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Binary translation is incompatible with long mode


I have Vaio Fit laptop.

OS: Windows 8 64--bit

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3337U CPU @ 1.80GHz

Virtualization is enabled in BIOS. Task manager is reporting that virtualization is enabled.


I am trying to play an image of Ubuntu 32-bit that was copied from another machine. I get the error message "Binary translation is incompatible with long mode". I did a ton of Googling and most people are having this problem when booting 64-bit guest OS with virtualization is disabled in the BIOS. That doesn't apply to me. I have virtualization enabled in BIOS and I am booting a 32-bit guest OS.


Ubuntu guest OS is running fine but slow.


I can not find anyone else having this problem. Any idea how to fix this? Thanks.

Network (adapter) settings on Ubuntu for 10 gigabit ethernet


Please help!  I recently installed a 10 gigabit network card (Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540-T2), but I can't seem to get my Guest system to recognize that it is no longer 1000Mb/s (and that MTU sizes above 1500 should be accepted).


I am using a NAT connection (I tried Bridged, but that doesn't seem to work with my network).


I've tried ethtools as well as installing Intel drivers on the guest specialized for virtual Linux systems.  These don't seem to help, but I could also be implementing them incorrectly.


I am running

HOST: Windows 7 Home Premium

GUEST: Ubuntu 12.04

VMware Player version 6.0.1 build-1379776


Thanks in advance,



VMware Player Host-side Network Configuration


I spent several hours today setting up an Ubuntu Linux guest running on an Ubuntu Linux host. The problem was that the guest Ethernet adapter was always in the "link down" state. After many false moves, the /var/log/vnetlib file was found to contain error messages related to the absence of an /etc/vmware/networking file. After some Googling I managed to create a satisfactory file and the guest's Ethernet adapter worked fine.


I recall that, long ago, VMware Workstation had a GUI tool for setting up a network configuration. And thanks to Google I read that the tool is no longer provided as part of VMware Player. I'm okay with that because I tended to edit the files by hand anyway. But I can't believe that the average user of VMware Player, at least under Ubuntu Linux, should know to create an /etc/vmware/Networking file having the proper lines in the proper syntax just to set up everyday bridged networking on a single Ethernet adapter. There's no mention of this that I can find in the Getting Started guide and pretty much no mention on Google. The term /etc/vmware/networking isn't considered a suitably specific search term by the software running this community for the community to be searchable for related references.


What am I missing? How do others manage to coax Player into working? I can't believe that others are doing this the long, hard way that I did.



printer prints garbage




I have vmware player on vista 64 bit. the guest is Linux mint.


If I try to print from Linux then the printer produces (many pages) only garbage.


Someone know how to debug this?


rgds, Wilfried

How To Use Win 7 Host MS Word/Excel from the XP Guest?




VMPlayer looks great but I am having a hard time getting my legacy statistics app in the guest to output to Word or Excel.


I am trying to replicate an XP box that had the statistcs app (Quanvert) and Office 2007 installed and they played together just fine.


I don't want to have a dual Office install situation although I am confident that I could install Office into the XP Guest.


What I want is to be able to have guest apps be able to talk to the Office that is installed on the Win 7 Host side.



XP Guest In Host Network Only


Is an XP Guest on a Win 7 Host safe from malware badness when connected in a Host Only network?

Problem with later players that have host printing, cannot get the printers to work right. What am I doing wrong?


Hey everyone I need some very specific help with VMWare printing.

I have to first off, apologize for the length of this but I believe it will make it easier to answer.


So far this is what I am using player for......


I have one program that works perfectly on win98se because it uses a printer port dongle for security.

I am using Player 3.1.3 build-324285 to run Win98SE that is used only for this one program and it works perfectly (except printing)


Now later versions came out that added the ability to print to the host printer, however the version I am using seems to be the very last version that allows my program to correctly access the security dongle (it is a LPT1 Aladdin dongle and I am not sure why none of the newer versions will not detect it.)


I tried newer versions and found one that did find the dongle but the print to host printer I could not get to work correctly. I believe it is because I cannot find a printer driver that will work in Win98se for my printer, the best I can find is for Win XP home.


I have worked with networking for many years and I know that Novel Networking has a driver that sends raw data to the host from the guest then the host converts that raw data into the printer driver and prints so you do not have to have the printers driver loaded on all of the other computers.


