I got real sick and tired of the left click getting stuck in my MBR Align guest, midway through a vmdk alignment. While I did see some fixes, all I really needed was SSH enabled so I could run the necessary utilities from the command line.
To enable SSH on the MBR Align Suse VM, do the following:
Below is a link to a document that contains some useful Linux system management command line utilities. Note, these may not work on every distribution of Linux but I have currently tested them on a few of my VM based servers which are running Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS [Lucid Lynx]. I will be updating this document ad-hoc as I find things that are useful.