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vmware Debian 11 :lose ip addr

I have Debian 11 installed on Vmware with NAT default. And I switched to Bridge mode while someone says this is more fast on network. However,I can't see the improvement so I recovered it. All my ...
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Linux Guest OS: open-vm-tools installed but not running, Restart VMWare Tools Greyed out

I'm trying to figure out if my VMWare tools is running and some of the solutions I found online aren't quite working. If I look at apt list --installed | grep vm I see open-vm-tools-desktop/kali-...
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Increase terminal scale/size on Kali Linux running in VMWare

I have a high resolution screen and I'm running the downloadable Kali VM from their site. The problem is everything looks super tiny because of my host laptop screen resolution. In the guest Kali OS, ...
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Gnome 42 Wayland - VMware - A white square appears when I click on the edges of the screen

A white square appears when I click on the edges of the screen if I am under VMware Workstation 16 Pro - 16.2.3 build-19376536. This thing only happens when I use Wayland, with Xorg the problem does ...
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VMware Workstation 16 Pro Unable to install all modules

I just installed Arch with GNOME 42 yesterday. Now I'm trying to install VMware, VMware base install done now it shows me an error. It says "Unable to install all modules. See log /tmp/vmware-dxn/...
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Gentoo Stuck at boot screen in VMWare Workstation after fresh Install

Problem I have installed Gentoo (right until the section Rebooting the System in Bootloader. This is not the first time I am installing Gentoo. I have installed it successfully several times but in ...
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The vmmon and vmnet vmware-workstation kernel modules fail to build on Rocky Linux 8.5. Anyone have an easy fix?

I have freshly installed Rocky Linux 8.5 then yum upgrade and dnf upgrade. Installed the kernel-headers and kernel-devel with gcc, etc. all following the instructions posted at several locations ...
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kcompacd0 using 100% CPU with VMware Workstation 16

Same as posted in redhat bugzilla -- kcompacd0 using 100% cpu, which was closed for INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Also same as VMware on Linux host causes regular freezes Arch Linux becomes unresponsive from ...
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"Could not open dev/vmmon" error - every time I start my VMware workstation starts

I use VMware Workstation 16 on my MX Linux. Each time I start it after starting my machine, I get the following error: "could not open /dev/vmmon". Yesterday and again today, I tried to ...
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XFCE4 asks to remove all taskbar plugins, upon interacting with the taskbar

OS: Kali GNU/Linux Rolling x Host: VMware Workstation 15.5.6 Kernel: 5.10.0-9-amd64 This video (18s) shows the problem better: https://youtu.be/Y3DgfrTJz1U This started happening after updating many ...
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"drag & drop" and "copy/paste" doesn't work in new Ubuntu/VMware version

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS on VMware Workstation 16.2. I want to activate drag & drop and copy/paste between VM and the host. I used to write these commands on Ubuntu 18: sudo apt-get install ...
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OpenSUSE Tumbleweed - Cannot access installation media during installation

Cannot seem to install OpenSUSE in a VMware Workstation as a virtual machine.
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Redhat Enterprise Linux 4 / CentOS 4 Anaconda Process Crash During Install in Virtual Machine

On a Windows 10 host with Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9750H CPU @ 2.60GHz I'm trying to setup a virtual machine installation of Redhat Enterprise Linux 4 to test scenarios for migration project to a modern ...
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Debian 8.0 Not working after installation in vm

I installed Debian 8.0 recently in vmware workstation 16. When Debian boots up after instalation I see the following picture: I know this version of Debian was made in 2015, but I really want to use ...
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VM boots with wrong keyboard layout

Question edited, please keep in mind when reading the comments below. I use VMware Workstation Player to run my Linux VMs. Starting from the boot and during GRUB menu, LUKS password entry, and ...
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Resize dev/sda2 Ubuntu VMWare

Using VMWare Workstation 15 Player (15.5.6) on Win10 host, Ubuntu 18.04 guest. I had originally 10GB disk attached to this VM. Started getting error no space left on device. Deleted /tmp (rm -rf /tmp/*...
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How to make iso attached to VMware Workstation available to nested vm?

