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Old 09-11-2003, 09:14 AM   #1
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VMware 4.0 & RedHat 9 (Disk2 Media Failure)

I am running RH9 as my base OS, and VMware 4.0. I have no problem creating the Guest OS (Which is RH9), but when I run a media check on the RedHat install disks, disk 2 fails. This is odd because these are the same disks I used to install my base OS. I even checked them out on another system, and disk2 passes the media check. Any help would be greatly appreciated.... JP

BTW: I am installing this on a Gateway 600 series Laptop.
Old 09-11-2003, 12:18 PM   #2
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turn on or off the legacy emulation in vmware's menu (i mean if it was off, turn it on, and if it was on, turn it off) - i am sure that would do it
Old 10-22-2003, 03:40 PM   #3
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I'm having the same issue installing RH 9 as guest os on VMWare 4.0.5. My disk 2 also fails the media check - hmm - that would not seem to be a coincidence. I am not able to toggle legacy mode as my CD-ROM is autodetected as IDE 1:0. I tried burning the CD at 4x, still failed the check. The iso disk file md5sum matches the documentation.
Old 10-26-2003, 05:33 PM   #4
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I'm having the same problem with disk2. I installed it on my computer at work, and it was fine, but I tried to install it on my computer at home on a sony dvd drive and the install failed. I tried downloading disk 2 again and putting it on another cd and tried a media check on the new cd and the older disk2 cd and both failed the check. The number of records for the download were correct. Does anyone have an answer for this?
Old 10-27-2003, 01:50 AM   #5
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disk2 media failure

I found the answer to this problem on another forum. When you are asked for disk2, take the first cd out of the drive and leave the drive empty, say ok, and then when it tells you there is no cd in the drive, put in disk2 and say okay. I tried it and it worked.
Old 11-14-2003, 12:07 PM   #6
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I had the same problem. If you mount the disc 2 iso from your HD as a CDROM, it will pass the media test without a hitch.
Old 11-14-2003, 02:34 PM   #7
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do what randyh said. It works for a fact!!!!!!!!
Old 11-18-2003, 02:44 AM   #8
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Talking Here's a good quick fix

The same problem happened to me. Here's how I fixed it: Go to the lower left hand corner of VM Ware 4.0 and edit the CD-ROM settings to "Use ISO image", and then select the path of the image (this could be on your hard drive to network mapped path). The installation goes smoothly and there is no error. Good luck.
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i found the same solution that edesmarais found (mount the ISO in VMWare). works perfectly for me.

to do this, right-click on the VMWare image name, choose "Edit...", click the CD-ROM icon and choose “Use ISO Image”. Then browse to choose the image, and you're good to go!



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