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For some reason, the auto-installed VMWare tools didn't do the job, but Ubuntu has a tool called vmware-hgfsmounter, if I installed it then I could do this: sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools sudo mkdir /mnt/hgfs sudo mount -t vmhgfs .host:/ /mnt/hgfs After running these commands, /mnt/hgfs should now contain your shares.
I had the same problem and noticed that in the device manager, Windows believed I had a "HID-compliant touch screen". I just told Windows to disable it and the swipe tips immediately disappeared. Control Panel>Device Manager>Human Interface Devices>HID-compliant touch screen, right-click, select "Disable".
I know this question does not explicitly mention Parallels, but maybe some of my settings/experience there will be transferable to settings with VMWare Fusion. I am running a MacBook Pro running on OS X 10.7.3 with an Intel Core i7 2.2GHz and 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 memory for my RAM. The version of Parallels I am using is Parallels 7. Some important notes ...
Some parts of VMWare Tools will silently fail to install unless they can compile a kernel extension. That requires a compiler and the generic headers for the current kernel, so install those: sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r) And then run sudo vmware-config-tools.pl
Alternatively, if you are using Windows 7, you can mount the .vhd file in the drive manager, then use that mounted drive as a physical drive in vmware.
The thread Limiting CPU speed in a virtual machine offers some advice : On VMWare ESX and ESXi you can create a Resource Pool and limit the CPU Resources for that pool. This would allow you limit the CPU speed of any systems created in that Resource Pool. Settings in MS hyper-V allow to limit a virtual machine to a percent of the overall host. So if you ...
To force the machine to enter the BIOS setup once (but continue booting normally on subsequent start-ups), add bios.forceSetupOnce = "TRUE" to VM's .vmx file. Alternatively, quickly press F2 while booting. To make this easier, set bios.bootDelay = "xxxx" in the .vmx file, where xxxx is the number of milliseconds during which the VM will wait for the F2 ...
That process is used for VMware's virtual printing feature. They sit around waiting for data from virtual machines. (You can quit them with Activity Monitor if they're in the way, with no ill effects.)
EDIT The first version of instructions I posted caused conflicts with the nameserver and gateway that VMware put on vmnet8. This version corrects the issue. Software versions: MAC OS X Version 10.6.3 VMware Fusion Version 3.1.0 (261058) Ubuntu 10.04 LTS What I have done: During creation of the VM, set networking to NAT. On Linux Guest: Run ifconfig to ...
Try using the vmrun utility included with VMWare Fusion. Launch the VM in Fusion and execute this command (in a Terminal window) to make vmrun can see it: /Library/Application\ Support/VMware\ Fusion/vmrun list If the problematic virtual machine shows up, run: /Library/Application\ Support/VMware\ Fusion/vmrun -T fusion stop "/path/to/.vmx" hard That ...
Copy ISO to your virtual NTFS harddrive (C:) and mount it.
I ran into the same problem on Vmware fusion 4 a few days ago using Ubuntu 12.04 as guest (Mac OS 10.6.8 as host). The short answer (my solution, at least) is DON'T install VMWare Fusion's supplied VMware tools; they don't work. instead, use Ubuntu apt-get (or the Synaptic user interface) to install open-vm-tools, the open source version of the vmware ...
Aha — indeed you can, as per this thread on the VMWare discussion boards about this issue, assuming: The file is a sparse disk image, and not pre-allocated. The VM does not have snapshots. In short: Erase free space on the guest OS’s disk from within the guest OS using Disk Utility, then shrink the guest OS’s disk from the host OS using ...
I've used a Win7 virtual machine on VMware Fusion 3.0, on both a Mac Pro and a MacBook Pro. I haven't had any performance problems, the virtual machine performance on both systems was very good. I had the best results with Win7 when I configured the virtual machine to have 1 GB of RAM. (Full disclosure: I work on VMware Fusion.) I haven't personally tried ...
I wrote to Microsoft and asked the question about OEM. They said it was ok. This was the answer: You can install it on your Mac as long as it not has been installed on another computer. When it comes to OEM, the license will be locked to that specific motherboard.
If you have any VMware Fusion guests running, open up the Settings -> Printers and disable this feature. This usually will stop the thnuclnt service.
To paraphrase the iPhone ads, there's an app for that: Caffeine It is a menubar app. Click prevents computer from sleeping, click again and the computer can sleep like normal.
For the needs described in the article, I'd probably go with VMware Fusion. It does a really nice job of bringing Mac and Windows together, especially with the "Unity View" feature. (Granted, I haven't tried Parallels or VirtualBox, but I have the impression they're not quite as good in this.) So do evaluate it to see if it fulfills your needs well enough - ...
Parallels has massive downsides. I would recommend Fusion (if you want to spend the money) or Virtual Box (which I haven't used but have only heard good things about). All three can do the mixing desktops thing (called Coherence Mode in Parallels and Unity View in Fusion). In practice the mode is annoying. Fusion has a great advantage in that the VMs run ...
I have found what I needed to do here. To connect to localhost of the guest os firstly: make sure the network settings of the windows vm in vmware fusion are set to: NAT (Share with my mac) Turn off windows firewall for guest or public networks in windows 8 (just search for windows firewall and select "Turn Windows Firewall on or off") get the ip ...
In VMware Fusion since version 4 you can go to VM preference -> General -> Clean Up Virtual Machine. Additionally there is a chart where you can see, what size is expected after shrinking.
I've had much luck with Fusion over Parallels. Across many Macs including a various desktop and laptop configurations, my company has all moved to Fusion (much needed since we have Windows users as well). Most of us have a BootCamp setup (best for TF2, Civ4 among other things) and set up other VMs to work with on external drives. Best of both worlds. I ...
We have just performed this operation on two PCs, a dead desktop and a dead laptop. It was a long haul though, and most of the suggestion over at How to convert laptop drive (with a dead laptop) for use as VMware image? were of limited use. What didn't work We tried creating a new VM with both raw disk access and it's own virtual disk, cloning one to the ...
This Mac feature is called Bonjour. To enable the equivalent on Ubuntu, you need to install a package called libnss-mdns by entering this command in the Ubuntu guest machine: sudo apt-get install libnss-mdns Once the packages are installed, the feature should work instantly. The feature only works within the local network. If you are using NAT ...
The more ram that you can dedicate to your virtual machine the better. Even one more gig of ram dedicted to your virtual machine will make it run better. You might also want to go through the services that are running in the background of the windows installation and turn off those that are not needed as those will free up more memory for you.
Windows 7 comes with a nice little application called Snipping Tool. If you open your start menu and type it in the search it should come up.
Not an Mac OS X user but I read somewhere that Finder uses base-10 nowadays. Could the difference be that du still uses base-2? 49.0 GiB * (1024^3 bytes / GB) = 52,613,349,376 bytes = 52.6 GB (the small difference is because du is rounding to the nearest GB)
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