the easy workaround is to simply set
vmci0.present = "false"
in the vmx-file of all your VMs
probably you will never ever need VMCI as most of the users
Well, I just tried it and the message stops appearing.
BUT, now whenever I switch on my machine it boots up using a CD and then the apple logo(since I am using Mac OS X) appears for a second or two and then it restarts again and again until I power off the machine.
If your host is a Mac, the only VMware product seems to be VMware Fusion. Or are you using a Mac, and use Bootcamp to boot into Windows?
VMware Workstation is for Windows/Linux but not for Mac.
At least my information. Virtualbox is released for Mac.
My host is windows 7 and i am trying to install Mac OS X using Vmware workstation.
that will not work - and by the way - is considered as illegal - so we are not allowed to discuss it here
Could you please let me know the procedure to make vmci0.present = "false". If i close this kernal device error the virtuall machine will not start.
I thought of re-installing VMware due to this problem, but its not letting me to do that also, its showing an Error 1921: service VMware Authorization Service (VMAuthdservice) could not be stopped.
I tried all ur previous suggetions which u have given to other guys,
- to stop the VMware authorization service, but its letting me to stop. As this is a corporate laptop, I don't have full authorization I guess, only I have the authorization to install the s/w's and I can't go back to him and ask for this, as they will not agree to do so.
- Also i don have any things under SAM folder.
I use to use workstation 7, but when i upgraded it its showing a problem. Please advise how can I make this VMware workstation 8 work?
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sorry I do not see how the authorisation service is related to the VMCI problem ???
to disable VMCI for a single VM just edit the vmx-file
Thank you very much for the quick reply.
Could you please advise where the vmx-file I can find. Also if possible please provide me a path for the same.
if you move the mouse over the VM icon in the library pane the path to the vmx-file should be displayed as a small yellow hint.-
The path to the directory where you store your VMs is something that you specified yourself ... you should know that.
If you misconfigured your explorer to hide known file-extensions the file may be listed "name-of-the-VM" - Virtual machine Configuration file.
If your explorer is not misconfigured it will display "name-of-the-VM.vmx"
Sorry i did not find the file, so i was not able to change the status of it
Actually the error which i was getting is before installing the Virtual machine. Here i was trying to install the Ubuntu, After selecting the .iso file and specifying whether i want split disk or single disk and allocating the storage space, it's not starting the installation. The error pops up saying kernel device error.
Even I am unable to uninstall VMware 8, so that I could Install VMware 7
at the moment WS 7.1.4 IMHO is the best version
I do not understand why you have problems to find your ubuntu.vmx
it should be inside the directory where you created that VM.
Without the ubuntu.vmx there would not be a VM
what happens if you try to uninstall ?
please dont use doc format to post screenshots - use *.jpg or *.png instead
Here I have attached the screen shots of error in .jpeg format.
Yeah WS 7 was good, but when WS 8 was installing, the older version uninstalled, now it is not allowing me to uninstall this WS 8.
in the 3rd screenshot you see the vmx-file
open it with a text editor and edit the line
vmci0.present = "true"
change the value to "false"
then start the VM again
Thank you very much :), now I m able to install Ubuntu.