[lug] VMWare and LILO configuration

Shannon Johnston nunar at iws.net
Mon Jan 8 11:21:02 MST 2001

I don't know a work around for VMWare presenting the dual boot option, but
whenever I'm finished working with Win98 I just hit the suspend button. It
effectively suspends the guest OS and you can even shut down the machine
and when you need Windows again, just resume. It picks up everything where
it left off. Even Network connections! 
The only time I'm forced to reboot VMWare is when something goes seriously
wrong. It recovers fine from blue-screens.

Not exactly a wonderful solution, but a suitable work-around?

Shannon Johnston

On Sun, 7 Jan 2001, Subba Rao wrote:

> Hello                                                                           
> I have installed VMWare on my Linux (host). There are 2 seprate HDs on this
> system. I have created raw disks to install the guest OSs. Win98 is installed
> as a guest OS on one raw disk (/dev/hda5).
> The problem now is with LILO. I have installed LILO on my /dev/hda MBR. Each
> time I power on the VMWare, it goes to the LILO prompt. So I modified the
> lilo.conf to provide Win98 as an option. At the VMWare LILO prompt I select
> Win98 and then Win98 starts fine.
> In the current LILO configuration, I have:
> 	boot=/dev/hda
> Can anyone recommend a better LILO and/or VMWare configuration? I prefer that
> VMWare not to prompt me for the guest OS. I plan to install other Guest OSs on
> other HD (/dev/hdb). How will the "boot" directive in lilo.conf, direct to the
> other guest OSs on /dev/hdb1 or /dev/hdb2 etc?
> Thank you in advance.                                                           
> Subba Rao                                                                       
> subb3 at attglobal.net                                                             
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