Virtualization is the process of using software to emulate an entire computer, in which "guest" operating systems can run.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

4
votes
1answer
2k views

Performance impact of running Linux in a virtual machine in Windows?

I'd like to know what performance impact I could expect running Linux in a virtual machine in Windows. The job I need Linux for is heavy and almost non-stop code compilation with GCC. Dual-boot ...
3
votes
1answer
7k views

How do I migrate my Windows desktop to a VirtualBox VM?

I have VirtualBox 4.3.6 and True Image 2014 Premium with Universal Restore. I've read a lot about different methods but I'm not sure where to start, or what will suit my needs. Directly from ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

VirtualBox network configuration

I have a CentOS 6.1 virtual machine, virtualized with VirtualBox on Windows XP. This machine hosts my local development MySQL server. I'd like to find the correct network configuration, so that: my ...
2
votes
3answers
550 views

Is it possible to remotely connect to computer without disrupting their session?

I am trying to figure out if it is possible to connect to a computer using RDP, VNC, Etc without actually disrupting the computer you are logging into. My wife uses my desktop computer at home so she ...
1
vote
1answer
180 views

Can I avoid losing three IPs per network on a bridged Xen networking setup?

About a month ago, I asked this question on Superuser. The answer given there certainly works, but I've run into an issue I haven't thought of before. The setup I had running (based on the previously ...
25
votes
5answers
5k views

VirtualBox from an existing partition

I installed VirtualBox on my Ubuntu Hardy Heron installation, and I would like to use it to virtualize Windows for those rare occasions that I actually need to do something there. Unfortunately, I ...
6
votes
3answers
1k views

Dual-Virtualization vs. Dual-Boot vs. Single-Virtualization

A friend of mine recently suggested something that intrigued me: in the case of needing multiple Operating Systems simultaneously, instead of dual-booting or using multiple computers, one could use a ...
6
votes
1answer
16k views

enable AMD-v on Asus M4A88T-M with AMD Phenom II X6 1090T

I've problems with x64-virtualisation in VMware Workstation. I don't know what's the problem: Hardware: AMD Phenom II 1090T (does support AMD-v), ASUS M4A88T-M Mainboard and 8GB of RAM. That should ...
4
votes
2answers
4k views

Why does my Windows 8 Pro Hyper-V guest have no internet?

Trying to get this working on my Windows 8 Pro machine. I created an External Switch Assigned the newly available adapter to a Guest machine with Win 2008 os. My host has internet connection. Host ...
4
votes
4answers
1k views

When running virtual machines, is VT-x support or higher clock speed better?

I'm looking at building a new desktop workstation. I will be using VMWare Workstation to run virtual machines, probably only one or two at a time. I am currently deciding on CPU and the options I am ...
4
votes
3answers
3k views

Share virtual machine images between multiple computers

I am in the process of setting up a development environment for a new project and wondered about the theoretical possibility of my ideal set up. I would like to use virtual machines in order to make ...
4
votes
3answers
10k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
395 views

How to create virtual machine environments?

I want to create a number of virtual machine environments for testing new beta releases - Windows 7, VS2010, Windows Server 2008 and so on. My host OS is Windows XP. What is the best way of going ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

How a large virtual machine disk affects SSD life time

I've an interesting doubt. Since virtual machines create a file that represents a hard disk - the so-called virtual disk -, and it usually takes 20-40GB (and even more), how does this affect a ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

How to enable Virtualization Technology in Samsung Chromebox

I need to enable Virtualization Technology (VT) in my Samsung Chromebox (Series 5) from Google IO 2012 because of Android x86 emulator from Intel. I am on Developer BIOS, but I have no clue, how to ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

virtual machine is stored is almost full yet Window C drive says 29GB free

Getting message vmware has paused this virtual machine because the disk which virtual machine is stored iss almost full. to continue, free up 962 MB of disk space. My Mac has over 160GB free. Bootcamp ...
3
votes
2answers
217 views

Virtualization of multiple command line tools

Short Question Has anyone had success virtualizing multiple command line tools in Windows? Background In a previous SU Question I asked how to setup isollated work envrionments. The over all ...
3
votes
1answer
984 views

Debian networking stopped working after cloning VM image (virtualbox)

After I cloned a VirtualBox VM image, either original nor cloned Debian 6 (squeeze) image have networking works anymore. I've read A TON of articles online describing modifying the ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

Clone current host OS to a guest virtual machine

I would like to run a few repeated checks on a setup procedure I am documenting, to verify my document. I would like to somehow create a VM that replicates the environment on my machine, i.e. the ...
3
votes
6answers
3k views

How can I copy my (Ubuntu 9.04) Linux filesystem to another computer?

I have spent a lot of time configuring my computer: shell scripts, path definitions, video settings, as well as lots of programs. The disk is ext3 formatted. I would like to 1) move everything ...
2
votes
1answer
38 views

How do I make a virtualised WAN?

I want to create a virtualised WAN. As in, I want to have a couple of VMs (VBox) on one physical host machine, that exist on separate LANs, but that can talk to each other. Do I make the VMs, set them ...
2
votes
1answer
953 views

Hyper-V and BIOS Virtualization enabled cause Windows 8 to hang on boot

When I enable both Hyper-V and hardware virtualization in BIOS, Windows 8 hangs after POSTing. It sits at the Windows logo indefinitely, but disabling either Virtualization in the BIOS or Hyper-V in ...
2
votes
3answers
515 views

use installed system as virtual system on virtualbox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create Virtualbox image of a physical partition I have two operating system installed on my PC (dual boot), I use both a lot and sometimes I restart my PC two times to ...
2
votes
3answers
588 views

Does Windows notice when a VM is moved around?

