Guest Operating System Installation Guide

June 10, 2010

Note: The contents of the Guest Operating System Installation Guide have changed. The new version of this guide contains information and instructions applicable only to installing guest operating systems. For guest operating system support data, see the new Guest/Host OS VMware Compatibility Guide. For VMware Tools information, see the applicable product documentation on the VMware Documentation Web site http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/. For known issues, see the VMware Knowledge Base located at http://kb.vmware.com/. The deprecated Guest Operating System Installation Guide, the new version of the Guest Operating System Installation Guide, and the new Guest/Host OS VMware Compatibility Guide are all located at http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=software.

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Guest Operating System Installation Guide

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Installing Guest Operating Systems

Latest Updates 11 Operating Systems That the Operating System Vendor No Longer Supports 12 General Guidelines for Supported Guests 12 Determining Memory Settings for a Virtual Machine 12 Sound Adapters on GSX and VMware Servers 12 Running a Guest Operating System 12 64-Bit Linux Guests and Execute Disable Functionality 12 General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products 12 Typical Installation 13 ISO Installation 13 PXE Installation 13 Windows 7 14 Installation Steps 14 VMware Tools 14 Windows Preinstallation Environment 15 Installation Steps 15 VMware Tools 15 Windows Recovery Environment 16 VMware Tools 16 Windows Server 2008 R2 17 Installation Steps 17 VMware Tools 17 Windows Server 2008 18 Installation Steps 18 VMware Tools 18 Windows Vista 19 Installation Steps 19 VMware Tools 19 Windows Server 2003 20 Installation Steps 20 VMware Tools 20 Windows XP 21 Installation Steps 21 VMware Tools 21 Windows 2000 22 Installation Steps 22 VMware Tools 22 Windows NT 4.0 23 Installation Steps 23 Post Installation Instructions 23 Enabling Networking After Installing Windows NT 4.0 23 VMware Tools 24 Windows Me 25 Installation Steps 25 VMware Tools 25

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1x Installation 29 Post Installation Considerations for MS-DOS 6.Guest Operating System Installation Guide Windows 98 26 Installation Steps 26 Post Installation Instructions 26 Enabling Networking After Installing Windows 98 26 VMware Tools 26 Windows 95 27 Installation Steps 27 Post Installation Instructions 28 VMware Tools 28 MS-DOS 6.0 39 Installation Steps 39 Create Boot Disks 39 VMware Tools 40 Mac OS X Server 10.5 41 Installation Steps 41 VMware Tools 42 Mandriva Corporate 4 43 Installation Steps 43 VMware Tools 43 Mandriva Linux 2009 44 Installation Steps 44 VMware Tools 44 Mandriva Linux 2008 45 Installation Steps 45 VMware Tools 45 Mandriva Linux 2007 46 Installation Steps 46 VMware Tools 46 Mandriva Linux 2006 47 4 VMware.0 35 Installation Steps 35 VMware Tools 35 eComStation 1.22 and Windows 3.1x 30 VMware Tools 30 Asianux Server 3.22 and Windows 3.5.1x 29 MS-DOS 6.0 31 Installation Steps 31 VMware Tools 31 CentOS 5.0 34 Installation Steps 34 VMware Tools 34 Debian 4.2 37 Installation Steps 37 Create Boot Disks 37 VMware Tools 38 IBM OS/2 Warp 4. .0 32 Installation Steps 32 VMware Tools 32 CentOS 4.22 and Windows 3.0 36 Installation Steps 36 VMware Tools 36 IBM OS/2 Warp 4.0 33 Installation Steps 33 VMware Tools 33 Debian 5. Inc.

2 49 Installation Steps for Mandrake Linux 9.1 and 8. Inc.0 63 Installation Steps 63 VMware Tools 64 Red Hat Linux 8.0 65 Installation Steps 65 VMware Tools 66 Red Hat Linux 7 67 Installation Steps 67 VMware Tools 68 Red Hat Linux 6.Contents Installation Steps 47 VMware Tools 47 Mandrake Linux 10 48 Installation Steps 48 VMware Tools 48 Mandrake Linux 9 49 Installation Steps for Mandrake Linux 9.1 and 9.0 72 Installation Steps 73 Install Maintenance Pack 5 73 VMware Tools 74 SCO UnixWare 7 75 Installation Steps 75 VMware. 5 .0 50 VMware Tools 50 Mandrake Linux 8 51 Installation Steps for Mandrake Linux 8.2 51 Installation Steps for Mandrake Linux 8.2 69 Installation Steps 69 VMware Tools 70 Sun Java Desktop System 2 71 Installation Steps 71 VMware Tools 71 SCO OpenServer 5.1 61 Installation Steps 61 VMware Tools 62 Red Hat Linux 9.0 51 VMware Tools 52 Novell Linux Desktop 9 53 Installation Steps 53 VMware Tools 53 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 54 Installation Steps 54 VMware Tools 54 Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 55 Installation Steps 55 VMware Tools 55 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 56 Installation Steps 56 VMware Tools 56 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 57 Installation Steps 57 VMware Tools 58 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 59 Installation Steps 59 VMware Tools 60 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.

x 81 Installation Steps 81 VMware Tools 81 openSUSE Linux 10.3 86 Installation Steps 86 VMware Tools 86 Turbolinux 10 87 Installation Steps 87 VMware Tools 87 Turbolinux 8 88 Installation Steps 88 VMware Tools 88 Turbolinux 7. .04 91 Installation Steps 91 VMware Tools 91 Ubuntu 8.0 89 Installation Steps 89 VMware Tools 89 Ubuntu 9.Guest Operating System Installation Guide Install SCO UnixWare Maintenance Packs Install and Configure SMP 75 VMware Tools 75 SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 76 Installation Steps 76 VMware Tools 76 SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 77 Installation Steps 77 VMware Tools 77 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 78 Installation Steps 78 VMware Tools 78 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 79 Installation Steps 79 VMware Tools 79 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 80 Installation Steps 80 VMware Tools 80 openSUSE Linux 11.10 93 Installation Steps 93 VMware Tools 93 Ubuntu 8.x 85 Installation Steps 85 VMware Tools 85 SUSE Linux 7. Inc.10 90 Installation Steps 90 VMware Tools 90 Ubuntu 9.04 LTS 95 75 6 VMware.x 82 Installation Steps 82 VMware Tools 82 SUSE Linux10.x 84 Installation Steps 84 VMware Tools 84 SUSE Linux 8.x 83 Installation Steps 83 VMware Tools 83 SUSE Linux 9.

7 .Contents Installation Steps 95 VMware Tools 95 Ubuntu Linux 7.10 102 Installation Steps 102 VMware Tools 102 VMware Tools and 64-bit Version of Ubuntu Linux 5.04 99 Installation Steps 99 VMware Tools 99 Ubuntu Linux 6.06 101 Installation Steps 101 VMware Tools 101 Ubuntu Linux 5. and 4.11.3. 4.0 Server 113 Installation Steps 113 VMware Tools 114 NetWare 5. Inc.10 102 Ubuntu Linux 5.10 97 Installation Steps 97 VMware Tools 97 Ubuntu Linux 7.10 100 Installation Steps 100 VMware Tools 100 Ubuntu Linux 6.2.1 Server 115 Installation Steps 115 VMware Tools 116 NetWare 4.04 103 Installation Steps 103 VMware Tools 103 FreeBSD 8 104 Installation Steps 104 Known Issue 104 VMware Tools 104 FreeBSD 7.10.2 Server 117 Installation Steps 117 VMware Tools 118 Solaris 10 Operating System for x86 Platforms 119 Installation Steps 119 VMware Tools 119 Solaris 9 Operating System x86 Platform Edition 120 VMware.0 108 VMware Tools 110 NetWare 6. and 4. 4.9 108 Additional Install Instructions for FreeBSD 4.1.x 105 Installation Steps 105 VMware Tools 105 FreeBSD 6 106 Installation Steps 106 VMware Tools 106 FreeBSD 5 107 Installation Steps 107 VMware Tools 107 FreeBSD 4 108 Installation Steps 108 Additional Install Instructions for FreeBSD 4.5 Server 111 Installation Steps 111 VMware Tools 112 NetWare 6. 4.

Inc. .Guest Operating System Installation Guide Installation Steps 120 VMware Tools 121 Solaris 8 Operating System x86 Platform Edition 122 Installation Steps 122 Adding a SCSI Driver 123 VMware Tools 123 Index 125 8 VMware.

Revision History Revision 20100610 Description    Added information about FreeBSD 8. Revision History This guide is revised with each newly supported guest operating system that requires installation instructions.x and 8. Added instructions for Mandriva 2009. 4. 6. Added information about recommended memory size for Windows 95.x. Condensed installation instructions for Mandrake 9.x.x. Revised VMware Tools support for Solaris 10 Operating System for x86 Platforms.x. Added instructions for eComStation 1. Condensed installation instructions for SUSE Linux 8. and FreeBSD 7. and Turbolinux 8. 5. Table 1. 9 . Condensed installation instructions for Desktop and Server releases for Linux guests. VMware ACE. Modified hard drive requirements for a Windows 2008 r2 virtual machine. and 4. SUSE Linux Enterprise 11. and VMware Fusion™ information about installing guest operating systems in VMware virtual machines.x.0 Update 1. SUSE Linux Enterprise 10. Ubuntu 9.0. and 4. Condensed installation instructions for FreeBSD 7. including Mandriva Corporate 4.0. Added information about support for the e1000 NIC driver for Windows XP on ESX 4. Turbolinux 10.10. Inc. Added information about kernel panic error when installing 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4. VMware.x. Oracle Enterprise Linux 4.1.x. Condensed installation instructions for RedHat Linux 7. VMware Workstation.About This Book About This Book The Guest Operating System Installation Guide provides users of VMware® ESX Server.2 on a host with AMD NPT processor.2. Removed incorrect instructions for enabling root on an Ubuntu Desktop 9. VMware GSX Server. Added instructions for operating systems that the operating system vendor no longer supports. 20100304        20100201       20091119 Added new instructions for Windows Server 2008 r2.10 virtual machine. VMware Server. Revised guest selections for creating virtual machines on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 with OES 1 and OES2 support.

certification programs.com/support. Technical Support and Education Resources The following sections describe the technical support resources available to you.com.for VMware Tools instructions and information.com/support/pubs. To find the information and support data that was removed from this guide check these locations:     20090716  Guest Operating System Installation Guide (Deprecated) – for information that was published in the guide prior to July 16. and manage your virtual environment. go to http://www. . Go to http://www. Online and Telephone Support To use online support to submit technical support requests. go to http://www. and consulting services. plan. case study examples.com/services. Made minor edits to information for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10. If you have comments. go to http://www.vmware. VMware Professional Services VMware Education Services courses offer extensive hands-on labs. view your product and contract information. To access information about education classes.com/support/services. 10 VMware.1x. Customers with appropriate support contracts should use telephone support for the fastest response on priority 1 issues. go to http://www. and course materials designed to be used as on-the-job reference tools. and live online. VMware Consulting Services provides offerings to help you assess.vmware. Online Guest/Host OS VMware Compatibility Guide – for supported guest operating system details and general information. send your feedback to docfeedback@vmware. Courses are available onsite.66 and MS-DOS 3.vmware. and register your products.html. in the classroom. Modified instal instructions for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and 9 to use the GRUB BootLoader instead of LILO.vmware.Guest Operating System Installation Guide Table 1. For onsite pilot programs and implementation best practices. Support Offerings To find out how VMware support offerings can help meet your business needs.vmware. Reorganized the Guest Operating System Installation Guide to include information only pertinent to installing supported guest operating systems. Knowledge Base – for known issues and problems that affected the operation of a guest. Revision History (Continued) Revision 20090902 Description    Revised installation instructions for MS-DOS 2. Intended Audience This guide if for those responsible for installing operating systems on VMware virtual machines. Document Feedback VMware welcomes your suggestions for improving our documentation. Product documentation . build.com/support/phone_support. To access the current version of this book and other books. Inc. 2009.

Removed incorrect instructions for enabling root on an Ubuntu Desktop 9. and 4. Start with “Mandrake Linux 9” on page 49. These are the changes or updates made to the Guest Operating System Installation Guide since it was last published. “SUSE Linux Enterprise 11” on page 76 and “SUSE Linux Enterprise 10” on page 77. Inc. VMware ESX Server 1. Latest Updates Find the latest version of the guide on the VMware Web site at: http://www. See “Ubuntu 9. Operating systems that are not included in this guide are not supported. Added information about recommended memory size for Windows 95.0 and later VMware ESXi/ESX 3.10 virtual machine.x and 8.    Added installation instructions for FreeBSD 8. See “Windows 95” on page 27.0 and later VMware Server 1.0.0 and later VMware ACE 1. 11 .0 and later VMware Fusion1. See “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4” on page 57.x.     VMware.1. see the user’s manual that came with your product for installation instructions for the guest operating systems supported by that product.0 and later If you are using VMware® Workstation 3.x. See “Red Hat Linux 7” on page 67.com/support/pubs.10” on page 90. VMware GSX Server 2.vmware. Check the date on the cover page to determine if your copy of the guide is current. Added information about kernel panic error when installing 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4.x.2 on a host with an AMD NPT processor. See “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 for information that might apply to the guest you are installing and see “Latest Updates” on page 11 for the most recent changes to this guide. See “FreeBSD 8” on page 104.0 and later VMware GSX Server 3.x.5 and later VMware Workstation 4.x or an earlier VMware product.Installing Guest Operating Systems Installing Guest Operating Systems The Guest Operating System Installation Guide includes installation instructions for installing supported guest operating systems on the following VMware products:        VMware ESX Server 2. Condensed installation instructions for Desktop and Server releases for Linux guests. Condensed installation instructions for Mandrake 9. “Turbolinux 10” on page 87 and “Turbolinux 8” on page 88. Condensed installation instructions for RedHat Linux 7. 4. including “Mandriva Corporate 4” on page 43.

. Determining Memory Settings for a Virtual Machine When you configure the memory settings for a virtual machine.x. you must partition and format the virtual disk and install an operating system. and configure and enable the Ethernet adapter for the virtual machine. 8. Before you can use it. This helps to ensure that the Linux guest operating system runs without interruption. you should rely on the operating system documentation. and hardware influence how you install a supported guest operating system. Running a Guest Operating System For information about running a guest operating system and using its features. Condensed installation instructions for FreeBSD 7. General Guidelines for Supported Guests Configurations. support. The tool or interface you used to configure the virtual machine depends on the VMware product you are running. use the virtual machine settings editor (VM > Settings) after you have installed the operating system.  Operating Systems That the Operating System Vendor No Longer Supports For operating systems listed in this guide that the operating system vendor no longer supports. install networking software when you install the guest operating system.x. see the corresponding server documentation. To add a sound adapter.x. 5. 9. 64-Bit Linux Guests and Execute Disable Functionality When running a 64-bit Linux guest operating system on EM64T hardware.x. VMware might.x. General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products Before installing a guest operating system. you should consult the documentation for the guest operating system you plan to run in that virtual machine. VMware is not responsible for resolving problems with or providing support or fixes to the operating system itself. provide support and fixes to VMware products to address problems that are exposed by running such operating systems on a VMware virtual machine. see the documentation provided by the operating system vendor. and 4.x. Start with “FreeBSD 7. NOTE You should disable screen savers that might be running on the host system before you install the guest operating system. create a virtual machine and ensure that its devices are setup correctly. at its sole discretion. For instructions on configuring sound for a virtual machine on a GSX or VMware Server.x” on page 105. If the interface and the operating system documentation do not agree. 6. Start with “SUSE Linux Enterprise 10” on page 77.x. Inc. For example. The operating system installation program might handle the partitioning and formatting steps for you. Sound Adapters on GSX and VMware Servers Sound adapters by default are not installed in a virtual machine for GSX or VMware Servers.Guest Operating System Installation Guide  Condensed installation instructions for SUSE Linux 10. 12 VMware. make sure that you have Execute Disable functionality enabled in the host BIOS. The user interface of your VMware product provides general guidelines for the amount of memory required. A new virtual machine is like a physical computer with a blank hard disk.

You might need to purchase a new copy of Windows to install in a virtual machine. you might not be able to install it in a virtual machine. 3 4 Turn on your virtual machine by clicking the Power On button. Use the configuration tool for your VMware product to connect the virtual machine CD drive to the ISO image file. GSX Server: If your guest operating system requires a disc.Installing Guest Operating Systems Installing a guest operating system in a virtual machine is essentially the same as installing it on a physical computer. you do not need the operating system installation media. ESX Server 2.x: You must insert the installation CD-ROM or disc in the drive on the server where the virtual machine is running. you can create an ISO image file from the installation CD-ROM. When you turn on the virtual machine. You can store the ISO file on the host machine or on a network drive accessible from the host machine. Insert the installation CD-ROM or disc of the guest operating system in to the CD-ROM or disc drive connected to the virtual machine. 13 . and turn on the virtual machine. It can also help you work around a problem seen in host configurations. VMware. PXE booting is supported for Guest Operating Systems that are listed in the VMware Guest Operating System Compatibility list and whose operating system vendor supports PXE booting of the operating system. Typical Installation The basic steps to install a typical operating system: 1 2 Start your VMware product and connect to the virtual machine. NOTE Some Microsoft Windows OEM discs included with new computers are customized for those computers and include device drivers and other utilities specific to the hardware system. Using an ISO image file is convenient to install the same operating system in multiple virtual machines. Even if you can install this Windows operating system on your physical computer. the virtual machine detects the PXE server. you must insert it in the drive on the server where the virtual machine is running. PXE Installation If you plan to use a PXE server to install the guest operating system over the network. As with physical computers. You cannot use the disc drive on the management workstation. in which the virtual machine is unable to boot from the installation CD-ROM. operating systems require separate licenses for each virtual machine you run. Inc. ISO Installation Rather than boot from a physical CD-ROM. You cannot use the drives on the management workstation. Follow the instructions provided by the operating system vendor.

you can also install from a PXE server. . the hard drive for the virtual machine must be 24GB or larger. Install Windows 7 in a virtual machine using the corresponding Windows 7 distribution CD. the hard drive for the virtual machine must be 32GB or larger.   Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the Windows 7 CD or DVD in the CD-ROM drive. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. 14 VMware. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a list of the manuals that contain installation instructions for VMware Tools. For the 64-bit version of Windows 7. VMware Tools Install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. Make sure the virtual machine has at least 1GB of RAM or more for 32-bit guests and 2GB or more of RAM for 64-bit guests. Follow the remaining installation steps as you would for a physical machine. Fulfill these prerequisites before installing Windows 7:   Create and configure a new virtual machine.com/kb/340.vmware.Guest Operating System Installation Guide Windows 7 Read “General Guidelines for Supported Guests” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. For the 32-bit version of Windows 7. Turn on the virtual machine to begin installing Windows 7. Inc. If your VMware product supports it.

Use Windows PE to prepare your virtual machine to install a Windows operating system. Type one of the following commands to create a Windows PE build environment for an x86 or amd64 machine in the winpe-x86 folder. After the boot process completes.1. To create a Windows PE 2. Platform 32-bit 64-bit Command copype x86 C:\Winpe-x86 copype amd64 C:\Winpe-amd64 4 Create a Windows PE 2. 15 .1 (WAIK1.Installing Guest Operating Systems Windows Preinstallation Environment Read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. Download Windows AIK 1.com c:\winpe-x86\iso c:\winpe-x86\winpe-x86.iso Installation Steps 1 2 Boot the virtual machine from a Windows PE 2. Inc.1 ISO image 1 2 3 Create a Windows 2008 virtual machine. VMware Tools There is no version of VMware Tools that supports Windows Preinstallation Environment.1 ISO image. Select Windows Vista for the guest operating system selection.1) software (build from Windows Server 2008 kernel) from the Microsoft Web site: http://www. VMware.com/downloads/details. Fulfill these prerequisites before installing Windows Preinstallation Environment:    Create and configure a new virtual machine.1 bootable ISO image by entering the following command: oscdimg -n -h -bc:\winpe-x86\etfsboot.1 ISO image. and install WAIK 1.microsoft. A Windows PE selection is not available. Select Start > All Programs > Microsoft Windows AIK > Windows PE Tools Command Prompt to open the Windows PE Tools Command Prompt. a command prompt appears.aspx?familyid=94BB6E34-D890-4932-81A5-5B50C657DE0 8&displaylang=en  Create a Windows PE 2.

see the accompanying operating system documentation. VMware Tools There is no version of VMware Tools that supports Windows Recovery Environment. 16 VMware. For instructions specific to the Windows Recovery Environment.Guest Operating System Installation Guide Windows Recovery Environment Read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. . Inc.

The hard drive for the virtual machine must be 32GB or larger. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. You can install the Windows Server 2008 R2 in a virtual machine using the Windows Server 2008 R2 distribution CD.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/system-requirements. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Windows Server 2008 R2. 17 .microsoft.Installing Guest Operating Systems Windows Server 2008 R2 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. If your VMware product supports it. Inc.aspx. See Microsoft recommendations: http://www.  Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the Windows Server 2008 R2 CD in the CD-ROM drive.com/kb/340. Fulfill these prerequisites before installing Windows Server 2008 R2:   Create and configure a new virtual machine. Ensure that the virtual machine has at least 512MB of RAM. VMware. Follow the remaining installation steps as you would for a physical machine. you can also install from a PXE server.vmware. The host computer must have more than 512MB of RAM to support this setting. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest.

and Enterprise editions of Windows 2008 Server is supported by ESX.microsoft.85). You can install the Windows Server 2008 in a virtual machine using the Windows Server 2008 distribution CD. the driver for the multimedia audio controller will not be installed. Follow the remaining installation steps as you would for a physical machine. Ensure that the virtual machine has at least 512MB of RAM. the hard drive for the virtual machine must be 24GB or larger. Datacenter. If your VMware product supports it. configure an Internet connection.Guest Operating System Installation Guide Windows Server 2008 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. Inc. and run Windows Update on the Windows Server 2008 virtual machine.com/en-us/library/ms723891(VS. The host computer must have more than 512MB of RAM to support this setting. See the Microsoft Developer Network Web site for more information about Server Core: http://msdn. unless Server Core disables parts of the operating system that are specifically supported by VMware Tools. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. To install the required driver. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Windows Server 2008. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. The Windows Device Manager will indicate that the driver for the multimedia audio controller is missing.   Consider these support and configuration issues for Windows Server 2008:  If an Internet connection is not available while installing a 32-bit Windows Server 2008 guest. 18 VMware. the hard drive for the virtual machine must be 16GB or larger.com/kb/340. For the 32-bit version of Windows Server 2008. . Fulfill these prerequisites before installing Windows Server 2008:   Create and configure a new virtual machine. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. VMware Tools still apply. The Server Core role available in the Standard.aspx  Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the Windows Server 2008 CD in the CD-ROM drive. you can also install from a PXE server. For the 64-bit version of Windows Server 2008.vmware.

