but…. I noticed Vuze not starting up!! [to fix that, I removed and reinstalled from “Ubuntu Software Center”, and it got even upgraded. Cool no?]
and All the more sad… My VMWare Workstation stopped working. [Ubuntu 10.04 uses Linux Kernel higher than 2.6.32]
The workstation was old and so couldn’t build modules for the new kernel and sadly I can’t even logon to my Mac OS X Virtual Machine!
I know its very sad depressing!
I’ve tried a lot of things but none seemed to work.
- Downgrade to a Linux Kernel which the VMWare Supports. //TODO didn’t try that enough. Need to download Kernel!
Just yesterday I removed all the unused obsolete Kernel Headers! Sadly If I would’ve just booted in an earlier one, at least my VMWare would’ve worked.
- Upgrade VMWare. Yeah I can do that. They will fix the bug and it will work just great on my own system.
Sounds k. But I would then need a license for the new version as well. //NOTODO I’m not that rich you knoww!! [Not Yet. hehe]
- Well, then there is VirtualBox! It still works out-of-the-box [of late I’ve been using this word a lot. Sounds good no?]. If I could just take the VMDX (Mac OS X virtual disk of type VMWare) and use it in VirtualBox. So simple no issues right? 😐 But the image never booted. It showed me a Gray Apple Logo and Loading never completed.
- Then We can convert the VMDX image to VDI (suited for VMWare) [after all we just want the Mac OS X running], I followed the steps at some blog..sudo apt-get install qemu
qemu-img convert debian.vmdk /tmp/debian.bin
VBoxManage convertdd /tmp/debian.bin debian.vdiNaah! Same story! 😐 It never really got alive. //TODO tinker with the VirtualBox settings.
- Patching the VMWare (so that it can use the new Kernel and build modules accordingly)
😉 I found a few forum threads on the same. There are a lot of people having similar issues. They have even posted the patches. Like here. But my VMWare is still not happy enough.
- I can optionally install the Ubuntu 9.10 back (separate installation of course). //TODO But doesn’t make sense.
- Completely Remove the Workstation and Install again. //TODO I don’t know why it will help anyway!
What else can I say. Wish Me Luck! 😀 Will post back soon with updates!
I uninstalled VMWare Workstation and then installed it again [Think: 7]
Then I tried patching the Kernel and guess what It worked. [Think: 5]
I’ll tell you how. See this blog: http://communities.vmware.com/message/1401588#1401588
a) Create a Folder [anyname]
b) Save the two files inside that.
c) Enter Console and change directory to [anyname]. Make the Script executable & run it:
$ chmod u+x patch-modules.sh
d) All is done [if bottom two lines don’t suggest that “make” failed]. Just Start the Player. 😀
Cheers Mate. Thanks for Support! 😉