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Resume interrupted multiple-file disk images created with dd?

This is the effort to recover a failed hard drive containing several important research works. To sum up: with the method I tried (described below) I could not resume failed multiple images created ...
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Linux guest under VMWare - Literally HUGE fonts in some applications and situations

So I have installed a Linux guest (Ubuntu 12.04 alternate with expert install), for development. (Easier than keeping around cygwin and stuff.) But it happens, that some windows come up with huge ...
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VM8 can not change the install directory

Here is a screenshot of my problem: I downloaded the VM8 yesterday, but when I tried to install it, I found that all drivers are missing. I want to install it in different folder under C:, but ...
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Mouse back/forward buttons in FreeBSD under VMWare Workstation

VMWare Workstation 7.1.4 Host: Windows 7 (laptop with touchpad). Guest: FreeBSD 8.2-STABLE (yesterday's) vmmouse driver: 12.6.9_1 (from ports) The problem: xev doesn't see mouse back/forward ...
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RealVNC connection to VMware Workstation causes mouse to drift

I am using RealVNC Viewer v4.4 to connect to a linux virtual machine in VMWare Workstation 6.5 installed on another computer. The VMWare Workstation is configured to allow remote connections. I am ...
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gedit in VMware always says file has been modified since opening when I save

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 in VMware Workstation 7.1.0, and using gedit to edit text files that are in a folder shared between Ubuntu and Windows 7 x64. Whever I try to save a file in gedit, it gives ...
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Chrome doesn't display VMware Workstation online help

VMware Workstation implements West Wind HTML Help Builder for it's help menus and my default browser is Chrome. When I click on Help > Help Topics Chrome only displays two blank frames with no ...
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Access errors using VMWare Shared folders

I maintain a Windows application with strong I/O: It holds open a number of files (typically 10 - 30) where it repositions and reads frequently. When running our application using VMWare Workstation ...
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VMware player 12 on Windows 7: (1) missing option (2) installed tools not recognized (3) unable to see cient icons

Installed VMware Workstation Player 12 on Windows 7 64 bit, and have 3 issues: 1) Help says there should be an option to "[] Display scaling" -- but it doesn't exist: One can see the "[]Display ...
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VmWare WS: Suspending a Win guest with minimal footprint

I have a lot of RAM in my box and I have a server environment under VM which I use for some work once a day, but which takes a lot of RAM while active and takes a lot of time and effort to "warm up". ...
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VMware shows windows ( ubantu ) loading but do not open

I'm using VMware workstation to run a ubantu based software software . First it was running fine , but suddenly when I open .vmx file and power on the virtual machine , it start to starting fine . But ...
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Trouble writing in mounted Virtual Disk using VMware and Windows 10

I installed Andorid X86 on VMware workstation 12 and dedicated a 8GB virtual disk to it. I know I can't install vmware-tools on it so I was looking for a way to access the files from my host (Windows ...
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No internet on Virtual Windows Server 2008

i am having a problem with internet connection on windows server 2008; So basically what i am trying to do is setup a dns and web server with windows server 2008 which is virtual on vmware workstation ...
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Vmware tools installed but not working on kali linux

I've successfully installed VMwareTools-10.0.5-3228253.tar.gz on Kali Linux rolling release 2016.1 1-I extracted it on desktop in new folder 2-I opened the folder 3-I opened terminal on that folder ...
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VMware Tools Update automatically

My Setup VMWare Workstation 12 Pro Windows Virtual Machines VMware Tools Update is configured to Update Automatically Select the virtual machine and select VM > Settings. On the Options ...
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VMWare WS 12 - connecting to guest OS via serial port

I installed a virtual image of an appliance. The HW version of the appliance has a serial port for initial configuration, and I'm trying to do the same with the virtual. Following ...
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Can i still get a virus from a virtual machine?

