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Improving virtual Ubuntu hdd performance running on Windows host

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server with: 1 x 80GB SCSI, partitioned: 100MB reserved 79GB NTFS windows 2 x 1TB SCSI HDD running in a hardware RAID 0 striped configuration, partitioned: 7GB RAW (left ...
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asynchronous logging via rsyslogd(8) and write buffer increase

On a pretty high traffic web site running in virtual containers (VMware) and lacking local storage, we've managed to increase throughput (requests per second) significantly by switching from logging ...
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How can I install ubuntu in VMware workstation in windows 8?

I bought a new sony vaio laptop. I found that I cannot dual boot in this system (model sve15136cns). When I try to use it on a Virtual machine (VMware) it suddenly shuts down.
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Download to VMware

I burned an ISO disk of ubuntu 12.10 to boot into VMware. It downloads successfully but the icons do not appear on the left side of the screen like they should. I am not sure if it is the VMware ...
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How to patch VMware Player 3.1.5 for 32 bit machine with new Lubuntu 12.10 Kernel?

Sorry for my spelling and grammar errors, english is not my native launguage. I need to run VMware-Player-3.1.5-491717.i386 in lubuntu. It has to be that version only, cause my motherboard ...
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installation under vmware gets into installation loop

I'm instlling Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on VMware servers. I use preseed to automate the installation. The problem I have is that once the CD-ROM image is attached to the virtual machine, and the BIOS is ...
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Is running ubuntu with a Virtual machine, like VMware, Virtualbox, same as just running normally without? (functionality and experience wise)

I mean not performance wise, or hardware wise. Any good config PC will run them on VMs. I mean functionality wise n experience wise. Is one able to install and run Ubuntu linux applications just ...
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What's the difference (advantages/drawbacks) between installing Ubuntu physically on a hard drive and virtually by Vmware?

I've installed a Ubuntu 12.10 virtually with Vmware 9.0 and it works fine with me. My question: what's the difference (advantages/drawbacks) between installing Ubuntu physically on a hard drive and ...
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How many CPU cores and RAM on VMware Player for Photoshop?

How much RAM and CPU core should I allocate for my VMware Player(Windows 7 x64 as Guest OS)? My System Specs: Ubuntu 12.10 x64 Intel i7 @ 2.20 GHz (4 cores + hyper-threading) 8GB RAM 750 HDD Intel ...
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Problem with Touchpad scroll

I've installed Virtually Ubuntu 12.10 on my Toshiba laptop with Vmware 9.0 it works good, but my Touchpad scrolling doesn't work anymore My Question is: Where I can download a driver for my ...
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Refresh Unity UI Time By Command Line

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 desktop virtual machine ran by VMWare and having some issue with the GUI clock/time what ever it is called. The thing in the right corner showing the time. When I put the laptop ...
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Networking Disabled under VMWare Fusion on Mac OS X

I use MacBook with Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5. I have installed VMWare Fusion 5.0.2, under which Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS have been installed as virtual machines. Under Ubuntu vmware-tools-distrib ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Server as VMWare Guest: Unable to Ping and Access Apache from Host

This may be just some configuration in my Ubuntu setup and may not anything to do with Vmware Workstation but I thought to give all the info. I have a Win 7 'host' workstation running Vmware ...
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VMware wants /dev/dsp, but it does not exist

Running an MS-DOS virtual machine within VMware Workstation 9.01 requires the "virtual sound card" to be set to SB16. However, when it is configured as SB16, it wants /dev/dsp. This device does not ...
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Unable to start Ubuntu from VMware

I installed Ubuntu on VMware but when I open Ubuntu all I get is this: I'm trying to run Ubuntu 12.10
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How do I fix this Unity rendering issue (VMware guest)?

I have just download the Ubuntu desktop and show me this: I use the Windows 7.
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Can't get 1920 x 1080 in Ubuntu via VMWare

I just installed Ubuntu and typed in sudo apt-get install open-vm-tools I can change my resolution to 1920 x 1200, but not 1920 x 1080. Any ideas? I've tried this, and this but no luck. The second ...
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Why is my eth0 interface not detected when installing Snort?

