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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0 32 Installation Steps 32 VMware Tools 32 CentOS 4.2 37 Installation Steps 37 Create Boot Disks 37 VMware Tools 38 IBM OS/2 Warp 4.0 31 Installation Steps 31 VMware Tools 31 CentOS 5.22 and Windows 3.0 33 Installation Steps 33 VMware Tools 33 Debian 5.0 36 Installation Steps 36 VMware Tools 36 IBM OS/2 Warp 4.1x 30 VMware Tools 30 Asianux Server 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 35 Installation Steps 35 VMware Tools 35 eComStation 1.1x 29 MS-DOS 6. Inc.0 34 Installation Steps 34 VMware Tools 34 Debian 4.22 and Windows 3.5.5 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.22 and Windows 3.0 39 Installation Steps 39 Create Boot Disks 39 VMware Tools 40 Mac OS X Server 10.1x Installation 29 Post Installation Considerations for MS-DOS 6.

2 51 Installation Steps for Mandrake Linux 8.0 63 Installation Steps 63 VMware Tools 64 Red Hat Linux 8.0 65 Installation Steps 65 VMware Tools 66 Red Hat Linux 7 67 Installation Steps 67 VMware Tools 68 Red Hat Linux 6.0 72 Installation Steps 73 Install Maintenance Pack 5 73 VMware Tools 74 SCO UnixWare 7 75 Installation Steps 75 VMware.2 49 Installation Steps for Mandrake Linux 9.0 50 VMware Tools 50 Mandrake Linux 8 51 Installation Steps for Mandrake Linux 8. Inc.1 and 8.2 69 Installation Steps 69 VMware Tools 70 Sun Java Desktop System 2 71 Installation Steps 71 VMware Tools 71 SCO OpenServer 5.1 61 Installation Steps 61 VMware Tools 62 Red Hat Linux 9.0 51 VMware Tools 52 Novell Linux Desktop 9 53 Installation Steps 53 VMware Tools 53 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 54 Installation Steps 54 VMware Tools 54 Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 55 Installation Steps 55 VMware Tools 55 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 56 Installation Steps 56 VMware Tools 56 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 57 Installation Steps 57 VMware Tools 58 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 59 Installation Steps 59 VMware Tools 60 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2. 5 .Contents Installation Steps 47 VMware Tools 47 Mandrake Linux 10 48 Installation Steps 48 VMware Tools 48 Mandrake Linux 9 49 Installation Steps for Mandrake Linux 9.1 and 9.

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. Inc.x 81 Installation Steps 81 VMware Tools 81 openSUSE Linux 10.x 82 Installation Steps 82 VMware Tools 82 SUSE Linux10.10 93 Installation Steps 93 VMware Tools 93 Ubuntu 8.x 84 Installation Steps 84 VMware Tools 84 SUSE Linux 8.04 91 Installation Steps 91 VMware Tools 91 Ubuntu 8. .04 LTS 95 75 6 VMware.x 83 Installation Steps 83 VMware Tools 83 SUSE Linux 9.x 85 Installation Steps 85 VMware Tools 85 SUSE Linux 7.0 89 Installation Steps 89 VMware Tools 89 Ubuntu 9.10 90 Installation Steps 90 VMware Tools 90 Ubuntu 9.Guest Operating System Installation Guide Install SCO UnixWare Maintenance Packs Install and Configure SMP 75 VMware Tools 75 SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 76 Installation Steps 76 VMware Tools 76 SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 77 Installation Steps 77 VMware Tools 77 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 78 Installation Steps 78 VMware Tools 78 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 79 Installation Steps 79 VMware Tools 79 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 80 Installation Steps 80 VMware Tools 80 openSUSE Linux 11.

and 4.2. 7 .9 108 Additional Install Instructions for FreeBSD 4. Inc.1.1 Server 115 Installation Steps 115 VMware Tools 116 NetWare 4.2 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. 4. 4.10 97 Installation Steps 97 VMware Tools 97 Ubuntu Linux 7.04 99 Installation Steps 99 VMware Tools 99 Ubuntu Linux 6.0 108 VMware Tools 110 NetWare 6.10 100 Installation Steps 100 VMware Tools 100 Ubuntu Linux 6. 4.0 Server 113 Installation Steps 113 VMware Tools 114 NetWare 5.10.3.04 103 Installation Steps 103 VMware Tools 103 FreeBSD 8 104 Installation Steps 104 Known Issue 104 VMware Tools 104 FreeBSD 7.5 Server 111 Installation Steps 111 VMware Tools 112 NetWare 6.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.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 4.10 102 Ubuntu Linux 5. and 4.11.06 101 Installation Steps 101 VMware Tools 101 Ubuntu Linux 5.

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

x. Removed incorrect instructions for enabling root on an Ubuntu Desktop 9. VMware Server. 20100304        20100201       20091119 Added new instructions for Windows Server 2008 r2.2. including Mandriva Corporate 4.0 Update 1.x.0. Added instructions for eComStation 1. Modified hard drive requirements for a Windows 2008 r2 virtual machine. SUSE Linux Enterprise 10. Table 1.x.1. Revised VMware Tools support for Solaris 10 Operating System for x86 Platforms.x. Added information about support for the e1000 NIC driver for Windows XP on ESX 4. Condensed installation instructions for Mandrake 9. Revision History This guide is revised with each newly supported guest operating system that requires installation instructions. and VMware Fusion™ information about installing guest operating systems in VMware virtual machines. and 4. and Turbolinux 8. 9 . Inc. Condensed installation instructions for FreeBSD 7. Oracle Enterprise Linux 4. Added information about kernel panic error when installing 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4.x. Condensed installation instructions for Desktop and Server releases for Linux guests.x. VMware GSX Server. 5. VMware Workstation. VMware. Added instructions for operating systems that the operating system vendor no longer supports. SUSE Linux Enterprise 11. Revision History Revision 20100610 Description    Added information about FreeBSD 8. 6.x. VMware ACE. Added instructions for Mandriva 2009. and FreeBSD 7. Condensed installation instructions for RedHat Linux 7.2 on a host with AMD NPT processor. Condensed installation instructions for SUSE Linux 8. Turbolinux 10. and 4. Added information about recommended memory size for Windows 95.About This Book About This Book The Guest Operating System Installation Guide provides users of VMware® ESX Server.x and 8.0. 4.10. 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.10 virtual machine. Ubuntu 9.

