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VMWare on OpenSuSE

I recently converted my system from SuSE 10.1 to OpenSuSE 10.2. When I upgraded VMware to v5.5.2, I was no longer able to change which ISO file I was using for Knoppix (that's how I discovered it at any rate). Turns out the issue was a little larger than that as something broke the virtual file system (VFS). From the VMware web site ( noticed that other people were having the same issue.

The actual error was The Folder could not be displayed - VFS error: Invalid parameters. Further on, a found a reference that fixed it for me. By loggng on as root, and executing the following statements:

cd /usr/lib/vmware/lib
ln -sf /usr/lib/
ln -sf /lib/

I was able to get VMware working again. This is specifically for VMware Workstation 5.5.2 on OpenSuSE 10.2.