Unable to start vmware-server-console

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

  1. satimis

    satimis 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

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    instead (without start).
  3. satimis

    satimis 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
    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
    mount: unknown filesystem type 'LVM2_member'
    $ cat /etc/fstab
    # /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.


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