A Virtual Machine (commonly abbreviated to VM) is a isolated guest operating system installed within a host operating system.

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Why does ubuntu server (KVM) shuts down itself

My ubuntu server 12.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-37-generic-pae i686) shuts down by itself in different times I can't find what's causing it. It has installed on Virtual Machine Manager 0.9.1 that is ...
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sizing unity window issue when running as VM under virtualbox

installed ubuntu on VM (virtualBox). How do I get the right screensize without losing real estate from the ununtu desktop within the vm virtualbox window. Can't see the full desktop.
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KVM Can´t access VM

I have a VM that has one bridged network adapter that uses a public IP. I setup a private network for internal purposes, but after I added a private network adapter to my VM I have no external access ...
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Screen issue after update

New to Linux. I'm running XUbuntu 14.04 on a VM. There is no issue before update but after updating via software updater and rebooting, this happens: The right area of the screen is not clickable ...
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minierror : XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set in the environment

I am using mininet on oracle VM I have already try to run it as a root, and do like what is mentioned here "error: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set in the environment." when attempting to run ...
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How do I add space to LVM's root partition without shutting down my VM?

I'm using vmware and want to add space to a VM without shutting down the system by simply adding space to the existing drive. How can I accomplish that?
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Static IP Ubuntu Server on a VM

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server on a VM, but I need an IP which I can access, at least, from outside of the VM (my local network). I have tried the following tutorial unsuccessfully. Running cat ...
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Renderfarm and Cluster solution

I want to make a cluster for rendering and other stuff that needs a lot of processors.. So my "dream" is to run one Virtual Machine on the cluster-master, that can access all the processors and ram ...
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How to change vmnet1 ip address on Ubuntu host machine

Can any1 please tell me how to change VMNet 1 IP address in Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. Thanks In advance
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Issue with mounting SMB share on 14.04

I know this has been asked before, but I think somehow I'm in a unique situation since none of the previous solutions I have found have worked for me. I'm trying to connect to a SMB share on a NAS on ...
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airmon-ng start wlan0 has no answer for Interface,Chipset, Driver

I run Ubuntu 12.04.5 on Oracle VM VirtualBox, when I type airmon-ng start wlan0 i get no answers for the Interface Chipset Driver, I just started using Ubuntu and i don't know if the problem is that I ...
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how to enhance the screen of my vm?

How can I enhance the size of my virtual machine ? I installed ubuntu 14.04 desktop edition (lts) on virtualbox but the screen looks to small. When I do CTRL+C the screen becomes bigger but it does ...
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Why can't I install a VM within a VM?

I read it is possible to install VMs inside VMs as deeply as we want. However, in my case, I tried Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10 VMs in which I ...
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Accessing shared folder between Windows 7 and Ubuntu VM from the VM?

I set a shared folder between my Ubuntu VM (on VirtualBox) and Windows 7 host machine correctly. Now I have no idead how to access the shared folder from my VM. Any idea ? I tried the solution one ...
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How to launch a VM inside a VMWare player with a shell script?

I am forced to use VMware Player instead of VirtualBox, so I wonder what is the answer for the same question (similar to this one) as this but in the context of a VMWare player ?
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is it possible to run a VM on 64 bit host imported from a 32 bits host?

Goal: Export and import an Ubuntu VM Original System: -Host machine (Windows 7 32 bits) -Virtualization sysem (VirtualBox) New System: -Host machine (Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bits) -Virtualization sysem ...
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How to resize swap (not just adding it) [duplicate]

I made Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit) in my VM and I gave it 350gb of my 1tb HDD space and I did it fixed (not dynamically allocated) and i did it as a VDI and in my settings I set it to read the space as a ...
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KVM DNS Access guest by using it's hostname (ubuntu 14.04)

I have a guest machine running ubuntu 14.04 on an ubuntu 14.04 host running KVM/QEMU. Everything works fine except for one thing. Given my guest's hostname is virtual-machine-1 I would like to be able ...
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Ubuntu goes down daily at night - VM

We have a Ubuntu VM on Hyper-V and on it we have a LAMP server installed and an internal domain accessible from the intranet . Everyday we have to restart it because the connectivity to the server ...
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How to automatically clone a VM?

I run a Windows XP VM on an Ubuntu host machine version 14.04. I cloned 5 times the main VM. I am running a special software on the first VM. The software will damage the VM one day or an other. So ...
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How to increase VM HDD and RAM sizes?

I installed UBUNTU 14.04 VM on VirtualBox. I used this VM for several weeks. I need to increase its RAM and HDD size. Is there a way to do so ?
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How can I SSH to remote server through VPN, running on a VM?

I have an Ubuntu VM that is connected to a VPN (using OpenConnect on Ubuntu), and I want to SSH from my OS X host to the VPN through Ubuntu: (osx_host) --ssh--> (ubuntu_vm) --ssh--> ...
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VM VirtualBox Resolution Proplem

I am running Ubuntu on Oracle VM VirtualBox and it installed fine, but once it restarted it boxed me into the top left corner of my screen, I can not change the resolution or can find anything about ...
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Is a Ubuntu LiveCD technically a virtual machine?

I just booted into my school's computer using a Ubuntu install disk. It might not seem that hard but it's a technical school and they have them pretty locked down, maybe not for you but for me it is ...
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Unable to install VMware Player 6.0.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 due to missing modules

I am having troubles installing VMware Player following the Ubuntu official guide I found at this link: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Player The main problem is that, whenever I try ...
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grub rescue / move folder

I made a really silly sudo mv /* /some_folder move command on my remote server vm ubuntu 12.04 that moved my boot folder to /home/.../somefolder/boot I can access this folder via a ...
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How to shutdown an ubuntu VM for 5 mins and then restart after 5 min automatically

I would like to shutdown a VM which is running Ubuntu 12.04LTS , and it should come up after 5 mins . Can this be done using command line ?
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What is the best solution for virtualizing win32 applications on a linux host?

