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Old 02-05-2014, 09:08 PM   #1
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Slackware & VMPlayer


Hi everyone.

I installed (VMPlayer VMware Player 6.0.1 build-1379776) using the directions located here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...32-bit-909539/

I am now trying to start an .ova appliance located here:

https://manual.cs50.net/appliance/19...tall_appliance

VMPlayer warns me that it has to convert it to a VM format, I agree to all the dialogues, and then VMPlayer shuts down.

Anyone experience this problem? Any way to fix it? Does it matter that I installed 64 bit VMPlayer and that the .ova seems to be 32 bit, based on the URL?
 
Old 02-05-2014, 09:49 PM   #2
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Well, I didn't go to Harvard, so I can't help in this.
 
Old 02-05-2014, 10:23 PM   #3
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I didn't go either (but I also cannot help in this...)

P.S. I'm taking the CS50 class on edx.org
 
Old 02-05-2014, 10:41 PM   #4
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think you should ask this question may help you.
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How do I convert vmplayer files to work with VMWare Workstation
and go from there. point in the right direction hope it helps.
you can learn to edit them also
 
Old 02-05-2014, 10:59 PM   #5
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and go from there. point in the right direction hope it helps.
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FINALLY! Someone that went to Harvard!

Thanks Drakeo - I will check out those links soon.
 
Old 02-07-2014, 12:42 AM   #6
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and go from there. point in the right direction hope it helps.
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Drakeo,

Thank you very much for your input. In the spirit of documenting things for others to follow, this is what I did to turn a .ova appliance into something that VMPlayer can use:

1) I downloaded a program called "ovftool" from VM Ware's website: https://developercenter.vmware.com/web/dp/tool/ovf

2) I installed the program in linux by making the downloaded file (a *.bundle file) by running: "sudo chmod +x *.bundle" (without the quotes)

3) I installed the ovftool by running "./*bundle" without the quotes.

4) I went into the directory where the *.ova tool is located, and ran the following command: ovftool name_of_appliance.ova desired_name_of_appliance.vmx

For completeness, you can find the following OVF Tool Guide:

https://www.vmware.com/support/devel..._userguide.pdf

Thank you for pointing me in the right direction.

Last edited by StevenXL; 02-07-2014 at 12:44 AM.
 
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Glad your up and running
 
  


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