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

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Virtual machines and TRIM

Although TRIM support was introduced to make SSD work better, it should also help virtual machines optimizing virtual disks (for example to know which parts of virtual disks needs no storage on ...
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How do I stop VMware player from resizing?

I just downloaded VMware player (I used to use Virtual Box, but I needed Windows Aero, and vbox doesn't support that yet) But it will automatically resize the guest when I resize the window, and I do ...
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How can I mount an external hard drive in a VirtualBox machine

I have installed Virtual Box on Machine and setup a Ubuntu 9.10 machine. And I have an external hard drive formatted for linux. But when I hook up the external hard drive, my ubuntu 9.10 can't see ...
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How do you copy a file from Windows to a VMware virtual hard disk (Ubuntu)?

I have VMware Player, and I run Ubuntu with it on my Windows 7 system. Now I want to copy some files from my Windows folders into the VMware virtual hard disk, so that I can view these files on ...
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Unable to ssh to a Linux VM after a day

I have a machine running 4 VMs on it. There is one Fedora VM which is causing me some trouble. The IPs of the VMs are something like 10.100.100.* I have a Windows PC which is in the same network. It ...
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How do I migrate my Windows desktop to a VirtualBox VM?

I have VirtualBox 4.3.6 and True Image 2014 Premium with Universal Restore. I've read a lot about different methods but I'm not sure where to start, or what will suit my needs. Directly from ...
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Dual boot Linux / Windows 7 + Window 7 virtual machine under Linux + licensing

Is it legal to use single Windows 7 (home basic) license to install windows on host AND on virtual machine running under Linux on the same host? It will be physically different installations ...
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Creating Ubuntu VM with VirtualBox

I am trying to set up my very first virtual machine via VirtualBox (4.1.8). I created the machine and selected Linux → Ubuntu inside VBox's installation wizard. I then went to run the machine for the ...
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How can I shrink my VMware image?

I created an image of a Windows Server 2008 system using the free VMware Player and set the maximum hard drive size to 100GB. I then gave those image files - 30GB at the time - to a server hosting ...
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How to connect to wifi using Windows 8.1 preview in a Oracle VM VirtualBox virtual pc

I've been thinking about upgrading to Windows 8.1 but wanted to test it first in a virtual pc I made using Oracle VM VirtualBox. I downloaded the Windows 8.1 preview software and so far it works well. ...
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Quad Core host with hyper-threading, how many processors to configure in VirtualBox?

I have a quad-core i7 processor with hyperthreading (8 logical cores), when I configured a virtual machine to use 8 processors, VirtualBox gave me a warning saying that I only have four cores (which ...
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Special instructions for CentOS VBox virtual machine?

I am gearing up to create a CentOS 5.5 server virtual machine in VBox and was wondering if there are special instructions, configurations or settings that I should be aware of ahead of time. ...
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Setting Hostname as IP on Linux for Hadoop VM

How can I have an Ubuntu server VM set /etc/hostname/ to the value fo the VM's assigned IP address automatically on startup? I'm creating an Ubuntu server VM image to run Hadoop. When a client ...
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Running an executable in virtual machine through base machine

I want to launch an executable in my virtual machine(Windows Server 2003 OS and is installed using VMWARE Workstation) from my base machine I tried the following command "C:\Program ...
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How do i set up shared folders in virtual box (windows 7 host, Ubuntu guest)?

I have windows 7 (host), virtual box, and BioLinux6 (a varient of Ubuntu) as the guest OS. how can i set up the shared folders to be usable for read and write in both OS without having to re-mount ...
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Windows 8 Hyper-V Client Backup Solution

I am planning to create a server environment consisting of 1 hardware pc running Windows 8. On that Windows 8 machine I run 2 VM server one running linux the other is running windows 7. Is there a ...
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Can I move Ubuntu vmware installation to a new laptop?

I am getting a new laptop at work but I have had Ubuntu 9.10 installed on my old XP machine on vmware. I am guessing that migrating to the new machine would not be as easy as just copying the virtual ...
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Multiple monitors with virtual machine

Is it possible to use multiple monitors with Windows Virtual PC 2007? If not, are there any other virtual machines that do support multiple monitors?
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Is it legal to use the trial version of a software over and over? [closed]

My boss proposed I should pirate Photoshop, as documented here. I would not do that. However, a coworker proposed that I could just use virtual machines to re-use the trial version of that software ...
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can a VirtualBox VM run on different hardware?

I have created a VM using VirtualBox on 'A' hardware configuration. Can I expect correct working of this VM if I copy the VM hard drive image and use it on a different hardware configuration 'B'?
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Converting a Windows 2000 Physical Machine to a Virtual Machine

What's the best way to create a virtual machine from an old Windows 2000 machine? I found VMware vCenter Converter Standalone 4.0.1 which is the last version to support Windows 2000. Are there any ...
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My First Virtual Machine

I'd like to create a situation where a standard MS development stack is wholly contained within in a VM such that I can share (via USB enclosure) the identical development environment between main ...
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Is it possible to have an AIX virtual machine running on Windows?

