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 share a VPN connection in a VMWare Guest VM with the Host

The need - This question is relevant for all of those who want to bypass their corporate's annoying VPN, and access their work/corporate network from their private computer, especially if the ...
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What are the problems with running a file server (FreeNAS) in a VM?

I want to use my server machine (currently running FreeNAS) as a gaming box too. To do this, I'd install windows 7 on it, and run FreeNas as a virtual machine. The role of the server is a file ...
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One PC with many virtual machines and wireless input/output

Is it possible to have a powerful PC (or a workstation maybe) with two (or more) virtual machines running on it? For each virtual machine, dedicated mouse/keyboard/monitor(s)/audio may exist connected ...
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Mac OS X and Windows XP VM

I have a Windows XP VM setup in my Mac OS X Virtualbox. I am connected to the internet using a Cat5 cable and not via AirPort. I am trying to make it, so I can browse the internet on the Windows XP ...
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Attempting to get BackTrack 5 running with a VMware virtual machine on Windows 7

For starters I'm running a 64bit Version of Windows 7. I'm also dual-booting 64bit Ubuntu 10.04 (if it matters). However, for this I'm trying to get this working on the Windows 7 side of things. I ...
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How to run an encrypted virtual machine?

I wonder what is the best practice for storing the virtual machine encrypted. I tried putting the image it a TrueCrypt volume, but it doesn't work nicely: With the volume unmounted the VirtualBox ...
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How can I access my Linux box from my browser?

I use a hosted machine for work which has vnc and apache servers running. To work on a shell, I connect to the VNC server, and to access files I host them using apache and open them from my browser. ...
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Windows 7 host; Ubuntu 11.04 VM machine, no copy/paste

Basically, as the titles says I've got a Windows 7 host, with VMWare installed. I'm using VMware 7.1.3 and everything works fine apart from one thing. Recently (literally today) for no obvious ...
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How to copy files from local machine to remote virtual machine?

Is there an easy way I can copy files directly from my machine to the virtual machine? I have downloaded a lot of .HTML files on my desktop and I need them on the virtual machine, I noticed that I ...
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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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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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Unable to do Port Forwarding in Virtual Box

I'm using Mac OS X 10.6. I have installed Virtual Box 4.1.0 in it. My Guest OS is Ubuntu Server 11.04. I have added a rule in Port Forwarding in Virtual Box -> "guestssh" TCP 127.0.1.1 8080 ...
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Sandbox a java applet

I heard that minecraft server is very leaky, can consume a lot of resources very quickly. People say to use a virtual machine, all well and good. I'm making an application to automate server setup, ...
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Problem running Mac with VMWare

I had no problem running it for the first time. Now when I wanted to resume my session I get this: The VMware Authorization Service is not running. Searching on google, I found that that I need to ...
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Restore windows XP or boot in virtual environment

I would like to have some kind of setup where I install some thin OS and install Windows on top of that (via virtual machine), so that I can restore Windows at any point. Is that possible? If not ...
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Minimal OS for running virtual machines

Is there a minimalistic operating system built purely for the purpose of running virtual machines (preferrably open source / otherwise free)? If not, let's say I decided to do something like Linux ...
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Hyper-V Woes With Import

I created a windows 7 virtual, and along the way, exported it to an external hard drive for backup. HyperV is hosted on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box. I really need to be able to restore the backup, ...
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Will a Virtual Machine home web server be noticeably slower? Why or why not?

I am thinking about moving my server to a virtual machine on my Windows 7, so I dont have to use Linux. IS this a good idea? Why or why not? My major concern is that speeds will slow down. I have 5GB ...
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What are the requirments to installing Xen?

Do I need a base OS to install Xen or can I just install Xen as the core OS? I read that some people have tried installing Xen over Ubuntu but it didn't really work. So if I had to install an OS ...
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Do VMware, Virtualbox & Virtual PC play nicely together?

Lately VirtualBox has been a bit unstable and I want to try other VMs. If I install VMware and Virtual PC on the same host as VirtualBox will it cause problems (eg. crash the host)? What if I try to ...
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Access to multiple virtual machines at once or other alternative?

I have a Windows 7 computer that acts as a media center and a workstation where I work. Therefore, it needs to be accessed simultaneously by multiple users. Currently, when someone wants to change ...
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Networks of Guest OS in Hyper-V

My host system is connected to a network where the IP addresses are static and need users to apply for them. Further, one IP (in use) is binded with one mac-address. On the other hand, I found that ...
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Bad Block on Virtual Machine (Virtual or Physical Problem?)

I am dealing with a virtual machine that is receiving the following entry in the event log: TIME OF EVENT: 7/30/2011 3:47:05 PM EVENT LOG: System EVENT SOURCE: disk EVENT ID: 7 SEVERITY: Error ...
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How to access Mysql installed in windows host from ubuntu guest?

I am running Ubuntu as a guest on a Windows 7 host machine. I am using VMware Workstation to run the guests. I have installed MySQL on the host. I want to access this MySQL database from my Ubuntu ...
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Saving the state of a VirtualBox virtual machine from command line?

