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Ubuntu 14.04 Guest won't start in VMware Player after update

I just installed some updates on my Ubuntu 14.04 guest in VMware Player and it is stuck on following screen. Does anybody have some idea on how this can be solved?
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14.04 (via VMWare Fusion) Hanging on Boot: “Stopping Log Initial Device Creation”

Installed some packages necessary for Chrome, as well as software updates recommended by the OS. On "sudo reboot" it is continously hanging up after several error messages: *Stopping cold plug ...
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Ubuntu 15 doesn't finish booting from a VMWare?

I have a VMWare Workstation 12 Player installed on Windows 10. Then, an Ubuntu 15 is installed on top of the VMware. The Ubuntu was working fine until this morning when it asked me to update. ...
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Installing and running VMWare Workstation 10 on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having trouble installing and running VMWare Workstation 10 on Ubuntu 14.04. I've tried the vast majority of posts I have found on this topic and none of them have resolved my issue. I have ...
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How can i enable the sound on Ubuntu in Vmware?

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on VMware and I can't make the sound work for some reason. I get this message from VMware: A device ID has been used that is out of range for your system. Sound will be ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 (Bridged VM) Cant connect to network

I installed an ubuntu server 14.04 on a bridged VMWare VM: During the installation it tried to auto-configure the network settings but it failed, so I configured it manually: (Its in my home ...
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.vmx .vmdk files not opening on VMPlayer

I am completing a University Assignment and I copied the .vmx, .vmdk, .vmxf, .vmsd files onto my USB stick from the labs and am working from home. I installed Ubuntu 14 on my windows 8.01 laptop. I ...
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VMware® Workstation 12 Player stopping abruptly

VMware® Workstation 12 Player stopping abruptly without any errors being shown. I un-installed it and installed it all over again but same issues. I tried with various images(Cloudera quickstart VMs - ...
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Weston-launch failed to initialize egl on ubuntu 14.04 running in VMWare

I tried to run weston-launch (weston on drm backend) in ubuntu 14.04. But it fails with "failed to initialize egl" error. I am running ubuntu in vmware. I could successfully start the weston ...
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ubuntu 14.04 not openin in vmware11

I have installed vmware workstation 11 which is working fine but ubuntu 14.04 is not starting? My Lap configured with 4GB RAM and 1TB harddisk? It just hangs on the first page with a underscore and ...
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DHCPDiscover: DHCP doesn't issue out IP Address

I've been having problems working out why my VM Server isn't getting a dynamic IP address. I am using VM-Workstation 10 and an Ubuntu VM-Server 14.04 as my operating system. I have my Virtual Network ...
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help with Installing Ubuntu virtually

As i was recently introduced to the Ubuntu, i tried somehow to engage and become a user of such widespread and brilliant OS. So i found that the most convenient way of installing Ubuntu is through ...
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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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Webcam not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubunbtu 14.04 using vmWare with Win 8.1 as the host. I am having a HP laptop and there is an integrated HP TrueVision HD webcam on it. The webcam is working fine on Windows but on ...
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libssl dependency issue with vmware Horizon client on trusty

I installed vmware-view Horizon Client 3.5.0.299900, on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty It installed fine by executing the "bundle" file. When I try to run the app (/usr/lib/vmware/view/bin/vmware-view), it gives ...
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long press super key for keyboard shortcuts doesn't work

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook pro running in VMware fusion. Right now keyboard shortcuts don't appear after long-press of super key. I'm curious if anyone has figured out how to do this?
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VMWare Workstation doesn't render DDS/DXT textures

I added line: mks.gl.allowBlacklistedDrivers = "TRUE" ... to *.vmx file and 3D acceleration seems to work now. The only problem is that all DDS (DXT) textures are rendered like this: Environment:...
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Ubuntu 15.10: multiple monitors do not work within VMware

I have upgraded Ubuntu 15.04 to Ubuntu 15.10. Since then, I cannot use two monitors. Ubuntu runs as a guest OS in VMware. I get the error message that the VMware tools need to be installed. I've ...
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VMware 9 install not opening after extraction on 13.04

A bit of a linux noob here, I'm trying to get VMware installed and I've finally gotten to the point where I can leave terminal and do the easy work lol, but now I'm stuck again. I followed these ...
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whiptail makes terminal window disappear in VMware

On a VMware virtual machine running on Windows 10 I installed Ubuntu 14.04 from some old dvd. Then I launched an xterm, said sudo bash to get a root terminal, edited /etc/apt/sources.list and ran apt-...
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How to run Vmware player as root?

I want to use a physical disk in Vmware Player. To do that i need to run Vmware Player as root, how do i do that ? I have tried to start it via terminal but no luck. I have tried to start it via ...
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Setting static ip for ubuntu in VMWare

I have a host windows machine which use static IP to connect to the internet (I am living at dormitory so everyone has their own IP). I installed Ubuntu inside of VMWare Workstation 12 but I am unable ...
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VMware Tools - There was a problem updating a software component. Try again later and if the problem persists, contact VMware Support

Error: "There was a problem updating a software component. Try again later and if the problem persists, contact VMware Support or your system administrator." I get this error when trying to install ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 startup slow ('dmesg': “self-detected stall on cpu”, maybe because of 'alsa-sink'?)

