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Installing Guest Operating Systems

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Windows NT 4.0 Installation Guidelines

Windows NT 4.0 Installation Guidelines

Support

Support

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

  • VMware Workstation 4.0 - Windows NT 4.0, Service Pack 6a required
  • VMware ESX Server 2.0 - Windows NT 4.0, Service Pack 6a required

    Note: With a Windows NT guest operating system, only a uniprocessor virtual machine is supported.

General Installation Notes

General Installation Notes

You can install Windows NT 4.0 (Workstation or Server) in a virtual machine using the standard Windows NT CD.

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 Windows NT CD in the CD-ROM drive.
  2. Power on the virtual machine to start installing Windows NT.
  3. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical machine.
  4. Virtual disks support DMA transfers for better performance.

    You can enable the feature after installing Windows NT. You need the NT Service Pack 3 or 4 CD to enable this option. Once the virtual machine is running Windows NT, insert the SP3 or SP4 CD in the drive, run DMACHECK.EXE from the \SUPPORT\UTILS\I386 folder on the CD and click the Enabled option for the IDE controller/channel that is configured with the virtual disk (typically channel 0 only, unless you have the virtual machine configured with multiple virtual disks).

    Note: The DMA option should not be enabled for any IDE channel that has a CD-ROM drive configured for it. Enabling DMA for such a configuration causes an error. If you have a virtual disk and a CD-ROM attached as master and slave to the primary IDE controller (channel 0) and you want to enable DMA, power off the virtual machine and use the Configuration Editor to move the CD-ROM to the secondary IDE controller (channel 1) at IDE 1:0. Then boot the virtual machine with Windows NT, run DMACHECK and enable DMA for channel 0 only.

    Note: DMA is always enabled on SCSI virtual disks.

VMware Tools

VMware Tools

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

Setting up a Windows NT 4.0 Guest with Multiple Disks

Setting up a Windows NT 4.0 Guest with Multiple Disks

To set up a virtual machine running Windows NT 4.0 and using multiple disks, you must first create a virtual machine with only one disk. Install Windows NT on that disk. Then use the configuration tools in your VMware product to add the additional disks.

In addition, note that if you have a Windows NT 4.0 guest with a SCSI virtual disk, you cannot add both an additional SCSI disk and an IDE disk to the configuration.

Enabling Networking After Installing Windows NT

Enabling Networking After Installing Windows NT

If networking was disabled at the time you installed Windows NT, you can enable it after installing the operating system. Shut down Windows NT and power off the virtual machine. Add the network adapter to the virtual machine's configuration, then follow the instructions below to install the network driver in the Windows NT guest operating system.

  1. Power on the virtual machine.
  2. While Windows NT is booting, insert the Windows NT 4.0 CD in the CD-ROM drive.
  3. Log on to Windows NT:
  4. Open the Network properties page by double-clicking the Network icon in Control Panel. Change to the Network Adapters screen by clicking the Adapters tab.
  5. Click the Add button and select the AMD PCNET Family Ethernet Adapter from the list.
  6. A message pops up prompting you to enter a path for the Windows NT files. Specify the \i386 folder on the CD in the path you enter (for example, type D:\i386 if the CD is in drive D) and click Continue.
  7. Windows NT setup prompts you for the Windows NT files again. Click Continue.
  8. Use the default adapter settings; they do not need to be changed. Windows NT setup prompts you again for a path to the Windows NT files. Click Continue to finish installing the driver.
Known Issues

Known Issues

Guest Screen Saver

Guest Screen Saver

VMware Workstation: On a Linux host with an XFree86 3.x X server, it is best not to run a screen saver in the guest operating system. Guest screen savers that demand a lot of processing power can cause the X server on the host to freeze.

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