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Old 04-16-2018, 08:14 AM   #1
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boot-problems after update (BodhiLinux in VMWarePlayer)

Hi altogether,

Iīve got a big problem with VMWarePlayer. To be exact: itīs rather a problem with BodhiLinux which is running as a VM in VMWarePlayer.

host: Lubuntu 16.04.4 LTS, 64bit. Kernel: 4.4.0-119-generic x86_64
guest: BodhiLinux 16.04.4 LTS, 32bit. Kernel: 4.8.0-34-generic i686
VMPlayer: VMware Workstation 12 Player, 12.5.9 build-7535481
Hereīs my problem:

Up and until now BodhiLinux has been running without any problems.

Yet when I wanted to update the system yesterday the problems began. Downloading and installing the available updates went smoothly. But trying to reboot resulted in a failure. The boot-process got stuck.

I additionally noticed that by looking at the status-bar of VMWarePlayer.
Normally every single access to the virtual hard drive is acknowledged by irregular flashing of the respective symbol
in the status-bar. But as the boot-process fails (or at least is halted) thereīs just one blink every few seconds.

Yet I was lucky in having an older backup of my VM available. So I could revert to a working state.
But whenever I want to update BodhiLinux thereīs the same problem.

Can anyone help me find out whay that problem exists and what I could do about it?

I didnīt use to have any difficulties updating my VM. That one is really new.

Thanks a lot in advance.

Old 04-16-2018, 12:22 PM   #2
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I use Bodhi Linux as a single installed OS and it works fine, not perfect of course, but boots up. Even on the latest update I can still get it to boot.

My suggestions. (not in any specific order.)

1. Try out an other virtual machine program and see if it isn't an issue with the virtual machine program.
2. It could be a hardware conflicting issue so might need to change a few parts in the hardware you are using or replace the hardware.
Old 04-17-2018, 09:52 AM   #3
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Hi Robert200,

thanks a lot for your reply.

In the meantime I could solve the problem with the help of Jeff Hoogland from Bodhi Linux.

Before upgrading my system I had to remove the packages "virtualbox-guest-utils" and "virtualbox-guest-x11".
There was some sort of conflict between VMWare and the latest version of those packages.
Due to the fact that I donīt need those packages with VMWare I could easily uninstall them.

Now Bodhi Linux boots up perfectly - as it used to.
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