If you are running Feisty Fawn on AMD 64 machine and try to open a VMWare image, you will most-likely get this error message
“Error while powering on: Failed to connect to peer process.”
The solution to this problem is to install the following the 32-bit libraries required by Ubuntu to recognize the 32-bit operating system.
Use the following command to install the required libraries.
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
After installing these libraries, I was able to open the virtual machine without any problems on my Ubuntu Feisty Fawn AMD 64 machine.
Hope this helps somebody.