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Switch video drivers in dual boot environment

What is the easiest way to make ubuntu boot on both native computer with NVIDIA card installed and as a VMware guest. After installing nvidia-304 driver package I can't load it in VMware. It stuck in ...
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Operating System not found in 14.04.3 (32bit)

Need Help!! I downloaded the ubuntu ISO file from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop for 32bit. I have try 64 bit as well - Same problem. Install in VMware Using Typical (Recommended) ...
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VMware Player tools not running

I installed the VMware tools and did the needed updated as I followed a more than one Youtube video step by step. And after I reboot it is still not running (drag/drop is not functional and the screen ...
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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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Fresh Ubuntu 16.04 install, broken VMware Tools

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 and let VMware Workstation 12 install it using the easy installation process. The minute I boot up the VM, I try and share folders using the VM settings window, and the ...
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Virtualbox in Ubuntu 16.04 - Unity grabs Alt and Super key

This is something that was answered in the past already for previous versions, there are bug reports but nothing really solves it and it's still present in 16.04 If you have Ubuntu 16.04 Unity as ...
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Vmware Workstation 12 Install Problem

Having a tough time here. I have installed kernel 4.6 for my machine and using gcc 6.1.1 - so vmware workstation 12 installs fine but will not run. Does not find compatible gcc version 5.3.1 So ...
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How to make Network Manager ignore VMware virtual network adapters

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04, fully updated. The 2 devices listed that are not being managed didn't show up until I installed VMware Workstation 12.1.1. I believe they are from the VMware host-only/NAT ...
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Increase Ubuntu partition size under virtual machine

I use MacBook with Mac OS X 10.9.1. I have installed VMWare Fusion 6.0.2, under which Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has been installed as virtual machine. Now I need to increase the size of the disk of Ubuntu. ...
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open-vm-tools doesn't resize display

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 in VMware Workstation 12 Player on Windows 7. Since VMware has stopped updating VMware Tools or something, I have to use open-vm-tools. Unfortunately, it doesn't resize the ...
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can't start vmware workstation 12 on ubuntu 16.04

Is anyone else having a problem starting vmware workstation 12 on ubuntu 16.04 , if so please let me know if you found a solution . I've searched all over the web for help to no avail and tried every ...
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vmware player on ubuntu 15.10

I just uploaded to Ubuntu 15.10 and my vmware player is not working anymore. I tried to follow the solution proposed here and here but it doesn't seem to be enough for me. When I run vmplayer I get ...
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Merging partitions of an Ubuntu virtual machine with no data loss in Windows

My problem is very similar to this one: How to change partitions on Ubuntu virtual machine? But the difference is that I'm using the Ubuntu virtual machine with VMware in Windows. How can I expand a ...
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Vmware shared folder not working in ubuntu 13.10

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit in Vmware workstation 10 but the shared folder is not working in Ubuntu 13.10,while it works perfectly in Ubuntu 13.04. I reinstalled Vmware tools several times but it ...
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VMware - starting services failed

I have some issue running VMWare Workstation Player 12 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. First I downloaded and installed VMware-Player-12.1.1-3770994.x86_64.bundle using this command: chmod +x ...
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Add VMware graphics driver to a PXE bootable Thin Client initrd.img file

How to add VMware graphics driver to a pxe bootable thin client initrd.img file? I have the VMs for the Ubuntu 12 Server and the pxe bootable Thin Client in the VMware Workstation 11. The Thin Client ...
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Mic input ignored in Win7 HVD running from Ubuntu 15, 16, but not 14

I originally asked this on "Unix & Linux", but it makes more sense here. Sorry if this is a duplicate for you. The actual symptom I'm seeing is on Windows 7, but I think the root cause is in ...
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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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VMWare Horizon Client Not Fully Installing?

I'm running Kubuntu and tried installing VMware Horizon Client... However, it doesn't seem to be installing properly. I used chmod and sudo ./ to execute the bundle and get to the installer, however, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit guest OS kernel panic on start up

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit guest OS running on VMWare Workstation 12 Player on a Windows 10 host. I was running Eclipse for a while recently when it got really slow despite multiple Eclipse ...
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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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Getting shared folders working in vmware fusion 8.1.0 and ubuntu 14.04

Yes, I've seen the other answers. Either they don't work or they do un-recommended things like installing the old deprecated VMWare Tools I'm looking for a solution that uses the recommended ...
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Download speed extremely slow Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware

Am facing similar issue with my Wireless internet connection. Ubuntu 14.04 as a guest OS on Windows 8.1 using VMware workstation 11.0 I get around 1000 kpbs(it's enough for me...) on Windows 8 while ...
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Ubuntu vm guest not working with full resolution

The station was working very well until yesterday when I extended the HD size. I don't think it is related. I tried to uninstall vm-tool and re-install it again and I checked the services they are ...
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Ubuntu server 16.04 storage management (VMWare)

I have an Ubuntu 16.04 server up and running as an ELK server which pretty much receives and processes syslogs from network devices across the network. We have received about 17 million logs and I ...
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Problem with SE-Toolkit cloning website

