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

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How to set up USB for Virtualbox?

I'm using Ubuntu Maverick and Virtual Box 3+. I have Windows 7 Ultimate. The problem is that it doesn't detect USB drives in Windows 7, but USB peripherals (mouse + keybord) are working. I followed ...
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How do I install the VirtualBox version from Oracle to install an Extension Pack?

I downloaded VirtualBox OSE from the Ubuntu Software Center but it seems that that version is limited. I prefer to have the complete version and don't really care if it's closed source or not. Can I ...
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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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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 don'...
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How to install Internet Explorer (multiple versions)?

I am developing one site which has chat feature in Rails. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I need to check that the site is IE9 because the chat feature using socket io of HTML5. I want to know that how ...
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Is there an Ubuntu Touch emulator or a way to install it in a VM?

Is there any way to install Ubuntu Touch inside a virtual machine on a regular Ubuntu computer instead of on a phone or tablet? Or is there an emulator, like the one the Android SDK comes with?
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Migrate from a virtual machine (VM) to a physical system

Aka: How can I convert a .vdi or .vmdk to a real installation on a physical disk? Is it possible/feasible to migrate a Virtual Machine installation of Ubuntu onto a physical machine? If possible, how ...
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How to fix 3D Acceleration for Vmware Workstation 9?

I have recently installed Vmware workstation 9 on Ubuntu 12.04 & i have migrated my VM's from windows to Ubuntu 12.04 . Now i am getting openGL error & it says no 3D acceleration as shown in ...
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How can I run Unity in a virtual machine?

Originally it was the case that Unity could not run in tools like Virtualbox. How can I now do so?
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Convert my physical Operating System to a VirtualBox Disk

Is it possible to convert a Physical Ubuntu Install (Intel based PC with Ubuntu 10.10) to a virtual box disk, so that I can use that same environment on a separate pc or can keep it virtual for ...
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Sharing between Host and Guest in Virtualbox

Since Ubuntu 11.10 use a new kernel, it's very difficult to have a decent support for virtualization. VirtualBox doesn't support guest additions for ubuntu 11.10, so I can't copy to and from my ...
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How do I migrate currently installed Ubuntu to a Virtual Machine?

I'm finding that my graphics drivers (ATI Radeon HD 4200) run MUCH better in a native windows system, I can't even get the closed-source drivers working in Ubuntu, thus leading me to want to run ...
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Install Ubuntu on USB Flash Drive or USB powered external HDD?

I was thinking of installing Ubuntu on a couple of VMs. Would it be better to store each VM on a 8GB thumbdrive or store all the VMs on a 320GB USB-powered external HDD? Which one would be faster?
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VirtualBox '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup' issue

I have installed VirtualBox through the software centre, but when I try to start a VM, I get the following error: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (...
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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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How to run Windows XP inside Ubuntu

There are several programs only available on Windows. Wine can be a negative experience, so I want to run Windows inside Ubuntu using a virtual machine. It seems that Virtualbox is the standard way, ...
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Resize Disk Partition on Remote VM Server

I'm running Ubuntu Server 10.04 on a remote server as a VM. I only have access to the VM. The VM is assign a disk space of 20GB, however the drive is currently only partitioned to use about 4.7GB. I ...
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What virtualization software can I use?

I've used only VMWare on my Windows 7 machine, but I'd like to use something on Ubuntu. What software would you recommend to create other Linux and Windows virtual machines?
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Certificate error when using Citrix Receiver

I am getting this error when attempting to load a Desktop module up within Citrix Receiver: What I don't understand is I can see this particular certificate is set to "Trust.." under any/all ...
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Ubuntu 2D working fine, but not Ubuntu virtual machine in VMWare Workstation 9 Windows 7 Host

I'm using Windows 7 as the host machine with VMWare Workstation 9. I created a virtual machine Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS 64 bit version. There are two options for log in, Ubuntu and Ubuntu 2D. Whenever ...
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What are the differences between linux-generic, linux-server and linux-virtual kernel packages?

I'm getting new VMs built for development and staging environments, and was wondering whether there are compelling reasons for or against using the linux-virtual package on all of these images. Do ...
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How do I resolve slow and choppy performance in virtualbox?

Both, Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04 perform very slow when running in VirtualBox 4.2.12. How do I run Ubuntu with unity or enabled transparency smoothly with VirtualBox?
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Unable to run a 32-bit program on 64-bit VM

I compiled a small "hello world" C program on Ubuntu 10.04 32 bit machine. Then I put the executable(a.out) on Ubuntu 12.10(64 bit) VMWare virtual machine and tried to execute it(./a.out). The OS does ...
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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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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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Command to determine whether Ubuntu is running in a virtual machine?

