0
votes
0answers
18 views

Xen credit scheduler, equal distribution?

Does Xen's credit scheduler assign an equal fraction of processor resources to each guest OS? I know the distrobution can be altered with weights, but, by default, is it equal? ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

How to make the networking between the host and the target?

I installed QNX IDE, Libraries and developemnt tool on Host system and QNX real time operating system is installed as a Target system : the target system runs the QNX Neutrino RTOS itself plus all the ...
2
votes
2answers
97 views

Can powering off a VM (without properly shutting down) harm the OS?

Powering down a physical PC can potentially cause issues, especially if the hard drive is being written to at the time. Can the same problem occur when I power off a VM in VirtualBox? Every time I ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

How do I define a new virtual machine in QEMU?

I have installed QEMU for fedora via: yum install qemu Now how do I start it ? I mean how do I define a new virtual machine, like I do in VMware? Also I don't see any icon made for QEMU.
0
votes
2answers
112 views

Taking a snapshot of your HDD, so you can revert back to it anytime

I have an OS installed in VirtualBox and like how I can take a snapshot of the current state of the OS before making changes to it, from changing settings, to installing software, to applying updates, ...
1
vote
2answers
350 views

Is there any minimal operating system to run virtual machines?

I would like to use a OS X in a virtual machine, the problem is running the VM in Windows or Ubuntu because the host OS takes a lot of CPU. Is there any very minimal operating system that can ...
6
votes
2answers
10k views

Use physical harddisk in Virtual Box

Using Virtual Box, how can I install an OS to a secondary, physical disk, and boot it in both (at separate times) Virtual Box, and as a typical secondary OS install?
0
votes
1answer
112 views

Does a virtual machine have a virtual machine monitor by definition?

Saw this post but couldn't comment: VM sandboxing- what happens? Is it possible to have a virtual machine (vm) without a virtual machine monitor (vmm)/hypervisor, or if you have one virtual machine ...
0
votes
1answer
134 views

Install vmware vm into boot instead of virtualized

I've been running a virtual machine for a while in vmware. Luckily now i've got another computer, and there for i was wondering if it's possible get the vm installed in the computer with regular boot ...
1
vote
1answer
166 views

Online Virtual Enviornments for Old Operating Systems

I often need to run software on old operating systems (e.g. Windows 95, Windows 98, MS-DOS). Currently I have a bunch of old hardware that runs these machines but I was wondering if there was a better ...
2
votes
0answers
49 views

Multiple Users Running Multiple VMs

New to the concept of VMs and was wondering if there is any merit (performance gains, etc.) to having 1 host machine running several logged-in users at the same time, with each user running 2+ VMs. ...
20
votes
5answers
645 views

Why does VM software need to know which OS will be running inside the VM?

When I create a new VM (with VirtualBox) it will ask me what OS will run inside the VM. Why does it need (or like) to know that? Will it result in better performance? Will some things work / not ...
0
votes
2answers
90 views

How do I easily set up a virtual machine on Windows?

I'm looking for literature for how to setup a Virtual Machine (VM) and install an OS on it. My current OS is Windows 7, however I may want to put both Windows 7 and Windows XP on the VM. Is this ...
1
vote
2answers
117 views

Install and run Be OS

Just for the sake of fun, I want to download and install Be OS and install it inside a VirtualBox. Any ideas where I can get it. It would be also great if I can find the R5.1 ("Dano") release.
4
votes
3answers
937 views

Minimal OS for running virtual machines

Is there a minimalistic operating system built purely for the purpose of running virtual machines (preferrably open source / otherwise free)? If not, let's say I decided to do something like Linux ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Do I need a seperate windows license for a VM?

I have Windows 7 running on my laptop. I want to create a VM on my laptop that will also be running windows 7. Can I use the same key I used for my laptop as I used for the vm? Or is that going to ...
0
votes
2answers
358 views

Installing windows and unix on two hard drives on the same computer

I know this might be a noob question, but I need to install windows and a Unix system on the same machine. I've got two hard drives, so I can install one on each. Just not sure if maybe I would be ...
0
votes
2answers
704 views

difference in performance: virtualbox os and local os

Is there a specific difference in performance between an OS installed on a Virtual Box and an OS installed locally on a computer? Is there any formula so that I could know what is lost when you ...
5
votes
9answers
2k views

Running Linux inside Windows XP, ie no dual booting

What are the best options that allow running a Linux distribution, such as Ubuntu inside Windows XP, i.e. within a window? By "best" I mean quick startup time, low memory requirement, good graphical ...