Category: virtual machines

Installing macOS High Sierra on Proxmox 5

This tutorial for installing macOS Sierra has been adapted for Proxmox 5 from Kholia’s GitHub project for installing into vanilla KVM. There is more documentation there which will help out with enabling extra features and diagnosing problems!

Source: Installing macOS High Sierra on Proxmox 5 (Nicholas Sherlock)

Link: Setting Up Multiple Isolated Linux Systems (Containers) Using LXC On Ubuntu 14.04

LXC, Linux Containers, is a fast, lightweight, and operating system-level virtualization technology that allows us to host multiple isolated Linux systems (Containers) in a single host. Unlike other virtualization methods such as VirtualBox, KVM, and Vmware, the guest systems uses the same kernel of the host system. All guests will efficiently shares the resources such as CPU, RAM, Hard disk, and network etc of your original host computer. The main goal of LXC is to create a Linux environment as close as a standard Linux installation, but without the need for a separate kernel.

Full article here:
Setting Up Multiple Isolated Linux Systems (Containers) Using LXC On Ubuntu 14.04 (Unixmen)

Link: How To Share Disks In VirtualBox Between Linux Guest OS

Let me show you in this small  tutorial, how to share 1 disk between 2 Linux guests os in Virtualbox.

This tutorial will be very helpful, if you want to Configure and play with GFS or cluster machines.

Full article here:
How To Share Disks In VirtualBox Between Linux Guest OS (Unixmen)

Link: The Power User’s Guide to Better Virtual Machines in VirtualBox

VirtualBox is great for testing out a new operating system, but your virtual machines probably aren’t that special when you first set them up. Here are a few tips for making them much easier to use—not to mention more powerful.

If you’re unfamiliar with VirtualBox, it’s our favorite virtualization app, perfect for testing out a new OS, or running that one app you can’t get in yours. We already have a beginner’s guide to VirtualBox (so go there if this is your first time), but setting up your virtual machine only gets you so far. VirtualBox is packed with more advanced features that let you run your virtual machines full screen, create “snapshots” of a certain point in time, or even run virtualized apps on your regular desktop.

Full article here:
The Power User’s Guide to Better Virtual Machines in VirtualBox (Lifehacker)
Related:
Portable VirtualBox Lets You Take Your Virtual Machines Anywhere (Lifehacker)

Link: How to emulate Android on your PC

Wish you could see what Android’s all about or to test a particular feature without having to shell out for yet another device? There are plenty of good, free ways to emulate Android on the PCs you already own!

Full article here:
How to emulate Android on your PC (GEEK)

Link: 7 Apps To Help You Run Windows Programs On Another OS

So you have switched to another operating system, but still miss some of your favourite programs on Windows? Here are 7 app to help your run Windows program on your current platform!

Full article here:
7 Apps To Help You Run Windows Programs On Another OS (EFYTimes)

Two additional ways that we know of that are not mentioned in the article: Parallels, which is basically a virtual machine that integrates into the OS X or iOS platforms, so that you can run just about any Windows program, although you will need to have an actual copy of Windows to install, and the Parallels software itself is not free. But there is a free alternative: VirtualBox, which runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4 and 2.6), Solaris and OpenSolaris, OS/2, and OpenBSD (and, we’ve even heard reports of people running Android in VirtualBox). Here again you would need to have an actual copy of Windows (or your other preferred operating system) to install, but the VirtualBox software itself is freely available as Open Source Software (see their web site for details).

Link: How to Really Secure Your Linux VPS SSH Service (also works for non-VPS environments)

Let face it, the Secure Shell (SSH) daemon running on your VPS is the most sensitive service open to attack on your system. Any hacker worth their salt will first try to gain access to your VPS via SSH and 99.9% of all VPS connected to the internet run this service by default and on their public IP.

If somebody gains access to your VPS via the SSH service, you can kiss your data and entire VPS goodbye. This is the ultimate goal for any would-be hacker and as such, needs to be the first thing you secure as a VPS administrator.

In this article I’m going to show you how to take three simple precautions with the SSH service that will stop most hackers and script kiddies in their tracks.

Full article here:
How to Really Secure Your Linux VPS SSH Service (Linuxaria)

Note that while the article and title makes reference to a Virtual Private Server (VPN), there is no reason these techniques would not work with any version of Linux that offers SSH access.

Link: The Complete Guide to Run Android 4.3 in VirtualBox

If you are keen to get your hands on the latest Android 4.3, but your phone’s manufacturer/carrier is not ready to push the update to your phone yet, you can try it out on your desktop. You doesn’t have to install the Android SDK or emulator. As long as you have VirtualBox in your computer, you can run Android 4.3 in a virtual machine.

We have previously shown you how to do so with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), but the build back then was not working well and the WiFi module is not working. This latest Android 4.3 build is more complete and a lot of things just work out of the box, even when you run it as a LiveCD.

Full article here:
The Complete Guide to Run Android 4.3 in VirtualBox (Make Tech Easier)
Similar articles:
How to install Android on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers [Guide] (dotTech)
Install Android OS on Computer (Windows, Mac, Linux) (Android Galaxy)

Link: 10 VirtualBox Tricks and Advanced Features You Should Know About

VirtualBox is packed with features that you may have never used, even if you frequently use it to run virtual machines. VMware keeps many of its best features to its paid versions, but all of VirtualBox’s features are completely free.

Many of the features here require Guest Additions installed in your virtual machine. This is good to do anyway, as installing the Guest Additions package will speed up your virtual machines.

Full article here:
10 VirtualBox Tricks and Advanced Features You Should Know About (How-To Geek)

Avoid Bluestacks until they fix their nasty bug!

This started out as a simple link to an installation tutorial that we found:

Now days Android is leading mobile operating system , there are wide range of app and games in android , If you are really fond of using android applications but unfortunately you don’t have any android supported Phone. Then don’t worry you can still enjoy all the Android application and Games on your PC and Laptop, One software will helps you to make your dream come true. Now days Bluestacks is one of the famous and working Software Which convert any android apps in Windows or Mac version. By using Bluestacks software you can run easily any android app on your pc or laptop.

Full article here (but DON’T DO THIS until they fix the bug!):
How to run android apps on pc using bluestacks? (Techypassion)

In addition to the Windows versions, there is also a Mac version of the Bluestacks software, and that’s what we tried. But as soon as you install it and attempt to run it, to comes up with an error message that reads:

“Network Issue. The network is experiencing some problem. Please retry or cancel.”

If you put this error into Google, you find that many other potential users, using both the Windows and Mac versions of this software, have run into this issue. And when one user attempted to get help, what did the company do? They addressed a completely different issue and then marked the thread as “answered”, basically washing their hands of the issue.

Well, this bug still exists, and it stops you cold after you have installed the software. So for now, Bluestacks earns our “avoid this software package” designation. Don’t waste a minute of your life trying to install and run this thing, because several users with more experience than us have apparently tried and failed. But if you ignore our advice and somehow manage to get it working, please leave a comment telling us how you did it!

EDIT: In the meantime, here’s another way to run Android on your PC or Mac, though we haven’t actually tried this one yet:

The Complete Guide to Run Android 4.3 in VirtualBox (Make Tech Easier)

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