Unable to start vmware-server-console

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by satimis, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. satimis

    satimis New Member

    Hi folks,


    Ubuntu 7.04 server amd64 (Host OS)
    CentOS 5 x86_74 (Guest OS)
    VMWare server


    Previously as satimis(user) on console running
    $ /usr/bin/vmware-server-console start

    -> local host -> connect

    vmware-server-console can be started. Unfortunately I accidentally removed /home/satimis but w/o removing the satimis because login. Now I can't start vmware-server-console by ;

    $ /usr/bin/vmware-server-console start

    -> local host -> connect

    Following warning popup:-
    Unable to open: Virtual machine "start" is not in the inventory.


    Please advise how to fix the problem. TIA


    B.R.
    satimis
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Ty
    Code:
    /usr/bin/vmware-server-console
    instead (without start).
     
  3. satimis

    satimis New Member

    Thanks for your advice.


    I think my problem is caused by removing /home/satimis. Previously I download "CentOS-5_lamp.x86_64.zip" on centos.org and decompressed it on /home/satimis/CentOS-5_lamp.x86_64/

    (All of the VMDK files are VMWare disk images)

    now everything gone.

    Just have a fresh "CentOS-5_lamp.x86_64.zip" download.


    I'm considering putting the images on another partition so that other users can run it. But I haven't figured out how to do it.

    IIRC on installing the Host OS, Ubuntu 7.04 server amd64, I created following partitions on a 160G HD;

    /boot 100MB
    / 80G
    balance untouched


    $ sudo fdisk -l
    Code:
    Password:
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *           1          31      248976   83  Linux
    /dev/sda2              32       19457   156039345    5  Extended
    /dev/sda5              32       19457   156039313+  8e  Linux LVM
    
    I'm prepared putting the images on /dev/sda5. But I can't mount this partition.

    $ sudo mount /dev/sda5 /mnt
    Code:
    mount: unknown filesystem type 'LVM2_member'
    
    $ cat /etc/fstab
    Code:
    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    #
    # <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
    proc            /proc           proc    defaults        0       0
    /dev/mapper/ubuntu-root /               ext3    defaults,errors=remount-ro,usrquota,grpquota 0       1
    # /dev/sda1
    UUID=16932771-ab2e-41cf-aea9-f744b7a252eb /boot           ext3    defaults        0       2
    /dev/mapper/ubuntu-swap_1 none            swap    sw              0       0
    /dev/scd0       /media/cdrom0   udf,iso9660 user,noauto     0       0
    /dev/fd0        /media/floppy0  auto    rw,user,noauto  0       0
    
    I don't know what mistake I have committed. Pls help. TIA.


    satimis
     

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