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Can't resize a partition using resize2fs

I recently resized the hard drive of a VM from 150 GB to 500 GB in VMWare ESXi. After doing this, I used Gparted to effectively resize the partition of this image. Now all I have to do is to resize ...
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Swap on video ram in a VM

I have a very small VM running in a cloud with only 512 MB ram. I read, it is possible to use the video card as swap as descriped here: Graphics cards contain a lot of very fast RAM, typically ...
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How to get CentOS 6.5 gui?

After, I've installed CentOS 6.5, I just have a terminal with a black background and I can't get gui for it. Any recommendations?
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Wireless connection not figuring in VMware Workstation 10(Kali-Linux)

I just installed kali-linux on my VMware workstation 10. I had to check for the wireless connection in the kali-linux. I tried to check for the wireless-network connection(WiFi);but,it was incorrectly ...
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How to increase size of /dev/sda2 in suse running on vmware

how to increase the partition /dev/sda2 partition. df -h : Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 7.0G 3.7G 3.0G 56% / devtmpfs 432M 172K 432M 1% /dev tmpfs ...
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i2b2 VM: Copy VM won't give me a valid IP address (CentOS 6.5 running with VMWare Player in Windows)

Posting on here as well in case this was the incorrect site to post the question. http://serverfault.com/questions/595337/i2b2-vm-copy-vm-wont-give-me-a-valid-ip-address
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My Ubuntu 14.04 LTS doesn't have sound

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware workstation version 10.0.0 on my Windows 7 machine. After installing I figured out that it doesn't have any sound so I checked the sound settings. All items seem to ...
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How to know my server's time offset? [duplicate]

I have a few guest machines on VMware. Up until now I was keeping my time sync with ntpd inside guests. Now our VMware admins decided to setup VM hosts to keep time, so VMs don't have to. I disabled ...
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Multipath to a logical volume in a staging VM

How do I configure multipath in testing VM (purpose is purely academical)? I made new logical volume, modified multipath.conf to be as follows: defaults { udev_dir /dev ...
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Fencing VM nodes

I'm using VMware Workstation as my hypervisor. I want to create a cluster with two nodes and a sharing storage with FreeNAS. My questions are around fencing. Is it possible to do it in this case? ...
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Why VMware DHCP persists getting offline?

I am trying to set up a SSH server in my remote machine which is running Windows 7 on it currently. So first I set up a Oracle VirtualBox but it did not work for me properly. Then I decided to go with ...
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How to clone a CentOS server to a VM?

I have a HP Proliant DL380 CentOS 5.10 server that I'd like to clone to a VMWare VM. I have successfully cloned it to identical hardware using Clonezilla, however when I try to restore it to a VM it ...
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Getting black controls when running linux on vmware on windows

I want to run ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I want to put the graphics in it, but when I open it, I get this. I used this command sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends ubuntu-desktop to put the desktop ...
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Debian cannot resolve hostnames

I have a problem resolving host names on Debian running on vmware. It just stopped working out of the blue. Somewhere after uninstalling percona server and deleting /etc/mysql . Initially it thought ...
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theharvester.py “No such file or directory”

I just installed Kali Linux as a virtual machine in VMware Fusion, and I was following along in Patrick Engebretson's The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing, 2nd Edition, in which I was ...
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Captured cursor invisible with Centos 6.4 running on VMWare Player 3.1.6 on Ubuntu 11.4

I have a very old (c. 2001) computer and the most recent version of Ubuntu that it can run is 11.4. I am thinking of replacing Ubuntu with Centos 6.5 but am not sure if the hardware can handle it. I ...
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Your system isn't configured to run KVM properly

I am trying to install OpenStack on Ubuntu 12.04.3 Desktop AMD 64 in VMware on a host Dell Inspiron15R 5521 with Windows 8 64-bit. I have followed the tutorial here but I'm getting error Your ...
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VMware Player update filled up half of 27.5 GB disk. I need to find files and delete them [closed]

I installed VMware-Player-3.1.6-744570.i386 on Ubuntu 11.4. The 27.5 GB disk was about 45% full. I then used VMware-Player to form a virtual machine for Centos, using ISO files for CentOS-6.5-i386. ...
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How do I install Arch using an older kernel? No ISOs seem to exist

This is my first time in Arch, and I'm following this tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSGWiFOp_7o&list=PLj97-HQdMXyZSvMD1xRTqPEeh4nSA6dpC which is great, except that I can't go any ...
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Wireless bridged networking in KVM. Why is it so complicated?

I've been using VirtualBox (and sometimes VMWare) for years and I've never had any problem with the virtual network adapters, no matter if the physical ones were wired or not. I also played some time ...
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I'm not able connect internet from vmware player with centos

I installed centos 6.4 and when I installed I set the network config. But somehow centos did not save them. Now I forced server to use dhcp but it is taking wrong IP address and it is not able to ...
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Adding a second hard disk CentOS

I'm running CentOS on my VMware server console, and I want to know how to make a second virtual hard disk on which I can expand the size of the primary logical volume AND and a third to hold two ...
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Expanding the disk size on pfsense under VMWare ESXi

I've been testing pfsense on ESXi for a while. And now I'm almost running out of space. Currently it holds around 30GB and I would like to expand it to 150GB as I'm planning on installing squid for ...
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How do I get GNOME 3 to work in Debian Wheezy under VMware?

I just installed Debian 7.4 in a VMware machine. On first boot, it gave me the following error: GNOME 3 Failed to Load Unfortunately GNOME 3 failed to start properly and started in the fallback ...
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The different types of network adapter in virtual machines?

There are different types of network adapter in VMware workstation: bridged nat host-only custom What the difference between this types ,and when can I use each one?
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How do I mount a shared VMWare folder on startup?

