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I signed up for the VMware public beta, and it gave me a serial for that version, and it claims it's invalid. Any idea why? I'm running on my iHack currently. Specs in sig, except I'm on 10.4.9 with 8.9.1.

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I've the same issue and as me a lotofpeople... it looks like a bug of this Beta2. I also posted a ticket to VMWare support team but they have not replied yet.


P.s: I've the MBP in signature running under OSX 10.4.9.

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or maybe the serial is already used by someone else......

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or maybe the serial is already used by someone else......

Did you try to install it? There are none many serials... for beta testing, VMWare released 1 universal serial number.

Dax... we are speaking about this issue here too :thumbsup_anim:

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well beta3 just came out, hopefully that will work for you.

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Nope. Still no dice :(

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Nope. Still no dice :)

ehm... maybe you will never trust me but......... SAME! :P It looks like a conspiracy eheh

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no problems on my hack with vmware beta 3, it's a lot faster too :)

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Yup same here no problems at all and yes it is heaps faster too :(

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Compared to Parallels final, is VMWare Fusion faster?

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Of course. And it is easy to use either BootCamp or MBR disk on VMware.

The only thing I'm waiting is Coherence...

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hmmm mbr? how? it's 3 days i'm trying to mount my partition

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It seems i need turn to VMWare....

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hmmm mbr? how? it's 3 days i'm trying to mount my partition

There is a tool in the /Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/ that creates the vmk file (a text file containing the geometry of the disk and size of the partition)

Right now I'm in the Powerbook, also out of town, when I get back I see the name of the tool and post it.

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the name of the app is vmware-rawdiskCreator

in Terminal you type:
vmware-rawdiskCreator create diskdev part-number filename adaptertype

in my case since my XP disk is a third one I typed:
vmware-rawdiskCreator create /dev/disks2 1 ~/vmware/rawdisk ide

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no problems on my hack with vmware beta 3, it's a lot faster too :(

lord, I hate you :rolleyes:

So, as any Italian rock-like boy :superman:, I installed it once again, OSX 10.4.9 clean installation, Italian layout for any setting and... "invalid serial" has popped out again. I opened a thread into the Official Beta forum but it seems a well-know bug never fixed and maybe a day to-fix. Really disappointed about that. Anyway what's about this Beta3? Support is still locked at DX 8.1?

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I fixed the problem for me; I would also get kernel panic during install.

How I fixed it was, use this ;

http://kaspers.freef...rnel-panic.html

during install, then put the file there permanently;

fix all the permissions in the kexts directory of VMWare (/Library/App services/VMware/kexts)
sudo -s
chown -R root:wheel *.*
chmod 755 *.*

then run the boot.sh script in there, and enter serial through the liscence menu..

Sorry it is vague, recalling from memory.

Hope it helps.

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I'll try it later. Hope it works on 9a410 Leo's build

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I have no words... Installed the new Beta4 and still I'm getting the invalid serial error.

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I'm speaking with some of VMWare about this issue... hope to post here as soon as possible the solution. No luck yet for registration.

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There is a tool in the /Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/ that creates the vmk file (a text file containing the geometry of the disk and size of the partition)

Right now I'm in the Powerbook, also out of town, when I get back I see the name of the tool and post it.

EDIT:

the name of the app is vmware-rawdiskCreator

in Terminal you type:
vmware-rawdiskCreator create diskdev part-number filename adaptertype

in my case since my XP disk is a third one I typed:
vmware-rawdiskCreator create /dev/disks2 1 ~/vmware/rawdisk ide


This is a great piece of advice! I was having numerous problems running XP in a virtual machine with a virtual hard disk. While doing CPU and HDD intensive tasks the VM would eat all of my RAM (4GB) and when I tried to do anything in Leopard it would GSOD. After making a physical partition and linking it like this my VMs work like a charm! Lovely!

-sdelano





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