1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 9, 2008 12:58 PM by gkamendje RSS

    error while powering on: Pipe: Read failed

    gkamendje Lurker

       

      Hi,

       

       

      I have the following configuration:

       

       

      Fedora 8  x64 Running Vmwareplayer 2.5.0 build-118166

       

       

      with debian 4, Fedora 8 x386 and winxp as  guests OSes.

       

       

      After a crash of my host, I was able to restore  my complete Vmware directory from a previous backup. The zip archive I used contained all 3 guest virtual machines (debian, Fedora and Winxp). I am able to play two of the virtual machines (Debian and Fedora) however, when I try to play the winxp virtual machine, I get the following error

       

       

      error while powering on: Pipe: Read failed

       

       

      My guess is that the zip archive was created with the winxp guess OS in suspend mode instead of completely shutdown. Is there a way to bypass this status and simply reboot the Winxp OS? 

       

       

      Thanks for any hint.

       

       

      GA

       

       

        • 1. Re: error while powering on: Pipe: Read failed
          gkamendje Lurker

          I finally solved the problem.

           

          Here is what I did:

           

           

           

          1. I renamed the file .vmss to something like .vmss_bad which seems to store the state of the virtual in suspend mode.

          2. I restarted the virtual machine again (this almos crashed my machine since vmwareplayer displays tons of error)

          3. I terminate the vmwareplayer process

          4. I  rename back .vmss_ba to .vmss

          5. I restarted the virtual machine again

          6. Upon restart, vmwareplayer asked if I wanted to discard the saved state and I said yes.

           

          And now it works pretty well

           

          GA