So I'm following this article on how to mount a shared vmware folder. I can successfully mount with the following command: mount -t vmhgfs .host:/foo /home/user/Documents/foo However, I can't seem ...
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Ubuntu screen is small in VMware

I have installed Ubuntu at VMware. But I have a problem, and I do not know how to solve it. When I have the virtual machine as a window, to can at the same time have access to my windows at my host ...
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Fedora 18 in VM locks the CD drive

I have windows 7 and I installed VMware (VMware-player-5.0,2-1031769) and want to put fedora 18 in it but after complete installation is done I'm getting the below error: The guest operating ...
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How to turn on Keyboard Autorepeat permanently on VMware instances of CentOS 6?

In my lab we have about 40-50 machines, all cloned with the same image of CentOS 6. For some reason the keyboard auto repeat function decides to randomly turn itself off. Typically we just have ...
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How to setup a static IP on Red Hat 6.5 using VMware?

I have VMware 5.5 with a vmguest RHEL 6.5. I get connectivity with DHCP from RHEL -> switch1 group -> physical-> to internet. Once I set up the vmguest with RHEL 6.5 with a static IP, it nolonger has ...
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VMWare Tools Stops Working upon dist-upgrade

To give a little background, i'm trying to prepare a Vagrant environment that I will use for WordPress development. I downloaded the Precise_64 VMWare Workstation box and configured the Vagrant Plugin ...
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yum installs kernel-devel different from my kernel version

I am attempting to install the VMWare player in Fedora 19. I am running into the problem that multiple users have had where VMware player cannot find the kernel headers. I have installed the ...
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Unable to mount CDROM on Solaris 10

I have problem with using CDROM on Solaris 10. When I mount any ISO using VMware, ISO is not being visible under Solaris. When I go to CDROM there is nothing inside: --- 134 # cd /cdrom --- 135 # ...
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Installing MINIX3 on vmware

I'm trying to install MINIX 3 (3.1.0 to be precise). The VMWare installation I have failed to recognize MINIX. I followed the steps shown here: http://wiki.minix3.org/UsersGuide/RunningOnVmware. ...
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SSH accesss between CentOS and Vmware installed Ubuntu

I am here to request the Linux lads about using the SSH type remote access between my CentOS (Host) and VMWare installed Ubuntu. I am not new to Linux but I am completely new with practical ...
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How to run just linux kernel in vmware?

I am VERY new to Linux and am wondering if you can just boot the Linux kernel by itself or does it absolutely HAVE to be apart of an operating system. My reasoning behind wanting to do this is so that ...
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How can I continue past this point in installing Solaris 11 under VMware Fusion 5.0.4 on Mavericks?

I have a Mac running VMware Fusion 5.0.4 on OSX Mavericks, and I do not seem to be able to get past a certain point on installation on either of two installers I tried. A (text) window comes up, ...
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How do I see the contents of a drive in Debian command line?

I want to see what is on a drive so I can satisfy myself that it can be disconnected (unmounted?). This is a vm on ESXi with 3 datastores - first is the ESXi local storage, second is a nfs share on a ...
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Expand Disk on VMware but no effect?

I have a Virtual Host (CentOS 6.4) running on VMware. Hard disk of this PC is 100GB but I want to expand it to 500GB. I tried to expand the Hard Disk (SCSI) to 500GB. It's ok, no errors. But another ...
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Have some 2TB partition for a directory

I have 4 2TB HDD on a VmWare ESXi 5.1 server. I have httpd on /var/www/html directory on a Centos VM. can I have full size of 4 HDD (8TB) on this directory? Or I must mount every HDD to seperate ...
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How may I Obtain a RHEL/CentOS in OVA Format?

My company has an internal cloud that provisions VMs either in an OpenStack (KVM) or a VMware (ESX) hypervisor. It already provides RHEL 6.4 on the KVM, but I've used up the max number of VMs from ...
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Can a VM swap to host main memory.?

While my developer machine has a lot of memory, my vmware VM is 32 bit only and needs some swap space. Can I make it to swap into the host memory? If so, is it possible to use compressed swap space ...
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Different ARP results between host and virtual machine

Recently, using VMWare Player, I have configured a Linux virtual machine on a Windows host. I set the network adapter to be a bridged network with the Replicate option checked. The IP address was on ...
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where to put some script to run before VM Suspend?

I have run one shell script before the vm suspend. How to do this? Where to put this shell script so that it will run before the VM suspend .
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How to execute some shell script before VM suspend?

I have created one Centos VM. And I have created some IP aliases. Once I suspend and resume the VM my IP aliases are all going down. So I just want to capture the aliases address before suspend and ...
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VMware VIX 1.13 on Ubuntu 12.04 not working [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and VMware VIX 1.13 (http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/vix-api/) I'm had VMware VIX running on a machine and connecting just fine to our ESXi server, but we migrated ...
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Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory

I've installed VMWare Player 6.0.1 build - 1379776 on a Red Hat Enterprise linux Server release 6.1 Beta ( Santiago ). When I attempt to start my virtual machine, I get the following the error: ...
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Linux VM's disk went read-only = no choice but reboot?

I have several Linux VMs on VMware + SAN. What happened A problem occured on the SAN (failed path) so that for some time, there were I/O errors on the Linux VMs drives. When the path failover had ...
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How to make use of a real PCI modem in a Virtual Machine?

Is there a way where I can use my PCI modem in a virtual machine on an ubuntu 12.04 host box? I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on the host and I want to use my PCI modem on a guest virtual machine. Can ...
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Manually cloning a Live USB Arch distro to a VMware virtual disk

I installed Arch Linux on a pen drive with yumi, based on syslinux. I would like to test the USB distro in VMware. To speed up things I would like to clone the UFD as a VMware virtual disk (vmdk). ...