Hi Sean.
Thx a lot for your answer.
Helped me a lot.
/ Geir.

On Friday 06 February 2004 16.07, Sean Welch wrote:
> Version 2 of VmWare is no longer sold so the evaluation license you
> got is most likely for version 4 (which does not run on FreeBSD yet).
>  The confusion results from the fact that with version 2 you got a
> license file but starting with version 3 (which DOES run under
> FreeBSD) you are only supplied with a "key" which is to be entered
> into a form in the VmWare gui once it has been started (there is a
> register menu or some such).
> I'm affraid you are out of luck with vmware2 unless you can manage to
> locate a license file somewhere.
> It is still possible to find boxed copies of version 3 online (check
> ebay and such) and that version will run on either 4-STABLE or 5.1
> and higher.  I'm currently running it under a patched 4.9-RELEASE and
> also under 5.2-RELEASE.
> Sean
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Hi everybody.
> > I have a problem with the vmware licensing file
> > after installing the vmware2 port.
> > I've received an e-mail with the evaluation key, copied it into
> > /home/user/.vmware, named it license2.0 but it don't seem to work.
> > The message I get is that there is no valid license for this
> > version of VMware workstation.
> > After checking at vmware's website and reading troubleshooting
> > instructions, it seems like there should have been an atachment
> > with a licencefile to the mail I received, but there was none.
> > Just a 30 days evolution license-key.
> > Anybody have any clues ?
> >
> > TIA
> > Regards
> > Geir Svalland

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