I currently have installed Desktop Workstation 10.04 on Ubuntu machine.
My virtual machines are installed on a separate disk.
I need to do a fresh install of my OS and then will re-install Workstation.
Once the Workstation is installed can I point it to the the disk where the VMs are installed.
I've tried this before and couldn't start up the VMs.
Do I need to back up some files where the Workstation is installed?
Thanks for any help.
Each virtual machine consists of a set of files in a single folder (by default), and you should be able to add the VM's back to a newly installed instance of VMware Workstation by opening the configuration (.vmx) file. Just make sure you properly shut down (not suspend) the VMs before you reinstall the system.
Btw. a backup is always a good idea, not only when reinstalling!