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How to map a symbolic directory link to different directories based on user id

Is there any way to a map a symbolic link directory to different directories based on the user id in Linux. For instance if a user X executes cd /var/www/html/ then his/her directory gets changed to ...
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How to change the network where the virtual machine is connected to, in Vmware ESXi with Perl in Linux?

Can anybody answer that how to change a VM's network with Perl? I would like to periodically change the network where the VM's nic is connected. Thanks
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Can user-mode Linux be compiled and run on UNIX systems?

e.g. on NetBSD or Solaris? Or does it require exclusively Linux-specific system calls, virtual filesystems, etc.? Also, if it's currently limited to Linux, what changes would be required to port it ...
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Lenovo T400 virtualization fails despite set in BIOS

T400 virtualization fails despite set in BIOS I found this post http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Edge-S-series/Hardware-Virtualisation-on-E520-with-i5-2540M-2-6GHz/td-p/608633 when I searched on ...
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Dual-boot or virtual machine for Linux programmer that does some Visual Studio development?

The scenario: I am a freelance software developer that mostly develop on Linux (Python, MySQL, MongoDB etc.) My work computer is a Lenovo laptop w/ a i7 processor and 8GB RAM. Big HD + 128 GB SSD. ...
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1answer
30 views

what are the techniques to extract files safely? [closed]

Yesterday I was making some experiments on Slitaz. It uses multiple initrd.img's to store files/changes. I wanted to extract one of its initrd.gz images (which is a cpio archive) to a folder, ...
2
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1answer
33 views

How do I make a virtualised WAN?

I want to create a virtualised WAN. As in, I want to have a couple of VMs (VBox) on one physical host machine, that exist on separate LANs, but that can talk to each other. Do I make the VMs, set them ...
0
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0answers
30 views

Emulate USB drive with a virtualization software?

I have no specific need. I am fine with Virtualbox, qemu, libvirt, VMware. Main point is that I need to emulate a bootable USB stick. I did try to pass a real USB pendrive in VMware, and it worked. ...
0
votes
0answers
178 views

Error when booting Centos with CPU > 1: timer not connected to IO-APIC

I am running 64-bit Centos (cat /etc/centos-release comes back with "release 6.5 (Final)"). It is guest OS running under VirtualBox (v.4.3.10) on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit host. When my setting ...
0
votes
1answer
102 views

How to create a fixed size virtual disk with qemu-img?

What's the best way to create a fixed size disk with qemu-img ? I tried doing this., and it always seems to be creating a virtual /growing disk, doing a ls returns the actual small size of the vmdk. ...
0
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0answers
58 views

Xen PV machine fails to connect to console

I recently installed a PV virtual machine under xen 4.4. I'm using XL toolstack. below is the configuration file of the PV machine. kernel = "/var/lib/xen/images/ubuntu-netboot/vmlinuz" ramdisk = ...
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2answers
40 views

How to increase disk space in linux

I searched but can’t find a simple solution and easy to implement. I have a VM with two disks, one with 50Gb and other with 20Gb, and I need to increase 10Gb in the disk of 50GB so that you have ...
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3answers
50 views

Running Windows install on real HW through Linux VirtualBox Host

Assume a box with both Linux and Windows installed on real hardware. Is there any way of booting the Linux and starting the Windows system via VirtualBox or some other virtualization framework from ...
0
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0answers
33 views

virsh - Failed to detach disk

I'm getting the following error when trying to detach a disk in virsh: virsh # detach-disk svr21 xvdb --persistent error: Failed to detach disk error: Requested operation is not valid: Xm driver only ...
0
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1answer
230 views

How do I get Xen domU guests to have internet access?