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

Condensed installation instructions for RedHat Linux 7.0 and later If you are using VMware® Workstation 3. 4. See “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4” on page 57. 11 .10” on page 90. These are the changes or updates made to the Guest Operating System Installation Guide since it was last published. Added information about kernel panic error when installing 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4.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. VMware ESX Server 1.0 and later VMware Server 1.0 and later VMware GSX Server 3. Start with “Mandrake Linux 9” on page 49. See “Ubuntu 9. Condensed installation instructions for Desktop and Server releases for Linux guests. Condensed installation instructions for Mandrake 9. See “Red Hat Linux 7” on page 67.x.x or an earlier VMware product.vmware. see the user’s manual that came with your product for installation instructions for the guest operating systems supported by that product.com/support/pubs.x.x. See “FreeBSD 8” on page 104.0. Latest Updates Find the latest version of the guide on the VMware Web site at: http://www. and 4. VMware GSX Server 2.x.10 virtual machine.5 and later VMware Workstation 4. Removed incorrect instructions for enabling root on an Ubuntu Desktop 9. “Turbolinux 10” on page 87 and “Turbolinux 8” on page 88. 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. Check the date on the cover page to determine if your copy of the guide is current. Operating systems that are not included in this guide are not supported.0 and later VMware Fusion1.    Added installation instructions for FreeBSD 8.1.     VMware.0 and later VMware ACE 1. “SUSE Linux Enterprise 11” on page 76 and “SUSE Linux Enterprise 10” on page 77. See “Windows 95” on page 27. Added information about recommended memory size for Windows 95. Inc.2 on a host with an AMD NPT processor.x and 8. including “Mandriva Corporate 4” on page 43.0 and later VMware ESXi/ESX 3.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See knowledge base article 1004780 at http://kb.vmware. the hard drive for the virtual machine must be 24GB or larger. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Windows Vista. Inc.com/kb/1004780. and run Windows Update on the Windows Vista virtual machine. The host computer must have more than 512MB of RAM to support this setting. The Windows Device Manager will indicate that the driver for the multimedia audio controller is missing. Fulfill these prerequisites before installing Windows Vista:   Create and configure a new virtual machine. 19 .vmware. To install the required driver. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. the driver for the multimedia audio controller will not be installed. Make sure the virtual machine has at least 512MB of RAM. If your VMware product supports it. .   Consider these support and configuration issues for Windows Vista:  If an Internet connection is not available while installing a 32-bit Windows Vista guest. NOTE After installing VMware Tools on a Windows Vista Service Pack (SP1) virtual machine. Follow the remaining installation steps as you would for a physical machine. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb.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.com/kb/340. You can install Windows Vista in a virtual machine using the corresponding Windows Vista distribution CD. For the 32-bit version of Windows Vista. Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the Windows Vista CD in the CD-ROM drive. For the 64-bit version of Windows Vista. configure an Internet connection. the screen resolution does not change to 1024 by 768 pixels automatically. the hard drive for the virtual machine must be 16GB or larger. you can also install from a PXE server. VMware. 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 you are using the virtual BusLogic SCSI driver downloaded from the VMware Web site.vmware. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. you need a special SCSI driver available from the download section of the VMware Web site at www.vmware. This allows you to select the additional SCSI driver required for installation. If your VMware product supports it. If you are using the virtual LSI Logic SCSI adapter. Refer to knowledge base article 1003020 at http://kb. Follow the instructions on the Web site to use the driver with a fresh installation of Windows Server 2003. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. Fulfill these prerequisites before installing Windows Server 2003:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. If you are using the virtual BusLogic SCSI adapter. To install the required driver. You need to manually configure the e1000 network adapter driver in ESX 3. Inc.    Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 Insert the Windows Server 2003 CD in the CD-ROM drive. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Windows Server 2003. press Enter to continue with setup. As the Windows Server 2003 installer loads. . After you specify the SCSI driver. 5 6 7 Press S to specify the additional driver. 20 VMware.vmware. Windows Server 2003 automatically installs the SCSI driver when you install the guest operating system. Consider these support and configuration issues for Windows Server 2003:  If an Internet connection is not available while installing a Windows Server 2003 guest. The Windows Device Manager will indicate that the driver for the multimedia audio controller is missing. you must take some special steps at this point in the installation process. 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. press the F6 key. the driver for the multimedia audio controller will not be installed.0.com/kb/1003020.com/download.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/kb/340.2 to support Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition. You can install Windows Server 2003 in a virtual machine using the corresponding Windows Server 2003 distribution CD. and run Windows Update on the Windows Server 2003 virtual machine. you can also install from a PXE server. Follow the remaining installation steps as you would for a physical machine. configure an Internet connection. install the new SCSI driver before upgrading the operating system.

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

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

insert the Windows NT 4. 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.0.0 CD in the CD-ROM drive. insert the SP3 or SP4 CD in the drive. Once the virtual machine is running Windows NT. Enabling DMA for such a configuration causes an error. Inc. you can also install from a PXE server. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Windows NT 4. You can enable the feature after installing Windows NT 4.0:  Create and configure a new virtual machine.0:  To set up a virtual machine running Windows NT 4. you cannot add both an additional SCSI disk and an IDE disk to the configuration. You can install Windows NT 4. Consider these support and configuration issues for Windows NT 4. While Windows NT is booting. Post Installation Instructions Enabling Networking After Installing Windows NT 4.0 (Workstation or Server) in a virtual machine using the standard Windows NT CD. 23 . Then use the configuration tools in your VMware product to add the additional disks. For more information. You need the NT Service Pack 3 or 4 CD to enable this option.0 guest with a SCSI virtual disk. 1 2 Power on the virtual machine.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. If you intend to run a Windows NT virtual machine with IDE virtual disks on a multiprocessor host computer. DMA is always enabled on SCSI virtual disks. see Disk Performance in Windows NT Guests on Multiprocessor Hosts in the GSX Server documentation. Then boot the virtual machine with Windows NT. VMware.0 If networking was disabled at the time you installed Windows NT.   Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 Insert the Windows NT 4. Shut down Windows NT and power off the virtual machine. Install Windows NT on that disk.0 CD in the CD-ROM drive. you must first create a virtual machine with only one disk.0 and using multiple disks. If you have a Windows NT 4. If your VMware product supports it.0. NOTE The DMA option should not be enabled for any IDE channel that has a CD-ROM drive configured for it. power off the virtual machine and use the Configuration Editor to move the CD-ROM to the secondary IDE controller (channel 1) at IDE 1:0. you can enable it after installing the operating system. unless you have the virtual machine configured with multiple virtual disks). If you have a virtual disk and a CD-ROM attached as master and slave to the primary IDE controller (channel 0) and you want to enable DMA.Installing Guest Operating Systems Windows NT 4. you might notice slower than expected disk input/output performance. Fulfill these prerequisites before installing Windows NT 4. Virtual disks support DMA transfers for better performance.0 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. run DMACHECK. Add the network adapter to the virtual machine’s configuration. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine.

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

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

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

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

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

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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DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS DEVICEHIGH=C:\DOS\oakcdrom.sys /D:mscd001 LAST DRIVE=Z

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To install Windows 3.1x 1 2 3 Insert the Windows 3.1x Standard Installation Disks into the disk drive. and connect it to the guest from the VM > Settings menu. Run the SETUP program and follow the prompts to complete the installation. When the installation completes, restart the guest.

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

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

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Installing Guest Operating Systems

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

Create and configure a new virtual machine.

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

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0 in a virtual machine is to use the standard CentOS distribution CD. causing the loss of ALL DATA on the drive. Refer to knowledge base article 9134325 at http://kb. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. You might see a warning that begins “The partition table on device <devicename> was unreadable. On a Linux host with an XFree86 3. CentOS 5.0 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. 6 Click Yes to partition the drive.” This does not mean that anything is wrong with the hard drive on your physical computer. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. Fulfill these prerequisites before installing CentOS 5. It simply means that the virtual hard drive in your virtual machine needs to be partitioned and formatted. Inc.vmware.com/kb/9134325 for more information. Power on the virtual machine to start installing CentOS 5.0:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. CentOS 5. 32 VMware. Installing CentOS 5. To create new partitions it must be initialized. 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.x X server. Do not start the X server in the guest operating system until you install VMware Tools. Consider these support and configuration issues for CentOS 5. If your VMware product supports it. Use the LSI Logic SCSI adapter. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.0 does not include a driver for the BusLogic SCSI adapter. If the virtual machine has less than 512MB of memory. Configure the virtual machine with a minimum of 512MB of memory.0 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. Guest screen savers that demand a lot of processing power can cause the X server on the host to freeze. Do not select the Virtualization Option during the installation. The easiest method of installing CentOS 5. do not run a screen saver in the guest operating system.0 via the boot floppy/network method is also supported.0. .com/kb/340.0 displays an error message as it loads certain VMware drivers.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.vmware. CentOS 5 is not listed as an option.Guest Operating System Installation Guide 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.    Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 Insert the CentOS 5. you can also install from a PXE server.

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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Inc.0 distribution CD. select boot with menu for own values. Power on the virtual machine to start installing eComStation 1. Press F10 and Enter to save these options and continue the boot process. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC. The DANIS506 IDE driver might not function correctly in an eComStation virtual machine. .0. When configuring the virtual machine.2R in the pre-boot menu.0.0:  If you have access to eComStation 1. If this selection is not available. Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Insert the eComStation 1.0 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. Fulfill these prerequisites before installing eComStation 1. Consider these support and configuration issues for eComStation 1.0 CD in the CD-ROM drive. select OS/2 or Other. While installing and after powering on eComStation 1. 36 VMware.Guest Operating System Installation Guide eComStation 1. The easiest method of installing eComStation 1.0. select eComStation for the Guest Operating System version in the New Virtual Machine Wizard. Page down to the BOOT OPTIONS: Storage page. 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. Use the up arrow key to select IBM1S506/IBMATAPI for the (E)IDE/ATA(PI) controller.0:   Create and configure a new virtual machine.0 in a virtual machine is to use the standard eComStation 1.

