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How to mount VMware-tools cdrom inside a VM

I know this should be easy, but I'm having a hell of a time figuring out where the vmware tools cdrom is (for instance it's not /dev/cdrom) and so I can't figure out how to mount it. I'm on Kali Linux,...
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dm-0: WRITE SAME failed. Manually zeroing. Centos 7.1 on VmWare ESXI 5.5

I've got a error when system start on 2 VM's. dm-0: WRITE SAME failed. Manually zeroing. OS: CentOS 7.1 VmWare ESXI 5.5 1-st VM has LSI Logic Parallel type for SCSI controller on HDD Datastorage. ...
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macvtap on vmware's VM

Does macvtap bridging between VMWARE's VMs? My application works over VMWARE VM and should handle traffic from the net. I'm trying to use macvtap for that purpose: ip link set dev eth1_index promisc ...
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Map a Linux VM's block device to its vmdk file on the vmware datastore

For development and staging purposes, I must frequently create clones of individual virtual harddisks (vmdk container) and move/deploy them into some other system. While I have been able to hack a ...
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VMware and kernel 4.0

I'm trying to install VMware in Elementary OS freya updated with kernel 4.0 but it doesn't start. The error suggests incompatibility with kernel 4.0. How can I solve this?
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How can I find how much RAM are VMware Player VMs using on Linux?

I am running Debian Jessie 64-bit on a computer with 8 GB of RAM. This is my memory usage according to htop(with a fairly large Firefox session) before starting a guest VM that has 4 GB allocated. ...
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How to extend filesystem partition on Ubuntu VM?

I'm running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 as a VM on a mac with vmware fusion. I'm getting space warning issues and now want to expand from 20GB to 200GB. I powered off the VM and on the vmware side ...
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How is resolv.conf maintained when there are two network cards?

I have a Debian Wheezy VMware virtual machine guest with two network cards. One is in bridged mode and has access to the internet. The other is in host-only mode and does not. Some process, perhaps ...
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General way of debugging vmware mouse issues in X11

I run a virtual vmware archlinux installation, and constantly have problems with mouse grab/ungrab. At some point it was fixed by commenting out pointer lines in 10-evdev config, but on every update ...
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How do I figure out what's freezing up my machine?

I am running Arch on this machine: 3.40GHz i7 hexacore (4930K) 16GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM 2xSamsung 840 EVO SSDs in Raid0 (using BTRFS raid) When I run VMware on my Arch with a few VMs (2 ...
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Prioritize virtual machine bandwidth

I installed a Windows Server 2012 virtual machine (VM Ware Workstation) on my Debian server that I rented (to which I have SSH access only, and which is in another city with over 1 GB bandwidth) to ...
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Restricting / disabling linux disk buffering in a virtual machine

Is there an intelligent way how to restrict buffering/caching in a Linux system and to make it writing on disk more or less continuously? I am asking because I am running several Linux virtual ...
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Problem runing vmPlayer on fedora 21

After install the program and execute vmPlayer request the kernel headers to recompile it (I guess), after that vmP install the virtual network device, at this point show an error. and the vmware-...
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How can I increase my hard drive space for a kali 1.0.6 linux 32-bit virtual machine [closed]

How can I increase my hard drive space for a kali 1.0.6 linux 32-bit virtual machine running on a mac using vmWare Fusion. I was in the process of installing several android sdk's and realized my ...
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“No volume groups found” after running vgdisplay

I am trying to expand my primary partition to use the extra disk space I have added in my VMWare virtual machine. I have been able to add the disk space, partition the extra space into an LVM ...
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Getting TP-Link TL-WN722N to work with Kali

I am trying to get the TP-Link TL-WN722N USB WIFI adapter to work with Kali Linux in VMWare Player. I was able to get it to work outside a VM in Elementary OS (Ubuntu based) by following the ...
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Centos cannot ping default gateway

I want to give static ip of both my windows server and linux server but when I do this then my default gateway shows Destination Host Unreachable in linux when I ping it in linux. my windows server ...
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How can I extend VMware Partition on Centos 7 using GParted?

