Questions related to Ubuntu and VMware Virtualization software, whether Ubuntu is the Host system or the Virtual system.

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What is the path to the kernel headers so I can install vmware?

I installed the VMware bundle on my Ubuntu 11.04 successfully but when I open it it gives me this window and I don't know the path to this C headers.
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How can I run Unity in a virtual machine?

Originally it was the case that Unity could not run in tools like Virtualbox. How can I now do so?
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How do I mount shared folders (win7 host) in Ubuntu (guest) using VMware(tools v6)

Experts. I've successfully installed VMware tools for Ubuntu. Everything seems to work fine, but shared folders were not mounted automatically. How do I get them to work? If I run vmware-hgfsclient ...
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Migrate from a virtual machine (VM) to a physical system

Aka: How can I convert a .vdi or .vmdk to a real installation on a physical disk? Is it possible/feasible to migrate a Virtual Machine installation of Ubuntu onto a physical machine? If possible, how ...
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How do I install VMware Player?

I can't install VMwarePlayer 4.0.3 on Ubuntu 12.04 64Bit. For Version 4.0.2, I found a script that I have to run and after that i could install 4.0.2. Is there an similar solution for Version 4.0.3?
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How to install vmware tools?

I installed my Ubuntu in vmware, no I need install vmware tools, I got error: Searching for a valid kernel header path... The path "" is not valid. Would you like to change it?[yes] In ...
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Boot failure : No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!

I've tried to install Ubuntu on a VMWare Virtual Machine, but it never gets past the bootloader : ISOLINUX 4.01 debian-20100714 ETCD Copyright (C) 1994-2010 H. Peter Anvin et al No DEFAULT or UI ...
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Is there a free trusted vmware image with Ubuntu preinstalled?

Since the vmware virtual machine drivers are pretty standard I don't see any technical reason for a preinstalled image not to be portable. Although the above situation is obvious, I didn't find any ...
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vmplayer problem - VMWare Kernel Module Updater doesn't run since 13.04 upgrade

When I run vmplayer, it detects that the kernel has changed, and as usual prompts compile and load the required modules. However, it never gets any further. When you choose install, it just quits ...
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How to uninstall VMware Player on Ubuntu 12.04?

I want to uninstall VMware Player on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS system. How should I uninstall it?
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Cannot resize windows at lower right corner?

I'm running 12.04 inside VMWare Workstation. What is wrong with my installation so that I cannot resize the window at the lower right corner? The lower left does work, albeit it's really hard to get ...
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Unable to start VMWare Workstation after upgrade to 13.04

After upgrading to 13.04 I am unable to start VMWorkstation. I get the following message: Before you can run VMware, several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel. ...
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How do I uninstall VMWare Workstation?

After an update, I can no longer run VMWare Workstation, it fails to open. Trying to install it fails on the virtual network, the patch no longer works. How do I uninstall it completely so I can ...
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Workspace switcher keyboard shortcuts for left and right workspaces not responding

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit (running as a VM on VMWare Player). The keyboard shortcut for Workspace switcher indicates that Ctrl+Alt+ arrow keys switches to the desired workspace. While this ...
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Unable to install VMWare Workstation v8

Installing VMware 8.0.2 64bit Ubuntu 12.04LTS 64bit BETA My Kernel version is: 3.2.0-20-generic pst007x@pst007x-Aspire-5741:~$ sudo sh VMware-Workstation-Full-8.0.2- 591240.x86_64.bundle Installs ...
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How to increase the disk space of an ubuntu vm?

I have a VM running Ubuntu, and I wish to increase its size from 20 to 40 GB. I powered off the VM and on the VMware side increased the allocated disk space. I did this by Edit Virtual Machine ...
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VMWare can't find linux headers path

I'm using ubuntu 12.10 with the kernel 3.7.0-7 from xorg-edgers fresh X crack. Now when I try to launch wmware workstation it asks for linux header path like shown here. I tried all the solutions on ...
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Can't add serial code/activate VMware in Ubuntu 13.04

I download latest VMware Workstation form VMW page, and install it in Ubuntu 13.04. When i run VMW it ask me for activation, so I click "Enter Licence Key" but nothings happen so I can't run machines. ...
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Unable to run a 32-bit program on 64-bit VM

I compiled a small "hello world" C program on Ubuntu 10.04 32 bit machine. Then I put the executable(a.out) on Ubuntu 12.10(64 bit) VMWare virtual machine and tried to execute it(./a.out). The OS does ...
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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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“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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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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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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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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How to enable 3D in VMWare Player?

I want to test Unity in a VM using VMWare Player. I have already enabled 3D acceleration in the Display options and I have VMWare Tools installed. However, when I try to run Unity or when I try to ...
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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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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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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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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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What is better: Win7 host running VMware with Ubuntu guest or visa versa?

I need both running on one computer
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How do I install VMware Player (from a .bundle file)?

I downloaded VMware Player 5.0.1, it comes in a file with .bundle extension. How do I install it?
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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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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 to go full screen in ubuntu 12.04 in Vmware Player 4.0+

I had recently installed VMware 4.0+ on my Windows 7 Home Premium machine. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it. However, when I turn on my VM, Ubuntu doesn't run in full screen mode. Moreover, the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...