How do I get Xen domU guests to have internet access? What tools can I use to diagnose the problem? Are there log files I can examine? (I'm new linux and networking and VMs. Please execuse me if I ...
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0answers
10 views

Is it possible to clone the linux virtual container from within the container

I have given one linux ubuntu virtual container. The conatiner uses Docker http://www.docker.io/ Now i have deployed all my sites and settings in there. But now i want to have that exported as ...
2
votes
0answers
534 views

Multiple Linux distributions return “Fast TSC calibration failed” when running on Hyper-V

Client Hyper-V on Windows 8.1 Pro host with Intel Core i7-4800MQ processor. Several Linux distributions, including openSUSE and Kali Linux, return the following error message when booting up in a ...
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1answer
49 views

Is Intel Server board sh3200 with xeon x3220 good for virtualization? [closed]

I am wondering if the sh3200 and xeon x3220 will run virtualization well. I have this server running and it's fine but I want to throw on some virtual servers. My plan is to run linux/ubuntu with ...
0
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0answers
190 views

How can I use a virtual sound card without the hardware?

I'm trying to generate and stream audio+video via aconv to a remote location such as Youtube from a headless linux server, which will then be multicasted out to the internet at large. I have ...
1
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1answer
59 views

Is there any way to virtualize a Linux installation on another partition?

The basic idea is like this: run another Linux installation as if it was in VirturalBox or VM ware. With "chroot", I can do something similar. For example, I can mount the partition where Arch Linux ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Optimal config for VM host

I'm facing a big issue when I start my windows virtual machine. I noticed that there are a heavy disk usage, and in consequence the host desktop os is freezing and I'm not able to get back "commands". ...
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5answers
261 views

The Linux + Windows Issue

I face a problem. A common one. I want to use Linux for pretty much everything it's good for. But I also want to use Windows for the things Linux currently can't do. I'd like to be able to instantly, ...
0
votes
1answer
89 views

Virtualization and Linux Terminal [closed]

Intro I'm new to virtualization, been reading about Xen, KMV, QEMU, VirtualBox, VMWare and others. I still don't know which to implement or how, thus the post. What I want to do One physical PC ...
0
votes
2answers
179 views

Expose virtual machine to internet [pentest lab]

I would like to create a virtual machine using virtual box for making a hacking lab and allow someone to try to hack it from internet. (So the virtual machine would be the victim). How can I do that? ...
2
votes
2answers
388 views

How does one measure resource contention between Virtualized Systems/VMs on the same Host?

On numerous occasions I have faced the question whether the virtual machine I am on is being affected by other VMs running on the same VM host. I understand that even in a perfect scenario where ...
0
votes
1answer
248 views

Headless hypervisor installation

I currently have an HP ProLiant Microserver set up at home, for standard tasks - a simple Linux distro, running a few services (Transmission, Sickbeard, etc.), hosting a few websites, e-mail, and ...
0
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0answers
428 views

'skb rides the rocket' in a Xen guest

I've just set up Ubuntu 13.10 server as a VM on my Ubuntu/Xen server, and I'm getting these weird lines in my guest's syslog. Nov 12 10:26:32 human kernel: [130782.315333] xennet: skb rides the ...
1
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1answer
693 views

Docker, start image from scratch

All getting-started guides for Docker based their docker images on someone else's. However, even the base image has 180MB of virtual storage there. So, I'm wondering, is it possible to start my ...
0
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1answer
54 views

Virtualization software that supports mounting host zfs zpool

what virtualization software should be used for a guest operating system (preferably BSD) that supports mounting host(Linux) zpools in the guest OS? I am aware of the vmware ability to mount hard ...
1
vote
0answers
128 views

Virtualizing Windows with VT-d to play within it

I would like to know if what I want to is possible. First, here is my hardware configuration : MB : Gigabyte H77-DS3H Intel Core i5 3330 (3.00GHz) MSI Nvidia GTX 760 8 Gb RAM 1333 MHz What I want ...
0
votes
1answer
394 views

QEMU and the Raspberry Pi

[I re-titled this for posterity, since it does turn out to be somewhat raspberry-pi centric] I'd like to try QEMU as an alternative to cross-compiling. I'm using v. 1.0.1 on fedora 17 [later: same ...
2
votes
2answers
555 views

Having bridged network for lxc containers in Amazon ec2

I am trying to setup LXC containers on top of Amazon. I am very much new to Amazon and VPC especially. In fact created VPC for the first time to experiment lxc. My Goal: My goal is to have lxc ...
1
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2answers
167 views

How can I offer an XP-compatible migration to Linux Mint?