I am trying to install Snort on Ubuntu Server in VMware. It works fine before the setting up network cards. I've edited /etc/network/interfaces with the following data: #######Primary address auto ...
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Open VM Tools producing warnings in syslog every 30 seconds / how do I suppress these warnings?

I would like to adjust my question slightly as I just updated one of my servers from 12.04 to 12.04.1 and am now seeing the same warnings on the upgraded server as well, so I am suspecting there is ...
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How can I select the 1366x768 resolution for Ubuntu in VMware Player?

Running Ubuntu 12.10 on VMware Player 5.0.1 build-894247. I have installed the VMware Tools and can choose the resolution 800x600 and up to 2560x1600. So I have a fair amount of resolutions to ...
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Vmware player 5.0.1 and kernel 3.7 will not complile

I downloaded current version of VMWare Player. I have kernel 3.7. When starting, it asked me to tell where the kernel was located. So Vmware kernel modules did not compile.
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What to do with graphics warning during upgrade to 12.10 in ESXi 5.1?

I have ubuntu server 12.04 installed on vmware vsphere 5.1 latest build. I just went to upgrade 12.04 to 12.10 and it served up a graphics card limitation warning before allowing install. How do I ...
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What does 'Magic number does not match' mean when installing software?

I downloaded VMware-Player-5.0.1-894247.i386.bundle but when I tried to install it from the terminal I got Magic number does not match I use Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit with 2Gb ram.
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Cannot get 3D OpenGL support in Vmware guests, how can I fix this?

I have been working at this problem for 2 days now. I cannot for the life of me enable 3D support in VMWare 9 guests. My specifications are: Hardware: Dell Latitude E5520 laptop. Processor: ...
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VMware 9.0 - Ubuntu Screen Problem

I have installed Ubuntu 12.4 on VMware Workstation, but I'm not getting display, I mean there is something strange for me. I can access the terminal when i Press Ctrl+T but i can't see the icons and ...
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How to create and export a vmware image using vmbuilder

I've been using vmbuilder to build kvm images as such: vmbuilder kvm ubuntu \ -v \ --suite=precise \ --libvirt=qemu:///system \ --arch=amd64 \ --cpus=2 \ --mem=1024 \ ...
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How to enable scrolling in Virtual Machine?

I am using a virtual Machine in VMware Player 5.01 of Ubuntu 12.04 without a graphical interface and I don't have scroll enabled is there any way to enable it ? Or to use something like a key combo to ...
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Using ubuntu in a vm [closed]

If I wanted to make ubuntu apps could I download ubuntu into a vm and use ubuntu exactly the same way I use it on my computer, and what is a vm, what are it's pro's and con's?
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VMplayer doesn't show installed virtual machine

Last night I installed VMplayer and installed Windows XP professional but this morning its gone. Please help where is that or how to start it
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Install ubuntu 12.04 in vmware runing on windows 7 64 bit

So, my question is: I instaled vmware 8 on windows 7, 64 bit and I tried to install ubuntu 12.04 in vmware as a guest OS. Installation was normal, but when ubuntu started to load I can see a massage ...
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Unable to access the Internet when installed within VMware player

After a lot of troubleshooting I am still unable to get Internet working on ubuntu 12.04 installed on my VMware Player. I tried commenting out dns=dnsmasq. ifconfig returns: eth0 and lo with the ...
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What is the ideal way to install VMware and VMWare Tools for Ubuntu 12.10

I have downloaded VMware-player-5.0.1-894247.exe from this Official Website . Also downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 from Ubuntu official website. Now, here comes my Pain. I have installed VMware and then ...
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I cannot get /mnt/hgfs in ubuntu 12.10

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 in VMWare 5.i need to mount my project(using aptana studio 3,Ruby on Rails project in my workspace).I have even shared workspace in VMWare.but still i cannot see it when ...
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Windows 8 guest, ubuntu 12.10 host - sound will only play through front headphone jack

I've had a search but couldn't find a solution for my issue. I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 with VMWare Player 5.0.1 build-894247. Unbuntu is recognising my sound card as a "Creative Labs CA0106 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 on Vm Player showing Wired Network Instead of Wireless Network

I am new to Ubuntu, recently I installed ubuntu 12.04 in Vm Player (Virtual Machine) on my Dell laptop having windows 7 ultimate 32 bit for just to check the security of my wireless network and want ...
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Ubuntu in VMware : VT-x not supported?

