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Need help from fellow programmers with VMWare player...please???

 
Galfeslaf
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11/21/2014 12:30 AM
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Need help from fellow programmers with VMWare player...please???
Hey GLP programmers,
I've got a problem.

I was coding for a client in VMWare with CentOS 6.5.
I finished all of my code...just had one more thing to try out, which was starting my program on boot.

So, I put the call to start it in /etc/rc.local, then rebooted.
Now it won't get past the loading progress bar, and I need to get my code out of the machine! Ahh! Stupid me!

Help! How do I get to the code I wrote that is in the Virtual machine?
Any ideas? Thanks...
Anonymous Coward
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11/21/2014 12:34 AM
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Re: Need help from fellow programmers with VMWare player...please???
Yeah, just start your VM with a live CD, that should give you access to your files, no? You could also mount the drive in another VM.
Galfeslaf  (OP)

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11/21/2014 12:53 AM
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Re: Need help from fellow programmers with VMWare player...please???
Yeah, just start your VM with a live CD, that should give you access to your files, no? You could also mount the drive in another VM.
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Thanks for the reply!
I actually just hacked it, so doom off for this job.
Had to VI ninja the heck out of one of the vdmk files, where I finally found and killed the call to my program in rc.local. It caused some other issues, but at least I got far enough to extract all my code. Yay!
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11/21/2014 12:57 AM
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Re: Need help from fellow programmers with VMWare player...please???
shouldn't the vm run on some filesystem just for it? and therefore that filesystem would be where the /etc directory is
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11/21/2014 01:06 AM
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Re: Need help from fellow programmers with VMWare player...please???
Yeah, just start your VM with a live CD, that should give you access to your files, no? You could also mount the drive in another VM.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 65342059


Thanks for the reply!
I actually just hacked it, so doom off for this job.
Had to VI ninja the heck out of one of the vdmk files, where I finally found and killed the call to my program in rc.local. It caused some other issues, but at least I got far enough to extract all my code. Yay!
 Quoting: Galfeslaf


Yeah, no problem. Just out of curiosity, why are you coding in a VM? Well, I guess it doesn't matter. There was never anything to worry about.
Galfeslaf  (OP)

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11/21/2014 03:12 AM
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Re: Need help from fellow programmers with VMWare player...please???
Yeah, just start your VM with a live CD, that should give you access to your files, no? You could also mount the drive in another VM.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 65342059


Thanks for the reply!
I actually just hacked it, so doom off for this job.
Had to VI ninja the heck out of one of the vdmk files, where I finally found and killed the call to my program in rc.local. It caused some other issues, but at least I got far enough to extract all my code. Yay!
 Quoting: Galfeslaf


Yeah, no problem. Just out of curiosity, why are you coding in a VM? Well, I guess it doesn't matter. There was never anything to worry about.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 65342059


All I have is a windows box, but I needed to code in a custom CentOS installation for this client. And yeah...bad idea to not do the coding directly in vim on windows and save it on my system, then copy+paste into vm. I just got lazy, I guess. Didn't think I'd get locked out of my virtual server.

And btw, I was worried. Deadline was midnight.





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