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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Can not startx ubuntu virtual image vbox vm

Scenario, a ubuntu server in a vbox with minimal virtual machine mode. I ran: sudo aptitude install --without-recommends xserver-xorg-core sudo aptitude install jwm startx output: -bash: ...
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Easy way to determine virtualization technology

I have command line access to a Linux machine which may or may not be virtualized. I want to determine what kind of virtualization technology it runs on, if any (VMWare, VirtualBox, KVM, OpenVZ, Xen, ...
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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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How to migrate from Proxmox to VMWare?

I am wondering how it is possible to migrate a full hardware VM in Proxmox (qemu) to a full hardware VM in VMWare (vmdk). I have been searching all over the place, and it seems almost impossible to ...
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GParted LiveCD fails to start

I have a VM setup in VirtualBox (LinuxMint 17.1). But I'm trying to boot to GParted so I can resize a partition. I'm using gparted-live-0.22.0-2-amd64.iso and it boots correctly. I've tried every ...
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ssh over unix pipe or pty device [closed]

Ok, I don't even know how to put this into words. I have a /dev/myDevice which automatically connects to some ssh server when opened. How do I connect to it with ssh? Is this even sane? If it's insane ...
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where to compress=lzo, btrfs with virtual disk images, with their vm's internally using btrfs

I've been using compress=lzo on my btrfs volumes, because I read this fast compression method actually increases drive performance. (Haven't tested myself.) I'm starting to use ...
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Problem runing vmPlayer on fedora 21

First of all: Hello :) And then: After install the program and execute vmPlayer request the kernel headers to recompile it (I guess), after that vmP install the virtual network device, at this point ...
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docker - how to run x desktop in a container?

I'm trying to set up my Linux machine to run multiple guest OSes, one of those being a Windows VM, and another a Linux container. The goal here is to prevent me from messing up the host system, while ...
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Time is not synchronized in Linux VM

I am using one Linux VM through VNC viewer from my Windows machine. What I am seeing is that time between two is not synchronized, it seems that VM is somewhat 5 minutes delayed from Windows(windows ...
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running qemu on Fedora20

With Fedora20 and built from sources qemu-2.1.1, I'm experiencing issues to run qemu with non-root privileges: % qemu-system-x86_64 -hda vdisk.img -m 512M -netdev ...
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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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NFS server on qemu guest

I need to know how I can mount block devices, placed on a qemu guest system, from host. So in this case we have NFS server placed on guest system and NFS client on the host's side. There are a lot ...
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Create new physical volume using lvm

I have Linux Mint 17.2 codename Rafaela running as a virtual machine with a disk size of 30GB. I used the default LVM installation. I would like now to create a physical volume /dev/drbd0 to use it in ...
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virsh and creating storage pools - What is sourcepath “- - - -”

I am running CentOS 7 and was following a chapter in a book dealing with virtualization and creating storage pools. I successfully ran the following command, but I'm not sure what setting - - - - as ...
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What do the processes inside a Docker container look like?

I've heard confusion come up several times recently around what a Docker container is, and more specifically what's going on inside, with respect to commands & processes that I invoke while inside ...
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Is it possible to run a Linux distro within a VM on Qubes OS?

In particular, I am considering running a minimal distro (maybe ttylinux) within Qubes. I understand that Qubes can run each OS component and application within a separate VM but how about an entire ...
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Is it possible to install Xen on a computer (processor supports virtualization) alongside Ubuntu and Windows?

The computer currently triple boots Ubuntu and a couple of Windows versions. Now I want to add Xen into the mix. Would it work if I simply made a new partition for Xen, or does it need to take over ...
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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 ...
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Check if Ubuntu is being installed in VirtualBox VM

I am trying to automate the installation of Ubuntu from a network repository. I am now successfully able to configure the ISO image and it does the installation automatically. My requirement: I ...
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What things should be kept in mind while assigning static IP addresses to Virtual Machines

I always face problems pinging the base machine whenever I assign statics IPs to VMs. I also don't understand what gateway IP should I give,to connect to the internet or just to be able ping the Base ...
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Virtual USB HID device

I'm developing an application that will communicate with attached USB HID device. The problem is that there is no real device yet (it is under development by another part of our team), so, I'd really ...
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Qemu overlay image size limit

I created a qemu ubuntu vm. Now I use overlay images as a quick way of creating vm's "on the fly". But what is the size limit for an overlay image? Is it the size of the "base" image? Or can it grow ...
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kvm virtual manager connection failed

I installed kvm package in the centos7 i am getting this problem how to solve this. full error is here Unable to connect to libvirt. no connection driver available for qemu:///system Libvirt URI ...
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Using raw physical hard disk in virtual machine, with smart capability and true model number seen

Is it possible to add an entire physical hard disk to a VM, and inside the VM see the hard disk for what it truly is? In VMware Workstation 11.1, if I add a hard disk choosing SCSI, with "Use a ...
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Linux guest VM on mac host - Keyboard

I use a Mac as a development box, but am slowly transitioning to Linux. So I am spending the majority of my time in the Linux guest VM while working. But I still spend a fair amount of time in Mac ...
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Laptop doesn' t want to wake up

My laptop (Notebook HP Pavilion g7t-1100 CTO) have been working fine till today, I enabled Virtual Technology in BIOS and from that time laptop doesn't want to wake up after I slept it. When I disable ...
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OpenVZ fails Container creating (Unable to get appcache tarball name for ve-basic.conf-sample with ostemplate debian-7.0-x86-minimal)