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.03 installed in vmware workstation 12. The bootup to the login takes around 20 secs, after which, the mouse and keyboard becomes unresponsive for 3 to 5 mins. After managing ...
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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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Ubuntu won't boot after installing a new kernel

I am a software tester, and I'm trying to test a kernel module on a variety of Linux kernels (3.2+). Currently I'm trying to compile the module, mount it and run an automated test suite on all Linux ...
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VMWare Player not working with Linux kernel 4.2.5

I m using Ubuntu Desktop 14.0.4. Due to some reasons I need to upgrade to kernel 4.2.5. But after that VMWare Player(i believe version 12.x 64 bit linux) is not working. At the time of start up it is ...
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Cannot login after running startx and rebooting

Yesterday I tested startx, and in user root(admin) I went to x-window system. After this I shutdown Linux by power off virtual machine vmware button. Today, when I turn on Linux in the virtual machine,...
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VM Ubuntu 14.04 not displaying kinect video

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed via VMWareFusion 8. When running $ freenect-tiltdemo I see my kinect tilting up and down. I tried running camorama to see if I received video from the kinect that way and ...
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Unable to mount windows share under vmplayer 12

So this feels like one of those common problems where the suggested solutions just fail to apply to my situation. I have an Ubuntu 14.04 installation running on wmplayer 12 under windows 7. I have ...
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Why Ubuntu lags so much in VMware

I was using dual boot setup of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Windows 10 before. But then I felt necessity of running Ubuntu on VMware because I have to jump from Windows to Ubuntu regularly and restarting my ...
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Workstation 10: Ubuntu 14 VM NIC error “network doesn't work ()”

I am trying to spin up a Ubuntu 14 VM which I copied and converted from my colleagues laptop. It was converted from a Fusion HW version 11 VM to Workstation 10 HW version 10 using the standalone ...
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MaaS automated provisioning of ESXi

Is there a way in MaaS to automate the provisioning of an ESXi bare metal host. Just like I want to be able to deploy Ubuntu/CentOS/Windows I would also like to be able to deploy ESXi and ...
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Why there is not loading screen in VMWare?

I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 in VMWare Workstation 12.0 as I cannot dedicate it to a machine. Everything's OK so far, but one little thing: the loading screen does not appear, and all commands ...
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dhcp server without internet

enter image description hereenter image description hereGood morning everyone ! I have a project virtualized servers in VMWRARE Esxi. My physical server has two network cards. Eth0 is on my firewall (...
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Changed font scaling, but now other apps (google chrome) are still tiny

So there's an option in Google Chrome to increase the page zoom or whatever, but what about font scaling? The URL text is still too tiny, the addon icons are still too tiny... it just simply doesn't ...
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Cannot Install VMware Tools in 15.10 VM, due to Easy Install being in progress

Good evening. I want to upgrade the VMware Tools on a Virtual Machine to be able to see full-screen Ubuntu 15.10. When I attempt to install the tools manually, however, I get the following error: ...
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Ubuntu autopilot install guide missing steps

I have downloaded the VMware image for the Ubuntu autopilot and trying to follow the install guide on this site problem is, after step 5, there is nothing to show any openstack installation ...
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blurry screen after restoring from vm backup in a physical machine using deja dup

I want to restore the backup from my vmware ubuntu14.04(the whole / directory) to a physical machine using deja dup. After I clicked 'Restore' button for a while, the files from my vmware ubuntu ...
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Using already installed Windows from Ubuntu

I have both Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 installed on my system. I want to access Windows7 while I am logged in Ubuntu. One possible way what people are suggesting is to access Windows using VirtualBox ...
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How can to increase size of crashkernel/issues with setting up kdump

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running in VMware Fusion 8.1.0. I'm trying to learn how to write device drivers and am trying to set up up my development environment. I'm trying to follow the instructions here ...
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Automount and Virtual Machine

I decided last week to change my OS, only because I absolutely hate Win10. My plan was to create a virtual machine with Win7 (BTW I love it -) and run this on ubuntu 15.10. I do not know anything ...
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Client to Server Communication for rsyslog

I have two Ubuntu OS in VMware Virtual Machine: one of them is the client ( Ubuntu 14 ) and the other one is the server ( Ubuntu 15 Mate). I want to forward apache logs (access and error logs) from ...
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GParted - unable to create new partitions (grayed out)

I'm trying to create a new swap since the old one seems to be set up incorrectly. It takes over 90 seconds to boot in because it's running some process at the start. If I comment out swap in fstab, ...
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OpenStack Autopilot VMware testing

I'm looking to test autopilot, however the installation instructions are a bit minimal and literally odd. For example, the very first instruction is to load the VM into vSphere which as I understand ...
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VMware Kernel modules update in Ubuntu 15.04

I was prompted to update the Vmware Player and so I did. It downloaded and installed perfectly but when I ran it for the first time after the update a prompts appear to me with the saying it several ...
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How do I read from & write to a Windows Share on Xubuntu minimal virtual machine?

I have a Dell Venue 8 Pro running Windows 8.1. I have a VMWare virtual machine set up with Xubuntu Minimal. I created a shared directory in Windows with music files in it. It has read/write ...
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Lubuntu 15.0 on windows 8.1 win scp not connectiing

I have successfully installed Lubuntu 15.0 on Windows 8.1 but I'm not able to connect with Win SCP on VMware. It always shows an error message as connection refused or connection timed out after 2 ...
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Free VmWare on Ubuntu Desktop

I am looking for a free Vmware ESX to install on my Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on my laptop. I want to install another Ubuntu Server, or Windows Server Operation System on VmWare. What is a stable, and free ...
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how to share a folder between WIN10 and ubuntu installed with VMWare 12?

How can I share a folder between WIN10,on which I installed VMware Workstation (12.1.0 Player for Windows)? It is working well together, but useful to share documents in between 2 OS. Thanks Merry ...