I've a problem with increasing a partition from 20GB to 120GB, VMDK file. Here is what I've done: using vmware-diskmanager to increase vmdk file from 20 GB - 120 GB. It's ok. download and boot from ...
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How is VMware based on UNIX?

I am studying a course of Operating Systems, and I have just read the textbook saying that UNIX became the basis for Apple's MacOS X, Linux, VMware, and Google Android. What? ... It surprised ...
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Cannot share folders betwen Mac OS X based VMWare 7.1.1 and Guest Fedora 21 system

I would like to share my Mac OSX 'Downloads' folder. I set this up as a shared folder in vmware settings. Currently, although I made a folder at mnt/hgfs/Downloads, it does not have the contents of ...
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How to mount sdb directly or using LVM partitions on sda?

I am new to LVM and VM yet, and I need to be able to access sdb like /mybackup/ 1 - should I have sdb1 created then mount? 2 - should I mount sdb as whole disk without LVM? 3 - create lvm and than ...
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Need help selecting networking option in VMware workstation

I am a complete noob in this area, so I really need help and advice. I am trying to setup something like a VPS on my computer. What I will do is: 1) Install vmware workstation on my computer 2) ...
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Install Wmware tools on Debian

I can't copy/paste from Vmware virtual machine with 32-bit Debian inside of it to my Windows 8. I decided to install VM tools. After mounting the VM media to /media/cdrom0 I got the contents : dr-xr-...
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KeePassX Global Autotype corrupting keys when used with VMware

I'm running VMWare Workstation on Arch Linux with KeePassX set to use ALT + "A" as a global auto-type keybinding. Prior to running VMware, KeePassX works great. When VMware releases the keyboard from ...
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How do I move a vmware guest machine to another user?

I have 2 users in my computer running Arch Linux. I recently moved a virtual installation of windows 7 from one user to another. I changed the owner of the moved folder to the new user recursively. I ...
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About Back Track question

Hi all I just joined these forums. I have never used a Linux OS before I installed the Ubuntu sever using vmware (version 10.0.0) the installation completed successfully, but my issue is when it ...
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Why VMware player doesn't release the memory when running on Linux while in Windows it does?

I've installed VMware player 64bit version 7 (upgraded from 6) for both Windows 7 and CentOS 6.5 I run usually centOS and Fedora as guest VM. I've observed, that the RAM usage goes up (as it should) ...
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Virtualized Debian Jessie: slow booting / shutting down :(

I have a Debian 8 (Jessie), cat /proc/version says: Linux version 3.16.0-4-amd64 (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 4.8.3 (Debian 4.8.3-16) ) #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt2-1 (2014-12-08) ...
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Networking works only when using Iceweasel in Kali inside of VMWare

As the title says, I have a problem with my connection in vmware. I'm using vmware 10.0.1 andthe latest version of kali. It's a little weird that my connection will only work on iceweasel browser but ...
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Configure networking settings in SL 7

I installed the last version of Scientific Linux on to VMWare Workstation 10 (on Win 7). I downloaded SL-7-x86_64-DVD.iso on the SL website. After which, I don't have internet connection whereas when ...
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Change Owner From “root” in VMware's Shared Folder

I'm running a Xubuntu from a Windows 8 host. I can't change the owner of shared files from xubuntu by any sudo chown ... command. Is there any other way I can change the owner from the root to the ...
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vmxnet3 multiqueue support in vmware workstation

I'm working on an application based on RSS multiqueue(receive side scaling), and testing it on vmware workstation, but found that vmxnet3 nic have problem with RSS. My linux virtual machine has 4 ...
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Installing Debian 7 (Wheezy) on VMWare Fusion

I'm trying to install Debian 7 x64 on to VMWare Fusion Professional 7.0.1 (on Mac OS X 10.10.1): I downloaded debian-7.7.0-ia64-netinst.iso and tried to start a VM with it and got the following: ...
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Yosemite + Fusion 7.0.1 now gets “Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory.” and will not start any VM

I've been on Yosemite on this machine since it hit released, and on Fusion 7 since it released. Now on 10.10.1 and 7.0.1 respectively. On one machine http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/...
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Missing dependencies in VMware install?

