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Old 09-14-2006, 06:02 PM   #1
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vmware - lots of questions!!! well only 2

hi...i got vmware on ubuntu...thought id try gentoo on it...
i installed everything...but there was a kernel i need to reconfigure my kernel..i thought id do it with a live CD but i cant seem to get it to boot from the disk...? how do you do that?

secondly, whats a good website to learn all this stuff about vmware from? most of what i got was from forums - takes a while to sift through em sometimes.

thank you ...and i have vmware-workstation 5.5.1 and ubuntu 6.06
Old 09-14-2006, 06:38 PM   #2
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With vmware, when you start up your gentoo install, look at the first few messages that comes up, one of them will tell you how to change your bios settings. Don't worry that you'll mess your computer, it will only change it for that Virtual Computer. Change the boot order to cd. It's been a while since I had vmware properly installed on a system so I am running from memory here. But that should do it.
Old 09-15-2006, 06:48 PM   #3
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the thing is...ive already installed gentoo...but its kernel i want to login as root and sort it out...but i cant use a live CD to do it..i tried to d owhat you said...but its still logging booting gentoo and kernel panicing..
Old 09-15-2006, 06:52 PM   #4
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just tried it again...and saw a glimpse of the bios setting...think it goes too quick before i can change it...prolly something worng with the install...anhow managed to push the F2 button before it i got it...i guess i can change it later...


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