VMware Workstation 3.2
Before installing the operating system, be sure that you have already created a directory for the new virtual machine and configured it using the VMware Workstation New Virtual Machine Wizard (on Windows hosts) or Configuration Wizard (on Linux hosts).
At the beginning of the installation process, OpenLinux appears to detect no devices at all (no CD-ROMs, hard drives, or network cards). Do not be concerned; just continue with the installation as usual.
The virtual machine may complain about illegal opcodes. This is a known issue. You should be able to install OpenLinux as a guest operating system despite this.
The virtual machine automatically attempts to boot from the hard disk before the CD. As a result, when OpenLinux reboots your machine after partitioning and formatting the hard drive, it appears that the machine does nothing after the BIOS splash screen (that is, the screen is blank). To fix this, go into the BIOS setup during boot (click inside the VMware Workstation window, then press F2). Go to the Boot menu and press the + key to move the CD-ROM (or your bootable media) option above the hard drive option. Now save the BIOS options and reboot. The installation should now continue normally.
To enable networking during the installation, follow these steps:
You can now set up networking as usual, following the Caldera instructions. Before you attempt to install VMware Tools, you need to install the glibc library. The glibc runtime library (glibc-2.06-1.i386.rpm) is located in the
Be sure to install VMware Tools in your guest operating system. For details, see Installing VMware Tools.
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.