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

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Minimal OS for KVM

While there are minimal OS (CoreOS, Ubuntu Core etc) for container hypervisors, I would like to know if there is a minimal OS for KVM too. By a minimal OS for KVM I mean an OS which can be installed ...
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Is it possible to run wndows 8.1 on vmware player on a Ubuntu Pc?

The only reason I have windows is because I do Directx programming and I'm stuck with visual studio but I really prefer Ubuntu a lot better. Is there anyway to run visual studio inside a windows 8.1 ...
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KVM installation & Prerequisite

Before Installation of KVM we have to check our processor support visualization or not and we run a command i.e: egrep -c '(vmx|svm)' /proc/cpuinfo Which gives output 0/1/2/3/4 depends on processor ...
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Error Installling an OS in Virtual Box in Ubuntu [duplicate]

While I am trying to install Kali-Linux on Virtual Box in Ubuntu I am getting this error. Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Kali-Linux-1.1.0. VT-x is disabled in the BIOS. ...
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How do I fix a vboxdrv setup failure in VirtualBox in dell inspiron 1440?

I use dell inspiron 1440.I am trying to install Virtual box but got some errors. To install virtualbox I downloaded one file i.e. "virtualbox-4.3_4.3.28-100309~Ubuntu~raring_amd64.deb" and used below ...
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How do I install Intellij on Ubuntu 15.04?

I keep receiving this error: miguel@Miguel:~$ cd '/home/miguel/Downloads/idea-IU-141.1010.3/bin' miguel@Miguel:~/Downloads/idea-IU-141.1010.3/bin$ ./idea.sh Picked up JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS: ...
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QEMU-KVM with VLANS and no bridges

Please be gentle, I'm both a novice Ubuntu user and novice networking guy. I'm trying to put together a virtual server to support a couple of telephony applications at my office. Both applications ...
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How do I mount a Shared Folder from a Vmware Workstation Host (Windows 7) inside Ubuntu

I have been trying to do this for days now and I am getting no where. I have downloaded the latest Vmware Tools. What steps/commands do I use? Please help Gary
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virtualization and security vis PCI DSS security

I have a couple questions about the effect of virtualization and the security of both the host and guest systems. The OS on both is Ubuntu server 14.04. I opted for use of Oracle's Virtualbox. I ...
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Solaris Guest VM on Ubuntu 14.04 KVM Setup, unable to get DHCP IP nor able to reach network

I have a solaris VM running on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS KVM. I'm using bridged networking. VM is unable to get IP address, on sending DHCP request i'm able to see requests going through bridge br0 and replies ...
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Ubuntu 15.04, Intel on host and Nvidia detecated to guest OS on one monitor?

With VT-d and KVM, would it be possible to have the Host OS use the embeded Intel graphics and use the Nvidia GTX870M on the guest (Win8.1x64) on the VM on the same laptop monitor? So, in theory I ...
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How to install and use php-virt-control?

I download php-virt-control 0.0.3 from http://www.php-virt-control.org/downloads.html and want to install it on my Ubuntu 12.04. And I use the following instructions to install it: ./configure make ...
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Question with connecting to Docker container on virtualized Ubuntu server

As a web designer I have been using VirtualBox to set up temporary work servers for my projects. Lately I've been trying to reduce the number of virtual machines on my laptop(due to limitations of ...
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Winehq to run bulk image downloader

has anyone had success running the windows program bulk image downloader through WINE? It is a fairly simple program containing a .exe information files it has to access. When it runs on my system ...
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Openstack: Allocate more memory per guest

I have setup openstack using this guide: http://ubuntu-cloud-installer.readthe... I am able to create multiple instances with the m1.small flavor which uses 2 GB ram, but when I try to create an ...
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'Genymotion' does not shutdown proper way. How to solve that issue?

I am using 2.3.1 Version of Genymotion. When I try to Switch Off Virtual device it does not switch off proper way. 1)Genymotion Freezes during switch off. 2)No error message display,no prompt, and ...
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VLAN is not working in Virtual Box

I had tried VLAN creating a VLAN pool in between the virtual boxes. But even after installing VLAN in client box, despite all the interface configurations, it is not pinging the other system in the ...
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QEMU/KVM Physical Hard Drive

i need help to write a guest system (QEMU/KVM) on a physical disk. Actually i use a IMG File to installing my guest system with this command in my script: -drive ...
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How to install libguestfs-tools 1.26 in Ubuntu 12.04?

Default version of libguestfs-tools for Ubuntu 12.04 is 1.14 but I want to install the newer version ( 1.26 ). Can you please tell me how to do that ?
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VM ware player Ubuntu post Installation problem- VT-x not in BIOS on lenovo T430

I am getting the following error: "This host supports Intel VT-x, but Intel VT-x is disabled" When I went into BIOS to change these, I did not find any option like "VT-x" Ubuntu version-14.04.01 VM- ...
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Creating a virtual display device and connecting the display to an arbitrary graphic card virtually

I want to create a virtual display device (like virtual monitor) in Ubuntu and connect it to one of the graphic cards virtually? Anyone know how can I do that? The reason which I am going to do this ...
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PPA Pinning, trying to install qemu with glusterfs packages

I need to have glusterfs enabled qemu, however default repository qemu is not built with glusterfs support. I have found a ppa & added it, I made the pinning in apt preferences, however even when ...
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virt-sysprep problem

Virt-sysprep man page notes : You do not need to run virt-sysprep as root. In fact we'd generally recommend that you don't. The time you might want to run it as root is when you need root ...
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What can a Beowulf cluster help process?

