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Archive for the ‘VMware Workstation’ Category

“There is not enough space on the file system for the selected operation” in VMware Fusion or Workstation

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/04/19

Both VMware Fusion and Workstation can give you the error “There is not enough space on the file system for the selected operation” if you expand the virtual disk of a virtual machine.

It occurs when there is less free disk space available on the host disk containing the virtual disk than the newly requested space of the virtual disk. In short: you must have enough room to store the original virtual disk plus the expanded virtual disk. This holds for VMware Player too.

This is a real problem if your main system has SSD only (like a Retina MacBook Pro) where there is an even bigger fight for disk space than HDD based hosts.

It is one of the reasons not only my main system has an SSD drive, but also an external USB3 SSD drive to temporarily make more room available.

–jeroen

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2014 and VMware Fusion has still no built-in “Clone this VM”. Workaround from VMware Communities

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/04/04

It is well into 2014 now, and VMware Fusion still has no way to Clone a VM like VMware Workstation can.

Too bad. Luckily, IrishMike posted a workaround for this about 7 years ago.

The easiest is if you keep these names very similar:

  • Display Name of the VM (that shows up in your Virtual Machine Library)
  • Name of the directory
  • Name of the .VMDK files
  • Name fo the .VMX files

I do moste of the editing from the console, and used this trick to edit text files from the console.

These are the steps to clone from “master” to “clone” with a little bit of post-editing from my side:

Re: How do we “copy” an entire virtual machine?

  1. Copy the directory holding all the “master” VMware Fusion files to a new one (lets call the directories “master.vmware” and “clone.vmware”).
  2. Inside the “clone.vmware”  directory, change all the files named “master.” to “clone.”
  3. Inside the “clone.vmware” directory, remove these subdirectories if they exist:
    – any directory ending in “.lck”
    – Applications
    – appListCache
    – caches
  4. Then in the same directory, edit the .vmx file changing all occurrences of “master” to “clone”
    – any “fileName” entry
    – any “displayName” entry
    – any “nvram” entry
    – any “extendedConfigFile”
    – any “checkpoint.vmState”
  5. Also in the same directory, edit the main .vmdk file and change the mane of the file from “master-flat.vmdk” to “clone-flat.vmdk”
  6. Then from the Finder or from VMware Fusion, open the .vmx file
  7. Finally tell VMware Fusion that you “copied”  the VM, so it gets a new hardware ID.

Then we’re off and running.

–jeroen

via: VMware Communities: How do we “copy” an entire virtual….

Posted in Apple, Fusion, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, MacBook, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Power User, VMware, VMware Workstation | Leave a Comment »

VMware Workstation 10, VMware Player 6 Regular/Plus, VMware Fusion 6 Regular/Pro: what to choose? (via: VMware Workstation 10 released Sept. 4 2013, but you might be fine with the free VMware Player 6 Plus | TinkerTry IT @ home)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/27

There is an interesting post by TinkerTry IT @ home | VMware Workstation 10 released Sept. 4 2013, but you might be fine with the free VMware Player 6 Plus that helped me making up my decision what to buy.

Basically you have these products on the non-server side of things:

(Note: you can find many downloads through Google search for site:www.vmware.com/go)

I bought these:

  • VMware Fusion 6
  • VMware Workstation 10

My reasoning: Read the rest of this entry »

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Solution for “This virtual machine’s policies are too old to be run by this version of VMware [Fusion|Workstation].”

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/13

If you ever get the error message

This virtual machine’s policies are too old to be run by this version of VMware Fusion.

or

This virtual machine’s policies are too old to be run by this version of VMware Workstation.

Then the solution is really simple: Read the rest of this entry »

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History: run HD image with Borland’s Turbo Pascal 5.5/6.0/7.0 and Microsoft’s QuickPascal 1.0 in VMware Fusion

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/12

A really long time ago, I posted in history – What features contributed to the evolution of Pascal? – Programmers indicating there was a Hard Disk Image of MS-DOS 6.22 with Pascal for Computer Studies. In fact, that is an IMG file of a DOS hard disk. And this posts shows how to use it with VMware Fusion on Mac OS X. The is a hard disk image contains:

  • A full version of MS-DOS 6.22 (MSDN Original)
  • Borland Turbo Pascal 7.0 (main)
  • Borland Turbo Pascal 6.0
  • Borland Turbo Pascal 5.5
  • Microsoft QuickPascal 1.0

DOS on a Mac

At the end of last century, nobody would expect to even run a terminal shell on Mac OS. And indeed, up until Mac OS 9, this was impossible. But in 1999 (Darwin) and 2000 (Mac OS X Server 1.0) Apple introduced Terminal.app into OS X  (called OS X since 10.8), allowing access to the command line shell. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Borland Pascal, Development, Fusion, Pascal, Power User, Quick Pascal, Software Development, Turbo Pascal, VMware, VMware Workstation | 1 Comment »

 
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