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Installing Guest Operating Systems

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SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 Installation Guidelines

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 Installation Guidelines

Support

Support

This guest operating system is supported on the following VMware products:

  • VMware ESX Server 2.0
General Installation Notes

General Installation Notes

The easiest method of installing SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8(SLES 8) in a virtual machine is to use the standard SuSE distribution CDs. The notes below describe an installation using the standard distribution CD; however, installing SLES 8 via the boot floppy/network method is supported as well.

Before installing the operating system, be sure that you have already created and configured a new virtual machine.

Installation Steps

Installation Steps

  1. Insert the SLES 8 installation CD in the CD-ROM drive and click the Power On button.
  2. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine until you get to the selection screens described in the next steps.
  3. Part way through the installation, the installer reboots the virtual machine. At the LILO screen, let the boot proceed using the default selection of linux.
  4. At the Desktop Settings screen, select 640x480 256 colors.
  5. Finish installing SLES 8 as you would on a physical machine.

This completes basic installation of the SLES 8 guest operating system.

VMware Tools

VMware Tools

Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. For details, see the manual for your VMware product.

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