I have set up a virtual machine for virus testing. Is it really safe so my Host pc can't get any virus? I have avast running on my host pc and mbam on my guest. When i download any virus, mbam ...
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VMWare workstation VMRUN very slow

System setup: Windows 8.1 Pro (32Gb RAM...oodles of fast HD) running VMWare Workstation 10 Guest machines Windows 2008 R2 and also Windows 7 If I startup the host, launch VMware Workstation and fire ...
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Installed vmware workstation. Now my files on host computer cannot be read

Here is what happened in order. -I installed vmware workstation 10 on my win7 computer. -I managed to install a new win7 in my virtual machine and run it. -I shutdown win7 wm to change some ...
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Does the “Hardware compatibility” setting of VMware Workstation 12 influence guest OS compatibility?

I'm trying VMware Workstation 12 for the first time and when I create a new VM I must select an Hardware compatibility setting which range from Workstation 5.x to Workstation 12.0. Does that setting ...
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X Windows System missing on VMware

I'm trying to install a CentOS-based system called GOautodial on VMware Workstation, and I have an error that shows during installation which is: "init: Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 ...
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Bitnami edx cypress ubuntu server ip address is not browsing in local host browser

I have install vmware workstation 10 and open virtual machine bitnami_edx_cypress -4r02-ubuntu-14.02. In ubuntu typed ifconfig, nothing is come then I changed network adaption as NAT then typed ...
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Vmware workstation shared vms on different directories

I would like to have several virtual machines on vmware workstation which all start automatically with the host but with following restriction: each machine is installed on a different hard drive. ...
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Disk space usage when shrinking disk in VMware Workstation

Does VMware Workstation require additional temporary disk space when shrinking a disk (for say a temporary shrunk VMDK file) or does it shrink the existing VMDK file in place?
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Convert VMWare VMDK disk to Hyper-V disk

Using Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter cmdlet - ConvertTo-MvmcVirtualHardDisk to convert a VMWare Workstation VM disk to Hyper-V disk. How does the cmdlet handle or how do you specify a source ...
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Getting “Watch Dog Time out” when starting VMWare Workstation

I had installed VMWare Workstation at my windows 8.1 but whenever I am starting the VMWare Workstation I am getting error "Watch Dog Timeout" could please suggest us what to do now. I have 4 GB of ...
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Can't connect to the internet on Win8 in VmWare Fusion 8.1.0

I downloaded Virtual Machine for win8 for VMware fusion from https://dev.windows.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/mac/ I can start the VM on my local computer, however, I can't seem to connect to ...
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Wake On Lan for VM

I'm trying to get Wake-On-Lan (WOL) working for my VMs so that we can do some power management at my workplace. Goal Enable direct remote access (RDP) to VM Have WOL wake up VM not via physical ...
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VMware Workstation 12 on Linux host - Transport (VMDB) error -45: Failed to connect to peer process

I installed VMware Workstation on Debian 8.2 with ./VMware-Workstation-Full-12.1.0-3272444.x86_64.bundle and vmware-modconfig --console --install-all installation without errors. I installed ...
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VMware Workstation shared folder takes Fedora disk space

I have a Fedora guest hosted on Windows 8.1 using VMware Workstation 10.0.5. I need to share a large (~30 GB) network drive with the guest vm so that I can do calculations with the data available ...
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CentOS 7/VMware Hang on Boot ([sda] Assuming drive cache: write through)

I am new in Linux. i use CentOS 7 (CentOS-7-x86_64-DVD-1503-01.iso) in VMware workstation 9. Host system is windows 8. i was trying to install the update. when i restart it hang during boot. it show ...
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vmware workstation 12 dual screen issues with guest OS opensuse leap 42.1 with DE KDE plasma 5

I have an old opensuse distribution that I made my first vm with. In that vm the dual screen use inside of vmware worked perfectly. My only problem with the old machine was with the graphics on the ...
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Copying files to walkman fails in Vmware workstation

When I try to copy files to my sony walkman it stops/hangs after 1 file. The VM seems to loose connection to this USB device. It works fine in the host operating system. The VM is a Windows 10 ...
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VMware Workstation v9 suspends Windows 7SP1 Enterprise

I am using VMware Workstation 9 running a Windows 7SP1 Enterprise Guest on a Windows 7SP1 Ultimate Host. VMware Workstation regularly suspends the Guest without me initiating it. Sleep and ...
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How to edit an encrypted .vmx file for VMware Workstation VM?

