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Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware Fusion on OS X Mavericks with 7.15 GB of Free Space

Have a MacBook Pro, running OS X Mavericks, with 7.15 GB of free disk space. Downloaded VMware Fusion 6.03 and ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso... Tried installing Ubuntu using the following steps: ...
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Using External HDD to Host Virtual Machine Images

I use a number of different OS images with VM Fusion on my Mac. Some are for malware analysis, and some I actually use to develop software using Visual Studio. I also like to play with older, or rare ...
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One virtual machine in VMware fusion always says “Internal error”

I was working on my virtual machine and went to use the web browser in the host operating system and when I came back VMware Fusion was saying an error about space and that the vmdk may be ...
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VMWare Fusion shared folder does not appear in VM

As per these instructions, I shared a host directory in my VM by going to Settings-->Sharing. My guest OS is Ubuntu 10.04.4, 64-bit and the host is MacOS. I restarted the VM but the shared folder ...
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Lunching VM Fusion instance from command line and obtaining its IP address

I would like to use the VM Fusion (v5) client app as little as possible, especially its terminal window, which is awful. Assuming that my image is ready and configured, can you explain how to do the ...
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1answer
80 views

Virtual RedHat Can't Connect to the Internet

I've installed RedHat 9(linux v2.4.20) with Vmware Fusion. The installation was successful although I can't seem to be able to connect to the internet under RedHat even though my Mac is able to ...
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1answer
100 views

Restoring VMware Fusion virtual machine from Time Machine Mac OSX

I was having problems with my keyboard and the genius bar people at the Apple store told me to make a backup of my computer and re-install the operating system. I did so and the computer is running ...
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1answer
133 views

VMWare Fusion 6 Nat translation issue

I have the following network diagram, using VMWare Fusion 6 I am able to ping from the en0 interface on my mac to all of the 172.16 network, and on the custom linux kernel (2.6.x) base I can ping ...
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419 views

Turn off Internet access for Windows XP VMware Fusion guest

I am using a VMware Fusion 6 Windows XP guest to run some legacy Windows software on my Mac. I would like to turn off Internet access for the VM so Windows XP can't pick up any nastyware online. ...
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1answer
933 views

How to assign a static IP address to my VMWare machine?

I currently have two VMWare Fusion VMs setup on my development machine. The first one (Windows Server 2003) has a static IP address, and I am using my hosts file to direct certain URLs to it. I would ...
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1answer
60 views

How to access an ASP.NET app though a Virtual machine

I'm developing a web app with Visual Studio 2013. I'm using a Macbook pro and decided to install a copy of Windows 8 on a virtual machine using VMWare Fusion. I have a static IP Address and I'm ...
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54 views

How to distribute licensed copy of VMWare Fusion 6 with Ubuntu VM?

I bought VMWare Fusion 6 and made a VM of Ubuntu with a special set of packages installed. Now, I was to distribute this VM to some end-users. It is my understanding that these users can download VM ...
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Windows 8.1 VM Thinks it's on a Touchscreen

I'm running Win 8.1 on an OS X system via VMware Fusion. I frequently get the "helpful" tips to swipe from here or there to do this or that, which of course I can't do. In addition, many sites force ...
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1answer
132 views

Installing archlinux

Hello I am trying to install arch linux on a virtual machine. But when I import the iso and go through every step and get into the actual shell everything is ok but when I reboot the installation ...
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0answers
1k views

Accessing VM on host machine through IP address

I'm trying to set up a CentOS VM with VMware Fusion and get access to it through the host. I was following a tutorial online for this as this is my first time doing this. When I try to access the IP ...
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2answers
1k views

What is my VM hostname?

I've set up a CentOS 6.4 server using VMware Fusion on my Mac. I'd like to be able to assign the server a fixed IP address. I'm following the directions here. Among the many posts that explain how to ...
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242 views

Debian 7.1 on VMWare Fusion: Network goes up and down endlessly

I am trying to run Debian 7.1 64 bit as guest OS in VMware Fusion Professional 5 on a Mac Mini with Mac OSX 10.8 as host OS. Hardware and software are the respective most recent versions and I am ...
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184 views

Access localhost with domain alias via VM

I have a local development environment that I have setup using MAMP on OSX, on the default Apache and MySQL ports (80 and 3306). In the hosts file I have setup custom domains for my sites, eg. ...
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1answer
379 views

