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Is it possible to setup a DHCP server only for local virtual machines?

I have a quick question. I have a bunch of virtual machines (VMWare Workstation) running on an Ubuntu server and have found that VMWare NAT (DHCP) service is unreliable and slow. I have to use NAT ...
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Mounting NTFS directory from within VMWare image

I'm running UBuntu 11.10 as a guest in VMWare Player on a WIndows 7 laptop and would like to mount an NTFS directory in UBuntu but not sure how to go about it. All the directions I've found are ...
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How can I uninstall VMware-Player?

How can I uninstall VMware-Player? It is not listed in Ubuntu Software Centre or Synaptic Package Manager I am using version 3.1.4
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How do I run Windows 8 via virtualization?

I would like to run Windows 8 within a virtual machine under Ubuntu. My quick attempt with VMware failed. Has anyone reached to run Windows 8 on Ubuntu? ps: Microsoft just released a public preview ...
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VMWare Workstation 6.5.5 on 10.04 Faster than on 8.04?

Now that I can finally enjoy my VMWare Workstation 6.5.5 on Ubuntu 10.04, I noticed that it feels significantly faster and snappier than when it is running on Ubuntu 8.04 (same exact machine, dual ...
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Memory limitations of 32bit systems

I am on a 32bit Ubuntu System and as we know there is a memory limitation of 3.5GB at most. Is there a possibility to take advantage of the rest of the memory on my system (I have 8gb) by running ...
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VMWare Workstation 6.5.5 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 10.04 (64-bit) Odd Problem

I managed to successfully install VMWare Workstation 6.5.5 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 10.04 (64-bit). It works in principle but there is one issue that forced me to stick with Ubuntu 8.04 (for now): When the ...
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“Line 302 Permission Denied” error while installing VMware Player

The Problem For an Operating Systems Architecture course at University, we are required to use VMware Player 3.1.4 for class assignments. I currently run 64-bit Ubuntu 11.04, and have recently ...
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TMPFS Available space does not equal size

I have a quick question. I have a 64bit Ubuntu 10.04 server with 24GB of RAM and is used as a VMWare Workstation 7.1 host. I would like to use an in-memory drive for the VM Memory location, which I ...
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How do I stop my iPhone from being automounted?

I'm trying to stop my Ubuntu desktop from automatically mounting my iPhone when I connect it/plug it in. This causes my Vmware workstation to not mount the iphone for syncing. I have used ...
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VMWare-Tools Installation fails [closed]

I am trying to install VMwareTools-8.4.6-385536.tar.gz (VMWare Tools) on the following operating system: Ubuntu 11.04 Linux ubuntu 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 03:31:50 UTC 2011 i686 ...
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Forced into “Classic” interface under VMWare Fusion

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 under VMWare Fusion on my macbook pro. The first time I logged in, there was a message, something like "Unable to run Unity because your hardware is not supported, Ubuntu will ...
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Vmware Server Console stops responding to clicks

I had installed vmware-server-console just fine. But when yoou open it an as soon as you click in a virtual machine, thats it, the app stop working but not freeze, it just stops recognizing where you ...
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Sharing home folder between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.04 running inside VMWare

I'm looking for a way to share my user profile between Windows 7 and Ubuntu as guest OS inside VMWare. Are there any caveats for such an odd marriage, particularly in using NTFS with Ubuntu, on ...
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Creating & running Windows virtual machines?

What's the recommended way to run virtualised Windows environment on top of Ubuntu nowadays? I need to create new Windows virtual machines too, not only use existing ones, so, to my understanding, ...
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How can I configure Internet proxy on VM?

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on VMPlayer within Windows 7. Our corporation has just enforced an internet proxy, let's call it internet.largecompany.com:8443 for the sake of argument, and we can no longer ...
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err: file '/lib/libgcc_s.so.1' not found

I'm running 32bit ubuntu in a virtual machine inside vmplayer. That file simply doesn't exist, what do I do?
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How to run VMWare player on kernel 2.6.38-8? [Failed to compile module vmmon]

I upgraded my 10.04 system to 10.10 on my way to 11.04. I didn't try VMPlayer on 10.10, but it worked on 10.04. I tried to start a VM in 11.04, and it prompted me to install the VMWare bits into the ...
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Cannot install vmware-tools [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot install vmware-tools I encounter this error: The path "/usr/src/linux/include" is not an existing directory.
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Any way to get VMware Fusion's Shared Folders working with 11.04/Natty guest?

Just upgraded to Natty this morning. I know, I should have waited until VMware updated Fusion for it, but I was impatient. :-) I can't seem to get Shared Folders working now... anybody have this ...
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“Desktop effects could not be enabled” in VMware

I am running on a Windows 7 64 bit host. I'm use with VMware Player. Ubuntu 10.10. And, i get to Visual Effect, and when i press "normal" i get this error: Desktop effects could not be enabled ...
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“you do not have the hardware required to run Unity” on VMware

On Ubuntu 2010.10 I installed VMware. Then I installed the 2011.04beta1 in VMware. Evrything worked fine, but after updating packages and rebooting I got the following popup: It seems that you do ...
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Why is Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit lagging horribly in a VM (VM Player)?

I am currently running a VM of Ubuntu 10.10 within VMware Player (host & vm stats below) and I'm getting horrific lag. I've executed the initial setup of the vmware files but nothing beyond that. ...
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How to reset lost user password on a guest on VMWare server?