I'm in the process of setting up my HP thin client with Fedora 20 (already done) and using VMware view client on it. I've completed most if not the whole installation except the condition that the ...
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Make one VNC server appear as two displays in RHEL

I have a VNC server running in virtual mode in RHEL and I am viewing it on a PC which has two screens. I can make the server use both of my screens by setting the resolution large enough: xrandr -s ...
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Why is my Mac, upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite, no longer giving VMware Fusion needed resources?

I have a Mac upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite. When I tried to run VMware Fusion, I got an error stating: Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory. Please make sure that the kernel ...
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Kali Linux running in VMware problems related to Wi-Fi

Today I installed the latest version of VMware to run Kali Linux. All installation went fine, but when I started the virtual machine, I found that Kali Linux was already connected to the Internet ...
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Fatal Error while trying to detect swap signature

I've installed CentOS 6.5 On VMWare Workstation. I added a SCSI Virtual Disk (.vmdk) to this Machine when it was Powered On. I decided to store the Disk as a single file & allocated all disk space ...
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What directory houses the scripts that get executed with new kernel installations?

This one is pretty much a straightfoward question/answer I just can't locate the information. I'm trying to automate the re-installation of VMWare tools based off when a new kernel is installed. I ...
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vmware not recognizing solaris 10 bit-64 guest os

Am trying to solve my VMware work station issues since many days onwards. Hope I will get good support here. my work station is windows 7 bit-64 and I have installed VMware 7.1 version and trying to ...
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Arch Linux becomes unresponsive from khugepaged

I am a heavy VMware workstation 10.0.3 user, and as such I have 32GB RAM on my system. My only operating system is Arch Linux, using Unity for the desktop. Usually when I have two virtual machines ...
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munin is not showing all Ethernet ports

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 running on a VmWare ESXi. I'm trying to run munin on the Linux system to show the status of the system. But in the network tab of munin only eth0 is shown even though ifconfig ...
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How to write shell script on VMDK to derive configuration

I have several VMDK files and I would like to write a shell scripts to derive configuration (i.e. No. of CPUs, RAM, NIC, HDDs Size, No of HDDs, etc.). How can I do this, or where do I start?
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systemd-timesyncd.service inactive on Arch on VMWare

On Arch Linux running as a guest OS on VMWare Fusion, I noticed the system time of Arch falls behind when I sleep the host OS and never gets back in sync. It appears systemd-timesyncd is loaded but ...
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How to uninstall vmware-tools-foundation

So I am having lots of problems with this: Warning: RPMDB altered outside of yum. ** Found 21 pre-existing rpmdb problem(s), 'yum check' output follows: kmod-vmware-tools-vmci-9.5.13.0-2.6.32.71.el6....
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Error while installing Debian 7 on a virtual machine (Failure trying to run: chroot /target mount -t proc proc/proc)

I tried installing Debian wheezy on both Virtualbox and VMWare Player, but I incur everytime in the same error, Failure trying to run: chroot /target mount -t proc proc/proc. Debian is 7.6.0 amd64, ...
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Difference between fsfreeze and lvm snapshot

I heard recently about fsfreeze and I'm very interested in making snapshots of my VM with VMware and get a consistent state of disk using quiescence. All my file-systems are LVM volumes, and man ...
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Red Hat Linux 3 in VMware Workstation 10 hardware question

I am running a very old copy of Red Hat 3 from 1999 in VMware Workstation 10 and I cannot get the X11 display server to go above 320*200 resolution. Installing VMware additions is out of the question, ...
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RAM for Kali Linux 1.0.9 VMWare 32 bit (i486)

How much RAM is the Kali Linux 1.0.9 VMWare 32 bit (i486) pre-configured to use. I have been searching on Google and various sites and cannot find the answer. I have limited, slow internet and need to ...