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Subject: Re: problem with starting virtual machine to run build server

Re: problem with starting virtual machine to run build server

From: Mark Allums <mark_at_allums.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 06:34:21 -0600

alex wallis wrote:
> Hi.
> Ok i figured out how to set the virtual machine up. I have also mounted
> the vmdk file no problem.
> However when I try to power up the machine I get the following error
> Cannot open the disk 'c:\virtual machines\other linux 2.6.x kernel\Other
> Linux 2.6.x kernel.vmdk' or one of the snapshot disks it depends on.
> Reason: Failed to lock the file.
> I am a complete newbie to this kind of thing, and so the various forums
> on the net have been less than enlightening.
> So if anyone has any thoughts would be good to no.
> Thanks for any help.
> Alex.

I hate to state the obvious, but, have you tried rebooting? Probably
won't help, but you are dealing with Windows, here. It sounds like some
other application, even Windows Explorer, may still have the file open.

You still need more memory, but that isn't causing this problem.

--Mark Allums
Received on 2008-02-20


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