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Old 02-23-2011, 04:28 PM   #1
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Vmware Server FUBARed


Hi,

I'm running a recent kernel and got vmware's modules patched to build/work. I don't want to redo all the futzing around with the modules to get them to build again.

I want to reset the installation though. I've FUBARed one vm that won't delete and the "add hardware" wizard stopped working for the other vms.
 
Old 02-23-2011, 05:24 PM   #2
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Did you try stopping all VMware server and guest processes, then removing the guest from /etc/vmware/vm-list and then restart VMware server? If that didn't work for you could you describe what caused this and post relevant excerpts from /var/log/vmware/vmware-serverd.log, /var/log/vmware/event-[vmguest].vmx.log, /mountpoint/[vmguest]/vmware.log and any related (error) messages in syslog if any?
 
Old 02-24-2011, 02:50 PM   #3
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I tried what you mentioned and it didn't help. The vm was still there, and a convert job that never finished anyway was still there too.

I gave up and deleted /usr/lib/vmware and /etc/vmware. If you don't delete at least /usr/lib/vmware you get a million prompts verifying overwriting every little file.

I reinstalled after that.
 
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Sorry to hear that it did not work for you but then again there have been no details to go on in the first place. Personally speaking I don't like the "just un-install and re-install" mantra as a "fix" for any problems as that's the mcsft way of approaching problems.
 
  


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