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Old 01-03-2004, 02:07 PM   #1
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Slackware & vmware on 2000

I am currently running mandrake alone on a PC. I like the OS very much & wanting to move on to slackware.
Before i leap into it, i have a few Q's. The PC i would like to install slackware on, i am running windoze 2000 & have vmware installed.

Windows 2000 pro
1800+, 256megs, 40gig
VMware workstation 4.0

I would like to install slackware in a vmware enviroment?
Will this be a problem?
Do i need to do anything to prepare?
If & where i can find more info? maybe a good link or thread?
And im sure the install will be different, than mandrake? or will it?

Any help will be great, ...thanks in advance!
Old 01-03-2004, 02:17 PM   #2
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I wouldn't expect any troubles with
that venture .... just make the virtual
drive big enough (> 2.5GB for a complete
install with a big swapper)

Old 01-03-2004, 02:21 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply...

2.5GB shouldnt be a problem, i was thinking 8 or 10.
Maybe i'll do that tonite.

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Also, you need to make sure that you use the scsi.s install kernel from the slackware disk as VMWare by default creates a scsi hard drive (sda) with your virtual disk. This has been the source of much frustration for those that have wanted to use Slackware or Solaris as a guest OS on VMWare.
Old 01-04-2004, 01:15 AM   #5
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Thanks! ....I will do that.


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