debian on vmware ?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Jonathan, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. Jonathan

    Jonathan New Member

    I have vmware, and I try to install debian on it.
    but it will bug when the grub or lilo package installing ...

    I don't want to download your image of tuto, I want to install debian on vmware for install isp in the future...

    How I can do that ? I've installed ubuntu, it is perfect on vmware, but debian can't install grub or lilo ...

    thanks ...
  2. domino

    domino New Member

    Try installing using IDE drive instead of SCSI. I see no noticable difference between them.
  3. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    Never had any problems with Debian Sarge on VMware.
    What's the exact error message?
  4. gregkroeker

    gregkroeker New Member

    Problem starting VMWare image of "DSPAM With Embedded ClamAV Integrated Into Postfix"


    I have a VMWare Server system that is running one VM without problems. I downloaded the "DSPAM With Embedded ClamAV Integrated Into Postfix With Virtual Users And Domains" image and brought that into the VM Server as per the documentation on this site. However, when I start that system, I get booted into a 'grub' menu, and that's where I'm stuck. I compared the settings of this image with the other image on the same system that works, and they appear similar in the most obvious areas, ie. similar RAM allocations, both using SCSI drives, etc. I'll be glad to provide more info, I'm doing a 'tail -f /var/log/syslog' on the host as I boot the image, no real clues I can see there. What am I missing?

    BTW, the idea of supplying VM images of the how-to's is a great one, hope I can get this one to work!

    - Greg
  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    I'm not sure, but maybe you can increase the RAM that is allocated to this VM?
  6. gregkroeker

    gregkroeker New Member

    VMWare image boots into grub menu and stops

    No, increasing the RAM on that VMWare image had the same result.
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    I'll check this tonight.
  8. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    I've downloaded the VM and could boot it without problems. So I think it's having problems with your hardware or something like that... :confused:
  9. chuckl

    chuckl New Member

    On some VMWare images it's necessary to set the permissions on the .vmx file to 777 to get them to work.
  10. Tripple2

    Tripple2 New Member

    I would suggest chmod 755, or even 754.

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