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Why can't my virtual machine reach the host?

After creating the appropriate rule in Windows firewall, I can ping my host machine from the VM: demo@ubuntu:~/aenea/server/linux_x11$ ping 192.168.85.1 PING 192.168.85.1 (192.168.85.1) 56(84) bytes ...
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VMWare Player Bridge to a Bridged Network

I have a Windows 8.1 Host machine. The Virtual Machine is Linux Ubuntu 14.01 and VMWare Player 6.0.5 I am facing a wierd issue when trying to use the Bridged: Connect directly to physical network ...
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VMware Player / VMware Workstation installation in KALI

I have been trying to get VMWare Player/ VMWare workstation installed in KALI Linux for almost ages now. I might look a little exaggerating but I would like to quote it that way to bring about the ...
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DHCP is not working in VMware player v.7.0

I'm stuck with making DHCP work in VMware Player (v 7.0.0 build 2305329) I have two VMs: Windows 2003 Server - DHCP server Windows XP 32 bit - DHCP client Host OS: Windows 7 Ent, 64 bit SP1 Both ...
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What is the lastest working version of VMWare Player on Windows 7 32 bits?

The latest version on their site is 7.0.0 and doesn't work on 7 32 bits. They have a history page on their website with version 2.5 but it doesn't accept recent vmx files. What is the lastest working ...
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How to fix network Connectivity of guest VM moved from one machine to another?

Upgrading my PC, I am moving everything I had in the old one to the new one, including my VMWare Workstation VMs. In my older PC, I had VMWare Workstation 6.5 installed. In my new PC, I have VMWare ...
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Current time in vmware

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 inside Vmware Player. However, Ubuntu doesn't seem to check for the current time. The time is usually off when I restart the virtual machine. How can I fix this so it will ...
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VMware tools: vsock and vmhgfs does not work

I'm trying to install the recent VMware tools in an LFS system (kernel 3.16.2). First, I compiled the kernel with all vmware stuff enabled, which left only vmhgfs to be managed by VMware tools. The ...
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VM image copied as bridge adapter creating IP conflict while starting new VM from copied image

I copied one centos6.0 VM image whose network was bridged connected to host. When I copied that image in another host & started on VM-Player 5. original VM is also running on VM Player 5.0 too. ...
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Does the guest OS need updates/changes after changing the number of cores in VMware Player?

I installed ubuntu on a vm in VMware Player and forgot to change the number of cores from 1 to 8. If I change that now will the linux kernel need to be recompiled or anything like that or will it just ...
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Disable the taskbar in fullscreen in VMWare Player(Non Commercial-Use)

I Am VERY ANNOYED about the taskbar in fullscreen in VMWare Player(Unlicensed), it always pops up when I put my my cursor over it, and I Also think I'll use it too often, I Found a couple solutions ...
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How do I convert a VM of vmware to a VM of virtualBox?

Environments: VMware player 7.0 + VirtualBox 4.3.20 Problem: I want convert a VM(win7-32) in vmware to virtualbox, How do it?
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Unable to start my virtual machine [Ubuntu 12.04 LTS] on VMWare player

I am currently a user of VMWare player to run the virtual machine for Ubuntu 12.04. Everything was working till today but after a restart I can no longer access the virtual machine. It does not move ...
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Cannot install VMware player 7 on Windows 7 64bit Home Premium

I downloaded VMware-player-7.0.0-2305329.exe to install onto my PC running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium. When I tried to install, I encountered the error This product can only be installed on 64 bit ...
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The installer encountered an error copying files to the hard disk ,while installing ubuntu as a virtual machine

this error poped up while installing ubuntu as a virtual machine using vmware player , this is a snapshot of it http://pbrd.co/1x2xkZR
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How to setup turnkey-mediawiki on remote linux host inside vmplayer without highjacking ssh?

