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Corel Linux OS 1.0 Installation Guidelines

Corel Linux OS 1.0 Installation Guidelines

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).

Installation Tips

Installation Tips

  1. Use the VMware Workstation Configuration Editor to verify the virtual machine's devices are set up as you expect before starting the installation. For example, if you would like networking software to be installed during the Corel Linux OS installation process, be sure the virtual machine's Ethernet adapter is enabled and configured. VMware also recommends that you disable the screen saver on the host system before starting the installation process.

  2. Put the CD in the CD-ROM drive and click the Power On button.

  3. Follow the installation steps as you would for a physical PC.

VMware Tools

VMware Tools

  1. After the first section of the installation is complete, Corel Linux OS asks you to click a button to restart the computer. Click the button.

  2. When the virtual machine restarts, you see a graphical menu with five choices. Click inside the virtual machine window, use the arrow keys to select 3. Linux - Console, then press Enter.

  3. Corel Linux OS displays various messages, then pauses, with the last two lines on the screen reading
    Give root password for maintenance
    (or type Control-D for normal startup)

    At this point, there is no password for the root account. Press Enter to log on as root.

  4. Press Ctrl-Alt to release the mouse from the virtual machine. In the VMware Workstation window, select Settings > VMware Tools Install. When asked whether you want to see the help for VMware Tools installation, click Yes.

  5. Click inside the VMware Workstation window so VMware Workstation grabs the mouse and keyboard.

  6. Follow the directions for installing VMware Tools (see Installing VMware Tools) until you reach the point where you are instructed to run

    Instead, type

    ./install.pl other

    and press Enter.

  7. After VMware Tools is installed, log out of the root account.


    Corel Linux OS configures your system, then launches the graphical interface, using the VMware SVGA driver.

  8. Launch the VMware Tools background application.

    /usr/X11R6/bin/vmware-toolbox &

    You may run VMware Tools as root or as a normal user. To shrink virtual disks, you must run VMware Tools as root (su).

Known Issues

Known Issues

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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