Im thinking how to make things easier, namely I would like to know if there is any possibility to make i.e rhel8.iso attached to VMware Workstation available to guest OS inside. I want use kvm inside ...
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Gateway is reachable from the vm but the other machines in the network are not reachable (Destination host is not reachable)

I'm pretty new in the field of virtualization. I'm using esxi to manage my virtual machines. I have 2 networks, one is the local network with the gateway 192.168.0.1 and the other is the main network ...
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What causes 'kernel panic' in Kali Linux running on VMware Workstation Player?

I installed Kali Linux 2020.2 as a virtual machine in VMware Workstation Player on Windows 10 Home as the host. uname -mrsvo : Linux 5.5.0-kali2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 5.5.17-1kali1 (2020-04-21) x86_64 ...
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VMware Tools installation on CentOS 6.10 Failed: Blocking File System Error

Hello to Linux Stack Exchange world! I'm getting a weird error on CentOS 6.10 (x86_64 arch) (running on VMware Workstation). I had searched over the internet time and again for this issue, there are ...
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VMware Linux Crashed, Cannot Boot

I accidentally plugged out the external HDD while the virtual machine is still running, when I plugged it in again the system show message as follow: Generating "run/initramfs/rdsosreport.txt" ...
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Is it possible to install a Linux distribution on a VM remotely?

I have access to a VM with CentOS. I connect to it using "ssh". I want to install Linux Kali: Can I make the installation via ssh? What would be the steps? Thank you
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Cannot Get CentOS 8 to go Full Screen in VMware Workstation

I cannot seem to get CentOS 8 to run full screen in VMware Workstation. Additionally, there doesn't seem to be an appropriate resolution under display settings. I've tried uninstalling and re-...
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Putty's terminal freezes during windows share accessing just after resuming VM after suspending

My system is Oracle Linux 7.4 VM on VMWare Workstation 14 I have the next record in my /etc/fstab: //someip/someshare /mnt/temp cifs rw,user=someuser,password=somepassword 0 0 After the system ...
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What are these "host" directories?

I'm using Oracle Linux 7.6, which is a distribution based on RHEL 7.6. The following testing should be the same on RHEL 7.6 or other RHEL 7.6 based distributions. I'm running the Oracle Linux 7.6 ...
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Redhat Multiple Install Disks?

I am trying to install from USB RHEL 4. My supervisor gave me 4 ISO files to use. When I practice using a VM client (using VMware workstation player), it asks for Disk2, but how can I access it? I ...
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VMware Workstation guests NAT adapters always got the same IP address

I'm on Windows and created three Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop virtual machines using VMware Workstation. This is my NAT and custom host-only network configuration. This is my guest VM's network adapters. As ...
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VMWare shared folder: hgfs missing

I am trying to share folders from my host Windows system with my VMWare Ubuntu 32 bit guest system. I have open-vmware-tools installed. VMWare Tools does not synchronize guest time with host. Sharing ...
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"Please insert CentOS disk 2 to continue" error on VMware

I am trying to install CentOS on VMware, I download CentOS-5.3-x86_64-bin-1of7.iso. But in the middle of the installation I'm getting Please insert CentOS disk 2 to continue, here a screenshot:
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Expose VNC port when building via VMWare Workstation

I am performing a remote headless build on a Ubuntu 16.04.05 server using packer. When the build starts, I get the informative message vmware-iso: The VM will be run headless, without a GUI. If you ...
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Linux Guest in VMware Workstation: How to map NIC in Guest OS to different VMnet?

Update Please take note that this question has nothing to do with Renaming my wlan network interface That question doesn't have anything to do with VMware Workstation My Question is related to ...
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Installing VMWare Tools

I am trying to install VMWareTools 9.6.5-270 on my freshly downloaded Linux Mint 19 from OSBoxes. I am running it inside VMWare Workstation 10.0.7 build-2844087 Like many online, I cannot get past ...
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Why can't I use DVD drive to install in KVM? [closed]

Summary I'm currently training for RHCSA. I have to install few servers with KVM. I'm unable to select the DVD drive to install the OS (greyed out). While I can install by other means, I'm curious to ...
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Check for VMX Unrestricted Guest IA-32e required by VMware Workstation 14?

