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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 win7) Arch without x-server and I would like to know how I can change the resolution of what I think is called a TTY to make ...
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How do I set up vmplayer to run in background under Linux?

I have a database that runs under vmware. I need to set up the vm on a remote linux server. Currently I reach the server through ssh (putty). I would like to set up the vmplayer to run the ...
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XP VM not detecting USB keyboard or mouse from Windows 7 host

I've been using a Windows XP Pro VM (32-bit, SP3) for months on my work PC (Windows 7 64-bit) with no problems, with a PS/2 keyboard and a standard optical USB mouse. Today I copied this VM onto my ...
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vmware player won't run on CentOS due to missing /dev/vmmon, what could be the problem?

So I've tried installing vmware player 3.1.4 and 3.1.3 and both times had the same problem, when I try to load a VM I get the error "Could not open /dev/vmmon". When I ls /dev/ I can see there is no ...
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start debian in vmware ,it goes to a black screen

When i start debian in vmware,and it go to the black screen and i can't even find a place to login,maybe it is because i change the file of grub in /boot/grub/grub.cfg by adding this set ...
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Enable retina options on VMware Workstation

How can I enable my virtual OS X to display the retina options? The display resolution goes up to 2560 x 1440, but I cannot get it to render as a retina display.
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Unable to mount iso as dvd drive in VMware Fusion 6

I have a newer iMac without an optical drive and some DVDs that I needed to run software off of. This software will have you juggle discs to read data off of them, and the data can't simply be copied ...
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Virtual PC to hardware PC

I know that it is possible to make ordinary PC system virtual and run on virtual machine. For example it is supported by Vmware. But now I need somehow place virtual PC to hardware and run it without ...
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“Ethernet Cable unplugged” in MAC OS 10.9 Mavericks Virtual machine

I'm using a Mac OSX Mavericks Virtual machine (VM) in VMWare work station 8.0.6. The VM is running fine but no matter what, the network configuration shows that the Ethernet cable is unplugged. My ...
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esxi 5.1 - copy paste host config doesn't work?

I followed these instructions for esxi 5.1 to enable copy paste from the host config. (search for "To enable this option for all the virtual machines in the ESX/ESXi host:") ...
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I wanna load CentOS 6.4 kernel of machine 1 in machine 2 on vmware. I receive “UNABLE TO GATHER EFI DATA”. How is it that users give /boot/? [on hold]

It is about using kexec and load new kernel. How is it that users give /boot/ address instead of address of new boot (like /boot2) directory? I don't want to reload the old kernel. Thanks!
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Virtual Machines: What components should I upgrade to improve running virtual machines?

at work I need to have one or sometimes two instances of a vmware virtual Windows 7 machine running on my real Windows 7 machine. The computer I'm using is Dell Precision 490 from 2009 I believe, ...
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Export Vagrant VM with all it's synced folders

Let's saying I'm working on a vagrant VM named foo and it sits on my host machine at ~/foo. In my scenario, foo uses VirtualBox as the provider and is using synced folders to configure and provide ...
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Using a .vmdk file in VMware player 5.0.1

I am new to VMware player. I downloaded an OS ready for VMware player, which turned up to be a .vmdk. I am using VMware player 5.0.1 for Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. How will I open the file?
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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 OSX 10.8 inside the VM. Whenever I try to connect my USB drive to the Mac OSX guest, it just doesn't gets recognized, i've already tried ...
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Strange disk behaviour when running VM on HDD. Chkdsk /f is fine, OS locks up after running VM?

Very strange thing happened on my desktop PC. I Have OS installed on SSD (C:) and also have a 3TB HDD (D:) I Have Win 7 VM on D:\ which was installing updates and then froze. Then I restarted VMware ...
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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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Bootcamp partition in Vmware fusion

I've installed windows on my macbook pro using bootcamp. Is there a way to run the same partition in a virtual mode in OSX. When I try to import the bootcamp partition through vmware fusion, it works ...
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Compressing an OS after some slight changes has yielded massively different results - why?

I am using SUSE Linux on a Virtual Machine through VMWare Workstation. This morning, I zipped up a copy of the folder containing my VM (.vmx, .vmdk, .vmem, single snapshot and all) and sent it to my ...
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VMware ESXi 4.1 failing to delete files from datastore browser (vSphere Client)

Receiving Error stating "Error caused by file /vmfs/volumes/[ID]/Delete/Delete1 (Names a result of attempting to rename from some advice on VMware forums.) Any input is appreciated. P.S - I have ...
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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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How to enable guest-to-host and host-to-guest networking?

