Questions related to Ubuntu and VMware Virtualization software, whether Ubuntu is the Host system or the Virtual system.

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Second hard drive seems to randomly freeze or unmount

I tracing down a problem with a second hard drive and am now stumped. My setup: Dell Inspiron 17R-5721, 8GB Ram, running Ubuntu 13.10, Primary drive is Kingston 120GB SSD, secondary drive is a ...
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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 ...
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How to install Mars [Radeon HD 8730M] drivers ? Is It supported?

I bought Dell Inspiron 15r -5521 with i7-750GB HDD-8GB Ram. abutareq@P-Box:~$ sudo lshw -businfo | grep -i display pci@0000:01:00.0 display Mars [Radeon HD 8730M] pci@0000:00:02.0 ...
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How do I convert a multiple-part VMDK disk image to qcow2?

I have a VMDK disk image that exists as multiple files: 2.0G guest-s001.vmdk 1.8G guest-s003.vmdk 128K guest-s005.vmdk 2.0G guest-s002.vmdk 1.7G guest-s004.vmdk 4.0K guest.vmdk When running ...
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How can I fix internet connection problem?

I am using Ubuntu-12.04.3, installing it on VMware player. For a few weeks right after the installation, the internet connection was fine and working well. But recently the internet connection has ...
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VMWare cannot create ~/.vmware

I just installed VMWare Workstation 8.0.3 on ubuntu 12.04 Everytime it starts up it says that vmware needs ~/.vmware to save preferences and that it is unable to create ~/.vmware But ~/.vmware is ...
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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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My Ubuntu files/Folders disappears

I have set up several Ubuntu machines and when I go to try and power on, they give me an error message: File not Found: SANS SIFT 12.04LTS x64-snapshot.vmsn This file is required to power on this ...
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only member of 1 group when using vmware console but member of many when using ssh [closed]

Ubuntu 12.04.01 LTS hosted by VMWARE When I use a Terminal window in the console using vmware vSphere as myself, 'id' only shows I'm a member of the main group (ie group in /etc/passwd). However, ...
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No connectivity from gns3 to wan

i have the following problem and i'm not sure if this is the right forum for it ,but if someone is familiar with this ,any help will be much appreciated. Basically i want to build a virtualized lan ...
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Boot failure : No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!

I've tried to install Ubuntu on a VMWare Virtual Machine, but it never gets past the bootloader : ISOLINUX 4.01 debian-20100714 ETCD Copyright (C) 1994-2010 H. Peter Anvin et al No DEFAULT or UI ...
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Ubuntu vm install error [ 233.209703] hub 2-2:2:1.0: hub_port_status failed (err = -110)

just installed Ubuntu using VM Fusion, all went well but I get 2 errors below, could anyone advise? [ 233.209703] hub 2-2:2:1.0: hub_port_status failed (err = -110) [ 233.209703] hub 2-2:2:1.0: ...
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How to enable compiz in VMWare Fusion

I am using Macbook Pro with OS Lion. I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my VMWare Fusion 4.1.0. I am wondering is there any way to activate the compiz / 3d. I am new here and I really want to use ...
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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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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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How do I uninstall VMWare Workstation?

After an update, I can no longer run VMWare Workstation, it fails to open. Trying to install it fails on the virtual network, the patch no longer works. How do I uninstall it completely so I can ...
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Second network interface fails to start: pre-start killed by TERM

Running Ubuntu Server 12.04.3 LTS on our VMWare cluster. After adding a second nic I face the following problems. When booting not both interfaces are coming up only one of them and the weird thing ...
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Is there a free trusted vmware image with Ubuntu preinstalled?

Since the vmware virtual machine drivers are pretty standard I don't see any technical reason for a preinstalled image not to be portable. Although the above situation is obvious, I didn't find any ...
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How can I access a HDD partition from Ubuntu in VMware? [duplicate]

How can I access my HDD partitions from Ubuntu in VMWare (which is on Win 8)? I have done adding a shared folder but I still can't see my D partition. Please explain in simple steps.
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How to install vmware workstation 9 graphically on ubuntu 13.04 [closed]

I have vmware workstation 9 with .bundle extension. When I install it I need to configure it graphically during installation. With GUI I can insert License Key. But when I install it, it processes ...
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VmWare Workstation 9

Guys im having problem with changing the license key of VmWare Workstation 9 on ubuntu. The terminal commands i found doesnt work neither which gives me the error saying that no such location found. I ...
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Problem installing ubuntu on Asus X55U

Hai i am unable to install ubuntu 13, or as a matter of fact any version of ubuntu on my asus x55u, the installation hangs once i select the drives for partitioning. I was installing it from a pen ...
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Ubuntu Openstack Image for ESXi Server

What i already have :-> VMware ESXi Server installation configured and running What i am trying to accomplish :-> install Ubuntu 12.x Open stack images under esxi bear metal as vMs and bring up open ...
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Not able to connect to Vmware ubuntu using Putty in Windows 7

I have installed Vmware Ubuntu in my Windows 7 PC, with network settings as Bridge connection. I got IP address in Ubuntu as "192.168.1.3" and I am able to ping that IP from my Windows host, but when ...
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“physical” Windows 7 in VMware [closed]

