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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?
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
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
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!....
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
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.
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...
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.