Why does a 32bit Vista only use 3GB RAM? [duplicate]

A 32bit Window Vista Home Premium installed as a virtual machine does not use more than 3071GB RAM regardless how much is configured in the VM settings. PAE is enabled according to WMI. Strange is ...
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2k views

Share guest OS internet connection with host OS with VMware

I have an usb wifi board without drivers for Mac OS X ML. Sometimes I have to connect to internet using the external board and need to pass the Ubuntu internet connection running on VMware Fusion to ...
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1answer
545 views

Vmware Fusion 5 Port Forwarding

I have a service (a node.js express app) running on port 3000 in a CentOS 6.3 guest that I would like to access in a web browser on my Mac Mountain Lion host using VMware Fusion 5 Professional. I am ...
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1answer
884 views

Cloning BitLocker encrypted disk to VMWare Fusion image?

I have a ThinkPad running Windows 7 Enterprise with a BitLocker encrypted drive. I would like to clone or somehow convert this physical machine into a virtual machine that I can with either VMWare ...
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0answers
63 views

Connect device straight to VM (Passthrough?)

I've a Windows 7 VM on my VMWare Fusion 5.0.1 running on OSX 10.8.2. I want to connect it a tablet (Smart Pad 810c) that OSX doesn't recognize at all (it's not listed either in USB system ...
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44 views

Problems with vmstart after upgrade from vwmare fusion 4 to 5

After upgrading from vmware fusion 4 to 5 i get an errormessage when starting my VMs "This virtual machine appears to be in use" if this virutal machine is not in use, press Take Ownership .... ...
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1answer
2k views

Connect to the localhost of a virtualised PC (VMWare) from Mac

I've found a lot of online help re connecting to a Mac's localhost from inside a virtual PC hosted on a Mac, but not the other way around, which is what I'm after. EDIT - tried to make myself a bit ...
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1answer
56 views

Can I set up a VM Host's drives to appear as if they belong to the VM OS?

A couple things. I added two of the host drives to the shared drives area of the VM. Neither of them show up in the VM's OS. What I actually would like to do is configure two of these drives that ...
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1answer
356 views

Change one keyboard shortcut of VMware Fusion

I'm using Mac, and have installed VMware Fusion to get virtual Windows and Linux. At the moment, by Ctrl + left arrow and Ctrl + right arrow, I could switch among these 3 systems. I would like to ...
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4answers
3k views

Do virtual machines perform better on the host HDD or USB drive?

The question I'm asking is kind of general, and I'll give more specifics about my specific setup. Here's the main question though: Do virtual machines generally perform better on the host HDD or is it ...
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1answer
806 views

Can I run VirtualBox and VMWare Fusion on the same machine?

I have both VirtualBox and VMWare VMs on separate laptops. Can I run both of those VMWare Fusion and VirtualBox on my Macbook Pro, assuming that I don't want to run them at the same time? Has ...
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1answer
234 views

Can a VMWare fusion image on windows 7 be legally used on more than one mac?

I have a legal, store-bought copy of Windows 7. I'd like to install it into a virtual machine, either VMWare or Parallels. I have VMWare Fusion on my Macbook Pro and my iMac. My question is, once ...
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1answer
2k views

Reading from hard drive of crashed VMWare VM

I have VMWare Fusion running on my Mac, running a Windows 7 VM. I accidentally powered down my Mac and the VM image won't restore properly, losing all my files I had worked on in that image. I have ...
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1answer
6k views

Create a VM from DMG disk image created from Windows XP Boot Camp Partition

I had Windows XP installed on a Boot Camp partition, and wanted to replace it with Windows 7, so I used Disk Utility to create a .DMG image from the partition, reformatted and installed Windows 7 on ...
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What are sxxx.vmdk files and how do I get rid of some of them?

