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Re: [SLE] Fwd: 9.1 LiveCD hangs in VMWare
  • From: john bright <jhb01_suse@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 22:27:41 -0600
  • Message-id: <1084336060.2432.1.camel@xxxxxxxxxx>
would it not be more cost effective to but new wireless then vmware?

On Sun, 2004-05-09 at 10:20, Ian Schorr wrote:
> Here's another important reason: VMWare lets me run Linux *at all*.
>
> Linux isn't much good to me without network access. And at home, I use
> wireless. Since there are *still* no drivers for my wireless system available,
> it's not feasible for me to boot into and run Linux at home.
>
> With VMWare, all that is transparent. VMWare presents a virtual, generic,
> 100mbps interface to Linux, and handles all the translation to the
> "real-world". My virtual machine is on the network, with a real IP address, a
> "real" MAC address, and real connectivity to the Internet. I can't do that
> without VMWare, currently.
>
> Ian
>
> Quoting Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>:
>
> > On Sunday 09 May 2004 11:09 am, Ian Schorr wrote:
> > > Has anyone been able to get 9.1 to boot in VMWare at all, or is everyone
> > > having this problem?
> > >
> >
> > Why would you want to run it under VMWare? I doubt that many people would
> > even have tried it.
> >
> >
> > > Quoting James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>:
> > > > I get the same problem on my ThinkPad.
> > > >
> > > > Ian Schorr wrote:
> > > > > Hi,
> > > > >
> > > > > I'm using VMWare Workstation 4.51 to try to run the new 9.1 LiveCD
> > > > > image.
> > > > >
> > > > > Unfortunately, it's simply hanging at "Starting PCMCIA". The system
> > > >
> > > > doesn't
> > > >
> > > > > freeze - entering characters will display on the console (telling me
> > > > > that VMWare didn't hang, nothing "crashed" per se), but will not
> > > > > continue past
> > > >
> > > > that
> > > >
> > > > > point and displays no errors.
> > > > >
> > > > > I've tried the "safe mode" boot, but it has the same problem.
> > > > >
> > > > > I also haven't been able to find any parameters (in the VMWare virtual
> > > > > BIOS
> > > >
> > > > or
> > > >
> > > > > in the VMWare app itself) that would seem to make any difference.
> > > > >
> > > > > Has anyone else run into this? Obviously there's no PCMCIA in my
> > > > > virtual
> > > >
> > > > VMWare
> > > >
> > > > > PC, is there a boot option to disable starting the pcmcia module?
> > > > >
> > > > > SuSE 9.0 runs just great for me in VMWare.
> >
> > --
> > +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
> > + Bruce S. Marshall bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx Bellaire, MI 05/09/04 11:22
> > +
> > +----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
> > "Ok, so what is the speed of dark?"
> >
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