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

September 9, 2014 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

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

The Tip Simply Shows 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.

How to Install VMware Workstation 16 Player on Fedora GNU/Linux Distro
  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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