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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (3)

3
votes
3answers
5k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
10 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
404 views

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: ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

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 ...
16
votes
5answers
71k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
994 views

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. ...
1
vote
0answers
13 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
52 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
616 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
186 views

Mount qcow2 image using qemu-nbd within a container

I'm trying to get an OpenStack Nova compute node running within a container to boot a server in a nested container. Everything works fine until I ask Nova in the controller to boot the server. During ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

get mac address of device

I have a scientific instrument, which I am trying to connect via cross over cable. I need to get that device's mac address so that I can configure the communications server. How can I get the MAC ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

bootp server in a Virtual Machine

I have a HP LCMS that I am trying to set up in a Virtual machine on virtual box. The Virtual Machine is windows xp, and the host is ubuntu 14.04.2. The LCMS requires there be a BOOTP server running to ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Error “KVM disabled by BIOS” during attempt to install Ubuntu 14.10

I recently bought the new HP Notebook - 15-r203tx which comes with DOS. Then I tried to install Ubuntu 14.10. So far, I made a bootable pen drive. But on the Boot menu after choosing the install ...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
69 views

Host to Guest one way connection issue

I have guest run on my machine on qemu with configuration: /usr/local/kvm/bin/qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm -cpu host -smp 8 -hda ${TEST_VIRT_ENV_IMAGE} -m 4096 -netdev user,id=user.0 -device ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Performance of KVM on 32 Bit Ubuntu compared to 64 Bit?

Due to hardware failure, I recently grabbed a harddisk out of an old 32 bit machine and plugged it into a new 64 bit system - powered on, everything good, services outage minimised. Now I am planning ...
1
vote
2answers
37 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
28 views

I want to using multiple VMs and multiple NICs

I have a windows machine with virtualbox running and 3 NICs [eth0/eth1/eth2]. Eth0 is connected to ISP. Other 2 are connected to each other through a switch. [yes, it is a switch, yes I need it there] ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

How to access the a qemu virtual machine?

I'm following the tutorial at: https://coreos.com/docs/running-coreos/platforms/qemu/ And I tried to add my ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub to it so I could access it, using this command: ...
2
votes
1answer
205 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
18 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
81 views

How to install Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 in a qemu virtual machine

I'm running Debian Jessie amd64 with qemu version 1:2.1+dfsg-11 and want to install Ubuntu 14.04 for amd64 in a qemu virtual machine. But the installation process doesn't start because of a kernel ...
1
vote
4answers
19k views

Is there an open source alternative to Vmware vSphere Server? Like a Ubuntu or similar Distro with virtualization hosting built in?

I am looking at turning my old Dell 2650 and 2950 servers into Vmware vSphere Servers, however vSphere is very very expensive. Is there an open source alternative that provides the same performance ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

Running vagrant inside VirtualBox

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 in a VirtualBox VM on Windows 7. Inside the VM, I want to use Vagrant as part of my development environment. The Vagrant setup executes successfully, until it wants the VM ...
0
votes
1answer
5k views

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 ...
-2
votes
0answers
38 views

System monitor does not show real ram use

I have ubuntu 14.04 64 bit , i use my laptop for virtualisation test , My System monitor does not show real ram use . why ?
-1
votes
2answers
28 views

remote booting into guest os

I have installed kvm. and i installed Ubuntu as guest OS in kvm. Now I want to centralize the system. where my users will log in to to their guest account remotely. if yes how to do this?
1
vote
0answers
18 views

how to use the Container technology on Ubuntu?

Is there a way to deploy a distribution other than Ubuntu, as content on Ubuntu? Say in my case i'm planning a Redhat as a content on my Ubuntu 14.04 . If yes. How to do it?
1
vote
1answer
42 views

How should I give access to a PHP script on a local host-only server?

