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Why don't shared files show up in HGFS?

Sharing files between my Guest Kubuntu OS and Host Windows has become a real headache. So, far I have done the steps below: GUEST LINUX OS VM -> Settings -> Options -> Shared Folders. And added my ...
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“Line 302 Permission Denied” error while installing VMware Player

The Problem For an Operating Systems Architecture course at University, we are required to use VMware Player 3.1.4 for class assignments. I currently run 64-bit Ubuntu 11.04, and have recently ...
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Unable to run VMware - Failed to build vmnet

I am unable to run vmware and below is the error log as to why. Any idea, though and suggestions are appreciated. Thank you. 2014-02-03T16:32:00.904+08:00| vthread-3| I120: Log for VMware ...
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VMware Workstation: Error, modules must be compiled… - how to fix?

when I try to launch VMWARE-WORKSTATION, I get the following error: Before you can run VMware, several modules must be compiled and loaded into the kernel CANCEL / INSTALL No errors, when I ...
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“you do not have the hardware required to run Unity” on VMware

On Ubuntu 2010.10 I installed VMware. Then I installed the 2011.04beta1 in VMware. Evrything worked fine, but after updating packages and rebooting I got the following popup: It seems that you do ...
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VMware no longer compiles after upgrade

I used VMware on ubuntu 10.04 for quite a while. When 10.10 was released I did a clean install. I tried to reinstall VMware, but after installing, I wasn't able to compile the modules. Does anybody ...
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asynchronous logging via rsyslogd(8) and write buffer increase

On a pretty high traffic web site running in virtual containers (VMware) and lacking local storage, we've managed to increase throughput (requests per second) significantly by switching from logging ...
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Align windows with keyboard shortcuts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a shortcut to tile windows to left or right side of the screen? I'm running 12.04 inside VMWare Workstation. Windows 7 provides a very useful feature: use ...
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How to fix “Unable to start services” in VMware Player 4.0.3. on Ubuntu 12.04 32 Bit

I just updated to Ubuntu 12.04 and installed the lastest VMware (4.0.3). When it starts it shows "Before you can run VMware, several modules must be compiled and loaded into running kernel". After ...
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Create keyboard shortcut to open home folder (Nautilus)?

I'm running 12.04 inside VMWare Workstation. I'd like to have the shortcut Windows-E to open my home directory (Nautilus). I tried it two ways, but none worked: Going to System Settings / Keyboard ...
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Can I virtualize a pre-installed Windows 7?

I am considering buying a new computer with Windows 7 (64-bit) pre-installed. Would it be possible to install Ubuntu (preferably 64-bit) dual-boot on such a machine, and then, using VirtualBox / ...
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VMware Workstation 10 on Windows 7 throws “internal error” when powering on ubuntu desktop 12.04 64-bit guest VM [closed]

Running VMware WS 10 on Windows 7. EASY-installed Ubuntu desktop 12.04 64-bit. Windows Task Manager seems to say VMware is running 32 bit, but I have a FreeBSD 64-bit guest running, and a Windows 8 ...
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VMWare Unity Mode with Ubuntu 12.10

This is a very difficult thing to search for, and find an answer to because of the unfortunate choice VMWare and Ubuntu both having something called "Unity". My host operating system is Windows 7 - 64 ...
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Which kernel to use for server VM running on ESX

We run several ubuntu virtual machines on ESX server. In ubuntu, there are various kernels available: linux-generic-pae linux-generic linux-server linux-virtual Which one is the best choise for ...
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Ctrl+Alt+[Left/Right] not working in Ubuntu in VMWare

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 as a VMWare Virtual Machine. I like to switch between my Workspaces using the Ctrl+Alt+ArrowKeys but it doesn't work. It works on my other system with the "Proper" install. ...
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How to run.vhd file ( virtual PC image ) in ubuntu 11.10

How to run a .vhd file (VirtualPC image) in Ubuntu 11.10 and which software can be used to run it?
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Extra mouse buttons not working in virtualization (VMware/VirtualBox, ubuntu host)

I'm trying to run VMware Workstation and/or VirtualBox on Ubuntu. The virtual machines are working perfectly in both applications, except for the extra mouse buttons (forward/backward). In Ubuntu the ...
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Add Windows programs from VirtualBox to the Ubuntu programs menu

I have been using Ubuntu for years now, but for a few months I got my hands on a shiny new iMac, while I had it I messed around with Parallels Desktop and fell in love with many of its features. One ...
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Unity, VMWare Workstation and the Super (Windows) key [closed]

I frequently run Windows 7 and Mac OS X as guest OS in VMWare Workstation on Ubuntu 11.10. Whenever I hit the Super (Windows) key in Windows/Mac OS the Unity launcher is activated. Even if I'm running ...
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How to reset lost user password on a guest on VMWare server?

I have a ubuntu 10.10 VMWare image that I set up a while back and have forgotten the login details. Normally I'd boot into single user mode to fix this, but I'm having trouble doing this on the ...
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What is better: Win7 host running VMware with Ubuntu guest or visa versa?

I need both running on one computer
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Kernel error on VMWare after upgrading to 12.10 from 12.04

I upgraded to 12.10 from 12.04. I have removed the old kernel 3.2.21 in 12.04. On start up, I get an error before login, such as vmware .... In 12.04, I have installed VMware 9.0 and now in 12.10, ...
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How do I run Windows 8 via virtualization?

