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 do I configure routing table to add correct gateway?

I'm getting this error when I try to ping 8.8.8.8 from my Virtual Machine: PING 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8) 56(84) bytes of data. From 172.30.8.135: icmp_seq=1 Redirect Host(New nexthop: 172.30.8.254) From ...
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Enable Integration Features does not seem to work

I double clicked on the an existing .vmc of Windows 7 and it brought up the Windows Virtual PC that comes with the Windows 7 ultimate edition. It runs fine, however, I can't seem to enable ...
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Convert partition to Virtual Disk image

I have a 250 GB HD with a XP partition. I partitioned the XP Box to 112 GB, since the max Virtual PC can load is 127 GB. I have a new motherboard and can't load into the partition, so I am using ...
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Linux as a host with multiple Windows XP virtual machines

I am tierd or how my computer slows down... no matter what I do eventually it gets slower. I think I need a new system, a new way of doing things. Recently, for an unrelated matter I have been ...
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VNC Desktop in the cloud

I want: a virtual server that does nothing but run a web browser and pipe I/O through VNC. For: getting a full web browser that renders fast on any device that runs a VNC client including pocketables ...
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Advantages of using a virtual machine [closed]

What are the pros and cons of using a virtual machine given that I have a decent 64-bit computer with 4GB RAM and 64-bit OS? For example, why should I use a virtual machine instead of dual-booting? ...
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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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VirtualBox VM as Man-in-the-Middle for Network Bridge

I have a wired Ethernet port and a wireless port. I have a device connected directly to my PC (running Windows 7) by means of the Ethernet port and the device connects to the Internet, which is ...
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What are the differences between VirtualBox and VMware Workstation? [closed]

I am planning to download a virtual machine and I'm confused which to download. If any one know more about virtual machines please give me a quick solution. If there is other virtual machines better ...
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How can I see if my computer can host a 64bit virtual machine?

I'd like to learn how to use Microsoft Forefront. I need a 64Bit machine to do so. How can I check if my computer can host a 64bit virtual machine?
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Running Mac OS X Physical Partition Inside VirtualBox

I have a Macbook Pro partitioned to dual boot Ubuntu or OS X. I've read a couple guides explaining how to run a physical Windows partition as a guest inside VirtualBox. Is the same thing possible with ...
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Keeping VirtualBox working across Linux kernel upgrade

I recently installed VirtualBox on my Linux host. I noticed while running the install script that some kernel modules were compiled/installed. I upgrade the kernel (building from source) quite ...
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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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How to connect to internet from Ubuntu which is installed in a virtual machine using VMWare Workstation?

I have installed Ubuntu 9.04 on a virtual machine using VMWare Workstation. I have Windows 7 as my host OS. I want to connect to internet from Ubuntu. Can anyone please gives steps for connecting to ...
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Which is the fastest Linux hypervisor?

As there is a Cygwin which is API-level VM, I guess there maybe similar one in Linux? Or, generally which hypervisor is fastest? I'm only care about Linux. BTW, I can't install Xen in Ubuntu ...
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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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XP VM not detecting USB keyboard or mouse from Windows 7 host

I've been using a Windows XP Pro VM (32-bit, SP3) for months on my work PC (Windows 7 64-bit) with no problems, with a PS/2 keyboard and a standard optical USB mouse. Today I copied this VM onto my ...
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Clean install of Windows 7 from Boot Camp to VMware Fusion

Hey guys I'm currently trying to ditch Boot Camp in favour of VMware Fusion. I've seen this answer here but what I want to do is to get rid of my Boot Camp partition and do a clean install of Windows ...
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Virtualise with a certain processor speed

Is there a way to set the processor speed of a Virtual Machine? I'm currently using VirtualBox on a Mac OS X Host, but other options would also be interesting.
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Does VirtualBox support line in and the microphone?

