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Ethernet connection fails in virtual machine (linux mint 17 KDE)

I am having trouble gettting my internet to work in my virtual machine. I am using VMware on my Windows 8.1 pc. The VM runs Linux mint 17 KDE. VM settings: either NAT or bridged (both fail to connect ...
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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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Reverse scp to Ubuntu in Vmware ,Error reading:connection refused

I've successfully cross-compiled and installed dropbear on my embedded board. I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed in VMware Workstation. Openssh-Client/Server ( dpkg --list|grep openssh ) are all installed ...
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Unable to upgrade Win10 tech preview on VMWare player

I have had Win10 tech preview running perfectly well on a VMWare Player virtual machine with 60GB HD, 2 processors and 2GB of RAM. Now I get a prompt "Install a new build of Windows now". I am ...
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Keep VMWare from auto-closing my virtual machine

I have a VMWare VM running off of a external hard drive. Works great and I have no problems with the set up. What keeps annoying me is that after about 20 minutes of inactivity the VM automatically ...
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Win2K8R2 dcpromo DSRM Password causes critical failure

I have a Win2K8R2 domain controller on an ESXi host. I have a second ESXi host on which I have created a new Win2K8R2 Server to be a secondary domain controller. The second server was added to the ...
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Installing Fedora 17 on vmware workstation 9

I am trying to install Fedora 17 on a remote machine through VMWare Workstation 9.0.0. I can start the machine in recovery mode just fine, but when the desktop loads I get a message saying: Oh no! ...
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VMware host-only networking Internet access

I am running a Ubuntu Linux VM using VMware Player on a Windows 7 host. I don't want to connect directly to the network or use NAT; I need host-only networking but also need Internet access. How can ...
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How to access a server on VMware from the web?

Here's what I have done: I set up an apache server on Ubuntu in VMware. I used the NAT config. I set up port forwarding. Now on the host machine, I can access the server using localhost. It ...
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VMware Workstation update stopped autofit guest working

VMware one day offered an update (8.0.1 build-528992 my current version) from 8.0. I accepted it, because updates usually fix problems. However not in this case... Previously it worked very well. ...
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VMware Workstation cannot sync with disk before abort. Disk *.vmdk may be inconsistent

I have a VMware image on a external hard disk, but the power supply shut off abruptly. The next time I tried to start that image, the image started booting into the OS (Windows XP), but would ...
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Online Windows Server Virtual Hard Drive Images for Use with VMWare Server 1.0

I have a remote Server running the VMWare hypervisor. I want to create a virtual machine running Windows Server. However I can't upload mine since my internet connection is slow (would take me days to ...
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VMWare workstation: “not enough physical memory available to start this VM” when installing Linux as guest OS

I installed VMWare workstation on my laptop, which has Windows 8 running on it. I got VMWare installed, after which I tried to install Red hat Linux as a guest OS. But I get an error stating "not ...
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How can I access a VMware client that's located on a remote host?

I use VMware Fusion at work to test my websites in different versions of IE by running multiple copies of Windows on my Macbook Air. At home, I use VMware Workstation to do the same thing. My desktop ...
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PuTTY “Incoming packet was garbled on decryption” and other errors

I've got Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed in VMPlayer 6 on Windows XP SP3 - I created this using the mini.iso + OpenSSH Server. I can successfully SSH in via its NAT VMNet8 address 192.168.181.128. After a ...
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Core2Duo T5870 unable to run 64bit Vmware Guest

I currently own a Core 2 Duo T5870. People said that its a 64 bit processor, and I am able to install and run 64 bit Windows 8.1 on it. But when I try to run Ubuntu 14.05 64 bit on VMware Workstation ...
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How to open existing virtual machine with multiple .vmdk files

I created a new Virtual Machine. On the Virtual Hard Disk screen I am selecting Use existing hard disk. I copied the VM files from another machine. It has multiple .vmdk files and when I select one ...
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VMware tools are not compatible with Ubuntu 11.04

I upgraded Ubuntu to the latest version (11.04) on VMware 7 with a lot of effort to boot the virtual computer from GRUB CLI. Then I reinstalled the VMware tools again since I couldn't run Unity Mode. ...
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Sharing vmware shared folders between VMs

In vmware shared folders document, it says "With shared folders, you can easily share files among virtual machines and the host computer. " So it is OK to share the same folders among different ...
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Linux x64 VMWare image virtual hdd not expanding

I've been using virtual machines for a long time, mainly with VMWare Player (currently 6.0.5 build-2443746). I currently use a linux (openSuSE 12.2 x32 - KDE) virtual machine for everyday work, and I ...
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VMWare for 32-bit?

I want to run VMWare for Windows and I tried to install VMWare 11, but it seems to only work on 64-bit. Where can I find the 32-bit version installer?
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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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Ubuntu 11.04 VM shows a black screen in VMware Player

I have a Ubuntu Server 11.04 64 bit VM running on VMware Player 3.1.4 that only shows a black screen. No matter what I try, the screen remains black. The VM has worked the first time. When I reset ...
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Not able to mount/install vmware tools

I'm using the vmware player 6. I installed Mint 15 Olivia (MATE 64bit), everything is fine...except that I cannot install vmware tools. When I start the vm and click im vmware menu: ...
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WireShark - Vmware Network Interfaces

I've recently installed wireshark v1.12.4 on my Windows 8 Machine, and I am totally new to the program. I have a virtual machine running on vmware (Red Hat Linux 7.2) and got all the network ...
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how to convert vmware to hyperv live without downtime?

