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

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With Linux Mint as main OS, dual boot Windows 7 and have a Windows 7 virtual machine using the same Windows installation

I am about to install Linux Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon) as my main OS. I also want to be able to boot into Windows 7 occasionally. I also want to run a Windows 7 virtual machine inside Linux. Ideally I would ...
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Accidentally deleted all kernel files from /boot

I have a virtual machine (VM) running Ubuntu Server 14.04. I access the VM remotely using putty. Recently I came into a problem when /boot was 100% full. I came across numerous articles which ...
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How to have access to iis server inside VM with Bridged connection

I have a LAN, and I have several machines connected to that LAN. In one of the machines i have a VM that has installed Windows Server 2012 R2 and has several iis sites running in it. I want to have ...
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Virtual Machine on a flashdrive

Is it a good idea to have a virtual machine in a flash drive? Since operating systems frequently read & write, would this degrade the flash drive very quickly? Right now, I have a virtual machine ...
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How to execute command on host machine in Virtualbox

My guest machine is Ubuntu 14.04 and my host machine is Windows 8.1. I need to execute a command coming from Linuxmachine on Windows. What is the best idea to do that? If my host was also Linux, I ...
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Hyper-V Clipboard and Integration Services in Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running in Windows Hyper-V. I am experiencing a problem with the Clipboard (copy from host to Virtual Machine), it is not working correctly (It was not working with Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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What are the drawbacks of enabling Intel Virtualization Technology?

I want to start using virtual machines, and I will eventually need to enable Intel Virtualization Technology. I know how to do it, but the last time I enabled it the boot time seemed to increase ...
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Mounting non-usb devices on Virtualbox VM

I have Windows 7 running on bare metal. I have a Haupage TV tuner card installed on there that Win 7 detects and runs smoothly. I have now installed Vitualbox on Win7, and created a Ubuntu VM. I ...
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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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modprobe vmhgfs gives — FATAL: Module vmhgfs not found

I'm trying to get shared folders working in VMware Player 6. My host is a Windows 7 box, and the VM guest is Ubuntu 14.x I'm trying to share an external drive on my Windows machine (F:) with my ...
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VPN PPTP Connection Shared With--Or From Within--VirtualBox VM

Using a Windows 7 host and a PPTP connection I've been unable to get the VPN working with a VM running a RedHat Linux derivative. Sharing the host's PPTP connection with VirtualBox's host-only network ...
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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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Can't access host-only network when on two interfaces

I'm trying to use a host-only connection with my VirtualBox VM. My VM is set up and can ping the host (192.168.56.101) on vboxnet0. If I disconnect the host from my local network (internet access) I ...
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How do I get out my embedded Windows 8 key from a Linux environment?

I have seen other SuperUser questions on this topic: How to find Windows 8 product key? | How to find Windows 8 OEM product key? However, all of the answers assume you have Windows 8 running. I've ...
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Export from xen to azure

I want to move a Ubuntu Server VM from Xen to Azure Cloud. I exported the VM to a xva format. I converted it to ovf using Citrix XenConvertor and I obtained the vhd file. In Azure I created a disk ...
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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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Windows 2012 R2 Server Core reduced/minimum RAM usage (for VMs)

The minimum requirement for Server 2012 is 512MB of RAM. But since server core doesn't need GUI, is it possible to run the core with even less RAM? If so, what's the minimum? I plan on running it on ...
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Mac OS X Server 10.6.6 “disables” CPU in VMware Fusion

I installed Mac OS X Server 10.6.0 in VMWare Fusion the other night and it worked perfectly, until I ran Software Update. I upgraded to 10.6.6 through the combo updater, and now when I start the VM it ...
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Virtualize Windows 8.1 using a product key used for the real installation on the same computer [on hold]

I have bought new SSD, then I've installed Windows 8.1 with a given product key. Now I would create a new virtual machine with Windows 8.1 as testing environment: could I install the virtual OS using ...
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High resolution option not present in Win-7 virtual machine at Mac Retina

I have a 13" inch Mac Retina which has high resolution. I have installed Virtual Box then used windows-7 .iso file to configure windows-7 virtual machine. While the native resolution of Mac Retina is ...
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Dismiss low disk space prompt (Suspend, Power Off, Continue)

I'm running a Windows 7 virtual machine under VMware Fusion 5. The VM is out of disk space, and I'm getting the following prompt: The prompt says: VMware Fusion has paused this virtual machine ...
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Why do the RAM requirements for a Visual Studio in a virtual machine leave so little for the host that i'd expect would require more?

https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/downloads/visual-studio-2015-system-requirements-vs.aspx 1 GB of RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine) Does it mean the host requires 1.5GB and will ...
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How can I USB boot a VM in VMWare Workstation 9?

How can I boot a VM off USB in VMWare Workstation 9? I don't see the USB I have attached in the bios boot order. It's clearly attaching before boot, as this shows up before the VM even starts ...
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rm -rf / on a virtual machine?

So, this is probably a stupid question, but I'm genuinely interested. Would it be safe to recursively delete everything on a virtual machine from a command line, just for fun? I'd assume so, given ...
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How to move VirtualBox files?

By default VirtualBox stores all data in a directory below the home directory. I know how to change it but how can I change the location of existing images (without editing VirtualBox.xml manually)? ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 guest cannot detect second virtualbox monitor

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit) VirtualBox setup on VirtualBox 4.3.30. As I understand it, this setup should permit the use of Dual Monitors by the guest OS. The host OS is Windows 7. I have the guest ...
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SSH from one Virtual Machine to another in VirtualBox

I am trying to run a server on one VM and a client on another; both VMs have ScientificLinux 6.4 as their OS, running on VirtualBox 4.2.10. The client should be able to communicate with the server ...
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How can I emulate Windows Server 2008 R2 with QEMU? / Cannot virtualize Win2K8 R2 using QEMU on Windows Host

I have used precompiled QEMU 2.2.0 (64-bit version) to emulate a PC running Windows Server 2008 R2. The Host OS is Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit, and my CPU doesn't support Intel VT-x so I can't use ...
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Why would I want a custom Docker host VM instead of TinyCore Linux in boot2docker?