For the 32-bit version of Windows Vista. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Windows Vista.com/kb/340. The Windows Device Manager will indicate that the driver for the multimedia audio controller is missing.vmware. . the driver for the multimedia audio controller will not be installed. NOTE After installing VMware Tools on a Windows Vista Service Pack (SP1) virtual machine. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. the screen resolution does not change to 1024 by 768 pixels automatically. Make sure the virtual machine has at least 512MB of RAM.   Consider these support and configuration issues for Windows Vista:  If an Internet connection is not available while installing a 32-bit Windows Vista guest. See knowledge base article 1004780 at http://kb. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. the hard drive for the virtual machine must be 16GB or larger. the hard drive for the virtual machine must be 24GB or larger. You can install Windows Vista in a virtual machine using the corresponding Windows Vista distribution CD. Inc.vmware. The host computer must have more than 512MB of RAM to support this setting. 19 .Installing Guest Operating Systems Windows Vista Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. configure an Internet connection. VMware. For the 64-bit version of Windows Vista. Fulfill these prerequisites before installing Windows Vista:   Create and configure a new virtual machine. To install the required driver.com/kb/1004780. and run Windows Update on the Windows Vista virtual machine. you can also install from a PXE server. If your VMware product supports it. Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the Windows Vista CD in the CD-ROM drive. Follow the remaining installation steps as you would for a physical machine.

Follow the instructions on the Web site to use the driver with a fresh installation of Windows Server 2003. press the F6 key. If your VMware product supports it. If you have a virtual machine with a SCSI virtual disk and an earlier Windows guest operating system and want to upgrade it to Windows Server 2003. You can install Windows Server 2003 in a virtual machine using the corresponding Windows Server 2003 distribution CD.vmware. you can also install from a PXE server. 20 VMware. configure an Internet connection. Inc. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Windows Server 2003.com/kb/1003020. The Windows Device Manager will indicate that the driver for the multimedia audio controller is missing.vmware. 5 6 7 Press S to specify the additional driver.0.vmware. This allows you to select the additional SCSI driver required for installation. After you specify the SCSI driver. Refer to knowledge base article 1003020 at http://kb. the driver for the multimedia audio controller will not be installed.com/download.com/kb/340. Fulfill these prerequisites before installing Windows Server 2003:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. you must take some special steps at this point in the installation process. Windows Server 2003 automatically installs the SCSI driver when you install the guest operating system. Consider these support and configuration issues for Windows Server 2003:  If an Internet connection is not available while installing a Windows Server 2003 guest.2 to support Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition. As the Windows Server 2003 installer loads. To install the required driver. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest.Guest Operating System Installation Guide Windows Server 2003 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. install the new SCSI driver before upgrading the operating system. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. If you are using the virtual LSI Logic SCSI adapter. and run Windows Update on the Windows Server 2003 virtual machine. . Follow the remaining installation steps as you would for a physical machine. If you are using the virtual BusLogic SCSI adapter. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb.    Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 Insert the Windows Server 2003 CD in the CD-ROM drive. If you are using the virtual BusLogic SCSI driver downloaded from the VMware Web site. you need a special SCSI driver available from the download section of the VMware Web site at www. press Enter to continue with setup. You need to manually configure the e1000 network adapter driver in ESX 3.

This allows you to select the additional SCSI driver required for installation.com/cm/DownloadSearch. Enter the search term Fusion MPT to find the Fusion-MPT Device Management User Guide. Power on the virtual machine to start installing the guest operating system. and GSX Server: To use the virtual BusLogic SCSI adapter in a Windows XP virtual machine.vmware.com/kb/340.com/download.com/. VMware. 21 . press the F6 key.Installing Guest Operating Systems Windows XP Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. If your VMware product supports it. Go to http://www. For support. See knowledge base article 1016456 at http://kb. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. you can also install from a PXE server.lsi.  Installation Steps 1 2 Insert the installation CD in the CD-ROM drive. Fulfill these prerequisites before installing Windows XP:  Create and configure a new virtual machine Consider these support and configuration issues for Windows XP:  ESX.com/kb/1016456. download the driver from the download center at the LSI Logic Web site. 3 As the Windows XP installer loads.0 Update 1. ESX and GSX Server: If you are using the virtual LSI Logic SCSI adapter in a Windows XP virtual machine.   ESX: You can use the vmscsi SCSI driver for the virtual BusLogic SCSI adapter provided on the Windows XP Professional floppy image that is included with the ESX software. 4 5 Press S to specify the additional driver. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. and press Enter to continue with the setup. If you are using the virtual BusLogic SCSI driver downloaded from the VMware Web site or the LSI Logic SCSI driver downloaded from the LSI Logic Web site. The LSI Logic Web site also provides a guide for installing the drivers.vmware. install the new SCSI driver before upgrading the operating system. Inc.vmware. VMware ACE. the e1000 NIC driver is not provided with the 32-bit version of Windows XP Professional. If you have a virtual machine with a SCSI virtual disk and an earlier Windows guest operating system.lsi. VMware Workstation. Select Support & Downloads > Documentation. you need a special SCSI driver available from the download section of the VMware Web site at www. and want to upgrade the virtual machine to Windows XP.do?locale=EN and download the LSI20320-R SCSI adapter driver for your guest operating system. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. Although supported by ESX 4. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. You can install Windows XP Home Edition or Professional in a virtual machine using the corresponding Windows XP distribution CD. you must take some special steps at this point in the installation process. Follow the instructions on the Web site to use the driver with a fresh installation of Windows XP. download the driver from the Intel Web site. Go to http://www.

If your VMware product supports it. 22 VMware. you must download the driver from the download center at the LSI Logic Web site. Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the Windows 2000 CD in the CD-ROM drive. you can also install from a PXE server. Consider these support and configuration issues for Windows 2000:  ESX Server. or vCenter Server: If you are using the virtual LSI Logic SCSI adapter. if you do not change it. and performance will suffer. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Windows 2000. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. VirtualCenter.com/cm/DownloadSearch. Inc.vmware. Go to http://www.Guest Operating System Installation Guide Windows 2000 Be sure to read“General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. . change the Windows 2000 screen area to be greater than 640x480 pixels. After you install VMware Tools. Fulfill these prerequisites before installing Windows 2000:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. You can install a supported version of Windows 2000 in a virtual machine using the corresponding Windows 2000 distribution CD.lsi.do?locale=EN and download the LSI20320-R SCSI adapter driver for your guest operating system. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine.com/kb/340. Windows 2000 uses the standard VGA driver.

power off the virtual machine and use the Configuration Editor to move the CD-ROM to the secondary IDE controller (channel 1) at IDE 1:0. you must first create a virtual machine with only one disk. Consider these support and configuration issues for Windows NT 4.Installing Guest Operating Systems Windows NT 4. run DMACHECK and enable DMA for channel 0 only. Enabling DMA for such a configuration causes an error. 23 . insert the Windows NT 4. If you intend to run a Windows NT virtual machine with IDE virtual disks on a multiprocessor host computer.0. run DMACHECK. Inc. see Disk Performance in Windows NT Guests on Multiprocessor Hosts in the GSX Server documentation.EXE from the \SUPPORT\UTILS\I386 folder on the CD and click the Enabled option for the IDE controller/channel that is configured with the virtual disk (typically channel 0 only. Then use the configuration tools in your VMware product to add the additional disks. If you have a virtual disk and a CD-ROM attached as master and slave to the primary IDE controller (channel 0) and you want to enable DMA.0 CD in the CD-ROM drive. DMA is always enabled on SCSI virtual disks. you might notice slower than expected disk input/output performance. VMware.0 If networking was disabled at the time you installed Windows NT. If your VMware product supports it. and then follow the instructions below to install the network driver in the Windows NT guest operating system. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine.0. You can install Windows NT 4.0 (Workstation or Server) in a virtual machine using the standard Windows NT CD. you can also install from a PXE server. While Windows NT is booting. you cannot add both an additional SCSI disk and an IDE disk to the configuration.0:  To set up a virtual machine running Windows NT 4. you can enable it after installing the operating system. NOTE The DMA option should not be enabled for any IDE channel that has a CD-ROM drive configured for it.   Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 Insert the Windows NT 4. Post Installation Instructions Enabling Networking After Installing Windows NT 4. Virtual disks support DMA transfers for better performance.0 CD in the CD-ROM drive. Then boot the virtual machine with Windows NT. You need the NT Service Pack 3 or 4 CD to enable this option. Fulfill these prerequisites before installing Windows NT 4. You can enable the feature after installing Windows NT 4.0 guest with a SCSI virtual disk. Once the virtual machine is running Windows NT. unless you have the virtual machine configured with multiple virtual disks). Shut down Windows NT and power off the virtual machine. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Windows NT 4.0 and using multiple disks. Install Windows NT on that disk. 1 2 Power on the virtual machine.0 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system.0:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. If you have a Windows NT 4. Add the network adapter to the virtual machine’s configuration. insert the SP3 or SP4 CD in the drive. For more information.

.vmware. A message pops up prompting you to enter a path for the Windows NT files. they do not need to be changed.com/kb/340. Specify the \i386 folder on the CD in the path you enter (for example. 24 VMware.0 guest. Use the default adapter settings.Guest Operating System Installation Guide 3 Log on to Windows NT and install the AMD PCNET driver: a b c Open the Network properties page by double-clicking the Network icon in Control Panel.0 or greater installed. NOTE To view VMware Tools online help in a Windows NT 4. Windows NT setup prompts you again for a path to the Windows NT files.0 must have Internet Explorer 4. Windows NT 4. Windows NT setup prompts you for the Windows NT files again. Inc. type D:\i386 if the CD is in drive D) and click Continue. Click Continue. d e VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. Click Continue to finish installing the driver. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. Click the Add button and select the AMD PCNET Family Ethernet Adapter from the list. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. Change to the Network Adapters screen by clicking the Adapters tab.

EN-US. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Windows Me. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. Consider these support and configuration issues for Windows Me:  The recommended memory size for Windows Me is 64MB. and then select the option Start Windows Me Setup from CD-ROM. Consult the Microsoft Web site for a workaround. If you use more than 512MB. and then select the option Start Windows Me Setup from CD-ROM. The setup program continues installing Windows Me.com/default.aspx?scid=kb. You can install Windows Millennium Edition in a virtual machine using the standard Windows Me CD. If your VMware product supports it.vmware. VMware. you can also install from a PXE server. The setup program runs FDISK and reboots. Choose to boot from CD-ROM. you might encounter problems.253912 Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 Insert the Windows Me CD in the CD-ROM drive. Inc.com/kb/340. 25 . Follow the Windows Me installation steps as you would for a physical machine.microsoft. Once again. Fulfill these prerequisites before installing Windows Me:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. choose to boot from CD-ROM. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest.Installing Guest Operating Systems Windows Me Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. See http://support.

NOTE Some Windows 98 packages require that you boot from a floppy disk. Follow the on-screen instructions. and then select the option Start Windows 98 Setup from CD-ROM.vmware. The setup program runs FDISK and reboots. Windows 98 automatically detects an AMD PCNET Family Ethernet Adapter (PCI-ISA) and prompts for the Windows 98 CD-ROM to install drivers. If you use more than 512MB you might encounter problems. power off the virtual machine and add a network adapter to the configuration.microsoft.com/default. To set up networking for a virtual machine. Be sure to run FDISK and FORMAT when the installer prompts you to do so. Inc. For example.com/kb/340. . When you power on the virtual machine. Once again. and then select the option Start Windows 98 Setup from CD-ROM. you can enable it after the operating system has been installed. Post Installation Instructions Enabling Networking After Installing Windows 98 If networking was disabled at the time you installed Windows 98. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. The default Ethernet adapter settings should work well and do not need to be changed. Use the Network icon in the Windows 98 Control Panel to view or change network settings. you can also install from a PXE server.253912 Installation Steps 1 Insert the Windows 98 CD in the CD-ROM drive. choose to boot from CD-ROM. 26 VMware. Choose to boot from CD-ROM. 2 3 4 5 Power on the virtual machine to start installing Windows 98. See http://support. Fulfill these prerequisites before installing Windows 98:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. The setup program continues installing Windows 98. Consult the Microsoft Web site for a workaround. you might want to add the TCP/IP protocol since Windows 98 does not install it by default. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. If you have such a package. Consider these support and configuration issues for Windows 95:  The recommended memory size for Windows 98 is 64MB.aspx?scid=kb. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb.EN-US. insert the boot floppy in the floppy disk drive. Follow the Windows 98 installation steps as you would for a physical PC. If your VMware product supports it. You can install Windows 98 in a virtual machine using the standard Windows 98 CD.Guest Operating System Installation Guide Windows 98 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system.

You can install Windows 95 in a virtual machine using a standard Windows 95 boot floppy and CD-ROM. Fulfill these prerequisites before installing Window95:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. (Some Windows 95 distributions provide instructions that do not include the steps to FDISK and FORMAT a C: drive. Shortly after the Windows 95 Setup program is started. Inc.Installing Guest Operating Systems Windows 95 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. you should also FDISK and FORMAT these drives before installing Windows 95. 6 VMware. Format the C: drive. and then press Ctrl+Alt+Ins on a Windows host or Ctrl+Alt+Del on a Linux host. Scandisk runs to completion. You do not need to FDISK or FORMAT the drive again. If you have configured the virtual machine with more than one virtual hard drive or more than one virtual CD-ROM.253912 You must FDISK and FORMAT the virtual hard disk drives before running Windows 95 setup. If prompted on reboot to select a CD-ROM driver. please report it to VMware technical support. select the first IDE CD-ROM driver from the list. A:\> FDISK Answer the questions. If you have configured the virtual machine with more than one IDE hard drive. if you are presented with a choice of CD-ROM drivers.microsoft. Consult the Microsoft Web site for a workaround. After the virtual machine boots. If your VMware product supports it. Consider these support and configuration issues for Windows 95:  The recommended memory size for Windows 95 is 64MB. click in the virtual machine display. you might need to use device letters that are different from those in the instructions below. If you use more than 512MB you might encounter problems. See http://support. A:\> FORMAT C: /S 7 Start the Windows 95 installation. select the first IDE driver option available (even if your computer has a SCSI CD-ROM drive). 27 . the virtual machine returns to an MS-DOS prompt. be sure the partition is marked active. and when the Windows 95 Setup program should start its graphical user interface. A:\> D:\WIN95\SETUP /IS An intermittent problem can occur during Windows 95 installations in a virtual machine. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Windows 95. Partition the virtual disk. 5 Reboot Windows 95.   Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 Insert the Windows 95 CD-ROM Setup Boot Disk in floppy drive A: used by your virtual machine and insert the Windows 95 CD in the CD-ROM drive. VMware recommends you reboot the virtual machine and rerun Windows 95 Setup. NOTE If you create a primary partition that is smaller than the full size of the virtual disk.aspx?scid=kb.com/default.EN-US. you can also install from a PXE server.) The installation instructions are for the simplest case of one virtual IDE hard drive and one virtual IDE CD-ROM drive. If this problem is reproducible. If the cursor is not already within the virtual machine window.

9 10 Finish the Windows 95 installation.com/kb/340. Change the default setting from Typical to Custom and click Next to continue. Follow these steps to enable the feature: a b c d e Right-click My Computer and select Properties.vmware. Double-click the GENERIC IDE DISK TYPE01 device. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. Inc. When Windows 95 reboots. you can enable it after installing the operating system. If you don’t do this. From the System Properties dialog box. Double-click the Disk Drives device category. The default Ethernet adapter settings should work fine and do not need to be changed. and the entire installation fails. If you need TCP/IP networking. click the Device Manager tab. 28 VMware. add it from the Network Configuration screen (Windows 95 Setup does not enable TCP/IP by default). you have to manually add an Ethernet driver because Windows 95 does not detect it during the Analyzing Computer phase (even if you selected the Network Adapter detection option). For example. and then follow the instructions below to install the network driver in the Windows 95 guest operating system. Do the following to enable networking: a b Continue with the Windows 95 installation until you get to the Windows 95 Setup Wizard/Setup Options screen. 3 VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. it auto-detects an AMD PCNET Family Ethernet Adapter (PCI&ISA) and prompts for the Windows 95 CD-ROM to install drivers. 1 2 Power on the virtual machine. click Add. the first phase of the Windows 95 installation does not copy some of the files it will need later. . The feature can be enabled after you have installed Windows 95 on a virtual IDE disk. Post Installation Instructions If networking was disabled at the time you installed Windows 95. c Also be sure that the Microsoft NetBEUI protocol is installed. Click the Settings tab and select the DMA check box. VMware virtual disks support DMA transfers for better performance. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. It might not be installed by default. you might want to add the TCP/IP protocol since Windows 95 does not install it by default. Shut down Windows 95 and power off the virtual machine. select the Adapter component. Double-click the Network icon in the Control Panel to view or change network settings.Guest Operating System Installation Guide 8 If the virtual machine’s Ethernet adapter is enabled. Add the network adapter to the virtual machine’s configuration. select Advanced Micro Devices from the manufacturer window and AMD PCNET Family Ethernet Adapter (PCI&ISA) from the network adapter window. From the Network Configuration screen (which appears after the Analyzing Computer phase).

Installing Guest Operating Systems

MS-DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.1x
Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. Requirements for installing MS-DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.1.x:
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A new configured virtual machine. Full version of the Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 installation disks. Windows 3.1x standard installation disks. CD-ROM drivers – by default the OAKCDROM.sys driver is provided with MS-DOS startup disks. You can also use other drivers that are available to you, for example AOATAPI.SYS, or else you can download drivers from the web. These drivers are typically loaded at system startup by making a series of entries in the C:\CONFIG.SYS and C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT machine files.

MS-DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.1x Installation
You can install MS-DOS 6.22 inside a virtual machine using the Microsoft full-version MS-DOS 6.22 installation disks. If you have the upgrade disks, you must install an earlier version of MS-DOS 6.22 before you upgrade. NOTE The HIMEM.SYS file is included with MS-DOS and enables upper memory for MSCDEX.EXE. VMware Workstation, VMware ACE, and GSX Server virtual machines support the networking features found in Windows 3.11 (or Windows for Workgroups). After installation, select the Advanced Micro Devices PCNET Family (NDIS2/NDIS3) Ethernet driver for the networking option. The following articles provide information for configuring networking in a DOS 6.22 and Win 3.1x environment:
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Load DOS Network drivers in virtual machine – http://communities.vmware.com/message/109168 Create a VMware Workstation Network Boot Disk – http://communities.vmware.com/message/38060

To install MS-DOS 6.22 1 2 3 Insert the MS-DOS disk into the disk drive. Power on the virtual machine and begin installing MS-DOS. After the installation is complete, reboot the guest. The command prompt appears. To complete the MS-DOS installation 1 Verify that the following files are installed in the root directory of the boot device: MSCDEX.EXE, AUTOEXEC.BAT, and CONFIG.SYS file in C:\ 2 3 4 Copy the OAKCDROM.SYS CD-ROM driver file to a disk. Insert the disk with the driver file in the disk drive and connect it to the guest from the VM > Settings menu. From the command prompt, copy the contents from drive A to drive C.
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To install Windows 3.1x 1 2 3 Insert the Windows 3.1x Standard Installation Disks into the disk drive. and connect it to the guest from the VM > Settings menu. Run the SETUP program and follow the prompts to complete the installation. When the installation completes, restart the guest.

Post Installation Considerations for MS-DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.1x
After you install MS-DOS 6.22, VMware recommends that you install a CPU idle program within the virtual machine. Most versions of MS-DOS 6.22 do not idle the CPU when they are idle. As a result, when you run MS-DOS 6.22 in a virtual machine, the virtual machine takes up CPU time on the host even when MS-DOS 6.22 is idle. VMware products rely on the guest operating system to use the Halt instruction or advanced power management to unschedule the virtual machine when it is idle. Run Windows 3.1x in full screen mode to avoid intermittent and erratic mouse behavior.

VMware Tools
No VMware Tools package exists for MS-DOS 6.22 or Windows 3.1x guest operating systems. As a result, Windows 3.1x is limited to VGA mode graphics, and you must always use the Ctrl+Alt key combination to release the mouse from a MS-DOS 6.22 or Windows 3.1x virtual machine.

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Installing Guest Operating Systems

Asianux Server 3.0
Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. The easiest method of installing Asianux Server 3.0 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Asianux distribution CD. Installing Asianux 3.0 via the boot floppy/network method is also supported. If your VMware product supports it, you can also install from a PXE server. Fulfill these prerequisites before installing Asianux Server 3.0:

Create and configure a new virtual machine.

Installation Steps
1 2 3 4 Insert the Asianux Server 3.0 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Asianux Server 3.0. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. In the Package Group Selection screen, choose Software Development and select individual packages. In the Individual Package Selection screen, use the arrow keys to move down to System Environment/Kernel and press Enter. Be sure that kernel-smp is deselected (no asterisk should appear between the brackets). The SMP kernel is not supported in a virtual machine. You do not need to change any other selections. Allow automatic partitioning of the disk to occur in the Automatic Partitioning screen, or partition the virtual disk manually if you do not want to use the Asianux defaults. You might see a warning that begins “The partition table on device <devicename> was unreadable. To create new partitions it must be initialized, causing the loss of ALL DATA on the drive.” This does not mean that anything is wrong with the hard drive on your physical computer. It simply means that the virtual hard drive in your virtual machine needs to be partitioned and formatted. 6 7 Click Yes to partition the drive. If your computer is connected to a LAN that provides DHCP support, in the Network Configuration screen, you can select the option Use bootp/dhcp. If you prefer, you can also set the networking parameters manually.

