things were good…

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.

Possible Solutions:

  1. 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.
  2. 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]
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Patching the VMWare (so that it can use the new Kernel and build modules accordingly)
    πŸ˜‰ 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.
  6. I can optionally install the Ubuntu 9.10 back (separate installation of course). //TODO But doesn’t make sense.
  7. Completely Remove the Workstation and Install again. Β //TODO I don’t know why it will help anyway!

What else can I say. Wish Me Luck! πŸ˜€ Will post back soon with updates!

Update:

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

$ ./patch-modules.sh

d) All is done [if bottom two lines don’t suggest that “make” failed]. Just Start the Player. πŸ˜€

Cheers Mate. Thanks for Support! πŸ˜‰

2 thoughts on “things were good…

  1. Hey!!!

    First the changed theme is really awesome or should i call it legendary ;-)[*tiing]
    Now getting to the point ….. So this was the thing u were busy with the whole day !!!!
    Nice work dude…..
    Out of the seven options combination of two worked …. cool ….the patch worked…
    I hope u got what u want in the end or there are still some…hitches….
    Keep us updated …..
    u can surely give tutions …. i am in and so are others πŸ™‚

  2. 111:D You now, you started this blog just like i started all my blogs!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰
    Look at the titles of my blogs…notice anything?? πŸ˜‰

    And as vartika said….COOL new look..!!! πŸ˜€
    Tis just like mine was!! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›
    [Just like the way it used to happen in Mysore!! :P]

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