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

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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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Is there a free trusted vmware image with Ubuntu preinstalled?

Since the vmware virtual machine drivers are pretty standard I don't see any technical reason for a preinstalled image not to be portable. Although the above situation is obvious, I didn't find any ...
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PCI GPUs have the same device ids. Why?

I've got two R9 280's installed in my system. In Ubuntu when I run lspci -nn both the cards have the same device id. Example Output: 01:00.0 Example GPU 1 [8080:aa68] 04:00.0 Example GPU 2 ...
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Which release has easy VirtualBox host or VMWare host installation process?

I am thinking of installing Ubuntu to host Windows 8.1 x64 guests. Is there a particular release of Ubuntu (e.g. 12.04, 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu Studio 14.04/15.04, Ubuntu server 12.04/14.04), that has a ...
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libvirt networking problem: Host cannot access Internet (while guests can!)

I run a Ubuntu machine which hosts via libvirt several guest VMs (also Ubuntu). The guests can access the Internet, while the host can only reach the local network, including the gateway. This seems ...
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high performance with xen, vmware or virtualbox

I was wondering which is the best method to go about if I want to play win based games. I do not want to go with the dual boot method as this will cost me time to restart, login and run a os to do my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 freeze whenever Ethernet cable plugged in

I have hp pavilion dv2000 laptop and i have installed windows 7 and Ubuntu server 14.04.3 parallel. After that from Ubuntu I install xen 4.4. Now when I start Ubuntu with xen and plug Ethernet cable ...
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How is performance of Windows 8 when virtualized on Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm interested in setting up Windows 8 to run in a VM on top of Ubuntu. I know that there are a myriad of different virtualization tools and different ways I can configure them. I would like to know ...
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using Virtual Machine Manager, how to, or is there a full manual?

I installed xubuntu a few days ago, and I think 'Virtual Machine Manager' either came with it, or was included in the updates that I installed immediately. The program is fine, I've had no problems ...
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Add physical disk to KVM virtual machine

I'm setting up a file server (nas4free) as a KVM virtual machine on a Ubuntu Server 12.04 system. How do I add physical hard drives directly to the VM so they can be used by the guest (nas4free), but ...
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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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Ubuntu running on Xen hangs while logging in

I am running Xen 4.5 on Ubuntu 15.04 inside VMware Player. Booting the Xen entry from GRUB works fine and I make it to the login prompt. However, after entering my password and pressing enter, it just ...
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I have an OpenWRT VM connected to the WAN, how do I connect client VMs to the OpenWRT LAN using it as a gateway?

I'm trying to setup a lab in KVM on my Ubuntu Linux machine. My goal is to create a test lab in which I can test the configuration of my physical router for my home network, before moving it into ...
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How to set up USB for Virtualbox?

I'm using Ubuntu Maverick and Virtual Box 3+ and I installed Window 7 Ultimate Editon. The problem is that it doesn't detect USB drives on Window 7 but USB peripherals (mouse + keybord) are working. ...
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virt-manager can't connect to libvirt

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.2 32 bits. The error doesn't show up if I start gksudo virt-manager. libvirt-bin is installed. I don't know how to check for the daemon. I am a member of libvirtd. ...
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I'm using Ubuntu for the first time(Ubuntu 15.04). Does Ubuntu support virtualization?

I am installing Ubuntu 15.04. I just wanted to know whether is supports virtualization. I also wanted to know whether I can run virtualization softwares like VMWare, VirtualBox or any others if ...
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VMWare Player 7.1.0 on Ubuntu 15.04 (kernel: 3.19.0-10-generic) app loading

I downloaded the latest version of the VMWare player (v 7.1.0) from here. Installed the bundle, and the installation went through fine. Post-installation, when I tried to launch VMWare Player, but ...
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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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Installing kvm /dev/kvm missing

I'm trying to install kvm extensions in my computer. I'm following this guide KVM installation KVM is not available in my machine and I have a 32 bits one. rocio@rocio-laptop:~$ sudo ...
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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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What's a good way to run a virtual copy of Ubuntu on Windows 7?

I have a mathematical program that runs on 64 bit Ubuntu. I need to run it on my Windows 7 workstation, preferably without having to install Ubuntu instead of Windows, because this is a short term ...
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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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Extracting qcow2 image to a smaller real drive

How can i extract a qcow2 image (512gb, mostly free space) to a 128gb SSD? it will then be used as the boot drive
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How do I enable hardware virtualization technology (VT-x) for use in Virtualbox?

So I am trying to run Ubuntu in a virtualbox but on installing 12.10 from the .iso I was greeted by a warning telling me that audio wouldn't work then I pressed next and this popped up: Failed to ...
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Connect to internet on Ubuntu Server running on qemu virtaul machine

I am running Ubuntu server in a Qemu VM. The /etc/network/interfaces contents look as follows: #The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback #The primary network interface auto ...
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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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Can I run Snappy Ubuntu Core as a guest inside Docker?