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com/kb/340. 6 Click Yes to partition the drive. To create new partitions it must be initialized. . It simply means that the virtual hard drive in your virtual machine needs to be partitioned and formatted. Do not start the X server in the guest operating system until you install VMware Tools.0:  Create and configure a new virtual machine.0 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. CentOS 5. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps.0 via the boot floppy/network method is also supported. The easiest method of installing CentOS 5.x X server.0:  Select Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 64-bit for the guest operating system when creating the virtual machine. Installing CentOS 5. CentOS 5.Guest Operating System Installation Guide CentOS 5.” This does not mean that anything is wrong with the hard drive on your physical computer. CentOS 5 is not listed as an option. 32 VMware. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. Consider these support and configuration issues for CentOS 5. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine.vmware.    Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 Insert the CentOS 5. causing the loss of ALL DATA on the drive. Fulfill these prerequisites before installing CentOS 5. Use the LSI Logic SCSI adapter. Inc.com/kb/9134325 for more information. On a Linux host with an XFree86 3.0 does not include a driver for the BusLogic SCSI adapter. Do not select the Virtualization Option during the installation. If the virtual machine has less than 512MB of memory. If your VMware product supports it. You might see a warning that begins “The partition table on device <devicename> was unreadable.vmware. Allow automatic partitioning of the disk to occur in the Automatic Partitioning screen or partition the virtual disk manually if you do not want to use the CentOS defaults. Configure the virtual machine with a minimum of 512MB of memory.0 displays an error message as it loads certain VMware drivers. Guest screen savers that demand a lot of processing power can cause the X server on the host to freeze. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. Refer to knowledge base article 9134325 at http://kb.0 in a virtual machine is to use the standard CentOS distribution CD.0. Power on the virtual machine to start installing CentOS 5. you can also install from a PXE server.0 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. do not run a screen saver in the guest operating system.

Installing Guest Operating Systems

CentOS 4.0
Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. The easiest method of installing CentOS 4.0 in a virtual machine is to use the standard CentOS distribution CD. You can also install CentOS 4.0 with the boot floppy/network method. If your VMware product supports it, you can also install from a PXE server. Fulfill these prerequisites before installing CentOS 4.0:

Create and configure a new virtual machine.

Consider these support and configuration issues for CentOS 4.0:

Select Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 64-bit for the guest operating system. CentOS 4 is not listed as an option. Configure the virtual machine with a minimum of 512MB of memory. If the virtual machine has less than 512MB of memory, CentOS 4.0 displays an error message as it loads certain VMware drivers. Select the LSI Logic SCSI adapter. CentOS 4.0 does not include a driver for the BusLogic SCSI adapter.

Installation Steps
1 2 3 4 5 Insert the CentOS 4.0 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. Power on the virtual machine to start installing CentOS 4.0. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. Do not select the Virtualization Option during the installation. Refer to knowledge base article 9134325 at http://kb.vmware.com/kb/9134325 for more information. Allow automatic partitioning of the disk to occur in the Automatic Partitioning screen or partition the virtual disk manually if you do not want to use the CentOS defaults. You might see a warning that begins “The partition table on device <devicename> was unreadable. To create new partitions it must be initialized, causing the loss of ALL DATA on the drive.” This does not mean that anything is wrong with the hard drive on your physical computer. It simply means that the virtual hard drive in your virtual machine needs to be partitioned and formatted. 6 Click Yes to partition the drive.

VMware Tools
Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest, see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb.vmware.com/kb/340. Do not start the X server in the guest operating system until you install VMware Tools.

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Debian 5.0
Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. The easiest method of installing Debian 5.0 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Debian 5.0 distribution CD. Fulfill these prerequisites before installing Debian 5.0:

Create and configure a new virtual machine.

Consider these support and configuration issues for Debian 5.0:

With many Linux guest operating systems, various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system.

Installation Steps
1 2 3 Insert the Debian 5.0 CD in the CD-ROM drive. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Debian 5.0. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC.

NOTE As the installation progresses, the message Configuring apt/ Scanning the mirror appears indicating that the network is being scanned. If your site uses an HTTP proxy, this message might persist for 10 minutes or longer, indicating that the installation has been delayed. If you wait, network scanning eventually stops and the installation resumes. When the installation completes, in the Debian 5.0 user interface, choose System > Preferences > Network Proxy to set the HTTP proxy in the Network Proxy Preferences dialog box.

VMware Tools
Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest, see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb.vmware.com/kb/340. NOTE For Debian 5.0, install VMware Tools using the tar installer.

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Debian 4.0
Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. The easiest method of installing Debian 4.0 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Debian 4.0 distribution CD. Fulfill these prerequisites before installing Debian 4.0:

Create and configure a new virtual machine.

Consider these support and configuration issues for Debian 4.0:

With many Linux guest operating systems, various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system.

Installation Steps
1 2 3 Insert the Debian 4.0 CD in the CD-ROM drive. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Debian 4.0. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC.

NOTE As the installation progresses, the message Configuring apt/ Scanning the mirror appears indicating that the network is being scanned. If your site uses an HTTP proxy, this message might persist for 10 minutes or longer, indicating that the installation has been delayed. If you wait, network scanning eventually stops and the installation resumes. When the installation completes, in the Debian 4.0 user interface, choose System > Preferences > Network Proxy to set the HTTP proxy in the Network Proxy Preferences dialog box.

VMware Tools
Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest, see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb.vmware.com/kb/340. NOTE For Debian 4.0, install VMware Tools using the tar installer.

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Press F10 and Enter to save these options and continue the boot process. select OS/2 or Other. Power on the virtual machine to start installing eComStation 1. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC. Page down to the BOOT OPTIONS: Storage page.Guest Operating System Installation Guide eComStation 1. While installing and after powering on eComStation 1. The easiest method of installing eComStation 1. VMware Tools There is no version of VMware Tools that supports eComStation 1. Use the up arrow key to select IBM1S506/IBMATAPI for the (E)IDE/ATA(PI) controller. Consider these support and configuration issues for eComStation 1. instead of booting the installation disk with the default values. The DANIS506 IDE driver might not function correctly in an eComStation virtual machine.0:   Create and configure a new virtual machine.0.0 distribution CD. If this selection is not available. select boot with menu for own values. . Inc. you can select the IBM IDE driver instead of the DANIS506 driver.0. When configuring the virtual machine.2R in the pre-boot menu.0 CD in the CD-ROM drive. 36 VMware.0:  If you have access to eComStation 1.0.0 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Insert the eComStation 1. Fulfill these prerequisites before installing eComStation 1. select eComStation for the Guest Operating System version in the New Virtual Machine Wizard.0 in a virtual machine is to use the standard eComStation 1.

5.5. After the initial startup completes. Consider these support and configuration issues for IBM OS/2 Warp 4.5. Power on the virtual machine to start installing IBM OS/2 Warp 4. Inc.2 guest. This creates bootable disks for 32-bit OS/2 Warp 4. The easiest method of installing IBM OS/2 Warp 4. reboot the guest.5.5.5. VMware. The start volume is displayed on the screen. Configure OS swap with at least 120MB of space. any additional disks should also be BusLogic disks.5. Have both the OS/2 Warp 4.2 install CD.5. and save the FDSIK settings.2:    Create and configure a virtual machine. 37 . insert the OS/2 Warp 4.2 boot disk CD and the OS/2 Warp 4.5. Create Boot Disks Create boot disks from the 32-bit OS/2 Warp 4. 6 7 8 Partition the hard disk drive using the FDISK utility.2:   Additional disks should be less than or equal to 528MB. Fulfill these requirements before you install OS/2 Warp 4. Format the file system with File Allocation Table (FAT) File System or High Performance File System (HPFS). one by one respectively. Reinsert the OS/2 Warp 4.Installing Guest Operating Systems IBM OS/2 Warp 4. After installing the required drivers from the boot disk CD. Make sure Boot from CDROM Drive is enabled in the BIOS settings. Insert the 32-bit OS/2 Warp 4. Continue the installation by selecting components. After completing the installation. press Enter to select the GUI mode. Press the F3 key to use the command line interface to partition the hard drive. Additional disks have to be of the same type already in use by the virtual machine. For example. Create an appropriate start volume on which to install the guest.5.5.2 install CD available for install. Double-click on the CDINST utility that is located in the root directory. if an IBM OS/2 Warp guest is installed on a BusLogic disk.2. 9 10 11 12 Select an appropriate volume to install the guest. Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 Insert the OS/2 Warp 4.2 install CD into the CD drive.5. 1 2 3 4 Power on a system in which 32-bit OS/2 Warp 4.5.2 install CD in the CD drive. utilities.2 is installed.2 in a virtual machine is to use the standard distribution CD.2 install CD into the CD drive.2 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. using the CDINST utility on a running OS/2 Warp 4. Alternatively.5. The same is true for LSI Logic and IDE.2 boot disk in the CD drive.5.5. Insert blank disks. and other resources.2 boot disk in the CD drive and reboot the guest.2. insert the OS/2 Warp 4.

2.5.Guest Operating System Installation Guide VMware Tools There is no version of VMware Tools that supports IBM OS/2 Warp 4. 38 VMware. . Inc.

Insert the 32-bit OS/2 Warp 4. insert the OS/2 Warp 4. Create Boot Disks Create boot disks from the 32-bit OS/2 Warp 4. if an IBM OS/2 Warp guest is installed on a BusLogic disk. After installing the required drivers from the third disk. VMware. Re-insert the first OS/2 Warp 4. Inc. insert the OS/2 Warp 4. For example.0 install CD available for install. Additional disks have to be of the same type already in use by the virtual machine. Format the file system with File Allocation Table (FAT) File System or High Performance File System (HPFS). Consider these support and configuration issues for IBM OS/2 Warp 4. Re-insert the second and third installer disks during the initial startup. insert the OS/2 Warp 4. The start volume is displayed on the screen. 1 2 Power on a system in which 32-bit OS/2 Warp 4.0 is installed. 11 12 13 14 Select an appropriate volume to install the guest. After completing the installation. Insert the second and third installer disks when requested. After installing the required drivers from the boot disk CD. using the CDINST utility on a running OS/2 Warp 4. Press the F3 key to use the command line interface to partition the hard drive. press Enter to select the GUI mode. The same is true for LSI Logic and IDE. Have both the OS/2 Warp 4. reboot the guest.0 install CD into the CD drive.0 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. and other resources.0 guest. Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 6 Insert the first OS/2 Warp 4. Create an appropriate start volume on which to install the guest.0:   Additional disks size should be less than or equal to 528MB. Alternatively.0 in a virtual machine is to use the standard distribution CD. Make sure Boot from Removable Devices-Legacy Floppy Drives is enabled from the BIOS settings.0 install CD in the CD drive.0 install CD into the CD drive.0 installer disk in the disk drive. any additional disks should also be BusLogic disks. After the initial startup completes.Installing Guest Operating Systems IBM OS/2 Warp 4. Fulfill these requirements before you install OS/2 Warp 4. 7 8 9 10 Partition the hard disk drive using the FDISK utility.0 installer disk in the CD drive and reboot the guest. The easiest method of installing IBM OS/2 Warp 4. Create a minimum of 120 MB for OS swap space. 39 . and save the FDSIK settings.0 boot disk CD and the OS/2 Warp 4.0 install CD. Continue the installation by selecting components.0:    Create and configure a new virtual machine. utilities.0 install CD into the CD drive.

one by one. VMware Tools There is no version of VMware Tools that supports IBM OS/2 Warp 4.Guest Operating System Installation Guide 3 4 Double-click on the CDINST utility that is located in the root directory.0 40 VMware. respectively.0. . Insert three blank disks. Inc. This creates bootable disks for 32-bit OS/2 Warp 4.

For instance. Click Choose to identify the file.   Consider these support issues for Mac OS X Server 10.5:  Use the Mac OS X disk utility to increase the size of the disk partition after installing the operating system (If you increase the size of the disk partition when creating the virtual machine. Create and configure a virtual machine. VMware Fusion does not come with any operating systems to install in the virtual machines you create. obtain the operating system and any necessary product keys for installation in that virtual machine. or choose File > New. Click Choose to identify the file. 41 . Operating system installation disk image file Existing virtual disk Click Continue without disk.Installing Guest Operating Systems Mac OS X Server 10. click the New button.iso file for the operating system. Click Continue without disk. VMware Fusion detects it and asks for confirmation that it is the operating system you want to install.vmdk) file. If it is the correct OS. Use the pop-up menu to browse for the existing virtual disk (. 2 In the Introduction panel. you would use this if you are installing an older operating system off of floppy images.) Installation Steps 1 From the Virtual Machine Library window. Select this option if you are creating a custom virtual machine.5:  Before creating a virtual machine. what you do depends on whether you are using an operating system installation CD. Use the pop-up menu to browse for the .5 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. Fulfill these requirements before you install Mac OS X Server 10. select Install a different operating system and click Continue. 4 Click Continue to go to the Operating System panel. choose one of four options: Option Use operating system installation disk Use operating system installation disk image file Use an existing virtual disk Create a custom virtual machine Description Use the pop-up menu to choose an operating system installation disk. 3 In the Installation Media panel. The New Virtual Machine Assistant starts. ensure that Install this operating system is selected and click Continue. VMware. If it is not the correct OS. Select this option to use an existing virtual disk. Inc. an operating system installation disk image file (ISO). or an existing virtual disk: Option Operating system installation disk Description Insert the disk into your Mac. you will not gain access to additional space.

42 VMware. and so on. or select the correct ones from the pop-up menus.Guest Operating System Installation Guide 5 6 In the Operating System panel. clicking Save launches the virtual machine. Fusion displays the Settings window. When you close the Settings window. . Click Continue. Once you save the new virtual machine. Click Customize Settings. This completes basic set up of the virtual machine. processor usage. Once you indicate the folder in which you want to save the virtual machine (default is your <user>/Documents/Virtual Machines folder). Save the new virtual machine.com/kb/340.vmware. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. with which you can make changes to the virtual machine’s disk size. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. ensure that the operating system and version for the new virtual machine are correct. VMware Fusion launches the virtual machine. In the Finish panel: Option To create the virtual machine according to the specifications listed in the Finish panel To change disk size or other standard settings of the virtual machine Description Click Finish. removable devices. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. Inc.

Power on the virtual machine to start installing Mandriva Corporate 4. but do not run the X server. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. Select Use free space. On a Linux host with an XFree86 3.com/kb/340. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. Inc. Fulfill these requirements before you install Mandriva Corporate 4:  Create and configure a new virtual machine.x X server. You can choose either one. At the opening screen. you are offered a choice of XFree86 X servers. VMware. and then click Do. 43 .Installing Guest Operating Systems Mandriva Corporate 4 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system.vmware. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. Use the text mode installer.   Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 6 Insert the Mandriva Corporate 4 CD in the CD-ROM drive. you should install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Mandriva Corporate 4. Make the following selections:     The resolution and refresh rate you want your guest to use VMware virtual video card No when asked if you want to install updates to the packages No when asked if you want to start X when you reboot VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. In the partitioning step. Instead. You can also install Mandriva Corporate 4 with a boot floppy/network method is supported. you can also install from a PXE server. The easiest method of installing Mandriva Corporate 4 Desktop or Server in a virtual machine is to use the standard Mandriva Linux distribution CD. configure the graphical interface. unless you have special requirements. If your VMware product supports it. Consider these support and configuration issues for Mandriva Corporate 4:  During the Mandriva Corporate 4 installation. and then enter text for text mode. it is all right to let Mandriva Linux automatically allocate the space. press F1 for options. Select Graphical Interface. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. it is best not to run a screen saver in the guest operating system. Guest screen savers that demand a lot of processing power can cause the X server on the host to freeze. With many Linux guest operating systems. to get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. When you reach the Summary screen.

various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. to get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine. you should install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Mandriva Linux 2009. The easiest method of installing Mandriva Linux 2009 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Mandriva Linux distribution CD. configure the graphical interface. however.Guest Operating System Installation Guide Mandriva Linux 2009 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. You can choose either one. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Mandriva Linux 2009.com/kb/340. At the opening screen. you can also install from a PXE server.  Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 6 Insert the Mandriva Linux 2009 CD in the CD-ROM drive. Consider these support and configuration issues for Mandriva Linux 2009:  During the Mandriva Linux 2009 installation. and then enter text for text mode. but do not run the X server. and then click Do. installing Mandriva Linux 2009 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. Instead. Fulfill these requirements before you install Mandriva Linux 2009:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. unless you have special requirements. Inc. In the partitioning step. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. Use the text mode installer. you are offered a choice of XFree86 X servers. it is all right to let Mandriva Linux automatically allocate the space. When you reach the Summary screen. Select Use free space. press F1 for options. With many Linux guest operating systems. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. Make the following selections:     The resolution and refresh rate you want your guest to use VMware virtual video card No when asked if you want to install updates to the packages No when asked if you want to start X when you reboot VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.vmware. If your VMware product supports it. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. . For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. 44 VMware. Select Graphical Interface.

The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. In the partitioning step. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest.Installing Guest Operating Systems Mandriva Linux 2008 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. At the opening screen. Instead. you should install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Mandriva Linux 2008. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. The easiest method of installing Mandriva Linux 2008 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Mandriva Linux distribution CD. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Mandriva Linux 2008. You can choose either one. it is all right to let Mandriva Linux automatically allocate the space. Use the text mode installer. VMware. With many Linux guest operating systems. you can also install from a PXE server. you are offered a choice of XFree86 X servers. configure the graphical interface. Make the following selections:     The resolution and refresh rate you want your guest to use VMware virtual video card No when asked if you want to install updates to the packages No when asked if you want to start X when you reboot VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. but do not run the X server. Inc. however.com/kb/340. Select Use free space. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. When you reach the Summary screen. Select Graphical Interface. and then enter text for text mode. unless you have special requirements. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. Consider these support and configuration issues for Mandriva Linux 2008:  During the Mandriva Linux 2008 installation. If your VMware product supports it. installing Mandriva Linux 2008 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. 45 . to get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine. and then click Do. Fulfill these requirements before you install Mandriva Linux 2008:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. press F1 for options.  Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 6 Insert the Mandriva Linux 2008 CD in the CD-ROM drive.vmware.

see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. unless you have special requirements. The easiest method of installing Mandriva Linux 2007 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Mandriva Linux distribution CD. 46 VMware. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. Select Graphical Interface. When you reach the Summary screen. Inc. to get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine.Guest Operating System Installation Guide Mandriva Linux 2007 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. Fulfill these requirements before you install Mandriva Linux 2007:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. With many Linux guest operating systems. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. and then enter text for text mode. you can also install from a PXE server. and then click Do. You can choose either one. In the partitioning step. you should install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Mandriva Linux 2007. At the opening screen. however. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. configure the graphical interface. If your VMware product supports it. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. Make the following selections:     The resolution and refresh rate you want your guest to use VMware virtual video card No when asked if you want to install updates to the packages No when asked if you want to start X when you reboot VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. but do not run the X server. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. press F1 for options.vmware. . Use the text mode installer. Consider these support and configuration issues for Mandriva Linux 2007:  During the Mandriva Linux 2007 installation. Select Use free space.  Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 6 Insert the Mandriva Linux 2007 CD in the CD-ROM drive. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Mandriva Linux 2007.com/kb/340. you are offered a choice of XFree86 X servers. Instead. installing Mandriva Linux 2007 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. it is all right to let Mandriva Linux automatically allocate the space.

various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. you can also install from a PXE server. Instead.  Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 6 Insert the Mandriva Linux 2006 CD in the CD-ROM drive.Installing Guest Operating Systems Mandriva Linux 2006 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. it is all right to let Mandriva Linux automatically allocate the space. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Mandriva Linux 2006. At the opening screen. however. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. Use the text mode installer. Inc. The easiest method of installing Mandriva Linux 2006 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Mandriva Linux distribution CD. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. and then enter text for text mode. you should install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Mandriva Linux 2006. but do not run the X server. you are offered a choice of XFree86 X servers. Fulfill these requirements before you install Mandriva Linux 2006:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. Consider these support and configuration issues for Mandriva Linux 2006:  During the Mandriva Linux 2006 installation.vmware. VMware. 47 . Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. Select Graphical Interface. If your VMware product supports it. installing Mandriva Linux 2006 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. press F1 for options. unless you have special requirements. You can choose either one. In the partitioning step. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. Select Use free space.com/kb/340. Make the following selections:     The resolution and refresh rate you want your guest to use VMware virtual video card No when asked if you want to install updates to the packages No when asked if you want to start X when you reboot VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. With many Linux guest operating systems. When you reach the Summary screen. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. and then click Do. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. configure the graphical interface. to get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine.

however. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. Select Graphical Interface. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. unless you have special requirements. If your VMware product supports it. Use the text mode installer. Make the following selections:     The resolution and refresh rate you want your guest to use VMware virtual video card No when asked if you want to install updates to the packages No when asked if you want to start X when you reboot VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. With many Linux guest operating systems. but do not run the X server. installing Mandrake Linux 10 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. 48 VMware. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system.  Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 6 Insert the Mandrake Linux 10 CD in the CD-ROM drive. you can also install from a PXE server. and then enter text for text mode. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. . it is all right to let Mandrake Linux automatically allocate the space. You can choose either one. In the partitioning step.vmware. to get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. When you reach the Summary screen. At the opening screen.Guest Operating System Installation Guide Mandrake Linux 10 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system.com/kb/340. Instead. and then click Do. you are offered a choice of XFree86 X servers. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. Fulfill these requirements before you install Mandrake Linux 10:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. Select Use free space. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Mandrake Linux 10. Inc. The easiest method of installing Mandrake Linux 10 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Mandrake Linux distribution CD. press F1 for options. configure the graphical interface. you should install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Mandrake Linux 10. Consider these support and configuration issues for Mandrake Linux 10:  During the Mandrake Linux 10 installation.

various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. The following steps include only those steps that are specific to installing this guest on a VMware virtual machine. Scroll to numlock and deselect the asterisk and select Next. You cannot disable it by pressing the Num Lock key. select the type of computer on which you installed your VMware product. type text and press Enter. you are offered a choice of XFree86 X servers. Inc. Power on the virtual machine. Unless you have special disk requirements. 4 5 6 Click in the opening screen and press F1 to install using text mode.3 The resolution and refresh rate for the guest 49 VMware. In the DrakX Partitioning wizard found the following solutions screen. Instead. make the following selections: a b c Click Advanced. 8 9 When you reach the Summary screen. but do not run the X server.  Installation Steps for Mandrake Linux 9. If you installed your VMware product on a laptop computer. the number lock is always active in the guest. to get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine.2 CD in the CD-ROM drive. you should install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Mandrake Linux 9. Consider these support and configuration issues for Mandrake Linux 9:  During the Mandrake Linux 9 installation. let Mandrake Linux allocate the space. installing Mandrake Linux 9. select Use free space and select Next. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD.2 1 2 3 Insert the Mandrake Linux 9.Installing Guest Operating Systems Mandrake Linux 9 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system.2 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. If you do not disable numlock when you install the guest on a laptop. At the command line. The easiest method of installing Mandrake Linux 9 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Mandrake Linux distribution CD. however. . VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. Select Individual package selection and select Next. 7 When you reach the Package Group Selection screen. Make the following selections for the graphical interface:     A monitor for the guest VMware virtual video card XFree 4. With many Linux guest operating systems. If your VMware product supports it. Fulfill these requirements before you install Mandrake Linux:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. Install this operating system as you would on a physical machine. you can also install from a PXE server. You can choose either one. select Graphical interface and select Do.

