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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Connect to a VPN from a Linux Virtual Machine

I am running an Ubuntu distro inside a VMWare virtual machine with a bridged connection on a Windows 7 host. What I am trying to do is to have the virtual machine connect to a VPN, but I'm not having ...
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Fastest remote X from Windows

I have the following set up: |-----------------| |---------------| | Windows | LAN (or VPN) | Linux box | | (local machine) | ...
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How to force Debian to wait for DHCP

I am running Debian squeeze in a virtual machine (VirtualBox). The machine has two interfaces: eth0 in "Host-only" mode so that the machine is accessible from the outside; and eth1 in "NAT" mode so ...
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Does quiesce exist for Linux?

Quiescing a file system allows you to make a backup of the database while it is still running and other programs and their data as well. The application generally needs to be notified of the quiesce ...
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Make box only communicate on lan only?

I am running a VM with Debian as the guest OS (I can choose another distro). It has nginx running along with some other software. Some of the software tries to make outgoing connections (for example ...
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Physically break into box? (Memory & disk)

I have a VPS. I might be able to encrypt my partition but I havent tried. My VPS company I believe can reset my root password although the only SSH key I see is my own. With all my data I have it ...
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kvm doesn't load Windows 8

I'm launching kvm with the following parameter: kvm -m 2g -smp ncores=2 -hda disk.img -cdrom win8.iso My CPU has VT support and enabled, EDIT I seems to have limited emulate type: pc ...
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Can I setup a local webserver using ArchLinux and VirtualBox

I intend to create a local webserver using ArchLinux and VirtualBox for testing purposes. I just wonder if Arch Linux has what it takes to create a fully functional webserver?
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Getting config error for yum in CentOS

I'm very new to linux, and I am using CentOS in a VM for program testing. Everything seems to be fine, except for every few minutes I get this error: Error Type: <class 'yum.Errors.ConfigError'> ...
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How to improve Windows perfomance when running inside KVM

I use Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and KVM, my CPU is Core i5 3.3 GHz and I have 8 GB of DDR3 RAM. I run Windows 7 in KVM and it's extremely slow. My co-worker use Debian on the same PC configuration and can ...
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How to setup backup if the filesystem is read only

My remote server file system is read-only & its because my hard disk is broken .I want to take backup for taking any further action. Is it possible to setup a manual backup for the affected ...
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good Ubuntu/Debian distro for a development/coding VM?

I have a Windows laptop, but I like to use Linux as a development/coding environment. Currently I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 as a guest OS with VirtualBox. Some of the issues with this setup ...
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Prevent hacking the grub.conf using a 'live rescue' from a live linux iso

It happened that I had set the grub password in grub.conf. But, using a live linux iso, I was able to delete the password from the grub.conf. Please read the steps for the same mentioned in this link: ...
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Unmanaged VPS bought today. Sendmail not functioning correctly

I purchased an unmanaged VPS today. I moved my website on over, and when I try to send an email. It returns a blank page. Not to mention I had to install PHP myself. Apache was there, for some reason, ...
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Where to find info on how to set up a vm in redhat 7.2

I have a RedHat 7.2 server that was set up by someone else long ago as an e-commerce server. It is still in use for that purpose and I dare not make significant changes to it as my Linux-fu is weak. ...
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What File Transferring Method (i.e. FTP) Can I Use for rlogin (Solaris 8 on SPARC)

For all my other Unix Virtual Machines, I use SSH and I use WinSCP to transfer files from my Windows Vista machine to the VM's. Now, One of the VM's is using rlogin, What can I use to transfer files ...
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Communicate between Ubuntu VM and Windows host

I'm running an Ubuntu VM on a Windows 7 host. I have two questions: I think that on Windows, localhost is a loopback address, and sending packets to it doesn't actually transmit any data on the ...
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How to compile kernel for KVM guest (without paravirtualization)?

So I have a KVM machine, where I run an Ubuntu 12.04 (server edition). I want to compile a minimalistic kernel for the KVM guest, but I only found the howto for hosts, and guests with ...
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Configure vmware-tools without an initrd image?

Is it possible to run vmware-tools without an initrd? I don't know why I should use an initrd and it makes my kernel compilation more complicated. I can boot into my kernel without initrd but when I ...
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How to enable WIFI on VMWare Fedora 12? (It's detecting and working fine on Windows 7)

I am new to Linux. I have Fedora 12 running on my VMware. I am unable to see any options to enable WIFI connection on Fedora. When I am accessing Internet through WIFI and its working perfectly fine ...
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Linux VPS Configuration

I just recently got my hands on a linux (Fedora) VPS and I would like to ask if there are special configurations that I have to be wary of. Do I still configure it like I would configure a normal ...
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Setting up SMTP-AUTH & TLS in Postfix

So I have been in the process of installing a Postfix Server on my CentOS 6.2 Virtual Private Server. I have been following this tutorial: ...
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Bridging ethernet interface

I have a server with 4 public IP's. I have it with this configuration and I want to bridge the interface eth0 for using it with KVM: So, I have 3 IP's (A.B.C.144, A.B.C.145, A.B.C.146) and another ...
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Can you Chroot a program from an OpenVZ environment?

