Questions tagged [vmware]

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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 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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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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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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Can jumbo frames - MTU=9000 be set on VM machines?

We have a hadoop cluster; some of the machines in the cluster are VM machines and all others are physical machines. According to documentation, it is better to set MTU=9000 on all machines, but I am ...
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When do/did I need development tools/kernel source for `open-vm-tools`?

I have been using open-vm-tools, or the equivalent previous name of the package since Debian 5 or Debian 6 instead of the official VMWare tools, as they are less complicated to install and keep up, ...
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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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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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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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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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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 can I extend VMware Partition on Centos 7 using GParted?

I've a problem with increasing a partition from 20GB to 120GB, VMDK file. Here is what I've done: using vmware-diskmanager to increase vmdk file from 20 GB - 120 GB. It's ok. download and boot from ...
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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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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 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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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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Manually cloning a Live USB Arch distro to a VMware virtual disk

I installed Arch Linux on a pen drive with yumi, based on syslinux. I would like to test the USB distro in VMware. To speed up things I would like to clone the UFD as a VMware virtual disk (vmdk). ...
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Cloning USB drive in VMware with partclone

I created a virtual machine in VMware as follows: SCSI HDD 1 GB (Main for short) SCSI HDD 0.8 GB (UClone for short) SCSI HDD 4 GB as a physically plugged UFD (Uphys for short) Arch Linux ISO as ...
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systemd-timesyncd.service inactive on Arch on VMWare

On Arch Linux running as a guest OS on VMWare Fusion, I noticed the system time of Arch falls behind when I sleep the host OS and never gets back in sync. It appears systemd-timesyncd is loaded but ...
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Bought Wireless Adapter, Can't Use It

I bought a cheap Aztech WL572USB Wireless-N USB Adapter. It clearly says it supports linux on the documentation but strangely doesn't even provide any way to set it up. I assumed it's plug-n-play but ...
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Optimal Setup for Windows & Linux - Sharing and Partitioning

We have a new custom designed desktop which we will be mostly a dedicated machine for scientific computations in FORTRAN and MATLAB. The IT initially installed Windows 7 on it and gave it to us. Our ...
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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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wrong time at Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS

I have VM with Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS, and time is wrong. The difference is about 15 hours. I synchronize it via sudo ntpdate 1.ro.pool.ntp.orgevery day and then it becomes right, but next day I have this ...
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How to connect CentOS virtual machine (on VMware) to the internet?

I have set up VMware and installed a minimal CentOS (my laptop's OS is Windows 7). But cannot connect to the internet. Eventually I tried following this guide but still no luck. Trying to ping a ...
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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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Why does this bash fork bomb not work on my RHEL VM?

I'm running a RHEL 6.5 VM in a VMware ESXi environment and accessing it through the vSphere Web Client virtual console (in my browser). I wanted to crash this machine on purpose and executed :(){ :|...
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WRITE SAME manually zero

With Debian 8 and VMware 6 I am seeing these logged quite a bit: WRITE SAME failed. Manually zeroing messages. Is this something to be concerned about? From searches, it seems its related to the 3.9 ...
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VMware: `SG_IO: bad/missing sense data` on a fresh SCSI virtual disk

I'm running VMWare Workstation 12.1.1 Pro under Windows 10, with a guest Linux Mint 17.2 with virtual hardware version 11. My only current disk is a virtual SATA. When I add a virtual SCSI device at ...
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How to install open-vm-toolbox on Kali Linux?

I try to install open-vm-toolbox on my virtual machine. I tried apt-get updateand apt-get install open-vm-toolboxafterwards, but i get: 'Package open-vm-toolbox not found' How can i solve this?
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VMWare in arch without DE or WM

I'm trying to run VMWare (or any graphical application for that matter) in fullscreen mode from the console. I don't want to install a Desktop Environment or Window Manager, or even a Display Manager ...