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Old 01-14-2005, 07:16 AM   #1
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Exclamation Redhat 9 hangs on booting in a VMware Virtual PC

Hallo, I'have installed Redhat 9.0 in the latest version of VMWare 4.5 Workstation. The installation goes without problems, but when i boot the first time it hangs on the line that updates the /etc/fstab. What can i do? Nobody have such a problem? Pleas Help!
Old 01-20-2005, 10:51 PM   #2
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I have exactly the same problem. I am currently dual-booting windows xp and redhat 9 on my system, but thought I would try out this vmware workstation to see if i could install redhat 9 there, so I could easily switch between winxp and rh9. The install of rh9 on vmware went flawlessly, but when I start the rh9 virtual drive, it hangs up on "updating etc/fstab".

I have no problems when I boot into rh9 normally (close winxp, restart computer, choose rh9).

I previously tried to run suse 9.2 pro on this vmware. Again, the install went great, but when it came time to startup the suse 9.2 virtual drive, it hung during the boot process, only with the suse, it said something about the cylinder being too large or too small something.

After getting that, I removed the suse and created a new vm for rh9.

So far, all I can say is that I am NOT impressed with this vmware
Old 02-02-2005, 09:48 PM   #3
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Hello guys, the reason your vmware is stuck at /etc/fstab is because you have a dvd drive/burner that is too new for vmware to detect. To by pass your error, edit your virtual machine setting:

1) If you have multiple cd or dvd drives: Change your CDROM device setting to the older cdrom (do not use auto-detect)
2) If step 1) does work, remove your CDROM device in VM settings altogether.

I had the same issue like you guys, it took me a while to figure out.....Hope this helps!!


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