VMware Virtual Machine Solving “failed to lock the file cannot open the disk”

September 9th, 2014 by thelinuxevangelist

VMware Solution: “failed to lock the file cannot open the disk”



The Tip Simply Show How-to Troubleshooting the VMware Player, Workstation and Fusion Issue “failed to lock the file cannot open the disk.” on *Nix Systems.

On the Post Bottom You will find a Link to Guides on Installing the VMware Tools for Most Linux Clients.

VMware Solution:
  1. Open a Command Line Terminal Window

  2. Remove the Lock

    rm -rf /[path/to/myVirtualMachine]/Virtual Disk.vmdk.lck
  3. How-to Install the VMWare Tools for Linux and Unix:

    VMWare Tools Installation Guides

    Links to Step-by-Step Guides on Installing VMware Tools.

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