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Old 03-06-2009, 10:44 PM   #1
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CentOS5.2 install on Dell Inspiron 640m fail


hi,

i tried to install CentOS5.2 on Dell Inspiron 640m running VMware 5.5 but failed, the hard disk can not be detected during installation.

Is there anyone try it work? thanks
 
Old 03-07-2009, 01:19 AM   #2
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Hi,

do you install inside VMWare? or directly on the Dell hardwarE?
 
Old 03-07-2009, 02:03 AM   #3
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install inside VMWare as Guest OS
 
Old 03-07-2009, 02:09 AM   #4
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install inside VMWare as Guest OS
Did you already succeeded to install others Gust OS before this one ?
 
Old 03-07-2009, 02:18 AM   #5
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yes, i installed Ubuntu8.04, 8.1, win2003, all works without any problem.
but try to install CentOS5 and 5.2, both got the same problem.
now i am running centos livecd for testing..
 
Old 03-07-2009, 02:23 AM   #6
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Hi

I have a few problems getting this to run on my windows xp machine (which btw I have to use for work). I got this running be installing it as Guest:"Linux" and Version:"Other Linux 2.6.x kernel". I also gave this a 20GB "hard drive" as well as I had problems with a 8GB "hard drive".

BTW don't enable the encryption - I couldn't get the VM to boot when I did.

Good luck! Simp.
 
Old 03-07-2009, 05:44 AM   #7
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I would suggest that CentOS doesn't understand the hard drive type supplied by vmware. Curious as to why you'd want to VMware CentOS on to a laptop tho, if it's not development for a CentOS or RHEL server I think you might be better off trying fedora anyway as CentOS is meant as a server, not a desktop.
 
Old 03-08-2009, 12:57 AM   #8
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i need to setup a radius server for Wifi authentication and demonstrate to the client.

i will try to select "Other Linux 2.6.x kernel" for the installation in Vmware

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Old 03-08-2009, 09:19 PM   #9
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just install CentOS as Guest OS on my Dell Inspiron 640m
thanks all.
 
  


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