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Find out if the OS is running in a virtual environment

Is there any way to find out if the OS I'm running (actually installing) is running in a VMWare machine. I need to disable ntp settings if the automated install is done on a virtual machine but keep ...
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How to extend CentOS 5 partition on VMware?

I have a CentOS 5 virtual machine and I added 20GB more to disk size. How do I initialize and extend the available space? I'm new to Linux, so what should I do? I tried loading GParted as well, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Getting better resolution using X on OpenBSD w/VMWare Fusion

Just setup an OpenBSD 4.8 VM for VMWare Fusion. Can't seem to force X to any decent resolution. I attempted to try and use the VMWare tools for FreeBSD, but no dice. Any suggestions to try and get ...
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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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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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How to get CPU info on a vmware guest

This is a server that is running on Vmware ESXi: SERVER:/root # cat /etc/SuSE\-release SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86_64) VERSION = 11 PATCHLEVEL = 2 ...
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How to force the time and date settings to refresh from the internet?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS under vmWare. When I restart a suspended image, the system clock doesn't detect that the system time is out of date. In the Time and Date settings dialog, I've selected ...
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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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Strange encoding in Slackware

I am a student and learning about operating systems, I was modifying a file using vi, when I accidentally did something (I don't remember what) that change the codification/encoding and now this is ...
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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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“Split I/O”s on a Linux VM, disk alignment

I'm trying to figure out if there's some way I can tell if a system is being adversely affected by disk misalignment -- i.e. when I do a disk I/O operation, it actually needs to request extra blocks ...
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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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Limit disk buffer usage in SLES 11SP2 to allow more efficient memory overcommit on esxi host

When running VMs on an ESXi host, you can overcommit the memory. Example: host == 20GB physical RAM The amount of RAM allocated to each VM is VM1 == 10gb VM2 == 10gb VM3 == 10gb VM4 == 10gb The ...
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Unable to boot VM: Error 13: Invalid or Unsupported Executable Format

I used VMWare vConverter and everything converted fine, but when I try to boot I get an error: The physical machine boots correctly, so I don't think it is a source machine issue. I am not sure why ...
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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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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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How can I zero files out inside a VMware image file so that their space can be reclaimed?

is there a command on Linux to remove a file but zeroing it's contents first? so if i do, something like this: rm -rf /var/cache/pacman/pkg/* it would overwrite each file on that directory with 0 ...
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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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Accidentally set screen resolution too high, it won't change back

I'm using VMware with Arch and XFCE. The default screen resolution was too small for me so I wanted to change it to something higher. I accidentally selected a screen size that was too big and I ...
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Is there a way to find out how many instances of the root user are logged into a Linux machine?

We have a handful of users that login to our Linux virtual machine as root either through the vSphere client or through SSH and I want to see if there is a way to tell if multiple root users are ...
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VMwarePlayer on debian. Missing kernel modules

Today I changed my workstation to Debian. As Ubuntu is not nearly stable. Now I installed VMware player. I started it and got a message "Before you can run VMware, several modules must be compiled and ...
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Prevent hacking the grub.conf using a 'live rescue' from a live linux iso

It happened that I had set the grub password in grub.conf. But, using a live linux iso, I was able to delete the password from the grub.conf. Please read the steps for the same mentioned in this link: ...
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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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copy+paste between linux desktop and vmware player?

How can I copy+paste text between my linux desktop (GNOME Ubuntu 11.04) and the open vmplayer window running an ubuntu 64bit server terminal?
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How on earth can I stop this CUPS-related message on my Debian 6 virtual machine?

I’ve got a Debian 6 VMWare virtual machine that I mostly use via SSH (but occasionally via the GUI). Every few minutes, the following message gets printed in my terminal: CUPS config timestamp ...
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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: ...
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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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Is VMWARE_BALLOON (Linux kernel option) intended for guests or hosts?

The kernel configuration option: VMware Balloon Driver (VMWARE_BALLOON) [N/m/y/?] (NEW) ? CONFIG_VMWARE_BALLOON: This is VMware physical memory management driver which acts like a "balloon" ...
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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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Can /mnt/hgfs/'shared folder' be used as apache root?

I have an Ubuntu Server (12.04) running on my development machine. It is in a VM. I have succeeded with the task of setting up Apache2, MySQL, and PHP. I can access the server from my host browser ...
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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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Boot my kernel in a Virtual Machine?

I'm learning now how to compile and boot linux kernels. Is there a way to boot kernels in a virtual machine, rather than messing my system? I use VMWare Workstation on Windows 8. Can I use that to ...
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Scripting VMware configuration: can I use PowerCLI?

I have an automated task to start, it involves various commands in PowerCLI. like Allocate Space New-Datastore Parameter(1) Browse Datastore Get-Datastore Parameter(1) Remove file ...
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“Access denied” when logging to Solaris virtual machine using ssh

I have got a Solaris 10 on a VMware virtual machine in Windows. This is what I did: 1) Installed PuTTY. 2) Checked whether ssh is running or or not in my Solaris desktop as below: bash-3.00# ps ...
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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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Unable to run 'sudo chmod +w /etc/hosts'

I am logged into my remote VM (running out of ESXi) as user xyz. I wanted to change my /etc/hosts to add some network names that were not visible by default. I first tried to run sudo vi /etc/hosts ...
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How to enable WIFI on VMWare Fedora 12? (It's detecting and working fine on Windows 7)

I am new to Linux. I have Fedora 12 running on my VMware. I am unable to see any options to enable WIFI connection on Fedora. When I am accessing Internet through WIFI and its working perfectly fine ...
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How can I run `hackxor` inside VirtualBox?

I've found hacking game hackxor, but it's made for vmware. I don't have any experience with vmware and I don't want to install it in my machine. So I'd like to run hackxor inside VirtualBox if it ...
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Unable to run the pvcreate command

I am running Linux Ubuntu via VMWare. Currently it has been allocated a space of just 20 GB. I increased the same by 1 GB, on a trial basis. The new partition is named sda3 (screen shot of sudo parted ...
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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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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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Make box only communicate on lan only?

I am running a VM with Debian as the guest OS (I can choose another distro). It has nginx running along with some other software. Some of the software tries to make outgoing connections (for example ...
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Why does my Debian VMWare virtual machine lose all network connections ~15 minutes after boot?

I’m having a strange networking problem with a Debian (6) VMWare virtual machine on my Mac. Around 15 minutes after starting it up, I can no longer SSH into, view websites served from, or ping the VM. ...
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rsyslogd HUPed repeatedly

Noticing that for a VM box, getting in the logs that rsyslogd process gets HUPed. Finding no ideas except a few post in some forums saying this is for logrorate. Any ideas how to fix/troubleshoot ...
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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 ...