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Windows 7 machine un-ping'able

Is there some way to track down why a machine is unreachable ? I have got various machines ... some real, some virtual Just created a new virtual Server 2008 R2, running in VMware Workstation, and ...
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Commands see files, bash doesn't

This is a really odd bug I can't seem to figure it out. Basically, commands like ls can see all the files in the current directory, however when I go to execute the file it will give errors like ...
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VMWare Workstation can't read CD/DVD drive

A fresh install of VMWare Workstation 7 (7.1.1 build 282343) on Windows 7 64 bit. When I try to read a CD/DVD from a guest (either to install a fresh guest or to read a CD within an existing VM I get ...
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USB not working on VMWare workstation 7 host

After I have installed VMWare Workstation 7 on my Win 7 all USB devices are not working / showing up on my host machine ??
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Put VM on WD MyBook

I put a few guest OSes on mybook. So, when I need to do my work, I would power on the mybook and use the VMware workstation to start the visualization. Since I would have to access mybook for a long ...
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VMWare server console in Linux

I'm trying to access the VMWare console from firefox using the VMWare plugin. The problem is that it doesn't work on Firefox version 3.6.8. So how can I access the console?
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VMWare Server vs. VMWare Player

I have a lot of experience with VMWare Player but when I tried VMWare server I couldn't get anywhere with it. I want to try it again on Ubuntu 10.04. How is it different from Player? If I want to use ...
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How to reinstall the host-only network adapter in VMware 7

I've this problem when I want to use "Host only" network adapter in VM-Ware 7.0 this is the error message: The host-only adapter driver does not seem to be running. If you have not rebooted ...
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Problem with AutoPlay

I am using Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2. In my Control Panel (Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> AutoPlay) "Use AutoPlay for all media devices" is turned on. But still AutoPlay is not ...
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How to Make Virtual OS Utilizes More than One Core?

I have a machine ( Windows 7) that has 4 cores. But when I run my Windows XP visualization using VMWare workstation, only one core is available for that visualization. How to make sure that the ...
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Unable to access internet from Ubuntu 9.10 VMware guest

I have a Ubuntu 9.10 VMware guest. I am using the NAT mode. My machine has a valid IP address and I am able to ping the host and the host is also able to ping the guest. I am also able to ping the ...
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Performance Gains with Compacting Virtual Disks in VMware Workstation

I'm using VMware Workstation 7. Are there any performance gains or losses to be had by compacting a virtual disk, or is it strictly a file size gain? If there are any differences with performances, ...
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How to change VMware MAC address on host machine

I found many pages that discuss changing the MAC address of the interface inside the VM (guest), I have not found any information for changing the virtual interfaces on the host machine. VMware ...
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Windows 7 - Virtual PC or Workstation 7.1 - Not working 4 me

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate - 64 bit Operating System When I'm trying to create virtual machine Windows Server 2008 64 bit I'm getting the same error neither with Virtual PC or Workstation 7.1 Error: ...
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Using wireless networking with VMWare Workstation 6.5

I am using VMWare Workstation 6.5 and have installed Windows XP SP2 on it. My main operating system is Windows 7. When I am hard-wired, I can use the Internet inside VMware, but when I am wireless, I ...
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VMware and Windows Activation

Yesterday I installed Slysoft's Virtual CloneDrive in order to mount an iso for some software installation on my host system (XP Pro SP3) This morning I fired up VMware and made a linked clone of an ...
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How do I stop VMware Workstation 6.5 from giving up input focus for no reason on Ubuntu 10.4?

After patching some kernel modules, I got VMware Workstation 6.5.4 running on my Ubuntu 10.4 x86_64 machine. However, now my Windows XP SP3 guest instance cannot keep mouse input captured for any ...
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VM's, virtual networks and my home network

I want to create a small lab of VM's to test out networking with. I have two PC's running VMWare and I need the VM's on these two PC's to be connected to their own LAN. I am planning on bridging the ...
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VM can’t connect to outside in bridged mode

I am not able to ping any machine(not even the host) from Guest VM in bridged mode. But I got an IP which is on the same subnet as host. I can ping my guest VM from the host and can use ssh to connect ...
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Why do I get a My Disney window when installing VMware Workstation?

I'm assuming this is a virus, though my virus checker can't find it. I downloaded the latest VMware Workstation 7 installer. I'm running Windows 7 64bit. I go to install it, and the installer window ...
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Do I really need to reboot my host machine to restore net' connectivity to my VMware machines?

I'm running VMware Workstation 6.54 on a Windows 7 host (64-bit). Whenever the host loses network connectivity the VMs never get their connection back until I reboot the machine (which I have to do ...
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Use Synaptics Touchpad Scroll in VMware Guest

I would like to use Synaptics "Two-Finger Scrolling" inside a VMware guest. It works as expected on the host but VMware does not seem to support it. The mouse cursor changes to indicate that ...
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Windows cannot determine which language to install?

I want to install Windows Server 2008 SP2 on VMware Workstation 7.0.1 build-227600. However during installation I receive the following error and Windows doesn't continue the installation procedure: ...
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Can i get multiple VMs on the same monitor without changing the resolution of the VM displays?

Was wondering if anyone knew how to get 3-4 virtual machines to share the same monitor (i.e. so that I could potentially get all 4 displays on one screen, each screen environment would need to ...
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Vmware Workstation Development Server on Laptop

I'm running an Ubuntu guest OS on my Windows 7 laptop. Currently, I have it set up for bridged networking. The guest is os is configured for a static ip of 192.168.1.115, which depending on the ...
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Installing Video Card Driver on Ubuntu in VMware Workstation?

