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Loading Fedora on VMware Workstaion

asked 2013-10-15 13:10:43 -0500

Kiamni71 gravatar image

First time loading OS on a virtual machine..While installing iso from dvd I begin getting this. [ ok ] Stopped Command Scheduler [ ok] Stopped Job spooling tools [ FAILED] Failed to start login service

Then goes on for awhile, then the last one I get is

[ **] A start job is running for SendMail Transport Agent

and nothing else happens.


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What is the version of the "Guest Operating System" that you have selected? This can be found on the Options tab of the "Virtual Machine Settings". Have you selected "Linux" with version "Other Linux 3.x kernel 64-bit"?

Marc lml gravatar imageMarc lml ( 2013-10-16 15:22:50 -0500 )edit

I did not. Just went to it, the closes option i saw to what you just posted were: other linux 2.4x 64bit, other linux 2.6x 64bit, other linux 64bit . which should I choose? and thanks for the reply!

Kiamni71 gravatar imageKiamni71 ( 2013-10-16 16:34:54 -0500 )edit

I just got a newer version of VMware (VMware10), havent installed it yet. I'll see if this corrects the problem.

Kiamni71 gravatar imageKiamni71 ( 2013-10-17 15:46:43 -0500 )edit

I think you will manage using the guide on VMware Partnerweb (link is in the answer).

Marc lml gravatar imageMarc lml ( 2013-10-20 11:43:18 -0500 )edit

Thanks guys I got it installed and running.

Kiamni71 gravatar imageKiamni71 ( 2013-10-20 23:46:21 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-10-17 14:32:46 -0500

Marc lml gravatar image

I would go for the option "Other Linux 64bit" and make sure that "Accelerate 3D Graphics" is turned off. See the VMware knowledgebase article 2044682 below for an explanation.

However based on the choices that you have I think you have an older version of VMware Workstation and that you have run into a compatibility issue.

Please check if the version of VMware Workstation is capable on running the version of Fedora that you are trying to install. You can do this at the VMware Compatibility Guide.

For Fedora 18 and lower there are special guides available. You can use this one as an example: VMware Partnerweb - Fedora 18 Desktop. Again, this is based on a compatible version of VMware Workstation.

One specific article that I encountered was a VMware knowledgebase article: "Log in screen does not appear in a Fedora18 virtual machine (GNOME) when 3D is enabled" (2044682).

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