A virtual machine (VM) is a guest Operating System running in a completely isolated environment within a normal host operating system. Modern virtual machines are implemented with either software emulation or hardware virtualization or (in most cases) both together.

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init: /etc/init.conf: Unable to load configuration: No such file or directory

Running Linux 6 on VMWare, I noticed this in the system message log: init: /etc/init.conf: Unable to load configuration: No such file or directory What's the cause of this error? How do I ...
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virtmanager- Unable to locate libvirtd daemon

I tried starting Virt-manager but get this error Unable to connect to libvirt. internal error: Unable to locate libvirtd daemon in /usr/sbin (to override, set $LIBVIRTD_PATH to the name of the ...
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How do I install Arch using an older kernel? No ISOs seem to exist

This is my first time in Arch, and I'm following this tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSGWiFOp_7o&list=PLj97-HQdMXyZSvMD1xRTqPEeh4nSA6dpC which is great, except that I can't go any ...
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LiveCD “Remembers” Earlier Partitioning

Whenever I use VirtualBox to install a Linux distro, I usually install the LiveISO onto the hard drive instead of just using it as a live CD. However, sometimes the ISO doesn't install fully (usually ...
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kvm/qemu linux guest vm wont boot

host linux (kvm/qemu/libvirt) guest linux (slackware) the slack vm pauses just after Loading Linux-virtio...... message. it's stuck in paused state. i think i shutdown the host without shutting the vm ...
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Wireless bridged networking in KVM. Why is it so complicated?

I've been using VirtualBox (and sometimes VMWare) for years and I've never had any problem with the virtual network adapters, no matter if the physical ones were wired or not. I also played some time ...
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Which strategy suits best a user with a scientific background like me? (Linux Desktop, Dual Boot, Virtualization)/ (Fedora? Arch? Win?) [closed]

First of all, I've a scientific background and my professional work involves scientific computation: Lots of Python, Matlab, C/C++, TeX, Git, Java apps and some Julia, Parallel computing, web ...
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Using a minimal linux host for OSX and W7 VMs

I am a 3d artist (animation/modeling/sculpting) and I have a dream. I have licenses of zBrush the Autodesk and Adobe suites. My zBrush is a mac only licence; maya is both (I think), Adobe is for ...
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How to determine if and which linux security module (LSM) is available?

Is there a way to find out if and in case which linux security LSM (apparmor, selinux, grsecurity) is used by the kernel? To be more specific let's assume I am a legimate root user of the machine? ...
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Testing a Linux router on Laptop with one NIC [closed]

So, I have these instructions on converting my Linux machine to a router using (enable IP forwarding, NAT). Now my laptop has only one NIC and I want to test this setup. Any ideas how I can do this? ...
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Vagrant-lxc container not starting

Firstly I'd like to say that I'm new to LXC and I may have some problems getting the right idea of how the things should work. The thing is I'm trying to start a previously download vagrant-lxc box ...
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Where are my emails stored on CentOS 5.6

I have a CentOS 5.6 VM installation and currently have a handful of emails that I would like to get access to. When I run mail as root, I get: [root@dev mail]# mail Mail version 8.1 6/6/93. Type ? ...
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Virtualbox under Proxmox

On a Jenkins Master-Slave configuration and need to run on the slaves Kitchen tests on several jobs. Kitchen for those who do not know it, runs infrastructure on demand using Vagrant and VirtualBox ...
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Pentesting from a virtual machine, hiding the host

I want to install Kali Linux as a virtual machine in VirtualBox for pentesting wireless routers and network hosts. I want to hide my host OS, which is Windows 8, so that other machines see my computer ...
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Giving OVZ containers their own IP

Is it possible to give an OVZ container its own external IPv4 address? Say I hire a dedicated server and purchase extra IP addresses. Can I assign those extra IPs to the containers? If so how would ...
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sharing folders in virtual box

