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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22 and Windows 3.5 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 33 Installation Steps 33 VMware Tools 33 Debian 5.0 35 Installation Steps 35 VMware Tools 35 eComStation 1.1x 30 VMware Tools 30 Asianux Server 3.0 36 Installation Steps 36 VMware Tools 36 IBM OS/2 Warp 4.2 37 Installation Steps 37 Create Boot Disks 37 VMware Tools 38 IBM OS/2 Warp 4.1x 29 MS-DOS 6.0 34 Installation Steps 34 VMware Tools 34 Debian 4.1x Installation 29 Post Installation Considerations for MS-DOS 6.0 32 Installation Steps 32 VMware Tools 32 CentOS 4.0 39 Installation Steps 39 Create Boot Disks 39 VMware Tools 40 Mac OS X Server 10.22 and Windows 3.5.22 and Windows 3. .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 31 Installation Steps 31 VMware Tools 31 CentOS 5. Inc.

5 .2 51 Installation Steps for Mandrake Linux 8.1 and 9.0 63 Installation Steps 63 VMware Tools 64 Red Hat Linux 8.2 49 Installation Steps for Mandrake Linux 9.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 9.0 50 VMware Tools 50 Mandrake Linux 8 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 5.0 72 Installation Steps 73 Install Maintenance Pack 5 73 VMware Tools 74 SCO UnixWare 7 75 Installation Steps 75 VMware.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 2.1 61 Installation Steps 61 VMware Tools 62 Red Hat Linux 9.1 and 8. Inc.0 65 Installation Steps 65 VMware Tools 66 Red Hat Linux 7 67 Installation Steps 67 VMware Tools 68 Red Hat Linux 6.

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 11.3 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 LTS 95 75 6 VMware.x 81 Installation Steps 81 VMware Tools 81 openSUSE Linux 10. Inc.0 89 Installation Steps 89 VMware Tools 89 Ubuntu 9.04 91 Installation Steps 91 VMware Tools 91 Ubuntu 8. .10 90 Installation Steps 90 VMware Tools 90 Ubuntu 9.x 85 Installation Steps 85 VMware Tools 85 SUSE Linux 7.x 83 Installation Steps 83 VMware Tools 83 SUSE Linux 9.10 93 Installation Steps 93 VMware Tools 93 Ubuntu 8.x 84 Installation Steps 84 VMware Tools 84 SUSE Linux 8.x 82 Installation Steps 82 VMware Tools 82 SUSE Linux10.

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. and 4.2. and 4.0 Server 113 Installation Steps 113 VMware Tools 114 NetWare 5. 4.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 4.1.0 108 VMware Tools 110 NetWare 6. 4.10.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. 4.10 100 Installation Steps 100 VMware Tools 100 Ubuntu Linux 6.10 102 Ubuntu Linux 5. 7 . Inc.1 Server 115 Installation Steps 115 VMware Tools 116 NetWare 4.9 108 Additional Install Instructions for FreeBSD 4.10 97 Installation Steps 97 VMware Tools 97 Ubuntu Linux 7.5 Server 111 Installation Steps 111 VMware Tools 112 NetWare 6.04 103 Installation Steps 103 VMware Tools 103 FreeBSD 8 104 Installation Steps 104 Known Issue 104 VMware Tools 104 FreeBSD 7.06 101 Installation Steps 101 VMware Tools 101 Ubuntu Linux 5.11.3.04 99 Installation Steps 99 VMware Tools 99 Ubuntu Linux 6.

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Condensed installation instructions for Mandrake 9. including Mandriva Corporate 4.10 virtual machine. 4.x and 8.0 Update 1.x.0. VMware Workstation.x. and Turbolinux 8.x. Added information about support for the e1000 NIC driver for Windows XP on ESX 4. SUSE Linux Enterprise 10. 20100304        20100201       20091119 Added new instructions for Windows Server 2008 r2. 5.x.1. SUSE Linux Enterprise 11. Revised VMware Tools support for Solaris 10 Operating System for x86 Platforms. 9 .0. Removed incorrect instructions for enabling root on an Ubuntu Desktop 9. Condensed installation instructions for FreeBSD 7. Inc.x. Added instructions for Mandriva 2009. Modified hard drive requirements for a Windows 2008 r2 virtual machine. Added instructions for eComStation 1. and 4. Condensed installation instructions for Desktop and Server releases for Linux guests.x. and VMware Fusion™ information about installing guest operating systems in VMware virtual machines.10. Turbolinux 10. Added instructions for operating systems that the operating system vendor no longer supports. VMware.2 on a host with AMD NPT processor. and FreeBSD 7. VMware Server. Ubuntu 9. Revision History This guide is revised with each newly supported guest operating system that requires installation instructions. and 4. Condensed installation instructions for SUSE Linux 8. Added information about kernel panic error when installing 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4. Condensed installation instructions for RedHat Linux 7.2. VMware ACE. 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. 6. Added information about recommended memory size for Windows 95. VMware GSX Server.x. Oracle Enterprise Linux 4. Revision History Revision 20100610 Description    Added information about FreeBSD 8.About This Book About This Book The Guest Operating System Installation Guide provides users of VMware® ESX Server. Table 1.

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

See “Ubuntu 9. and 4.x or an earlier VMware product.0 and later VMware ACE 1. 4. “Turbolinux 10” on page 87 and “Turbolinux 8” on page 88.0 and later VMware Fusion1.     VMware.vmware. Added information about recommended memory size for Windows 95. 11 .0 and later If you are using VMware® Workstation 3. Operating systems that are not included in this guide are not supported.x and 8.0 and later VMware ESXi/ESX 3. VMware GSX Server 2.5 and later VMware Workstation 4.    Added installation instructions for FreeBSD 8. Added information about kernel panic error when installing 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4. “SUSE Linux Enterprise 11” on page 76 and “SUSE Linux Enterprise 10” on page 77.0 and later VMware Server 1. Condensed installation instructions for Mandrake 9. 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. Condensed installation instructions for Desktop and Server releases for Linux guests.x. including “Mandriva Corporate 4” on page 43.x.2 on a host with an AMD NPT processor. See “Windows 95” on page 27.x. See “Red Hat Linux 7” on page 67.x. see the user’s manual that came with your product for installation instructions for the guest operating systems supported by that product. Condensed installation instructions for RedHat Linux 7. Latest Updates Find the latest version of the guide on the VMware Web site at: http://www.0. Removed incorrect instructions for enabling root on an Ubuntu Desktop 9. Start with “Mandrake Linux 9” on page 49. Check the date on the cover page to determine if your copy of the guide is current. VMware ESX Server 1.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. Inc.10 virtual machine.0 and later VMware GSX Server 3. See “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4” on page 57. See “FreeBSD 8” on page 104. These are the changes or updates made to the Guest Operating System Installation Guide since it was last published.10” on page 90.1.com/support/pubs.

Inc. 6. A new virtual machine is like a physical computer with a blank hard disk.x. Condensed installation instructions for FreeBSD 7. If the interface and the operating system documentation do not agree.x. use the virtual machine settings editor (VM > Settings) after you have installed the operating system.x. VMware is not responsible for resolving problems with or providing support or fixes to the operating system itself. 5. Start with “SUSE Linux Enterprise 10” on page 77. make sure that you have Execute Disable functionality enabled in the host BIOS. For instructions on configuring sound for a virtual machine on a GSX or VMware Server. The operating system installation program might handle the partitioning and formatting steps for you. and hardware influence how you install a supported guest operating system.x. 64-Bit Linux Guests and Execute Disable Functionality When running a 64-bit Linux guest operating system on EM64T hardware. 8. and configure and enable the Ethernet adapter for the virtual machine.x” on page 105. provide support and fixes to VMware products to address problems that are exposed by running such operating systems on a VMware virtual machine. VMware might. 9. and 4. General Guidelines for Supported Guests Configurations. . you should rely on the operating system documentation.x. Determining Memory Settings for a Virtual Machine When you configure the memory settings for a virtual machine. This helps to ensure that the Linux guest operating system runs without interruption. support.  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. you must partition and format the virtual disk and install an operating system.x.x. 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. The tool or interface you used to configure the virtual machine depends on the VMware product you are running. Sound Adapters on GSX and VMware Servers Sound adapters by default are not installed in a virtual machine for GSX or VMware Servers. see the corresponding server documentation. For example.Guest Operating System Installation Guide  Condensed installation instructions for SUSE Linux 10. see the documentation provided by the operating system vendor. The user interface of your VMware product provides general guidelines for the amount of memory required. General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products Before installing a guest operating system. Running a Guest Operating System For information about running a guest operating system and using its features. To add a sound adapter. 12 VMware. Start with “FreeBSD 7. Before you can use it. you should consult the documentation for the guest operating system you plan to run in that virtual machine. install networking software when you install the guest operating system.