I'm aware that Snappy Ubuntu can host Docker containers. My question is whether it can also be run inside a container, as a Docker guest. The reason I'm asking is that I can't find any Snappy VM ...
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How can I get my Ubuntu 10.04 Hyper-V VM to recognize the virtual networking hardware?

I am new to Linux and Ubuntu, being primarily a Windows developer for the past 20 years. However, we've been using Redmine hosted on an Ubuntu VM to manage our development tickets. The VM was hosted ...
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Ubuntu Freezes when Switching to Full-screen VirtualBox VM

I'm on Ubuntu-14.04 64-bit (with all the latest updates) and have a Windows-7 VM on Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.30 which I used regularly (almost everyday) in full-screen mode without any problems. But as ...
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Ubuntu Hyper-V Guest Display Resolution

Good afternoon, I am trying to set up an Ubuntu guest on a Hyper-V server. I am relatively new to Linux so please bear with me, the VM is a test machine to get the hang of things and give Ubuntu a ...
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No sound in 12.04 on VirtualBox

No sound when installed in VirtualBox. When I boot from the live CD in Windows, sound works fine on my speakers. When in boot the live CD in VirtualBox it does not see my speakers. In sound properties ...
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Is there any virtualization software which can run x64 bit guest os without vt-x support Hardware?

I have Gateway NE56R laptop with Intel B960 processor, which do not support virtualization. But I want to install x64 bit guest OS on VirtualBox, it gives me error. I have also used VMware ...
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Completely remove VirtualBox VM

I am running Virtual Box 5.0, and I had an Ubuntu Gnome VM in there, which I deleted, and chose the remove all files option in Virtual Box for. But now I have noticed that there is still remnants of ...
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Replicate Network Interfaces with Network Manager

I would like to replicate this segment from my /etc/network/interfaces Xen installation with the Network Manager GUI and NOT bridge-utils: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 ...
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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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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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Ubuntu Openstack cloud-installer error: kvm container creation failed

I'm trying to install OpenStack on an older server using the Ubuntu cloud-installer. I have virtualization enabled in BIOS and kvm-ok tells me that I'm good to use KVM with acceleration. $ kvm-ok ...
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KVM QEMU running desktop environment

Is it possible to install KVM QEMU as a bare metal system and then run a desktop environment distro like Ubuntu Gnome as a virtual machine from a USB flash drive? I like to create a portable system ...
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Open NAT Port on Libvirt Virtual Machine

I am currently running a Xen Hypervisor underneath Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop. On the host machine I am running a guest VM for Windows 8. From what I understand, In order to be able to receive incoming ...
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VirtualMode to remove MSDOS filesystem files in Ubuntu?

I have a MSDOS memory card where I would like delete files by my Ubuntu installation. I run on those files sudo rm /media/masi/g0399/DCIM/video.mp4 but I get a filesystem error that the filesystem is ...
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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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KVM Bridge DHCP - Connection on Host drops - Same IP address for br0 and eth0

I'm trying to create a bridge for a vm in Ubuntu 14.04. My original /etc/network/interfaces file looked like: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp And after modifying it, ...
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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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libvirt kvm hidden state fail to validate

Ubuntu 15.04 Fresh new installation so all packages are up to date. Trying to edit libvirt xml file. Using $ sudo EDITOR=gedit virsh edit win81 Added <kvm> <hidden state='on'/> ...
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Using a Virtualbox qcow VM in kvm Virtual Machine Manager

I am able to run a qcow disk image on Ubuntu 14, by issuing the command line kvm -m 512 -usbdevice table -hda MyVM.qcow The qcow VMs were created with VirtualBox. However, if I launch Virtual ...
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Question with connecting to Docker container on virtualized Ubuntu server

As a web designer I have been using VirtualBox to set up temporary work servers for my projects. Lately I've been trying to reduce the number of virtual machines on my laptop(due to limitations of ...
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Is it possible to install Office 365 (2013) on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet? [duplicate]

I would like to install Office 2015/365 on Ubuntu 15.04. I tried to install Office using Wine, but that did not work. Please note that I do not want virtualisation unless it has a Winconn-like ...
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Error installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox

I'm trying to install many different versions of Ubuntu (12.04/14.04, amd64/x86, server/desktop, etc.) on VirtualBox 14.3.26 on OSX 10.10 and I'm getting the following error: [ 0.000000] Fast TSC ...
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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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Bridging: Loosing WLAN network connection with 4addr on option - Why?

Question: For use with my Xen VM, I need to create a virtual network interface (vif) that is bridged to wlan0. If in /etc/network/interfaces I add auto xenbr0 iface xenbr0 inet dhcp And ...