I have installed VM ware 15 (free version) and Ubuntu 18.04 on a potable disk, I ran Ubuntu by plugging the portable disk into my PC and running it from the portable disk. Someday I reset the Win 10 of my PC, after resetting I found something went wrong: when I tried to launch Ubuntu from the portable disk. VM ware complained: Error while powering on: Unable to find the VMX binary
Since I installed the Ubuntu on my portable disk, I think the resetting of PC's Win 10 didn't affect Ubuntu, all vmdk files are there on my portable disk, also the .vmx file is still in the folder where I installed Ubuntu. Is there a way to fix this issue?
Thank you in advance!
The error message seems to indicate that it cannot find the VMware Workstation software, not your virtual machine files.
What version of Workstation/Player do you have installed on your host?
There are system files and device drivers which MUST be installed on the host OS - it is not designed to be a portable app.
Thank you for your help, I installed VM workstation 15 free version on my portable disk, I think when I installed it there were some other files deployed on the host PC. But after resetting the host PC, they are gone I guess