Well, today VMware decided it didn't like me. No changes to the setup of the system but now when I try to run it, I get:
VMware Workstation PANIC: NOT_IMPLEMENTED F(566):1081and it exits.
VMware Workstation PANIC: NOT_IMPLEMENTED F(566):1081
VMware Workstation PANIC: NOT_IMPLEMENTED F(566):1296
AIO panic loop
VMware Workstation PANIC: AIO: NOT_IMPLEMENTED F(566):1081
I knew that VMware 3.0 has come out recently and so I thought I'd try an evaluation copy of that. Well, at least with that, I only get two of those errors:
VMware PANIC: (ide0:0) NOT_IMPLEMENTED F(831):688
VMware PANIC: (VMX) AIO: NOT_IMPLEMENTED F(831):688
At least this is a bit more informative. But it still doesn't do much for my problem; it still exits.
VMware actually state on their README that this is the sort of bug that they "especially want to know about". Lets see how fast they respond.
I guess I'll try out the Ximian Evolution Connector and see how well that works...