I have installed openSuse in VMWare Player with following setup for networking: Network adapter with NAT so that guest shares the Internet connection as host A host only private network for the ...
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loading second vm in first one w/out rebooting by use of kexec

I've two CentOS virtual machines on my win8 host's vmware. I added one of the virtual machines to another by 'add hdd' of settings of VM. The versions of Centos is 6.4 i686. I installed kexec-tool on ...
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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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Accessing vCenter Server from Internet (remote network)

I have this topology: And I would like to be able to give my users access to the vCenter Server through the Internet (I will use VPN here, but security is not the main concern here, at least not ...
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Share guest OS internet connection with host OS with VMware

I have an usb wifi board without drivers for Mac OS X ML. Sometimes I have to connect to internet using the external board and need to pass the Ubuntu internet connection running on VMware Fusion to ...
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VMware installation MSI failed

I had tried installing VMWare Workstation, VMWare Player, anything by VMWare, and the installation always crashes; it says The MSI '.........\vmwareplayer_x64.msi' failed. I have Windows 7 Ultimate. ...
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Will external SSD (via USB 3.0) be faster than HDD when it's running a VMWare?

I have read on this site than an external SSD will be faster than an external HDD (in my case I am using USB 3.0). It has been said that the SSD will be particularly faster when accessing many small ...
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How do I see the folder thumbnail view in VMWAre Workstation 10 while viewing a remote ESXI server

So when using VMware Workstation 10 on your local computer there is a grid thumbnail view where you can see all your VMs displayed (live update small thumbnails) on like a 9*5 grid or something. Yet ...
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VMware: Shared VM on portable disk, multiple .vmx files

Using VMware, I want to use a VM on two separate development machines and carry it around on an USB drive. I found this answer, but it's not quite what I'm looking for. I think I cannot just share ...
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VMWare workstation show the os full screen

Whenever I use a virtual machine inside VMWare, it's displayed in a small window as seen here: How can I inrease the size of this? I've tried about every button but with no success. Edit: this is ...
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How to avoid CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION errors with VirtualBox inside VMWare

I have the same setup as described here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17175696/running-vagrant-inside-vmware-vm Now I'm frequently getting BSOD with a CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION error and ...
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Is it possible to extract contents of a ThinApp container?

Is there possible to extract such packages made by somebody else. Ok, so if there is no general way of extracting such archives, which can be a huge exe file or tiny exe starter with huge packed ...
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I am a bit confused about installing VMware/ Or any other virtual machines in mac?

I am looking for installing windows in mac. Is is good to do.? Because am worrying much about the performance. if its not good to do, i am ready to go with a new windows machine,
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Xorg configuration to switch between ttys (FreeBSD)

I'm using FreeBSD on VMWare. I'm installing/configuring Xorg. To get a .conf file I used Xorg -configure I tested it with Xorg -config /root/xorg.conf.new -retro It seemed to be okay, so I ...
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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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Can I upgrade parent VM and have all linked clones updated too?

Is there any VM and OS combination that can support this scenario? I want to create a base OS image and lots of child linked clone images that share the parent's disk. This way I'm not duplicating the ...
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How to change the network where the virtual machine is connected to, in Vmware ESXi with Perl in Linux?

Can anybody answer that how to change a VM's network with Perl? I would like to periodically change the network where the VM's nic is connected. Thanks
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Create disk image of C drive and run on VMware virtual machine

I run Windows XP SP3 Pro on my desktop PC and I want to create an image of its C Drive. I'd like to run this image in a virtual machine on VMware. How can I do this? Install XP in VMware first – ...
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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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Unable to access file <unspecified filename> since it is locked

When I try to create a clone from a virtual machine and doesn't change the hardware settings I have no problems. But when I change the hardware settings, like Memory and Hard Disk I get this error: ...
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Shape virtual machine traffic on host

I have an Ubuntu box on which I need a virtual machine (say, VirtualBox or VMware) also running Ubuntu. If I had to shape the outgoing traffic of the virtual machine on the host operating system, for ...
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Having trouble trying to connect to internet in VMWare

I need some help regarding connecting to internet from VMWare. To start with here's the procedures that i've done Installed VMWare Workstation 10.0.2 on my machine that uses Windows 7 64b. Copied ...
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How to add an existing encrypted vHDD to a new virtual machine?

I am using VMware workstation with encrypted virtual hdd-s. I tried to use one of the vmdk files as an hdd on another virtual machine, but when I try to add it as an existing disk, I get the following ...
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PC to virtual machine [duplicate]

Currently I'm moving from old PC to new one. I have windows 7 installed. I'm planning throw away old PC, but before that I would like to have possibility to run old PC operating system just in case I ...
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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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Can I get to the host TSC counter from a guest using KVM?

[posting the question from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/25058729/can-i-get-to-the-host-tsc-counter-from-a-guest-using-kvm here. I was not the original poster, but I do have exactly the same ...
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Transfer file from Windows to VMware linux client

I have a Windows 7 host that runs a VMware RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.3 client (which has been modified and given to me as an .iso). Instead of being shown a graphical interface, I just have access to ...
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What are the differences between Cloud Virtual Machines and Virtual Machines on a computer?

Google has a service that allows you to create Virtual Machine on his Cloud. There are many Virtual Machine Types like Browsers (StackBrowsers), Mobile Phone, Operating Systems. You can use the Cloud ...
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VT-x on Asus B85M-E motherboard

I have moved from Intel motherboard to new Asus B85M-E one. Now I'm trying to run my old virtual machines I have installed on Intel motherboard and can't run 64 bits systems. While running Linux ...