I'm using VMware® Workstation v7.0.1 build-227600, I've installed it on my Win7 x64 I've installed Ubuntu 9.10 on VMware Whenever I've posted lspci | grep VGA in Ubuntu's Terminal the following info ...
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How do I config a host-only network in VMware?

PC 1 is the host computer and PC2 is the virtual computer. My understanding about "host-only": I use VMware 7, Vmnet1 is the host-only adapter for host and it's IP is 192.168.209.1. I'm really ...
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How to copy only VM changes in VMware to another physical machine

How can I use VMware Workstation to copy only changes to a VM to another physical machine, rather than recopying the entire VM every time? Can I just copy the snapshot files, if the second physical ...
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Can VMWare Workstation 7.x and Sun VirtualBox 3.1.x co-exist on the same Windows 7 64bit Host together?

Will installing Sun Virtual Box bash or interfere with my VMWare installtion? I don't need to run VMs from both Virtual-Machine software packages at the same time but I do need to run some older ...
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VMware guest eats 100% cpu

I have a Windows 7 x64 guest that acts very strange - the VM is very slow and taskmgr will consume 50% (with 2 cores) or up to 99% (single) of the CPU when everything else is idle. Host is Windows 7 ...
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Windows 7 stuck on welcome screen after installing VMware Workstation 7?

I have Win 7 x64 and I have one account on it without any passwords. I've just installed VMware Workstation 7.0.1 Build 2276000, after that Win 7 stuck on welcome screen and I have to click on the ...
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VM won't see network

I have a win7 64bit VM running on Vmware 7 workstation on a host (win7 64bit). The vm was able to see the network just fine, but now it cannot. I was running 6.5.3 and installed vmware 7 then rebuilt ...
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VMware Workstation: suspend all virtual machines with vmrun

I know I can suspend a given VMware virtual machine on the command line with: vmrun suspend /path/to/virtual_machine_file.vmx Is there any way to suspend all virtual machines at once using vmrun? ...
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VMware Workstation 7 build 203739 - Capture Movie Mouse Pointer Not Visible

I have noticed that whenever I create a Capture Movie, the movie is fine but the mouse pointer is not visible at all. The clicks are on buttons file menus are executed but is hard for a viewer of the ...
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How to configure vmware in this situation?

Now I'm using a router to connect my computer to the Internet. I installed VMware Workstation 7 on my computer and installed a guest OS which is CentOS 5.3. Now I want to using putty to connect to the ...
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How do I convert a Virtualbox drive to VMware drive?

I have a Virtualbox drive that I'd like to convert to a VMware drive. The problem is that my disk size is dynamic, meaning that the maximal size is 2 TB! I don't have enough disk space to convert the ...
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Viable to virtualize my laptop?

I have a laptop that I'd like to run multiple operating systems on, at the same time. Specifically, I'd like to be able to boot up a Windows 7, if needed, a Windows XP, if needed, and a Ubuntu ...
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Why is VMWare Workstation so slow on Linux?

I'm using Fedora Core 12 quad-core Linux box. However, when I run VMWare Workstation (running a single virtual XP box, running nothing) it slows to a crawl. The load average jumps from 0.11 to 4 or ...
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Multiple Monitors in Windows Vista Guest

I am trying to use multiple monitors inside my VMware guest to test out some multi-monitor software. This works fine in Windows XP, but doesn't work at all in Windows Vista. In the "Display" settings ...
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What is the download location for Ubuntu 9.10 64bit for Intel i7 processors

When I go to the ubuntu website - it says the ISO is for AMD 64. I have intel 64-bit. I tried this page : http://www.ubuntu.com/GetUbuntu/download - and selected 64-bit - the downloaded ISO had ...
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Rename vm (files) on vmware workstation

When I rename a virtual machine in vmware workstation, the old file names (e.g.: the hard drive file name) remains. How do I manually rename these without messing up the virtual machine? I'm not ...
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Does VMware Workstation 7 have a 64bit installer?

I downloaded Workstation 7.0, build 203739 from vmware.com, which says it's for 32bit or 64bit operating systems. When I installed it, it installed automatically to the Program Files(x86) folder of ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 VM loses connectivity during downloads

I created an Ubuntu VM VMWare Workstation on my Win7 machine and was able to install several packages and download Eclipse without issue. However, now I am attempting a repo sync for the android ...
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“Host USB device connections disabled” in VMware?

I installed Linux, Windows XP and Chrome OS in VMware Workstation 7 and in every OS the USB host doesn't work. When I start some of the Operating Systems this message shows up: Host USB device ...
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VMware Workstation Performance

awhile ago I upgraded my laptop to Windows 7 x64 from Windows XP 32-bit edition. However not before virtualizing the physical installation and I continue to run it under VMware Workstation today. ...
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How to import VMware Workstation 7 VM into Sun VirtualBox (latest version)?

I am planning on installing the latest version of VirtualBox on my Windows 7 machine. I made about 6 VMs using Workstation 7.0 and want to import these into VBox. What is the best way to go about ...
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How to access the VMware filesystem

I run VMware workstation with Ubuntu on it on my Windows XP box. Is there a way to access the Linux filesystem inside the Virtual machine from Windows?
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Virtual Machines - VMWare user switching to Microsoft

I am used to using VMWare Workstation - and have been very happy with it. I have been using it for sandboxing programming environments and testing. I am now in an environment where we must use ...
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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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Getting VPN to work from Virtual PC

Setup: Host is running Windows7. Virtual PC is a Windows Server 2008 running under VMWare workstation 6.5. From the Host I have a VPN to e.g. TFS and other resources. From the VPC I need to connect ...