This happens with both vanilla hardware settings and modified settings, so I assume that it’s not a hardware specific error.
Are there any boot options to keep it from doing this and would it be that VMWare’s “automated install” could be the culprit? I’d love to be able to do the install myself without VMWare holding my hand.
On 2014-01-11 21:26, ClassANetwork wrote:
> For those who want to know, I’ve done an MD5 check to verify it was not
> a corrupt download.
> [image: http://i.imgur.com/7YXxdCF.png]
> It all checks out. However, I am having error after error pop up after
> this error message inside of the installation.
> [image: http://i.imgur.com/9HD5PwC.png]
Are you using the automatic install feature available from the initial
vmware setup screen? It is preferable to tell vmware not to install,
that you will do the installation later.
This feature works, I think (not verified) by presenting to the virtual
machine another device, perhaps a virtual floppy image, presenting the
automated install details. This could be what is failing.
> Are there any boot options to keep it from doing this and would it be
> that VMWare’s “automated install” could be the culprit? I’d love to be
> able to do the install myself without VMWare holding my hand.
Ah, so you are using it. I did not read this paragraph till now. Yes,
disable that feature.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)
I’m also having trouble installing OpenSUSE 13.1 on a VM under VMware Workstation 10.0.3 build-1895310 (host OS is OpenSUSE13.1), but I wasn’t using the automatic install feature. It always freezes up during the package installation process.
I tried using the text-based installer, I tried removing unneeded virtual hardware (USB, audio), I tried changing around the disk and disk controller hardware, and I tried both the full DVD install image and the network DVD install image. No luck. As a test, I tried installing OpenSUSE 11.2 and that worked.
I’m running Workstation 10 (fully updated) and have not had any problems installing many versions of openSUSE 13.1 (Primarily I use a 13.1 text mode only and 13.1/LXDE plus only sometimes a 13.1/KDE).
I cannot see the images in the first post, the links don’t work.
Although I originally also chose the “Install OS later” option, upon closer inspection it now hasn’t made a diff for me with latest updated Workstation 10.
Need more information about this error (what it’s saying) and where it’s happening to offer any suggestion.
As for any GPU issues, although I can’t eliminate the possibility some Host GPU issue might affect a Guest, in general I’d highly doubt that scenario would likely happen because the Guest is supposed to be using a virtualized display driver and does not have direct access to the real mode GPU. <Maybe> re-installing VMware (Guest) Tools could be helpful.
KMS has not been an issue for me running 13.1 as a VMware Guest.
I also have not had a problem with a VMware Virtual Floppy. In any case that option should not be enabled by default. Was an old issue in old VMware versions but not today.
Any actions also have to be described in better detail. I see for instance once where a reference was made to “switching consoles” but one is left to guess whether that is in the Guest or the Host, and what was being displayed at the moment the switch was made.
> As for any GPU issues, although I can’t eliminate the possibility some
> Host GPU issue might affect a Guest, in general I’d highly doubt that
> scenario would likely happen because the Guest is supposed to be using a
> virtualized display driver and does not have direct access to the real
> mode GPU.
It is an issue with Gnome on the guest, though. It needs hardware accel,
and if thinks it is not available, refuses to run, or defaults to… I
don’t remember the name, basic mode or something similar. So for gnome
to really work, you need hardware accel on the host, which translates to
the guest as faster or whatever graphics.
Other desktops are not that exigent.
> I also have not had a problem with a VMware Virtual Floppy. In any case
> that option should not be enabled by default. Was an old issue in old
> VMware versions but not today.
I had, with vmware player 6 and openSUSE 13.1, I think. If vmware does
not have the virtual floppy, but the emulated bios config of the virtual
machine still says there is a floppy, the openSUSE install fails.
Actually, it does not fail, but can delay for long time, from minutes to
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)