I have OpenVZ installed on CentOS 7.1. After I execute vzctl create 101 --ostemplate debian-7.0-x86-minimal I get command /usr/sbin/vzpkg exited with error 8 Unable to get appcache tarball name ...
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Nested virtualization: run RHEVH inside KVM

I have laptop with 16GB RAM, trying to install Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervizor 3.3 on Virtual Machine Manager (KVM) based Guest, but it gives error "Virtualization Hardware not found" ? ...
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Can't resize a partition using resize2fs

I recently resized the hard drive of a VM from 150 GB to 500 GB in VMWare ESXi. After doing this, I used Gparted to effectively resize the partition of this image. Now all I have to do is to resize ...
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Turn .vmwarevm into .iso

I was wondering if anyone knows how to take the .vmwarevm and the files inside it and turn it into an .iso. I searched on Google but haven't found anything. It would be amazing if the .iso can ...
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Linux / JVM - OutOfMemoryError: unable to create new native thread

I have a memory problem with a Linux server (CentOS). It is a VM. Below is the context. It has 70Gb of RAM. There are 2 tomcat running on it. One tomcat is given a heap of 13Gb and the other one a ...
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Gnome-boxes not able to see virtual machines after sleep

I am having a bit of trouble to solve this issue. I am using gnome-boxes to run my windows boxes for my school project purpose. When I boot the system, everything works just fine When I type : ...
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Can't boot properly after moving all files off then back on my VM drive

I have created an Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit VM in VirtualBox with a .vdi disk. I then mount this disk with qemu-nbd and move all the files off it; then back onto it. When I boot the VM again I get varying ...
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Send network traffic via a Windows VM on the same host to use corporate vpn?

At work we have a VPN solution that will only work on windows. I personally do not run Windows at home and run Linux (Ubuntu 14.04). I used Virtual Box to setup a Windows 7 virtual machine to run ...
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how do I mount an external hard drive connected via SATA Wire to CentOS 7

I have CentOS 7 installed as a guest OS inside VirtualBox running on a Windows 8.1 machine. There is a SATA Wire connecting the machine to an external hard drive that used to contain a dual boot ...
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enabling vnc after using virt-install

I've created a virtual machine using virt-install with graphics --none. I want to enable vnc. I've tried virsh -c qemu:///system qemu-monitor-command vm171-SC-1 --hmp change vnc :3 but it doesn't ...
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No sound coming from Linux-based virtual machines under Qemu on Linux Mint 16 host - why?

I have been using Qemu and virt-manager for quite some time (years) now and it's only recently that I noticed I don't get any sound output from any of my Linux-based virtual machines — it's always ...
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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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VirtualBox guest cannot connect to USB drive, why not?

I have VirtualBox installed in Windows 8.1 and I am using it to launch and use CentOS 7 within VirtualBox. When I connect a USB drive to the computer, and right click over the icon circled in the ...
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Disk mount on a linux VM , mounted elsewhere

Hi I am using a slightly unnecessary(maybe?) kind of a set up ... A debian build_VM The build_VM ran out of space so I formatted and mounted a disk on to the build_VM But before mounting the ...
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.xml OR .img file copy from server to client and boot OS on server using client's hardware

I'm using virtual manager in rhel6. made two virtual machines . one server and other client(both running rhel6 OS) I want to copy .xml file from server's /etc/libvirt/qemu to client's system to use ...
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Setup a classroom Linux system

I need to set up a 30-user Ubuntu classroom. All our PCs are currently Microsoft Windows based and run from Windows servers. In the school I need my students to have full access to Ubuntu OS, so that ...
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What are the differences between virtualbox-linux and installed-linux? [closed]

Is using virtualbox for running linux any different than installing linux on the machine except for performance ? Are there any drawbacks from using virtual box to run linux than trying the real thing ...
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Export virtualbox image files from a linux box

We have a Linux box that we used to have support for. but the company that supports the box went out of business. The server (I believe is Ubuntu) was backing up our physical servers and creates an ...
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Why does this bash fork bomb not work on my RHEL VM?

I'm running a RHEL 6.5 VM in a VMware ESXi environment and accessing it through the vSphere Web Client virtual console (in my browser). I wanted to crash this machine on purpose and executed :(){ ...
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How to configure Ubuntu 12.04 VM to use physical serial port on host

I am trying to configure a Ubuntu 12.04 VM to use a physical serial port on the host. When configuring the serial port in vSphere, I am presented with two options – uart0 and uart1. From what I can ...
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How to configure a workstation for multiple Linux and Windows users?

I work at a university and a part of my job entails usage of software for numerical simulation of fluid flow. My department decided to buy a new high- end workstation that should primarily serve as ...
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How to send/upload a file from Host OS to guest OS in KVM?(not folder sharing)

I have to make a configuration file available to guest OS running on top of KVM hyper-visor. I have already read about folder sharing options between host and guest in KVM with 'qemu' and 9P virtio ...
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Installing VBox Guest Additions when there is no X-server

I'm using Virtual Box on my windows 8.1 host machine. I have installed CentOS & Ubuntu in 'Graphical Mode' and had sufficient practice. But now I wanted to switch to 'Command Line Mode" ...