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Old 01-06-2008, 09:57 AM   #1
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why is the files lost when I reboot linux on VMware


I have been playing around with vmware lately. I used windows xp as the host
operating system and fedora linux as the guest. The Fedora works
well unless I create some files and shut it down. Every time I shut down
the Fedora on vmware, all the file I created on it were lost. Could anyone
please tell me why this is happening and how I could persist the file over
system reboot? Many thanks.

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Old 01-06-2008, 10:48 AM   #2
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Check the vmware configuration, sounds like you have the virtual hard drive(s) set for nonpersistent mode.
 
Old 01-06-2008, 11:58 PM   #3
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Thanks, Lenard, I'll try and see. Hopefully, you suggestion will work and
I won't have to come back for this issue again:=)
 
Old 01-07-2008, 12:17 AM   #4
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Might sound dumb, but are you using a live cd and not installing the distro? If you use the live CD all settings are naturally erased, the nature of live cd's.
 
Old 01-07-2008, 06:34 AM   #5
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Post back in any case so others can know if this the solution.
 
Old 01-08-2008, 08:20 AM   #6
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I checked and found that when the problem occurred my virtual hard drive had already been set to persistent, namely changes are immediately and permanently saved to the disk. I look forward to you further suggestions.

Thanks
 
Old 01-08-2008, 08:46 AM   #7
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Quote:
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Might sound dumb, but are you using a live cd and not installing the distro? If you use the live CD all settings are naturally erased, the nature of live cd's.
No, man, I did not use the live cd. Instead I downloaded the Fedora-KDE image, made a virual DVD drive using some software and mounted this image on it. Then I started the vmware which took the virtual DVD drive as a real one and installed Fedora-KDE on itself.

A newbie is as a newbie does, so I don't know what you mean by "installing a distro". But I do realize when the Fedora KDE is up and running there is an icon on the desk top that says "install to hard drive". I did not use it, because the subsequent wizards asked me to partition my hard drive. I am not sure it has no impact on the partitions of the host os, so I did not use it. Is this why I could not persist my files?

By the way I am just new to Linux, I am by no means dumb.

Thanks

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Old 01-08-2008, 10:09 AM   #8
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The installation should be to the wmware virtual hard drive. Let the installation process (install to hard drive) create the virtual partitions on the vmware hard drive.
 
Old 01-08-2008, 10:20 AM   #9
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After I installed the image on the hard drive, it worked, thanks.
But don't call me dumb ever. If you do I have millions of ways to reciprocate. lol.
 
Old 01-08-2008, 10:29 AM   #10
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Thank you, I managed to persist the files following your advice. I in the name of all the linux newbies solemnly thank you:-)
 
Old 01-08-2008, 11:45 AM   #11
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You are welcome, glad to help.

Welcome to Linux
 
Old 06-03-2016, 06:45 PM   #12
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Same Trouble.

Hi, JimOrJoe
As you said Thank you, I managed to persist the files following your advice. I in the name of all the linux newbies solemnly thank you

could you please guide me how to fix this? i know it's been a while lol
 
  


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