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How to share/access partitions from ubuntu VMware?

I am a beginner at Ubuntu. Here is my problem. I have Ubuntu installed on my external HDD and I am running XP through VMware on Ubuntu, because my internal disk is dead at the moment. External HDD ...
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How to connect to internet through VM's internet connection?

I am new to Ubuntu. I have a wimax connection(UH-235). I connect the device through USB. The connection must be DHCP(assigned by the service provider). Problem is, the driver+connection manager ...
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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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Guest VMs unable to ping each other within a custom host-only network in vmware workstation

I have created a custom host only network VMNet2(without dhcp) in VMware workstation and connected my three VMs with this network. But the problem is I cannot ping any VM from any other VM, However I ...
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How do I stop Ubuntu from intercepting the super key when running VMware?

I am running VMware with Ubuntu 14.04. The host operating system is Ubuntu 14.04, and the guest is Windows 8.1 Pro. When I briefly press the super key from within VMware, Ubuntu displays the keyboard ...
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How to get MAAS server URL from command line?

I just wanted to try out MAAS dashboard so, i have created a MAAS server on ubuntu server 14.04 in VMware. However, i did not get the prompt for setting server URL as http://10.x.x.x/MAAS as described ...
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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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Parallel and VMWare tools for Ubuntu 12.04

I have both Parallels and VMWare (Fusion) where I'd like to use a Ubuntu 12.04 image but unfortunately in both I have a very similar situation ... I can't seem to access the drive that has the tools ...
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Problem in giving entering input while running lex programs

I have installed VMware on my Desktop. Then i installed Ubuntu 10.10 in VMware. I installed flex_2.5.35-9_i386.deb and m4_1.4.13-3_i386.deb packages for lex programs. I tried to run lex programs ...
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Installing ubuntu 13.04 on VMWARE

I have installed ubuntu 13.04 on a virtual machine using vmware v7.0 the problem is that the display is very slow and after investigation I found that 3d unity is not supported. is there a way to ...
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vmware kills host's network connection

I'm using vwware 9 with Windows 8(guest) on ubuntu 13.04(host) with network set to NAT. It perfectly works when I'm on wifi. But whenever I try using wired ethernet, it stops working. So, it looks ...
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App Install Problems to 13.04

Has Ubuntu 13.04 a new set of installation procedures from 12.04, and what are they please? An install of 13.04 has problems with certain installs of software, all that install correctly to a load ...
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How do install Ubuntu on VMware Player and have it visible and usable by all users?

Host OS is Windows 7. VMware Player 5 will host the virtual machine. Ubuntu desktop is the virtual OS How can I install and configure VMware Player and Ubuntu so all users can login and use the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 virtual machine Windows 7 networking

I installed VMware workstation (9.0) on my Windows 7 PC, and installed Ubuntu 12.04. I got everything else working except that I cannot seem to get networking going in the ubuntu box. In the VMware ...
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VPN connection doesn't work on VMWARE

I use vmware for my dev work with ubuntu 12.04. I just installed KDE for add my vpn connection, the configuration seems ok. But I can't find how to connect my interface eth0 with my VPN. When I try ...
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How to make Ubuntu Server fit into a VMware window?

I installed Ubuntu Server edition in VMware 7.0.1. I am using latest version of Ubuntu. Ubuntu is not filling into complete VMware window. How can I fix this?
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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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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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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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Will Ubuntu run slower in a virtual machine?

I have been using Ubuntu 10.04 for some time now as a dual boot system but on separate stand alone partition on the same machine. However I have decided to use it from the same partition but through ...
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Radeon HD 6850 VMware 3D Support?

I'm a new Ubuntu user (new to all of linux actually). I've installed Ubuntu 11.10 x64 and have been enjoying it, but I wanted to see how it would perform using VMware for small time gaming since I ...
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Install VMware tools on guest Ubuntu on OS X

I know that I need to manually extract the tar.gz and run the perl script to install VMware tools on guest ubuntu on OS X host, according to this link After I select to install VMware tool on the ...
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vmware player xorg driver broke after ubuntu 12.04 LTS automatic system update on 06/07/2014

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as a virtual machine on a Windows 7 host using vmware player 6.0.2. On Sat. 06/07/2014, Ubuntu performed an automatic system update as it does regularly, however after ...
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how do I enable gnome 3 on ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

It's been like 10 hours since I got down to Ubuntu so you could just say, I'm a perfect noob for the time being. Thing is, I installed or better, tried to install Gnome-3 by dropping 3 commands which ...
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Ubuntu Getting Mount error in VMWare workstation

I'm getting errors when booting ubuntu. It worked fine for the past few months but suddenly stopped doing so. Here are the messages: mount:mounting ...
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VMWare/VirtualBox hangs Ubuntu while installing Windows 7

I am trying to install Windows 7 in VMwarePlayer or VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.04LTS and every time I have tried it the result is that Ubuntu hangs and only hard reset works. I tried both VMware and ...
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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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VMs keep disappearing from vmplayer on reboot

