Update (voor posten trouwens):
Why does VMware crash during startup?
VMware tries to use shared writable mmap for paging files but it can't detect that it's not yet supported.
Workaround: Set "mainMem.useNamedFile=FALSE" in the .vmx file. It will disable paging files and VMware will work fine, often with much better performance.
Status: The VMware bug has been fixed in all hosted products (Workstation, Fusion, Player, ...) released after Jan 30th 2008.NTFS-3G Read/Write Driver Support