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#1 2011-09-20 19:34:54

I am Gianluca
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Registered: 2011-05-22
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[SOLVED] VMPlayer error: 'The virtual machine is busy'

Hello,
I encounter an error when I try to open my Windows XP virtual machine. VMPlayer say me that 'the virtual machine is busy', but there aren't others virtual machines that are already running.
I try to find a fix on google, but it seams that usually this bug is related on the file /etc/vmware/not_configured. This is not my case, because I haven't this file.
I'm running Arch 32-bit with the official Arch kernel 3.0. I already patched my VMPlayer with this solution that I've found on the wiki:

# sed 's/\x83\xe8\x03\x83\xf8\x01\x0f\x96\xc0/\x83\xe8\x02\x83\xf8\x01\x0f\x96\xc0/' -i /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libvmware-modconfig-console.so/libvmware-modconfig-console.so
# sed 's/\x83\xe8\x03\x83\xf8\x01\x0f\x96\xc0/\x83\xe8\x02\x83\xf8\x01\x0f\x96\xc0/' -i /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libvmware-modconfig.so/libvmware-modconfig.so

Last edited by I am Gianluca (2011-10-02 16:26:46)


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#2 2011-09-20 20:55:49

olive
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Re: [SOLVED] VMPlayer error: 'The virtual machine is busy'

I have seen this error and just removing a lock file (or directory) in the vmare directory of the virtual machine fix the problem. For some reason it sometimes forget to remove it.

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#3 2011-09-21 09:16:45

I am Gianluca
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Re: [SOLVED] VMPlayer error: 'The virtual machine is busy'

Thank you for the answer Olive,
I had a .lck file on the vmware directory, but even after removing it the problem continue to appear.


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#4 2011-09-21 09:32:28

olive
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Re: [SOLVED] VMPlayer error: 'The virtual machine is busy'

Just a few things to do, I have no miracle solutions.

Try to reset vmware to default. remove the ~/.vmware directory. Are you sure vmware is correctly installed? Try to reboot to be sure that there is no weird daemons in the background. Can you run vmware at all (try to create a new virtual machine that you attach to a bootable CD image). As a last resort I would remove everything except the hard disk (the vmdk file(s)), recreate a virtual machine and reattach the hard disk.

I also rn vmware but I have installed the lts kernel. This is a 2.6.32 kernel and so there is no need to apply weird patches to vmware. But I cannot say it is related to that.

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#5 2011-10-02 16:26:22

I am Gianluca
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Re: [SOLVED] VMPlayer error: 'The virtual machine is busy'

Hi all,
I've solved the problem deleting a directory called 'caches' in ~/vmware/WinXP/.


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