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Guest OS installation always hangs on vmware

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by betyourlife, May 26, 2009.

  1. betyourlife

    betyourlife on a GLOCK

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    Tried installing Vista Ultimate x64 as a guest using vmware on ubuntu. Hangs after the first reboot.

    So I installed vmware on Windows and tried to install Vista x64 and Windows 7 but both of them also hang on a Windows host.

    Searched the internet, and this appears to be a common issue, though I didn't see any fixes for it out there.

    Any suggestions?

    I'm thinking of trying Virtual Box or Microsofts product if I can't get this fixed.
     
  2. betyourlife

    betyourlife on a GLOCK

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    Note: I was able to install Linux as a guest OS on a Windows host using vmware without a problem. So what is the problem with the Windows OS's?
     


  3. VMware forums would probably be a better place to get help. For what it's worth, I've had Vista running on VMware when it just came out. Didn't like it then, don't like it any better now.
     
  4. I've been asking that question now for about 9 years ;)

    Have you install it on a physical server? and if yes, did stay reliable?

    My experience with Vista hasn't looked to great and it crashed 2 times, just during the install. :shocked:, no not really :shocked:
     
  5. RTmarc

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    Is VT-technology enabled on your processor in the BIOS. Without that enabled, 64bit OSes will not work. Also, what are you using for the installation media? CD or ISO image?
     
  6. betyourlife

    betyourlife on a GLOCK

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    Yes, I said I installed it on a Windows host in my OP.
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2009
  7. betyourlife

    betyourlife on a GLOCK

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    Yes it is, I checked that already. I download an ISO image which I then burn to a DVD and then use the DVD for installation.

    Again, I had no problem with 64x Linux (Ubuntu).

    VM ware forums weren't much of a help. One response, and the suggestion was try a 32 bit OS, which doesn't do me much good if I want to run a 64bit OS.
     
  8. MavsX

    MavsX The Dude Abides

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    are you using vmworkstation? or vmserver ?
     
  9. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

    I can't help with the vmware problem but I can tell you that the x64 versions will load on M$ Virtual PC 2007.
     
  10. RTmarc

    RTmarc

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    Try using the ISO itself as the installation media as opposed to burning it to a CD/DVD.
     
  11. Is your host OS and hardware 64bit compatible?
     
  12. betyourlife

    betyourlife on a GLOCK

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    server...
     
  13. betyourlife

    betyourlife on a GLOCK

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    Yes....
     
  14. betyourlife

    betyourlife on a GLOCK

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    Is it free? VMware server isn't too impressive, I don't see what all the fuss is about...
     
  15. betyourlife

    betyourlife on a GLOCK

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    Wait, were you talking about the VMwareserver applicaton or the OS? I download the application as an ISO and then burn it to dvd. Windows is an OEM disk...
     
  16. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

  17. betyourlife

    betyourlife on a GLOCK

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    Do I get any of this on the release candidate? How about the 64 bit enterprise edition I got from work?
     
  18. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

    If you are asking about Windows XP mode it is available, for free to users of Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions via a download from the Microsoft web site. It works with the RC that I am running.

    Here is an article about it ...
    http://community.winsupersite.com/b...vealing-virtual-windows-xp-for-windows-7.aspx