Make sure Boot from CDROM Drive is enabled in the BIOS settings.5. 1 2 3 4 Power on a system in which 32-bit OS/2 Warp 4.2 install CD available for install.5. VMware. Additional disks have to be of the same type already in use by the virtual machine. utilities.5.5. Inc.5.2 install CD into the CD drive.2 boot disk CD and the OS/2 Warp 4. Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 Insert the OS/2 Warp 4.2 in a virtual machine is to use the standard distribution CD.5. Have both the OS/2 Warp 4. press Enter to select the GUI mode.5.5. 6 7 8 Partition the hard disk drive using the FDISK utility. Continue the installation by selecting components.2.2 install CD. using the CDINST utility on a running OS/2 Warp 4. The same is true for LSI Logic and IDE. Format the file system with File Allocation Table (FAT) File System or High Performance File System (HPFS). Insert blank disks. Press the F3 key to use the command line interface to partition the hard drive. This creates bootable disks for 32-bit OS/2 Warp 4. Configure OS swap with at least 120MB of space.5.2. insert the OS/2 Warp 4. one by one respectively. Double-click on the CDINST utility that is located in the root directory. For example.5.5.2 boot disk in the CD drive. The easiest method of installing IBM OS/2 Warp 4.5. After completing the installation. After the initial startup completes.2 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system.5. Power on the virtual machine to start installing IBM OS/2 Warp 4. Fulfill these requirements before you install OS/2 Warp 4. and save the FDSIK settings.2:    Create and configure a virtual machine. Consider these support and configuration issues for IBM OS/2 Warp 4. any additional disks should also be BusLogic disks. Create Boot Disks Create boot disks from the 32-bit OS/2 Warp 4. and other resources. 9 10 11 12 Select an appropriate volume to install the guest.2:   Additional disks should be less than or equal to 528MB. if an IBM OS/2 Warp guest is installed on a BusLogic disk.2 is installed.2 boot disk in the CD drive and reboot the guest. Create an appropriate start volume on which to install the guest.5.5. 37 . Alternatively.Installing Guest Operating Systems IBM OS/2 Warp 4.5.2 install CD in the CD drive. reboot the guest. insert the OS/2 Warp 4.2 guest.2 install CD into the CD drive. Reinsert the OS/2 Warp 4. The start volume is displayed on the screen. Insert the 32-bit OS/2 Warp 4. After installing the required drivers from the boot disk CD.

Inc.Guest Operating System Installation Guide VMware Tools There is no version of VMware Tools that supports IBM OS/2 Warp 4.5.2. 38 VMware. .

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

Guest Operating System Installation Guide 3 4 Double-click on the CDINST utility that is located in the root directory.0. Insert three blank disks. respectively. VMware Tools There is no version of VMware Tools that supports IBM OS/2 Warp 4. . Inc. This creates bootable disks for 32-bit OS/2 Warp 4.0 40 VMware. one by one.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inc. the number lock is always active in the guest. you can also install from a PXE server. Instead. select the type of computer on which you installed your VMware product. At the command line. If your VMware product supports it. make the following selections: a b c Click Advanced. 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. You cannot disable it by pressing the Num Lock key. The easiest method of installing Mandrake Linux 9 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Mandrake Linux distribution CD.2 CD in the CD-ROM drive.2 1 2 3 Insert the Mandrake Linux 9. select Use free space and select Next. The following steps include only those steps that are specific to installing this guest on a VMware virtual machine. Select Individual package selection and select Next. you are offered a choice of XFree86 X servers. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. With many Linux guest operating systems. Scroll to numlock and deselect the asterisk and select Next. select Graphical interface and select Do. 8 9 When you reach the Summary screen. You can choose either one. If you installed your VMware product on a laptop computer. let Mandrake Linux allocate the space.  Installation Steps for Mandrake Linux 9.Installing Guest Operating Systems Mandrake Linux 9 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. Unless you have special disk requirements. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. you should install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Mandrake Linux 9. Power on the virtual machine. Install this operating system as you would on a physical machine. however. type text and press Enter.2 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. Consider these support and configuration issues for Mandrake Linux 9:  During the Mandrake Linux 9 installation. If you do not disable numlock when you install the guest on a laptop. Make the following selections for the graphical interface:     A monitor for the guest VMware virtual video card XFree 4.3 The resolution and refresh rate for the guest 49 VMware. . but do not run the X server. 7 When you reach the Package Group Selection screen. 4 5 6 Click in the opening screen and press F1 to install using text mode. Fulfill these requirements before you install Mandrake Linux:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. installing Mandrake Linux 9. In the DrakX Partitioning wizard found the following solutions screen.

Select the resolution and refresh rate you want your guest to use. When the installer asks whether to start X when you reboot. Installation Steps for Mandrake Linux 9.0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Insert the Mandrake Linux 9.0. unless you have special requirements.1 and 9. you reach the monitor setup screen. and then enter text for text mode. Click Use free space. Near the end of the installation. it is all right to let Mandrake Linux automatically allocate the space.1.0 CD in the CD-ROM drive. Select No to not install updates to the packages. enter the following path: /usr/bin/lspcidrake 50 VMware. Choose XFree 4. answer No.2.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. answer No. This driver recognizes the VMware SVGA driver. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Mandrake Linux 9. after files have been copied. VMware GSX Server: When selecting a boot loader.com/kb/340. answer No. the Summary screen reappears. When the installer asks if you want to test the configuration. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. In the partitioning step. you should install VMware Tools from the Linux console. the configuration program asks for the location of lspci. Use the Expert installer. When the installer asks if you want to install updates to the packages. .vmware. select Next. Select VMware virtual video card. Inc. When that prompt appears. Do not start X until you have installed VMware Tools. With a Mandrake Linux 9 guest. At the opening screen. use LILO with text menu. You are offered a choice of 2 XFree86 X servers to install. Do not create a custom boot disk when prompted. Use the text mode installer. NOTE As you are installing and configuring VMware Tools.2 guest operating system. It causes the virtual machine to hang.1 or 9. Select Reboot to complete the basic installation of the Mandrake Linux 9. 10 11 12 In the Summary screen. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. Do not use the graphical version of LILO.1 or 9. press F1 for options. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest.

0 1 2 3 4 Insert the Mandrake Linux 8. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. you are offered a choice of XFree86 X servers. You can choose either one.0. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. but do not run the X server. you reach the monitor setup screen. Near the end of the installation. Do not use the graphical version of LILO. 51 . you should install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Mandrake Linux 8. If your VMware product supports it. however. installing Mandrake Linux 8 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. This driver recognizes the VMware SVGA driver. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. With many Linux guest operating systems. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Mandrake Linux 8. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. When the installer asks whether to start X when you reboot.1 or 8.2. When selecting a boot loader. The easiest method of installing Mandrake Linux 8 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Mandrake Linux distribution CD.1 and 8.  Installation Steps for Mandrake Linux 8. use LILO with text menu. answer No. answer No. Consider these support and configuration issues for Mandrake Linux 8:  During the Mandrake Linux 8 installation. it is all right to let Mandrake Linux auto-allocate the space. You are offered a choice of 2 XFree86 X servers to install. When the installer asks if you want to install system updates. Inc. unless you have special requirements. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. Use the Expert installer. Choose the resolution and refresh rate you want your guest to use. Instead. Installation Steps for Mandrake Linux 8.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.1 or 8. answer No. VMware. Do not create a custom boot disk when prompted.2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Insert the Mandrake Linux 8.0 CD in the CD-ROM drive. Use the Expert installer.2 CD in the CD-ROM drive.0. you can also install from a PXE server. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. It causes the virtual machine to hang. In the partitioning step. to get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Mandrake Linux 8. after files have been copied.2. Fulfill these requirements before you install Mandrake Linux 8:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. Choose XFree 4. When the installer asks if you want to test the configuration.

