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Windows 7: Vmware, Windows 7, Linux Password mystery

4 Weeks Ago   #1
jamesldavis

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 
Vmware, Windows 7, Linux Password mystery

I installed Vmware and Windows 7 inside Linux Mint 19.1 MATE, Tessa (Ubuntu; bionic)

When I start Win 7 Vmware asks me for a password to install the updates of VMware tools.

What password?

My Linux root password does not work.
My Win 7 password does not work.
My password for The Vmware site does not work.

What password is it asking for!


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
Digital Life

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Have you tried running

Code:
sudo -s
before starting it


I have never run Windows as a guest on a Linux box running VMware I always run Linux as a guest so i'm just guessing here.
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
jamesldavis

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Command 'ipconfig' not found, did you mean:

command 'iwconfig' from deb wireless-tools
command 'ifconfig' from deb net-tools
command 'iconfig' from deb ipmiutil

Try: sudo apt install <deb name>
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
Digital Life

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jamesldavis View Post
Command 'ipconfig' not found, did you mean:

command 'iwconfig' from deb wireless-tools
command 'ifconfig' from deb net-tools
command 'iconfig' from deb ipmiutil

Try: sudo apt install <deb name>

You were looking at my signature that has nothing to do with your problem, You are not the only one that thought that was part of my answer.(It's a Windows command)


Did you try sudo -s before starting though.
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
jamesldavis

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

$ ipconfig /all | clip
Usage: clip [-v axisx,y,z,...] [-g value] [-l value] [-s nslices[,fraction]]
[-sph centerx,y,z,...] [-cyl centerx,y,z,...] [-e] [file.oogl]
Reads an OOGL object from file.oogl (or stdin if omitted).
Slices it against a (series of) planes whose normal vectors are given
by the -v argument (default 1,0,0,0,...).
Given -g, selects portions where <point> dot <vector> > <pvalue>.
Given -l, selects portions where <point> dot <vector> < <nvalue>.
Given both, takes the portion lying between those two values.
With -s, emits a series of slices spaced <spacing> units apart.
With -e, emits just two numbers instead of geometry: range of function-values
which the object spans.
-sph : Slice against a sphere, not a plane. -g/-l gives radius.
-cyl x,y,z... : Slice against a cylinder whose axis passes through x,y,z...
-v gives axis direction, -g/-l radius.

Command 'ipconfig' not found, did you mean:

command 'iconfig' from deb ipmiutil
command 'iwconfig' from deb wireless-tools
command 'ifconfig' from deb net-tools

Try: sudo apt install <deb name>
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
jamesldavis

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

I tried entering sudo -s in a terminal windows.
Then started Vmware Player by icon and it maybe no difference.\

Did you mean open Vmware Player from the command line.
If so, by what command?
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4 Weeks Ago   #7
jamesldavis

Windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

I googled and found command to open Vmware Player as root:
sudo -i vmplayer &

But when doing this the Win 7 install is not listed I think because I installed it under my user name "james"
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4 Weeks Ago   #8
Digital Life

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

I would see if you can start it by opening it in the directory it is in, If your not sure where it is try
Code:
whereis win7vm.vmx
If your not sure of the file name just try

Code:
whereis .vmx
I'm not even sure that linux uses the .vmx file but that's all I got like I said I have never run vmware with Linux as the host, I'm afraid you may have to go down the Google search rabbit hole.
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