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

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Ubuntu 13.04, Xen, xcp-xapi - Operation not permitted?

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 onto my machine, along with "xpc-xapi", which installs everything needed. By default, this installs Xen using the default toolstack "xm". I applied enough system tweaks to ...
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Is it necessary to install virtualization or VM ware to use Ubuntu on a PC laptop?

This relates to learning RubyOnRails which I believe is often installed on or with Ubuntu.
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MAC OS X virtualization with KVM on the mac mini : seabios error

Since I'm a legal owner of the first generation of Mac Mini with a regular Snow Leopard license,I'm trying to follow this tutorial with the goal to virtualize Mac Os X with KVM on the second part of ...
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How to enable nested virtualization in ubuntu

I would like to do some lib testing on my OS. So I need several environment to run KVM. And I found my guest machine was not able to run KVM. I was using virtualbox 4.2.
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virt-viewer - black screen

im trying to install a windows7 machine with the following command: sudo virt-install --connect qemu:///system -n win7_backup -r 4096 -c X17-24288.iso --vnc --noautoconsole --os-type windows ...
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virt-manager problem

I installed ubuntu 12.04 server, kernel 3.5.0-37-generic, and the ubuntu GUI afterwards. When I start virt-manager and want to create a new VM I get this warning: Error: No hypervisor options were ...
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Wifi not working after using ethernet cable and virtualized linux

I installed Lubuntu on VirtualBox (which is installed on a Windows 7 64-bit host) and then on VMware Player successfully to learn some bash programming. Then I connected my computer to the internet ...
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Ubuntu VMs not following the default route

I have a couple subnets in my network, all connected and routed through a Dell 6248 (layer 3 switch) Sometimes a server stops routing through the default gateway, its just plain weird. Example: ...
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libvirt / virsh hot backup

Is it possible to do a hot backup of a running libvirt VM, or more precisely, it's image? What I ideally would want to do is: Stop writing to the disk, but still allow reading from it Cache all ...
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kernel panic error in ubuntu 12.10

Before installing xen hypervisor my ubuntu 12.10 was working fine, but after installing xen I am unable to boot my ubuntu. The error is: /bin/sh:error while loading shared liberaries:libc.so.6 cannot ...
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Hardware requirements for Ubuntu and virtualization

I need to run Ubuntu, other OS (e.g. Win XP), VirtualBox / WMvare / XEN and Open vSwitch in my Dell Latitude c640: CPU: P4, 1.20 GHz, HDD: 30 GB HDD RAM: 256 MB (can be increased upto 1GB) ...
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Issue with Virt-manager

I installed virt-manager and I am unable to make it work. I have tried some of the previously posted answers with no success. I've verified that: The libvirt-bin package is installed The libvirtd ...
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After installing/removing Xen, can't use KVM

I'm evaluating different virtualization solutions. I decided to go with KVM over Xen. Unfortunately, now I can't create any KVM virtual machines via libvirt. jonathanfisher@blockparty ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 crashes after selecting 'Try Without Installing' on Windows PC

I've been following this tutorial http://www.hanselman.com/blog/InstallingUbuntu104LTSOnWindowsVirtualPCOnWindows7.aspx However, when it comes to selecting 'Try Without Installing', the virtual ...
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How to get the GRUB using virtualbox?

I have ubuntu-12.04 on my virtualbox and I have two kernels in /boot (old and new). When I restart the vbox no grub appears to choose! and the result of cat /proc/cmdline still shows the old kernel is ...
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VMware ESX / vSphere Alternatives Supporting Linux Clients

I want to setup a VM server and by my previous experience, the first thing that came to my mind was the "VMware ESXi" hypervisor. To use ESXi you need the client application, called "vSphere" to ...
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Unknown Filesystem Type 'msdos'

I'm trying to mount a disk image with FreeDOS I have so I can move some old DOS programs over to play through QEMU as a test for a friend who has to use DOS programs at her work. When I try to mount ...
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VM doesn't pick up any ip address

I'm running virtualbox in bridged mode on a windows host. ifconfig returns this: Here's the etc../interfaces file: here's the output of ifconfig -a: here's the output of route How can I ...
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Ubuntu doesn't give the intended screen resolution

I have recently created a Ubuntu 12.04.2 64 bit virtual machine on VirtualBox, and I am not very used to Linux (I used Linux Mint for a few weeks some time ago), so please refer the full name of ...
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Build Ubuntu VM using mirror

In kvm, using virt-install I can create centos images using this parameter in my virt install command. -l http://mirror.umd.edu/centos/6/os/x86_64/ Starting install... Retrieving file .treeinfo... ...
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How do I move Ubuntu 13.04 from real storage to VirtualBox? [duplicate]

I want to move my Ubuntu 13.04 into the VirtualBox storage. Paragon Backup & Recovery can prepare Windows for moving into virtual storage. But I cannot find any analogue for Linux. Can you give ...
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Install text mode Ubuntu

I have to run four OSs simultaneously and do not need graphical desktop. and I have only Ubuntu desktop CD. Is it possible to install Ubuntu desktop without graphical environment?
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Unable to start libvirtd

When I try to start libvirtd using sudo libvirtd I get this error message: 2013-06-20 06:16:12.384+0000: 10470: info : libvirt version: 1.0.2 2013-06-20 06:16:12.384+0000: 10470: error : ...
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My ubuntu box is not opening in graphical mode

I copied a big data in /temp of my RHEl VM. Now my system stopped booting in graphical mode. Can anyone tell me, How can i delete /tmp of my VM without affecting my VM. Thanks
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how to allow VMs and host ping each other?

