Friday, March 25, 2011

How to Upgrade Ubuntu guest in VmWare?

o) Get the ALTERNATE Ubuntu image from UBUNTU website. (I prefer using Torrent to get this file)
A DESKTOP ISO will _NOT_ work!
o) Now, it's a blatant lie that you would not need an Internet connection. You got to have it; if not, go and do something else.
o) Okay, once you got you alternate ISO image ready, do the following:
  • sudo mkdir -p /media/cdrom
    sudo mount -o loop ~/Desktop/ubuntu-10.10-alternate-i386.iso /media/cdrom
  • gksu "sh /media/cdrom/cdromupgrade"

o) Yup! that's pretty much you need to do.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Corrupted VMWare VMDK file? How to fix?

o) Create a new VMWare machine of the same guest OS.
o) Assign the corrupted VMDK file as additional HDD to the new machine. VMWare machine config allows you to add an existing HDD (VMDK file) to a machine.
o) Browse your corrupted virtual HDD. Enjoy!