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USB Disk Errors on Mint 19 VMware Guest

December 8th, 2020, posted in Windows
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Connecting a physical USB device to a virtual machine is sometimes tricky. Virtual machines are not really designed for physical interaction. In this case, it was necessary to mount a 1 TB external USB disk to a VMware virtual machine running Linux Mint 19.3. USB errors were seen and the disk would not connect. The fix was very simple.

 

Connecting the Disk :

A USB disk was connected to a Linux laptop running VMware Workstation 15.5.1, and hosting a Linux Min 19.3 guest. When the connection “button” (at the bottom right of the VMware window) was pressed, these errors appeared in the guest’s kernel log:

[Tue Mar  3 22:51:30 2020] sched: RT throttling activated
[Tue Mar  3 22:58:17 2020] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 6 using ehci-pci
[Tue Mar  3 22:58:18 2020] usb 1-1: device descriptor read/64, error 18
[Tue Mar  3 22:58:18 2020] usb 1-1: device descriptor read/64, error 18
[Tue Mar  3 22:58:18 2020] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 7 using ehci-pci
[Tue Mar  3 22:58:19 2020] usb 1-1: device descriptor read/64, error 18
[Tue Mar  3 22:58:19 2020] usb 1-1: device descriptor read/64, error 18
[Tue Mar  3 22:58:19 2020] usb usb1-port1: attempt power cycle
[Tue Mar  3 22:58:20 2020] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 8 using ehci-pci
[Tue Mar  3 22:58:20 2020] usb 1-1: Invalid ep0 maxpacket: 9
[Tue Mar  3 22:58:20 2020] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 9 using ehci-pci
[Tue Mar  3 22:58:20 2020] usb 1-1: Invalid ep0 maxpacket: 9
[Tue Mar  3 22:58:20 2020] usb usb1-port1: unable to enumerate USB device
[Tue Mar  3 23:00:32 2020] pciehp 0000:00:15.0:pcie004: Slot(160): Attention

USB Errors like this are very common. There are many causes and many potential solutions, some of them quite esoteric. In this case though, the solution was very simple.

 

Quick Solution :

The fix was to edit the virtual machine settings in VMware, and change the USB specification from “USB 2.0” to “USB 3.0”. With that done, the disk connected without a problem. More explicitly:

VM settings -> USB Controller -> USB compatibility -> change USB 2.0 to USB 3.0.

The physical USB port was indeed USB 3, as was the external disk. One strange thing is that the arrangement (USB 2.0) had worked until a day or two earlier.

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A Fix for 'VMWare Authorization Service is not running' Error

June 23rd, 2014, posted in Windows
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(This fix is for Windows 7)

Make sure you are logged on as the administrator.

Click the start button and type run.
Click run and type services.msc
Press Enter

Find ‘VMWare Authorization Service‘ in the alphabetized list.
Double-Click the service.
Next to where it says, “Startup” in the dialogue box, click the drop down arrow to the left.
Click automatic

You will need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.

I hope this helps eliminate some frustration.

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A Fix for ‘VMWare Authorization Service is not running’ Error

June 23rd, 2014, posted in Windows
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(This fix is for Windows 7)

Make sure you are logged on as the administrator.

Click the start button and type run.
Click run and type services.msc
Press Enter

Find ‘VMWare Authorization Service‘ in the alphabetized list.
Double-Click the service.
Next to where it says, “Startup” in the dialogue box, click the drop down arrow to the left.
Click automatic

You will need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.

I hope this helps eliminate some frustration.

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Solaris 10 on VMware Installation Complete Notes

October 19th, 2013, posted in Solaris, TEChNoLoGY
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Here is a compete step-by-step notes that i recorded while walking through the installation process :

Before you can start, download the latest Solaris 10 x64 ISO file from sun.com and install Vmware server from vmware.com :