Anyone know how to live convert a vmware vm (5.5, vmx3, latest vmtools) to a hyperV format without stopping the source vm? Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0 powers the server down after un ...
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CentOS 7 ESXi/VMware Hang on Boot

I installed CentoOS 7.0 1406 on a VMWare ESXi 5.5 hypervisor. I installed "Sever with GUI" and selected KDE. However on boot I get the following messages in under a second, before the process tops ...
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How to change the resolution of the TTY on Arch Linux

I followed the Arch beginner's wiki to install on VMWare player (host is Windows 7) Arch without x-server and I would like to know how I can change the resolution of what I think is called the TTY to ...
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How to share a VPN connection in a VMWare Guest VM with the Host

The need - This question is relevant for all of those who want to bypass their corporate's annoying VPN, and access their work/corporate network from their private computer, especially if the ...
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multiple virtual machines for different 'main' OS configurations

First of all this post might be filled with some opinionated assertions and also error prone in some manner, but as a relative newbie in this matter I assume the risk. The problem as I see it As a ...
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How do I make a hotkey to activate a specific VMware Workstation VM?

I'm using the latest version of VMware Workstation (11.1.0) on Windows 7 x64 and I want to be able to do a keystroke of "Ctrl + 1" to go to VM #1, "Ctrl + 2" to go to VM #2, and "Ctrl + 3" to go to VM ...
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nmap says 0 hosts up even though I can ping

I'm running Metasploit from Win 7 x64, and I've set up my Metasploitable 2 virtual machine on VMware Player. I can ping Metasploitable's IP address from the Metasploit console, however if I use nmap ...
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Bridged VMware cannot detect any physical network adapter

I have installed VMware Workstation 10.0. My PC has 3 network adapters (Bluetooth, Ethernet and Wireless). And i have already installed drivers for it. . But these adapters haven't detected in ...
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Migrating Linux guest from Virtualbox 4.3.26 (latest) to VMplayer 7.1 (latest) on Win 7 64-bit host

Would like to understand if it is possible to migrate a Lubuntu guestOS image from Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.26 hypervisor to VMware VMplayer 7.1, where the hypervisor is running on a Windows 7 64-bit ...
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How to share guest (Ubuntu) internet with host (MacOS) using vmware?

My new usb-wifi dongle only properly works with Linux. I successfully set it up in my Ubuntu vmware-vm and shared the vm's internet connection. I checked that by connecting to the internet from ...
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VMware TCP port mapping not working - port not accessible via public IP address

Simply speaking, the forwarded port 45922 is accessible on the host via 127.0.0.1:45922, but not accessible on the host itself via its public IP plus port number 45922. Details are as follows. Host ...
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How to install vmware tools in android x86 VM?

I create and install a virtual machine by VMWare. Is there a way to install VMWare tools in Android x86 VM to share files between this machine and host? if yes so what is it? Win 7 running at host.
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How to move a Windows 7 VM's CSC to a network/host volume?

I am running a Windows 7 Pro virtual machine on VMware on Ubuntu 14.04, and would like to move the Win7's CSC (client-side cache, for offline files) to the data partition on the Linux host. This is a ...
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OSX 10.10 Yosemite slow on VMware

I was having OSX Mavericks 10.9 in Vmware. It was working fine with VMware Tools installed and SVGA Drivers also. When Yosemite released, I updated it from App Store. I cam across many problems on ...
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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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How to host Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit on a non-VT 32bit?

My laptop is 32bit running Windows vista with Intel Core 2 due processor. I tried to host Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit using VMware Workstation but it doesn't load and Displays this message: " This ...
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Can't take control of USB drive on VMware

I’m running VMWare Workstation on Windows 7 x86-64, and a Mac OS X 10.8 install inside the VM. Whenever I try to connect my USB drive to the Mac OS X 10.8 guest, it just doesn't gets recognized. The ...
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VMware Workstation - Linux/gnome screen saver locking of guest and host

I've got some RHEL6 machines that run VMware Workstation 11 on them. The host and the guest are required to have a screensaver enable after 15min of inactivity that goes to a lock screen. My users ...
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VMWare Workstation 10/11 Windows 7 not enough physical memory is available to power on this virtual machine

Workstation 10.0.4 Win7 x64 SP1 32GB RAM Asus Z87-Pro (Intel Virtualization enabled, memory scrambler/remap disabled) Intel 4770K Images of error and free memory in Windows: Problem: Using ...
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amazingly slow installation of windows 7 with vmware player on top of ubuntu 14.10

I need to install windows 7 to do a .NET project. I have only Ubuntu 14.10 installed as my OS. I tried to install windows 7 with vmware player on top of ubuntu, but the installation process is ...
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VT-x is Enabled, but is not operational ? Winows 8 unable to run 64-bit virtual machine

Vt-x is Enabled in Bios and it shows working in Intel Processor identification utility. but I'm not able to run 64-bit Guest OS on both VirtualBox & VMware Workstation. Virtual Box says ...
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Increase resolution to 4K in VMware or Virtualbox

I Have a laptop with 4K (3860x2160) Display , But here is a lot of dumba$$ problems.A lot of software's is not compatible with 4k resolution. Also VMware Workstation and VirtualBox doesn't support 4K ...
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Why is guest OS greyed out in vmware web client?

I want to open the console for the guest OS on a VM in Vsphere using Firefox on OSX. Everything is working properly on the machine. I am able to console using the desktop client program in windows -- ...
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VMware SVGA driver on Windows 95 fails to install

So one day I decided to try out Windows 95 in VMware Workstation (I'm using 11.1.0). I install VMware Tools, however there is an error: This program has performed an illegal operation and will be ...
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Pinch zoom not working in win8 guest os

I have a win 8 os in vmware. pinch zoom not gettting detected. Mine is hp system so installed symantec touchpad driver but still pinch zoom not working. Is there any solution to this.