VMware issue

marc gmane at auxbuss.com
Thu Aug 16 23:40:38 BST 2007


Chris Malton said...
> marc wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > VMware server is, for the most part, working fine. I have Windows 2000, 
> > various Linux incantations and some 3rd-party VMs all running - it's a 
> > marvelous thing
> >
> > However, whenever, I reboot, and then try to run a VM, VMware server 
> > fails to load the VM with:
> >
> >   Unable to change virtual machine power state. The process exited with 
> >   an error: End of error message.
> >
> > Which is rather uninformative.
> >
> > Now, if I:
> >
> >   aptitude reinstall vmware-server
> >
> > then things start working as normal.
> >
> > Can anyone help? Thanks?
>
> Did you rebuild your initrd after installing vmware-server?

No. My understanding was that vmware-server-kernel-modules would take 
care of that. 

> It sounds like not, so rebuild your initrd with the command
> 
> sudo update-initramfs -u
> 
> VMWare Server ought to work after reboot then.

Thanks. I tried this, but after rebooting. I still need to reinstall 
vmware-server for the vms to work.

-- 
Cheers,
Marc





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