A couple of years ago I was told this is not possible, well... actually i didn't understand why. As time goes by, so are days off our lives, is it still impossible? Or now there are some solutions?
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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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Share virtual machine images between multiple computers

I am in the process of setting up a development environment for a new project and wondered about the theoretical possibility of my ideal set up. I would like to use virtual machines in order to make ...
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How Do I Access localHost From VMware

I've created a new WinXP vitual machine on my win7 using VMware player. The VM is using NAT to share the host's Internet connection and when i put http://192.168.163.2/ in IE on VM, i can easily ...
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How to create virtual machine environments?

I want to create a number of virtual machine environments for testing new beta releases - Windows 7, VS2010, Windows Server 2008 and so on. My host OS is Windows XP. What is the best way of going ...
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Pitfalls of Windows XP Virtual Machines

What problems have you faced when registering and activating Windows XP under VirtualBox or similar?
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Internal stack overflow on Virtual PC when installing Windows 98

I'm attempting to use Windows Virtual PC to set up a Windows 98 (SE) VM; you know, for nostalgia's sake. However, whenever I run it, I get the following error: An internal stack overflow has ...
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Bash script to wait for Virtualbox VM shutdown?

Virtualbox has the ability to issue a command to a running vm: vboxmanage controlvm NameOfRunningVM acpipowerbutton However this command returns immediately which results in non-graceful shutdown ...
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How do you create and partition a raw disk image?

I need to create a raw disk image for use in a virtual machine, but I need to create the partitions before creating the file system or installing the operating system. Can anyone describe a process ...
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How to connect 2 virtual machines(VMWare Workstation 7.0) in a separate network?

There are supposed to be 2 networks: i) The first one is the one which all the virtual machines and the host share(Host-only condition). This one is easily achievable for me, as an amateurish ...
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increase performance of virtual machines on the 27" imac

I'm using a 27" iMac (i7, 8GB RAM) at work and normally run two or three virtual machines at the same time, which hurts the performance of each virtual machine. I've learned on these forums the best ...
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How do I get the maximum resolution on Ubuntu in Microsoft Virtual PC?

I've spent way too much time on this than I care to admit; I'm new in the Linux world, and I installed Ubuntu 9.04 on a new virtual machine. My problem is getting the screen resolution I would like - ...
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How to slow down time for an entire virtual machine

Is there a way to slow down virtual machine, and I don't mean limiting cpu resources, or such but a real simulated slow down, which would also slow down system time so each virtual millisecond in vm ...
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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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How can I virtualize Mac OS X Lion?

My friend bought Mac OS X Lion for me, but I don't have a Mac as I'm using Windows 7. Since I have the DVD, which virtual application do I have to use? Which application is allowed by Apple?
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Mac OS X in VirtualBox

I want to buy the MAC OS X operating system from Amazon and wanted to know if it can be install in VirtualBox with Linux as the host machine?
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Running a Linux virtual machine on Windows 7

I want to do two things: Set up a virtual machine on Windows 7 to run Ubuntu Set up a way for the virtual machine to read the windows disk or windows to have read/write access to the virtual ...
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Virtualization software for a Mac

On my PC running Windows 7 I use VMware Player to run Ubuntu in a virtual machine. What would I use in my MacBook Pro to run Ubuntu? What about for running Windows?
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Is the Linux install procedure the same on a VM as it is on a physical machine?

I'm a Windows user, but have been considering a switch to Linux. My aim is to make this transition as smooth as possible, so to that end, I've been thinking of creating a Virtual Machine and run a ...
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Using CERT Tapioca on VM

I have been attempting to get CERT Tapioca (http://www.cert.org/blogs/certcc/post.cfm?EntryID=203) running on my Mac so that I can test the SSL/HTTPS security of our Android app. Up to this point, I ...
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Is it possible to restore an ubuntu guest vm but keep home directory data untouched?(on Virtualbox or other virtual machine solution)

Is it possible to restore an ubuntu guest vm to an earlier snapshot and keep home directory data from restoring? Or to say keep the user directory out of the system vdi to prevent data loss after ...
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All VMware (Player) Machines are “corrupt”

I have been using VMware to run a virtual machine for testing my apps, but suddenly, when I start up my VM Instance, it runs for a short while, then starts showing: The operation on file ...
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How to assign a static IP address to my VMWare machine?

I currently have two VMWare Fusion VMs setup on my development machine. The first one (Windows Server 2003) has a static IP address, and I am using my hosts file to direct certain URLs to it. I would ...
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Linux Virtual Machine for Windows 7 that will run Keryx?

I'm having a problem getting packages onto a Linux computer that doesn't have an internet connection. The accepted answer here suggests Keryx, which needs a Linux computer with internet to get ...
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e2image restore file system metadata

I'm trying to recreate file system metadata on a virtual disk. I can save this metadata using e2image, and the e2image man page tells me I can use e2image -I to restore the file system. Unfortunately, ...
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How to configure IP forwarding on Netgear N600 WNDR3400 router

I've got a Netgear N600 WNDR3400 Router at home. Is it possible to create a virtual hostname on my home network and have it forward to specific IP's of my choosing? For instance, create a virtual host ...
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Can a physical partition with Windows XP be directly used for booting a Virtual Machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Booting into a Virtual Machine from a physical installation (there are a lot of similar questions but I did not find one which seems to fit my scenario): I have a PC ...
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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 ...