I'm thinking of migrating a Desktop machine (Windows XP) to a VM solution (VirtualBox or MS Virtual PC). The reason is that I need a new hardware anyways and I don't want to (cannot properly) ...
2
votes
1answer
256 views

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?
2
votes
1answer
1k views

What are the differences between virtualization technologies and products?

I am currently investigating how to set up virtualization on my laptop but I am having trouble finding a good source of information about what different virtualization technology is good at and how it ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

Running a Linux virtual machine on Windows 7

I want to do two things: Set up a virtual machine on Windows 7 to run Ubuntu Set up a way for the virtual machine to read the windows disk or windows to have read/write access to the virtual ...
2
votes
6answers
483 views

Virtualization of existing installation

My question is: Is it possible to open in Virtualization solution (Virtual-Box, or any other) an installed OS (not the host one of course? Example: I have Windows Vista in one partition, and I have ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Windows XP Mode with Dual Monitors - Applications Not Appearing Correctly

We have machines with Windows 7 installed and dual monitors. When we run a virtual application using XP Mode, any dialogue windows in the application appear centered between the two monitors. If we ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

How to create image from Windows PC and run on Mac OS X

I don't want to carry my work notebook to home every day, so I thought of creating an image of the notebook's hard disk, and run it on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. So with what software can I create a ...
1
vote
2answers
590 views

Existing Win7 machine: Install Ubuntu and convert existing Win7 to VirtualBox VM

I have a dev laptop with Windows 7 installed. I want to switch this to Ubuntu and convert the existing Win7 physical installation to use in VirtualBox running under the newly installed Ubuntu. I ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

How to activate VT-x on a Acer Aspire E1-571G?

How to activate the hardware virtualization an this laptop if on the BIOS i don't have any options...It's very simplified ( the only tabs on the BIOs are those: I searched and the processor ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

Hyper-V: NAT Port Forwarding [closed]

I rented one dedicated server (Win Server 2012) with one adapter/static IP address. I want to install Hyper-V and guest OS (Win also), that can expose some of its services to the internet. For ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Virtualbox, how to force a specific CPU to the guest

I have a XP guest in VirtualBox, windows 8 host. The guest shows the processor transparently same as the host (i5 2500k). However most of the installers don't recognize this processors and fail to ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Why does HP recommend that I keep Hardware Virtualization off?

I have an HP desktop, and I wanted to install VirtualBox, so I could run an XP VM (gotta test stuff in IE8). Before setting this up, I went into my BIOS to check if Hardware Virtualization was on. I ...
1
vote
0answers
484 views

XEN 4.1.3 on OpenSuSE 12.2 not seeing keyboard of Dell XPS 1330

The title really says it all. When booting the XEN Hypervisor kernel, everything works flawlessly, except that the keyboard is not seen at all. If I plug a USB keyboard, it is recognized and I can ...
1
vote
1answer
518 views

VMware - 64bit guest on Windows Home Premium

I have a CPU supporting Intel VT-x, but VMware is refusing to run a 64bit guest operating system ("This host is VT-capable, but VT is disabled."). I think VT is enabled in the BIOS, so I'm wondering ...
1
vote
0answers
259 views

Host DVD-ROM drive “eaten up” by Virtual Box

I'm running a Windows-7 host machine with Oracle Virtual-Box 4.1.18. I've created a guest OS - Ubuntu 11.10 in Virtual-Box for programming and testing. All things are working fine, however, except one ...
1
vote
1answer
25k views

Enable hardware virtualization on Asus P8P67 motherboard?

I have the aforementioend motherboard and it appears that hardware virtualization is disabled on it (as according to vmware). I've looked at the bios options as well as the manual and haven't found ...
1
vote
1answer
7k views

“A disk read error occurred” when booting XP disk image in VirtualBox

I'm trying to boot an XP installation cloned into VirtualBox from a real drive. I'm getting the message A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart whenever* I try to boot the ...
1
vote
1answer
365 views

What version of windows can be virtualized?

I have an Ubuntu machine that I want to have windows virtualized in with VirtualBox. Is there a specific version of Windows 7 that I have to have so that the license will allow me to virtualize it?
1
vote
2answers
4k views

Stop windows 7 disk thrashing when idle

I installed Windows 7 on VMWare and it works just fine! However, when I leave the machine idling and work on my host OS, Windows 7 decides that it is a good idea to thrash disk and kill performance. ...
1
vote
6answers
4k views

Can Linux be run under Windows 7?

In Windows 7 if you have a multi-core processor you can run virtual machines. There is something called XP mode which lets you do a full XP install and lets you run XP just like the real thing, ...
1
vote
2answers
747 views

How to virtualize OSX on Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to run a MacOSX installation on a virtual machine? How can I virtualize OSX on Linux somehow? I know that the OSX eula states that OSX can only be ...
1
vote
2answers
7k views

Dual-monitor VPC/VMware

If there was a feature request for Virtual PC or VMWare, it would be dual-monitor support. Why hasn't this been done?
0
votes
0answers
44 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Hyper-v on windows 8 core/basic

I am looking for a way to install Hyper-v on windows 8 core. It should be possible if pro that supports hyper-v built on core. There should be some upgrade package or hack that enables it? Or if i ...
0
votes
1answer
627 views

Does VT-d need hardware support (besides the CPU)?

I have a Z68 motherboard that is capable to run an Ivy Bridge CPU which features VT-d. Currently, I do not have such a CPU, but I plan to upgrade it so I am able to pass PCI devices (Ethernet and ...
0
votes
1answer
709 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Q9550 CPU Not supporting Hardware Virtualization?

According to Intel's Website, my Q9550 processor should support Hardware Virtualization. (It says on the box and many other sources too, so the website isn't wrong). However, according to Microsoft's ...