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

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ubuntu-kvm-builder failing with “/dev/mapper/loop0p1 does not exist”

Using ubuntu 15.10, I'm simply trying to create a VM using kvm and followed some instructions on the web, but no success. It seems to fail when running mkfs.ext4 with this error: The file ...
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Virtual Box is not starting on Oracle vm Virtual Box [duplicate]

I used power off the machine option to close the VirtualBox and now I can't start this VM. Please help me to power this ON. Here goes the error message I am getting when I try to open that VM. ...
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PCI passthrough not working after VM reboot

I've been spending the last few days trying to get a Windows 10 VM with UEFI & PCI passthrough going. I'm running a rather fresh (2 weeks old) install of Ubuntu 15.10. The GPU I'm passing through ...
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Setting VBoxManage “path” in genymotion

I installed the latest version of genymotion along with oracleVm. I have tried configuring VM(adding to vbox group, /sbin scripts, reinstalling , adding Linux headers).Nothing seems to eradicate the ...
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dual-boot distros without re-partitioning & able to run second distro in VM

When my laptop HD w/ Ubuntu 12LTS crashed a year ago, I decided to change up and try 32-bit debian for a while. Now I need to install 64-bit ubuntu again, but I still want to keep the debian distro ...
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VM Ubuntu 14.04 not displaying kinect video

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed via VMWareFusion 8. When running $ freenect-tiltdemo I see my kinect tilting up and down. I tried running camorama to see if I received video from the kinect that way and ...
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Ubuntu keeps going to log-in screen on Oracle VM VirtualBox

I installed Ubuntu on an Oracle VM VirtualBox and when I log in, it seems to load, but then goes back to the login screen again. The same problem happens when I "try" or "install," except "try" brings ...
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Win7 Blue screen when Ubuntu 14.04 VM player start

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 in VM Player virtual machine (512 MB RAM) my host OS is Windows 7 but every time I start my VM I get a Blue Screen: DRIVE IRQL less_or_not_equal I tried to disable USB and ...
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VM Manager is getting error during installation Win7

I would like to install Windows 7 through Virtual Machine Manager, I followed this tutorial for Ubuntu --> http://www.howtogeek.com/117635/how-to-install-kvm-and-create-virtual-machines-on-ubuntu/ ...
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Web-based Xen hypervisor

I want to make users to be able to create and manage virtual machines from a web-based interface. I have installed Xen hypervisor on my Ubuntu machine I have installed Apache webserver and all the ...
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Computer hangs while setting up linux-image-3.19.0-43-generic

I think this system was shutdown during a system update but not sure. It doesn't say I have any available updates when I log in, so I don't know. This is a VM on a hyper-v host. I used to face this ...
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Installing programs from the web

When and if I need to download a linux program that is not in Software, I would like to safeguard against malicious programs by installing it in a virtual like setting. I have not used any VM's yet, ...
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What is the terminal command to force the software center to update its installed lists?

Hello I have installed haroopad.deb (markdown editor) through the Software Center. After that the program can be found unity dash search and starts fine. But the Software Center is unaware of the ...
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How do I read from & write to a Windows Share on Xubuntu minimal virtual machine?

I have a Dell Venue 8 Pro running Windows 8.1. I have a VMWare virtual machine set up with Xubuntu Minimal. I created a shared directory in Windows with music files in it. It has read/write ...
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What is the most 'light' Ubuntu box I can get for a Vagrant environment? [duplicate]

I use Vagrant for Python development and the 'vanilla' desktop Ubuntu 14.04 seemed way too much for a VM. Is there any cleaner, lighter box based on the LTS version of Ubuntu? update: I launch my ...
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Installing mysql 5.6 fails on VM + vagrant

Error start: Job failed to start invoke-rc.d: initscript mysql, action "start" failed. dpkg: error processing package mysql-server-5.6 (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script ...
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Is it possible to run Ubuntu off a USB stick? [duplicate]

Not talking about installing it via USB, but actually running a full version of Ubuntu (14.04) from it. I've got a Surface Pro 4 GB ram, and since running a VM would be to resource heavy and ...
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How do I resolve unmet dependencies on a ubuntu VM [duplicate]

I have host running ubuntu 14.04 on which I have setup a virtualbox VM which runs ubuntu 10.04. I had to do this because the TI SDK which I intend to run only supports ubuntu 10.04. Installation of ...
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Delete - copy files from VM

I run ubuntu through vm player. How do I copy files? (not from the terminal?) I get this: "Error opening file '/iraf/x11iraf/iraf.lnux.x86_64.tar.gz': Permission denied" I am a first time user ...
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vdi resizing has no effect in vm

I have changed the vdi size from 20 GB to 40 GB, but the increase has no effect on my ubuntu machine, it still says the memory is as it was earlier. Two screen shots have been provided, the host is ...
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openstack lan setup

I am completely new to openstack. I am having a few doubts regarding openstack. Googling about it didn't help me. I am doing a project on implementing a private cloud using Openstack. My final goal is ...
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starting with openstack

I am completely new to openstack. I am having a few doubts regarding openstack. Googling about it didn't help me. I am doing a project on implementing a private cloud using Openstack. My final goal is ...
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Virtualbox vm of IE11 on Win7 / 8.1 / 10 keep crashing

I'm trying to get the famous virtual machines of Microsoft up and running. More specifically those with IE11 on them (so that's the Win7, Win8.1 and Win10 version). From what I can read on the web ...
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I am having a problem installing Windows on VM [duplicate]

I get this message: VT-x is disabled in the BIOS.
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empty routing on a vm with dhcp+static

I'm running U14.04.3 on a 5.08 VirtualBox VM in a OSX 10.10 Host. I configured two NICs: eth0 dhcp, bridged to the notebook' wifi eth1 static, host-only From within the guest I cannot resolve ...
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Virtualbox 4.X on ubuntu 15.10

