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Old 10-29-2005, 01:54 AM   #1
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Vmware help


Hey,

I want to install slackware 10.1 on Vmware but im having some problems. Ive chosen Typical (Virtual Machine Config) then Linux: Other Linux 2.4.x Kernel, set up the Network to use NAT and that was it.

The CD-ROM is recognised and the slackware disk is in, however when i go to install i get the error:

No bootable CD, Floppy or hard disk was detected.
To install the Operating System, insert a bootable CD or floppy and restart the virtual machine by clicking the reset button

Am i doing anything wrong?
 
Old 10-29-2005, 01:58 AM   #2
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You need to update that version of vmware. Don't ask me why. Ran into this the other day. The cd-rom isn't detected with their default download version.
 
Old 10-29-2005, 02:30 AM   #3
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Re: Vmware help

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Originally posted by Casket
Hey,

I want to install slackware 10.1 on Vmware but im having some problems. Ive chosen Typical (Virtual Machine Config) then Linux: Other Linux 2.4.x Kernel, set up the Network to use NAT and that was it.

The CD-ROM is recognised and the slackware disk is in, however when i go to install i get the error:

No bootable CD, Floppy or hard disk was detected.
To install the Operating System, insert a bootable CD or floppy and restart the virtual machine by clicking the reset button

Am i doing anything wrong?
How did you burn that Slackware CD, does it boot on
the real thing (I'm not saying to try to install it)? Btw,
are you using VMWare on a Windows or Linux-Host?


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 10-29-2005, 02:33 AM   #4
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I have the latest version (5.5.0) and yes the cd is burnt as ISO bootable and does boot on startup.

Im thinking ill go ahead and get an ISO image off the disk and see if it works that way

Thanks
 
Old 10-29-2005, 02:39 AM   #5
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Hmmm ... there should be no need to "burn as ISO bootable".
Strange that it DOES boot, though.


Cheers,
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