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

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How do I run a PXE server?

I'm going to run several virtual machines with KVM virtualization. In order to install guest systems over PXE protocol, I am going to run a PXE server on my host machine (I'm not doing it wrong, am ...
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How do I get the VT running X in my LXC container to my host?

I'm trying to run Lubuntu within an LXC container on my host already using a GUI. Is it possible to redirect the X output from the container to say; VT9 rather than VT7? If so where is the VT7 ...
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Why am I getting a black screen when booting VM using qemu?

When I try to boot a virtual machine using: qemu-system-x86_64 -m 1024 -cdrom /host/iso/ubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso -name mac -hda ~/ubuntu I am getting a black screen just after the ...
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Virtual Machines

I have 3 VMs and I need to know weather they reside on one physical host or not, and if they not, I need to clone them to one physical host using OpenStack features. I am not sure how they were ...
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Mouse scroll wheel does not work for ubuntu 12.04 running under Hyper-V for Windows 8 Pro

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 lts on a Hyper-V virtual machine (MS Windows 8 Pro) and I need some help with the mouse driver. The mouse responds fine in general: the cursor's moving, left/right click works ...
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How do I run the Ubuntu Phone Nexus7 image in a VM?

Do I need to go through the device imaging steps with an ADT VM, a specific qemu configuration, something else, not possible? How do I run the Ubuntu Phone Nexus7 image in a VM? Any of the above ...
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How to Install Ubuntu Server amd64 12.0.4.1 in Windows 2008 Hyper-V?

I would like to install Ubuntu Server 12.0.4.1 LTS in Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. However when I run the Ubuntu installation from the CDROM ISO, I get stopped by the error "Your installation CD-ROM ...
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Windows 8 guest, ubuntu 12.10 host - sound will only play through front headphone jack

I've had a search but couldn't find a solution for my issue. I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 with VMWare Player 5.0.1 build-894247. Unbuntu is recognising my sound card as a "Creative Labs CA0106 ...
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What backup solution allows for the easiest migration and restore of machines, even if they're restored from a VM or bare metal and vice versa?

I manage a lot of Ubuntu machines, many physical, many virtual. Backup as a general concept is pretty simple, but backup of entire systems tends to get murky. I'm familiar with virt-p2v, but that ...
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How to list all virtual machines created using qemu-system-x86_64?

I am using qemu-system-x86_64 to boot virtual machines on kvm running on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit desktop. I have a few VM's that are currently running. I want to get the list of all VM's booted using ...
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Openstack Nova-Compute: libvirtError: internal error: CPU feature `rtm' specified more than once

Please help... Trying to install OpenStack but nova-compute fails every time. I've tried downgrading libvirt to 1.1.1 per a similar post with no luck. I am running on D34010WYK with Intel i3 and 4 ...
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Virtualizing Windows 7 with qemu-kvm SATA Issues

I am working on virtualizing a windows 7 image using kvm on Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit. Here are the specs for my machine: CPU: Intel i7-2860WM ,8G RAM I am using an image created with WinImage of a ...
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How to install Ubutun 12.04 on Windows 8 through Vmware player

I bought a new laptop that came with Windows 8 64 bit, built in. I have tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 through VMware but it didn't work. It get's stuck during the installation prosses and the ...
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How to store LXC container's files in another folder

Well the answer seems to be given on https://help.ubuntu.com/13.04/serverguide/lxc.html#lxc-hostsetup page under Using a separate filesystem for the container store title but it doesn't work for me. ...
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Ubuntu server local

I am pretty new at this. I am running an Owncloud server on Ubuntu in a Virtual Machine and I want it to be available for all the devices on the same network. At the moment I can only access it from ...
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sheepdog cluster

I'm using a Ubuntu 13.10 Touch with a Mate Desktop on a 32-bit Arm-System and have installed qemu and sheepdog, to use sheepdog in a 32-Bit system i have this Skript ...
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KVM guest priority starting