I have been trying to solve this problem but have found only partial information like "use bridged mode" or "turn off the windows firewall" (for windows hosts), so I wanted to ask for specific advice ...
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Black Screen On XP Guest

Full size image I'm running Windows XP as guest on VMware Player 6.0.1, but I'm getting a black screen. The VM starts up, I see the XP logo screen as it loads, but then the welcome screen never ...
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Windows Server DHCP role not working correctly in VMware Player

I've got a Windows Server 2008 running in VMWare player with the following roles: Active Directory Domain Services DHCP DNS The server is using the following credentials: The IP of the (DNS) ...
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Why the computer lags in response for about 6-10 minutes after VMware-player is closed?

Environment: My computer is a PC with Intel i7 CPU @3.4G, 8G memory, The OS is win8.1(64bit), VMware Player is V6.04(the latest version), the virtual machine OS is win7(32bit) which I assigned 4G ...
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I'm using VMWare Player to run Ubuntu 14.04 on a Windows 8 Host and the 3d acceleration checkbox for the VM is disabled

Ubuntu 14.04 is usable, but noticeably slower in the Unity interface, apparently due to lack of hardware 3d acceleration, and I see in the VM settings that there is a checkbox to enable hardware 3d ...
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Slow performance running VM Player image (virtual machine) on USB3.0 external drive

I have a virtual image I'm trying to run over USB3.0 on an external drive using VM Player. The performance is very slow and I cant seem to find the culprit. I've ran some benchmarking tools and my UP ...
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How to copy and paste in the command line Interface of Ubuntu Minimal?

I've installed the 64bit edition of Ubuntu Minimal 14.04 in a VMware Player virtual machine. Ubuntu Minimal only has a CLI (Command Line Interface), which I like, but I can't figure out how to ...
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Get Rid Of App Switcher Tip Prompt In Virtual Machine

Running Windows 8.1 in a VMware Player virtual machine, and after launching a metro app I got this irritating tip: Swipe in from the edge to go back to the last app you were using. Since I'm ...
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How to access one VM from another VM?

I have two VMs running on my machine, using VmWare Player (Linux). The network configuration used is NAT for each VM. Here is the link to vmware player's network configuration i have used. VM1: ...
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Construct a Lan in VMware Player

This is probably a frequently asking question, but I googled and tried for so long and still not success. I have installed 2 guest(Windows Server 2012 R2) in my host(Win 7), and I want my guests ...
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vmware player - vm has no network connection, static host ip

Host: Windows 7 x64, static IP. VM: VMWare Player Windows XP/IE8 from http://modern.ie. A bridged connection doesn't work, and, as far as I understand, it is a no-go anyway, because it tries to get a ...
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Ubuntu OS Desktop Screen Zoomed In Too Far

I'm running Ubuntu Linux on a Virtual Machine using VMWare Player. When I first installed Ubuntu everything was smaller than I prefered and was hard to read so I messed around with a lot of settings ...
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Cannot run X in Archlinux installed in VMPlayer

I have installed archlinux in VMPlayer (host OS is windows). But I cannot get X run after install all the packages and drivers according to manual. All I get is vmware(0): Failed to detect device ...
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VMware Player “Bridged” networking no longer works - host=win8.1 guest=Mint 17 Linux

Basic background tech info: Host: Windows 8.1 Guest: Linux Mint 17 VMWare Player version: 6.0.3 build-1895310 Host hardware: ASUS Laptop with broadcomm wifi chipset In the past (earlier versions ...
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Get The VMware Tools SVGA Driver On ReactOS?

I'm setting up a ReactOS 0.3.15 X86-32 virtual machine in VMware Player 6.0.1. VMware player doesn't officially support ReactOS so as suggested in the ReactOS installation guide ...
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How to extend the primary partition for Ubuntu Server running in VMWare Player

I ran out of space on a VM I use at home. It runs Ubuntu server and the existing space was 20G. I decided to increase it to 100G to ensure I have plenty of breathing room. So I followed the ...
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Slow vmware vm with fast brand new laptop

I've just bought a fast core i7 laptop with 16GB of RAM running Windows 8.1. When I run a VMware VM on this computer, the VM is extremely slow. And if I look at the host HD activity during this time, ...
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VM Ware Player/Host Separation