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

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

Inc. VMware. Download Windows AIK 1. 15 .com c:\winpe-x86\iso c:\winpe-x86\winpe-x86.com/downloads/details.1 bootable ISO image by entering the following command: oscdimg -n -h -bc:\winpe-x86\etfsboot.1.1 ISO image. After the boot process completes.1 ISO image 1 2 3 Create a Windows 2008 virtual machine. A Windows PE selection is not available. Fulfill these prerequisites before installing Windows Preinstallation Environment:    Create and configure a new virtual machine.iso Installation Steps 1 2 Boot the virtual machine from a Windows PE 2.1) software (build from Windows Server 2008 kernel) from the Microsoft Web site: http://www. VMware Tools There is no version of VMware Tools that supports Windows Preinstallation Environment.1 (WAIK1.microsoft. Platform 32-bit 64-bit Command copype x86 C:\Winpe-x86 copype amd64 C:\Winpe-amd64 4 Create a Windows PE 2. Select Start > All Programs > Microsoft Windows AIK > Windows PE Tools Command Prompt to open the Windows PE Tools Command Prompt. and install WAIK 1. Select Windows Vista for the guest operating system selection. a command prompt appears.1 ISO image. Use Windows PE to prepare your virtual machine to install a Windows operating system. To create a Windows PE 2.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.aspx?familyid=94BB6E34-D890-4932-81A5-5B50C657DE0 8&displaylang=en  Create a Windows PE 2. Type one of the following commands to create a Windows PE build environment for an x86 or amd64 machine in the winpe-x86 folder.

VMware Tools There is no version of VMware Tools that supports Windows Recovery Environment. 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. 16 VMware. . see the accompanying operating system documentation. Inc.

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

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

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

Consider these support and configuration issues for Windows Server 2003:  If an Internet connection is not available while installing a Windows Server 2003 guest. . configure an Internet connection.com/kb/340.2 to support Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition. This allows you to select the additional SCSI driver required for installation.0. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. 20 VMware. Windows Server 2003 automatically installs the SCSI driver when you install the guest operating system. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. As the Windows Server 2003 installer loads.    Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 Insert the Windows Server 2003 CD in the CD-ROM drive. If you are using the virtual LSI Logic SCSI adapter. you must take some special steps at this point in the installation process. You can install Windows Server 2003 in a virtual machine using the corresponding Windows Server 2003 distribution CD. press Enter to continue with setup. If you are using the virtual BusLogic SCSI driver downloaded from the VMware Web site. 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. install the new SCSI driver before upgrading the operating system. Inc. The Windows Device Manager will indicate that the driver for the multimedia audio controller is missing.vmware. you can also install from a PXE server. Refer to knowledge base article 1003020 at http://kb. To install the required driver. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Windows Server 2003. Follow the instructions on the Web site to use the driver with a fresh installation of Windows Server 2003. After you specify the SCSI driver. and run Windows Update on the Windows Server 2003 virtual machine.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.com/download.vmware. Follow the remaining installation steps as you would for a physical machine. press the F6 key. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. 5 6 7 Press S to specify the additional driver.com/kb/1003020. If you are using the virtual BusLogic SCSI adapter. the driver for the multimedia audio controller will not be installed. Fulfill these prerequisites before installing Windows Server 2003:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. If your VMware product supports it.vmware. you need a special SCSI driver available from the download section of the VMware Web site at www. You need to manually configure the e1000 network adapter driver in ESX 3.

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

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

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

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

If you use more than 512MB.microsoft. 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. Follow the Windows Me installation steps as you would for a physical machine. See http://support. If your VMware product supports it. you can also install from a PXE server.com/kb/340. Fulfill these prerequisites before installing Windows Me:  Create and configure a new virtual machine.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. Once again.vmware.253912 Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 Insert the Windows Me CD in the CD-ROM drive.aspx?scid=kb. you might encounter problems. 25 . Choose to boot from CD-ROM.com/default. VMware. 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. and then select the option Start Windows Me Setup from CD-ROM. You can install Windows Millennium Edition in a virtual machine using the standard Windows Me CD. Consult the Microsoft Web site for a workaround. The setup program runs FDISK and reboots. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Windows Me.EN-US. Inc. choose to boot from CD-ROM. The setup program continues installing Windows Me.

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

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

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

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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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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0 displays an error message as it loads certain VMware drivers.” This does not mean that anything is wrong with the hard drive on your physical computer.0 does not include a driver for the BusLogic SCSI adapter.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. Consider these support and configuration issues for CentOS 5. 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. Refer to knowledge base article 9134325 at http://kb. You might see a warning that begins “The partition table on device <devicename> was unreadable. Guest screen savers that demand a lot of processing power can cause the X server on the host to freeze. Configure the virtual machine with a minimum of 512MB of memory. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. 6 Click Yes to partition the drive. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. causing the loss of ALL DATA on the drive. Power on the virtual machine to start installing CentOS 5. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. . CentOS 5. CentOS 5 is not listed as an option.com/kb/340. On a Linux host with an XFree86 3. Do not start the X server in the guest operating system until you install VMware Tools.0 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. To create new partitions it must be initialized.0 via the boot floppy/network method is also supported.vmware. Do not select the Virtualization Option during the installation. you can also install from a PXE server.Guest Operating System Installation Guide CentOS 5.    Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 Insert the CentOS 5.0:  Create and configure a new virtual machine.vmware. If the virtual machine has less than 512MB of memory. 32 VMware. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. Use the LSI Logic SCSI adapter. do not run a screen saver in the guest operating system. Fulfill these prerequisites before installing CentOS 5. Installing CentOS 5. Inc. CentOS 5.0 in a virtual machine is to use the standard CentOS distribution CD. It simply means that the virtual hard drive in your virtual machine needs to be partitioned and formatted.x X server. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.com/kb/9134325 for more information.0 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. The easiest method of installing CentOS 5. If your VMware product supports it.0.

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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Use the up arrow key to select IBM1S506/IBMATAPI for the (E)IDE/ATA(PI) controller. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC. Press F10 and Enter to save these options and continue the boot process.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 eComStation 1.0 in a virtual machine is to use the standard eComStation 1.0:   Create and configure a new virtual machine. 36 VMware.2R in the pre-boot menu. you can select the IBM IDE driver instead of the DANIS506 driver. VMware Tools There is no version of VMware Tools that supports eComStation 1. instead of booting the installation disk with the default values. Fulfill these prerequisites before installing eComStation 1.0. .Guest Operating System Installation Guide eComStation 1. select boot with menu for own values.0:  If you have access to eComStation 1. While installing and after powering on eComStation 1. select OS/2 or Other. select eComStation for the Guest Operating System version in the New Virtual Machine Wizard. When configuring the virtual machine. Inc. Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Insert the eComStation 1. Power on the virtual machine to start installing eComStation 1. If this selection is not available.0 distribution CD.0. The DANIS506 IDE driver might not function correctly in an eComStation virtual machine.0 CD in the CD-ROM drive. Page down to the BOOT OPTIONS: Storage page. Consider these support and configuration issues for eComStation 1.0.

2 boot disk in the CD drive.2 in a virtual machine is to use the standard distribution CD. reboot the guest. 9 10 11 12 Select an appropriate volume to install the guest. press Enter to select the GUI mode. This creates bootable disks for 32-bit OS/2 Warp 4.5. Configure OS swap with at least 120MB of space. Power on the virtual machine to start installing IBM OS/2 Warp 4.5. Make sure Boot from CDROM Drive is enabled in the BIOS settings.2. For example.5.2.2:   Additional disks should be less than or equal to 528MB.5.5. Alternatively. Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 Insert the OS/2 Warp 4. 37 . Additional disks have to be of the same type already in use by the virtual machine.5.5. Reinsert the OS/2 Warp 4. Insert the 32-bit OS/2 Warp 4. Continue the installation by selecting components.5. utilities.5.2 boot disk in the CD drive and reboot the guest. and other resources. Consider these support and configuration issues for IBM OS/2 Warp 4. VMware. Insert blank disks. one by one respectively. The start volume is displayed on the screen. insert the OS/2 Warp 4. Fulfill these requirements before you install OS/2 Warp 4.5.2:    Create and configure a virtual machine.2 install CD available for install.2 install CD into the CD drive. The same is true for LSI Logic and IDE.2 install CD. Press the F3 key to use the command line interface to partition the hard drive. if an IBM OS/2 Warp guest is installed on a BusLogic disk.5.2 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.5. After installing the required drivers from the boot disk CD. Have both the OS/2 Warp 4. The easiest method of installing IBM OS/2 Warp 4. After completing the installation.5. any additional disks should also be BusLogic disks. using the CDINST utility on a running OS/2 Warp 4. 1 2 3 4 Power on a system in which 32-bit OS/2 Warp 4. Double-click on the CDINST utility that is located in the root directory.Installing Guest Operating Systems IBM OS/2 Warp 4. Create Boot Disks Create boot disks from the 32-bit OS/2 Warp 4. Inc. 6 7 8 Partition the hard disk drive using the FDISK utility. insert the OS/2 Warp 4. Create an appropriate start volume on which to install the guest. and save the FDSIK settings.2 guest.5.5. Format the file system with File Allocation Table (FAT) File System or High Performance File System (HPFS).2 boot disk CD and the OS/2 Warp 4.2 install CD in the CD drive. After the initial startup completes.2 is installed.5.

Inc. 38 VMware.5. .Guest Operating System Installation Guide VMware Tools There is no version of VMware Tools that supports IBM OS/2 Warp 4.2.

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

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. This creates bootable disks for 32-bit OS/2 Warp 4. one by one. Inc.0 40 VMware. respectively. Insert three blank disks.0. .

