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

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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 ...
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Ubuntu 2D working fine, but not Ubuntu virtual machine in VMWare Wokstation 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 TLS 64 bits. There are two options for log in Ubuntu and Ubuntu 2D. Whenever I log ...
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Will Dragon Naturally Speaking work in a Windows 7 VM running in Ubuntu?

About the only Windows app I want is Dragon Naturally Speaking. I know people have had some (partial?) success - at least with older versions running under wine, but I would like to get the full ...
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“super” key and vmbox

I have recently installed vmbox and have win7 on it. I would like that my "super" key doesn't trigger unity interface, but works only in guest OS. Found the setting "catch keyboard", but this doesn't ...
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How to share the files from Host to Guest in virtual box? Host-ubunutu12.04/Guest-Tails [duplicate]

I know that most ppl dont use or have even heard of Tails, but I was wondering if anyone could help me out here. Tails is amnesic OS.
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Unable to log in Ubuntu

Screenshot Got a strange problem on my Ubuntu 12 VM boot, it seems to be able to log only after several restarts or shutdowns (of the VM). At the beggining it used to also show "Checking battery ...
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I can't get Teamspeak 3 to work with Ubuntu

I'm running a virtual machine on my Windows 7 PC. I'm running Ubuntu on it and am trying to use Teamspeak 3. I can hear what people are saying, but I can't get my voice to come through. When I speak, ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 (Parallels VM) - Could Not Apply the Stored Configuration for Monitors

Ubuntu 13.10 - could not apply the stored configuration for monitors So I'm essentially having the same problem as the thread linked above. However, because I don't have enough "rep", I have to start ...
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VM Player 6.01 on Win 8.1. Ubuntu on VM, internet connect fail

How do I connect to Internet on Ubuntu 12.04 installed in a VM Player on a Win 8 machine?
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VM Loading Windows 8.1 dual-boot partition

I just decided to try out Ubuntu (I'm new to Linux, so bear with me please). I had Windows 8 installed and want/need to keep it. Is it possible to load my Windows 8 partition in a VirtualBox, or any ...
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vboxmanage -nologo list vms shows empty line

I have a Vm "base", which is created during creating partition. But vboxmanage -nologo list vms #shows empty line from user iftekhar(ubuntu user) My guest OS is ubuntu and Host OS is Windows 7 I ...
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Checking whether Virtual machine is up or down from bare-metal

I want to check from my physical-host/bare-metal whether a Virtual machine/guest is up or not. Is there any command or utility for that? To refine more, from the physical host/bare-metal my ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 as Oracle VM Guest. No HDMI?

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Windows 8.1 Host using Oracle VM. The monitor that I run Ubuntu on is plugged into an HDMI port with an HDMI cable, but the display only gives me 2 options: 800 x 600 ...
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Which VM host application should i use [closed]

I'm a MS admin trying to migrate to the Linux world. I have setup a physical Ubuntu server for learning and i was wondering which VM application should i use to run multiple server on my box? I so ...
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Internet is not working on VM

I have two NIC configured between two servers one to connect server with internet and other is for fast internal connectivity of the servers each server have three VM's each i have configured both ...
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Ubuntu Virtual Machine - Parallels

I downloaded Parallels and created a Linux virtual machine. After downloading it, all of my desktop files appeared on the virtual machine. It was basically like a mirror image of my actual desktop.. ...
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How to run Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign

I'm using an Asus Eee PC running Ubuntu 13.04 (it was gnome 12.04). Before I installed Ubuntu I was using "Windows 7 Home Premium" which ran pretty laggy. So I decided using Ubuntu. I took a bootable ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu TV in a VM

I was wondering if it was possible to install ubuntu tv in a VM. If it is possible, then please answer and give me the details. Thank you!
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A quick question about task manager

In task manager it says that a command named python is using 16777216 Terrabytes of virtual memory. I'm a little hazy about what vm is, but I'm pretty sure this isn't supposed to happen. I wasn't sure ...
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Virtual Machine : How to disable “start” shortcut for Ubuntu?

I'm logged to a Virtual Machine of type Ubuntu, using "MSTSC" after activating XRDP. Painfuly, everytime I click on the letter "s" the "start menu" would drop down. I mean by the start menu that one ...
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What is the right kernel to have to install Ubuntu in a VM? [duplicate]

I am a new Ubuntu user. I created a VM for Ubuntu and downloaded the Ubuntu 13.10 iso file, started the VM and it started to boot, but an error message appeared saying that I didn't have the right ...
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Get sound from a Windows VM to ubuntu via network

I'm using xen to passthu my graphics card so that I can play in my Windows VM. Everything works fine, I'm sharing my Ubuntu's mouse with the Windows guest via network (really good latency, I don't ...
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I just upgraded to 13.10 in my virtual machine through Virtual Box but can restart successfully

This is what i see after i restart. How can i fix this? Am i suppose to type in a command? Is restoring my host computer to a later point a possible option?
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Lubuntu VM broken - X does not start and tty's do not allow commands

I'm running Lubuntu 12.04 in a VM under VMWare on Windows 7. After the last reboot, my X does not start, and any attempts to log in to tty's result in no command prompt being opened. Is there anyway ...
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can not access host shared folder from kubuntu vm

Kubuntu VM ready; but unfortunately can not access the defined shared folder host system (win7) on VirtualBox. Upon accessing Root>media>sf_ Dolphin gives Error saying "You do not have the ...
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How do I enable multiple cores in my virtual enviroment?

