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Ubuntu (14.04) small screen on VMware (4.2.12)

I am getting small screen of Ubuntu after installation on VMware. I have tried installation twice. On trying to install Guest addition it gives error - "the headers of current running kernel were ...
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installing vmware ova on amazon aws

I am trying to import a vmware ova on amazon aws but experiencing issues. After importing (or my attempt to import), I can no longer access the server via SSH even though the amazon AWS console shows ...
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A sysprep equivalent for Ubuntu Server in a VMWare environment

I do a number of installs of Ubuntu Server in our VMWare based infrastructure. I'd like to create a template with limited customizations like tools I depend on and the like. I'd then like to have a ...
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How to enable CD/DVD Drive to standby and wait for physical media

I have a server running Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS that I am using to run Virtual Machine guests, I have one running Windows 7, I want to be able to do some things off this like burning CDs. But when I ...
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Gaming on Ubuntu - how and why?

So I have Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Inspiron 1564 which has VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller, and I'm not a gamer, but I want to play that old ...
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Stuck at logo screen while booting on VMWare Workstation

I install Ubuntu 12.0.4 on VMWare Workstation 9. The installation is successful. I can log in to my account and I can install many packages and I can surf the website but when I shutdown and open ...
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Blue screen while running Ubuntu on vmware in windows 7

I have got dell Inspiron 3521 laptop with windows 7 32 bit,4 GB Ram,i3. I was trying to run Ubuntu on VMware. It was installed successfully but when i tried to run it then blue screen appears. Please ...
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Is it possible to run multiple VMware guests Using Free VMware Player?

I have a couple of premade Win2k3 VMs that I need to use for some application testing that need to be run at the same time on the same machine. I'm running 13.04 Desktop and do this often with ...
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VMware Player and Ubuntu 12.04 - Full Screen

I have installed VMware Player 4.0.2 under Ubuntu 12.04 (Final) and, apart from having to patch the modules, everything went smoothly. However, there's an irritating behavior when toggling full screen ...
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P2V Failed (Error message attached)

I want to convert physical Ubuntu 12.04 to a virtual server using VMware converter 5.5.2 you can see in the following image the hard disk settings for the physical server in the conversion wizard ...
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Used VMware Player Free, now can't log back into Xubuntu 14.04 after rebooting

Recently I installed VMware Player Free, in the form of the latest version, in my laptop running Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty. I then set up another linux OS to run as a virtual machine thereon, X'd out of it ...
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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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How to search strings inside files like in Windows without search monkey?

Hi I am using a vmware through which I cannot connect to internet because of security restrictions. I was wondering if there was a way to search for strings through the terminal but then find which ...
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Cannot see shared folder in /mnt/hgfs

I am trying to share a folder between Lubuntu 13.04 (in VMware player) and Windows 7 64 bit. I followed a tutorial till step 16. I typed a command and saw nothing. I also went into the /mnt/hgfs ...
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Duplicated desktop, ubuntu 14.04 in VMWare

I am operating Ubuntu 14.04 through VMWare Player version 6.0.3 on a Windows 7 OS. Yesterday, I installed GIMP through the Ubuntu software center. After opening a couple of jpegs to do some simple ...
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how to set a static ip on ubuntu 14.04 which is runing on wmware workstation 10. [duplicate]

i configured master and slave setup. but some times after restart the machines wired ip address changes. how to set a static ip step by step. please help me thank you.
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Vmware 3D Acceleration Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Vmware Player 6.0.3 build-1895310. The problem I have is that when I run a Windows 7 Vm, it says that 3D support was disabled. (I can't read the exact report atm because it has a ...
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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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no GUI after install

This question has been asked in here before: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears But none of the answers solved my issue. In the compizconfig-settings-manager Unity and OpenGL are ...
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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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Why is my computer running slow on VMware 8 it has Ubuntu 13 running on it.?

My laptop Asus A43E with 6GB Ram, upgradable. It has VMware workstation 8 running, Win7. And I don't understand why my Ubuntu is so slow that I can't even do a task via VMware. It has wired LAN. What ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 display issue from VMWare console

I wonder if some can help with my problem. I am moving over my business infrastructure from Microsoft products to Ubuntu 14.04, although I am also trialling CentOS and straight Debian too. I currently ...
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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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Cut-n-paste problem

I am using VM Player 6.0.3 ,Ubuntu 12.04-64 bit on Win8.1 (64 bit) host. The cut-n-paste functionality between guest and host mostly does not work (but sometimes it does). It does not matter what ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Hard Disk Encryption - option not offered during installation

I've had one or two problems installing Ubuntu 14.04 on my partitioned hard drive (host running Windows 7). After some help on the forum I moved form using VirtualBox 4.4 to VMWare Player which ...
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Ubuntu hangs while using vmware player

I am using ubuntu 14.04.01 as my base os. While using vmware player the os just hangs. It takes 3 to 4 sec for commands to respond. Can someone tell me what can i do? Regards
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Enabling 3D acceleration VMware 9 Ubuntu 13.04

