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

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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Openstack Nova-Compute: libvirtError: internal error: CPU feature `rtm' specified more than once

Please help... Trying to install OpenStack but nova-compute fails every time. I've tried downgrading libvirt to 1.1.1 per a similar post with no luck. I am running on D34010WYK with Intel i3 and 4 ...
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Windows XP VM or Windows 7 VM?

I've got an HP laptop with 750 GB ROM,4 GB RAM,a dual-core processor with 2.4 GHz and it's running Ubuntu 12.04. I want to use VirtualBox to make a Windows XP/7 Virtual Machine,but I don't know which ...
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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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Ubuntu 2D working fine, but not Ubuntu virtual machine in VMWare Workstation 9 Windows 7 Host

I'm using Windows 7 as the host machine with VMWare Workstation 9. I created a virtual machine Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS 64 bit version. There are two options for log in, Ubuntu and Ubuntu 2D. Whenever ...
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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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What are virtualization and KVM?

Can anyone explain this: What is virtualization? What KVM Kernel Virtual Machine?
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Error while creating qcow2 file using qemu-img

When I am creating an qcow2 file using qemu-img command I am getting error as librbd.so.1 file not found. When I check for the dependencies that .so file is present in the /usr/lib folder. Can any ...
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How to find name of the virtual machine Ubuntu server is being hosted on?

Is it possible to find out what version and what type of virtual machine is my ubuntu server being hosted on its on a remote server?-Thanks in advance.
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how to create an empty virtual machine without os in kvm?

Can any one help me to create virtual machine in kvm hypervisor without os. Just the vm should have 8GB disk, 512 MB RAM and default NIC interface.
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Installing Xen hypervisor on Ubuntu 12.04 and 13.10

I have tried many time to install xen on different ubunut versions, but I have got two errors: When installing xen 4.1 on ubuntu (the ubuntu is the host system) and use #sudo xm list, the error is ...
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Unity crashes when running Ubuntu in a VM [duplicate]

I can't get Ubuntu (tried both 12.10 and 13.10) to play nice with my VM. Everything looks fine when I log in, but trying to use the dashboard will cause a crash. The crash can be triggered by just ...
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Is it wise to run computing virtual machines on KVM?

I have a physical server with 384GB memory. My main applications are to run CPU and I/O intensive programs. I could run everything on the physical server. But I'm wondering if it is better to host a ...
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virtualbox problems [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu linux 12.04 and trying to install a version of Windows OS onto my virtualbox. I already have Win 7 ultimate running and I would like to also run Win 8 from .iso file. I've been ...
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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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VM VirtualBox doesn't allow to enable 64-bit guest on Ubuntu 12.04 and Lenovo G500S

I've installed VM VirtualBox v. 4.3.8 on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Lenovo G500S with Intel 1005M processor) and I can't configure any 64-bit guest (nor Windows, neither other OS). Inslalation of Win 8.1 ...
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Virsh KVM Domain is marked as autostart… doesn't come up after restarting windows

I have KVM and Virsh installed. When I restart windows inside the VM, the VM does not come back up without issuing a virsh start command. I found this ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 12.04 or 13.10 in Virtual Box

I have a laptop with Intel Pentium B970 processor, 2 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD with Windows 7 Professional (32 bit version) as the OS. Ubuntu desktop 12.04 or Ubuntu 13.10 (both 32 bit versions) installation ...
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How to completely remove virsh from Ubuntu

How to uninstall virsh from Ubuntu 13.10 server. I have already removed libvirt-bin, qemu and kvm but virsh is still running. I used following command to remove libvirt-bin. apt-get remove --purge ...
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Virtualizing Windows 7 with qemu-kvm SATA Issues

I am working on virtualizing a windows 7 image using kvm on Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit. Here are the specs for my machine: CPU: Intel i7-2860WM ,8G RAM I am using an image created with WinImage of a ...
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I can't use libvirt with listen TCP

I can't figure out how to enable libvirt with '-l' option (--listen) tcp conections in Ubuntu. I think that this is a bug. I tried the following, without success: ...
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KVM and port security

In my test environment I get everything working perfectly the way I want it. Running Cloudmin KVM instances over a bridged adapter. Then when it comes time to install at the data center I hit a brick ...
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Running multiple instances of ubuntu inside ubuntu

I know the title is a little bit odd. but this is the situation. I want to test a mongodb cluster environment, for this mission I need 6 machines. My PC is not that good to host 6 virtual machines. ...
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Prepare Ubuntu FOR VM Template

What should be the steps / actions one should do in order for preparing an ubuntu Virtual machine to be suitable for a template. I can only think of: clean /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules ...
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Why am I getting a black screen when booting VM using qemu?

