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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

-1
votes
1answer
6k views

How to install Mac OS X Leopard within VirtualBox? [closed]

I have the latest version of VirtualBox and a genuine copy of Mac OS X Leopard in the original installation disk that came with my laptop. My desktop is a Windows 7 x64 so I want to use VirtualBox to ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I access Apache server (that runs on Ubuntu) from VirtualBox OSE to test my php websites?

I should test php websites on ie6,ie7,ie8 but i have ubuntu. My computer have OS Ubuntu and virtual box OSE. In ubuntu I run apache server that running my websites with special config. How can I ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

How to clone VirtualBox VM?

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit and need to clone a VirtualBox VM of Windows XP Pro. How do you do this on Windows 7?
1
vote
3answers
4k views

Ubuntu inside VMware Player not connecting to host

I am running a Ubuntu inside VMware player and it was working fine. But then I updated the ubuntu to latest version of it and from then it is not able to connect to the host i.e. Windows 7. Thus it is ...
3
votes
1answer
13k views

How to edit BIOS information for a virtual machine in VMWare?

The manufacturer, as set in the BIOS of my VM, is "VMWare". I want to change that to other string. How to do that?
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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.
0
votes
1answer
580 views

Which Virtual machine to install on Ubuntu Server for use as Media Player?

I'm currently running Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS (on an Intel E3300). This connects to my TV via a HDMI port on a nVIDIA GeForce 9300GS. Looking for a way install a Desktop on this machine as a VM so ...
1
vote
2answers
430 views

Virtualbox: inaccessable VMs?

I have two inaccessible VM's here, I'm entirely unsure of how to resolve this issue, and don't want to mess up any of my files. I found a thread on the internet about this, but it's specific to ...
2
votes
4answers
17k views

vmware linux headers not found for ubuntu 10.10?

I've installed Vmware 6.5 on Ubuntu 10.10... when I start vmware player/workstation its asking for linux kernel header for some compilation but I'm not able to find the appropriate package, see the ...
4
votes
2answers
276 views

Development Virtual Machine - Is Windows XP still a possible option

I want to separate my development work from my routine work. My host OS is Windows 7. I was wondering if Windows XP would be a viable choice for the guest OS. I do not own a copy of Windows XP now. ...
6
votes
4answers
5k views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
428 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
911 views

VirtualBox hard drive corruption

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 on VirtualBox 3.2.8 (Win XP). I was doing a defrag, which wasn't very smart when I had the VM running I guess. Now some of the files are corrupted it would seem. How can I ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

Windows XP Virtual Machine Shortcomings for Developer Environment

A couple of old SDK's are only supported for Win XP x32 - I am wondering what sort of shortcomings would I encounter if i used a virtual XP x32 on 7 x64, rather than native Win XP x32?
7
votes
4answers
9k views

How much hard drive space should I give my Windows 7 Virtual Machine?

I'm going to reformat my computer today and install Linux Mint on it. I developer on a .NET stack mainly for work and home, but I hate using Windows (go figure). What specs do I need for Visual ...
0
votes
1answer
698 views

Virtual Machines and Dual Monitors with a Windows 7 Host and Linux Guest

I'm looking for virtual machine software that supports dual monitors on a Linux guest with a Windows 7 host. VirtualBox supports dual monitors only for Windows guests. VMware Player was extremely ...
18
votes
5answers
18k views

Ubuntu Server VM: copy paste?

I've installed Ubuntu Server under Virtualbox just to get a nice little shell. I've also installed the VirtualBox "Guest Additions" and set "Shared Clipboard: Bidirectional". I still can't seem to ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Accessing Virtual PC from Host PC [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to setup virtual PC with php and access it from PC host ? I would like to access Virtual PC URL from Host PC. I am able to access host computer from virtual PC. But ...
0
votes
2answers
641 views

Windows 7 Virtual Machine Error “Not enough storage is available to process this command.”

When I try to access my host machine (Win 7 Ent) from two different virtual machines (both Win 7 Pro) using an UNC path and I keep getting "Not enough storage is available to process this command." ...
8
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
609 views

Sandboxie vs VMs

For basic browsing, and simple application installing, is Sandboxie enough? Are there times where a VM would offer better security?
4
votes
2answers
657 views

Keyloggers and Virtualization

Whilst pondering about security, and setting up different VM for certain online activities deemed more risky or requiring extra security (banking, or visiting untrusted websites, etc), I came to think ...
0
votes
4answers
761 views

If someone can access my ubuntu virtualbox files, can they hack into it?

If someone can access my Ubuntu VirtualBox files, can they hack into it? Is it hard?
1
vote
2answers
2k views

How Do Printers Work in Virtual Machines?

I'm planning to set up a virtual machine on my new desktop for my other family members so that it wouldn't get viruses or strange applications installed while I'm not around. They need access to the ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

Can virtual machines infect their host? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virtual Machine and Virus I've always been curious because I've run a virtual machine a few times. Can a VM infect the host with a shared drive between the two? Can a ...
0
votes
1answer
881 views

Can't Create new Virtual Machine in VMWare Server using Hard Disk Created from VirtualBox

I have 2 virtual machines I'm trying to convert from VirtualBox to VMWare server. I exported the hard drives using the command VBoxManage clonehd [uuid] OpenBSD.vmdk -format VMDK This produced ...
1
vote
2answers
310 views

Is it really impossible to run Windows XP mode in Windows 7 version less than Professional?

