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    kernel - vmware-server-1.0.6 - not enough physical memory is available to power on this virtual machine

    takisd Novice



      i'm running vmware-server 1.0.6 on Debian linux. i just upgraded my kernel to and rebuilt vmware-server against this new kernel. i also applied the vmware-any-any-update117c (would not build under 2.6.26 without this).i had previosuly been running under kernel with no issues.


      upon trying to start a virtual machine i was initially getting the following in the /var/log/vmware/vmware-serverd.log:




      msg.vmmonPosix.badVersion Version mismatch with vmmon module: expecting 138.0, got 168.0.



      i fixed this by modifying the version value in vmmon-only/include/iocontrols.h from 168 to 138.



      the current issue which i have not been able to resolve (googling my little heart out...) is that i still can not start any virtual machine and i receive the error:




      Not enough physical memory is available to power on this virtual machine.




      i have a total of 4GB of RAM on this machine. i have allocated only 256MB to each vm. This has always been more than enough (to run for what i do), and i suspect is plenty now but failing for some other reason. i have reinstalled vmware-server a number of times - going through an uninstall and complete resinstall each time. i have also cleared relevant .vmware settings directories in user homes. none of this has helped. i have tried permission changes on the vm files as well as attempting to run under the root account. The result is always the same. The virtual machines i am trying to start are both winxp and misc linux setups - all have the same problem.



      i'm stumped!!




      my last few attempts log output is attached.




      suggestions appreciated.













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