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Just upgraded a 939 (actually a buddy helping me out today) to a dual core and put vmware to run some smp for the foldathon and get this error when trying to run error10's F@H linux distro.

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Error while powering on: The following error occurred when starting VMware Player.

W32AuthConnectionLaunch: Reply error "Cannot power on the virtual machine. This may be because you are running inside a Terminal Services or Remote Desktop session or are in Fast User Switch Mode.

For more information, refer to our Web site at "http://vmware.com/info?id=154".
".
Terminal services and all remote services are stopped and I have done the "enable hiding fast user switching" to no effect.

Any help is as always appreciated. I don't have time to throw another OS on, I'm frankenstiening my other systems PS to get it folding.
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Very silly question: do you have virtualization turned on in the BIOS?
     
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I google, and looked at the link you sent to my att: in N2G's "need help..." thread but although I can read English I could not make much of the info that I read. Visualization is needed to be on in the bios that is a for sure thing. The rest I don't know. Maybe to to error's vm thread and ask there, someone should know more about it.

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Out of curiosity how much RAM does said folding rig have on it? I know when I dropped my folding rig down 1GB from 2GB is when I started to run into issues with my machine locking up.

Also, IIRC, there is a setting when setting up the SMP and VM clients that asks if it is running on a virtual machine. If at all possible go back through the settings and make make sure that, that option is set to [NO].

All I can think of at the moment.

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Very silly question: do you have virtualization turned on in the BIOS?
Wow,just got back. Not a silly question. I've never seen VM in AMd bios (what is that hyper-v or sum such thing?) only in intel bios's.
So I checked and couldn't find any and then thought (Because yoiu had brought it up) does the cpu support it? So I did a search and found alot of conflicting info on the 3800X2. Seems the AM2 supports it and not the 939 but only certain revs of the am2?

So I searched vmware for compatible cpu's to no avail and blah blah blah, searched for what feels like hours, tried various other vm's and found a util on microsoft to check and the cpu failed.

So started looking for Emulators for vm and found a few but it looks like they will slow the vm down and that would probally kill the ppd increase from useing the vm. So I downloaded the regular smp on the thing rebooted and W7 beta croaks out saying Beta over!

I can't catch a break today! In the mean time my ghetto'd system keeps dieing while folding so I have to keep booting it back up and lower the clocks. LOL I don't think I can cpu fold on that system with the hacked ps's. I'll just leave the gpu on tonight.

So now I'm trying to use my RC key on the beta I'm in no mood to reinstall an OS on the thing

I'm surprised the VMware didn't just come up with a cpu not supported error as I've seen in the past I think something else is going on as I've done some reading and there seems to be alot of chatter on partial virtualization on these chips. Maybe tomorrow I'll try the QEMU but I'm done for the night.
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OK I'm beat I just Answered G-byte and BO and the post didn't go and lost the text! I'm done tonight!!

Thx guys I'll try your suggestions tomorrow.
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Hueristic, virtualization doesn't have to be enabled in the bios in order for you to run virtual machine. I have vmware on a dozen of different desktops at work. All with 5-6 year old hardware

Which rig are you trying to get vmware set up on? Hardware components? OS? ect

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However, software virtualization is MUCH slower than hardware virtualization, and at that point, you may as well run SMP in Windows rather than in a VMWare Linux. Is there a chance of dual-booting Linux and just running SMP natively? My 4400+ had an option in the BIOS for virtualization on both the nForce3 and Crossfire Xpress 3200.
     
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Oops. After all that hard work. Just remember what I said about my warranty.

So its not running SMP either?
Well I started the smp console last night and at first I got all trypes of erros then I figured for some damn reason the files were not being written so I ran it as admin and it started running. I woke up this morning and the system had rebooted. So I restarted it 30 minutes ago and it's still at 0%
****EDIT: Woot 1%
Looks like this thing isn't going to get even 1 wu in for the foldathon.
But my main system made it all night on gpu without a ps failure. I just started vm on it and am typeing on it now so I may have the power under control now. I stocked everything out and had to raise the vcore on cpu (guess the ps's are soo unstable it's vdropping below the cpu threashhold.

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What CPU do you have? Because VM should work, maybe your cpu is 32 bit only.
3800X2 lapped (I don't know the stepping). On a Asrock dualSataII

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Hueristic, virtualization doesn't have to be enabled in the bios in order for you to run virtual machine. I have vmware on a dozen of different desktops at work. All with 5-6 year old hardware

Which rig are you trying to get vmware set up on? Hardware components? OS? ect

Thanks
THX Br0, That is what I thought. I was under the impresion it would just emulate. But on the intels it was required to enable as disabled on an intel would actually stop the process. I could be wrong as
i'm no VM guru. Hardware ^^ I can add another gig but it will be in single mode (won't hurt f@h though). I tried installing sun vm (failed on install with no specific error :I hate generic failed errors!) And was unable to dnload MS VM cause machine is on win7 beta and expired or some such bull.

So I'm thinking back to XP32SP3 and give it a go. I just wanted to get this folding for the foldathon and tweak afterwards.

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However, software virtualization is MUCH slower than hardware virtualization, and at that point, you may as well run SMP in Windows rather than in a VMWare Linux. Is there a chance of dual-booting Linux and just running SMP natively? My 4400+ had an option in the BIOS for virtualization on both the nForce3 and Crossfire Xpress 3200.
I'm a real nubb on linux but if there is a decent how to I'll set that up and dual boot. Linux boot loader still Lilo? I haven't used it since like 96.

I originally thought it was a Win7 (OS) problem. Which I still do, IMO the vmware should error on not supported if that is the issue, But of course it could be erroring before it gets to the check but I can run vmware it just errors when I try to run a vmx file.
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However, software virtualization is MUCH slower than hardware virtualization
Blitz, yes that is true but the original request from the OP was him just trying to get the virtual machine to power on

Quote:
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My 4400+ had an option in the BIOS for virtualization on both the nForce3 and Crossfire Xpress 3200.
Blitz, the virtualiztion option was available on which nForce 3 motherboard? This is news to me. I never saw this option in my GA-K8NSC-939.

Hueristic, are you RDP'ing into this desktop when trying to power on the VM?

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