- For SuSe Linux, you must make sure that apic is set as a kernel option
in the grub configuration file, /boot/grub/menu.lst. Just add 'apic' to
the end of the 'kernel' line of the default boot option. You'll have to
reboot for this to take effect.
- Unpack vmware tarball. The tarball for Workstation 3.2.1-2242 can be
found in /astro/homes/adm/vmware. Its default directory is ./vmware-distrib.
- Make sure that the source for the running kernel is installed.
- Run vmware-distrib/vmware-install.pl.
- Tell the script where you want the binaries to be installed.
I've been using /scratch/vmware/bin.
- Allow the script to compile new kernel modules using the kernel
- Network configuration
- Do you want networking for your Virtual Machines? (yes/no/help)
- Configuring a NAT network for vmnet8.
Do you want this script to probe for an unused private subnet?
- Do you want to be able to use host-only networking in your Virtual
Machines? [no] n
- Do you want this script to automatically configure your system to
your Virtual Machines to access the host's filesystem? (yes/no) [no] n
- Virtual Machine setup
- Use the 'wizard' setup option to create a new virtual machine.
- Create standard virutal machine
- Select whichever OS you intend to install
- Pick the location of the new virtual disk. /scratch is probably a
good place for this.
- Create a new virtual disk
- 4 Gb is sufficient for most applications.
- Point the virtual cdrom to the correct device in the /dev directory
- Point the virtual floppy to the correct device in the /dev directory
- Use NAT for networking.
- Use the Settings-->Configuration editor to change ram size and all
other options later.
- Windows Setup
- Boot the virtual machine with an OS cd in the drive and proceed as
with a normal OS install.
- After windows is installed, make sure to go to Settings-->vmware tools
install option on the vmware menubar. This will install drivers for the
video and other devices.
- Be sure to add astro.ufl.edu to the network settings as a search domain.
- Local area connection properties-->IP properties-->advanced-->DNS
tab-->"DNS suffix for this connection"