A virtual machine is an emulation of a guest operating system, running on virtualized hardware within a host operating system.

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How to access an SD card from a virtual machine?

I want to format an SD card from my Linux virtual machine. I have a built-in SD card reader in my laptop. I tried using VirtualBox and VMware Player and installed Ubuntu 10.04 guest. None of them are ...
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How do I find the IP address of a virtual machine using VMware Fusion?

Can I determine the IP of a virtual machine using VMware Fusion without actually entering the operating system running on the virtual machine? I'm looking for a menu option, command line, or otherwise ...
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Can I take a Hard Drive out of a Desktop/ Laptop computer and use it as a Virtual Machine without converting it?

Without converting the Hard drive to an ISO or P2V format, is it possible to use a physical hard drive plugged in via USB as a Virtual Machine? (Virtual Box is ideal, but not essential)
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If I virtualise a server on my machine, can I access it in a browser?

I want to start playing around with Ubuntu Server on my machine (Macbook Pro) running off VirtualBox or something similar. I want to do this so I can get used to using Ubuntu Server, and so I can ...
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Convert OEM Windows XP box to virtual machine?

I know I can technically convert an existing Windows XP box to a virtual machine. (e.g. VMWare converter). What I do not quite understand is whether I can then actuall use this image/guest. The ...
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Why VirtualBox on 64bit host requires HT for 64bit guest?

The host computer is win64bit. I want to run a 64bit Linux guest. The CPU is AMD 64bit 2-core. I couldn't find HyperThreading or VT, or HT option in the BIOS. VirtualBox version is: 4.18 However, ...
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VMware P2V on HDD with 2 OS - “How hack” Windows 7 System Partition (100mb)

Hi I have HDD with bad sectors. I would like use p2v from VMware. On HDD is installed Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003. HDD is divided into these partition: C - Windows Server 2003 D - Windows 7 ...
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Looking for a virtual machine that supports 132x43 text mode or higher

I'm looking for any virtual machine that supports VESA text mode 132x43 or higher. Bonus points if it works on Windows, boots from floppy image and is free software. This may seem like a silly ...
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How can I run a virtual machine from a RAW format disk image on Mac OS X?

I have a Debian Linux web server running in VMWare on my laptop. I use a VPS hosting company that lets me upload a copy of this virtual machine’s disk image to use as a live web server, meaning I’ve ...
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Recommendation for desktop VM host?

What I have: A desktop machine with a 3GHz AMD64 quad core processor, with 4G of ram, and dual monitors, and swappable SATA drive bays a SATA drive with Ubuntu 11.10 a SATA drive with Windows ...
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Add physical disk as a VM without imaging or altering the disk

Can I run Windows and Linux simultaneously from two separate hard drives whilst still being able to boot each individually? The scenario is as follows: I have two HDDs (SSDs in this case). One has an ...
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Can a vm be a reliable test machine?

My apps must run on legacy Windows up until 95. I don't own any hardware that could run such outdated OS's but my clients do. I develop my apps on Windows 7, but all use plain old C++ and stl along ...
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Updating grub2 in a Debian VM

I am running a series of debian server VMs under Xen. I am using pygrub, so the kernels and initrds are within the VM itself. I would like to continue using the automatic grub.cfg generation ...
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Waiting for a virtualbox automated guest login to complete

Is there way to tell if an automated logon to a virtualbox windows guest has completed? I'm currently using virtualbox machines as part of a test process on windows, but at the moment I have to ...
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Is there a way to store files in memory?

I have this problem with chrome: Whenever g Google Chrome is open my HDD spins really fast Anyway, after reading this, exerpt: Hi Tim, You can also tell Chrome to use a random folder for the ...
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Harware Virtualization in Asus 1215n Netbook

Is it possible to enable Hardware Virtualization on the Asus 1215n netbook? I know the Intel Atom CPU supports it but I can't find an option for it in the BIOS. I am trying to run different ...
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How to set 1 Gbps connectivity between two VMs on KVM?

I want to run few benchmarks, which require 1Gbps connectivity between two VMs on the same physical host. I found on the web, that using virtio as my network card adapter should do that for me, but I ...
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Same ubuntu on bootable USB and in Virtual Machine

I have ubuntu 11.10 installed on a bootable USB stick. Now, I wish to use the very same installation without having to boot from within Win7 64bit. I figured that this could possibly be done with a ...
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How to back up VM's on Windows 8 Preview Hyper-V with WHS 2011?

I've got a computer running the Windows 8 Developer Preview and I've enabled the Hyper-V support built into that. I use a Windows Home Server 2011 box for backing up my computers. Settings and ...
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Why is a gratuitous ARP sent out after VM migration?

Is it because the MAC address of the VM changes?
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VirtualBox's virtual machine refuses to shutdown

I am running Windows 7 64-bit and recently installed VirtualBox on which I installed Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit guest OS. Everything runs smoothly until I found that I am not able to shutdown or reboot the ...
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Is there a way to run the Microsoft browser VMs on VirtualBox?

I do a lot of web development on Linux and Mac, and I'm also a fan of VirtualBox. Microsoft has available for download various browser images for testing, but they require VirtualPC to run: ...
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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 ...
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Vm ware Lost Password Windows XP Virtual Machine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset the admin password of a Windows XP VM running in VMWare? I have Win Xp as virtual machine, but I lost the admin password. Is it possible somehow to reset ...
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VirtualBox: Linux guest on OS X host won't update

I'm running a Debian Mint guest on an OS X host with VirtualBox. 1) So I run Update Manager in the Linux guest: 364 recommended updates are available. 2) Everything seems to be going fine. 3) ...
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How to access a virtual machine behind a NAT from a public network

I have a 1&1 hosting dedicated server (Linux Centos 5.x with Plesk) (IP 74.208.98.x) and I configured a NagiosXI virtual machine to run in NAT mode under VMware player 4.0. because I was unable to ...
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Can I run VirtualBox and VMWare Fusion on the same machine?

