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A start job is running for dev-disk-by\x2dpar…dffa6b3c0a51f.device no limit

I have a VCSA that won't boot. It gets as far as: A start job is running for dev-disk-by\x2dpar...dffa6b3c0a51f.device (no limit) What I'm trying to do is track down that UUID so I can start ...
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Opensuse Leap 15 vmware not AltGr Keys

I'm trying to get the Keyboard Layout right on a opensuse 15 leap. I've been in System Settings -> Input devices -> Keyboard -> Layouts and tried to configure a layout there... didn't work. ...
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How to use complete disk space in the lvm - CentOS

I have created a new physical volume using /dev/sdb. I ran lsblk command and following is the output. NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT fd0 2:0 1 4K 0 disk sda ...
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Fedora 27: Error: Failed to synchronize cache for repo 'updates'

Dears, i have an issue in update the repo for Fedora 27 VM,i faced the bellow error Error: Failed to synchronize cache for repo 'updates' every-time i run any repo command. also, i try the dnf ...
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VMware doesn't recognize the path to linux-headers on Kali linux

I want install WMware 15, first problem, not found gcc-7.3, I resolved. But now WM don't found Header 4.18.0.-Kali3-amd64, but if I tape "uname -r" I find 4.18.0-kali3-amd64... I don't know where ...
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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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After SLES Migration LDAP does not start with TLS error

We had to migrate an existing physical Server running SLES to a virtual machine running on ESXi 6.5. The migration was done with VMware vCenter Converter. All the data was copied without problems - ...
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50GB /dev/sdb is filled with more than 250GB of files?

I migrated my vmware vcenter(26GB) over NFS on to /dev/sdb(50GB). [root@centos7~]# df -hT /dev/sdb Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sdb ext4 50G 26G 21G 56% /...
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initial DNS zone transfer too slow, too slow to update, any configuration to speed it up?

I have configured a master/Slave zone, the initial zone transfer is too slow and no changes have happened over the course of 10 mins, the only update I have seen so far is 2 updates, this is in a test ...
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Cent OS VM not resolving DNS via nslookup ?! all zones/conf OK

I have virtual setup on NAT in VMWare with a Cent OS as a DNS Server (192.168.102.159), I ran the zone and conf test through bind named, allresults are OK, when I run nslookup from a client I get : ...
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How to determine if guest OS is suspended when running as virtual machine

Running CentOS 7 and in need to do some network related commands when suspended and resumed by the VMWare. Thus far all the solutions I have seen, is connected to pm-utils. But nothing appears to ...
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linux + how to convert VMDK disk to LVM disk

we have linux machine with sdb disk lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT fd0 2:0 1 4K 0 disk sda 8:0 0 150G 0 disk ├─sda1 ...
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Problems with VMware

I am starting a Linux class and the teacher provided download links for VMware and Fedora. When I made a new virtual machine I get two errors and it doesn't work. I have an HP Envy 360 and it is 64bit....
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apt-get install not working properly [closed]

I've been experiencing a hard time with my kali rolling dist. It's been more that a week(or weeks?) that I have problems with this rolling version, one after another. Let's leave the fact that it ...
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Apt-get upgrade error [duplicate]

After installing Kali Linux on my VMware machine , I was trying to update the sources.list file , but for some reason while using the command apt-get upgrade It is resulting in error as E:Could ...
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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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How do I create symbolic link in a VMWare shared folder that both host and guest see as a symbolic link?

I'm using a VMWare virtual machine. The host is Windows 8.1 with a NTFS filesystem; the guest is Linux Mint 19. I have a VMWare shared folder set up, so that the guest sees part of the host's ...
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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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No font rendered Debian 8.11 in VMware (Windows 10 host) [closed]

This happened suddenly today. Is this a known bug/problem?
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CentOS 7 in vmware, console text too small for retina display

I've just installed centos 7.5 in vmware, also installed vmtoolsd and shared folder works. But the console text is simply too small: Any ideas? In Xorg I can set DPI but what about console?
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“Missing” memory on ESXi VM

I’m a contractor and have been given a VM with 128 gigs of RAM which the application I’m developing needs. However, I can at most allocate 74 gigs before the allocation slows down significantly (...
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How to generate backup GUID partition table

I am trying to boot my OSX install using Qemu + OVMF + CLOVER + FV2 from my physical disk (I have a PS/2 driver from here https://bitbucket.org/timmycook/virtioinputdxe for VmWare FileVault (FV2) but ...
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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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How to boot OpenWRT on VMware Fusion from .img file?

I have VMware Fusion 10. I have created VM with Other Linux 3.x kernel. I have downloaded OpenWRT OS image openwrt-18.06.1-x86-64-combined-ext4.img My question is how can I boot my OpenWRT OS from ...
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new disk in Vm shows as ata2

The admin added a new disk to my VM and it appears as ata2 after I rescanned the scsi controller with: root@jpax-build07:~# echo "- - -" > /sys/class/scsi_host/host0/scan root@jpax-build07:~# echo ...
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Vagrant: Is it possible to use Vagrant with VMWare as a provider without paying?

