Getting error after guest OS Powered ON.
As per the solution on online edited the file /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and added the line blacklist i2c-piix4 and rebooted
still not working .
Did you rebuild initramfs as well? Like is described here: https://communities.vmware.com/t5/VMware-Workstation-Player/piix4-smbus-0000-00-07-3-Host-SMBus-cont...
Alternatively you can do what everyone does and ignore this notification (it's not really an error).
How can I edit blacklist.conf if I never get to see a desktop?
So I'm looking at the time-stamped log entry looking lines of text, ending with "[sda] Assuming drive cache write-through". When you say "everyone ignores this", do you mean that if I wait for a long time-out I'll be granted access to the ubuntu desktop?
If you never get to see a desktop - whereas normally you would get a desktop, then you have another problem.
This particular error has nothing to do with that. There has never been a virtualized SMBus controller in VMware, this error/warning is just saying that it can't find that.. and that is expected.