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    Fusion hung on Leopard

    cthree Novice

      My Fusion VM running CentOS5 on a Mac Pro running Leopard has hung.

       

      Console reports:

       

      27/10/07 1:55:38 PM vmware[1805] *** -[NSCFDictionary objectsForKeys:notFoundMarker:]: marker is nil - this will be an exception in applications linked on Leopard.

       

      The vm is running CentOS5. I was compiling PHP 5.2.4. The VM is configured for 1 processor, 1GB RAM.

       

      VMware Fusion is totally unresponsive and had to be killed. FYI.

        • 1. Re: Fusion hung on Leopard
          Guru

          What version of Fusion is this?

          • 2. Re: Fusion hung on Leopard
            cthree Novice

            1.0 and 1.1rc. I have been unable to use VMware at all with Leopard, Time Machine freezes the VMs with scsi errors. I've corrupted and reinstalled about 6 VMs so far this evening. It's starting to bore me.

            • 3. Re: Fusion hung on Leopard
              Pelodark Novice

              I have had a similar problem and killed the process to a point where my MacPro hung during reboot. Yikes!! If it's any consolation, Parallels is in a similar situation (killing the process). Something is very wrong and someone needs to step up to the plate real soon.

              • 4. Re: Fusion hung on Leopard
                cthree Novice

                I haven't even tried Parallels yet. I am trying to get a VM I use on a web server farm updated to the latest version of PHP and instead spent the entire day dicking around with reinstalling Linux a dozen times and always getting the same result, none. So much for a 15 minute job.

                • 5. Re: Fusion hung on Leopard
                  Pelodark Novice

                  I've given up on the VM stuff for the time being. I fire up another server before I waste any more time and effort trying to do someone else's job.

                  • 6. Re: Fusion hung on Leopard
                    Guru

                    Continuing discussion from Step by step instructions for upgrade to Leopard??? and VMware + Time Machine = death to concentrate information in one thread.

                     

                    I did nothing special. I was running 1.0 and it seemed fine running the CentOS5 VM I was running under Tiger. I was compiling the latest PHP and it froze with a spinning beach ball. I hard reset the machine and tried to launch the VM again and fsck found all sorts of problems and when it booted it said some of the RPC libraries were toast starting NFS.

                     

                    Given that you hard reset the machine, it makes sense that the VM was corrupted. This also applies to your other hangs you describe. The problem is probably whatever caused the hang in the first place.

                     

                    I upgraded to 1.1RC, got the install done, turned away from it and it was frozen when I got back with a kernel panic related to scsi. I noticed that is coincided with TM activating so I turned it off and hard reset again. Tried to boot, seemed to go ok except now there was a problem loading the network drivers.

                     

                    To confirm, TM was running during all the hangs (not having played with Leopard yet, how do you know TM is active and at fault)? Can you think of any other possibilities, e.g. do you have File Vault active?

                    • 7. Re: Fusion hung on Leopard
                      yaudet Lurker

                       

                      Similar situation here; thanks for any assistance you can provide with solving the following:

                       

                      Used RC1.0 without any issue for since last Beta version and first release; upgraded to RC1.1 after purchasing Leopard.  Install went smoothly with successful confirmation message. 

                       

                       

                      However, now unable to launch Fusion other than by launching an application that requires the VM to function (i.e. MS-Excel or Powerpoint for Windows).

                       

                      Anytime I try to launch Fusion directly, or try to make the VM Library appear, the Fusion application hangs, spinning disks and shows as "application not responding" in the dock.

                       

                      Also, even after going through the uninstall process, unable to reinstall RC1.0 since the installation process keeps detecting a more recent version and refuses to continue the install process.

                       

                       

                      Thanks for any assistance in solving this as I've now spent much longer on this than on the Leopard upgrade itself.

                       

                       

                      • 8. Re: Fusion hung on Leopard
                        Guru

                        However, now unable to launch Fusion other than by launching an application that requires the VM to function (i.e. MS-Excel or Powerpoint for Windows).

                         

                        To confirm, you mean that launching Fusion via a Windows app kept in the dock does work?

                         

                        Anytime I try to launch Fusion directly, or try to make the VM Library appear, the Fusion application hangs, spinning disks and shows as "application not responding" in the dock.

                         

                        What happens if you run a VM directly but not through the docker (e.g. double-click the .vmwarevm bundle in the Finder)?

                        cthree, does this match up with what you were seeing, or did you have to run a VM for it to hang?

                         

                        Also, even after going through the uninstall process, unable to reinstall RC1.0 since the installation process keeps detecting a more recent version and refuses to continue the install process.

                         

                        That's a known issue that was not fixed in time for the release candidate (I assume this will be fixed for the final release). Delete or move /Library/Receipts/Install VMware Fusion.pkg and /Library/Receipts/VMware Fusion.pkg

                        • 9. Re: Fusion hung on Leopard
                          yaudet Lurker

                           

                          Correct, launching via a Windows app kept in the dock works.  Also, as you asked me to check, launching a VM in Finder (.vmwarevm file) also works. 

                           

                           

                          However, launching the Fusion app itself hangs the process...  Cannot get to theVM Library step I used to have with RC1.0.

                           

                           

                          Thanks for the quick response on completing the uninstall, will most likely try going back to RC1.0

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                          • 10. Re: Fusion hung on Leopard
                            Guru
                            yaudet wrote:

                            However, launching the Fusion app itself hangs the process...

                             

                            If you haven't already downgraded, what if you start a VM by one of the methods that works, then attempt to open the Virtual Machine Library window? If this fails, you could try deleting or moving ~/Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusion.plist to clear out the list.

                             

                            Cannot get to theVM Library step I used to have with RC1.0.

                             

                            Not sure what you meant by this.

                            • 11. Re: Fusion hung on Leopard
                              yaudet Lurker

                               

                              Yeah, I guess I could have been clearer: I was refering to the part of launching Fusion where the VM catalog list appears and lets you choose which VM to launch.

                               

                               

                              However, I completely uninstalled Fusion, re-installed RC1.0, and then re-installed RC1.1, which now launches properly, go figure?

                               

                               

                              Many thanks for the prompt support, could not have gotten to this point without the complete uninstall info you provided earlier.

                               

                               

                              Y

                               

                               

                              • 12. Re: Fusion hung on Leopard
                                blackpuma Hot Shot

                                If this fails, you could try deleting or moving ~/Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusion.plist to clear out the list.

                                 

                                I was having problems with Fusion hanging upon startup until I did this specific step.

                                 

                                That did the trick for me.

                                • 13. Re: Fusion hung on Leopard
                                  Guru

                                  If this fails, you could try deleting or moving ~/Library/Preferences/com.vmware.fusion.plist to clear out the list.

                                   

                                  I was having problems with Fusion hanging upon startup until I did this specific step.

                                   

                                  I don't suppose you kept the problematic version?

                                  • 14. Re: Fusion hung on Leopard
                                    Xipper Novice

                                     

                                    I too had Fusion completely hang.  VM is XP SP2 with the latest vmtools installed, was working fine and then stopped resonding and had spinning wheel.  After a few minutes the VM display blanked out and VMware was no longer responsive.  Tried to quit process for individual VM (using kill) with no luck, tried to force quit with no luck, also tried to kill VMware processes as root with no luck.

                                     

                                     

                                    I am now being forced to reboot to try and get back to an operable state.

                                     

                                     

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