I've read about Docker, boot2docker and Vagrant's Docker provider and I guess I have a pretty firm grasp of how all of this works. However, there is still one thing I haven't quite figured out yet. ...
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VirtualBox vdi cannot be read (after clone and copy)

I am trying to run a Windows XP VM using Oracle's VirtualBox. On my Windows 8.1 PC (at home) this works great. Then I: * cloned the VM to a 64Gb SD card (formatted with the exFAT file system, if ...
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Virtual Machine to run 32-bit Windows?

I'm trying to run an old game, and oddly the expansion packs to the game only install on 32-bit Windows. I have 64-bit Windows 7, and it won't even let me attempt to install them. If I install a ...
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Need to reduce disk space used by Hyper-V virtual machine. Any ways to do this?

My Hyper-V server runs on Windows 8.1 Pro. There is a virtual machine I'm running, that's so important to me that I've taken about 8 snapshots. It is about to exceed the disk space on a 240 GB SSD ...
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Unable to launch Andyroid virtual machine

When I try to launch an Andyroid virtual machine I get the following message unable to launch vm process: Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_LDR_MISMATCH_NATIVE) (0x-8fffbffb)! Here is a print ...
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Is it possible to use VPN only for virtual machine?

I want to use a VPN only for some applications, if I use a virtual machine with a VPN configured on it, my entire pc will use that VPN or only my virtual machine will use that VPN? Another question. ...
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KVM inserts CD ROM at reboot even if kickstart has “reboot --eject”

When installing a VM on KVM host with a kcikstart profile that specifies "reboot --eject" option, on one specific host in our lab, the CD is re-mounted and the installation starts again. For another ...
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VMware workstation 11 host-only networking with Kali Linux (Guest) and Windows 8.1 (Host)

I've been trying to set-up a host-only network between my Virtual machine Linux (Guest) and Windows 8.1 (Host) to share Internet connection of Linux VM with Windows 8.1 host. the Linux distribution ...
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Fault Tolerance in Virtualized Servers

I have read about virtualization though I don't have real life experience. One of the ways to achieve is by installing Hypervisor in a server machine and have management software in admin's machine to ...
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VMWare copy/paste not working, running Windows 8.1 in Ubuntu 14.04

I can't get copy/paste to work in VMWare between my guest and host boxes. My host is Ubuntu 14.04 and VMWare is running Windows 8.1. I'm using VMWare Player version 7.1.2 build-2780323. I've already ...
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VMware Workstation “Recording/Replaying VM activity” feature

I have seen some documentation about a "Record/Replay VM activity" feature in VMware workstation 6 and 7 here : http://cto.vmware.com/the-amazing-vm-recordreplay-feature-in-vmware-workstation-6/ ...
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VMWare Workstation 10/11 Windows 7 not enough physical memory is available to power on this virtual machine

Workstation 10.0.4 Win7 x64 SP1 32GB RAM Asus Z87-Pro (Intel Virtualization enabled, memory scrambler/remap disabled) Intel 4770K Images of error and free memory in Windows: Problem: Using ...
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How to switch between VM guest and host in Windows 10 with single keyboard shortcut?

I'm looking for simple solution for switching between host and guest on Windows 10 (build 10240) with VirtualBox (5.x). Let's say I have two virtual desktops open, one containing VM guest window in ...
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VPN on guest machine only

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server that does a fair bit of media transcoding, and serves the house via Plex server. I am looking at making a VM guest (windows 7 or 8) that will have a VPN client ...
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platform to install 4 VM on my windows 7 family edition PC

I want to install 4 VM on my windows 7 family edition PC: 1 Linux kali 1 Windows 7 family edition 1 Windows 8 1 Windows server 2012 I've read that I can't use hyper V, because it's not available ...
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Virtualized Mac OS sees only 7MB of VRAM

I run into a problem with virtualized Mac OS X 10.10. My virutal machine sees only 7MB of video memory, but I set 128 MB in VirtualBox configuration. I've tested on VirtualBox 4.3.10 and 5.0 and ...
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Access files in virtual machine from virtual disk files?

I was using vmware workstation, but I don't have a valid key anymore. I have files and data in there that I need and would prefer not to pay $250 to get a new license. Is there a way to access my vm ...
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What NIC is connected to what network in VMware VM

I have a requirement to create a VMware VM that must be connected to multiple networks (one vNIC for each network). IPs are assigned statically and are supplied via OVF environment properties. The IPs ...
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VirtualBox command line error

I can run VirtualBox just fine, but when I run anything from the command line I get: VBoxManage.exe: error: Failed to create the VirtualBox object! VBoxManage.exe: error: Code ...
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“Borrow Computer”/“Log in to VM” button on Windows Login screen?

My last two workplaces have had a button on the Windows 7 login screen marked "Borrow" or "Use Another Computer". This button allows any user to connect either to their own desktop machine, or to a ...
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VM connected to network but not to internet in VMware Player 6 on Windows 8.1 host

So I am running Bitnami's MEAN stack in VMware Player 6.0.2 on Windows 8.1 and the VM connects just fine to the network: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xfdzohjuuepz52w/ifconfig.PNG However, I am having a ...
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pros and cons of running an identical virtual machine guest OS as the host operating system [closed]

After researching a little bit on this forum, I found a couple of answers to this, but most of them were related to licensing issues. Here I am curious to know the advantages and disadvantages of ...