I have 2 guests on my KVM Virtual Machine Manager (debian1 and debian2). I need to start debian1 always first, so I want disable starting debian2 before debian1. Is it possible? How can I make it? ...
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Kubuntu 13.10 cannot increase guest qxl resolution

I have host and guest Kubuntu 13.10 64bit installations. VM is created through virt-manager. The problem is that for the guest the monitor is identified correctly as qxl but have only 1024x768 ...
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Libvirt-1.1.1 with xen-4.2.1

I installed xen-4.2.1 from the source and I am using XL toolstack. Now I installed libvirt-1.1.1 from the source. It's not working properly. And I got some error when running the virsh: error: ...
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Enable/Disable Serial Devices (COM's) for multiple VM instances via command line

I have a host computer (Ubuntu 12.04) running KVM (QEMU) which has anywhere from 1 to 10 VM's using Windows XP, Windows 7, Debian, Ubuntu etc.. From the host machine I need a way to bind serial coms ...
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Does anyone know of a Linux tool which converts hyper-v snapshots to full memory dump files?

hyper-v snapshots are comprised of a .vsv file and a .bin file, and I need to convert these in a full memory dump file. I essentially need this tool: http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/vm2dmp ...
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Install from .iso file on Mac OSX using Parallels 8

I am attempting to install 1304 on my Mac using the latest Parallels version (8) by using the .iso file download. This installs just fine until the very end, where it will then not reboot the machine ...
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importing a virtual machine inside another virtual machine

I have a hadoop cluster of VMs hosted on VirtualBox. The VMs are all ubuntu, and the host system is windows 7. How can I import all of these VMs into 1 ubuntu vm?
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Ubuntu 13.04, Xen, xcp-xapi - Operation not permitted?

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 onto my machine, along with "xpc-xapi", which installs everything needed. By default, this installs Xen using the default toolstack "xm". I applied enough system tweaks to ...
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virt-manager problem

I installed ubuntu 12.04 server, kernel 3.5.0-37-generic, and the ubuntu GUI afterwards. When I start virt-manager and want to create a new VM I get this warning: Error: No hypervisor options were ...
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Build Ubuntu VM using mirror

In kvm, using virt-install I can create centos images using this parameter in my virt install command. -l http://mirror.umd.edu/centos/6/os/x86_64/ Starting install... Retrieving file .treeinfo... ...
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Unable to start libvirtd

When I try to start libvirtd using sudo libvirtd I get this error message: 2013-06-20 06:16:12.384+0000: 10470: info : libvirt version: 1.0.2 2013-06-20 06:16:12.384+0000: 10470: error : ...
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Can PXE be used to logon to VM

Can I use PXE to boot a thin/fat client directly into a running VM. My plan is to have my server running the VMs (Windows and ubuntu machines)in XEN or KVM I need for the Family to use and have some ...
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Virtual Machine Ubuntu 13.04 is Very Slow

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 in my VMWare (I'm using Windows 7); the problem is it's quite slow; it doesn't response quickly as opposed to native installed OS. I also installed CentOS & WinXP; they're ...
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Bridge networking is not working in virtual box 4.2.8 with ubuntu 12.04 host and ubuntu 11.10 guest

Very good article but there is a problem for me. I am using virtual box 4.2.8 with ubuntu 12.04 host and ubuntu 11.10 guest. I am unable to setup bridge networking beetween host and guest. here i am ...
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Managing windows virtual machines remotely

I have a very abstract and possibly naive question, nevertheless I am putting it up - I want to develop a Ubuntu lab in an institute, using a client server model. I want the individual clients to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit keeps freezing when using VMs [Using Lenovo ideapad g580 laptop]

I'm having an annoying issue with my machine that I hope someone can help me with. My machine keeps freezing when running a VM under it. From what I noticed till now, it happens mostly when I save a ...
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kvm error in syslog says cpu0 unhandled rdmsr

I have a server that hosts about 20 KVM guest machines. It's syslog is, at times, flooded with messages like these: 00:17:36 vhost-server kernel: [ 157.835078] kvm: 3138: cpu0 unhandled rdmsr: ...
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Logitech G700 not scrolling

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 in a virtual machine (Virtual Box running on Windows 7). But I have a problem using my Logitech G700 mouse. If I use the scroll-wheel nothing happens, but I can ...
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What facets should I consider when deciding which guest to jail in (“full”) KVM and which in LXC?

