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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?

    Comments

    • 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]

      Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
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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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