Do not use the graphical version of LILO. Select Reboot to complete the basic installation of the Mandrake Linux 9. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. Use the Expert installer. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. Choose XFree 4.2. it is all right to let Mandrake Linux automatically allocate the space. Installation Steps for Mandrake Linux 9. answer No. Do not create a custom boot disk when prompted. you reach the monitor setup screen. At the opening screen. Select the resolution and refresh rate you want your guest to use. press F1 for options.2 guest operating system. 10 11 12 In the Summary screen. use LILO with text menu. enter the following path: /usr/bin/lspcidrake 50 VMware. This driver recognizes the VMware SVGA driver. you should install VMware Tools from the Linux console. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb.com/kb/340. NOTE As you are installing and configuring VMware Tools. Use the text mode installer. When the installer asks if you want to test the configuration. VMware GSX Server: When selecting a boot loader.1 and 9. When that prompt appears. Do not start X until you have installed VMware Tools. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. after files have been copied. In the partitioning step.0.0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Insert the Mandrake Linux 9. Inc. unless you have special requirements. Click Use free space. the Summary screen reappears. You are offered a choice of 2 XFree86 X servers to install. . It causes the virtual machine to hang.vmware. answer No. and then enter text for text mode. When the installer asks whether to start X when you reboot. the configuration program asks for the location of lspci. select Next.Guest Operating System Installation Guide   No to not test the configuration No to not start X when you reboot When you complete the graphical interface selections. Near the end of the installation. answer No. When the installer asks if you want to install updates to the packages.0 CD in the CD-ROM drive.1. Select VMware virtual video card.1 or 9.1 or 9. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Mandrake Linux 9. With a Mandrake Linux 9 guest. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. Select No to not install updates to the packages.

Power on the virtual machine to start installing Mandrake Linux 8. 51 .1 or 8.1 and 8. Consider these support and configuration issues for Mandrake Linux 8:  During the Mandrake Linux 8 installation. use LILO with text menu. Installation Steps for Mandrake Linux 8. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. Fulfill these requirements before you install Mandrake Linux 8:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. When selecting a boot loader.0.0. Use the Expert installer. Do not create a custom boot disk when prompted. VMware. Use the Expert installer. This driver recognizes the VMware SVGA driver. Instead. answer No.Installing Guest Operating Systems Mandrake Linux 8 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system.2 CD in the CD-ROM drive. Near the end of the installation. With many Linux guest operating systems.0 CD in the CD-ROM drive.0 1 2 3 4 Insert the Mandrake Linux 8. Inc. If your VMware product supports it. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. but do not run the X server. you should install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Mandrake Linux 8. When the installer asks whether to start X when you reboot. Choose the resolution and refresh rate you want your guest to use. answer No. installing Mandrake Linux 8 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well.2. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. it is all right to let Mandrake Linux auto-allocate the space. after files have been copied. Choose XFree 4. you can also install from a PXE server. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. you are offered a choice of XFree86 X servers. It causes the virtual machine to hang. You are offered a choice of 2 XFree86 X servers to install. When the installer asks if you want to test the configuration. The easiest method of installing Mandrake Linux 8 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Mandrake Linux distribution CD. unless you have special requirements.  Installation Steps for Mandrake Linux 8. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. to get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine. In the partitioning step. you reach the monitor setup screen. answer No.1 or 8. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Mandrake Linux 8.2. You can choose either one. When the installer asks if you want to install system updates.2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Insert the Mandrake Linux 8. however. Do not use the graphical version of LILO.

after files have been copied. answer No.vmware.com/kb/340. Near the end of the installation. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. it is all right to let Mandrake Linux auto-allocate the space. you reach the monitor setup screen. use LILO with text menu. To set up a symbolic link to XFree86 1 Log on as root (su -). choose Other > Generic VGA compatible. Do not start X until you have installed VMware Tools and set up a symbolic link to the XFree86 configuration file. Choose Super VGA. the configuration program asks for the location of lspci. and then set up a symbolic link to the correct XFree86 configuration file.Guest Operating System Installation Guide 5 6 7 8 9 In the partitioning step. Do not use the graphical version of LILO. When selecting a boot loader. NOTE With a Mandrake Linux 8 guest. 800x600 @ 56 Hz. When that prompt appears. NOTE As you are installing and configuring VMware Tools. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. It causes the virtual machine to hang. enter the following path: /usr/bin/lspcidrake 52 VMware. Inc. On the Select a Graphic Card screen.vm XF86Config 2 Use the startx command to start your X server. . For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. you should install VMware Tools from the Linux console. When the installer asks whether to start X when you reboot. cd /etc ln -s /etc/X11/XF86Config. unless you have special requirements.

Inc. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. after all packages are installed. Fulfill these requirements before you install Novell Linux Desktop 9:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Novell Linux Desktop 9. During final configuration. The easiest method of installing Novell Linux Desktop 9 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Novell Linux Desktop distribution CDs. Follow the remaining installation steps as you would for a physical machine. Consider these support and configuration issues for Novell Linux Desktop 9:  With many Linux guest operating systems.Installing Guest Operating Systems Novell Linux Desktop 9 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system.vmware. installing Novell Linux Desktop 9 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. In the first installation screen. and then press Enter to select the text mode installer. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. Install using the text mode installer. however. 53 . you can also install from a PXE server. Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 Insert the Novell Linux Desktop 9 installation CD in the CD-ROM drive. use the arrow keys to select text mode.com/kb/340. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. do not perform the Internet connection test. press the F2 key. VMware. If your VMware product supports it.

Power on the virtual machine to start installing Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.com/kb/9134325 for more information. Do not select Virtualization Option during the installation. Refer to knowledge base article 9134325 at http://kb. Inc. Fulfill these requirements before you install Oracle Enterprise Linux 5:   Create and configure a new virtual machine. Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 does not include a driver for the BusLogic SCSI adapter. For ESX. installing Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. It simply means that the virtual hard drive in your virtual machine needs to be partitioned and formatted. The easiest method of installing Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 in a virtual machine is to use the standard distribution CD. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. you can also install from a PXE server. Allow automatic partitioning of the disk to occur in the Automatic Partitioning screen or partition the virtual disk manually if you do not want to use the defaults. Be sure the virtual machine is configured with at least 512MB of memory.com/kb/340. To create new partitions it must be initialized. You might see a warning that begins “The partition table on device <devicename> was unreadable. Consider these support and configuration issues for Oracle Enterprise Linux 5:  When creating the virtual machine. Do not start the X server in the guest operating system until you install VMware Tools. If your VMware product supports it.Guest Operating System Installation Guide Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. be sure to select the LSI Logic SCSI adapter.vmware. select Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 32-bit or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 64-bit for the guest operating system. 6 Click Yes to partition the drive. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 presents an error message as it loads certain VMware drivers.  Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 Insert the Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. .vmware. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. however.” This does not mean that anything is wrong with the hard drive on your physical computer. 54 VMware. If the virtual machine has less than 512MB of memory. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 is not listed as an option. causing the loss of ALL DATA on the drive. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb.

6 Click Yes to partition the drive. Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 is not listed as an option. Do not select Virtualization Option during the installation.vmware. Fulfill these requirements before you install Oracle Enterprise Linux 4:   Create and configure a new virtual machine. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. It simply means that the virtual hard drive in your virtual machine needs to be partitioned and formatted. be sure to select the LSI Logic SCSI adapter. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Oracle Enterprise Linux 4. For ESX. The easiest method of installing Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 in a virtual machine is to use the standard distribution CD. select Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 32-bit or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 64-bit for the guest operating system. You might see a warning that begins “The partition table on device <devicename> was unreadable. Consider these support and configuration issues for Oracle Enterprise Linux 4:  When creating the virtual machine.vmware. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. you can also install from a PXE server. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. Allow automatic partitioning of the disk to occur in the Automatic Partitioning screen or partition the virtual disk manually if you do not want to use the defaults. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb.com/kb/9134325 for more information. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. Be sure the virtual machine is configured with at least 512MB of memory. VMware. Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 presents an error message as it loads certain VMware drivers. If the virtual machine has less than 512MB of memory. Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 does not include a driver for the BusLogic SCSI adapter. If your VMware product supports it.” This does not mean that anything is wrong with the hard drive on your physical computer.  Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 Insert the Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. Installing Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 by the boot floppy/network method is also supported. Do not start the X server in the guest operating system until you install VMware Tools. To create new partitions it must be initialized.com/kb/340. causing the loss of ALL DATA on the drive. Inc. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. 55 . Refer to knowledge base article 9134325 at http://kb.Installing Guest Operating Systems Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system.

Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. Consider these support and configuration issues for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5:  Be sure the virtual machine is configured with at least 512MB of memory. Refer to knowledge base article 9134325 at http://kb. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. The easiest method of installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Red Hat distribution CD. however. installation instructions. When creating the virtual machine. installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. be sure that you have already created and configured a new virtual machine  Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 Insert the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. you can also install from a PXE server. It simply means that the virtual hard drive in your virtual machine needs to be partitioned and formatted.Guest Operating System Installation Guide Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 This section contains product support. If your VMware product supports it. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. You might see a warning that begins “The partition table on device <devicename> was unreadable. and known issues for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 operating system. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 does not include a driver for the BusLogic SCSI adapter. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.” This does not mean that anything is wrong with the hard drive on your physical computer. causing the loss of ALL DATA on the drive.vmware. Allow automatic partitioning of the disk to occur in the Automatic Partitioning screen or partition the virtual disk manually if you do not want to use the Red Hat defaults. Before installing the operating system. Do not start the X server in the guest operating system until you install VMware Tools. Do not select Virtualization Option during the installation. 6 Click Yes to partition the drive. be sure to select the LSI Logic SCSI adapter.vmware. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 presents an error message as it loads certain VMware drivers.com/kb/9134325 for more information. Inc. If the virtual machine has less than 512MB of memory. Fulfill these requirements before you install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. To create new partitions it must be initialized.com/kb/340. . 56 VMware. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps.

The easiest method of installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Red Hat distribution CD. Update 1. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD.3. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 hugemem kernel is not supported. installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well.5. See knowledge base article 1018631 at http://kb.5. Red Hat Enterprise Linux presents an error message as it loads certain VMware drivers.5. 2.com/kb/8964517.com/kb/1018631 for information about a kernel panic error that occurs when you install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. 4.5.5.2.4. use the arrow keys to move down to System Environment/Kernel and press Enter. 4. Be sure that kernel-smp is deselected (no asterisk should appear between the brackets).5.vmware. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 does not include a driver for the BusLogic SCSI adapter. 2.2. Update 6 and Update 7. VMware GSX Server: In the Package Group Selection screen. For instructions on downloading and installing the BusLogic driver.5 support only the BusLogic SCSI adapter on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0. see www. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. In the Individual Package Selection screen. 3. 4. VMware GSX Server: When creating the virtual machine. Consider these support and configuration issues for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4:  VMware Workstation. and 5.   Installation Steps NOTE Pay particular attention to the notes in Step 4 about how to avoid installing an inappropriate kernel. 57 .5.html. be sure to select the LSI Logic SCSI adapter. however. or 4. 2. and 2. 3. Update 6 and Update 7: ESX Server 2. choose Software Development and select individual packages. SCSI adapter support      Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. 2. 2.2 on an AMD NPT processor. Update 1. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. Fulfill these requirements before you install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4:  Create and configure a new virtual machine.vmware. Allow automatic partitioning of the disk to occur in the Automatic Partitioning screen or partition the virtual disk manually if you do not want to use the Red Hat defaults. 5 VMware.Installing Guest Operating Systems Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system.4. The SMP kernel is not supported in a GSX Server virtual machine. and 5: ESX Server 2. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.1. and 2. Be sure the virtual machine is configured with at least 256MB of memory. VMware ACE. Inc. You do not need to change any other selections. 2. VMware provides a separate driver to support the BusLogic SCSI adapter.5. 1 2 3 4 Insert the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.vmware.com/download/esx/drivers_tools. If your VMware product supports it. If the virtual machine has less than 256MB of memory.5 support both the LSI Logic and BusLogic SCSI adapter on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. See knowledge base article 8964517 at http://kb. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. you can also install from a PXE server.3.

7 VMware GSX Server: If your computer is connected to a LAN that provides DHCP support. If you are using the vmxnet network adapter in your virtual machine.” This does not mean that anything is wrong with the hard drive on your physical computer. To create new partitions it must be initialized. If you prefer. . Click Yes to partition the drive. you can select the option Use bootp/dhcp. in the Network Configuration screen. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.Guest Operating System Installation Guide 6 You might see a warning that begins “The partition table on device <devicename> was unreadable. VMware ESX Server: If you are using the vlance network adapter in your virtual machine and your computer is connected to a LAN that provides DHCP support. in the Network Configuration screen. Inc. It simply means that the virtual hard drive in your virtual machine needs to be partitioned and formatted. you can also set the networking parameters manually. causing the loss of ALL DATA on the drive. use the network configuration tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 to configure your network connection after you finish installing the guest operating system.vmware. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. you can also set the networking parameters manually. Do not start the X server in the guest operating system until you install VMware Tools. you can select the option Use bootp/dhcp. 58 VMware. If you prefer.com/kb/340. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest.

At the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 CD boot prompt.Installing Guest Operating Systems Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. Fulfill these requirements before you install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. VMware GSX Server only: In the Package Group Selection screen. Red Hat Enterprise Linux presents an error message as it loads certain VMware drivers.. Be sure that kernel-smp is deselected (no asterisk should appear between the brackets). You do not need to change any other selections. in graphical mode . you can choose Generic Wheel Mouse (PS/2). With many Linux guest operating systems..   Installation Steps NOTE Pay particular attention to the notes in Step 6 about how to avoid installing an inappropriate kernel. Use the function keys listed below . and then in the Installation Type screen. installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. use the arrow keys to move down to System Environment/Kernel and press Enter. including the following: To install or upgrade Red Hat Linux .. In the Mouse Selection screen. To choose the text mode installer. If the virtual machine has less than 256MB of memory. choose Software Development and Select individual packages. To install or upgrade .. type text and press Enter. choose Generic – 3 Button Mouse (PS/2) and select the Emulate 3 Buttons option for three-button mouse support in the virtual machine. If your VMware product supports it.. however. 59 . If you have a wheel mouse. . Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. Choose the language and keyboard. 3 4 5 Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. Inc. The SMP kernel is not supported in a GSX Server virtual machine. type: text <ENTER>. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3..com/kb/8964517. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. See knowledge base article 8964517 at http://kb.vmware.. The easiest method of installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Red Hat distribution CD. 6 7 VMware. you are offered a number of choices.. Allow automatic partitioning of the disk to occur in the Automatic Partitioning screen or partition the virtual disk manually if you do not want to use the Red Hat defaults. Be sure the virtual machine is configured with at least 256MB of memory. You must install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 using the text mode installer. 1 2 Insert the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive... Consider these support and configuration issues for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3:  The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 hugemem kernel is not supported. In the Individual Package Selection screen. which you can choose when you first boot the installer... choose either Advanced Server or Custom for the installation type. in text mode. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. you can also install from a PXE server.

if the virtual disk is an IDE drive. 9 VMware GSX Server: If your computer is connected to a LAN that provides DHCP support. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. . VMware VirtualCenter. or vCenter Server: If you are using the vlance network adapter in your virtual machine and your computer is connected to a LAN that provides DHCP support. you can select the option Use bootp/dhcp. Do not start the X server in the guest operating system until you install VMware Tools. it must be initialized. in the Network Configuration screen.Guest Operating System Installation Guide 8 You might see a warning that says: The partition table on device sda was unreadable. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. you can also set the networking parameters manually. If you prefer.vmware. Select the Yes button and press Enter. Inc. use the network configuration tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 to configure your network connection after you finish installing the guest operating system. Also note that sda appears in the message as the device name if the virtual disk in question is a SCSI disk. causing the loss of ALL DATA on the drive. in the Network Configuration screen. If you prefer. It simply means that the virtual hard drive in your virtual machine needs to be partitioned and formatted. To create new partitions. Would you like to initialize this drive? This does not mean that anything is wrong with the hard drive on your physical computer. you can select the option Use bootp/dhcp.com/kb/340. VMware ESX Server. 60 VMware. you can also set the networking parameters manually. If you are using the vmxnet network adapter in your virtual machine. hda appears in the message as the device name instead. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb.

1.. . installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2. to get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine. 61 .. If you do not install Update 6 or higher.1. Instead. Use the function keys listed below .1 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.. In the Mouse Selection screen. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. 3 4 5 Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. This eliminates conflicts with the network and SCSI adapters and installation problems on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. choose Generic – 3 Button Mouse (PS/2) and select the Emulate 3 Buttons option for three-button mouse support in the virtual machine. With many Linux guest operating systems. vmxnet network adapter—Use an LSI Logic SCSI adapter or BusLogic adapter. use one of the following configurations for the network and SCSI adapters:    vlance network adapter—Use an LSI Logic SCSI adapter. Choose the language and keyboard..  Installation Steps NOTE Unless you are running a multiprocessor virtual machine under VMware ESX Server.1 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. Fulfill these requirements before you install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. type: text <ENTER>..1:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. choose either Advanced Server or Custom for the installation type.  You should not run the X server that is installed when you set up Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.. At the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2. use Update 6 or higher.1 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. To choose the text mode installer.1 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Red Hat distribution CD. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2. Consider these support and configuration issues for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2. If you have a wheel mouse.. VMware. type text and press Enter. To install or upgrade .Installing Guest Operating Systems Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2. you should install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2. however. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. you can also install from a PXE server. which you can choose when you first boot the installer.1 WS guest operating system.. pay particular attention to the notes in Step 6 about how to avoid installing an inappropriate kernel. in graphical mode .1 WS in a virtual machine on an ESX Server. You must install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2. in text mode.1 using the text mode installer.1 WS on VMware ESX Server: When you install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.. 1 2 Insert the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 CD boot prompt. The easiest method of installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2. you can choose Generic Wheel Mouse (PS/2)..1:  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2. you are offered a number of choices. including the following: To install or upgrade Red Hat Linux . Inc.. and then in the Installation Type screen. If your VMware product supports it.

it must be initialized. In the Individual Package Selection screen. use the arrow keys to move down to System Environment/Kernel and press Enter. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. You might see a warning that says: The partition table on device sda was unreadable. 7 8 Allow automatic partitioning of the disk to occur in the Automatic Partitioning screen or partition the virtual disk manually if you do not want to use the Red Hat defaults. If you prefer. For additional information on using uniprocessor and multiprocessor kernels with a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.vmware. 62 VMware. To create new partitions. 9 If your computer is connected to a LAN that provides DHCP support. or vCenter Server if installing to an ESX Server machine without virtual SMP: In the Individual Package Selection screen. causing the loss of ALL DATA on the drive. VMware ESX Server. Select the Yes button and press Enter. in the Network Configuration screen.1 virtual machine under VMware ESX Server. be sure the following kernels are deselected: kernel-enterprise. In the Video Card Configuration screen. Be sure that kernel-smp is deselected (no asterisk should appear between the brackets). The SMP kernel is not supported in a GSX Server virtual machine. or vCenter Server if installing to an ESX Server machine with virtual SMP: In the Individual Package Selection screen. Do not start the X server in the guest operating system until you install VMware Tools. see the release notes at www. hda appears in the message as the device name instead. 10 VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. if the virtual disk is an IDE drive. Be sure that the following kernels are deselected (no asterisk should appear between the brackets):    kernel-enterprise kernel-smp kernel-summit VMware ESX Server. kernel-smp and kernel-summit. choose Software Development and Select individual packages. You do not need to change any other selections. use the arrow keys to move down to System Environment/Kernel and press Enter. choose Generic SVGA. VirtualCenter.com/support/esx21/doc/releasenotes_esx213. Would you like to initialize this drive? This does not mean that anything is wrong with the hard drive on your physical computer. . Also note that sda appears in the message as the device name if the virtual disk in question is a SCSI disk.html. Inc.vmware. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest.Guest Operating System Installation Guide 6 VMware GSX Server only: In the Package Group Selection screen. VirtualCenter. you can also set the networking parameters manually. use the arrow keys to move down to System Environment/Kernel and press Enter. It simply means that the virtual hard drive in your virtual machine needs to be partitioned and formatted. If you are installing a uniprocessor virtual machine. you can select the option Use bootp/dhcp. be sure kernel-smp is selected.   If you are installing a multiprocessor virtual machine.com/kb/340.

