1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 18, 2014 12:42 PM by wila

    Can't load virtual machine. vmware says "Unable to retrieve kernel symbols"

    minorblend Lurker

      All of sudden, I don't remember exactly when it has started, vmware can't load virtual machine with the error saying "Unable to retrieve kernel symbols"

      I'm using VMWare Fusion v6.0.4 on OS X 10.9.5 (beta, I guess).

      following information might be helpful.


      ~ $ uname -a

      Darwin MacBook-Pro.local 13.4.0 Darwin Kernel Version 13.4.0: Tue Jul 29 18:12:54 PDT 2014; root:xnu-2422.115.1~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64

      ~ $ system_profiler SPSoftwareDataType


          System Software Overview:

            System Version: OS X 10.9.5 (13F14)

            Kernel Version: Darwin 13.4.0

            Boot Volume: Macintosh HD

            Boot Mode: Normal

            Computer Name: Josh’s MacBook Pro

            User Name: Josh Chung (...)

            Secure Virtual Memory: Enabled

            Time since boot: 3 days 1:38

      ~ $ ls -l /mach_kernel

      -rwxr-xr-x@ 1 root  wheel  8394200 Aug 11 10:40 /mach_kernel

      ~ $

        • 1. Re: Can't load virtual machine. vmware says "Unable to retrieve kernel symbols"
          wila Guru
          vExpertCommunity WarriorsUser Moderators

          Hi minorblend,


          You posted in the forum for the public beta, your Fusion version 6.0.4 tells me you are using the release version.

          One of the features of the public beta ( VMware Fusion Technology Preview 2014 [ARCHIVED] ) is:


          Improved support for unreleased versions of Mac OS X (new)


          I can't promise you that it helps, but you might want to give it a try.


          PS: If you'd prefer staying with Fusion 6.0.4 then that's fine too and I'll move your post to the correct forum.



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