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Old 01-30-2013, 08:43 AM   #1
Muhammad Hamid Ashraf
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Error while installing vmWare server on centOS 6.3


I am trying to install vmWare server 1 on centOS 6.3 and getting the below error:

error: unpacking of archive failed on file /usr/lib/vmware/isoimages/freebsd.iso;51088626: cpio: read

I don't know how to get those iso images??
 
Old 01-30-2013, 09:15 AM   #2
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I am trying to install vmWare server 1 on centOS 6.3 and getting the below error:
error: unpacking of archive failed on file /usr/lib/vmware/isoimages/freebsd.iso;51088626: cpio: read
I don't know how to get those iso images??
You don't say where you downloaded them from, but are you running the unpack command as root? It's trying to write into a directory that a 'normal' user can't write to.

If you are root, try downloading the image again...it may be corrupted.
 
Old 01-30-2013, 09:30 AM   #3
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You don't say where you downloaded them from, but are you running the unpack command as root? It's trying to write into a directory that a 'normal' user can't write to.

If you are root, try downloading the image again...it may be corrupted.
Yes i am installing it as a root user.
 
Old 01-30-2013, 10:03 AM   #4
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Yes i am installing it as a root user.
Ok...where did you download the package from? Have you tried re-downloading it?
 
  


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