I'm on an i5-25-something and 8 GB RAM, running ubuntu, 64 bit, 3.11.0-12 generic and want to run my windows 7 partition in a vm workstation. I'm somewhat uncertain as to how to set up the virtual ...
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No sound in mac os x guest in virtual machine

i recently move to ubuntu 12.04 from windows. I run mac os x in vmware workstation. In windows it runs properly but in ubuntu no sound at all. I googled the issue but cannot find an answer. If anyone ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu on VMware player 6.0.0

I installed ubuntu 12.0.4 on vmware player 6.0.0 and install ns2-allinone: sudo apt-get install build-essential autoconf automake libxmu-dev sudo apt-get install libx11-dev xorg-dev libxmu-dev ...
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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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SSH not working from Ubuntu 12.04 VM (Vmware)

I am using Ubuntu using VMWare. My host machine runs on Windows. When I try to ssh into other servers it does not work. The servers are recognized and I can ping them. However when I issue ssh, it ...
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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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How to “convert” running Ubuntu server to boot able ISO

I have an Ubuntu 12.04.3 server, I have configured the server and customized the packages inside a VM(VMware Virtual Machine) and now I need to "Remaster" the system so that I would be able to export ...
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Multiple Ubuntu workstations running Windows applications

I would like to achieve something like this. Multiple Ubuntu 12.x Unity workstations can simultaneously access centralized server where they could work on Windows application. Let's say Adobe ...
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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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vware tool install error

when install vmware-tools, I got the following error, what is the problem, how to solve it? (the version of vmware is 10.0.0, and the ubuntu version is 13.10), message is as following: Using 2.6.x ...
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Can cd into folder but I can't see it with ls or ls -a?

I've a shared partition between Windows and Ubuntu, achieved through VMWare's shared folders, and when I moved a folder into this shared folder Ubuntu couldn't see it. Ubuntu still can't see it, but ...
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How do I import my music and photos to Ubuntu installed on VMWare Virtual Machine?

I have installed Ubuntu in VMWare, and I want to import all my movies, music and photos, to VMWare Ubuntu. How do you guys suggest I should do this?
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Installing rails: Errno::ECONNREFUSED: Connection refused

I'm using vmware. Parent OS is windows 7 and guest OS(where I want to install rails) is Ubuntu 12.04. Parent have dial-up Broadband internet connection. In vmware, network connection for child OS is: ...
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Relinux No default or ui configuration problem

I installed ubuntu 12.04 and make some customization. Then i try to make iso using relinux however when i boot new iso it says no default or ui configuration error I installed first ubuntu 12.04 in ...
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Would Flash run faster if I ran the Windows version in a VM?

I know there are several performance issues with Adobe flash player on Ubuntu (any Linux distro). Has anyone tried to install Windows 7 using VMWare on ubuntu, and then run flash player within the ...
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How to go full screen in ubuntu 12.04 in Vmware Player 4.0+

I had recently installed VMware 4.0+ on my Windows 7 Home Premium machine. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it. However, when I turn on my VM, Ubuntu doesn't run in full screen mode. Moreover, the ...
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Framebuffer Imageviewer on Ubuntu 12.04.2 virtual machine

I'm trying to view some jpg's on my Ubuntu VMWare server using fbi but I'm getting "/dev/fb0: No such file or directory", which is valid since it doesn't exist. Using hwinfo --frambuffer it lists the ...
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How to install VMWare Player on 32-bit 13.10 without 64-bit virtualisation

I'm having a nightmare of a time trying to install VMWare Player on my 32-bit 13.10. Apparently my CPU doesn't have 64-bit virtualisation support (I enabled CPU virtualisation in the bios but no joy). ...
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Setting console resolution in Ubuntu Server 13.10 within VMware

I've completed an install of Ubuntu Server 13.10 within VMware and am running into a problem configuring the console (non-graphical) resolution. When I was running Ubuntu Server 13.04, I ran into the ...
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Computer overheats and shuts off after 5-10 min on ubuntu

I have just tried to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 to my laptop, but i cannot get through the installation, because my computer shuts off. I have windows 7 on it and that runs just fine. I have installed ...
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Not all updates can be installed: partial upgrade

I'm trying to update my vmware player Ubuntu vm to Saucy Salamander via the Software Updater app. Sadly while it was installing packages vmware player gave this really weird error I've never seen ...
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Installation for dummies [duplicate]

I would like to use Ubuntu on a virtual machine so that I can run an open source engineering software called OpenFoam. I need instructions for a layperson. I didn't know what a virtual machine was ...
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How to install vmware tools?

I installed my Ubuntu in vmware, no I need install vmware tools, I got error: Searching for a valid kernel header path... The path "" is not valid. Would you like to change it?[yes] In ...
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The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. You will need to power off or reset the virtual machine at this point [closed]

I have recently downloaded ubuntu 12.04 LTS (32 bit) iso image and trying to install it under VMWare Workstation 9.0. which is under Windows 7 (64 bit). when i start installation it says: The CPU ...
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Network Connectivity problem in 12.04LTS installed on VMWare 10.0

I installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS on Virtual Machines 10.0. My Host Operating System is Windows 8.1. My Laptop Hardware configuration is Intel 4th Generation i7 with 8GB RAM with an additional 2GB nvidia ...