I bought a laptop. It came with windows. I prefer to use Ubuntu. I need to use Windows at times. I would like to migrate the OEM windows installation to a virtual machine within Ubuntu.
That is the long-term goal. For the moment I would like to install and use VMWare converter on Ubuntu 12.04 x64. Here is the most relevant google hit on this topic:
You need to follow this link and register with VMware to download the converter. I did this. Note that v4.0.1 is the most recent version available for Ubuntu. http://www.vmware.com/products/converter/overview.html
I installed VMWare converter and the installer reported success. Here's what happens when I try to run it:
jack@lumpy:~/Downloads/vmware-converter-distrib$ vmware-converter-client /usr/lib/vmware-vcenter-converter-standalone/converter-gui: error while loading shared libraries: libXrandr.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
libxrandr-dev and libxrandr2 are installed via Synaptic. No help. No useful hits on google.
I tried to link the existing libraries on my system. A different error results.
jack@lumpy:~/Downloads/vmware-converter-distrib$ locate libXrandr.so.2 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libXrandr.so.2 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libXrandr.so.2.2.0 jack@lumpy:~/Downloads/vmware-converter-distrib$ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libXrandr.so.2 /usr/lib/libXrandr.so.2 jack@lumpy:~/Downloads/vmware-converter-distrib$ vmware-converter-client /usr/lib/vmware-vcenter-converter-standalone/converter-gui: error while loading shared libraries: libXrandr.so.2: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
I've previously received ELF class errors when I've tried to substitute 64-bit libraries for 32-bit software.
Am I out of luck here? Is there no way to install VMWare converter on 64-bit Ubuntu?