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

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Ubuntu 14.04, Xen 4.4 and XAPI toolstack

Just decided to start over with XEN on a completly different box I have. In preparation, I started to look into the package details based on information found on both the Ubuntu howto wiki for Xen ...
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Make bootable image from non-bootable to use with qemu

I hope the question is not duplicate, I didn't find anything helpful by myself. (And sorry for my english) I have a new Raspberry Pi, and I need to install on it an os with some softwares. I ...
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Ubuntu and Xen. Disable standard VGA for Windows guest

I've found a lot of help on this site, so I am ready to ask my own question now. After some new hardware purchase I've started up with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Xen 4.4. My current problem is: If I add ...
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Installing vmware tools on Ubuntu host?

I'am running Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit And i'm using vmware player to run Windows 7 32 bit as guest with vmware tools installed. i cant get the shared clipboard to run! i had made some researches i found ...
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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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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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Ubuntu Hyper-V Guest Display Resolution

Good afternoon, I am trying to set up an Ubuntu guest on a Hyper-V server. I am relatively new to Linux so please bear with me, the VM is a test machine to get the hang of things and give Ubuntu a ...
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Unable to run a 32-bit program on 64-bit VM

I compiled a small "hello world" C program on Ubuntu 10.04 32 bit machine. Then I put the executable(a.out) on Ubuntu 12.10(64 bit) VMWare virtual machine and tried to execute it(./a.out). The OS does ...
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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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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 to fix 3D Acceleration for Vmware Workstation 9?

I have recently installed Vmware workstation 9 on Ubuntu 12.04 & i have migrated my VM's from windows to Ubuntu 12.04 . Now i am getting openGL error & it says no 3D acceleration as shown in ...
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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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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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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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VM runs very slow using qemu

When I create virtual machine using qemu-system-x86_64 , it doesn't even boot up. This is how I boot the VM: qemu-system-x86_64 -m 1024 -name mac -hda ~/Documents/ubuntu1 but when I create the same ...
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What is LXC and how to get started?

I will appreciate if someone could introduce me to LXC and tell me how to get started with this technology? In which cases does it make sense to use, and in which should i stay away from it?
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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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How to Install the new Gnome Boxes?

How can I install the new virtual machine app Boxes (https://live.gnome.org/Boxes) in 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 can I install VMware on ubuntu 13.10?

How can I install VMware in ubuntu 13.10, as Virtual box crashes the whole time or doesn't want to work 100%? I've tried the solution at this site, but I get errors in terminal when I try the ...
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How to enable 3D in VMware Player?

I want to test Unity in a VM using VMware Player. I have already enabled 3D acceleration in the Display options and I have VMware Tools installed. However, when I try to run Unity or when I try to ...
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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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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 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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Is there an open source alternative to Vmware vSphere Server? Like a Ubuntu or similar Distro with virtualization hosting built in?

I am looking at turning my old Dell 2650 and 2950 servers into Vmware vSphere Servers, however vSphere is very very expensive. Is there an open source alternative that provides the same performance ...
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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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12.04 on VirtualBox -No internet access on Guest OS

I have Windows 7 as my Host OS which has wired Ethernet working. My guest OS on VirtualBox is Ubuntu 12.04. The problem is that I cannot browse. I have: Enabled sharing on Windows; Have used NAT, ...
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How to resize virtual machine disk?

Is there anyway to resize a virtual machine's disk? Say increasing the disk size from 32GB to 64GB. I am running KVM/Qemu on Ubuntu server 11.10 64bit. Thanks.
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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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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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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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PCI hotplug doesn't seem to work

In virsh I detach a PCI bus from host and attach it to a VM. I don't see any errors in these steps. But I don't see the PCI device listed in the VM. virsh # nodedev-dettach pci_0000_01_00_0 Device ...
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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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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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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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Starting/stopping upstart service when Digitalocean droplet is created (14.04)

I'm running a node.js server on a Digitalocean droplet, and I want the server to announce that it's ready to an external service (via HTTP post). The server runs via an upstart script using the ...
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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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Which script rotates /var/log/auth.log?

I cannot figure out where /var/log/auth.log is rotated. I found the file /var/log/auth.log.2013-09-16 on my system, which contains log entries previously found in /var/log/auth.log. Where does that ...
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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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portable Virtual Machine

I'd like to create a virtual machine with virtualbox and use it on different computers. The problem is that I need to work on my programming projects on different machines and syncing them over the ...
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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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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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Dom U Installation on Ubuntu 11.10

I am trying to add a DomU Operating system on Ubuntu 11.10. I have successfully installed Xen. Verified with xm info virsh-version which returns this: Compiled against library: libvir 0.9.2 ...