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

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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 ...
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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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firefox 38.0.1 runs slow in virtualbox guest windows

I am making a new windows virtualbox image today, and just installed firefox from https://www.mozilla.org I have used firefox for years, and it has always being very fast and as responsive as my cell ...
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Black screen in the beginning of installation process of Debian 7.8 on Hyper-V on Windows 8.1 Pro

I am trying to install Debian 7.8 using an ISO image "debian-7.8.0-amd64-netinst.iso" on Hyper-V. When the VM is running, I see a graphical start screen: When I choose the first command, I get ...
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Why does my VMware Player Windows guest create all files with executable permissions on Ubuntu host?

I am running Win8.1 in VMware Player 7.0 with a shared folder with my host Ubuntu 14.04 system. Whenever I create or save a file in Windows, it gets the permissions -rwxr-xr-x in the Linux file ...
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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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Changing the default network VirtualBox assigns to VMs attached to NAT

By default, VirtualBox assigns a 10.0.2.0/24 address to a VM attached to NAT. Is it possible to change NAT to a different network? This is not a duplicate question. I know it is possible to define a ...
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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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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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Can't mount share in VirtualBox guest

I'm attempting to mount a share in a guest OS in VirtualBox: $ mount -t vboxsf share /mnt/share /sbin/mount.vboxsf: mounting failed with the error: No such device If I click the folder icon in the ...
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Error when booting up a Windows 95 virtual machine in Windows Virtual PC

I tried to install Windows 95 on a Windows Virtual PC virtual machine, but when I am trying to run it post installation, I got an error during boot: When initializing device IOS: Windows protection ...
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How to configure putty to ssh to multiple vm using same host

I am running two Hortonworks Sandbox 1.3 guest VMs (both running Centos 6) on a Windows 7 host. I am using Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.2 with host-only adapter added to each of the guest VMs in addition 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 ...
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How to convert existing Win7 64 bit to virtual machine?

As I've upgraded from an old disk to a new one and decided to rather re-install the OS than copy an image and drag along all the 'crap' accumulated over the years I thought it would be a good idea to ...
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How to adjust screen size for VirtualBox VMs?

I'm trying to use FreeBSD on VirtualBox, and everything seems to be working fine. However, I'm quite annoyed by the default size of VB VM screens. The BSD console just has a very low resolution and ...
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colon and quotes show up as diamonds in ubuntu 12.10 server edition via virtualbox 4.2

i typed out the following bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/gist/4372049)" I get this in my ubuntu vm Inside the vm i also cannot scroll up and down like the way I can do so using ...
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Disable my nVidia video card driver in Linux

I'm trying to passthrough my nv video card to my domU, but I could not bind my video card to the pciback driver I only have one video card with the pci number 0000:03:00.0, so I used the following ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 VM shows a black screen in VMware Player

I have a Ubuntu Server 11.04 64 bit VM running on VMware Player 3.1.4 that only shows a black screen. No matter what I try, the screen remains black. The VM has worked the first time. When I reset ...
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Virtual PC dynamic disk - why limited to 130GB?

On my Windows 7 machine with XP Mode installed, I created a new VM in Virtual PC. I have a 1TB SATA drive installed in the machine and when I create a dynamic (expanding) disk, it only allows me to ...
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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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Booting from virtual machine VMWAre

I have a VMWare virtual machine (windows xp). I have just started it up through the VMWare player and it's extremely slow on my laptop (expected). Is it possible to boot from that image like in mac ...
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Virtualize Mac OS X Using Virtual Box or Microsoft Virtual PC [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run Mac OS X within Windows Virtual PC? Hi. I know there are a lot of tutorials and stuffs telling how to install MAC OSX on windows, using vmware, like this one ...
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Does anti-virus work while working on a virtual machine?

I am running Ubuntu 9.1 on a Sun Virtual box and I use this virtual machine to browse the net. My host OS is Windows XP. I am running my anti-virus, anti-spyware application on the host OS only. Does ...
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How to setup virtual PC with php and access it from PC host?

I want to put a php server on Virtual PC but can't figure out how to connect to it from PC Host. Is there something special to do or to know about network config ?
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VMWare Workstation: Auto backup/clone?

Is it possible, and how, to have VMWare Workstation automatically (scheduled or scripted) to clone the currently running image so that it can be used for backup purposes?
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Vmware/Virtualbox Yosemite OSX Not booting stuck 50% Halfway [closed]

I've spent 2 days and scoured the depths of google in a attempt to get past the boot screen of Mac OS X Yosemite Niresh. 10.10. In a virtual machine It's constantly stuck at 50% after extremely slow ...