VMWare Workstation 7 + new Linux: fail
Today I solved one more problem that has been bugging me several months.
Not actually solved the problem, just figure out that it is impossible to solve it.
The situation is: There is VMWare Workstation in the enterprise laptop (Win 7), and I would like to create a Ubuntu 12.04 VM.
It keeps failing, giving me "System Panic" when starting installation. I tried all the methods I could find in Google, changing bios several times to enable different settings of Virtual Threading technology, and tried different versions (32/64, Ubuntu, CentOS) of Linux, and failed.
Long story short, I have been working on this for several months, on and off. Finally I found one webpage giving out a reasonable explanation and confirmed that:
I confirmed that the VMW7 can install Windows VM, and can install Ubuntu 10.04 too, but not Ubuntu 12 or Centos 6.4.
If I try to install VMWare Player (free), it is asking me to uninstall the VMWare Workstation (paid). I don't know if I should go ahead to do so, because I might not be able to install that back. What is good in VMWare Workstation?