When I open Ubuntu VMs, (Including other ones)Ialways get this if I enable VT-x. Virtualized Intel VT-x/EPT is not supported on this platform. Continue without virtualized Intel VT-x/EPT? ...
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Unable to see GUI

Hey I have Installed UBUNTU 12.04 on vmware work station on Windows 7 but when I start it up in vmware I get a message on black screen of ubuntu i.e. [ 7.3326] pixx4_smbus 0000:00:07.3: Host SMBus ...
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VMWare Unity Mode with Ubuntu 12.10

This is a very difficult thing to search for, and find an answer to because of the unfortunate choice VMWare and Ubuntu both having something called "Unity". My host operating system is Windows 7 - 64 ...
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Is it possible to use my real graphic card on a virtual machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to use NVIDIA GeForce M310 on Ubuntu 12.10 running as guest in Virtualbox? I am asking this question because I'm just curious. When I install a virtual machine by ...
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Pasword space is blank under VMWare, what can I do?

I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 on my VMWare and now the password space is just not there. It says the name of user but no space to enter the password. What to do?
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Ctrl+Alt+[Left/Right] not working in Ubuntu in VMWare

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 as a VMWare Virtual Machine. I like to switch between my Workspaces using the Ctrl+Alt+ArrowKeys but it doesn't work. It works on my other system with the "Proper" install. ...
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How do you set up proxy authentication service in Ubuntu running inside vmware? [duplicate]

Here are the details: I run Windows7 As Host OS. I run Ubuntu12.04 in vmware. I use a proxy service to connect to the Internet in windows. Now that proxy service asks for my username and password ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 - Vmware 3D support [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 (host), and I am running window 7 in VMware Player (guest). When I run VMware it says 3D acceleration is not supported from host but when I check my settings in terminal it ...
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dhcp server configured in ubuntu on vmware

How can I test a dhcp server running on Ubuntu in vmware? My dhcp configuration is: ddns: update-style none; default-lease-time 600; max-lease-time 7200; subnet 192.168.56.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 { ...
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VMware File Transfer [closed]

What I am trying to do is download files from windows 7 on VMware to host, which is Ubuntu. I want to know is there anyway I can do this without FTP? I tried enable file sharing with VMware but it ...
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Has anyone gotten VMWare Workstation 9.0.1 working with vmxwrapper / nvidia optimus?

I have an optimus laptop and am desperate to be able to use my discrete GPU with virtual machines. Recently, a project called vmxwrapper has come out to allow this. However, I get the following ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 and VMware Workstation 9: RAM caching causes severe performance drops

I have read plenty of threads on memory caching and the standard response of "large cache is good, it shouldn't effect performance", "the kernel knows best". I have recently upgraded from 12.04 to ...
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How to increase the disk space of an Ubuntu VMWare guest, without the cd?

I powered off the VM and on the VMware side increased the allocated disk space. I did this by Edit Virtual Machine Settings -> Hard Disk -> Utilities and so forth. It then warned me that I should ...
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Expand/extend disk space in Ubuntu 10.04 in VMware ESX

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 in an VMware ESX environment, and I need to add disk space to the primary partition. I added the disk space in ESX, and the Ubuntu VM sees it as unallocated space. When I ...
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VMWare Workstation 9 - Share VMs on different disk location

So I've done some search and I wasn't able to find was I was looking for. What's I'm trying to do is to share multiple virtual machines on different disk location with VMware Workstation 9. Setup is ...