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

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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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NAT Port Forwarding in VirtualBox

I have enabled two adapters in my VirtualBox (running Ubuntu 12.10 Server Edition), with types as: Host-only and NAT. My main motive is to be able to connect two VMs running on two different hosts ...
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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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Is it possible to get a Virtualbox VM always start from same time, if so how?

I am trying to use VB to set up a Windows 7 VM for use in a training course. I want the virtual machine always to start up from the same conditions, in particular: The VM always starts at the same ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Coding in Visual Studio in Linux VM?

Is it possible to set up a virtual machine so that I can run my development environment in Linux, but I get all the changes synced back to Windows? I can then use Visual Studio for editing the code.
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Running Steam in a Virtual Machine

Does anyone have experience running Steam in a Windows XP virtual machine. I was wondering if this works and how well does it work.
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Use same Ubuntu install in physical or virtual machine

I'm planning to install Windows 7 x64 soon. I'm planning also run Ubuntu. I wish to use Ubuntu for developing, and for doing live music. I'd like to be able boot directly into Ubuntu for live ...
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Can I run a 32bit version of Windows XP in a Virtual Machine, on a 64bit machine running Ubuntu (64bit)

I believe my title is enough.. I have a 64bit Computer running Ubuntu (64bit). Can I run a 32bit version of Windows XP in a Virtual Machine (VirtualBox)?
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Can't access internet from inside Virtual Box

I have used Virtual Box on my system before and was able to access the internet. I just reinstalled Virtual Box and installed XP inside it. I cannot access the internet from within. When I look in ...
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Where is my .vmc config file for Virtual PC

Where does Virtual PC stores the .vmc files ? I can't find them.
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VMWare Fusion 2.0.6 no longer wants to load my VMs

The issue: VMware Fusion cannot connect to the virtual machine. Make sure you have rights to run the program and to access all directories it uses and rights to access all directories for ...
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Why has my Debian testing VM suddenly stopped loading X Windows System?

I recently installed Debian testing (jessie as of writing) into a VirtualBox VM. After installing, I loaded make, gcc, and dkms so I could install the Guest Additions. After installing Guest Additions ...
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Creating a RAMDisk on Windows to cache HDD

In short I am looking for something to be able to mimic Intel RST but at a software level for Windows VM's on a Windows 8.1 host. I am using Hyper-V. Issue I have a few VM's that are bottle-necking ...
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Increase dynamic VDI disk size

I'm running Linux (OpenSuse) host (Oracle VirtualBox) with Win 7 guest. I configured the VM with a VDI format disk that grows dynamically as required. Windows currently has 3.5 Gb free but I need to ...
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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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Server 2012 - Hyper V Manager, RemoteFX missing From Hardware List

I've installed Remote Desktop Services and Hyper-V on a server running Windows Server 2012. The Hyper-V settings are showing my GPU as selected for use with RemoteFX as below However when I go to ...
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Not able to mount/install vmware tools

I'm using the vmware player 6. I installed Mint 15 Olivia (MATE 64bit), everything is fine...except that I cannot install vmware tools. When I start the vm and click im vmware menu: ...
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Create disk image of C drive and run on VMware virtual machine

I run Windows XP SP3 Pro on my desktop PC and I want to create an image of its C Drive. I'd like to run this image in a virtual machine on VMware. How can I do this? Install XP in VMware first – ...
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No Internet connection in Android-x86 4.2 ISO on VirtualBox

I installed Oracle VirtualBox on Windows 8. Then I downloaded android-x86-4.2-20121225.iso from Android-x86. After I installed Android x86-4.2 on VirtualBox from the ISO, I could run it, but the ...