I've run the intel-linux-graphics-installer updated my drivers. I've installed DRI and enabled S3TS Texture Compression. (solved problem on Ubuntu 12.04 machines) I've looked for fixes on multiple ...
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How to find the name needed to launch app from terminal? [duplicate]

I read several questions similar here, but none answered my question. For example I have Vmware player installed, and I would like to launch it from terminal. vmware + TAB gives me this list: ...
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VMWare Player installing on ubuntu 14.04 missing headers

I'm trying to install VMWare Player on ubuntu 14.04 and I'm running into problems: headers are missing. Similar question is here, checked answers here, but nothing works. I tried to apply patch as ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.4.1 failing in vm both Vbox and Vmware on new HP Envy 4t-1000

Brand new to Linux, getting frustrated trying to get an environment up with Ubuntu. My primary goal is to learn Linux and Apache/PHP development. I need to keep my Windows OS as main on my machine for ...
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Problem installing 14.04 in VMPlayer

I'm just trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 in VMWare Player. It has a single huge (300 GB) partition and so I expect it to take some time, but after a few minutes, this message came I'm unsure what ...
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New to Ubuntu-Can't find panel and other problems?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 in a virtual machine (VMware to be precise), and all I have is a desktop. I've managed to create a new folder and document, but I can't move windows, access the panel/taskbar, ...
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problem mount cdrom under Ubuntu 14.04

I have just installed VMWare 10 on my Dell PC, and installed Ubuntu 14.04. Now I am having trouble mount /cdrom. Here's what I have tried: mkdir /mnt/cdrom mount /dev/sr0 /mnt/cdrom mount: no medium ...
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Unable to install VMware Player 6.0.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 due to missing modules

I am having troubles installing VMware Player following the Ubuntu official guide I found at this link: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Player The main problem is that, whenever I try ...
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Installed new hardware support for 12.04, now can't see anything in VMWare after login

As stated, the updatemanager requested that I update my hardware support. I believe it said that my hardware stack as it existed previously wouldn't be supported after 8/07. I installed the update, ...
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Ubuntu not running on VMware

I downloaded Ubuntu x64 for desktop and then I installed it on VMware (non commercial use version). When I run it is only until to the opening Ubuntu logo. And it doesn't move forward from that. ...
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Touchpad Scrolling doesn't work on vmware workstation 10 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I've read most of the scrolling issues that are here but non of them really works for me. here is the output of xinput list: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ...
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how do I dual boot ubuntu and chromium os on the same hard drive extracted from vmware virtual disk?

I have a chromium OS installation in a vmware virtual machine that I want to move to a partition on my PC and dual boot it with two Ubuntu installations on the same disk. How would I go about this and ...
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Vmware : Enable Drag and Drop files and folder between virtual machine and host

It was working to me , that i could drag a file / folder from Ubuntu virtual machine and drop it on windows 7 desktop , but for no know reason it stopped working . How to fix this issue ?
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VMware requirements for Ubuntu

I am running Windows 8 on my PC. I want to run Ubuntu on my VMware. How much RAM and HDD space is required to run it smoothly on Virtual machine.
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 in win 7 core 2 duo machine using Vmware [duplicate]

I have a Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo CPU with 2GB RAM,32-bit windows 7 loaded. I need to run Ubuntu in Vmware, but even the Desktop of ubuntu is not loading properly. What are the possible solutions ? ...
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Looking for advice reg Oracle 12c installation on Ubuntu [closed]

I am pondering different options to install Oracle 12c on my Ubuntu quickly. My network speed and bandwidth are not great, I would prefer to download as less as possible as my intention is just to ...
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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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Mounting on startup after all services got loaded

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 under VMWare Workstation. I'm sharing some folders between Windows and Ubuntu. Shared folders are mounted into through /etc/fstab: .host:/ /home/www vmhgfs defaults 0 0 ...
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File manager doesn't remember list preference

On my Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine (on VMWare Player), I have set my preference in the file manager to "View items as a list" (click image to enlarge): But every time if I start up my virtual ...
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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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Corrupted Windows 8 Virtual Machine Start Screen

I'm running GeForce GT 330M/PCIe/SSE2 with proprietary driver (nvidia_331_updates). Everything works normally with no issues until I suspend my Ubuntu 14.04 host. If I suspend from the drop-down menu ...
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Cannot change the text entry language on Ubuntu 14.04 under VMWare Workstation on Windows 7

Host: Windows 7 SP1 Virtualization platform: VMWare Workstation 10 Guest: Ubuntu 14.04 Hardware: Acer Aspire V5-573G Under System Settings -> Text entry I added English, German and Bulgarian. Then ...
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14.04 did not install correctly, VMware player

I'm running Ubuntu 64-bit as a virtual machine using VMware player. I was prompted to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04. The installation process was taking a while and I put my laptop to sleep. When I ...