Currently I am migrating to a new server. The old one ran 10.04 as host system and a few more 10.04 and Debian 6 as KVM guests. This was alright, because the processor had support for virtualization. ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 Black Screen during xen vm cloning

I am using Ubuntu server 11.10,with xen hypervisor 4.1. Beside this I have installed Libvirt-0.9.2. All things working perfectly. But some time while using virt-install or virt-clone during the ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu on Virtual Machine (Virtual Box)

After downloading a CD DVD copy of Ubuntu 12.10 and burning it to a CD, I attempted to install Ubuntu in a Virtual Machine. I get the error: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine" ...
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Windows Server 2008 in KVM

I've been working on getting a Windows Server 2008 KVM in my linux box running Ubuntu Server 12.04. I've got virt-install and virt-manager installed, got the install up and running via virt-install ...
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How to run boot loader in VMWare?

I am using Ubuntu as a virtual machine in VMWare. I have used this code to write a boot loader which would write Hello world on the screen. [BITS 16] [ORG 0x7C00] MOV SI, HelloString CALL ...
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Debootstrap chroot Installation Error

During initial installation (using both Network installation and CD ISO) of Ubuntu Server 12.04.1 LTS (64-bit) as a guest VM on XenServer 6.1 I'm getting this error: Debootstrap warning Warning: ...
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Should I install drivers within a virtual machine created using GNOME Boxes?

I've installed Windows 7 Pro 64 bits in a virtual machine using GNOME Boxes. I've never used a virtual machine before and I'm wondering... Should I install some drivers within a virtual machine ? ...
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Accessing my “Real” Ubuntu from inside Windows with VMware?

Is it possible to access and modify my "real" Ubuntu which is on a different partition from a program such as VMware?
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How to make NetworkManager NOT manage libvirtd's virtbr0 and vnet0 interfaces?

The libvirt-bin daemon libvirtd creates virtual bridge(s) and interface(s) for the virtual machines it controls. NetworkManager kills these connections. I know that it is possible to uninstall or ...
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Windows virtual machince asks for a CD on boot

I have a Ubuntu Server 11.04 and I have created three virtual machines on separate PC with: Ubuntu Desktop Windows XP Windows 7 After completing the installation process, when I restart my server ...
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Ubuntu server on VM, outgoing network working, but incoming is not

I have recently installed Ubuntu server with LAMP, OpenSSH and mail on Oracle's VM, it's incoming networking was working, apache's default message could be seen when opening 127.0.0.1:8080. But now ...
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Getting Sound to work on Windows 7 in a KVM on ubuntu 13.10

I rebuilt my system from scratch, and decided to install windows as a guest in KVM. It installed fine, but I cannot get sound working on any of the configs [ac97 - sb16]. I read most of the web pages ...
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KVM problem using IOMMU

I've been trying to assign a video card to a KVM guest operating system using PCI passthrough. There's been stumbling blocks, but this one has me stumped. Here is the lspci output for the device ...
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How to add serial port in VM to connect to physical network

I have created VM in Ubuntu server host.This VM in-turn has ubuntu operating system installed on it.Now I want to connect this VM to a physical serial port of a device. My issue is :- How can I ...
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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 ...
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Attach / detach problem for passthrough/SR-IOV in libvirt

I just encountered a problem in libvirt while was trying to attach and detach a sr-iov vf to my VM The version of my libvirt is 1.1.1-0ubuntu8.5 I tried to attach the device using following xml ...