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Old 06-24-2003, 03:25 AM   #1
venandane
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Question WinXP-vmware4 booting problems


Hi all:
I have average skill with both XP and Linux 8. My situation is this:-
I am booting Linux 8 from a raw disk within WinXP. However, each time I boot Linux within WinXP, I have to reinstall vmware tools because the X window is screwed up. Also each time I boot Linux 8 natively, the X window has to reconfigure itself again and again. I am wondering if it is possible to boot Linux natively with a profile and to boot the same Linux within Xp with a different profile.
Thanks.
Alvin.
 
Old 06-24-2003, 09:43 AM   #2
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Hmm not 100% sure


I am using a similar setup - the only difference is that i am using a vitrual disk. I didn't like the idea of windoze and linux playing with the same file system.

I have not been able to actually get the vmware tools to install correctly. WOuld love to know how the heck to get it to install

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Old 06-25-2003, 12:58 AM   #3
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Trooper: This is how I install vmware version 4 on my RedHat Linux 8.0: vmware version 3.x has similar syntax but slightly different file names. If this doesn't work give me your exact version of vmware and Linux.

Start vmware to boot the Linux. Login as root at the login screen, do a Ctrl-Alt to release the mouse, click on file, install vmware tool. You will see nothing happening but hang on... Go back to to the Linux prompt, type:
cd /mnt/ [enter]
mkdir temp [enter]
cd /dev/ [enter]
ls cd* [enter] (Look for any "cdrom", "cdrom1" names; vmware version 4 turn out cdrom1 for me. It might be "cdrom" for you)
mount /dev/cdrom1 /mnt/temp [enter]
cd /tmp [enter]
tar zxf /mnt/cdrom1/vmware-linux-tools.tar.gz [enter]
umount /mnt/temp [enter]
cd vmware-tools-distrib [tab] [enter]
./vmware-install.pl [enter]
From here on all the necessary files will install automatically; just hit enter to select default values. (vmware 4 give me a little problem here when it was looking for the .h files to compile a program to work with the latest kernel 2.4.20-x.x.x)
When finish you will be back at the Linux prompt.
type:
startx [enter]
When your X Window starts open an 'xterm' and type:
/usr/bin/vmware-toolbox& [enter]
Select the options that suit your needs here.
 
Old 06-25-2003, 03:29 AM   #4
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thanks for that

but like you i get a problem when looking for the .h files and have no idea where they are


Any advice greatly appriciated


GM
 
Old 06-25-2003, 09:31 PM   #5
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Try:
/usr/src/linux-x.x.x-x.x.x./include/asm or
/usr/include

This is where my .h files are. If Mandrake is similar to Red Hat then this should work. I was lucky because I am booting Linux stand alone (without vmware) so I was able to update the the kernel and source code. Vmware was able to find the .h files once you install the source code.
 
Old 06-26-2003, 05:14 AM   #6
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Thanks m8

I just had to remember to install the kernel source ;-)


thanks again m8 life looks better in Linux!!!

 
  


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