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Offline s3ntual

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vm issues with debian os's
« on: July 16, 2013, 09:45:11 PM »
hello everyone, I am running vmware workstation(tried virtual-box as well) on a windows 7 host, and for the life of me i cant seem to get any of the custom Debian wheezy build's floating around the forums to boot up in vmware. i can boot up off the iso's, create my swap, ext4 & complete the installation. BUT after the final reboot i get a grub menu for Debian GNU/Linux......mem tests & what not, i continue as usual and i get a (error: no such device: 48745bhf-75c5.....)
   so i was hoping that it was set to boot off a wrong device in vmware, but i could'nt find anything in menus to suggest it. I have even had success with a hard drive install on one of my laptop's. so my iso's are good.

any help or advise is greatly appreciated, thanks for reading

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Re: vm issues with debian os's
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2013, 10:16:02 PM »
I thought i answered this when you PM... Try not to PM users and post the same question on the forum. If they dont answer you then it's okay.
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Re: vm issues with debian os's
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2013, 10:32:44 PM »
i posted this after i read the link you sent me, i apologize if i did something wrong. i have yet to solve my problem & thought that more opinion's would be better then one & that if someone else has the same problem it would be better to have it in the forums. so that the next person wouldn't have to pm similar questions ::)
but once again thanks for your efforts on solving my problem Malachai, i did not intend to offend you.

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Re: vm issues with debian os's
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2013, 10:47:11 PM »
You didn't offend me at all ... don't worry about that.... Did the link help you out?
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Re: vm issues with debian os's
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2013, 11:05:43 PM »
the link ( http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.linux.debian.user/417695 ) did open my eyes to a possible defunct grub install, i will have to look into it further. but being i have followed the same procedure for the install on a physical machine successfully. i cant see why it would install differently on a vm. but then again i am still a noob compared to most people here & i very well may be wrong.

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Re: vm issues with debian os's
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2013, 05:19:39 AM »
When creating a new machine inside of workstation what are you setting the machine up as???

 make sure "linux" is checked and under that either select "debian 6" or select "other 2.6.x kernel" both should work. If not then select the 64 bit version of either. And more importantly if you are trying to run a 64 bit OS in a VM you must be using a 64 bit host computer.


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Re: vm issues with debian os's
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2013, 11:38:45 AM »
the host pc is windows 7 64x with 16 gig's of ram
when creating my vm i, chose Linux - Debian 6 - 2 GB ram & 1 processor -  18 GB ext4 - 2 GB swap,  and i have also tried the 64 bit option just to try it.
just to throw it out there, any Ubuntu or Backbox OS's install just fine just seems to be Debian i have issues with.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2013, 11:41:00 AM by s3ntual »

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Re: vm issues with debian os's
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2013, 01:54:22 PM »
just out of curiosity, what is the host computer?  the issue happens with all debian OS' you have tried?

This is strange and I wish I could be more help, but I have never seen this issue before where everything but Debian will work.... Seems like a possible compatibility issue with the host.

can you also try to use "other linux 2.6.x kernel 64 bit" and get back to me??

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Re: vm issues with debian os's
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2013, 03:14:15 PM »
My System consists of:
motherboard:GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX
CPU :   AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor
memory: G Skill F3-14900CL9-4GBXL   
video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti         

vmware workstation version: 9.0.2 build-1031769 
operating system: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601   SP1

it also does the same thing on my win7 x64 asus rog laptop model:g73jh

and as far as (vmware) other Linux 2.6.x kernel 64 bit, it did not even load grub.

thanks for your efforts

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Re: vm issues with debian os's
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2013, 03:18:03 PM »
When creating the HD for the VM are you creating a swap partition?

edit-> nevermind just saw that in the first post...

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Re: vm issues with debian os's
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2013, 03:22:46 PM »
possibly try giving it more that 18 gig HD...  ??? but, I would think that too small of a HD would just cause the installer to crash not stop it from booting..

Have you tried kali-linux from their site??
« Last Edit: July 17, 2013, 03:24:39 PM by TH3CR@CK3R »

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Re: vm issues with debian os's
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2013, 03:29:45 PM »
I had to give mine way more swap space to get it working in a VM.. Try like 5 or 6 GB of swap and a 20 or 25gb drive space and let us know.
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Re: vm issues with debian os's
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2013, 04:57:59 PM »
F**k YA  :D, the larger swap was the fix THANKS guys

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Re: vm issues with debian os's
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2013, 06:14:57 PM »
Glad you got it working!   8)
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