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Fix Linux Kernel 2.6.32 and VMWare Workstation 7 issue

After you upgraded to Ubuntu Lucid, you might have noticed that VMWare has stopped working and can’t compile one of it’s modules. The solution to this is simple: download this patch and this script in the same directory. Make the script executable with chmod +x patch-modules.sh and run it with ./patch-modules.sh Answer with “Y” to… Read More »

Convert VMWare image files to QEMU .img

Many hobby operating systems on the Internet allow the user to run them inside a virtual environment like VMWare. However, not many provide a way to run the operating system inside QEMU. With this simple command however you can convert a VMWare image file to something QEMU can read: qemu-img convert vmware_file.vmdk -O qcow qemu_file.img

Run VMWare client operating systems faster

If you find VMWare rather slow and would like to speed things a little bit, ad these lines to the .vmx file of your guest operating system: sched.mem.pshare.enable = “FALSE”prefvmx.useRecommendedLockedMemSize = “TRUE”prefvmx.minVmMemPct = “100”mainMem.partialLazySave = “FALSE”mainMem.partialLazyRestore = “FALSE”mainMem.useNamedFile = “FALSE”