I have a single virtual machine on VMWare Fusion with Windows XP on it. I noticed that I have a bunch of huge vmdk files (several Gb): Do I really need them all for a single virtual machine? What ...
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1answer
3k views

How to easily switch between virtual machines in VMWare Fusion

I have two virtual machines open at the same time in VMWare Fusion. I often switch between OSX and the virtual machines. Switching from OSX to the last virtual machine I used is not too difficult. ...
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3answers
1k views

Virtual Machines + External Drives

I'm currently testing a setup with a Macbook Pro, using a VMWare Fusion Windows 7 VM from an external USB drive. The external drive is 7200rpm but is a tad slow. I would like to know if getting a ...
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3answers
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Mac OS X Server 10.6.6 “disables” CPU in VMware Fusion

I installed Mac OS X Server 10.6.0 in VMWare Fusion the other night and it worked perfectly, until I ran Software Update. I upgraded to 10.6.6 through the combo updater, and now when I start the VM it ...
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2answers
2k views

How to fix I/O error when running image that's been copied

I'm running XP pro on VMware - it mounts and runs just fine. However, if I power down the VM and try to copy it, or even if I try to do a simple Mac Backup (using Carbon Copy Cloner), I get an i/o ...
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1k views

Reduce size of VMWare virtual machine

I am running VMWare Fusion 3.1.2 on Mac with a Windows 7 virtual machine. The size of the virtual machine file continually grows no matter how much data I have on there. It is currently at 109 GB. I ...
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1answer
522 views

Clean install of Windows 7 from Boot Camp to VMware Fusion

Hey guys I'm currently trying to ditch Boot Camp in favour of VMware Fusion. I've seen this answer here but what I want to do is to get rid of my Boot Camp partition and do a clean install of Windows ...
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1answer
374 views

Issue with write-access in Windows 7 VM through VMware Fusion

I've been having some problems with access rights on VMware Fusion shared directories on my Windows 7 Ultimate Virtual Machine. Basically, I am not able to enable write-access on the directories in ...
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2answers
877 views

How to install Windows XP on a Mac OS X using VMware Fusion 3

I'm trying to install Windows XP on my Mac through a VMware Fusion virtual machine, but I can't seem to make it work. I have an ISO image of Win XP on my computer and I tried using that, but when ...
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3answers
2k views

Can I use the same Windows 7 license for a virtual machine and native (on the same computer)?

I run OS X as my usual operating system. I've purchased a copy of Windows 7 which I've installed as a guest in VMware Fusion. Everything's fine so far. Now -- I'd like to also have a native ...
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2answers
488 views

VMware, Ubuntu emulator on Mac: strange “free space” information

I'm using an Ubuntu emulator (VMware) on a Macbook. My Mac says 3 GB free, while my Ubuntu emulator says 16 GB free. I am wondering if my Ubuntu installation is "reserving" those 16gb, or it is just ...
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2answers
928 views

Fusion: create “headless” virtual machines?

Is there a way to run a VM in Fusion that starts when the machine does, but I can then access via Remote Desktop (Windows) or ssh (Linux) rather than by opening the Fusion app, starting the VM, and ...
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1answer
2k views

Run Windows 7 virtual machine on SDHC card or share drive with Mac OS?

Does anyone know if a VMware Fusion virtual machine of Windows 7 would run better on a class 6 SDHC card than it does sharing the disk with Mac OS? Or if a single SSD drive would do better? I like to ...
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2answers
2k views

Are VMware Fusion images compatible with ESXi?

If I create a VMware virtual image on my Mac (with VMware Fusion 2) it creates a file line Ubuntu.vmwarevm. Will this file be compatible with a ESXi 4.0 server? In general, are virtual machines for ...
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1answer
257 views

Tunebite Platinum and VMware Fusion

Has anybody managed to get Tunebite Platinum working with VMware Fusion 3? My installation hangs and product struggles with the in-built devices on my iMac. I'm trying to remove the DRM from TV shows ...
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7answers
14k views

How to convert laptop drive for use as VMware image?

I have a windows laptop that recently died (dead motherboard). It being a 7 year old laptop, I decided to give Apple a try this time around and try to use VMware to access my old data if necessary. ...
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1answer
424 views

Moving VM from PC to Mac

I have a Windows7 box on which I, using VMWare Workstation 6.5 am running a VPC with Windows Server 2008. I also have a Mac with Fusion 3. Question: Can I 'move' the VPC from one platform to the ...
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5answers
2k views

Visual Studio Development on Virtual Box, Boot Camp, or VMWare Fusion

I currently have a Mac, 2ghz and 2 gigs of ram, running OS X Leopard and Virtual Box with a Windows 7 Pro 32bit virtual machine. Performance on the virtual machine is fine for minor tasks but is very ...