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Find out if the OS is running in a virtual environment [duplicate]

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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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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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 ...
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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 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 tried loading GParted as well, but the drive is locked; how do I unlock it?...
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CentOS lock screen not unlocking

I have a centOS VM that when I lock the screen it will not let log me back in. I can enter my password as many times as I'd like, even try to "switch users" but the VM just ignores everything and ...
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Guest OS resolution (text too small) in vmware workstation 12 player

I have a windows 10 host OS where I have installed vmware workstation 12 player. I have an Xubuntu as a guest OS (virtual machine). The complication is: the text is too small in guest OS and almost ...
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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 VMs. 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. 2-...
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Cannot find linux-headers-4.3.0-kali-amd64

I'm trying to install the VMware tools in a VMPlayer VM but in a certain point of the installation I need to set the linux-headers path. So I go and try to install it with this command: apt-get ...
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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 or ...
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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 this....
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Connecting an iPhone to VMware freezes macOS and crashes the iPhone? [closed]

I've been using macOS as a guest running on VMware 12.5 for a while for iOS development successfully. My iPhone was recognized by the guest os and usable with xcode to test the Apps. But since a few ...
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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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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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An installation step failed! Kali Linux 2016.2 64 Bit

I'm getting an error while trying to install Kali Linux 2016.2 64 Bit in my VMware machine. An installation step failed. You can try to run the failing item again from the menu, or skip it and choose ...
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vmhgfs-fuse permission denied issue

I need vmhgfs to be accessible to both root user and the www-data user. As root, I run the vmhgfs-fuse .host:/ /mnt/hgfs/ command in rc.local However, the webserver is unable to read the shared ...
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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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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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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 find IP of virtual machine?

If I have a VM (using VirtualBox, for instance) running inside my main OS; how can I identify the virtual interface and IP address (of the VM) from within the original (host) OS? I thought I could ...
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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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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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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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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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VMware: Why is zero-filling ext4 free space needed to shrink *.vmdk files?

On my Linux Mint 17.2 VMware guest, df -h was reporting my total disk usage steady at about 10GB total. I'm using this machine for Ruby on Rails development inside a Windows host running Workstation ...
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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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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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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 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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squid: Illegal Instruction (core dumped)

OS: Oracle Solaris 11.3.1.5.2, CPU Arch : X86 I recently installed Squid by doing $ pkg install squid This went fine: root@darwin1:~# pkg info squid Name: web/proxy/squid Summary: ...
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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 me ...
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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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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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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 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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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: kmod-vmware-tools-vmci-9.5.13.0-2.6.32.71.el6....
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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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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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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 mode....
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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 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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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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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 to get to recovery mode if grub screen does not appear?

I cannot login my Ubuntu12.04 (which is VM running on OSX using VMWARE FUSION 6) because I have changed permission of /tmp for some purpose before rebooting the machine. Thus I tried to boot Ubuntu ...
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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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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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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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VMware Tools for CentOS

Trying to install VMware Tools in 32 bits CentOS 6.9. I do: yum install open-vm-tools Got output: No package open-vm-tools available. How to install VMware Tools for CentOS 6.9 ? UPD I did : ...