Questions tagged [vmware-workstation]

Questions related to Ubuntu and VMware Workstation, whether Ubuntu is the Host system or the Virtual(guest operating) system.

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Connecting to VMWare Workstation Server crashes the service

I am unsure whether this question belongs here, on Super User, or on Server Fault, so if it is in the wrong place I apologize. I have two systems involved here: an Ubuntu 20.04 LTS system and a ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 can't able to access the internet in the VMware Workstation

I had installed Ubuntu 19.10 a couple of months ago in my VMware. Everything was working fine. But today I noticed that Ubuntu can't able to access the internet. There is no issue with my internet. ...
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Ubuntu 18.04-Vmware Worksation 15.5.2 networking issues

I have networking issues with vmware workstation v15.5.2 on Ubuntu 18.04. I installed ESXi and Openstack on vmware worksation with NAT, Host-only and Bridged adapters each time, then I set up a vm ...
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vmware workstation v15 unable to load all modules in Ubuntu 18.04

I am using Ubuntu 18.04. I have installed VMware Workstation v15 and it was working few days ago. Suddenly from today I facing issue. When try to launch Vmware app, it shows it needs to start kernel ...
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After typing “apt-get update” terminal says Could not open lock file [duplicate]

i am a beginner in Ubuntu and currently using Ubuntu 19.10 in terminal i used apt-get update and this error showed up Reading package lists... Done E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/...
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No wireless interface found in ubuntu 18.04 running within virtual machine

I'm trying to use the iwconfig command to list all my wireless device interface, but I'm getting nothing: root@ubuntu:~# iwconfig Result: ens33 no wireless extensions. lo no wireless ...
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'Failed to connect to lvmetad' cannot boot into ubuntu 18.04 VM

I am unable to boot into my virtual machine which is running Ubuntu 18.04 on VMWare workstation. The error is produced after entering my Ubuntu disk encryption password and prevents the system from ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 Graphic issue with vmware workstation installed

Recently i had upgraded to 18.04 LTS to 19.10 and installed Vmware Workstation 15 pro. After install VMware workstation pro 15 and reboot got Unbuntu freezing boot screen (Purple and keep on loading) ...
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Attempting to connect to the wrong IP address

I recently changed routers. My previous host address was the familiar 192.168.0.1. My new host is 192.168.1.1. The problem is I am trying to clone some software, VMWARE Workstation is looking for ...
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Can't find the file I moved to my desktop after I used the “mv” command in Linux in Ubuntu 18.04 running on VMware

I'm very new to this, please forgive me, So I did " mv file1.desktop ~/desktop" and then I did "mv name-filename.png ~/desktop" for the png file associated with my desktop file after and now I can't ...
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VMware Ubuntu 18.04 Can't ping 8.8.8.8 with static ip

Sorry for posting the configuration as an image! I am new to so I might has misconfigured something here. I have configured my netplan like so in vmware: network: version: 2 renderer: networkd ...
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VMWare workstation 15 Pro pn Ubuntu 18.4.03 LTS - Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory

I'm facing a failure to run any instance on VWMware Workstation 15 Pro on Ubuntu 18.4.03 LTS. I have followed the previous VMWare 15 Error on Ubuntu 18.4 - Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or ...
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how to save packages installed in one virtual machine and install them in another virtual machine in ubuntu

I have been using (rather say trying to use Ubuntu 19.04) in a virtual machine. There have been n number of problems. Like Unable to get IP on my Ubuntu 19.04 virtual machine and changing username for ...
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how to improve Ubuntu 19.04 desktop performance on VMWare workstation?

I installed the latest version of ubuntu desktop on my VMware workstation and it's awfully slow. In order to open firefox it takes like 10 minutes and then another while to enter a url. Can I change ...
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How do I install VMWare Workstation on Ubuntu 19.04?