VMware Workstation 10 introduced VM encryption feature, which is really useful, but it causes some trouble for me now. Today, I hope to add a configuration line serial1.pipe.charTimePercent = "10" ...
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In VMware Workstation on Linux, how can I quickly switch between fullscreened VMs?

On OS-X users seem to be able to swipe the touchpad to switch between fullscreen VMs. Is there a keyboard shortcut for Linux or anything similar? The closest I can get is using the tab bar that drops ...
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Why do I see a tiny number in the corner of VMware Workstation?

In the corner of VMware Workstation, I see a tiny, inexplicable, unclickable, un-Googlable number. It appears on top of everything. I think it used to be a 1, now it's a 2. What's up with this ...
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Error Code-0x8007025D :For Windows server 2008 R2 Installation in VMWARE

I am installing Windows server 2008 r2 using ISO file in VMware and came across this error code : 0x8007025D Can any one help me in solving this issue
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Cannot Install Centos 7 on Lenovo g510, i3 4th generation

I've been trying to install Centos 7 x64 guest on host Win 7(x64) on VMware Workstation pro 12. 8 Gb total physical memory. I get two errors randomly while different attempts of installing the Centos: ...
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Unable to setup Network on VMware/ VirtualBox

Host system is windows 8.1. So i install Redhat Linux 5.11 on VMware and VirtualBox. And assign bridged network connection but it is not able to ping the gateway. So in VMware 11.0 Virtual Network ...
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Autofit Guest in Workstation 12 Player

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Host O/S. (the "Host") Windows XP Home 32-bit Guest O/S (Latest VMWare Tools installed) (the "Guest") I have been unable to activate Autofit Guest inside the Guest. My goal is ...
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VMware: How to Reset a Hung Guest

Say, something goes wrong with a guest. It hangs, or you lose power, basically it just is not working any longer. The workstation does not even allow you to start this guest any longer. How would one ...
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I can't find flash memory in Disk Utility

I installed VMWare Workstaion 12 on Windows 8.1 ,I created Mac OS X 10.8 on the VMWare ,now I pluging a USB flash drive and vmware can recognize that but I can't find that in Disk Utility on Mac OSX.I ...
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VMware Workstation Server 12 shared virtual machines not working

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 and VMware Workstation Server 12, in Workstation Server 11, shared VMs worked fine out of the box but in this new version it just doesn't work, I can login to the ...
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Take snapshot when powering off

I am using my banking software in a VM and it's critical that I take a snapshot when shutting down the virtual PC. This worked fine in VMWare 10, but in VMWare 12 I get the warning Value ...
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Pass through secondary gpu

I have 2 graphics cards (and integrated graphics, total 3 gpu's) installed and want to pass through one graphics card (GT220). My host system is Win10 PRO and guest is Xubuntu 14.04.3. I have both ...
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vmware screen is too small for install

I am using vmware 9.0.4 and I have a strange problem. I am trying to install CentOS7.1 as a guest OS. When I come to the screen manual partitioning the lower part of the screen is unavailable because ...
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Virtual web server on VMWare no longer works on Windows 10

I have VMWare Workstation set up with an Ubuntu LAMP server. I set up my hosts file so that I can connect to it with a special url. I set it up so I could use it as a virtual web server and test out ...
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VMWare - why can my Virtual Machine access the internet even though it's connected to its own VMNet?

I have two virtual machines, one windows XP and another Ubuntu both connected to the virtual network VMnet2. I want them only to be able to communicate with one another and not any external network ...
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accessing VMs from a remote machine

SET UP: I have a Windows desktop. ip (1x.1x.1x.1x). On that windows PC I have couple of Ubuntu servers (2x.2x.2x.2x,3x.3x.3x.3x,4x.4x.4x.4x) deployed and running on VMWare (workstation). For the ...