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

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

to get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine. you can also install from a PXE server. it is all right to let Mandriva Linux automatically allocate the space. You can also install Mandriva Corporate 4 with a boot floppy/network method is supported. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. Select Graphical Interface.com/kb/340. and then click Do. If your VMware product supports it. it is best not to run a screen saver in the guest operating system. and then enter text for text mode. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. In the partitioning step. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb.x X server.   Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 6 Insert the Mandriva Corporate 4 CD in the CD-ROM drive. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. press F1 for options. unless you have special requirements. You can choose either one. Select Use free space. VMware. Guest screen savers that demand a lot of processing power can cause the X server on the host to freeze. The easiest method of installing Mandriva Corporate 4 Desktop or Server in a virtual machine is to use the standard Mandriva Linux distribution CD. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. Consider these support and configuration issues for Mandriva Corporate 4:  During the Mandriva Corporate 4 installation. but do not run the X server. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. you are offered a choice of XFree86 X servers. At the opening screen. On a Linux host with an XFree86 3. 43 . Use the text mode installer. Inc. you should install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Mandriva Corporate 4. With many Linux guest operating systems.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. configure the graphical interface. Fulfill these requirements before you install Mandriva Corporate 4:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. When you reach the Summary screen. 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. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Mandriva Corporate 4. Instead.vmware.

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. and then click Do. press F1 for options. Consider these support and configuration issues for Mandriva Linux 2009:  During the Mandriva Linux 2009 installation. If your VMware product supports it. configure the graphical interface. however. Use the text mode installer. but do not run the X server. installing Mandriva Linux 2009 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. . you are offered a choice of XFree86 X servers. you should install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Mandriva Linux 2009. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. you can also install from a PXE server. to get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual 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. With many Linux guest operating systems. 44 VMware. Select Graphical Interface. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. unless you have special requirements. and then enter text for text mode. The easiest method of installing Mandriva Linux 2009 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Mandriva Linux distribution CD. You can choose either one.vmware. At the opening screen. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. When you reach the Summary screen. Inc. In the partitioning step. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. Fulfill these requirements before you install Mandriva Linux 2009:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. it is all right to let Mandriva Linux automatically allocate the space. Select Use free space. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Mandriva Linux 2009.com/kb/340. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD.  Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 6 Insert the Mandriva Linux 2009 CD in the CD-ROM drive.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. Instead.

In the partitioning step. 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. you are offered a choice of XFree86 X servers. You can choose either one.  Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 6 Insert the Mandriva Linux 2008 CD in the CD-ROM drive. to get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. but do not run the 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. Select Use free space. you can also install from a PXE server. Fulfill these requirements before you install Mandriva Linux 2008:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. Inc.vmware. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. unless you have special requirements. Select Graphical Interface. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. When you reach the Summary screen. With many Linux guest operating systems. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Mandriva Linux 2008. 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. installing Mandriva Linux 2008 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. VMware.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. 45 . and then click Do. Instead. At the opening screen. The easiest method of installing Mandriva Linux 2008 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Mandriva Linux distribution CD. however. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. press F1 for options. configure the graphical interface. and then enter text for text mode. If your VMware product supports it.com/kb/340. Consider these support and configuration issues for Mandriva Linux 2008:  During the Mandriva Linux 2008 installation. you should install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Mandriva Linux 2008. Use the text mode installer. it is all right to let Mandriva Linux automatically allocate the space.

Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. to get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine. You can choose either one.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. you are offered a choice of XFree86 X servers. At the opening screen. When you reach the Summary screen. The easiest method of installing Mandriva Linux 2007 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Mandriva Linux distribution CD. 46 VMware.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. but do not run the X server. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Mandriva Linux 2007. With many Linux guest operating systems. configure the graphical interface. press F1 for options. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine.vmware. and then enter text for text mode. Instead. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. and then click Do. installing Mandriva Linux 2007 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. If your VMware product supports it. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. Fulfill these requirements before you install Mandriva Linux 2007:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. Select Use free space. Select Graphical Interface. Use the text mode installer. you should install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Mandriva Linux 2007. unless you have special requirements. . 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. you can also install from a PXE server. Consider these support and configuration issues for Mandriva Linux 2007:  During the Mandriva Linux 2007 installation. 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. it is all right to let Mandriva Linux automatically allocate the space.  Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 6 Insert the Mandriva Linux 2007 CD in the CD-ROM drive. however.

VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. you should install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Mandriva Linux 2006.vmware. 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. to get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine. Select Use free space. installing Mandriva Linux 2006 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. At the opening screen. When you reach the Summary screen. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. Select Graphical Interface. Instead. The easiest method of installing Mandriva Linux 2006 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Mandriva Linux distribution CD. it is all right to let Mandriva Linux automatically allocate the space. Fulfill these requirements before you install Mandriva Linux 2006:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. and then click Do. you can also install from a PXE server. 47 . The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. and then enter text for text mode. Consider these support and configuration issues for Mandriva Linux 2006:  During the Mandriva Linux 2006 installation. configure the graphical interface. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. press F1 for options.  Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 6 Insert the Mandriva Linux 2006 CD in the CD-ROM drive. you are offered a choice of XFree86 X servers. Inc. In the partitioning step.com/kb/340.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. unless you have special requirements. If your VMware product supports it. You can choose either one. VMware. Use the text mode installer. however. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Mandriva Linux 2006. With many Linux guest operating systems.

it is all right to let Mandrake Linux automatically allocate the space. Use the text mode installer. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. Select Graphical Interface.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. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. Inc. The easiest method of installing Mandrake Linux 10 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Mandrake Linux distribution CD. and then click Do. you are offered a choice of XFree86 X servers. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. Instead. but do not run the X server.com/kb/340.vmware. . 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. Select Use free space. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. unless you have special requirements. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Mandrake Linux 10. press F1 for options. you should install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Mandrake Linux 10. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. In the partitioning step. configure the graphical interface. With many Linux guest operating systems. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. to get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine. If your VMware product supports it. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. You can choose either one. When you reach the Summary screen. installing Mandrake Linux 10 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. you can also install from a PXE server. however. Consider these support and configuration issues for Mandrake Linux 10:  During the Mandrake Linux 10 installation. and then enter text for text mode.  Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 6 Insert the Mandrake Linux 10 CD in the CD-ROM drive. Fulfill these requirements before you install Mandrake Linux 10:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. 48 VMware. At the opening screen.

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

Do not start X until you have installed VMware Tools. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine.2.0 CD in the CD-ROM drive.0. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. enter the following path: /usr/bin/lspcidrake 50 VMware. Do not use the graphical version of LILO. Inc. you should install VMware Tools from the Linux console. Choose XFree 4. Use the Expert installer. Select Reboot to complete the basic installation of the Mandrake Linux 9. Near the end of the installation. When that prompt appears. When the installer asks if you want to install updates to the packages. the configuration program asks for the location of lspci. Select the resolution and refresh rate you want your guest to use.1 or 9. With a Mandrake Linux 9 guest. Click Use free space. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. answer No. it is all right to let Mandrake Linux automatically allocate the space. answer No. When the installer asks whether to start X when you reboot. This driver recognizes the VMware SVGA driver. Select VMware virtual video card.com/kb/340. In the partitioning step. answer No. and then enter text for text mode. You are offered a choice of 2 XFree86 X servers to install. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.1 and 9. VMware GSX Server: When selecting a boot loader. Installation Steps for Mandrake Linux 9. At the opening screen. When the installer asks if you want to test the configuration.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. after files have been copied. NOTE As you are installing and configuring VMware Tools. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. Select No to not install updates to the packages.2 guest operating system.1. the Summary screen reappears. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Mandrake Linux 9.1 or 9.0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Insert the Mandrake Linux 9. you reach the monitor setup screen. use LILO with text menu. Use the text mode installer. press F1 for options.vmware. . It causes the virtual machine to hang. 10 11 12 In the Summary screen. Do not create a custom boot disk when prompted. select Next. unless you have special requirements.

Do not use the graphical version of LILO. answer No. You can choose either one.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. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. Instead. You are offered a choice of 2 XFree86 X servers to install. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. Installation Steps for Mandrake Linux 8. answer No. It causes the virtual machine to hang. Do not create a custom boot disk when prompted. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Mandrake Linux 8. Choose XFree 4. installing Mandrake Linux 8 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. When the installer asks if you want to install system updates. In the partitioning step. Fulfill these requirements before you install Mandrake Linux 8:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. Inc. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Mandrake Linux 8. you are offered a choice of XFree86 X servers. but do not run the X server. This driver recognizes the VMware SVGA driver.1 and 8. When the installer asks if you want to test the configuration. Use the Expert installer.1 or 8.0 CD in the CD-ROM drive. 51 . If your VMware product supports it. Use the Expert installer. however. you reach the monitor setup screen. you can also install from a PXE server.  Installation Steps for Mandrake Linux 8. answer No. after files have been copied.0. When selecting a boot loader. Consider these support and configuration issues for Mandrake Linux 8:  During the Mandrake Linux 8 installation. VMware. unless you have special requirements. With many Linux guest operating systems.2. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. Choose the resolution and refresh rate you want your guest to use. you should install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Mandrake Linux 8. The easiest method of installing Mandrake Linux 8 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Mandrake Linux distribution CD.0. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system.0 1 2 3 4 Insert the Mandrake Linux 8.1 or 8. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. When the installer asks whether to start X when you reboot.2 CD in the CD-ROM drive.2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Insert the Mandrake Linux 8. use LILO with text menu. it is all right to let Mandrake Linux auto-allocate the space. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. Near the end of the installation. to get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine.2.