I'm trying to create a virtual machine to follow a course and I don't have much practice in Ubuntu. The machine in this case is VMWare Workstation and I don't know exactly how to do it. I have seen ...
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Out of disk space, no Gparted no update

I seem to have worked myself into a perpetual problem. My Ubuntu version is outdated, and even with some fixes, trying to install Gparted seems impossible (first couldn't find it, now it can but ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 not working on VMware 14.1.3

I have a VMware workstation pro 14.1.3 on which I installed Ubuntu 18.04 then I updated the software, but as soon as it restarted (to finish updating) I cannot log in or do anything, it just stays on ...
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Running opendaylight on ubuntu using vmware workstation 14

In order to build SDN testbed, I have installed Vmware workstation 14 pro to run Mininet and OpenDayLight controller. Hence, to install and run OpenDayLight, I have followed a tutorial. No problem ...
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Cannot activate multiple monitors on VMware workstation 14 Pro when running Ubuntu 18.10

my actual desktop PC is running on Windows 10 and I've install VMware workstation 14 Pro to run a Ubuntu 18.10 virtual machine. The first time I ran it, I strictly followed the instructions stated in ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 - how to install a specific version of gcc

Disclaimer: I have searched and read similar posts and they do not answer my question. Moving this post from SO where it was a skosh off topic. I am running Ubuntu 18.10 and need to install gcc 8.2....
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Do I need a special .iso for VMWare Workstation?

I keep getting kernel panic error when attempting to create a new VM using the Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS .iso downloaded from https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop
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Why does KDE (Plasma) treat the VMware Workstation 15 window differently from all other windows?

tl;dr: When I left-click (and release) on the VMware Workstation 15 main window near its menu, the mouse unexpectedly grabs and drags the window. This doesn't happen in any other application windows ...
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Ubuntu Studio 18.04 and 19.04 hanging in installation

I'm having trouble installing Ubuntu Studio on VMware workstation 12. I'm using the ISO files downloaded from the Ubuntu website, specifying the hardware as needed (2 CPU, 4GB memory, 30GB disk) and ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “murrine”

Keep getting the following error when trying to install VMWare 12.5.9 (VMware-Workstation-Full-12.5.9-7535481.x86_64.bundle) on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS: (vmware-installer.py:13363): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable ...
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Add mode to display resolution set

I have Ubuntu 16.04.6 and Ubuntu 18.04.2 in my vmware machine. Resolution in Ubuntu 16 is fine: 1440x2560 60.00*+ 2560x1600 59.99 1920x1440 60.00 1856x1392 60.00 1792x1344 ...
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VMWare Failed to start on Ubuntu 18.04

This is Error output from "systemctl status vmware" command : ● vmware.service - LSB: This service starts and stops VMware services Loaded: loaded (/etc/init.d/vmware; generated) Active: failed ...
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Upgrade to 18.04 LTS from 16.04 LTS broke VMware Workstation 12.5.9

After upgrading Ubuntu from 16.04 LTS to 18.04 LTS, VMware Workstation 12.5.9 will not start. I uninstalled VMware then reinstalled it. Still get this message: /usr/lib/vmware/bin/vmware-modconfig: ...
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VMware Workstation recommends 2 GB of system swap space [duplicate]

When I start a virtual machine, it appears the following message: The question is, how to increase the swap file? I am using VMware® Workstation 15 Pro 15.0.2 build-10952284 This is the actual ...
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VMWare not in packages

What happens to VMWare package after installation? VMWare works perfectly and I use it every day but I can not find it with any package manager. I need to back it up so that I do not have to reinstall ...
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copy pasting file from ubuntu guest os to host windows 8.1 os vmware

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 virtual machine in Vmware 14 workstation on a 64 bit windows 8 machine.I have installed vmware tools in Ubuntu 16.04 guest OS but still I am not able to copy a file from the ...
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Problems starting VMWorkstation 11.1.4 on Ubuntu 16.04

Fresh install Ubuntu 16.04, Linux 4.15.0-38-generic #41~16.04.1-Ubuntu x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux, and VMware Workstation 11.1.4. VMware workstation will not start. Already uninstalled/reinstalled ...
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Ubuntu guest VM with host-only adapter - how to APT?