Currently I get around this printing problem by printing to a vector PDF file on the guest (win98se machine), then move that PDF to the Host (Win XP machine) then print it, but as you may guess this is getting annoying quickly.


Is there some way of sending the print output from my guest win98se machine directly to the printer without finding a printer driver that is written for Win98se for that exact printer, and keep the ability for the guest program on the Win98se machine to still find the security dongle?


You may say, why don't I simply buy the Win XP version of the program and skip the player. The big problem is thee is no difference between the way the two  versions of the program works, but the only thing they changed in the program was the security dongle access for Win XP, but the company refuses to sell me a new copy for XP for anything less than full price, and that is just over nine hundred dollars. I refuse to be held hostage by a company unless they made a lot of changes other than simply protecting their software.


Thanks in advance for any help you can give me on this strange situation, maybe is there a way to get the lpt1 port to recognize exactly like it did in Win98se but by using a driver on Win XP?  MicroSoft tells me that the LPT access is totally different in XP than it was in 98se and was changed because of security issues.  Actually the program loads and runs fine on XP but only until it checks for the security dongle then it craps out with a (cannot find security device) error message, and it seems to do that often enough that you can't really do hardly anything until it craps out.


I am open for any ideas anyone can give me so I can print directly from this program.


Thanks so much for taking the time to read all of this, you can reach me at  ProfBuck@BearWebDesigns.com  or versitalbear@yahoo.com


Mouse disappears on grabbing with Centos 6.5 on VMPlayer 3.1.6 on Ubuntu 11.4


I installed VMPlayer 3.1.6 on a Ubuntu 11.4 system and subsequently installed Centos 6.5 i386 from ISOs using VMPlayer.   The installation of Cento appear to work and when I open the VM and select to open Centos, the Centos login dialog come up.  However, when I click on it, or use control-G to grab the cursor, the cursor disappears.  I tried full screen, tried moving my mouse around but the cursor does not come into view

System only shows black screen and non-blinking cursor


I am running Windows 7 with Red Hat Enterprise 6 in the VMware Player.  I shut down my machine OK and then today when I boot it up it does not work.  Pressing F2 or any button does nothing.  After showing the VMware logo it goes straight to the black screen with the non-blinking cursor. Any ideas  what I could try?  Is it best just to make a new image?

Installing on Linux, "No rc*.d style init script directories" can not be re-set after uninstall.


Ok so, I did a grave error in judgement when installing the VMware Player for the first time under Linux.

When "No rc*.d style init script directories" popped up, I simply wrote /dev/null because I thought I'd be able to change that later on since I'm using systemd so I thought I'd look it up later.


When I then start vmplayer it tells me that it couldn't build the modules or w/e, so I thought I'd reinstall the whole thing, so I did:


  • sudo vmware-installer -u vmware-player
  • sudo rm -rf /etc/vmware*
  • reboot (lazy as hell, clear environment variables and /tmp/)


Whenever I try to install (with the boundle) VMware-player again, first off I never get the option to set the variable in question, secondly I get a encoding error in /vmware-installer/python/logging/__init__.py and I thought I'd fix that by modifying the Python source in that directory which was a fine idea until i figured out I need to run the installer from that path, which I tried but then i get:


[torxed@archie VMWare]$ sudo bash ./vmware-installer/vmware-installer --set-setting vmware-installer libconf ./vmware-installer/lib/libconf --install-component ./install/vmware-installer --install-bundle /home/torxed/Downloads/./VMware-Player-6.0.1-1379776.x86_64.bundle  --console

./vmware-installer/vmware-installer: line 51: @@VMWARE_INSTALLER@@/python/init.sh: No such file or directory



Here's the full installation process (ecluded the license agreenment):


[torxed@archie Downloads]$ sudo ./VMware-Player-6.0.1-1379776.x86_64.bundle --console

Extracting VMware Installer...done.

You must accept the VMware Player End User License Agreement to

continue.  Press Enter to proceed.



Do you agree? [yes/no]: yes



You must accept the VMware OVF Tool component for Linux End User

License Agreement to continue.  Press Enter to proceed.



