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Old 06-13-2004, 02:10 PM   #1
frankie_boy313
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Fedora Core 2 on VMware


i'm trying to install fedora core 2 on a vmware 4.5.1 virtual machine. when i reboot after the installation i get an error message saying that x can't be started. does anyone know how to fix this problem?
 
Old 06-20-2004, 10:14 AM   #2
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ok here is a answere that may or may not still be right
its been ages since i used vmware and i have never used fedora in it
back in the days of redhat 7 upon reading the instructions for vmware it stated that you DO NOT install drivers for your videio card or monitor insted you install some 4 meg vid card and generic monitor driver the exact option are specified in there someware
in a later verion of mandrake i also seen that they had a vmware driver for video cards

good luck
 
Old 06-20-2004, 11:12 AM   #3
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Re: Fedora Core 2 on VMware

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Originally posted by frankie_boy313
i'm trying to install fedora core 2 on a vmware 4.5.1 virtual machine. when i reboot after the installation i get an error message saying that x can't be started. does anyone know how to fix this problem?
search the forum for fc2 on vmware...
i did some posting on it
 
Old 06-23-2004, 03:57 AM   #4
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hmm, donīt have a clear answer, but...
i installed 3 VM-FC2 on different PCīs and no prob.
there are VM Tools (smoother grafik, mouse behaviour,...), which you should install after os installation.
till now i dont need any VMWare-drivers !!!! either the hardware is being recognized by FC or not!....
 
Old 06-23-2004, 11:28 PM   #5
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From what I can understand, install Fedora the regular way, after booting into the installation for the first time, and after the complain about the x windows, log in as root and follow these instructions to install vmware tools

here


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Old 06-28-2004, 12:26 PM   #6
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Can't be done...kernel 2.6 is NOT supported by vmware yet.

Mike
 
Old 06-28-2004, 03:47 PM   #7
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Quote:
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Can't be done...kernel 2.6 is NOT supported by vmware yet.

Mike
The latest version does and their's also a workaround.
http://thomer.com/linux/migrate-to-2.6.html
 
Old 06-28-2004, 10:44 PM   #8
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You mean 4.5.2? Did not see that in the update notes. Also, was aware of the work around...but it seemed a bit difficult for the average user...could be wrong.

Mike
 
Old 06-29-2004, 04:24 AM   #9
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IT WORKS WITH VMWARE!

the only prob could be, that after default install your screen depth isnīt equal to your desktop depth from your host system. i guess vmware doesnīt support 32bit!?
 
Old 07-08-2004, 10:00 AM   #10
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Here's how I did it

After installing onto VMWare 4.5.1, the X Server would crash and leave me at a login prompt. Even then the video out "black out" for 5-10 seconds and come back leaving at my last prompt.
I followed this guy's advice, http://dotnetjunkies.com/WebLog/demi.../28/17731.aspx

Instead of switching the depth to 24 from 16, I had to go the other way.
After making that change I booted right up into the gui login.
 
Old 09-03-2004, 02:28 AM   #11
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Yes, editing bit depth (as well as the screen resolutions) via emacs did it for me as well..
 
Old 09-04-2004, 04:15 PM   #12
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boot fedora in vmware... when u get to the console login, login as root. cd to /usr/X11 edit xorg.conf using nano "nano xorg.conf" scroll down to device... replace vmware with vesa and save and exit,,, restart X (startx) enjoy
this is because the vmare driver is pants...
 
Old 01-20-2005, 04:11 AM   #13
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VMWare SVGA Driver

I'm having the same problem.

When downloading VMWare recently, I noticed a X/Windows driver tailered to the Video emulation in the virtual machine.

Now I need to figure out how to install a video driver in X/Win in object format. Can't be that hard. Still running the install in text mode, will post how it goes.

Ahh, kernel 2.4 is supported in the object format, not 2.6! Guess I have to try from the source or use an older version of Fedora...

Last edited by MorganEE; 01-20-2005 at 04:15 AM.
 
Old 01-20-2005, 10:49 AM   #14
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Had a similar problem with SUSE 9.1. Just woudn't work. Installed 9.2 fine. I have installed Fedora Core 3 on a VMware system with no problem. The resolution is set to 800 x 650 by default. I have just installed the updates and have not installed the VMware Tools yet. I have been told to get the most bang for your buck you really should install the Tools.
Also, as someone already posted, you need to configure your monitor as 'VESA'. With the tools installed you can get 'very' high resolution. I am in the Beta program right now for VMware 5.0 and there are some great things. Best of all is that you can install the tools in an X window environment. The tools are also distributed in an RPM.
 
  


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