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How to solve the problem with installing GRUB in Arch?

I am trying to install Arch Linux in VMware and I have problems with GRUB: in: grub-install /dev/sda --target=x86_64-efi --efi-directory=/boot out: Installing for x86_64-efi platform EFI variables ...
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Problem running 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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Trying to mount shared Windows 10 folder on virtual machine vmware Linux Centos and it gives me: mount error(13): Permision denied

I am trying to mount a shared folder from windows 10 to a vmware virtual machine linux centos with this command : mount -t cifs //ip/folder /mnt/win -o username=xxx,password=xxx,file_mode=0644,...
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How to detect new hard disk attached without rebooting?

I'm having a little issue. I've a live system which run on RHEL 6.7 (VM) and have VMware 6.5 (which is not managed by our group) . The issue is, the other group tried to extend the capacity of an ...
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Unknown bridge gets recreated after reboot on Ubuntu 15.04@VMWare

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 on VMWare. For the last couple of days I have the issue that I have a "magic" network bridge: I never created this bridge and therefore I tried to delete it with the ...
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<empty path> is not a valid path to the kernel headers?

System Information Host - Windows 10 VMware - 11.1.2 Guest - CentOS 7 I installed kernel-headers using yum since during the installation of vmware-tools I get a message "Searching for a valid ...
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Before you can run VMware several modules must be compiled

I am trying to run VMware on kali linux but when I try to run it show message that Before you can run VMware several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel Here is log: 2018-04-...
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Is there a pbcopy/xclip alternative for PhotonOS?

I've also posted this to the PhotonOS repo hopefully between there and SE someone has an answer. Since there is no xclip package in photon, even attempting to grab the rpm from CentOS then needs ...
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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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QNX 7 (virtual machine) font in vmware player 15 is too small

I have Ubuntu 16.04 where I have QNX7 as a virtual machine running in Vmware player 15. My problem is that the font is so small in the virtual machine. I have tried different display resolution in ...
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Single/Continuous shot in Pylon Viewer in Debian installed on VMWare

I want to do "single/continuous shot" using Pylon Viewer (version 5.2) in Debian 10 which is installed on VMWare. My host is windows 10. On the host side everything works fine. I enabled "Jumbo ...
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Permission error while configure Chrome Remote Desktop to use Xfce by default

I'm trying to setting up Chrome Remote Desktop on my VM instance (Debian GNU/Linux, 9 (stretch), amd64) on Google cloud. I tried to install Xfce as desktop environment. I installed Xfce component ...
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Alpine: persistent disk mounted to /media/sda even though fstab has /media/usb

I'm having some issues with Alpine Linux, running in "diskless" mode on ESXi. I have configured it following the instructions in the wiki. Here's the content of the fstab file: /dev/cdrom /media/...
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VMware Horizon client run error on Fedora 29

I installed VMware Horizon client on my Fedora 29 machine. I downloaded the VMware-Horizon-Client-4.10.0-11053294.x64.bundle file from VMware official download page. When I am running it by searching ...
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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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Symlinking /mnt in a VM to compile file directly to VM folder

What I'm trying to do is symlinking a shared folder between my Mac and my Ubuntu VM. The shared folders on the VM are going in /mnt/hgfs/. On my Mac I symlink the directory (let's say macdirectory) ...
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vmware player usb device on slackware 14.0

I just installed Slackware 14.0. I installed vmware player using this command: sh VMware-$NAME-$VERSION.bundle --console --ignore-errors Which I found from this website: http://www....
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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 system ...
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traceroute only shows first hop

I'm trying to use traceroute on a VMware guest Linux machine, and this is the result : traceroute to 172.217.9.228 (172.217.9.228), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets 1 10.10.0.1 183.499 ms 193.008 ms ...
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Create Shortcut to VMware

How would I create a shortcut to VMWare player on CentOS 7 desktop? A lot of people say it's not possible to create shortcuts on Gnome 3, I have seen it working with a special file, but i'm not sure ...
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ntp + ntp loose synchronize each time in 5:00 morning

we have a very strange behavior we have 12 Linux redhat machines - redhat 7.x two of these VM servers are loosing the time synchronize each day at 5:00 in the morning after we restart the ntp , ...
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What has happened to the package open-vm-tools-dkms in Debian?

It seems open-vm-tools-dkms was deprecated in Debian 9 (Stretch) and is no longer available in Debian 10 (Buster). What does this mean — is the functionality obsolete or has it moved to some other ...
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how to determine vSphere virtual machine name from guest OS?

