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Ed Durrant wrote:
Well, no, but the install did resume after the second long pause. It eventually trapped before phase 1 Completed. I did an ALT-F4 and single-stepped, but I've forgotten at what point the trap occurred. I seem to recall it was at the first attempt to execute something from the ram disk.Wait it out, Ed! Mine stalled there, too... for 9 minutes the first time, then ran again for 10 seconds, and then stalled for 6 minutes the second time!So are you saying it completed ? It'd be a pain to wait that long but if this is ONLY the installer, once installed the problem should be gone (I hope).
Yes "Pipe dream" is understood - it's actually originally a British expression I think.I'll let my buddy worry about that! I'm not sure if they use the phrase in OZ, but his idea is a 'pipe dream' at best! Fortunately he can afford to pursue silly ideas.
Probably best to simply call the local VMWare office.
Well once the image is created under (the free) VMWare Server, I believe it can be used with the (free) VMWare Player. Running VMWare Server to run one copy of eCS is a bit of a case of using a sledgehammer to crack a walnut. Running VMWare player is far "lighter" on the Windoze system.That would be great, if it happens!I think I saw somewhere that VMWare were considering making VMWare workstation a free product, as is VMWare Player and VMWare Server.
I'm not sure what is included in the latest version of VMWare Workstation - in the ESX world, you can get the VMWare Convertor function with ESXi v 4 (which comes either as a restricted function free product or a full product but evaluation time limited) but it only converts running systems. The full VMWare Convertor that can convert powered off systems (which for example eCS has to be as there's no VMWare Tools plugins available for it) comes as part of the purchasable VMWare VCenter product.
That appears to be a component of Workstation, at least there are a bunch of files with the P2V prefix. I'm using a licensed copy of Workstation my old boss gave me with the proviso that I do some work for him. Are you saying there is a separate product? I haven't tried converting yet.The other issue here is that you would need the purchasable version of VMConvertor to do this, the free version only supports migration of (some) live systems (I tried it on a windows XP system that should work and the resulting image didn't boot). The Offline (i.e. boot CD on powered down systems should work, but you have to buy the package to get it).