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Re: Debian and Novell

On Sun, Feb 01, 2004 at 08:19:19AM -0000, Stephen Birch wrote:

> 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.

Irrelevant; it is the host OS I'm talking about. Err... I might be
making a vocabulary error here (not native speaker): I mean the OS
that is running on the "real" machine, not the one running in the
virtual machine.

> 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 emulation.

Yes, but it looks at stuff in the environment it is running _in_ (not
in the virtual machine). Maybe this particular piece has changed since
3.0 days, too.

>> 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.

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