I am using Windows XP SP1 as the Host OS.
Has anyone tried Vmware 3.2 with Redhat 9 and/or Mandrake 9.1, Lycoris, slackware, Caldera, Suse 7.3 or others?
I tried installing all of them and some of them would not even allow me to install because of varying degrees of error messages.
I did manage to get Redhat 9, Mandrake 9.1 and Lycoris installed, but I am having major issues with the X server on them.
I successfully ran the installation of the vmware-linux-tools for them as per the manuals instructions, but after that the real problems started.
Here are a list of problems I have with the Linux Guests...
1) redhat 9 = Boots into Gnome fine but runs runs soooo slooow, I tried changing the display config from the defaulting Vmware driver with 256 colors and 256kb of ram to my real config and it broke the thing...couldn't log back into Gnome because of errors with the Xserver. Rebooting got me back into Gnome but with the same original slow and 256 color problem.
2) Mandrake 9.1 = After installing the vmware tools and rebooting guest os, I get errors that XF86Config can not be found anywhere, even after it automatically searched several places for it.
3) Lycoris build 69 unstable = Everything seems fine, the login screen comes up but then when X starts then its just a screen of 3 X terminals,
4) Caldera Workstation 3.1.1 = Install starts up but then stops midway stating "Can not install on this machine".
5) Both Windows ME and Suse 7.3 can't even install, when I boot the guest OS it says something like "Can't find Operating system", or no boot drive found....I'll have to check back on this later.
6) Slackware 9 and TurboLinux 6 gave me some errors too during install, so couldn't get them working either.
Once again I am faced with the Complexity and finiky nature of Linux...hooo humm why can't just work?
I won't get into the networking part because its been covered already on other threads, but thats something else to work out too.
On a positive note, Windows 98se, and Windows 2000, installed flawlessly, and installing the vmware tools couldn't be simplier. I even had no problems with setting up these two Virtua systems on my XP Network with their own IP addresses...just as if they were real computers.