I've got a laptop for work which comes with Windows 7 Home Premium. I need to use some devices whose driver doesn't run Windows versions greater than XP. I want to use Windows XP mode in this machine, ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

VirtualBox OSE: Install Guest OS On Headless Host Via VNC?

I've remotely installed VirtualBox OSE on my Gentoo box at home. I have everything set up and ready for the OS. However all the documentation I've read seems to say that you can only use the PUEL ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

How to run windows 3.11 on a virtual computer?

I have a disk from my old computer (Windows 3.11) the instalation diskettes are lost somewhere. Can I run it on Virtual PC? If yes, how do I do it?
2
votes
2answers
14k views

How to transfer files from oracle vm

Is it possible to copy files from Oracle VM desktop to the other local windows?
4
votes
2answers
2k views

How to hide a linux pc from network?

I installed a Linux virtual machine in my windows machine, but I don't want my network admin see the Linux VM. Is there any way to hide it?
2
votes
3answers
14k views

Can't access the internet on my virtual machine using VMWare

On my physical laptop I have Windows 7 installed along with VMWare 7. Now I create a virtual machine and installed Linux Mint 9 on it and everything works on the virtual machine. When I try to access ...
0
votes
3answers
360 views

Is it possible to create a virtual distributed cluster on a regular machine?

Let me explain. I have a Turion64 X2 processor (laptop) and while studying OpenMP everything works fine, but soon I'll have to be working on some MPI programs. Will I have to go to the Univ. and work ...
2
votes
1answer
77 views

Where to deploy dev environment - host or VM on a powerful desktop?

At work we are each given copies of VMWare's Workstation to install on our Windows 7 machines. On our physical machines, we run a software product (Which we develop against), which is always on and ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

My Keyboard does not work in **Ubuntu terminal **whilst writing a source code

I have installed a Virtual machine.I use Virtual Box for the same. My host OS is Windows XP SP3. I have assigned it 500mb of Ram and it works fine. But my problem is that my Keyboard does not work in ...
4
votes
3answers
464 views

Start up with a virtual machine

Is it possible to use a virtual machine like a kind of dual or multi-boot? I mean: The computer starts up directly in the virtual machine and the you can chose what kind of OS you want to use (after ...
2
votes
3answers
618 views

VirtualBox VM Shared on DualBoot System

I have a dual boot system: Vista from factory and Ubuntu Lucid with WUBI. I've installed Oracle VirtualBox on both to do what follows. I previously used MS Virtual PC on Vista with a XP VM, which I ...
0
votes
3answers
199 views

What Virtual Machine (virtualization) solution to use? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virtualization software for a Mac I am a Mac user and wanted to have Windows 7 as a Virtual Machine. I know about only two possible solutions/software that I can install ...
2
votes
1answer
259 views

Is there any way to run x64 vm without virtualization Technology support?

I have Intel CPU without VT support. How can I run x64 vm on this?
1
vote
2answers
3k views

VirtualBox's Internet doesn't work no matter what

None of my VirtualBox virtual machine can use the internet. I've tried every possible configuration of networking ad it never works. Occasionally, just out of the blue, without changing anything, the ...
7
votes
2answers
12k views

Is there a tool to convert VHD images to VDI images?

I saw the response for converting VDI images into VHD images, but I want to do the opposite conversion - is there a tool to do this?
1
vote
2answers
58 views

How viable is this scenario?

I have Windows 7 installed on my laptop a Toshiba A505 with 4GB RAM and Core2Duo T6500 processor. I'm thinking of installing a Linux distro and then using VirtualBox, create a Windows 7 virtual ...
1
vote
2answers
300 views

Is there any reason I should use VirtualPC over VirtualBox to run Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: virtual pc versus virtualbox I'm looking to have a virtual machine with Ubuntu installed on it. I want to do some light development work on it. I have access to a ...
1
vote
4answers
764 views

Can I virtualize my current XP installation within Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Converting existing PC into a VM with Virtual Box I have XP currently installed on my work machine, which is getting a bit outdated and sluggish. I was hoping to install ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

How can I copy an XP Mode virtual machine from one computer to another?

Is it possible to copy an XP Mode Virtual PC image from one computer to a completely different computer (not on the network, not related in any way whatsoever)? I tried this, but it only would seem ...
3
votes
2answers
17k views

Mac OS X Guest Virtual Box in Windows Host Full Screen

Is there a way to make the Mac OS X guest OS adapt the resolution of the host OS given that there's no guest additions yet as of the moment?
1
vote
2answers
261 views

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)?
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Boot computer from a Windows XP VM Image?

It seems as this isn't impossible but I haven't found any software that does this, except this one, but it isn't even released yet: vBoot. My objective is: Install Windows XP in a VM and save it as ...
14
votes
4answers
10k views

Is it possible to create Portable VM?

I want to know that is it possible to create a fully portable virtual machine using any of the VMWare like products? My objective is to create a virtual machine (XP as guest OS), install some app in ...
4
votes
5answers
5k views

Linux kernel yield() functionality

When I start VMWare Player it gives me this message: How can I setup my system so that this yield() functionality is automatically enabled?