Do you agree? [yes/no]: yes



Would you like to check for product updates on startup? [yes]: no



Would you like to help make VMware software better by sending

anonymous system data and usage statistics to VMware? [yes]: no



Enter license key. (optional) You can enter this information later.:



Installing VMware Installer 2.1.0

Copying files...


Installing VMware Player Setup 6.0.1

Copying files...


Installing VMware VMX 6.0.1

Copying files...


No rc*.d style init script directories were given to the installer.

You must manually add the necessary links to ensure that the vmware

service at /etc/init.d/vmware is automatically started and stopped on

startup and shutdown.

Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "/tmp/vmis.JrrbFr/install/vmware-installer/python/lib/logging/handlers.py", line 73, in emit

    if self.shouldRollover(record):

  File "/tmp/vmis.JrrbFr/install/vmware-installer/python/lib/logging/handlers.py", line 146, in shouldRollover

    msg = "%s\n" % self.format(record)

  File "/tmp/vmis.JrrbFr/install/vmware-installer/python/lib/logging/__init__.py", line 630, in format

    return fmt.format(record)

  File "/tmp/vmis.JrrbFr/install/vmware-installer/python/lib/logging/__init__.py", line 421, in format

    s = self._fmt % record.__dict__

UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xe2 in position 339: ordinal not in range(128)

Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "/tmp/vmis.JrrbFr/install/vmware-installer/python/lib/logging/handlers.py", line 73, in emit

    if self.shouldRollover(record):

  File "/tmp/vmis.JrrbFr/install/vmware-installer/python/lib/logging/handlers.py", line 146, in shouldRollover

    msg = "%s\n" % self.format(record)

  File "/tmp/vmis.JrrbFr/install/vmware-installer/python/lib/logging/__init__.py", line 630, in format

    return fmt.format(record)

  File "/tmp/vmis.JrrbFr/install/vmware-installer/python/lib/logging/__init__.py", line 421, in format

    s = self._fmt % record.__dict__

UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xe2 in position 347: ordinal not in range(128)

Installing VMware Network Editor 10.0.1

Copying files...


Installing VMware USB Arbitrator 12.1.12

Copying files...


Installing VMware Player Application 6.0.1

Copying files...


Installing VMware OVF Tool component for Linux 3.5.0

Copying files...


Installing VMware Player 6.0.1

Copying files...


Installation was successful.

[torxed@archie Downloads]$


Two errors for the price of one.

Loopback Error in VMWare Player [Win 8 64Bit]




I tried to install a tool called "jbpm6" in a virtual machine [Win8 64Bit] (in vmware Player). The Installation of this tool works without any Problem.

In that tool I have to start a Server. That works everything fine.

But if I will open the browser based frontend, I don't get any Connection and get a 404Error (See picture).


After I posted that in a jbpm community (https://community.jboss.org/message/863755?et=watches.email.thread#863755) I get the notice that I have to initialize a loopback in the vm to my localhost. So I installed the loopback-adapter. After that I tried to connect via browser but without any success. I hope you can help me by my Problem. I think the Settings of the loopback adapter are wrong but I don't know exactly.






Error install Vmware player : requires features taht are not present on your CPU on a laptop HP




I made a VM with my physical XP with VMware converter.

I installed w7 on this laptop.

Now when I try to install  VMware player 6 I have the error :

"Error : VMware Player can not be installed on this computer. WMware Player requires features tha are not present on your CPU. See the product release notes for specific hardware and software requirements."


However this laptop has 2Gb RAM and a 1.6Ghz ?


If I can't really install VMware player what can I do with my XP vM ???



Script error when trying to install VMware Player on Windows 8 Laptop


I have downloaded version 6.01 of VMware Player onto the Desktop of my Windows 8 laptop but everytime I try to install it I get the following error...


An error has occurred in the script on this page

Line:   1089

Char:   7

Error:   Expected ')'

Code:   0

URL:  file:///C:/Users/DG's/AppData/Local/Temp/vmware_1387286925/index.htm?lang=1033&locale=1033


Do you want to continue running scripts on this page?



I have followed the Knowledgebase article advising me to clear out my browsing history and cache and try downloading again but nothing changes.