To create new partitions. it must be initialized. Instead. in text mode. It simply means that the virtual hard drive in your virtual machine needs to be partitioned and formatted.0. installing Red Hat Linux 9. With many Linux guest operating systems. to get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine.0 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system.0 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Red Hat distribution CD.. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. In the Mouse Selection screen. which you can choose when you first boot the installer. In the Installation Type screen.0 using the text mode installer. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Red Hat Linux 9. NOTE If you attempt to use the graphical installer. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. however. in graphical mode . hda appears in the message as the device name instead. you are offered the following choices: To install or upgrade Red Hat Linux .0 CD boot prompt.0 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. you can also install from a PXE server. Use the function keys listed below .  Installation Steps 1 2 Insert the Red Hat Linux 9. 3 4 5 Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. The partition table on device sda is corrupted.. it fails and launches the text mode installer.Installing Guest Operating Systems Red Hat Linux 9. type: linux text <ENTER>.. To install or upgrade . Inc. Allow automatic partitioning of the disk to occur in the Automatic Partitioning screen or partition the virtual disk manually if you do not want to use the Red Hat defaults. 6 7 8 This does not mean that anything is wrong with the hard drive on your physical computer.. Consider these support and configuration issues for Red Hat Linux 9.. The easiest method of installing Red Hat Linux 9. causing the loss of ALL DATA on the drive. Fulfill these requirements before you install Red Hat Linux 9. Also note that sda appears in the message as the device name if the virtual disk in question is a SCSI disk.0 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. choose either Server or Workstation for the installation type. To choose the text mode installer. Select the Initialize button and press Enter. If your VMware product supports it. you can choose Generic Wheel Mouse (PS/2). you should install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Red Hat Linux 9. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD.0. 63 .. At the Red Hat Linux 9. Choose the language and keyboard. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. You might see a warning that says: Bad partition table.0:  You should not run the X server that is installed when you set up Red Hat Linux 9. choose Generic – 3 Button Mouse (PS/2) and select the Emulate 3 Buttons option for three-button mouse support in the virtual machine. You must install Red Hat Linux 9.. VMware..0:  Create and configure a new virtual machine.0. if the virtual disk is an IDE drive. type linux text and press Enter. If you have a wheel mouse.

Guest Operating System Installation Guide 9 If your computer is connected to a LAN that provides DHCP support. you can also set the networking parameters manually. the guest operating system instead switches to a default resolution of 800 x 600. If you set a higher resolution. Set the resolution to 1152 x 864 or lower. If you prefer. 10 VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. the configuration program asks you to specify a resolution for the guest operating system’s display. choose Skip X Configuration. In the Video Card Configuration screen. NOTE When you are installing VMware Tools.com/kb/340. 64 VMware. in the Network Configuration screen. you can select the option Use bootp/dhcp. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb.vmware. Do not start the X server in the guest operating system until you install VMware Tools. Inc. .

Instead. The partition table on device sda is corrupted. Use the function keys listed below . choose Generic – 3 Button Mouse (PS/2) and select the Emulate 3 Buttons option for three-button mouse support in the virtual machine. installing Red Hat Linux 8.. causing the loss of ALL DATA on the drive. type linux text and press Enter.. it fails and launches the text mode installer..0. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines.  Installation Steps 1 2 Insert the Red Hat Linux 8.0 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. VMware. hda appears in the message as the device name instead.. With many Linux guest operating systems. 6 This does not mean that anything is wrong with the hard drive on your physical computer. You must install Red Hat Linux 8. Also note that sda appears in the message as the device name if the virtual disk in question is a SCSI disk.0 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. To choose the text mode installer.0:  You should not run the X server that is installed when you set up Red Hat Linux 8. It simply means that the virtual hard drive in your virtual machine needs to be partitioned and formatted. To create new partitions. Fulfill these requirements before you install Red Hat Linux 8. if the virtual disk is an IDE drive. in text mode. it must be initialized.0.0:  Create and configure a new virtual machine.0 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. You might see a warning that says: Bad partition table. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. To install or upgrade .. If your VMware product supports it. In the Mouse Selection screen.. Select the Initialize button and press Enter..Installing Guest Operating Systems Red Hat Linux 8. NOTE If you attempt to use the graphical installer. which you can choose when you first boot the installer. At the Red Hat Linux 8. in graphical mode . 7 Allow automatic partitioning of the disk to occur in the Automatic Partitioning screen or partition the virtual disk manually if you do not want to use the Red Hat defaults. 65 . to get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine. however.0 CD boot prompt.0 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Red Hat distribution CD.0. you are offered the following choices: To install or upgrade Red Hat Linux . Choose the language and keyboard. Consider these support and configuration issues for Red Hat Linux 8. you can also install from a PXE server. If you have a wheel mouse. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. choose either Server or Workstation for the installation type. The easiest method of installing Red Hat Linux 8. 3 4 5 Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. Inc. and then in the Installation Type screen.. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system.0 using the text mode installer. you should install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Red Hat Linux 8. you can choose Generic Wheel Mouse (PS/2). type: linux text <ENTER>. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Red Hat Linux 8.

For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. If you prefer. Do not start the X server in the guest operating system until you install VMware Tools. In the Video Card Configuration screen. 66 VMware. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. in the Network Configuration screen. Inc.vmware.com/kb/340.Guest Operating System Installation Guide 8 If your computer is connected to a LAN that provides DHCP support. you can also set the networking parameters manually. choose Skip X Configuration. you can select the option Use bootp/dhcp. . 9 VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.

Choose the language and keyboard. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. To install or upgrade a system . type text followed by Enter. The easiest method of installing Red Hat Linux 7 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Red Hat distribution CD. Consider these support and configuration issues for Red Hat Linux 7:  You should not run the X server that is installed when you set up Red Hat Linux 7. . To choose the text mode installer. 7 8 VMware. If your computer is connected to a LAN that provides DHCP support.. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. The partition table on device sda is corrupted. causing the loss of ALL DATA on the drive. it must be initialized. 67 . choose the default selection. If you prefer. you can select the option Use bootp/dhcp. This does not mean that anything is wrong with the hard drive on your physical computer. you are offered the following choices: To install or upgrade a system . 3 4 Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. Instead.. however.... VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. in the Network Configuration screen. hda appears in the message as the device name instead. To create new partitions. choose either Server or Workstation for the installation type. in text mode. At the Red Hat Linux 7 CD boot prompt. and then in the Installation Type screen. Inc. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD.Installing Guest Operating Systems Red Hat Linux 7 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. Click the Initialize button and press Enter. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Red Hat Linux 7.. Fulfill these requirements before you install Red Hat Linux 7:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. type: text <ENTER>. if the virtual disk is an IDE drive. in graphical mode .. you can also install from a PXE server. Also note that sda appears in the message as the device name if the virtual disk in question is a SCSI disk. Use the function keys listed below . which you can choose when you first boot the installer. you should install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Red Hat Linux 7. If your VMware product supports it. It simply means that the virtual hard drive in your virtual machine needs to be partitioned and formatted. to get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine. The following warning might appear: Bad partition table. With many Linux guest operating systems. In the Mouse Selection screen. installing Red Hat Linux 7 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. You must install Red Hat Linux 7 using the text mode installer. 5 6 Allow automatic partitioning of the disk to occur in the Automatic Partitioning screen.. To enable expert mode. you can also set the networking parameters manually.  Installation Steps 1 2 Insert the Red Hat Linux 7 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive... In the Video Card Selection screen. choose Generic – 3 Button Mouse (PS/2) and select the option Emulate 3 Buttons for three-button mouse support in the virtual machine.

Guest Operating System Installation Guide 9 During the configuration of the X server.vmware.com/kb/340. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. Inc. Do not start X until you have installed VMware Tools. select the defaults and proceed through this section as quickly as possible. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. as this X server is replaced by an X server specific to your guest operating system when you install VMware Tools in this virtual machine. 10 VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. . Continue to the Starting X screen and click Skip to skip testing the configuration. 68 VMware.

2 with the graphics mode installer. However. 3 Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. in text mode. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines... To enable expert mode.. To run an accelerated SVGA X server inside the virtual machine. we highly recommend you install the operating system with the text mode installer.. Just respond OK and continue. install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Red Hat Linux 6.2 CD boot prompt. with no qualifier.. Installation Steps 1 2 Insert the Red Hat Linux 6. in graphical mode . type: text <ENTER>.0.2 presents a Hostname Configuration screen.2 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Red Hat distribution CD.. in text mode.. To install or upgrade a system ...2:  During the Red Hat Linux 6.x installation.Installing Guest Operating Systems Red Hat Linux 6.1 or 6.  With many Linux guest operating systems. Inc.. you are offered the following choices: To install or upgrade a system .. (Specifying a host name will cause an installer error later. NOTE The text mode installer in Red Hat Linux 6. Use the function keys listed below .2:  Create and configure a new virtual machine.x. At the Red Hat 6. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Red Hat Linux 6.. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. We recommend you install the operating system with the text mode installer.2 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system.. or Xeon-MP (Pentium III Xeon processors are OK). .2 CD boot prompt.. 4 5 VMware. it does not run on Xeon processors that are branded Xeon. In the Choose a Card screen. CAUTION Red Hat Linux 6. select the Generic VGA compatible/Generic VGA card from the list. however.  Choose the text mode installer by typing text followed by Enter. During the Linux installation. select the standard VGA16 X server. The easiest method of installing Red Hat Linux 6. NOTE If the virtual machine’s Ethernet adapter has been enabled. you are offered the following choices: To install or upgrade a system . Fulfill these requirements before you install Red Hat Linux 6.. If you are installing this guest with DHCP in a virtual machine with host-only networking. At the Red Hat 6. in graphical mode .. Consider these support and configuration issues for Red Hat Linux 6..) At the next screen—Network Configuration—respond OK to use the default: Use bootp/dhcp. Choose the text mode installer by typing text followed by Enter. installing Red Hat Linux 6. a standard VGA16 X server (without support for the VMware X server) is installed.2. the installation program auto-detects and loads the AMD PC/Net 32 driver (no command line parameter is necessary to load the driver). 69 ..2 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. To enable expert mode...2 runs on Intel core processors.2 installation CD in the CD-ROM drive. type: text <ENTER>. To install or upgrade a system . do not specify a host name. Use the function keys listed below . The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. . Due to VGA performance issues installing Red Hat 6.

70 VMware. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.com/kb/340.2 as you would on a physical machine. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb.vmware. Finish installing Red Hat Linux 6. select Generic Monitor from the list. Inc.Guest Operating System Installation Guide 6 7 8 9 In the Monitor Setup screen.2 boots and a login screen appears. . Select the Probe button from the Screen Configuration dialog box. the generic X server is replaced with the accelerated X server included in the VMware Tools package when you install VMware Tools. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. After Linux is installed. At this point Red Hat 6. Select OK from the Starting X dialog box.

The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. Fulfill these requirements before you install Sun Java Desktop System 2:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. you can also install from a PXE server. If your VMware product supports it. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. 71 . VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Sun Java Desktop System 2.vmware.Installing Guest Operating Systems Sun Java Desktop System 2 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. however. Follow the remaining installation steps as you would for a physical machine. Inc. installing Sun Java Desktop System 2 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. VMware.com/kb/340. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. The easiest method of installing Sun Java Desktop System 2 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Sun Java Desktop System distribution CDs. Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the Sun Java Desktop System 2 installation CD in the CD-ROM drive.

via the boot floppy/network method.0 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system.com/pub/openserver5/507/drivers/blc_3.5GiB for the SCO OpenServer 5. LSI SCSI – Requires SCO lsil BTLD 1.sco.04.6 – Cannot use IDE disks that are 128 GB or larger.05.09. LSI SAS – Requires LSI Logic lsil BTLD 1.0/  SCO BusLogic BTLD 3.28 or later. located on the SCO FTP Web site: ftp://ftp.Guest Operating System Installation Guide SCO OpenServer 5. requires SCO “wd” BTLD.  Downloadable drivers Suitable NIC and HBA drivers are not included in the base SCO OpenServer 5.03.lsi.0 in a virtual machine using the standard distribution CDs.7 only. located on the SCO FTP Web site: ftp://ftp.0:  Create and configure a new virtual machine.  Supported virtual disks     BusLogic SCSI – Requires SCO blc BTLD 3.7 – wd BTLD is required for IDE disks larger than 128GiB (137GB).1/  SCO LSI Logic BTLD 1.28.com/DistributionSystem/AssetDocument/files/support/ssp/fusionmpt/sas/linux/scou nix_10409. Fulfill these requirements before you install SCO OpenServer 5.sco.zip http://www.).0.0. OpenServer 5.com/pub/openserver5/507/drivers/wd_3.05.sco.) ftp://ftp. biosgeom bootstring – Required for SCSI drives between 1 and 64GiB. You can install SCO OpenServer 5. 128GiB or more – 5.1 or later. and if your VMware product supports it.03.com/DistributionSystem/AssetDocument/files/support/ssp/fusionmpt/SCO/SCO_op 5_mpt_lsil_10409.lsi.0 distributions and need to be downloaded from the Internet  SCO Intel PRO/1000 network adapter driver (Search for the eeG driver. located on the SCO FTP Web site: ftp://ftp.05.com/pub/openserver5/507/drivers/lsil_1. you can also install from a PXE server.sco.com/pub/openserver5/drivers/  SCO IDE BTLD.04.0 root disk.0:  Virtual disk recommendations   Minimum size – 1.03.0.txt 72 VMware. Consider these support and configuration issues for SCO OpenServer 5. IDE virtual disks – SCO BTLD (wd boot-time loadable driver) for improved performance and reliability. IDE   Under 128GiB – no BTLD required. Inc.28/  LSI Logic LSISAS BTLD 1.1.09 or later. located on the LSI Logic Web site: http://www. . Special considerations for drive sizes:     OpenServer 5. (Not harmful to other drive sizes.

Installing Guest Operating Systems NOTE Floppy images must be renamed with a .  IDE disk 128GiB (137GB) or larger (5. Read and accept the license agreement. Insert the SCO-OSR507-SuppCD5 CD in the CD-ROM drive.0. press Enter. If you used biosgeom during the install.0. The location of the floppy images on the LSI Web site do not appear to be static. Follow the remainder of the installation steps to complete the installation.  LSI Logic SCSI or SAS restart link="lsil" biosgeom 4 5 6 Insert the appropriate installation disks when prompted. Turn off the bad block scan. Power on the virtual machine to start installing SCO OpenServer 5. 73 . Install MP5 using the Software Manager.6 or 5. Inc.6 (or SCO-OSR507-InstallCD for 5.0.6 and 5.0.0. VMware. If you cannot locate the floppy images at the addresses VMware provided. 7 8 Follow the prompts to proceed with the installation. 9 10 When selecting the mouse.  Buslogic restart link="blc" biosgeom When prompted to replace the driver. press h to specify High Resolution Keyboard Mouse.7 only) restart link=”wd” When prompted to replace the driver. try contacting an LSI representative Installation Steps The installation steps vary slightly between SCO OpenServer 5.7 guest.0.7-MP5. the virtual machine will boot normally without requiring biosgeom.0. Accept the default CD-ROM type and controller/drive configuration. The Open Server 5.7.0. Install the appropriate SCSI drivers by typing one of the following boot strings:  2 3 IDE disk under 128GiB (137GB) No boot string required.7) floppy in the floppy drive. The bad block scan is not necessary on a virtual disk. 1 Insert the SCO-OSR506-InstallCD for 5. you can insert the SCO-OSR506-BootDisk (or SCO-OSR507-BootDisk for 5. which is on by default for IDE disks.0. Install Maintenance Pack 5 After installing Open Server 5.0 install checks for the drive type and defaults to the configuration. 1 2 3 4 Power on the OpenServer 5. Alternatively.0. type r.7. NOTE After MP5 is installed. These instructions document the differences.flp extension to be accepted by ESX. type r. boot the guest with the defbootstr biosgeom command.7) in the CD-ROM drive. install Maintenance Pack 5 (MP5).

.Guest Operating System Installation Guide VMware Tools There is no version of VMware Tools that supports SCO OpenServer 5. Inc. 74 VMware.0.

if you use four virtual CPUs.com/pub/unixware7/714/mp/uw714mp4/ If you use more than one virtual CPU in this guest.1 Maintenance Pack 5 (MP5) or UnixWare 7. 75 .1. Inc.1. Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 Insert the SCO UnixWare 7.4 boot CD in the CD-ROM drive. which is not automatically installed. then select Install HBA disk. You can install SCO UnixWare 7 in a virtual machine using the standard distribution CDs. via the boot floppy/network method.1.1. you can also install from a PXE server. VMware Tools There is no version of VMware Tools that supports SCO UnixWare. This is found in AMD Barcelona and later CPUs with Rapid Virtualization Indexing (RVI) and in Intel Nehalem and later CPUs with Extended Page Tables (EPT).sco. Fulfill these requirements before you install SCO UnixWare 7:  Create and configure a new virtual machine.com/pub/unixware7/uw711pk UnixWare 7. install UnixWare 7. For example.Installing Guest Operating Systems SCO UnixWare 7 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. according to SCO instructions. If you selected LSILOGIC/ LSISAS for SCSI adapter. For near-native performance.1 or 7.1.4 Maintenance Pack 4 (MP4) and patch p535283. Install SCO UnixWare Maintenance Packs After installing the guest operating system. you need one operating system license and three CPU licenses.4 MP4 – ftp://ftp. An additional SCO CPU license is required for each additional CPU.1.1 MP5 – ftp://ftp. Insert the HBA disk. and if your VMware product supports it. The Maintenance Packs are located here:   UnixWare 7. Install and Configure SMP Install OSMP and any necessary licenses according to SCO documentation. VMware. Consider these support and configuration issues for SCO UnixWare 7:  SCO UnixWare 7 runs very slowly without assistance from CPU virtualization hardware. install the OS Multiprocessor Support (OSMP) package.sco. the host must have support for nested page tables. Power on the virtual machine to start installing SCO UnixWare 7.

Fulfill these requirements before you install SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 :  Create and configure a new virtual machine. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. installing SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. If your VMware product supports it.com/kb/340. Consider these support and configuration issues for SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 :  VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 installation CD in the CD-ROM drive. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. Power on the virtual machine to start installing SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 . 76 VMware. however. The easiest method of installing SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Desktop or Server in a virtual machine is to use the standard SUSE distribution CDs. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. .vmware. you can also install from a PXE server.Guest Operating System Installation Guide SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. Inc. Follow the remaining installation steps as you would for a physical machine. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.

The Boot Loader Setup screen appears. 7 8 For the Desktop edition. use the arrow keys to choose text mode. Inc. and press Enter to select the text mode installer.com/kb/340. Power on the virtual machine to start installing SUSE Linux Enterprise 10. set the Boot Loader Type to the default GRUB. enter the boot option textmode=1. press the F2 key. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. At the Installation Settings screen. 9 10 11 Select Convert current configuration and continue. 77 .vmware. For the Server edition. go to the Change menu and choose Booting. Consider these support and configuration issues for SUSE Linux Enterprise 10:  VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 6 Insert the SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 installation CD in the CD-ROM drive. installing SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. Select Finish to return to the Installation Settings screen. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. however. and press Enter to select the text mode installer. If your VMware product supports it. you can also install from a PXE server. Fulfill these requirements before you install SUSE Linux Enterprise 10:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. The installer displays a warning that indicates you might lose some settings and prompts you to select a course of action. Install using the text mode installer. set the Boot Loader Type to LILO instead of the default GRUB. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. Follow the remaining installation steps as you would for a physical machine. In the first installation screen. For the Desktop.Installing Guest Operating Systems SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. VMware. For the Server. The easiest method of installing SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Desktop or Server in a virtual machine is to use the standard SUSE distribution CDs. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. use the arrow keys to select Installation.

select SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 from the Guest Operating System version list. 78 VMware.Guest Operating System Installation Guide SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. The installer displays a warning that indicates you might lose some settings and prompts you to select a course of action. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.com/kb/340. In the first installation screen. Select Finish to return to the Installation Settings screen. . The easiest method of installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 in a virtual machine is to use the standard distribution CDs.vmware. and then press Enter to select the text mode installer. 5 6 7 8 Set the Boot Loader Type to GRUB. Power on the virtual machine to start installing SLES 9. However. Inc. enter the boot option textmode=1. Fulfill these requirements before you install SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9:   Create and configure a new virtual machine. Follow the remaining installation steps as you would for a physical machine.x and 4. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. If your VMware product supports it. If you want support for OES 1 on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9. The Boot Loader Setup screen appears. you can also install from a PXE server. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. At the Installation Settings screen. Consider these support and configuration issues for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9:  Only the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter is supported in a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 virtual machine with more than 4GB of memory on ESX Server 3. use the arrow keys to select Installation. Select Convert current configuration and continue.x. Install using the text mode installer. installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 using the boot floppy/network method is also supported. go to the Change menu and select Booting. Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 Insert the SLES 9 installation CD in the CD-ROM drive.

Part way through the installation. At the Desktop Settings screen. Finish installing SLES 8 as you would on a physical machine. Inc.x. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD.5. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine until you get to the selection screens described in the next steps. Power on the virtual machine to start installing SLES 8. you can also install from a PXE server. VMware. Only the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter is supported in a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 virtual machine with more than 4GB of memory on ESX Server 3. installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. If your VMware product supports it. The easiest method of installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 in a virtual machine is to use the standard SUSE distribution CDs. At the LILO screen. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. let the boot proceed using the default selection of linux. Fulfill these requirements before you install SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8:  Create and configure a new virtual machine.vmware. Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 6 Insert the SLES 8 installation CD in the CD-ROM drive.x. Consider these support and configuration issues for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8:  Only the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is supported in a SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 virtual machine on ESX Server 2.x.com/kb/340. select 640x480 256 colors. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest.x and 4. however.x. the installer reboots the virtual machine.Installing Guest Operating Systems SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. and 4. 79 . VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. The LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter is supported for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 virtual machines on ESX Server 3.