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

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

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

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

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

5 support both the LSI Logic and BusLogic SCSI adapter on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.vmware. be sure to select the LSI Logic SCSI adapter. The easiest method of installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Red Hat distribution CD. Inc. use the arrow keys to move down to System Environment/Kernel and press Enter. Be sure the virtual machine is configured with at least 256MB of memory.vmware. For instructions on downloading and installing the BusLogic driver. See knowledge base article 1018631 at http://kb. installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. or 4. VMware GSX Server: When creating the virtual machine. Be sure that kernel-smp is deselected (no asterisk should appear between the brackets).5.3. See knowledge base article 8964517 at http://kb. You do not need to change any other selections.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. If the virtual machine has less than 256MB of memory. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. and 5.5. VMware provides a separate driver to support the BusLogic SCSI adapter.5.4.5.com/download/esx/drivers_tools.5 support only the BusLogic SCSI adapter on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.2. SCSI adapter support      Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.com/kb/1018631 for information about a kernel panic error that occurs when you install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. and 2.5. 2.0. Update 6 and Update 7. 3. In the Individual Package Selection screen. and 5: ESX Server 2.5. 57 . choose Software Development and select individual packages. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 does not include a driver for the BusLogic SCSI adapter. however.2. Update 1. 5 VMware. 2. 2. VMware GSX Server: In the Package Group Selection screen. 4.2 on an AMD NPT processor. 3. Update 6 and Update 7: ESX Server 2. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 hugemem kernel is not supported. Red Hat Enterprise Linux presents an error message as it loads certain VMware drivers. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. Update 1. and 2. 2.5. Fulfill these requirements before you install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. If your VMware product supports it. 2.com/kb/8964517. 2.   Installation Steps NOTE Pay particular attention to the notes in Step 4 about how to avoid installing an inappropriate kernel. 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 Red Hat defaults.5. 4.1.html. The SMP kernel is not supported in a GSX Server virtual machine. 1 2 3 4 Insert the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. VMware ACE.vmware. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. Consider these support and configuration issues for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4:  VMware Workstation.4.3. 4. see www.

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

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

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

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

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

in graphical mode .0 CD boot prompt.. causing the loss of ALL DATA on the drive.Installing Guest Operating Systems Red Hat Linux 9. In the Mouse Selection screen. which you can choose when you first boot the installer. To choose the text mode installer. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. If you have a wheel mouse. With many Linux guest operating systems. type: linux text <ENTER>. in text mode. At the Red Hat Linux 9.0. 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. you should install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Red Hat Linux 9. it must be initialized. if the virtual disk is an IDE drive. type linux text and press Enter. 6 7 8 This does not mean that anything is wrong with the hard drive on your physical computer. You must install Red Hat Linux 9. to get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine.  Installation Steps 1 2 Insert the Red Hat Linux 9. In the Installation Type screen. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. If your VMware product supports it. you are offered the following choices: To install or upgrade Red Hat Linux . installing Red Hat Linux 9. The partition table on device sda is corrupted.. The easiest method of installing Red Hat Linux 9. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Red Hat Linux 9.. Inc.. however.0 using the text mode installer. Choose the language and keyboard... Fulfill these requirements before you install Red Hat Linux 9.0. Instead. It simply means that the virtual hard drive in your virtual machine needs to be partitioned and formatted. it fails and launches the text mode installer.0:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. Select the Initialize button and press Enter. NOTE If you attempt to use the graphical installer. Consider these support and configuration issues for Red Hat Linux 9. To create new partitions. Also note that sda appears in the message as the device name if the virtual disk in question is a SCSI disk. 3 4 5 Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. hda appears in the message as the device name instead.. you can choose Generic Wheel Mouse (PS/2).0 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. choose either Server or Workstation for the installation type.0. you can also install from a PXE server.0 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.0 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Red Hat distribution CD. To install or upgrade . 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.0 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. VMware. 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. 63 ..

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

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

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

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

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

2 CD boot prompt.. it does not run on Xeon processors that are branded Xeon. To enable expert mode. Consider these support and configuration issues for Red Hat Linux 6.. however.2 runs on Intel core processors.2 presents a Hostname Configuration screen. installing Red Hat Linux 6.. select the Generic VGA compatible/Generic VGA card from the list. Inc.2 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Red Hat distribution CD....2:  During the Red Hat Linux 6. . Use the function keys listed below . you are offered the following choices: To install or upgrade a system ..  With many Linux guest operating systems. CAUTION Red Hat Linux 6. To enable expert mode. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. 4 5 VMware.. or Xeon-MP (Pentium III Xeon processors are OK). VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. a standard VGA16 X server (without support for the VMware X server) is installed. Just respond OK and continue. We recommend you install the operating system with the text mode installer. do not specify a host name. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Red Hat Linux 6.x.  Choose the text mode installer by typing text followed by Enter. The easiest method of installing Red Hat Linux 6. To install or upgrade a system . If you are installing this guest with DHCP in a virtual machine with host-only networking. To install or upgrade a system .2.. During the Linux installation. NOTE If the virtual machine’s Ethernet adapter has been enabled. you are offered the following choices: To install or upgrade a system .) At the next screen—Network Configuration—respond OK to use the default: Use bootp/dhcp. . At the Red Hat 6.. NOTE The text mode installer in Red Hat Linux 6..2 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well..2 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system..Installing Guest Operating Systems Red Hat Linux 6.2 CD boot prompt.0. with no qualifier. in graphical mode . At the Red Hat 6. Due to VGA performance issues installing Red Hat 6. Use the function keys listed below ... the installation program auto-detects and loads the AMD PC/Net 32 driver (no command line parameter is necessary to load the driver). in graphical mode . The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD.. we highly recommend you install the operating system with the text mode installer. (Specifying a host name will cause an installer error later...2 with the graphics mode installer. in text mode. However. Choose the text mode installer by typing text followed by Enter. type: text <ENTER>. In the Choose a Card screen. To run an accelerated SVGA X server inside the virtual machine. 69 . select the standard VGA16 X server.1 or 6. Fulfill these requirements before you install Red Hat Linux 6. type: text <ENTER>.. install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Red Hat Linux 6.2:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. Installation Steps 1 2 Insert the Red Hat Linux 6.2 installation CD in the CD-ROM drive. in text mode.. 3 Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine.x installation.

Finish installing Red Hat Linux 6. At this point Red Hat 6.2 boots and a login screen appears. the generic X server is replaced with the accelerated X server included in the VMware Tools package when you install VMware Tools.com/kb/340. Inc. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest.vmware. Select the Probe button from the Screen Configuration dialog box. Select OK from the Starting X dialog box.2 as you would on a physical machine. select Generic Monitor from the list. .Guest Operating System Installation Guide 6 7 8 9 In the Monitor Setup screen. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. 70 VMware. After Linux is installed. 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. If your VMware product supports it. however. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. VMware. Inc. Fulfill these requirements before you install Sun Java Desktop System 2:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. installing Sun Java Desktop System 2 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. Follow the remaining installation steps as you would for a physical machine.com/kb/340.vmware. 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. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Sun Java Desktop System 2. Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the Sun Java Desktop System 2 installation CD in the CD-ROM drive. you can also install from a PXE server. 71 .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. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD.

0:  Create and configure a new virtual machine.09 or later.). LSI SCSI – Requires SCO lsil BTLD 1.03.28 or later.0 distributions and need to be downloaded from the Internet  SCO Intel PRO/1000 network adapter driver (Search for the eeG driver.lsi. requires SCO “wd” BTLD.0 in a virtual machine using the standard distribution CDs. via the boot floppy/network method.1.com/pub/openserver5/507/drivers/lsil_1.com/DistributionSystem/AssetDocument/files/support/ssp/fusionmpt/sas/linux/scou nix_10409.6 – Cannot use IDE disks that are 128 GB or larger.0.  Supported virtual disks     BusLogic SCSI – Requires SCO blc BTLD 3. 128GiB or more – 5.com/pub/openserver5/drivers/  SCO IDE BTLD.1/  SCO LSI Logic BTLD 1. IDE   Under 128GiB – no BTLD required. Fulfill these requirements before you install SCO OpenServer 5. IDE virtual disks – SCO BTLD (wd boot-time loadable driver) for improved performance and reliability. OpenServer 5.sco.lsi.) ftp://ftp.04. biosgeom bootstring – Required for SCSI drives between 1 and 64GiB.txt 72 VMware. Special considerations for drive sizes:     OpenServer 5.com/pub/openserver5/507/drivers/wd_3.7 only. Inc.0. you can also install from a PXE server.28. .05.zip http://www.sco.0 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system.0:  Virtual disk recommendations   Minimum size – 1. LSI SAS – Requires LSI Logic lsil BTLD 1.7 – wd BTLD is required for IDE disks larger than 128GiB (137GB).03. and if your VMware product supports it. You can install SCO OpenServer 5.  Downloadable drivers Suitable NIC and HBA drivers are not included in the base SCO OpenServer 5.sco.Guest Operating System Installation Guide SCO OpenServer 5.com/pub/openserver5/507/drivers/blc_3. located on the SCO FTP Web site: ftp://ftp. Consider these support and configuration issues for SCO OpenServer 5.0 root disk.28/  LSI Logic LSISAS BTLD 1.0. located on the SCO FTP Web site: ftp://ftp.09.05.03. located on the SCO FTP Web site: ftp://ftp.com/DistributionSystem/AssetDocument/files/support/ssp/fusionmpt/SCO/SCO_op 5_mpt_lsil_10409.05.0/  SCO BusLogic BTLD 3. located on the LSI Logic Web site: http://www. (Not harmful to other drive sizes.04.1 or later.5GiB for the SCO OpenServer 5.sco.