I have a ubuntu 10.10 VMWare image that I set up a while back and have forgotten the login details. Normally I'd boot into single user mode to fix this, but I'm having trouble doing this on the ...
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VMWare Fusion Folder Sharing Not Working with Server

I have a Ubuntu Server running in VMWare Fusion 3.1.2 on my MacBook Pro for Java development and all my projects sit on my Mac in ~/Workspace/ColdFusion. I had ColdFusion/ shared with my VM through ...
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VMware sharing folders between Win7 (host) and Ubuntu (guest)

What is the best way to share a folder between Win7 64bit (host) and Ubuntu 10.10 (guest) in VMware player? I can setup the sharing just fine (using vmware-tools), but all shared files are root:root ...
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How do I upgrade from inside a VMware Image?

I am running 10.04 within Windows 7, as a virtual machine using VMware. I want to upgrade to 10.10 now and later 11.04. Can I do this using the usual upgrade procedure ( from the update manager) ? or ...
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Should I install through WUBI or in a Virtual Machine on my Windows machine?

I want to install Ubuntu on my Windows machine and was wondering whether I should use the WUBI method or rather install via a virtual machine using VMWare or Virtual Box. What would the advantages be ...
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USB detection in VMware [closed]

I have UBUNTU 10.10 Installed on VMware workstation 7. how do i get the virtual machine to detect USB drives / CD DVD drives ?
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How to enable desktop effects in VMware?

I am using VMware Workstation 7. I have the VMware tools and 3D acceleration enabled but when I try to enable desktop effects I get the message "Desktop effects could not be enabled". I have an Nvidia ...
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VMWare and Ubuntu?

would a vm workstation running a client of Windows XP or Windows 7 run faster in Ubuntu than on a Windows 7 pc?
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Is it possible to access the XAMPP on vmware workstation?

I have Ubuntu 10.10 and installed XAMPP on it. Also I have Windows 7 installed via VMware Workstation 7.1.3. I do my delelopment work on Ubuntu. I want to use IE-Tester for testing on all versions ...
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Sharing directories are not shown

I use Ubuntu on my Mac with VMWare Fusion. I setup share folders. However, I don't have anything in /mnt/hgfs I did have the shared directories, but they're not there. What's wrong with this, ...
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How to view files from host? (running inside VMWare Fusion)

I have just finished moving my development server into a Ubuntu 10.04 Server VM in VMWare Fusion 3. I have all of my mysql and tomcat stuff running and am now trying to connect to my actual site ...
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Can I virtualize a pre-installed Windows 7?

I am considering buying a new computer with Windows 7 (64-bit) pre-installed. Would it be possible to install Ubuntu (preferably 64-bit) dual-boot on such a machine, and then, using VirtualBox / ...
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Why can't I ping server? VMware set to 'Bridged' loses IP address [closed]

I have installed a fresh 10.04 server onto a laptop on a home network as a VMware machine and set network connection to 'Bridged: connect directly to the physical network' from within VMware and ...
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How can I enable Visual Effects on Ubuntu 10 running on VMware Player on Windows 7?

I am running Ubuntu 10 on a VMware player running on Windows 7. I have an Geforce 8800 card. Currently I can't run visual effects, and I wasn't able to find any answer except for changing the VM to ...
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can ping other machines but other machines can not ping me

Inside the Virtual Machine ,running Ubuntu, I can ping outside machines and can even connect to the internet, but outside machines can not ping me except my host Windows machine, The VMware Image use ...
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how to install VMware image on a hard drive partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Migrate from a virtual box vm to a physical system. how to install VMware image on a hard drive partition?
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VMWare Workstation 6.5.5 Install Freezes

I am trying to install VMWare Workstation 6.5.5 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 10.04 (64-bit), but at about 2/3 of the progress bar, it freezes where it says: Installing VMWare Player 2.5.5 Configuring... ...
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No GUI after install in VMPlayer [closed]

I'm experimenting with using both VMware Player and Virtualbox to run an Ubuntu VM in Win7. I have the VB install of Maverick working fine, with only a few quirks such as slow response in Firefox ...
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Which kernel to use for server VM running on ESX

We run several ubuntu virtual machines on ESX server. In ubuntu, there are various kernels available: linux-generic-pae linux-generic linux-server linux-virtual Which one is the best choise for ...
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Enable Networking in VMWare

I just got myself an Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop CD. I pop it into my DVD drive (on my laptop which has Windows 7), run VMWare, install Ubuntu using Easy Install. So far, so good. But, now, internet does ...
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How do I install 9.04 in VMWare?

I am about to install Ubuntu on VMWare (my host PC is Windows 7). Are there any tutorials (Step - by - Step) that I can look into.
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How to create VMWare Player Image with linux as the OS

How can I create an image (.iso) that contains: 1. Base Ubuntu OS 2. Java, CXF + some more software I want these bundled as one VMPlayer image. How can I do this ?
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Unable to share a folder between Windows 7 and Ubuntu (running in VMWare)

I have installed vmware toolbox in Ubuntu (guest OS). I tried to share a location from the settings of the virtual machine. But when I click Ok, the following error in thrown in the host (Win 7) OS. ...
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Ubuntu server 10.04 ESXi 4 VMTools install?

Am struggling to install vmtools on a ubuntu 10.04 server guest on my esxi server. I have tried the "Install VM Tools" option but that does nothing. I have tried running the apt-get install ...
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How to create a minimal installation in VMware Player for browsing?

I am trying to build a minimal vmware image to use for private browsing (also called a browser appliance). I have tried using images for other small linux distros, most of them are either too heavy (I ...
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Find out if the OS is running in a virtual environment

Is there any way to find out if the OS i'm running (actually installing) is running in a VMWare machine. I need to disable ntp settings if the automated install is done on a virtual machine but keep ...
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Install Ubuntu 10.10 on Virtual Machine

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 on a virtual machine. I tried VMware Workstation 7.0, VMWare Player 3.0, and Oracle VirtualBox. I have the same issue on 3 applications, Ubuntu boots very well and ...