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Old 03-24-2004, 09:13 PM   #1
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Slackware on VMWARE


Has anyone had sucess on installing Slackware on VMWARE? For some reason I am having trouble. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 09:15 PM   #2
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yes, i've successfully run slack 9 and 9.1 in vmware.
install lilo to the mbr.
what problems are you running into?

.stan
 
Old 03-24-2004, 10:10 PM   #3
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Upon trying to install, I am unable to create a linux partition for slack to recognize.. it won't let me enter setup to install because it doesnt recognize a linux partition. It wont let me run fdisk to create one
 
Old 03-25-2004, 01:09 AM   #4
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By default, vmware will attempt to create a virtual SCSI disk for a Linux install. So you have to either choose one of the SCSI kernels when installing, or better yet, change the vmware settings so that it will create an IDE disk.

Enjoy!
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Old 03-25-2004, 08:35 AM   #5
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yes, it's easiest, upon creation of your vmware computer, select ide hd instead of scsi, and if you want, pre-allocate about 4 gigs, or whatever size you so desire.

.stan
 
Old 03-30-2004, 04:01 AM   #6
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Sorry for borrowing the thread, mysticpain.

I, too, encounter problem when installing Slackware 9.1 on VMWare 4.0.2. I got the following error message when creating a bootdisk and the whole virtual machine will exit.

Mar 30 17:37:55: vmx| Msg_Post: Error
Mar 30 17:37:55: vmx| [msg.log.vmxpanic] VMware Workstation unrecoverable error: (vmx)
Mar 30 17:37:55: vmx| AIO: NOT IMPLEMENTED F(554):3107 bugNr=1971
Mar 30 17:37:55: vmx| Please request support and include the contents of the log file: "J:\Virtual Machine\Slackware 9.1\vmware.log". We will respond on the basis of your support entitlement.

Any helps are greatly appreciated.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 05:00 AM   #7
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As goldennuggets said, your best bet is to install LILO to the MBR, rather than using a bootdisk. But if your problem runs deeper than that, perhaps you should post the contents of J:\Virtual Machine\Slackware 9.1\vmware.log, at least the last few lines of it. Then perhaps 'We will respond on the basis of your support entitlement.'

Enjoy!
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Old 03-30-2004, 05:15 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Cerbere
As goldennuggets said, your best bet is to install LILO to the MBR, rather than using a bootdisk. But if your problem runs deeper than that, perhaps you should post the contents of J:\Virtual Machine\Slackware 9.1\vmware.log, at least the last few lines of it. Then perhaps 'We will respond on the basis of your support entitlement.'

Enjoy!
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hmm.... though I am new to linux, I don't think I have reached the installation part of Lilo. I'm stucked at the part where it recommend me to create linux bootdisk.

Anyway, heres the last few lines of the log file.

Mar 30 17:37:55: vmx| VMX IPC closed the connection with thread Floppy (00333BFC)
Mar 30 17:37:55: vmx| VMX IPC The "Floppy" thread exited cleanly.
Mar 30 17:37:55: vmx| F(764):2670 Thread Floppy not deallocated canDisp=0046A450
Mar 30 17:37:55: mks| VTHREAD destroy thread 4 "kbh"
Mar 30 17:40:09: vmx| VTHREAD thread 0 start exiting
Mar 30 17:40:09: vmx| VTHREAD thread 0 exiting, 5 left
Mar 30 17:40:09: kbh| VTHREAD thread 4 "kbh" host id 2936 started
Mar 30 17:40:09: mks| VTHREAD create thread 4 "kbh"
Mar 30 17:40:09: vcpu-0| VTHREAD watched thread 0 "vmx" died
Mar 30 17:40:09: vcpu-0| VTHREAD thread 4 start exiting
Mar 30 17:40:09: vcpu-0| VTHREAD thread 4 exiting, 4 left
Mar 30 17:40:10: mks| VTHREAD watched thread 0 "vmx" died
Mar 30 17:40:10: mks| VTHREAD thread 1 start exiting
Mar 30 17:40:10: mks| VTHREAD destroy thread 4 "kbh"
Mar 30 17:40:10: mks| VTHREAD thread 1 exiting, 0 left
 
Old 03-30-2004, 07:09 AM   #9
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don't worry about creating a bootdisk. if all goes well, you wont need one. if it doesn't, just re-install and fix whatever went wrong the first time.
That's one reason vmware is so great!

.stan
 
Old 03-30-2004, 07:13 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by goldennuggets
don't worry about creating a bootdisk. if all goes well, you wont need one. if it doesn't, just re-install and fix whatever went wrong the first time.
That's one reason vmware is so great!

.stan
But will this problem persist when installing onto a physical partition?

btw, can I use other distribution bootdisk to boot slackware?
 
Old 03-30-2004, 07:21 AM   #11
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you can actually create a slackware bootdisk in windows using the rawrite program on the first cd under the bootdisks directory.

usually, whatever distro bootdisk you use, will be the one that's loaded, because most load into memory.

as for your hd install, try making sure your installing to and ide drive instead of scsi drive...b/c this will cause problems if you don't load a special kernel at install.

.stan
 
Old 03-30-2004, 07:49 AM   #12
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Originally posted by goldennuggets
you can actually create a slackware bootdisk in windows using the rawrite program on the first cd under the bootdisks directory.

usually, whatever distro bootdisk you use, will be the one that's loaded, because most load into memory.

as for your hd install, try making sure your installing to and ide drive instead of scsi drive...b/c this will cause problems if you don't load a special kernel at install.

.stan
Alright, thanx. Will try it.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 08:47 AM   #13
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Encounter another problem

http://revenant.qsurf.org/slackware.jpg

Wondering what went wrong again?

My /dev/sda1 is linux swap where /dev/sda2 is linux ext2.


Last edited by subaruwrx; 03-31-2004 at 09:22 AM.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 04:49 PM   #14
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looks like your mouse isn't being recognized. try configureing that in your menus before booting the vm. Also try just using vesa drivers to start off.

.stan
 
Old 03-31-2004, 07:00 PM   #15
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looks like your mouse isn't being recognized. try configureing that in your menus before booting the vm. Also try just using vesa drivers to start off.

.stan
hmm..... during installation, I chosen USB mouse. And btw, I did not install vmware tools. Wondering if it has something to do with vmware tools?
 
  


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