Insert the SCO-OSR507-SuppCD5 CD in the CD-ROM drive. try contacting an LSI representative Installation Steps The installation steps vary slightly between SCO OpenServer 5.7.0. you can insert the SCO-OSR506-BootDisk (or SCO-OSR507-BootDisk for 5.0 install checks for the drive type and defaults to the configuration. Install MP5 using the Software Manager.0. which is on by default for IDE disks.0. NOTE After MP5 is installed. VMware. Power on the virtual machine to start installing SCO OpenServer 5.7 only) restart link=”wd” When prompted to replace the driver. Inc. 73 .flp extension to be accepted by ESX. type r. press h to specify High Resolution Keyboard Mouse. Follow the remainder of the installation steps to complete the installation.Installing Guest Operating Systems NOTE Floppy images must be renamed with a .  IDE disk 128GiB (137GB) or larger (5. boot the guest with the defbootstr biosgeom command.7. 9 10 When selecting the mouse.  Buslogic restart link="blc" biosgeom When prompted to replace the driver.0. 7 8 Follow the prompts to proceed with the installation. Install Maintenance Pack 5 After installing Open Server 5. the virtual machine will boot normally without requiring biosgeom. press Enter. Accept the default CD-ROM type and controller/drive configuration. If you cannot locate the floppy images at the addresses VMware provided.6 and 5. These instructions document the differences.7-MP5.0.0.6 (or SCO-OSR507-InstallCD for 5. Install the appropriate SCSI drivers by typing one of the following boot strings:  2 3 IDE disk under 128GiB (137GB) No boot string required.  LSI Logic SCSI or SAS restart link="lsil" biosgeom 4 5 6 Insert the appropriate installation disks when prompted. Alternatively. If you used biosgeom during the install.0.6 or 5. type r. The location of the floppy images on the LSI Web site do not appear to be static.7 guest. install Maintenance Pack 5 (MP5).7) floppy in the floppy drive. Read and accept the license agreement. The Open Server 5. 1 2 3 4 Power on the OpenServer 5.0.7) in the CD-ROM drive.0. Turn off the bad block scan. 1 Insert the SCO-OSR506-InstallCD for 5. The bad block scan is not necessary on a virtual disk.0.

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

4 MP4 – ftp://ftp.1. Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 Insert the SCO UnixWare 7. VMware Tools There is no version of VMware Tools that supports SCO UnixWare. via the boot floppy/network method. VMware. install the OS Multiprocessor Support (OSMP) package. if you use four virtual CPUs. 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). Install and Configure SMP Install OSMP and any necessary licenses according to SCO documentation.1.1. For example. An additional SCO CPU license is required for each additional CPU.com/pub/unixware7/uw711pk UnixWare 7.com/pub/unixware7/714/mp/uw714mp4/ If you use more than one virtual CPU in this guest. Inc.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. Consider these support and configuration issues for SCO UnixWare 7:  SCO UnixWare 7 runs very slowly without assistance from CPU virtualization hardware. you can also install from a PXE server. 75 .1 or 7. which is not automatically installed. Insert the HBA disk.1.sco.1.4 boot CD in the CD-ROM drive. You can install SCO UnixWare 7 in a virtual machine using the standard distribution CDs.sco. you need one operating system license and three CPU licenses. the host must have support for nested page tables.4 Maintenance Pack 4 (MP4) and patch p535283.1 MP5 – ftp://ftp. Install SCO UnixWare Maintenance Packs After installing the guest operating system. and if your VMware product supports it. Fulfill these requirements before you install SCO UnixWare 7:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. For near-native performance. If you selected LSILOGIC/ LSISAS for SCSI adapter.1. Power on the virtual machine to start installing SCO UnixWare 7. according to SCO instructions. The Maintenance Packs are located here:   UnixWare 7.1 Maintenance Pack 5 (MP5) or UnixWare 7. install UnixWare 7. then select Install HBA disk.

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

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

and then press Enter to select the text mode installer. use the arrow keys to select Installation.x and 4. Follow the remaining installation steps as you would for a physical machine. Inc.x.vmware. The easiest method of installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 in a virtual machine is to use the standard distribution CDs. 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.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. At the Installation Settings screen. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. enter the boot option textmode=1. . 5 6 7 8 Set the Boot Loader Type to GRUB. 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. 78 VMware. Power on the virtual machine to start installing SLES 9. you can also install from a PXE server. The installer displays a warning that indicates you might lose some settings and prompts you to select a course of action. select SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 from the Guest Operating System version list. Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 Insert the SLES 9 installation CD in the CD-ROM drive. Install using the text mode installer. However. If your VMware product supports it.com/kb/340. go to the Change menu and select Booting. The Boot Loader Setup screen appears. installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 using the boot floppy/network method is also supported. Select Convert current configuration and continue. If you want support for OES 1 on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9. In the first installation screen. Fulfill these requirements before you install SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9:   Create and configure a new virtual machine. Select Finish to return to the Installation Settings screen.

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

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

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

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

press the F3 key for boot options. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. These notes describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. gcc-c++.  With many Linux guest operating systems.x in a virtual machine is to use the standard SUSE Linux distribution CDs.x.  Create and configure a new virtual machine. 83 .vmware. The easiest method of installing SUSE Linux 10. you can also install from a PXE server. At the Installation Settings screen. VMware.Installing Guest Operating Systems SUSE Linux10. Press the F3 key again and use the arrow keys to select text mode and press Enter to select the text mode installer.x through the boot floppy/network method is also supported.x.x installation CD in the CD-ROM drive. and kernel-source by highlighting those items in the list and pressing the spacebar. select Change. Fulfill these requirements before you install SUSE Linux 10. Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Insert the SUSE Linux 10. installing SUSE Linux 10. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. and add gcc. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. At the Test Internet Connection screen during final configuration after all packages are installed do not perform the Internet connection test. Inc.com/kb/340. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. select RPM Groups. From the Filter menu. However. Follow the remaining installation steps as you would for a physical machine. Consider these support and configuration issues for SUSE Linux 10. and then select Software. Select the Development group.x Read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. VMware Tools Install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. If your VMware product supports it. On the text mode installer first installation screen.x. Power on the virtual machine to start installing SUSE Linux 10. press Enter to open it.

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

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

. choose No X11. However. 6 Click Continue and finish the installation. do not install an X server.3. When prompted. 86 VMware. install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing SUSE Linux 7.  Create and configure a new virtual machine. you can also install from a PXE server.  Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 Insert the SUSE Linux 7. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. Power on the virtual machine to start installing SUSE Linux 7. do not install an X server. Consider these support and configuration issues for SUSE Linux 7.3. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.3 virtual machine with any of the selections offered in LILO.3 through the boot floppy/network method is also supported.3 in a virtual machine is to use the standard SUSE distribution CDs.3 installation. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine until you get to the selection screens described in the next steps.3 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. you can boot your SUSE 7. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. If your VMware product supports it. Inc.3 installation CD in the CD-ROM drive. Install using the text mode installer. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. During the SUSE Linux 7. After you have installed VMware Tools. The installer asks you to confirm. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. To get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine.3.3. The notes describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. In the Configure Monitor screen. installing SUSE Linux 7. Fulfill these requirements before you install SUSE Linux 7. The easiest method of installing SUSE Linux 7.Guest Operating System Installation Guide SUSE Linux 7.  With many Linux guest operating systems.vmware.com/kb/340.

com/kb/340. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Turbolinux 10. you can also install from a PXE server. VMware. Fulfill these requirements before you install Turbolinux 10:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. 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. Inc. If your VMware product supports it. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. installing Turbolinux 10 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well.vmware.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. 87 . The easiest method of installing Turbolinux 10 Desktop or Server in a virtual machine is to use the standard Turbolinux distribution CDs. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. 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. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the Turbolinux 10 installation CD in the CD-ROM drive. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. however.

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

a standard VGA16 X server (without support for the VMware display adapter) is installed. During the Turbolinux 7. install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Turbolinux 7. In the Configure Monitor screen. To get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine.  Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 Insert the Turbolinux 7.0 boots and a login screen appears. Finish installing Turbolinux 7.0 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. 1 in the CD-ROM drive. Consider these support and configuration issues for Turbolinux 7. 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.0 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Turbolinux 7. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. however. This is necessary even though you will install a different X server with VMware Tools after you finish installing the guest operating system. 89 .Installing Guest Operating Systems Turbolinux 7. before you start the X server. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC until you get to the selection screen described in the next step.0:  With many Linux guest operating systems. Do not start the X server in the guest operating system until you install VMware Tools. 5 At this point Turbolinux 7. installing Turbolinux 7. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb.0 as you would on a physical computer. If your VMware product supports it.com/kb/340.0.0. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines.0:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. The easiest method of installing Turbolinux 7.vmware. Inc.0 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system.0 CD No. VMware.0 installation. follow the defaults to configure an X server. Fulfill these requirements before you install Turbolinux 7. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Turbolinux 7.0 distribution CD.

