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Best way to run a windows VM on headless ubuntu?
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Best way to run a windows VM on headless ubuntu?

bijan588bijan588 Member
edited April 2012 in General

I want to run a windows instance on a headless ubuntu.

I tryed virtualbox, but it was never able to connect to the internet.

Any ideas?

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  • KVM?

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  • I was thinking that, but how hard is it to use without buying a panel?

  • dmmcintyre3dmmcintyre3 Member
    edited April 2012

    run virt-manager on your computer or over ssh's X forwarding and it's easy.

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  • I use KVM at hand...

    $qemu-kvm bla bla

  • quirkyquarkquirkyquark Member
    edited April 2012

    Physical machine, right -- what CPU? I usually recommend VMWare Player over qemu-kvm or virtualbox for a Windows guest. It provides a built-in VNC for the guest and you can run and configure over console/VNC.

    In general, for most headless needs, VNC for initial setup + xvfb (fake X server) almost always works as a last resort.

  • Its a personal server with 16GB of ram with volumedrive.

    I decided that with so much free ram, why not install xserver... and vnc XD

    So I just installed that instead of mucking around with CLI.

  • AdamAdam Member

    With virtualbox, if it's just for personal use, check out phpVirtualBox:
    (In case you don't want to deal with CLI)

    http://code.google.com/p/phpvirtualbox/

  • I do like CLI and virtualbox, I just could not get network working with virtualbox.

    X11 forwarding is sooo slow, and kvm is shit without an interface.

  • RaymiiRaymii Member
    edited April 2012

    [nvm, read above post wrong]

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  • @bijan588 said: Its a personal server with 16GB of ram with volumedrive.

    Jeez...and you hadn't installed VNC because (gasp) X would take up a few MB? I've run VNC (actually, try xrdp -- somewhat more efficient) on an as-needed basis on 96MB OVZ VPSs!

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