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Access host physical drive from VM with orignal drive letter, not UNC path

I virtualized an existing Windows XP partition using VMWare Converter, and I am running it from within a Windows 7 host. The original system had XP on drive C: and a large data drive on D: (too large ...
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VMware: Connect to the guest's localhost from the host OS?

Using VMware Player, is there a way to connect to the guest's localhost from the host? (In this case, the guest is Ubuntu, the host is Windows 7.)
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Slow http traffic between VMWare Player guest and host

I have a web application running as an http server inside the VMWare Player guest OS, and I'm trying to access the content from the host OS. The guest is running Ubuntu, and the host is running ...
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vmware player on windows 7 ,after windows upgrade from Vista, not showing Ethernet port

I have just updated laptop to Windows 7 and VMWare Player is not connecting to the NIC so I can't use my Ubuntu VM to connect to somthing outside of itself Below is the VMWare.log for when its going ...
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Converting VMWare to ISO

I installed VMWare player on vista and tried Ubuntu on it, I am quite happy with it, the built my dev env on it (Ruby, Rails, MySQL etc). Now i want to move to a dedicated machine, is it possible to ...
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How to prevent TCP connection timeout when FTP'ing large file?

I am not able to FTP (retrieve) a large file from the Internet to my Linux VM. It times out after a while. The actual error is "Could not read reply from control connection -- timed out." This error ...
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How to setup VMWare Player on dual-homed (2 NICs) host?

Host OS is Vista, Guest OS is Linux. The host has 2 NICs: one LAN, one WAN. Currently the guest only sees the LAN. How can I get the guest OS to directly see and access both the LAN and WAN NICs? ...
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Share file system between VMWare Linux and Standalone Linux

I have the following setup. I have a Windows XP and Linux system, which are connected to each other directly through cable and not connected to any other network. I have hosted a VMWare with CentOS ...
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VMware Player - Running as a Service

Is it possible to run VMware player as a Windows Service so that a user does not have to be logged in to have the player running?
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Using VMWare to archive an old machine causes activation problems

I have a number of users who are migrating to new machines. I decided to try and use VMWare Converter + VMWare Player to try and image the old machines just in case they forget to migrate any files or ...
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Installing VMware Player on Ubuntu 9.04

I want to install VMware Player on Ubuntu 9.04. The official VMware download page does not have a deb package. Should I use their RPM? Or is there a better way to do this?
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LAMP server VM issues

After getting a recommendation to salvage a wiki by installing a LAMP server, I went on the prowl for a good virtualized one. I used the VMware Player version. Since the windows box has Bonjour, I ...
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VmWare Player Windows XP Performance

I am having a huge performance problem with my Windows Xp virtual machine. The mouse kind of stutters and disappears, then reappears, rapidly, repeatedly. It is crawling. The strange thing is that it ...
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how to connect debian vmware from putty on the same pc

Hello all i install debian on vmware player , and its working fine now i like to connect with my putty to the vmware debian but i dont know how , when i do ifconfig -a im getting only my router ...
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Best way to share directory between Windows and Linux on VMPlayer

What is the best way to share directories between Windows Vista host and Linux guest on VMPlayer? The scenario is following: on the Windows host I've got development tools (IDE, etc.); on ...
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Will VMWare Converter P2V a non-ACPI 2000 server?

SCVMM is unable to handle this conversion - just tells me flat out that my Proliant 3000 (yes, go ahead and laugh) isn't a P2V option unless I upgrade it to 2003 server for an online conversion. Just ...