So, my school has hundreds of old computers and a few gigabit switches. Coordinating with the head of district for my school, I've been granted permission to make a Beowulf cluster, using one, two or ...
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kvm bridge dropping packets

Periodically one or more of the guests lose network connectivity. We are getting packet loss only in vms. Setup: We're running 3 KVM guests, all Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using bridged networking. OS on ...
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Virtualization limits for Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS with KVM

Essentially I'm after something like this, but for Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS. I'm trying to create some KVM guests with very large 1TB+ RAM (through OpenStack Nova). I can boot the 1TB VM fine, but I ...
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Is it possible to install Office 365 (2013) on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet? [duplicate]

I would like to install Office 2015/365 on Ubuntu 15.04. I tried to install Office using Wine, but that did not work. Please note that I do not want virtualisation unless it has a Winconn-like ...
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How to compile qemu with usb suport

I have recently downloaded qemu and compiled qemu 2.3.0. I can compile and install just fine, but I cant figure out how to get USB support. I have installed libusb 1.0.9 but when I run configure for ...
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Requirements for Running Ubuntu Desktop 15.04 as a virtual Machine using Parallels 10 [duplicate]

Any special requirements for running Ubuntu Desktop 15.02 as a virtual machine on a Mac using Parallels 10 Desktop
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How do I give a VM exclusive access to a Network Interface? pfSense QEMU

Trying to setup a pfSense VM to have exclusive access to 'em2' on my 14.04 machine so that I can use that as a WAN port. I don't want anything other than the pfSense VM to talk on that network ...
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Why is QEMU so slow even with KVM

I've been working with QEMU for some times now and from my experience I see it being very slow compared to other VM tools like VirtualBox or VMWare. Even enabling KVM doesn't do much of a benefit for ...
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Resolve domain names in QEMU VDE setup

I have re-built QEMU with VDE support. For the uninitiated, VDE attaches a virtual switch program (vde_switch) to a TAP device which allows multiple VDE-enabled programs to utilize a single TAP ...
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Testing 15.04 livecd with kvm

I am trying to test 15.04 livecd using KVM without success. It boots fine, but when I choose to 'Try Ubuntu', instead of 'Install Ubuntu' on the first screen, it goes to lightdm and asks for the ...
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KVM VM is unable to access internet: help me clean up my networking

I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 with the intent to set it up with KVM and VMs for many purposes. I've been able to get a few VMs up and running with their own versions of Ubuntu Server 14.04. However, ...
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kvm live migration across ubuntu hosts, how live is live?

I am exploring KVM live migration. I got three VMs running on VMWare workstation. Two of them are KVM hosts and one of them is NFS. The two KVM hosts are ubuntu 14, the one nfs also running ubuntu 14 ...
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what is the effect of making my kvm's HD cache none vs default?

I am playing with KVM migration, and I got an error about unsafe migration due to hdd cache settings. I found the fix, which is to set the cache to none and it works after I made the change. But ...
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Time desynchronization between host (mac) and guest (ubuntu) via VMware Fusion

I use OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and have VMware Fusion 7.1.1 where Ubuntu 14.04 has been installed. Moreover, I have installed VMware tools patches. The time setting in Ubuntu is "automatically from the ...
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Achieve bare-metal virtualization (hypervisor) without vt-d?

What I'm trying to achieve is a bare-metal virtualization of Windows on my Ubuntu machine. I'd be mainly using it for graphical and processor demanding tasks (gaming, 3d rendering, etc), so normal ...
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make render farm with openstack in localhost

I want to make render farm. I have private openstack in collage lab. I have connection internet but not have an authentication URL. It's possible ?
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Share a folder between host and ubuntu lxc container

How can I share a folder between the host system (ubuntu 14.04) and an ubuntu lxc container? I tried mounting the folder on the host: sudo mount --bind /media/data/share ...
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Terminal unusable in Virtual Machine

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I have created a virtual machine with the same ISO. In the virtual machine the terminal window shows up with a strange transparent gradient that makes it unusable. How can ...
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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 configure promiscuous mode rejected in KVM bridge?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 (3.13.0-45-generic #74-Ubuntu SMP) as Host OS. KVM version 2.0.0 I have disabled promiscuous mode in guest Virtual Interfaces along with corresponding host vnet & bridge ...
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Default Ubuntu or any derivate distro installation creates swap AFTER home (single partition installation)

Today I have encountered the same problem twice and the second one was actually just checking if the first occurence is actually something that has happened by accident. I had to deploy a Kubuntu VM ...
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get mac address of device

I have a scientific instrument, which I am trying to connect via cross over cable. I need to get that device's mac address so that I can configure the communications server. How can I get the MAC ...
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No option for 64-bit OS VirtualBox guest OS in Ubuntu 14.10 Dell OptiPlex 755

I have a Ubuntu desktop installed on Dell Optiplex 755. It's my regular desktop, and I installed Oracle VirtualBox from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads. The version selected was the ...
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bootp server in a Virtual Machine

I have a HP LCMS that I am trying to set up in a Virtual machine on virtual box. The Virtual Machine is windows xp, and the host is ubuntu 14.04.2. The LCMS requires there be a BOOTP server running to ...
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Error “KVM disabled by BIOS” during attempt to install Ubuntu 14.10

I recently bought the new HP Notebook - 15-r203tx which comes with DOS. Then I tried to install Ubuntu 14.10. So far, I made a bootable pen drive. But on the Boot menu after choosing the install ...
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Performance of KVM on 32 Bit Ubuntu compared to 64 Bit?

Due to hardware failure, I recently grabbed a harddisk out of an old 32 bit machine and plugged it into a new 64 bit system - powered on, everything good, services outage minimised. Now I am planning ...
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How to access the a qemu virtual machine?

I'm following the tutorial at: https://coreos.com/docs/running-coreos/platforms/qemu/ And I tried to add my ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub to it so I could access it, using this command: ...