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Questions tagged [virtualization]

Questions about Virtualizing elementary OS or virtualizing other operating systems within elementary OS.

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Installing Elementary OS in Parallels gives blank screen

I am trying to install eOS under Parallels Desktop 14 on a late 2014 iMac running High Sierra (10.12). The Mac and Parallels are up to date. While installing under Parallels, I create a custom config ...
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Laptop crash everytime i start Windows VM on VirtualBox

I'm new to the whole Linux environment. I installed Loki on my desktop and old Acer laptop about 4 months ago and everything works fine. One of the best decision I've made last year! I've setup a ...
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Setting up Elementary OS with VMware Workstation, cannot use unity?

I'm trying to setup Elementary OS as a VM on my Windows machine, and I wanted to use VMWares Unity mode. However, every time I try to load it up, it says The virtual machine cannot enter Unity mode ...
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Cannot access VM unless logged into Elementary (get blank screen)

I am running the latest Elementary o/s (as of this writing), my situation is that I am a software developer and still need Windows to be accessible while remote. I have a Windows 10 VM set up using ...
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Loki OpenGL issue with VMWare Workstation 12.5

I'm struggling to get VMWare Workstation 12.5 to enable 3D support for guest Windows VMs. Currently I see an error telling me I need to update my drivers. Google has suggested using a drivers utility ...
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Mouse cursor invisible after installing Parallel Tools

After installing Parallel tools, the mouse pointer is not visible but works if I click. Can I re-enable it via Terminal?
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Parallels doesn't open the installation file

I tried to create a virtual machine with parallels, but the iso file is not readable by parallels that gives this message: not possible to detect the operative system
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Cursor disappears after installing parallels tools in loki

pretty much the title- version 0.4/loki using either parallels 11 or 12, after i install parallels tools the cursor is invisible (I can still click things on the desktop) Things i tried- 1. ...
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Problem with VMWare Tools drag & drop

I installed VMWare Tools in ElementaryOS 0.4 but some features seem missing. Shared Folders work perfectly but my mouse is restricted in the virtual machine and I can't drag & drop any files from ...
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Why is Loki's virtualized graphics performance so much worse than Freya's?

I just installed Loki over my Freya VM that I've been using for the last year and was surprised by the performance difference. It's barely usable. Cursor hover, clicks, and keyboard input take up to ...
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Does elementary OS work inside Hyper-V?

I have a problem regarding installation elementary OS on virtual machine using Hyper-V I am green at using Linux, it is supposed to be my linux distro exclusively for Ruby(on Rails) development. I ...
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VMware tools Installation

What do I have to type in the terminal to install VMware tools. I already have it showing up as a cd in the file system. I am new to Linux systems and operating the terminal.
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VMware tools failing elementary OS freya to boot up after a kernel update

After updating and restarting elementary OS Freya hangs on the logo screen. I figured out that the problem cause VMware tools. I assume that this guide should help fix it: https://kb.vmware.com/...
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Login crash after Guest Additions install [closed]

Working off the latest 0.3.1 build, I had a Freya install running under VirtualBox 5.0.6, everything went great up until I installed Guest Additions (with no errors) and rebooted to a login screen ...
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Freya freezing in Parallels 11

I'm running Parallels 11 with Freya and at least once every day or two my Freya VM will just freeze. The screen is non-responsive and programs I have running in the background are not responding over ...
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Having trouble installing Virtualbox in elementary OS Freya

I have moved over from mint to elementary Freya on my main laptop and it is working as well, if not better in some ways than mint. I have 1 main issue that I have tried in vain to fix. With ...
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elementary OS as Xen host?

I've been considering running elementary OS as my primary OS instead of Windows, but I do have a couple of questions regarding virtualization (or even dual-booting). Let's put this into context, I've ...
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How can I enable USB in Virtual Box inside Freya?

I installed an Windows 7 Virtual Machine and everything is working fine, but to be able to identify USB devices inside my guest system it needs a function called "Groups" described here that can be ...
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Cannot install VMware-Player-4.0.6-1035888.x86_64

I'd like to install VMware Player on Freya, but got the following error: sam@samlaptop:~/Downloads$ sudo ./VMware-Player-4.0.6-1035888.x86_64.bundle Extracting VMware Installer...done. Gtk-Message: ...
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How can I install VBox Guest Additions? [duplicate]

I have inserted the CD and navigated to it in the terminal. But when I run ./autorun.sh it doesn't give any useful output, and it doesn't appear to have installed.