Gioxannes
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Coredump starting VMplayer 2.0 on Windows XP, please Help!

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I have a problem starting a VM which I have copied fromone machine to another. The previous host machines where Mandriva Linux, Windows Vista and Windows XP - sp1, but on the machine I am trying it now it fails (Windows XP - sp2).

The message box displays:

MEM_ALLOC C:/ob/bora-45731/bora/lib/policy/policyNetQuarantine.c:2611

The log file contains:

Jun 19 13:32:51.748: player| Log for VMware Player pid=4028 version=2.0.0 build=build-45731 option=Release

Jun 19 13:32:51.748: player| Hostname=GCTPCD0113.network.lan

Jun 19 13:32:51.748: player| VMware Player: VMware virtual machine player

Jun 19 13:32:51.748: player| Command line: "D:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Player\vmplayer.exe" "-G" "G:\fnds\users\J-Schadee\Vincent\Vincent.vmx"

Jun 19 13:32:51.951: player| HostDeviceInfo_FindHostDisks: CreateFile
.\PhysicalDrive0 failed: Access is denied

Jun 19 13:32:52.107: player| HOSTINFO: Seeing Intel CPU, numCoresPerCPU 2 numThreadsPerCore 1.

Jun 19 13:32:52.107: player| HOSTINFO: This machine has 1 physical CPUS, 2 total cores, and 2 logical CPUs.

Jun 19 13:32:52.872: player| Foundry Init: setting up global state (0 threads)

Jun 19 13:32:52.872: player| Foundry Init: version 2, hostType 1, hostName (null), hostPort 0, options 0x203

Jun 19 13:32:52.904: player| MEM_ALLOC C:/ob/bora-45731/bora/lib/policy/policyNetQuarantine.c:2611

Jun 19 13:32:52.904: player| Backtrace:

Jun 19 13:32:52.904: player| -


Backtrace using dbghelp.dll----

Jun 19 13:32:52.919: player| Module path: D:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Player\vmwarebase.DLL

and much more...

Does anybody has any experience with this error?

Thanks!

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KevinG
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If the following directory does not exist, create it and you should be now able to run VMware Player.

\Documents And Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware Player

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RDPetruska
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Please post the contents of "Vincent.vmx"

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Gioxannes
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Hi,

Here it is:

(Tried changing memsize to 128 from 244, did not help, MemAllowAutoScaleDown to True, did not help)

#!/usr/bin/vmware

config.version = "8"

virtualHW.version = "4"

memsize = "128"

MemAllowAutoScaleDown = "TRUE"

MemTrimRate = "-1"

displayName = "Vincent"

guestOS = "winxppro"

uuid.location = "56 4d 23 14 04 25 f7 2b-ec 4e 59 c1 14 24 03 49"

uuid.bios = "56 4d 23 14 04 25 f7 2b-ec 4e 59 c1 14 24 03 49"

tools.remindInstall = "TRUE"

sound.present = "TRUE"

sound.virtualDev = "sb16"

sound.filename = "-1"

sound.autodetect = "TRUE"

usb.present = "TRUE"

ethernet0.present = "TRUE"

ethernet0.addressType = "generated"

ethernet0.connectionType = "bridged"

scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"

scsi0:0.fileName = "Vincent.vmdk"

ide0:0.present = "TRUE"

ide0:0.autodetect = "TRUE"

ide0:0.filename = "auto detect"

ide0:0.deviceType = "atapi-cdrom"

scsi0.present = "TRUE"

scsi0.virtualDev = "buslogic"

scsi0:0.redo = ""

ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:24:03:49"

sound.deviceNr = "-1"

sound.device = "/dev/dsp"

ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"

usb.autoConnect.device0 = ""

checkpoint.vmState = ""

floppy0.fileName = "A:"

extendedConfigFile = "Vincent.vmxf"

virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"

tools.upgrade.policy = "manual"

isolation.tools.hgfs.disable = "FALSE"

sharedFolder.option = "alwaysEnabled"

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RDPetruska
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Try deleting the lines

sound.deviceNr="-1"

and

sound.device = "/dev/dsp"

Also, did you copy this guest from one host PC to another?

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Gioxannes
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I tried, but it did not help.

I have the idea that it has something to do with the fact that the vmplayer tries to create some memory file on a location where it has no writing rights. Is that possible? It is a diffent machine.

Which location would it be?

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RDPetruska
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Almost all files are written/created/etc. in the same folder. Where is your G: drive? How is it connected to this host?

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KevinG
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MEM_ALLOC C:/ob/bora-45731/bora/lib/policy/policyNetQuarantine.c:2611

It's not failing because of sound in the .vmx file. For some odd reason it's failing to allocate memory in policyNetQuarantine.

Was this a ACE VM?

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Gioxannes
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The G: drive is on a remote file server, but I tried as well having all the files on the local machine itself on the 😧 drive without success (same error).

And (to answer Kevin)

It is not a ACE VM, but one created with VMconverter.

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KevinG
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See if you can go to the directory ...\Documents And Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware Player and if so, do you have permissions to write to this directory?

Gioxannes
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Well, it is a little bit strange. The VMware directory exists, but does not contain a VMplayer directory.

It does contain "VMware Workstation", a "vnckeymap" and a "VMware Virtual Machine Importer" folders.

I am not able to create one either, so I will ask the system administrator to change this.

Is it possible that in the meantime another directory can be used for these purposes? Can I change a setting somewhere?

Thanks for your help.

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Gioxannes
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Just as some extra information: if the 'all users' directory is open, then you can access the Vmachine of other users as well, who might have worked on a Vmachine with more rights, so there is a security issue here, right?

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KevinG
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If the following directory does not exist, create it and you should be now able to run VMware Player.

\Documents And Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware Player

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KevinG
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Just as some extra information: if the 'all users'

directory is open, then you can access the Vmachine

of other users as well, who might have worked on a

Vmachine with more rights, so there is a security

issue here, right?

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Gioxannes

There is no security issue, since this directory is used to store global application data, just like all the other applications you have in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\

Gioxannes
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Creating the directory by the administrator and granting rights solved the problem.

Yes, I am happy again! Everybody thanks for the contributions. Smiley Happy

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KevinG
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Glad to hear that it is working Smiley Happy

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