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

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VirtualBox is crashing (BSOD) on Windows Guests. Please suggest me something else

VirtualBox is crashing Windows guests. (I have started to hate VirtualBox.) My desktop is old and does not have hardware acceleration or virtualization technology. I have searched a little about that ...
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Need commands to fetch Guest VM OS version from Xen and KVM

I m looking for the commands that can be executed to fetch the OS Version of the VMs running on the below Hypervisors. Xen (Not the citrix Xen server, but the Xen Sever hosted on a ubuntu Machine) ...
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Nested virtualization on Windows

For the last few weeks I have been reading a lot about OpenStack, Cloud Computing, virtualization, VMware tools and I have decided to try it. I would like to install, configure it and try it to see ...
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Which version of Ubuntu should I install under VirtualBox in OS X 10.9?

I'm planning to install Ubuntu in a VirtualBox virtual machine. The host operating system is OS X 10.9 Mavericks running on a Mid-2012 MacBook Pro. The download page instructs me to choose between ...
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Virtual Machine (Ubuntu) cannot connect to internet

My host is windows 7 and my guest (virtual machine) is ubuntu. I cannot connect to internet when I am on virtual environment. I am using Oracle VirtualBox. Any idea? Thanks.
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Installing Ubuntu Server on a SONY VAIO with NO hardware-virtualization

Is there a version of UBUNTU server that can be installed on a laptop (SONY VAIO) with the hardware-virtualization disabled? It is not possible to enable hardware-virtualization in some VAIO laptops. ...
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KVM guest performance impacted by very long virtblk disk wait times

I have several KVM guests running on Ubuntu 14.04 using libvirt. Their performance is very poor. The intermittent nature of the poor performance with an order of magnitude variability in simple ...
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Why do I get internet connection without a defined interface?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine. I set the NAT networking option to it. Without any further changes, I can access to internet from my VM. When I run: cat /etc/network/interfaces I get this: ...
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Can we add ports to OVS AFTER the VM is created?

I wanted to write up a program where I can create VMs first using libvirt. Initially they would not be added to any network. Then I want them to be attached to an OVS bridge where I can specify the ...
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kvm guest network problems

I had a server running kvm that was upgraded from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 and since the upgrade after a couple of hours (in some cases less) the guest machines (a mix of linux and windows, using both ...
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How to move an Ubuntu VM from Windows host to Ubuntu host?

I am running Ubuntu (12.04) virtual machine (on VirtualBox). My host machine is Windows 7, however. I need to move (copy ?) my Ubuntu VM in its current state into an other computer where the host ...
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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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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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How to integrate libvirt with libxl of Xen 4.4?

I'm running Xen 4.4 with Ubuntu 14.04 without any problems, like this: root@hyper-xen-1:~# xl li Name ID Mem VCPUs State Time(s) Domain-0 ...
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Playing game emulators on a virtualized OS (Qemu/KVM)

I'm planning on assembling a machine for development testing and all kinds of software emulation. I already know what to choose in terms of hardware, and my initial idea is installing Ubuntu as the ...
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How to launch a script inside a VM from the host?

Environment presentation: Host Machine: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Guest Machine: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Inside this VM, a my_program.py exists. Virtualization system: VirtualBox 4.3 Question: Is there any ...
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Hosting 12.04 guest on 14.04 server with KVM & libvirt

I've been pulling my hair out trying to get Ubuntu 12.04LTS server (64bit) working under a standard KVM/libvirt setup on Ubuntu 14.04. I can create a new virtual machine using virt-manager and run ...
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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 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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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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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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VirtualBox doesn't run x64 VMs with Vagrant on Ubuntu 12.04 x64

When I execute 'vagrant up' the process end with 'Connection Timeout...' messages. Trying to solve my problem I added 'Ubuntu_64' to config file and enabled GUI, but no results. The VMs which were ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...