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Old 09-20-2003, 03:16 PM   #1
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Unhappy "Missing Operating System" (vmware)


I installed vmware and everything booted up well. Then i did fdsik and created a 4 gig virtual drive. Fdisk told me to restart so i did. When i start up the virtual drive again... it says
"Missing Operating System"

does anyone know how to get past this? thx in advance
 
Old 09-20-2003, 03:54 PM   #2
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Do you have a CD in the drive (or a CD image captured by the VM)?

Steve
 
Old 09-20-2003, 04:23 PM   #3
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yes, i have win98 SE cd in the drive...
 
Old 09-20-2003, 05:42 PM   #4
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Just like any other computer system. You need to set the BIOS to boot from the setup disk or in your case the CD-ROM.
 
Old 09-20-2003, 06:24 PM   #5
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well it does boot from the cd rom the first time... but after i went into fdisk and created a primary drive. It wouldn't even start the bios saying "missing operating system" any ideas? i appreciate the help
 
Old 10-05-2003, 10:24 PM   #6
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ahh i got it fixed, i needed to put in a bootable floppy instead of a bootable cd.. wierd how computers play wit ya sometimes
 
Old 10-07-2003, 08:24 PM   #7
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VMware can boot from CD-ROM. You need to go in its bios and change the order of boot devices.
 
Old 08-11-2007, 08:46 PM   #8
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well i had the same problem with Ubuntu. uhm do u have a cd that u made that u can boot from? cuz thats wat I did and I went back to thepartition editor andput a boot flag on my Windows Xp partition. lol my problemnow is to get my partial linux install off my computer so i can try it again.
 
  


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