linux vmwrare running slow

using vmware workstation 8
on windows 7

with a virtual machine of ubuntu 64 bit linux

the memory is 1 gig out of a total of 4gig

running very slow.  I open an empty folder and it takes 1 minute to do
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rgb192Asked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Check you have granted reserve access to VMs in the preferences of VMware Workstation.
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rgb192Author Commented:
my granted reserve is 2.8 gig

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What processor is running on the host?

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Do you have VMware Tools installed?
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rgb192Author Commented:
how to check
what processor
how to check
vmware tools installed
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
do you not know what processor is in the host?

did you install VMware Tools in the VM?
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rgb192Author Commented:
intel core i3
m330 @2.13ghz


i think i installed vmware tools
how to test
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
do you see VMware Tools start at VM startup?
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rgb192Author Commented:
in the menu
i see
workstation
vm
reinstall vmwaretools
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, if it states rte-install VMware Tools, VMware Tools is probably installed.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Try a fresh install of Ubuntu 32-bit and see if it works differently. I have Ubuntu 32-bit with VMware Workstation 8 on Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and it works fine. The purpose of this test is to see whether the problem above is a guest problem or a host problem.

I did have to turn on one of the 64-bit features in the BIOS on my Desktop machine for Vista Business 64-bit to work properly.  ... Thinkpads_User
 
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Nagendra Pratap SinghDesktop Applications SpecialistCommented:
BTW are you using an external hard disk for this ubuntu machine?

Also exclude .vmdk files from anti-virus checking to increase speed.
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rgb192Author Commented:
thanks.
this worked
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