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

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

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

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

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

choose Software Development and select individual packages. 4. 2.html. 3.0. 4. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.3. and 5. Update 1.vmware. Consider these support and configuration issues for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4:  VMware Workstation. Be sure that kernel-smp is deselected (no asterisk should appear between the brackets). Fulfill these requirements before you install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4:  Create and configure a new virtual machine.vmware. VMware GSX Server: In the Package Group Selection screen. See knowledge base article 1018631 at http://kb. and 2.5 support only the BusLogic SCSI adapter on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. be sure to select the LSI Logic SCSI adapter. Inc. Update 6 and Update 7. and 5: ESX Server 2. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. See knowledge base article 8964517 at http://kb.com/kb/8964517. In the Individual Package Selection screen. or 4. If the virtual machine has less than 256MB of memory. For instructions on downloading and installing the BusLogic driver.vmware.4.5.com/kb/1018631 for information about a kernel panic error that occurs when you install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5. If your VMware product supports it. VMware GSX Server: When creating the virtual machine. 2.2. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 does not include a driver for the BusLogic SCSI adapter.5 support both the LSI Logic and BusLogic SCSI adapter on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 hugemem kernel is not supported. and 2. Red Hat Enterprise Linux presents an error message as it loads certain VMware drivers. SCSI adapter support      Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5. installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. You do not need to change any other selections. however.com/download/esx/drivers_tools. 2.2 on an AMD NPT processor. 3. 2. VMware provides a separate driver to support the BusLogic SCSI adapter. 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. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. The easiest method of installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Red Hat distribution CD. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine.5. 57 . 2. see www. 5 VMware. use the arrow keys to move down to System Environment/Kernel and press Enter.1.4. Update 6 and Update 7: ESX Server 2. VMware ACE. you can also install from a PXE server. The SMP kernel is not supported in a GSX Server virtual machine. Update 1. 4.   Installation Steps NOTE Pay particular attention to the notes in Step 4 about how to avoid installing an inappropriate kernel.5.5.2.5. 2. Be sure the virtual machine is configured with at least 256MB of memory.3.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.5. 1 2 3 4 Insert the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.

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

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

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

Fulfill these requirements before you install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1:  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. however.1 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. you can choose Generic Wheel Mouse (PS/2).. type text and press Enter. use Update 6 or higher. If you have a wheel mouse.  You should not run the X server that is installed when you set up Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2. in graphical mode .1. Inc. use one of the following configurations for the network and SCSI adapters:    vlance network adapter—Use an LSI Logic SCSI adapter. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps.. VMware. 61 . Consider these support and configuration issues for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2. To choose the text mode installer.. Use the function keys listed below .. At the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2. installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2. If you do not install Update 6 or higher.1. You must install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. including the following: To install or upgrade Red Hat Linux . 1 2 Insert the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2. vmxnet network adapter—Use an LSI Logic SCSI adapter or BusLogic adapter.1 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive. and then in the Installation Type screen.. In the Mouse Selection screen. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system.. in text mode.. .1 CD boot prompt.. Choose the language and keyboard..1 WS on VMware ESX Server: When you install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.Installing Guest Operating Systems Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2. Instead. to get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine. choose either Advanced Server or Custom for the installation type. To install or upgrade .1.1 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system.1 using the text mode installer. If your VMware product supports it. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2. you can also install from a PXE server. pay particular attention to the notes in Step 6 about how to avoid installing an inappropriate kernel. 3 4 5 Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. The easiest method of installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2. which you can choose when you first boot the installer. type: text <ENTER>. This eliminates conflicts with the network and SCSI adapters and installation problems on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2..  Installation Steps NOTE Unless you are running a multiprocessor virtual machine under VMware ESX Server..1 WS guest operating system. With many Linux guest operating systems.. you are offered a number of choices.1 WS in a virtual machine on an ESX Server.1 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Red Hat distribution CD. you should install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2. choose Generic – 3 Button Mouse (PS/2) and select the Emulate 3 Buttons option for three-button mouse support in the virtual machine.1:  Create and configure a new virtual machine.

Do not start the X server in the guest operating system until you install VMware Tools. if the virtual disk is an IDE drive. choose Generic SVGA. VMware ESX Server. Also note that sda appears in the message as the device name if the virtual disk in question is a SCSI disk.com/kb/340.vmware. VirtualCenter. For additional information on using uniprocessor and multiprocessor kernels with a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2. Inc. Be sure that kernel-smp is deselected (no asterisk should appear between the brackets). you can also set the networking parameters manually. VirtualCenter. hda appears in the message as the device name instead. be sure the following kernels are deselected: kernel-enterprise.com/support/esx21/doc/releasenotes_esx213. or vCenter Server if installing to an ESX Server machine without virtual SMP: In the Individual Package Selection screen. 9 If your computer is connected to a LAN that provides DHCP support. In the Individual Package Selection screen.Guest Operating System Installation Guide 6 VMware GSX Server only: In the Package Group Selection screen. 10 VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. If you are installing a uniprocessor virtual machine. You might see a warning that says: The partition table on device sda was unreadable. causing the loss of ALL DATA on the drive. You do not need to change any other selections. . Select the Yes button and press Enter. in the Network Configuration screen. choose Software Development and Select individual packages.html. you can select the option Use bootp/dhcp. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. 62 VMware. It simply means that the virtual hard drive in your virtual machine needs to be partitioned and formatted. Would you like to initialize this drive? This does not mean that anything is wrong with the hard drive on your physical computer. it must be initialized.vmware. use the arrow keys to move down to System Environment/Kernel and press Enter. 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. To create new partitions.   If you are installing a multiprocessor virtual machine. If you prefer. kernel-smp and kernel-summit. use the arrow keys to move down to System Environment/Kernel and press Enter. The SMP kernel is not supported in a GSX Server virtual machine. In the Video Card Configuration screen. or vCenter Server if installing to an ESX Server machine with virtual SMP: In the Individual Package Selection screen. be sure kernel-smp is selected. 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. see the release notes at www. use the arrow keys to move down to System Environment/Kernel and press Enter. 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 choose Generic Wheel Mouse (PS/2). you should install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Red Hat Linux 9. choose Generic – 3 Button Mouse (PS/2) and select the Emulate 3 Buttons option for three-button mouse support in the virtual machine.  Installation Steps 1 2 Insert the Red Hat Linux 9. Instead. If your VMware product supports it. hda appears in the message as the device name instead.. Choose the language and keyboard. 63 . If you have a wheel mouse. type linux text and press Enter.0:  You should not run the X server that is installed when you set up Red Hat Linux 9. in graphical mode . Consider these support and configuration issues for Red Hat Linux 9.0 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. Fulfill these requirements before you install Red Hat Linux 9. The partition table on device sda is corrupted. it must be initialized. It simply means that the virtual hard drive in your virtual machine needs to be partitioned and formatted. In the Installation Type screen. installing Red Hat Linux 9. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Red Hat Linux 9. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. To choose the text mode installer.. NOTE If you attempt to use the graphical installer. VMware.0 CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.. Be sure to make the choices outlined in the following steps. With many Linux guest operating systems. 6 7 8 This does not mean that anything is wrong with the hard drive on your physical computer. Select the Initialize button and press Enter. You must install Red Hat Linux 9.Installing Guest Operating Systems Red Hat Linux 9. it fails and launches the text mode installer. In the Mouse Selection screen. causing the loss of ALL DATA on the drive. you can also install from a PXE server. to get an accelerated SVGA X server running inside the virtual machine. At the Red Hat Linux 9.. Use the function keys listed below . in text mode.0. which you can choose when you first boot the installer. You might see a warning that says: Bad partition table. if the virtual disk is an IDE drive.0...0 CD boot prompt. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. To create new partitions.0 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. Inc. type: linux text <ENTER>.0. To install or upgrade . Also note that sda appears in the message as the device name if the virtual disk in question is a SCSI disk.0 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Red Hat distribution CD... you are offered the following choices: To install or upgrade Red Hat Linux . choose either Server or Workstation for the installation type.0:  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. The easiest method of installing Red Hat Linux 9.0 using the text mode installer. 3 4 5 Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. however.

see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. In the Video Card Configuration screen. Inc.vmware. NOTE When you are installing VMware Tools. the configuration program asks you to specify a resolution for the guest operating system’s display.Guest Operating System Installation Guide 9 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. the guest operating system instead switches to a default resolution of 800 x 600.com/kb/340. If you prefer. 10 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. in the Network Configuration screen. choose Skip X Configuration. you can also set the networking parameters manually. If you set a higher resolution. you can select the option Use bootp/dhcp. 64 VMware. Set the resolution to 1152 x 864 or lower. .