If I click Yes or No the install window goes blank and my Laptops fan starts running but nothing appears to be happening. If I try to abort the installation by right clicking the VM taskbar icon I get a message telling me an installation is in progress and to wait until this finishes...I have waited over an hour and the nearest I have got to an installation is an empty VMware Folder in My Documents.


Can anyone help me please.



Using physical disk causes a "Dictionary Error" while powering on.


Using physical disk causes a "Dictionary Error" while powering on.


The VM had a single virtual disk, fresh Debian on it, no vmware tools. I backed the VM up and also copied to a different location. So far it was and is working fine.


When I try to add a physical disk to the machine and try to power it on I get a Dictionary Error. How to resolve this?


I tried removing .vmxf, .vmsd and .nvram files. And it doesn't make a difference whether I use a single partition or the whole physical disk.



.encoding = "windows-1252"
config.version = "8"
virtualHW.version = "10"
scsi0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"
memsize = "512"
scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0:0.fileName = "Debian.vmdk"
ide1:0.present = "TRUE"
ide1:0.fileName = "auto detect"
ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"
ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"
ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
usb.present = "TRUE"
ehci.present = "TRUE"
ehci.pciSlotNumber = "35"
sound.present = "TRUE"
sound.fileName = "-1"
sound.autodetect = "TRUE"
pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge4.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge4.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
pciBridge4.functions = "8"
pciBridge5.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge5.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
pciBridge5.functions = "8"
pciBridge6.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge6.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
pciBridge6.functions = "8"
pciBridge7.present = "TRUE"
pciBridge7.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
pciBridge7.functions = "8"
vmci0.present = "TRUE"
hpet0.present = "TRUE"
usb.vbluetooth.startConnected = "TRUE"
monitor.virtual_mmu = "hardware"
monitor.virtual_exec = "hardware"
displayName = "Debian"
guestOS = "debian7"
nvram = "Debian.nvram"
virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"
gui.exitOnCLIHLT = "FALSE"
powerType.powerOff = "soft"
powerType.powerOn = "soft"
powerType.suspend = "soft"
powerType.reset = "soft"
extendedConfigFile = "Debian.vmxf"
uuid.bios = "56 4d 8f 81 84 62 58 02-75 c3 1a 6a dc 0a da 8f"
uuid.location = "56 4d 8f 81 84 62 58 02-75 c3 1a 6a dc 0a da 8f"
replay.supported = "FALSE"
replay.filename = ""
scsi0:0.redo = ""
pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"
pciBridge4.pciSlotNumber = "21"
pciBridge5.pciSlotNumber = "22"
pciBridge6.pciSlotNumber = "23"
pciBridge7.pciSlotNumber = "24"
scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "16"
usb.pciSlotNumber = "32"
ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "33"
sound.pciSlotNumber = "34"
vmci0.pciSlotNumber = "36"
ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:0a:da:8f"
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"
vmci0.id = "752559111"
vmotion.checkpointFBSize = "134217728"
cleanShutdown = "TRUE"
softPowerOff = "TRUE"
usb:1.speed = "2"
usb:1.present = "TRUE"
usb:1.deviceType = "hub"
usb:1.port = "1"
usb:1.parent = "-1"
ide1:0.autodetect = "TRUE"
tools.syncTime = "FALSE"
ide1:0.startConnected = "TRUE"
tools.remindInstall = "FALSE"
toolsInstallManager.updateCounter = "1"
mks.enable3d = "TRUE"
usb:0.present = "TRUE"
usb:0.deviceType = "hid"
usb:0.port = "0"
usb:0.parent = "-1"
scsi0:1.present = "TRUE"
scsi0:1.fileName = "Debian-0.vmdk"
scsi0:1.deviceType = "rawDisk"
floppy0.present = "FALSE"


The error doesn't generate anything in the logs.


Update. If I create a new fresh VM using the existing virtual disk with Debian and a physical disk, then I also get this error. If I create a new VM with new virtual disk and a physical disk, then it seems to be working ok. Using only a physical disk doesn't work on the existing Debian VM.

VMWare Player - install on Company laptop


Dear VMWare Fans,

we are using VMWare products with big satisfaction, e.g. to host our virtual SAP systems on a Dell server ... all licensed of course.


Now I'm planning to install VMWare Player on my company laptop for some tests etc. I only need the regular Player.

