual machine on a regular Ubuntu computer instead of on a phone or tablet? Or is there an emulator, like the one the Android SDK comes with?
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Installing guest additions for Ubuntu running in VirtualBox on Ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu in Virtual Box that runs on Ubuntu. How can I install the guest additions? From my experience with Virtual Box I know that after installing guest additions I will be able to run ...
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Getting Sound to work on Windows 7 in a KVM on ubuntu 13.10

I rebuilt my system from scratch, and decided to install windows as a guest in KVM. It installed fine, but I cannot get sound working on any of the configs [ac97 - sb16]. I read most of the web pages ...
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Getting Ubuntu 12.04.2 to show GUI interface after installing it as a VM in XenServer 6.1

After installing Ubuntu 12.04.2 within as a VM on XenServer 6.1 I only have the command line interface. I have tried running the following commands to install that GUI and it stated that it was ...
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What should i choose? LXC vs OpenVZ

As an alternative to Virtualizing several Ubuntu Servers im looking into the possibility of using containers. But I am not sure if I should go for OpenVZ or LXC. Can anyone recommend one of them, or ...
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KVM problem using IOMMU

I've been trying to assign a video card to a KVM guest operating system using PCI passthrough. There's been stumbling blocks, but this one has me stumped. Here is the lspci output for the device ...
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Howto make “update-grub” to ignore guest volumes on a KVM Hypervisor?

I have some Ubuntus acting as a KVM Hypervisor and, every time I run "update-grub" on those servers, it takes a lot of time to finish and makes too much disk IO. I'm seeing that it tries to find ...
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How to merge free space into partion in ubuntu server?

I'm running Ubuntu Server as a virtual machine with VirtualBox in Windows. Because I've ran out of space I resized the virtual machine size from 6 GB to 8 GB. But those 2 GB appear as "Free space" ...
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Having trouble using Ubuntu 12.04 ISO in Virtual Box

I followed step-by-step from this site : Installing Ubuntu inside Windows using VirtualBox This is my system info: System Information -———————- Time of this ...
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How to add serial port in VM to connect to physical network

I have created VM in Ubuntu server host.This VM in-turn has ubuntu operating system installed on it.Now I want to connect this VM to a physical serial port of a device. My issue is :- How can I ...
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virtualization solution?

I am new in Ubuntu, I am using virtualization for my final project and using Ubuntu server 12.04 as a platform. I have installed the server but I don't know how to install other tools I need to ...
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Virtualbox hangs when shutting down after having installed guest editions

I have had a few Ubuntu 12.04 LTS VMs running on my windows 7 host and it's been great. I just recently added the guest additions to one of the Ubuntu guests on virtual box and now every time I try to ...
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How to properly create a virtual machine for Windows?

Hello my problem is the following : i want to get to use Ubuntu but yet i need Windows for my studies (for like Visual Studio and other stuff does work only under Windows ) so i was thinking of making ...
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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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Attach / detach problem for passthrough/SR-IOV in libvirt

I just encountered a problem in libvirt while was trying to attach and detach a sr-iov vf to my VM The version of my libvirt is 1.1.1-0ubuntu8.5 I tried to attach the device using following xml ...
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Is there a virtual machine with direct access to CPU and GPU for gaming?

Sorry for the long question. With the coming of Steam for Linux I may have been over optimistic and got rid of windows installation. The problem is that I have about 100 Steam games that are not (and ...
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ubuntu 13.10 kvm binary is deprecated, please use qemu-system-x86_64

I just upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10 and I have this issue when I run my KVM Unable to complete install: 'internal error: process exited while connecting to monitor: W: kvm binary is deprecated, please ...
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Convert Ubuntu Physical machine to Virtual machine

What is the easiest way to convert a physical Ubuntu (v. 10.04) into a virtual machine? Convert to VMware workstation image or VirtualBox image
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Wanted: In-depth guide to virtualizing existing Windows 7 partition with VirtualBox

I would like an in-depth guide to virtualizing an existing Windows 7 partition (with VirtualBox), as all the instructions I have found online are either incomplete, imperfect,vaguely worded, or out of ...
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Why won't VirtualBox work? [duplicate]

I want to run VirtualBox so that I can use Windows Vista, but this is what pops up when I start it. Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is ...