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

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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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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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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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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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Run Windows and Ubuntu in parallel

I have read about VirtualBox that in VirtualBox we can run both Windows and Ubuntu in parallel, but it seems that for this we have to make one host and install the other one in it using VirtualBox. ...
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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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MAAS, JUJU, VirtualBox 4.3 and virsh command

I've a problem with libvirt 1.2.2 and VirtualBox 4.3. After installing Ubuntu 14.04 server and setting MAAS and JUJU, I need to use virsh to see the list of my installed VM (as reported in the guide ...
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Windows 7 in Virtual Box doesn't see any usb devices connected [closed]

I VirtualBox 4.3 and Extension Pack installed. I also have an usb filter set up. However, my VM Windows 7 doesn't see any usb devices connected (the menu at the bottom says so), although everything ...
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Sync Flash Drive OS with Virtual

I have installed ubuntu (Lubuntu 14.04 specifically, but I don't think that matters for this question) to a USB flash drive (full install, not live system) so I can have an ubuntu environment I can ...
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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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Convert a directory to VHD file?

I have a directory that contains thousands of files and folders, I need to copy it to a Ubuntu virtual machine in Hyper-V, so if I use copy or cloning to will take a lot of time, can I convert this ...
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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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KVM NVidia Passthrough

I've seen a guide or two that seems to be replicated around on the internet on setting up KVM to use passthrough for Nvidia. It seems to require 2 video cards. Is it possible to do it with 1 video ...
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How to schedule a command to run a few seconds after startup?

I was trying to use @reboot /my/script in cron to run a script on a 10.04.4 VM running in VMware Fusion top print ifconfig to a file on a shared directory, which is /mnt/hgfs/somedir. It didn't work ...
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Create a virtual machine and connect to it command line

I'm running an Ubuntu 14.04 server, and would like it to also run another 14.04 server instance in a VM on it. (I need to use two VPNs on the same machine simultaneously) I've tried using both KVM ...
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Could not ping Solaris KVM Guest from another computer

I setup Solaris Guest using KVM in Ubuntu. I don't have problem pinging host (Ubuntu) to guest (Solaris) and vice versa. Also my Solaris guest can ping other computers in my network but not the other ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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IPv6 does not work over bridge

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 server a week ago. I use it as a virtual machine host (tasksel installed). meaning am running it with kvm + libvirt. I have set up the same bridge I had in 13.10. auto p4p1 ...
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KVM-Guest only boots single user mode

We have a Vserver Host running on Ubuntu 12.04 with KVM/QEMU and so far guests been running fine with various OS's (Ubuntu 10.04, 12.10, Debian 6,7, CentOS 5,6). After the installation of Ubuntu ...
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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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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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Problems running Ubuntu 14.04 inside of a virtual machine within Virtual Box

I downloaded a disk image of Ubuntu 14.04 and when tried to run it inside of a virtual machine within Virtual Box it only pops up with a blank screen, and nothing else. Could installing install guest ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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How to list all virtual machines created using qemu-system-x86_64?

I am using qemu-system-x86_64 to boot virtual machines on kvm running on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit desktop. I have a few VM's that are currently running. I want to get the list of all VM's booted using ...
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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 use setvcpus from libvirt command line?

I'm using libvirt with KVM/QEMU. I found a great PPA, uvtool (http://s3hh.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/quickly-run-ubuntu-cloud-images-locally-using-uvtool/), that manages images and metadata in a volume ...
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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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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 ...