Questions tagged [virtualization]

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

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How can a program detect that Ubuntu is running as a virtual machine?

I am trying to run a program via Ubuntu 16.04 as a Virtualbox VM. The binary of this program checks if it's running on a virtual machine, and does something different on a VM than if it is on a given ...
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Is it possible to run Windows 10 UWP apps on Ubuntu?

Ubuntu can run traditional .exe applications with Wine. However, I do have some UWP (appx) apps from the Windows Store that I'd like to run. I'm currently using a dual-boot setup with Win10 and Ubuntu ...
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Key grabbing under wayland (shortcuts won't work in virt-manager)

I use virt-manager on Ubuntu 17.10.1 (both host and guest). Key grabbing won't work. That is, I can't do control tab inside the guest machine for example. I discovered that it has to do with Wayland: ...
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MAAS, JUJU, VirtualBox 4.3 and virsh command

I've a problem with libvirt 1.2.2 and VirtualBox 4.3. After installing Ubuntu 14.04 server and setting MAAS and JUJU, I need to use virsh to see the list of my installed VM (as reported in the guide ...
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Graphics glitches in VirtualBox Ubuntu guest when 3D acceleration is enabled

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 as a VirtualBox guest on a Windows 10 host machine, I've installed and re-installed guest additions by following the instruction on this page. The drivers appear to be ...
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Respondus Lockdown Browser required, can only use a Linux system

For an upcoming dual-credit college course, I am going to be required to use Respondus Lockdown Browser along with a webcam. The only systems with webcams are my own laptop and my mom's. My laptop is ...
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systemctl enable libvirtd failed: too many levels of symbolic links on 16.04

I just installed virt-manager with APT (via $ sudo apt-get install -y virt-manager) and ran: $ sudo gpasswd -a fusion809 libvirtd (where fusion809 is the name of the user account I am presently ...
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How to hot add a new disk with virsh attach-disk?

I'm trying to add a new LVM disk to my guest machine (Ubuntu 14.04.1) by doing the following on the host: lvcreate -L 14G -n vm_vm005_data3 vg00 virsh attach-disk vm005 /dev/vg00/vm_vm005_data3 --...
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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 I?)...
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Building Opengl 3+ in ubuntu under virtualbox/vmware

For a computer graphics class we will be developing opengl 3+ applications. I have installed ubuntu under both vmware and virtualbox, and installed there respective guest additions. If I run ...
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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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Simplest and most scalable way to isolate ImageMagick in VM or container

For users of my web service running on Ubuntu Server 16.04 or 18.04, I’d like to integrate features from such useful programs as ImageMagick. For example, I’d like to crop their profile pictures or ...
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How to set up debugger for ARM Assembly using qemu and gdb

I followed this tutorial as well as this one to set up a compiler + debugger for ARM Assembly. Following the first one, I ran the command qemu-arm -singlestep -g 1234 emptyand started a new shell, ...
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Buggy window titles and buttons in Ubuntu 16.04 (VM)

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS on a virtual machine (VMware Workstation Pro 12) to test it out. Everything works fine except for one thing, the window titles and the close, maximize and ...
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Ubuntu 16.10 doesn't work in virtual machine (VMware)

Ubuntu 16.10 doesn't work in Virtual Machine. It gets installed though, but when powered on, it gives an error "Guest OS has disabled the CPU, Please power down or restart" Even though I upgrade a VM ...
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How to run a program in a Windows VM and have it be it's own window

I love Ubuntu greatly, but there is one Windows program that I really need to run in Ubuntu: Windows Live Movie Maker (I know, I should be ashamed!). I have Windows 10 running in Virtual Box. Is there ...
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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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kvm bridge dropping packets

Periodically one or more of the guests lose network connectivity. We are getting packet loss only in vms. Setup: We're running 3 KVM guests, all Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using bridged networking. OS on ...
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Virtualization limits for Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS with KVM

Essentially I'm after something like this, but for Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS. I'm trying to create some KVM guests with very large 1TB+ RAM (through OpenStack Nova). I can boot the 1TB VM fine, but I ...
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jujud won't start because of different ip address

Is there anyone who can tell me how to modify both public and private IP of juju bootstrap node stored in mongodb? I have an all in one openstack server. This week, I launched a vm named juju-core ...
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VM can't ping LAN name but sees it via nslookup

I am trying to connect to a network resource from my 10.04.4 VM (VMware Fusion) but the destination is unreachable by name. What is weird is that the name is visible in DNS: >nslookup my.name ...
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KVM-Guest only boots single user mode

We have a Vserver Host running on Ubuntu 12.04 with KVM/QEMU and so far guests been running fine with various OS's (Ubuntu 10.04, 12.10, Debian 6,7, CentOS 5,6). After the installation of Ubuntu 14....
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How do I make wireless bridged networking work with linux guest in kvm/qemu?

I am running the ubuntu 13.10 cloud image on kvm/qemu. The guest networking works fine operating in NAT mode when on wireless. Wired bridged networking (eth0 + macvtap) works fine as well. When ...
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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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i7 Turbo Mode not recognized in VirtualBox

Recently I made the switch to Ubuntu 12.10 as my main OS for my laptop. For the longest time, I've been running Windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.04 inside VirtualBox. As I found myself more and more inside ...
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USB encrypted VM with Ubuntu

New User here trying to get involved with Linux. Let me first say that I am enthralled with the Linux community, everyone is very knowledgeable and willing to offer input. Question: I would like to ...
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CPU does not support KVM, but I want to run android emulator in Ubuntu 18.04 on HP Computer

I have set up my react Native environment on an HP UEFI Computer running Ubuntu 18.04. When I try to run an emulator using AVD, I get the following error: Starting emulator for AVD '...
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Recommended way to install older version of Java (Java 8) in Ubuntu 18.04 (with flexibility to upgrade 18.04)