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

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network scanning eventually stops and the installation resumes.pdf To install VMware Tools using the tar installer. the message Configuring apt/ Scanning the mirror appears indicating that the network is being scanned.04 LTS CD in the CD-ROM drive. For a complete set of instructions for downloading. indicating that the installation has been delayed.04 LTS:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. this message might persist for 10 minutes or longer. you can install VMware Tools using the tar installer or the appropriate OSP.04 LTS:  With many Linux guest operating systems.04. If you wait. and 8. To enable root in a virtual machine running Ubuntu Ubuntu Server Edition 1 2 3 Open a terminal window. click the Reset button to restart it. You can complete the following steps either before or during the VMware Tools installation. choose System > Preferences > Network Proxy to set the HTTP proxy in the Network Proxy Preferences dialog box. When the installation completes.vmware. in the Ubuntu 8. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest.04.vmware. Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the Ubuntu 8. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.Installing Guest Operating Systems Ubuntu 8. Consider these support and configuration issues for Ubuntu 8. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Ubuntu 8. 95 . VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. The easiest method of installing Ubuntu 8. it ejects the installation CD and displays a message indicating that the computer will restart.04 LTS distribution CD.04 LTS. see the VMware Tools Installation Guide Operating System Specific Packages at: http://www. If the virtual machine fails to restart as expected. and upgrading VMware Tools OSPs. Fulfill these requirements before you install Ubuntu 8. If your site uses an HTTP proxy. VMware. After the Ubuntu 8. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC. 8.2. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines.04 LTS Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system.com/pdf/osp_install_guide. Inc. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb.04 LTS installer copies the files it needs to the virtual disk. installing.1. you need to enable root in your Ubuntu guest.04 LTS in a virtual machine is to use the standard Ubuntu 8.com/kb/340. Type sudo passwd root to set a root password. 4 NOTE As the installation progresses.04 LTS user interface. Log in as a normal user. NOTE For Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.

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10 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. 4 NOTE As the installation progresses. To install VMware Tools using the tar installer. Log in as a normal user. VMware. Select System > Administration > Users and Groups and click Unlock. click the Reset button to restart it. network scanning eventually stops and the installation resumes. 97 . the message Configuring apt/ Scanning the mirror appears indicating that the network is being scanned. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Ubuntu Linux. Fulfill these requirements before you install Ubuntu Linux 7.10:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. 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. 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. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. NOTE You must use the tar installer to install VMware Tools in Ubuntu Linux. If the virtual machine fails to restart as expected. you need to enable root in your Ubuntu guest. choose System > Preferences > Network Proxy to set the HTTP proxy in the Network Proxy Preferences dialog box. this message might persist for 10 minutes or longer. The easiest method of installing Ubuntu Linux 7.Installing Guest Operating Systems Ubuntu Linux 7. If you wait. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. and click the Security tab. Inc. You can complete the following steps either before or during the VMware Tools installation. After the Ubuntu Linux installer copies the files it needs to the virtual disk. Type sudo passwd root to set a root password. indicating that the installation has been delayed. If your site uses an HTTP proxy. Select the Allow local system administrator login check box and click Close. it ejects the installation CD and displays a message indicating that the computer will restart.vmware. in the Ubuntu Linux user interface.com/kb/340. To enable root in a virtual machine running Ubuntu Linux Ubuntu Server Edition 1 2 3 Open a terminal window. Ubuntu Desktop Edition 1 2 3 Select System > Administration > Login Window. When the installation completes.10:  With many Linux guest operating systems. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system.

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

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

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

4 VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. .10 lacks the driver needed for correct operation of the X server in the virtual machine.com/kb/340. type your password and click Authenticate.vmware. Type sudo passwd root to set a root password. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC. To install VMware Tools in the 64-bit version of Ubuntu Linux 5. NOTE You must use the tar installer to install VMware Tools in Ubuntu Linux. Consider these support and configuration issues for Ubuntu Linux 5.10 The 64-bit version of Ubuntu Linux 5. click Properties. In the Authenticate window. 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. establish a root password. The easiest method of installing Ubuntu Linux 5. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. The driver is installed when you install VMware Tools.10 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. If the virtual machine fails to restart as expected.10:  With many Linux guest operating systems. you need to enable root in your Ubuntu guest. Log in as a normal user. 102 VMware. Inc.com/kb/1900.10:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. VMware Tools and 64-bit Version of Ubuntu Linux 5. and under Set password by hand. and click the Security tab. Select root. Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the Ubuntu Linux CD in the CD-ROM drive. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines.vmware. To install VMware Tools using the tar installer. Select System > Administration > Users and Groups and click Unlock. see knowledge base article at http://kb.10. After the Ubuntu Linux installer copies the files it needs to the virtual disk.10 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Ubuntu Linux distribution CD. Select the Allow local system administrator login check box and click Close. 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. click the Reset button to restart it.Guest Operating System Installation Guide Ubuntu Linux 5. Ubuntu Desktop Edition 1 2 3 4 5 Select System > Administration > Login Window. Fulfill these requirements before you install Ubuntu Linux 5.

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

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

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

.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. Fulfill these requirements before you install FreeBSD 6:   Create and configure a new virtual machine. Installation Steps To install FreeBSD 6: 1 2 3 Insert the FreeBSD CD in the CD-ROM drive. 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. 106 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. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. Inc. You can install FreeBSD 6 from a DVD or CDs. Power on the virtual machine to start installing FreeBSD.com/kb/340. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb.vmware. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.

Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the FreeBSD 5 CD in the CD-ROM drive. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. Consider these support and configuration issues for FreeBSD 5:  With many FreeBSD guest operating systems.com/kb/340. Power on the virtual machine to start installing FreeBSD 5. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb.vmware. The easiest method of installing FreeBSD 5 in a virtual machine is to use the standard FreeBSD 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. Fulfill these requirements before you install FreeBSD 5:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. VMware. 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. 107 .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. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. Inc.

4. . Include at least 4. Manually set the disk geometry when installing FreeBSD. 4. you need more space in /usr than is provided by the installer defaults.0 as the guest operating system on a 2GB or larger SCSI virtual disk. Fulfill these requirements before you install FreeBSD 4:  Create and configure a new virtual machine.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. Additional Install Instructions for FreeBSD 4. 4.   Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the FreeBSD CD in the CD-ROM drive. do not use the installer's default option A partitioning. This problem has been fixed in FreeBSD 4.4.9 After powering on the virtual machine complete this step: In the FreeBSD Disklabel Editor step. Power on the virtual machine to start installing FreeBSD.6 in a virtual machine. the guest operating system does not boot unless you take special steps. This and later versions correctly boot SCSI virtual disks of any size. Consider these support and configuration issues for FreeBSD 4:  With many FreeBSD guest operating systems. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. If you create your virtual machine with a SCSI virtual disk that is 2GB or larger you need to set the disk geometry.  108 VMware.000 blocks for /usr in the partitioning scheme. so FreeBSD cannot boot. When FreeBSD tries to boot. installation proceeds as it would on a physical machine. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. and 4. The guest fails to boot because the virtual disk geometry is not probed correctly by FreeBSD when you install the guest operating system. complete one of these tasks  Use an IDE virtual disk in your virtual machine. 4. It resolves an issue that interferes with installation of FreeBSD 4.3. FreeBSD installs the boot loader in the wrong location on the virtual disk. FreeBSD 4.0 in your virtual machine.3.1.2 instead. and 4.0 If you create your virtual machine with a virtual IDE disk.2.10. You might need to add the IDE virtual disk to the virtual machine with the Configuration Editor. the FreeBSD boot loader asks the BIOS for important data that is now on a different section of the virtual disk. 4. Follow the rest of the installation steps as you would for a physical PC. VMware recommends that you configure ESX Server virtual machines that use this guest operating system to use the vmx Ethernet adapter. Additional Install Instructions for FreeBSD 4. Use option C to create the mounts. The easiest method of installing FreeBSD 4 in a virtual machine is to use the standard FreeBSD distribution CD. If you install FreeBSD 4. and 4.3.1. and 4.1. 4. 4. See your product documentation for instructions. Use FreeBSD 4. Inc.11.6.2. To use FreeBSD 4.6 is not supported. In order to install VMware Tools.2.000.