Power on the virtual machine to start installing SLES 7. a standard VGA16 X server should be installed. Part way through the installation. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. 80 VMware. Fulfill these requirements before you install SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. Finish installing SLES 7 as you would on a physical machine. Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 6 Insert the SLES 7 installation CD in the CD-ROM drive. installing SLES 7 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine until you get to the selection screens described in the next steps. The easiest method of installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 (SLES 7) in a virtual machine is to use the standard SUSE distribution CDs. however. the installer reboots the virtual machine. install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. If your VMware product supports it. To get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. Inc.com/kb/340. At the Desktop Settings screen. let the boot proceed using the default selection of linux. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. you can also install from a PXE server. .Guest Operating System Installation Guide SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. At the LILO screen.vmware. Consider these support and configuration issues for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7:  During the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 installation. select 640x480 256 colors.

Follow the remaining installation steps as you would for a physical machine. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. Fulfill these requirements before you install openSUSE Linux 11. see knowledge base article http://kb. Select Software.x.  Create and configure a new virtual machine. VMware. However.x Read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. At the Test Internet Connection screen. press Enter to open it. select RPM Groups. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. Select the Development group.x. you can also install from a PXE server.x installation CD in the CD-ROM drive. 81 . Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Insert the openSUSE Linux 11.vmware. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. installing openSUSE Linux 11. Power on the virtual machine to start installing openSUSE Linux 11. select Change.x through the boot floppy/network method is also supported. At the Installation Settings screen. The easiest method of installing openSUSE Linux 11. The notes describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. To uninstall open-vm-tools provided by the openSUSE 11. gcc-c++. during final configuration and after all packages are installed.vmware.com/kb/1013096.x in a virtual machine is to use the standard openSUSE Linux distribution CDs. In the first installation screen. and kernel-source by highlighting those items in the list and pressing the spacebar. and add gcc. Press the F3 key again and use the arrow keys to select text mode and press Enter to select the text mode installer. If your VMware product supports it. Inc. do not perform the Internet connection test. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. From the Filter menu.  With many Linux guest operating systems.com/kb/340.x distribution. Consider these support and configuration issues for openSUSE Linux 11.Installing Guest Operating Systems openSUSE Linux 11. press the F3 key to get boot options.x.

you can also install from a PXE server. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system.  Create and configure a new virtual machine. Select the Development group. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. .x.vmware. From the Filter menu.com/kb/340. Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Insert the openSUSE Linux 10 installation CD in the CD-ROM drive.x through the boot floppy/network method is also supported. However. select RPM Groups. Press the F3 key again and use the arrow keys to select text mode and press Enter to select the text mode installer. Fulfill these requirements before you install openSUSE Linux 10. Follow the remaining installation steps as you would for a physical machine. select Change and choose Software. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. At the Installation Settings screen. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. installing openSUSE Linux 10. In the first installation screen. The easiest method of installing openSUSE Linux 10. press Enter to open it. If your VMware product supports it. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. press F3 to get boot options. during final configuration and after all packages are installed.Guest Operating System Installation Guide openSUSE Linux 10.x. and kernel-source by highlighting those items in the list and pressing the spacebar. At the Test Internet Connection screen. The notes describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. 82 VMware.x Read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. gcc-c++. Inc. Consider these support and configuration issues for openSUSE Linux 10.x in a virtual machine is to use the standard SUSE Linux distribution CDs. and add gcc.x. do not perform the Internet connection test.  With many Linux guest operating systems. Power on the virtual machine to start installing openSUSE Linux 10.

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configure the color resolution for 65536 (16-bit) colors or less. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. press the F2 key.com/kb/340. use the arrow keys to select text mode.x virtual machine with any of the selections offered in GRUB. Only the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is supported in a SUSE Linux 9. In the first installation screen. type SaX2 and use the wizard to configure your X server. During final configuration. and press Enter to select the text mode installer. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. you can also install from a PXE server.x in a virtual machine is to use the standard SUSE Linux distribution CDs.  Create and configure a new virtual machine. after all packages are installed.x Read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system.x.x. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system.x installation CD in the CD-ROM drive.x.vmware.  Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 Insert the SUSE Linux 9. After you run SaX2 you can boot your SUSE Linux 9. installing SUSE Linux 9. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines.x through the boot floppy/network method is also supported. If you intend to connect to this virtual machine with the VMware Virtual Machine Console. run the SaX2 configuration utility to configure your X server. If your VMware product supports it. but before you start the X server.x. Inc.x virtual machine on ESX Server 2. After you have installed VMware Tools. 84 VMware. The notes describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. At a command prompt.5. Fulfill these requirements before you install SUSE Linux 9. . Power on the virtual machine to start installing SUSE Linux 9. do not perform the Internet connection test. as the root user. Follow the remaining installation steps as you would for a physical machine. Install using the text mode installer. The easiest method of installing SUSE Linux 9.  With many Linux guest operating systems.Guest Operating System Installation Guide SUSE Linux 9. However. Consider these support and configuration issues for SUSE Linux 9.

com/kb/340. If you intend to connect to this virtual machine with the VMware Virtual Machine Console. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine until you get to the selection screens described in the next steps. do not install an X server. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. select Installation. select Text Mode Only.x through the boot floppy/network method is also supported. 85 . Consider these support and configuration issues for SUSE Linux 8. The easiest method of installing SUSE Linux 8.x virtual machine with any of the selections offered in GRUB. installing SUSE Linux 8. type SaX2 and use the wizard to configure your X server. Click Accept and finish the installation.x in a virtual machine is to use the standard SUSE distribution CDs. Inc. You should use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system.x. Using the text mode installer. During the SUSE Linux 8. in the first installation screen.2 installation CD in the CD-ROM drive. you can also install from a PXE server.x Read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. At a command prompt.  With many Linux guest operating systems. To get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine. type linux.x. After you have installed VMware Tools. VMware. run the SaX2 configuration utility to configure your X server. install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing SUSE Linux 8. and press Enter to select the text mode installer. Fulfill these requirements before you install SUSE Linux 8.Installing Guest Operating Systems SUSE Linux 8. press F2. do not install an X server. However. In the Configure Monitor screen.x. VMware Tools Install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.  Create and configure a new virtual machine. When prompted.vmware. but before you start the X server. as the root user. If your VMware product supports it.x. Power on the virtual machine to start installing SUSE Linux 8. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb.x installation. configure the color resolution for 65536 (16-bit) colors or less.  Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 6 Insert the SUSE Linux 8. After you run SaX2 you can boot your SUSE Linux 8.

you can boot your SUSE 7. The easiest method of installing SUSE Linux 7. . 86 VMware.vmware. 6 Click Continue and finish the installation. Inc. do not install an X server.  Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 Insert the SUSE Linux 7. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. Fulfill these requirements before you install SUSE Linux 7. In the Configure Monitor screen. During the SUSE Linux 7. Power on the virtual machine to start installing SUSE Linux 7.Guest Operating System Installation Guide SUSE Linux 7.3.3.3 installation CD in the CD-ROM drive.  Create and configure a new virtual machine. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing SUSE Linux 7.3 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system.com/kb/340. If your VMware product supports it.3 virtual machine with any of the selections offered in LILO. installing SUSE Linux 7. The notes describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. you can also install from a PXE server.3. The installer asks you to confirm.  With many Linux guest operating systems. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine until you get to the selection screens described in the next steps. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.3 through the boot floppy/network method is also supported. When prompted. do not install an X server. choose No X11. After you have installed VMware Tools.3 in a virtual machine is to use the standard SUSE distribution CDs. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. However. Consider these support and configuration issues for SUSE Linux 7. To get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. Install using the text mode installer.3 installation.3.

installing Turbolinux 10 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. you can also install from a PXE server. 87 .com/kb/340. The easiest method of installing Turbolinux 10 Desktop or Server in a virtual machine is to use the standard Turbolinux distribution CDs. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb.vmware. however. If your VMware product supports it. Fulfill these requirements before you install Turbolinux 10:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Turbolinux 10. VMware. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines.Installing Guest Operating Systems Turbolinux 10 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. Inc. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. Consider these support and configuration issues for Turbolinux 10:  With many Linux guest operating systems. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the Turbolinux 10 installation CD in the CD-ROM drive.

The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD.com/kb/340. type SaX2 and use the wizard to configure your X server. If you intend to connect to this virtual machine with the VMware Virtual Machine Console. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Turbolinux 8. installing Turbolinux 8 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well.Guest Operating System Installation Guide Turbolinux 8 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. Click Accept and finish the installation. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. After you run SaX2. The easiest method of installing Turbolinux 8 Workstation or Enterprise Server in a virtual machine is to use the standard Turbolinux distribution CDs.  Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 Insert the Turbolinux 8 installation CD in the CD-ROM drive. Consider these support and configuration issues for Turbolinux 8:  With many Linux guest operating systems. If your VMware product supports it. To get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. do not install an X server.vmware. At a command prompt. until you get to the selection screens described in the next steps. and then press Enter to select the text mode installer. When prompted. . as root user. run the SaX2 configuration utility to configure your X server. you can also install from a PXE server. but before you start the X server. choose Text Mode Only. you can boot your Turbolinux Workstation 8 virtual machine with any of the selections offered in GRUB. Inc. 88 VMware. Fulfill these requirements before you install Turbolinux 8:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. Install using the text mode installer. configure the color resolution for 65536 (16-bit) colors or less. however. After you have installed VMware Tools. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. During the Turbolinux 8 installation. press the F2 key. In the first installation screen. do not install an X server. install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Turbolinux 8. In the Desktop Settings screen. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb.

0 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD.0 CD No.com/kb/340. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Turbolinux 7. a standard VGA16 X server (without support for the VMware display adapter) is installed.0 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Turbolinux 7. VMware. you can also install from a PXE server.  Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 Insert the Turbolinux 7.0 as you would on a physical computer. before you start the X server. follow the defaults to configure an X server.0. Do not start the X server in the guest operating system until you install VMware Tools. 89 . however.vmware. Consider these support and configuration issues for Turbolinux 7.0. To get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine.0 installation. If your VMware product supports it.0:  Create and configure a new virtual machine.0 distribution CD. Fulfill these requirements before you install Turbolinux 7. Inc.0 boots and a login screen appears. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. 1 in the CD-ROM drive. The easiest method of installing Turbolinux 7. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC until you get to the selection screen described in the next step. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. In the Configure Monitor screen.0 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. Finish installing Turbolinux 7.0:  With many Linux guest operating systems. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. 5 At this point Turbolinux 7. installing Turbolinux 7. During the Turbolinux 7.Installing Guest Operating Systems Turbolinux 7. This is necessary even though you will install a different X server with VMware Tools after you finish installing the guest operating system. install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Turbolinux 7.

the message Configuring apt/ Scanning the mirror appears indicating that the network is being scanned. When the installation completes.10 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Ubuntu 9. this message might persist for 10 minutes or longer. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. To enable root in a virtual machine running Ubuntu Ubuntu Server Edition 1 2 3 Open a terminal window.vmware. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Ubuntu 9. If your site uses an HTTP proxy.10 installer copies the files it needs to the virtual disk.10 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. Type sudo passwd root to set a root password. If you wait. you need to enable root in your Ubuntu guest.10. install VMware Tools using the tar installer. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. choose System > Preferences > Network Proxy to set the HTTP proxy in the Network Proxy Preferences dialog box. indicating that the installation has been delayed.10 user interface. network scanning eventually stops and the installation resumes. If the virtual machine fails to restart as expected. Log in as a normal user. NOTE For Ubuntu 9.10 distribution CD. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC. .Guest Operating System Installation Guide Ubuntu 9. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. in the Ubuntu 9.10:  With many Linux guest operating systems.10:  Create and configure a new virtual machine.10. To install VMware Tools using the tar installer. Inc.com/kb/340. You can complete the following steps either before or during the VMware Tools installation. it ejects the installation CD and displays a message indicating that the computer will restart.10 CD in the CD-ROM drive. 90 VMware. After the Ubuntu 9. click the Reset button to restart it. Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the Ubuntu 9. Fulfill these requirements before you install Ubuntu 9. Consider these support and configuration issues for Ubuntu 9. The easiest method of installing Ubuntu 9. 4 NOTE As the installation progresses.

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network scanning eventually stops and the installation resumes.vmware. You can complete the following steps either before or during the VMware Tools installation. Log in as a normal user. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. 95 .2. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. and upgrading VMware Tools OSPs.04 LTS CD in the CD-ROM drive.04 LTS:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system.04.pdf To install VMware Tools using the tar installer. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC. you can install VMware Tools using the tar installer or the appropriate OSP.04 LTS distribution CD. you need to enable root in your Ubuntu guest. 4 NOTE As the installation progresses. installing.04 LTS. it ejects the installation CD and displays a message indicating that the computer will restart. The easiest method of installing Ubuntu 8. this message might persist for 10 minutes or longer.com/kb/340. Type sudo passwd root to set a root password. If you wait. After the Ubuntu 8. When the installation completes. If the virtual machine fails to restart as expected.1. 8. VMware. the message Configuring apt/ Scanning the mirror appears indicating that the network is being scanned. and 8.04 LTS installer copies the files it needs to the virtual disk. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. choose System > Preferences > Network Proxy to set the HTTP proxy in the Network Proxy Preferences dialog box. Inc. see the VMware Tools Installation Guide Operating System Specific Packages at: http://www.04 LTS.04 LTS user interface. in the Ubuntu 8. Consider these support and configuration issues for Ubuntu 8.com/pdf/osp_install_guide. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Ubuntu 8.04.vmware.Installing Guest Operating Systems Ubuntu 8. NOTE For Ubuntu 8. To enable root in a virtual machine running Ubuntu Ubuntu Server Edition 1 2 3 Open a terminal window. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. Fulfill these requirements before you install Ubuntu 8. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. click the Reset button to restart it.04 LTS:  With many Linux guest operating systems. indicating that the installation has been delayed.04 LTS in a virtual machine is to use the standard Ubuntu 8. If your site uses an HTTP proxy. For a complete set of instructions for downloading.

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If you wait.10:  With many Linux guest operating systems. VMware.10 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. To install VMware Tools using the tar installer. Inc. Select System > Administration > Users and Groups and click Unlock.Installing Guest Operating Systems Ubuntu Linux 7. it ejects the installation CD and displays a message indicating that the computer will restart.vmware. If your site uses an HTTP proxy. Fulfill these requirements before you install Ubuntu Linux 7. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. Select the Allow local system administrator login check box and click Close. 4 NOTE As the installation progresses. you need to enable root in your Ubuntu guest. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC. NOTE You must use the tar installer to install VMware Tools in Ubuntu Linux.com/kb/340. The easiest method of installing Ubuntu Linux 7. Ubuntu Desktop Edition 1 2 3 Select System > Administration > Login Window. Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the Ubuntu Linux CD in the CD-ROM drive.10 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Ubuntu Linux distribution CD.10:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. choose System > Preferences > Network Proxy to set the HTTP proxy in the Network Proxy Preferences dialog box. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. network scanning eventually stops and the installation resumes. After the Ubuntu Linux installer copies the files it needs to the virtual disk. in the Ubuntu Linux user interface. Type sudo passwd root to set a root password. the message Configuring apt/ Scanning the mirror appears indicating that the network is being scanned. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. 97 . and click the Security tab. If the virtual machine fails to restart as expected. To enable root in a virtual machine running Ubuntu Linux Ubuntu Server Edition 1 2 3 Open a terminal window. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Ubuntu Linux. this message might persist for 10 minutes or longer. Consider these support and configuration issues for Ubuntu Linux 7. indicating that the installation has been delayed. You can complete the following steps either before or during the VMware Tools installation. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. When the installation completes. click the Reset button to restart it. Log in as a normal user. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.

98 VMware. and under Set password by hand. Inc. click Properties. establish a root password. . type your password and click Authenticate. Select root.Guest Operating System Installation Guide 4 5 In the Authenticate window.

99 . NOTE You must use the tar installer to install VMware Tools in Ubuntu Linux. this message might persist for 10 minutes or longer. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC. If the virtual machine fails to restart as expected. establish a root password.vmware. indicating that the installation has been delayed. Select root. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. Fulfill these requirements before you install Ubuntu Linux 7. the message Configuring apt/ Scanning the mirror appears indicating that the network is being scanned. and click the Security tab. Inc. If your site uses an HTTP proxy.com/kb/340. from the Ubuntu Linux user interface. In the Authenticate window.04:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. it ejects the installation CD and displays a message indicating that the computer will restart. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Ubuntu Linux. After the Ubuntu Linux installer copies the files it needs to the virtual disk. Select System > Administration > Users and Groups and click Unlock.04 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Ubuntu Linux distribution CD. 4 NOTE As the installation progresses. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. click the Reset button to restart it.04:  With many Linux guest operating systems. Type sudo passwd root to set a root password. click Properties. You can complete the following steps either before or during the VMware Tools installation. and under Set password by hand.Installing Guest Operating Systems Ubuntu Linux 7. Ubuntu Desktop Edition 1 2 3 4 5 Select System > Administration > Login Window. To install VMware Tools using the tar installer. When the installation completes. Consider these support and configuration issues for Ubuntu Linux 7. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. type your password and click Authenticate. Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the Ubuntu Linux CD in the CD-ROM drive. The easiest method of installing Ubuntu Linux 7. Ubuntu Server Edition 1 2 Open a terminal window and log in as a normal user. Select the Allow local system administrator login check box and click Close. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.04 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. you need to enable root in your Ubuntu guest. VMware. choose System > Preferences > Network Proxy to set the HTTP proxy in the Network Proxy Preferences dialog box. network scanning eventually stops and the installation resumes. If you wait.

click Properties.10:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC.com/kb/340. Select root. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. After the Ubuntu Linux installer copies the files it needs to the virtual disk. type your password and click Authenticate. and click the Security tab. and under Set password by hand. Consider these support and configuration issues for Ubuntu Linux 6.10 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. Select System > Administration > Users and Groups and click Unlock. Select the Allow local system administrator login check box and click Close.vmware. Ubuntu Server Edition 1 2 3 Open a terminal window. Log in as a normal user. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. 100 VMware. In the Authenticate window. establish a root password. you need to enable root in your Ubuntu guest. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system.Guest Operating System Installation Guide Ubuntu Linux 6. it ejects the installation CD and displays a message indicating that the computer will restart. If the virtual machine fails to restart as expected. You can complete the following steps either before or during the VMware Tools installation. Fulfill these requirements before you install Ubuntu Linux 6. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. NOTE You must use the tar installer to install VMware Tools in Ubuntu Linux. To install VMware Tools using the tar installer. Type sudo passwd root to set a root password. Ubuntu Desktop Edition 1 2 3 4 5 Select System > Administration > Login Window. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Ubuntu Linux. . The easiest method of installing Ubuntu Linux 6.10 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Ubuntu Linux distribution CD. 4 VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.10:  With many Linux guest operating systems. Inc. Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the Ubuntu Linux CD in the CD-ROM drive. click the Reset button to restart it.

NOTE You must use the tar installer to install VMware Tools in Ubuntu Linux. If the virtual machine fails to restart as expected. Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the Ubuntu Linux CD in the CD-ROM drive. You can complete the following steps either before or during the VMware Tools installation. Ubuntu Server Edition 1 2 3 Open a terminal window. type your password and click Authenticate. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC. Ubuntu Desktop Edition 1 2 3 4 5 Select System > Administration > Login Window. After the Ubuntu Linux installer copies the files it needs to the virtual disk. Type sudo passwd root to set a root password. it ejects the installation CD and displays a message indicating that the computer will restart. 4 VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. The easiest method of installing Ubuntu Linux 6. Inc. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. click the Reset button to restart it. click Properties.Installing Guest Operating Systems Ubuntu Linux 6. Select root. To install VMware Tools using the tar installer. Log in as a normal user.com/kb/340. Select System > Administration > Users and Groups and click Unlock.vmware. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. and under Set password by hand. you need to enable root in your Ubuntu guest. and click the Security tab.06 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Ubuntu Linux distribution CD. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Ubuntu Linux. In the Authenticate window. Fulfill these requirements before you install Ubuntu Linux 6. establish a root password.06:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. 101 .06:  With many Linux guest operating systems. Consider these support and configuration issues for Ubuntu Linux 6. VMware.06 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. Select the Allow local system administrator login check box and click Close.

and click the Security tab. NOTE You must use the tar installer to install VMware Tools in Ubuntu Linux. Fulfill these requirements before you install Ubuntu Linux 5. it ejects the installation CD and displays a message indicating that the computer will restart.10 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. click Properties. Select the Allow local system administrator login check box and click Close. .com/kb/1900. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Ubuntu Linux. The easiest method of installing Ubuntu Linux 5. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. 4 VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. The driver is installed when you install VMware Tools. and under Set password by hand. If the virtual machine fails to restart as expected. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. 102 VMware.10. To install VMware Tools in the 64-bit version of Ubuntu Linux 5. Log in as a normal user. VMware Tools and 64-bit Version of Ubuntu Linux 5. After the Ubuntu Linux installer copies the files it needs to the virtual disk.10 lacks the driver needed for correct operation of the X server in the virtual machine. In the Authenticate window.vmware. Inc. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. establish a root password.vmware. To install VMware Tools using the tar installer. click the Reset button to restart it.10:  Create and configure a new virtual machine.com/kb/340. Ubuntu Desktop Edition 1 2 3 4 5 Select System > Administration > Login Window.10 The 64-bit version of Ubuntu Linux 5. see knowledge base article at http://kb. Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the Ubuntu Linux CD in the CD-ROM drive.Guest Operating System Installation Guide Ubuntu Linux 5. Consider these support and configuration issues for Ubuntu Linux 5. Ubuntu Server Edition 1 2 3 Open a terminal window. Select System > Administration > Users and Groups and click Unlock. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb.10 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Ubuntu Linux distribution CD. Select root. Type sudo passwd root to set a root password. type your password and click Authenticate. you need to enable root in your Ubuntu guest.10:  With many Linux guest operating systems.

and under Set password by hand.04:  With many Linux guest operating systems.04:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. click Properties.command and the root password you just created. Log in as a normal user.Installing Guest Operating Systems Ubuntu Linux 5. The easiest method of installing Ubuntu Linux 5. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.04 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Ubuntu Linux distribution CD. In the Authenticate window. and click the Security tab. Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the Ubuntu Linux CD in the CD-ROM drive. Consider these support and configuration issues for Ubuntu Linux 5. Inc. linux http_proxy=http://<proxy_server>:<port_number> 4 Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC. Fulfill these requirements before you install Ubuntu Linux 5. Select the Allow local system administrator login check box and click Close.vmware.04 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. Type sudo passwd root to set a root password. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Ubuntu Linux. VMware. Select System > Administration > Users and Groups and click Unlock.com/kb/340. Ubuntu Desktop Edition 1 2 3 4 5 Select System > Administration > Login Window. you need to enable root in your Ubuntu guest. establish a root password. You can now become root at any time using the normal su . type your password and click Authenticate. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. NOTE You must use the tar installer to install VMware Tools in Ubuntu Linux. enter information about the proxy server name and port at the boot prompt. 103 . Ubuntu Server Edition 1 2 3 Open a terminal window. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. If your host computer is on a network that uses a proxy server for Internet access. Select root. To install VMware Tools using the tar installer.