I would like to run Windows 8 within a virtual machine under Ubuntu. My quick attempt with VMware failed. Has anyone reached to run Windows 8 on Ubuntu? ps: Microsoft just released a public preview ...
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How do I stop my iPhone from being automounted?

I'm trying to stop my Ubuntu desktop from automatically mounting my iPhone when I connect it/plug it in. This causes my Vmware workstation to not mount the iphone for syncing. I have used ...
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How do I work around sudo 'segmentation fault' on basic bash commands?

I am sure the answers are out there, but alas there are too many answers (here and elsewhere) to other questions stopping me from finding them. I just encountered something substantially similar to ...
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Can't login into GNOME Shell, running it always shows fallback mode

EDIT: I'm running VMware 7.1 currently. I'm having major issues getting GNOME3 working on Ubuntu 11.10. Using Synaptic, I've installed the following: gnome-shell and it's dependencies ...
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GTK error in VMware Player for 12.04 LTS

Installing VMware Player for 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer I get these errors: $ sudo sh VMware-Player-6.0.0-1295980.x86_64.bundle Extracting VMware ...
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Not getting GUI mode on ubuntu 12.04 desktop edition after installation on vmware workstation 7

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 desktop edition on my PC using VMWare workstation 7. I assigned 1GB RAM and 20 GB Hard disk to Ubuntu. While starting Ubuntu virtual machine, It is not starting up with GUI ...
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Compile OpenGL Program (Missing GL/gl.h)

I am a complete Linux/Ubuntu noob, so I apologize for any dumb portions of this question or follow up ones. I am trying to get a program that my software engineering class's group wrote onto my home ...
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How to create a minimal installation in VMware Player for browsing?

I am trying to build a minimal vmware image to use for private browsing (also called a browser appliance). I have tried using images for other small linux distros, most of them are either too heavy (I ...
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Ubuntu inside virtual machine: ntpd or ntpdate or ??? to avoid clock drift

Problem: ntpd, when installed on a virtual machine running Ubuntu (I've had this on hosts with a variety of hypervisors such as KVM and VMware ESX) seem to be prone to severe clock drift. I haven't ...
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Is running ubuntu with a Virtual machine, like VMware, Virtualbox, same as just running normally without? (functionality and experience wise)

I mean not performance wise, or hardware wise. Any good config PC will run them on VMs. I mean functionality wise n experience wise. Is one able to install and run Ubuntu linux applications just ...
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How to do I connect a VMWare guest to the internet?

I use WinXP on VMware inside Ubuntu 12.04. Need connect VMware XP box to internet with some reliable algorithm through Host-only, NAT, or with Bridged connection. Please suggest me any right way ...
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Booting from USB inside VMware Workstation

I'm attempting to install Windows 7 inside a VMware Workstation virtual machine using a bootable USB stick, however the VMware BIOS does not detect the stick, and so I cannot boot from it. The stick ...
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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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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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Install Ubuntu 10.10 on Virtual Machine

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 on a virtual machine. I tried VMware Workstation 7.0, VMWare Player 3.0, and Oracle VirtualBox. I have the same issue on 3 applications, Ubuntu boots very well and ...
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Vmware Player modules not saved into Ubuntu Kernel

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 with the 2.6.35-22.34-generic kernel and have the latest Vmware player installed, but each time I run Vmware Player it says it needs to load some modules into the running ...
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How do I get VMware Workstation 8.0.4 working on Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit?

I've bought VMware Workstation 8 just today. After the installation I launched it and the application noticed me that "several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel". During the ...
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Why does Wine crash when trying to install the VMware vSphere client?

I'm trying to install VMware client on my Ubuntu with Wine but I'm getting errors during install: wine program crash internal errors invalid parameters received. It seems is a Wine issue but I ...
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How to start xmonad?

I am under GNOME, and a Ubuntu 11.10 as virtual machine, which does not enable 3D accelaration. I just downloaded xmonad via software center. I guess the first step is to replace the current window ...
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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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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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Missing sound on VMWare Fusion 3.1

I recently upgraded my VMWare Fusion from 2.x to 3.1 and was running Ubuntu 10.04. I had not problems until the upgrade at which point the sound is not working at all. It was fine in VMWare 2.x. I ...
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What's the difference (advantages/drawbacks) between installing Ubuntu physically on a hard drive and virtually by Vmware?

I've installed a Ubuntu 12.10 virtually with Vmware 9.0 and it works fine with me. My question: what's the difference (advantages/drawbacks) between installing Ubuntu physically on a hard drive and ...
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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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Guest Resizing Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit in VMware Player not working [closed]

Background I'm running Ubuntu as a guest OS in a VM. Originally the VM was created with Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit and with vmware-tools installed, when I resized or maximized the VMware Player, the guest OS ...
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How to obtain and install VMware Player? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install VMware Player? I am new to Ubuntu/Linux and I want to install VMWare Player in my Ubuntu 12.04. Can anyone please guide me step by step how to install ...
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How to save vmware player library?

Using Ubuntu 11.10 and Vmware Player 4.0. Every time when I open the vmware player, the last library was not there (it was just blank). I can manually add it and it is working then. Anyone ...
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How to uninstall VMware Player 4.0.3 on 12.04?

I installed VMware Player 4.0.3 on Ubuntu 12.04. When I try to run an image, I get errors such as "/usr/lib/vmware/settings": No such file or directory. or "~/.vmware/config": No such file or ...