I updated to Ubuntu to 15.10 and suddenly Virtual Box isn't working anymore. So I tried to install an older version, that didn't work. Downgrading also didn't help. Is there any option to install ...
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Using a .desktop entry for a Virtualbox VM to launch from Unity launcher still opens Virtualbox

I have two VMs with Virtualbox. I create for each a .desktop entry like so: [Desktop Entry] Name=My VM Comment= Exec=VBoxManage startvm 'My VM Name' Icon=/home/myuser/VirtualBox VMs/my-vm-icon.png ...
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vagrant 64 bit box on pc without virtual hardware acceleration

Is there any way to run docker containers in ubuntu vagrant box without virtualbox provider (dont support 64 bit).
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the easiest way to run several virtual machines on localhost

I use linux distro with ubuntu 14.04 package base. I want to try to work with Apache Mesos with several running docker containers. What are the easiest ways to execute several vms and connect them ...
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Hardware acceleration error when starting Ubuntu 14.04 in VM [duplicate]

When I attempt to start Ubuntu 14.04 in a VM I get this error (I have not started it before): VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on this machine What can I do?
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Booting VM with MaaS

I wondered is it possible to boot VM from MaaS which is also on a VM. I have two VMs on my physical machine, one is MaaS and others should be booted by MaaS. VMs are on ESXi 6.0 and are handled by ...
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Desktop server to gaming PC

I'm getting 8GB more of RAM and a 480GB SSD for a desktop I made into a server. I already have a eGPU from a MacBook (but the PSU broke) so I wanted to get desktop gaming again. However, the SSD is ...
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VMW Player problem Headers of version 3.19.0-30-generic where not found [duplicate]

After I Installed VMW Player I have problem in opening VMW Player This message appears: Kernel Headers of version 3.19.0-30-generic where not found Could you please help me?
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Ubuntu 14.04 VM kernel panics once every ~5-9 days on Hyper-V

I have an x64 Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS virtual machine running the hardware monitoring and status software Nagios. The VM seems to be kernel panicking once every 5-9 days. I am unable to pin down the cause. ...
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V2P for a Vagrant VM results in “wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock”

So I have created a Vagrant VM and ran it in Virtualbox which worked fine and I would like to turn into physical machine. Reason being that I want the OS to run on a different computer remotely so ...
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Is there any VM for Ubuntu 14.04 with best results on notebooks with UHD displays?

I have seen several debates on different forums but could not reach to a solution. My notebook has a UHD display running windows 8 as host OS. I have tried Vmware and virtualbox as VMs to have the ...
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Is it possible to name the fastest virtual machine?

If yes, what is it and how is the performance of VM measured ? If no, please explain why it is impossible. I have an idea to test several VM by running C code and measuring time. One more thing, how ...
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Reseting ssh password for accessing a virtual machine

I am trying to ssh into a ubuntu virtual machine, however the the ssh password is not the same as the login password of the virtual machine, is there a way to reset the ssh password from the virtual ...
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Unable to SSH to uploaded Ubuntu VHD on Azure

I was provided an ova Ubuntu 32-bits VirtualBox image, and I uploaded it to Azure using the following steps: Loaded it on VirtualBox then saving it into a VMDK disk Converted it to VHD format ...
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Ubuntu VM Graphical user interface problem

I was trying to enable GUI on my VM machine, after reboot it shows me blank black screen. I can not login. Can somebody help me what do I need to do to see login screen? I have enabled SSH and able to ...
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What is the cloud image default login?

I downloaded ubuntu-14.04-server-cloudimg-amd64-disk1.img and create a VM from it using virsh. It boots up fine and I get its IP address except that it looks for a configuration server. However it ...
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In Mac OS X with Ubuntu guest, how can I prevent command + l to lock the screen?

In Mac OS X with Ubuntu guest, how can I prevent command + l to lock the screen? Can I just modify the Ubuntu settings? update: Using Vmware Fusion
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How to download games for steam for another platform

My question is how to download games from steam for an operating system that the game doesn't run on. For instance, i want to download a game for windows to run it in a vm, But it says that the game ...
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Error at VERR_VMX_INVALID_GUEST_STATE while creating 64-bit VM with 2 CPU

Error at VERR_VMX_INVALID_GUEST_STATE while creating 64-bit VM guest with more than one CPU/processor. Host machine BIOS enabled with "Intel Virtualization Technology" Host OS: Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit, ...
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Virtualbox Ubuntu issues running programs in secure shell

Hello I am new to Ubuntu and Virtual machines. I am running windows 8.1 with a VM running XUbuntu. I am able to secure shell into my work computer (RedHat)through the VM, but when I try to run a ...
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How can I run Windows phone in Ubuntu virtually?

Is it possible run windows phone virtually in Ubuntu? If yes, how can I configure it? Give step by step guide.
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How to tell if I have a firewall installed on my VM

I inherited a college VM I am trying to setup to accept remote connections to its MySQL DB from my local phpMyAdmin I am going through some SO Questions and tutorials (this/this) on setting this up ...
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QEMU-KVM with VLANS and no bridges

Please be gentle, I'm both a novice Ubuntu user and novice networking guy. I'm trying to put together a virtual server to support a couple of telephony applications at my office. Both applications ...
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Vmware not starting Ubuntu

Ubuntu is not running.Vmware shows following context: Setting SATA ALPM on host17 to max_performance...Done ... ... ***sched policy powersave OFF Setting /sys/bus/usb/devices/2-2.1 to on How to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Webcam VirtualMachine

I'm new in Ubuntu and I chose to use it with VirtualMachine. I wanted to test my integrated webcam from my notebook in it, I already connected it in the VM by clicking in "Removable Devices". But ...