I have been trying to do some things on se-toolkit and when I clone a website it says; [!] Apache may be not running, do you want SET to start the process? [y/n]: y [....] Starting web server: ...
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Problems starting VMware Workstation 11 on Ubuntu 16.04 after upgrade from 14.04

I just upgraded a 14.04 machine to 16.04 (64bit - Gnome-Shell). The upgrade worked without obvious issues. After finishing the upgrade and rebooting the machine i am not longer able to start VMware ...
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Reinstall VMWare-Tools

I have Ubuntu running on virtual machine and found that drag and dropping files from host Windows 8.1 not working. Got recommendation - reinstall VMWare tools. I do VM->Reinstall VMWare Tools. It ...
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i have a problem with installing:vmware in ubuntu 15.10

How you can see in the picture look I can't install mvware. So when I hit enter he says me that I have to install other one thinks. When I finish this process he say me: unable to start ...
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Unable to install VMware kernel modules in Workstation 11 on Ubuntu 16.04

I am unable to install VMWare Workstation 11 successfully on Ubuntu 16.04 due to the Kernel Module Updater failing on the Virtual Machine Monitor and Virtual Network Device. Here is the log file that ...
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why VirtualBox-Error ? Failed to open a session for the virtual machine mysolaris1

I got this error in my VirtualBox Implementation of the USB 2.0 controller not found! Because the USB 2.0 controller state is part of the saved VM state, the VM cannot be started. To fix this ...
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Could not open virtual machine: The virtual machine appears to be in use

I am trying to open ubuntu in vmware workstation 12. But there is a error Could not open virtual machine: C:\Users\MANDEEP-THAKUR\Documents\Virtual Machines\Ubuntu 15.10\Ubuntu 15.10.vmx The ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 failed to install VMware - Player 2.5.5

I tried to install VMware player on my host. After the installation completed, I executed the binary and it popped the following dialog. The one I chose did not work. I then tried to enter the ...
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Some GUI elements in some software in an Ubuntu guest OS is blank upon virtual machine window resize

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit guest OS in a Windows 10 host running VMWare workstation Player 12. I usually run the guest OS window maximized, but notice that when I resize the window, some GUI ...
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How to configure extra mouse buttons in a Ubuntu virtual machine?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit guest VM running on a Windows 10 host. I also have a MS Intellimouse Optical 5 button mouse. The 4-5th buttons work on the host as back/forward buttons but not on the ...
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Enabling shared folders with open-vm-tools

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 in VMware Player on Windows 7. I have installed open-vm-tools instead of VMware Tools because VMware's software was unable to compile the kernel module required for file ...
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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 sign kernel modules with sign-file?

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 with secure boot and encountered the same vmware-error as described there: modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'vmnet': Required key not available. One way to circumvent ...
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Hide unmanaged network interfaces in Ubuntu

On my laptop running Ubuntu 16.04 I have VMware Workstation 12 Pro (legitimately) installed, so there are virtual network interfaces that are unmanaged by network-manager but they still show up in the ...
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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 Desktop Won't Go Full Screen Under VM

I've read other similar posts and nothing suggested has worked for me. Ever since I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware Workstation 12, whenever I entered full screen mode on VM, Ubuntu desktop went full ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 has no VMWare console access once booted on VMWare vSphere 5.5 Cluster with EFI

I installed a fresh Ubuntu Server 16.04 on our VMWare cluster to try it out and begin building a template for it. After install, the IP address is displayed and it seems to work if I SSH into it, but ...
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Blank screen after entering password on login screen after clonezilla restore

I get a blank screen after entering my login password at the ubuntu login screen. And after a short while the login screen is restored. Any further attempts result in a similar cycle as before. This ...
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Installing Mac OSX on VMWare

I would like to install Mac OSX on a VMWare virtual machine for testing purposes. There are many unlockers for Windows to achieve this, but I cannot find anything for Ubuntu hosts. Is anyone able to ...
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Issue while installing Vmware workstation

I am trying to install centos on vmware workstation which is running on ubuntu 14.0 LTS host but the installation is getting stuck at crond after which its not moving ahead. NEed your help urgently ...
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“Gave up waiting for root device” on VMWare with custom kernel

I'am running Ubuntu 14.04 on WMVare virtual machine. I have built a custom kernel and succesfully installed it. But on booting up i get this "Gave up waiting for root device" message. Meanwhile it ...
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Error while running suspended VM using VMPlayer 12

I have a RHEL VM which I used to run on my windows PC, and I keep it on my portable HDD to use anywhere, Last time I unplugged the HDD without completing suspending the VM. When I have tried to run ...
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vmware error after upgrade to ubuntu 16.04

I just upgraded to ubuntu 16.04 and I started having problems with vmware (v 12.1.0 build-3272444). When I try to play the virtual machine I receive the following error: Could not open /dev/vmmon: No ...
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ubuntu 16.04 LTS fails with an error “ an installation error occured” while pxe booting

I am attempting to PXE boot Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on as a vm on VMware ESX 5.1 U3. The installation via iso works successfully however PXE install fails at a point post partitioning saying: an ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 VMware tools problem

I don't know when the 15.04 was released but I installed VMware Workstation 11.1.0 and I can't install VMware tools for the Ubuntu guest since VM > Install VMware tools option is disabled. Anybody has ...