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Old 09-24-2004, 06:39 AM   #1
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problem with installing SUSE 9.1 PERSONAL on VMWARE

i tryed to install SUSE 9.1 PERSONAL (1 disk) using VMWARE
now i got into the installation, and it sayed something about booting from hardrive.
after couple of seconds, the error came up - "FAILED TO START FROM HARDRIVE"
then it got stuck and refused to continue the installation
what could be the problem?
i have the newest VMWARE
Old 09-24-2004, 06:51 AM   #2
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Try changing your virtual hard-drives from SCSI to IDE.
Old 10-05-2004, 03:53 PM   #3
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I don't seem to have an option to change my vmware virtual disks from scsi to ide...when I get into the vm properties (say Setting->Advanced->Virtual Device Node), I have a drop-down that let's me change from scsi0 all the way up to like scsi6 and for my virtual cdroms I can change the ide ids between 0:0, 1:0, etc...I've looked in the help and it says I CAN do it, but never really gives instructions to do so. I'm on 4.0.5 on this machine, but my 4.5 installation on another machine doesn't have the option either...any help appreciated. Thanks.
Old 10-18-2004, 04:51 AM   #4
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You can't really change the hard drive from scsi to ide but you can remove the current hard drive and add a new one.
I' ve done this but still can't install Suse 9.1 Personal on the virtual machine.

Greetz, vuystie
Old 10-18-2004, 07:03 AM   #5
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You have to drop the old SCSI entry in VMWare.
Then, when you create a new harddisk, youīll get the option to decide IDE or SCSI.
Usually, thatīs the point.
I didnīt try it with 9.1, but in older versions, it worked fine.

Hope it helps,

Old 11-07-2004, 04:31 PM   #6
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That's what I did but it didn't help,

Thanks anyway

Greetz Vuystie
Old 11-10-2004, 09:56 AM   #7
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Another option

I understand that you are doing a new installation of Suse on vmware. When it boots up click on the vmware window and move with your cursor to the installation option. I think the install script is trying to load the Suse OS from disk, which I understand you don't have.


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