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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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Invisible bits in node-gyp error messages running Konsole under VMware

With node-gyp's colored error messages*, some bits end up invisible in Konsole: I'm using Kubuntu 16.04.1 LTS, running under VMware Workstation with 3D acceleration enabled. If I copy/paste the text ...
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How do I detect a floppy disk insert on RHEL 7 and execute a script?

I have a RedHat 7 VM running on VMware ESXi 6 infrastructure. I need to detect a floppy disk insert event and then kickoff a script based on that insert event. My initial approach was to try and use ...
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Ubuntu Server stopped running in higher resolution

Steps I have done: Installed Ubuntu Server 16.04.1 in VMware Workstation 12 Edited /etc/default/grub to contain GRUB_GFXMODE=1440x900 GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=keep Run sudo update-grub Rebooted; ...
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vmware hardware version info from Guest OS

i was looking if there is a option with vmware tools command or any other where i can get the vmware hardware version of the guest OS, currently i have tried is vmware-toolbox-cmd -v which gives the ...
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Ubuntu MaaS ssl error vmware vcenter 6 connection

My setup: Ubuntu Server 16.04.1 MaaS 2.0 Beta 3 vmware vcenter 6 pyvmomi-5.5.0.2014.1.1 which is installed manually for Python 3 because I read it would fix my problem. This is the error I'm ...
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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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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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How can I run Linux in a VM on a Retina MacBook Pro in Hi-DPI mode?

I use a Retina MacBook Pro. I run Linux in virtual machines for development work. I occasionally use the Linux GUI directly in the virtual machine, but most of the time I ssh (with the -Y parameter) ...
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Is it possible to p2v a standalone linux system for VMware workstation?

I have a Linux (Fedora 23) box which has among other things VMware workstation installed. I'd like to create a virtual clone of the physical Linux box, so I can run it in VMware workstation in order ...
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How to share a DHCP Server(Debian) that is created on VMware to other PC in the same switch

I've created a dhcp server(in Debian) on VMware. When I launch a new virtual machine on the same computer it works fine, it receives an IP address from the DHCP server. But how to connect other ...
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Too many rcuos and rcuob processes in my VM

I am running CentOS 7.2 (3.10.0-327.18.2.el7.x86_64) as VMware guest with 2 cpu and 6 GB RAM on my Lenevo W540 iCore 7 having 32 GB RAM. I see 128 processes each for rcuos and rcuob in my VM. This ...
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VMWare slow on external USB disk

I've recently moved my VMWare virtual machine (disk image) to an external USB SSD drive (Samsung T3). The guest operating system has became very slow to load and very unresponsive especially when ...
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Where does a Centos7 VM get the IP address for the local host name from?

On my centos7 VM, hostname says bmargulies-centos7, domainname says (none), dig bmargulies-centos7 says what's below, and ping of that hostname hangs. Where does the IP address 92.242.140.21 come from?...
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Which script is responsible for mounting an HGFS share on an Ubuntu 16.04 guest running on a Windows host in VMWare Workstation 12?

I'm trying to change the permissions of the mount so that the owner of all files/folders in the shared folder residing on the Windows host doesn't default to root. I've found this http://www.zendbox....
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Reclaiming disk space in Ubuntu

In VMWare the hard disks took 13.6 GB, But with df, only 5.8 GB is occupied I don't quite get it. This Virtual Machine has no snapshots, and I already clicked on refresh button in VMWare Fusion Is ...
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CentOS 6 in VMWare fusion: Unexpected MAC address change

I installed CentOS 6.X with VMWare Fusion. It looks like the mac address and nic names changes randomly. eth8 and eth9, totally weird. Anyone know why? P.S VMWare pops a dialog asks me if I moved ...
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How to fix vmware header error?

I'm trying to run vmware on my kali linux 2.0 box, because I want a lab to practice my skills on, but vmware won't launch it's giving my an error message saying "C header files matching your running ...
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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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Installing VMware. Error : Kernel headers for version 4.3.0-kali1-amd64 were not found

Trying to install VMware Player on Kali Rolling (debian Wheezy). When running VMware Player for first time after installation I get: Error: C header files matching your running kernel were not ...
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VMWare Tools on Kali Rolling (2016.1) - Shared Folders Problem

Here is my system : Kali Linux Rolling - 2016.1 - GNU/LINUX 4.4.0-kali1-amd64 VMWare Workstation 10.0.3 I upgraded my headers to 4.4.0 by these commands : apt-get update -y apt-get ...
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Displaying disks without partitions in openSUSE Leap 4.21

I am trying to allocate a Linux partition to a disk using an openSUSE VM (in VMPlayer). I have tried running sfdisk -l to find the disk, but when I do so I can only see drives with an existing Linux ...
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how to Increase VM disk without reboot on Linux redhat 6.x + LVM

