I was trying to convert the great Nostalgia Virtual Appliance to a VMware Workstation compatible format but just copying didn’t work. I did the following to get this thing running directly under VMware Workstation 6.02:
- I exported the Nostalgia VM from VirtualCenter 2.5 into an OVF format.
- Copied the OVF files to my PC(d:\ovftools).
- Downloaded the OVF Tool and unzipped it into: d:\ovftools
- Ran the following command cause the damn ovf batch file didn’t work: C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\bin\java” -jar d:\ovftool\ovftool.jar d:\ovftool\nostalgia.ovf d:\nostalgia\ (The batchfile was complaining about the fact that the JAVA_Home environment variable wasn’t set, but it actually was…)
- Now it’s converted to a Workstation 6 compatible VM, just open it and start it.
Let’s see if I can fix that sound in the next couple of days…
Arne just posted a solution to the JAVA_Home environment error… And I just discovered that the fact that the ovftool.bat doesn’t work is because of the long file names within dos. You’ll have to set the environment variable with an 8.3 notation: JAVA_HOME = C:\Progra~1\Java\jre1.5.0_05\
No quotes or what so ever because VMware already used quotes in the batch file for the if exist statement.
Mm, I downloaded the Nostalgia Virtual Appliance and simply ran it in Workstation. No need to convert.
Arne Fokkema says
We talk about the version which you can import directly within VirtualCenter.
I converted it with the OVF tool and added the soundadapter to the VM. Now i have Prince of Persia with sound 😀
Duncan Epping says
Weird, the sound adapter doesn’t seem to work on my VM, will have a look tomorrow…
This is a more simplified command instead of breaking you head to set the environment variables.
“C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.5.0_15\bin\java.exe” -jar “c:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\VMware-ovftool-0.9-
Well, I would rather fix it than use a workaround wouldn’t you?
Sorry, but there is no ovftool.jar in the ovftool directory. Maybe it was in previous version. When I’m runing ovftool to generate ovf file I’m getting the following error:
Export failed due to the following error:
dynamicType = ,
faultCause = (vmodl.MethodFault) null,
device = “cdrom0”,
reason = “host”,
backing = “cdrom-raw”,
msg = “”,
Any ideas ??
xport failed due to the following error:
you have to change the any mounted drives into physical removable medias. Example if you have mounted some iso image into cdrom drive, you have to remove them and use the physical disk/drive.