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

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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 libguestfs-tools 1.26 in Ubuntu 12.04?

Default version of libguestfs-tools for Ubuntu 12.04 is 1.14 but I want to install the newer version ( 1.26 ). Can you please tell me how to do that ?
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VM ware player Ubuntu post Installation problem- VT-x not in BIOS on lenovo T430

I am getting the following error: "This host supports Intel VT-x, but Intel VT-x is disabled" When I went into BIOS to change these, I did not find any option like "VT-x" Ubuntu version-14.04.01 VM- ...
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Creating a virtual display device and connecting the display to an arbitrary graphic card virtually

I want to create a virtual display device (like virtual monitor) in Ubuntu and connect it to one of the graphic cards virtually? Anyone know how can I do that? The reason which I am going to do this ...
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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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How do I mount a qcow2 disk image?

I have a QEMU virtual machine that uses a qcow2 disk image. How can I mount its filesystem without powering on the virtual machine?
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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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PPA Pinning, trying to install qemu with glusterfs packages

I need to have glusterfs enabled qemu, however default repository qemu is not built with glusterfs support. I have found a ppa & added it, I made the pinning in apt preferences, however even when ...
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How to resize virtual machine disk?

Is there anyway to resize a virtual machine's disk? Say increasing the disk size from 32GB to 64GB. I am running KVM/Qemu on Ubuntu server 11.10 64bit. Thanks.
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virt-sysprep problem

Virt-sysprep man page notes : You do not need to run virt-sysprep as root. In fact we'd generally recommend that you don't. The time you might want to run it as root is when you need root ...
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Get information from virtual machine manager using php

Is it possible to retrieve information from virtual machine manager using a php code? i tried through exec commands but couldn't get anything in browser as result. Please any help to complete this ...
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Is my VM using KVM or QEMU?

After installing Ubuntu 11.10 and copying my KVM images which were created on Ubuntu 11.04 over to the new system, I notice that Virt-manager says it's using QEMU and not KVM. Also when running virsh ...
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Installing in a Virtual Machine

I have tried multiple times to install Ubuntu on my Mac in a virtual machine and everything works fine until I try to open a window and I only see small portion of the screen.It won't boot up to full ...
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Video driver under lxc container?

Since LXC (Linux Containers) is a kernel level super-chroot, I've been wondering what sort of video driver the containers have: My host is Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit machine with ATI gpu. Will the LXC ...
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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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kvm bridge dropping packets

Periodically one or more of the guests lose network connectivity. We are getting packet loss only in vms. Setup: We're running 3 KVM guests, all Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using bridged networking. OS on ...
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How to update bios on Sony vaio VGN-CS36GJ without Windows

I need to enable hardware virtualization so that i can work with android emulator efficiently. From "/proc/cpuinfo" file I can find out that CPU supports visualization. but when i tried to enable it ...
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Is it possible to install Office 365 (2013) on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet?

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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Virtualization limits for Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS with KVM

Essentially I'm after something like this, but for Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS. I'm trying to create some KVM guests with very large 1TB+ RAM (through OpenStack Nova). I can boot the 1TB VM fine, but I ...
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How to compile qemu with usb suport

I have recently downloaded qemu and compiled qemu 2.3.0. I can compile and install just fine, but I cant figure out how to get USB support. I have installed libusb 1.0.9 but when I run configure for ...
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Requirements for Running Ubuntu Desktop 15.04 as a virtual Machine using Parallels 10 [duplicate]

Any special requirements for running Ubuntu Desktop 15.02 as a virtual machine on a Mac using Parallels 10 Desktop
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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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VMware player locks up Utopic, running .deb package with 3.16.0.31 kernel

I am having trouble running VMware player in Kubuntu 14.10 I replaced the software center version for the .deb package as suggested here on a similar thread. I checked that I have the build-essential ...
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Why is QEMU so slow even with KVM

I've been working with QEMU for some times now and from my experience I see it being very slow compared to other VM tools like VirtualBox or VMWare. Even enabling KVM doesn't do much of a benefit for ...
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How do I give a VM exclusive access to a Network Interface? pfSense QEMU

Trying to setup a pfSense VM to have exclusive access to 'em2' on my 14.04 machine so that I can use that as a WAN port. I don't want anything other than the pfSense VM to talk on that network ...
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“[errno 5] input/output Error” when I install Ubuntu on vmware player (virtual machine) [duplicate]

I get [errno 5] input/output Error when I install Ubuntu on VMware Player. I'm using a Laptop and there are two disks, C: is SSD and D: is HDD, there is no bad sector. How do I proceed?
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Resolve domain names in QEMU VDE setup