I am using VirtualBox on Windows. Is there a way to make a script that will close the VM and "save the state"? Or even just tell the VM to shutdown? Non-sequitur: I know you can open the VM from ...
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Accessing a Virtual Machine over Hamachi VPN

I've got two virtualized machines running Ubuntu on a Windows 7 Host machine - we're utilizing VirtualBox to handle this. The Host machine also acts as a Gateway for our VPN solution - Hamachi. The ...
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Deploying Win Server 2008 R2 in VBox (Linux Host): Unknown Error 0xc00000000025

Title says it all, but I'm running into an error deploying Windows Server 2008 R2 on a Linux host, inside VBox. This is a during-installation issue, which is that it gets to the "Loading Windows..." ...
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Deploy Windows Server 2008 R2 in Virtual Machine on Linux Host

Will there be any issues installing and then subsequently running a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 installation on a VirtualBox VM on a Linux host (Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit)? I require Windows Server ...
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Emacs hangs for seconds when writing file, to do with kjournald and VirtualBox

I run GNU Emacs 23.2.1 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars) of 2010-12-12 on brahms, modified by Debian on Linux version 2.6.32-5-amd64 (Debian 2.6.32-34squeeze1) ...
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Virtual machines and software activation

If I create a base image of Windows 7 with Office 2010, do I have to re-activate Office 2010 if I make a clone? I envision making clones and destroying them at will for testing purposes. I'm ...
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Can I boot a machine without using a Hard Disk if its running on a PXE server?

I have an old unuseable computer at home that became useless after a hard disk failure. I don't want to spend money on buying a new PATA IDE HDD for it, so I was wondering if I can use a PXE boot ...
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Unregistered Windows 2008 R2 Standard Edition

I have recently joined a company and there the developers PC runs Ubuntu. The development environment is however .NET and so, each developer gets a Windows 2008 R2 Standard Edition Virtual PC with ...
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What is the difference between Windows 7 Home Premium and Professional

Microsoft makes it so easy these days to pick the right software. I use a Mac but need Windows in a virtual machine for some of my specialized development tools. I am currently running XP and am ...
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Can I run a 32 bit device driver on a 64 bit o/s, by creating a virtual 32 bit machine?

I have a device for which there are no 64 bit drivers (a USB connected scanner). I am replacing the 32 bit machine (Windows XP) to which it is attached with a 64 bit Windows 7 machine. Will it be ...
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( Oracle VirtualBox 4 on Windows 7 64-bit ) + ( CentOS 5.6 64-bit ) = “ Your CPU does not support long mode. Use a 32bit distribution ”

VM: Oracle VirtualBox 4.0.10 r72479 Host OS: Windows 7 64-bit Guest OS: CentOS 5.6 64-bit Downloaded a ready-made image of the guest OS from here. When running, CentOS tells me: Your CPU does ...
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Are you able to install a 64-bit VM on a 32-bit host?

On my Windows XP SP3 (32-bit) machine (Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2140 1.60GHz, 3GB RAM), I installed VirtualBox (4.0.10). I then tried to install a 64-bit OS like Windows 7 64-bit or Windows Server 2008 ...
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Computer hypervisors

I wasn't sure if I should post this here or on stack overflow, but since my question is more about hardware then about software I think this is the better place. I have a question regarding the ...
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Using VirtualBox for testing different application installation scenarios

I have an app that I want to test under several different installation scenarios. In particular, I need to validate the behaviour when the app is installed over the top of previous installations of ...
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Can't access VMware virtual machine through SSH

I have got a VMware Server 2 on a CentOS 5.6 host. I can access my virtual machines from the host machine, but I can not access it from other machines. I have configured NAT port forwarding. But ...
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Vmware access to vm throug ssh

i have got a vmware server 2 on centos 5.6 host. I can access my virtual machines from host machine, but i can not access from other machines. I have configured nat port forwarding. But somehow i ...
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Should I run Windows Virtual Machines on a Windows or Linux host?

I have currently have a PC with 16GB of RAM. I will be running multiple virtual machines using VirtualBox. Would I get the best performance from running the VMs on a Linux host, or a Windows host? ...
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Is it possible to run NeXTStep as a virtual machine?

If I could find a copy of NeXT's operating system, NeXTStep, would it be possible to run it in something like Parallels on a Mac? This Wikipedia page says that it ran on Intex x86.
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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 would you go about packaging up an existing windows machine as a VM image?

I'm thinking of upgrading a machine from windows XP to Windows 7 I was wondering if there was a sensible way to package up the existing machine's OS/Data/Installed Apps so that I could load it up in a ...
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Does moving a virtual machines swap file to another drive really improve performance?

The scenario: A virtual machine (guest) running Windows 2008 R2 has a virtual hard drive with the swap file (by default) on that drive. Recommendation: Create another virtual hard drive that is ...
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Where can I find a portable Windows XP?

A few years ago, I found a small, portable Windows XP that I could place on my thumb drive and run from the same. Upon running, it would open a full screen Windows XP, complete with a nice filesystem ...
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How to easily switch between virtual machines in VMWare Fusion

I have two virtual machines open at the same time in VMWare Fusion. I often switch between OSX and the virtual machines. Switching from OSX to the last virtual machine I used is not too difficult. ...
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VirtualBox: make host and guest OS talk between each other

As I said in the title, I want to access via ssh my VM from the host OS and the other way around (both OSes are ubuntu; 10.10 on the host, 9.10 on the guest) To do so, I've configured a bridged NIC ...
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Unattended installation for windows 7 x86

Are there any pre-created Autounattend.xml files for Windows 7 unattended installation x86? I have been experimenting and creating the XML file but I am always being prompted to choose which hard disk ...
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Syncing or version controlling virtualbox VMs

I recently set up a handy Arch Linux development environment inside a VirtualBox VM on Windows 7. How can I keep this development environment in version control so I can simply "check out" the ...