I have both VirtualBox and VMWare VMs on separate laptops. Can I run both of those VMWare Fusion and VirtualBox on my Macbook Pro, assuming that I don't want to run them at the same time? Has ...
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Time machine friendly virtual machine (VirtualBox) image files?

I have a Windows 7 VirtualBox virtual machine. The disk image file is 30GB and is one large .vdi file. If I change anything inside that (even a few KBs), Time Machine wants to backup the entire 30GB ...
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Running a macro in a windows VM while being able to do things on the host

Is it possible to simulate mouse and keyboard movements in a virtual machine (ie: running a macro) while still being able to work normally on my host. Reason I ask is because I currently run these ...
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Connect Monitor to Physical Server, but have VM on server detect it

I have a built server, with multiple VMs running on it. There is one user account running on the physical server, and on that session, there are multiple VMs running. I use VMware Workstation, to run ...
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Can a VMWare fusion image on windows 7 be legally used on more than one mac?

I have a legal, store-bought copy of Windows 7. I'd like to install it into a virtual machine, either VMWare or Parallels. I have VMWare Fusion on my Macbook Pro and my iMac. My question is, once ...
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Xorg - FVWM - Dual Monitors connected to same display independently

I am using Slackware Linux 13.37 with FVMW2 as my window manager. I have a pair of monitors that are different physical dimensions (a 21" widescreen, and a 19" standard display) which I use to do my ...
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Can I install two virtual machines on my PC?

I want to develop a client-server application that wil be running on Linux. Can I install two VMs to emulate two Linux machines in windows 7?
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Headless VBox - VRDE not working

I have imported an existing machine on a freshly installed VirtualBox 4.1.6r74727, running on a Ubuntu Server 10.04 box. The guest OS is Windows Server 2003. Further, I have modified the VM as ...
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Is it possible to run my other partition inside of a VM?

So I have dual boot machine with windows 7 and ubuntu 11. I would like to, at times, run a vm from one partition to another. For example sometimes I would like to do certain things in windows while ...
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Is it possible to use a VMware image created on WindowsXP 32bits on MacOS X?

I have a running VMWare virtual machine created on a 64bits edition of Windows 7, the guest OS being Ubuntu 10.04 64bits. I wish I could use that very same virtual machine on a Mac. If I copy the ...
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Why can't a PC with 2 network cards be accessed by hostname?

I set up PC with 2 network cards, connected to the same LAN. I can connect to this PC (e.g. by remote desktop) only via IP addresses. Accessing by hostname does not work. Why is this the case? ...
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Oracle VM VirtualBox - cannot load system

installed Ubuntu on VM and I've used it for 2-3 weeks - everything was working but today... I try load my machine with Ubuntu but it gives me an error: Gave up waiting for root device. Common ...
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Routing packets from one application to a virtual machine?

I am trying to test an application running in windows 7, and I would like to send the packets it generates to a server VM (I am using virtualbox) on the local machine which will act as a simulation ...
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How do I convert a physical mac to a Virtual Machine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I convert my OS X Lion into a VMware virtual machine? Seems to be easy to do from Windows or Linux, but not finding much on how to do it with a mac. VMWare would be ...
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Run a dual-boot operative system virtually

I have a dual-boot system with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 installed on separate partitions, according to the following partitioning scheme: 1. MBR for windows 2. Windows system partition (NTFS) - ...
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Linux: Low memory GNOME distro or VM that takes up < 600 MB total disk space on VM?

I'm trying to get the Hamster time tracking Gnome applet working on OS X using seamless mode. I'm presuming with Gnome I can create a Gnome panel, with just the Hamster time tracker applet in it, ...
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How to find out why VirtualBox won't read my .vmdk files?

Some time ago I made virtual drives from a flash drive using this tutorial. The images (all 3 of them of a same drive) worked "fine", that is to say they did mount, and I was busy solving the problems ...
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Does Windows notice when a VM is moved around?

I'm thinking of migrating a Desktop machine (Windows XP) to a VM solution (VirtualBox or MS Virtual PC). The reason is that I need a new hardware anyways and I don't want to (cannot properly) ...
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Installation of Mac OS X Leopard in Virtual Box 4 on Ubuntu 11.10 [closed]

I need to install OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.4 on a VM in Virtual Box on Ubuntu 11.10, I have HP ProBook 4530. I tried to figure out many ways found on internet. But every time it stuck on the these ...
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Virtual machines with failover setup

We have three servers and our plan is to run a number of virtual machines on them in such manner, that if one of the nodes blow up, we can either quickly or seamlessly get a spare running on another ...
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Why aren't my XP Mode applications showing up in the 7 start menu?

I did the install inside XP Mode and everything appears fine there. The application icons are in the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs location (I'm aware that per-user icons ...
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Why does sshfs not work only when called inside an ssh command?

A is a Mac Os X 10.7.2 host and B is an ArchLinux VM running in A. I can ssh from A to B and from B to A using an authentication key. I want B to mount itself in A using sshfs when it starts. Why ...
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Can I route all network connections through a virtual machine on macosx?

So far I've experienced with proxy software to monitor http connections on my machine, but I want to know about every little detail. I thought I could install a virtual machine and force macosx to ...
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VMware blocked usb access from Physical Machine

The problem is I cannot access my usb stick from the real machine. If I insert the usb and i have "Removable Devices" turned ON on my virtual machine I have full access and functionality on it. When ...