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

Do not start the X server in the guest operating system until you install VMware Tools. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. In the Video Card Configuration screen. you can also set the networking parameters manually.vmware. in the Network Configuration screen. If you prefer. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. Inc.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. 66 VMware. you can select the option Use bootp/dhcp. . choose Skip X Configuration.

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

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

CAUTION Red Hat Linux 6. (Specifying a host name will cause an installer error later.. however.. in graphical mode . In the Choose a Card screen. or Xeon-MP (Pentium III Xeon processors are OK). The easiest method of installing Red Hat Linux 6. Consider these support and configuration issues for Red Hat Linux 6. in graphical mode ..0. Use the function keys listed below .) At the next screen—Network Configuration—respond OK to use the default: Use bootp/dhcp. Due to VGA performance issues installing Red Hat 6.. To install or upgrade a system . Use the function keys listed below . However.  With many Linux guest operating systems. type: text <ENTER>. we highly recommend you install the operating system with the text mode installer.. During the Linux installation. in text mode..2 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well. We recommend you install the operating system with the text mode installer. the installation program auto-detects and loads the AMD PC/Net 32 driver (no command line parameter is necessary to load the driver)..2 with the graphics mode installer..2 CD boot prompt.. To enable expert mode.2 runs on Intel core processors.2 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Red Hat distribution CD. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. Just respond OK and continue. install the VMware Tools package immediately after installing Red Hat Linux 6.. Fulfill these requirements before you install Red Hat Linux 6. To install or upgrade a system .. select the Generic VGA compatible/Generic VGA card from the list. NOTE The text mode installer in Red Hat Linux 6.. 4 5 VMware. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD. you are offered the following choices: To install or upgrade a system . Power on the virtual machine to start installing Red Hat Linux 6. 69 . type: text <ENTER>.2:  During the Red Hat Linux 6.Installing Guest Operating Systems Red Hat Linux 6..2:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system..2 CD boot prompt.2.2 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. Inc.x installation. . installing Red Hat Linux 6. select the standard VGA16 X server.  Choose the text mode installer by typing text followed by Enter.. At the Red Hat 6.. with no qualifier. At the Red Hat 6..1 or 6.x. . Choose the text mode installer by typing text followed by Enter. you are offered the following choices: To install or upgrade a system . Installation Steps 1 2 Insert the Red Hat Linux 6. To run an accelerated SVGA X server inside the virtual machine. do not specify a host name.. NOTE If the virtual machine’s Ethernet adapter has been enabled... it does not run on Xeon processors that are branded Xeon.2 installation CD in the CD-ROM drive.2 presents a Hostname Configuration screen. 3 Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine. To enable expert mode. in text mode. a standard VGA16 X server (without support for the VMware X server) is installed. If you are installing this guest with DHCP in a virtual machine with host-only networking.

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

05.0.1 or later.03.09.04. located on the SCO FTP Web site: ftp://ftp.  Downloadable drivers Suitable NIC and HBA drivers are not included in the base SCO OpenServer 5.0 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system.sco.0 distributions and need to be downloaded from the Internet  SCO Intel PRO/1000 network adapter driver (Search for the eeG driver. IDE virtual disks – SCO BTLD (wd boot-time loadable driver) for improved performance and reliability.).com/pub/openserver5/507/drivers/lsil_1. (Not harmful to other drive sizes. you can also install from a PXE server.7 – wd BTLD is required for IDE disks larger than 128GiB (137GB).0.Guest Operating System Installation Guide SCO OpenServer 5. located on the LSI Logic Web site: http://www. You can install SCO OpenServer 5.0 root disk.0. located on the SCO FTP Web site: ftp://ftp.03.com/DistributionSystem/AssetDocument/files/support/ssp/fusionmpt/SCO/SCO_op 5_mpt_lsil_10409. and if your VMware product supports it. biosgeom bootstring – Required for SCSI drives between 1 and 64GiB. LSI SAS – Requires LSI Logic lsil BTLD 1.7 only.5GiB for the SCO OpenServer 5.lsi.com/DistributionSystem/AssetDocument/files/support/ssp/fusionmpt/sas/linux/scou nix_10409.zip http://www. 128GiB or more – 5.com/pub/openserver5/507/drivers/wd_3. OpenServer 5. Fulfill these requirements before you install SCO OpenServer 5.  Supported virtual disks     BusLogic SCSI – Requires SCO blc BTLD 3.sco.0:  Virtual disk recommendations   Minimum size – 1.28 or later.6 – Cannot use IDE disks that are 128 GB or larger.1. located on the SCO FTP Web site: ftp://ftp.1/  SCO LSI Logic BTLD 1.03.05.lsi. Consider these support and configuration issues for SCO OpenServer 5.05.28.0:  Create and configure a new virtual machine.sco.0/  SCO BusLogic BTLD 3.com/pub/openserver5/507/drivers/blc_3.com/pub/openserver5/drivers/  SCO IDE BTLD. LSI SCSI – Requires SCO lsil BTLD 1. Inc.04. IDE   Under 128GiB – no BTLD required.) ftp://ftp. via the boot floppy/network method.28/  LSI Logic LSISAS BTLD 1. Special considerations for drive sizes:     OpenServer 5. .txt 72 VMware.sco.0 in a virtual machine using the standard distribution CDs.09 or later. requires SCO “wd” BTLD.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Log in as a normal user. Inc. network scanning eventually stops and the installation resumes. it ejects the installation CD and displays a message indicating that the computer will restart.vmware.10 installer copies the files it needs to the virtual disk.10 CD in the CD-ROM drive.10.10. You can complete the following steps either before or during the VMware Tools installation. The easiest method of installing Ubuntu 9. Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the Ubuntu 9. If your site uses an HTTP proxy. After the Ubuntu 9.10 distribution CD. this message might persist for 10 minutes or longer. If you wait. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. 90 VMware. you need to enable root in your Ubuntu guest. Type sudo passwd root to set a root password. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines.10 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Ubuntu 9. 4 NOTE As the installation progresses. Consider these support and configuration issues for Ubuntu 9.10:  With many Linux guest operating systems. install VMware Tools using the tar installer. indicating that the installation has been delayed. To install VMware Tools using the tar installer.com/kb/340. To enable root in a virtual machine running Ubuntu Ubuntu Server Edition 1 2 3 Open a terminal window. NOTE For Ubuntu 9. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. If the virtual machine fails to restart as expected.10:  Create and configure a new virtual machine.10 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. When the installation completes.10 user interface. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. Fulfill these requirements before you install Ubuntu 9. choose System > Preferences > Network Proxy to set the HTTP proxy in the Network Proxy Preferences dialog box. in the Ubuntu 9.Guest Operating System Installation Guide Ubuntu 9. the message Configuring apt/ Scanning the mirror appears indicating that the network is being scanned. . For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. click the Reset button to restart it. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Ubuntu 9.

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

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

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vmware. VMware Tools and 64-bit Version of Ubuntu Linux 5. 102 VMware. 4 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.10 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 Ubuntu Linux 5. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system.Guest Operating System Installation Guide Ubuntu Linux 5. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC.com/kb/340. In the Authenticate window.10:  With many Linux guest operating systems. it ejects the installation CD and displays a message indicating that the computer will restart. Inc. establish a root password. see knowledge base article at http://kb. click the Reset button to restart it. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines.com/kb/1900. Type sudo passwd root to set a root password.10 lacks the driver needed for correct operation of the X server in the virtual machine. Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the Ubuntu Linux CD in the CD-ROM drive. Select the Allow local system administrator login check box and click Close. NOTE You must use the tar installer to install VMware Tools in Ubuntu Linux.10:  Create and configure a new virtual machine.10 in a virtual machine is to use the standard Ubuntu Linux distribution CD. Log in as a normal user.vmware. To install VMware Tools in the 64-bit version of Ubuntu Linux 5. type your password and click Authenticate. and under Set password by hand. Ubuntu Server Edition 1 2 3 Open a terminal window. you need to enable root in your Ubuntu guest. After the Ubuntu Linux installer copies the files it needs to the virtual disk. To install VMware Tools using the tar installer. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. The easiest method of installing Ubuntu Linux 5.10. click Properties. Select System > Administration > Users and Groups and click Unlock. If the virtual machine fails to restart as expected. . The driver is installed when you install VMware Tools.10 The 64-bit version of Ubuntu Linux 5. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Ubuntu Linux. Ubuntu Desktop Edition 1 2 3 4 5 Select System > Administration > Login Window. and click the Security tab. Select root. Fulfill these requirements before you install Ubuntu Linux 5.

