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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Ubuntu 20.04 on VMWare 16.1.2 - no internet connection with NAT

I have couple Ubuntu VMs - 20.04.1 and 20.04.2. Both are set for NAT connection. Both have identical setting except 20.04.1 has Docker installed and 20.04.2 has Minikube. Both at one point had ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 on VMWare Workstation 16 says the disk full even though it isn't

I've checked for similar problems more or less but couldn't find the exact cause. I'm in a hurry right now, I'm developing a program on Ubuntu 20.04. If I close this VM for now it won't boot again. ...
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How to download beta versions of Vmware fusion

How can I download beta versions of Vmware fusion for Mac? The current version has a lot of bugs with macOS big sur I searched the internet a lot but nothing was found.
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Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop: how i can connect running server unber vmware vm (host: Win7 vm: Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop) from another machine (NOT Host)

my host machine: win7 vm using vmware workstation 15.5: Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop network: NAT in vm i am running Odoo server which uses port 8069, if i want to connect from another machine to Odoo ...
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Change VMWare Shared Folder Permission

I have a Ubuntu guest on a Win10 host. I shared a host directory using VMWare's Shared Folder feature (/mnt/hgfs/HostData) and that works great. What I'd like to do is change the owner and set ...
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Can't copy files from host ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS 64-bit to guest ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS 64-bit and vice versa. Why and how to fix it?

I am using VMware workstation 15.5.1 and I was trying to copy some files from my host (ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS 64-bit) to my guest (ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS 64-bit) machine but I was not able to do it. Then ...
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How do I mount a network share as a shared folder in an Ubuntu guest using VMware Workstation?

I am using Windows 10 v2004 as my host OS, VMware Workstation 15.5.7 as my type 2 hypervisor and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS as my guest OS. I can successfully mount local folders of my host as shared folders in ...
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vmware crashes when 3d acceleration is enabled, nvidia driver v340, gt720m

I have a problem that every time i start any machine with 3d acceleration enabled (I have windows 7 machines with aero theme enabled, so 3d is used when logged in) and proprietary driver selected ...
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Installation and Configuration of Caddy Server on 18.04 Desktop

can i install & configure caddy server on Desktop version of Ubuntu 18.04 installed in a VM (VMWare workstation) to HOST website with HTTPS protocol / configure & use reverse proxy? if yes, is ...
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VMWare Workstation Pro - vmmon not found

I am having an issue setting up my new Ubuntu 16.04 LTS install with VMWare Workstation Pro 14. Install is successful and reports no errors, but when I go to launch a VM it complains about a module &...
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When I move mouse, mouse cursor disappears and reappears. How to fix it?

I have created an Ubuntu VM with VMware on my Windows 10 laptop. When I move the mouse cursor in Ubuntu, it starts flickering and disappearing and reappearing. I am using Ubuntu 20.04.
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Unable to run VMWare workstation after installation on Ubuntu 20.10

After successfully installed VMWare workstation 15.5.5 in Ubuntu 20.10, I am unable to run vmware workstation. Please help,Details are as follows: sudo ./VMware-Workstation-Full-15.5.5-16285975.x86_64....
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Installing two Ubuntu VMs on VMware [duplicate]

So I need to install two ubuntu VMs on my Windows Machine in VMWare. Do I have to download two separate installers i.e the .exe file for downloading and running two machines or can I just use the same ...
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I can't start Vmtools on my virtual machines

I got a problem where I'm running Vmware 16.1.0 on Ubuntu 20.04 , however when I try to install Vmtools on my virtual machines it doesn't open , is there something i missed while installing Vmware ...
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How to uninstall VMWARE-VMRC

I have this error when I try to uninstall using vmware-installer -u vmware-vmrc /usr/bin/vmware-installer: line 421: 8988 Segmentation fault (core dumped) LC_ALL="C" VMWARE_INSTALLER=&...
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Ubuntu 20 DVD installs without asking, then won't boot (in VMware)

I’m trying to evaluate Ubuntu live without installing, and to be safe I’m using a VMware virtual machine. I downloaded the ubuntu-20.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso image since I didn’t see any specific “live”...
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18.04 VM can't boot: Gave up waiting for root filesystem device

Ubuntu failed to boot in VMware workstation 15.5 and landed in Initramfs. The screenshot of the issue was attached below.
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fsck read-only file system on unmounted usb stick (SD Card Reader)

I have a Raspberry Pi that is getting a kernelPanic at boot due to what looks like a corrupted file system. I'm trying to run fsck to check for sure, but have run into issues. I've got the micro sd ...
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Vmware - gcc version (null) was not found

I couldn't install my VMware on Ubuntu. Whenever I execute sudo vmware, I receive a popup asking me to choose the version of gcc. However, unlike other errors similar to this, I am faced to choose a ...
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How to assign disk unallocated space to ubuntu partition using terminal? [duplicate]

I recently installed ubuntu-server on a VM and later on increased the virtual hard disk size from 10Gb to 70Gb. Here is the result of lsblk. user@ubuntuserver:/$ lsblk NAME MAJ:...
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Extended ubuntu-server VM's memory. Still not enough available size

I recently installed an Ubuntu-server (20.04) on VM initially giving it only 10Gb RAM. Soon enough, I noticed that the program I need to install (Gluu-server) requires at least 40Gb. Hence, I ...
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Ubuntu VM fails to boot and blocks at “installing open-vm-tools”

I have created a VM with ubuntu 20.04.1 on VMware Workstation 12.5. When starting the VM it gets blocked at installing open-vm-tools I have the network connected and I can open a Fedora VM which is ...
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Lenovo T470 and VMWare Player/Graphics

I have been working with Ubuntu primarily as a user for the past few years as a replacement for windows. I have been looking at getting VMWare player working for a while to run a virtual copy of ...
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VMware: kernel headers not found!

Just updated my ubuntu to 20.04 and when i tried to run VMware and VMware Kernel Module started compiling Virtual Machine Monitor and Virtual Network Device and it failed i started VMware using ...
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Mouse Stutter for USB Mouse in Ubuntu 20.04

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 in VMWareWorkstation 15.1.0 build-13591040, which runs on Windows 10, and am accessing Windows desktop through RDP. I have been doing this just fine since 20.04 was released. ...
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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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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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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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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 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? [duplicate]

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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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 ...