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

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

type: ifconfig VMware. This causes IP networking to fail. NOTE A few prompts appear before you reach the license agreement. When NetWare tries to load the LAN driver (using pcntnw.5 guest.5 Operating System and Product CD-ROMs.cgi?/2967370.5 Product CD in the CD-ROM drive. Create a new boot partition. type: ipconfig /all At a command prompt on a Linux host. Inc. When you configure a virtual machine for a NetWare 6. open the System Console (press Ctrl+Esc) and type set allow ip address duplicates=on Press Alt+Esc to return to the installation.novell.lan).5 Server guest operating system without SP1.5 on a computer with at least 512MB of memory. 4 5 6 When prompted. the CD-ROM drive type. Guests without Support Pack 1: Read the Novell technical information document at support. and then continue. To work around this. 111 . At a command prompt on a Windows host. When you create a virtual machine for NetWare 6. Fulfill these requirements before you install NetWare 6.5.Installing Guest Operating Systems NetWare 6.5:   VMware recommends you install NetWare 6.5 Server:   Create and configure a new virtual machine. Read and accept the license agreement. use the virtual LSI Logic SCSI adapter.htm. how to restore the floppy drive and the run mode. VMware ACE and VMware GSX Server: To configure IP networking. NetWare 6.5 with Novell Open Enterprise Server on an ESX Server. Power on the virtual machine to start installing NetWare 6.  If you chose host-only networking for the virtual machine. do one of the following:  If you chose bridged networking for the virtual machine. The guest operating system reboots. This document describes the steps necessary to download and install a NetWare patch required when you install a NetWare 6.x for the version. enter its IP address.5 Server 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 NetWare 6. it fails because it broadcasts for its own IP address. select Novell NetWare for the guest operating system and Novell NetWare 6. Consider these support and configuration issues for NetWare 6. look up the host machine’s IP address. choose IDE CD-ROM. The installation continues.5 in a virtual machine using the standard Novell NetWare 6.5 does not include a driver for the virtual BusLogic SCSI adapter. Accept the defaults for installing NetWare.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid. VMware ESX Server: Jump to Step 7.  Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the Novell NetWare 6. VMware Workstation.

Inc. which installs and loads the CPU idler program.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.255.168. VMware recommends that.1. At a command prompt on a Windows host.2 in our example).1 in the last octet).168. For the subnet mask. enter 255. the virtual machine’s IP address is 192.0.255. look up the host machine’s IP address.1. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. install VMware Tools. 112 VMware. NetWare servers do not idle the CPU when the operating system is idle.168.160.255. For the router gateway. where ### is any number greater than 1 and less than 128.160. Note that with Network Address Translation.2 as the last octet).  If you chose network address translation (NAT) for the virtual machine. For the subnet mask. you keep the NetWare CPU idle program loaded. 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 .1 in our example).160. After you finish the installation. enter the host’s IP address (192.0.###. 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. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. To prevent unnecessary slowdowns. a virtual machine takes CPU time from the host regardless of whether the NetWare server software is idle or busy. Installing VMware Tools also installs and loads the CPU idle program. For example.160. For example.160. The IP address used by the NAT device itself (which always uses .com/kb/340.168.168. if the host IP address is 192.255. enter the NAT service’s IP address (192. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. As a result. where ### is any number greater than 2 and less than 128.160. enter 255.###. .168. if the host IP address is 192. type ipconfig /all At a command prompt on a Linux host. For the router gateway.vmware. the virtual machine’s IP address is 192.  7 Finish the installation by following the on-screen instructions. after you install VMware Tools.

Create a new boot partition.Installing Guest Operating Systems NetWare 6. Power on the virtual machine to start installing NetWare 6.1. open the System Console (press Ctrl+Esc) and type set allow ip address duplicates=on Press Alt+Esc to return to the installation. As the virtual machine boots.0 in a virtual machine using the standard Novell NetWare 6.168.0 Server CD in the CD-ROM drive.0 Server:  Create and configure a new virtual machine.  When you configure a virtual machine for a NetWare 6. you must boot from the installation CD twice—once to format the virtual machine's disk drive. click inside the virtual machine window.255. To configure IP networking. Use the arrow keys to select the CD drive as the boot device. For the subnet mask. When prompted.168. When NetWare tries to load the LAN driver (using pcntnw.0 CD-ROM.0 Server Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system.lan). do one of the following:  If you chose bridged networking for the virtual machine. 113 . When the VMware logo appears. and then press Enter.###. enter its IP address. At a command prompt on a Windows host.0 guest. change the boot order. This causes IP networking to fail. Inc. 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. floppy or hard disk was detected.0. Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 6 Insert the NetWare 6. The guest operating system reboots. and then a second time to install files from the CD. To work around this. NetWare 6.160. enter 255.0.0 does not include a driver for the virtual BusLogic SCSI adapter.0 Server:   VMware recommends you install NetWare 6 on a computer with at least 256MB of memory. if the host IP address is 192. For example. choose IDE CD-ROM. Fulfill these requirements before you install NetWare 6. use the virtual LSI Logic SCSI adapter. You can install NetWare 6.160.255. you see the message Operating System not found and a dialog box with the message No bootable CD. Read and accept the license agreement. To boot from the CD the second time. In the NetWare installation process. Consider these support and configuration issues for NetWare 6. press Esc. VMware. On the reboot. type: ipconfig /all At a command prompt on a Linux host.  If you chose host-only networking for the virtual machine. where ### is any number greater than 1 and less than 128. look up the host machine's IP address. the virtual machine’s IP address is 192. it fails because it broadcasts for its own IP address.

160.2 in this example). As a result.160. For the router gateway. type: ipconfig /all At a command prompt on a Linux host. which installs and loads the CPU idler program.1. Note that with Network Address Translation. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. if the host IP address is 192.Guest Operating System Installation Guide For the router gateway. where ### is any number greater than 2 and less than 128.255.1 in this example). 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. enter the NAT service’s IP address (192. For example.  7 Finish the installation. install VMware Tools.168.###.160. you keep the NetWare CPU idle program loaded. a virtual machine takes CPU time from the host regardless of whether the NetWare server software is idle or busy.160. NetWare servers do not idle the CPU when the operating system is idle. . after you install VMware Tools. enter the host’s IP address (192. At a command prompt on a Windows host. 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.168. For the subnet mask. enter 255. look up the host machine's IP address.255.168. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest.vmware. VMware recommends that. After you finish the installation.  If you chose network address translation (NAT) for the virtual machine. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.168. 114 VMware. Inc. The IP address used by the NAT device itself always uses 2 as the last octet. the virtual machine’s IP address is 192.com/kb/340. Installing VMware Tools also installs and loads the CPU idle program.0. To prevent unnecessary slowdowns.

VMware ESX Server: Skip to Step 6.Installing Guest Operating Systems NetWare 5. The guest operating system reboots. The installation continues. and a second time to install files from the CD. you see the message Operating System not found and a dialog box with the message No bootable CD. 115 . To boot from the CD the second time. This causes IP networking to fail.1 Server Support Pack 6.1 Server CD-ROM. When the VMware logo appears. look up the host machine's IP address. open the System Console (press Ctrl+Esc) and type set allow ip address duplicates=on Press Alt+Esc to return to the installation. Consider these support and configuration issues for NetWare 5.vmware. and then press Enter.1 Server 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 NetWare 5.1 Server:   VMware recommends you install NetWare 5. boot from the installation CD twice—once to format the virtual machine's disk drive. In the NetWare installation process. enter its IP address. VMware ACE and VMware GSX Server: To configure IP networking. VMware. click inside the virtual machine window.  If you chose host-only networking for the virtual machine.1 Server in a virtual machine using the standard Novell NetWare 5. If you are running NetWare 5. 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. VMware Workstation. be sure to download the latest LSI Logic driver. Inc. For information on obtaining and installing the driver.1 on a computer with at least 256MB of memory. As the virtual machine boots. At a command prompt on a Windows host. To work around this. type: ipconfig /all At a command prompt on a Linux host. change the boot order. see http://kb. do one of the following:  If you chose bridged networking for the virtual machine. Read and accept the license agreement. On the reboot.   Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 Insert the NetWare 5.1 Server:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. Create a new boot partition. Power on the virtual machine to start installing NetWare 5.1 Server CD into the CD-ROM drive. floppy or hard disk was detected. press Esc.com/kb/1181. it fails because it broadcasts for its own IP address. For SCSI support. Use the arrow keys to select the CD drive as the boot device.1. You can install NetWare 5. you should install the latest LSI Logic SCSI driver.lan). When NetWare tries to load the LAN driver (using pcntnw.

Note that with Network Address Translation.vmware.160.1 in this example).0.1. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb.  6 Finish the installation by following the on-screen instructions. For the router gateway.255.255. The IP address used by the NAT device itself always uses 2 as the last octet.0. enter the NAT service’s IP address (192.###. 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.168.168. if the host IP address is 192.  If you chose network address translation (NAT) for the virtual machine. type: ipconfig /all At a command prompt on a Linux host.1.160.255.com/kb/340. VMware recommends that.160.255.160. As a result. For the subnet mask. .168. where ### is any number greater than 1 and less than 128.Guest Operating System Installation Guide For example. For example.168. the virtual machine’s IP address is 192.168. At a command prompt on a Windows host. For the subnet mask. if the host IP address is 192.###. enter 255. NetWare servers do not idle the CPU when the operating system is idle. To prevent unnecessary slowdowns.2 in this example). enter the host’s IP address (192.168. For the router gateway. Inc. 116 VMware.160. 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. after you install VMware Tools. install VMware Tools. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.160. a virtual machine takes CPU time from the host regardless of whether the NetWare server software is idle or busy. Installing VMware Tools also installs and loads the CPU idle program. After you finish the installation. where ### is any number greater than 2 and less than 128. and then the virtual machine’s IP address is 192. you keep the NetWare CPU idle program loaded. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. look up the host machine's IP address. which installs and loads the CPU idler program. enter 255.