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

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

com/kb/340.x CD or DVD into the CD-ROM drive. Inc.vmware. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb.Installing Guest Operating Systems FreeBSD 7. VMware Tools Install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. Installation Steps To install FreeBSD 7. Do not start the X server in the guest operating system until you install VMware Tools.x:  With many FreeBSD guest operating systems.x:   Create and configure a new virtual machine. Download the ISO images from the FreeBSD Web site: Consider these support and configuration issues for FreeBSD 7. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. VMware. Power on the virtual machine to start installing FreeBSD. 105 . Install FreeBSD 7.x: 1 2 3 Insert the FreeBSD 7. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC.x Read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system.x from a DVD or CDs. Fulfill these requirements before you install FreeBSD 7. 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. . 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 FreeBSD 6 Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. Inc. Power on the virtual machine to start installing FreeBSD.vmware. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. Fulfill these requirements before you install FreeBSD 6:   Create and configure a new virtual machine. Download the ISO images from the FreeBSD Web site: Consider these support and configuration issues for FreeBSD 6:  With many FreeBSD guest operating systems. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. You can install FreeBSD 6 from a DVD or CDs.com/kb/340. Installation Steps To install FreeBSD 6: 1 2 3 Insert the FreeBSD CD in the CD-ROM drive. 106 VMware.

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 5:  With many FreeBSD guest operating systems. 107 . Inc.vmware. 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.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. VMware. Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the FreeBSD 5 CD in the CD-ROM drive. The easiest method of installing FreeBSD 5 in a virtual machine is to use the standard FreeBSD distribution CD. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.com/kb/340. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. Fulfill these requirements before you install FreeBSD 5:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. Power on the virtual machine to start installing FreeBSD 5. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest.

This problem has been fixed in FreeBSD 4. Manually set the disk geometry when installing FreeBSD. Additional Install Instructions for FreeBSD 4.6 in a virtual machine.4. FreeBSD installs the boot loader in the wrong location on the virtual disk.0 If you create your virtual machine with a virtual IDE disk. the FreeBSD boot loader asks the BIOS for important data that is now on a different section of the virtual disk.6. you need more space in /usr than is provided by the installer defaults. and 4.  108 VMware.1. installation proceeds as it would on a physical machine. VMware recommends that you use the LSI Logic virtual SCSI adapter with this guest operating system. When FreeBSD tries to boot. FreeBSD 4. Include at least 4. This and later versions correctly boot SCSI virtual disks of any size. 4. 4.2. do not use the installer's default option A partitioning.3.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. 4. the guest operating system does not boot unless you take special steps.11. various problems have been observed when the BusLogic virtual SCSI adapter is used with VMware virtual machines. . The easiest method of installing FreeBSD 4 in a virtual machine is to use the standard FreeBSD distribution CD. To use FreeBSD 4. It resolves an issue that interferes with installation of FreeBSD 4.1. Use option C to create the mounts. and 4. If you create your virtual machine with a SCSI virtual disk that is 2GB or larger you need to set the disk geometry.10. so FreeBSD cannot boot.000 blocks for /usr in the partitioning scheme. Additional Install Instructions for FreeBSD 4. 4.2. Fulfill these requirements before you install FreeBSD 4:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. If you install FreeBSD 4. Follow the rest of the installation steps as you would for a physical PC. Inc. and 4. In order to install VMware Tools. complete one of these tasks  Use an IDE virtual disk in your virtual machine. The guest fails to boot because the virtual disk geometry is not probed correctly by FreeBSD when you install the guest operating system.   Installation Steps 1 2 3 Insert the FreeBSD CD in the CD-ROM drive.3.0 in your virtual machine. VMware recommends that you configure ESX Server virtual machines that use this guest operating system to use the vmx Ethernet adapter.2 instead. 4.2.1.9 After powering on the virtual machine complete this step: In the FreeBSD Disklabel Editor step.0 as the guest operating system on a 2GB or larger SCSI virtual disk. Use FreeBSD 4. and 4.6 is not supported.000. 4. 4.3. Power on the virtual machine to start installing FreeBSD. You might need to add the IDE virtual disk to the virtual machine with the Configuration Editor. Consider these support and configuration issues for FreeBSD 4:  With many FreeBSD guest operating systems. See your product documentation for instructions.

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

com/kb/340. Inc. 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 VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. .vmware. 110 VMware.

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

a virtual machine takes CPU time from the host regardless of whether the NetWare server software is idle or busy. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. For the subnet mask.###. For the router gateway.com/kb/340. enter the host’s IP address (192.160.1.255. enter the NAT service’s IP address (192. type ipconfig /all At a command prompt on a Linux host. After you finish the installation. Note that with Network Address Translation. enter 255.###. . if the host IP address is 192.168. look up the host machine’s IP address.1 in our example). where ### is any number greater than 2 and less than 128.255. where ### is any number greater than 1 and less than 128.160.0.168. To prevent unnecessary slowdowns.1. At a command prompt on a Windows host. 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 . if the host IP address is 192.2 in our example).0.255.  If you chose network address translation (NAT) for the virtual machine. For the subnet mask.168. type ifconfig Note the host’s IP address for VMnet8 and change the last octet so it is greater than the last octet in the IP address of the host.  7 Finish the installation by following the on-screen instructions.vmware. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. For the router gateway. As a result. the virtual machine’s IP address is 192. The IP address used by the NAT device itself (which always uses .160.160. after you install VMware Tools.160. you keep the NetWare CPU idle program loaded. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb.168.168.255.1 in the last octet). For example. which installs and loads the CPU idler program.2 as the last octet). install VMware Tools. Inc.160. VMware recommends that. enter 255. NetWare servers do not idle the CPU when the operating system is idle.168. Installing VMware Tools also installs and loads the CPU idle program. For example. 112 VMware.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. the virtual machine’s IP address is 192.

168. click inside the virtual machine window. On the reboot.255. Power on the virtual machine to start installing NetWare 6.0 Server:   VMware recommends you install NetWare 6 on a computer with at least 256MB of memory.0 in a virtual machine using the standard Novell NetWare 6. it fails because it broadcasts for its own IP address. look up the host machine's IP address. The guest operating system reboots. floppy or hard disk was detected. Create a new boot partition. do one of the following:  If you chose bridged networking for the virtual machine. 113 . For example. Read and accept the license agreement.0 guest. VMware.1. Use the arrow keys to select the CD drive as the boot device. Consider these support and configuration issues for NetWare 6. For the subnet mask. you must boot from the installation CD twice—once to format the virtual machine's disk drive. press Esc.###. Inc. if the host IP address is 192. When NetWare tries to load the LAN driver (using pcntnw. You can install NetWare 6.0 Server Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system. and then press Enter. As the virtual machine boots.160. the virtual machine’s IP address is 192. When the VMware logo appears.0 Server:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. use the virtual LSI Logic SCSI adapter.0. change the boot order. enter 255. To boot from the CD the second time.0 does not include a driver for the virtual BusLogic SCSI adapter.168. To work around this.160. you see the message Operating System not found and a dialog box with the message No bootable CD. enter its IP address.lan). To configure IP networking.0 Server CD in the CD-ROM drive. In the NetWare installation process.0. open the System Console (press Ctrl+Esc) and type set allow ip address duplicates=on Press Alt+Esc to return to the installation. where ### is any number greater than 1 and less than 128. Fulfill these requirements before you install NetWare 6. 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.0 CD-ROM. NetWare 6. This causes IP networking to fail. and then a second time to install files from the CD.  If you chose host-only networking for the virtual machine. Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 6 Insert the NetWare 6.  When you configure a virtual machine for a NetWare 6. At a command prompt on a Windows host. choose IDE CD-ROM.255.Installing Guest Operating Systems NetWare 6. type: ipconfig /all At a command prompt on a Linux host. When prompted.