Is there a way, without installing vmware, to check from within Linux for the presence of "VMX Unrestricted Guest" support which is a requirement for VMware Workstation 14?
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What is the right thing to install: open-vm-tools or vmware binary?

We have machines running Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 7.x. We are not sure what is the best thing to do with regards to VMware support. We have two options install open-vm-tools (from Red Hat) ...
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syslogs getting spammed with 'context mismatch in svga_sampler_view_destroy'

I'm running a Debian (Gnome) distro on a VMWARE Workstation 12. The linux syslogs are getting spammed with: gnome-settings-daemon.desktop[1411]: context mismatch in svga_sampler_view_destroy ...
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How do I stop /etc/resolv.conf being repeatedly reset to point to 192.168.33.2?

On a windows host, I have two virtual guests on vmware workstation14. I have configured two adapters ens33 and ens37 for those guests, NAT and host only respectively. The vnet adapter for NAT on the ...
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DNS for guest VMs

On my Windows 10 pc (host) i have installed couple of guest VMs. The router provides dhcp and dns services to the host. If i want to configure DNS server on one of the guest VMs which would act as the ...
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host not pinging guest VM [closed]

on a Win10 host i have a CentOS7 guest VM running on VMWARE Worstation14. To meet my requirement, i have configured two v-adapters. ens33 - NAT -- dhcp'ed IP to have internet access for the VM (192....
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What might cause the file system to go read only under vmware workstation?

I have been using various flavors of Linux (ubuntu, debian, and Kali) under VMware Workstation, running Windows 10 as the host, and have been experiencing the file systems of the guest OS's going "...
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Connection error using SUSE/Windows with VMware

I'm trying to run a SUSE Linux VM in a Windows 10 host using VMware Workstation 12 Player. I set up a host-only connection between Linux and Windows with a static IP in Linux. Problem is that the ...
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Trying to run VMWare on Xubuntu Desktop 16.04 (Kernel Header Missing Error)

My goal: To successfully run VMware on my Xubuntu Desktop 16.04. My problem: After almost completing the entire installation of 'VMware-Workstation-Full-12.5.6-5528349.x86_64.bundle'I can't get past ...
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Can we make snapshot to the physical machine? [closed]

All we know we can snapshot(store the current system and disk information) the VM in the VMware workstation easily. But I don't know if we can snapshot to the physical machine (CentOS 7.2). Or use ...
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How to load Alpine Linux backed up configuration on boot?

I am running Alpine Linux by using the alpine-standard-3.6.2-x86_64.iso image on VMWare Workstation 12.5.5. Following this guide I've been able to configure, among others, root password, keyboard ...
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CentOS 7 on VMware workstation 12 not connecting to connected internet?

I've been trying to connect to internet on CentOS 7 installed virtually on VMWare Workstation 12 and I tried all the network adapters Bridged, NAT, Host-Only, Customs in the setting but nothing seems ...
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VMWare error with Kali Linux

I have installed Kali Linux 2017.1 x64 in VMware Workstation Pro 12.5.6 along with the VMware tools (Is that the culprit?). My host is Windows 10 Creators Update 1703 build 15063.322 I have been ...
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Lumify installation with error in vagrant as The box 'nrel/CentOS-6.6-x86_64' could not be found

I am trying to install lumify in my vmware workstation as follows. $ cd lumify $ git clone https://github.com/lumifyio/lumify.git $ cd lumify/lumify $ vagrant up demo after running last step vagrant ...
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Cannot connect USB device to VMware Workstation 12.5

I want to have the USB HDD at /dev/sdc accessible to VMware Workstation 12.5 (Manjaro Linux host). Workstation 12 Pro Documentation Center says: On Linux hosts, Workstation Pro uses the USB ...
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