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  1. #11
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    Re: Vmware not starting.

    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.
    "Those Who Can, Will Finish It.
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    Re: Vmware not starting.

    Quote Originally Posted by rraj.be View Post
    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.

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    Re: Vmware not starting.

    The file is missing in that location.
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    Re: Vmware not starting.

    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).
    Last edited by diablo75; June 6th, 2008 at 03:50 PM.

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    Re: Vmware not starting.

    There is nothing like that

    the two files are with extensio of vmx and .vmdx
    "Those Who Can, Will Finish It.
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    Re: Vmware not starting.

    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
    Last edited by bcom; June 6th, 2008 at 03:59 PM.

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