I'm trying to set up a few VMs of ubuntu on my windows 7 machine. I need the machines to be able to ping each other and I would like to assign them a FQDN. The purpose of this project is to set up a ...
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Make an Amazon EC2 instance ask for sudoing password

I've launched an Amazon EC2 instance of Ubuntu Server 12.04 and it's all fine except, unlike with my local Ubuntu, the EC2 instance never asks for any passwords when I'm sudoing with the command line ...
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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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virtual box or other virtual machine installation and running [duplicate]

what is the exact procedure to get VirtualBox running? Or are there reliable alternatives?
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Can PXE be used to logon to VM

Can I use PXE to boot a thin/fat client directly into a running VM. My plan is to have my server running the VMs (Windows and ubuntu machines)in XEN or KVM I need for the Family to use and have some ...
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Can I use Ubuntu in a virtual machine?

I am a novice, the computer illiterate. I heard that Ubuntu is free, and would like to try it, but my video card seems not to be supported. I heard of virtual machines. Can Oracle Virtual Box run ...
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dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-headers-virtual

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS on a virtual box and have run into a little problem. Whenever I try to do an upgrade, I get: apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to setup non-local bridged network for Xen?

I've had an absolute nightmare the past 5 days trying to set up the proper bridged networking for Xen. I've tried so many guides and all have failed to provide a solution for my specific question. ...
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Error mounting disk image using guestmount

In trying to get qemubuilder to work, I'm using guestmount to mount an image (base-i386.qemu) on a temporary directory (/run/shm/qemu.3430) without needing root permissions. I am running Ubuntu ...
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Certificate error when using Citrix Receiver

I am getting this error when attempting to load a Desktop module up within Citrix Receiver: What I don't understand is I can see this particular certificate is set to "Trust.." under any/all ...
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Seeking system architecture advice for Ubuntu Server home server and OpenELEC media center

This question isnt about an urgent technical problem, rather Im seeking a discussion about system architecture with the hope of gaining some insight from those more experienced than me on the subject. ...
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How do I import a disk image into libvirt?

Can someone post the proper syntax? I have tried using the chmod command , but I am doing something incorrectly. I am just trying to move a centos iso file to /images to set up a test vm
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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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Add Windows programs from VirtualBox to the Ubuntu programs menu

I have been using Ubuntu for years now, but for a few months I got my hands on a shiny new iMac, while I had it I messed around with Parallels Desktop and fell in love with many of its features. One ...
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Virtual Machine Ubuntu 13.04 is Very Slow

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 in my VMWare (I'm using Windows 7); the problem is it's quite slow; it doesn't response quickly as opposed to native installed OS. I also installed CentOS & WinXP; they're ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 i386 as a VM in VirtualBox, the system crashes upon completion

I followed numerous tutorials to download Ubuntu 13.04, and it continues to crash at the end of the setup. I basically followed this tutorial. I am prompted to restart my computer at the end of the ...
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The most optimal operating system to host virtual machines

I have a laptop Toshiba Satellite A505 with following features: Intel Core i3 processor 8kB L1 cache, 64 kb L2 cache, 256kB L3 cache 4 GB RAM 500 GB HDD I have used many operating systems on it. ...
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How to expand the ext4 primary partition size in a VMware Player virtual disk?

I have a VMware Player virtual machine setup, running Ubuntu 10.04 as the a guest OS. The VM was created on a 20GB virtual drive, with a single partition for working space. Finally I got to the point ...
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In VirtualBox, how do I set up host-only virtual machines that can access the Internet?

In setting up virtual machines with VirtualBox, I often want the following characteristics vm has a static ip host can access vm without port forwarding vm can access the internet I can move ...
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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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How to check motherboard chipset? [duplicate]

I am trying to enable Intel VT-x on my Clevo W150ER. The processor is an Intel i7-3610QM and it supports Intel VT-x. However, I've read that my motherboard also has to support it, namely, the chipsets ...
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How to enable Intel VT-x? [closed]

I have a CLEVO w150erm, with a i7-3610QM processor, which supports Intel VT-x. However in order to use it I have to activate that option in the BIOS (or so that's what I believe) but I simply can't ...
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vmware workstation 9 on ubuntu 12.04 network problems [duplicate]

I have been using vmware workstation 9 for about 3 months without any problems. A few days ago I started workstation and it prompted me that vmware had to compile modules and install them into the ...
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Virtualize Ubuntu server 12.0.4 into 3 different containers

I have a dedicated server with 2 TB disk space, 16 GB memory. I need to virtualize it to 3 different containers (Public, private and DEV). I have been evaluating Open VZ But it caused disk quota ...
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Host-only network with Virtual box and Windows host machine: cannot find device eth1

(ANSWER BELOW) I have problem with implementing Host-Only network in Virtualbox. my host machine is running under Windows 7 Ultimate, and guest OS is Ubuntu Server 12.04.2 64bit. I configure virtual ...
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How to share a folder between KVM host and guest using virt-manager?

For some time now, I've been using virt-manager to manage my virtual machines. When I want to copy a file from the host to the vm, I have been using scp to copy via ssh over the network. This is kind ...