I'm trying to run a Linux Mint guest inside a Linux Mint host(both 64-bit). I've installed Guest Additions etc. But I'm not able to access the shared folder. sudo mount -t vboxsf kernel ...
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VirtualBox Package to DL for Linux Mint

I am trying to decide which edition of VirtualBox to download. I am currently running Linux Mint 16 Petra MATE and am wanting to install Windows 8.1 to a VM to use Visual Studio for some of my course ...
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Creating VLANs between network namespaces

I want to implement the topology shown in the figure below using network namespaces (ns1 to ns4). ...
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Problems setting up own Cloud Lab

I'm trying to set up an own Cloud Lab on a self-built server. Server details: Board: Gigabyte Z77MX-D3H TH CPU: Xeon E3-1245 v2 16GB Crucial Ballistix CL8 1600Mhz NETWORK: ALFA AWUS036H additional ...
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What should I basically expect from access to an OpenVZ based VPS? [closed]

I'm going to buy access to an OpenVZ based VPS for the first time. I want to run common software, like apache, irc server, znc, a mail server etc. I'd like to get an idea of how the system will be ...
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How to Free Up Space in a Dynamically Growing qcow2 VM image?

This has happened to one of my VM's that's running CentOS under Proxmox. I copied about 40 GB of data into a VM. I then deleted that 40 GB data a day later. Now taking a backup of the same VM takes ...
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“echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches” - Permission denied as root

I am currently having some issues with the cache. It is a little too much right now so I wanted to clear it. I googled and found this little command: sync && echo 3 > ...
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virt-manager copy paste functionality to the vm

Anyone know how to get Virtual Manager to install copy-paste functionality to the Virtual Machine? Can't find anything on Google.
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Creating a private network for internal VMs

I am trying to configure a private network for use with my Xen VMs, in addition to the public network in use by another of the VMs (VM1, which has its own public IP). So far, I have the public side ...
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Install a basic CentOS VM on Fedora 19 with libvirt

I would like to install a CentOS 6.5 virtual machine on my machine, only with command line tools and basic networking capabilities, i.e a way to have http and ssh connections between the host (Fedora ...
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How to start a virtual machine filled with qemu-nbd?

I migrated a Windows OS (entire disk) to a virtual machine on another host (Debian with qemu and kvm). I used Selfimage to export the disk. On the host, first of all, I created an empty virtual ...
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Installing Ubuntu-13.0 Desktop in Qemu

Following are the details of my system: Fedora Core-18, i686. I am trying to install ubuntu in the qemu. Following are the commands I executed: qemu-img create ubuntu.img 8G qemu-system-i386 -hda ...
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Connecting to a serial port with VMWare ESXi and Ubuntu

Using VMWare ESXi 5.0.0, having a guest OS Ubuntu 12.04.3, upgraded to the date 05 january 2014. I've added "Serial port 1" to the Ubuntu 12.04 guest OS (let's call it "MyUbuntuPC"). Serial port 1 is ...
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Having issues installing Kali Linux in Virtualbox

Trying to install Kali Linux in VB and it freezes. I believe I have the correct version and a good ISO because it comes up and allows me to navigate to "install" Once I press enter, all that happens ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 on Dropbox

I have a Mac OS X 10.5.8, and I would like to use Linux on a virtual machine. I use Dropbox, and the most modern version I can run on my PC is Version 4.1.8. I created a virtual machine running ...
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What software allows the change of runtime-environment, while keeping the same kernel running?

I know that with a GNU/Linux distribution you can switch between different distributions at runtime when they use the same kernel or the kernel is compatible between 2 or more different distributions; ...
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Run a GUI OS via a hypervisor from a Linux server terminal?

Is there a way to run a VM hypervisor, such as VirtualBox directly, from say, CentOS? Let's suppose that I want a high-efficiency server, but it can host guests with GUI-enabled OS's. Additionally, ...
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Mounting another VM's .vdi in VirtualBox

I have two VMs in VirtualBox. For exmaple, VM 1 runs Red Hat, and VM 2 runs Ubuntu. For the Red Hat VM I have redhat.vdi and redhat2.vdi, and for the Ubuntu VM I have ubuntu.vdi and unbuntu2.vdi. ...
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How may I Obtain a RHEL/CentOS in OVA Format?

