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ubuntu 10.4 on vmware 5.5.2

Discussion in 'Linux / Unix Discussion' started by salv236, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. salv236

    salv236 Nibble Poster


    Im new to linux and have tried to install ubuntu 10.4 in vmware.
    After the install the system seems to hang,no activity the system crashes.

    Is this an issue with file system compatibility? The host is using XP pro sp2 with NTFS, vmware has set the memory to 512mb with 8GB HD. the core system is using 2gb RAM.

    Thanks for any assistance provided.
    Certifications: none
    WIP: MCSE XP/2K3
  2. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

    The issue isn't anything to do with compatibility as ubuntu and xp would have no idea of each others existance (both machines as far as they are concerned are running on physical hardware). Which vmware product are you using and are there any error messages in ubuntu when the system crashes or whereabouts does it get to.
    Certifications: vExpert 2014+2015+2016,VCP-DT,CCE-V, CCE-AD, CCP-AD, CCEE, CCAA XenApp, CCA Netscaler, XenApp 6.5, XenDesktop 5 & Xenserver 6,VCP3+5,VTSP,MCSA MCDST MCP A+ ITIL F
    WIP: Nothing
  3. salv236

    salv236 Nibble Poster

    Hello Dales,

    Thnaks for your reply, the version of vmware is workstation 5.5.2, after the install there is no error message just a black screen. I suppose i could try virtualbox or xen.
    Certifications: none
    WIP: MCSE XP/2K3
  4. HangoverSpecialist

    HangoverSpecialist Bit Poster

    When you say you just get a black screen after installation, I am assuming you get to the point where it says "Restart Now or Restart Later"; dependent on whether you booted in to the Live CD or just done the install straight away - that being said, do you see all the debug messages and it asking for you to remove the disc? - granted you have mounted an .iso but you should at least see the debug messages.

    Certifications: AS Computing
    WIP: A+, N+

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