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I am new to VMware player. I downloaded an OS ready for VMware player, which turned up to be a .vmdk.
I am using VMware player 5.0.1 for Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit.
How will I open the file?

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So what is your question here? Are you just asking how to run this image file? –  Rory Alsop Feb 10 '13 at 18:49
Yes, as it is not accepting it via Use Existing Image and I can't use a ready disk in Create new disk. –  markscamilleri Feb 10 '13 at 18:51
When you try to add an existing image, what exactly does it do? Do you get any error messages? –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Feb 10 '13 at 18:56
No, it just doesn't let me use that file extension, it only uses .vmx, .ovf and .ova –  markscamilleri Feb 10 '13 at 19:07
How? After creating virtual drive? –  markscamilleri Feb 10 '13 at 19:46

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To use exiting .vmdk file(-s) in VMPlayer, you should do several things:

  1. Create new Virtual Machine, choose "I will install operating system later..."
  2. Select prefered Guest OS
  3. Customize other guest hardware settings
  4. After creating this new VM, go "Edit Virtual machine settings"
  5. Add new Hard disk, on the screen "Select a disk", select item "Use an exiting virtual disk" and then select your .vmdk file.
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