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Re: Debian and Novell

I am sorry to hear you had problems. I don't use file-rc so I cannot
comment on that. But my own experience has been outstanding with VMWare.
I use VMWare on a daily basis for all kinds of things, some pretty
obscure, and have never had a problem.
Is there any chance you have VMWare configured with the emulated disk
drive set to dynamic? In that mode, VMWare will discard all changes made
to the virtual disk drives at each restart.
I would be very, very suprised if VMWare looks at links in /etc/rc*.d.
VMWare normally just creates the environment, it doesn't look inside the

> On Sun, Feb 01, 2004 at 07:37:25AM -0000, Stephen Birch wrote:
>> I also use VMWare with Debian both as host and installed OS. It
>> works well with Debian.
> It doesn't work well at all if the host Debian is using file-rc. After
> each reboot, VMWare thinks it hasn't been configured (because no links
> in /etc/rc*.d/), and you have to reconfigure it. I tried to use it to
> ease the migration pain (migration from Microsoft Windows) of a
> friend, it was a total disaster.
>>> On Tue, Jan 13, 2004 at 07:03:29PM -0800, Ben Pfaff wrote:
>>>> VMware may not officially support Debian but several of its internal
>>>> developers (including me, though I'm only a part-time contractor)
>>>> use it, so VMware actually runs just fine on Debian.
>>> It is a PITA to get working on a file-rc system.
> --
> Lionel

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