Posts Tagged ‘vmware’

Windows won’t boot. Black screen with blinking cursor at the corner.

Ever run into a Windows system which won’t boot and instead just sits at a black screen with a blinking cursor forever? I have. Especially when the Windows system is a guest operating system in Microsoft Hyper-V. And frequently if that guest OS was recently converted from a VMWare Server or VMWare ESX Server vmdk […]

Unable to stop services for VMWare Server 2.0

After updating packages on my Ubuntu Server I ran into problems trying to reconfigure VMWare Server. Each time I tried I received the error: “Unable to stop services for VMware Server”. I discovered that there was a hidden flag that could be used to get past this issue. So, I ran the following and was […]

Serial Debugging with WinDbg and VMWare

When debugging a Windows GINA, driver, or service it is sometimes necessary to debug a target computer from a second computer via the serial port. Using the same concept, you can debug a target VMWare computer from the host computer using a named pipe. For this example, I am using VMWare Workstation 5.5.3 build-34685 with […]

How to automatically start VMWare Tools in Ubuntu

To start VMWare tools from Ubuntu 7.10 (Gnome) do the following: Click System \ Preferences \ Sessions from the panel. In the Sessions window click the Add button. In the New Startup Program window enter the following in the Name field: VMWare Tools Enter the following in the Command field: /usr/bin/vmware-toolbox –minimize Click OK to […]