I have re-built QEMU with VDE support. For the uninitiated, VDE attaches a virtual switch program (vde_switch) to a TAP device which allows multiple VDE-enabled programs to utilize a single TAP ...
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Testing 15.04 livecd with kvm

I am trying to test 15.04 livecd using KVM without success. It boots fine, but when I choose to 'Try Ubuntu', instead of 'Install Ubuntu' on the first screen, it goes to lightdm and asks for the ...
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KVM VM is unable to access internet: help me clean up my networking

I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 with the intent to set it up with KVM and VMs for many purposes. I've been able to get a few VMs up and running with their own versions of Ubuntu Server 14.04. However, ...
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kvm live migration across ubuntu hosts, how live is live?

I am exploring KVM live migration. I got three VMs running on VMWare workstation. Two of them are KVM hosts and one of them is NFS. The two KVM hosts are ubuntu 14, the one nfs also running ubuntu 14 ...
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what is the effect of making my kvm's HD cache none vs default?

I am playing with KVM migration, and I got an error about unsafe migration due to hdd cache settings. I found the fix, which is to set the cache to none and it works after I made the change. But ...
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How to add my other hard drives to ubuntu on vmware

I have Windows 8.1 as my main OS and can't change it because of homegroup for my family. I installed VMware Workstation 11 and installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have shared my folders and have my D,E,F ...
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Time desynchronization between host (mac) and guest (ubuntu) via VMware Fusion

I use OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and have VMware Fusion 7.1.1 where Ubuntu 14.04 has been installed. Moreover, I have installed VMware tools patches. The time setting in Ubuntu is "automatically from the ...
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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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Terminal unusable in Virtual Machine

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I have created a virtual machine with the same ISO. In the virtual machine the terminal window shows up with a strange transparent gradient that makes it unusable. How can ...
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Achieve bare-metal virtualization (hypervisor) without vt-d?

What I'm trying to achieve is a bare-metal virtualization of Windows on my Ubuntu machine. I'd be mainly using it for graphical and processor demanding tasks (gaming, 3d rendering, etc), so normal ...
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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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Adjusting display geometry in a virtual machine?

Running 11.04 beta in a Parallels 5.0 virtual machine, but this question will apply to any virtualization software. Parallels 5 Linux tools (guest additions) don't work for 10.10 and 11.04 and I ...
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libguestfs unmet dependencies on ubuntu 14.04

Is it possible to install libguestfs on ubuntu 14.04? I get unmet dependencies for libguestfs0 (= 1:1.24.5-1) and libguestfs-perl (= 1:1.24.5-1).
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File sharing between Ubuntu VM and Windows 7

I've got Ubuntu 12.04 running as Guest in a virtualized VMware Workstation 9 session on a Windows 7 host. The Windows machine shares a folder with the Ubuntu machine via CIFS and the Ubuntu machine ...
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make render farm with openstack in localhost

I want to make render farm. I have private openstack in collage lab. I have connection internet but not have an authentication URL. It's possible ?
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Share a folder between host and ubuntu lxc container

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 ...
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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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Simulate Universal Bootloader (DAS U-BOOT) with Qemu

I was trying to simulate u-boot with qemu for the ARM based versatile_pb board. I was successfully able to CROSS_COMPILE my u-boot source code with the gcc-linaro-arm-none-eabi-toolchain and create ...
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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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CPU racing at 30% or more in Virtualbox

I have window 7 64 bit Lenovo i7 with 8gb ram and 160gb ssd. I have virtual box version 4.1.16 installed (most latest to my knowledge) I want to install ubuntu 12.04 as a guest inside of virtualbox. ...
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How to configure promiscuous mode rejected in KVM bridge?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 (3.13.0-45-generic #74-Ubuntu SMP) as Host OS. KVM version 2.0.0 I have disabled promiscuous mode in guest Virtual Interfaces along with corresponding host vnet & bridge ...
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No option for 64-bit OS VirtualBox guest OS in Ubuntu 14.10 Dell OptiPlex 755

I have a Ubuntu desktop installed on Dell Optiplex 755. It's my regular desktop, and I installed Oracle VirtualBox from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads. The version selected was the ...
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Default Ubuntu or any derivate distro installation creates swap AFTER home (single partition installation)

Today I have encountered the same problem twice and the second one was actually just checking if the first occurence is actually something that has happened by accident. I had to deploy a Kubuntu VM ...
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How to use setvcpus from libvirt command line?

I'm using libvirt with KVM/QEMU. I found a great PPA, uvtool (http://s3hh.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/quickly-run-ubuntu-cloud-images-locally-using-uvtool/), that manages images and metadata in a volume ...