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Default password to ubuntu server 14

I'm very new with Linux and I'm trying to set up a testing network with VMs by following this video series. I downloaded Ubuntu server 64bit version 14 and installed it using VMware workstation. I ...
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Enable Edge Scrolling - Ubuntu 14

I am running Ubuntu 14, and in my mouse and touchpad options, there is no setting for edge scrolling. There are only settings for "double click" and "mouse speed," nothing for scrolling. I found a ...
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disable the network adapter of vmware

I want to disable the network adapter of the vmware workstation, but I want to keep using the network address to be able to access it from other machine. because if I delete the network adapter in ...
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Backup/Restore System Folders on new VM

I'm looking for a safe option for taking an image of my machine cuz I'm in a place where I cannot risk trying anything isn't safe and the machine must be up and running. For example, clonezilla looks ...
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Take an Image of a Physical Machine using VMWare Converter Standalone - Options diabled

I need to take an image of my Ubuntu 12.04 physical machine and keep it in a hard drive. I downloaded VMWare Converter Standalone, the only version I found as tar.gz is version 4. All the newer ...
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Shifting to a Virtual Environment using clonezilla

I recently got appointed the job to shift my company's data-center's systems to a virtual environment. The systems are very varied, some are windows some are Ubuntu server and some are CentOs based. ...
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Several issues with 14.04.2 slow network, high samba cup usage

I have Ubuntu Trusty 14.04.2 installed with Zentyal and openchange. It is running on Vmware 5.1 with 8GB ram and 1 cpu with 4 cores. I am having a huge problem with network traffic being very slow ...
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VMware tools crashing with root access in Ubuntu 14.04.2

I'm trying to enable graphical root login with commands on Ubuntu 14.04.2: sudo passwd root sudo sh -c 'echo "greeter-show-manual-login=true" >> /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf' Portions of the ...
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Can you use vmware unity with i3wm?

When trying to enter unity within the vmware player, I get the following error: The virtual machine can no longer run in Unity mode: There was an error retrieving desktop/viewport information from ...
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“sudo iptables -L” takes a long time to load

For some reason when I try to run sudo iptables -L it takes a very long time to load. I am loading the rules from a script and it's on an Ubuntu server virtual machine through VMWare Fusion with 2MB ...
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stream_socket_client(0 errors

I get these errors all the time in my wordpress running ubunutu server 14:04 in vmware local host ubuntu install. [Tue Mar 17 09:05:17.683916 2015] [:error] [pid 1098] [client 192.168.142.1:53931] ...
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Help with “XIO: fatal IO error 11”

What does the error below mean? It isn't stopping me; I can still proceed by just pressing Enter, but I am afraid it might be reflecting a serious issue (it says fatal). The command I issue creates ...
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What can I do to restore disk performance on slower Ubuntu VM

I have Ubuntu 12.04 (x86) running under VMware Workstation 10.0.5 on a Windows 7 x64 host. Disk access in this VM is noticeably slow - it takes ages just to start Firefox, for example, and the disk ...
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Errors of installing VMware-tools

Previously, I post a question about an error of installing VMware-tools in a Ubuntu under a virtual machine. I have not got any solution yet. So I installed another Ubuntu 14.04 LTS under the virtual ...
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“Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors” ERROR

Attempting to upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and on restart I get this error. Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors This is a 64 bit version running in Parallels 9 Desktop. I loose ...
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VMware player locks up Utopic, running .deb package with 3.16.0.31 kernel

I am having trouble running VMware player in Kubuntu 14.10 I replaced the software center version for the .deb package as suggested here on a similar thread. I checked that I have the build-essential ...
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terminal is not accessible

my desktop went away. and I couldn't access any program. and I just see the purple screen. the only thing I could do is to open the home. plus i couldn't access the terminal Ctrl+alt+T is not working ...
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Clearsign File Invalid