168. For the subnet mask. install VMware Tools. For an overview of VMware Tools and for a listing of the manuals that contain instructions for installing VMware Tools in your guest. a virtual machine takes CPU time from the host regardless of whether the NetWare server software is idle or busy. which installs and loads the CPU idler program.Guest Operating System Installation Guide For the router gateway.  7 Finish the installation. For example.168.1 in this example). At a command prompt on a Windows host.168.vmware. if the host IP address is 192. where ### is any number greater than 2 and less than 128. Inc.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. enter 255. enter the NAT service’s IP address (192. you keep the NetWare CPU idle program loaded. 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.com/kb/340.###.  If you chose network address translation (NAT) for the virtual machine. .160. enter the host’s IP address (192. As a result. Note that with Network Address Translation. NetWare servers do not idle the CPU when the operating system is idle. look up the host machine's IP address. after you install VMware Tools. For the router gateway. VMware recommends that.1. Installing VMware Tools also installs and loads the CPU idle program. The IP address used by the NAT device itself always uses 2 as the last octet. type: ipconfig /all At a command prompt on a Linux host. the virtual machine’s IP address is 192. 114 VMware. To prevent unnecessary slowdowns.160.160.168.2 in this example).255. After you finish the installation.160.255. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system.

and a second time to install files from the CD. be sure to download the latest LSI Logic driver. VMware. 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. 115 .1.1 Server in a virtual machine using the standard Novell NetWare 5. For SCSI support. enter its IP address. press Esc. Read and accept the license agreement. If you are running NetWare 5.1 Server:  Create and configure a new virtual machine. you should install the latest LSI Logic SCSI driver. Inc. On the reboot.   Installation Steps 1 2 3 4 5 Insert the NetWare 5. The installation continues. see http://kb. Power on the virtual machine to start installing NetWare 5. type: ipconfig /all At a command prompt on a Linux host.1 on a computer with at least 256MB of memory.1 Server Support Pack 6. Create a new boot partition. you see the message Operating System not found and a dialog box with the message No bootable CD. look up the host machine's IP address.com/kb/1181.1 Server CD-ROM. At a command prompt on a Windows host. and then press Enter.vmware. floppy or hard disk was detected. In the NetWare installation process. To boot from the CD the second time.1 Server CD into the CD-ROM drive. change the boot order. This causes IP networking to fail. VMware ACE and VMware GSX Server: To configure IP networking. VMware Workstation. When the VMware logo appears. open the System Console (press Ctrl+Esc) and type set allow ip address duplicates=on Press Alt+Esc to return to the installation. When NetWare tries to load the LAN driver (using pcntnw. To work around this. click inside the virtual machine window. Use the arrow keys to select the CD drive as the boot device. boot from the installation CD twice—once to format the virtual machine's disk drive. VMware ESX Server: Skip to Step 6. do one of the following:  If you chose bridged networking for the virtual machine.1 Server:   VMware recommends you install NetWare 5.  If you chose host-only networking for the virtual machine. You can install NetWare 5.1 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. For information on obtaining and installing the driver. Consider these support and configuration issues for NetWare 5. The guest operating system reboots.Installing Guest Operating Systems NetWare 5. As the virtual machine boots. it fails because it broadcasts for its own IP address.lan).

 If you chose network address translation (NAT) for the virtual machine. type: ipconfig /all At a command prompt on a Linux host. Inc.160.###.1. where ### is any number greater than 1 and less than 128. 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 NAT service’s IP address (192. enter 255. VMware Tools Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. For the router gateway. enter the host’s IP address (192. look up the host machine's IP address. NetWare servers do not idle the CPU when the operating system is idle. VMware recommends that. a virtual machine takes CPU time from the host regardless of whether the NetWare server software is idle or busy.Guest Operating System Installation Guide For example.###.1.160. install VMware Tools. At a command prompt on a Windows host. you keep the NetWare CPU idle program loaded.160. and then the virtual machine’s IP address is 192.168.168. For the subnet mask. see knowledge base article 340 at http://kb. For example.1 in this example).160.168. enter 255. 116 VMware. To prevent unnecessary slowdowns.0.168. As a result.160.0. Installing VMware Tools also installs and loads the CPU idle program.2 in this example). if the host IP address is 192. Note that with Network Address Translation. For the subnet mask.255. For the router gateway.168.168. if the host IP address is 192. 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.255. 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. after you install VMware Tools.com/kb/340. which installs and loads the CPU idler program. .vmware. The IP address used by the NAT device itself always uses 2 as the last octet.160. After you finish the installation.  6 Finish the installation by following the on-screen instructions. the virtual machine’s IP address is 192. where ### is any number greater than 2 and less than 128.255.255.

Install the guest operating system and VMware Tools.sys driver. The rest of the free space on the virtual disk is used for the NetWare partition. If you are using a MS-DOS boot partition.EXE /D:mscd001 :QUIT 2 3 After you have configured the CD-ROM software. Modify the config.0 or higher in a small (50MB FAT16) partition as described in these guidelines.2 Server in a virtual machine using the standard Novell NetWare 4. VMware.bat files on your MS-DOS boot floppy (along with the mscdex.cfg) in a text editor and add the following line: gui.2 Server on a host with at least 256MB of memory.2 Server installation CD. config. If you created this virtual machine on a Linux host follow these steps: a Open the configuration file (<netware>.exe. If you have problems setting up the MS-DOS virtual machine to access the CD-ROM drive.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.Installing Guest Operating Systems NetWare 4. Install a CD-ROM driver or CD-ROM software for MS-DOS.256 lastdrive=z autoexec. you can use the mtmcdai. which can be found at www. 117 .sys /testmem:off device=NEC_IDE. verify that the virtual machine can read a CD from the host system’s CD-ROM drive. Fulfill these requirements before you install NetWare 4. it is a good idea to install a CPU idler program.mitsumi. adjust the drive letters accordingly.com.2 Server:  VMware recommends you install NetWare 4. which includes the CPU idler program. Installation Steps 1 VMware recommends that you install MS-DOS 5.2 Server Be sure to read “General Installation Instructions for All VMware Products” on page 12 and this section before installing this operating system.SYS /D:MSCD001 files=12 buffers=15 stacks=9. See “VMware Tools” on page 118 Consider these support and configuration issues NetWare 4. which prevents the virtual machine display from appearing incorrectly when you power it on while the host is in 8 bit/256 color mode. Inc. Even if the virtual machine is to run NetWare most of the time.iconLEDS = false b c This removes all the LED icons in the console window. You can install NetWare 4.2 Server:   Create and configure a new virtual machine.exe file) as shown below. Under Drivers and Manuals look for ide158.sys and autoexec.sys device=himem.

