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rraj.be
June 6th, 2008, 02:14 PM
When i create my new virtual machine in vmware its displaying the following error.


Unable to change virtual machine power state: The process exited with an error:
End of error message.

What can i do to solve this

rraj.be
June 6th, 2008, 02:31 PM
I tried with both dynamic and Fixed disk allocation but both resulted the same.

kpkeerthi
June 6th, 2008, 02:33 PM
Run the vmware config tool and try starting your VM.

sudo vmware-config.pl

rraj.be
June 6th, 2008, 02:39 PM
The reult is


raj@raj-workstation:~$ sudo vmware-config.pl
[sudo] password for raj:
sudo: vmware-config.pl: command not found
raj@raj-workstation:~$

kpkeerthi
June 6th, 2008, 02:51 PM
The reult is


raj@raj-workstation:~$ sudo vmware-config.pl
[sudo] password for raj:
sudo: vmware-config.pl: command not found
raj@raj-workstation:~$


Thats strange.


sudo updatedb

Now try to find the executable:

locate vmware-config.pl

rraj.be
June 6th, 2008, 02:56 PM
Its just blinking


raj@raj-workstation:~$ sudo updatedb
raj@raj-workstation:~$ locate vmware-config.pl
raj@raj-workstation:~$

Duck2006
June 6th, 2008, 02:59 PM
The info in this link may help with getting VMWare going.

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-install-vmware-server-in-ubuntu-710-gutsy-gibbon.html

TalioGladius
June 6th, 2008, 03:00 PM
vmware-config.pl is in /usr/bin.

Hardy? If so download the vmware-any-any-update116 (just google a download link for it). Extract and run ./runme.pl.

rraj.be
June 6th, 2008, 03:04 PM
I have just installed vm ware server today morning.

So i think there is no need to upgrade.

[in synaptic too its showing available and installed versions are same.]

TalioGladius
June 6th, 2008, 03:06 PM
I have just installed vm ware server today morning.

So i think there is no need to upgrade.

[in synaptic too its showing available and installed versions are same.]Have you ever gotten a VM to start? I really think you need to run the any any patch, unless you've already done so. I've yet to see VMWare work at all on linux without that patch.

rraj.be
June 6th, 2008, 03:09 PM
Just a two days ago i reinstalled my ubuntu and after that just now i am trying to run my vmware.

If patches shud be applied then where can i get it.

TalioGladius
June 6th, 2008, 03:15 PM
Just a two days ago i reinstalled my ubuntu and after that just now i am trying to run my vmware.

If patches shud be applied then where can i get it.http://groups.google.com/group/vmkernelnewbies/files


You want vmware-any-any-update-116.tgz. Just extract it, cd to that directory, and run 'sudo ./runme.pl'. Follow the instructions, you can generally take all of the defaults.

rraj.be
June 6th, 2008, 03:41 PM
The file is missing in that location.

diablo75
June 6th, 2008, 03:44 PM
Browse to /var/lib/VMware (or "VMware Server", can't remember exactly) and in there should be a folder called Virtual Machines.

In side that, a folder for each machine. Go into the folder for the machine you're trying to start.

If you see any files with the word "READLOCK" or "WRITELOCK" in the extension, delete them, and then try again.

Edit: After doing some googling, the above suggestion probably isn't the cause of your problem, but it is a problem I've run into on a couple of occasions. It occurs when VMware is killed abruptly sometimes during a full system shutdown...

TRY THIS: Open your Home Folder, hit CTRL-H to reveal hidden folders, find the ".vmware" folder, Right-Click and hit Properties, and then change the owner to yourself and make sure you have read-write access to the folder and all subfolders (there's a checkbox to make the change recursive to all sub folders and files).

rraj.be
June 6th, 2008, 03:50 PM
There is nothing like that

the two files are with extensio of vmx and .vmdx

bcom
June 6th, 2008, 03:56 PM
I found a very helpful sticky in the Ubuntu Virtualization forum.

The sticky is How to VMWare in Ubuntu 8.04.

I followed the instructions posted here and was able to get vmware server working after upgrading from Ubuntu 7.10.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=779934