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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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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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New harddrive does not show up in /dev

I am trying to add a second (unformatted) IDE hard drive to a QNX 6.4.1 VM (hosted through vmware's vSphere). Unfortunately, there is no entry for the drive in /dev (I think this is called an ...
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What's using all of the memory in my VM? It's not the disk cache

I have an issue where when I try to build a really large project, my machine starts swapping (several GB) even though there's plenty of memory (14 GB in fact). When I run free, it shows that it's not ...
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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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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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Running a Snow Leopard 10.6.7 Image on an AMD: The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system

I am quite frustrated so I have turned to this medium in hoping to get an answer. After reading thousands of forums and trying out various methods (I have lost track what I have tried already) I still ...
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VMware mouse occasionally held down (cannot “unclick”, left mouse stops working, grab ungrab)

I have Debian 6.0.6 on vmware player. I notice once in a while the mouse just selects everything - like starting from some point to wherever my mouse is currently at. I can't unselect or press any ...
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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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Scripting VMware configuration: can I use PowerCLI?

I have an automated task to start, it involves various commands in PowerCLI. like Allocate Space New-Datastore Parameter(1) Browse Datastore Get-Datastore Parameter(1) Remove file ...
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What is a datastore especially when considering *nix systems as hosts?

Is it the .vmx files that are created on installing VMWare, does it differs across Windows and Linux platforms as hosts? How can we create or browse datastores when the host is Linux or Windows?
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Unusual vmware.modconfig-console output

Upon running a batch file I created to iterate recursive directories from / trying to find the Kernel headers for vmware-modconfig-console running on openSUSE, when it comes across /usr/include/ it ...
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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 avoid 4 core limit for Ubuntu within VMWare?

I have Ubuntu installed as VM on my laptop. My laptop has quad core with HT technology making it 8 cores. Within Ubuntu VM I can only use max of 4 cores. What should I do so I can access all 8? ...
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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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Why doesn't eth0 get an ip address when set up in a bridge?

I'm trying to understand how dhcp for IPv4 is used with bridging. eth0 is configured to be in br0. This is working just fine but only br0 gets a dhcp lease, while eth0 doesn't. Both are configured ...
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Smallest linux distribution for PPTP VPN server (poptop)?

I want to run Poptop, an Open Source PPTP Server for Linux. I need the smallest possible GNU/Linux distribution which I can install in VMware Workstation 8 and which will be able to support this ...
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ask about diskpart in windows 7 to access file in ubuntu 12.04

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 in VMware 7 as ISO file through Windows 7. I am having diskpart in Windows 7 with a partition of 21GB of IDE disk. Whatever, I want to ask about disk partition code to access ...
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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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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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How to setup backup if the filesystem is read only

My remote server file system is read-only & its because my hard disk is broken .I want to take backup for taking any further action. Is it possible to setup a manual backup for the affected ...
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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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Configure vmware-tools without an initrd image?

Is it possible to run vmware-tools without an initrd? I don't know why I should use an initrd and it makes my kernel compilation more complicated. I can boot into my kernel without initrd but when I ...
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kdm cannot authorize my user?

I've upgraded my virtual machine from Opensuse 12.2 M3 to 12.2 Beta 1 and it hangs at the startup after the mysqld. However I can manually access a terminal and start kdm as root but kdm doesn't ...
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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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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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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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Slow Internet Speeds with Backtrack5 R2 in VMware Workstation

I have been trying to get Backtrack5 to run smoothly on my new laptop and have run into a few issues. I have installed a version of Backtrack5 onto another laptop previously as the primary OS, and ...
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Trying to install Vsphere ESX 4.0 on x86

I am trying to install Vsphere ESX 4.0 on my x86 machine. It is asking for Custom Drivers to install ESX. When installed on VMware workstation it takes the current installed Ethernet interface ...
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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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How can I install Openfiler on Vmware ESX 4.1?

How can I install Openfiler on Vmware ESX 4.1? Is there a step-by-step guide?
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OpenGL in Fedora as a VMWare guest under Windows 7

I installed Fedora 14 (64-bit) on a Windows 7 64 bits system, as a guest in VMWare. I can't use OpenGL support, Compiz and other openGL programs do not work. I searched on Google; I found solutions if ...
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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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Two networks cannot be accessed simultaneously

I have two networks on a server. One being my internal network, and the other being an external IP address. This is on Debian Lenny. Here is my /etc/network/interfaces file: # This file describes ...
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how to get IP from DHCP in network in redhat which is installed on VMware

I'm running Red Hat inside a VMware image (on a Windows XP machine). I want to connect the Red Hat VM to our network; do I need to configure something inside VMware or inside Red Hat? I don't have any ...