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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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Primary monitor keeps reverting back to the laptop display

A Macbook Pro running VMware Fusion has a guest operating system of Windows 7. The user often connects an external monitor to the laptop through an HDMI cable. For the display settings "extend the ...
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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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Copy/Backup VirtualMachine when suspended - VMWare WorkStation 10

Is there any method to backup/copy Virtual Machine to another location for the cause of safety wihtout powering-off?, with suspended mode? Actually I have OpenStack(a cloud computing OS) installed ...
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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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Installing IE 11 onto VMware fusion w/ Windows 7 64-bit

I'm a tech at my school's Help Desk and I'm running into this strange issue. I've already installed all possible Windows Updates. I can't seem to remove IE 10 from the computer. When I attempt to run ...
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1answer
139 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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779 views

VMware Fusion performance degrading after few hours

I've been having an issue with VMware Fusion for some time now, where the VM (running Windows) runs fine initially, but will slow down to a grind after some time (best guess is a couple of hours). ...
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158 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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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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369 views

Windows 8 keyboard in Mac VMWare types incorrect symbols

I am running Windows 8 inside VMWare Fusion (Professional Version 5.0.4 (1435862)) in a Mac. When I type a symbol, I get a different one. The keyboard used in Windows 8 is UK English. Shift + 2, I ...
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1k 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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2answers
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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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1k views

VMware fusion - can you increase the video ram size past 128MB?

I'm trying out VMWare Fusion 6 on my Mac (Mavericks) and I'm running Windows 8 x64 inside Fusion. The problem is that I cannot find a way to increase the video ram past 128MB. I tried editing the ...
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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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2answers
99 views

Blank Desktop on openSUSE 12.3 on VMWare Fusion

I just installed openSUSE 12.3 on VMWare Fusion 6. The installation seemed to run without any issues at all. However, when I start the machine all I see is the default black and green background. ...
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604 views

How to use the control key in VM Ware?

When I use the control key and I click with the left mouse button, it behaves like the right mouse button. I don't want this, I want to select multiple files when I hol the control key. I've tried ...
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1answer
282 views

Capturing output of .bat script in VMWare Fusion 'runProgramInGuest'

I've recently started a new job where we run virtualized copies of Windows inside VMWare Fusion (Mac OSX is the host). Among other things, we have a few utility .bat files that get run regularly. I'd ...
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338 views

Harmonize keymappings in vmware fusion on win 7 guest

I'm having OS X Mountain Lion as host and I'm running Win 7 as guest with vmware fusion. And I'm using a mac keyboard. Trying to enter special characters become really confusing and a pain if you want ...
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420 views

How can I run a copy of my Linode VPS in VMWare Fusion 5 on my Mac?

I’ve just signed up for Linode, and having set up my Linode server (from their Debian 7 image), I’m trying to download a copy of it to run on VMWare Fusion 5 on my Mac. I’ve followed their ...
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248 views

How can I troubleshoot vmnet routing on my MacOShost and Linux guest with VMWare Fusion?

I am running a Linux guest VM on my Mac (MacOS 10.7.5) with VMWare Fusion 5.0.3. The Linux guest VM expects to have a specific IP address - 192.168.56.10 The VMs network is set to be NAT ("Share ...
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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
252 views

How can I assign a keyboard shortcut to fullscreen VMWare Fusion?

This has been driving me crazy for awhile. I like to keep most apps pinned to specific, separate virtual desktops (or whatever Apple calls them... "Spaces?"). Using the Keyboard control panel, under ...
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434 views

Can't connect to internet on Vmware Fusion on guest os

I have Vmware Fusion installed on Mac Osx Mountain Lion and for some reason I can't connect to the internet on my guest os Windows 7 even though my mac has internet access. Internet used to work fine ...
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Getting an error trying to set up shared folders on an Ubuntu instance of VMWare Fusion running on OSX

Receiving the following error: Unable to update runtime folder sharing status: There was an error mounting Shared Folders file system inside the guest operating system. Running VMWare Fusion ...
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Pause VM when SQL server idle

In OSX Mountain Lion, I run a Windows Server 2003 VM solely to run SQL Sever 2008. It chews up a lot of battery life. Is there some way to automatically pause the VM when the SQL Server is idle and ...
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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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No internet on host OS (OS X Lion) when VMware Fusion is running

I have installed OS X Mountain Lion as a VM in VMware Fusion (version 4.1.2) for environment testing. The host OS is OS X 10.7.4, and is connected to the internet via a wired connection (in fact I get ...
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1answer
842 views

When in VMWare Fusion (Unity view) how do you place shortcuts to Windows apps on the Mac Dock or Desktop?