I increased the second disk in VM machine from the VSphere client GUI as the following: By right click on the machine --> edit settings --> hard disk2 --> increase the disk from 1G to 2G Then I ...
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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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Video drivers problem only when tunneling X through ssh

I am a reluctant sysadmin who inherited the responsibility for configuring a RHEL 6.7 server (operating inside a VMware virtual machine) to replace an old physical server. On this new server, certain ...
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Booting from copy of Linux directory structure

I have a folder containing the folder structure of a Linux machine from /. Is there anyway that I can boot from that folder? Ideally I would create a vmdk so I can get a virtual machine out of it. The ...
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Get uptime for multiple VM's

Is it possible to get the uptime for other VM's that are on the same cluster without the need to ssh?
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Installing VMware tools on Metasploitable2

I'm learning Linux. I have installed Metasploitable2 on VMware workstation. I am unable to install VMware tools on my VM, so I can do copying/pasting etc. How can this be done? I know I first need to ...
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Maltego stuck in Loading Modules

I'm using Kali Linux 2016 on Vmware 12 player. I'm trying to run maltego(first time) and it's stuck on loading modules. any suggestions?
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Debian: Boot fails when mounting sda with “invalid argument”

I am trying to move a Debian squeeze installation to VMWare VSphere 5.5 environment. However when booting the new machine after replication, the initrd/busybox gives an error, that it cannot mount the ...
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VMWare vSphere packet loss

I have a Dell Blade Enclosure with 14 blades and ESXi 5.5 on it. On blade 7 and 14 I have round about 65 % packet loss when I ping the ESXi Management interface. On all other blades there is no packet ...
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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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GRUB2 CentOS7 KDE boot logon screen

First of all so you understand my knowledge on the matter, I'm a 10-year Mac user and I only run Linux vm's to serve enterprise services. I have never really used Linux X systems, beside gnome once or ...
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Linux Headers not found for VMWare Player

I recently installed debian 8 on my machine, which went fine. When I tried to install the vmware player 2.5.5-328052 the vmware software complains about not being able to find the linux headers ...
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When is `irqbalance` needed in a Linux VM under VMware?

I have a Linux farm in VMware Enterprise 5.5. The VMs are (mostly) 64-bit amd64 Debian Jessie servers with SysVinit and not systemd. The VMs have open-vm-tools installed. I paravirtualized their ...
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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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BeEf Famework Kali-2 configuration

I am running Kali-2(rolling 1 latest) in Vmware workstation 12. I have forwarded my ports and am using NAT. The beef framework links only seem to work within the local network. Any specific reason? ...
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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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VMware tools installed but not working

I've successfully installed VMwareTools-10.0.5-3228253.tar.gzon Kali Linux rolling release 2016.1 using this guide: https://github.com/rasa/vmware-tools-patches put VMwareTools-10.0.5-3228253.tar....
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Ubuntu 15.10 Network Interfaces Name

I have just installed (fresh-installation) over VMware Workstation 10 an Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit virtual machine. Here, network interfaces names have been changed from 'ethX' to 'enXXXX'. My target is ...
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Unable to run the pvcreate command

I am running Linux Ubuntu via VMWare. Currently it has been allocated a space of just 20 GB. I increased the same by 1 GB, on a trial basis. The new partition is named sda3 (screen shot of sudo parted ...
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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 ...
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Light distro for VM-Ware guest running under Windows [closed]

I am forced to work under Windows but I need to access to a Linux environment for multi-platform programming tests. I need a fully functional desktop environment, ready to use, git, emacs and classic ...
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VMWare Centos 7 partition Bad magic number error

I've inherited a VM image so not 100% sure how initial disks were set up. I've attempted to extend my image by 10Gb following some basic instructions & adding a partition but can't seem to commit ...
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linux centos 7 - create delete accounts

I am running centos 7 as virtual machine through vmware, the default user was: unsername: osboxes.org password: osboxes.org I created new user (john), then removed osboxes.org along its home ...
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VMware auto-reboots on login

I have a Ubuntu 14 running on VMware on my Windows 10 Dell laptop. For the past few days I have been facing this problem. Whenever I try to login, it accepts my credentials loads the home page and ...
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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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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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Install wireless usb on CentOS 7 (VMWare)

I have installed CentOS 7 on a virtual machine using a windows host. I am wanting to install my USB wifi dongle so it can be used on the CentOS 7 guest. (My windows does not use this dongle) I know ...
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Conky wrong alignment at startup in Debian under VMware

When I start my Debian running inside a VMWare, the screen resolution for the login is a small square, like 800x600. After the login, the screen goes full 1680x1050. The result: Conky is ALWAYS ...