I've installed Ubuntu in a virtual enviroment using Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager and it works great. However I'd like to enable multiple cores - as seen in the image below my Windows machine has 2 ...
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Black screen after logging in Ubuntu vm [duplicate]

I dual-boot my laptop and use Windows 7 Pro primarily and have Ubuntu 13.10. I've created a raw disk vmdk of the entire drive. I also use the latest VirtualBox. I would like to start Ubuntu in ...
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Can't reduce swap size

I'm building my first Ubuntu Server and I'm struggling with with the swap size. I have 16GB RAM, however disk space is limited as I'll be running multiple VM's. That's been said, I've created a ...
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ubuntu in a virtual box [duplicate]

I need to run ubuntu through Oracle vm virtual box. Can someone please walk me through it? do I download ubuntu first then open the vm and install it there? or do I need an image? very new to this ...
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VMWare Player 6 no longer boots Kubuntu 12.04.3

I have VMware Player 6 installed on a 64 bit Windows 7 system. I installed 64 bit Kubuntu 12.04.3 as a virtual machine and it installed and ran fine. After my most recent restart of the Kubuntu ...
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Network restart cleared my routing table help

I'm trying to set up a client and server VM to access the internet through a gateway VM, and I tried to change my server to allow IP forwarding and I was told to restart the network. I did, but now ...
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How to configure Network Interfaces on ubuntu in virtual Boxes?

The Question How can ubuntu be configured so that you don't got the "waiting for network configuration..." message at boot if you got more than one adapter? Facts I've got an untouched Ubuntu ...
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How to make vm boot from live cd

I have created a vm for ubuntu 13.04 and configured it to boot from live CD (I want to try Fedora on it), but it doesn't boot. It displays a shell terminal I think and this is it.
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Ubuntu graphics working slow with Hyper-V

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 as a VM with Hyper-V. The machine is running fine but the graphics is very very slow. I checked which graphics card it's using and it's: Microsoft Corporation Hyper-V ...
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Installing Ubuntu-Linux on Virtualbox (Virtual Machine)

I downloaded virtualbox for mac and the Ubuntu Linux iso. I have tried to install the iso on a virtual machine I set up using virtualbox. I keep getting this message, [ 7.409131] Kernel panic -not ...
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problems setting up ubuntu vm on windows host. cant set static ip

trying to set up a ubuntu vm on a windows host using a bridged network connection and im unable to assign a static ip to the ubuntu vm. the routing table shows 2 sets of entires and i cant reach any ...
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Can we get Xenserver VMs provisioned by MAAS?

currently i am using KVM, and KVM vms can be managed by MAAS but i am wondering, is it possible that Xenserver VMs will also work?
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Is there a way to access my current windows installation within a VM environment?

I currently Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04. I would like to be able to use Ubuntu as my only OS but unfortunately there are programs for my job that only play with Windows. I know that Virtual ...
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Is it necessary to install virtualization or VM ware to use Ubuntu on a PC laptop?

This relates to learning RubyOnRails which I believe is often installed on or with Ubuntu.
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Ubuntu vm doesn't detect newly added cores (Proxmox)

My virtual Ubuntu vm used to have two sockets with two cores each and I recently increased it to 3x2 cores so 6 cores total, but Ubuntu doesn't seem to pick up the two newly added cores. Is there any ...
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Help configure multiple network interfaces

I'm running Ubuntu inside a VM on my work laptop. I have to run my VPN software on my VM Host system and need access to my VPN network from within my Ubuntu VM. I can set my VM's network interface to ...
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Vmplayer problem

I have got a weird problem with my vmplayer on ubuntu. I used to work on it perfectly fine.I also have created 3 virtual machines with it but now it seems that there is some problem with it!! ...
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how to map a folder in my VM to my local machine

I've got a devbox VM running via vagrant and virtualbox. I'd like to have it just run as a web server and do all my work on my local machine (where my dev tools are). I've seen this done before, ...
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How to install Adobe Master Collection CS6 in Ubuntu 12.10

I have Dell Inspiron 1545 Laptop with Windows 7 installed on it.Also I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a separate drive.I want to install Adobe Master Collection CS6 on Ubuntu 12.10.I tried using wine ...
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ubuntu in hyper-v grub boot menu / no x server

I am trying to use Ubuntu 12.04 in hyper-v. The install went well, but I have had to tweak a few things to get it to work. I was trying to drop to a command line and kill the lightdm service, but I ...
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Ubuntu startup says: Wrong kernel [duplicate]

It says this: This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU. Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU. I am using an VM by the way. Is there anyway to ...
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How to get the GRUB using virtualbox?

I have ubuntu-12.04 on my virtualbox and I have two kernels in /boot (old and new). When I restart the vbox no grub appears to choose! and the result of cat /proc/cmdline still shows the old kernel is ...