I'm new to VMWare Player. I have a work laptop and a lot of the programs that I use don't play nicely with Windows 7 so our IT department installed XP running in VMWare to bypass issues but also to ...
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Installing Windows 8 as a guest operating system

At home I have Windows 7 installed on my PC and I have VMWare player installed with Linux Ubuntu as the guest operating system. I want to install Windows 8 as another guest operating system. My PC ...
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Used VMware Player Free, and now can't login to Ubuntu after reboot

Recently I installed VMware Player Free, in the form of the latest version, in my laptop running Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty. I then set up another linux OS to run as a virtual machine thereon, X'd out of it ...
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Can't install VMware tools on Linux Mint 17

I just downloaded VMWare player 6.0.3 because I had major issues with VirtualBox. I need to share a folder and for this, I need VMware tools. I tried clicking Player>Manage>Install VMware tools: the ...
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vmware player and hyper-v are not compatible

I have a xenserver virtualized lab and I'm trying to run some vmware esxi.vmx simulations on windows 7 vm and I am getting the error given below while trying to install vm workstation. vmware ...
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Vmware Player refuses to show up

I have installed Vmware Player and everything was working fine until I restarted my computer. Vmware Player refuses to start (nothing shows up). I did a check in task manager and I remark that both ...
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VMWare Player windows 7 screensaver issue

In the research department we run machines with CentOS 6 with VMWare player 5 on top with a Windows 7 virtual. Because of security settings, we set out linux and windows desktops to lock the screen ...
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VMWare Player - How to bridge network connection between host and guest OS

My host OS is windows 8 and my guest OS is lubuntu. Basically, I am trying to run a Django server form my guest OS on 0.0.0.0:8000 so that I can access it from my host OS. I posted how I can access ...
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VMware Player Ubuntu display is duplicating (triplicating) the monitor

I am using VMware Player 6.0.2 and I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When I recently upgraded my VMware Player, I now have duplicate/triplicate (and sometimes even more) displays going on at the same ...
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What's the static IP address, subnet mask, etc, for VMware Player

I'm trying to set up Arch Linux in VMware player. I set up the player so that it automatically connected the guest to the internet, and it worked (I could download the packages needed for install, ...
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I can't ping google, local ping is okay, resolv.conf is okay

I use Debian7 image under VMware player for Windows 7. All was okay. Pinging google was okay. But after resuming the Linux machine, something happened with network connection. After some playing with ...
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VM connected to network but not to internet in VMware Player 6 on Windows 8.1 host

So I am running Bitnami's MEAN stack in VMware Player 6.0.2 on Windows 8.1 and the VM connects just fine to the network: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xfdzohjuuepz52w/ifconfig.PNG However, I am having a ...
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VMware VM Generates 100% Disk Activity

I have a fast new Windows desktop computer running Windows 8.1 with 32GB of RAM. When I run a VM on this computer, the VM is extremely slow for about the first half hour or so of use. And if I look ...
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Failed to load module “unity-gtk-module” - GTK error in VMware

am using ubuntu 14.4. now when i try to install VMware-Player-6.0.1-1379776.x86_64.bundle i got error, Extracting VMware Installer...done. Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar": ...
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how do I restart the support tool process for VMWare Player in Windows?

I'm having trouble getting copy from Windows and paste to Ubuntu (guest) working correctly or consistently. I can copy from guest to host fine, but not the other way, at least not consistently. It ...
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How to remove “Expired license” message in VMWare Player?

I'm using VMWare Player to run some virtual machines. Recently I needed to use the VMWare Virtual Disk Manager utility (to convert some dynamic disks to fixed), and since it doesn't come with Player, ...
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Windows 7 VM not showing all cores on VMPlayer

I moved a physical Win7 Pro from a Pentium 4 (Hyper-threading) to VM Player running on a Core i7 (8 Logical cores). The problem is that even if I configure VM Player to use 4 cores, I still see only ...
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Can I set the default Windows browser to a Vmware unity browser?

I have Ubuntu running in Vmplayer Unity with a Win 7 host, but I cannot figure out how to get hyperlinks to open in my Ubuntu browsers. I've tried using desktop shortcuts, but they need arguments to ...