I'm trying to install using the 2005.0 minimal install CD in VMWare on a Dell
Inspiron 5150. The setup of the VM is pretty vanilla (15 GBIDE HDD, IDE CD-ROM,
256MB RAM, USB, Bridged networking). When the CD boots (although I boot from the
.iso image on my HDD, although I have tried burning it to CD which also doesn't
work) I select the plain gentoo kernel with no parameters. The CD begins to boot
normally but then hangs (look at screenshot for details where).
I have tried this with the 2004.3-r1 iso and got the same result.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start VM
2. Boot off 2005.0 iso
Continuing of installation.
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Screenshot showing where hang occurs
The boot process gets to the 'booting...' stage and then hangs. Keyboard input
is still read in (I can type and the characters are echoed on the screen) so
this is not a lock up.
This is VMWare 4.0.2 (build 5592).
Well, it works for me with VMWare 4.5 and VMWare 5.0, too. Since VMWare is
closed-source, there isn't a thing I can do about it. I would suggest you
upgrade t VMWare 4.5, since it is within the same major version and a free
upgrade, then try again.
I upgraded to VMWare 4.5 and it booted. Perhaps there should be a note in the
docs specifying there might be issues with VMWare 4.0.x?