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Old 01-13-2003, 12:29 PM   #1
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many problems for vmware 3.2 in SuSE 7.1


I installed the vmware in linux and then i did what the documentation was saying for installing win xp in raw disks as guest os and read how to solve the problem for ACPI . I did exactly what the pdf was saying.Then i run wmvare and then a blue screen i the emulator show up and a window saying that the guest operating system has shutdown the processor and in the blue screen in vmware there was some addresses.I cannont understand what i am doing wrong.My kernel supports the vm..mon module .Please reply to this thread.
I create to hardware profiles mpla mpla mpla ....
but the f.. thing doesn't work.!
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Old 01-13-2003, 03:01 PM   #2
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what is the version of windows?

what kernel do you have?
 
Old 01-14-2003, 11:17 AM   #3
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about my kernel

I run 2.4.0 or 2.2.18 and
i have win XP professional
 
Old 01-14-2003, 01:32 PM   #4
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there is more than one version of xp, service pack 1 is required.

also there are kernel requirements

http://www.vmware.com/support/ws3/do...s.html#1021256
 
Old 01-14-2003, 01:45 PM   #5
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Thanks

Thanks for taking time to read my post.One last question:
After the installation of service pack 1 in XP i should change the things i did to setup vmware and the things to overcome the ACPI problem.I will download the service pack now .Please reply as soon as possible.
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Nikos
 
Old 01-14-2003, 02:56 PM   #6
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I would try it first, if it still has a problem you could try to change the vmware setup
 
Old 01-14-2003, 08:23 PM   #7
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I have installed vmware 3.2.0 build-2230 on Mandrake 9.0 kernel 2.4.19-16mdk

I had to download and install new kernel source first thing to get it to install. Some corruption in my kernel source I guess

I am installing Windows XP Pro version 2002

Man the virtual machine reboots fast!!

It seems to be ok so far, with one little glitch which made me start over installing WinXP Pro

Mandrake was setup with tmpfs

/etc/fstab had something like this

none /tmp /tmpfs defaults 0 0

this caused vmware to crash.

the space allocated to /tmp became full.

I remove the mount point from /etc/fstab and restarted the Windows install again.

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Old 01-16-2003, 06:34 AM   #8
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Ok i have a patch of linux kernell 2.4.20 i tried the command patch.The in the directory /lib/modules i found a new directory called 2.4.2.-4G which was not like the others.There was no build in in and had few modules thing in it.In the other directories when i write make xconfig the usual staff comes out.No what the heck with that version of the kernel.The thing is that i have no option in my lilo menu to boot this kernel.I didn't have the problems u describe with /etc/fstab.i believe that the problems that i have are made from the kernel.I will try to fix them.Any suggestion is welcome.Thanks a lot mate.!
 
Old 01-16-2003, 06:20 PM   #9
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I am thinking the patch should be applied to the kernel source in /usr/src/linux

Is it a kernel patch?

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Old 01-16-2003, 06:21 PM   #10
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I have XP running smoothly now. There is no sound yet. This should be working, I have sound in Linux and there are no errors.


using /dev/dsp
 
Old 01-17-2003, 04:13 PM   #11
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Yes ok the things with the kernel but the documentation of the vm says that in SuSE 7.1 to run the vm must have a kernel that don't support the non PAE versions of the kernel in linux cd's.I bought the original cd of SuSE 7.1 and i cannot find the kernel required .Try through yast but i cannot chose the correct kernel.How can i see if the kernel is PAE or non-PAE with the SMP support?
 
Old 01-17-2003, 04:24 PM   #12
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it should not be enabled on any distro for x86 arch, if you do a make menuconfig in /usr/src/linux and load the old config file you can check it

it should not have "High Memory support" in the Processor "Type and Features" section enabled.

This is for 64 bit systems and not intended for x86 machines, so you should be ok on that.
 
Old 01-17-2003, 04:27 PM   #13
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Did you get to install the VMtools or did it crash on the first reboot?

If your getting a critical stop you might be able to boot the install disk again and recover it.
 
Old 01-17-2003, 05:07 PM   #14
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No the virtual machine is booting until the step of choosing the hardware profile (where i choose the second profile that i create called VMware)then it should start windows but instead it crushes with a blue screen and and the only thing that i recognize is that it tells to run CHDSK and some faults in the memory,then rebooting the vm.I cannot install the VMtools because the windows don't start at all.Now i want to patch the kernel in 2.4.0.Will i have a problem ?
 
Old 01-17-2003, 06:31 PM   #15
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I don't think updating the kernel will be a problem
I tried vmware on my slack box and it worked fine
kernel 2.4.19-lq4
I booted into lilo and ran winme

I also have dos 6.22 and win3.1 running on mandrake 9.0
I did see a problem with XP booting. I ended up reseting the vmware bios to defaults, that fixed it. make sure it's not trying to go to fullscreen before you get everything setup right.

XP seemed to be very slow and the screen was very chopped up before installing the vmtools and service packs

You might want to check the memory settings and drive space. I am using undoable virtual disks, there may be some difference in the way it handles physical disks. I have not tried to install to a physical disk. My system is not setup that way right now.


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