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

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Why can't I see a QXL device in my windows 10 kvm guest

I've been following the instructions here: http://www.spice-space.org/page/WinQXL To try and install the QXL driver on a windows 10 guest on an ubuntu machine with KVM. The instructions mention that ...
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how do I install qemu on my bq Aquaris M10?

I am trying to install scrivener (windows, or Linux) on my bq Aquaris m10 tablet. The problem is that scrivener is only written for amd/x86 hardware, and my tablet is arm. The good news is that this ...
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No console login prompt in Xenial VM on KVM host

I just installed a fresh VM using Xenial beta mini.iso installation like I do for any Ubuntu based VM on my KVM based virtualisation host, but this VM doesn't show console login prompt on (KVM) VNC ...
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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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How to access kvm guest on a remote headless ubuntu server?

How do I access - the console (like Dell's iDrac) of a kvm guest (created using virt-install) on a remote Ubuntu15.10 headless server - access from a windows desktop (vnc client)?
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How do I restore a Virtualbox VM from backup? (qcow)

I have backed up the contents of the directory "VirtualBox VMs" and now I am trying to restore the states of my virtual machines by copying the backed up files, back. Now when I select "Machine" -> ...
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Ubuntu Server can't boot

I have created an Ubuntu 16.04 Server image with python-vm-builder but when booting it hangs at Booting from Hard Disk. Here's the vmbuilder log: http://termbin.com/bkar What is wrong? UPDATE: ...
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nVidia 8800 GTX - GPU Passtrough

Is it possible to get nVidia 8800GTX to QEMU VM? I have CPU and Motherboard with VT-d support and two GPU. One (main) is some ASPEED GPU, other 8800GTX. I look through possible guides with no luck. ...
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How can i migrate a KVM virtual machine from an ubuntu server 12.04 to a fresh install of ubuntu server 16.04?

I have recently installed a fresh copy of ubuntu server 16.04 on a separate partition on my harddisk. My headless server is still running 12.04 as well with several services in virtual machines (e.g. ...
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How to take advantage of VirtualBox paravirtualization in an Ubuntu guest?

I have an Ubuntu 14.04.3 (with linux-generic-lts-vivid (3.19) kernel) 64-bit host, and a VirtualBox guest with the same OS and configuration. The host has an AMD A10-7800 CPU. If I enable the KVM ...
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KVM + Xenial Server. libvirt-bin won't configure

I just (foolishly) completed the upgrade from 14.04.4 to 16.04. Apparently there's a bug due to the introduction of systemd that breaks libvirt... or I've broken aptitude. Is there a workaround or fix ...
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How to use Ubuntu-provided virtualbox package after uninstalling virtualbox-4.1?

I installed Oracle Virtualbox per the instructions on the Oracle website, but can't use XP or Ubuntu VMs after switching back to the Ubuntu standard version. To switch back, I have edited ...
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Does anyone have experience with virgil3d?

I checked out the git page for the project, and the website is just a github.io page linking to repository and #virgil3d on freenode. I hopped on freenode and no one has used it yet. It appears only ...
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How do I permanently disable notifications about Auto capture keyboard and Mouse pointer integration for a Virtualbox VM?

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a VirtualBox VM. Now every time I boot it, I get two overlay notifications from VirtualBox: You have the Auto capture keyboard option turned on. This will cause ...
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How to install VSphere client in ubuntu?

Is that possible to install VSphere client in Ubuntu. If it is yes, please mention how to do it. Thanks in advance.
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Very slow KVM in Ubuntu 12.04

I use Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and KVM, my CPU is Core i5 3.3 GHz and I have 8 GB of DDR3 RAM. I run Windows 7 in KVM and it's extremely slow. My co-worker use Debian on the same PC configuration and can ...
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Vagrant ssh (terminal freezes)

I have virtual machine with vagrant and ansible, when i connect to virtual machine with vagrant ssh, the terminal always freezes if i don't type something, the terminal is freezed. I can't type ...
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network setting with xen hypervisor

I have installed xen on my ubuntu 14.04 by following the instructions at here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2008795 However, after the reboot, on the logo screen (still no desktop), it ...
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Virtual GPU for Ubuntu 16.04 Clients on VirtualBox

Assuming the host OS has a GPU, can anybody tell me if Ubuntu 16.04 clients run using VirtualBox will be able to make use of the GPU through virtualization? I read that GPU virtualization is only ...
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AMD-V is not enabled in VirtualBox on AMD APU

I am running on a dual core AMD E450 CPU. When I tried to run a 64-bit OS that requires hardware virtualization using VirtualBox, it showed me an error message that "AMD-V is not enabled". My AMD ...
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vmbuilder and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am trying to build a Ubuntu 14.04 image with vmbuilder like this: vmbuilder kvm ubuntu -o -v --suite trusty --arch amd64 --rootsize 9216 --user testuser --pass testpass --hostname test --addpkg ...
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Is there a virtual machine with direct access to CPU and GPU for gaming?

Sorry for the long question. With the coming of Steam for Linux I may have been over optimistic and got rid of windows installation. The problem is that I have about 100 Steam games that are not (and ...
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VirtualBox: VT-x is disabled in the BIOS for all CPU modes Error

I am trying to run a Virtual Machine of Ubuntu, but I get an error on start up: According to the error message, it is an error in the BIOS. Is there a way to access it and fix this error? Edit: On ...
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Black Screen using MAC parallels Ubuntu 14.04

Just loaded Ubuntu 14.04 on my Mac using Parallels 9.... OS X 10.95. I loaded the VM via the iso file through parallels wizard. I get the black screen that a lot of people have commented about. I have ...
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Virt-manager vga passthrough windows 8.1 BSOD

Environment: Ubuntu 15.04 with current packages. HD4600 for host, 980ti blacklisted and connected to 2nd screen. Windows installed without passthrough, later added PCI pass in virt-manager, ...
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Vmware shared folder not working in ubuntu 13.10

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit in Vmware workstation 10 but the shared folder is not working in Ubuntu 13.10,while it works perfectly in Ubuntu 13.04. I reinstalled Vmware tools several times but it ...
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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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How to install and run Windows XP / Vista in KVM headless server?

