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.
> 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.
> 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.
> 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.
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