I downloaded the VMware Workstation 11 with succes! Also I downloaded the appliance itself. But it seems I have a problem with importing the appliance into VMware Workstation.

I get the next error: SHA1 digest of file appliance50-disk1.vmdk does not match manifest.

Is there anyone who can tell me what I am doing wrong?

2 Answers 2


I don't know what you downloaded exactly, but the appliance you should be using can be found here: https://manual.cs50.net/appliance/2014/workstation/

Also better use the torrent link to download the image file because it has an integrated way to check if the whole file has been downloaded correctly. The file name is: appliance50_2014_releases_29_appliance50-2014-vmware.ova.

So just re-download the correct appliance.

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  • Ok, I will remove the download and try to redownload it again by using the torrent link. I will let you know if it succeeded this time!
    – Kiwi
    Commented Sep 19, 2015 at 17:51
  • You do that! :)
    – ChrisG
    Commented Sep 19, 2015 at 17:52
  • Ok, I think I downloaded the right version. The type of the file is also called a torrent file. But now I still get the next error: "appliance50_2014_releases_29_appliance50-2014-vmware.ova.torrent" is not a virtual machine configuration file (.vmx).
    – Kiwi
    Commented Sep 19, 2015 at 17:58
  • A torrent file, (with extension .torrent) is a file that tells a program on your PC downloading torrent files, what file it should actually download. Like the torrent file is a link to the actual file.
    – ChrisG
    Commented Sep 19, 2015 at 18:01
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    I am over the moon! It worked! Thank you for your support.
    – Kiwi
    Commented Sep 20, 2015 at 15:26

• Step1 – Extract the required .ova file and there will be .ovf and .mf files created post extraction.

• Step2 – Edit the .ovf file by changing vmx-09 to vmx-7 after opening it in the text mode and save the changes.

• Step3- Delete the .mf file.

• Step4- Open .ovf file with VMWare workstation.

• Step5- ide0 error not detected by VM’s, so Select ‘No’ while switching ON the machine on VM ware.

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