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Alectrus 05-03-2005 03:37 PM

Knoppix 3.8.1 on Vmware: Saving Settings
I have successfully gotten Knoppix 3.8.1 to work on Vmware 5. I would like to save my settings via the "Save Knoppix Configuration", but the OS says that it can't do it.

I figure I need to somehow partition a vm to get it to work, but how can I do this? Thanks for any help.

Alectrus 05-04-2005 12:21 PM


Tino27 05-04-2005 09:02 PM

Well, with VMware, you can create a folder on the underlying host and "share" it with your virtual machine(s). Perhaps if you created a spot to save your Knoppix info on your host hard drive and then created a share inside VMware for your Knoppix VM, you could save the info that way.

If you are unfamiliar with what I am suggesting, click on "Edit virtual machine settings" and then click on the "Options" tab. There is an entry for Shared Folders in the list.

blair 05-05-2005 01:14 AM

You didn't say what OS VMware is running on top of. Linux doesn't support NTFS so if you are trying to write to a NTFS drive from within Knoppix, this might be your problem.

You may need to create a nominal 1 GB partition on your hard drive, outside of VMware using ext3 or FAT filesystem format. Knoppix should be able to read to this. You will of course have to ensure the drive is accessible from within VMWare, is mounted once in Knoppix and has read/write privileges.

Alectrus 05-05-2005 08:32 AM

I'm running XP Pro, so it is NTFS. But I am trying to make a virtual drive to save the settings on.

I have a SCSI drive set in VMware5, but when I type fdisk /dev/sda, it says it can't it. When I try to save the settings onto the sda, Knoppix simply says it can't nothing else.

Alectrus 05-06-2005 04:43 PM

I also tried doing a shared folder, but it didn't work.

gnukish 05-09-2005 03:33 AM

I am sorry for this post , but i think a real hd install goes a long way...rather than emulating a distro/linux distribution.

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