I've got a working VMWare installation. I've been able to install everything from XP to 2000 to distros of Linux fine, while in my testing phase. Love VMWare!
As I stated before I installed XP as a VM client. I backed up the files in the '/var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines/Microsoft Windows XP' directory, then removed the client from the server.
Now I want to restore the client. I'm trying to recreate the VM with the same settings as I used to install XP before. But I get the following error when it gets ready to build the virtual file system:
Unable to complete wizard: Unable to create a new virtual machine: No permission to perform this operation.
The structure of the /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines directory is:
[/var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines] $ ls
Windows XP Professional
[/var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines] $ ls Windows\ XP\ Professional/
Windows XP Professional.vmsd Windows XP Professional.vmx
showing that some of the files are newly created. Also, my user owns the "Windows XP Professional" directory and child files.
Why am I receiving this error?
P.S. I can create a new VM under a different name successfully. But this is not what I desire to do.