I looked at some friends' computer and winced; they're running XP, and the system is running slowly, and their SuperAntiSpyware pulled multiple malware threats (big surprise). But they are using ...
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3answers
86 views

Virtualization for desktop security?

I am frustrated with windows and the whole pay $60 per year for security products. Seriously, its too much now. I want to use virtualization for desktop security because I think (not sure) that it ...
0
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0answers
66 views

Efficient way to have several operating systems on one machine

I want to have several operating systems on one computer, but I want to do it in the most effective way. So far, I have been using VirtualBox - host os + several virtual machines. But I want every os ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Dual-boot AND Virtualize Both Windows 8 and Ubuntu

Dual-booting Windows and Linux is well-documented, as is running one of the bootable OSes as a VM inside the other (ex, dual-boot Windows & Ubuntu; in Windows, host Ubuntu in a VM using VMWare ...
0
votes
1answer
991 views

How can I list which virtual ethernet pairs are running in the current linux host?

I have a question related to the veth pair that is used in Linux system. I want to know which veth pairs are running in the current host, which I mean querying the pairs by using one Linux command or ...
0
votes
0answers
59 views

VM doesn't pick up ip from dhcp

I'm running virtualbox in bridged mode on a windows host. ifconfig returns this: Here's the etc../interfaces file: How can I force it to grab an IP address from the dhcp?
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1answer
267 views

Dummy interface in an LXC guest

I am trying to create a split-horizon PPTP setup as described on my website within an LXC container. However, I need a dummy interface within the container to put the DHCP server on. Here comes the ...
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votes
1answer
92 views

Advantages/disadvantages of virtualizing a CPU? [closed]

I saw that my virtualization tool does not virtualize my CPU. But, it virtualizes everything else. I want to know what could be the reason, advantage/disadvantage of virtualizing a CPU.
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0answers
594 views

Virtual Box keeps crashing with message virtual box has stopped working

I have Virtual Box 4.2.12 and while doing guest installation (Oracle Linux), virtual box keeps crashing with these message oracle vm virtual box has stopped working Application event log has the ...
0
votes
1answer
107 views

Debian DomU on Debian Dom0

I've set up xen on a Debian squeeze DomU and it seems to be working. I followed the this guide The problem I have is when I try to start the VM and attach the console using xm create -c ...
0
votes
2answers
211 views

Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS virtualization

I am building a web application for a family member and I need to learn Linux Administration, since I will be setting up the server myself. I've heard a lot about virtualization on server, but I have ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

How to detect if VT-X has been turned on in the BIOS?

I know I can check is VT-X is supported by a processor by egrep '(vmx|svm)' /proc/cpuinfo. But even if it's supported, it can be turned off in the BIOS. How can I detect if it's turned on or off?
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56 views

Can I virtualize one Linux within another

I got a new laptop that has "secure boot" which seems to only allow my to install the latest versions of Linux. However, I have an older version of Linux with Gnome 2 on my desktop that I far prefer. ...
0
votes
1answer
97 views

Free 'no-host OS' virtualization and vm management for desktop

Is there good, robust enough for every-day use, way to setup free hardware-based virtualization which would support at least Windows and Linux and also be supported by some usable, user-freindy and ...
0
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0answers
449 views

linux KVM guests network performance is slower than host

i have a KVM linux based virtual machines, as the network performance of the host is running perfect with 1GB/s(in internal network) and using iperf tools it show that the network is running perfect ...
2
votes
0answers
80 views

Can I play latest games in VM? [closed]

I am a GNU/Linux user and sometimes I would like to play some games. Do VM handle latest games well nowadays?( with good enough hardware of course) What kind of hardware do I need to play let's say ...
0
votes
1answer
109 views

How to attach ATMEL development board to VirtualBox VM?

I have an ATMEL QT600 development board. I used VirtualBox to create a virtual machine with Windows XP SP3 and installed all the development tools provided by ATMEL. In order to program the board, I ...
0
votes
1answer
515 views

Virtualizing existing Linux partition on the local machine using VMWare Workstation 9.0

I am trying out VM Workstation 9.0 on Windows and I am tried to run the existing linux partition by following steps blow: Create a new VM > Advanced > Choose to install the OS later > select Debian 6 ...