I just installed 14.04 Desktop, using "automatic partition setting" by the installer, with the "encrypt entire hard disk" option. I installed the latest VMWare (version date Apr 17th). Now whenever I launch one of my old VMs (haven't tried making a new one yet), I get a warning dialog box with the following text:
VMware Player recommends 512 MB of system swap space for the set of currently running virtual machines. 0 bytes of system swap space is available. For optimum performance increase the amount of system swap space, or configure all virtual machine memory to use reserved host RAM under Preferences.
...with an OK button underneath. I'm getting it a few seconds after I ask it to launch the VM, but I think it's before it starts booting (but not sure). This message didn't appear in 13.10 with the older VMware Player.
I'm worried I might be doing something seriously wrong. Is it telling me I don't have swap on my host machine? (If so, how can I check that? GParted only shows the top-level partitions, maybe my swap area is inside the encrypted partition.) Do I really need the swap on my host? (I have 8GB of RAM, and I'm running 2 VMs at a time, each with 1 GB of RAM). Should I turn this warning off? (there's a checkbox for that) Or is it telling me my VM doesn't have a swap area? Here's what I get when I type
df -h in my VM:
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 19G 4.1G 14G 23% / none 497M 164K 497M 1% /dev none 501M 0 501M 0% /dev/shm none 501M 80K 501M 1% /var/run none 501M 0 501M 0% /var/lock none 501M 0 501M 0% /lib/init/rw
And here's what I get when I type it in my host machine:
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root 680G 78G 567G 13% / none 4.0K 0 4.0K 0% /sys/fs/cgroup udev 3.9G 8.0K 3.9G 1% /dev tmpfs 789M 1.2M 787M 1% /run none 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock none 3.9G 276K 3.9G 1% /run/shm none 100M 84K 100M 1% /run/user /dev/sda2 237M 54M 171M 24% /boot /dev/sda1 511M 3.4M 508M 1% /boot/efi /home/karjala/.Private 680G 78G 567G 13% /home/karjala