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

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

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

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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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4. 4.9 guest 108 IBM OS/2 Warp 4.5.1.0 34 eComStation 1. 4. Inc.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 4.1. 4. 4.22 30 NetWare 4.0 72 drive sizes for SCO OpenServer 5. 4.0 create boot disks 39 installing guest operating system 39 IBM OS/2 Warp 4.0 guest 31 CentOS 4 guest 33 CentOS 5 guest 32 Debian 4.0 72 E eComStation 1. 4.2 guest 51 Mandrake Linux 9 guest 49 Mandrake Linux 9.3 installing guest operating system 108 FreeBSD 4. 4.2 Server 118 NetWare 5.0.0 VMware.2.2 create book disks 37 installing guest operating system 37 installing guest operating system Asianux 3.5.3 guest 108 FreeBSD 4.1.5.9 installing guest operating system 108 FreeBSD 4.0 guest 39 IBM OS/2 Warp 4.0 guest 35 Debian 5.0 guest 39 IBM OS/2 Warp 4.1. 4. 4.0 installing guest operating system 34 disks. 4.2.1 Server 116 NetWare 6. 4.10.5 guest 41 Mandrake Linux 10 guest 48 Mandrake Linux 8 guest 51 Mandrake Linux 8.Index A Asianux 3.0 Server 114 NetWare 6.2.11.0 guest 108 FreeBSD 5 guest 107 FreeBSD 6 guest 106 FreeBSD 7 guest 105 FreeBSD 8 guest 104 FreeBSD4.0 guest 50 Mandriva Corporate 4 guest 43 D Debian 4.0 guest 36 FreeBSD 4 guest 108 FreeBSD 4.3. 125 .0 installing guest operating system 35 Debian 5.0 guest 51 Mandrake Linux 8.2 guest 37 Mac OS X Server 10.0 installing guest operating system 36 F floppy disk installation for Windows 98 26 format virtual disk 12 FreeBSD 4 installing guest operating system 108 FreeBSD 4. 4.0 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 6.0. 4.2. 4.5 Server 112 create boot disks IBM OS/2 4.3.1. 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 5.10.11. 4. 8.

0 Server guest 113 NetWare 6.06 guest 101 Ubuntu Linux 6.1 61 L licenses for guest operating systems 13 LSI Logic SCSI adapter. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.10 guest 97 Windows 2000 guest 22 Windows 3.x guest 82 openSUSE Linux 11.10 guest 90 Ubuntu Linux 5.10 guest 93 Ubuntu 9.x guest 81 Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 55 Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 54 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.3 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 8.04 guest 91 Ubuntu 9. 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 8.4 LTS guest 95 Ubuntu 8. 8.1 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 6.5 Server guest 111 Novell Linux Desktop 9 guest 53 openSUSE Linux 10.0 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 10.2 Server guest 117 NetWare 5.2 installing guest operating system 51 Mandrake Linux 9 installing guest operating system 49 installing X server 49 Mandrake Linux 9. Inc.0 guest 63 SCO OpenServer 5.04 guest 99 Ubuntu Linux 7. avoid installing inappropriate type.04 guest 103 Ubuntu Linux 5.5 installing guest operating system 41 maintenance packs.1 Server guest 115 NetWare 6.10 guest 100 Ubuntu Linux 7.0 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.0 guest 65 Red Hat Linux 9.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 6.1x guest 29 Windows 7 guest 14 Windows 95 guest 27 Windows 98 guest 26 Windows Me guest 25 Windows NT guest 23 Windows Preinstallation Environment guest 15 Windows Recovery Environment guest 16 Windows Server 2003 guest 20 Windows Server 2008 R2 guest 17 Windows Vista guest 19 Windows XP guest 21 installing guest operating system with PXE server 13 installing guest operating system.10 guest 102 Ubuntu Linux 6.x guest 85 SUSE Linux 9. using ISO image 13 ISO image create for Windows PE 2.2 guest 69 Red Hat Linux 7 guest 67 Red Hat Linux 8.0 installing guest operating system 51 Mandrake Linux 8.22 guest 29 NetWare 4.1.0.3 guest 86 SUSE Linux 8. Solaris 9 120 M Mac OS X Server 10.1 15 installing guest operating system 13 K kernel. .1 guest 83 SUSE Linux 7.

04 91 Ubuntu 9. Inc.0 installing guest operating system 63 installing X server 63 root. supported on SCO OpenServer 5. enable to install VMware Tools on Ubuntu 8.2 installing guest operating system 69 Red Hat Linux 7 installing guest operating system 67 installing X server 67 Red Hat Linux 8.0 installing guest operating system 65 installing X server 65 Red Hat Linux 9.04 99 Ubuntu Linux 7.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.1 avoid installing inappropriate kernel 61 installing guest operating system 61 VMware.x 82 installing guest operating system 82 openSUSE Linux 11.2 Server CPU idle program recommended 118 installing guest operating system 117 NetWare 5.04 103 Ubuntu Linux 5.1 Server CPU idle program recommended 116 installing guest operating system 115 NetWare 6. . install and configure for SCO UnixWare 7 guest 75 P partition virtual disk 12 PXE installation 13 R Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.04 LTS 95 Ubuntu 8.10 102 Ubuntu Linux 6.0 guest 72 Server Core. 45 Mandriva Linux 2009 installing guest operating system 44 Microsoft Windows OEM discs. installing guest operating system 13 MS-DOS 6.10 97 S SCO OpenServer 5.10 100 Ubuntu Linux 7.0 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.06 101 Ubuntu Linux 6.22 CPU idle program recommended 30 installing guest operating system 29 VMware Tools not available 30 N NetWare 4.10 93 Ubuntu 9.0 Server CPU idle program recommended 114 installing guest operating system 113 NetWare 6. detecting for Solaris 8 123 SCSI support for Solaris 9 120 SCSI virtual disks. Microsoft Windows 13 openSUSE Linux 10. disable on host 12 SCSI driver support for Windows XP 21 SCSI driver support.Index installing guest operating system 45 installing X server 44.5 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. Windows XP guest 21 SCSI hard drive. 64-bit Windows 2008 Server 18 Solaris 10 installing guest operating system 119 Solaris 8 127 O OEM discs.10 90 Ubuntu Linux 5.

10 128 W Windows 2000 installing guest operating system 22 VMware.10 90 Ubuntu Linux 5.04 LTS installing guest operating system 95 root.04 installing guest operating system 99 root. enable to install VMware Tools 101 Ubuntu Linux 6. enable to install VMware Tools 91 Ubuntu 9.0 guest 65 Red Hat Linux 9.04 LTS 95 Ubuntu 8.3 installing guest operating system 86 installing X server 86 SUSE Linux 8.0 guest 63 SUSE Linux 7.04 99 Ubuntu Linux 7. enable to install VMware Tools 103 Ubuntu Linux 5. enable to install VMware Tools 95 Ubuntu 8.1 guest 61 Red Hat Linux 7 guest 67 Red Hat Linux 8. enable root to install on Ubuntu 8. enable to install VMware Tools 100 Ubuntu Linux 7.10 93 Ubuntu 9.1 installing guest operating system 83 SUSE Linux 7. enable to install VMware Tools 102 Ubuntu Linux 6.10 installing guest operating system 100 root. 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. Inc.1x.04 91 Ubuntu 9.10 97 T Turbolinux 10 installing guest operating system 87 Turbolinux 8 installing guest operating system 88 U Ubuntu 8.x guest 85 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 guest 80 VMware Tools. .10 installing guest operating system 90 root. SCO OpenServer 5. enable to install VMware Tools 99 Ubuntu Linux 7.04 installing guest operating system 103 root.10 installing guest operating system 93 root.06 installing guest operating system 101 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 44.10 102 Ubuntu Linux 6. enable to install VMware Tools 93 Ubuntu 9.10 100 Ubuntu Linux 7.04 installing guest operating system 91 root.x installing guest operating system 85 installing X server 85 SUSE Linux 9. 45 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2. enable to install VMware Tools 97 V virtual disk formatting 12 partitioning 12 virtual disk recommendations.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. enable to install VMware Tools 90 Ubuntu Linux 5.04 103 Ubuntu Linux 5.22 or Windows 3.0 72 VMware Server sound adapter 12 VMware Tools MS-DOS 6.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.06 101 Ubuntu Linux 6.10 installing guest operating system 97 root.3 guest 86 SUSE Linux 8.

3 guest 86 SUSE Linux 8. Inc.x guest 85 VMware.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. using 23 Windows Preinstallation Environment create ISO image for PE 2.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 44.0 guest 65 Red Hat Linux 9. 129 .Index Windows 3.1 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. 45 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2. selecting Mandrake Linux 10 guest 48 Mandrake Linux 8.1x installing guest operating system 29 VMware Tools not available 30 Windows 7 installing guest operating system 14 Windows 95 enabling DMA 28 enabling networking after installation 28 installing driver for Ethernet adapter 28 installing guest operating system 27 Windows 98 booting from floppy disk 26 enabling networking after installation 26 installing guest operating system 26 Windows Me installing guest operating system 25 Windows NT enabling DMA 23 enabling networking after installation 23 installing guest operating system 23 multiple disks.

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