I currently have a linux server that handles operations for windows clients and I need a way to share a windows application (somehow installed on the linux server) through the server's VPN to a ...
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Unable to connect to Internet on a VM (NAT & Host only networks enabled)

Host machine: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Guest machine: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Networking mode: NAT + Host Network only. Settings of my VM: cat /etc/network/interfaces: Output: auto lo iface lo inet loopback ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Parallels on Mac

last week I´ve tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 with Parallels as a Vm it works well but I didnt could install the Parallels Tool. For test I have tried 12.04 too and the Parallels Tools are working ...
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vmplayer never keep virtual machines on library? [duplicate]

I have installed "Vmplayer(version 6.0.2 build-1744117)" on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have created 3 virtual machines on my home directory. When i open vmplayer, library always empty and every time i ...
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14.04 LTS Login Failure on VirtualBox

I cannot login to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I just set my JAVA_HOME. Then i restarted my Ubuntu which is on Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager. When i typed wrong password, it gives me error. But when i typed ...
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Ubuntu Physical Disk VM not working past login screen

I am attempting to set up a VM in virtualbox so I can boot into my Ubuntu install on my physical SSD from inside Windows. I managed to create the disk, link it to the machine, etc. The problem is ...
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Trying to install a headless xbmc to Ubuntu 12.04

I was trying to follow this guide. I have a vm running Ubuntu 12.04 and it currently houses Sab+, Nzbdrone, CouchPotato and MariaDB. I'm trying to install a headless XBMC so it will be running 24x7 ...
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Ubuntu guest to PC connection over serial cable

I want my pc having windows 7(teraterm installed ) to talk(connect) to my guest VM (ubuntu os 14.04) on another PC. The connection is through an ATEN usb to serial port convertor. Help please!!!!
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How do I mount an external drive in a KVM virtual machine?

I have a VM running a database under virt-manager and Ubuntu 14.04. I want the db to use a drive that is external to the VM. That way I can just increase the size of the drive any time I need to. ...
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What is OpenStack and is it like Citrix XenServer?

At home I use Citrix XenServer running on a home PC to host virtual machines. It's pretty good, except the management tools (XenCenter) only run on Windows. So I have to keep and XP netbook about to ...
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Can I set up MAAS and Juju on one machine?

Here is what I want to setup: MaaS on a single PC MaaS providing the host OS for 4 VMs (3 LXC + 1 KVM) Using Juju to deploy services on the 4 VMs (nodes on MaaS) How can I accomplish this?
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Run Blustacks or Android to play clash of clans on ubuntu 13.4+

I am trying to get rid of the need to dual boot Ubuntu and windows and one thing I can do with windows I can not do with Linux is to run Bluestacks to play android games my favourite one ow is clash ...
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Ubuntu VM: why is it still there after remove?

Due to some problems on my VM on which Ubuntu 12.04 LTS was running, I removed the entire VirtualBox system and I reinstalled a new one. After installation, I was surprised to see that my former ...
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OEM Install in XenServer guest

I am using a XenServer 6.2 pool with many Windows 2008/2012 servers as guests, which I have used SysPrep with to create templates to deploy new servers in minutes. Very cool. I now need to achieve ...
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Recurrent problem with Ubuntu VMs

Since 4 months ago, I have been facing the same trouble on one of my computers running Windows XP where I installed a VirtualBox (version 4.3) where I (re)install several Ubuntu 12.04 LTS virtual ...
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Booting Ubuntu Server 12.04 in Virtualbox Fails- Freezes after grub menu

I have VirtualBox 4.1.12_Ubuntur77245 and I have imported 2 ova files : Ubunutu 12.04 server and Ubunutu 14.04 server. When I start the Ubuntu VMs they both freeze after selecting what I want to load ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.10 AMD64 in my VM

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 AMD64 in my VMPlayer.(Host OS WIN-8,processor:AMD A10 apu quadCore) But the desktop screen seems got stuck after the log-in. The upper-pannel is not visible, though on right ...
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How to create a Ubuntu 12.04 VM for Django deployment?

I am planning to deploy my Django application as a VM in an intranet environment for a company. I am using VirtualBox. Is there any official document on how to create Ubuntu 12.04 VM which can auto ...
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Nautilus multihop ssh

I would like to use the nautilus (or any other usable GUI file manager) to work on Virtual machine. This VM is running on a remote server, and I can't reach it via ssh from my computer, I have to ...
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How do I make a Ubuntu VM that boots to Terminal but has GUI capabilities?

I have to make an Ubuntu VM (Virtualbox) to run python scripts (on windows hosts) utilising GUIs like pygame, tkinter and pythonwx (especially Tkinter for my legacy apps) Making a VM appliance with a ...
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VirtualBox, mounting Ubuntu 12.04 on windows 7

I am trying to start Ubuntu 64x with VM on Windows 7. I get this message when I start the system: Everything seems to be ok with the settings. I am using a VDI image. What can I try to do for ...
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Ubuntu (VM) showing two different workspace when connected to external screen

I'm new to ubuntu and have a very strange issue. I'm running ubuntu as a Hyper V machine from windows 8.1 and connecting through xRDP. When i'm at work, I use an external monitor. When i RDP to the ...
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IP address changes in vmware?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 in vmware on my Windows PC. So the problem is: when I see my IP using ifconfig command then it shows 198.168.33.180, but when I see my IP on whatismyip.com (on Ubuntu), it ...