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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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“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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mounting error while installing VM ware tools in Kali Linux

I'm new to Linux and I have installed Kali Linux on VM Workstation.I want to install the VM tools but when I click "install VMware tools" from the VM workstation menu I receive this error at the guest ...
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about route table setting, and ssh between vmware

firstly i got 2 physical machines PC and notebook 1. under PC(WIN7, 192.168.1.2) have a VMWARE, VMWARE installed one solaris(172.168.1.50). I can use putty to access to solaris from PC. ...
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Everything works except Fedora

I'm taking an Operating Systems class online for college. It requires us to have a copy of Fedora 13, provided by our instructor, running on a virtual machine. On my machine, it boots to a message ...
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How to mount a virtual disk in Linux (on VMWare)

I am running Ubuntu 10.04.4 thru VMWare Workstation. I added a second virtual hard disk drive, which is found under /dev/sdb , as shown below How do you mount this to anywhere? (e.g. /mnt/sdb). ...
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Mouse drifts when dragging in Linux Mint KDE on VMWare Fusion

I'm using VMware Fusion with Linux Mint KDE (I think v13). The mouse works fine except for when I'm dragging something (e.g. resize or move a window). When I do that the mouse moves. Sort of like I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Getting internet to Linux VM without being detected by Network

I'm trying to get internet to a Linux VM (Backtrack 5 on VMWare Workstation). Unfortunately I was told to not "bridge" the connection from the VM because it could be detected by our companies network ...
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Install the same 64-bit packages as a 32-bit Xubuntu installation

I have been using a virtual machine (Xubuntu 12.10, with VMWare on a windows host) for all my programming work, which I am trying to transition from a 32-bit install to a 64-bit install. I am hoping ...
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Enabling shared Folders in SCO 5.0.7 on vmplayer

I have installed SCO 5.0.7 on a VMware Player VM on the Fedora 9 host system. In VMWare Player, i found an option to share folders between Fedora9 an SCO in Virtual Machine Settings. I enabled this ...
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Retrieve deleted files on Linux VM guest

I use Ubuntu on VMware to learn how to use Linux. I used rm on some folders and mistakenly deleted some files from /etc. I have some very important files on it. Is there a way to retrieve that files, ...
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Possible to convert a linux installation to .VDI or ISO format?

I have an Oracle Peoplesoft installation set up on some virtual machines (they were in OVM format). I'd like to copy them over so they work in VirtualBox… would it be possible to convert them ...