Is there a command or tool that can be used to determine whether Ubuntu is running as a guest within a virtualization program such as VirtualBox or Qemu or whether it is running on the bare metal?
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Wubi Install for Mac OS X

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 on my Windows 7 box using Wubi and I'm loving it so far. One feature that I love is the fact that because I used Wubi it doesn't seem to create a separate partition. ...
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Ubuntu on Microsoft Virtual PC

Do you have tips or a guide how to install Ubuntu in Microsoft Virtual PC? I have found some (older) information, but I wonder if this is still valid. And it looks very "unfriendly".
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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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Is there a free trusted virtual machine 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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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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Run both at the same time, Windows and Ubuntu

I had read in some sites that it is possible to run two OS'es in the same machine at the same time through a Virtual Machine software, so you can switch Virtual Terminals with keyboard hotkeys and be ...
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What's the friendliest virtualization solution?

I want to experiment with virtualization in Ubuntu 10.04 and have found the following list of hopefully relevant names: Xen, OpenVZ, KVM, Vservers, EC2 and Solaris Zones, although this is just a ...
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How to enable 3D in VMware Player?

I want to test Unity in a VM using VMware Player. I have already enabled 3D acceleration in the Display options and I have VMware Tools installed. However, when I try to run Unity or when I try to ...
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Disable CTRL+ALT+F4 switching to virtual terminal

Is there a way that I can stop the Ctrl+Alt+F4 key combination from switching to a virtual terminal? I still want the other key combinations to switch to terminals - I just want to change the F4 one ...
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Setting up bridged networking with KVM

I'm trying to install KVM. I've done the installation and I'm now following the second part of the guide to get bridged networking to work. However, I'm stuck at the part where I need to modify the /...
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“intel_rapl: no valid rapl domains” message upon boot

I install fresh Ubuntu 14. 04 server under ESXI 5.1.0. During my installation I did not get any erorrs or strange things. My problem is when I boot machine at console screen I get messages like [ 6....
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Extra mouse buttons not working in virtualization (VMware/VirtualBox, ubuntu host)

I'm trying to run VMware Workstation and/or VirtualBox on Ubuntu. The virtual machines are working perfectly in both applications, except for the extra mouse buttons (forward/backward). In Ubuntu the ...
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Wine or virtual machine (VirtualBox) to run apps (eg. Photoshop)

I am wondering if it will be better (stability, convenience and speed) to run apps like Photoshop with Wine or a virtual machine like VirtualBox?
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How to share a VirtualBox virtual machine with users of the computer

I have a computer with Ubuntu 14.04, with several user accounts. In one of those accounts, I have a virtual machine in VirtualBox. I would like to share that virtual machine with the other users of ...
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How can I get Compiz to work in a VirtualBox VM

Is there any way to get Compiz'z fancy graphics to work in a VirtualBox VM. ...and would it be too slow via a virtual video-card?... Is it possible to actually hook into the Host's own physical ...
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I want to install Xen to run Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 at the same time but I can't find any good tutorials

I'm wanting to use Xen Hypervisor to be able to run both Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 at the same time using virtualization. I can find plenty of XCP tutorials but I'm not looking to install the cloud ...
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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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How can I start DHCP3-server later, so that it waits for a bridge interface to initialise before loading?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 server currently setup with dhcp3-server as well as a bridged interface (br0) for use with virtual machines. The problem I have is that when the server reboots, dhcp3-server fails ...
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How do I get VMware Workstation 8.0.4 working on Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit?

I've bought VMware Workstation 8 just today. After the installation I launched it and the application noticed me that "several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel". During the ...
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Portable virtual machine with preinstalled Ubuntu for Windows?

I download "Damn Small Linux (DSL)" distribution from (http://ftp.belnet.be/packages/damnsmalllinux/current/dsl-4.4.10-embedded.zip) and this distribution has a very interesting version called "...
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How to Install the new Gnome Boxes?

How can I install the new virtual machine app Boxes (https://live.gnome.org/Boxes) in Ubuntu?
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VM VirtualBox doesn't allow to enable 64-bit guest on Ubuntu 12.04 and Lenovo G500S

I've installed VM VirtualBox v. 4.3.8 on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Lenovo G500S with Intel 1005M processor) and I can't configure any 64-bit guest (nor Windows, neither other OS). Inslalation of Win 8.1 64-...
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How do I remotely access my ubuntu virtual machine?

I have an Ubuntu Desktop edition virtual machine and I would like to access it via ssh remotely but if I'm not logged onto the virtual machine I cannot access it remotely via ssh. Only when I'm logged ...
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Best way to access a Windows-XP virtual machine

I have set up a virtual machine running windows XP (as guest) on an Ubuntu 11.04/64bit machine. The virtual host is using qemu-kvm. Accessing the virtual windows using virt-manager is possible, but ...