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I have been tasked with testing VMware for creating virtual servers, in my case creating virtual server as test machines for upgrades etc. I am trying to get Slackware 11 or 12 installed without success. I have been reading, Goggling, etc. No luck.
I have FreeBSD running as a guest so I am fairly certain VMware is installed and working as intended, host OS is Windows 2003 server. When installing Slackware all goes well through the installation, I can watch the virtual disks fill up, no errors are observed. However when I restart after the install I get a single cursor on an empty screen.
I have tried the LSI and Buslogic drivers on a SCSI virtual disk, and I have tried the IDE virtual disk. No joy. Generally I can figure these things out if I get a response, a error, a screen of junk, anything. But I got nuthin', nada, zip. The cursor don't even flash, hitting enter offers no newline.
I would try booting it with the live cd first. If that doesn't work might try booting the live cd, mounting the system from there and chrooting to re-install lilo or grub( mainly to make sure we are not recovering a botched install ).
Another option would be to remove the current boot flag and set the superblock bootable (if possible). Haven't tried that but if it doesn't work might look into chainloading it.
Should be getting the bootloader screen at least on bootup though.