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Old 05-28-2003, 10:16 AM   #1
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vmware - RH9

Having a issue installing RH9 as a guest in vmware workstation 4.
I have tried this on a Gateway server(930) running 2k server(spk3 non DC) and a portable running 2k pro(spk3) with the same issue.
I start the RH9 install and it starts installing pkgs, it gets through CD1 fine but part why through CD2 it says the cd is corrupt. So rebooted the virtual and booted off the RH9 cd1 and ran a test on CD2 and it failed. Easy enough I think, so I clean the cd and ran the test and it passed.
I ran setup again and boom same issue. I figured I had a bunk cd so I downloaded ISO image CD2 from rh and same issue.
Any ideas?
Old 05-28-2003, 11:35 AM   #2
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make sure where u get the souce for the 2nd cd is worknig and don't use a download manager (i.e. flashget) because sometimes they do have errors downloading images (corrupt data chain)
Old 05-29-2003, 11:53 AM   #3
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Hi there,

u must check the following:

edit -> virtual machine settings -> cd rom -> legacy emulation

This will solve the disc 2 problem during installation.
Old 05-29-2003, 12:40 PM   #4
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Yes...the legacy emulation is the fix. I had this problem myself too.

Also, after this install, you may have problems with the ethernet settings. I had to add a line or 2 of code to the ifcfg-eth0 file to stop it for checking connectivity to get it working right.

Old 06-04-2003, 01:45 PM   #5
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Continuing on just the last posting, I have just managed (after many many problems) to install RH9.0 on the older version of vmware 3.2 (I have to use that one due to licencing issues). However it is really impossible to get any conncectivity via the ethernet adapter of the virtual machine.
(Windows XP host -> Vmware 3.2 -> Red Hat 9.0 guest).

Ideally I would like a bridged connection to our intranet and get a DHCP issued IP address. Do you happen to know exact what those 2 lines you menton in ifcfg-eth0 need to be?

Thanks in advance

Old 06-04-2003, 02:33 PM   #6
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go to the file menu and click install vmware tools, i think the isntallation program in there would let u connect to a dhcp host directly and easily
Old 07-08-2003, 12:47 AM   #7
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Thanks for the tips. I enabled "Legacy Emulation" in VMWare 4 and was able to "Pass" disc 2!...Finally!...and had a successful installation.

One other note about VMWare 4. The new "Shared Folder" feature has given me grief on an installation of WebSphere Portal. Had to disable it to get it to install. This could run interference with other installations. Thought I'd pass it along.


Old 08-22-2003, 11:18 PM   #8
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Wow, I should have checked here earlier... I messed around with the Suse support for several days without getting anything helpful out of them.

Thanks for the tip with the legacy emulation!

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