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== Kernel Panic After Updating 0.7.2 ==
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== Update coming ==
  
A strange oddity happened to me while installing 0.7.2 gimmick then running pacman -Syu.  On rebooting Archlinux in vmware I got a kernel panic.   Just turn the power off in vmware then turn it back on and you'll be able to enter into the OS without the Kernal panic.
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At this moment i am writing a large update, but for the time being:
Kernel panic only happens when you send the reboot command archlinux.
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* paravirtualisation (Intel VT / AMD-V) is not supported any longer in VMware products, except the long-time-not-update VMware Server
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* use always vmxnet3 or e1000 adapter, unless you have a legacy vm (< hw version 7), the pcnet32 driver will not be loaded.
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* mouse / keyboard issues fixed a long time ago
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* have to test Unity again, but it need at least uniparser from [community]
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* vmware-toolbox does not exist any longer
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* vmhgfs problem solved
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* vmci: can be or enabled, or restricted, not disabled. The output from dmesg is always the same !
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I am updating the dutch page right now
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:-- [[User:inktvis75|inktvis75]] 2012-03-17
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== Additional info while installing on VMWare player 6.0.1 ==
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I had to do a few additional things while installing on VMWare player wrt the Official VMWare tools. The kernel version was 3.12 and vmware player was 6.0.1.
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To highlight the points:
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* I did not get the tools ISO with my VMware player installation and had to source it from one of the vmware websites.
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* The source for the vmci module had to be replaced with one which I found from the vmware forums in the tools .
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* A patch had to be applied vmhgfs module source
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If someone could let me know if any of this info would be qualify to go into the wiki then I can add them in. It might help someone trying to install on VMWare player.
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[[User:Nsmathew|Nsmathew]] ([[User talk:Nsmathew|talk]]) 07:31, 29 November 2013 (UTC) nsmathew

Revision as of 07:31, 29 November 2013

Update coming

At this moment i am writing a large update, but for the time being:

  • paravirtualisation (Intel VT / AMD-V) is not supported any longer in VMware products, except the long-time-not-update VMware Server
  • use always vmxnet3 or e1000 adapter, unless you have a legacy vm (< hw version 7), the pcnet32 driver will not be loaded.
  • mouse / keyboard issues fixed a long time ago
  • have to test Unity again, but it need at least uniparser from [community]
  • vmware-toolbox does not exist any longer
  • vmhgfs problem solved
  • vmci: can be or enabled, or restricted, not disabled. The output from dmesg is always the same !

I am updating the dutch page right now

-- inktvis75 2012-03-17

Additional info while installing on VMWare player 6.0.1

I had to do a few additional things while installing on VMWare player wrt the Official VMWare tools. The kernel version was 3.12 and vmware player was 6.0.1. To highlight the points:

  • I did not get the tools ISO with my VMware player installation and had to source it from one of the vmware websites.
  • The source for the vmci module had to be replaced with one which I found from the vmware forums in the tools .
  • A patch had to be applied vmhgfs module source

If someone could let me know if any of this info would be qualify to go into the wiki then I can add them in. It might help someone trying to install on VMWare player. Nsmathew (talk) 07:31, 29 November 2013 (UTC) nsmathew