So I installed Live View and VMPlayer on Win 7 x64 box as I was told this was all i needed to mount and check out a .dd image of Windows xp sp3. After installing, i ran live view which indicated it must have VMWare Workstation or VMWare Server installed. I don't own VMWare workstation but I was able to download a trial version. VMWare workstation forced me to uninstall the player and disable Windows digital driver signing. So when I tried to mount the image which is on a USB drive connected via a eSata port, I received numerous errors. So I created the image file and open the image using VM Workstation but all i got was a black screen with a cursor. So I uninstalled workstation and reinstalled VMPlayer to see if that fixed it since I really only want the free version anyway and, no, still same black screen. So then I opened my Oracle VB, created a new machine and browsed to the vmdk file, that opened fine but I once again received a black screen with the error "FATAL: No bootable media found"
Thinking that something in the vmdk was corrupted, I once again opened liveview to recreate the vmdk, but guess what, it once again demands the workstation or server to run. Yesterday I tried to use the server product, but I couldn't get it working properly so I'm back to trial of workstation……
Any help or ideas would be great.
What are you trying to put into vm and view?
As I stated
"to mount and check out a .dd image of Windows xp sp3"
I ended up getting it to work but I had to use a licensed workstation version. My only problem is now that the virtual machines all disappear from the VMWare Workstation window when I exit. When I go back in I have to "open virtual machine" and go find where it placed them.
If your host OS is Win 7 64bit, no doubt you have to use VmWorkstation. VMware server 1.0 is free but it doesn't work on Win 7 64bit. VMWare server 1.0 can work fine on Win 7 32bit.
If your virtual machine disappear after exit VMware Workstation, I think maybe you should check configuration or use another version. Sorry I have no such a problem in my VMWare Workstation,so I could not imagine what happen in your machine.