View Full Version : [ubuntu] VMware installation issues

August 23rd, 2008, 01:51 PM
Hey, all.

I set up a new virtual machine within VMware server edition and designated it as a linux box. I downloaded both the server edition and the desktop edition of Ubuntu and I haven't had any luck with server... I'm installing the desktop edition now.

Basically, I can start the server installation but it says it can't install the base operating system because the kernel is missing. Is this expected...? Do I need to compile my own kernel? If so, how?



August 23rd, 2008, 01:54 PM
Did you check the md5sum (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM) after you downloaded?

August 23rd, 2008, 02:05 PM
Actually, no... I'm creating a new virtual machine and will let you know the results in a few minutes...

Machine details, btw:
Single processor (should it be dual?)
1024 MB RAM
20 GB hard drive
has access to internet
set up for generic Ubuntu



August 23rd, 2008, 03:00 PM
The md5sum was fine...

Also checked the integrity of the CD, it was okay.

...Hmm. Seems to have managed to fix itself, because this time it actually loaded and installed. o.O

Thanks anyway!