I have a 14.02 LTS client and server VM connected using host-only and DHCP. Connectivity between them has been achieved and I can ping each machine from the other. I have LAMP installed and I'm ...
0
votes
1answer
182 views

Kernel panic while installing CentOS 7 in VirtualBox

I have a laptop with Xubuntu desktop 14.10 , and I installed VirtualBox and updated it to the latest version . I'm trying to install CentOS 7 (source downloaded from the official site) as a VM, ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Ubuntu Server 14.04 Virtualization Bug - Parallels 10

Trying to get a Ubuntu Server 14.04 up & running in a virtual machine provided by Parallels, however I have a strange bug. After installing the OS (applies for both 32bit and 64bit versions), ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Boot Ubuntu From VHD

I want to be able to use Ubuntu in a virtual machine from a VHD, and sometimes I want to boot on that VHD. It's easier for me to code in a virtual machine and boot on a VHD when I need full power for ...
1
vote
1answer
976 views

xen hypervisor wont boot from grub and “Can't find hypervisor information in sysfs!” error ubuntu 14.04

I have used This forum, trying to run xen on my os: steps i have done : egrep '(vmx|svm)' /proc/cpuinfo ouput = 4 and also i have run KVM virtualization with no problem. then: sudo apt-get ...
6
votes
1answer
235 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

copy an entire vm to dvd/cd disc?

I am writing a series of scripts on ubuntu for process control. I have needed to install several packages such as gawk and stress. I am doing this for a university project and will need to submit it ...
2
votes
0answers
36 views

Is it normal that network-manager manages virbr0? [closed]

I recently upgraded to vivid (I know it's still WIP), and have found that network-manager shows an interface virbr0 as Connected. virbr0 is an interface added by libvirt to handle networking ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

MacBook Pro (virtual machine) low resolution

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 in a virtual machine (i am using Parallels Desktop 9) on my MacBook Pro. Before I install Ubuntu (like I am trying it from CD...) the resolution is normal (1920x1200), ...
0
votes
1answer
144 views

Xen vm stuck at grub prompt

How can I get my Ubuntu server booting again? Is there a tool that would auto-fix this situation? No matter how many ways I run the "boot fixer" using a virtual image of ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Logical Volume Size Change During KVM Install

I am installing Ubuntu Desktop on a Server host using virt-install. Soon after the install starts the LV that I am writing the virtual disk image to goes from 50G to 64Z. Impossible since the machine ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

Visualizing linux GPT partition (EFI) from Windows Host

I created a rescue grub.iso using the following script. This code worked for me when I using Windows 7, Ubuntu 12, MBR: #!/bin/sh set -e wk_dir=$(mktemp -d "${TMPDIR:-/tmp}/tmp.XXXXXXXXXX") mkdir -p ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

KVM VPS and data safety

I'm looking into setting up a mail server (running Ubuntu, ofcourse), but I need it to run reliably (in case it's good enough to start using it instead of only Gmail) so I found a VPS provider that ...
0
votes
2answers
33 views

Making my server virtual - what happens to my LVMs?

I have a physical server with about 10TB in two different LVMs and VGs. I'm going to be installing a bare-metal hypervisor on the hardware now, which means I'll have to rebuild my Ubuntu server. I set ...
0
votes
1answer
138 views

What is uvtool second virtual disk for? (and how does it prevent vm snapshots…)

I am toying with uvtool to quickly create virtual machines. I once used vmbuilder, but its seems to be deprecated in favor of uvtool (or not ?). When created with uvt, my vm has two virtual disks ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Clearsign File Invalid

I have (2) Xubuntu 14.10 x64 VMs running in VMware Workstation 11/VMware Player. I have VMware Workstation 11 installed on a Windows 7 x64 machine (which hosts one of the VMs) and also installed on a ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

KVM is one app native do ubuntu for virtualization?

What is KVM ? a native application for ubuntu virtualization can be considered ? Ubuntu supports the paravirtualization ? to support paravirtualization , the procedure to do is the same virtualization ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Crash when creating new VM with VirtualBox but no obvious change in CPU, Memory or I/O usage in System Monitor

When creating a new fixed size VM in VirtualBox even though my memory usage, my CPU usage and my I/O usage in "System Monitor" stay at their normal levels, my entire machine crashes until the VM has ...