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VMWare Workstation 12 Player Cannot Open Cloudera VM 5.7 in Windows 8 (VT-X Activated)

Hi, 

 

Can anyone help with the following:

 

Background information:

- OS: Windows 8 with VT-X activated (12G RAM)

- VMWare version: VMWare Workstation 12 Player (12.1.1 build-3770994)

- 7-Zip 16.02

- Cloudera Quickstart for CDH 5.7 (VMWare)

 

Issue: Unzipped with 7-Zip in Windows 8, then tried to open with VMWare but got error message: cannot open internal error.  However, if I unzipped with 7-Zip in a Windows 7 machine first (same 7-Zip version), then copy the unzipped folder to the same Windows 8 machine used before, it can then be openned successfully.

 

Many thanks

John

 

mmi
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Registered: ‎02-09-2015

Re: VMWare Workstation 12 Player Cannot Open Cloudera VM 5.7 in Windows 8 (VT-X Activated)

Hi,

 

any errors during the unpack?

 

Regards,

Michael

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Re: VMWare Workstation 12 Player Cannot Open Cloudera VM 5.7 in Windows 8 (VT-X Activated)

Hi, Michael,

 

Thanks for your reply. 

No, I do not get any error message from 7-zip during unpack in Windows 8.  As for VMWare the only error message I got is "Failed to open virtual machine: Internal error." and I cannot find any log files. 

 

Thanks,

John

mmi
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Re: VMWare Workstation 12 Player Cannot Open Cloudera VM 5.7 in Windows 8 (VT-X Activated)

HI John,

 

how about using the Windows built in unzip utility?

Does this work?

 

Regards,

Michael

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Re: VMWare Workstation 12 Player Cannot Open Cloudera VM 5.7 in Windows 8 (VT-X Activated)

Hi, Michael,

 

Yes unzipping with the Win 8 built in unzip utility does work.  So in my case, I either have to use 7-Zip to unzip in Windows 7 first or use the built in unzip utility for it to work. 

 

As a side note, unzip with rar does not work either.

 

Thanks a lot for your help.

 

Regards,
John