adrianrt
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vmware cant create a new vm

error in vmware when creating a new VM

Hi all,

I hope this is the correct thread.

I can't create new VMs in vmware. Please see the attached screenshot and logs.

 

Many thanks,

A

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continuum
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You still have autoinst.iso connected ...
Try to install your guest normally without using Autoinstall.

 

 


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I do not support Workstation 16 at this time ...

adrianrt
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thanks, but I still get the same error.

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continuum
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Can you run any VM ?
Did you successfully compile all modules ?
Can you start a VM while running as root ?

 

 


________________________________________________
Do you need support with a VMFS recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
I do not support Workstation 16 at this time ...

continuum
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> thanks, but I still get the same error.

show new logfile.
Dont use any fancy video settings - just regular VMware SVGA

 


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Do you need support with a VMFS recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
I do not support Workstation 16 at this time ...

adrianrt
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I can pause/unpause all my other VMs without any sort of problem.

They're running fine.

 

 

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continuum
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Then simply fix your current VM. It is still in Autoinstall mode and probably tries to boot from iso.

 

 


________________________________________________
Do you need support with a VMFS recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
I do not support Workstation 16 at this time ...

adrianrt
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made some progress by disabling 3d acceleration for the videocard.

 

but now my screen isn't enirely visible......it's partially obscured.

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continuum
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did you install vmware-tools ? - if not - do that now.

 

 


________________________________________________
Do you need support with a VMFS recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
I do not support Workstation 16 at this time ...

scott28tt
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

I’ve reported your original thread for a second time, since you didn’t wait for a moderator to move it and just created this duplicate anyway.

I have also reported this thread since it is still not in the area for Workstation.

 


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adrianrt
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thanks, made some progress but have another issue.

 

I tried to install ubuntu and it failed and had to restart the VM.

 

Now I'm blocked because it asks me to remove the installation medium CD in order to continue....but I can't do that, because I can't edit the VM and the power off button is grayed out......I'm pretty much stuck.

 

 

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adrianrt
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all fixed now, killall -9 vmware etc.

 

now works fine. Thank you for your help!

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