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Old 09-26-2003, 01:57 AM   #1
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installing slackware onto a vm [no target partition]


well i wanted to install slackware onto a vm and i came across an error. . .i cant use fdisk or cfdisk w/vmware workstation 4 while trying to install slack. . .appearently i cant install slack w/o my partitioned drives. . .i think. . .does anyone know how to get around this?
 
Old 09-27-2003, 03:52 AM   #2
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well i got arround that but i ran into another problem. I changed the hardisk to ide so that i could use the bare.i by just hitting enter. i used cfdisk to format the free space. I also used 'write' there, to insert a table as setup did not recognise it without the table. I quit 'cfdisk' and entered 'setup' . it all installed . and in the end i had to reboot the vmachine

but when it go's from the bios , I get a black screen with an underwbar at the top left and thats where it stays.

Is this what happens in normal situation when slackware is loading?

EDIT: can anyone help us

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Old 09-27-2003, 05:57 AM   #3
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Are you installing Slackware in VMWare Workstation 4 in Windows?
 
Old 09-27-2003, 06:35 AM   #4
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yes i am
 
Old 09-27-2003, 06:49 AM   #5
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Talking

mind posting what you did while setting slack up for installation in vmware?

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Old 09-27-2003, 03:38 PM   #6
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well i thought we would be at the same problem when i posted how to get past your's . well as you can see i edited my previous post.


what i did:

i made a new Linux vmachine,

-with an ide hard disk(in the advanced options of the harddisk)-

-I loaded the slackware 9.0 iso file into the virtual cd-rom drive

I powered on this vmachine

(this next section might not be in the exact same order but it should give you the info of what i did)

-I logged into the root by typing root.

-i chose US keyboard layout by hitting enter

-where it told me which kernel i wanted to load, i hit ENTER to load the bare.i kernel which it said is for ide harddisks (when i hit F2)

-i chose typed 'cfdisk' i typed 'yes' to set tables to zero and the i selected 'new' to partition the free space. I also selected the option 'write' to write a table which was needed for me to get into setup. then i 'quit' cfdisk'

-i now went back to 'setup' . and i got no warning of 'no partition' , so i set it all up. after it was finished installing the packages , 'setup' told me i had to reboot.

-So i rebooted...

{{now this is where i got that problem}}

just a black screen which doesn't respond with a white underbar in the top left , right after the bios info where i thought slackware was gonna load.

------------------------------------------------------------------------

i'm new to this guy's so alittle help for us would be most useful i'm sure

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Old 09-27-2003, 10:54 PM   #7
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well i found it . and i guess vmware workstation 4 doesn't support slackware. i went to their site and had a look at the compatibility list :

Linux

* Mandrake Linux 8.2, 9.0
* Red Hat Linux 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.0, 9.0
* Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 2.1
* SuSE Linux 7.3, SLES 7, SLES 7 patch 2, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, SLES 8
* Turbolinux Server 7.0, Server 8.0, Workstation 8.0

vmware workstation 4 compatibility list

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Old 09-29-2003, 12:51 AM   #8
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Old 09-29-2003, 02:28 AM   #9
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The list of vmware compatible os's refers to the os's on which you can install vmware, not the os's which can be installed on vmware. This means that they don't support installing vmware on Slack (although that can be done,too). It is definitely possible to install Slack 9 on a virtual machine in windows (win2k for me). The way that I did it was by choosing 'other' when it asks what os you will be installing. That way it gives you IDE and makes no assumptions about your os. Give it another try.

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
Old 09-29-2003, 02:53 AM   #10
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I installed Slackware 9.0 in VMWare on Windows XP Home Edition. You have to use the scsi.s kernel because since your virtual machine is sharing hardware, the virtual hard drive is SCSI. You have to use the VMWare video driver in xf86config as well.
 
Old 10-02-2003, 08:42 AM   #11
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Just to make it clear:
my host operating system is windows xp pro
and i have vmware workstation 4 running on that

Cerbere

I tried the "Other" option in vmware , but i stilled get the same problem on startup


hey, kernal

i used the scsi.s kernal but i still get the same thing. and where can i find xf86config?
 
  


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