I did search the internet including this forum and all I found is the following topic, which addresses my question most completely:

Vmware Player auf Firmen Laptop?Lizenz? - VMware Player - VMware Forum


This thread is some time ago (2011) and ends with a non-commented assumption of a community member that the installation of VMWare Player on a company laptop would be ok to play a virtual system unless one does not forward the player itself ?

Is this correct ?


If not, which license would I need ?


Thank you and regards


vmware Player not installing in Vista OS




I don't know if it has already been answered (since I didn't find it), I want help in installing the player.


While installing I'm getting the error "The MSI 'C:\Users\MyC\AppData\Local\Temp\vmware_1395998488\vmwareplayer_x86.msi' failed"


I have tried multiple times by clearing the temp folder, installing the latest windows installer, repairing the registry but the same error keeps recurring.


Please help me with this installation.


My PC details


OS: Windows Vista Home SP1

PC Model: Dell Inspiron 1545

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T6500


System Type: 32-bit

Help!! VMware-player Failed to execute Filename C:\...Error: 193


I am trying to install new version of vMWare Player 6.0 on windows 7 and I am receiving the following error message. Not sure what to do here..

Please help!!


VMware-player Failed to execute Filename: C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Workstation\Uninstaller\uninstall.exe CommandLine: -z action=cross_uninstall -S "C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Workstation\Uninstaller\" Error: 193

Problems with Drag and Drop


Hello everyone.


First of all, thank you for this amazing product! I am a student of software programming and really like the capabilities of VMWare Player to run Virtual Machines on a end-user OS!


But I currently have some troubles with the drag and drop function...


I am running Version 6.0.1 build-1379776 on Windows 7 Prof 64-bit.

Everything worked well a few days ago and I installed a Win XP and a Win Server 2012 R2 Machine (both with latest VMWare Tools ofc). Drag and Drop worked well and I could install software on it.

But suddenly Drag and Drop didn't work anymore after installing some Windows Updates on the Win Server 2012 machine :-(

Then I reinstalled it, but with no success. I also noticed that the Drag and Drop function is broken on the Win XP machine aswell! So I reinstalled VMWare completely.

But the drag and drop function is still not working :-(


If I drag an element in, there isn't that "+" Icon, its that drop-denied-icon (sorry I couldn't copy it out)


Usually if I dropped something in, it started xfering that file, but now it does not anymore.


As this is a big disadvantage for usability, I'd like to ask, if you have ideas what the problem could be, or if VMWare Players comes with error logging functions which I could read out?


Thanks for your support in advance,


Please help..when I load win xp iso and try to run it in vmware player it says "operating system cannot be found"


when I load my winxp iso it says "no operating system found" has anyone else seen this error message?

Which version of Ubuntu will work as client under Win8 host and have the Shared Folders working fine


Hi, I'm switching over from VirtualBox to VMware Player, but still haven't found a version of Ubuntu that will work fine as client under Win8 host with the Shared Folders working properly.


The first Ubuntu that I tried was xubuntu 14.04 beta, and the Shared Folders is NOT working because of the problem reported at, http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2209291,i.e.,


make: Entering directory `/tmp/modconfig-bllaQt/vmhgfs-only'

/usr/bin/make -C /lib/modules/3.13.0-15-generic/build/include/.. SUBDIRS=$PWD SRCROOT=$PWD/. \


make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-15-generic'

  CC [M] /tmp/modconfig-bllaQt/vmhgfs-only/backdoor.o

  CC [M] /tmp/modconfig-bllaQt/vmhgfs-only/backdoorGcc32.o

  CC [M] /tmp/modconfig-bllaQt/vmhgfs-only/bdhandler.o

  CC [M] /tmp/modconfig-bllaQt/vmhgfs-only/cpName.o

  CC [M] /tmp/modconfig-bllaQt/vmhgfs-only/cpNameLinux.o

  CC [M] /tmp/modconfig-bllaQt/vmhgfs-only/cpNameLite.o

  CC [M] /tmp/modconfig-bllaQt/vmhgfs-only/dentry.o

  CC [M] /tmp/modconfig-bllaQt/vmhgfs-only/dir.o

  CC [M] /tmp/modconfig-bllaQt/vmhgfs-only/file.o

  CC [M] /tmp/modconfig-bllaQt/vmhgfs-only/filesystem.o

/tmp/modconfig-bllaQt/vmhgfs-only/file.c: In function ‘HgfsOpen’:

