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On your first Virtual Machine, install the OS of your choice. If it is already installed, partition your drive so that it has enough free space to install another OS. Then, in Hyper-V you can insert disk or select an ISO to load before it gets to your OS. Set the DVD drive to boot up first and wait for the ISO to boot up amd install your secondary OS. When ...


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Practically, its just enabling a 'special' part of your CPU specially designed to speed up virtualisation. Essentially it allows a VM to access specific instructions and talk to memory a little more directly and results in significantly improved performance. You don't need it if you're not running a VM (so lots of users don't need it). There's a few ...


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Two words my friend, “Live CD.” Why bother with a drive at all if you’re not going to keep anything between uses? Many flavors of Linux come with LiveCD versions of the full OS that you can use to your hearts content. Shutdown/Kill the VM and all of that goes away, just like you want. No need to create a virtual disk at all. The only time it will write to ...


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You can use a bridged network while leaving the bridge (the host side) without any IP configuration. Note that with a bridged network, your VM will be exposed to wherever the bridged NIC is connected to. In your case, it would be the Internet. The VM will get an IP directly from your ISP (whether it's a public or private IP depends on the it). How to do ...


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I noticed when upgrading to VirtualBox 5.x, it kept assigning a random MAC address and did not honor the MAC registry setting that I had put in place under VirtualBox 4.x. When I uninstalled VirtualBox 5.x, the registry section for the Host Only adapter went away. Upon re-install, I did not see a new MAC entry. When I rolled back to VirtualBox 4.3.38 and ...


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# virsh help snapshot-create-as Create a snapshot (disk and RAM) from arguments vs. # virsh help snapshot-create Create a snapshot (disk and RAM) from XML Apparently one can create an xml file using snapshot-create-as, then use that with snapshot-create.



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