My company has an internal cloud that provisions VMs either in an OpenStack (KVM) or a VMware (ESX) hypervisor. It already provides RHEL 6.4 on the KVM, but I've used up the max number of VMs from ...
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Why PowerVM LPAR CPU utilization is negative

For a specific case I compute an PowerVM LPAR CPU utilization to be a large number less than zero. I am fetching the lpar sample event using: lslparutil -r lpar -m P750 --filter "lpar_names=i5lp5" ...
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How to use VNC for gaming?

I was just wondering if it's possible to set up a windows 7 VPS/VNC server to be used for gaming on my local network. I have a macbook pro as my main computer, it doesn't quite have the horsepower ...
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Need IP for my Virtual Machine

I want to scp to my virtual machine (CentOS 6) from my Windows 8 machine. I have installed VMPlayer and installed CentOS 6 on my machine. I have enabled Bridged adapter setting, but I still can't see ...
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Different ARP results between host and virtual machine

Recently, using VMWare Player, I have configured a Linux virtual machine on a Windows host. I set the network adapter to be a bridged network with the Replicate option checked. The IP address was on ...
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Virtualize Windows on Fedora and let Windows see real hardware

My question may be weird. I want to know if there is some virtual machine that lets me install Windows 7 under Linux and lets Windows use, as a virtual device, the same device that is really installed ...
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where to put some script to run before VM Suspend?

I have run one shell script before the vm suspend. How to do this? Where to put this shell script so that it will run before the VM suspend .
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Installing Android-x86 on a USB (not creating a Live USB)?

I want to carry around an Android OS install on a USB so I can have a Google Authenticator with me everywhere I go since I don't own any mobile devices. The idea being that I can run Android through ...
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How to execute some shell script before VM suspend?

I have created one Centos VM. And I have created some IP aliases. Once I suspend and resume the VM my IP aliases are all going down. So I just want to capture the aliases address before suspend and ...
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How can I fill the free space with zeroes in Ubuntu 12.04 (ext4)?

I use windows server 2008r2 with role Hyper-V. The guest system is Ubuntu 12.04 LTC. It is situated on the dynamic virtual hard disk (2TB). The size of this vhd is 360 GB. But the real size is about ...
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Install OpenSUSE 12.3 on a Virtual Machine

I am trying to install OpenSUSE 12.3 onto a (VirtualBox, on Windows) virtual machine. I have tried both the Net Install (-NET) and LiveCD (Gnome) installs. The installations proceed almost to ...
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One host, two virtual machines that cannot ping each other. How to solve

We have Virtual Machines operating within the KVM environment. We setup one as a dev server running Apache etc., and the other as a Windows development environment. The two environments are setup ...
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OS X virtualization for software development

I am a OS X user and I work on multiple platforms for which I need multiple dependencies. I want to separate my different development dependency packages in virtual environments so they are all ...
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Qemu Arm how to passthrough a PCI Card

I'm trying to access a PCI wifi adapter on a Qemu, simulating vexpress-a9 board. I'm following is this tutorial which shares a passthrough PCI card of the host machine to a guest machine running on ...
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How to upgrade debian VM with more CPUs

For some reason whoever built the server I'm working on only gave it 2 CPUs in the hyper-visor, I can easily give it 4, but I'm positive that will break it, the kernel will not recognize the others.. ...
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How to make use of a real PCI modem in a Virtual Machine?

Is there a way where I can use my PCI modem in a virtual machine on an ubuntu 12.04 host box? I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on the host and I want to use my PCI modem on a guest virtual machine. Can ...
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How to use redobackup without free partition

I had a spare 250GB drive a while ago from an old Windows Vista computer. There wasn't much data on the drive. I wanted to use it for a new OS in my computer, and I was in a rush to use it, so I ...