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Can't Connect to Host OS using VMWare Player

I'm trying to set up xDebug on a Ubuntu server I have running in VMWare player on Windows 7. I have my webserver up and running, and I am able to connect to it fine from the host os. However, when I ...
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VMWare Wrkstation 9.0 "This host does not support Intel VT-x

This virtual machine is configured for 64-bit guest operating systems. However, 64-bit operation is not possible. This host does not support Intel VT-x. For more detailed information, see ...
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VMWare Converter FAILED: Unable to find the system volume

I'm trying to convert a physical Windows XP Professional computer into a VM using VMWare vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0.1. When the process completed, I had the following output: Conversion ...
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Running VMware Workstation in background with a Unity-enabled VM?

How can I dismiss the taskbar button for VMware Workstation (8) on Windows when running a VM in Unity mode? For other VMs I can simply close the VMware GUI and tell it to "Run in background". When I ...
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How to automate VMware to switch to multi-monitor mode after startup?

How can I automate VMware player 5 to switch to multi-monitor automatically at startup? I already managed to start it up in full screen. I tried to shut down the VM when it was in multi-monitor mode ...
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Using VMware for Static IPs and BD Ip Organizer V2.1

Hardware: Laptop running Windows 8 and A DSL Modem/Wifi from TDS Isp. 6 Static IP addresses from the ISP (5) Useable, (1) Assigned to the the DSL Modem. What I need to do: I need to setup Vmware ...
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“Connection for the USB device was unsuccesful” error in VMware

I cannot connect my USB device to guest OS when I use one of the USB ports on my machine. VMware gives an error like: The connection for the USB device was unsuccessful. The device is currently ...
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New files on host not showing on ubuntu (vmware)?

I have a host machine (Win7 64bit) running a VM with Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. I have set up the shared folder fine (although that was a headache in itself) and everything is working great. I use the Ubuntu ...
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Host-only openSUSE VMWare Player guest not pingable from Windows 7 host

I'm running VMWare Player 5.0.1 build-894247 on my Windows 7 computer. I need to have the openSUSE virtual machine run with a static IP but only be accessible by the host (i.e. not be on the ...
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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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Debian + Unknown host google.com using bridge network

I am trying to install Debian Linux based OS in my XP machine using VM Ware and I trying to setup bridge connection to access the network. But I am getting the error "Unknown host google.com". ...
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Share a Chrome Profile with VMWare on Mac OS X

I would like to share my work-Mac Chrome profile from "~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome" with the Windows 7 installation in VMWare, so I can use the same browser on both machines. ...
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ASIO Driver in VMware / Routing Audio From Guest To Host

I'm attempting to use ASIO in Cubase 6 with a VMware Virtual Machine running Windows 7 64bit. After installing ASIO4ALL in the virtual machine, I loaded up Cubase and tried selecting ASIO4ALL as my ...
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from XEN to VMWare

I have migrated many xm virtual machine to vmware Using http://www.zoobey.com/index.php/resources/all-articles-list/268-xen-to-vmware , migrations were very smooth. But now I am struck in a xm ...
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VMware - Read hosts clipboard without CTRL+v? Security issue?

When you have a file or some text on the hosts clipboard and you press Ctrl+v on a guest VM with VMware Tools installed, then the files will be copied or the text pasted in that guest VM. Does the ...
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Running Dual-Boot ubuntu within windows causes reboot

I am attempting to run Ubuntu within Windows. The Ubuntu is actually dual booted on my computer. I am running VmWare workstation in Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10. I am attempting to do this using this ...
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A little stuck in configuring a VPN using VMware Workstation

I'm trying to figure out how best to set up a VPN using a virtual machine (VMware Workstation 8). I have a Windows 7 host with a Windows XP virtual machine which I'm trying to use as a VPN server or ...
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Loading guest OS's (Windows) localhost through my host's (Mountain Lion) browsers

For work, I have to develop in Visual Studio, which I run via VMware's fusion 5. I really want to test via my mac's native browsers for a multitude of reasons. that is, view the IIs web stuffs that ...
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vmware host stuck after adding a virtual drive to client

I use ESXi 5.0 I created a virtual (400GB) drive (located on an iSCSI mapped drive), and tried to add it to a specific client on the host. The task has stopped at 11%. After over an hour, it seems ...
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Why does VMware Player/Ubuntu use such a large resolution by default?

I created a new VM and began installing Ubuntu, and the VM's screen is strangely enormous, requiring much vertical and horizontal scrolling. I didn't change any of the VM's settings. The display ...
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Microsoft Mouse Not Detected in Vmware Windows 7 x64 on the mac

i hope someone can help with this problem im having, my wireless microsft mouse is not detected in windows 7 in vmware running on a mac. i have installed the intellipoint driver version 8, and this is ...
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Can't boot to VMware - stating .vmdk failed

I'm using a MACbook OS X and have installed VMware on it to run Windows XP. VM fails to boot stating the .vmdk failed. Any way to repair or at least get the files off the hard drive?
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Sending an ACPID Powerbutton event in ESXI

I am trying to find out how to send the ACPID powerbutton even to to a linux virtual machine on ESXI 5 in order to execute the acpid powerbutton graceful shutdown script. ACPID is already installed ...
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vmware player - ubuntu can resolve hostname but ping fails

Using VMware players on Windows 7 with a Ubuntu 10.04 guest. When I ping it resolves the ip address but the ping fails. Hopefully this is a local issue as I don't have access to any of the network ...
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Permissions for user for whole disk ( and/or Partitions) in win7

I have a linux mint partition and a win7 partition on my disk. I am running (oracle) VM on win7, and My goal is to boot to the linux partition with the VM. This was not so difficult to do by creating ...
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How to configure VmWare to allow hosted machine to use static IP?