My VMs in both /home and other places keep disappearing after reboot. I'm running vmplayer 6.0.1 and ubuntu 12.04. Ive tried removing .vmware under /home but the problem persists. saad@beast:~$ ls -l ...
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Drive damaged during VMWare copy

I was copying data from two ext2 formatted drives using an Ubuntu 11.04 Virtual Machine in VMWare Fusion 4 on a MacMini with Snow Leopard. I meant to quit from something else, but accidentally quit ...
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can't open Vmware workstation 8 on Ubuntu 13

I use Ubuntu 13 and i install vmware workstation 8 Installs ok When I launch I am asked to install modules which are compiled and loaded into the running kernel. A window opens
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Background messed up on Ubuntu VM

I am using VMware Workstation 9.x (latest) and Ubuntu 13.04 (latest) and have this issue: the background often gets messed up, black or something. I think it's related to the fact that I am running ...
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Problem with VMware player 3.1.6 and Ubuntu 13.04

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 (lubuntu to be exact) and am forced to use VMawre player 3.1.6 due to 32bit hardware. However I am getting the following error on attempting to launch VMware player: ERROR: ...
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Recovering root password in vmware for ubuntu 12.10

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 in vmware, and I am not able to understand why is it rejecting root password upon entering it on in the terminal. So I would like to have a new password instead. Can ...
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How to add a virtual machine using vmware

i have installed the vmware in my ubuntu but i am unable to see any icon or other gui based application to access the vmWare.I have searched then i got some commands like vm-machine like that. So i ...
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vmware fusion not loading 12.04 or 13.04

I get a tiny window that never loads when I try to boot 12.04 or 13.04 with vmware fusion.
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Installation of Ubuntu in VMware Player

I installed Ubuntu in VMware Player. When the installation was complete it showed this message: ****@ubuntu:~$ I can't understand this message.
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hardware graphics acceleration is not available (VMWare+Ubuntu+Win8 +HD Graphics 4000)

Ubuntu 13.04, VMware 9.02, Windows 8 guest, I tried all answers from this question, it doesn't help. Adding: mks.gl.allowBlacklistedDrivers = TRUE Changes the behavior - I get a purple screen, so ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 as guest OS in VMWare workstation 9

I installed Ubuntu 13.04(64 bit) on VMWare workstation 9. I could successfully install the VMWare tools too but still I don't get GUI and it still runs on command line. On powering on the Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu guest timedrift

I have a Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit installed in VMware workstation on a Windows 8 machine. I have followed VMware's recommendations to use NTP and not use the guest tools for timesync. I have installed ...
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Can make conflict if I run “maas-import-pxe-files” command on different networks?

I'm now trying to build a MAAS private cloud using Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. Now I have one maas main server and 5 nodes which are in ready state. My MAAS main server ip is 192.168.43.149 and I ...
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after the installation, the interface doesn't appear

when I install ubuntu 13.04 on VMWare, the installation procedure goes well, but in the end of the installation, instead of displaying the graphical interface the message bellow shows up: ...
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Restored Ubuntu VM on VMWare hangs at init: udev-fallback-graphics

We have an Ubuntu server VM on a VMWare cluster that we back up every night. We're testing a restore today and have found that the VM hangs on boot at: init: udev-fallback-graphics main process ...
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Unbuntu 12.10 install into VMware WS 8.04 (under win7) stuck on file 43

I've gotten the same result 4 times thus far. Using Windows 7 Enterprise on Apple Mac Pro. Vmware Workstation 8.04, attempting to install Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit VMware seems to correctly identify ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 the dash and panel are black

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 on VMware machine. 12.04 was just fine, but with 12.10 I am facing several problems. Missing amd microcode. Solution is: sudo apt-get install amd64-microcode but why it is ...
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Ubuntu VMWare Player won't run my Windows 7 VM

When I try to play a VMWare Windows 7 VM the whole of my host screen is scrambled with horizontal lines and I can no longer do anything in the host and I have to power it off to recover. My host is ...
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Pantech Link II, Ubuntu and Virtual XP

Okay this is my problem. I have a Pantech Link II, dmesg states: [ 896.072037] usb 2-3: new high-speed USB device number 3 using ehci_hcd [ 896.258562] cdc_acm 2-3:1.0: ttyACM0: USB ACM device [ ...
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Network interfaces missing for VirtualBox host in 12.04

I had vmware player installed but decided to replace it with VirtualBox. I installed it from aptitude normally: apt-get install virtualbox-ose Everything went fine and it was able to build/insert ...
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Vmplayer 6.0.3 crashes on Kubuntu 14.04

Since updating to Kubuntu 14.04 vmplayer became unstable. I'm getting constant crashes like this: *** Error in `/usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmplayer': malloc(): memory corruption: 0x00007fd306a36280 *** ...
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Strange behavior on ubuntu

I have been having a recurring problem with my PC, I eventually installed Ubuntu hoping it would solve my issues but it does not seem to. I believe I was the victim of a PNP attack to my router if ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on VmWare >100% CPU

I have 3 Windows 7 64 bit systems running VmWare Workstation, hosting Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome. They all show high CPU usage by gnome-shell. I understand that the software rendered graphics driver may ...