Kali Linux Fix on VMware Version 8

Apr 28, 13 • How to Guide, Linux3 CommentsRead More »

Kali Linux Error on VMware:

Kali Linux failing to attach to your VMware Workstation? If the error you receive is the error bellow, then you should follow this short guide to fix the installation.

“The configuration file ~\VMware\kali-linux-1.0-i386\kali-linux-i386-gnome-vm.vmx” was created by a VMware product that is incompatible with this version of VMware Workstation and cannot be used.”
“Cannot open the configuration file ~\VMware\kali-linux-1.0-i386\kali-linux-i386-gnome-vm.vmx.”
“Cannot find a valid peer process to connect to.”

FIX

The solution is easy. It is no compatibility issue, just a small precautionary bug. Follow the steps bellow to fix this.

  • Go inside the VMware image folder and find the file  kali-linux-i386-gnome-vm.VMX .
  • Open the file in a Notepad:
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Open .VMX file in notepad

  • Change the line that say  virtualHW.version =  to the version of VMware you are currently using.
  • If you’re not sure, here is how you find the version of your running VMware Workstation:
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Find Vmware Version

  • I changed the line in the notepad to  virtualHW.version = “8″  since I am using VMware Build 8 and it worked.
  • Save the notepad and then retry.
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3 Responses to Kali Linux Fix on VMware Version 8

  1. KMiNT21 says:

    Thanks, it helped even for VM 7 (to open, but I didn’t tested it well).

  2. jenish says:

    thanks,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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