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pzasso
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2008 6:02 pm    Post subject: VMWare 6.0.3 can't install guest OS. (Solved) Reply with quote

I posted this on the VMWare site, but figured I would post it here in case anyone has seen this before.

I have been running VMWare Workstation for years on this system, and I decided to install version 6, which installed just fine. The problem is when I try to boot a guest from an ISO, it has multiple issues. My system is a dual opteron (248) processors, running Gentoo LInux as the host OS. I realize this is unsupported, but I have not had much trouble in the past, that I couldn't get around with a simple hack found in the VMWare forums. So VMWare starts up fine, and I am able to create a new virtual machine without any issues. When I first boot the XP guest virtual machine and boot from a known good XP iso image, I receive the following error.

This processor may not be powerful enough to run VMware Workstation with good performance. Your estimated processing speed is 2 Mhz. Refer to http://www.vmware.com/info?id=4 for this product's minimum requirements.

I click OK and the XP blue dashes just fly by, way too fast, then I get a blue screen that points to an issue with the file called framebuf.


I am running the Gentoo Sources 2.6.24 Kernel, 32-bit.

VMWare Workstation 6.0.3 build-80004


Any help would be appreciated.


Thank you,

--Paul


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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

same here... Same version of vmware workstation, but it worked well till a couple of weeks ago. Now suddenly appeared the "you have a 5 mhz cpu" message and when I try to install a fresh win xp system it gave me the framebuf blue screen :(
I've an athlon XP cpu
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I solved deleting ~/.vmware folder, reemerging vmware-workstation and disabling automatic upgrades from preferences. Now the installation process don't return any error. Hope helps...
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2008 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That did the trick. Thank you!

--Paul
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