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

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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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“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 [ ...
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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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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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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 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

I am trying to convince my wife to switch to Ubuntu (after wanting to reinstall Windows for nth time because the computer is too slow). One thing that prevent her to do that is that she use several ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I use Hyper-V gen 2 with Ubuntu?

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Windows 8.1 Pro laptop. Now installing it as a gen 1 works fine but installing it as a gen 2 does not. I have to disable secure boot to get anything to happen ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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How can I access Ubuntu Server running in a VM via the internet?

I am running Ubuntu Server 10.04 on a VirtualBox virtual machine from a Windows 7 host. How do I open access to this guest virtual machine from the internet?
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Run Windows and Ubuntu in parallel

I have read about VirtualBox that in VirtualBox we can run both Windows and Ubuntu in parallel, but it seems that for this we have to make one host and install the other one in it using VirtualBox. ...
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How to install Windows 7 inside Oracle Virtualbox [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32-bit) on a 64-bit machine. I want to install Windows 7 64-bit inside virtualbox. I have enabled virtualization in the bios. I have installed oracle virtualbox with the ...
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“VERR_SUPLIB_WORLD_WRITABLE” error when trying to installing OS in virtualbox

I wanna install OS on VirtualBox,but when I wanna to install it,it will return errors: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Arch. Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_WORLD_WRITABLE). ...
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launch a VM on Ubuntu

On Ubuntu 14.04, I installed VirtualBox on which I have created 2 Ubuntu virtual machines. Does Ubuntu provide a way to launch the virtual machine I want at a particual moment ? Is there any ...
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How do I boot Ubuntu in VirtualBox complaining that my CPU is incompatible?

After a long time spent with OS from boys from Redmont I would like to try something new. I decided to try some Linux editions, also Ubuntu Linux. I am completely new to this matter, this is also my ...
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VirtualBox kernel modules do not match the version of VirtualBox

The VirtualBox 4.2.12 on Ubuntu 12.04 was running fine till I needed to install guest additon. After its installation: Failed to open a session for the VM Win 7 exit code 1; RTR3Init failed with ...
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How to start GNOME session from chainroot?

I have used cowbuilder to set-up a chainroot with ubuntu+1 (essentially minimal ubuntu installation in a sub-folder, which you can "change" into, for example for building packages in a clean ...
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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 install qemu?

How do I install the qemu command? I type qemu and press tab and I get a list of several binaries installed. qemu-alpha qemu-arm ... qemu-x86_64 but no qemu. I type man qemu and it returns the ...
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Is there any way to boot Windows 7 partition in virtual machine?

I have a dual boot machine with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Some time I need Windows 7 during my work. For that I reboot to Windows. It's not a way that I won't access NTFS partition. I need my ...