I just recently purchased a Virtual Private Server, and it is OpenVZ virtualization. I am setting up my LAMP stack, and in the past I have always just set up my BIND dns set up in a chrooted ...
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Tools for Monitoring Steal Time (st)

We're running on a virtual "dedicated" server, which should, in theory, mean that we're the only guys on the server. In practice.... I'm thinking we might not be. Notice that although it looks ...
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Convert image of a partition into image of a disk with partition table

I have an image of an existing partition generated with dd if=/dev/sdXN of=image.bin. Now I want to use this image as the basis for a virtual machine. I know how to convert the image into a format ...
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Cannot connect to my Virtual Box Ubuntu system

I have a VirtualBox running an Ubuntu OS. I'd like to access this Ubuntu machine using ssh or telnet. In order to do that I've performed the following steps: sudo apt-get install telnetd sudo ...
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Different domains for multiple VM's on host with one WAN IP

I've got only one WAN IP address bound to KVM host system and multiple VM's with internal IP's, say, 10.0.0.1/28. On the other hand I have multiple domain names bound to host system WAN IP. The ...
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Running a query without the OS cache

I want to emulate a client site who doesn't have much caching because they have so much I/O all the time. I want to run a SQL query on my machine (on my VM to be precise) with the same limitations ...
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How can I run `hackxor` inside VirtualBox?

I've found hacking game hackxor, but it's made for vmware. I don't have any experience with vmware and I don't want to install it in my machine. So I'd like to run hackxor inside VirtualBox if it ...
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What to do when ubuntu-vm-builder completed?

I already have the VM (Xen based) installed, but the Xen config used specified "Linux kernel" as "None". The exact command line was: ubuntu-vm-builder xen precise -v --debug --addpkg openssh-server ...
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Is there such thing as a “free” equivalent to Microsoft Virtual Server?

As the title says, is there? I'm a student, I'd love to play around with this technology without the fear of my licence disappearing the day I graduate from college (as it might with the Microsoft ...
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My VirtualBox Virtual Machine doesn't detect my USB attached disk

I'm using the latest version of both Virtual Box (4.1) and CentOS (6.2). I would like my Western Digital USB drive to be recognized by my VirtualBox guest operating system. My host system, Windows ...
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Any reason NOT to run Linux in a VM all the time?

I've switched to using Arch Linux for most of my day to day work and don't need Windows for anything but gaming and the couple of apps that aren't ported to Linux like OneNote. My Linux distro is ...
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Slow Internet Speeds with Backtrack5 R2 in VMware Workstation

I have been trying to get Backtrack5 to run smoothly on my new laptop and have run into a few issues. I have installed a version of Backtrack5 onto another laptop previously as the primary OS, and ...
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Difference between Oracle VM and Citrix XEN?

I`ve been testing Oracle-VM this day. Is there anyone out there who has tested both XEN-based solutions? What are the main differences?
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How to increase Xen guest CPU utilization?

My Xen dom0 is a Gentoo x64 pvops. I boot my guest Gentoo, in PV mode, system with the same kernel my dom0 uses. When I emerge in the guest system, building a CPP package, I am experiencing low CPU ...
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Xen domU fails to start with kernel panic

My dom0 is Gento 3.3.2, the kernel is compiled with Xen support. And I am planing to use the same kernel to boot my domU. This is my domU configuration file: 1 vif = [ 'bridge=xenbr0' ] 2 vcpus ...
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VirtualBox guest using Bridged networking unable to obtain DHCP address

I have a computer, called Loki, that works as a virtual machine host and DHCP server. The DHCP daemon is listening on port eth0. Part of /etc/dhcp.conf: subnet 192.168.13.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 { ...
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VirtualBox: two network interfaces (NAT and host-only ones) in a Debian guest on Ubuntu

I created a Debian VM on VirtualBox with two interfaces: a NAT one (for accessing internet) and a host-only one. However, I do not know how to make both interfaces work at the same time. If I the ...
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PCI passthrough without VT-d

My CPU is Intel T9300, it supports VT-x, but it does not support VT-d. I am using Xen pvops virtualization. I have a PCI device, and my host system can work without it. So I am thinking if it is ...
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How to convert Windows 7 partitions to qcow2?

I know I can use qemu-img tool to convert a raw partition into a image file. But Windows 7 has two partitions. I tried: qemu-img convert /dev/sda1 /dev/sda2 win7.qcow2 But the generated file does ...
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VM benchmark tools?

I would like to benchmark of few XEN-constallations: PV DomU HVM DomU with PV network and disk drivers HVM DomU with emulated IDE and PV network The base will be the same VM with the same ...
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Partitioning for Web Servers

I was curious what some general best practices are in relation to partitioning for a new Linux VM that will be used as a web server? Are there certain guides that should be consulted or followed? ...
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Do VirtualBox or VMWare use the Intel VT-d feature?

I'm thinking about a new laptop, which has Intel VT support, but recently I discovered a feature other than Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x), which is Intel® Virtualization Technology for ...
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VNC send Ctrl+Alt+F1-F6 to server

I've been trying to figure this out now for a while, I'm connecting to virtual machines through VNC, and by default you get a graphical or ncurses interface, and CTRL+ALT+F3 takes you to a console ...
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How to find VM OS installation media file in the Proxmox Web Interface?

I have installed Proxmox and wanted to create a VM by using the Proxmox web interface GUI (now the version is 2.0-38/af81df02) However I have problem to find my Guest VM OS installation CD/DVD ISO ...
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Debian VPS, no loop devices present, modprobe fails

After acquiring a new virtual Debian squeeze I ran into a problem regarding loop devices. My plan was to set up an encrypted FS in a regular file and mount it. Unfortunately I can't do that since ...
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Should LVM partitions be used in virtual machine images?

Should LVM be used for the partitions when creating VM images (e.g., KVM images)? It seems like it adds complexity if you want to, say, mount a qcow2 image in the host if the image has LVM partitions. ...
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Any better alternative to chroot on an OpenVZ VPS?

Are there any better alternative to chroot environment? I'm thinking about running nginx on a jailed environment. BTW, I'm on OpenVZ VPS, so modifying the Kernel is a no-no. (I think that prevents ...