104 VMware. a screen distortion issue occurs with using GNOME with FreeBSD 8.Guest Operating System Installation Guide FreeBSD 8 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system.vmware. See knowledge base article 1021745 at http://kb. Fulfill these requirements before you install FreeBSD 8. Install FreeBSD 8 from a DVD or CDs.  With many FreeBSD guest operating systems. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. Known Issue Occasionally. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines.vmware.0. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC.com/kb/340. Inc.   Create and configure a new virtual machine. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. Installation Steps To install FreeBSD 8: 1 2 3 Insert the FreeBSD 8 CD or DVD into the CD-ROM drive.com/kb/1021745. . Consider these support and configuration issues for FreeBSD 8. Download the ISO images from the FreeBSD Web site. Power on the virtual machine to start installing FreeBSD 8.

Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC.vmware. Install FreeBSD 7. Download the ISO images from the FreeBSD Web site: Consider these support and configuration issues for FreeBSD 7.x:  With many FreeBSD guest operating systems.com/kb/340. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines.x CD or DVD into the CD-ROM drive.x Read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. VMware. Do not start the X server in the guest operating system until you install VMware Tools. Inc. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. 105 .x: 1 2 3 Insert the FreeBSD 7. Installation Steps To install FreeBSD 7.x from a DVD or CDs.Installing Guest Operating Systems FreeBSD 7.x:   Create and configure a new virtual machine. VMware Tools Install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. Power on the virtual machine to start installing FreeBSD. Fulfill these requirements before you install FreeBSD 7.

106 VMware. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. Power on the virtual machine to start installing FreeBSD. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. Fulfill these requirements before you install FreeBSD 6:   Create and configure a new virtual machine.com/kb/340. Inc. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. .Guest Operating System Installation Guide FreeBSD 6 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system.vmware. Download the ISO images from the FreeBSD Web site: Consider these support and configuration issues for FreeBSD 6:  With many FreeBSD guest operating systems. You can install FreeBSD 6 from a DVD or CDs. Installation Steps To install FreeBSD 6: 1 2 3 Insert the FreeBSD CD in the CD-ROM drive. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC.

The easiest method of installing FreeBSD 5 in a virtual machine is to use the standard FreeBSD distribution CD. Inc.com/kb/340. VMware. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest.Installing Guest Operating Systems FreeBSD 5 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. 107 . Consider these support and configuration issues for FreeBSD 5:  With many FreeBSD guest operating systems. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. Fulfill these requirements before you install FreeBSD 5:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. Power on the virtual machine to start installing FreeBSD 5.vmware. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC. Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the FreeBSD 5 CD in the CD-ROM drive. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system.

4. complete one of these tasks  Use an IDE virtual disk in your virtual machine. Power on the virtual machine to start installing FreeBSD.0 in your virtual machine. Include at least 4. Additional Install Instructions for FreeBSD 4. 4. Additional Install Instructions for FreeBSD 4.2. 4.11.2.1.6 is not supported. the guest operating system does not boot unless you take special steps.2. It resolves an issue that interferes with installation of FreeBSD 4.000 blocks for /usr in the partitioning scheme. This and later versions correctly boot SCSI virtual disks of any size.  108 VMware. the FreeBSD boot loader asks the BIOS for important data that is now on a different section of the virtual disk.1. This problem has been fixed in FreeBSD 4. The easiest method of installing FreeBSD 4 in a virtual machine is to use the standard FreeBSD distribution CD. Fulfill these requirements before you install FreeBSD 4:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. The guest fails to boot because the virtual disk geometry is not probed correctly by FreeBSD when you install the guest operating system.3.4. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines.0 as the guest operating system on a 2GB or larger SCSI virtual disk. 4.1. FreeBSD 4.   Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the FreeBSD CD in the CD-ROM drive.000.3. If you install FreeBSD 4. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. 4.6 in a virtual machine. Follow the rest of the installation steps as you would for a physical PC. Consider these support and configuration issues for FreeBSD 4:  With many FreeBSD guest operating systems. FreeBSD installs the boot loader in the wrong location on the virtual disk. VMware recommends that you configure ESX Server virtual machines that use this guest operating system to use the vmx Ethernet adapter.10. . See your product documentation for instructions. and 4. Inc. 4. Use option C to create the mounts. Use FreeBSD 4. and 4. You might need to add the IDE virtual disk to the virtual machine with the Configuration Editor.2 instead. Manually set the disk geometry when installing FreeBSD. When FreeBSD tries to boot. and 4. In order to install VMware Tools.3. and 4. If you create your virtual machine with a SCSI virtual disk that is 2GB or larger you need to set the disk geometry. installation proceeds as it would on a physical machine.9 After powering on the virtual machine complete this step: In the FreeBSD Disklabel Editor step.6. To use FreeBSD 4. so FreeBSD cannot boot.0 If you create your virtual machine with a virtual IDE disk. you need more space in /usr than is provided by the installer defaults.Guest Operating System Installation Guide FreeBSD 4 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. do not use the installer's default option A partitioning. 4.

the virtual disk is a 2055MB disk with 2055 cylinders. 255 heads and 63 sectors per head by typing 261/255/63 in the dialog box. 3 To calculate the correct geometry. heads and sectors per head. 109 . A dialog box appears.208. The product of these three numbers (2055 x 64 x 32) equals 4. To determine the correct geometry for the BusLogic compatible virtual SCSI adapter used by the virtual machine. In the screen shot in step 2.208. heads and sectors per head together. press G to select the option Set Drive Geometry. Inc. find the total number of sectors by multiplying the number of cylinders. VMware.Installing Guest Operating Systems To set the disk geometry manually 1 FreeBSD calculates an incorrect disk geometry before you arrive at the FDISK Partition Editor. 4 You can now enter the correct geometry of 261 cylinders. Then click OK and continue installing FreeBSD.640 sectors divided by the product of the actual number of heads and sectors per head (255 heads times 63 sectors per head). as the following illustrates. containing numbers like 2055/64/32. which is 4. 64 heads and 32 sectors per head (these numbers represent the incorrect geometry). representing the incorrect geometry in cylinders. calculate the number of cylinders. 2 To set the disk geometry. rounded down).640 sectors. This results in a total of 261 actual cylinders (4208640/(255 * 63) = 261. and then dividing the number of sectors by the correct number of heads and sectors per head.

110 VMware.Guest Operating System Installation Guide VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb.vmware. . Inc.com/kb/340. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest.

Read and accept the license agreement.5 Operating System and Product CD-ROMs.lan). the CD-ROM drive type. Fulfill these requirements before you install NetWare 6. 111 . Power on the virtual machine to start installing NetWare 6. To work around this. At a command prompt on a Windows host. This document describes the steps necessary to download and install a NetWare patch required when you install a NetWare 6.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.5 does not include a driver for the virtual BusLogic SCSI adapter.5 Product CD in the CD-ROM drive. type: ifconfig VMware. enter its IP address.5. When you configure a virtual machine for a NetWare 6.  Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the Novell NetWare 6. This causes IP networking to fail. open the System Console (press Ctrl+Esc) and type set allow ip address duplicates=on Press Alt+Esc to return to the installation. type: ipconfig /all At a command prompt on a Linux host. Create a new boot partition. how to restore the floppy drive and the run mode. choose IDE CD-ROM. 4 5 6 When prompted.5 Server:   Create and configure a new virtual machine.5 Server guest operating system without SP1.cgi?/2967370. The installation continues.Installing Guest Operating Systems NetWare 6. VMware ESX Server: Jump to Step 7.  If you chose host-only networking for the virtual machine. use the virtual LSI Logic SCSI adapter.5 guest. Consider these support and configuration issues for NetWare 6. The guest operating system reboots. You can install NetWare 6.5 on a computer with at least 512MB of memory. select Novell NetWare for the guest operating system and Novell NetWare 6. Accept the defaults for installing NetWare. do one of the following:  If you chose bridged networking for the virtual machine.5 with Novell Open Enterprise Server on an ESX Server. it fails because it broadcasts for its own IP address. VMware ACE and VMware GSX Server: To configure IP networking. When you create a virtual machine for NetWare 6.x for the version. Inc. NOTE A few prompts appear before you reach the license agreement.5 Server Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system.5 in a virtual machine using the standard Novell NetWare 6. When NetWare tries to load the LAN driver (using pcntnw. and then continue. VMware Workstation. NetWare 6. Guests without Support Pack 1: Read the Novell technical information document at support.5:   VMware recommends you install NetWare 6. look up the host machine’s IP address.novell.htm.

the virtual machine’s IP address is 192.vmware.160. there are 2 IP addresses in use on the host:  The IP address assigned to the interface for VMnet8 (which shows up in the ipconfig output with a . where ### is any number greater than 2 and less than 128. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.0. As a result. a virtual machine takes CPU time from the host regardless of whether the NetWare server software is idle or busy. For example. the virtual machine’s IP address is 192. you keep the NetWare CPU idle program loaded.1.  7 Finish the installation by following the on-screen instructions. The IP address used by the NAT device itself (which always uses .1. type ifconfig Note the host’s IP address for VMnet8 and change the last octet so it is greater than the last octet in the IP address of the host.168.255. VMware recommends that.2 in our example).com/kb/340.168.168.168. enter the NAT service’s IP address (192.1 in the last octet). install VMware Tools.  If you chose network address translation (NAT) for the virtual machine. To prevent unnecessary slowdowns. After you finish the installation. enter the host’s IP address (192. Note that with Network Address Translation. NetWare servers do not idle the CPU when the operating system is idle.255. For the router gateway.160.160. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. . Installing VMware Tools also installs and loads the CPU idle program. look up the host machine’s IP address.160. enter 255. For the router gateway.Guest Operating System Installation Guide Note the host’s IP address for VMnet1 and change the last octet so that it is greater than the last octet in the IP address of the host. if the host IP address is 192.160.0.168.160. For the subnet mask.255. Inc. For example.1 in our example). For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest.255. which installs and loads the CPU idler program. if the host IP address is 192. where ### is any number greater than 1 and less than 128.168. At a command prompt on a Windows host.###. 112 VMware.2 as the last octet).###. after you install VMware Tools. type ipconfig /all At a command prompt on a Linux host. For the subnet mask. enter 255.

press Esc.lan). Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 6 Insert the NetWare 6. When the VMware logo appears. and then press Enter. enter its IP address. As the virtual machine boots. you see the message Operating System not found and a dialog box with the message No bootable CD. type: ifconfig Note the host’s IP address for VMnet1 and change the last octet so it is greater than the last octet in the IP address of the host. 113 .0 does not include a driver for the virtual BusLogic SCSI adapter. use the virtual LSI Logic SCSI adapter. click inside the virtual machine window. if the host IP address is 192. This causes IP networking to fail.0.160. For the subnet mask.1.0 Server CD in the CD-ROM drive. NetWare 6. When prompted. Consider these support and configuration issues for NetWare 6.168. choose IDE CD-ROM.0 CD-ROM.0 Server:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. Read and accept the license agreement.  When you configure a virtual machine for a NetWare 6. To boot from the CD the second time.160. change the boot order. where ### is any number greater than 1 and less than 128. do one of the following:  If you chose bridged networking for the virtual machine.255. At a command prompt on a Windows host. When NetWare tries to load the LAN driver (using pcntnw. To configure IP networking.Installing Guest Operating Systems NetWare 6. Fulfill these requirements before you install NetWare 6. and then a second time to install files from the CD. Create a new boot partition. For example. open the System Console (press Ctrl+Esc) and type set allow ip address duplicates=on Press Alt+Esc to return to the installation. type: ipconfig /all At a command prompt on a Linux host. On the reboot.###.0. VMware. it fails because it broadcasts for its own IP address.0 in a virtual machine using the standard Novell NetWare 6. Power on the virtual machine to start installing NetWare 6. In the NetWare installation process. enter 255. The guest operating system reboots.0 Server Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. To work around this. Use the arrow keys to select the CD drive as the boot device.255.168. You can install NetWare 6. floppy or hard disk was detected.  If you chose host-only networking for the virtual machine. you must boot from the installation CD twice—once to format the virtual machine's disk drive.0 guest. Inc. the virtual machine’s IP address is 192.0 Server:   VMware recommends you install NetWare 6 on a computer with at least 256MB of memory. look up the host machine's IP address.

168. enter 255. you keep the NetWare CPU idle program loaded. if the host IP address is 192.255. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.168. As a result. enter the host’s IP address (192. after you install VMware Tools. look up the host machine's IP address.255.160. For the router gateway. install VMware Tools.160. 114 VMware. VMware recommends that.168. After you finish the installation.  If you chose network address translation (NAT) for the virtual machine. there are two IP addresses in use on the host:  The IP address assigned to the interface for VMnet8 appears in the ipconfig output with a 1 in the last octet.1. where ### is any number greater than 2 and less than 128.com/kb/340.###.0.Guest Operating System Installation Guide For the router gateway. At a command prompt on a Windows host.2 in this example). For the subnet mask. NetWare servers do not idle the CPU when the operating system is idle. enter the NAT service’s IP address (192.  7 Finish the installation. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. Inc. .160.160. Note that with Network Address Translation.vmware. type: ipconfig /all At a command prompt on a Linux host. Installing VMware Tools also installs and loads the CPU idle program. which installs and loads the CPU idler program. the virtual machine’s IP address is 192. For example.1 in this example).168. type: ifconfig Note the host’s IP address for VMnet8 and change the last octet so it is greater than the last octet in the IP address of the host. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. The IP address used by the NAT device itself always uses 2 as the last octet. To prevent unnecessary slowdowns. a virtual machine takes CPU time from the host regardless of whether the NetWare server software is idle or busy.

type: ifconfig Note the host’s IP address for VMnet1 and change the last octet so it is greater than the last octet in the IP address of the host. When NetWare tries to load the LAN driver (using pcntnw. Use the arrow keys to select the CD drive as the boot device. open the System Console (press Ctrl+Esc) and type set allow ip address duplicates=on Press Alt+Esc to return to the installation. The guest operating system reboots. look up the host machine's IP address. If you are running NetWare 5.vmware. To boot from the CD the second time. Inc. Power on the virtual machine to start installing NetWare 5. boot from the installation CD twice—once to format the virtual machine's disk drive.com/kb/1181. For information on obtaining and installing the driver. enter its IP address.1 Server:   VMware recommends you install NetWare 5. type: ipconfig /all At a command prompt on a Linux host.1 Server Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. VMware Workstation.1 Server CD into the CD-ROM drive. be sure to download the latest LSI Logic driver.1 Server:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. Read and accept the license agreement.  If you chose host-only networking for the virtual machine.1 Server in a virtual machine using the standard Novell NetWare 5.Installing Guest Operating Systems NetWare 5. The installation continues. To work around this. Fulfill these requirements before you install NetWare 5.1 Server CD-ROM. This causes IP networking to fail. floppy or hard disk was detected. click inside the virtual machine window.1 on a computer with at least 256MB of memory. VMware. Create a new boot partition. As the virtual machine boots. you see the message Operating System not found and a dialog box with the message No bootable CD. VMware ESX Server: Skip to Step 6.   Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 Insert the NetWare 5. you should install the latest LSI Logic SCSI driver. do one of the following:  If you chose bridged networking for the virtual machine. change the boot order. At a command prompt on a Windows host. see http://kb. 115 . VMware ACE and VMware GSX Server: To configure IP networking. Consider these support and configuration issues for NetWare 5.1. You can install NetWare 5.1 Server Support Pack 6. and a second time to install files from the CD. and then press Enter. In the NetWare installation process. When the VMware logo appears. For SCSI support. it fails because it broadcasts for its own IP address. On the reboot.lan). press Esc.

255. the virtual machine’s IP address is 192.160. type: ipconfig /all At a command prompt on a Linux host.com/kb/340. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest.168. you keep the NetWare CPU idle program loaded. VMware recommends that.160. Inc. enter the NAT service’s IP address (192. if the host IP address is 192. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.1 in this example).255. after you install VMware Tools. For the router gateway.168.255.168. where ### is any number greater than 1 and less than 128.168. enter 255.0.1. which installs and loads the CPU idler program.###. Note that with Network Address Translation. NetWare servers do not idle the CPU when the operating system is idle. . enter 255.1. Installing VMware Tools also installs and loads the CPU idle program.  If you chose network address translation (NAT) for the virtual machine.160.160. enter the host’s IP address (192. At a command prompt on a Windows host. and then the virtual machine’s IP address is 192. After you finish the installation. there are two IP addresses in use on the host:  The IP address assigned to the interface for VMnet8 shows up in the ipconfig output with a 1 in the last octet.168. As a result.2 in this example). look up the host machine's IP address. The IP address used by the NAT device itself always uses 2 as the last octet.vmware. For the subnet mask. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. where ### is any number greater than 2 and less than 128. For example.255. For the subnet mask. install VMware Tools. For the router gateway. 116 VMware.0.160.168. a virtual machine takes CPU time from the host regardless of whether the NetWare server software is idle or busy.160. if the host IP address is 192.Guest Operating System Installation Guide For example.###. To prevent unnecessary slowdowns. type: ifconfig Note the host’s IP address for VMnet8 and change the last octet so it is greater than the last octet in the IP address of the host.  6 Finish the installation by following the on-screen instructions.

cfg) in a text editor and add the following line: gui. Under Drivers and Manuals look for ide158. which includes the CPU idler program. Installation Steps 1 VMware recommends that you install MS-DOS 5. VMware.sys device=himem. config.2 Server:  VMware recommends you install NetWare 4.2 Server Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system.sys /testmem:off device=NEC_IDE. which can be found at www.2 Server in a virtual machine using the standard Novell NetWare 4. 117 .EXE /D:mscd001 :QUIT 2 3 After you have configured the CD-ROM software.2 Server installation CD.mitsumi. Install the guest operating system and VMware Tools. Even if the virtual machine is to run NetWare most of the time. Fulfill these requirements before you install NetWare 4.sys driver. You can install NetWare 4. verify that the virtual machine can read a CD from the host system’s CD-ROM drive. The rest of the free space on the virtual disk is used for the NetWare partition.exe file) as shown below. See “VMware Tools” on page 118 Consider these support and configuration issues NetWare 4.bat files on your MS-DOS boot floppy (along with the mscdex.2 Server:   Create and configure a new virtual machine.SYS /D:MSCD001 files=12 buffers=15 stacks=9.Installing Guest Operating Systems NetWare 4.2 Server on a host with at least 256MB of memory.com.sys and autoexec. If you have problems setting up the MS-DOS virtual machine to access the CD-ROM drive.exe. you can use the mtmcdai. If you created this virtual machine on a Linux host follow these steps: a Open the configuration file (<netware>. Modify the config.0 or higher in a small (50MB FAT16) partition as described in these guidelines. If you are using a MS-DOS boot partition. Inc.bat @ECHO OFF set EXPAND=YES SET DIRCMD=/O:N cls set temp=c:\ set tmp=c:\ path=c:\ IF "%config%"=="NOCD" GOTO QUIT a:\NWCDEX.iconLEDS = false b c This removes all the LED icons in the console window. adjust the drive letters accordingly. it is a good idea to install a CPU idler program. which prevents the virtual machine display from appearing incorrectly when you power it on while the host is in 8 bit/256 color mode. Install a CD-ROM driver or CD-ROM software for MS-DOS.256 lastdrive=z autoexec.

bat c: config.com/kb/340.2 installation might hang the installation process. 13 Finish the NetWare 4.EXE /D:mscd001 c Save the changes you just made. power it on and wait for MS-DOS to finish its boot process. sends a heartbeat from the guest operating system to the host and gives the virtual machine the ability to be gracefully powered on or off. you keep the NetWare CPU idle program loaded. reboot the virtual machine. After you finish the installation. install VMware Tools. Install the software in a virtual machine as you would for a physical PC. . see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb.2 CD in the CD-ROM drive on the GSX Server host.2 installation by following the on-screen instructions. 118 VMware. Type the following: Copy Copy Copy Copy Copy autoexec.EXE /D:mscd001 Must be changed to c:\NWCDEX. In the virtual machine. run fdisk to create a partition for NetWare.sys c: nwcdex.bat. the installation program detects a PCI Ethernet adapter and prompts you with a list of possible drivers. press the F3 key to continue installing without a LAN driver.sys c: 10 Modify the autoexec. a To modify autoexec. do not select or load any LAN drivers. VMware recommends that.BAT to start the NetWare server installation process. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. As a result. NOTE Once the installation has been completed. at the MS-DOS prompt. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. In NetWare 4.bat b The line a:\NWCDEX. Then shut down the server and type exit to return to a MS-DOS prompt.vmware. Format the C: drive. To prevent unnecessary slowdowns. Selecting or loading a LAN driver during the NetWare 4. At this point. host-only. Installing VMware Tools also installs and loads the CPU idle program. NAT or custom). Press Ctrl+Alt+Insert.sys c: himem. a virtual machine takes CPU time from the host regardless of whether the NetWare server software is idle or busy.bat file so it points to the CD-ROM directory on the hard drive instead of the floppy drive. VMware Tools provides CPU idling. Type the following: format c: /s /x 9 Copy the following files to your C: drive from your floppy. Inc. Insert the NetWare 4. If the virtual machine has been configured for networking (bridged.Guest Operating System Installation Guide 4 5 6 If the virtual machine is not running. cd d: 11 12 Run INSTALL.exe c: nec_ide. you can load and bind the appropriate LAN driver. NetWare servers do not idle the CPU when the operating system is idle. type the following at the C: prompt: a:edit autoexec.2 virtual machines. which installs and loads the CPU idler program. A:\>fdisk 7 8 After you create the partition. after you install VMware Tools.