There are two machines: Windows Server Windows 7 In order to install Domain Controller the machine has to have static IP because Domain Controller suppose to be DNS server. How to configure ...
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Ventrilo on VMware View workstation

I've got a VMware View 5.1 environment I'm working with. To test some VOIP type efforts I thought I'd try to connect to my friends ventrilo server. With the teradici sound driver on the VDI machine I ...
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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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How to force OS to commit X MB cache for a VMWare virtual machine image file?

I have a Windows Vista inside a VMWare workstation virtual machine, which I need to boot as fast as possible (for testing certain software). I can commit about 4GB of RAM for cache, which, in ...
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VMware P2V on HDD with 2 OS - “How hack” Windows 7 System Partition (100mb)

Hi I have HDD with bad sectors. I would like use p2v from VMware. On HDD is installed Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003. HDD is divided into these partition: C - Windows Server 2003 D - Windows 7 ...
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Creating Virtual Machine from VMWare data store

One of the teams which we collaboratively working, has shared virtual images through VMware Data store. Now the only option I could find is to download the data to the local disk and and create the ...
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How do I connect two virtual machines in VMware player?

How do I connect two virtual machines in VMware player? I mean network connectvity and my host is XP and my my virtual machines are 2003 & 2008 Server respectively. Please give your valuable ...
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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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Vmware Player is not seeing the operating system when setting up the virtual Box

I am using windows 7 host and installed a new player the other day. I tried to use puppy as an osi and the player wont see it... I then tried another osi and it would not recognize that one in the ...
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Is it possible to startup/shutdown the VM without launching IE interface?

I am trying to get rid of the IE interface, when performing simple actions with VMware (such as starting a VM, shutting it down etc). Is it possible to write some bat files that will call the proper ...
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How to cause the VMware window to be opened full screen?

Due to this long and honorable thread I was able to launch a VM from a separate window, helping by the vmware-vmrc.exe utility. The magic works for me! Now (if possible) I'd like to have the window to ...
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2 Ubuntu 10.04 64Bit servers Guest in VMware Workstation 7.1.3 with Windows 7 64Bit Host randomly loose conenction

OK... heres my setup... On a private server, Per friends request I have two separate virtual machines, both ubuntu 10.04 64bit linux servers. With a Windows 7 64bit host, Connected directly to a ...
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How do I install MegaRAID Storage Manager properly?

OK, so installing it seems straightforward enough, but making it work afterwards is so awkward I must've done something wrong. It appears that this problem has nothing to do with ESXi or the RAID ...
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ESXi 4.1 Update 1 - This kernel requires an x86_64 cpu but only detected an i686 cpu

Here is my scenario: I am using a Lenovo W510 Laptop with the i7 chip. It has 8 cores and 16GB RAM. This laptop is running a Windows 7 64-bit base image with VMWare Workstation 7.1.4. I have ...
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How to fix “Could not access network location 0” error?

I am trying to install VMWare under Windows 7, but I get the error Could not access memory location 0 How can I fix this error?
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Spurious click on right click in Ubuntu on VMWare

I am running Ubuntu 10.10 on VmWare. I have a problem with the right mouse button click. When I click it where it opens a context menu, a duplicate click effects that automatically select an item in ...
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VMWare: always show host cursor

Is there a way to force vmware to show host mouse pointer? I mean that I want to see always 2 pointers host and guest.
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How to share folders inside VMWare virtual machine to host

I am running VMWare Player inside Ubuntu. Inside VMWare Player I am running Windows. I can share folders from my Ubuntu system to my Windows system through VMWare. Can I also use VMWare to share ...
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Can we automatically open a second tab with IE8 with another browser (IE6 Virtual)

AT the company I work with they have legacy applications that work only with IE6 with no plan to upgrading them. The company will be rolling out IE8, the solution was to rollout IE6 Virtual (VMWare) ...
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Using mixed disks and OpenFiler to create RAID storage

I need to improve my home storage to add some resilience. I currently have four disks, as follows: D0: 500Gb (System, Boot) D1: 1Tb D2: 500Gb D3: 250Gb There's a mix of partitions on there, so ...
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Windows 7 X64 unidentified network and public

I have two interfaces that are built from vmware workstation vmware network adapater vmnet1 and vmnet8. I am unable to change the network location from public to home. the public network options ...
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“Install vmware tools” grayed out windows 8.1 guest, Linux host vmware workstation 12

The "install vmware tools" is grayed out in windows 8.1 guest, Linux host vmware workstation 12. I tried the suggestion in this link with no success I have tried starting windows with cd/dvd not ...
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VMware Mouse Not Move Smooth when playing Games

i was intending to playing a computer game, but after entering it, the mouse moves not smoothly. Before entering the game, the mouse is fine. I don't think the problem is of the game, since it's not ...
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Hard Drive Not Showing Up In The Boot Order

Since I try to install VMware on one of my PC, the HDD is not showing up in the boot order but I can see it in the SATA device list. If I try to install Ubuntu Server or Linux Mint, the both OS can ...