When I try to boot a virtual machine using: qemu-system-x86_64 -m 1024 -cdrom /host/iso/ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso -name mac -hda ~/ubuntu Iget a black screen just after the installation ...
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Virtual Machines

I have 3 VMs and I need to know weather they reside on one physical host or not, and if they not, I need to clone them to one physical host using OpenStack features. I am not sure how they were ...
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Which VM host application should i use [closed]

I'm a MS admin trying to migrate to the Linux world. I have setup a physical Ubuntu server for learning and i was wondering which VM application should i use to run multiple server on my box? I so ...
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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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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 install Ubutun 12.04 on Windows 8 through Vmware player

I bought a new laptop that came with Windows 8 64 bit, built in. I have tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 through VMware but it didn't work. It get's stuck during the installation prosses and the ...
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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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How to improve Graphics in Virtual Machine VirtualBox? [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander 32Bit with Intel® Sandybridge Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2. I have a Virtual machine with XP using VirtualBox with the following settings: I've tried setting the ...
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VirtualBox and KVM beside each other

I have a KVM virtual run on my machine. I tried a while ago to install VirtualBox..Anyway i did it and install bu when i tried to start the machine i got the error: VERR_VMX_IN_VMX_ROOT_MODE I ...
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How to enable virtualization on booting? (Ubuntu 13.10) [duplicate]

I want to use virtual box but it giving me errors (VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on your system). And in the virtual box settings, I am not able to open accelerator tab as it's ...
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mpdboot and mpdtrace gives Alarm Clock as a result

I try to execute mpdboot -n 2 -f /home/user/mpd.hosts and then mpdtrace However, both of them gives strange result as Alarm clock Can somebody tell me what is wrong with that, please Thanks ...
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What is the difference between socat and agetty?

I am trying to setup virtio-serial to communicate between a virtual machine and its host. For this, I am following the instructions given here: Using virtio serial to communicate I understand that ...
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Cannot install into target mounted with noexec or nodev while doing qemu-deboot strapping

I'm trying to install the armel version of Ubuntu with qemu-deboot-strap on my desktop X64 system,but I've found this error : $ mkdir precise $ sudo qemu-debootstrap --arch=armel precise ./precise/ ...
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“physical” Windows 7 in VMware [closed]

I'm on an i5-25-something and 8 GB RAM, running ubuntu, 64 bit, 3.11.0-12 generic and want to run my windows 7 partition in a vm workstation. I'm somewhat uncertain as to how to set up the virtual ...
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virt-manager pool not updating (iscsi_discovery issue related?)

I have an Ubuntu 12.04LTS server running KVM and SAN a with iSCSI targets. I am having issues with the virt-mamager refreshing the list of volumes in the storage pool. I have tried pushing the ...
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Is a windows xp running on a virtual box with guest additions harmful for ubuntu? Does it may lead to viruses issues?

I am new to ubuntu and after some month and a half running it side by side with Windows 7 I decided that it would be my main system, and so I just formatted the machine and installed it as the only ...
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How to install VMWare Player on 32-bit 13.10 without 64-bit virtualisation

I'm having a nightmare of a time trying to install VMWare Player on my 32-bit 13.10. Apparently my CPU doesn't have 64-bit virtualisation support (I enabled CPU virtualisation in the bios but no joy). ...
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Lubuntu VM - how to make external monitor on left side of primary monitor

I am using lubuntu as a virtual machine and my host OS is windows 8 and I connected an external monitor and it is to the right of my primary monitor. How do I change it so that it is to the left of my ...
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How to store LXC container's files in another folder

Well the answer seems to be given on https://help.ubuntu.com/13.04/serverguide/lxc.html#lxc-hostsetup page under Using a separate filesystem for the container store title but it doesn't work for me. ...
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Running an existing installation of Windows 7 inside Ubuntu (12.04) [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 (both 64-bit) installed on my hard drive in separate partitions. I heard that it is possible to run an existing installation of Windows inside Ubuntu using a VM, but ...
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Difference between the host and the guest OS kernel versions

I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit on my Laptop (host OS) when it was released (around April, 2012) and after applying all the patches (sudo apt-get update;sudo apt-get dist-upgrade), the version of ...