NOTE On ESX. on the Sun Web site at: http://docs. Sun recommends 256MB of memory.vmware. You cannot install the version for SPARC platforms in a VMware virtual machine. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. Consider these support and configuration issues for a Solaris 10 Operating System:   64-bit Solaris 10 guests support only the e1000 network adapter driver. 256MB is the minimum requirement. For more information see the System Requirements and Recommendations for Solaris 10 Installation. 128MB is the minimum requirement. VMware products support only the version for x86 platforms. VMware Server or ESX Server:   Starting with the Solaris 10 1/06 release. See your VMware product documentation for instructions. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.  Before upgrading a virtual machine’s guest operating system to the Solaris 10 1/06 release or later.com/kb/340.com/app/docs/doc/817-0544/6mgbagb0v?a=view Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the Solaris 10 Operating System for x86 Platforms DVD or the Solaris 10 Software 1 CD in the DVD or CD-ROM drive. Inc.x and later. you can also install from a PXE server.sun.Installing Guest Operating Systems Solaris 10 Operating System for x86 Platforms Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. 119 . The easiest method of installing the Solaris 10 Operating System in a virtual machine is to use the standard Solaris 10 for x86 installation media. Sun recommends 512MB of memory. VMware. increase the virtual machine’s RAM to at least 256MB. If your VMware product supports it. VMware Tools is supported on ESX 3. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Solaris 10. For the Solaris 10 3/05 release. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. The notes below describe an installation using the CD set or DVD. Fulfill these requirements before you install Solaris 10 Operating System:  Create and configure a new virtual machine.

go to the LSI Logic download page at www. you should follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. you must get the LSI Logic driver and install it as an install time update. Select the default option. Press Enter to select it.lsi.Introduction screen appears during installation. Type 1 and press Enter to enable DMA at the Specify Value prompt. The kdmconfig Mismatch Detected screen appears.Guest Operating System Installation Guide Solaris 9 Operating System x86 Platform Edition Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. Press F2 to configure. and press F3 in the Boot Tasks screen. Change Video Device/Monitor. After the software installation completes. 120 VMware. 2 3 4 5 Enter the root password. Press F2 in the View/Edit Property Settings screen. use the arrow keys to select View/Edit Property Settings. To locate the driver. You cannot install the SPARC Platform Edition in a VMware virtual machine. press F4 to skip configuring the X server and continue with the installation. Consider these support and configuration issues for a Solaris 9 Operating System:  If you want to use a SCSI hard disk in your virtual machine. configure the virtual machine to use the LSI Logic adapter and use Solaris 9 9/04 or a later release. An LSI Logic driver is included in releases beginning with Solaris 9 9/04. you might also install from a PXE server. Press Enter to select 16 color Standard VGA 640x480 (256K) and press F2 to continue. . Choose CD in the Boot Solaris screen if you are installing from the CD-ROM set and continue with the installation. If you use an earlier release of Solaris 9 and configure the virtual machine to use a SCSI hard disk. To configure the X server Skip configuring the KDM X server at the first two opportunities. the installer prompts you for the root password to configure the X Server (Windows System Configuration). Press Enter to select it and press F3 to change the value. If your VMware product supports it. Press F4. Installation Steps In most respects. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Solaris 9. Press Enter and press F2 to continue. Wait for the third opportunity— after all the software is installed and before configuring the X server. When the Boot Solaris screen appears. Use the arrow keys to select Multifrequency 100KHz (up to 1600x1200 @ 80Hz). and press F2 to continue. Fulfill these requirements before you install a Solaris 9 Operating System:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. Use the arrow keys to select the property ata-dma-enabled. VMware products support only the x86 Platform Edition. and press F2 to continue. 1 When the kdmconfig . In the Boot Tasks screen. The easiest method of installing the Solaris 9 Operating System in a virtual machine is to use the standard Solaris x86 Platform Edition Installation CD. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Insert the Solaris 9 x86 Platform Edition installation CD in the CD-ROM drive.com/support/download_center/ and choose LSI53C1030 from the Select a Specific Product drop-down list. Inc. The notes below describe an installation using the CD.

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Do not change the default screen size of 17 inches. Press F2 to continue. Do not change the default option 640x480. Press F2 in the Virtual Screen Resolution Selection screen. Do not change the default of No changes needed – Test/Save and Exit. Press F2 to continue. Press F4 to bypass the Windows System Configuration tests. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.

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Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. VMware products support only the x86 Platform Edition. You cannot install the SPARC Platform Edition in a VMware virtual machine. The easiest method of installing the Solaris 8 x86 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Solaris 8 x86 Platform Edition Installation CD. If your VMware product supports it, you might also install from a PXE server. Fulfill these requirements before you install a Solaris 8 Operating System:

Create and configure a new virtual machine.

Consider these support and configuration issues for a Solaris 8 Operating System:

The Solaris 8 installation CD does not include the Solaris 8 SCSI (LSI/LSISAS) drivers. If you select LSI/LSISAS drivers when installing the guest on the virtual machine, it will not detect the SCSI hard disk unless you install the drivers during the Solaris 8 installation. As a result, you need to create an Install Time Update (ITU) driver disk. If you plan to use a SCSI hard drive, see “Adding a SCSI Driver” on page 123. If you selected an IDE controller, begin installing Solaris 8 by following the “Installation Steps” on page 122.

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In most respects, you should follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Insert the Solaris 8 x86 Platform Edition installation CD in the CD-ROM drive. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Solaris 8. When the Boot Solaris screen appears, Press F4. In the Boot Tasks screen, use the arrow keys to select View/Edit Property Settings. Press Enter to select it, and press F2 to continue. Use the arrow keys to select the property ata-dma-enabled. Press Enter to select it and press F3 to change the value. Type 1 and press Enter to enable DMA at the Specify Value prompt. Press F2 in the View/Edit Property Settings screen, and press F3 in the Boot Tasks screen. Choose CD in the Boot Solaris screen if you are installing from the CD-ROM set and continue with the installation.

To configure the X server Skip configuring the KDM X server at the first two opportunities. Wait for the third opportunity— after all the software is installed and before configuring the X server. 1 When the kdmconfig - Introduction screen appears during installation, press F4 to skip configuring the X server and continue with the installation. After the software installation completes, the installer prompts you for the root password to configure the X Server (Windows System Configuration). 2 3 4 Enter the root password. The kdmconfig Mismatch Detected screen appears. Press F2 to configure. Select the default option, Change Video Device/Monitor, and press F2 to continue. Press Enter to select 16 color Standard VGA 640x480 (256K) and press F2 to continue.

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Use the arrow keys to select Multifrequency 100KHz (up to 1600x1200 @ 80Hz). Press Enter and press F2 to continue. Do not change the default screen size of 17 inches. Press F2 to continue. Do not change the default option 640x480. Press F2 in the Virtual Screen Resolution Selection screen. Do not change the default of No changes needed – Test/Save and Exit. Press F2 to continue. Press F4 to bypass the Windows System Configuration tests. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.

Adding a SCSI Driver
To add a SCSI drive, first create a driver disk with the Solaris 8 drivers. During installation when you install the drivers, the drivers detect the SCSI hard drive. Download SCSI drivers for Solaris 8 from the LSI Web site: http://www.lsi.com/DistributionSystem/AssetDocument/itmpt_x86_5.07.04.zip Creating an ITU Driver Disk Using Solaris Use the existing dd image itmpt-x86-50704-itu-s9.dd file in the zip file to create the driver disk. Type the following command to create the driver disk:
dd if=itmpt-x86-50704-itu-s9.dd of=/vol/dev/aliases/floppy0 bs=32768

NOTE If you want to use Windows to create the disk, refer to the instructions in itmpt_x86_5.07.04.txt in the zip file. Detecting the SCSI Hard Drive These instructions apply to both SCSI and LSI/LSI SAS. 1 2 When you begin the installation, press F4 in the Solaris Device Configuration Assistant screen to add the drivers. Insert the ITU disk (connect the Floppy drive to A: in the virtual machine) and press F2 to continue. The disk loads the software on the virtual machine. 3 4 In the Continue Supplement Driver Installation screen, first disconnect the disk and then press F4. Press F2 to continue the installation in the Identified Device Drivers screen. Then follow the rest of the installation steps from Step 3 in “Installation Steps” on page 122.

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Index A Asianux 3.2 guest 37 installing guest operating system FreeBSD 5 installing guest operating system FreeBSD 6 installing guest operating system FreeBSD 7 installing guest operating system FreeBSD 8 104 installing guest operating system 108 107 106 105 104 G GSX Server sound adapter 12 guest operating systems licenses 13 I IBM OS/2 Warp 4.0 guest 108 FreeBSD 5 guest 107 FreeBSD 6 guest 106 FreeBSD 7 guest 105 FreeBSD 8 guest 104 FreeBSD4.0.0 Server 114 NetWare 6.1. Inc.1. 4.2.2 Server 118 NetWare 5. 4. 4. 8.10.0 installing guest operating system 34 disks.0 guest 39 IBM OS/2 Warp 4.0 guest 31 CentOS 4 guest 33 CentOS 5 guest 32 Debian 4.3. 4.11.5. 4. 4.0 guest 51 Mandrake Linux 8.0 VMware.0 installing guest operating system 35 Debian 5.9 guest 108 IBM OS/2 Warp 4.5 Server 112 create boot disks IBM OS/2 4.0 72 drive sizes for SCO OpenServer 5. 4. 125 .0 72 E eComStation 1. 4.2.22 30 NetWare 4.2.3 guest 108 FreeBSD 4.0 34 eComStation 1.1. 4. 4.3.0 guest 39 IBM OS/2 Warp 4. using multiple in Windows NT guest 23 DMA enabling in Windows 95 guest 28 enabling in Windows NT guest 23 download maintenance packs for SCO UnixWare 7 guest 75 downloading drivers for SCO OpenServer 5.0 guest 36 FreeBSD 4 guest 108 FreeBSD 4.3 installing guest operating system 108 FreeBSD 4.1 Server 116 NetWare 6.2 guest 51 Mandrake Linux 9 guest 49 Mandrake Linux 9.5. 4. 4.0. 4.5. 4.1.11.0 installing guest operating system 36 F floppy disk installation for Windows 98 26 format virtual disk 12 FreeBSD 4 installing guest operating system 108 FreeBSD 4. 4.0 guest 50 Mandriva Corporate 4 guest 43 D Debian 4.2. 4.9 installing guest operating system 108 FreeBSD 4.0 create boot disks 39 installing guest operating system 39 IBM OS/2 Warp 4.0 installing guest operating system 31 C CentOS 4 installing guest operating system 33 CentOS 5 installing guest operating system 32 CPU idle program MS-DOS 6.5 guest 41 Mandrake Linux 10 guest 48 Mandrake Linux 8 guest 51 Mandrake Linux 8.2 create book disks 37 installing guest operating system 37 installing guest operating system Asianux 3.2 guest 37 Mac OS X Server 10.0 guest 35 Debian 5.1.10.

0.x guest 81 Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 55 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 54 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1x guest 29 Windows 7 guest 14 Windows 95 guest 27 Windows 98 guest 26 Windows Me guest 25 Windows NT guest 23 Windows Preinstallation Environment guest 15 Windows Recovery Environment guest 16 Windows Server 2003 guest 20 Windows Server 2008 R2 guest 17 Windows Vista guest 19 Windows XP guest 21 installing guest operating system with PXE server 13 installing guest operating system.10 guest 93 Ubuntu 9.06 guest 101 Ubuntu Linux 6.x guest 85 SUSE Linux 9.04 guest 91 Ubuntu 9.1 guest 61 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 guest 59 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 guest 57 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 guest 56 Red Hat Linux 6.0 installing guest operating system 50 Mandriva Corporate 4 installing guest operating system 43 installing X server 43 Mandriva Linux 2006 installing guest operating system 47 installing X server 47 Mandriva Linux 2007 installing guest operating system 46 installing X server 46 Mandriva Linux 2008 126 VMware. install for SCO UnixWare 7 guest 75 Mandrake Linux 10 installing guest operating system 48 installing X server 48 Mandrake Linux 8 installing guest operating system 51 installing X server 51 Mandrake Linux 8.0 guest 65 Red Hat Linux 9.1.04 guest 99 Ubuntu Linux 7.1 15 installing guest operating system 13 K kernel.2 guest 69 Red Hat Linux 7 guest 67 Red Hat Linux 8.Guest Operating System Installation Guide Mandriva Linux 2006 guest 47 Mandriva Linux 2007 guest 46 Mandriva Linux 2008 guest 45 Mandriva Linux 2009 guest 44 MS-DOS 6.3 guest 84 SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 guest 77 SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 guest 76 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 guest 80 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 guest 79 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 guest 78 Turbolinux 10 guest 87 Turbolinux 8 guest 88 Ubuntu 8.5 Server guest 111 Novell Linux Desktop 9 guest 53 openSUSE Linux 10.1 61 L licenses for guest operating systems 13 LSI Logic SCSI adapter.10 guest 97 Windows 2000 guest 22 Windows 3.4 LTS guest 95 Ubuntu 8. using ISO image 13 ISO image create for Windows PE 2.04 guest 103 Ubuntu Linux 5.1 Server guest 115 NetWare 6.0 guest 72 SCO UnixWare 7 guest 75 Solaris 10 guest 119 Solaris 8 guest 122 Solaris 9 guest 120 Sun Java Desktop System 2 guest 71 SUSE Linux 10.0 guest 63 SCO OpenServer 5.10 guest 90 Ubuntu Linux 5.3 guest 86 SUSE Linux 8.1 guest 83 SUSE Linux 7. Solaris 9 120 M Mac OS X Server 10.0 installing guest operating system 51 Mandrake Linux 8.x guest 82 openSUSE Linux 11.5 installing guest operating system 41 maintenance packs.22 guest 29 NetWare 4.2 Server guest 117 NetWare 5. Inc.10 guest 100 Ubuntu Linux 7. 8.0 Server guest 113 NetWare 6. . avoid installing inappropriate type. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.10 guest 102 Ubuntu Linux 6.2 installing guest operating system 51 Mandrake Linux 9 installing guest operating system 49 installing X server 49 Mandrake Linux 9.

.5 Server CPU idle program recommended 112 installing guest operating system 111 networking installing driver in Windows 95 guest 28 Windows 95 guest 28 Windows 98 guest 26 Windows NT guest 23 Novell Linux Desktop 9 installing guest operating system 53 installing X server 61 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 installing guest operating system 59 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 installing guest operating system 57 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 installing guest operating system 56 Red Hat Linux 6. Microsoft Windows 13 openSUSE Linux 10. supported on SCO OpenServer 5.22 CPU idle program recommended 30 installing guest operating system 29 VMware Tools not available 30 N NetWare 4.04 91 Ubuntu 9.06 101 Ubuntu Linux 6.0 downloading drivers 72 drive sizes 72 installing guest operating system 72 supported SCSI virtual disks 72 virtual disk recommendations 72 SCO UnixWare 7 download maintenance packs 75 install and configure OSMP 75 install maintenance packs 75 installing guest operating system 75 screen saver.x 82 installing guest operating system 82 openSUSE Linux 11.0 guest 72 Server Core.2 Server CPU idle program recommended 118 installing guest operating system 117 NetWare 5.04 99 Ubuntu Linux 7. detecting for Solaris 8 123 SCSI support for Solaris 9 120 SCSI virtual disks.10 90 Ubuntu Linux 5. Inc.0 Server CPU idle program recommended 114 installing guest operating system 113 NetWare 6. install and configure for SCO UnixWare 7 guest 75 P partition virtual disk 12 PXE installation 13 R Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2. disable on host 12 SCSI driver support for Windows XP 21 SCSI driver support.04 LTS 95 Ubuntu 8.10 97 S SCO OpenServer 5.10 102 Ubuntu Linux 6.10 93 Ubuntu 9. Windows XP guest 21 SCSI hard drive.0 installing guest operating system 63 installing X server 63 root.Index installing guest operating system 45 installing X server 44.0 installing guest operating system 65 installing X server 65 Red Hat Linux 9.x installing guest operating system 81 Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 installing guest operating system 55 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 installing guest operating system 54 OSMP. installing guest operating system 13 MS-DOS 6. enable to install VMware Tools on Ubuntu 8.10 100 Ubuntu Linux 7.2 installing guest operating system 69 Red Hat Linux 7 installing guest operating system 67 installing X server 67 Red Hat Linux 8.1 avoid installing inappropriate kernel 61 installing guest operating system 61 VMware. 45 Mandriva Linux 2009 installing guest operating system 44 Microsoft Windows OEM discs.04 103 Ubuntu Linux 5.1 Server CPU idle program recommended 116 installing guest operating system 115 NetWare 6. 64-bit Windows 2008 Server 18 Solaris 10 installing guest operating system 119 Solaris 8 127 O OEM discs.

04 installing guest operating system 91 root. enable to install VMware Tools 97 V virtual disk formatting 12 partitioning 12 virtual disk recommendations.06 101 Ubuntu Linux 6.10 93 Ubuntu 9. enable to install VMware Tools 95 Ubuntu 8.x guest 85 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 guest 80 VMware Tools. enable to install VMware Tools 100 Ubuntu Linux 7.04 installing guest operating system 99 root. enable to install VMware Tools 90 Ubuntu Linux 5.04 91 Ubuntu 9.3 installing guest operating system 86 installing X server 86 SUSE Linux 8. enable root to install on Ubuntu 8. enable to install VMware Tools 102 Ubuntu Linux 6. Inc.10 90 Ubuntu Linux 5.10 100 Ubuntu Linux 7. 45 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.04 LTS 95 Ubuntu 8. use LSI Logic adapter 120 sound adapters on GSX and VMware Servers 12 Sun Java Desktop System 2 installing guest operating system 71 SUSE Linux 10.1 installing guest operating system 83 SUSE Linux 7.3 installing guest operating system 84 SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 installing guest operating system 77 SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 installing guest operating system 76 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 installing guest operating system 80 installing X server 80 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 installing guest operating system 79 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 installing guest operating system 78 installing guest operating system 102 root.10 97 T Turbolinux 10 installing guest operating system 87 Turbolinux 8 installing guest operating system 88 U Ubuntu 8.10 102 Ubuntu Linux 6. enable to install VMware Tools 103 Ubuntu Linux 5. SCO OpenServer 5.1x.10 installing guest operating system 93 root.10 installing guest operating system 97 root.04 LTS installing guest operating system 95 root. .06 installing guest operating system 101 root.0 guest 63 SUSE Linux 7.1 guest 61 Red Hat Linux 7 guest 67 Red Hat Linux 8. enable to install VMware Tools 101 Ubuntu Linux 6. not available 30 VMware Tools and X server Mandrake Linux 10 guest 48 Mandrake Linux 8 guest 51 Mandrake Linux 9 guest 49 Mandriva Corporate 4 guest 43 Mandriva Linux 2006 guest 47 Mandriva Linux 2007 guest 46 Mandriva Linux 2008 guest 44.04 103 Ubuntu Linux 5.04 installing guest operating system 103 root.22 or Windows 3.10 128 W Windows 2000 installing guest operating system 22 VMware.10 installing guest operating system 90 root.3 guest 86 SUSE Linux 8. enable to install VMware Tools 99 Ubuntu Linux 7.x installing guest operating system 85 installing X server 85 SUSE Linux 9. enable to install VMware Tools 93 Ubuntu 9.10 installing guest operating system 100 root.0 guest 65 Red Hat Linux 9.0 72 VMware Server sound adapter 12 VMware Tools MS-DOS 6. enable to install VMware Tools 91 Ubuntu 9.Guest Operating System Installation Guide detecting the SCSI hard drive 123 installing guest operating system 122 Solaris 9 installing guest operating system 120 SCSI hard disk.04 99 Ubuntu Linux 7.

64-bit 18 Windows Server 2008 R2 installing guest operating system 17 Windows Vista installing guest operating system 19 Windows XP installing guest operating system 21 SCSI driver support 21 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 guest 80 X X server. Inc.guest 51 Mandrake Linux 9 guest 49 Mandriva Corporate 4 guest 43 Mandriva Linux 2006 guest 47 Mandriva Linux 2007 guest 46 Mandriva Linux 2008 guest 44.Index Windows 3.0 guest 65 Red Hat Linux 9.0 guest 63 SUSE Linux 7.1 15 installing guest operating system 15 Windows Recovery Environment installing guest operating system 16 Windows Server 2003 installing guest operating system 20 Windows Server 2008 Server Core functionality. selecting Mandrake Linux 10 guest 48 Mandrake Linux 8.1 guest 61 Red Hat Linux 7 guest 67 Red Hat Linux 8.3 guest 86 SUSE Linux 8.1x installing guest operating system 29 VMware Tools not available 30 Windows 7 installing guest operating system 14 Windows 95 enabling DMA 28 enabling networking after installation 28 installing driver for Ethernet adapter 28 installing guest operating system 27 Windows 98 booting from floppy disk 26 enabling networking after installation 26 installing guest operating system 26 Windows Me installing guest operating system 25 Windows NT enabling DMA 23 enabling networking after installation 23 installing guest operating system 23 multiple disks.x guest 85 VMware. 45 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2. 129 . using 23 Windows Preinstallation Environment create ISO image for PE 2.

Inc. .Guest Operating System Installation Guide 130 VMware.

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