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Old 03-30-2015, 07:09 PM   #31
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Create a new virtual machine and tell it that you want to install the operating system later select linux/ubuntu at the prompt and let everything else as default
After creating the new virtual machine go into machine settings for the new virtual machine and remove the hard drive created initially.
add hard drive, use an existing virtual disk, browse to location of the openach file extracted from the zip file. This should allow you to boot the disk file then follow the rest of the info on the website.

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Old 03-31-2015, 07:21 AM   #32
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I did what you said and when I went to Ubuntu2\Player Virtual Machine (main vmware player's screen) to follow your instruction:

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This should allow you to boot the disk file
Very large amount of text on console (=terminal?) has occurred. I know it would be the best to show you entire text but I don't have a way or don't know a way how to do this. So I made a screenshot of the latest text only:

http://s15.postimg.org/tygaska5n/vmwareplayer.jpg

I waited at least one hour and nothing happened. Also I noticed sometimes (fortunately not always but this time it did every time) work in console/terminal completely freezes entire computer. I cannot even use vmware player, I cannot even use mouse cursor, nothing. Basically all I can do is ctrl alt delete to come to Task Manager where, since I had no other option, I had to force shouting down vmware player so I am not sure if the procedure was saved but according to screenshot it was surely NOT completed. I did some research on what could be done when computer freezes due to console/terminal in vmware player and got potential solution of ctrl alt combinations on keyboard. Did that and nothing helped. Useful info might be that middle and most right LEDs on keyboard were blinking, keyboard:

http://www4.pcmag.com/media/images/2...p-keyboard.jpg

But this might info might not have any sense at all.

Im Not much worried about computer freezing because I think it won't happen once the procedure will be completed and when do, I assume similar text as on first link of this message won't occur again, instead it will directly go to guest os. Therefore the computer won't freeze. But Im very much worried about the text on first link and how to solve this so the procedure will be finalize. Text indicated it was stopped somewhere....

I tried, after forcing to shout down within windows Task Manager, do the same, starting from Ubuntu2\Play Virtual Machine. Same process again - same giant amount of text (at least 90 NOT shown on first screenshot) and also once again, the procedure was stopped on the same line as I am showing on screenshot. Obviously once again, computer froze completely and I had to, again, force it to shout down.

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Old 03-31-2015, 09:10 AM   #33
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What your seeing is what is called a kernel panic. The only way out of it is to restart the virtual machine. How much memory is alloacated to the virtual machine, need at least 1gb according to the website. The other possiblility is a bad download, it happens every once in a while.
 
Old 03-31-2015, 09:22 AM   #34
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May also be caused because the vmdk file was used with the Ubuntu machine, and the file created for the vmdk to work with the ubuntu machine may be causing conficts.
 
Old 03-31-2015, 10:29 AM   #35
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You suggested to restart virtual machine. I did this (obviously I firstly clicked on Ubuntu2):

http://s14.postimg.org/febt9api9/vmware23.jpg

and confirmed with Yes. Nothing VISIBLE really happened so i guess it is in the background. Anyway, I used then Play Virtual Machine. Same message as on the first link in my previous post. The only difference which isn't even worth to be mentioned is that after pressing ctrl alt, it didn't freeze my computer.

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How much memory is alloacated to the virtual machine
both Ubuntu and Ubuntu2 each has 1 GB RAM available. Ubuntu2 is that second hard drive you suggested in post number 26.
 
Old 03-31-2015, 12:10 PM   #36
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remove the second hard drive that was added in post 26
 
Old 03-31-2015, 03:32 PM   #37
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Alright. I removed it and i was able to come to the desktop of guest os just fine.
 
Old 03-31-2015, 03:38 PM   #38
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Is the openach virtual disk booting now?
 
Old 03-31-2015, 05:10 PM   #39
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no, of course not.
 
Old 03-31-2015, 05:27 PM   #40
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if it was me I would download the VMware Virtual Machine Image - The Originator 1.1 file again, just to make sure it wasn't a bad download, extract the OpenACH.vmdk to its own Virtual Machines directory, then use the instructions in post 31

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Old 03-31-2015, 05:46 PM   #41
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If it was me I would download the VirtualBox image instead and be done with it. VMWare has always been a PITA for me, and clearly it does not natively support importing a VM through the vmdk file alone, which means trying to force it into submission is going to be a big trial and error effort with limited chance of success.
 
Old 03-31-2015, 06:14 PM   #42
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Virtual box may work better for the op, however I got the file the op is trying to use to work without a hitch on two different computers with vmware, so I know it works. I imported the file into an existing vmware machine with debian already installed and a new vmware machine with nothing installed.

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Old 03-31-2015, 08:24 PM   #43
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One other thing to check due to wmware running on a windows 8 machine is to open up the configuration file in notepad for the virtual machine created as per post 31 and see if there this line:
firmware="efi"
or something similar. If so take the line out and try again.
 
Old 04-01-2015, 04:46 AM   #44
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colorpurple yes I downloaded the vmdk file again but it didn't help. Done that as soon as you indicated it could be necessary. Also tried the following:

http://openach.com/books/installing-openach

and if i completed everything, this would be a method for NOT having to use vmdk (or even vmdk converted to iso) file. However in those instructions are a lot of mistakes and errors. Each symbol # means new command but it gets complicated under "Installing OpenACH Code Base Development Version" when user (e.g. me) needs to choose ONE or another command and not both. Most of users would just copy to terminal one by one command (where it says #). However if I copy either of those (tried both), starting with svn export, I get the following error on terminal:

svn: Can't make directory '/home/www/openach': Permission denied

Obviously I don't have access to their website's server to modify anything. The following intermediate commands:

sudo chown username:username /home/www/

sudo chmod 775 /home/www/

that are supposted to be type before:

svn export http://subversion.assembla.com/svn/o...penach-1.3-dev /home/www/openach

DON'T (referring to the two underlined commands) help. But I guess we are having different approach, so describing this might not even be necessary. Since this works only on Linux, I wish there was some automated script doing that commands.

suicidaleggroll: I already have vmware player installed and not virtualbox. Even if I used virtualbox I doubt there would be any benefit because even in virtualbox I don't know how to mount VDI file. Yes, in VirtualBox version, there is VDI extension. Its not that easy as it sounds. I wish it work work like Deamon Tools for iso on Windows.

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Old 04-01-2015, 05:34 AM   #45
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virtual box should be easier it has an option to use an existing vdi file when creating a new virtual machine.
 
  


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