Running VMWare Fusion 5 under OS X 10.7. When in Unity view how do you place shortcuts to Windows apps on the Mac Dock or Desktop? As shown here previous versions of VMWare Fusion appeared had an ...
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43 views

virtualized windows 7 from existing disk

I have a laptop that is non functional that had windows vista installed on it. Is it possible to virtualize its harddrive onto my mac?
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808 views

non-persistence in VMware Fusion

I am trying to configure a VMware VM to have a non-persistent disk. This is as simple as making the disk independent f the VM, and selecting the non-persisent option. How do I do this in VMWare ...
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1answer
549 views

No DNS resolution when running XP in VMWare Fusion with a static IP

I'm winning Windows XP under VMWare Fusion on my OSX 10.7.4 in bridged mode. I need to be able to reference the Guest (XP) via a hostname, as it hosts a server i use in development. To achieve that, ...
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373 views

How to browse my local website running on Mac OS X from my guest VMWare Windows 7 machine?

I am running OS X Mountain Lion as the host, and Windows 7 inside a VMWare Fusion 4.1.3 machine. I have a local website running on the host (under port 5000). I want to access this website from the ...
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1answer
364 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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1answer
489 views

Font sizes changing in VMware Linux guest OS in dual-monitor setup

Good day. I have a Slackware Linux VM that I run on my laptop. I have it setup to use both my laptop screen and an external monitor in full-screen mode so my guest OS can use both screens ...
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478 views

How do I pass Insert key to Windows 7 under VMWare Fusion 4.0?

My iMac has an external mini wireless keyboard (so identical to Macbooks) and I need to pass the Insert key to the virtual machine running windows 7 under VMWare Fusion 4.1. Lots of web advice that ...
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1answer
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VMware Fusion won't boot my Boot Camp partition

I have a Boot Camp partition on my MacBook that I would ultimately like to convert to a VMware virtual machine image. I've installed VMware Fusion and tried to start up my Boot Camp install using the ...
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1answer
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Can't install Windows 7 through VMware Fusion, missing CD/DVD drivers

I'm trying to install Windows 7 32 Bit. There is no "easy install" for the VMware Fusion 4 setup as shown in this vide. http://www.vmwarefusionlearningcenter.com/intro-to-fusion.html#3 And when I ...
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1answer
282 views

Cannot drag folder to Ubuntu in VMware Fusion

My host is Mac OS X and I used VMware Fusion 3 to install Windows 7, Windows XP, and Ubuntu Linux. I can drag and drop folders between Windows 7/XP and Mac OS X, but I cannot do the same for Ubuntu. I ...
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1answer
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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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Can you shrink the sparse disk image of a Mac OS X guest OS in VMWare Fusion?

I use VMWare Fusion on my Mac to run a virtual Windows 7 machine, and the Microsoft IE compatibility Windows XP virtual machines. In VMWare Tools on the Windows guest OSes, there’s a “Shrink” option ...
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323 views

Vmware Fusion Mouse Support

I have noticed a few annoyances with the latest version of VMWare Fusion: With a new Logitech Marathon mouse m705, the forward and back buttons do not seem to work as intended (ex: instead of going ...
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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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1answer
2k views

Creation of Virtual Machine fails using 'VMWare vCenter Convertor Standalone'

I am trying to convert my Bootcamped Windows 7 partition to a VM using VMWare's vCenter software. The idea being to move the VM to an external drive and reclaim the bootcamp partition. The ...
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1answer
346 views

How to start my VM in VMware Fusion with little disk space available

Due to some newly installed software packages my MacBook (Mac OS X 10.6.7) runs with little disk space available (~ 2.3 gb), which actually is enough for working right now. Currently I am on the go so ...
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1answer
1k views

VMware Fusion how to open a file on OSX with a specific VM machine

This problem is sending me nuts. At the moment in my finder, .pkt files are associated to be opened with the wrong virtual machine. If I right click on a .pkt file and select Open With it says ...
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2k views

How can I convert a VMWare Fusion 3 .vmdk to .raw format?

I’ve got a VMWare virtual machine that I want to upload to a virtual server hosting service. The service accepts virtual machine images in .raw format (as per “How Can I Migrate VMWare Virtual Servers ...
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192 views

I copied a Windows VM from Mac VMWare to Windows VMWare Player. It runs, but very slowly

I copied a Windows XP VM that I've been using on my Mac (VMWare Fusion)to a Windows 7 machine that has VMWare Player installed. I was quite pleased when it started up and appeared to work, but when I ...