Is there any way to determine the vSphere virtual machine ID or name or UUID from a linux guest? I have administrative access to the guest, and would like to coordinate some maintenance actions ...
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After rebooting date are getting changed in centos7

In centos7, I don't know why the date are showing different timestamp. When I modified according to my need and rebooted the machine, it is getting reset. Tried most of the options as I got in ...
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32-bit VMs stop working after upgrade to Debian 9/Stretch

Upgraded two 32-bits Debian 8 VMs to Debian 9, in VMWare 5.1. They stopped working, and going to the console, they are giving errors of wrong CPU architecture. What to do?
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Add network adapter to VMware

I got image of Debian 6 virtual machine. I run it on VMware without problems, but there is no network card configured: Vmware settings: How to tell Debian to use vmware network card and bring ...
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Unable to use VMWare Workstation 12

I found myself unable to use the VMWare Workstation 12 trial on Debian Stretch as well as on Ubuntu 15.10. It installs just fine, but when I attempt to start it, it simply does nothing, no error or ...
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Cannot change file/folder permission on Linux running on VMware

I am using Linux on a VMware on Windows and added a second HDD device today. However, each file or any dictionary that is created on the new device gets executable permissions which are not removable (...
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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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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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Change private IP address without losing internet access

I start with the following: ens33 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0c:29:03:a8:56 inet addr:192.168.0.161 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: fe80::dfa6:820:...
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Installing Vmware ESX on Solaris server

I have been told to install VMWare ESX on the Solaris server, but I could not find resources about this issue on the web, how is that possible?
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Increase virtual HDD space on VMWare for Ubuntu

I am having an issue following instructions on how to increase from here. I cannot get the unallocated space to merge with the sda1, no matter what I try. I allocate the 30GB, then try it that way, ...
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Problem with Mint 18 and VMware Tools

I just installed Mint 18 as a virtual machine using VMware 12. I have the problem that I can't install vmware-tools. At first I tried to install open-vm-tools as is recommended by Mint, but it didn't ...
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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 kernel-...
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Linux Mint 18.3 upgraded to 19 - Screen now distorts with open-vm-tools-desktop

Except this singular issue, everything works wonderfully. I already tried apt-get purge open-vm-tools open-vm-tools-desktop but it didn't help. This is what I'm seeing after upgrading. The Y ...
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Cannot create a btrfs on 2 disks

I'm trying to create a btrfs file system on 2 disks but it shows an error: $ sudo mkfs.btrfs -d single /dev/sda1 /dev/sde1 ...
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How can I get an ESXi installation to PXE boot using UEFI?

I would like to PXE boot some ESXi hosts using UEFI, but keep getting the following message: I am testing with a VM and can see it hitting the DHCP/TFTP server (CentOS 7) in a packet capture (3 ...
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How to stop never-ending stream of blk_update_request errors?

Have a RHEL 7 virtual server that people are currently working in, but the console in vSphere is just showing a "blk_update_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0" every few minutes or so, is there a ...
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What is better to install to virtualization on ubuntu? [closed]

i have home server and i want virtualize all my hosts (web,radio, tracker, file server etc) to use more then one OS. So for host OS i want install Ubuntu-server on HDD 500gbx2 Raid 1. i want to ...
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VMware kernel module: a compatible version of gcc was not found

When running the VMware kernel module updater, I get the following message: A compatible version of gcc was not found. How can I setup GCC to compile the VMware kernel module?
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Shared folder does not appear in guest CentOS (Windows host), using VMWare

I've been trying to share a folder between my guest, Cent OS, and host, Windows 10, using VMWare Workstation 14 Player. The easiest way, drag&dropping files from host to guest, does not work ...
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How to identify the disks of a Linux virtual machine in VMware vSphere 6

I have a virtualized RHEL7 server with vsphere 6, I need to remove some virtual disks from vCenter that are presented to my virtual machine (rhel server) that are no longer being used by the operating ...
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LVM + use the space of the OS in order to increase the partition

from the lsblk I have the following output NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT fd0 2:0 1 4K 0 disk sda 8:0 0 300G 0 disk ├─sda1 ...
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How to know last Sunday of month

i try writing script on ESXI and i need add "if last Sunday of month". I try date -d @$(( $(date -d $(date -d @$(( $(date +%s) + 2678400 )) +%Y%m01) +%s) - 604800 )) +%d It can not work, but it ...
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Restore files from vmdk with logical volumes

I need to restore some files from some vmdk that were mounted on a VM with some logical volumes. Is it possible to use a new VM booted from a CentOS iso and mount these vmdk in order to obtain the ...
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Jumphost suddenly reseting first SSH MUX connection attempts

I have been using a Debian 9 SSH jumpbox host to run my scripts/ansible playbooks for a while. The jumbox talks with Debian 9 and some Debian 8 servers, mostly. Most of the servers are VMs running ...
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VM > Centos 7 3-node HAcluster (pacemaker & corosync) (httpd wont start)

I've setup my cluster I'm now configuring my resources (2nd link). cluster setup: https://www.golinuxcloud.com/ste-by-step-configure-high-availability-cluster-centos-7/ cluster resource: https://...
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How to allow certain IP's accessing an IP:Port range?

So I have an ESXi server setup with pfSense acting as the DHCP Server for the VM's. I use VNC's to access each VM over the internet (For example with ports :5905,5906,5907 etc.) and I would like to ...
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VMware iso not found

I'm trying to install Windows 10 using VMware and the iso continues to not be found. I am running Ubuntu 18 and have installed VMware from their website. It is the 15th edition. I have a Windows 10 ...