I have (2) Xubuntu 14.10 x64 VMs running in VMware Workstation 11/VMware Player. I have VMware Workstation 11 installed on a Windows 7 x64 machine (which hosts one of the VMs) and also installed on a ...
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Get VMWare to use integrated Ubuntu menu

In VMWare Player 7.1.0 on Ubuntu 15.04, the menu is shown below the title bar and looks rather out of place. Is there a way to get VMWare to integrate the menu the title bar, using the same sort of ...
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'y' output to screen after vmware tools installation non-stop

I am using vmware version 10 and installed ubuntu (14.04.2) for the very first time. I was trying to install vmware tools and followed the following instructions: ...
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VMWare Player 3.1.6 32 bit installed with Ubuntu 14.04

Dear Ubuntu spezialists, I use Ubuntu 14.04 on an old 32 bit netbook. Now I installed VMWare 3.1.6, since this is the last real 32bit VMWare Player (although there seem to be newer versions of the ...
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Why is there no /proc/sys/kernel/softlockup_thresh

and, more importantly, how can I adjust this threshold for Ubuntu 14.04 server installations? I have standard Ubuntu 14.04 server VMs crashing due to CPU softlocks and VMWare recommends adjusting ...
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How to get available wifi network that scans within windows 7 on VMware workstation running in host system ubuntu 14.04?

In my ubuntu 14.04 64 bit host machine running windows 7 64 bit on VMware 10.0.1 build-1379776. I don't see the list of available wifi network. I tried all possible ways using network settings like ...
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moving from one vm to another

I tried to move my stuff from my vm machine on my laptop, to my vm on my desktop and it gives me the following error, is there any safe way of fixing this cheaply? The configuration file ...
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When mounting, what does -t mean?

I have a Ubuntu virtual machine (VMWare) running on a windows machine. To gain access to a shared folder I run.... sudo mount -t vboxname sharedfolder /location/of/share What does the -t do in ...
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Files missing in /mnt/hgfs on Ubuntu VM?

I am running Ubuntu 64-bit on VMWare workstation 10. I want to access the files on my windows 8 PC (both on same PC). I have checked "always enabled" for folder sharing on VMWare and gave path to my ...
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Connection refused from Ubuntu VM to Snappy Ubuntu Core VM

My objective is to learn building and deploying Snappy packages/apps to Snappy Ubuntu Core platform. For this on my MacBook Pro, using VMware Fusion virtualisation tool I set up two virtual machines; ...
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Errors of installing vmware-tools: waiting for unfinished jobs

I use version 10.9.2 of OS X and a virtual machine 6.0.5 VMware Fusion. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS has been installed on the virtual machine. I have a shared folder between the Mac OS and the Ubuntu. In Ubuntu ...
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VMWare NAT configuration

I am trying to run the latest Ubuntu Desktop as a guest inside VMWare Workstation. I need to use NAT for internet access and access to the other Virtual Machines. This works flawlessly on all of my ...
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I've lost windows shared folder in virtual ubuntu 12.04lts build VMware after latest update

In VMware I have used the wizard to make folders in my windows host shared with the VM ensuring the "always enabled" selection. I can run vmware-hgfsclient and see the available folders. But the ...
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Boot into Busybox instead of Lubuntu

I am using Lubuntu OS on a virtual machine (VMWare Player). Today, my VM was booting into the GNU GRUB version 2.02 instead of Lubuntu as usual. I was following this instructions and now I'm stuck at ...
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VirtualBox guest (Ubuntu) has no network

I have a host - windows 7 and a guest (virtualbox) - ubuntu 14.04. A few days ago I installed ubuntu 14.04 on vmware. I believe, that in that moment internet on virtualbox ubuntu stopped working. ...
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Issue with network access with Ubuntu 14 as VMware Guest

I have two virtual machines(using VMware player) Debian Ubuntu 14 Desktop With Debian network access (company network + internet via proxy) works fine - out of the box (only configuring the ...
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Missing network connections in Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine

Recently, I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit in VMware virtual machine. However, after the recent update, all of my network drivers are missing and I can't connet to internet using NAT anymore. ...
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Start minimal Ubuntu for VM Ware

I'm running Ubuntu on an Asus Zenbook. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty Now.. this not-so-ultra ultrabook has only 4GB memory and offers ...
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Display Problems on VMware

The login screen is as it should be but after Iogin, desktop appears like this. Actually, I guess the program icons are there since I am able to click to a black region on the left and drag it, seeing ...
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Can I transfer a raided hard drive that is currently on a Windows 2008 R2 server to my Ubuntu Server 14.04 without loosing content?