1. File –> New –> Virtual Machine
2. Click Next on the first scren.
3. Click Next (i.e. Keep Typica configuration)
4. Choose “4. Sun Soaris” for Guest Operating System.
5. (Optional and only if you have a 64 bit capable machine) choose “Solaris 10 64-bit” for Version.
6. Click Next
7. (Optional) Change Location of the virtual machine by click Browse
8. Click Next
9. Choose “Use network address translation (NAT)” and click Next.
10. (Optional) If want to save a little bit of unused space at the expense of slightly slower disk acces speed, uncheck “Allocate all disk space now”
11. Double click on CD-ROM from Devices panel
12. Choose “Use ISO image”
13. Click Browse to choose the DVD ISO file you downloaded earlier.
14. (Optional) Adjust the amount of RAM and number of CPUs you want to allocate to this image.
15. Click “Power on this virtua machine”
16. Enter on BRUB menu for default “Solaris”
17. Enter 1 for “Solaris Interactive (default)”
18. Enter 0 for English. Choose a different language if you wish.
19. Click Next
20. Choose Networked and click Next
21. Choose DHCP if non of the applications you use doesn’t require static IP. Click Next.
22. Click Next (i.e. not enabe IPv6)
23. Click Next (i.e. not enable Kerberos)
24. Click Next (i.e. not eanble Name Service)
25. Click Next (i.e. Use default method to define timezone)
26. Choose your geographical location to choose a timezone and click Next.
27. Click Next (i.e. to accept the date and time)
28. Enter a root password.
29. Click Confirm to accept Selection Summary
30. Click Next
31. (Optional) Choose No for “Reboot automatically after software instalation” Since the CD-ROM was “entered” by software configuration and “eject” is better done via VMWare’s configuration. In case you were not watching when the install completed, it is probably better to let it wait for you to manualy reboot and umount CDRom via VMWare’s configuration window. Click Next and click OK on the pop-up window.
32. Click Next to accept the default Media, which is CD/DVD
33. Check Accept and click Next
34. Choose Custom Install and click Next
35. Expand North America, check “English (United States) (en_US)” and “English United States, UTF-8)(en_US.UTF-8)” and click Next
36. Choose en_US.ISO8859-1 and click Next
37. Click Next (i.e. not install extra software)
38. Click Next (i.e. keep none for no additional software through Web Start)
39. Choose Entire Group Pus OEM and click Next
40. Click Next to accept the default deisk selection
41. Click Next to accept the default disk for partition customization
42. Click Next to accept allocation of all space to Solaris
43. Click Modify to edit partition information
44. Remove slice 7 entry
45. Increase the swap size to the double the amount of RAM you allocated for Solaris in VMWare.
46. Add the remaining disk space to / and click OK
47. Click Next to continue
48. Review the configuration. If everything looks correct, click Install Now. Now you may want to take a break or do something else and check back once in a whie to check on the installation progress.
49. After installation, you should see a Reboot Now Button. Click it.
50. View –> Current View –> Summary
51. Double click on CD-ROM
52. Choose “Use a physical drive:” and click OK
53. If you get an error, just click OK. You probably don’t have a CD/DVD media in your computer at this time.
54. View –> Current View –> Console
55. Press “Enter” key to not override the system’s default NFS version 4 domain name.
56. You should see the login screen once Soalaris completed boot process. Enter root and root password to start using Solaris. Make sure you use JDS 3 by clicking on Options –> Session –> Java Destop System, Release 3 from the boot menu.

APPENDIX A: Install VMWare Tools

1. VM –> Instal VMWare Tools
2. Click install
3. Launch –> Applications –> Utilities –> Terminal
4. cp /cdrom/vmwaretoos/vmware-solaris-tools.tar.gz /tmp/
5. cd /tmp
6. gunzip vmware-solaris-tools.tar.gz
7. tar xvf vmware-solaris-tools.tar
8. cd vmware-tools-distrib
9. ./vmware-install.pl
10. Enter to accept default directory at /usr/bin
11. Enter to accept default directory at /etc
12. Enter to accept default directory at /etc/init.d
13. Enter to accept default directory at /usr/sbin
14. Enter to accept default directory at /usr/lib/vmware-tools
15. Enter to accept creating the directory
16. Enter to accept default documentation directory at /usr/share/doc/vmware-tools
17. Enter to accept creating the directory
18. Enter to accept executing /usr/bin/vmware-cofnig-tools.pl
19. Enter to accept creation of /etc/X11/xorg.conf file
20. Enter the appropriate number that represent the correct resolution for your monitor.
21. Restart X session or reboot

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Another link for this by images is this : http://zakkiahmed.wordpress.com/2009/08/12/installing-solaris-10-on-vmware/

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