I am running windows 7 on my host which has the microphone working just fine but I cannot get the mic to work under any guest (I have tried Ubuntu 10.4 and Windows XP). I am beginning to think that ...
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Is it possible to configure a virtual machine such that the guest has access to ethernet, but the host does not?

Basically, I want to be able to run Windows XP as the host OS (for a few processor-hungry apps) with the driver for ethernet (and thus access to the internet) disabled. However, I want a guest ...
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Virtual machine very slow after migrating hosts

I have just migrated 4 VMs from windows server 2003 R2 to windows server 2008 R3. 3 of the machines are working perfectly, but the fourth is running incredibly slow. Interactivity is mostly OK, but ...
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Red Hat/XP: Accessing network files using file protocol

I'm running Red Hat Linux 4.5 in VMWare Server (virtual machine) on Windows XP (host machine). I'm using a loopback adapter to assign an IP address of 192.168.1.100 to the VM. How would I set up file ...
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Issue with write-access in Windows 7 VM through VMware Fusion

I've been having some problems with access rights on VMware Fusion shared directories on my Windows 7 Ultimate Virtual Machine. Basically, I am not able to enable write-access on the directories in ...
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How do I share files with a linux virtual machine from a Win 7 desktop

I have a Win7 deskptop (host) and want to run a linux virtual machine; but I want that linux virtual machine to be able to access a directory on the host machine (in this case, to serve a web ...
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How to install Windows XP on a Mac OS X using VMware Fusion 3

I'm trying to install Windows XP on my Mac through a VMware Fusion virtual machine, but I can't seem to make it work. I have an ISO image of Win XP on my computer and I tried using that, but when ...
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Why is my virtual machine not using all the memory allocated to it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Memory sticks, 32 and 64 Bit OS I have a VMWare virtual machine on my computer (Host: Win7 x64, VM: Win7 x86). The host has 8GB, of which I've allocated 4GB to the VM, ...
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Is there a way to use a VirtualPC image from linux?

I have a nicely setup Windows XP image made on VirtualPC 2007. However, I currently need to use Linux (am using Lucid) for development. Is there a way in which I can use the VPC image from Linux - ...
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Ubuntu VM “read only file system” fix?

I was going to install VMWare tools on an Ubuntu server Virtual Machine, but I ran into the issue of not being able to create a cdrom directory in the /mnt directory. I then tested to see if it was ...
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Mount a .vdi in Windows 7 as a hard drive?

On my Windows 7 machine (host), I have a virtual machine (VirtualBox) running Ubuntu 10.10 - inside the .vdi, I have some large files that I would like to extract - one of them being a standalone .iso ...
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Odd SVN Checkout failures occur frequenctly on VMWare virtual machines

We've recently been experiencing seemingly random SVN checkout failures on our Hudson build system. We are occasionally receiving the following SVN error when our Hudson build jobs checkout source ...
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SSHing across VM's on Windows XP

I have 2 VM's, A and B, running Red Hat EL 4.5, on a host machine running Windows XP. A's ip is 192.168.1.100 B's ip is 172.16.1.100 I have setup 2 virtual networks on Microsoft Loopback Adapter ...
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virtual machine virtualization

If I have a 4 GB machine, I cannot have more than 4 VMs if each one requires 1 GB. True or false? Explain either answer
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How to only let a user access a virtual machine and not the host machine?

I have friends that are very bad at following directions. I would like to allow them to use the internet from my home, however I am very tired of cleaning up Viruses and randomly downloaded games. ...
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When virtualizing, is it possible for a host OS to be compromised through the guest OS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Can virtual machines infect their host? Virtual Machine and Virus Is the host OS isolated in terms of security? If I don't secure my VM could my Host OS be at risk? ...
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Will running virtual machines from a hybrid SSD see a significant speed increase?

I have virtual machines running off an external 7200rpm hard drive connected to a laptop with eSATA. I'd like to upgrade the drive to an SSD but can't afford one at the size I need. Would using a ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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?
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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?