/tmp/modconfig-bllaQt/vmhgfs-only/file.c:685:27: error: incompatible type for argument 3 of ‘HgfsSetUidGid’

  current_fsuid(), current_fsgid());


In file included from /tmp/modconfig-bllaQt/vmhgfs-only/file.c:46:0:

/tmp/modconfig-bllaQt/vmhgfs-only/fsutil.h:92:6: note: expected ‘uid_t’ but argument is of type ‘kuid_t’

void HgfsSetUidGid(struct inode *parent,


/tmp/modconfig-bllaQt/vmhgfs-only/file.c:685:27: error: incompatible type for argument 4 of ‘HgfsSetUidGid’

  current_fsuid(), current_fsgid());


In file included from /tmp/modconfig-bllaQt/vmhgfs-only/file.c:46:0:

/tmp/modconfig-bllaQt/vmhgfs-only/fsutil.h:92:6: note: expected ‘gid_t’ but argument is of type ‘kgid_t’

void HgfsSetUidGid(struct inode *parent,


make[2]: *** [/tmp/modconfig-bllaQt/vmhgfs-only/file.o] Error 1

make[2]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs....

/tmp/modconfig-bllaQt/vmhgfs-only/filesystem.c: In function ‘HgfsInitSuperInfo’:

/tmp/modconfig-bllaQt/vmhgfs-only/filesystem.c:234:15: error: incompatible types when assigning to type ‘uid_t’ from type ‘kuid_t’

  si->uid = current_uid();


/tmp/modconfig-bllaQt/vmhgfs-only/filesystem.c:240:15: error: incompatible types when assigning to type ‘gid_t’ from type ‘kgid_t’

  si->gid = current_gid();


make[2]: *** [/tmp/modconfig-bllaQt/vmhgfs-only/filesystem.o] Error 1

make[1]: *** [_module_/tmp/modconfig-bllaQt/vmhgfs-only] Error 2

make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-15-generic'

make: *** [vmhgfs.ko] Error 2

make: Leaving directory `/tmp/modconfig-bllaQt/vmhgfs-only'


The filesystem driver (vmhgfs module) is used only for the shared folder

feature. The rest of the software provided by VMware Tools is designed to work

independently of this feature.


I then tried xubuntu 13.10, everything seems to work from the surface, but when I am trying to access the Shared Folders, I found it to be extremely slow, or not working at all:


$ time dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=1M count=33

33+0 records in

33+0 records out

34603008 bytes (35 MB) copied, 0.59162 s, 58.5 MB/s



real    0m0.601s

user    0m0.000s

sys     0m0.602s



$ time dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=1M count=100

100+0 records in

100+0 records out

104857600 bytes (105 MB) copied, 4.12474 s, 25.4 MB/s



real    0m4.155s

user    0m0.000s

sys     0m4.148s



$ time dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=1M count=300




real    1m24.837s

user    0m0.000s

sys     0m1.428s



$ time dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=1M count=100




real    2m1.934s

user    0m0.000s

sys     0m1.411s



$ time dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=1M count=33

33+0 records in

33+0 records out

34603008 bytes (35 MB) copied, 0.572458 s, 60.4 MB/s



real    0m0.588s

user    0m0.000s

sys     0m0.587s



$ time dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=1M count=100




real    1m21.987s

user    0m0.000s

sys     0m1.353s



$ time dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=1M count=100




real    2m58.326s

user    0m0.000s

sys     0m1.430s


Basically, it only works when file is under 33M, and normally not working if file is over 100M. I had (luckily) once had a 332M dd worked, and speed become 7x slower:


$ time dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=1M count=332

332+0 records in

332+0 records out

348127232 bytes (348 MB) copied, 45.1659 s, 7.7 MB/s


real    0m45.219s

user    0m0.006s

sys     0m6.027s



My network is bridged network:


2014-03-28 13_18_45-Automatic Bridging Settings.png


So, how can I make everything works as expected, or which version of Ubuntu will work as client under Win8 host and have the Shared Folders working fine?


EDIT: in case somebody asks, NO, I don't have VirtualBox running while I'm using VMware Player.