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vmware won't boot


after a reboot we got the following message runnig vmware start:

vmwAre is installed, but it has not been correctly configured for running this kernel

however, there has not been any kernel updates??

any ideas?

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what VMware Product?
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vmware 2.0.1
To reconfigure it invoke the following commmand /user/bin/
what is the consequence of this on our current vmware setup with multiple vms etc.

i am afraid it will mess up the whole system?

Any change to a production system, there is always a risk. Ensure you have backups of the VMs.

This script will reset the configuration of the VMware Server. It's the same script that is used at installation.

Please note that VMware Server 2.0.2 is End of Life. It has been discontiued in favour of vSphere VMware Hypervisor (ESXi), also free. This Type 1 Hypervisor is superior to VMware Server. Extended Support runs until 30 June 2011 for VMware Server 2.0.2. If you intend to stay on this platform, I would download VMware Server 2.0.2 whilst it is still available.
well i have not peformed the initial installation and i an not sure if i should rerun it.

i do not really understand the kernel message since there has not been any changes to the kernel?
So you could perform an in-place upgrade to 2.0.2, or try re-running the script.

You should have VM backups.
do you mean it is a bug??
Yes, it's reported as an issue which occurs, So yes, could call it a bug.
We have made some progress. The VMWare WebAcces is running and we can see the VMs again. The problem was some missing kernel modules we  think.

The only problem is that we cannot start a VM yet.

Vmware -status

shows that everything is running fine except for this message:

Host Network Detection is not runnning.

Any Ideas what this could be
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was a minor issue