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There has been a feature request on the official Virtual Box site. You can follow the discussion there and see when it will (or if) it will be included. I did read somewhere the vmware, workstation 8 includes this feature, but I have not verified or tested it.


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If you squint, VM security looks a lot like LAN host security. It's just another machine on the network, with the same sort of attendant risks. If you would willingly put a Windows 7 host on the LAN, you shouldn't be especially worried about putting a Windows 7 VM on the VM host. It is possible to lock a VM down to the point where it is less dangerous to ...


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Use Vagrant, it is a layer on top of VirtualBox and provides pre-made images called boxes, amongst them Ubuntu images.


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VirtualBox with an Ubuntu Vbox Image.


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I found this thread titled: VERR_SUPLIB_OWNER_NOT_ROOT - solved which describes several possible reasons why you'd get this message. Most of them stem from the permissions not being set properly. In addition to making sure the permissions are correct for the file you mentioned you'll want to make sure that the permissions for the directories that its inside ...


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Try starting libvirtd. $ service libvirtd restart You can check if it's running like this: $ pgrep libvirtd 1124 That number is the process ID of libvirtd. $ ps -eaf|grep [l]ibvirtd root 1124 1 0 Mar17 ? 00:00:02 /usr/sbin/libvirtd


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The virt-what script seems to cover most cases well... I do like the disclaimer from the authors: Most of the time, using this program is the wrong thing to do. Instead you should detect the specific features you actually want to use. It's appeared on my EL5 and EL6 systems for the past few years as part of default installations. Ubuntu has it, and the ...



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