I am aware of how to install Java 8 in Ubuntu 18.04. The issue is that, now I want to upgrade to say Ubuntu 19.04, but Ubuntu is not letting me do it unless I update openjdk as well. $ sudo apt list -...
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iGFX passthrough to Ubuntu 16.04 VM from Windows Server 2019 Hyper-V

I'm trying to pass-through Intel integrated graphics from Windows Hyper-V to Ubuntu 16.04 Virtual Machine. I used the DDA method to perform the pass-through. VT-d is enabled in the BIOS. The Ubuntu ...
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Install Ubuntu to second hard drive without shutting down Windows

I'm using Windows 10 and I have an extra hard drive. This isn't essential, but is there a way to install Ubuntu onto that hard drive without shutting down the PC? While we're on that train: after ...
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VM (created through Vagrant) is not listing the inet in eth1

I created a vm through vagrant with the following in vagrant file: config.vm.box = "ubuntu/trusty64" ...... ..... .. config.vm.network "public_network" Note the warnings here : default: Warning: ...
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Virtual Ubuntu 18.04 gets slow over time

I was happily running Ubuntu 16.04 as a virtual machine using Virtualbox on my Windows PC for about a year. Recently I decided to upgrade that (with do-release-upgrade) to 18.04. The problem is that ...
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Ubuntu Hyper-V VM Production Checkpoints Suddenly Failing

I have an Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS VM that all the suddenly started failing to create "Production Checkpoints" which "Use backup technology in the guest operating system to create data-consistent ...
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Ubuntu 17.10.1 running slowly on VirtualBox

I have installed 17.10.1 on VirtualBox but the UI is very slow. I have installed guest additions, turned up the VRAM, and turned on 3D acceleration. I don't know what to do next, would VMWare be any ...
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Windows7 Hosts Running insanely slow in VirtualBox

Hi I am a running a fresh install of Ubuntu Server 16.04 with ssh, kvm, webmin, and virtualbox installed the System itself is a HP G5 DL580 with 2x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E7430 @ 2.13GHz, 8 cores and ...
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Unable to SSH in to two Virtual Machines concurrently via NAT

please have mercy on me, I'm new to Ubuntu! I have a server with a single IPv4 address running Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS. This server is running two virtual machines (also running 16.04.2 LTS). The virtual ...
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How to configure UEFI guests in Gnome-Boxes?

I'm currently testing mainline kernels which is why I can't use VirtualBox at the moment, thus I'm looking at the other options available and Gnome-Boxes looks neat. Trying to import my VirtualBox ...
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QEMU fully hardware accelerated by dedicated dGPU, on a laptop?

My laptop runs Ubuntu. The Intel iGPU is detected automatically. Works fine. The AMD dGPU is turned off. I noticed a very interesting YT video: iGVT-g demo. It shows Ubuntu running QEMU using KVM, ...
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Fail to Nvidia GPU passthrough in Ubuntu

I followed this post to setup the passthrough. I also referred some other articles. I installed the driver following this article. I tried both the following options for qemu 2.2: -device ioh3420,...
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Failed to create a new virtual machine: VERR_INVALID_PARAMETER

I want to set up a VirtualBox VM with Windows, but I get this message when I try to allocate disk space for virtual storage. How can I fix it? Failed to create the hard disk storage /home/user/...
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Ping yes, Internet no

I installed XenServer 7 and created a Ubuntu 16.04 VM from the template. (I'm currently trying on 14.04 because I read somewhere that 16.04 had a bug, but still exactly the same symptoms) Problem is: ...
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Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) ubuntu 16.04

I have seen that there are many questions in this regard but I have not gotten any of the proposed solutions to work with my setting. Although I have secureboot enabled. I tried the following ...
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Multiple monitors with KVM

This is my first try to use KVM (have been using VirtualBox for years) and everything was pretty easy to do except getting the VM to display on more than one monitor (I have 2). Both my host and guest ...
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Network connection from QEmu ARM-Ubuntu Trusty

I am hosting Ubuntu 16.04 on Virtual Box from Windows 10. Inside that Ubuntu 16.04, there is QEmu emulating ARM processor, running Ubuntu Trusty. However, the ARM Ubuntu doesn't have internet ...
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MongoDB connection error AND Insufficient free space for journal files

I installed a VMWare Ubuntu 64-bit virtual machine and grunt with mongoDB. Everything worked fine and one day when I typed "grunt serve" as always, I got: Debugger listening on port 5858 Express ...
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Oracle VM - Ubuntu 64bit

I recently updated my VirtualBox after not using it for about half a year (Newest version - 5.0.22 r108108). I have a 200GB VM running Ubuntu 64-bit (I can't remember what version exactly) and now ...
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virt-manager: “Storage parameter error: directory is not managed on the remote host” when importing an existing image from a mounted drive

A server I manage remotely has a KVM/QEMU image stored on a non-os, mounted drive /mnt/drive. When I use virt-manager to import the disk image, I get the following error: Storage parameter error. ...
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How do I mount a Shared Folder from a Vmware Workstation Host (Windows 7) inside Ubuntu

I have been trying to do this for days now and I am getting no where. I have downloaded the latest Vmware Tools. What steps/commands do I use? Please help Gary
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virt-sysprep problem

Virt-sysprep man page notes : You do not need to run virt-sysprep as root. In fact we'd generally recommend that you don't. The time you might want to run it as root is when you need root in ...
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Host to Guest one way connection issue

I have guest run on my machine on qemu with configuration: /usr/local/kvm/bin/qemu-system-x86_64 -enable-kvm -cpu host -smp 8 -hda ${TEST_VIRT_ENV_IMAGE} -m 4096 -netdev user,id=user.0 -device e1000,...