I have a Headless Ubuntu 11.10 Server running with KMV installed. I was able to install and run several VMs with the vmbuilder. However, now I want to install and run several Windows (XP & Win7) ...
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virt-manager: “Storage parameter error: directory is not managed on the remote host” when importing an existing image from a mounted drive

A server I manage remotely has a KVM/QEMU image stored on a non-os, mounted drive /mnt/drive. When I use virt-manager to import the disk image, I get the following error: Storage parameter error. ...
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How to Assign an I.P. address to a Virtualbox Appliance?

How do I configure a VirtualBox appliance to have its own I.P. address when running on a host Ubuntu machine? I've tried following the solution for this question but am not having any luck: Getting ...
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Hyper-V Style Hypervisor on Ubuntu

I've got an Ubuntu server running a few things, and I'd like to add FreePBX to it. I don't want to reconfigure/reinstall my current Ubuntu installation just so I can run a Type-1 hypervisor like Xen ...
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Upstart virsh commands fail on startup even with libvirt-bin running

I have an upstart job that is configured to run a one-off script with a few virsh commands to import and start VMs. This job is configured to start on started libvirt-bin. However, I'm encountering ...
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installing KVM on my guest OS lubuntu

I'm working on installation of KVM on my guest OS which is lubuntu 14.04 LTS. My host OS is CentOS 6.6. My machine hardware specifications are: Intel CPU CORE i5, 6 GB RAM and no graphical card. ...
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Mouse doesn't work in the guest OS (Ubuntu 14.04.2) on Virtual Box (installed on MAC OS X)

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 (64 bits) to my Mac OS X 10.9.5 (64 bits) using Virtual Box version 4.3.24. I am not an experienced Linux user. When I start Ubuntu, I cannot make my mouse work in the ...
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Installation on virtual LVM disks without partitions

I am installing an Ubuntu server in a KVM/libvirt vm with the text/console installer. I intend to hand over two LVM volumes as root and swap to the VM as virtual disks. They are detected correctly ...
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enable Virtualization via terminal

can I enable Intel Virtualization Technology via terminal or without using the bios. Is this possible or not?
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Enabling shared folders with open-vm-tools

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 in VMware Player on Windows 7. I have installed open-vm-tools instead of VMware Tools because VMware's software was unable to compile the kernel module required for file ...
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How do I unmaximize full screen view in virt-manager?

After activating full screen view for a virtual machine in virt-manager there is no obvious way to un-full screen. Any ideas?
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Use Wake on lan in KVM?

I use KVM for virtualisation together with Virtual Machines. This works for the most part, but now I am running into an problem. I want to start a VM (which is turned off) with WOL. This does not work ...
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VirtualBox USB device error NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) on Ubuntu 14.04 x64 VirtualBox 4.3

I have been trying to connect my new Boogie Board sync to a virtualbox 4.3 virtual machine running on an ubuntu 14.04 host. I keep running into this NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005) and have not been ...
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How do I improve the performance of my VirtualBox guest?

I run a guest ubuntu 12.04 on a host ubuntu 12.04, with VirtualBox, and the guest is much, much slower than the host (ALT+TAB takes 4-5 secs). I had a look around and I found contradicting opinions on ...
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Static IP Address on Ubuntu 12.04 Virtual Machine

I've setup a VM running Ubuntu 12.04 specifically for local web development and am having some problems ensuring it has a static IP address. A static IP address is important as I'm using the IP ...
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Runing virtual machine host and guest on a laptop/desktop

I would like to create a portable system by installing a minimal virtual machine host on my laptop and on my desktop. I would then like to have the virtual machine guest on a USB memory stick that I ...
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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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Ubuntu really slow to shutdown/restart

I'm running ubuntu 14.04.4 as a VM on Hyper-V (Server 2012 R2). The VM is configured to only have 1 VCPU and 2GB fixed ram. Shutting down, or restarting takes around 15 minutes (sometimes a lot ...
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How will be fix mistake with vagrant?

I'm intstall vagrant by guade from link https://www.godaddy.com/garage/tech/config/install-vagrant-ubuntu-14-04/. And if I'm write "vagrunt up" and have error message: The guest machine entered ...
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Which programs on Ubuntu support 8 processor cores? [closed]

I'm now using the Ubuntu virtual machine through Google Cloud service with 8 processor cores. I want to check if these cores work simultaneously. For doing that I have to run such program which ...
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Qemu Crash: Assertion `s->csw.sig == cpu_to_le32(0x53425355)'

I am running qemu on centos6.2 host OS. I am trying to launch BSD guest os. While launching this,I am attaching an extra USB disk to qemu. Recently, I have started observing qemu crash due to an ...
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Ubuntu 12.4.1 failing in vm both Vbox and Vmware on new HP Envy 4t-1000

Brand new to Linux, getting frustrated trying to get an environment up with Ubuntu. My primary goal is to learn Linux and Apache/PHP development. I need to keep my Windows OS as main on my machine for ...
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How do I share a directory between an LXC container and the host?

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 ...