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Old 09-02-2002, 03:38 PM   #1
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vmware probs


I'm having big probs with vmware...

I've installed and configure everything...added the vmware svga device...

but i only see text in the window..gets as far as the xp screen (which i can't see) then i can'ttell what it's doing...
 
Old 09-02-2002, 10:18 PM   #2
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I just started playing with VMware and I'm having simular problems. At work on a Mandrake box I set it up, and Windows XP did the same thing... once it went started booting it didn't display anything.

Now I just got it set up on my Slack box at home, and Windows ME boots up fine, attempts to perform scan disk and freezes- if I cancel scan disk it freezes as well.
 
Old 09-02-2002, 10:54 PM   #3
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i've got xp runnin' fine in slack with vmware, cant get sound or modem to work correctly. what do you mean by text? is it the virtual bios? perhaps you have a problem with the registration code microsoft makes you send in to use the comp after a month. a window did pop up saying something about xp and the number. my xp is hacked, i dont need the number.
 
Old 09-03-2002, 04:41 AM   #4
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I was asked about a number too... xp is hacked tho so ignored...

on a subsquent boot it asked me if i wanted to boot in safe mode... i asked it to boot with command prompt...which told me what it was doing as xp booted... as it got to the point where the vga display starts.. it went blank... as if it couldn't display vga
 
Old 09-03-2002, 04:46 AM   #5
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VMware is commercial software. Their support is excellent. Why not ask them?

Regards
 
Old 09-09-2002, 06:49 PM   #6
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I don't know if I'm entitled to customer support, I'm on a trial liscence.

I finally got back to fooling around with it. I got Win ME to boot up, the firewall was hanging the machine at boot time.

Now my only question is, if I am using scsi emulation for my cd-rw - do I set it up for the vmware configuration as a scsi device or as an ide.
 
Old 09-09-2002, 09:10 PM   #7
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I don't think that was the problem... I can boot from a CD under the virtual machine with it config'd as an IDE device. So the VM recognizes it, but windows doesn't

It wouldn't bother me too much, but you need cd-rom support to install vm tools.
 
  


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