I work for a company with strict security requirements. IT cleared me to install a Ubuntu VM on my workstation with VMWare, on the condition that it be kept off our domain network by giving it a host-...
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MAAS server won't recongnize nodes

I'm a newbie on researching and deploy MAAS Server with Juju and Openstack. I installed Ubuntu Server 16.04 on VMWare Workstation with 2 NIC: 1 of them is external network with Bridge Mode with IP ...
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safety regarding running ubuntu

I am new to Linux. before installing it i want to know something is it safe if I run Ubuntu on VMware on my original windows 10. will it do any harm to my windows if i run it on this virtual platform ...
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Unable to run vmware tools with Ubuntu 16.04 on Workstation 14.1.2

I have installed VMware tools 10.2.5 successfully. When I reboot the VM for some reason VMware tools does not run correctly. I tried restarting VMware tools with sudo /etc/init.d/vmware-tools restart ...
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How to run a specific version of Qt with Notepadqq

I have two versions of Ubuntu running on different VMs under VMWare workstation: 16.04 and 18.04. I really dislike the file open/save interface I have on 18.05 and I like the one I have on 16.04. I ...
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ubuntu 18.04 won't install on vmware 14

stuck installler ubuntu 18.04 I created a new ubuntu 18.04 x64 desktop virtual machine in Vmware with iso but its installer won't pass opening partitioner... i have tried 10 times please help. in ...
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Unable to access Virtual network editor - Workstation 14.1 Ubuntu 17.10 [closed]

I've just installed VMWare Workstation 14 on My PC with OS Ubuntu 17.10. When attempting to run it via the vmware workstation (Edit > Virtual Network Editor), it asks me for a password and nothing ...
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VMware crashing when gnome extensions is enabled

When I choose some options in VMware Workstation with gnome extensions enabled, VMware crashes... For eg., if I choose "Preferences" or "About VMware Workstation". I have to disable gnome extensions ...
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Bypass VMWare 14-Pro “Module 'CPUIDEarly' power on Failed to start the virtual machine.” Ubuntu 16-LTS

I need help on how to bypass VMWare "Module 'CPUIDEarly' power on Failed to start the virtual machine." on my EliteBook 8730w with Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU T9400 like maybe editing config file just like ...
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I increased size of the disk for my vm using workstation but its not showing increased size

My Ubuntu vm running under vmware workstation had 20GB of storage. I increased the storage to 50GB and rebooted but when I do df -h, it still shows only 20GB of storage. Do I need to run some ...
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VMWare WSX installation issue

I am not able to install VMware WSX in Lubuntu/Ubuntu. It is extracting the bundlebut not installing it. Kindly help.
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I cannot install vmware tools

I'm using VMWare Workstation 14 with Ubuntu 16.04 on it. When I go into Player>Manage and attempt to click "Install VMWare Tools" I am unable to. It is faded out as shown in the picture:
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Xubuntu VM broken after power loss on host (Windows) machine. Stuck at GNU GRUB

I was working on my Windows PC with Xubuntu 17 running in a virtual machine (VMware Workstation) when there was a very sudden power loss. The Windows host machine booted back up normally, but now the ...
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vmware tools and gcc installed, but gcc path “invalid.” (Ubuntu 17.10)

I'm running Ubuntu 17.10 in a VM using vmware workstation, and trying to get the guest OS to see the shared directory. I have installed vmware tools using the VM menu. Afterwards, vmware-hgfsclient ...
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Issue when install DevStack on Ubuntu Server 16.04 in VMware 14 Pro

My teacher at school has informed me about OpenStack and I searched in the Internet how to install it. I followed this tutorial and created a lab on VMware 14. This is my vm config: Ubuntu Server ...
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VMware Workstation 12 does not run after ubuntu upgrade to 17.10

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 17.10 (from 17.04). Everything seems to work, however, VMware Workstation 12 does not startup anymore. No messages generated. Please help.
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VMWare Pro 12 on 16.04 with 4.13.0-26-generic

Trying to get VMW Pro 12 to run 16.01 with 4.13.0-26-generic kernel. Keep getting "Failed to build vmnet. Failed to execute the build command." Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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“Vmware Kernel Module Updater” problem in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Every time I am trying to launch Vmware-Workstation, I am getting this error message: Before you can run Vmware, several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel. After clicking on ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 on VMWare Workstation 14, shows in tab view, but no console!

I have set up Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on workstation 14 pro. When I power it on, in the TAB view I see that the system is starting and then the starting page of Ubuntu, waiting for password But when I ...