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Old 02-05-2009, 12:48 PM   #1
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vmplayer on ubuntu 8.04: problem to start the VM


I have ubuntu as host and a guest VM (winxp)
T tried to launch the VM with vmplayer for two linux users

I copied the VM in /var/vmware/VMwinxp /.....
and did a
chown root: root on the whole tree
chmod o + x on the whole tree

the user1 can launch the vm because he can do sudo

I created a group 'stag' and a 'user2' in this group
when 'user2' try to play the VM, he has this message

no permissions to start the VM?
message 'can not open the disk / var / vmware / VMwinxp / VMwinxp.vmdk
or on sbapshot of disks it depends on: Reason insufficient permission to access file

can someone help me?
Old 02-09-2009, 07:57 PM   #2
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Hi, hi,

Guess the permissions still ain't right (most probably you need to chmod more than just o+x).

You can easy check if it's the permission with
chmod 777 dir_name -R
If it works, then try to restrict permissions from there.

If not, write back.

Good luck!
Old 02-10-2009, 03:18 AM   #3
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vmplayer on ubuntu 8.04: problem to start the VM

I thought to change the permissions to 777 but it still does not. The problem is elsewhere, but where?


player, vmware

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