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Old 06-27-2005, 09:58 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2003
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VMware freezes after startup


I have installed vmware on fedora core 3 and set windows 2000 as the guest OS. After configurations, vmware works fine and could start up the win2k installation smoothly.

However, due to urgent matters, I could not complete the installation and when it came to allocating disk space,i shut down the virtual machine. Now,when i start up vmware, it just shows a black screen and a frozen cursor when it detects the floppy drive. The win2k setup did not start.
It keeps on remaining in that frozen state even when i suspend or restart vmware.

So,what is the problem with vmware now and how do I solve it?

The hardware configurations of vmware are:
Harddisk(scsi 0:0) compact
cdrom1(ide 1:0) using /dev/cdrom
Memory 176mb
floppy1 using /dev/fd0
Old 06-27-2005, 08:15 PM   #2
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to clarify. You installed vmware and it worked fine. You created a virtual machine and installed the system only partially. Now, when you start vmware, the program loads fine and only freezes when you try and run your w2k virtual machine. is this correct?

if yes, you might try deleting that particular vm and then creating a new one.

also, what vmware version are you using?

Last edited by fenderman11111; 06-27-2005 at 08:18 PM.


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