FC3 with VMware hangs on shutdown

Paul Howarth paul at city-fan.org
Mon Nov 15 17:22:07 UTC 2004

Rasmus Back wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Nov 2004 10:50:22 -0500, David Wolinski <dwolinski at ll.mit.edu> wrote:
>>        I successfully installed VMware-workstation-4.5.2-8848 on FC3 following
>>the tips in the FC3 Release Notes (below).  However, when I try to
>>shutdown the machine, the shutdown process hangs at the following
>>console message:
>>unregister_netdevice: waiting for vmnet1 to become free. Usage count = 1
>>(My virtual machine uses both the vmnet1 and vmnet8 network interfaces.)
>>Can anyone please explain what's going on or suggest a solution?
> I had the same problem, apparently the vmware installer doesn't create
> a symlink to /etc/init.d/vmware in /etc/rc0.d so the service isn't
> stopped at shutdown and the modules can't be unloaded. Try running:
> ln -s /etc/init.d/vmware /etc/rc0.d/K08vmware
> as root. This should allow the vm* modules to be unloaded.

You could also use "chkconfig vmware reset" to make sure all the links are set 


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