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

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

VMware Server or ESX Server:   Starting with the Solaris 10 1/06 release. Sun recommends 256MB of memory. on the Sun Web site at: http://docs. you can also install from a PXE server. Inc. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. The notes below describe an installation using the CD set or DVD.vmware. VMware products support only the version for x86 platforms. 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. For the Solaris 10 3/05 release. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.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.  Before upgrading a virtual machine’s guest operating system to the Solaris 10 1/06 release or later. Fulfill these requirements before you install Solaris 10 Operating System:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. See your VMware product documentation for instructions. 119 . increase the virtual machine’s RAM to at least 256MB. 128MB is the minimum requirement. 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 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. You cannot install the version for SPARC platforms in a VMware virtual machine. VMware. VMware Tools is supported on ESX 3.sun. For more information see the System Requirements and Recommendations for Solaris 10 Installation. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Solaris 10.com/kb/340. If your VMware product supports it. 256MB is the minimum requirement.x and later. Consider these support and configuration issues for a Solaris 10 Operating System:   64-bit Solaris 10 guests support only the e1000 network adapter driver. Sun recommends 512MB of memory. NOTE On ESX.

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

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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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Solaris 8 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. 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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0 installing guest operating system 35 Debian 5.0 VMware.0.2.0 guest 50 Mandriva Corporate 4 guest 43 D Debian 4.2 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 FreeBSD4.22 30 NetWare 4.3.3. 4. 8. 4.0 72 drive sizes for SCO OpenServer 5.0 guest 35 Debian 5.5. 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 39 IBM OS/2 Warp 4.2 create book disks 37 installing guest operating system 37 installing guest operating system Asianux 3. 4.0 34 eComStation 1.1.3 guest 108 FreeBSD 4.1. 4.0 create boot disks 39 installing guest operating system 39 IBM OS/2 Warp 4.5.10.9 guest 108 IBM OS/2 Warp 4.0 guest 36 FreeBSD 4 guest 108 FreeBSD 4.1. 4.0 72 E eComStation 1.5 guest 41 Mandrake Linux 10 guest 48 Mandrake Linux 8 guest 51 Mandrake Linux 8. 4.0 guest 39 IBM OS/2 Warp 4. 4.2 guest 37 Mac OS X Server 10.0 guest 51 Mandrake Linux 8. 4.5 Server 112 create boot disks IBM OS/2 4. 4.1.0 Server 114 NetWare 6.0. 4. 125 . 4.11. 4. 4.0 guest 31 CentOS 4 guest 33 CentOS 5 guest 32 Debian 4.2.2 Server 118 NetWare 5.Index A Asianux 3.1 Server 116 NetWare 6.3 installing guest operating system 108 FreeBSD 4.2 guest 51 Mandrake Linux 9 guest 49 Mandrake Linux 9.11.10.2. 4.2.1.0 installing guest operating system 34 disks.9 installing guest operating system 108 FreeBSD 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. Inc. 4. 4.0 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.

0 guest 63 SCO OpenServer 5.10 guest 100 Ubuntu Linux 7. Solaris 9 120 M Mac OS X Server 10.0 installing guest operating system 51 Mandrake Linux 8.1 Server guest 115 NetWare 6.10 guest 90 Ubuntu Linux 5.3 guest 86 SUSE Linux 8.x guest 85 SUSE Linux 9. Inc.04 guest 91 Ubuntu 9.0 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 10.04 guest 103 Ubuntu Linux 5.2 Server guest 117 NetWare 5.10 guest 93 Ubuntu 9.22 guest 29 NetWare 4.1 guest 83 SUSE Linux 7. avoid installing inappropriate type.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 8.1. using ISO image 13 ISO image create for Windows PE 2.1 15 installing guest operating system 13 K kernel.0 guest 65 Red Hat Linux 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 6.1 61 L licenses for guest operating systems 13 LSI Logic SCSI adapter.4 LTS guest 95 Ubuntu 8. 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 8.0.2 guest 69 Red Hat Linux 7 guest 67 Red Hat Linux 8.x guest 82 openSUSE Linux 11. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.0 Server guest 113 NetWare 6.x guest 81 Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 55 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 54 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.5 installing guest operating system 41 maintenance packs.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. .5 Server guest 111 Novell Linux Desktop 9 guest 53 openSUSE Linux 10.10 guest 102 Ubuntu Linux 6.10 guest 97 Windows 2000 guest 22 Windows 3.04 guest 99 Ubuntu Linux 7.06 guest 101 Ubuntu Linux 6.2 installing guest operating system 51 Mandrake Linux 9 installing guest operating system 49 installing X server 49 Mandrake Linux 9.0 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.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. 8.

enable to install VMware Tools on Ubuntu 8.0 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. 64-bit Windows 2008 Server 18 Solaris 10 installing guest operating system 119 Solaris 8 127 O OEM discs. disable on host 12 SCSI driver support for Windows XP 21 SCSI driver support. detecting for Solaris 8 123 SCSI support for Solaris 9 120 SCSI virtual disks.04 103 Ubuntu Linux 5. install and configure for SCO UnixWare 7 guest 75 P partition virtual disk 12 PXE installation 13 R Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.04 91 Ubuntu 9. installing guest operating system 13 MS-DOS 6.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. Microsoft Windows 13 openSUSE Linux 10. . Inc.22 CPU idle program recommended 30 installing guest operating system 29 VMware Tools not available 30 N NetWare 4.0 Server CPU idle program recommended 114 installing guest operating system 113 NetWare 6.0 installing guest operating system 63 installing X server 63 root.10 102 Ubuntu Linux 6. 45 Mandriva Linux 2009 installing guest operating system 44 Microsoft Windows OEM discs.06 101 Ubuntu Linux 6.5 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.Index installing guest operating system 45 installing X server 44.10 90 Ubuntu Linux 5.1 avoid installing inappropriate kernel 61 installing guest operating system 61 VMware.0 guest 72 Server Core. supported on SCO OpenServer 5.x 82 installing guest operating system 82 openSUSE Linux 11.10 97 S SCO OpenServer 5.2 Server CPU idle program recommended 118 installing guest operating system 117 NetWare 5.04 99 Ubuntu Linux 7.10 100 Ubuntu Linux 7.1 Server CPU idle program recommended 116 installing guest operating system 115 NetWare 6.0 installing guest operating system 65 installing X server 65 Red Hat Linux 9. Windows XP guest 21 SCSI hard drive.2 installing guest operating system 69 Red Hat Linux 7 installing guest operating system 67 installing X server 67 Red Hat Linux 8.04 LTS 95 Ubuntu 8.10 93 Ubuntu 9.

enable to install VMware Tools 90 Ubuntu Linux 5.04 91 Ubuntu 9.0 72 VMware Server sound adapter 12 VMware Tools MS-DOS 6. 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 10.04 LTS 95 Ubuntu 8.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. 45 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.04 installing guest operating system 91 root. enable to install VMware Tools 97 V virtual disk formatting 12 partitioning 12 virtual disk recommendations.04 LTS installing guest operating system 95 root. 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 installing guest operating system 99 root. enable root to install on Ubuntu 8.x guest 85 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 guest 80 VMware Tools. enable to install VMware Tools 101 Ubuntu Linux 6.x installing guest operating system 85 installing X server 85 SUSE Linux 9.10 102 Ubuntu Linux 6.10 97 T Turbolinux 10 installing guest operating system 87 Turbolinux 8 installing guest operating system 88 U Ubuntu 8. enable to install VMware Tools 100 Ubuntu 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 installing guest operating system 90 root.10 90 Ubuntu Linux 5.06 101 Ubuntu Linux 6.0 guest 63 SUSE Linux 7.04 103 Ubuntu Linux 5.10 installing guest operating system 93 root.10 installing guest operating system 100 root.10 128 W Windows 2000 installing guest operating system 22 VMware.10 93 Ubuntu 9.06 installing guest operating system 101 root.1x. enable to install VMware Tools 93 Ubuntu 9.1 guest 61 Red Hat Linux 7 guest 67 Red Hat Linux 8.1 installing guest operating system 83 SUSE Linux 7.3 installing guest operating system 86 installing X server 86 SUSE Linux 8.0 guest 65 Red Hat Linux 9.10 installing guest operating system 97 root.04 installing guest operating system 103 root.22 or Windows 3. enable to install VMware Tools 99 Ubuntu Linux 7.04 99 Ubuntu Linux 7. Inc.10 100 Ubuntu Linux 7. enable to install VMware Tools 103 Ubuntu Linux 5.3 guest 86 SUSE Linux 8. enable to install VMware Tools 95 Ubuntu 8. SCO OpenServer 5. enable to install VMware Tools 102 Ubuntu Linux 6. enable to install VMware Tools 91 Ubuntu 9.

Index Windows 3.1x 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.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.x guest 85 VMware. using 23 Windows Preinstallation Environment create ISO image for PE 2.1 guest 61 Red Hat Linux 7 guest 67 Red Hat Linux 8. 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.0 guest 63 SUSE Linux 7. selecting Mandrake Linux 10 guest 48 Mandrake Linux 8. 129 .0 guest 65 Red Hat Linux 9. 45 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.3 guest 86 SUSE 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. Inc.

Inc.Guest Operating System Installation Guide 130 VMware. .

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