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Old 09-06-2003, 04:30 AM   #1
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VMware Workstation Internal monitor error


Using VMware v4.0, watever the latest one is anyway, all configured o.k, didn't compile this one though - used the RPM instead. Running Redhat9 on Intel and I am getting this error immediately once I start (or press the little green play button and after the VM-Bios stuff goes past) it. Can't even get to seek my floppy or cdrom.

**VMware Workstation internal monitor error ***
VM attempting to execute in undefined memory

Please report this.... ya de da de da......etc...

Admittingly I had got further in a previous attempt when using boot disks for an XP install but because there are some issues with XP and VMware I thought i would go 2000pro.. but bam! I am stuck eternally with this error and can't get around it. i have stuffed around with some memory settings but to no avail. i am a bit low on avail memory as I have a few other things permanently going. I have 512MB.
Firstly, has anyone seen this error before? It seems that info on it is hard to find.
thanks in advance for any help!!

Old 09-06-2003, 06:08 AM   #2
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I'd suggest using the tarball method. It's not as challenging as most source packages since most of the package is pre-compiled, and it only needs to compile several modules to be compatible with your existing kernel (which may be the reason for the problem you're having). The install process consists of running a PERL script and answering a series of questions about your configuration. Usually it's safe to accept the defaults.

Granted this is slightly more difficult than an RPM, but not nearly as hard as trying to track down errors :-)

--- Cerbere
Old 09-07-2003, 06:02 PM   #3
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Thanks for that. unfortunately/forntunately before I read your reply I went in and deleted the image files for that virtual machine and started again. Didn't go through config again. I restarted VM creating a new machine and so far it has gone through fine. <still installing as I type> If I get this message again though I will use your advice so thanks anyway!!

Old 09-08-2003, 07:39 AM   #4
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well did it work?
I have been curious bout VMware myself
Give us some follow-up plz

Old 09-08-2003, 05:29 PM   #5
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Yep, sure did. Running XP with no "service packs" and it is working fine so far. Bit of a dog on the cpu, most likely because though I am running rdp and another python gui thru ssh-X on the same box.


Old 06-29-2012, 07:18 AM   #6
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hi gmstaff, can you please elaborate, as to how you deleted the old files again. I am not able to get your point. Did you use the old VM or you deleted the old one and created a fresh customized VM. Because I have the same problem. Sometimes it goes to 2-3 steps ahead. Like once it installed 45% of the windows file, then automatically closed. I am attaching a screenshot of error in a pdf format. I have centOSx86_64. I am installing windows7_x64 as guest.
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