asafayan
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VMWare Desktop Version 6 - Simple Question

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I'm building a home lab. I've got a VMWare Desktop running version 6.

When I first opened up a VMWare host file, I was prompted as to whether I was "moving" or "copying" the file. I selected "copying" and apparently I was supposed to select "moving".

I've uinstalled VMWare Desktop (VMD) , blown away the VMD

installation directory, installed VMD into a different path and copied

the host files into different physical

locations on the new server and I no longer EVER get prompted / asked

if I'm COPYING or MOVING the new VM host files.

It's like it just

won't forget about the fact that it has opened them before.

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birdie
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It looks like you are running VM off a readonly media or VMWare files have readonly attribute set. If it's so then right click the folder containing your VM, click properties and unset readonly flag - and don't try to run VM located on your CD/DVD-ROM Smiley Wink

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birdie
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What is your question?

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asafayan
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I've never been able to open up a VM instance (since the very first time I opened it) and have VMWare Desktop ask me if I was "copying" or "moving" the instance.

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asafayan
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I was told by my friend who is helping build the lab that I should have selected MOVE instead of COPY.

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birdie
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It looks like you are running VM off a readonly media or VMWare files have readonly attribute set. If it's so then right click the folder containing your VM, click properties and unset readonly flag - and don't try to run VM located on your CD/DVD-ROM Smiley Wink

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asafayan
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Great - that was the issue. Now I can open the instanc. In my Network Configuration page of Vista, what IP addresses should I assign to the two VM Virtual adapters that have appeared?

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birdie
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You shouldn't assign any IPs to them. VMWare itself handles its virtual network adapters.

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