I am learning Vagrant from scratch from a Udemy tutorial. I want to use my centos machine to install everything and run all from there, but they use VirtualBox and in my Centos machine (a dell ...
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Bridge network interfering with some Intranet domains

I have some bridge networks which I don't know where they come from: $ ifconfig | grep -o "^br-\w*" br-4e3069271b9c br-919ad27f74b2 br-e448c7cbb558 br-e6840866c3b6 br-636926a06053 (I suspect either ...
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XScreenSaver idle time gets reset periodically without input

I'm trying to track idle time using arbtt on a VM running Ubuntu 18.04 (using i3 on X11). arbtt uses the XScreenSaver protocol extension to get the time since the last input event, which seems to get ...
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LVM + add another new disk in order to extend current sdb disk size

we have linux OS with OS - sda and another disk for data df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg55-lvm_root 41932800 19731580 22201220 48% / ...
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VMware on Linux host causes regular freezes

When running a virtual machine in VMware (Ubuntu 16.04 host), both the guest system (Windows 10 at the moment) and the host system regularly become unresponsive for several seconds, e.g. when starting ...
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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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Run Linux dual booted (Windows) on VMware?

I have a dual boot Linux and Windows 10 setup on two separate disks on my laptop and I want to access my Linux OS without leaving Windows so I thought why not create a virtual machine on VMware and ...
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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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How do i assign Ubuntu 18.04 a static ip, its in a virtual machine using VMware and host is Windows

I've tried for hours to statically assign an ip but nothing works. Does the network adapter in Vmware have to be set to Nat or Bridged? When I try bridged I never get internet connection. Also I read ...
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How do I remove “SMBus Host Controller not enabled” message on Lubuntu VM startup?

I've installed Lubuntu (not Ubuntu) in a VMWare Workstation VM. Version 18.04. I'm getting a startup warning message I always get on my Ubuntu installs: piix4_smbus: 000:00:07.3 SMBus Host ...
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Sysprep for Linux as a Windows alternative

I want to know if exists an alternative to Sysprep for Linux. I'm working on VM using VMware and I want to clone that machine to create new ones based on this template. And I want to try to make a VM ...
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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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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 ssh tunnel while connected to VPN

I am trying to SSH tunnel in a guest VM that will connect to a VPN and give access to the host to otherwise blocked urls. All access is correct regarding keys. Host = Connecting via the ssh tunnel (...
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Initialising VMware Player 14 on Fedora 28: Unable to compile Virtual Machine Monitor

As I was installing VMware Player 14 in Fedora 28, I wasn't able to compile the vmmon module for executing VMware. The vmnet was successfully compiled but for the vmmon it occur the following errors: ...
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Issue in finding modules to change directory service type of ESXI host to Active Directory using ansible

I am facing issue in finding modules to join ESXI host to Active Directory. I have comes across few modules like win_domain_membership like below. But it is not working out for ESXi host. Please help ...
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change IPV6 to IPV4 in linux VMWare virtual box

I am using Linux over Windows using VMware VirtualBox and set the network settings as Host-Only Network but when I am doing ifonfig in Linux I am getting IPV6 and not IPV4. I want IPV4 of eth0. I have ...
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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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Resume interrupted duplicity backup without reading directory from scratch

I'm performing a full backup of a directory with duplicity 0.7.17. Slow I/O is the bottleneck (less than 20 MiB/s read) and the directory is large (~5 TiB). The full backup was interrupted before it ...
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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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Start Vmware tools in Centos

I have build and installed vmtools from source in my bit Centos 7, but have no idea how to make it run. I have files in /usr/local/bin : VGAuthService vmware-checkvm vmware-hgfsclient ...
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To install XMLSECURITY library

Trying to build wmvare tools for 32 bit Centos 7. ./configure complains regarding XMLSECURITY library: Cannot find XMLSECURITY library. Please configure without XMLSECURITY (using --without-xml-...
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Spectre variant 2 is not supported by hardware

I've installed the latest Intel microcode update to use Spectre variant #2 fix, but Spectre&Meltdown checker still shows that IBRS/IBPB cannot be used. CVE-2017-5715 [branch target injection] aka ...
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Preinstalls while building from source

Trying to build vmware tools for 32 bit Centos 7. Got error during ./configure: Can't find include dir under /lib/modules/3.10.0-693.2.2.el7.centos.plus.i686 I suppose I should install some rpm's ...
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Building vmware tools for i386 architecture

Trying to build vmware tools for my 32 bit Centos 7. I took source from github Trying to follow instruction with small changes: autoreconf -i ./configure --without-kernel-modules ./configure --...