I currently have a Windows 2008 R2 server that I am using as a file share. The W2k8R2 server and the Ubuntu server are separate VM images. What I would like to do is unmap the raw mounted hard drive ...
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My install of 14.04 on Dell xps L501x in VMare not working correctly

I installed 14.04 on Dell xps L501x in VMware. The launch bar is not visible, icons sometimes appear but are garbled, links work. How do I get launcher to appear? Also when I use VMware full screen ...
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Laptop Content Wiped

I am kinda desperate and any help will be appreciated. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo T530i, and my HDD was almost full. I planned to buy an external HDD this week end and transfer some data, ...
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vmhgfs module not compilable for VMware Tools 9.9.0 (Fusion7.1) after Ubuntu Linux kernel update to 3.13.0-46-generic?

vmhgfs module not compilable for VMware Tools 9.9.0 (Fusion7.1) and VMware Tools 9.9.2 (Fusion7.1.1 Build 2496486) after Ubuntu Linux kernel update to 3.13.0-46-generic (Febr. 2015) (Shared Folder ...
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vmware not enough disk space

I expanded my Ubuntu disk space using vmware setting menu, but still the same amount of disk is showing up in Ubuntu. Is there a way to link that added space to Ubuntu without the need for installing ...
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Partition my disk for instaling Windows as a guest OS?

I never use virtual machine before. I plan to partition my hard drive (250GB) on a Thinkpad T400 laptop (8GB main memory, and install Ubuntu 14.04 as my main and host OS. In the future, when I have ...
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. Why won't Ubuntu install finish the final restart on VMWare Fusion?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on VMWare Fusion on my Macbook Pro. I’ve finished the install and clicked 'Restart Now'. Then all I get is the system script! What do I need to do?
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS error “could not apply the stored configuration for monitors”

I have installed the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on vmware 10. In Ubuntu display settings the OS was not detecting my monitor and was showing unknown display. By using few commands online I added a new ...
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rename vmware directory

By default vmware creates a file in my home directory called vmware and sticks the files related to my virtual machine in there. Can I rename that folder? How can I do so without breaking vmware? Any ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 in VMware Workstation split screen issue after updating

After updating and restarting my Ubuntu 14.04, I get a split screen, similarly to the issue describe at Ubuntu 12.04 in VMware split screen issue after updating I'm running it on VMware Workstation ...
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Really annoying big font in VMWare Fusion 7

I don't know where I was supposed to ask this question. I'm running an Ubuntu 14.04 VM on VMWare Fusion 7 and MAC OS 10.10.2. And I don't know why but it doesn't look good: For example on google ...
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Boot Up Stuck at Loading Apache

I have inherited an IT setup and know nothing about the system. The Ubuntu box is a VMware machine. It runs Ubuntu (64bit). So you are aware - I know nothing about Linux - Nothing at all!!! I have two ...
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3d accelerated virtualization with 14.10 on macbook 11,1 (Intel Iris Graphics 5100)

Has someone managed to get KVM, vmware or virtualbox running including 3d acceleration on ubuntu 14.10 yet? I'm on a macbook 11,1 (2014) with Intel Core i7-4578U and Intel Iris Graphics 5100. I need ...
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Moving the ubuntu from VM to Disk

I am using VM to run Ubuntu 12. Our building has some power problem and sometimes during the weekend things get shutdown without any notification. So, it seems that runing Ubuntu on a VM is not a good ...