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Re: vmware guest OS installs

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Freddy Freeloader wrote:
> Scott Reese wrote:
> Freddy Freeloader wrote:
>>>> Hi All,
>>>> I have run across something in vmware-server that has me buffaloed.  It
>>>> installs fine, but when I attempt to install Win2K server as a guest OS
>>>> things go wrong in a fairly strange way.  It's as if the guest OS loses
>>>> track of it's own ability to keep track of time.  The install will hang
>>>> at odd places in the install such as in the middle of copying files to
>>>> the hard drive, and at the first reboot where the installer gives a
>>>> timed countdown to reboot.  It will start the countdown but each second
>>>> that Win2K sees is more like a minute or so IRL.  The install will then
>>>> hang for good during device detection.
>>>> Anyone seen anything like this before?
>>>> I'm using the 1.0.2 version of vmware server and have tried both Sid and
>>>> Etch as well as Ubuntu Edgy as host OS's.  This is happening on a
>>>> Toshiba Tecra A4-S211 laptop.  I've also installed Win2K just to see if
>>>> it will install on this machine, and it did so with no problems.
> Greetings:
> This is a well covered problem.  You can find lots of possible fixes in
> the Discussion Forums at www.vmware.com.
> The two most common issues have to do with the kernel timing source and
> the CPU's sleep states.  The kernel timing (which is set during the
> kernel compile) should usually be 1000Hz.  The other common problem has
> to do with the power saving settings of the processor.
> http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=378333&#378333
> has some ways to fix the power saving issues.  I think that current
> kernels all have the timing source set to 1000Hz, so that likely isn't
> your problem.
> -Scott

> Well, I've been there and searched a few times but didn't come up with
> anything on my searches.
> The link you posted is broken, think you could post a working link?  I'd
> appreciate it.



- -Scott

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